Monday, November 28, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/28/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/28/16

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NPE begins campaign to oppose DeVos - Network For Public Education






Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 14
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 14 : Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 14 Below is Part 14 from my book, Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through "Excuses" Teaching . Earlier parts can be found at this blog by searching on the title of the blog entry, followed by the part number. Chapter 14 A Model Whose Time Has Past Since its beginning in 1994, the KIPP M
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Why did Antwan Wilson leave Oakland for D.C.?
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Why did Antwan Wilson leave Oakland for D.C.? : Why did Antwan Wilson leave Oakland for D.C.? Oakland former Supt. Antwan Wilson seems nonplussed by parent/community protest. A friend in D.C. asked me why I thought Oakland Supt. Antwan Wilson would leave his $400K/year job to take the job in his town. Here's what I told him: I'll tell you why he's leaving. Oakland (
Back to (our) Future - Education Advocacy in the Time of Trump
Back to (our) Future : Education Advocacy in the Time of Trump “ At the count of three, SCREAM.” That’s what John Jackson suggested public education advocates do in response to the surprise election of Donald Trump. Jackson, president and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education was one of the headliners at an event in Boston celebrating the organization’s twenty-fifth anniversary. The e
Poor students may not have worse teachers, despite Vergara lawsuit claim | 89.3 KPCC
Poor students may not have worse teachers, despite Vergara lawsuit claim | 89.3 KPCC : Poor students may not have worse teachers, despite Vergara lawsuit claim As their case wound through the courts, plaintiffs in the Vergara v. California case returned over and over again to a central claim : poor and minority students are markedly more likely to have the lowest-quality teachers. The Vergara pla
Will “school choice on steroids” get a boost under a Trump administration? - The Hechinger Report
Will “school choice on steroids” get a boost under a Trump administration? - The Hechinger Report : Will “school choice on steroids” get a boost under a Trump administration? A policy that Betsy DeVos, a voucher and charter advocate, might favor as education secretary e signature issue for Betsy DeVos, nominated to be the next U.S. Secretary of Education, is giving parents freedom of choice, eith
On #GivingTuesday, support these grassroots education justice organizers! | Schott Foundation for Public Education
On #GivingTuesday, support these grassroots education justice organizers! | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday , a global day of giving fueled by social media and collaboration, and, for the past few weeks, the Schott Foundation has been highlighting the work of some of our grantees across the country. These organizations are on the front lines, advocating for equ
Joshua Leibner: The California Charter School Association is a Rightwing Menace to Society | Diane Ravitch's blog
Joshua Leibner: The California Charter School Association is a Rightwing Menace to Society | Diane Ravitch's blog : Joshua Leibner: The California Charter School Association is a Rightwing Menace to Society Joshua Leibner is a National Board Certified Teacher in Los Angeles. He wrote this post. The elephant in the room of School Reform, is, the Elephant. When Republican Donald Trump announced his
The ignored issue that will destroy Public Education. | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing
The ignored issue that will destroy Public Education. | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing : The ignored issue that will destroy Public Education. I have been silent for months on the issue of education. I haven’t even said anything about the election in weeks. But a Lo-Hud article about the plummeting of teacher candidate enrollments in NYS colleges and Universities revived my sensibilities. The
Stop CC in MI respectfully request President-elect Trump to "drain the swamp" and pull the plug on Betsy DeVos | Stop Common Core in Michigan
Stop CC in MI respectfully request President-elect Trump to "drain the swamp" and pull the plug on Betsy DeVos | Stop Common Core in Michigan : Stop CC in MI respectfully request President-elect Trump to “drain the swamp” and pull the plug on Betsy DeVos We, the leadership team at Stop Common Core in Michigan, respectfully ask President-elect Donald Trump to immediately remove Betsy DeVos’s name
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES ... No chances for Trump
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES ... No chances for Trump : WEEKEND QUOTABLES ... No chances for Trump DFER Pres. Shavar Jeffries “DFER congratulates Betsy DeVos on her appointment as Secretary of Education, and we applaud Mrs. DeVos’s commitment to growing the number of high-quality public charter schools. -- Press Release Lee Saunders, chairman of the A.F.L.-C.I.O.’s political c
Trump Moves To Destroy Public Education | The Huffington Post
Trump Moves To Destroy Public Education | The Huffington Post : Trump Moves To Destroy Public Education In the last two weeks Donald Trump has backtracked, charmed, fudged, modified, and hedged on positions he took during his campaign for president. Some critics, like the New York Times , even start to hope a Trump presidency might not be as bad as they initially feared. Trump will probably never
Special Education: Vouchers and Betsy DeVos
Special Education: Vouchers and Betsy DeVos : Special Education: Vouchers and Betsy DeVos What will future Education Secretary Betsy DeVos do with special education? Most voucher programs currently go to students with disabilities. My guess is that there will be increased support with the new Trump administration and DeVos. The following states have voucher programs for student with disabilities:
Fake news site wrestles with a potential Trump conflict of interest - The Washington Post
Another news site wrestles with a potential Trump conflict of interest - The Washington Post : Another news site wrestles with a potential Trump conflict of interest Former network TV anchor Campbell Brown has always said she wanted her education-news site, The74, to be perceived as a nonpartisan source for improving the nation’s primary and secondary school education. But Donald Trump may have j
Success Academy CEO Mocks Protesters Rallying Against Trump - East Harlem - DNAinfo New York
Success Academy CEO Mocks Protesters Rallying Against Trump - East Harlem - DNAinfo New York : Success Academy CEO Mocks Protesters Rallying Against Trump HARLEM — The head of Success Academy charter schools openly mocked protesters as they rallied against her apparent support for Donald Trump Wednesday. As a crowd gathered outside her East Harlem home, Moskowitz came out with her family, wished
Truth From Fiction – The real story about CT School Funding (by Wendy Lecker) - Wait What?
Truth From Fiction – The real story about CT School Funding (by Wendy Lecker) - Wait What? : Truth From Fiction – The real story about CT School Funding (by Wendy Lecker) A primer about Connecticut School Funding by Wendy Lecker In September, Connecticut Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher issued a controversial decision in Connecticut’s long-running school funding case, CCJEF v. Rell. Judge M
When Finland's Teachers Work in America’s Schools - The Atlantic
When Finland's Teachers Work in America’s Schools - The Atlantic : When Finnish Teachers Work in America’s Public Schools They find that they have less autonomy and an overly rigid school day. “I have been very tired—more tired and confused than I have ever been in my life,” Kristiina Chartouni, a veteran Finnish educator who began teaching American high-school students this autumn, said in an em
Obama administration to release new rules for judging schools - The Washington Post
Obama administration to release new rules for judging schools - The Washington Post : Obama administration to release new rules for judging schools The U.S. Education Department on Monday plans to release final regulations governing how states should judge which schools are doing well and which are struggling and require help, a contentious set of rules that has pitted the Obama administration an
The push for positive school climate bumps up against Trump rhetoric | EdSource
The push for positive school climate bumps up against Trump rhetoric | EdSource : The push for positive school climate bumps up against Trump rhetoric President-elect Donald Trump were a high school student in California, he might find himself in a restorative justice circle making amends for his hurtful words and behavior. “He would be in a lot of trouble,” said Jaana Juvonen, a UCLA researcher
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Testing Students Into Oblivion
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Testing Students Into Oblivion : FL: Testing Students Into Oblivion Friday the Tampa Bay Times reported on a great new program being pursued by Pinellas County schools to raise school ratings. The program could best be described as "Just stop having school and devote your time to test prep instead." The article focuses on differences that are emerging between biweekly test res
Louisiana Educator: Our Louisiana School Principal Evaluation System is Seriously Flawed
Louisiana Educator: Our Louisiana School Principal Evaluation System is Seriously Flawed : Our Louisiana School Principal Evaluation System is Seriously Flawed Note to readers: Recently I became concerned about Superintendent White’s proposal that the new calculation of a school’s performance score would have a 25% component based on the annual improvement of student test performance. I especiall
President-elect Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos Push Increasingly Discredited School Policy | janresseger
President-elect Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos Push Increasingly Discredited School Policy | janresseger : President-elect Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos Push Increasingly Discredited School Policy While public schools across the United States are the quintessential institution of the Ninety-Nine Percent, for years now public policy has been driven by the ideas of the One Percent. Nobody exemplifies
NPE begins campaign to oppose DeVos - Network For Public Education
NPE begins campaign to oppose DeVos - Network For Public Education : Diane Ravitch’s Network for Public Education’s campaign to oppose Betsy DeVos begins Over 70,000 supporters send letters to their senators opposing the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education this weekend. Network for Public Education ranks swell, with over 56,000 joining in less than 48 hours. Kew Gardens, New York
Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. says Trump asked him to be education secretary - The Washington Post
Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. says Trump asked him to be education secretary - The Washington Post : Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. says Trump asked him to be education secretary President-elect Donald Trump announced last week that he was tapping Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos to be his education secretary — but, apparently, she wasn’t his first choice. Jerry Falwell Jr., presiden

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The Essential Selfishness of School Choice | gadflyonthewallblog
The Essential Selfishness of School Choice | gadflyonthewallblog : The Essential Selfishness of School Choice Say your friend Sheila invites you over to her house. Sheila has just made a fresh pumpkin pie. She offers you a slice. You politely refuse, but she insists. She hands you the knife so you can take as big a piece as you like. You start to cut and then ask, “Does it matter where I cut from
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/27/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/27/16 Featured Post Betsy DeVos and the Wrong Way to Fix Schools - The New York Times Why DFER’s Shavar Jeffries Must Support Ed Sec Betsy DeVos | deutsch29 by mike simpson / 8min Why DFER’s Shavar Jeffries Must Support Ed Sec Betsy DeVos | deutsch29 : Why 

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