Education News 12.20.13

Dec 20, 2013 by

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December 20, 2013

Dr. Martin Haberman 1932 – 2012

Daily News

Race and Class Still Divides Education
Daniel Gohl Houston Independent School District, with us from Houston enormous gaps certainly between black and white

NC schools bracing for impact of Read to Achieve law
General Assembly requires third-grade students to pass the state end-of-grade reading exam or risk being held back

Kansas Drops Common Core Assessments
…assessments that Kansas students will take beginning in the 2015–2016 school year. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports:

6 States Receive $280M In Early Learning Grants
Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge competition were Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont.


Commentaries and Reports

If the CCSS Are Not Our Common Vision, What Is?
Julia Steiny – To my chagrin, people whom I respect took my column of last week out to the woodshed for a thrashing.

Keys to creating a cool classroom culture
They are Discipline, Engagement, Control, Influence, and Management (D.E.C.I.M.) Often misinterpreted, these five principles



Marc Tucker and Diane Ravitch, Please Contact Santa
…every stripe of education charlatan has been cherry-picking PISA data to support whatever policies he or she prefers.

Higher Education

Black professor blasts ‘sick and barbaric’ knockout game
…top sociologists blasted the the knockout game and the people who play it — and the credentialed class that refuses to condemn it.


Rochdale grooming: ‘Shocking’ failure over sex abuse
A “shocking” inability to protect six vulnerable young girls from sexual exploitation has been found by a report



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