Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/20/16

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/20/16



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Charter school bill calls for accountability - The San Diego Union-Tribune





Civic Learning Award For CA Public Schools - Initiatives & Programs (CA Dept of Education)
Civic Learning Award For CA Public Schools - Initiatives & Programs (CA Dept of Education) : Civic Learning Award For CA Public Schools Recognizing the important role of public schools in preparing students for participation in our democracy. What's New The application deadline for the 2016-17 Civic Learning Award for Public Schools is now open. Applications are due on January 9, 2017. A comm
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The Tribune's so-called 'Schoolchildren's Bill of Rights'
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The Tribune's so-called 'Schoolchildren's Bill of Rights' : The Tribune's so-called 'Schoolchildren's Bill of Rights' Created with consent of the governed. Chicago Tribune editors are calling for a "Schoolchild's Bill of Rights." As anyone familiar with the Trib might guess, Sunday's editorial has little to do with schoolchildren or their rights--except, t
The Network for Public Education Action and Seattle Education endorse Barbara A. Madsen for the Supreme Court of the State of Washington | Seattle Education
The Network for Public Education Action and Seattle Education endorse Barbara A. Madsen for the Supreme Court of the State of Washington | Seattle Education : The Network for Public Education Action and Seattle Education endorse Barbara A. Madsen for the Supreme Court of the State of Washington WA State Supreme Court Judge Barbara Madsen The Network for Public Education Action is proud to announc
Making Education Great Again - a rally in the Valley
Making Education Great Again - a rally in the Valley : "Making education great again!" Oh, edu-friends! Sometimes I can hardly keep a straight face at the forces trying to destroy public education. So, this time, I didn't even try. I hope you'll laugh, too I wish you could have been in LA LA Land with me last weekend! I made a video for you in case you missed the charter rally in the va
“It matters to me who becomes the next U.S. Education Secretary…” – Cloaking Inequity
“It matters to me who becomes the next U.S. Education Secretary…” – Cloaking Inequity : “It matters to me who becomes the next U.S. Education Secretary…” Will I see you in New York next week? I’ll be trekking to the East Coast for a day to attend the Journey for Justice conference at SUNY Old Westbury. After the conference at SUNY, thousands are expected to demonstrate at the Sept. 26th president
Thanks Gov. Snyder: Mother of Four Scammed in Flint Water Disaster
Thanks Gov. Snyder: Mother of Four Scammed in Flint Water Disaster FLINT WOMAN Scammed: Mother of 4, Tammy Loren has only a few years to live because of Flint's water disaster. Governor Snyder switched the source of tap water for Flint residents to the polluted Flint River, which caused many citizens to become ill. But, that didn't stop one company from tricking Tammy Loren to promote their water
CURMUDGUCATION: USED, Pay for Success and Stupid Pre-K Plans
CURMUDGUCATION: USED, Pay for Success and Stupid Pre-K Plans : USED, Pay for Success and Stupid Pre-K Plans The United States Department of (Privatizing) education is touting another boneheaded idea , this time aimed at preschool and using yet one more unproven approach-- pay for success. What is that, exactly? Here's the explanation from the USED FAQ page : Pay for success (PFS) is an innovative
Students have the right to demand receipts for pledging allegiance - The Hechinger Report
Students have the right to demand receipts for pledging allegiance - The Hechinger Report : Students have the right to demand receipts for pledging allegiance Don’t blame high school football players for desecrating our secular religion Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL ga
Equity gap in California: what the new test scores tell us | EdSource
Equity gap in California: what the new test scores tell us | EdSource : Equity gap in California: what the new test scores tell us Linda Darling-Hammond Leib Sutcher When the new Smarter Balanced test scores (part of California’s new assessment system known as CAASPP ) came out last month, Californians engaged in what is now a time-honored routine — noting that scores inched up but large equity g
Louisiana Educator: Louisiana Accountability System Changes to Reflect Political Goals
Louisiana Educator: Louisiana Accountability System Changes to Reflect Political Goals : Louisiana Accountability System Changes to Reflect Political Goals Note to Readers: The following post by Herb Bassett traces the history of test-based accountability in Louisiana from 1999 to the present. Mr Bassett's analysis demonstrates that the grading and ranking of our schools and teachers based on stu
U.S. Department of Education Finally Begins to Regulate Charters: Thank You Sen. Sherrod Brown | janresseger
U.S. Department of Education Finally Begins to Regulate Charters: Thank You Sen. Sherrod Brown | janresseger : U.S. Department of Education Finally Begins to Regulate Charters: Thank You Sen. Sherrod Brown Charter Schools are defined by their freedom from regulation and oversight, but that freedom has been so regularly abused by unscrupulous operators that it seems the U.S. Department of Educatio
Teaching Advanced Placement Composition: Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Teaching Advanced Placement Composition: Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Teaching Advanced Placement Composition: Technology Integration Room 409 at Los Altos High School in the south San Francisco Bay area is one of the most spacious for an academic subject —nearly the size of two regular classrooms–I have ever seen in the many schools I have visite
Business groups warn Regents on Common Core | Crain's New York Business
Business groups warn Regents on Common Core | Crain's New York Business : Business groups warn Regents on Common Core Opponents of tougher education standards cannot be placated, so state education officials should not bother trying, a letter to the Board of Regents argues As the state Board of Regents prepares to tweak New York's version of Common Core, business groups and other supporters of th
Audio: Envisioning a 'leaner' LA Unified HQ, superintendent asks for plan to cut central office by 30 percent | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: Envisioning a 'leaner' LA Unified HQ, superintendent asks for plan to cut central office by 30 percent | 89.3 KPCC : Envisioning a 'leaner' LA Unified HQ, superintendent asks for plan to cut central office by 30 percent Superintendent Michelle King has asked managers in the Los Angeles Unified School District's central offices to submit plans outlining how they would slash their department
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 9 (TFA)
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 9 (TFA) : Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 9 (TFA) Teacher attrition is high enough that "No Excuses" charter schools could not keep their doors open without a constant infusion of new blood from Teach for America and penal preparation programs like Relay . In the chapter below from Work Hard, Be Hard . . . con
Special Ed. Irony: CT Gov. Malloy and Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher
Special Ed. Irony: CT Gov. Malloy and Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher : Special Ed. Irony: CT Gov. Malloy and Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher In every state we see an erasing of services for students with disabilities. Consider how Texas managed to omit an appropriate education for students with special needs . My guess is that in whatever state you live, special education is in trouble. How many children
No charter schools, lots of play: the secrets of Europe’s top education system | Education | The Guardian
No grammar schools, lots of play: the secrets of Europe’s top education system | Education | The Guardian : No grammar schools, lots of play: the secrets of Europe’s top education system In Finland children don’t start school until they are seven, but what happens before that is even more important Gaining on the swings: Franzenia daycare centre, Helsinki, where the emphasis is on creative play.
As if being 12-years-old wasn't hard enough, a new study confirms many schools make it even harder because of the theory of top dog, bottom dog — Quartz
As if being 12-years-old wasn't hard enough, a new study confirms many schools make it even harder because of the theory of top dog, bottom dog — Quartz : As if being 12-years-old wasn’t hard enough, a new study confirms many schools make it even harder The transition from elementary school at about age 11, to middle school, is notoriously hard, and researchers have documented that a lot of kids
What rights does a disabled child have at school?
What rights does a disabled child have at school? : What rights does a disabled child have at school? Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at a case under consideration for the Supreme Court that could clarify national educational standards for disabled children in the public school system. Over a period of more than four decades, the national government has mov
White House Looks to Battle Sexual Trauma in K-12 Schools | US News
White House Looks to Battle Sexual Trauma in K-12 Schools | US News : Battling Sexual Trauma in K-12 Schools As researchers study why girls of color are disproportionately suspended, one issue stands out: sexual trauma. Her mother had just dropped her off at school when second-grader Irma Lopez turned to see law enforcement agents take her into custody for having expired immigration documents – a
Will school libraries soon be gone?
Will school libraries soon be gone? : Will school libraries soon be gone? Teachers and librarians from across the state gathered in Howell Township over the weekend to discuss how to advocate funding for a new legislation that could affect the future of school libraries. Over the past 15 years, school libraries have suffered due to the No Child Left Behind Act. School library funding was left out
Want to be able to buy a house in California? Don’t become a teacher. - The Washington Post
Want to be able to buy a house in California? Don’t become a teacher. - The Washington Post : Want to be able to buy a house in California? Don’t become a teacher. Teachers’ salaries have been rising in California, but not nearly fast enough to keep up with soaring housing prices, according to a new analysis that could shed some light on one reason why the Golden State is having trouble finding e
Michigan teachers demoralized, union survey says
Michigan teachers demoralized, union survey says : Michigan teachers demoralized, union survey says A first-time combined survey by the state’s two teachers unions reveals widespread disappointment, demoralization and discontent among their members. The results were consistent from Detroit to Grand Rapids and the Upper Peninsula. The presidents of AFT Michigan and the Michigan Education Associati
Livermore charter schools, school district trade barbs over rumors
Livermore charter schools, school district trade barbs over rumors : Livermore charter schools, school district battle over rumors LIVERMORE — The Tri-Valley Learning Corp. and the Livermore school district have begun a back-and-forth battle as each claims the other is spreading false rumors. Earlier this month, TVLC, via its Menlo Park-based Procopio law firm, sent a cease-and-desist order to th

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Yohuru Williams: Why The NAACP Moratorium On Charters Really Matters To Our Public Schools | Huffington Post
Why The NAACP Moratorium On Charters Really Matters To Our Public Schools | Huffington Post : Why The NAACP Moratorium On Charters Really Matters To Our Public Schools While one might be tempted to laugh off Donald Trump’s recent efforts to craft a “ Civil Rights Agenda ,” his labors punctuate a long history of attempted appropriation. Politicians and others have tried to assume the mantle of the
Trump Selects Two People for His Education Transition Team | deutsch29
Trump Selects Two People for His Education Transition Team | deutsch29 : Trump Selects Two People for His Education Transition Team According to a September 19, 2016, article written by Andrew Ujifusa of Education Week , according to “multiple sources,” Donald Trump has two individuals in line to lead his transition team in education if Trump becomes president. The first is Williamson “Bill” Ever
The Bridgegate trial’s six biggest shockers |
The Bridgegate trial’s six biggest shockers | : The Bridgegate trial’s six biggest shockers Political corruption trials—even those with high-profile defendants—rarely produce genuine surprises. But the opening day of the Bridgegate trial generated at least a half-dozen shockers, some of which may change both the political landscape and similar trials in New Jersey for a long time to come. Here’s
Audio: Court rejects California teacher evaluation lawsuit AGAIN | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: Court rejects California teacher evaluation lawsuit | 89.3 KPCC : Audio: Court rejects California teacher evaluation lawsuit AGAIN On Monday Northern California Judge Barry Goode denied the claims in the Doe v. Antioch Unified lawsuit – the second legal setback in recent months to education advocates who believe ineffective teacher have too many job protections. Lawyers who filed the suit
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/19/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/19/16 Featured Post After court threat, Fearless Leader removed Flint's power to sue Tom Torlakson Honors Latino Heritage Month - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education) by mike simpson / 

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