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.

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.

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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. Students with disabilities who are placed in general education classrooms get more instructional time , have fewer absences and have better post-secondary outcomes, research shows.

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?

The Hechinger Report

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.