Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Education Reform Is Malpractice | Steve Nelson
Education Reform Is Malpractice | Steve Nelson: Education Reform Is MalpracticeIrony is often amusing. When the future of millions of children is at stake -- not so much.The tragic irony in education is that the policies and practices enacted in response to concerns over low achievement will further disable a generation of children already hobbled by poverty. Education reform is educational malpra
This is where your child is most likely to get suspended from school - The Washington Post
This is where your child is most likely to get suspended from school - The Washington Post: This is where your child is most likely to get suspended from schoolStates in the Southeast suspend K-12 students at the highest rates in the country, according to new data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education as part of a daylong White House conference on ways to approach school disciplin
With A Brooklyn Accent: Why Charter Schools Resemble FEMA Trailers- How School Reform Promotes Gentrification by Dr Lori Martin
With A Brooklyn Accent: Why Charter Schools Resemble FEMA Trailers- How School Reform Promotes Gentrification by Dr Lori Martin: Why Charter Schools Resemble FEMA Trailers- How School Reform Promotes Gentrification by Dr Lori MartinThe greatest threats to these communities--many of which are majority minority--are gentrification and school choice.Gentrification occurs in distressed communities, wh
Walking 400 miles, activist stops in Mount Airy on mission to reform education - The Frederick News-Post : Policy
Walking 400 miles, activist stops in Mount Airy on mission to reform education - The Frederick News-Post : Policy: Walking 400 miles, activist stops in Mount Airy on mission to reform educationJesse Turner, right, also known as the Walking Man, chats with Cindy Rose and her son, Ben, during a stop Tuesday afternoon at the Mount Airy Library during his walk from Connecticut to Washington.By JEREMY
FAME’s Demise: Lessons from a Failed Charter School | Nonprofit Quarterly
FAME’s Demise: Lessons from a Failed Charter School | Nonprofit Quarterly: FAME’s Demise: Lessons from a Failed Charter SchoolOn June 30th, Alameda County’s FAME School (Families of Alameda for Multicultural/Multilingual Education Public Charter) closed its doors for the last time. The decision of the Alameda County Office of Education to deny the school’s request to renew its charter, a decision
Contradictions arise linking union, Buffalo PTO - City & Region - The Buffalo News
Contradictions arise linking union, Buffalo PTO - City & Region - The Buffalo News: Contradictions arise linking union, Buffalo PTOThe parent-teacher group that led last week’s rally against a Buffalo School Board member and the president of the local teachers union both denied the group is funded by the union.But that contradicts press releases issued last year by New York State United Teache
ALEC Admits School Vouchers Are for Kids in Suburbia | PR Watch
ALEC Admits School Vouchers Are for Kids in Suburbia | PR Watch: "ALEC Admits School Vouchers Are for Kids in Suburbia"ALEC Admits School Vouchers Are for Kids in Suburbia School vouchers were never about helping poor, at-risk or minority students. But selling them as social mobility tickets was a useful fiction that for some twenty-five years helped rightwing ideologues and corporate ba
KIPP charter schools and the behavior modification of…teachers | Seattle Education
KIPP charter schools and the behavior modification of…teachers | Seattle Education: KIPP charter schools and the behavior modification of…teachers“The No-Nonsense Nurturer Program has transformed the lives of thousands of students by transforming the practices of their teachers… It is simply a must-learn set of new skills for every teacher in America.”Dave LevinCo-Founder, KIPP SchoolsRemember tha
Ohio Charter Schools Weren't Reporting Failing Grades | The Progressive
Ohio Charter Schools Weren't Reporting Failing Grades | The Progressive: Ohio Charter Schools Weren't Reporting Failing Grades The Ohio State Board of Education, dominated by appointees of Republican Governor John Kasich, met and discussed why, as Ohio began to evaluate the sponsor-authorizers of Ohio’s charter schools, the test scores of students at online charters were quietly omitted.The act is
Who’s actually running America’s charter schools? | School Finance 101
Who’s actually running America’s charter schools? | School Finance 101: Who’s actually running America’s charter schools?Education policy research and the rhetoric emergent from that research typically fails to represent the realities – the real distribution – of schooling across our nation. We focus extensively on urban schooling most often ignoring what might or might not work in the suburbs or
Must Parents Go to Night School to Help Children with Common Core Math? - Living in Dialogue
Must Parents Go to Night School to Help Children with Common Core Math? - Living in Dialogue: Must Parents Go to Night School to Help Children with Common Core Math?By Anthony Cody.For years teachers have heard about the crucial role parents have in supporting their children’s academic progress. Extensive research shows that increased parental involvement translates into success for students. Howe
Thompson: Rick Hess's (& My) Lessons from Race to the Top This Week In Education:
This Week In Education: Thompson: Rick Hess's (& My) Lessons from Race to the Top: Rick Hess's (& My) Lessons from Race to the Top  Some academics persist in a strange ritual - gauging greatness by the effects that government office holders have on the political process, as opposed to the results of their policies for flesh and blood human beings. Andrew Jackson and Teddy "the Big Sti
Anti-Bullying School Policies Continue to Fail LGBT Students - NEA Today
Anti-Bullying School Policies Continue to Fail LGBT Students - NEA Today: Anti-Bullying School Policies Continue to Fail LGBT StudentsResearch has consistently shown that schools with strong, inclusive policies for lesbian gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) youth create safer learning environments. Designing and implementing effective anti-bullying policies are obviously key to this effort, bu
Child Poverty Among Blacks and Hispanics Persists as U.S. Fails to Address Its Causes | janresseger
Child Poverty Among Blacks and Hispanics Persists as U.S. Fails to Address Its Causes | janresseger: Child Poverty Among Blacks and Hispanics Persists as U.S. Fails to Address Its CausesTwo new reports document very troubling rates of high poverty among children in the United States. As a society we ought to be ashamed that we tolerate devastating child poverty and residential economic segregation
LAUSD BLACKLISTING THOUSANDS OF TEACHERS- HOW THEY DO IT - Perdaily.com
LAUSD BLACKLISTING THOUSANDS OF TEACHERS- HOW THEY DO IT - Perdaily.com: LAUSD BLACKLISTING THOUSANDS OF TEACHERS- HOW THEY DO IT(Mensaje se repite en Español)One fundamental principal of any honest legal system is that those who are party to a dispute are not allowed to call all the shots as to what is relevant and what is not in investigating and fairly resolving the dispute. If this were allowe
Common Core Politics and Elections: Where the Standards Stand Amid No Child Left Behind Rewrite, Post-Testing Glitches (HEAT MAP) | RealClearEducation
Common Core Politics and Elections: Where the Standards Stand Amid No Child Left Behind Rewrite, Post-Testing Glitches (HEAT MAP) | RealClearEducation: Common Core Politics and Elections: Where the Standards Stand Amid No Child Left Behind Rewrite, Post-Testing Glitches (HEAT MAP)With presidential campaigns gearing up alongside pending education overhaul in Congress, education’s latest political p
Schools Matter: Hillary’s Hedge Fund Fundraiser Was Chelsea’s Boss
Schools Matter: Hillary’s Hedge Fund Fundraiser Was Chelsea’s Boss: Hillary’s Hedge Fund Fundraiser Was Chelsea’s BossBy Doug Martin at Hoosier School HeistThis morning, the Associated Press reports that Hillary Clinton is busy gobbling up donations from hedge fund managers, a group highly involved in school privatization (as I detail in my book Hoosier School Heist) and one she says she will targ
U.S. charter school default rate up, but sector sound -report - Yahoo Finance
U.S. charter school default rate up, but sector sound -report - Yahoo Finance: U.S. charter school default rate up, but sector sound -reportBy Megan DaviesNEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) - U.S. charter schools are defaulting on bonds at a rate of 3.3 percent, a level higher than that recorded three years ago but still not one which should concern investors, according to the co-publisher of a report ma
Some charter schools require kindergarteners to take admissions tests | Deseret News
Some charter schools require kindergarteners to take admissions tests | Deseret News: Some charter schools require kindergarteners to take admissions testsA New Orleans parent whose kindergartener took a test for admission to a selective public charter school wants to know more about the test and how it's used. And the state attorney general may be looking into it."Jacob Landry has a soon-to-
Standardized tests on 91 out of 180 school days? Nonsense. Seminole has plan to simplify - Orlando Sentinel
Standardized tests on 91 out of 180 school days? Nonsense. Seminole has plan to simplify - Orlando Sentinel: School tests 91 of 180 days? Seminole proposes simpler planMost everyone with even the faintest of pulses already knows that school testing is out of control in this state.The latest proof comes from Palm Beach County, where a middle school tallied the number of days in which classes were i
Common Core and Martin Luther King Jr.: Is this any way to teach his famous letter from jail? - The Washington Post
Common Core and Martin Luther King Jr.: Is this any way to teach his famous letter from jail? - The Washington Post: Common Core and Martin Luther King Jr.: Is this any way to teach his famous letter from jail?The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., right, and his close associate, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, are released after eight days from a jail in Birmingham, Ala., on April 20, 1963. (AP Photo)Educators a
About the Upcoming House-Senate ESEA Conference Committee… and One from the Past | deutsch29
About the Upcoming House-Senate ESEA Conference Committee… and One from the Past | deutsch29: About the Upcoming House-Senate ESEA Conference Committee… and One from the PastIn July 2015, both House and Senate passed bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. The House version is known as the Student Success Act (SSA); the Senate version is called the Every Chi
How REAL Community Schools Differ from Charters Who Adopt that Label
How REAL Community Schools Differ from Charters Who Adopt that Label: How REAL Community Schools Differ from Charters Who Adopt that LabelBy Mark NaisonCommunity Schools are public schools with wrap around services that become places where all residents of low income communities can find spaces where they can learn, organize and find a voice. The concept was once at the forefront of social justice

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Man walks hundreds of miles, calls for education reform - Your4State.com
Man walks hundreds of miles, calls for education reform - Your4State.com: Man walks hundreds of miles, calls for education reformFREDERICK COUNTY, Md. – A Connecticut professor pushing for change in education, made a stop in Frederick County, Md. while embarking on a 400 mile walking journey to Washington, D.C.“The educational policy of this nation is abusive,” said Jesse Turner, who is referred t
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/21/15
SPECIAL NITE CAP CORPORATE ED REFORMYong Zhao: Outcome vs. Process: Different Incarnations of PersonalizationEducation in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Outcome vs. Process: Different Incarnations of Personalization: Outcome vs. Process: Different Incarnations of PersonalizationThere are different views of personalized learning. My advocacy for personalization has been occasionally misu





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