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School choice complicates Promise Neighborhood’s efforts to help kids - The Washington Post
School choice complicates Promise Neighborhood’s efforts to help kids - The Washington Post: School choice complicates Promise Neighborhood’s efforts to help kidsAn impoverished pocket of Northeast Washington has been receiving $25 million in federal grants to fund tutors, literacy programs and early-childhood education, largely to improve the neighborhood’s three struggling schools. Officials say
More on PARCC and Its Cut Scores | deutsch29
More on PARCC and Its Cut Scores | deutsch29: More on PARCC and Its Cut ScoresOn September 11, 2015, I wrote a post entitled, “PARCC Cut Scores to Differ by State?”In that post, I noted that PARCC was reluctant to publicize its cut scores. Reporter Catherine Gewertz of EdWeek first noted the absence of the full set of PARCC cut scores in her September 10, 2015, post. However, she later updated her
Take that, charter schools: Why a Washington court decision will force accountability to a movement that needs it badly - Salon.com
Take that, charter schools: Why a Washington court decision will force accountability to a movement that needs it badly - Salon.com: Take that, charter schools: Why a Washington court decision will force accountability to a movement that needs it badlyCharter schools will be accountable when they are just as transparent as public schools. Now it might happenThe recent ruling by the Supreme Court o
Marie Corfield: Debunking Reformy Logic One Tweet At A Time Part 3
Marie Corfield: Debunking Reformy Logic One Tweet At A Time Part 3: Debunking Reformy Logic One Tweet At A Time Part 3This one's personalAs I reported in Part 1 of this series, I recently got into a Twitter debate with Laura Waters, Derrell Bradford and Ryan Hill which turned into an all-day affair, with Save Our Schools NJ, Jersey Jazzman and a few other pro-public education advocates chiming in.
Et tu, Brute? - Democrats line up to betray Connecticut’s Latinos - Wait What?
Et tu, Brute? - Democrats line up to betray Connecticut’s Latinos - Wait What?: Et tu, Brute? – Democrats line up to betray Connecticut’s LatinosDespite the herculean efforts of the political spinmeister surrounding Governor Dannel Malloy and Connecticut’s Democratic Party leaders, the truth about what is taking place in Hartford, Connecticut is becoming increasingly apparent.While the outcome of
Think it Up: Has the Gates Foundation Turned a Corner? - Living in Dialogue
Think it Up: Has the Gates Foundation Turned a Corner? - Living in Dialogue: Think it Up: Has the Gates Foundation Turned a Corner? By Anthony Cody.Last night I watched the hour-long telethon called Think it Up! sponsored by the Gates Foundation. I have to say, it was a far better program than their last television extravaganza, Education Nation. The emphasis was on building support for schools an
David Sarasohn: Virtual charter school uses smaller district for bigger money (OPINION) | OregonLive.com
David Sarasohn: Virtual charter school uses smaller district for bigger money (OPINION) | OregonLive.com:  Virtual charter school uses smaller district for bigger money They ran perpetually throughout the summer — TV ads for schools along with other hot-weather spots for fast food and beach wear. Engaging young professionals, standing next to engaging middle-school versions of themselves, explain
Seattle Schools Community Forum: From A Seattle Scohols Teacher's POV
Seattle Schools Community Forum: From A Seattle Scohols Teacher's POV:  From A Seattle Scohols Teacher's POVSEA member...Elspeth Travani and her Facebook post:First of all, it is clear to me from talking with people at the pickets that striking is emotionally difficult for many of us. There is a lot of uncertainty, rumors fly, and information is hard to come by.What is happening:  The chief negoti
CURMUDGUCATION: Implementationism and Barber
CURMUDGUCATION: Implementationism and Barber: Implementationism and BarberThis week, the Education Delivery Institute is delighted to announce a new book/marketing initiative co-authored by Nick Rodriguez, Ellyn Artis, and Sir Michael Barber. Rodriguez and Artis may not be familiar to you, but Barber is best known as the head honcho of Pearson. So you know where this is headed. This is Nick Rodrig
Scranton teachers to school board: time to walk the walk! — Medium
Scranton teachers to school board: time to walk the walk! — Medium: Scranton teachers to school board: time to walk the walk!On Tuesday, I joined hundreds of educators who streamed into a board meeting in Scranton, Pa., to show their determination to fight for smaller class sizes, school nurses, strong professional development and teacher voice — just some of the school essentials that are threate
Striking PASCO Teachers Need Your Help! - UNITED OPT OUT: The Movement to End Corporate Education Reform
Striking PASCO Teachers Need Your Help! - UNITED OPT OUT: The Movement to End Corporate Education Reform: Striking PASCO Teachers Need Your Help!A CALL TO ACTIONCopy and paste to the Pasco school board (rbrault@psd1.org slehman@psd1.org schristensen@psd1.org slancon@psd1.org aphillips@psd1.org shill@psd1.org).Pasco Teachers need: Curriculum: Pasco Teachers need current, robust curriculum. Teachers
US elementary school does away with gendered bathrooms - Yahoo News
US elementary school does away with gendered bathrooms - Yahoo News: US elementary school does away with gendered bathroomsLos Angeles (AFP) - A California elementary school has become one of the first in the country to phase out gendered bathrooms, a move in line with a national trend to recognize the needs of transgender people.The principal at Miraloma Elementary School in San Francisco said th
‘Painfully offensive’ racial stereotypes lead school district to recall books - The Washington Post
‘Painfully offensive’ racial stereotypes lead school district to recall books - The Washington Post: ‘Painfully offensive’ racial stereotypes lead school district to recall booksMinneapolis Public Schools shelled out more than $1.2 million as part of a contract that included new books aimed at closing the district’s yawning racial achievement gap. But over the summer, some teachers preparing for t
The congressional move to undercut the education secretary’s power - The Washington Post
The congressional move to undercut the education secretary’s power - The Washington Post: The congressional move to undercut the education secretary’s powerKevin Carey directs the education policy program at New America.When Arne Duncan became education secretary in 2009, the nation’s high school dropout problem was on his mind. Hundreds of thousands of young people were leaving school without a d
Reddit Collects the Sickest Burns From Teacher to Students - Yahoo News
Reddit Collects the Sickest Burns From Teacher to Students - Yahoo News: Reddit Collects the Sickest Burns From Teacher to StudentsThere's something so satisfying about a teacher completely destroying a smart-ass student with a sick burn in front of a whole class. It probably has something to do with corny teachers being the underdog when they're outnumbered like 30 to 1 by younger, "cooler&q
Inslee: Saving charter schools is not a priority; focus will be on public schools - Puget Sound Business Journal
Inslee: Saving charter schools is not a priority; focus will be on public schools - Puget Sound Business Journal: Inslee: Saving charter schools is not a priority; focus will be on public schoolsWashington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday announced he will not call a special session to address the state Supreme Court’s finding on charter schools.Justices ruled last week Washington’s voter-approved charte
These New York Schools Aren’t Just Letting Kids Opt Out of Testing—They’re Giving Them an Alternative | The Nation
These New York Schools Aren’t Just Letting Kids Opt Out of Testing—They’re Giving Them an Alternative | The Nation: These New York Schools Aren’t Just Letting Kids Opt Out of Testing—They’re Giving Them an AlternativeStudents in the New York Performance Standards Consortium are learning to be critical thinkers, deeply engaged in their education.This week, children across New York State will exchan
Washington education chief wants special session on charter schools » Bulletin Leader
Washington education chief wants special session on charter schools » Bulletin Leader: Washington education chief wants special session on charter schoolsThe state teachers union and the League of Women Voters were among the groups that challenged the law.The Washington court overturning a 2012 law that allowed publicly funded but privately operated schools.The latest donations may buy time for th

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PARCC Cut Scores to Differ by PARCC State? | deutsch29
PARCC Cut Scores to Differ by PARCC State? | deutsch29: PARCC Cut Scores to Differ by PARCC State?In Spring 2015, a number of states and DC administered Pearson-vended PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) tests, supposedly aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which CCSS proponents assume surely translates into the well-marketed “college and career r
Marie Corfield: Remembering 9/11
Marie Corfield: Remembering 9/11: Remembering 9/11I've told this story many times, and on today's anniversary, I have to tell it again.I took this picture somewhere around 1987Having grown up less than 10 miles from Manhattan, I watched the Twin Towers being built every day as I walked to St. Stephen's School in Kearny. The Chestnut Street bridge offered the best vantage point. Every day, every we
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Inslee Not Calling Special Session - Doesn't Back Charters
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Inslee Not Calling Special Session - Doesn't Back Charters:  Inslee Not Calling Special Session - Doesn't Back ChartersYet.  This from The Stranger:Today, Governor Jay Inslee admitted to the outlaw nature of our current state government in a letter (.PDF) to all state legislators that, among other things, says flatly that Olympia's standing is eroding "with Wa
“The Teacher Held My Hand” — Medium
“The Teacher Held My Hand” — Medium: “The Teacher Held My Hand” My letter to members of the United Federation of Teachers in September of 2001, reposted today in memory of their heroism, and the of those we lost.It was Primary Day. I was leafleting near Brooklyn Borough Hall with Alan Hevesi. Rush hour was nearly over. Suddenly, we heard an explosion. Smoke rose on the eastern horizon. We stopped
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/11/15 #FightForDyett
SPECIAL NITE CAP CORPORATE ED REFORMCalifornia legislation would prohibit for-profit charter schools like those run by K-12 Inc. - Sacramento Business JournalCalifornia legislation would prohibit for-profit charter schools like those run by K-12 Inc. - Sacramento Business Journal: Brown to consider axing for-profit charter schoolsCalifornia would abolish all for-profit charter schools under legisl








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