Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/18/16

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Yohuru Williams: Seattle Students on the Cutting Edge of New Civil Rights Movement | The Progressive




STATE APPELLATE COURT LIMITS CHARTER SCHOOL CAMPUSES - The San Diego Union Tribune
STATE APPELLATE COURT LIMITS CHARTER SCHOOL CAMPUSES - The San Diego Union Tribune : STATE APPELLATE COURT LIMITS CHARTER SCHOOL CAMPUSES Satellites can’t open outside authorizing districts, ruling states BY MAUREEN MAGEE In a decision that could change the landscape of charter schools, a California appellate court ruled Monday that charters cannot legally expand throughout their home county by o
A request for financial support because “Democracy’s a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy…” - Wait What?
A request for financial support because “Democracy’s a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy…” - Wait What? : A request for financial support because “Democracy’s a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy…” In 2004 the playwright and actor Sam Shepard wrote, “Democracy’s a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy. As soon as you stop being responsible
After School Satan Club pushes back start date at Portland elementary school | OregonLive.com
After School Satan Club pushes back start date at Portland elementary school | OregonLive.com : After School Satan Club pushes back start date at Portland elementary school The Portland Chapter of The Satanic Temple has pushed the start date of their After School Satan Club at Sacramento Elementary School back to November. Finn Rezz, one of the heads of the Portland Chapter of The Satanic Temple,
The deets on DFER, Democrats for Education Reform | Seattle Education
The deets on DFER, Democrats for Education Reform | Seattle Education : The deets on DFER, Democrats for Education Reform The following is the most comprehensive investigation and reporting that I have read so far about Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) , a group disguising themselves as a Democratic political group. DFER is a group working for business interests that pushes all things corpor
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The Chicago Pipeline Connection
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The Chicago Pipeline Connection : The Chicago Pipeline Connection Back from Standing Rock and already thinking about returning. There was some great news out of Morton County yesterday. A judge t ossed out the "riot" charges against Democracy Now's Amy Goodman . Standing Rock friends tell me this morning that all the other felony cases have also been dropped. But st
Who’s More Valuable – a Union Busting Lawyer or a Union Worker? | gadflyonthewallblog
Who’s More Valuable – a Union Busting Lawyer or a Union Worker? | gadflyonthewallblog : Who’s More Valuable – a Union Busting Lawyer or a Union Worker? There he was standing in front of me in line. New gray pinstriped suit. Silk red Armani tie. White button down shirt so bleached it hurt my eyes. We were waiting to board our plane to take us to Houston. Me, a public school teacher. Him, a union b
In a Nightmare for Neoliberal Ed Reformers, Chicago Charter School Teachers May Strike This Week - Working In These Times
In a Nightmare for Neoliberal Ed Reformers, Chicago Charter School Teachers May Strike This Week - Working In These Times : In a Nightmare for Neoliberal Ed Reformers, Chicago Charter School Teachers May Strike This Week In preparation for a possible strike, dozens of teachers, parents and supporters picketed in front of the charter network’s swanky downtown headquarters last week. (Christine Geo
The United States’ growing teaching shortage: How it looks state by state - The Washington Post
The United States’ growing teaching shortage: How it looks state by state - The Washington Post : The United States’ growing teaching shortage: How it looks state by state See fully interactive map below. There are growing teacher shortages in various states across the country (despite some media reports that insist otherwise) and the problem looks like it is only going to get worse. The numbers,
Yohuru Williams: Seattle Students on the Cutting Edge of New Civil Rights Movement | The Progressive
Seattle Students on the Cutting Edge of New Civil Rights Movement | The Progressive : Seattle Students on the Cutting Edge of New Civil Rights Movement The entire Garfield High School football team and cheerleading team kneel in protest during the national anthem on Friday, September 23, 2016 ( Lauren Frohne/The Seattle Times ) R emembering the late Muhammad Ali, New York Times reporter Robert Li
Webinar: Protecting an Opportunity to Learn Through ESSA State Accountability Plans | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Webinar: Protecting an Opportunity to Learn Through ESSA State Accountability Plans | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Webinar: Protecting an Opportunity to Learn Through ESSA State Accountability Plans The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, reauthorizing President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The pr
Schools Matter: Will NAACP Courage on Charters Blaze a New Trail?
Schools Matter: Will NAACP Courage on Charters Blaze a New Trail? : Will NAACP Courage on Charters Blaze a New Trail? Ever since Bush II and the dregs of Bill Clinton's DLC successfully framed NCLB's undeniable assault on public education , poor children, and their teachers as a civil rights crusade, I have been amazed at how acquiescent the NAACP has remained during the years of unrelenting deni
Apples to Apples – EduShyster
Apples to Apples – EduShyster : Apples to Apples I talk to Richard Whitmire, author of The Founders , about the NAACP moratorium, the *charter pushback movement* and how to measure Success… EduShyster : Let’s start at the end of your new book , The Founders: Inside the revolution to invent (and reinvent) America’s best charter schools . You wrap up with three challenges facing charter school expa
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL: Was Baroni an altar boy in Christie’s political brothel? |
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL: Was Baroni an altar boy in Christie’s political brothel? | : BRIDGEGATE TRIAL: Was Baroni an altar boy in Christie’s political brothel? Bill Baroni, literally fighting for his freedom and trying to save his future, set himself an all but impossible task in federal court: Trying to portray himself as just an honest bureaucrat innocently working in an atmosphere of corruption and
Is the NAACP’s Charter School Moratorium an “Edge” for a “Political Machine”? | deutsch29
Is the NAACP’s Charter School Moratorium an “Edge” for a “Political Machine”? | deutsch29 : Is the NAACP’s Charter School Moratorium an “Edge” for a “Political Machine”? Richard Whitmire is a former editorial writer for USA Today. He has written several books. Among them is one about education leaving males behind; highly controversial former DC chancellor Michelle Rhee wrote the foreword for thi
Charter backers can stop the NAACP moratorium — by meeting these four demands - The Hechinger Report
Charter backers can stop the NAACP moratorium — by meeting these four demands - The Hechinger Report : Charter backers can stop the NAACP moratorium — by meeting these four demands Why that’s good for black people nce the NAACP at its national convention voted on a resolution that placed a moratorium on charter schools, the backlash from charter advocates has been angry, well-financed and sometim
Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport' : NPR Ed : NPR
Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport' : NPR Ed : NPR : Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport' Rain beats against the windows of a downtown New York City building on a soporific Friday morning. A high school teacher is reading out loud from a sample recommendation letter when she notices a few students fidgeting and texting. "I'm not seeing all eyes ..." she says, her voice traili
“We’ve got your back”: These luminaries for social justice support the hundreds of Seattle educators
“We’ve got your back”: These luminaries for social justice support the hundreds of Seattle educators wearing Black Lives Matter shirts to school on Oct. 19th | I AM AN EDUCATOR : “We’ve got your back”: These luminaries for social justice support the hundreds of Seattle educators wearing Black Lives Matter shirts to school on Oct. 19th With over 2,000 Seattle educators now having ordered “Black Li
GLSEN Study Shows LGBT Youth Disproportionately Bullied - The Atlantic
GLSEN Study Shows LGBT Youth Disproportionately Bullied - The Atlantic : LBGT Students Are Not Safe at School They are disproportionately harassed, and few teachers are trained to help. When Salem Whit walked through the hallways of their high school in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, overhearing classmates ask one another, “What is that thing?” happened with nearly enough frequency to become backgro
CURMUDGUCATION: Dear Hillary. Re: Education
CURMUDGUCATION: Dear Hillary. Re: Education : Dear Hillary. Re: Education We already know that there is no public education candidate running in this Presidential election. But we find ourselves in the unenviable position of having to choose between someone would subject public education to bad, disruptive, destructive, dismantling policies and someone who would just drop a nuke on public educati
California Charter Reports - Network For Public Education
California Charter Reports - Network For Public Education : California Charter Reports Charter Schools Gone Wild in California This introduction is the first in a series of four articles on charter schools in the State of California, where flowers and charters grow wild. California Charters Gone Wild: Part 2-Storefront Schools Given the results, why are so many Independent Learning charter corpor
#CounselorsNotCops: Youth Justice Against the Police State - LA Progressive
#CounselorsNotCops: Youth Justice Against the Police State - LA Progressive : #CounselorsNotCops: Youth Justice Against the Police State A t the corner of Central Avenue and 120 th Street in South Central Los Angeles, an abandoned Boys and Girls club trailer sits across from a fast food place and a liquor store. The trailer is a few blocks from high achieving King-Drew Magnet of Medicine and Scie
Lawsuit alleges Flint schools are failing to serve lead-poisoned children - The Washington Post
Lawsuit alleges Flint schools are failing to serve lead-poisoned children - The Washington Post : Lawsuit alleges Flint schools are failing to serve lead-poisoned children Public officials failed children in Flint, Mich., by allowing the city’s supply of drinking water to remain contaminated with lead, a known neurotoxin, for 18 months. The government is again falling short, a lawsuit filed Tuesd
Strike Deadline Looms for UNO Charter School Network, Teachers Union | Chicago Tonight | WTTW
Strike Deadline Looms for UNO Charter School Network, Teachers Union | Chicago Tonight | WTTW : Strike Deadline Looms for UNO Charter School Network, Teachers Union Some Chicago parents may be facing a teachers’ strike this week, even though Chicago Public Schools narrowly avoided one just last week. On Wednesday, 8,000 students could be out of the classroom if management for the UNO Charter Scho
Huntington Park leaders want to ban new charter schools for a year - LA Times
Huntington Park leaders want to ban new charter schools for a year - LA Times : Huntington Park leaders want to ban new charter schools for a year e small, densely populated city of Huntington Park is peppered with schools, about two dozen in 3 square miles. At least 10 are charters, and city leaders contend they’re bringing in unwanted traffic. Their solution is to try to ban new charter schools
State rates its own oversight of charter schools "ineffective": How did that happen? | cleveland.com
State rates its own oversight of charter schools "ineffective": How did that happen? | cleveland.com : State rates its own oversight of charter schools "ineffective": How did that happen? COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's new charter school oversight ratings raised a few eyebrows last week, including over the state rating itself as "ineffective." The state rated last week the work of all 65 organizations t
John White Makes “Urgent Moral Case” for School Reform | The Hayride
John White Makes “Urgent Moral Case” for School Reform | The Hayride : John White Makes “Urgent Moral Case” for School Reform In an op-ed piece that appears over at The Daily Beast this weekend, Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White and New York City Chancellor of Schools Joel Klein make the “urgent moral case” for school reform. And it’s pretty good. No issue in school reform has prov
Charter School Turkeys May Be Coming Home to Roost in LAUSD (Just in Time For Thanksgiving) - LA Times
Solid academics may not be enough to keep six L.A. charter schools open - LA Times : Solid academics may not be enough to keep six L.A. charter schools open When the Los Angeles Board of Education meets Tuesday, it is expected to vote on whether to shut down six charter schools. The main reasons have nothing to do with academics and may not be made public, which outrages charter advocates. Magnol
Another Sad Charter School Tale: Honeymoon is over for Metro schools’ Joseph
Honeymoon is over for Metro schools’ Joseph : Honeymoon is over for Metro schools’ Joseph We are familiar with the first stage of a relationship, whether personal or professional, the “Honeymoon Period” is the time when we are too dazzled to care, or even notice, that we are ignoring an immutable fact of life, that nobody, and no relationship, is perfect. Metro Nashville Director of Schools Shawn

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