Michael Keany's Blog – May 2016 Archive (24)

Why 10th Grade Should Be the New Senior Year By Blair E. Lybbert

Why 10th Grade Should Be the New Senior Year

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In 1983, "A Nation at Risk" focused political decisionmakers on the necessity of reframing public education into an accountability model designed to provide minimum standards of…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 27, 2016 at 11:06am — No Comments

The REAL Feedback Experts in Your Building by Bill Ferriter

The REAL Feedback Experts in Your Building



One of my best buds is a brilliant Canadian elementary school teacher named Diana Williams.…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 26, 2016 at 7:27am — No Comments

Recruitment, Resumes, Interviews: How the Hiring Process Favors Elites

Recruitment, Resumes, Interviews: How the Hiring Process Favors Elites

For those who didn't go to prestigious schools, don't come from money, and aren't interested in sports and booze—it's near impossible to gain access to the best paying jobs.…



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Added by Michael Keany on May 26, 2016 at 7:09am — No Comments

Recycling Poverty, Segregated Schools, and Academic Achievement: Then and Now by Larry Cuban

Recycling Poverty, Segregated Schools, and Academic Achievement: Then and Now

by Larry Cuban

A recent spate of reports and books  linking family poverty, segregated schools, and academic achievement (see …

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Added by Michael Keany on May 26, 2016 at 7:05am — No Comments

Preparing for the Future: What Educational Assessment Must Do by Randy Elliot Bennett

Preparing for the Future: What Educational Assessment Must Do



by Randy Elliot Bennett — 2014

Background/Context: There is little question that education is changing, seemingly quickly and in some cases dramatically. The mechanisms through which individuals learn are shifting from paper-based ones to electronic media. Simultaneously, the nature of what individuals…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 25, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

How not to treat employees who leave

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Added by Michael Keany on May 24, 2016 at 4:19pm — No Comments

ESSA's actual effect

ESSA's actual effect

For all the hype surrounding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), it seems unlikely to produce many changes actually visible on the ground, wrote Alia Wong in December 2015 for The Atlantic. Forty-two states and the District of Columbia already had waivers from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), so most students nationally were already learning under a system that had rejected much of NCLB's most onerous provisions. States with waivers were…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2016 at 6:41am — No Comments

A boon for English Language Learners

A boon for English Language Learners
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) could significantly bolster support for English-language learners (ELL), their families, and the educators who work with them, wrote Scott Sargrad in January 2016 in U.S. News and World Report. No Child Left Behind took a major step forward for ELLs by disaggregating achievement data and holding schools accountable for improving ELL reading and math achievement and graduation…
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Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2016 at 6:39am — No Comments

An expansion of alternative teacher prep?

An expansion of alternative teacher prep?
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) could usher in new ways to prepare teachers for the classroom, wrote Sarah Garland in December 2015 for The Hechinger Report. Some ESSA provisions allow states to institute new degree-granting academies for teachers outside of traditional higher education systems, and encourage the creation of residency programs in which teacher recruits are paired with veterans for a year of…
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Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments

Our technological ignorance, and more by Annie Murphy Paul

Our technological ignorance, and more

“It’s time to…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 18, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

You are a global educator. It’s time to start thinking like one By Stephen Noonoo

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You are a global educator. It’s time to start thinking like one



Building collaboration…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 17, 2016 at 7:31am — No Comments

Common Core curriculum resources

Common Core curriculum resources – In this article in Principal Leadership, Illinois school librarian Mary Jo Matousek recommends these resources to support the implementation of Common Core standards:

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Added by Michael Keany on May 13, 2016 at 4:52pm — No Comments

A Paradigm Shift by Eric Sheninger

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Added by Michael Keany on May 12, 2016 at 6:02am — No Comments

Step-by-Step Research Reports for Young Writers By Genia Connell

Step-by-Step Research Reports for Young Writers

By Genia Connell on April 14, 2016
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Added by Michael Keany on May 8, 2016 at 11:55am — No Comments

Substitute Teacher Resources and Tips By Lindsey Petlak

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Added by Michael Keany on May 8, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

The Fraud of Computer Scoring on Common Core Exams By Leonie Haimson

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Added by Michael Keany on May 8, 2016 at 11:41am — No Comments

Education Savings Accounts: School choice's next frontier - American Enterprise Institute

Education Savings Accounts: School choice's next frontier

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Added by Michael Keany on May 7, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments

How Teachers Can Provide Equal Learning in a World of Unequal Access By Sean Wolohan

How Teachers Can Provide Equal Learning in a World of Unequal Access

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Added by Michael Keany on May 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

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