Today's news -- May 9, 2014

 

 

 

 


Florida’s high school seniors: Our ill-served FCAT generation

http://bobsidlethoughtsandmusings.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/floridas-high-school-seniors-our-ill-served-fcat-generation/

 

Republicans, not unions, to blame for state of education

http://hernandotoday.com/he/list/hernando-columns/republicans-not-unions-to-blame-for-state-of-education-20140508/

 

NEPC: Charter school “wait lists” are overstated, possibly meaningless

http://dianeravitch.net/2014/05/08/nepc-charter-school-wait-lists-are-overstated-possibly-meaningless/

 

Charter$ and ca$hing in

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2014/05/charter-cahing-in.html

 

Republicans reject federal efforts to make charters accountable

http://dianeravitch.net/2014/05/08/republicans-reject-grijalva-efforts-to-make-charters-accountable/

 

Report: Right-wing extremists use Common Core attacks to undermine public education

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/05/08/report-right-wing-extremists-use-common-core-attacks-to-undermine-public-education/

 

Esquire: Louis C.K. is right about Common Core

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/louis-ck-education

http://dianeravitch.net/2014/05/08/esquire-louis-c-k-is-right-about-common-core/

 

Literacy expert to Obama on PARCC test: too hard, too confusing, or absurd?

http://dianeravitch.net/2014/05/09/literacy-expert-to-obama-on-parcc-test-too-hard-too-confusing-or-absurd/

 

What if we used assessment to learn rather than to judge?

http://dianeravitch.net/2014/05/09/arthur-camins-what-if-we-used-assessment-to-learn-rather-than-to-judge/

 

Lake School Board members want to know if class-size numbers were fudged (Stuart Klatte quoted)
http://www.dailycommercial.com/news/article_659c8174-4ce5-509d-8533-df4c51e5a9df.html

 

Walton district and union make their cases at hearing (WCEA mentioned)
http://defuniakherald.com/?p=7636

 

GOP and Democrats disagree on education spending

http://www.thefloridacurrent.com/article.cfm?id=37560606

 

Legislature's political game with public schools

http://www.bradenton.com/2014/05/09/5143753/legislatures-political-game-with.html?sp=/99/196/

 

Districts told not to deny students over immigration

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/us/districts-are-warned-not-to-deny-students-over-immigration-status.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/05/08/obama-administration-updates-education-guidelines-for-undocumented-immigrant-students/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

 

New GED test not making the grade

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/education/2014/05/08/new-ged-test-making-grade/8832443/

 

FGCU, other universities ramp up online learning

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/education/2014/05/08/fgcu-universities-ramp-online-learning/8877659/

 

First class of Florida Polytechnic University stepping into new, untested waters

http://news.wfsu.org/post/first-class-florida-polytechnic-university-stepping-new-untested-waters

 

U.S. House panel grills college leaders on unionization

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2014/05/08/house-education-workforce-committee-northwestern-football-labor-union/8846329/

 

Open government takes a beating

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/05/08/opinion-open-government-takes-beating/8867859/

 

Medicaid expansion unlikely, Steube says

http://politics.heraldtribune.com/2014/05/08/medicaid-expansion-unlinkely-steube-says/

 

Battle on worker drug testing continues

http://politics.heraldtribune.com/2014/05/08/battle-worker-drug-testing-continues/

 

Crist hits right note on Cuba

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-crists-shift-on-cuba/2178955

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/08/4105457/crist-criticized-for-planning.html

 

With eye on Crist, Scott launches “victory tour” (Andy Ford quoted)

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/os-rick-scott-session-victories-20140508,0,5075212.story

 

Scott on Common Core: “I want standards”

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/gov-rick-scott-on-common-core-i-want-standards/2178862

 

Rubio, Bush, Scott dodge questions on climate change

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/rubio-bush-scott-dodge-nyt-questions-on-climate-change/2178872

http://www.saintpetersblog.com/email-insights-climate-change-worries-fall-deaf-ears-marco-rubio-rick-scott

 

Graham touts economic plan in race against Southerland

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/politics/2014/05/08/gwen-graham-touts-economic-plan-race-southerland/8883257/

 

Invisible labor, redux

http://shankerblog.org/?p=9872

 

How to shrink inequality

http://www.thenation.com/article/179715/how-shrink-inequality

 

Now that’s rich

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/opinion/krugman-now-thats-rich.html

 

Can the Kochs hold back history?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/opinion/egan-can-the-kochs-hold-back-history.html

 

Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity plans $125 million spending spree

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/koch-brothers-americans-for-prosperity-2014-elections-106520.html

 

 

 

 

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