Archive for the 'Law, Policy, and Ethics'

Kindness, innovation, and Tuesday’s election

I typically try to stay out of politics on this blog, given that I’m trying to work with a wide...
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Cuneiform, anyone?

Louisiana just passed a law mandating that all students learn cursive in grades 3 through 12....
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Congratulations, we killed kindergarten

Apparently between 1998 and 2010 we killed kindergarten. Lots more testing. Much less music and...
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New literacies, anyone?

The Iowa Department of Education is soliciting feedback on the state’s literacy standards....
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The Des Moines Register’s editorial on student retention is lazy and irresponsible

Dr. John Hattie, Professor of Education at the University of Auckland, spent 15 years synthesizing...
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Is this what Iowa parents really want?

Iowa parents (and grandparents), is this what you elected our state legislature to do? Reduce...
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Iowa school poverty and report card rankings

My local high school recently was named the top high school in Iowa by Niche.com, a school and...
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Sioux City CSD has a different view than Governor Branstad

Sioux City Community School District Chief Financial Officer John Chalstrom said: In the past...
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Things I wonder after reading Governor Terry Branstad’s recent comments on teacher leadership

Here are a few things I wonder after reading Governor Terry Branstad’s recent comments on the...
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Why Ohio can’t reduce student testing load

Michael Petrilli said: Last year, Read more
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