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Your Weekly Recommendations Monday, March 27, 2017
 
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'Open Schools' Made Noise In The 70s, Now They're Just Noisy
WNYC • Steve Drummond
Is Chester Finn *Really* Surprised at the Collapse of College Standards? He Was Warned About that Reality & Cause/Effect of CCSS in 2010.
Missouri Education Watchdog • Gretchen Logue
Survey finds exchange students think US high schools easier - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 PST
Spokesman.com: Latest stories • Maria Danilova
Cultivating student voice
SmartBlogs • Kanoe Namahoe
One Day University brings a taste of college life for one day
Richmond Times-Dispatch • From Staff Reports
Our view: After coal, what comes next?
The Santa Fe New Mexican
Navajo housing agency under fire again from feds
USA Today • The Arizona Republic
Go for heaven on seven: Leverage the Title I school improvement set-aside for new school creation
Education Gadfly Daily • Michael J. Petrilli
Living in Dialogue: Corporate Reform: Turning a Profit at Public Expense
NEPC Press Releases • Elaine
My Letter to a Young Ed Reformer
Education Week • Guest Blogger
 
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Education, Education Reform
'Open Schools' Made Noise In The 70s, Now They're Just Noisy
WNYCSteve Drummond
It's a perennial debate in American education: Do kids learn best when they're sitting in rows at their desks? Or moving around, exploring on their own? Back in the 1960s and '70s, that debate led to a brand new school design: Small...
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Colleges & Universities, Common Core Standards
Is Chester Finn *Really* Surprised at the Collapse of College Standards? He Was Warned About that Reality & Cause/Effect of CCSS in 2010.
Missouri Education WatchdogGretchen Logue
When everybody is supposed to go to college, what happens to college standards? Chester Finn seems quite surprised to understand the cause and effect of the Common Core State Standards he helped to promote through The Fordham Institute. He contends the alleged...
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College Admissions, Colleges & Universities
Survey finds exchange students think US high schools easier - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 PST
Spokesman.com: Latest storiesMaria Danilova
WASHINGTON – Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports – this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries studying in the U.S. Despite a push in recent years to make the U.S. education system more competitive...
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Education, Education Reform
Cultivating student voice
SmartBlogsKanoe Namahoe
When students have voice, they are seven times more likely to be motivated to learn and four times more likely to experience self-worth in school, according to data presented by Russell Quaglia, education researcher and author. These students are also eight times...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
One Day University brings a taste of college life for one day
Richmond Times-DispatchFrom Staff Reports
The One Day University program returns to Richmond on Saturday, this time featuring four college professors who will give lectures on topics ranging from how music has changed America to the future of health care. Founded 10 years ago, One Day University...
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Coal Industry, Education Reform
Our view: After coal, what comes next?
The Santa Fe New Mexican
Consider this. In the near future, coal-fired plants will no longer be providing electricity for the region. That means a loss of mining and utility plant jobs. Hundreds of men and women, all of whom bring home substantial paychecks, will be out...
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Education Reform, Natural Gas
Navajo housing agency under fire again from feds
USA TodayThe Arizona Republic
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — A Navajo Nation housing agency that has struggled for years to provide dwellings for tribal members, and was the subject of a recent Arizona Republic investigation, is under scrutiny again by the federal Department of Housing and Urban...
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Charter Schools, Education
Go for heaven on seven: Leverage the Title I school improvement set-aside for new school creation
Education Gadfly DailyMichael J. Petrilli
Editor’s note: ESSA accountability regulations were overturned. What now? We know reform advocates will continue their work to support ESSA engagement and implementation at the state level. At the same time, a complicated landscape just became even murkier for those on the...
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Education Reform, Public Relations
Living in Dialogue: Corporate Reform: Turning a Profit at Public Expense
NEPC Press ReleasesElaine
I wish I didn’t have to write a positive review of Alex Molnar’s “Dismantling Public Education: Turning Ideology into Gold.” But, as Molnar explains, the toxic effect of neoliberal, market-driven school reform provides an exceptionally clear example of privatization’s threat to America’s...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
My Letter to a Young Ed Reformer
Education WeekGuest Blogger
« Without Families and Communities, School Reform Will Not Work Long-Term | Main | The Importance of the 'Messy Middle' » This week, Rick is off talking about his forthcoming book, Letters to a Young Education Reformer. Letters won't be officially released...
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