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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/29/16

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Bill Schuette issues major ruling on Detroit schools, doesn't mention the thousands he's accepted from pro-charter DeVos family ​ | Detroit Metro Times






Letter to the editor on EdTech | Parents Across America
Letter to the editor on EdTech | Parents Across America : Letter to the editor on EdTech PAA urges parents and others to take a moment whenever you see a mention of digital learning in your local newspaper to write a letter to the editor to help educate the public about some of the many concerns raised by EdTech. Here’s an example, written by PAA interim executive director Julie Woestehoff and pu
Saving School Districts - LA Progressive
Saving School Districts - LA Progressive : Saving School Districts How a Ballot Measure Brought America’s Largest Public School System Back From the Brink F our years ago California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 30, the emergency ballot measure that Governor Jerry Brown and state education leaders had argued was needed to rescue public schools and community colleges from the fiscal fre
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 10
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 10 : Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 10 In the Part 9 from Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through "No Excuses" Teachin g, Barbara Veltri provided some details on the role that Teach for America plays in sustaining the paternalistic "no excuses" corporate reform schools. Part 10 picks up where that chapter left off. For pr
Toward A More Equitable Future: The Trends and Challenges Facing America's Latino Children
Toward A More Equitable Future: The Trends and Challenges Facing America's Latino Children : TOWARD A MORE EQUITABLE FUTURE: THE TRENDS AND CHALLENGES FACING AMERICA'S LATINO CHILDREN This text is taken from the foreword of the NCLR report " Toward a More Equitable Future: The Trends and Challenges Facing America’s Latino Children ." Latino children have been central to the work of NCLR and our A
CURMUDGUCATION: NC: Charters Get Their More-Than-Fair Share
CURMUDGUCATION: NC: Charters Get Their More-Than-Fair Share : NC: Charters Get Their More-Than-Fair Share The North Carolina Justice Center has just released a study of charter school funding, and if anyone was worried that poor NC charters were not getting sufficient support, they can relax. " Fair Funding for Charter Schools: Mission Accomplished " comes from Kris Nordstrom . Nordstrom is a NC
The Ticking Clock of Teacher Burnout - The Atlantic
Negative Effects of American Teachers' Time With Students - The Atlantic : The Ticking Clock of Teacher Burnout On average, American educators spend more hours with students than their international counterparts—and that may not be a good thing. Would if I only taught part-time? That was my favorite daydream question as an elementary-school teacher in Massachusetts. Just to be clear, I wasn’t exa
Impact of Poverty on Student Achievement: All in the Mind?
Impact of Poverty on Student Achievement: All in the Mind? : Impact of Poverty on Students: All in Their Minds? Students from low-income families who believe that they can develop skills and do better in school if they work hard and practice—a “growth mindset,” in other words—may be buffered from the effects of poverty on student achievement, a Stanford University study has found. But students wh
Unequal discipline: Sacramento City’s black students get kicked out of class way more than their counterparts
Sacramento News & Review - Unequal discipline: Sacramento City’s black students get kicked out of class way more than their counterparts - News - Local Stories - September 29, 2016 : Unequal discipline: Sacramento City’s black students get kicked out of class way more than their counterparts Attempts at ‘restorative justice’ have become flashpoint in districtwide labor negotiations In June, the U
Buffalo teachers rally over stalled contract - The Buffalo News
Buffalo teachers rally over stalled contract - City & Region - The Buffalo News : Buffalo teachers rally over stalled contract Union president calls offer an insult Union supporters attend a rally Wednesday outside City Hall, where the Board of Education was meeting. Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News The latest go-round in the 12-year saga over a new contract for Buffalo teachers hit yet another snag t
CPAG 2016 Public Meeting Notices, Agendas, Minutes - California Practitioners Advisory Group (CA Dept of Education)
CPAG 2016 Public Meeting Notices, Agendas, Minutes - California Practitioners Advisory Group (CA Dept of Education) : California Practitioners Advisory Group An advisory body to the California State Board of Education 2016 Public Meeting Notices, Agendas, and Minutes Public Meeting Notice and Agenda, September 29, 2016 (Posted 09-Sep-2016) Joint Meeting of the California Practitioners Advisory Gr
School Choice Fans Should Pump the Brakes on Trump's Plan, Advocate Says - Politics K-12 - Education Week
School Choice Fans Should Pump the Brakes on Trump's Plan, Advocate Says - Politics K-12 - Education Week : School Choice Fans Should Pump the Brakes on Trump's Plan, Advocate Says When Donald Trump released his plan to dramatically expand school choice earlier this month, those who support vouchers, education savings accounts, and various forms of choice were generally pleased with, at the very
JEB! Comes to Harvard | janresseger
JEB! Comes to Harvard | janresseger : JEB! Comes to Harvard It seems JEB! is back, sort of. He has taken on a new gig as a lecturer about education policy this fall at Harvard University. His position will be to present on education issues at the Program on Education Policy and Governance, which is part of the Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government . Valerie Strauss report
NYC Educator: Tons of Coverage, Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Charters--We're on Our Own
NYC Educator: Tons of Coverage, Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Charters--We're on Our Own : Tons of Coverage, Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Charters--We're on Our Own I cannot believe the crap that passes for news nowadays. Families for Excellent Schools says any damn thing it likes on behalf of Eva Moskowitz, who terrorizes young people into peeing their pants over tests. She's celebr
The Measure of Citizenship isn’t an Exit Exam – It’s Participating in Our Democracy | gadflyonthewallblog
The Measure of Citizenship isn’t an Exit Exam – It’s Participating in Our Democracy | gadflyonthewallblog : The Measure of Citizenship isn’t an Exit Exam – It’s Participating in Our Democracy Pennsylvania legislators just flunked civics – big time. Once again, instead of offering real solutions to eradicate the ignorance of the coming generation , they clothed themselves in their own. A bi-partis
Connecticut taxpayers robbed by their elected officials and the Lockheed Martin Corporation - Wait What?
Connecticut taxpayers robbed by their elected officials and the Lockheed Martin Corporation - Wait What? : Connecticut taxpayers robbed by their elected officials and the Lockheed Martin Corporation The politicians and industry officials were beaming. The media was singing their praises. The Connecticut General Assembly had just voted to give Lockheed Martin $220 million in public funds. The ques
Elizabeth Warren Clarifies The Charter Schools Debate
9/29/2016 – Elizabeth Warren Clarifies The Charter Schools Debate : Elizabeth Warren Clarifies The Charter Schools Debate September 29, 2016, 2016 Subscribe THIS WEEK: Structural Racism In Pre-K … No To School Cops … Kaepernick Effect … Important Governors Races … School Board Elections TOP STORY Elizabeth Warren Clarifies The Charter Schools Debate By Jeff Bryant “This week, Massachusetts news o
Reform Selling Reform: Chiefs for Change Promoting Relay Graduate School of Education | deutsch29
Reform Selling Reform: Chiefs for Change Promoting Relay Graduate School of Education | deutsch29 : Reform Selling Reform: Chiefs for Change Promoting Relay Graduate School of Education Chiefs for Change (C4C) is a corporate-reform-promoting organization that began under the direction of Jeb Bush; as of March 2015, C4C is its own nonprofit. Under Bush, C4C’s membership of state ed superintendents
Gülen's charter schools in US - Nagehan Alçı - Daily Sabah
Gülen's charter schools in US - Nagehan Alçı - Daily Sabah : Gülen's charter schools in US During President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's U.N. Summit meetings with top U.S. officials in New York, the primary subject matter was the threat posed by the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) and the extradition of its leader, Fethullah Gülen. Washington still issues tepid remarks and no tangible indication of Gülen'
Five Virtual Charter Schools, Five Different Ways to Track Attendance | Oklahoma Watch
Five Virtual Charter Schools, Five Different Ways to Track Attendance | Oklahoma Watch : Five Virtual Charter Schools, Five Different Ways to Track Attendance A Charter School Taking Attendance Two virtual charter schools, including the state’s largest, reported 100 percent attendance last year — an accomplishment rarely, if ever, achieved in a brick-and-mortar school. With no seats to fill and n
California Department of Education receives Seal of Biliteracy honor in Washington, D.C.
California Department of Education receives Seal of Biliteracy honor in Washington, D.C. : California Department of Education receives Seal of Biliteracy honor in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON D.C. >> The California Department of Education (CDE) received an award in Washington, D.C., Friday recognizing the state as the national leader in the Seal of Biliteracy awarded to high school graduates who d
Bill Schuette issues major ruling on Detroit schools, doesn't mention the thousands he's accepted from pro-charter DeVos family ​ | Blogs | Detroit Metro Times
Bill Schuette issues major ruling on Detroit schools, doesn't mention the thousands he's accepted from pro-charter DeVos family ​ | Blogs | Detroit Metro Times : Bill Schuette issues major ruling on Detroit schools, doesn't mention the thousands he's accepted from pro-charter DeVos family ​ Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette weighed in Wednesday on what has become an increasingly contentious
Everything Is Interesting | The Nation
Everything Is Interesting | The Nation : Everything Is Interesting Nicholson Baker goes back to school. Nicholson Baker has always been an outlier in American letters. Born in 1957, he is more or less contemporary with the celebrated literary generation of David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Franzen, Mary Karr, Colson Whitehead, George Saunders, and Helen DeWitt. Like them, he marries a postmodernist

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