Best known for her claim to put “Students First” and more controversially, to use student standardized test scores to evaluate teacher performance, Michelle Rhee will likely go ahead with plans to speak on Friday, August 12, 2011, at the Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek, a conference held at a Chicago-area “mega-church.” …Rhee’s continued participation at the conference and lack of any statement regarding the need to accept and keep LGBT youth safe from bullies has riled many LGBT activists and caused allies to question Rhee’s devotion to her slogan.
Listen as a former Colorado teacher, Sabrina Stevens-Shupe, talks about the need to support public education and why the Save Our Schools march and conference were organized. The event is scheduled for July 28-31, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Two teachers, a student, and an independent scholar of religion and the First Amendment join K12NN as contributors.
ZombieX interviews one of the best English teachers in the state of California, Kelly Gallagher — author of the book Readicide. What teach to the student looks like, as opposed to teach to the test.
ZombieX returns to talk about how standardized testing narrows what kids learn and how they learn it. He celebrates Rob Gaudette, California Middle School Teacher of the Year, and observes Gaudette’s creative teaching methods that stimulate critical thinking in all of his students.
Zombie X gives us his perspective on standardized testing and No Child Left Behind from the point of view of a 12-year old seventh grader who attends a public school.
A thoughtless rant larded with casual racism against Asian Pacific Americans made and released in haste is repented (and riffed endlessly and even artfully) at leisure. The web *is* kinda permanent, isn’t it?
Education is key to the formation of a lot of APA communities. We chew it over and see where we go next at Banana 2: Asian Pacific American Bloggers Converge on Los Angeles Today.
Students at the public Roger C. Sullivan High School in Chicago have taken a stand in support of Miguel del Valle in the city’s mayoral election. They caught an inaccuracy in a mayoral debate made by frontrunner candidate and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel with regard to top-performing public high schools, none of which are charters.
Read the entire study (Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Paper on student-surveyed teacher effectiveness), posted here by the LA Times.