K-12 education (page 3)

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    How to make children behave

    From The Robesonian, Thursday, June 5, 1919 (page 3)…
    Terry Stoops, June 5, 2019
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    Black students in N.C. charter schools are more likely to have black teachers

    Madeline Will at Education Week reports on a new Fordham Institute study that examined teacher demographics in North Carolina district and charter schools. Black students in charter schools are more likely to have black teachers than their peers in traditional public schools, which can lead to academic gains in…
    Terry Stoops, June 4, 2019
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    How Costs Have Diverged Over Time

    John Cochrane has posted a review of Why Are the Prices So D*mn High? by Eric Helland and Alex Tabarrok that highlights this revealing chart: The increase in health care costs is bad enough, but look what’s happened to the cost of education!…
    Jon Guze, June 3, 2019
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    Sub tells of being punished for correcting students’ basic mistakes

    Keyron McDermott shares with USA Today readers the disturbing story of his experience as a substitute teacher. There was a small ruction in third period; the principal and I discussed it amicably, and I barely gave it second thought. However, a couple weeks later, I received a letter informing…
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2019
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    Common Core hurt student test scores

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist delivers bad news to fans of Common Core. Researchers the Obama administration funded to assist Common Core’s rollout recently found, to their surprise, that under Common Core U.S. student achievement has sunk. “Contrary to our expectation, we found that [Common Core] had significant…
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2019
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    Lifeline linked to child safety accounts

    Vicki Alger and Timothy Benson write for the Washington Examiner about a proposal designed to help students struggling in traditional public schools. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., has introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that could improve the lives of thousands of children in the District of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 30, 2019
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    Exposing SAT myths

    Jason Richwine writes for National Review Online about misconceptions linked to the SAT. Last week I lamented that the College Board’s new practice of assigning applicants an “adversity score” will perpetuate a widespread myth — that the SAT is biased against students from poor or minority backgrounds. SAT…
    Mitch Kokai, May 30, 2019
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    Biden says that charter schools “have admissions tests”

    …and it shows. Speaking before a crowd of educators Tuesday evening, former Vice President Joe Biden said that some charter schools funnel money from public schools, and that he does not believe federal funds should go to for-profit charter schools. “Any…
    Terry Stoops, May 29, 2019