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CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Court Decides in Favor of Privacy




BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–A wrong turn for the defense, laughter, and thuggery |
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–A wrong turn for the defense, laughter, and thuggery | : BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–A wrong turn for the defense, laughter, and thuggery Attorneys for Bridgegate defendant Bill Baroni rested Wednesday–and the case for the defense seemed to fall with a crash at the feet of the jury. Instead of the defense ending on a high note of chipper character witnesses or rebutting damaging cross exami
OSPI Candidate Erin Jones’ list of donors is a who’s who of corporate ed reformers thanks to the Stand for Children lobbyist Jim Kainber | Seattle Education
OSPI Candidate Erin Jones’ list of donors is a who’s who of corporate ed reformers thanks to the Stand for Children lobbyist Jim Kainber | Seattle Education : OSPI Candidate Erin Jones’ list of donors is a who’s who of corporate ed reformers thanks to the Stand for Children lobbyist Jim Kainber In March of this year, my co-editor Carolyn Leith and I interviewed the Office of Superintendent of Pub
Procurement Training–Community Nutrition Programs - Procurement in Child Nutrition Programs (CA Dept of Education)
Procurement Training–Community Nutrition Programs - Procurement in Child Nutrition Programs (CA Dept of Education) : Community Nutrition Program Procurement Webinars Procurement training is one of the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division’s (NSD) top priorities. To assist agencies participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service
Schools Matter: Personalized Common Core Worksheets on a Screen
Schools Matter: Personalized Common Core Worksheets on a Screen : Personalized Common Core Worksheets on a Screen "MobyMax solutions are designed to help teachers 'find and fix missing curriculum skills, motivate students, power up, and save time.' The online, interactive software and services offered by MobyMax are designed to be an 'innovative learning ecosystem,' that allow teachers to create
Nailing Your First Parent-Teacher Conference
Nailing Your First Parent-Teacher Conference : Nailing Your First Parent-Teacher Conference Photo by Danny Peck Effective parent-teacher conferences are critical to your students’ success and planning for them can be a challenge. Fortunately, NEA and its members are here to help. Watch “Before, During and After: Tips for a Successful First Parent-Teacher Conference,” a prerecorded webinar from th
When California schools call cops for small infractions it disproportionately hurts minority students, civil rights study finds - LA Times
When California schools call cops for small infractions it disproportionately hurts minority students, civil rights study finds - LA Times : When California schools call cops for small infractions it disproportionately hurts minority students, civil rights study finds Many California school districts offer their staff little or no guidance on when police should be called to control student behavi
When the "extra" is actually essential and life-changing - Lily's Blackboard
When the "extra" is actually essential and life-changing - Lily's Blackboard : When the “extra” is actually essential and life-changing We typically think of band, the chess club, drama club, debate team, dance, cheerleading, garden club, “It’s Academic” and similar programs as “extras,” like the colorful sprinkles on top of a sundae. But that doesn’t do justice to the role they play in the overa
FBI’s Online Anti-Extremism Effort Meets Resistance - WSJ
FBI’s Online Anti-Extremism Effort Meets Resistance - WSJ : FBI’s Online Anti-Extremism Effort Meets Resistance Teachers raise doubts over website that seeks to educate teenagers on how to avoid the pull of violent extremism When it was introduced last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s “Don’t Be a Puppet” campaign was billed as a novel way to help educate teenagers about avoiding the pu
L.A. Unified decides fate of six charter schools; El Camino leader resigns - LA Times
L.A. Unified decides fate of six charter schools; El Camino leader resigns - LA Times : L.A. Unified decides fate of six charter schools; El Camino leader resigns The ongoing tug of war between pro-charter school and anti-charter forces was focused Tuesday on the Los Angeles Board of Education , which faced controversial decisions on the future of six campuses. By the end of a sometimes contentio
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Court Decides in Favor of Privacy
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Court Decides in Favor of Privacy : PA: Court Decides in Favor of Privacy The Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week issued a long-overdue ruling with far-reaching consequences for school privacy issues. The case dates back to 2009, when some folks asserted that Right-To-Know laws meant they could demand home addresses and phone numbers for teachers. The state teachers union fou
How Joy Became the New Grit – EduShyster
How Joy Became the New Grit – EduShyster : How Joy Became the New Grit Schools are increasingly manipulating students’ emotions in the name of achievement — and that’s wrong says University of Pennsylvania education professor Joan Goodman… By Joan Goodman *No excuses* charter schools face a teaching predicament. Their long school day/year with few diverting extra-curricular activities and heavily
Where Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Stand On 10 Policy Issues : NPR
Where Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Stand On 10 Policy Issues : NPR : From The Economy To Race, See Where The Candidates Stand On The Big Issues This election has been particularly noisy. But when all the Twitter storms and heated exchanges (maybe) fade away after Nov. 8, the issues that affect real voters will remain. With that in mind, we set out to create a cheat sheet on where each candida
Russ on Reading: Teachers as Writers: You Can’t Teach Swimming from the Side of the Pool
Russ on Reading: Teachers as Writers: You Can’t Teach Swimming from the Side of the Pool : Teachers as Writers: You Can’t Teach Swimming from the Side of the Pool Today I am pleased to offer a guest post from Cynthia Mershon on the importance of writing teachers being writers themselves. Cynthia is a former long-time literacy specialist and writing teacher and is currently a workshop presenter fo
Why Is Schooling, After Adopting Computers, Yet To Be Transformed? | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Why Is Schooling, After Adopting Computers, Yet To Be Transformed? | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Why Is Schooling, After Adopting Computers, Yet To Be Transformed? Today, robots build autos, assemble electronic devices, put together appliances, and make machinery. Automation has eliminated most bank tellers, white collar clerks and secretaries, salespersons, and dozens o
Teachers For Social Justice: The Challenge of Teaching in a Racially and Politically Polarized Time
Teachers For Social Justice: The Challenge of Teaching in a Racially and Politically Polarized Time : The Challenge of Teaching in a Racially and Politically Polarized Time Our panelists will address the complex issues faced by K-12 teachers struggling to help students make sense of the current tumultuous environment: the heated rhetoric around race, immigration and xenophobia in the 2016 electio
Private Donations to Public Schools: The Latest Way to Undermine Funding Equity | Alternet
Private Donations to Public Schools: The Latest Way to Undermine Funding Equity | Alternet : Private Donations to Public Schools: The Latest Way to Undermine Funding Equity School foundations are helping the "haves" get even more. At 24, as a brand-new teacher looking for my first job, I went through the rigmarole of applications, interviews, and job fairs. My first offer came from Lake Oswego, a
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–Defendant Baroni’s version shredded on cross-examination |
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–Defendant Baroni’s version shredded on cross-examination | : BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–Defendant Baroni’s version shredded on cross-examination Bridgegate trial defendant Bill Baroni’s efforts to portray himself as an honest, compassionate and politically independent–if, at times, conflicted– public servant vanished in a mist of embarrassment Tuesday as a federal prosecutor shredded Baron
LA Unified rarely rejects renewal requests from charter schools. Last night, they did five times. | 89.3 KPCC
LA Unified rarely rejects renewal requests from charter schools. Last night, they did five times. | 89.3 KPCC : LA Unified rarely rejects renewal requests from charter schools. Last night, they did five times. Every few years, any charter school has to ask the school district overseeing it to renew its operating authority — like a renter asking to renew his lease on an apartment or a car. The Los
Google Gallup gender racial gaps computer science learning: new study
Google Gallup gender racial gaps computer science learning: new study : Google, Gallup find racial, gender gaps in computer science learning Hispanic and black students are more likely than white students to be interested in computer science education, but face considerable social and cultural barriers to achieving their goals, Google and Gallup said in a report released Tuesday. “Underrepresente
Can Teachers Unions Bargain for Better -- or Fewer -- Charter Schools?
Can Teachers Unions Bargain for Better -- or Fewer -- Charter Schools? : Can Teachers Unions Bargain for Better -- or Fewer -- Charter Schools? A growing number of local unions want a say in authorizing them. n cities across the country, teachers unions have been strategizing ways to broaden the demands they bring to the negotiating table. Organizing under the banner of “ bargaining for the commo
Once in place, will school accountability system really work? | EdSource
Once in place, will school accountability system really work? | EdSource : Once in place, will school accountability system really work? The State Board of Education spent two years creating a new district and school accountability system – revising multiple drafts in response to thousands of public comments – before adopting it in September. The plan is ambitious in concept and impressive on pap
Huntington Park leaders voted to ban new charter schools for a year - LA Times
Huntington Park leaders voted to ban new charter schools for a year - LA Times : Huntington Park leaders voted to ban new charter schools for a year The 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 sch
Bringing Black Lives Matter into the schools | SocialistWorker.org
Bringing Black Lives Matter into the schools | SocialistWorker.org : Bringing Black Lives Matter into the schools Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian (right) speaks about anti-racism in school curricula (Venice Buhain | The Seattle Globalist) Over 2,000 Seattle educators have ordered Black Lives Matter shirts to wear to work on October 19, in an action endorsed by the city's teachers unio
‘Teachers’ pay should be doubled to stop the brain drain to other industries’ | News
‘Teachers’ pay should be doubled to stop the brain drain to other industries’ | News : ‘Teachers’ pay should be doubled to stop the brain drain to other industries’ Following the election, the next education secretary needs to significantly increase teachers' social status, says Charles Fadel Want to keep up with the latest education news and opinion? Follow TES USA on Twitter and like TES USA on

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