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One thing we can learn from Shanghai: How to develop teachers

One thing we can learn from Shanghai: How to develop teachers | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
Shanghai has professionalized teaching. The United States hasn't.
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‘If you truly cared’ — angry president of largest teachers union sends message to school reformers

‘If you truly cared’ — angry president of largest teachers union sends message to school reformers | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
Let's look at the bad news teachers unions have been getting recently.
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In 2016, Democrats Have Good Reason to Run Against Obama's Education Record

In 2016, Democrats Have Good Reason to Run Against Obama's Education Record | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
Obama converted ed reformers’ ideas into a national governing platform, which masked their political weakness.
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The greening of the American teacher | Al Jazeera America

The greening of the American teacher | Al Jazeera America | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
Scarcity of experienced educators is not a chance development, and it is ruining US schools
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Sixth-graders bill education officials for time spent as standardized test guinea pigs

Sixth-graders bill education officials for time spent as standardized test guinea pigs | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
After students in two sixth-grade math classes spent a week's worth of class time field-testing a new standardized te...
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We need a war on poverty, not teachers

We need a war on poverty, not teachers | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
The right loves to demonize unions, but economic factors are much more important to success in the classroom
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What Applying to Charter Schools Showed Me About Inequality

What Applying to Charter Schools Showed Me About Inequality | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
Charters are not a comprehensive solution to public education's problems.
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Stress test: Read to Achieve inspires more headaches than results

Stress test: Read to Achieve inspires more headaches than results | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
Up to 60 percent of North Carolina third graders could be held back this year as a result of a mandate that some are calling...
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Students Join in the Battle to Curb Teacher Tenure

Students Join in the Battle to Curb Teacher Tenure | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
A closely watched lawsuit in California is employing nine student plaintiffs who are challenging the state's strong employment protections for teachers.
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Do at-risk children ‘infect’ peers?

Do at-risk children ‘infect’ peers? | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
UPenn researchers find classrooms with many at-risk students affect performance of other kids
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Has Teach for America reached its Waterloo? | Al Jazeera America

Has Teach for America reached its Waterloo? | Al Jazeera America | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
Pittsburgh's decision to cancel Teach for America contract demonstrates power of democratically-elected school boards
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New SC law deletes high school exit exam mandate

New SC law deletes high school exit exam mandate | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
South Carolina is replacing its high school exit exam with tests considered more useful to students' lives beyond 12th grade.
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‘ I have very real concerns about the sustainability of public education’ — Virginia teacher’s ‘painful’ decision to quit

‘ I have very real concerns about the sustainability of public education’ — Virginia teacher’s ‘painful’ decision to quit | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
He lays out the problems facing teachers in the age of reform and offers solutions.
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California Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional

California Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
The decision to overturn laws governing how teachers are hired and fired is expected to set off similar legal fights across the nation.
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How Charter Schools Promote a Two-Tier System of Education

How Charter Schools Promote a Two-Tier System of Education | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
The push to privatize is creating one set of schools for the haves, and another for the have-nots.
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Let’s rethink the idea of college for all

Let’s rethink the idea of college for all | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
The college-for-all mindset is elitist, and looks down on people who make things.
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California Students Are Suing The State To Revamp Tenure For Teachers

California Students Are Suing The State To Revamp Tenure For Teachers | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
Nine California public school students are suing the state over its laws on teacher tenure, seniority and other protections.
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The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
American students need to improve in math and science—but not because there's a surplus of jobs in those fields.
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N.C. assault on public education

N.C. assault on public education | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
My son Ben’s language arts teacher emailed one morning this winter to tell me she is leaving Ben’s school. I feel sick, but I don’t blame her. Three of Ben’s middle school teachers have left in the past year. North Carolina’s intentional assault on public education is working. It is pushing our best teachers out.
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Charter School Pirates of Privilege Plunder Public Schools

Charter School Pirates of Privilege Plunder Public Schools | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT (Photo: loop_oh) Truthout and BuzzFlash are able to confront the forces of greed and regression only beca...
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Diane Ravitch And The ‘Error’ Of American School Reform

Diane Ravitch And The ‘Error’ Of American School Reform | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
Education icon Diane Ravitch championed education reform from vouchers to charter schools. Now she champions against all that. Calls it a mistake. We'll ask why.
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The People's Record — How education reform drives gentrification March...

The People's Record — How education reform drives gentrification March... | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
How education reform drives gentrification
March 8, 2014
Public school teachers in Portland, Ore., and their students are doing a victory lap. Nearly a year after unveiling a contract proposal that...
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Schools caught in red tape generated by new education mandates | Al Jazeera America

Schools caught in red tape generated by new education mandates | Al Jazeera America | Educational Policy | Scoop.it
Bureaucratic obstacles in public schools could be limiting real progress and preventing the most effective reforms
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