Education News 12.04.13

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December 04, 2013

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Dr. Martin Haberman 1932 – 2012

Daily News

Truth About Anti-Bullying Programs
STUDY: Youth More Likely To Be Bullied At Schools With Anti-Bullying Programs

PA district wants to stop subsidizing teachers’ college tuition
…is a $15 billion-a-year practice in the U.S., even though mounting research shows it has little impact on student learning.

Parents Stop Biometric Hand Scanner Program
Wash. school district scanned students’ palms without parents’ prior consent


CALLING FOR NOMINEES UPTON SINCLAIR AWARDS

Commentaries and Reports

An Interview with Neal McCluskey – Do the PISA results Indicate anything?
Given the amount of money that we spend per-pupil on elementary and secondary education you would expect better test scores.

COMMON CORE DOLLARS DESTROY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADHD KIDS
Pearson has gained federal and international involvement in the medical tests provided for our children

An Interview with Professor Donald Elder: The Presidents of the United States
Much like Teddy Roosevelt, Kennedy could read quickly and retain a great deal of what he read.

Radio Show with guest – retired teacher Janice VanCleave
Janice VanCleave classroom teacher in Texas. Janice describes what classrooms look like now under egregious and expensive programs


Blogs

Let the Best Practices Rorschach Test Begin
Jay P. Greene – Best Practices guru, Marc Tucker, was on NPR this morning saying “what you will find among the top performers”


Higher Education

‘Black Santa’ Campus Display Prompts Controversy
Education News NBC reporter asks ”If Santa is a black man, would you let him come down your chimney?”

5 Strategies for College Admissions Success
How do you set yourself apart from the competition so you can increase your chances of being accepted into your dream college?

Undocumented Students Turn to Crowdfunding
Undocumented students are turning to ‘crowdfunding’ since most traditional sources of financial aid are not available to them.


Global

Pisa tests: UK stagnates as Shanghai tops league table
…the results were “extremely sobering” and showed that “we went nowhere” despite massive investment in schools.

University staff in second strike over 1% pay offer
The unions say the action will see lectures and tutorials halted, libraries closed and support services disrupted.


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