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Joy Resmovits

This Will Make Some Special Education Advocates Really Happy

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York students with disabilities will be held to the same academic standards and take the same standardized tests as other kids their a...

Myth of the Month: Anything Would Be Better Than Common Core

Linda Rosen | Posted 09.29.2014 | Education
Linda Rosen

If you're not worried by the direction of recent political opposition to the Common Core State Standards, you should be.

Joy Resmovits

Bobby Jindal Has Done A Complete 180 On The Common Core

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

For the last four years, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has championed the set of learning benchmarks known as the Common Core State Standards -- but...

Common Core and Esperanto

Peter Greene | Posted 09.27.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

It's seductive to think that we could come up with a neat, efficient, one-size-fits-all education system that would be orderly and clean, and we just get everyone to use it exactly the same way.

Glenn Beck as 'The Music Man,' Playing on the Fears of Parents

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

On Tuesday, July 22, Glenn Beck spoke from some 700 movie screens to Americans who paid admission to hear him attack the "Common Core."

Colleges Might Not Be Ready For The Common Core

| Jon Marcus | Posted 07.23.2014 | College

America’s primary and secondary schools may be busy preparing for the onset of the Common Core standards, meant to better prepare students for colle...

Playful Learning and Rigorous Assessment: Can We Level-Up the Common Core?

Michael Levine | Posted 09.21.2014 | Education
Michael Levine

According to a recent New York Times piece that has stirred a highly emotional debate among my many colleagues, parents across the U.S. who once felt ...

Joy Resmovits

Why Bobby Jindal Is Being Sued By His Allies

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) spent Tuesday fending off a legal attack from his allies. Two years ago, Jindal visited a charter school operated ...

David Coleman Wants to Fix Inequality

Peter Greene | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Coleman's genius marketing idea solution to educational inequality is to take human bias out of the equation and replace it with the hidden human bias encased in testing.

Tuning in to Teachers

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.19.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Why would 3,500 people go to sun- and fun-filled Los Angeles and opt to spend the bulk of their time inside a cavernous convention hall? To be heard.

What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Standards?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

I suspect one of the reasons conversation about Common Core state standards has gotten so very confusing and inflammatory is because so few articles, commentaries, and discussions ever spell out what standards are.

Education Reform Is Dumb

Dale Hansen | Posted 09.14.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

You would be hard-pressed to find data that show less money in education leads to better results, but you can easily find people who complain that we spend too much on education.

American Federation of Teachers: 'Remediating' Duncan and Retaining the 'Corrupted' Common Core

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

It sure would be nice if a national union would aggressively confront the pro-privatization education agenda emanating from the Oval Office.

Bridging the Gap Between Testing and College and Career Readiness

Teach Plus | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

A multiple-choice test only asks students to find the right answer; college asks students to defend the best answer; and a career asks professionals to synthesize best solutions.

The Global Search for Education: Head, Heart, Soul, and Frankenstein

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.11.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Education thought leaders around the world speak to the need for more innovative projects like the workshop being done this week at Teacher's College. To find out more, I reached out to the visiting teachers, students and leaders.

The Excellent But False Messaging of the Common Core Standards

Diane Ravitch | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

Have you ever wondered about the amazingly effective campaign to sell the Common Core standards to the media, the business community, and the public? How did it happen that advocates for the standards used the same language, the same talking points, the same claims, no matter where they were located?

The Elite's Politics Are Squelching Everyone Else's Right to Culture

Jon Wisman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Jon Wisman

This heist by the rich has finally drawn the attention of the media, academics and politicians. But the fact that their politics is also taking away the non-elite's access to culture has barely drawn notice.

Myth of the Month: Common Core Is Dumbing Down Education for the College-Bound

Linda Rosen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
Linda Rosen

CCSS lays the groundwork for students to gain the foundational knowledge that they need to succeed after graduation.

Are Math Teachers Really Better Than Social Studies Teachers? Everything Depends on the "Cut" Score

Alan Singer | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

New York State's latest test results tell us very little about student and teacher performance and have nothing to do with rigor. We also do not know what they say about college and career readiness.

Do Teachers Really Hate Common Core?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 09.05.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

As more and more governors and local politicians denounce Common Core initiatives, and more states officially back away from the standards, the debate...

Good Riddance To The Common Core

Diane Ravitch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

Common Core testing will turn out to be the money pit that consumed American education. The sooner it dies, the sooner schools and teachers will be freed of the Giant Federal Accountability Plan hatched in secret and foisted upon our nation's schools.

Louisiana 'Annual Tests' Tied Up in the New Mexico Courts?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

June 18, 2014, was an interesting day in Louisiana politics and education. (I realize these two are now one and the same, but humor me.)

Common Sense Missing in Debate on American Public Education

Elizabeth Evans | Posted 08.30.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Evans

Change is hard and change is scary. So, it's all the more important that when we're making big changes -- especially to essential public services like education -- we take more care to focus on the goal and bring all the stakeholders together.

Poll: California Voters Losing Faith in Common Core

Emily Richmond | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
Emily Richmond

The annual PACE/USC Rossier School of Education poll queried more than 1,000 Californians to gauge their views on a number of key issues, including the recent Vergara vs. California teacher tenure ruling and the job performance of state and national policymakers.

The TNTP Core Rubric in Action

TNTP | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
TNTP

By David Malbin This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. Back in February, we introduced the TNTP Core Teaching Rubric, a radically si...