"Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day..." - 5 new articles
I made some revisions to my book excerpt that appeared in Education Week recently, and it was just published in The Washington Post. My small changes connected the idea of helping students motivate themselves to school reform, and how perhaps making schools adopt what some see as business practices might not be a good idea.
I’m adding this piece to The Best Posts & Articles Explaining Why Schools Should Not Be Run Like Businesses.
Here are a few recent good school reform posts and articles:
A Big Fish In A Small Causal Pond is by Matthew Di Carlo at the Shanker Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher & Outside Factors Have On Student Achievement.
Vouchers making a comeback, but why? is by Diane Ravitch, and it appeared in The Washington Post. I’ve added it to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea.
What Do Teachers “Produce”? is by Diana Senechal and appeared in the Core Knowledge Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Explaining Why Schools Should Not Be Run Like Businesses.
U.S. Schools Are Still Ahead—Way Ahead is from Business Week. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery.
LIFO is good Part II is by Gary Rubinstein. I’m adding it to The Best Articles For Helping To Understand Both Why Teacher Tenure Is Important & The Reasons Behind Seniority-Based Layoffs.
Same Kids, Same Building, Same Lies is by Gary Rubinstein. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.
Here are two new good additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The American Civil War:
Battles and Casualties of the Civil War is an interactive from The Washington Post.
Civil War Timeline: Fury Unleashed is another interactive from The Post.
And, while I’m listing new additions, here’s Slavery, Not States’ Rights, Caused Civil War Whose Political Effects Linger from NPR.
I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me.
Over the past two years, I have posted:
It’s been six months since I shared my latest “picks” from my Engaging Parents In School blog, which I began when my book, Building Parent Engagement In Schools, was published.
So, here are my choices for The Best Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Six Months (not listed in any order of preference):
Feedback is welcome.
If you found this post useful, you might want to explore the 660 other “The Best…” lists I’ve compiled.
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