"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

See Bill. See Money. See News.

 by Susan Ohanian



The Money

            Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant

            New Venture Fund

              June 2015
              to enable the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) to improve student learning
              across the nation by defining, sharing and advocating for effective teaching practices and policies

The Money Traveling as News

February 16, 2016

Nation's top teachers back PARCC and Smarter Balanced 

Over two separate weekends in August and September of last year, 23 State Teachers of the Year each huddled for nearly 20 hours at a hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The teachers assembled to participate in a first-of-its-kind study: a deep and thorough analysis of the two new assessments used in 27 states in 2015 (named PARCC and Smarter Balanced) judged against previous tests used in several states.
Commissioned by the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY), the study found a marked preference for Smarter Balanced and PARCC. . . .


See the   Coincidence:

  • The Executive Director and CEO of NNSTOY served as Director of Policy and Partnerships for the Center for Educator Effectiveness at Pearson;

In the name of Money, Connections, and Money,


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