A four hour practice test for 3rd graders

The SAT is 3 hours and 45 minutes long.
The ACT including essay is 3 hours and 45 minutes long.
The LSAT is 3 hours and 30 minutes.
The GRE is 3 hours and 45 minutes long.

Minnesota’s OLPA, …

A four hour practice test for 3rd graders

The SAT is 3 hours and 45 minutes long.
The ACT including essay is 3 hours and 45 minutes long.
The LSAT is 3 hours and 30 minutes.
The GRE is 3 hours and 45 minutes long.

Minnesota’s OLPA, …

Yeah, I’m neglecting ya’ll

But I’ll try to be better.

In the meantime, the best kid comment of the day from one of my homeroom darlings who actually has parents who came to conferences.

“My mom and dad really liked you.  They said you…

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: More Research Showing Disparate Impacts Of Teacher Hiring/Transfer Practices

New Harvard/Kane study shows how teacher hiring/transfer practices in LAUSD puts black minority kids at a disadvantage – http://ow.ly/Eiwos 

Organizers behind students protesting against TFA deny that they are acting as surrogates for union funders http://ow.ly/EitSQ 

Call it "corporate reform" …

Education Department Extends New Mexico’s NCLB Waiver

The U.S. Department of Education continues its trend of extending states’ No Child Left Behind Act waivers even if they haven’t completely taken care of everything cited in their monitoring reports.

I find several facts interesting

when put in combination:

1. we have the highest rate of incarceration in the Western industrialized world
2. we have the highest rate of execution in the Western industrialized world
3. we have the highest rate of murder in the …

Journalism: Looking Back At The First Year Of The Seattle Times’ EdLab

It's been a year now since the Seattle Times and the Solutions Journalism Network launched EdLab, a Gates-funded effort to focus less on conflict and failure and delve deeper into what's working in public schools.  

And according to this …

Quotes: Truancy Officers Don’t Want To Get In Way Of Family’s Breadwinner

Oftentimes in the community, the student who was out of the street, selling drugs or whatever, is one of the sole breadwinners of the family. And when you get in front of a family’s revenue stream and you make trouble

Thompson: In Defense Of Calling It "Corporate Reform"

Diane Ravitch and Larry Cuban aren't just two of education's all-time greatest experts; they are among the world's wisest social scientists. They are largely in agreement on the substance of what Cuban calls the "business-driven, technocratic model of governing schools."

But, in Corporate

GAO: Fiscal Oversight Weak for Federally Run Schools for Native Americans

Schools overseen by the Bureau of Indian Education have serious financial problems that includes the accumulation of unspent funds intended for instructional purposes such as special education, the report says.