The revitalized tutoring center

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An embedded tutoring center closes achievement gaps by harnessing the power of peer tutors and collaborative teacher teams. By Jeremy Koselak If we really wanted schools to be the great equalizer, much would need to change. The challenges are endless, everything from changing funding mechanisms and recruitment strategies to addressing the needs of educators caught [...]

Less is more: The limitations of making judgments

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Teacher misperceptions about students’ ability to learn may play a role in the underrepresentation of black students in advanced mathematics classes. By Valerie Faulkner, Patricia L. Marshall,  Lee V. Stiff, and Cathy L. Crossland For two decades, at least, students’ scores on standardized reading and math assessments have been cited as evidence of persistent achievement [...]

On the science and teaching of emotional intelligence: An interview with Marc Brackett

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  Students will struggle in and out of school unless they feel emotionally safe and have the skills and language to manage their emotions. A key researcher explains how schools can help in that effort. By Rafael Heller KAPPAN: What’s the mission of your organization, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence? BRACKETT: In the broadest [...]

Roundup: Teacher Tenure In CA, Disproportionate Discipline in VA, Plus “Grit” Takedown Study

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California's teacher tenure battle is reignited by Vergara appeal and a new bill - LA Times ow.ly/ceOf300zdfT Vergara plaintiffs file latest appeal, wade into legislative debate on teacher job protections | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/tN7m300zcl0 Foes of teacher tenure, seniority appeal to state Supreme Court - SFGate ow.ly/rxQ6300zcH0 Report: Virginia’s black students three times as likely as [...]

A Revealing & Instructive Response From Salon’s Editor In Chief

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Pullquote from Salon's editor in chief about coverage of charter schools.Let's circle back to last week's AEI look at media coverage of charter schools for a moment, because a response from one of the rated outlets strikes me as worth noting.As you may recall, the think tank found a slight tilt against charter schools (in [...]

Roundup: Gates’ Mea Culpa, School Funding Inequality

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Gates Chief Acknowledges Common-Core Missteps blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curricu…School Funding Inequality, Often Measured By State, Is Far Worse Nationally Than You Think @The74 bit.ly/1NCs1tIBethune-Cookman Students Still Reeling From A Year That Saw 13 Shooting Victims: NPR ow.ly/8SnE300wxqFContentious Lusher board meeting reflects lingering tensions over union issue | NOLA.com ow.ly/AATd300wxfJThe nation's largest school districts are rushing to fill the coding gap | [...]

Taking An Early Memorial Day Weekend

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I'm taking an early Memorial Day Weekend, so you should get your news from RealClear Education, the Annenberg Institute roundup, Morning Edu, or on Twitter. (Speaking of which, I may pass along a few must-reads which you can see below) Have a great weekend. See you Tuesday:Tweets about @alexanderrusso

Think Tank Review Suggests Media Tilt Against Charters In 2015

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Looking for confirmation of the view that mainstream media coverage of education reform is wildly critical or credulous? Go somewhere else. A new report from the conservative-leaning Washington DC think tank AEI (which has published several case studies I've written) finds that "claims of media favoritism toward charter schooling—or hostility against it—are overstated."That's right. Media coverage [...]

Roundup: HELP Committee Debates ESSA Funding Rule

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Battle Raging Over Implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act | US News ow.ly/7EIh300mAYa Sen. Murray supports USDE without endorsing Obama rule -- still no word from Clinton campaign? -- Politics K-12 ow.ly/uJZS300mL0z Biggest Transitions Facing States for ESSA Accountability Flagged in New Report - Politics K-12 ow.ly/MaGp300mAEB Publisher's ultimatim in test leak riles educators | 12NEWS.com ow.ly/dmOo300mKku Paying [...]

Three Solid Ways To Localize The ESSA Funding Debate

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My guess is that a fair number of education reporters are getting notes from their editors right about now, asking if and when they're going to write a piece about ESSA, the new federal education law that's causing no small amount of controversy even though it hasn't really taken effect yet. It's not an easy thing, [...]

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