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Education Reform

The Meaning of PISA – Top Performers – Education Week
The Meaning of PISA – Top Performers – Education Week

So the top-performing countries move a little further ahead of us and the gap widens.  In most OECD countries this news would be a call to arms.  Their education leaders would be combing the PISA data on the top-performers to see what they could learn that might enable to them to improve their own performance. 

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Common Core

Arne Duncan’s ‘White, Suburban Mom’ Remark: New Words, Same Argument – Politics K-12 – Education Week
Arne Duncan’s ‘White, Suburban Mom’ Remark: New Words, Same Argument – Politics K-12 – Education Week

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s common-core comments to a group of state chiefs on Friday created a firestorm of backlash after he said some of the opposition is coming from “white, suburban moms” who all of a sudden discover their kids aren’t as “brilliant as they thought they were and

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Social Justice

Malala Yousafzai Did Not Win a Nobel Peace Prize, But She’s Still Cool – Rules for Engagement – Education Week
Malala Yousafzai Did Not Win a Nobel Peace Prize, But She’s Still Cool – Rules for Engagement – Education Week

Malala Yousafzai, the young advocate for women’s access to education, did not win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, but she’s still had a big year. The Nobel committee announced this morning that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (or OPCW) has won this year’s peace prize, for its work

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Political Action

Federal Lawmakers Propose Expansion of Children’s Online Privacy Protections – Digital Education – Education Week

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers has introduced legislation designed to ramp up protections on students’ online privacy—an area of concern among parents and advocates in a growing number of states and school districts. The measure, dubbed the “Do Not Track Kids Act,” would expand the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy

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Labor/Union Movement

Walmart Violated Workers’ Rights
Walmart Violated Workers’ Rights

Washington, DC — The National Labor Relations Board General Counsel issued a decision yesterday November 18th to prosecute Walmart for its widespread violations of its workers’ rights. The decision will provide additional protection for Walmart’s 1.3 million employees when they are speaking out for better jobs at the country’s largest

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