Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/14/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/14/16



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“O say can you see… ?” – Are our children being well educated or merely indoctrinated and trained? | Reclaim Reform
“O say can you see… ?” – Are our children being well educated or merely indoctrinated and trained? | Reclaim Reform : “O say can you see… ?” – Are our children being well educated or merely indoctrinated and trained? “O say can you see… ?” Are our children in school being indoctrinated rather than well educated? Merely job trained for control and obedience? “It took 117 years from the time ‘The S
Wall Street’s new way of making money from public education — and why it’s a problem - The Washington Post
Wall Street’s new way of making money from public education — and why it’s a problem - The Washington Post : Wall Street’s new way of making money from public education — and why it’s a problem Within the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act, the K-12 education law that replaced No Child Left Behind, is a provision that provides for the use of federal funds by states and school districts for something
New Career & College Transition Division Director - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education)
New Career & College Transition Division Director - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson Appoints Donna Wyatt as Director of Career and College Transition Division SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today the appointment of Donna Wyatt as the new Career and College Transition Division Director at the Californi
Obama administration goes ahead with $71 million grant for Ohio’s scandal-ridden charter sector — but calls it ‘high risk’ - The Washington Post
Obama administration goes ahead with $71 million grant for Ohio’s scandal-ridden charter sector — but calls it ‘high risk’ - The Washington Post : Obama administration goes ahead with $71 million grant for Ohio’s scandal-ridden charter sector — but calls it ‘high risk’ In October, the U.S. Education Department announced $157 million in charter school grants, including a recommended $71 million to
Keeping Up | Deborah Meier on Education
Keeping Up | Deborah Meier on Education : Keeping Up Dear friends…and readers all, I meant to do better in keeping up with my blog. However, this past year has been a difficult one in terms of basic health issues. First, I had a heart valve replacement and now complications from macular degeneration has caused me to be totally blind in the left eye—which also frequently causes pain too. Otherwise
School choice, metro Detroit's new white flight | MLive.com
School choice, metro Detroit's new white flight | MLive.com : School choice, metro Detroit's new white flight By Chastity Pratt Dawsey and Mike Wilkinson | Bridge Magazine When the high school in Eastpointe recently welcomed the football team from Lakeview High, it was a homecoming of sorts. That's because nearly 700 students from Eastpointe actually attend school in Lakeview, a public school dis
New requirements on public meetings, notices and records :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet
New requirements on public meetings, notices and records :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : New requirements on public meetings, notices and records (Calif.) Legislation signed late last week will require school districts to provide new notice to property owners about parcel taxes, and give new flexibility in posting public meeting informati
“Does Governor Jerry Brown Want His Legacy to Be the Privatization of California’s Public Schools?” | Diane Ravitch's blog
“Does Governor Jerry Brown Want His Legacy to Be the Privatization of California’s Public Schools?” | Diane Ravitch's blog : “Does Governor Jerry Brown Want His Legacy to Be the Privatization of California’s Public Schools?” Joel Warner writes an investigative article about the fight to bring transparency to California’s charter schools. He describes the problems that many charter schools have en
Killing Emmett Till Academy. | Fred Klonsky
Killing Emmett Till Academy. | Fred Klonsky : Killing Emmett Till Academy. Alderman Cardenas, Sadlowski Garza and Arena are on the Council’s Finance Committee trying to get TIF surpluses into cash-strapped Chicago schools. Tenth Ward Alderman Susan Sadlowski Garza said the obvious: “If we don’t educate our kids, we got nothing,” She said there are CPS classrooms in her ward with 42 students, as w
Documentary Examines 35 Years of Higher Ed Defunding | The Texas Tribune
Documentary Examines 35 Years of Higher Ed Defunding | The Texas Tribune : Documentary Examines 35 Years of Higher Ed Defunding Are public universities nationwide regarded as a public good, or have politicians maneuvered them into becoming business-oriented models where students are the consumers? That's the central question of "Starving the Beast," a documentary by Austin-based filmmak
One out of five children have mental illness, and schools often don't help | PBS NewsHour
One out of five children have mental illness, and schools often don't help | PBS NewsHour : One out of five children have mental illness, and schools often don’t help One out of five children have a mental illness, and many schools do not adequately manage their needs.Photo by Alan Levine/Flickr. SPARTANBURG, S.C. — On a hot summer day last month, Sydney, 15, and Laney, 8, were enjoying their las
Oregon best state to be a teacher, study finds | OregonLive.com
Oregon best state to be a teacher, study finds | OregonLive.com : Oregon best state to be a teacher, study finds Oregon is the best state in the country in which to work as a teacher, a new study says, citing competitive pay, supportive principals and co-workers and excellent job security. On a "teaching attractiveness" scale of 1 to 5, Oregon is the only state to rate higher than 4, at
Schools Matter: Local Control of Schools: A Fanciful Democratic Endeavor
Schools Matter: Local Control of Schools: A Fanciful Democratic Endeavor : Local Control of Schools: A Fanciful Democratic Endeavor Timothy Scott For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change - Audre Lorde In a Connecticut State Superior Court decision on Septem
Big money from Boston business leaders in favor of charter schools - The Boston Globe
Big money from Boston business leaders in favor of charter schools - The Boston Globe : Business leaders’ big donations back drive for more charter schools Boston’s business leaders are breaking out their checkbooks for a ballot question that could allow dozens of additional charter schools to open in the state. Most of the $11.5 million raised this year for the referendum — which would, if it pa
Unions Enter the World of Online Charter Schools | The Nation
Unions Enter the World of Online Charter Schools | The Nation : Unions Enter the World of Online Charter Schools The teachers across Agora Cyber Charter’s “virtual classrooms” have won an unlikely organizing victory. C harter schools often tout their “innovation,” the enterprising spirit they bring to public education. Can they also spur unions to innovate? A new organizing victory at a controver
Suit: Detroit schoolchildren denied right to literacy
Suit: Detroit schoolchildren denied right to literacy : Suit: Detroit schoolchildren denied right to literacy Detroit — Seven Detroit schoolchildren, represented by a California public interest law firm, sued state officials Tuesday in what attorneys say is an unprecedented attempt to establish that literacy is a U.S. constitutional right. The suit, brought against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and s
What Are the Best Measures of School Quality? Educators Speak Out
What Are the Best Measures of School Quality? Educators Speak Out : What Are the Best Measures of School Quality? Educators Speak Out The National Education Association (NEA) recently hosted an online poll that asked more than 1,200 educators to specify which of NEA’s “ Opportunity Dashboard ” indicators they cared about the most. The two highest ranking indicators fell under the umbrella of wide
Teacher Tom: Institutionalized Child Abuse
Teacher Tom: Institutionalized Child Abuse : Institutionalized Child Abuse Last year at this time Seattle's Public School teachers were on strike. They had a list of demands, most of which were ultimately met, including the requirement that all elementary school children receive a minimum of 30 minutes a day on the playground. As pathetic as that victory might sound to those of us who live and wo
Asked about the critically important CCJEF v. Rell case, Malloy tells media he isn’t Governor Jodi Rell - Wait What?
Asked about the critically important CCJEF v. Rell case, Malloy tells media he isn’t Governor Jodi Rell - Wait What? : Asked about the critically important CCJEF v. Rell case, Malloy tells media he isn’t Governor Jodi Rell It was another classic Wait, What? moment with Dannel Malloy at the helm. When the CCJEF v. Rell school funding lawsuit was filed 11 years ago, Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy was
UNC report calls Wilmington schools "hyper-segregated"
UNC report calls Wilmington schools "hyper-segregated" : UNC report calls Wilmington schools "hyper-segregated" Authors argue a shift toward "neighborhood schools" has re-segregated the district and hurt student achievement at majority-minority schools. By Cammie Bellamy StarNews Staff NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- A new report from the UNC Center for Civil Rights said more
De Blasio blames testing system for diversity lack at top schools - NY Daily News
De Blasio blames testing system for diversity lack at top schools - NY Daily News : De Blasio blames admissions testing for lack of diversity at top city schools, prods state for system overhaul The city’s elite public high schools don’t reflect the diversity of the city and should change their admission policies, Mayor de Blasio said on Wednesday. De Blasio, speaking one day before the city’s 1.
Court Declares Connecticut Education System Violates State Constitution by Molly Hunter Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Court Declares Connecticut Education System Violates State Constitution by Molly Hunter On September 7, Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawser issued his post-trial decision, in Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) v. Rell , finding that the state was not fulfilling its duty under the state constitution to provide children with a fair opportunity
Yes, Common Core Is Still a Political Football: See Why in Our New Video - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Yes, Common Core Is Still a Political Football: See Why in Our New Video - Politics K-12 - Education Week : Yes, Common Core Is Still a Political Football: See Why in Our New Video You might have missed it last week when Donald Trump unveiled his sweeping school choice plan , but the GOP nominee took another opportunity to bash the Common Core State Standards. He's done that several times through
Dyett High School Opens: 2015 Hunger Strike Redefines Meaning of ‘School Closure’ | janresseger
Dyett High School Opens: 2015 Hunger Strike Redefines Meaning of ‘School Closure’ | janresseger : Dyett High School Opens: 2015 Hunger Strike Redefines Meaning of ‘School Closure’ The Chicago Tribune published a major story covering the first day of school on the Tuesday after Labor Day at Dyett High School in Chicago. Why was Dyett’s first day of school this year so important? Here is reporter J
CURMUDGUCATION: TN: Mrs. Jobs' Mall Charter + Hess: The Reform Agenda
CURMUDGUCATION: TN: Mrs. Jobs' Mall Charter : TN: Mrs. Jobs' Mall Charter You may recall that last fall we were talking about Laurene Powell Jobs' (Wharton Business School, Goldman Sachs) entry into the world of Rich Amateurs Fixing Schools -- the XQ project , a grant competition to design America's next super-school. Well, the super-schools are here. Almost here. And Memphis, Tennessee gets one
Determining Success of Technology Integration in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts (Part 4) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Determining Success of Technology Integration in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts (Part 4) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Determining Success of Technology Integration in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts (Part 4) I ended my last post by writing that attaining the top stage of popular models of technology integration was often equated with “success.” I stated that it w
L.A.'s OPTIMIST CHARTER- A LAST STOP ON THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE - Perdaily.com
L.A.'s OPTIMIST CHARTER- A LAST STOP ON THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE - Perdaily.com : L.A.'s OPTIMIST CHARTER- A LAST STOP ON THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE (Mensaje se repite en Español) What makes it nearly impossible for the non-minority public to understand what amounts to the purposeful destruction of minority students' intellect in still segregated public education is the fact that neither

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Audio: School districts baffled about why they’re on English learners monitoring list | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: School districts baffled about why they’re on English learners monitoring list | 89.3 KPCC : School districts baffled about why they’re on English learners monitoring list Days after California and federal officials agreed to improve service to English learners , most of the school districts on the list the state agreed to monitor more closely said they were surprised they were on it. The
TSJ Teach-In: Are Police Necessary? Teachers For Social Justice
Teachers For Social Justice : TSJ Teach-In: Are Police Necessary? Date: September 24, 2016 UIC College of Education 1040 W. Harrison Street, Room 3427 Time: 5:00-7:00 pm Sign up for the Teach-In here. Download the flyer here. Teachers For Social Justice :
Schools Matter: Does Randi Weingarten think no one is paying attention?
Schools Matter: Does Randi Weingarten think no one is paying attention? : Does Randi Weingarten think no one is paying attention? On September 9 th , the Answer Sheet ran a column in the Washington Post under the title “What if Randi Weingarten were U.S. education secretary?” The article is an interview 

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