Thursday, October 13, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/13/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/13/16

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OIG audit more evidence charter schools are the new subprime mortgages - Business Insider






The Washington Post asked Clinton, Trump for their education vision. Here’s what they said. - The Washington Post
The Washington Post asked Clinton, Trump for their education vision. Here’s what they said. - The Washington Post : The Washington Post asked Clinton, Trump for their education vision. Here’s what they said. The Washington Post asked the two major presidential candidates — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump — to respond to an identical series of questions about their vision and
CURMUDGUCATION: Embracing Education Productivity?
CURMUDGUCATION: Embracing Education Productivity? : Embracing Education Productivity? Rick Hess recently posted a piece that makes a couple of discussion-worthy points while neatly sliding right past a couple of other ones. In " Why You Should Learn to Love Educational Productivity ," Hess argues for an embrace of "productivity," but I'm not sure that word means exactly what he thinks it means. W
VAM-Based Chaos Reigns in Florida, as Caused by State-Mandated Teacher Turnovers | VAMboozled!
VAM-Based Chaos Reigns in Florida, as Caused by State-Mandated Teacher Turnovers | VAMboozled! : VAM-Based Chaos Reigns in Florida, as Caused by State-Mandated Teacher Turnovers The state of Florida is another one of our state’s to watch in that, even since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) last January, the state is still moving forward with using its VAMs for high-stakes acco
The @NYTopinion Trumpian support of charter schools – Cloaking Inequity
The @NYTopinion Trumpian support of charter schools – Cloaking Inequity : The @NYTopinion Trumpian support of charter schools Trumpian=twisted and incorrect sense of reality. So you might have had a chance to hear what charter proponents and education “reformers” have said recently in the New York Times and everywhere else about the NAACP charter resolution that will be voted on the the National
Dear Personalized Learning Salesmen: Please Join Us! – Save Maine Schools
Dear Personalized Learning Salesmen: Please Join Us! – Save Maine Schools : Dear Personalized Learning Salesmen: Please Join Us! By now, most people know that the Common Core State Standards have not only been an epic failure, but that the PR machine designed to sell the standards to the public was a botched job as well. Unfortunately, not as many folks realize that our billionaire reformers have
Back Door Vouchers or State Tax Subsidies for Private K-12 Education
ITEP Reports : State Tax Subsidies for Private K-12 Education Read the Full Report Including Appendices in PDF INTRODUCTION One of the most important functions of government is to maintain a high-quality public education system. In many states, however, this objective is being undermined by tax credits and deductions that redirect public dollars for K-12 education toward private schools. Twenty s
Charter Schools Do Little To Combat Racial Segregation, Says National StudyRivard Report
Charter Schools Do Little To Combat Racial Segregation, Says National StudyRivard Report : Charter Schools Do Little To Combat Racial Segregation, Says National Study Charter schools have been around for 25 years, following a 1991 Minnesota law that paved the way for eight such schools there. Today, charter schools enroll a small percentage of public school students across the country, but they c
Massachusetts Charter Expansion Ballot Question Pits Dark Money Against People Power - Network For Public Education
Massachusetts Charter Expansion Ballot Question Pits Dark Money Against People Power - Network For Public Education : Massachusetts Charter Expansion Ballot Question Pits Dark Money Against People Power By Lisa Guisbond, Executive Director, Citizens for Public Schools When they head to the polls on November 8, Massachusetts voters will decide whether to embrace unfettered charter school expansion
What’s Behind the Netflix CEO’s Fight to Charterize Public Schools?
What’s Behind the Netflix CEO’s Fight to Charterize Public Schools? : What’s Behind the Netflix CEO’s Fight to Charterize Public Schools? B rett Bymaster, a Silicon Valley electrical engineer, was optimistic when Rocketship Education, a non-profit charter school chain, began building its flagship Mateo Sheedy elementary school next to his San Jose home in 2007. He and his family lived in a lower-
Nationwide Rally Demands Government Leaders Prioritize Education
10/13/2016 – Nationwide Rally Demands Government Leaders Prioritize Education : Nationwide Rally Demands Government Leaders Prioritize Education October 13, 2016, 2016 Subscribe THIS WEEK: Chicago Averts Strike … Segregation By Real Estate … College Bureaucracies Grow … Racism Affects Learning … Indigenous Peoples Day TOP STORY Public School Activists Stage Massive Nationwide Rally Demanding Gove
Study Finds That Harsh School Discipline Costs Nation $35 Billion - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Study Finds That Harsh School Discipline Costs Nation $35 Billion, Showing Connection to Much Larger Education and Social Issues Yesterday, the Civil Rights Project released a new report, The High Cost of Harsh Discipline and Its Disparate Impact . The study attempts to quantify the cost of harsh school discipline through the dropouts and social costs it produces. It loo
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Big biz slams Rahm 'retreat' on CTU contract. But he was right.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Big biz slams Rahm 'retreat' on CTU contract. But he was right. : Big biz slams Rahm 'retreat' on CTU contract. But he was right. Chicago teachers have won a major victory without going on strike. But the mayor is under fire from his own LaSalle Street pals for "taking the easy path" and "leaving another eventual crisis for somewhere down the road." They may be righ
Opting out of testing in Connecticut — now a civic duty by Drew Michael McWeeney - Wait What?
Opting out of testing in Connecticut — now a civic duty by Drew Michael McWeeney - Wait What? : Opting out of testing in Connecticut — now a civic duty by Drew Michael McWeeney Drew Michael McWeeney is an Early Childhood Education major and teacher candidate at Southern Connecticut State University. His powerful commentary piece first appeared in the CTMirror. You can read and comment on it at: h
As Strike Averted, CTU Affirms Rights and Contributions of School Teachers | janresseger
As Strike Averted, CTU Affirms Rights and Contributions of School Teachers | janresseger : As Strike Averted, CTU Affirms Rights and Contributions of School Teachers This blog will take a short fall break. Look for a new post on Monday, October 24. Late Monday night, after two years of negotiations, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union reached a tentative agreement to avert a str
Russ on Reading: Fostering Curiosity in an Age of Accountability
Russ on Reading: Fostering Curiosity in an Age of Accountability : Fostering Curiosity in an Age of Accountability In my capacity as Coordinator of College Reading at Rider University in New Jersey, I have the opportunity to teach many students who are, like I was 50 years ago, the first in their family to attend college. Because of this, their SAT scores and a number of other factors, these stud
CURMUDGUCATION: Fed's Stupid Teacher Prep Program Rules
CURMUDGUCATION: Fed's Stupid Teacher Prep Program Rules : Fed's Stupid Teacher Prep Program Rules The feds have released their rules governing teacher preparation programs, and they are just as stupid as they have promised to be all along. How stupid? Kate Walsh of the impossible-to-take-seriously National Council on Teacher Quality saw the rules and pronounced them even "better" than she had exp
Why Was El Camino’s Charter Renewed?
Why Was El Camino’s Charter Renewed? : Why Was El Camino’s Charter Renewed? Since we are on a timeline and it seems that the other issues that would prevent a renewal just don’t exist here, that everything else is very, positive…we are on a timeline and I think that we should vote the renewal up or down. ” – Steve Zimmer, LAUSD Board President It is yet to be revealed just how long the “ financia
TBFURMAN: An Astonishing Account Of Gulen Charter School Fraud
TBFURMAN: An Astonishing Account Of Gulen Charter School Fraud : An Astonishing Account Of Gulen Charter School Fraud Not sure if I'm going to get spanked for this or not, but I took-without-asking some Periscope footage from Progress Ohio. It's the press conference from a couple days ago--- the one where Robert Amsterdam highlights some of the themes of his complaint filed with the state auditor
Serious privacy concerns with new Summit/Facebook platform, used in 100 schools across the nation | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy
Serious privacy concerns with new Summit/Facebook platform, used in 100 schools across the nation | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy : SERIOUS PRIVACY CONCERNS WITH 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
OIG audit more evidence charter schools are the new subprime mortgages - Business Insider
OIG audit more evidence charter schools are the new subprime mortgages - Business Insider : We just got even more evidence supporting the theory that charter schools are America's new subprime mortgages The Office of the Inspector General late last month released the results of a damning audit of the charter school industry , which found that charter schools' relationships with their management o
3 Gülen-linked charter schools in California face closure - Daily Sabah
3 Gülen-linked charter schools in California face closure - Daily Sabah : 3 Gülen-linked charter schools in California face closure US media reports that three FETÖ-linked charter schools in Los Angeles may face closure as local authorities will soon decide whether they are poorly managed, three months after Gülenists allegedly attempted to overthrow the government in Turkey The United States, th
Election 2016: Standardized Testing "Opt-Out" Movement Spills Into Florida | WUSF News
Election 2016: Standardized Testing "Opt-Out" Movement Spills Into Florida | WUSF News : Election 2016: Standardized Testing "Opt-Out" Movement Spills Into Florida Third-graders Hailey Everett, Maddison Hohman, and Madelynn Kinkade were not promoted to fourth grade, despite receiving all A's and B's on their report cards at Chocachatti Elementary School in Brooksville. MELINDA HOHMAN The day befo
Terror funding claims: Local lawmakers call for charter school reform | WKBN.com
Terror funding claims: Local lawmakers call for charter school reform | WKBN.com : Terror funding claims: Local lawmakers call for charter school reform Turkey claims that the company managing Ohio charter schools, including Horizon Science Academy in Youngstown, funds terrorists YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Lawmakers in Youngstown are calling for reform of the charter school system. This comes afte

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