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New CPRE Study Claims Common Core Advocates Are Rational, Opponents Are Not

February 25, 2015 at 8:30 am

Yesterday, researchers at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) released a study that analyzes how the Common Core has played out on Twitter. (Or, more precisely, how it's played out for those people who've included the hashtag "#CommonCore" in their tweets.) The graphics for the web-based results are quite nifty. And some of the analysis is innocuous enough.

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What the Book Teaches About Using Classroom Technology Right

February 23, 2015 at 8:33 am

A year ago, Bror Saxberg and I penned the book Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age. I'm pretty fond of the volume (you can check it out here). Anyway, I've had several opportunities of late to spend time with some folks creating some really impressive digital and tech-enabled tools for learning. But then I listen to some of the really enthusiastic cheerleaders and I get nervous. It all put me in the mood to share a revised version of a piece that Bror and I penned a little while back for National Review. So here you go:

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ESEA Cabin Fever: The Proper Federal Role in Education

February 19, 2015 at 8:30 am

"Cabin Fever" is a virtual conversation between two friends who come from the opposite ends of the political spectrum but share a belief in the power of public education to improve lives and brighten our collective future. The focus of the conversation is the federal K-12 education law known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind), which is in progress in Congress. Our initial post on February 4 reflected areas of agreement around annual testing and transparency. Additional posts focus on areas of disagreement and will run simultaneously through February 19 every other day on Rick's blog at Education Week and on Education Post.

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ESEA Cabin Fever: Should the Feds Support Education Innovation?

February 17, 2015 at 8:30 am

"Cabin Fever" is a virtual conversation between two friends who come from the opposite ends of the political spectrum but share a belief in the power of public education to improve lives and brighten our collective future. The focus of the conversation is the federal K-12 education law known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind), which is in progress in Congress. Our initial post on February 4 reflected areas of agreement around annual testing and transparency. Additional posts focus on areas of disagreement and will run simultaneously through February 19 every other day on Rick's blog at Education Week and on Education Post.

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ESEA Cabin Fever: Should the Feds Have Any Role in Evaluating Teachers?

February 13, 2015 at 8:40 am

"Cabin Fever" is a virtual conversation between two friends who come from the opposite ends of the political spectrum but share a belief in the power of public education to improve lives and brighten our collective future. The focus of the conversation is the federal K-12 education law known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind), which is in progress in Congress. Our initial post on February 4 reflected areas of agreement around annual testing and transparency. Additional posts focus on areas of disagreement and will run simultaneously through February 19 every other day on Rick's blog at Education Week and on Education Post.

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