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Teacher Performance Pay Programs Don't Make the Grade

Saturday, Oct, 23 at 11:30 am,

10.23.10 – WASHINGTON, DC – Many of the nation’s most heralded teacher “performance pay” programs don’t even come close to truly reforming teacher pay to benefit talented educators, according to a new study and report card from The Center for Education Reform.

IS A BIRD IN THE HAND REALLY WORTH TWO IN A BUSH?

Tuesday, Oct, 19 at 11:54 pm,

10.20.10 – S.3895, the Senate’s seclusion/restraint bill, “Keeping All Students Safe Act,” has one provision that has created significant controversy. It is the provision which allows districts to embed a seclusion/restraint plan in an individual student’s Individualized Education Programs [IEP], safety plan, educational plan or behavior plan.

The World Changed, Colleges Missed It

Wednesday, Oct, 13 at 10:09 am,

10.13.10 – Tom Vander Ark – A bunch of colleges are going out of business, only they don't know it. They pretend that trimming costs and jacking tuition is a solution. They haven't come to terms with a world where anyone can learn anything almost anywhere for free or cheap.

ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY SCHOLARS, CRITICS, AND WRITERS RELEASES NATIONAL STUDY OF HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH CURRICULUM

Friday, Oct, 08 at 12:13 pm,

10.8.10 – Boston, Mass., October, 2010. A newly released study by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) strongly suggests that two factors—a fragmented English curriculum and a neglect of close reading—may explain why the reading skills of American high school students have shown little or no improvement in several decades despite substantial increases in funds for elementary and secondary education by federal and state governments.

Reauthorization of ESEA Demands Less Rhetoric and More Understanding of Research

Wednesday, Oct, 06 at 9:31 am,

10.6.10 – East Lansing, MI (October 5, 2010) – High quality research is not informing the process of reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) according to reviews of the six research summaries offered in support of the Obama administration's "Blueprint for Reform" – its proposals for ESEA reauthorization.

ADMINISTRATORS & TEACHERS TAKE SALARY FREEZE

Friday, Sep, 24 at 8:00 pm,

9.24.10 – In light of the fiscal climate and state of the economy, the Board of Education, school administrators and teachers of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District have responded.

Disrupting the Structure of Education: New Orleans and the Hollywood Model

Monday, Sep, 13 at 12:08 pm,

9.13.10 – As much as defenders of traditional public education complain about additional funding and efforts to expand charter schools, the vast amount of attention and funding in school reform is focused on overhauling traditional school districts. reforming traditional school districts.

An Interview with Jason Paulk: How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

Friday, Sep, 03 at 11:31 am,

9.3.10 – Michael F. Shaughnessy – Dr. Jason Paulk is Director of Choral Activities in the College of Fine Arts at Eastern New Mexico University. In this interview he responds to questions about an upcoming presentation and the logistics and preparation for it.

An Interview with Amber Deckard: Summer Advantage

Friday, Sep, 03 at 11:26 am,

9.3.10 – Michael F. Shaughnessy – Summer Advantage USA is an amazing summer learning program for children (whom we call “scholars”) in grades K to 8 with research based summer learning programs designed to produce substantial academic gains.

CHILDREN WITH HOME COMPUTERS LIKELY TO HAVE LOWER TEST SCORES

Monday, Aug, 30 at 12:58 pm,

8.30.0 – DURHAM, N.C. — Around the country and throughout the world, politicians and education activists have sought to eliminate the “digital divide” by guaranteeing universal access to home computers, and in some cases to high-speed Internet service.

Standardized Test Questions Tested

Saturday, Aug, 28 at 1:00 pm,

8.28.10 – RALEIGH — Students in North Carolina’s public schools face end-of-grade and end-of-course tests to determine how well they’ve mastered the material taught during the school year. But who tests the tests? Until 2009, the content and design of North Carolina’s tests were secret.

As a new year begins, leaders must take action

Tuesday, Aug, 24 at 9:50 am,

8.24.10 – Hayes Mizell – For educators, "back-to-school" means slipping into familiar routines. There will be new students, new colleagues, and perhaps a new principal, but most teachers and administrators yearn for as little change as possible from the previous school year.ᅠ

Steve Peha on Michelle Rhee and Education’s Heroes

Tuesday, Aug, 24 at 8:21 am,

8.24.10 – Chancellor Rhee has many ardent supporters and probably just as many detractors as well. But no one would dispute her impact on DC schools or even on American education as a whole. When the history books are written, she will have at least a paragraph or two, and she may deserve even more.

Time for the Hollywood Model of Education

Friday, Aug, 13 at 5:11 pm,

8.13.10 – RiShawn Biddle – Five years ago, amid all the talk about charter and vouchers, I had proposed a reform of how we structure public education that departed from the concept of school districts and school boards. Calling it the Hollywood Model, it is based on how the entertainment is structured:

Make professional learning a joyful experience

Tuesday, Aug, 10 at 8:13 am,

8.10.10 – Hayes Mizell – When educators talk about professional learning, they never seem to use the word joy. They sometimes describe a professional development experience as fun, but that is a much more superficial concept ( amusement or pleasure) than joy (intense or elated happiness).

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