Education News Scoop March 2, 2019

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! All (well, maybe just a wee bit) the news that’s fit to print… and even more that isn’t but is printed anyway. Of the articles I come across, some may be worth sharing even if I, and possibly you, aren’t supportive of what is being reported. There may be something of interest to you in this line up of articles.

Science Curriculum Reviews Are Out, and Results Aren’t Great

Tweaking education standards is no substitute for informed teaching and learning

WV Teachers : We’re Scared To Disagree With Striking Teachers Unions

Report: Philly charter schools serve more affluent, advantaged students than rest of district

Government money for school choice is taxpayer-funded discrimination

There Is a Better Way to Teach Students with Learning Disabilities
More from Jo Boaler.  My comments about students who say they hate math:  I think their hatred is misplaced without their even realizing it.  They direct it at the math when what really is at the root of it is poor math instruction.

Mathematics is our specialty, and we are frequently frustrated to see the narrow ways mathematics is taught in many schools: teachers show methods and students reproduce them. When schools emphasize a narrow way of thinking, students who think more broadly turn away from the subject or worse, become labeled as having a disability. Students come to believe they are “not a math person” and that they are incapable.




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