DFER News Round Up
December 28, 2012
DFER News Round Up
Also, the world didn't end. That's always a plus. All the more reason to be excited about the DFER News Round Up!
By Devin Boyle, Director of Communications
DFER Seen & Heard:
- Montgomery County Superintendent Starr suggests a three year moratorium on standardized testing. DFER’s Barone weighs in (Washington Post)
- “Lawmakers, have the guts to ban gutless votes," writes Gloria Romero for the OC Register
From DFER's Blog:
- “Thanking and Honoring Our Nation's Teachers,” by DFER IN’s Larry Grau
- DFER’s Lisa Macfarlane discusses the Race to the Top district grant won in her home state in “A Road Map to Student Success”
- Joe Williams pens, “Nut Jobs at the Margins (Or Do People Really Believe Collective Bargaining Had ANYTHING To Do With Newtown)"
- Guest Post: "James Merriman Remembers Frank Macchiarola"
- DFER Colorado Advisory Board Member and CEO of A+ Denver, Van Schoales pens, "Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, Stuck in the middle..."
In Related News:
- NY Times reports, “For Poor, Leap to College Often Ends in a Hard Fall”
- It’s a no go for CA. The Feds deny the state an NCLB waiver (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
- BBC compares US education outcomes to "finding out that athletes were running faster 40 years ago"
- LA public school teacher writes, “I’m a Teacher, I’ve Got Tenure—but the System Doesn’t Work”
- Four models for School Improvement Grants are here to stay (Ed Week)
- Study by the Foundation for Child Development suggests it will take 35 years of continued gains at the current rate before 50% of 4th graders read proficiently on NAEP - 2047 is a looong time to wait for proficiency (Ed Week)
- Governor Cuomo warns NYC that it must approve teacher evaluation plan or wave goodbye to $250 million in additional school funding (NY Post)
- CREDO study shows Indiana charter schools have strong test score gains (Indianapolis Star)
Fun with Infographics & More:
- Infographic | Happy Holidays from the DFER Team
- Infographic | How Will the Fiscal Cliff Affect Education?
Happy Holidays and Have a Great Weekend!