Michael Keany's Blog – June 2011 Archive (27)

Take Age Out of the Equation by Mary Benson McMullen

Take Age Out of the Equation

NY Times

Mary Benson McMullen is a professor of early childhood education, the coordinator of the doctoral program in curriculum studies and the co-director of the infant and toddler specialists at Indiana University-Bloomington.…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 13, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Judge the Class, Not the Kid by Beth Graue

Judge the Class, Not the Kid

NY Times

Beth Graue, a former kindergarten teacher, is a professor of early childhood education and the associate director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Changing the kindergarten entrance age or…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 13, 2011 at 10:28am — No Comments

Remember, Kindergarten Is Free by Jerlean Daniel

Remember, Kindergarten Is Free

NY Times

Jerlean Daniel, a child care center director for 18 years, is the executive director of theNational Association for the Education of Young Children.

Regardless of whether the cutoff date for children to enter…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 13, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments

Age Doesn't Matter by Hermine H. Marshal

Age Doesn't Matter

NY Times

Hermine H. Marshall was coordinator of the early childhood education and master’s degree programs at San Francisco State University, where she is professor emerita.

Belief in matching age with grade is based on an outdated assumption that children’s development proceeds automatically with the passage of time. But in…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 13, 2011 at 10:23am — No Comments

The Path to Equity Starts Earlier by Robert C. Pianta

The Path to Equity Starts Earlier

NY Times

Robert C. Pianta is the dean of the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. He advises federal and state agencies on early education.

I receive more calls from reporters, parents, school board members and state officials…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 13, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Pay Teachers by Tom Vander Ark

How to Pay Teachers

by Tom Vander Ark

Huffington Post

Summit Prep, a model high school south of San Francisco, has the smartest teacher development and compensation system I've seen -- and they are part of a coherent school model I wrote about last week. It's primarily a skill-based system that is focused on what teacher's need to know and be able to do to accelerate student achievement. It is closely linked to the most extensive professional development program I've…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 8, 2011 at 6:36pm — No Comments

5 reasons parents should oppose evaluating teachers on test scores - written by Carol C. Burris and Kevin Welner - Blog By Valerie Strauss

5 reasons parents should oppose evaluating 

teachers on test scores

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This was written by Carol C. Burris and Kevin Welner. Burris is the principal of …

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Added by Michael Keany on June 6, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments

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