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Walton public school attack continues for Massachusetts charters and Arkansas vouchers | Arkansas Blog




We have to talk about opioids and heroin. Our kids are dying - Lily's Blackboard
We have to talk about opioids and heroin. Our kids are dying - Lily's Blackboard : We have to talk about opioids and heroin. Our kids are dying There’s an “awareness” week of some sort practically every week. It’s a good way to bring attention to an important issue and begin a conversation that might not come up otherwise. This week hits home for me. My two beautiful grownup baby boys were both i
Speak Up! Reach Out! Let's Integrate our Schools! - SF Public School Mom
Speak Up! Reach Out! Let's Integrate our Schools! - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom : Speak Up! Reach Out! Let’s Integrate our Schools! I’m cross posting this event that I’m organizing with friends on the SF Families Union. Check out the official website and Facebook page , and join us this Saturday! Advocating for Equity in Separate and Unequal Schools This coming September 24, 2016 we
Donald Trump Presidency Would Mean The 'Decimation Of Public Education,' Says Top Teachers Union Leader | Huffington Post
Donald Trump Presidency Would Mean The 'Decimation Of Public Education,' Says Top Teachers Union Leader | Huffington Post : Donald Trump Presidency Would Mean The ‘Decimation Of Public Education,’ Says Top Teachers Union Leader “The guy’s narcissism makes him so dangerous.” WASHINGTON ― Randi Weingarten has been an outspoken surrogate for Hillary Clinton. She spoke at the Democratic National Conv
Why Massachusetts Voters Should Think Twice About Charter Expansion | deutsch29
Why Massachusetts Voters Should Think Twice About Charter Expansion | deutsch29 : Why Massachusetts Voters Should Think Twice About Charter Expansion This post highlights excerpts from a September 22, 2016, post written by New Jersey teacher and ed policy doctoral student (Rutgers), Mark Weber. In his post, Weber compares the attrition of Boston charter high schools to Boston public high schools,
Walton public school attack continues for Massachusetts charters and Arkansas vouchers | Arkansas Blog
Walton public school attack continues for Massachusetts charters and Arkansas vouchers | Arkansas Blog | Arkansas news, politics, opinion, restaurants, music, movies and art : Walton public school attack continues for Massachusetts charters and Arkansas vouchers Massachusetts voters will consider this fall removing the cap on charter schools and the battle has been bruising, with the Billionaires
John Thompson Education reform: Title I funds only part of the solution - NonDoc
Education reform: Title I funds only part of the solution - NonDoc : Education reform: Title I funds only part of the solution I described the complexities of school funding and why the simplistic criticisms of local and state education systems are unjustified in a previous post here on NonDoc. The same applies to the 12 percent or so of funding that comes from the federal government. Federal pol
A New Book about VAMs “On Trial” | VAMboozled!
A New Book about VAMs “On Trial” | VAMboozled! : A New Book about VAMs “On Trial” I recently heard about a new book that was written by Mark Paige — J.D. and Ph.D., assistant professor of public policy at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, and a former school law attorney — and published by Rowman & Littlefield. The book is about, as per the secondary part of its title “Understanding
Cartoons on the Pluses and Minuses of Technology | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Cartoons on the Pluses and Minuses of Technology | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Cartoons on the Pluses and Minuses of Technology Living in Silicon Valley as I do and seeing every-day technologies around me in people walking, eyes down, looking at their smart phones, electric autos, and driver-less cars, so much is taken for granted. The cornucopia of technology runneth ov
Acting On Bill Ayers’ Radical Manifesto | PopularResistance.Org
Acting On Bill Ayers’ Radical Manifesto | PopularResistance.Org : Acting On Bill Ayers’ Radical Manifesto Bill Ayers -- Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto | Haymarket Books - http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Demand-the-Impossible Bill Ayers’ short new book, Demand the Impossible: A Radical Manifesto, is different from the typical liberal view of a better world in two ways. First, its goa
Surprise! CT Legislature decides to function in the dark - Wait What?
Surprise! CT Legislature decides to function in the dark - Wait What? : Surprise! CT Legislature decides to function in the dark As the former House Chair of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Program Review and Investigation Committee, I’ve waited with baited breath as Connecticut’s legislative leaders’ contemplated ways to trim their generous legislative branch budget. One option facing the Dem
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trib's latest anti-union editorial is laughable
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trib's latest anti-union editorial is laughable : Trib's latest anti-union editorial is laughable The Tribune's wingnut editors are on a roll this week. They began with a call for a "schoolchildren's Bill of Rights" which had nothing to do with either children or rights, but was little more than a right-wing school privatization manifesto. Now the Trib's e
With A Brooklyn Accent: My Problems With "White Privilege Discourse" - Part 2
With A Brooklyn Accent: My Problems With "White Privilege Discourse" - Part 2 : My Problems With "White Privilege Discourse" - Part 2 In challenging racism, even in ways that get in people's faces, I usually avoid the use of the term "white privilege". Here is why Addressing "whites" as privileged not only erases vast differences in their economic status, i
Jersey Jazzman: Massachusetts Charter Schools and Their Problems With "Attrition"
Jersey Jazzman: Massachusetts Charter Schools and Their Problems With "Attrition" : Massachusetts Charter Schools and Their Problems With "Attrition" The debate about lifting the Massachusetts charter school cap continues to rage on, in anticipation of November's vote on Question 2 : Question 2 on the November ballot will ask voters if they support giving Massachusetts the aut
Gulen-affiliated charter schools are bad apples? – Cloaking Inequity
Gulen-affiliated charter schools are bad apples? – Cloaking Inequity : Gulen-affiliated charter schools are bad apples? The Gulen-affiliated charter schools are finally getting the negative attention they deserve from law enforcement, the media and others. The Gulen-affiliated charter schools are the second largest charter chain in the United States, second only to the KIPP network of charter sch
Tax Cuts Deliver Higher College Tuition, Fail to Grow the Overall Economy | janresseger
Tax Cuts Deliver Higher College Tuition, Fail to Grow the Overall Economy | janresseger : Tax Cuts Deliver Higher College Tuition, Fail to Grow the Overall Economy I suppose you have noticed that substantive discussion of our nation’s problems has fallen by the way in this year’s election season. At best candidates are selling reform proposals without explaining exactly how such plans could be re
CURMUDGUCATION: Wells Fargo and Making Your Numbers
CURMUDGUCATION: Wells Fargo and Making Your Numbers : Wells Fargo and Making Your Numbers As you've probably heard by now, Wells Fargo got caught building its financial strength by a technique known variously as lying, fraud, or just making shit up. Low level employees created a bunch of fake accounts linked to actual humans who had no idea their financial matters were becoming messier by the min
We are in “Deep” Doo Doo: Latest Buzz Word of Caution | BustED Pencils
We are in “Deep” Doo Doo: Latest Buzz Word of Caution | BustED Pencils : We are in “Deep” Doo Doo: Latest Buzz Word of Caution (By Morna McDermott ) Here it is: DEEP LEARNING It’s something we can all start following/investigating. It’s a word… like GRIT, PERSONALIZED LEARNING, CHOICE, and 21st c LEARNING…words that are code for corporate colonization… meet “deep learning.” About Deeper Learning
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL: The stunning lies told to keep New Jersey stupid–and who told them |
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL: The stunning lies told to keep New Jersey stupid–and who told them | : BRIDGEGATE TRIAL: The stunning lies told to keep New Jersey stupid–and who told them Port Authority director Patrick Foye Today was the day of lies at the Bridgegate trial. Lies told—maybe—out of fear or to cover other lies. Lies told and lies condoned by public officials who apparently viewed their responsib
MA Question 2 Gains Another $1.5 Million, Mostly from NY | deutsch29
MA Question 2 Gains Another $1.5 Million, Mostly from NY | deutsch29 : MA Question 2 Gains Another $1.5 Million, Mostly from NY Massachusetts has four ballot questions up for vote on November 8th: Expand gaming (Q1); raise charter school cap (Q2); prevent cruelty to farm animals (Q3), and regulate and tax marijuana (Q4). In support of Q1, the Horse Racing Jobs and Education Committee has raised $
Fear of a Black Educator, Part 2 | The Jose Vilson
Fear of a Black Educator, Part 2 | The Jose Vilson : Fear of a Black Educator, Part 2 [ Here’s part 1 of this series .] You’ve now watched the umpteenth version of a person receiving unwarranted capital punishment for their pigmentation. These videos autoplay on your TV screen and your social media timelines. You’re inundated with rage in the form of speeches and blogs. You’ve read up on the late
Coalition calls for end of police presence in schools | Center for Public Integrity
Coalition calls for end of police presence in schools | Center for Public Integrity : Coalition calls for end of police presence in schools Dignity in Schools latest to say cops doing more harm than good A coalition of family and civil-rights groups launched a national campaign Wednesday to “end the regular presence” of police, armed security and truancy officers posted inside schools. The Dignit
Why the school funding judgment in Connecticut could jeopardize education for America’s 6.5 million children with disabilities - The Hechinger Report
Why the school funding judgment in Connecticut could jeopardize education for America’s 6.5 million children with disabilities - The Hechinger Report : Why the school funding judgment in Connecticut could jeopardize education for America’s 6.5 million children with disabilities Parent of a special needs student identifies a hidden landmine A Couple of years ago I got a call from an occupational t
The US is failing to invest enough in early childhood education, one of the most critical periods in children's development says the OECD — Quartz
The US is failing to invest enough in early childhood education, one of the most critical periods in children's development says the OECD — Quartz : The US is failing to invest enough in one of the most critical periods in children’s education Considerable research shows that well-designed early childhood programs can help children, particularly those who are disadvantaged , build social, emotion
Randi Weingarten on Clinton, Trump, and Winning Over 'Skeptical' Teachers - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Randi Weingarten on Clinton, Trump, and Winning Over 'Skeptical' Teachers - Politics K-12 - Education Week : Randi Weingarten on Clinton, Trump, and Winning Over 'Skeptical' Teachers Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers. is very enthusiastic about the prospect of a President Hillary Clinton. And the vast majority of her members are also behind the Democratic nomi
College Board redesigned SAT in way that may hurt neediest students
College Board redesigned SAT in way that may hurt neediest students : Despite warnings, College Board redesigned SAT in way that may hurt neediest students Part Six: Internal documents show the makers of the new SAT knew the test was overloaded with wordy math problems – a hurdle that could reinforce race and income disparities. The College Board went ahead with the exam anyway. NEW YORK – In the
What happens when you 'lunch shame' a child? | ABC10.com
What happens when you 'lunch shame' a child? | ABC10.com : What happens when you 'lunch shame' a child? Skipping a nutritional lunch can lead to more than just negative effects in the classroom. A hungry child between the age of 6 and 12 is more likely to receive special education services, repeat a grade in school or receive mental health counseling, than a child who is not hungry, according to
PieMan arrested after hitting Sacramento mayor in face with pie at charity event | Fox News
Man arrested after hitting Sacramento mayor in face with pie at charity event | Fox News : Man arrested after hitting Sacramento mayor in face with pie at charity event A man was arrested Wednesday night after shoving a pie in the face of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson at a charity dinner. Sean Thompson, 32, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a public official, which is a felony, the Sacrame

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