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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/17/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/17/16

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Undergraduates’ research exposes institutional racism of standardized testing | The Daily Cardinal





Thoughts on Democracy | Deborah Meier on Education
Thoughts on Democracy | Deborah Meier on Education : Thoughts on Democracy Dear friends, I am back “in business”—I hope. Permanently one-eyed but out of pain. I am usually out of town before general elections—I have gone to Pennsylvania several times as well as Ohio. I combine visiting friends and electioneering in possible swing states. I would love to be there in Ohio now. What a terrible elect
Parents Across America endorses #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool action by Washington State teachers
Parents Across America endorses #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool action by Washington State teachers | Seattle Education : Parents Across America endorses #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool action by Washington State teachers Parents Across America endorses the action of teachers, counselors, instructional assistants, office staff and other educators who will wear “Black Lives Matter” t-shirts to school on Wedne
We spend more to jail our kids than to educate them. It's time we stop - Lily's Blackboard
We spend more to jail our kids than to educate them. It's time we stop - Lily's Blackboard : We spend more to jail our kids than to educate them. It’s time we stop In 2015 we voted unanimously at the NEA Representative Assembly to confront institutional racism in our schools . That means looking at the structures and processes that advantage some students and disadvantage others, especially stude
Why Are 19 States Still Allowing Corporal Punishment in Schools?
Why Are 19 States Still Allowing Corporal Punishment in Schools? : Why Are 19 States Still Allowing Corporal Punishment in Schools? In 1977, the U.S. Supreme Court legitimized the use of corporal punishment in schools by deciding that the practice did not qualify as “cruel and unusual punishment.” Despite the ruling in Ingraham v. Wright , corporal punishment – the use of physical force (usually
Schools Matter: Podesta Promoted GOP Fringe to Make Clinton Palatable
Schools Matter: Podesta Promoted GOP Fringe to Make Clinton Palatable : Podesta Promoted GOP Fringe to Make Clinton Palatable Chris Hedges has another insightful piece that should be required reading for all those celebrating HRC's imminent win. It features John Podesta's emails once again. A clip from TruthDig : . . . .The Clinton campaign, aware that the policy differences between her and a can
Fighting for Public Schools Means Fighting Against Systemic Racism – United Opt Out Education and Civil Rights Summit | gadflyonthewallblog
Fighting for Public Schools Means Fighting Against Systemic Racism – United Opt Out Education and Civil Rights Summit | gadflyonthewallblog : Fighting for Public Schools Means Fighting Against Systemic Racism – United Opt Out Education and Civil Rights Summit What do you do when you hold a civil rights summit and none of the big names show up? That’s what happened last weekend when United Opt Out
No, it’s not cute when little boys force kisses on little girls. A primer on teaching boys to respect girls. - The Washington Post
No, it’s not cute when little boys force kisses on little girls. A primer on teaching boys to respect girls. - The Washington Post : No, it’s not cute when little boys force kisses on little girls. A primer on teaching boys to respect girls. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments about how he treats women — and subsequent allegations by women that he groped them or made unwanted
Schools boost engagement with ELL classes for parents :: SI&A Cabinet Report
Schools boost engagement with ELL classes for parents :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : Schools boost engagement with ELL classes for parents (Calif.) English language courses for parents have become more popular as districts report increased family engagement among Spanish-speaking households. Advocates for English learners say the trend is li
Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: Hundreds of professors across the country support Seattle educators in their day of action | I AM AN EDUCATOR
Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: Hundreds of professors across the country support Seattle educators in their day of action | I AM AN EDUCATOR : Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: Hundreds of professors across the country support Seattle educators in their day of action Over 200 scholars and professors nationwide sign statement in support of the Seattle teachers’ October 19, , 2
High court to reconsider Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE):: SI&A Cabinet Report
High court to reconsider definition of FAPE :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : High court to reconsider definition of FAPE (District of Columbia) A case now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court may answer the 40 year old question: what, specifically, constitutes a “free appropriate public education.” States have been required to provide to stud
Should New Orleans have closed so many schools? Study explores charter trend | NOLA.com
Should New Orleans have closed so many schools? Study explores charter trend | NOLA.com : Should New Orleans have closed so many schools? Study explores charter trend If you're going to close a school, you had better have a better place for students to go. That's the takeaway from a new report from the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans that addresses one of education's most controversia
The “Value-Added” of Teacher Preparation Programs: New Research | VAMboozled!
The “Value-Added” of Teacher Preparation Programs: New Research | VAMboozled! : The “Value-Added” of Teacher Preparation Programs: New Research The journal Education of Economics Review recently published a study titled “Teacher Quality Differences Between Teacher Preparation Programs: How Big? How Reliable? Which Programs Are Different?” The study was authored by researchers at the University of
Andre Agassi Making Big Money Building and Selling Charter schools | Diane Ravitch's blog
Andre Agassi Making Big Money Building and Selling Charter schools | Diane Ravitch's blog : Andre Agassi Making Big Money Building and Selling Charter schools Former tennis star Andre Agassi opened a charter school in Las Vegas a few years back. He collected millions of dollars from adoring fans. He promised that his school would prepare every student for college. It was supposed to be easy. But
Traditional Assessment Isolates Learning, Devalues Community and Collaboration | the becoming radical
Traditional Assessment Isolates Learning, Devalues Community and Collaboration | the becoming radical : Traditional Assessment Isolates Learning, Devalues Community and Collaboration I attended junior high well before the rise of the middle school; therefore, I did not enter high school until 10th grade. But the greatest shift for me as a student was my sophomore English class taught by Lynn Harr
NYC Educator: Campaign 2016--the Choice for Educators
NYC Educator: Campaign 2016--the Choice for Educators : Campaign 2016--the Choice for Educators he Washington Post interviewed both major candidates about education, and I'm not jumping up and down about either. Trump simply offered a statement about school choice, meaning charters, vouchers, and pretty much anything that doubles down against unionized public schools. Hillary is more nuanced, but
Half of the world's school-age children with disabilities don't go to school: Report
Half of the world's school-age children with disabilities don't go to school: Report : Half of the world's school-age children with disabilities don't go to school: Report Stigma and misinformation, along with lack of data on number of disabled children are contributing to the problem A new study by a disability rights group suggests that at least half the world's school-age children with disabil
Undergraduates’ research exposes institutional racism of standardized testing | The Daily Cardinal
Undergraduates’ research exposes institutional racism of standardized testing | The Daily Cardinal : Undergraduates’ research exposes institutional racism of standardized testing UW-Madison undergraduates research shows that institutions limit the number of qualified black students that can attend their schools by requiring high test scores from underfunded schools. Image By: Photo courtesy of Ma
NAACP Board of Directors Affirms Call for Charter School Moratorium | Huffington Post
NAACP Board of Directors Affirms Call for Charter School Moratorium | Huffington Post : NAACP Board of Directors Affirms Call for Charter School Moratorium On Saturday, the Board of Directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ratified a resolution adopted by delegates at its 2016 National Convention calling for a moratorium on charter school expansion and f

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Seattle Schools Community Forum: FAQs On Upcoming Black Lives Matter Event
Seattle Schools Community Forum: FAQs On Upcoming Black Lives Matter Event : FAQs On Upcoming Black Lives Matter Event On October 19th, 2016 hundreds of Seattle teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, nurses, instructional assistants, librarians, and other educators will be wearing Black Lives Matter shirts to school in an unprecedented action, “ Black Lives Matter At School .” That's how the Se
A Few Questions With Marylin Zuniga (An Interview) | The Jose Vilson
A Few Questions With Marylin Zuniga (An Interview) | The Jose Vilson : A Few Questions With Marylin Zuniga (An Interview) For the better part of a decade, I’ve been exploring the idea of social justice education. While not a new idea, it’s picked up steam over the last couple of years with the Black Lives Matter movements, ethnic studies initiatives, and the need for diversifying the teaching pro
EdTech webinar recording and slides | Parents Across America
EdTech webinar recording and slides | Parents Across America : EdTech webinar recording and slides We had a great webinar, “Our Children @ Risk: Challenging the EdTech Juggernaut,” earlier this evening. There was so much important information and a very useful discussion. The slides, which include many helpful links, can be accessed here . The webinar recording is here – the audio is a bit garble
Regarding the NAACP Charter School Moratorium, the New York Times Misguides Itself | deutsch29
Regarding the NAACP Charter School Moratorium, the New York Times Misguides Itself | deutsch29 : Regarding the NAACP Charter School Moratorium, the New York Times Misguides Itself On October 15, 2016, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ratified a resolution for a moratorium on charter schools. Below is the text of that resolution, which was voted on by the NAAC
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/16/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/16/16 Featured Post John Thompson: Let's All Unite Behind the NAACP's Call for a Charter School Moratorium | Huffington Post Jersey Jazzman: Charter Schools and the Talented 

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