The Education Gadfly Show

This week, Mike and Rick take bets on whether Crist will sign the pending Florida teacher evaluation legislation, debate the merits of the newly proposed D.C. teacher contract, and decide holding prom on a weeknight was the death of fun. Then Amber confirms that teacher turnover might not have the negative effects on student achievement we assume, and Rate that Reform de-friends you.
Rick skips town to attend the NCAA finals in Indianapolis. (It's ok to be jealous.) So this week bitter two-point rivals Mike and Andy discuss the RTTT winners, Minnesota's changes for charter authorizers, whether virtual schools are the next silver bullet, and whose forthcoming book will make the New York Times bestseller list. Then Research Intern Daniela sits in for Amber "I'm on jury duty" Winkler on the Research Minute; she reports on a new study from Northwestern that finds NCLB does affect achievement?when tied to high standards and rigorous accountability. And finally Rate that Reform throws a Tea Party for the elderly.
Rick skips town to attend the NCAA finals in Indianapolis. (It's ok to be jealous.) So this week bitter two-point rivals Mike and Andy discuss the RTTT winners, Minnesota's changes for charter authorizers, whether virtual schools are the next silver bullet, and whose forthcoming book will make the New York Times bestseller list. Then Research Intern Daniela sits in for Amber "I'm on jury duty" Winkler on the Research Minute; she reports on a new study from Northwestern that finds NCLB does affect achievement?when tied to high standards and rigorous accountability. And finally Rate that Reform throws a Tea Party for the elderly.
This week, it's all Rick all the time in his new Rick-only segment, "Bent Sideways with Rick Hess." Hear him read aloud the last ten 1500-word "Straight Up" blog posts, which feature the word "I" a mere ninety-three times, in under twenty minutes.
This week, Andy and Mike take on the draft K-12 Common Core standards, lament the school-based fight against childhood obesity, and wonder how many FOIA requests is too many. Then Amber tells us about the new Brown Center report's findings on school turnarounds and Rate that Reform, guest-featuring Research Assistant Janie, wants to send adolescent boys to Siberia.
This week, Andy and Mike take on the draft K-12 Common Core standards, lament the school-based fight against childhood obesity, and wonder how many FOIA requests is too many. Then Amber tells us about the new Brown Center report's findings on school turnarounds and Rate that Reform, guest-featuring Research Assistant Janie, wants to send adolescent boys to Siberia.
It?s all ESEA all the time this week, as Andy and Mike square off in debate over the Obama Administration?s reauthorization blueprint. Then Amber tells us about charter-school teacher evaluations and Stafford wants to know is it Conn-ec-ti-cut?
It?s all ESEA all the time this week, as Andy and Mike square off in debate over the Obama Administration?s reauthorization blueprint. Then Amber tells us about charter-school teacher evaluations and Stafford wants to know is it Conn-ec-ti-cut?
This week, Mike and Rick discuss the RTTT finalists (we're a bit late, but this is a weekly show!), ED's new push for civil rights, and whether school board members should be at least well educated to sit their posts. Then Amber tells us about a new Education Trust study that might be a bit too optimistic about the effects of NCLB on achievement than it lets on and Stafford says, Don't point!
This week, Mike and Rick discuss the RTTT finalists (we're a bit late, but this is a weekly show!), ED's new push for civil rights, and whether school board members should be at least well educated to sit their posts. Then Amber tells us about a new Education Trust study that might be a bit too optimistic about the effects of NCLB on achievement than it lets on and Stafford says, Don't point!

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