International Reading Association (IRA) – ReadWriteThink
“IRA offers members new approaches to teaching literacy, easy ways to stay up to date on the latest research, and opportunities to connect with local literacy leaders. The mission of the International Reading Association (IRA) is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide. The Association provides outstanding professional development and supports excellent teaching, critical research, and promotion of the lifetime reading habit.”
Bill Gates and the Cult of Measurement | Diane Ravitch’s blog
“This year, my letter focuses on the catalytic role that measurement can play in reducing hunger, poverty, and disease. Setting goals and measuring progress are obviously not new ideas. But over the last year, I’ve really been struck by the impact this can have improving the lives of the poorest.”
‘We Are Creating Walmarts of Higher Education’ – Timothy Pratt – The Atlantic
Examines how universities are changing, including lowering expectations, getting rid of programs, and considering the pressure that graduation rates will be used to judge institutions. An interesting connection to global ed reform and the various pressures in education. A disturbing discount of humanities and their import.
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