Required Readings

Sex ed live, NY teacher evals, race and discipline, science ed, banned books 2014, and more: Required Readings, 04.20.15

In pop culture, today is 420, sort of a Cannabis Christmas. However, educators are more likely to associate the date with the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. One of the biggest education stories of the past week involved a mother (and renowned sex researcher) who observed a lecture given as …

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Required Readings

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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G’town not Catholic enough, libraries beyond books, UTexas regent fight, and bias in classroom evaluations: Required Readings, 5.13.14

To begin our Required Readings for this Tuesday the 13th, the Vatican has responded to Exorcist author William Peter Blatty’s petition asking that Georgetown University be stripped of the Catholic and Jesuit labels because, in his opinion, the school nor the student body are Catholic enough. Specifically, he was concerned that …

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Required Readings

Do teachers make kids more valuable? OR I’m not here to make widgets! It’s Required Reading Mayday 2014!

Well, let’s see what’s been bugging me this morning: For  “Value Added Teacher Evaluation”, which is part of the trinity of corporate educational reform ( along with charter schools and Common Core), Houston teachers are saying No Thank You.  The terminology is disturbing to me. It seems to indicate that …

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