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NYT: New Rules

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The plan to "work hard and play by the rules" to get ahead in life is now outdated. It takes much more than that.
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The Pain Test, 4: Inverting the School, Part 3

This is the third part of “a” blog post that applies the EdStartup 101 “pain test” to 20th-century factory-model schools.
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Kopp to Kozol: Your New Book Didn’t Mention Me Once!

Kopp to Kozol: Your New Book Didn’t Mention Me Once! | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it
Keeping an eye on the corporate education agenda, in Massachusetts and beyond...
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Why School? Reclaiming Education for All of Us:Amazon:Books

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Lori Otter speaks about education reform - Weekly News Journal

Lori Otter speaks about education reform - Weekly News Journal | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it
The Spokesman Review (blog)Lori Otter speaks about education reformWeekly News JournalThe discussion dealt with upcoming ballot measures that are attempting to undo the 'Luna Laws' regarding education reform in Idaho.
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Education Reform Policies Foster, Rather than Attenuate, America's Permanent ... - Firedoglake

Education Reform Policies Foster, Rather than Attenuate, America's Permanent ... - Firedoglake | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it
Education Reform Policies Foster, Rather than Attenuate, America's Permanent ...FiredoglakeLaura D'Andrea Tyson, the former chair of Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and now a professor at UC-Berkeley, had a pretty bold opinion piece in...
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A Lost Decade for the Middle Class? Rethinking Public Ed

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The Economic Policy Institute has published its annual report on the state of working America.
There are some deeply worrisome trends.

Via Karen Rockhold
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The Informed Educator: A collection of artticles/blogs, etc related to ed. reform

The Informed Educator:  A collection of artticles/blogs, etc related to ed. reform | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it

A newspaper by Dr. James Norwood - updated daily with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.  Very Nicely done!  This issue:  The Dallas News, Tom Whitby, EdWeek and numerous other videos and resources. 

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“The Difficult Thirty Percent” Redux: The Equity Gap 2012 | Dailycensored.com

“The Difficult Thirty Percent” Redux: The Equity Gap 2012 | Dailycensored.com | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it
Ralph Ellison, celebrated author of Invisible Man, spoke in September 1963 at a teachers' conference ...to discuss 'these children,' the difficult thirty...
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How our love for numbers warps school reform

How our love for numbers warps school reform | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it
Our culture’s worshipful regard for numbers, Alfie Kohn writes, has led to some bad education policy.
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Five Ways to Modernize Education

Five Ways to Modernize Education | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it
Flickr: Elizabeth Albert The current structure of the school day is obsolete, most would agree.
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How Project-Based Learning Builds 21st-Century Skills | Common Core & Technology

How Project-Based Learning Builds 21st-Century Skills | Common Core & Technology | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it
Suzie Boss (@suzieboss on Twitter) is a journalist and author of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age.
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A Principal's Reflections: Relevant Leadership for Today's Schools

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#edrethink 15 Ways To Learn Like The Chinese

#edrethink 15 Ways To Learn Like The Chinese | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it
Twenty-third in science. Thirty-first in math. As the grand old USA lags further behind the rest of the world in education, the temptation to model ourselves after countries that continuously churn out strong students grows.
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Education reform: still leaving our kids behind - The Seattle Times

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The Seattle TimesEducation reform: still leaving our kids behindThe Seattle TimesEducation reform: still leaving our kids behind.
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The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--And What We Can Do About It:Amazon:Books

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Matt Damon's headliner speech at the Save Our Schools March in DC, 7/30/2011

Twitter: @danbrownteacher Matt Damon's headliner speech at the Save Our Schools March in DC, 7/30/2011 --- introduction from his educator mom. Check out my e...
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Education Reform: Second opinion | Development Roast

Education Reform: Second opinion | Development Roast | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it
Should we take a second look at education reform?
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The invisible backpack, and why it makes the education gap hard to close

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The invisible backpack, and why it makes the education gap hard to close...

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Preventing Progress: The 6 P’s for Education

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Progress is being stymied by the 6 “P’s”. By this I am not referring to the military expression “Proper Planning Prevents P*ss Poor Performance”. I am talking about Poverty, Profit, Politics, Parents, Professional development, and Priorities preventing progress in Public Education."

 

 

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The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it

This is a great blog to follow!  Larr Ferlazzo is part of a group of teachers working with The Center For Teaching Quality that’s preparing a policy report on Teacher Working Conditions and how they relate to student learning. 

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New Zealand: Poverty hurting our kids’ education | Scoop News

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#NZParliament: Poverty hurting our kids’ education: "Far too many Kiwi kids are living in poverty and new resear...

 

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Spain: Seven education reforms. Six governments... Just a great record!

Spain:  Seven education reforms. Six governments... Just a great record! | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it

Seven education reforms. Six governments... Just a great record! I do not often make political thoughts in my blog and I won't do it today. Spain has announced its seventh educational reform since democracy began in 1977.

 

How do we fix this conundrum? 

 

 

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A Week without Homework Challenge #aweekwithouthomework

A Week without Homework Challenge #aweekwithouthomework | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it
I’ve written before about my belief that homework is far more destructive than constructive. I don’t think it increases learning, adds to motivation or develops a strong work ethic. For...
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