MO anti-worker legislation: Running low on support?

Recent vote on ‘right-to-work’ legislation fails to get the number of “yes” votes eventually needed for final passage. Read More »…

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Guess where Florida is field testing its new standardized tests? (Not Florida)

Alberto M. Carvalho is the superintendent of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida, and was named the national 2014 Superintendent of the Year by the School Superintendents Association. He’s held that job for more than five years, having worked…

The Answer Sheet

The soft bigotry of no expectations

One of the most memorable phrases crafted by former President George W. Bush’s speechwriters was “the soft bigotry of low expectations.” The phrase first gained prominence in a 1999 campaign speech on education, in which Bush argued that not holding…

A Sociological Eye on Education

Weekend Reading: Best Education Articles You Probably Missed

Here's a bunch of stories from magazines and blogs that I tweeted out over the weekend while you were having a real life (or whatever it is you do during the weekend): COMMON CORE Nearly half of strong Dems believe …

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Bar Trivia for Math Teachers

The Desmos/Mathalicious happy hour in New Orleans on Friday was a great end to a long week of conferencing with math teachers, math ed professors, and the occasional vendor. My unofficial crowd estimate puts it at something like 50x the …

dy/dan

Due Process About to Dissolve for Kansas Teachers

Teachers' unions in the state are protesting the change, which was approved by legislators as part of several adjustments to the state's K-12 funding system. …

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Research: Minority Students Get Less Experienced/Less Effective Teachers

In Louisiana,“a student in a school in the highest-poverty quartile is almost three times as likely to be taught by a teacher rated ineffective as a student in a school in the lowest-poverty quartile.” In MA, students in high-poverty schools …

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A Song About My Time in the Classroom

Creativity and problem solving were the keys to my day-to-day life as a teacher, and I poured myself so fully into that life that I had little time or energy to put into anything else.  In my life outside the…

I Want to Teach Forever

My Take on the President’s FY15 Budget Proposal

By Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association I have good news and bad news regarding the President’s FY15 Budget proposal. First of all the budget adheres to the agreement reached by Congress this past December which …

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Bruno: Actually, Statisticians Are Cautiously Optimistic About VAM

It's always nice when experts come together to help to articulate and clarify whatever scientific consensus exists around an issue, so I was glad to see the American Statistical Association put out a report last week on the promise and …

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