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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Chris Reykdal for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Chris Reykdal for State Superintendent of Public Instruction : Chris Reykdal for State Superintendent of Public Instruction I'm endorsing Chris Reykdal for state superintendent. Before I get to why, I want to lay out what the role of the state superintendent is. Reydal's website . KUOW had this piece about the job recently and called it "ceremonial." I t
Love and Hate, Sorta (It's Only Been Two Days) | The Jose Vilson
Love and Hate, Sorta (It's Only Been Two Days) | The Jose Vilson : Love and Hate, Sorta (It's Only Been Two Days) “Vilson, tu si ere malo!” It was the most random comment. For whatever reason, middle school students crack me up. Perhaps a large part of their being necessitates testing limits within the first few days of getting to know a teacher. Perhaps they insist that the first two days don’t
The Fight to Bring Transparency to California's Charter Schools - LA Progressive
The Fight to Bring Transparency to California's Charter Schools - LA Progressive : The Fight to Bring Transparency to California’s Charter Schools imee Roylance was thrilled when her son was accepted into Livermore Valley Charter School in 2010. The traditional public schools in their part of the Bay Area were cash-strapped and struggling, and the K-8 charter school, with a waiting list 300 kids
SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: CTA Public Education Forum - Sacramento
SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: CTA Public Education Forum - Sacramento : CTA Public Education Forum - Sacramento The Sacramento City Unified School District has a once in a lifetime opportunity to create the public education system our students deserve. Because it is in the best financial position in its history, with the right vision Sac City can become THE Destination District in California.
“Union Shill”: I am more than a label, I am me – Cloaking Inequity
“Union Shill”: I am more than a label, I am me – Cloaking Inequity : “Union Shill”: I am more than a label, I am me Drop Labels is a upcoming social media campaign using videos to share personal stories of individuals discussing a particular label that has impacted their life. At the end of every video, the filmed individual asks for their friends to upload their personal videos on DropLabels.Org
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: What A Difference A Year Makes
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: What A Difference A Year Makes : What A Difference A Year Makes A year ago, I wrote about a student's 8th grade class schedule in a Newark middle school. You can read that post here . It was also later picked up by Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post . The Newark schedule was in stark contrast to what schedules look like in suburban and wealthier dist
DON'T WANT STATE AUDIT OF "TEACHER JAIL PRACTICE" AT LAUSD TO BE A WHITEWASH? LET THEM HEAR FROM YOU - Perdaily.com
DON'T WANT STATE AUDIT OF "TEACHER JAIL PRACTICE" AT LAUSD TO BE A DON'T WANT STATE AUDIT OF "TEACHER JAIL PRACTICE" AT LAUSD TO BE A WHITEWASH? LET THEM HEAR FROM YOU On January 13 th , 2016, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved an audit requested by State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) regarding the use of "Teacher Jail" by the Los Angeles Unifie
Tom Torlakson Announces Nutrition Grant Winners - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education)
Tom Torlakson Announces Nutrition Grant Winners - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education) : Tom Torlakson Announces Nutrition Grant Winners - Year 2016 SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that 50 schools received grants for the 2016–17 school year to make changes in their cafeterias to encourage students to select and enjoy nutritious foods. The grants com
Assume You Can Do What You Like Under ESSA, Sen. Alexander Tells Ky. Lawmakers - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Assume You Can Do What You Like Under ESSA, Sen. Alexander Tells Ky. Lawmakers - Politics K-12 - Education Week : Assume You Can Do What You Like Under ESSA, Sen. Alexander Tells Ky. Lawmakers How should states approach the Every Student Succeeds Act? U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., had clear advice for state lawmakers on Monday: Assume you can do as you please, and if the U.S. Department of
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Here's just 5 day's worth of Chicago Trib's CPD headlines
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Here's just 5 day's worth of Chicago Trib's CPD headlines : Here's just 5 day's worth of Chicago Trib's CPD headlines Grand jury to look into possible cover-up by Chicago police in Laquan McDonald shooting (9/12) A grand jury will be impaneled to investigate a possible cover-up by Chicago police in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald at the request of a special pr
In Chicago, DFER has been run out of town. | Fred Klonsky
In Chicago, DFER has been run out of town. | Fred Klonsky : In Chicago, DFER has been run out of town. Former DFER boss, Joe Williams, quit to get a job at Walmart. The rest of DFER left town. Back in 2014, Illinois Democratic Party political consultant David Ormsby predicted, “Democrats for Education Reform will face a formidable challenge outmaneuvering the CTU.” Ormsby and I have had differenc
Outside donors having big impact on local school races :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet
Outside donors having big impact on local school races :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : Outside donors having big impact on local school races (Mich.) Millions of dollars from out-of-state donors is changing the landscape of school board elections, though not always in ways that reflect the desires of local communities, according to new re
Kapos: Arne Duncan won't rule out a run for office | Chicago Sun-Times
Kapos: Arne Duncan won't rule out a run for office | Chicago Sun-Times : Kapos: Arne Duncan won’t rule out a run for office For a guy who’s left public office, Arne Duncan is pretty opinionated about how Illinois should be run. The former U.S. secretary of education says inequity in education — when “more money is spent on children of the wealthy than kids who are poor” — is the state’s greatest
ECOT not alone in online charter schools’ attendance struggles | The Columbus Dispatch
ECOT not alone in online charter schools’ attendance struggles | The Columbus Dispatch : ECOT not alone in online charter schools’ attendance struggles The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow may be the poster child in the fight over online school attendance, but other recent audits show it is hardly alone in struggling to document whether students are spending enough time on schoolwork. As the stat
Suit: CPS ignores request for records on firing of principal | Chicago Sun-Times
Suit: CPS ignores request for records on firing of principal | Chicago Sun-Times : Suit: CPS ignores request for records on firing of principal A lawsuit is charging Chicago Public Schools with intentionally withholding public records regarding the firing of former principal Troy LaRaviere, known as one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s strongest critics. Nick Burt filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsui
Study Shows Students of Color Are Disproportionately Affected by School Surveillance - The Atlantic
Study Shows Students of Color Are Disproportionately Affected by School Surveillance - The Atlantic : When School Feels Like Prison A new study shows that campuses with larger populations of students of color are more likely to use harsh surveillance techniques. In December 2012, a Senate subcommittee was convened to examine the school-to-prison pipeline, a national trend in which overly punitive
CURMUDGUCATION: The New Mascot
CURMUDGUCATION: The New Mascot : The New Mascot Consider Pitbull. The rappish artiste and modern poet ("Face down, booty up, that's the way we like to- what?!") has greeted the new school year with his third charter school. Pitbull has tried to make something out of the nickname he was tagged with once-- "Mr. Education"-- but it hasn't really caught on. But it hasn't stuck, pe
Did You Miss The Celebration? | Dr. Edward F. Berger
Did You Miss The Celebration? | Dr. Edward F. Berger : Did You Miss The Celebration? Those who are celebrating do not intend to represent our communities. In the primary elections, big money from outside – called Dark Money – succeeded in blocking community interests. Take the future of our public schools for example. By positioning themselves for a win in the general election, they can put in pl
A School District on the Brink of Collapse: Educational Opportunity at the Intersection of Race, Poverty, and Geography Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : A School District on the Brink of Collapse: Educational Opportunity at the Intersection of Race, Poverty, and Geography For the past few years, Pennsylvania's education system has stood at the brink of disaster in some shape, form, or fashion. First came the state's decision to retreat from its new school funding formula and impose new cuts. Then came stories of complete
NYC Educator: Limiting Parent Access
NYC Educator: Limiting Parent Access : Limiting Parent Access It's fundamental that teachers and parents communicate, and for me as a teacher, parents are my first and best support. The first thing I do when I see a problem I can't resolve one on one is call. And while I get a lot of feedback from commenters and colleagues who say the parents are never home, they don't care, that it's a waste of
Donald Trump Comes to Cleveland, Steps Right into Charter School Regulation Mess | janresseger
Donald Trump Comes to Cleveland, Steps Right into Charter School Regulation Mess | janresseger : Donald Trump Comes to Cleveland, Steps Right into Charter School Regulation Mess As you may have read, Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for President, showed up in Cleveland last Thursday to announce his education plan—to make $20 billion in federal block grants to the states to expand school ch
How Texas keeps out tens of thousands of children out of special education - Houston Chronicle
How Texas keeps out tens of thousands of children out of special education - Houston Chronicle : Report: Benchmark led to special education services denials During the first week of school at Shadow Forest Elementary, a frail kindergartner named Roanin Walker had a meltdown at recess. Overwhelmed by the shrieking and giggling, he hid by the swings and then tried to escape the playground, hitting
Trump's Plan to Destroy Public Education | Huffington Post
Trump's Plan to Destroy Public Education | Huffington Post : Trump’s Plan to Destroy Public Education If you are a public school parent or teacher thinking of voting for Donald Trump, be prepared to kiss your school good-bye. Donald Trump has never had much use for public schools, or for that matter, his own children when they were younger. As a boy The Donald attended the private (and expensive)
Lawsuit claims that same-sex marriage leads to charter schools, and it may be right
Lawsuit claims that same-sex marriage leads to charter schools, and it may be right : Lawsuit claims that same-sex marriage leads to charter schools, and it may be right Same-sex marriage leads to charter schools. Or, at least, that’s what Josh Lipshutz tells me he hopes will happen in a call about Martinez v. Malloy , an ambitious lawsuit he help craft on behalf of several Connecticut families.
State school review underscores rift between Gov. Edwards, Education Superintendent John White | Education | theadvocate.com
State school review underscores rift between Gov. Edwards, Education Superintendent John White | Education | theadvocate.com : State school review underscores rift between Gov. Edwards, Education Superintendent John White The public school agendas of Gov. John Bel Edwards and state Superintendent of Education John White appear to be on a collision course. White's state Department of Education is
The 20 schools that won 2016 Schools of Opportunity awards — and why they were selected - The Washington Post
The 20 schools that won 2016 Schools of Opportunity awards — and why they were selected - The Washington Post : The 20 schools that won 2016 Schools of Opportunity awards — and why they were selected Here’s a post by the creators 

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