Saturday, October 8, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/8/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/8/16



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CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Charter Laws "Absolute Worst"
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Charter Laws "Absolute Worst" : PA: Charter Laws "Absolute Worst" States have taken a variety of approaches to the business of replacing public schools with publicly funded private charters. In states like Florida and North Carolina, the focus has been on tearing down the public system to make room for the charters. But in Pennsylvania, the emphasis has been on making charters
Oregon Save Our Schools: Smarter Balanced Fails to Show Any Merit
Oregon Save Our Schools: Smarter Balanced Fails to Show Any Merit : Smarter Balanced Fails to Show Any Merit The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) added information in the opt out form packet that states that if a student doesn’t take the Smarter Balanced Exam (SBAC), then valuable learning information will be lost. What is this valuable information? How would this information be used to guide
Racial Profiling in Preschool - The New York Times
Racial Profiling in Preschool - The New York Times : Racial Profiling in Preschool Isaac Brekken for The New York Times That black adolescents receive harsher disciplinary punishments at school than their white peers for the same offenses is troubling enough. But federal data showing that even at the preschool level black students are nearly four times as likely to be suspended as their white pee
The Common Good & Education - The Crucial Voice of the People
The Common Good & Education - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People : The Common Good & Education Republican political analyst and writer David Brooks’ spoke about Character and The Common Good last week in Boise, Idaho . His conflicting views on the importance of community versus our current education “reforms” were striking — to me. Is doing what is right for the next g
Line In The Sand In The Fight For Our Schools
LINE IN THE SAND IN THE FIGHT FOR OUR SCHOOLS by Herman Davis TODAY! Come GOTV with me from 3-5pm at HRC downtown campaign office & get FREE tickets to Northland Roller Skating Rink! Michigan is a battleground state. Shuette is disenfranchising us everyday!!!! Michigan is ground zero. Trump agrees and he wants vouchers. Across our nation Republicans are disenfranchising our vote, our school board
Latino Students: A Portrait In Numbers : NPR Ed : NPR
Latino Students: A Portrait In Numbers : NPR Ed : NPR : Latino Students: A Portrait In Numbers Latinos are by far the fastest growing chunk ofthe U.S. school population. A new report by the National Council of La Raza gives a fascinating snapshot of this fast-growing population. Here are some highlights: Demographics Over the last 15 years, Latino enrollment has significantly outpaced that of whi
The Coleman Report at 50: Was Coleman “Right,” Have We Made Progress? What Have We Learned? | Ed In The Apple
The Coleman Report at 50: Was Coleman “Right,” Have We Made Progress? What Have We Learned? | Ed In The Apple : The Coleman Report at 50: Was Coleman “Right,” Have We Made Progress? What Have We Learned? Fifty years after the release of the Coleman Report Johns Hopkins University commissioned fourteen scholars to examine the findings of the report and convened a conference to discuss the research
Yong Zhao: From Deficiency to Strength: Shifting the Mindset about Education Inequality
Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » From Deficiency to Strength: Shifting the Mindset about Education Inequality : From Deficiency to Strength: Shifting the Mindset about Education Inequality The “achievement gap” as a symptom of persistent social inequity has plagued American education and society for decades. The vast chasm in academic achievement has long existed along racia
Judge botched rulings on education policy by Wendy Lecker - Wait What?
Judge botched rulings on education policy by Wendy Lecker - Wait What? : Judge botched rulings on education policy by Wendy Lecker Education advocate and columnist Wendy Lecker returns to the recent CCJEF v. Rell legal decision in her weekend piece in the Stamford Advocate. You can read and comment on her piece at: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Wendy-Lecker-Judge-botched-rulings-on
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: A warm welcome
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: A warm welcome : A warm welcome Joining in on dancing around the campfire After some 15 hours in their rented vans, a tired, but fired-up group of Chicago students rolled into Standing Rock about 6 p.m. Kudos to LSNA adult leaders Nancy and Juliet for doing the bulk of the driving. First stop was the Lower Brule Sioux camp where they were welcomed by camp elders, Tr
Ms. Katie's Ramblings: An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton, From a Chicago Teacher
Ms. Katie's Ramblings: An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton, From a Chicago Teacher : An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton, From a Chicago Teacher Dear Madame Secretary, I am writing to you today from Chicago on behalf of all the children, families, and staff in the middle of a massive manufactured crisis brewing in the Chicago Public Schools. A crisis in major part worsened by your friend, Mayor Rahm
Teaching Senior Civics: Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Teaching Senior Civics: Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Teaching Senior Civics: Technology Integration Actors Morgan Freeman and Leonard DeCaprio, and the character from TV comedy The Office, Michael Scott, were nominees for U.S. president in the Senior Civics course I observed on September 12, 2016. The district requires the one-semester course for
Why Saying Black Lives Matter matters - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : Why Saying Black Lives Matter matters By Becca Ritchie, Member of the BAT Leadership Team and Washington State BATs I woke today thinking about the question one of my friends asked me. She said “I don’t get it, don’t all lives matter?” As I have moved through this thing called life, my journey has taught me many things. I am proud to say, “Black Lives Matter.” Here i
Personalized education started with special-ed 40 years ago - Business Insider
Personalized education started with special-ed 40 years ago - Business Insider : The hottest trend in education actually started in special-ed classrooms 40 years ago Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have a lot in common. They both have net worths in excess of a billion dollars, they both dropped out of Harvard, and they both support a buzzy form of education known as personalized learning. Schools
White House Addresses Sexual Misconduct in K-12 Schools | The National Law Review
White House Addresses Sexual Misconduct in K-12 Schools | The National Law Review : White House Addresses Sexual Misconduct in K-12 Schools A new notice and resource materials from the White House remind K-12 schools of their obligations to prevent and address sexual misconduct under Title IX of the Education Act of 1972. Like colleges and universities, K-12 school districts have a legal obligati
Strickland: We've Seen Ohio Taxpayers 'Raped by Charter Schools'
Strickland: We've Seen Ohio Taxpayers 'Raped by Charter Schools' : Strickland: We’ve Seen Ohio Taxpayers ‘Raped’ by Charter Schools Ohio Democratic Senate candidate Ted Strickland said Wednesday that the state’s taxpayers have been “raped” by charter schools. According to the Need to Know Network, Strickland made the remarks at the Columbus Metropolitan Club. Strickland’s attack on Ohio’s charter

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La. Supt. John White Loses Lawsuit He Filed Against Citizens | deutsch29
La. Supt. John White Loses Lawsuit He Filed Against Citizens | deutsch29 : La. Supt. John White Loses Lawsuit He Filed Against Citizens On May 03, 2016, Louisiana state superintendent John White (“on behalf of the Louisiana Department of Education”) sued two private citizens, Michael Deshotels and James Finney, in order to get Louisiana’s 19th Judicial District Court (Baton Rouge) to tell Deshote
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/7/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/7/16 Featured Post CURMUDGUCATION: Bill Gates Wants Your Tax Dollars Bruce Lesley: Shortchanging Our Children, Our Schools, and Our Future – Voices4Kids – 

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