Bernie Sanders Calls for an End to Annual Standardized Testing – Education Article

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was one of the few members of the U.S. Senate to vote against No Child Left Behind when it was approved by Congress in 2001. Today is the anniversary of the signing of that law. Sanders writes that the federal mandate for annual testing in grades 3-8 has been an expensive failure. In this article in USA Today, Sanders calls for an end to the NCLB mandate, which remained in place through Race to the Top…

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Angie Sullivan: The Charter Industry in Nevada is Asleep at the Wheel, Gone Off the Road, Crashed into a Ditch – Education Article

Angie Sullivan is a teacher in a Title 1 elementary school in Las Vegas. She regularly writes the members of the Nevada legislature to share her outrage about the underfunding of the state’s neediest schools and the state’s waste of money on charter schools, which dominate the state’s list of the lowest performing schools. Here is her latest:   Still Asleep At The Wheel  What happened?   Pile of fraud and graft.   These charter titles got money and did…

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Ex-Governor Rick Snyder Will Not Teach at Harvard, as Backlash Grows Against Him – Education Article

  Michigan Ex-Governor Rick Snyder will not teach at Harvard,The outcry over Snyder’s role in the Flint water crisis made his position at Harvard untenable. Former Gov. Rick Snyder has pulled out of a prestigious fellowship at Harvard University after the Ivy League school faced immense criticism for the governor’s track record in the Flint water crisis. Snyder announced midday Wednesday his decision to withdraw from a senior research fellow position at Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and…

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It Starts Now – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

I have been thinking a lot about failure. About this whole notion of growth mindset and having kids take risks. About how often we ask kids to just keep trying even when it is hard yet seem to fail to do so ourselves. About how often we expect kids to give us their all, their best, their utmost, and then for them to navigate the pieces when it all falls apart, after all isn’t that what having grit teaches you…

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The Relationship Between Failure and Success – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: The Relationship Between Failure and Success The Relationship Between Failure and Success In life, there are certain truths. One of these is that to succeed, many times, you must first fail. Obviously, this is not always the case, but if you are like me and many others, success doesn’t come easily or on the first try.  Learning to ride a bike is one of many great examples that proves my point.  The process begins with training wheels…

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