Diane Ravitch’s Blog: Kevin Welner: The Urgent De-Vos-Ing of the Department of Education

Diane Ravitch’s Blog: Kevin Welner: The Urgent De-Vos-Ing of the Department of Education I recently had the pleasure of reading Kevin Welner’s terrific new Onion-like book, “Potential Grizzlies: Making the Nonsense Bearable.”... Read more »

Curmudgucation: Survey: Pandemic Effects on Early Childhood Education

Curmudgucation: Survey: Pandemic Effects on Early Childhood Education Defending the Early Years is an organization whose stated mission “is to work for a just, equitable, and quality early childhood education for every young... Read more »

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Whatever Happened To Vocational Education?

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Whatever Happened To Vocational Education? Where and When Did Vocational Education Begin? In the mid-19th century, school reformers made the distinction between the head... Read more »

Janresseger: Ohio Legislature Looks to Adopt New School Finance Plan During 2020 Lame Duck Session

Janresseger: Ohio Legislature Looks to Adopt New School Finance Plan During 2020 Lame Duck Session The Ohio Legislature will waste no time before trying to enact—before the end of the current legislative... Read more »

Ed in the Apple: How is New York City Increasing Student Outcomes in the COVID World? How about More Standardized Tests and Evaluating/Rating Teacher Remote Instruction?

Ed in the Apple: How is New York City Increasing Student Outcomes in the COVID World? How about More Standardized Tests and Evaluating/Rating Teacher Remote Instruction? Why is the NYC school leader... Read more »

Curmudgucation: Schooling for Democracy (Or What is Education For)

Curmudgucation: Schooling for Democracy (Or What is Education For) I just read a piece that doesn’t necessarily say anything new, but puts it all in a useful frame. Let me show you... Read more »

Nancy Bailey’s Education Website: Kindergarten Pandemic Learning Fears Should Not Be Tied to Screen Time and Rigid Drilling

Nancy Bailey’s Education Website: Kindergarten Pandemic Learning Fears Should Not Be Tied to Screen Time and Rigid Drilling Kindergartners and their parents and teachers struggle with the pandemic. When the focus is... Read more »

Shanker Blog: One Page Summaries of Your State’s School Finance System

Shanker Blog: One Page Summaries of Your State’s School Finance System For the past few years, the Shanker Institute has been collaborating with Bruce Baker and Mark Weber of Rutgers University to publish... Read more »

VAMboozled!: New Teacher Evaluation Report Released by the Network for Public Education

VAMboozled!: New Teacher Evaluation Report Released by the Network for Public Education A new report on current teacher evaluation systems throughout the US was just released by the Network for Public Education. The report... Read more »

Teacher in a Strange Land: Rule Followers, Unite! And Stay Alive…

Teacher in a Strange Land: Rule Followers, Unite! And Stay Alive… Meme wisdom: Those who have stayed inside, worn masks in public, and socially distanced during this entire pandemic are the same people... Read more »
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