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Your Weekly Recommendations Saturday, February 25, 2017
 
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We Know How To Prepare Students For Life — Now, Let's Do It
WBUR • Wbur
When Accountability is Both Unaccountable and Meaningless
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Website down: When a privatizer takes over The Department of Education
The Hill • Michael S. Kelly, Opinion Contributor
New Chinese method makes studying maths a cakewalk
The Economic Times of India • Sribala Vadlapatla
Q&A: Tips and insights from a Common Core math expert
EdSource • Theresa Harrington
To Ensure Success, First Define the Black Box of Innovation
Education Week • Beth Holland
Michigan's school closing fiasco
Michigan Radio • Jack Lessenberry
Making Evidence Locally – by Thomas J. Kane
Education Next • Thomas J. Kane
Continued Support for Improving the Lowest-Performing Schools – by Susanna Loeb
Education Next • Susanna Loeb
Trump's school voucher system answer to India's educational woes?
The Economic Times of India • Amit Varma
 
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Colleges & Universities, Education
We Know How To Prepare Students For Life — Now, Let's Do It
WBURWbur
COMMENTARY Over the past few weeks, the American people have focused particular attention on public education – a topic we didn’t hear much about during the presidential election. With a new education secretary come new ideas and renewed discussion on how best...
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Assessments & Testing, Colleges & Universities
When Accountability is Both Unaccountable and Meaningless
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Blogger Stonepooch.com explains why high-stakes tests do not provide accountability and undermine the very purpose of education. After a bit of digging, I learned that said blogger has been teaching middle school English for 30 years in public and private schools. Here...
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Education, Education Policy
Website down: When a privatizer takes over The Department of Education
The HillMichael S. Kelly, Opinion Contributor
What if Special Education just stopped in the U.S.? What if all the services our students with disabilities need went away? Rather than dismiss this as yet more apocalyptic rhetoric coming out in the early days of the Trump regime, consider this:...
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Assessments & Testing, Education
New Chinese method makes studying maths a cakewalk
The Economic Times of IndiaSribala Vadlapatla
HYDERABAD: A new Math teaching method — Shanghai technique — is the new buzzword in arithmetic classrooms across the world with discussions raging over how to adopt the model locally. In this method, a teacher breaks down concepts and goes ahead with...
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Common Core Standards, Education
Q&A: Tips and insights from a Common Core math expert
EdSourceTheresa Harrington
Sean Nank is a math expert who is helping teachers to implement the Common Core standards. He’s a professor at the American College of Education who has received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the author of...
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Economic Policy, EdTech
To Ensure Success, First Define the Black Box of Innovation
Education WeekBeth Holland
I first read about the notion of the "black box" in the context of the economics and education. Economic researchers frequently write about inputs and outputs. They examine what goes into the black box of schools in terms of time, money, or...
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Education, Education Reform
Michigan's school closing fiasco
Michigan RadioJack Lessenberry
Well, it’s Friday, and I thought I’d mark the end of the week with a particularly absurd joke. Did you know there is something in Lansing called the School Reform Office which can actually close down failing public schools. Get it? Well,...
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Achievement Gap, Education
Making Evidence Locally – by Thomas J. Kane
Education NextThomas J. Kane
The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), envisions a powerful role for states in managing the evidence base behind school improvement efforts. Not only must they certify that interventions meet the “evidence-based” requirements spelled out in the law,...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Continued Support for Improving the Lowest-Performing Schools – by Susanna Loeb
Education NextSusanna Loeb
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The release of a new report on the effects of School Improvement Grants (SIG), part of part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act aimed at improving the nation’s lowest performing schools, called into question the viability of improving low-performing...
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Education, Education Reform
Trump's school voucher system answer to India's educational woes?
The Economic Times of IndiaAmit Varma
The first three weeks of Donald Trump's presidency have been frightening. This is because he seems to be that one politician who actually intends to do what he promised on the campaign trail. He's hitting out at immigrants, attacking free trade and...
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