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December 16, 2013


Dr. Martin Haberman 1932 – 2012

Daily News

Report: Many private college presidents make $1M
The Obama administration and consumers are pressuring schools to rein in tuition costs, increase graduation rates

Denver Post Scrubs ‘Socialist’ from Description of Colorado School Shooter
“Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with Pierson, described him as very opinionated Socialist.”

When Public Money, Private Firms Intersect in Schools
On a recently approved Texas charter school application, blacked-out paragraphs appear on almost 100 of its 393 pages.

 


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Commentaries and Reports

The Global Search For Education: Education Is My Right – Brazil
“The focus of the reform was on improving teacher quality and quantity, providing a relevant curriculum, and encouraging poor…

The dangerous rise of for-profit public education
Pearson Foundation has agreed to pay $7.7 million to settle allegations that it broke state law from Common Core

Only Way to Settle Debate Is to Kill Common Core
She explained that the board’s recent vote on the Common Core did not rescind it.


Blogs

The Best Public Schools Embrace School Choice
Instead of hiding the non-traditional offerings, the district website celebrates them.

Study: Test-score gains don’t mean cognitive gains
Modern school reform has been wrapped around the notion that “accountability” of students, schools and teachers can be achieved


Higher Education

Stumped by AP calculus?
Advanced Placement physics, calculus and economics, and even the best educators find those topics tough to teach.


Global

Launch of new ‘A-level’ vocational qualifications
…vocational qualifications backing of leading employers as part of the government’s efforts to drive up the skills of youngsters.

Is there more to sport than winning?
… football team coach was relieved of his duties after he sent an email to parents that said: “I am only interested in winning”


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