Monthly Archives: April 2011

An Open Letter to Journalists Who Cover Education

Inspired by Anthony Cody’s recent posts that were written about in the New York Times, I wrote the following.  An open letter to journalists who cover education is towards the end.  Feel free to take from it to send to … Continue reading

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A Failed Extra Credit Offer

I recently offered my Algebra 1 students an extra credit opportunity worth five percentage points towards their grade, which I mentioned I would do when the marking period started six weeks ago. My intent with the extra credit offer was … Continue reading

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Obama’s Policies Under Fire: Department of Ed Responds

After Anthony Cody* posted “Obama Blasts His Own Education Policies” on his “Living in Dialog” blog,  Justin Hamilton, press secretary to Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, asked Anthony if he would correct certain statements he made in his post.  Anthony asked … Continue reading

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