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TFA’s ‘Political Arm’ LEE Reveals Their Support Of DeVos’ Main Priority

Teach For America has become a lot less outspoken, politically, since Trump became President and DeVos the Secretary of Education.  During the Obama/Duncan years, TFA would often have blog posts and tweets supporting some ed reform policy about charter schools … Continue reading

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Teach To None

Teach To One is a math program sold by New Classrooms.  Currently used by about 16 schools in the country, the Teach To One program incorporates a mix of video tutorials, small group instruction, and full class instruction.  A computer … Continue reading

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The Alum-lie Spreads

Two weeks ago, The 74 published the results of The Alumni which claims to show that the graduates of certain charter school networks go on to graduate college at a rate of 3 to 5 times the rate of low-income … Continue reading

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What Happened To The Math Regents? Part IV

Surely not every question on a New York State math Regents should be completely straight forward.  You want a test with a mix of some challenging questions so that students prepare for a test that is going to require a … Continue reading

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What Happened To The Math Regents? Part III

The New York Regents Exams are the standardized final exams for high school students in New York State.  For many years, the math Regents were very well made tests that teachers (most that I know) seemed to like.  But lately … Continue reading

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The Alum-lie

On the heels of the latest call by the NAACP for a charter school moratorium, there has been a media blitz started by The 74 about a report called ‘The Alumni’ in which they claim that charter school graduates go … Continue reading

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What Happened To The Math Regents? Part II

For the past few years in New York, the standardized math final exams for high school, known as ‘The Regents’ have been curved so that 30% was a passing score.  It didn’t used to be this way.  The relevant question … Continue reading

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