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Upheaval in family engagement - D.C. Schools Insider - The Washington Post

Upheaval in family engagement - D.C. Schools Insider - The Washington Post

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While the dismissal of more than 200 than teachers claimed much of the attention last week, there was a bloodletting at DCPS’ Office of Family and Public Engagement.

Officials said at least nine staffers were let go. Interim chief Kelly Young elected not to engage by returning a phone call, but spokesman Fred Lewis said staff assigned to the Parent Resources Centers in Wards 1, 7 and 8 were among those fired. Lewis said the centers would be reopened this fall with the help of “community partners.”

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Teacher Inactivist Man vs. Achievement Gap Woman: Double speak as idiot wind | Dailycensored.com

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Teacher Inactivist Man vs. Achievement Gap Woman: Double speak as idiot wind

Teacher’s wages, student poverty, cuts in educational funds, leaving ‘children behind’, ‘failure to close the ‘achievement gap’ and more sophistry in education all combine to frame the Sophocles tragedy we call ‘educational theatre’. As you listen to the YouTube tragic-humor found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FOmnG721qo pay close to attention to the language employed, not to mention the dialogue. To take one example, the ‘achievement gap’ and its twin, Social Darwinism, is now conveyed in a language of ‘double speak’ – the language George Orwell warned us would come about in his epoch novel1984. Inequality is now masked by those who wield power by the use of a language of power and dismemberment of thinking.

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School Tech Connect: The Virus Spreads...

School Tech Connect: The Virus Spreads...

The Virus Spreads...

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I guarantee you this commission will be in the business of chartering--- the whole "seeing that they're being run

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