While you're waiting to dig out (or feeling clever because you live somewhere where you don't have to), here are some pieces from the week for your reading. Remember to share. Only you can amplify writer voices.
These Students Walked Onto Westminster Campus And Into History
Another chapter from the history of integration in the US.
Five Years After Common Core A Mysterious Spike In Failure Rate Among NY High Schools
Huh. What could it be? The Hechinger Report lays out the phenomenon.
League Of Women Voters Calls For Charter Changes
The usually-quiet League has some feelings about the problems with charter schools-- and they're getting some flack for them.
Summit Learning-- Where's The Research
Summit Learning would rather not let Havard take a look any their actual results-- but they would like to claim that such research has happened.
Cory Booker and Charters
While LA teachers were striking and raising the issue of charter schools, Cory Booker was at a charter school for a rally. Steve Singer takes a look at Booker's privatizing history.
Kids in Disadvantaged Schools Don't Need Tests To Tell Them They're Being Cheated
Boy, have I missed Jersey Jazzman, but he's back at the blogging biz, strong as ever (only now we have to call him Dr. Jazzman).
Writing As Filling In The Blanks
You may be unaware that the creator of the Mr. Fitz comic strip also blogs, and has some important things to say about the state of test-driven faux writing instruction.