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Creating Life-Long Readers through Choice
I am pleased to present this guest post by Lesley Roessing, Director of the Coastal Savannah Writing Project and Senior Lecturer in the College of Education, Armstrong State University. Lesley is a former graduate student of mine at St. Joseph's University ...
I am pleased to present this guest post by Lesley Roessing, Director of the Coastal Savannah Writing Project and Senior Lecturer in the College of Education, Armstrong State University. Lesley is a former graduate student of ...
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Ten Questions for Betsy DeVos
As I am sure you are aware, Senate hearings on Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education begin Wednesday, January 11, 2017. When the nomination was first announced, I wrote of my concern to my Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey. Toomey sent back a lett...
As I am sure you are aware, Senate hearings on Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education begin Wednesday, January 11, 2017. When the nomination was first announced, I wrote of my concern to my Pennsylvania Senator Pat...
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What excellent questions!
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There are a lot of good people in the edublogosphere, and if you've made it to this blog, you probably know many of them already. But for those of you just getting into the business, here's a quick reference list of some of m...
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Carl Paladino? /s
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The Least of Russ on Reading 2016
This is my third annual publication of posts that, for one reason or another, attracted little attention the first time around. It has been a year of gratifying growth in this blog; a year filled with the excitement of the publication of my book, A Parent's...
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Beyond Grades: How Am I Doing?
Part 2 in a series on grading and feedback In a post two weeks ago , I argued that we need to move away from grades for reporting student achievement. I argued that grades are ineffective in reporting student learning, encourage a grade acquisition orientat...
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The Mis-measure of Schools and School Children
Currently, at least 14 states grade their public schools on an A-F scale. Educators are correct to point out that this is a stupid way to hold schools accountable. Three reasons pop out right away when we think about the idiocy of giving schools a letter gr...
Currently, at least 14 states grade their public schools on an A-F scale. Educators are correct to point out that this is a stupid way to hold schools accountable. Three reasons pop out right away when we think about the idio...
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Elizabeth Warren has noticed that there will be only one, brief opportunity to grill Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, and so today she has sent DeVos a letter outlining what sorts of answers she's looking for. The ...
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Beyond Grades: How is My Child Doing?
Part 3 in a series on grading and feedback In previous posts in this series on grading, I have argued first that grades fail to motivate genuine learning and second, that they provide only vague unhelpful feedback to students. But what about parents? Many t...
Part 3 in a series on grading and feedback In previous posts in this series on grading, I have argued first that grades fail to motivate genuine learning and second, that they provide only vague unhelpful feedback to st...
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The Best Education Books of 2016
Time once again for my annual listing of the best books on education that I read in the past year. My selections are, of course, limited by the books that I chose to read and the time I had for reading them, but I think you will find both informative an ent...
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Thank-you, Russ! You described many great book suggestions. Which do I read next? I have to add my favorite read of 2016 by David Denby; Lit Up: One Reporter. Three schools. Twenty-four books that can change lives. Published by Henry Holt and Company. This book is about a distinguished author and critic who visits three high schools to determine if books can change kids' lives. Preview on books.google.com - Google Books with book's title. 
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A Holiday Gift of Poetry 2016
Today, I continue a four-year tradition here at Russ on Reading, spreading the joy and wonder of the holiday season through poetry. Happy Holidays and a joyous and fulfilling New Year to all of my loyal readers. One way to ensure joy in the coming year is t...
Today, I continue a four-year tradition here at Russ on Reading, spreading the joy and wonder of the holiday season through poetry. Happy Holidays and a joyous and fulfilling New Year to all of my loyal readers. One way to en...
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Our Schools and Prejudice: The Need to Connect
Three articles in the Sunday Review Section of the New York Times this week resonated strongly with me in this time of greater and greater division in my country. First was a report by Ben Austin on Violence and Division on the South Side of Chicago , which...
Three articles in the Sunday Review Section of the New York Times this week resonated strongly with me in this time of greater and greater division in my country. First was a report by Ben Austin on Violence and Division on t...
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Pleased that Diane Ravitch picked up this post.
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  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
    History, 1965 - 1969
  • Rider University
    Reading/Language Arts, 1977 - 1980
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Reading/Language Arts, 1981 - 1986
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