June 2019 Blog Posts (30)

How would SAT-only admissions affect diversity?

How would SAT-only admissions affect diversity?

A study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that colleges would have far more white and wealthy students if admissions were based on SAT scores alone. The number of white students at the top 200 institutions would go from 66% to 75%…
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Added by Michael Keany on June 27, 2019 at 9:02am — No Comments

Teach a kid to read this summer. It's easy.

What a sad and shocking story this has been. For 85 years our Education Establishment has kept the public schools of America tied up in knots. Reading was not taught properly. We ended up with 50,000,000 functional illiterates. And all of this was accomplished by a tsunami of lies and disinformation.

 

Anybody who participated in this fraud should feel guilty for the next 10…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on June 25, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Quote from "Teddy" by J.D. Salinger

Excerpt from the short story Teddy by J.D. Salinger

 

“What would you do if you could change the educational system?” ….

 

“Well...I’m not too sure what I’d do,” Teddy said. “I know I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t start with the things schools usually start with.” He…

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Added by Jonathan T. Jefferson on June 25, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Deadly Habits of Highly Toxic Leaders by Dan Rockwell

The Deadly Habits of Highly Toxic Leaders

by Dan Rockwell

What if you’re a toxic leader and…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 25, 2019 at 11:44am — No Comments

The Future of Work

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Added by Michael Keany on June 24, 2019 at 9:21am — No Comments

Why are our public schools so inefficient and dysfunctional???

A quick way to understand why K-12 schools are such a mess.

Consider where we were in 1853. "Per Siljestromm, a Swedish visitor, wrote, 'In no country in the world is the taste for reading so diffuse as among the common people in America.'"

And we have gone from there to 50 million functional illiterates.

"K-12:  Red…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on June 21, 2019 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Evidence for Revolution by Robert E. Slavin

Evidence for Revolution
Robert E. Slavin
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Added by Michael Keany on June 21, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Why I Stay in Teaching

What keeps a teacher in the classroom after 22 years?

Credit: 123rf / Graham Oliver…
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Added by Michael Keany on June 20, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Want authentic school data? Try shadowing your students

Want authentic school data? Try shadowing your students

Shadow studies of student life and learning offer a unique form of authentic data that administrators and coaches need to improve school and teacher effectiveness. Leading and learning experts Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson say the studies can be revelatory. …
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Added by Michael Keany on June 19, 2019 at 9:53am — No Comments

Researchers find racial bias in preschoolers

Researchers find racial bias in preschoolers

Researchers find racial bias in preschoolers
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White and black 4- and 5-year-old children have an implicit "pro-white" bias, according to a study by…
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Added by Michael Keany on June 19, 2019 at 9:45am — No Comments

How to move beyond cookie-cutter history lessons

How to move beyond cookie-cutter history lessons

How to move beyond cookie-cutter history lessons
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Teachers can make history lessons relevant to elementary- and middle-school students by using primary…
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Added by Michael Keany on June 19, 2019 at 9:40am — No Comments

A Middle School Mean Girl’s Worst Enemy

A Middle School Mean Girl’s Worst Enemy…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 19, 2019 at 9:23am — No Comments

Apologize quickly when you screw up at work

Apologize quickly when you screw up at work

Instead of trying to hide or ignore a mistake, approach your boss immediately about what happened and suggest ways to fix the problem and strategies for avoiding it in the future, writes University of Texas at Austin professor Art Markman. "Ultimately, this approach will help your…
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Added by Michael Keany on June 14, 2019 at 8:32am — No Comments

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