Education News 12.06.13

Dec 6, 2013 by

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December 06, 2013


Dr. Martin Haberman 1932 – 2012

Daily News

Aspire teachers at center of fierce national debate
…teacher evaluation process and performance-based bonuses put the  37 charter schools at the center of the fierce national debate.

Common Core-linked lessons little more than scripts to read
…biggest critics of new lesson plans aligned with the national Common Core standards are the people charged with teaching them

Test prep book has students draw conclusions about their ethnic group and social class
Kyle Olson – With which ethnic group do you most closely identify? To which social class would you say you belong?


Commentaries and Reports

Why no large-scale testing of American education ideas?
Bruce Deitrick Price – The striking fact about education is how easy it would be to test one curriculum against another, one textbook against another


Digital Badges Bust Out of School-Defined Learning
Julia Steiny – “Learning happens anywhere, anytime.” The Hub conscripts community partners — businesses, arts organizations, individuals two terms

Higher Education

A-letter grade norm at Harvard
…a little bird has told me that the most frequently given grade at Harvard College right now is an A-


Cap on student numbers to be lifted
The cap on numbers would be lifted a year later and would be funded by the sale of more student debt to private companies.

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