New York Teacher-Protection Lawsuits Combined

Two suits taking aim at the Empire State’s rules for granting teachers tenure and dismissing them will be combined.

Media: Actually, Ranking High Schools Can Be Enormously Useful

#edjourn  It's not hard to relate to Libby Nelson'spoint of view in a recent Vox piece (Ranking high schools tells you which schools are rich or selective ), in which she notes that the rankings from places like …

AM News: Top Court Tells Wash. State To Get Cracking On School Funding

Legislature Is Held in Contempt Over School Funding NYT: The State Supreme Court held the Washington State Legislature in contempt on Thursday for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education, but it withheld …

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: So, Should We Blame Weak US Education Effects On Flawed Reform Efforts Or Entrenched Interests (Or Both)?

Barely 30 percent of US adults exceed their parents' education level – worse than all but 3 OECD nations

ICYMI: @ChiPubSchools Show Real Graduation Rate Progress, @UChicagoUEI Tim Knowles US News

Jose Vilson praises @elizwgreen

Throwback Thursday: September 11 Will Always Be Connected To Education


Here are some #TBT blog posts from previous years on this date that seem sort of interesting, both related to 9/11 and otherwise:

The Pet Goat, The 7 Minutes, The Kids Grown Up: In Farenheit 9/11, Michael Moore showed …

Thompson: TNTP (Once Again) Proves that It’s Anti-Teacher & Anti-Union

TNTP has done teachers a great service in publishing “Rebalancing Tenure Rights.” 

I’m serious. Liberal non-educators who support anti-tenure lawsuits seem to assume that the strickened laws would inevitably be replaced by something better. Vergara supporters have been mum on …

The Money Animal Marketplace Was The Most Fun I Had Doing Math This Summer

In my modeling workshops this summer, we first modeled the money duck, asking ourselves, what would be a fair price for some money buried inside a soap shaped like a duck? We learned how to use the probability distribution …

Media: FiveThirty-Eight Stumbles Out Of The Gate

#Edjourn Newish data-based journalism site FiveThirtyEight is rumored to be looking for someone to head its education coverage, and indeed posted a story last week about US kids spending lots of time in class (which I happily shared out). So far, …

Quotes: An Honest Conversation (Among Reform Critics)

We play to crowds, portend allegiance, retweet and rewrite the same messages, and hero-worship with no critical thought… And all of this is OK because, well, we agree on something, whatever that one thing is, and that’s what matters,

Senate to Take Up House’s Education Research Legislation

The Senate will mark up reauthorization of the federal education research law next week.