Ronald Ferguson
British Life Guards (Major)
Ronald Ferguson
Major Ronald Ivor Ferguson was the father of Sarah, Duchess of York, former wife to The Duke of York. He is the maternal grandfather of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York. Major Ferguson was polo manager, initially to the The Duke of Edinburgh and later, for many years, to The Prince of Wales.
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Is School Reform Hopeless?
NYTimes - 5 months
Last week a Connecticut judge ruled that the educational disparities between rich and poor districts were so great and so persistent that the state needed to revise every major aspect of its school system. The problems he found exist throughout the United States. Why is failure so widespread and persistent in poor districts and how can it be resolved? Responses: Schools Need to Encompass More Than Instruction Prudence L. Carter, University of California, Berkeley Teacher Evaluations Ignore the Complexity of the Problem Elaine Weiss, Broader Bolder Approach to Education Schools and Communities Need More Autonomy Robin Lake, Center on Reinventing Public Education More Effort Is Needed to Help Those Learning English Carola Suárez-Orozco, U.C.L.A. Seek Out the Role Models for Success ...
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What education reformers did with student surveys
Reuters - over 4 years
Amanda Ripley has a thoroughly (if inadvertently) depressing story in the new Atlantic about the rise in the way in which teachers are evaluated by means of multiple-choice tests given out to students. She says the idea is “revolutionary”: Research had shown something remarkable: if you asked kids the right questions, they could identify, with uncanny accuracy, their most—and least—effective teachers. This is probably true, although just how revolutionary it is remains to be seen. These tests really are a great tool for judging which teachers are the most effective and which are the least, across various axes. But from reading Ripley’s rah-rah article, it seems very much that they’re used for precisely the wrong reasons, and barely used at all for the right ones. It’s impossible to argue with the assertion that the quality of a child’s education rises with the quality of the teacher — just as it’s impossible to argue with the assertion that kids can be very good judges of how g ...
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Next Up in Teacher Evaluations: Student Surveys
Education Week - over 4 years
By guest blogger Liana Heitin This item originally appeared on Education Week Teacher's Teaching Now blog. The search for reliable methods of gauging teacher effectiveness—a dominant education policy issue over the last several years—has centered on classroom observation tools and value-added measures. But another potential indicator has emerged and is starting to pick up momentum: student surveys. Yesterday, a roomful of teachers, administrators, representatives from education organizations, and policy wonks gathered in Washington to discuss the use of student feedback in improving teacher practice. The Center for American Progress event coincided with the release of a report finding that many U.S. students perceive their schoolwork as too easy. (Education Week reporter Erik Robelen has the details on that report, which drew data from National Assessment of Educational Progress student questionnaires.) Rob Ramsdell, vice president of Cambridge Education, an educ ...
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Next Up in Teacher Evaluations: Student Surveys
Education Week - over 4 years
The search for reliable methods of gauging teacher effectiveness—a dominant education policy issue over the last several years—has centered on classroom observation tools and value-added measures. But another potential indicator has emerged and is starting to pick up momentum: student surveys. Yesterday, a roomful of teachers, administrators, representatives from education organizations, and policy wonks gathered in Washington to discuss the use of student feedback in improving teacher practice. The Center for American Progress event coincided with the release of a report finding that many U.S. students perceive their schoolwork as too easy. (Education Week reporter Erik Robelen has the details on that report, which drew data from National Assessment of Educational Progress student questionnaires.) Rob Ramsdell, vice president of Cambridge Education, an education consulting company based in England, kicked off the discussion by talking about Tripod student-perception su ...
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Ferguson, Arthur F.
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum - almost 5 years
Arthur F. Ferguson NEW WASHINGTON: Arthur F. Ferguson, age 95, of New Washington, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in the Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard, Ohio. He was born April 19, 1917 in New Washington, Ohio to the late Eugene Sr. and Mary Matilda (Laux) Ferguson. He had worked at Weithman Brothers in Galion, Ohio. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in New Washington. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and watching the New Washington sporting events, especially the ones that his great grandchildren were playing in. He is survived by three daughters, June C. Ferguson and Patricia Lepard of New Washington, and Nancy (Steve) Kirgis of Bloomville; two sons, Ronald Ferguson and Sharon Clark of Bucyrus and Gerald (Carol) Ferguson of Bucyrus; 12 grandchildren, John (Jennifer) Lepard, Tammy (Dave) Wurm, Steve (Caroline) Pace, Matt (Amanda) Pace, David (Tricia) Kirgis, Mark Kirgis, Andy (Dezirae) Alt, Tina McNally, Chris Ferguson, Robin (Keith) Dues, Nichole Fe ...
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The List: Places to be and things to do this week - South Bend Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
117 W. Front St., Buchanan; Little Houses by Heather VanDyke Pletcher; Mary Ann Pals: Petals, Waves, & Wings; Ronald Ferguson: Creating by Heart; Wendy Waterhouse Harding: A Personal Landscape; 269-697-4005 or buchananartcenter.org
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The List: Places to be and things to do this week - South Bend Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
117 W. Front St., Buchanan; Little Houses by Heather VanDyke Pletcher; Mary Ann Pals, Petals, Waves & Wings; Ronald Ferguson, Creating by Heart; Wendy Waterhouse Harding, A Personal Landscape; 269-697-4005 or buchananartcenter.org
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Dechert LLP | Ever Increasing Hurdles - Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
Google News - over 5 years
In Ferguson, four high-ranking executives of General Reinsurance Corporation (Gen Re) and Ronald Ferguson, the former CEO of AIG, were convicted of mail fraud, securities fraud and other crimes due to their respective roles in a complex reinsurance
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Anticipating a new school year - Coon Rapids Herald
Google News - over 5 years
The upcoming school year will be further positively influenced as a result of a presentation at our 2011 leadership conference by the guest keynote speaker, Dr. Ronald Ferguson, Harvard University. In Dr. Ferguson's presentation, he shared some words
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Federal government role in K-12 eduction — equity and funding - Midland Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
In 1991, Harvard Professor Ronald Ferguson used a larger data set than Coleman had used and found that spending levels did have an effect which increased as the target of the funding moved closer to teaching students. He determined that student
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COMMENT: Spitzer's legacy unravels further - Reactions Magazine (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Those whose convictions were reversed were General Re's CEO at the time of the deal, Ronald Ferguson, former chief financial officer Elizabeth Monrad, former senior vice-president Christopher Garand and former assistant general counsel Robert Graham,
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Back To School: Learning To Put Down The Duckie - GothamSchools
Google News - over 5 years
In the past few days I met Ronald Ferguson, a man who literally wrote the book on closing the achievement gap; I listened to Sarah Lawrence Lightfoot speak, and literally got chills; I sat in on shopping sessions for about a dozen other professors who
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Four exhibits open in Buchanan - South Bend Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
... Waves, & Wings" explores close-ups of flowers, water ripples and birds done in pastels and charcoals; Ronald Ferguson exhibits his watercolor and mixed media paintings in "Creating by Heart"; and Heather VanDyke Pletcher re-creates local landmarks
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No-one to be charged over Pudsey man's 'unlawful killing' - Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Google News - over 5 years
The inquest heard how Mr Crawford and Mr Shevill, who had been drinking, confronted Ronald Ferguson and Benjamin Ramsden on Dudley Way, near to the O2 Academy in Leeds, after the gig on November 25 last year. They were upset with Mr Ramsden,
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Spitzer Loses Big While Greenberg Wins Once Again - Forbes (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
As the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the convictions of General Reinsurance Chief Executive Ronald Ferguson and three other Gen Re Executives. Gen Re is owned by Berkshire Hathaway,
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Every Child Should Read Shakespeare…And Get College Preparatory Curricula - Dropout Nation
Google News - over 5 years
From Harvard professors such as Robert Schwartz and Ronald Ferguson in the Pathways to Prosperity report earlier this year, to Sandy Baum and Michael McPherson last week on The Chronicle of Higher Education's Innovations blog, educators who should know
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Solving achievement gap will take innovation, Harvard professor says - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
By Erin Albanese | The Grand Rapids Press Adam Bird | The Grand Rapids PressGreater expectations: Ronald Ferguson, left, a professor of education and public policy at Harvard University, speaks to an audience Monday at Grand Rapids Community College
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Obama Taps Horowitz For DOJ Watchdog Post - Wall Street Journal (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Chief Executive Ronald Ferguson, who was charged in a reinsurance transaction more than a decade ago that prosecutors said masked a drop in reserves at American International Group Inc. Horowitz, who declined to comment on the nomination, was a federal
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ronald Ferguson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2003
    Age 71
    In March 2003, he died, aged 71, of a heart attack at the Hampshire Clinic, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England.
    More Details Hide Details The Prince of Wales and the Duke of York were among the few who attended his private funeral. His death came four-and-a-half years after his first wife, Mrs Susan Barrantes, died in a car crash in Argentina in September 1998.
  • 1996
    Age 64
    His rare media appearances were to defend his daughter Sarah and raise awareness of prostate cancer. He battled cancer during the last decade of his life. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1996, and also had skin cancer.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1988
    Age 56
    In 1988, while his daughter Sarah was married to Prince Andrew, the News of the World printed a story about Ferguson's membership of the Wigmore Club, "a health club and massage parlour in London staffed by girls who, dressed in starched white 'medical' gowns, allegedly offered à la carte sexual services to members."
    More Details Hide Details He maintained that he had used the club "for massage only... and by that I mean a totally straight one" and as "a kind of cocoon where I could shut myself away for an hour and think". The controversy did not affect his marriage, however it led him to leave his post as The Prince of Wales' polo manager and his position at the Guards Polo Club. He was reinstated with the Guards Polo Club shortly before he died.
  • 1987
    Age 55
    In 1987, he was entered as an officer (brother) in the Venerable Order of Saint John.
    More Details Hide Details After he retired, he devoted himself to polo. His interest in polo frequently brought him into contact with the Royal Family, and it was through this connection that his daughter, Sarah, met Prince Andrew.
  • FORTIES
  • 1979
    Age 47
    In 1979, on the England II team alongside Alan Kent, Patrick Churchward and Charles, Prince of Wales, he won the Silver Jubilee Cup.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1956
    Age 24
    Ferguson's first wife was Susan Wright. They married in St Margaret's, Westminster on 17 January 1956. They had two daughters: Jane Louisa, born on 26 August 1957, and Sarah Margaret, later the Duchess of York, born on 15 October 1959. They divorced in 1974. During their marriage, the Fergusons were recognised society figures. The Major retired from his army career and his family moved to Dummer Down Farm which he inherited upon his father's death. In 1976, Ferguson married for the second time to Susan Deptford.
    More Details Hide Details They had three children, Andrew (b. 1978), Alice (b. 1980), and Eliza Charlotte (b. 1985, Basingstoke).
  • 1952
    Age 20
    He entered the Life Guards in 1952, the regiment of which his father had previously been Colonel.
    More Details Hide Details In 1954 Ferguson was promoted to Lieutenant and Captain in 1958. Ferguson retired in 1968 and was "granted the honorary rank of Major". During his career he served with the regiment in Germany, Egypt, Aden, and Cyprus.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Born
    Born on October 10, 1931.
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