Why the ‘Best’ Ideas in Education Technology and Reform Don’t Win

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Educational stakeholders, according to Ferrero, fall into three categories: “Professionals” (which include teachers, researchers, entrepreneurs and reformers), “Provocateurs” (including journalists, politicians and advocacy groups), and “People” (including students, parents and taxpayers), all of which interact in complex and dynamic ways. Are equity issues better solved through rigorous academics, or by prioritizing students’ social and emotional wellbeing?

New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

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The advocacy groups are calling for greater state oversight of these facilities, which were the topic of an investigation last month by The Hechinger Report/HuffPost. The internal report, first obtained by The Hechinger Report/HuffPost, cites “lack of academic rigor and linkage to academic standards” and says that education in these institutions is a “missed opportunity” for students.

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Seeing the Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change

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He has published over 250 research articles in academic journals, book chapters in edited volumes, research reports, and editorials in major newspapers. where he was a founding member of the Southern New Jersey Standards Initiative and the Delaware Valley Minority Achievement Consortium.

On the importance of making a (reopening) plan

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Eliminating school library programs and certified school librarian positions deprive students of rich learning opportunities, jeopardize academic and reading achievement, and perpetuate educational inequities. Only when there is a trained and certified school librarian present are students taught essential inquiry and information literacy skills aligned to PA Core and Academic Standards, as outlined in the Pennsylvania Library Model Curriculum.

New Texas Textbooks Appear to Minimize Slavery as Civil War Issue

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Public school students in Texas will be using a new textbook for their social studies class when they begin school again in the fall — and the controversial contents of the text will be based on state academic standards that skirt the issue of racial segregation and leave out information about the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow laws. In 2010, members of the state board of education revised the state’s social studies standards to adjust for what they called a liberal slant.

Ohio shutting down its clearinghouse for online lessons

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That has been the value of the clearinghouse, he said; not only pointing teachers and others toward online lessons to fit state academic standards, but providing an Ohio-specific seal of approval. “We The clearinghouse was in the news recently when ProgressOhio, a liberal advocacy group, charged that officials of Gov. State funding is gone and no longer supports the web resource for teachers to locate high-quality online lessons.

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

The Hechinger Report

Because of time constraints, the many academic standards that must be taught, and a lack of support, “teachers are not only hesitant to implement individualized instruction, but they do not even know how to do so,” the report stated. Academic outcomes for students with disabilities have remained stagnant for years, even as more students with special needs are integrated into general education classrooms.

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

The Hechinger Report

About one-third of applications were either unavailable for review or failed to include clear numerical academic goals. People didn’t understand the low academic scores our kids had when they were walking in the door after Katrina,” said Jacobs, recalling how the state scrambled to open enough schools for the thousands of students returning from displacement in Texas and other states. She expected much more than ‘You’re going to meet state standards,’” he said.

Dramatic DeVos nomination begs question: Can she be an effective Ed Secretary?

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Nevertheless, many choice advocates support DeVos, including the Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz , former Florida Governor Jeb Bush , a national charter advocacy organization and the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal , Chicago Tribune and Detroit News , among others. Peter Cunningham, former press secretary to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, briefs President Barack Obama for an interview in the Oval Office July 22, 2009.