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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Maria Mahon

Maria Mahon

Harlem Success Academy Prepares for Tests at Queens Farm Museum - NYTimes.com - 1 views

  • New York State‚Äôs English and math exams include several questions each year about livestock, crops and the other staples of the rural experience that some educators say flummox city children, whose knowledge of nature might begin and end at Central Park
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      Professory Cooke once told a story about teaching students in the rural West. When asked where they were most likely to see a yacht, the students did not choose lake or ocean, but highway. They lived in a town through which many yachts were moved on flat-bed trucks between the summer and winter homes of their owners. So, given the life experiences of the students, this was the correct answer.... but not the one that the test-makers were going to count as correct.
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    The Harlem Success Academny takes its students on field trips that aim to help students do better on standardized tests by taking them on fields trips to introduce them to subject matter that will be on the test, such as a farm.
Maria Mahon

Young People in D.C. Say Anti-Gang Measures Should Address Social Problems - washington... - 0 views

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    Although this article is not directly related to education policy, I think it provides an important look at the youth culture many students in DC schools experience.
Maria Mahon

Court Says Parents of Special-Education Students Can Seek Reimbursement - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    This article discusses the conclusion to a Supreme Court case that was described in an article I book-marked earlier in the semester. The Supreme Court has ruled that parents of special-education students may seek reimbursement for private school tuition.
Maria Mahon

Education Chief to Warn Advocates That Inferior Charter Schools Harm the Effort - NYTim... - 0 views

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    An interesting look at the charter school movement... Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently said that charter schools that are not top-tiered are actually hurting the charter school movement. This comes at a time when the Obama administration is stressing the value of opening more charter schools.
Maria Mahon

Report Says Success at New York City's Small Schools Has a Price - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    While small schools in NYC are being hailed as success stories, larger comprehensive high schools are struggling with attendance and graduation rates. This article mentions doing more to support these schools that have a large number of high-needs students.
Maria Mahon

Left Behind - Groups Band Together to Encourage Girls to Play Sports - Series - NYTimes... - 0 views

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    This article describes what people are doing to close the gap between male and female involvement in after-school sports programs. This is important because it also reflects concern over health, nutrition, and social interaction.
Maria Mahon

Music and Arts Instruction Lags, Study Finds - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    I find this look at music and arts to be particularly intersting - especially in light of the fact that many schools are cutting back on these subjects so that they can concentrate on subjects that are tested with standardized scores.
Maria Mahon

Connecticut School District That Clung to Tracking Is Letting Go - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    This is an interesting article on tracking students. Stamford, CT is doing away finally with the system because it fails low-level students.
Maria Mahon

Women Are Seen Bridging Gap in Science Opportunities - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Here is a new look at the much-discussed subject of women bridging opportunities in science. While women who get jobs in science seem to be holding them and doing well, they are still a small percentage in the applicant pool.
Maria Mahon

Connecticut District Tosses Algebra Textbooks and Goes Online - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    An interesting look at an online "text" created by teachers in the home of creating more in-depth knowledge (rather than rushing through traditional textbook chapters).
Maria Mahon

Next Test - Value of $125,000-a-Year Teachers - NYTimes.com - 7 views

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    This school is an interesting take on theory that excellent teachers are the real way to success. These teachers will earn much, much more than teachers in comparable positions, but they will also have bigger roles at the new school
Maria Mahon

46 States and D.C. to Pursue Common Education Standards - washingtonpost.com - 0 views

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    Attempts are being made to unify education standards nationally - "a step toward a uniform definition of success".
Maria Mahon

New York City Students Show Math Gains - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    NYC public school students showed increases in their math scores this year. Some say they show great increases and are reasons that the school should stay in the control of the mayor. Others argue that the improved scores are misleading - educators are getting used to the testing and know what to expect and they are thinking of raising the scores.
Maria Mahon

Supreme Court to Address Meeting the Needs of Special-Education Students - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    The United States Supreme Court will soon decide whether or not public schools must reimburse parents of special-education students for private-school tuition. This is a decision that could have major repurcussions for school budgets and also the services available to special-education students.
Maria Mahon

Obstacles and Benefits Seen in National School Makeover Effort - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    This article presents an interesting picture on Arne Duncan and his wish to shut down and reopen failing schools in an effort to deal with the legacy of No Child Left Behind.
Maria Mahon

Court Backs New Jersey Aid Revision - Less Focus on Poorest Schools - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    NJ Courts have changed the way funding will be distributed to schools.
Maria Mahon

New Push Seeks to End Need for Remedial Classes Before College - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    This article discusses pre-college remedial courses that many high school graduates must take before entering their first year of college. There is a push to get high schools and colleges more in sync in order to avoid this and make sure high school students are given the skills they will need in college.
Maria Mahon

Recession Puts Loan Forgiveness Programs in Peril - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    An interesting look at the cuts in loan repayment programs and what that could means for fields like teaching. If people are hesitant to take on loans for their education, this could lead to a shortage of teachers.
Maria Mahon

Controlling Interests - New York City Principals Are Younger and Freer, but Some Raise ... - 0 views

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    This article provides an interesting look at NYC principals, specifically those that are graduates of the City's Leadership Academy. They are usually much younger than those that held the positions before them.
Maria Mahon

Montgomery Co. Touts 'Seven Keys to College Readiness' as an Academic Pathway - washing... - 0 views

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    This article provides an interesting commentary on what some schools are defining as "successful" academic paths.
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