Michael Keany's Blog – September 2013 Archive (70)

Who Will Prosper in the New World By TYLER COWEN



Who Will Prosper in the New World

The Great Divide

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Added by Michael Keany on September 5, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments

'Bluest Eye' Becomes Common-Core Flash Point By Anthony Rebora

'Bluest Eye' Becomes Common-Core Flash Point

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Added by Michael Keany on September 4, 2013 at 1:03pm — No Comments

What if You Only Had 5 Minutes to Inspire a Student? By Peter DeWitt

What if You Only Had 5 Minutes to Inspire a Student?

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Added by Michael Keany on September 4, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments

The Problem with Proficiency by Michael Petrilli

The Problem with Using Raw Test Scores to Evaluate Schools

In this Education Gadfly article, Michael Petrilli uses the dismal 2013 test results of Democracy Prep, a high-poverty New York City middle school (fewer than 10 percent were proficient on the state’s new Common Core-aligned tests) to illustrate the problem with using just test scores – the percent of students scoring proficient and above – to “grade” schools. This school would seem to…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 4, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments

What We Know Now (and How It Doesn’t Matter) by P. L. Thomas

the becoming radical

Public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University



What We Know Now (and How It Doesn’t Matter)

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Added by Michael Keany on September 3, 2013 at 4:43pm — No Comments

The Test of the Common Core by E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

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Added by Michael Keany on September 3, 2013 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Five bad education assumptions the media keeps recycling by Alfie Kohn

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Five bad education assumptions the media keeps recycling

By Valerie Strauss, Updated: August 29, 2013

Here author Alfie Kohn uses a review of Amanda Ripley’s new…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 3, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Making homework smarter by Annie Murphy Paul

Making homework smarter
Do American students have too much…
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Added by Michael Keany on September 3, 2013 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Meeting The Needs of All Students: A First Step by ELENA AGUILAR

 

Meeting The Needs of All Students: A First Step

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Added by Michael Keany on September 3, 2013 at 6:16am — No Comments

The Road from Mississippi to Harvard

The Road from Mississippi to Harvard

In this moving New York Times article, Justin Porter reflects on his journey from a small Mississippi high school to Harvard. As he contemplated his early-acceptance letter, he says he felt “trapped between the two worlds in front of me. One held seemingly unlimited opportunity – full scholarship, career advancement, travel possibilities. But what would I sacrifice in exchange? My mother and I have never…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 2, 2013 at 9:25am — No Comments

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