Morning Announcements: May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014 11:45 am
No. 1 Shanghai May Drop Out of PISA Washington Post Answer Sheet
First in 2009 and then in 2012, Shanghai’s 15-year-old students (or, rather, a supposed representative group) were No. 1 in the world on the recent Program for International Student Assessment reading, math and science exams. But now, according to a popular Shanghai newspaper, Shanghai is considering dropping out of PISA. Why?
Unlikely Allies Uniting to Fight School Changes New York Times
She is a fan of MSNBC, supports abortion rights and increased government spending in schools, and believes unions should have the right to strike. He watches Fox News, opposes abortion and is a fiscal conservative who voted three years ago to strip teachers unions of collective bargaining rights.
Female ‘A+’ Students End Up Making As Much As Male ‘C’ Students Huffington Post
If you want to make more money, it helps to do well in school, but it helps even more to be a white man.
Baltimore, Boston Move to Build Ed-Tech Hubs Education Week
Baltimore and Boston are cities with their own distinct economic identities, but more recently they’ve shared an economic-development strategy: Both have organizations working aggressively to establish their metro regions as hubs for educational technology companies and startups.
The 3 Questions To Ask In Any Classroom NPR
It’s a frequent complaint in education journalism: Reporters should spend less time at school board meetings and get into a classroom to find out what’s really going on. For reporters, though, that’s a challenge and a risk, because lots of good journalists don’t know what to look for in a busy classroom. How do you know if what you’re seeing is “good” or not? After all, reporters aren’t professional educators. And they’re often under deadline.
OK Lawmakers Kill Common Core Standards Duncan Banner (Stephen County, OK)
The Oklahoma Legislature has vote overwhelmingly to repeal standards for math and English instruction that more than 40 states have adopted and to replace them with standards developed by the state.