Teacher helps pupil with his reading, FSA (Farm Security Administration) camp for farm workers. Caldwell, Idaho. School is held at the camp because of lack of room in city schools
Required Readings

Religion and schools, abortion training, out-of-state tuition, defending music ed, NOLA charters, and eradicating graphic novels in college: Required Readings, 06.14.15

Dogma-based practices insert themselves into the education system in a variety of ways. Sometimes, they present via proselytization, pregame prayers, or religious education. Within medical education, there is “The Scarcity of Abortion Training in America’s Medical Schools.” As states cut back on funding higher education, public universities are increasingly “Raising out-of-state tuition …

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Sexy PhDs, deceptive polisci research, neuromyths, value-added modeling, hazing death conviction, and more: Required Readings, 11.2.14

Ladies, Halloween may be past, but you can be prepared for your next costuming occasion with the Sexy PhD ensemble. Be sure to read the product reviews. Three researchers at Dartmouth and Stanford were in a spot of trouble this week thanks to a mailer they sent to voters in California, Montana, and …

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Fraudulent Peer Reviews, Teacher Strikes, School Sign-Up Chaos: It’s Required Readings!

It’s time for another batch of Required Readings! I’ve taken over the Thursday RR slot and I’d really appreciate any comments you might have about any of the articles I’ve chosen.   The Journal of Vibration and Control, a prestigious publication in the world of acoustics, has announced the discovery …

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Educational dystopia, school reform, student data protections, USDA response, what can we do about the schools in NOLA, academia as a lifestyle choice- Required Reading 2/27/2014

Well, what has Speecharella been reading this week?  Lots- Thanks to Alexander Russo for pointing us to this dystopian educational thriller- The Newman Resident. Though the task is somewhat akin to finding the corners in a circle, this is a pretty good take on making sense of the school reform …

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Wondering about grades? Us, too. Also: adjuncts in the news, charter school walkouts, computer graded writing. It’s Required Reading 2-6-2014!

What’s in a grade? Does a high GPA from a prestigious university indicate  a moral and unthuglike character ?   Why bring it up? Speaking of grades, why the leap from D to F?  Shouldn’t you lose points for forgetting one of the most popular letters? Well, New Jersey really needs …

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