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California Practitioners Advisory Group + Meeting Snacks & Meal Standards for After School Programs
CPAG Meeting Notice and Agenda, December 2016 - California Practitioners Advisory Group (CA Dept of Education) : Joint Meeting of the California Practitioners Advisory Group and the State Board of Education AGENDA December 7, 2016 California Practitioners Advisory Group Members Jo Ann Isken, Chair Ed Manansala, Vice Chair Melissa Agudelo Jorge Aguilar Mariana Astorga-Almanza Ulises Garcia Carolin
Teacher: Why we don’t need a single standardized test - The Washington Post
Teacher: Why we don’t need a single standardized test - The Washington Post : Teacher: Why we don’t need a single standardized test If you are tired of reading about Donald Trump, take a look a this. Peter Greene, a veteran teacher of English in a small town in Pennsylvania, wrote on his lively Curmudgucation blog that he has found himself in conversations about standardized testing that go somet
CURMUDGUCATION: MA: Charter Lessons
CURMUDGUCATION: MA: Charter Lessons : MA: Charter Lessons By now, you've heard that the folks who threw a giant pile of money at Question 2, the initiative to free charter-preneurs from their chains so that they could romp freely in fields of money-- those guys lost, and lost hard. There have been plenty of pieces that dissected the victory for public education from the public education advocate
I will stand up, I will speak up for my students: Sign the pledge - Lily's Blackboard
I will stand up, I will speak up for my students: Sign the pledge - Lily's Blackboard : I will stand up, I will speak up for my students: Sign the pledge Our schools should be havens. But right now, many of our students are scared, anxious, and feeling threatened. At NEA, we are hearing from students and educators all around the country who are encountering hostile environments in their schools a
Educators get blamed for everything. Now, it’s for fanning fear of Trump. - The Washington Post
Educators get blamed for everything. Now, it’s for fanning fear of Trump. - The Washington Post : Educators get blamed for everything. Now, it’s for fanning fear of Trump. Educators can’t get a break. Teachers are routinely blamed for poor student achievement — even when kids come to school in no condition to learn — and for being greedy, with their outlandish desire for adequate pay and collecti
L.A. leaders just vowed to fight deportations under Trump. Here's what they've proposed - LA Times
L.A. leaders just vowed to fight deportations under Trump. Here's what they've proposed - LA Times : L.A. leaders just vowed to fight deportations under Trump. Here's what they've proposed s Angeles city leaders are considering a series of moves designed to protect immigrants in this city illegally in the wake of Donald Trump ’s election, including the hiring of an immigration advocate and polici
Education leaders contemplate what Trump presidency means for California education | EdSource
Education leaders contemplate what Trump presidency means for California education | EdSource : Education leaders contemplate what Trump presidency means for California education Education was not a major theme in the Trump for President campaign. Among his few specific proposals: eliminate the Common Core standards in English and math, and establish a $20 billion program to expand school choice
Betsy DeVos under consideration by Donald Trump for U.S. Secretary of Education | MLive.com
Betsy DeVos under consideration by Donald Trump for U.S. Secretary of Education | MLive.com : Betsy DeVos under consideration by Donald Trump for U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a prominent school choice advocate and GOP supporter, is under consideration by president-elect Donald Trump to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education, according to news reports. Several news organizations, includi
Charter schools enroll more girls, with boys more likely to leave
Charter schools enroll more girls, with boys more likely to leave : Charter schools enroll more girls, with boys more likely to leave Charter schools - particularly middle and high schools - enroll a larger share of girls than do traditional public schools, in part because boys are more likely to exit charter schools, finds a new study by New York University researchers. The study, published in t
Let's Privatize American Education Even If There Is Little to No Research to Support School Choice — The Art of Teaching Science
Let's Privatize American Education Even If There Is Little to No Research to Support School Choice — The Art of Teaching Science : Let’s Privatize American Education Even If There Is Little to No Research to Support School Choice The new administration-elect in Washington has a plan. Take $20 billion from public education, possibly destroying a core idea of democracy, and then distribute it as vo
When Public Goes Private, as Trump Wants: What Happens? | by Diane Ravitch | The New York Review of Books
When Public Goes Private, as Trump Wants: What Happens? | by Diane Ravitch | The New York Review of Books : When Public Goes Private, as Trump Wants: What Happens? The New York Times recently published a series of articles about the dangers of privatizing public services, the first of which was called “When You Dial 911 and Wall Street Answers.” Over the years, the Times has published other expos
Public education victories in the 2016 elections: Time to re-double efforts to defeat school privatization - NPE Action
Public education victories in the 2016 elections: Time to re-double efforts to defeat school privatization - NPE Action : Public education victories in the 2016 elections: Time to re-double efforts to defeat school privatization The election of 2016 is over, and we must intensify the fight to save our community public schools. Based on campaign rhetoric, there is no doubt that the Trump/Pence adm
CACFP Meal Pattern Resources and Trainings - Healthy Eating & Nutrition Education (CA Dept of Education)
CACFP Meal Pattern Resources and Trainings - Healthy Eating & Nutrition Education (CA Dept of Education) : CACFP Meal Pattern Resources and Trainings Includes local training schedules and registration instructions, upcoming conference information, Webinar schedules and links, and resources and guidance for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors. On April 25, 2016, the U.S. Department
San Fran teachers union lesson plan calls Trump racist, sexist - NY Daily News
San Fran teachers union lesson plan calls Trump racist, sexist - NY Daily News : San Francisco teachers union lesson plan calls President-elect Donald Trump ‘racist,’ ‘sexist’ San Francisco's public schools have a mouthful for President-elect Donald Trump. A new lesson plan for San Francisco schools calls U.S. President-elect Donald Trump a racist and a sexist. (CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS) The city’s
Massachusetts Teachers Union President Barbara Madeloni calls for teachers to organize 'love trumps hate' standouts | masslive.com
Massachusetts Teachers Union President Barbara Madeloni calls for teachers to organize 'love trumps hate' standouts | masslive.com : Massachusetts Teachers Union President Barbara Madeloni calls for teachers to organize 'love trumps hate' standouts A high-profile Massachusetts educator sent out an email asking teachers unions to "organize standouts across the state next Tuesday" to "let students
Children of illegal immigrants make up rising share of K-12 students | Pew Research Center
Children of illegal immigrants make up rising share of K-12 students | Pew Research Center : Children of unauthorized immigrants represent rising share of K-12 students BY JEFFREY S. PASSEL AND D’VERA COHN About 3.9 million kindergarten through 12th-grade students in U.S. public and private schools in 2014 – or 7.3% of the total – were children of unauthorized immigrants, according to new Pew Res
California teachers union loses seats to education change groups | The Sacramento Bee
California teachers union loses seats to education change groups | The Sacramento Bee : Teachers union frets about rise of education change advocates: ‘It will have an impact’ The Torlakson name has been a near-constant on the ballots of voters in the San Francisco East Bay, where state schools chief Tom Torlakson got his political start more than three decades ago. Last week, though, the remarka
Malloy administration fails to properly regulate Connecticut charter schools. - Wait What?
Malloy administration fails to properly regulate Connecticut charter schools. - Wait What? : Malloy administration fails to properly regulate Connecticut charter schools. Charter schools are privately owned, but publicly funded, organizations that grab more than $110 million a year from Connecticut taxpayers. But thanks to Governor Dannel Malloy’s pro-charter school policies, charter schools are
It’s the racism, stupid. | Fred Klonsky
It’s the racism, stupid. | Fred Klonsky : It’s the racism, stupid. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped write tough immigration laws in Arizona and elsewhere, said in an interview that Trump’s policy advisers had also discussed drafting a proposal for his consideration to reinstate a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries. The headline above the fold in the morning New York Ti
Testimony Submitted to Texas State Board of Education – Cloaking Inequity
Testimony Submitted to Texas State Board of Education – Cloaking Inequity : Testimony Submitted to Texas State Board of Education This week, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) debated Proclamation 2018 which served as notice to both publishers and the public that the Board is inviting bids to furnish instructional materials covering ethnic studies (e.g., African American Studies, Mexican A
Valerie Strauss Wonders: Will Donald Trump Destroy U.S. Public Education? | janresseger
Valerie Strauss Wonders: Will Donald Trump Destroy U.S. Public Education? | janresseger : Valerie Strauss Wonders: Will Donald Trump Destroy U.S. Public Education? Nobody knows, of course, exactly what Donald Trump’s administration will mean for public schools, but for a balanced and insightful analysis, I urge you to read Valerie Strauss’s fine column from the Washington Post , Will Donald Trump
What Student Protests Tell Us About America Under Trump
What Student Protests Tell Us About America Under Trump : What Student Protests Tell Us About America Under Trump While it may be President Obama’s job to ease the country through the change in leadership to a President Donald Trump administration, the rest of the country doesn’t have to go along with it. At least, that’s the message coming from a massive show of protest and resistance in cities
Petitioning Trump: Integrity for Ed – Missouri Education Watchdog
Petitioning Trump: Integrity for Ed – Missouri Education Watchdog : Petitioning Trump: Integrity for Ed BigMedia and BigData lost their bets when Donald J. Trump was elected the next President of the United States. Our nation surprised and divided, bloggers wrote So now what ? and What happens to education ? The last few days have seen a flurry of announcements concerning who President Elect Trum
CURMUDGUCATION: Chait Sends Ed News from Alternate Universe
CURMUDGUCATION: Chait Sends Ed News from Alternate Universe : Chait Sends Ed News from Alternate Universe New York magazine ran a piece by Jonathan Chait that considers some more ed policy possibilities from the upcoming Trump administration-- but just to switch things up a bit, his article throws around pieces of news from some alternate universe. "Will Trump Give Education Reform the Kiss of De
Louisiana Higher Ed Underfunded by Trump Cabinet Prospect, Bobby Jindal | deutsch29
Louisiana Higher Ed Underfunded by Trump Cabinet Prospect, Bobby Jindal | deutsch29 : Louisiana Higher Ed Underfunded by Trump Cabinet Prospect, Bobby Jindal In 1989, Louisiana businessman Patrick Taylor convinced the Louisiana legislature to fund what would be called the “Taylor Plan” — payment of four years of tuition and fees for Louisiana students to attend college based upon high school GPA
Let’s Privatize American Education Even If There Is Little to No Research to Support School Choice | BustED Pencils
Let’s Privatize American Education Even If There Is Little to No Research to Support School Choice | BustED Pencils : Let’s Privatize American Education Even If There Is Little to No Research to Support School Choice I’m beyond annoyed- even dismayed- that I have to post an article like this under Trending News . As Jack Hassard points out in the article “ Let’s Privatize American Education Even
Trump, a Common Core foe, considering Core supporters for education secretary - The Washington Post
Trump, a Common Core foe, considering Core supporters for education secretary - The Washington Post : Trump, a Common Core foe, considering Core supporters for education secretary When Donald Trump was running for president, he said repeatedly that the Common Core State Standards initiative has been a “total disaster” and he would get rid of it if he landed in the White House. And when he was duk

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