Michael Keany's Blog – October 2013 Archive (73)

From Brooklyn Castle to Ivory Tower: A Young Chess Master Celebrates Her Teachers by ROCHELLE BALLANTYNE



From Brooklyn Castle to Ivory Tower: A Young Chess Master Celebrates Her Teachers

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Added by Michael Keany on October 16, 2013 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Bipartisan Agreement on Two Disastrous Ideas

Bipartisan agreement on two disastrous ideas

In a commentary in Education Week, Marc Tucker, Linda Darling-Hammond, and John Jackson write that Democrats and Republicans agree on two things for ESEA reauthorization: continued grade-by-grade testing, and sanctions exclusively for the lowest-achieving schools, which primarily serve low-income and immigrant students. The authors feel these provisions virtually guarantee the overall performance of our students…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 15, 2013 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Opening the Student-data Floodgates

Opening the student-data floodgates

To prepare for assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards, districts across the country are investing in software to analyze individual student performance in detail, reports Natasha Singer in The New York Times. The company inBloom wants to speed introduction and lower the costs of these assessment tools by standardizing data storage and security. inBloom's open-source code could facilitate universal apps,…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 15, 2013 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Beyond learning styles by Annie Murphy Paul

Beyond learning styles
Whenever I speak to…
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Added by Michael Keany on October 15, 2013 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Parents Voice Concerns About Common Core: NY Dept of Ed Cancels Further Hearings By Anthony Cody

Parents Voice Concerns About Common Core: NY Dept of Ed Cancels Further Hearings

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Added by Michael Keany on October 15, 2013 at 6:24am — No Comments

The Time Is Ripe (Again) by Roland Barth

Making a School Into a Community of Leaders

(Originally titled “The Time Is Ripe (Again)”)

In this thoughtful article in Educational Leadership, leadership guru Roland Barth explains why teacher leadership hasn’t taken off:

First, principals want to be in control. “If I, as a principal, delegate or accept a teacher’s leadership of something and it goes badly,” says Barth, “…the superintendent isn’t going…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 15, 2013 at 6:15am — No Comments

NY parents react in fury to Common Core and testing; Commissioner John King disengages. Watch the OTHER video to see why.

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Added by Michael Keany on October 15, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Power of a Museum Visit by Dara Zeehandelaar

The Power of a Museum Visit 

In this Education Gadfly article, Dara Zeehandelaar reports on a recent study of school field trips. Researchers gathered data on 11,000 Arkansas students in grades K-12 – half took a one-hour tour of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and half remained in their schools. Several weeks after the field trip, students took a quiz and here were the results:

• Students who visited the museum…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 14, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments

Standards, Reading Lists, and Censorship by Chester Finn Jr.

Does the Common Core Mandate Specific Works of Literature?

In this Education Gadfly article, Chester Finn addresses the concern that the Common Core ELA standards are dictating the use of certain books. There’s recently been a flap over Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, which is included in the 11th-grade list in Appendix B of the standards…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 13, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments

Is Music the Key to Success? By JOANNE LIPMAN

Is Music the Key to Success?

NY Times

CONDOLEEZZA RICE trained to be a concert pianist. Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, was a professional clarinet and saxophone player. The hedge fund billionaire Bruce Kovner is a pianist who took classes at Juilliard.…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 13, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments

Turning Education Upside Down By TINA ROSENBERG



Turning Education Upside Down

Fixes
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Added by Michael Keany on October 13, 2013 at 11:09am — No Comments

The bottom line on SAT scores in one chart By Valerie Strauss



The bottom line on SAT scores in one chart



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Added by Michael Keany on October 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Notes on the Seniority Smokescreen by Bruce D. Baker

Notes on the Seniority Smokescreen

Posted on October 9,…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 11, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments

Charter Schools and the Future of Public Education BY STAN KARP

Charter Schools and the Future of Public Education

BY STAN KARP

Charter Schools and the Future of Public Education

Ethan…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 11, 2013 at 11:49am — No Comments

Top Ten Reasons Not to Contract With Teach For America By John Wilson

Top Ten Reasons Not to Contract With Teach For America

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Added by Michael Keany on October 11, 2013 at 11:47am — No Comments

Fed Up With Fund-Raising for My Kids’ School By ALANE SALIERNO MASON

Fed Up With Fund-Raising for My Kids’ School

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Added by Michael Keany on October 11, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments

Upending Stereotypes About Black Students By Leslie T. Fenwick

Upending Stereotypes About Black Students

Article Tools Ed Week

There's a troubling undercurrent to the national conversation about the black-white gap in student achievement. The (mostly) unspoken belief about black students is tied to broader…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 9, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments

I’m a proud public school teacher. Here’s a glimpse at what I do. From TeacherBiz

I’m a proud public school teacher. Here’s a glimpse at what I do.

From TeacherBiz

I am a teacher.

  • I spend Saturdays reading, researching, and creating materials to use in my classroom.
  • I spend Sundays entering…
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Added by Michael Keany on October 8, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Politicians in Washington: Take a Lesson From Us! By Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers

Politicians in Washington: Take a Lesson From Us!

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Added by Michael Keany on October 7, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

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