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Today in History: Race to the Top 

Announced on July 25, 2009 by President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Race to the Top was a $4.35 billion grant for K-12 education reform to strengthen teaching and learning. It was funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and sought several goals: develop rigorous standards and better assessments; adopt better …

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Today in History: Common Core Is Launched 

Since its arrival nine years ago, Common Core has greatly impacted the health of our nation's schools. The standards govern how teachers teach and what students study to master English Language Arts and mathematics. The guidelines are meant to shape pedagogy, but in many cases have damaged its essence -- the spirit and structure of teaching and …

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How To Talk With Families About Genetics and Psychiatric Illness 

Title: How to talk with families about genetics and psychiatric illness Authors: Holly Peay & Jehannine Austin Publisher:  W. W. Norton Call number: RC455.4.G4 P43 2011 From the Publisher: Addressing clients' questions and concerns about the role of genetics in mental illness. As we learn more about how our biology and genes can play into …

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Teaching With Vision: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Standards-Based Classrooms 

Title: Teaching With Vision: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Standards-Based Classrooms Editors: Sleeter, Christine E. and Catherine Cornbleth Publisher: Teachers College Press Call No.: LB1025.3 .T4393 2011 From the Publisher: In Teaching with Vision, two respected scholars in teaching for social justice have gathered teachers from across the country to describe rich examples of extraordinary practice. This collection showcases the …

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Beyond Multiple Choice: evaluating alternatives to traditional testing for selection 

Title: Beyond Multiple Choice:  Evaluating Alternatives to Traditional Testing for Selection Editor: Milton Hakel Publisher: Psychology Press; 1 edition (February 15, 1998) Check it out: HF5549.5.E5 B49 1998 From the publisher:  This volume provides in-depth coverage of a key piece of today's human resource selection technology--the viability of alternatives to paper and pencil multiple-choice selection …

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Essentials of testing and assessment : a practical guide for counselors, social workers, and psychologists 

Title: Essentials of testing and assessment : A practical guide for counselors, social workers, and psychologists Author: Edward S. Neukrug and R. Charles Fawcett Publisher: Thomson/Brooks/Cole Call Number: BF431 .N48 2010 From the Publisher: This text is intended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate level courses in departments of counselor education, social work, clinical psychology, and …

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Diane Ravitch on Testing, Choice, and Public Education  ☆

As her home office in Brooklyn was being repainted, Diane Ravitch, one of the nation's foremost historians of education and a leading education policy analyst, began reviewing forty years of her writings. Yellowing scrapbooks that recorded her reflections and observations on the state of American education stimulated a fresh look at currently popular strategies of …

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