Saturday, September 10, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/10/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/10/16







‘If this guy is elected, you can kiss public schools goodbye’ - The Washington Post
‘If this guy is elected, you can kiss public schools goodbye’ - The Washington Post : ‘If this guy is elected, you can kiss public schools goodbye’ There is no failed policy more in need of urgent change than our government-run education monopoly.” With that line from his big education policy speech on Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump placed himself firmly in the camp of s
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Judge Cuts School Funding + Testing Still Incentivizing Cheating
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Judge Cuts School Funding by Peter Greene / 12min Here in Pennsylvania, we've had a potentially game-changing ruling come down that could create all new problems for school districts and their funding. This story has many moving parts, so you'll have to stick with me for a bit here. The short version of the story is this. The Lower Merion School
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The original plan called for pipeline to run though mainly-white Bismarck
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The original plan called for pipeline to run though mainly-white Bismarck : The original plan called for pipeline to run though mainly-white Bismarck The Snake is headed our way. Isn't this the way things go? According to court documents, original proposals for construction placed the pipeline near the water supply for Bismarck, a city that is 88% white. “They alter
NYC Public School Parents: The lawsuit just filed on behalf of the receivership schools
NYC Public School Parents: The lawsuit just filed on behalf of the receivership schools : The lawsuit just filed on behalf of the receivership schools Wendy Lecker, one of the attorneys from the Education Law Center who sued the State Division of the Budget and the State Education Education last week for denying funds to struggling schools on behalf of parents, wrote this summary of the case belo
This Guardian Piece Touting Bill Gates’ Education Investment Brought to You by Bill Gates | FAIR
This Guardian Piece Touting Bill Gates’ Education Investment Brought to You by Bill Gates | FAIR : This Guardian Piece Touting Bill Gates’ Education Investment Brought to You by Bill Gates This Guardian Piece Touting Bill Gates’ Education Investment Brought to You by Bill Gates | FAIR : Bill Gates’ influence is so ubiquitous it’s invisible. (photo: Sebastian Derungs/WEF) The Guardian ( 8/31/16 )
Back to School 2016 - Issues Teachers and Students are Facing
Back to School 2016 - Issues Teachers and Students are Facing Pleas e join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for a special Back To School 2016 War Report. Dr. Miller will be reporting on many of the issues and situations teachers and students foun d when they came back to school these last few weeks. Dr. Miller will be exposing the following issues and more: Teacher Shortages Digi
Black to School: The Rising Struggle to Make Black Education Matter
Black to School: The Rising Struggle to Make Black Education Matter : Black to School: The Rising Struggle to Make Black Education Matter Tonya Ray, center, a math teacher at the Academy of Public Leadership, talking with students in Detroit, May 11, 2016. (Joshua Lott / The New York Times) The struggle for equitable education went to summer school, and the new school year is getting underway wit
The Right's War on College: "Starving the Beast" Exposes the Fight to Destroy America's Great Public Universities | Alternet
The Right's War on College: "Starving the Beast" Exposes the Fight to Destroy America's Great Public Universities | Alternet : The Right's War on College: "Starving the Beast" Exposes the Fight to Destroy America's Great Public Universities There was one unifying factor that drove Sanders’ unexpected groundswell of support. Anyone who attended one of Bernie Sanders’ rallies du
Activist Sues Chicago Public Schools For Records Of Troy LaRaviere's Ouster: Chicagoist
Activist Sues Chicago Public Schools For Records Of Troy LaRaviere's Ouster: Chicagoist : Activist Sues Chicago Public Schools For Records Of Troy LaRaviere's Ouster A local activist has filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Public Schools, claiming the District has dodged Freedom of Information Act requests for records related to the ouster of former Blaine Elementary School Principal Troy LaRavie
State agrees to make sure English learners receive help - LA Times
State agrees to make sure English learners receive help - LA Times : State agrees to make sure English learners receive help Jesus Perez, an eighth-grade student at Mountain View Middle School in Moreno Valley, is among 1.4 million California students classified as an English learner. (Allan Gerson) Some school districts had only a smattering of foreign-language speakers, somaybe that’s why no on
Challenging Connecticut Judge’s ignorant statements about “disabled” children - Wait What?
Challenging Connecticut Judge’s ignorant statements about “disabled” children - Wait What? : Challenging Connecticut Judge’s ignorant statements about “disabled” children In an extremely powerful Hartford Courant commentary piece, Andrew Feinstein, a special education expert and advocate, addresses the “dark poison” contained in Judge Thomas Moukawsher’s recent ruling in the CCJEF v. Rell case. (
Lily and Randi get their seat at the table. They are surrounded by corporate reformers. | Fred Klonsky
Lily and Randi get their seat at the table. They are surrounded by corporate reformers. | Fred Klonsky : Lily and Randi get their seat at the table. They are surrounded by corporate reformers. If any two people know how to win a vote it’s Randi and Lily. When the NEA and the AFT gave Hillary an early endorsement over Bernie Sanders, many scratched their heads trying to figure out what the two tea
Arne Duncan Praising Charters Again | Diane Ravitch's blog
Arne Duncan Praising Charters Again | Diane Ravitch's blog : Arne Duncan Praising Charters Again Arne Duncan was the best friend the charter industry ever had in the federal government. He praised them again and again, and he periodically announced that he had found a charter school that had closed the gaps and done what no public school could do. He lavished hundreds of millions of dollars on th
John Thompson: The Price Exacted from Students for the Test-and-Punish Regime of Accountability | Diane Ravitch's blog
John Thompson: The Price Exacted from Students for the Test-and-Punish Regime of Accountability | Diane Ravitch's blog : John Thompson: The Price Exacted from Students for the Test-and-Punish Regime of Accountability John Thompson, teacher and historian in Oklahoma, is a frequent contributor to the blog. Diane Ravitch publicized an educator’s concise and astute critique of Florida’s standards of
Your Human Capital (Child) and Tracking Its Virtual Health (Mental & Physical) in School. What Could Go Wrong? – Missouri Education Watchdog
Your Human Capital (Child) and Tracking Its Virtual Health (Mental & Physical) in School. What Could Go Wrong? – Missouri Education Watchdog : Your Human Capital (Child) and Tracking Its Virtual Health (Mental & Physical) in School. What Could Go Wrong? MEW recently wrote about Telehealth (virtual health services) in Missouri and a school program in Indiana using virtual doctors to assess
Newsletter: Charter Report and Grassroots Grow - Network For Public Education
Newsletter: Charter Report and Grassroots Grow - Network For Public Education : Newsletter: Charter Report and Grassroots Grow The Network for Public Education will publish a major report on charter schools in the spring of 2017 entitled, Charters and Consequences. The report will provide an in-depth examination of the problems that have resulted from the rapid expansion of charter schools in the
Keeping retirement weird. 500 broken treaties. | Fred Klonsky
Keeping retirement weird. 500 broken treaties. | Fred Klonsky : Keeping retirement weird. 500 broken treaties. At a little after 4PM yesterday I joined several hundred Native people and supporters gathered in a circle below the Chicago Picasso and took part in a Lakota prayer. Over the past several days, rallies in support of the encampment at Standing Rock have taken place in cities across the c
SKrashen: California's Multilingual Education Act (Proposition 58)
SKrashen: California's Multilingual Education Act (Proposition 58) : California's Multilingual Education Act (Proposition 58) California's Multilingual Education Act: What it would change and how it would improve our educational system. Stephen Krashen Language Magazine 15 (11): 25-26, 2016. Available at languagemagazine.com If the Multilingual Education Act passes in California, it will be much
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Protecting Your Child's Privacy Rights This School Year
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Protecting Your Child's Privacy Rights This School Year : Protecting Your Child's Privacy Rights This School Year Going thru all those forms in your student's take-home packet? Consider the following: - t he FERPA form - you have quite the dilemma. If you do not approve allowing your student's data to go out, you risk your child not being in the yearbook. (I find
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 8
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 8 : Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 8 In this chapter, KIPP Model teachers talk about what it was like to teach in a No Excuses charter school. You may find earlier chapters by googling on the blog post title above. You may preview a copy here , or you may purchase a copy of Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through "No
Dana Goldstein: A teacher’s grinding, sometimes stultifying, life in a public school classroom - The Washington Post
A teacher’s grinding, sometimes stultifying, life in a public school classroom - The Washington Post : A teacher’s grinding, sometimes stultifying, life in a public school classroom "Substitute: Going to School With a Thousand Kids" by Nicholson Baker (Blue Rider) Dana Goldstein is a journalist and author of “The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession.” ‘Substitu
A Connecticut Judge Reaches Too Far - Bloomberg View
A Connecticut Judge Reaches Too Far - Bloomberg View : A Connecticut Judge Reaches Too Far A Superior Court judge just took over Connecticut's education system, ordering state officials to undertake major reforms of funding, teacher evaluation and graduation standards. The impulse to improve education is admirable, but the judge wildly overreached his authority. The Sept. 7 decision is an object
Time to assess Indiana’s education voucher system – Daily Reporter
Time to assess Indiana’s education voucher system – Daily Reporter : Time to assess Indiana’s education voucher system Gov. Mike Pence likes to brag that Indiana has the largest education voucher program in the country. Usually that boast ignites a debate about the desirability of such school choice programs. The claim itself is taken at face value. But now that Pence is Donald Trump’s GOP vice p
Experts Aren't Giving Trump's Education Policy a Vote of Confidence – InsideSources
Experts Aren't Giving Trump's Education Policy a Vote of Confidence – InsideSources : Experts Aren’t Giving Trump’s Education Policy a Vote of Confidence Donald Trump’s education policy speech continued to draw reaction 

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