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Diane Ravitch

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What Makes a Phenomenal Teacher?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The National Council on Teacher Quality released a report claiming that U.S. education programs are not preparing teachers for the classroom. Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch explains why we should let teachers teach without such skepticism, and tells us what she thinks makes a phenomenal teacher. 

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Can Obama's Turnaround Arts Initiative Save Schools?

Friday, May 04, 2012

Last week, the Obama administration announced a new initiative to improve a handful of the nation’s worst performing schools through arts education. The Turnaround Arts Initiative has chosen eight schools to receive $14.7 million over three years to integrate art, music, dance, and ...

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Diane Ravitch Has Questions for the Cuomo Commission

Friday, January 06, 2012

Diane Ravitch, a professor of education and frequent critic of the school reform movement, says New York state's school system is in trouble. She poses seven questions for a commission that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says he will form to look into student achievement and school accountability.

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New Report Reveals Half of Nation's Schools Are Failing

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Some new numbers about the No Child Left Behind Act paint a bleak portrait of the country's education system. According to a report from the Center on Education Policy, 48 percent of the nation’s public schools did not meet No Child Left Behind's requirements for "adequate yearly progress," a percentage-based criteria for improvement set by individual states. However, students's performance on the national standardized test are not considered in AYP.

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No Child Left Behind Laws Get Major Loophole

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

As one of the hallmark pieces of education legislation passed by President George W. Bush, The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 aimed to reform the American education system by giving schools standard and measurable goals that 100 percent of all students needed to meet. But, by promising to leave no child behind, did the act set its goals too far

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The Social Cost of Changing Your Mind

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Politicians and public figures are often ostracized for changing their minds (think: "flip-flop"). However, having a change of opinion part of being human. Diane Ravitch former U.S. assistant secretary of education famously changed her opinion on the efficacy of standardized testing. She was an outspoken supporter of "No Child Left Behind," and has since changed her position and is advocating against this program. She is currently a research professor at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

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State of Education

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Education historian and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch talks about the state of the American education system.

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Diane Ravitch

Monday, March 08, 2010

Education expert Diane Ravitch discusses her new book The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, and explains why she has completely changed her mind about how to fix the nation's schools.

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Trying to Govern

Monday, March 08, 2010

Governing New York is no easy feat. Rick Lazio, Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Congressman explains why he still wants to take over the statehouse. And Lloyd Constantine, former senior aide Eliot Spitzer, gives an insider’s account of the March ’08 scandal and resignation. Plus, Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright; education ...

New Math Test Scores

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

New national math test scores come out today. Diane Ravitch, research professor of education at New York University and author of The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn, talks about the 4th and 8th grade national scores, and state scores.

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Numbers don't add up

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

It's the first day of the new school year, and principals have more power than ever. Meanwhile the Daily News has investigated whether math scores have actually gone up, or if the tests difficulty has gone down. Erin Einhorn, staff reporter for the New York Daily News and Diane ...

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