Are You Following Diane Ravitch’s Blog?

Diane Ravitch, a major watchdog of educational policy and practice, has a discussion blog at http://dianeravitch.net.  Join in the discussions or just read what others have to say about important issues in education.

Here’s a post that caught my attention on Facebook today about “turnaround schools.”  Is money really being spent appropriately for the best student outcomes? You decide…

http://dianeravitch.net/2015/05/31/wendy-lecker-the-hoax-of-turnaround-schools/

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Teaching About Writing

Here is the link to a blog post on writing from the National Council of Teachers of English (http://blogs.ncte.org/index.php/2015/05/finished-and-edited-texts/). It sets up a series of guidelines for teaching writing in the context of English classes, including checklists for self-editing and other pointers for teachers.  There are also resources through the links to additional information and ideas.  If you teach English at any level, this is a great blog to follow.

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