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Education News Common Core standards shift the focus away from academics and toward psychological training and testing of personal attitudes and behaviors.

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January 21, 2014


Dr. Martin Haberman 1932 – 2012

Daily News

NSA track kids
Common Core standards shift the focus away from academics and toward psychological training and testing of personal attitudes and behaviors.

School Finance Trial Reopens
It also became clear they would probably make changes to charter school policy and high school graduation and testing requirements

South Carolina Gov. Haley says she would sign a bill to dump Common Core in her state
Gov. Nikki Haley thinks Common Core standards are a bad fit from her state and she’s urging lawmakers to repeal them this legislative session

UNC Chapel Hill Students Knew Campus Athletes Took Easy Classes
…the academic fraud took place in the African and Afro-American studies department from summer 2007 to summer 2011.


Commentaries and Reports

Chicago Tribune: Chicago kids deserve to have a private school voucher program
Chicago students deserve the same opportunity for success in school and life as their peers in other cities across the country.

School Choice Foes Are Wrong
Opponents of school choice sincerely believe that if you make everybody stay on the Titanic, then maybe it won’t sink as fast


Blogs

Customized education in our future
Texas moved to a system of end of course exams-quite reasonably posing the question “if a student takes a Calculus course, shouldn’t we see”

Blended Learning Done Right
Suney Park had to “give up control,” she said at a Blended Learning in K-12 conference at Stanford’s Hoover Institution


Higher Education

HIV-Positive College Student Had Unprotected Sex With 30 Others, Filmed It
A police investigation found 32 videos of Johnson engaging in unprotected sex with at least 31 people over a period of 4 months.

Low Completion Rates for Online Courses Spark Debate
The UT System invested $5 million in edX and committed to spending another $5 million on course development.


Global

University grade inflation disputed
…universities are under pressure to improve their standing in league tables and that higher degree grades are a way of scoring more points.

 


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