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Your Weekly Recommendations Tuesday, April 25, 2017
 
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Betsy DeVos said 'there isn't really any Common Core any more.' Um, yes, there is.
Washington Post • Valerie Strauss
David Morrison's full response to Portland school board candidate questionnaire
Oregonian • Bethany Barnes, Oregonlive, The Oregonian
The Importance of High Quality General Education for Students in Special Education – by Elizabeth Setren
Education Next • Elizabeth Setren
Students Don't Always Trust Us, And That's a School Climate Issue
Education Week • Peter Dewitt
Using Student Feedback to (Actually) Drive Change
Getting Smart • Guest Author
Arthur Goldstein on the Madness at Central Park East 1
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Legislation To End ISTEP Sent To Governor
NPR State Impact • Peter Balonon-Rosen
Stuart Egan: Betsy DeVos IS the Status Quo
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
A seat at the table: Black leaders dissatisfied with the K-12 education system, ready to engage in reform
Brookings Institution • Meredith B.L. Anderson
Time as a Unit in and Indicator of Deeper Learning
Education Week • Contributing Blogger
 
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Common Core Standards, Education
Betsy DeVos said 'there isn't really any Common Core any more.' Um, yes, there is.
Washington PostValerie Strauss
And many states are still using them. A recent analysis found that of the 46 states that adopted the standards, eight states have officially repealed or withdrawn, 21 states have finalized revisions — many of them minor — or have revision processes...
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Colleges & Universities, Corporate Governance
David Morrison's full response to Portland school board candidate questionnaire
OregonianBethany Barnes, Oregonlive, The Oregonian
May's election will dramatically change leadership in Oregon's largest school district, with three seats on the seven-person board up for election. It's a crucial time for Portland Public Schools, which is in transition following a lead in drinking water crisis that upended...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
The Importance of High Quality General Education for Students in Special Education – by Elizabeth Setren
Education NextElizabeth Setren
Last month’s Supreme Court decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District sets a higher bar for the “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) guaranteed to students with disabilities by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In the unanimous opinion, Chief...
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Education, Education Reform
Students Don't Always Trust Us, And That's a School Climate Issue
Education WeekPeter Dewitt
It's not just Houston where we have a problem... It's clear from watching the news or reading our Facebook and Twitter feeds that we are more polarized than ever. We seem to have no patience for those who think differently than we...
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
Using Student Feedback to (Actually) Drive Change
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Sachi Takahashi-Rial What if your grade school principal had asked you and your fellow students directly for your feedback? And what if that principal not only listened, but also made changes based on what you said? Your school would have been...
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Education, Education Reform
Arthur Goldstein on the Madness at Central Park East 1
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Deborah Meier created an oasis of child-centered education at Central Park East 1?in East Harlem. Parents from out-of-district enrolled. It was different from other public schools. Deborah Meier left, convinced that her school was in safe hands. But the system took control....
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Assessments & Testing, Common Core Standards
Legislation To End ISTEP Sent To Governor
NPR State Impact Peter Balonon-Rosen
It’s (almost) official. ISTEP+ is out. ILEARN is in. Lawmakers pushed through legislation Friday to develop new statewide testing program known as Indiana’s Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network or ILEARN. The legislation also creates multiple pathways to meet high school graduation requirements....
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Charter Schools, Education
Stuart Egan: Betsy DeVos IS the Status Quo
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Stuart Egan, a high school teacher in North Carolina, notes that Betsy DeVos relies on two rhetorical strategies: 1. Pleasant (and meaningless) platitudes; 2. A decided opposition to “the status quo.” She, who insisted at her Senate hearing on being called Mrs....
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Early Childhood Education, Education
A seat at the table: Black leaders dissatisfied with the K-12 education system, ready to engage in reform
Brookings InstitutionMeredith B.L. Anderson
A quick perusal of today’s major education organizations, congressional education committees, and research centers will show a rather homogenous picture in terms of race—leadership in education reform is overwhelmingly white. Because of this, some may assume that leaders of color, specifically black...
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Education, Education Reform
Time as a Unit in and Indicator of Deeper Learning
Education WeekContributing Blogger
This post is by Joey Hunziker, who is currently serving as the Interim Director of Partnerships for the Innovation Lab Network at CCSSO. Four months ago, I had never listened to a podcast. I always felt like I was too busy to...
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