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A better way to grade teachers

A better way to grade teachers | #edreform | Scoop.it
It's becoming a familiar story: Great teachers get low scores from "value-added" teacher evaluation models.
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Educational reform stuff, including large scale testing, international comparisons, and *shudder* value-added stuff
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A Draft Bill of Rights for Educators | RealClearEducation

A Draft Bill of Rights for Educators | RealClearEducation | #edreform | Scoop.it
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When I talk to educators about research, their most common complaint (by a long shot) is that they are asked to implement new interventions (a curriculum, a pedagogical technique, a...
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Suspensions, Expulsions, Arrests Don't Work: On School Discipline, We Can Do Better | RealClearEducation

Suspensions, Expulsions, Arrests Don't Work: On School Discipline, We Can Do Better | RealClearEducation | #edreform | Scoop.it
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For Schools, Long Road to a Level Playing Field

For Schools, Long Road to a Level Playing Field | #edreform | Scoop.it
The United States, which lags most other industrial nations in educational performance, also has a persistent gulf in the test results between the rich and the poor.
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Pushback on standardized testing around the country getting stronger

Pushback on standardized testing around the country getting stronger | #edreform | Scoop.it
In more than 20 states.
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Mark Zuckerberg Gave New Jersey $100 Million To Fix Newark's Schools, And It Looks Like It Was A Waste

Mark Zuckerberg Gave New Jersey $100 Million To Fix Newark's Schools, And It Looks Like It Was A Waste | #edreform | Scoop.it
One hundred million dollars was given to the city of Newark to help reform its education system. What happened?
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Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques

Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques | #edreform | Scoop.it
Teaching is not just about giving the students knowledge but also providing the learner with signposts to help develop their studentship skills and become a better learner in general. A recent mono...
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http://www.npr.org/2014/04/23/303797060/one-approach-to-head-start-to-help-kids-help-their-parents

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One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents
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Reimagining Schools | Scholastic.com

Reimagining Schools | Scholastic.com | #edreform | Scoop.it
What happens when administrators throw out the rulebook and try fundamentally different models of education?
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Grace: Raising successful kids — Do they have grit? Can they overcome failure?

Grace: Raising successful kids — Do they have grit? Can they overcome failure? | #edreform | Scoop.it
Too many American children on either end of the economic spectrum have little experience with handling failure, author Paul Tough said.
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50 myths and lies about public schools

50 myths and lies about public schools | #edreform | Scoop.it
A book separates fact from fiction in the public education debate.
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The manipulation of Social Emotional Learning

The manipulation of Social Emotional Learning | #edreform | Scoop.it
How social emotional learning is being co-opted by 'reformers.'
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Designing Schools for Humans | ThinkThankThunk

Designing Schools for Humans | ThinkThankThunk | #edreform | Scoop.it
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Why school isn’t for children anymore — teacher

Why school isn’t for children anymore — teacher | #edreform | Scoop.it
The Ohio teaching veteran says standardized testing has twisted public education.
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How to Read Education Data Without Jumping to Conclusions

How to Read Education Data Without Jumping to Conclusions | #edreform | Scoop.it
With research findings are widely available on websites and Twitter feeds, it's easier than ever to oversimplify the results—and risk bringing half-baked ideas into America's classrooms. 
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EduSanity: Opt Out? Why Parents Should Opt-In for Standardized Testing

EduSanity: Opt Out? Why Parents Should Opt-In for Standardized Testing | #edreform | Scoop.it
Co-authored with Barton L. Goering, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools, Spring Hill Public School District USD 230, Spring Hill, Kansas
Isn’t it time to say that enough is enough when it comes to
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Who Gets to Graduate?

Who Gets to Graduate? | #edreform | Scoop.it
Rich students complete their college degrees; working-class students like Vanessa Brewer usually don’t. Can the University of Texas change her chances of success?
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Research Detects Bias in Classroom Observations

Research Detects Bias in Classroom Observations | #edreform | Scoop.it
Although the debate over teacher-evaluation systems is dominated by the use of test scores, a new Brookings Institution analysis finds flaws with the observation component.
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What Relationships Mean in Educating Boys

What Relationships Mean in Educating Boys | #edreform | Scoop.it
The connection between male students and their teachers is crucial, Michael Reichert and Richard Hawley write.
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The Overflowing Froth of Realness: Iowa BIG | ThinkThankThunk

The Overflowing Froth of Realness: Iowa BIG | ThinkThankThunk | #edreform | Scoop.it
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Is There an Alternative to Accountability-Based, Corporate Education Reform?

Is There an Alternative to Accountability-Based, Corporate Education Reform? | #edreform | Scoop.it
There is. Here's what it might look like.
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Are You Stuck With Their Mindset?

Are You Stuck With Their Mindset? | #edreform | Scoop.it
Just because we are stuck with their policies doesn't mean we should be stuck with their mindset.
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“Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization” - Yong Zhao | MediaHub | University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization” - Yong Zhao | MediaHub | University of Nebraska-Lincoln | #edreform | Scoop.it
Lecture Summary

Zhao’s book of the same title, “Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization,” addresses these and other questions.
At a time when globalization and technology are dramatically altering the world we live in, is education reform in the United States headed down the right path?
Are schools emphasizing the knowledge and skills that students need in a global society? Or, are they undermining students’ strengths by overemphasizing high-stakes testing and standardization?
Are education systems in China and other countries as superior as some people claim?
American education is at a crossroads. We need to change course to maintain leadership in a rapidly changing world. How should we redesign our educational system?
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Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead?

Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead? | #edreform | Scoop.it
Education circles are abuzz with a new concept: that resilience and persistence are just as important as intelligence to predicting student success and achievement. But can "grit" actually be taught?
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College President: SAT Is Part Hoax, Part Fraud | TIME

College President: SAT Is Part Hoax, Part Fraud | TIME | #edreform | Scoop.it
The president of Bard College says recent changes to the SAT are motivated by the competition that College Board has experienced with its arch rival, the ACT, rather than any serious soul searching
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Getting Beyond Brain Games

Getting Beyond Brain Games | #edreform | Scoop.it
The brain is hot. A new book published by the American Psychological Association examines how to apply the science of learning to teaching college students.
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