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Torlakson Announces CA Teachers of the Year - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education)
Torlakson Announces CA Teachers of the Year - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Teachers of the Year SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today selected five outstanding educators as the 2017 California Teachers of the Year. “I am pleased to honor five dedicated and hardworking teachers who use their creativity
Podesta emails show NEA behind the scenes on the Clinton endorsement | Seattle Education
Podesta emails show NEA behind the scenes on the Clinton endorsement | Seattle Education : Podesta emails show NEA behind the scenes on the Clinton endorsement Candidate Hillary Clinton and NEA president Lily Eskelsen Garcia There should be concern when union leaders cozy up to established power rather than work in the best interest of their members. I keep my ear to the ground on what teachers a
Do you know five other people in your school? Ask them to do this. - Lily's Blackboard
Do you know five other people in your school? Ask them to do this. - Lily's Blackboard : Do you know five other people in your school? Ask them to do this Anyone who’s worked in a school — from elementary to high school — has seen the same thing. Popular kids sit together at “their table;” sports stars sit together at “their table.” Occasionally, but not nearly enough, we see a student being espe
NYC Public School Parents: Serious privacy concerns with the new Summit/Facebook platform, used in 100 schools across the nation
NYC Public School Parents: Serious privacy concerns with the new Summit/Facebook platform, used in 100 schools across the nation : Serious privacy concerns with the new Summit/Facebook platform, used in 100 schools across the nation Our concerns about the open-ended data sharing of the Summit/Facebook software platform was featured on the front page of today’s Washington Post . This software is i
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Billionaire pipeline investor Hamm is also a big charter school backer
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Billionaire pipeline investor Hamm is also a big charter school backer : Billionaire pipeline investor Hamm is also a big charter school backer Billionaire Hamm is Trump's main energy advisor. Billionaire Harold Hamm is the founder CEO of energy giant, Continental Resources. Continental is the largest leaseholder in the nation’s premier oil play, the Bakken Pla
State Senator To Propose Rewriting PA Charter School Law To Hold the Industry Accountable | gadflyonthewallblog
State Senator To Propose Rewriting PA Charter School Law To Hold the Industry Accountable | gadflyonthewallblog : State Senator To Propose Rewriting PA Charter School Law To Hold the Industry Accountable Pennsylvania’s charter school law is a national disgrace. It allows charters to defraud the public and provide a substandard education to our children. Charter school managers pay themselves with
Flint resident requests grand jury investigation of Gov. Rick...
Flint resident requests grand jury investigation of Gov. Rick... : Flint resident requests grand jury investigation of Gov. Rick Snyder Lawyer claims Snyder broke law using public money to pay for legal defense DETROIT - An Ingham County judge is being asked to OK a grand jury investigation of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder over his authorizing public monies to pay for legal fees. The legal maneuver c
The educator exodus - The Echo News
The educator exodus - The Echo News : Indiana struggles to keep teachers in-state By Megan Herrema | Echo Taylor’s education students may be surprised to learn that Indiana has one of the lowest teacher retention rates in the nation. Two main issues—working conditions and teacher compensation—resulted in Indiana’s score of only 2.17 out of a total of five possible points, according to a review of
Now, the teachers get to say. | Fred Klonsky
Now, the teachers get to say. | Fred Klonsky : Now, the teachers get to say Teachers at International High School at Prospect Heights in Brooklyn congratulate Chicago teachers on their contract win today. “Your fight is our fight!” Some contract settlements make me scratch my head in negative amazement. Some put a smile on my face. But as a career union teacher who led a local and sat long hours
Schools Matter: Trade you a backpack of badges for a caring teacher & well-resourced school.
Schools Matter: Trade you a backpack of badges for a caring teacher & well-resourced school. : Trade you a backpack of badges for a caring teacher & well-resourced school. This is the third in a series intended to describe the process by which education reformers are transitioning us from neighborhood schools to learning eco-systems. For additional background you can read “ From Neighborhood Scho
Prop. 55: Initiative to extend income tax increases to benefit schools | EdSource
Prop. 55: Initiative to extend income tax increases to benefit schools | EdSource : Prop. 55: Initiative to extend income tax increases to benefit schools With Gov. Jerry Brown vowing to cut $6 billion in funding to K–12 schools and community colleges if they didn’t approve a temporary tax increase, voters in 2012 passed Proposition 30, raising the state sales tax and personal income tax on the w
Obama administration releases long-delayed regulations for teacher-preparation programs - The Washington Post
Obama administration releases long-delayed regulations for teacher-preparation programs - The Washington Post : Obama administration releases long-delayed regulations for teacher-preparation programs The U.S. Education Department published regulations Wednesday governing programs that prepare new K-12 teachers, a long-delayed effort meant to ensure that graduates emerge ready for the nation’s cla
Three L.A. Gulen charter schools could be shut down, largely because of their practice of bringing in teachers from Turkey - LA Times
Three L.A. charter schools could be shut down, largely because of their practice of bringing in teachers from Turkey - LA Times : Three L.A. charter schools could be shut down, largely because of their practice of bringing in teachers from Turkey Th ree Los Angeles charter schools could be shut down, largely because of their practice of bringing in teachers from Turkey, The Times has learned. The
How America's Past Shapes Native Americans’ Present - The Atlantic
How America's Past Shapes Native Americans’ Present - The Atlantic : How America's Past Shapes Native Americans’ Present A Minneapolis community seeks to counteract centuries of federal policies that have put its people at a disadvantage. A mural outside of Minneapolis's Little Earth of the United Tribes, the only federally-subsidized housing project for Native Americans MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Native
Schools Matter: FairTest Fumes and Obfuscates
Schools Matter: FairTest Fumes and Obfuscates : FairTest Fumes and Obfuscates There was much disgust expressed when Diane Ravitch promoted FairTest's NEA-supported report, Assessment Matters: Constructing Model State Systems to Replace Testing Overkill. In the report, FairTest managed to do some major league pimping for the New Hampshire competency-based child plug-in learning model and competenc
Homelessness in NYC Poses Problems for Families, Children, and Schools: We Blame the Schools | janresseger
Homelessness in NYC Poses Problems for Families, Children, and Schools: We Blame the Schools | janresseger : Homelessness in NYC Poses Problems for Families, Children, and Schools: We Blame the Schools It is so easy to attack the public schools for failing to solve society’s intractable problems. For twenty years, that has been the strategy of test-and-punish school accountability. As an incentiv
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: A life changer
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: A life changer : A life changer Arely Morales photo The trip to Standing Rock was a "life changing experience" for these Chicago students . Our group of 11 young people and 3 “old heads” from Chicago got back on the afternoon of “Indigenous People’s Day.” We are not the same people who left last Thursday. The stories and the people we met, the way were welcomed by e
About That Write-In-Vote Option for President… | deutsch29
About That Write-In-Vote Option for President… | deutsch29 : About That Write-In-Vote Option for President… In response to the October 08, 2016, Washington Post release of the 2005 “lewd comments” tape, many leaders in Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s own party are publicly stating their plans to not vote for Trump and instead opt to “write in” a name on the November 08th, 2016, pre
Support the NAACP's Moratorium on Charters - Network For Public Education
Support the NAACP's Moratorium on Charters - Network For Public Education : Support the NAACP’s Moratorium on Charters This week the NAACP Board of Directors will vote on the charter school moratorium passed by its delegates earlier this year. We are hearing the vote will be this weekend. The charter lobby is on fire contacting them. Call these two numbers and express your support for a moratoriu
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Oh, Come On Now!
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Oh, Come On Now! : FL: Oh, Come On Now! I don't even want to be still writing about this story, but apparently Florida's flock of school administrators include some of the most terrible people ever. So here we are. You will recall that several Florida parents sued their district, the state, and anyone else connected to the baloney-faced rule about refusing to pass third grader
Corporate think tank sensationalizes teacher absences - NonDoc
Corporate think tank sensationalizes teacher absences - NonDoc : Corporate think tank sensationalizes teacher absences T he National Council on Teacher Quality ( NCTQ ) recently found teacher absences in Oklahoma City averaged 11 days in 2013, and 18 percent of teachers missed more than 18 days, as reported earlier this month in The Oklahoman . The NCTQ is one of many astroturf think tanks that p
Have charter schools fulfilled promise as innovators? Debate persists - The Boston Globe
Have charter schools fulfilled promise as innovators? Debate persists - The Boston Globe : Are charter schools truly innovative? The answer can depend on your definition For decades, charter schools have been billed as “laboratories of innovation,” conjuring up images of teachers and administrators brainstorming and testing cutting-edge instruction that — if proven successful — could deliver salv
N.Y. Congressional Race Highlights Testing, Charters, Common Core - Politics K-12 - Education Week
N.Y. Congressional Race Highlights Testing, Charters, Common Core - Politics K-12 - Education Week : N.Y. Congressional Race Highlights Testing, Charters, Common Core Zephyr Teachout, who ran against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo two years ago in the Democratic primary by attacking his policies about testing and the Common Core State Standards, is now campaigning on a similar platform as she seeks a
Republicans have lost the education debate - Your Voice - News-Sentinel.com
Republicans have lost the education debate - Your Voice - News-Sentinel.com : Republicans have lost the education debate Education? This is the missing issue in the current Election Cycle. Why? Answer: There has been progress in the fight for public education. Meaning what? Republicans are losing this battle because the results are coming in from their “reforms.” Probably one of the surest signs

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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Black Lives Matter Day of Solidarity in SPS
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Black Lives Matter Day of Solidarity in SPS : Black Lives Matter Day of Solidarity in SPS The Seattle Teachers Association has been planning a Day of Solidarity on October 19th for African-American students in Seattle schools. As well, the teacher group, Social Equality Educators, is part of the planning for this day. I support this day and I support the district'
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/11/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/11/16 Featured Post Addressing Rape Culture in the Age of Trump - SF Public School Mom GULEN: Lawyer for Turkey Refers Ohio Charter Schools to Auditor - ABC News by mike simpson / 39min Lawyer for Turkey Refers Ohio Charter Schools to Auditor - ABC News : 

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