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Standardized testing humor, too few good teachers, professors vs. teachers, Sweet Briar closes, Nepal, and evaluations: Required Readings, 05.17.15

As the school year winds down in many places, Required Readings too needs a little fun to get through the home stretch: Satirical news source The Onion takes on standardized testing as does HBO television host John Oliver. More serious reflection: Are there too few teachers or just too few good ones? …

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Grade changes, exit interview, first-gen collegians, teacher ed, ed tech, and more: Required Readings, 2.16.15

Happy President’s Day and Lundi Gras, readers! We’ll start this week’s Required Readings with an opinion piece burning up the internet over the weekend: Dear Student: No, I Won’t Change the Grade You Deserve. Thoughts? An interview with the departing leader of a large public school system in the D.C. Metro area emphasizes …

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Preschool lessons, Bible studies, teacher training, book banning, and time tracking: Required Readings, 11.30.14

I hope all of the U.S. School of Doubters had a lovely Thanksgiving break. May you all slide through the end of the semester like a hot knife through butter. But first, your Required Readings: What can other schools learn from preschools? Non-academic skills and social and emotional topics, such as …

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Homeschooling must involve teaching, controversy in health textbooks, new NEA president, and more: Required Readings, 08.12.14

Required Readings begins today with pleasantly surprising news: a positive judicial outcome regarding religion and education in Texas. Guess you can’t stop teaching your homeschooled children because you sincerely believe the Rapture is coming. Also, IMHO, if your child is running away from home so she can attend school, you’re …

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Rich kids get richer, core test reviews, ed tech profits, nursing school impact on patients- it’s Required Reading 4/3/2014

All right, here we go! Edushyster ponders: what if earnest nubies aren’t that much help to schools in need? If ESPN covered state-test season, the play-by-play might go like this…. Ed-tech: The first real gold rush of this latest millennia. No way!  Educational level of nurses has something to do …

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