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News and Opinions from Dallas/Texas

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Dallas ISD’s Mike Miles fires 3 principals despite board vote

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51 schools and counting: Principal changes in Dallas ISD

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Despite Imagine 2020, middle schools in South, West Dallas still struggle

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Check out end-of-course STAAR scores for Dallas ISD and the state

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Dallas ISD fires official who’d been accused of sexual harassment

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85 job cuts catch Dallas ISD trustees by surprise

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Dallas ISD investigation finds top executive engaged in ‘deceptive and dishonest practices’

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Dallas ISD personnel executive charged with assaulting employee after firing her

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Editorial: Mike Miles’ sharp elbows and tin ear

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Does Mike Miles still have a future in Dallas after principal firings?

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Mike Miles’ double standard on hiring, firing and gauging ‘professional leadership’

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Editorial: DISD principal’s innovation yields results

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Miles keeps backing Tonya Sadler Grayson, yet complains of negative news coverage?

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Editorial: Mike Miles needs to bench troubled Dallas ISD HR official

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This passenger on Mike Miles’ reform ship is practicing my dog paddling

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DISD, where deceptiveness is no bar to employment

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With new school board president, Miles loses a loyal defender

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Title VI Complaint Against DISD (Executive Summary)

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Title VI Complaint Filed Against DISD (full 76 page report)

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DISD Budget Director Questions Misspent at Risk Funds

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New questions about red ink at Dallas ISD

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85 Dallas ISD employees dismissed after News 8 investigation

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Fresh financial upheaval at DISD

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Cooking the Books in DISD

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Beware: A Hostile Takeover of all Dallas Public Schools is Underway

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Dallas

 

Corporate Reform 101

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New data shows school “reformers” are full of it

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Opinion: True education reform grapples with power issues, senseless testing mandates

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True Education Reform: Community Schools And Collective Impact

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REPORT: Meet The Billionaires Who Are Trying To Privatize Our Schools And Kill Public Education

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Book Review: A Chronicle of Echoes

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The Current School Reform Landscape: Christopher H. Tienken

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The Educator And The Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges The Gates Foundation

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Race to the Bottom: Corporate School Reform and the Future of Public Education Paperback by Michael V. McGill

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Why is it OK to defame teachers?

 

Standardized Testing

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES: FRISCO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT:RESOLUTION CONCERNING HIGH STAKES, STANDARDIZED TESTING OF TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

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New state math standards mean many kids started the year behind

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Standardized Testing is not Teaching

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Five things people say about standardized tests and the opt-out movement that aren’t true

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‘We now know students cannot be tested out of poverty’

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Teacher to lawmakers: How our testing fixation sucks the life out of the school day

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Fairtest: Demands for Test Reform Escalate Across the Nation

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What is the Value of the SAT and ACT?

 

Standardized Testing Opt Out Movement

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New No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Attempt Targets Opt-Out Movement

 

Charter Schools

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Are students better off in charter schools? State says it’s unsure

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Follow the Charter Management Fees in Connecticut

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Michigan: A Very Curious Story of Charter Management Techniques

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Why is This Charter Management Company Still in Business?

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More Privatization in Wisconsin: Legislators  Propose Additional Charters

 

History Lessons

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The ugly reform mess in Newark public schools — by a top Newark education official

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Nevada Abandons Public Education

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What the heck is going on with Wisconsin public education?

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Wisconsin Drops Teacher Standards in Race to the Bottom

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Chicago Schools Chief Resigns Amid Federal Investigation

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Is the Tennessee Miracle Unraveling?

 

School Reform and Civil Rights

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‘We now know students cannot be tested out of poverty’

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The High-Stakes Pipeline

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Reduce Poverty and Ensure Equity: The Key to Education Reform Is Not the Common Core

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High-Stakes Testing is a Social Justice Issue

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Friedman Turns Baltimore Uprising Into Commercial for Wife’s Charter School

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We Know Now Students Cannot Be Tested Out of Poverty

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Civil Rights

 

Teach For America

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Inside Information and Reflections From a Former TFA Trainer

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A TFA Teacher: How I Would Like to Fix Teach For America

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Learning on Other People’s Kids: Becoming a Teach for America Teacher by Barbara Torre Veltri

 

Early Childhood

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A Review of the Common Core Math Standards for K-3

 

Texas Educational Politics

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Lawmakers send bill requiring annual letter grades for all schools to governor

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Texas lawmakers passed several school bills but not a finance fix or vouchers

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Editorial: A disappointing session for education

 

Presidential Election 2016

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Hillary Clinton Works For The Support Of An Old Ally: The Teachers Union

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Appealing to Union: Hillary Clinton Calls Teachers Scapegoats

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The Republicans of Democrats for Education Reform

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Wow, Jeb Bush is Awful

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The Screaming Hypocrisy of @GovChristie On Education

 

Miscellaneous Articles

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Dumb Arguments About The Common Core Distract From What Matters Most

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Teacher Tearfully Describes Bullying and Intimidation She Suffered for Opposing Common Core

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CHURN: Thee High Cost of Principal Turnover

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True Education Reform: Community Schools And Collective Impact