Michael Keany's Blog – May 2013 Archive (135)

A Video Camera in Every Classroom by Sarah Brown Wessling 2010 Teacher of the Year

Sarah Brown Wessling

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Added by Michael Keany on May 20, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Failing the Test by David L. Kirp

Failing the Test

Why cheating scandals and parent rebellions are erupting in schools in New York, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.

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The Case Against Grades by Michael Thomsen

The Case Against Grades

They lower self-esteem, discourage creativity, and reinforce the class divide.

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How to Turn an Urban School District Around—Without Cheating by Greg Anrig

How to Turn an Urban School District Around—Without Cheating

Cincinnati has improved students' test scores by fostering cooperation between teachers, administrators, and local community service organizations.
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On the need for unions and seniority by David B. Cohen

On the need for unions and seniority

MAY 6, 2013
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No time to slow down on Common Core By Merryl H. Tisch Chancellor, NY State Board of Regents

No time to slow down on Common Core





On Board Online • May 13, 2013

By Merryl H. Tisch

Chancellor, NY State Board of Regents

In late April, we reached a major milestone in our state’s education reform agenda: elementary and middle school students took new state…

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N.Y. Chancellor Tisch Sends Conflicting Message to School Leaders By Peter DeWitt

N.Y. Chancellor Tisch Sends Conflicting Message to School Leaders

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Why you sometimes feel smart and sometimes feel dumb by Annie Murphy Paul

The fragility of intelligence
Another one from the archives; hope you…
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Why Private Schools Are Dying Out by CHESTER E. FINN JR.

Why Private Schools Are Dying Out

A few elite institutions at both the grade-school and college levels are doing better than ever. But their health conceals the collapse of private-sector options in the U.S.
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Added by Michael Keany on May 20, 2013 at 8:18am — 1 Comment

How to Handle Disruptive Students By Walt Gardner

How to Handle Disruptive Students

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Added by Michael Keany on May 18, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Dystopia: A Possible Future of Teacher Evaluation By Anthony Cody

Dystopia: A Possible Future of Teacher Evaluation

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Added by Michael Keany on May 18, 2013 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Walking Moral Tightropes is NOT a Reform Strategy by Bill Ferriter

Walking Moral Tightropes is NOT a Reform Strategy



Late last week, I wrote a piece titled …

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Added by Michael Keany on May 18, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Do new exams produce better teachers? States act while educators debate By Jackie Mader

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Do new exams produce better teachers? States act while educators debate

Posted By Jackie Mader On May 16, 2013 

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.— It took less than a minute for Mario Martinez to finish the first six questions of the algebra exam that his…

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Rethinking How We Use Calculators by JOSÉ VILSON



Rethinking How We Use Calculators

This post by JOSÉ VILSON was originally published in Edutopia's TECHNOLOGY…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 18, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

What Art Did for One Child

What Art Did for One Child

“My vivid and colorful imagination turned me into a hopeless daydreamer in elementary school,” recalls award-winning New York art teacher Michele Sommer in this poignant Harvard Educational Review memoir. “Once, in first grade, I was so completely absorbed in a daydream that I didn’t notice all the children had been dismissed. I found myself sitting completely alone at my desk, my teacher glaring at me… I was keenly…

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The Role of a Dictionary By DAVID SKINNER

MAY 17, 2013, 8:00 PM

The Role of a Dictionary

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Added by Michael Keany on May 18, 2013 at 9:06am — No Comments

The Arbitrary Albatross: Standardized Testing and Teacher Evaluation by AARON PRIBBLE



The Arbitrary Albatross: Standardized Testing and Teacher Evaluation

This post by AARON PRIBBLE was originally published in Edutopia's ASSESSMENT blog.

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Added by Michael Keany on May 16, 2013 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Transition Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Administrators by MATT DAVIS



Transition Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Administrators

This post by MATT DAVIS was originally published in Edutopia's SOCIAL AND…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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