Friday, November 4, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/4/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/4/16

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Video: Dispelling False Narratives about Charters and Public Education | Schott Foundation for Public Education




I'm a Colonizer but I feel the Sacred. by Peggy Roberston | BustED Pencils
I'm a Colonizer but I feel the Sacred. by Peggy Roberston | BustED Pencils : I’m a Colonizer but I feel the Sacred. by Peggy Roberston BustED Pencils is proud of our own Peggy Robertson who is now on the ground in North Dakota and participating in the #NoDAPL grassroots movement. She will be submitting blogs via cellphone. With the help of friends, we (BustED Pencils) will make sure that every wo
It’s Crunch Time-Let’s Do This! - Lily's Blackboard
It’s Crunch Time-Let’s Do This! - Lily's Blackboard : It’s Crunch Time-Let’s Do This! I don’t know about you, but I am excited! (And not just because the Cubs won the World Series after a century-long drought.) I’m excited to make history! The moment we’ve been building up to has arrived. We are voting on Tuesday, November 8. I am thrilled that after the many phone calls we’ve made, the voters we
Los Angeles: Educators at 4 Public Schools Reject Broad-Walton Money | Diane Ravitch's blog
Los Angeles: Educators at 4 Public Schools Reject Broad-Walton Money | Diane Ravitch's blog : Los Angeles: Educators at 4 Public Schools Reject Broad-Walton Money This just happened in Los Angeles: Educators at four LAUSD public schools turned away money from the two billionaire backers of privatization. Broad and Walton are offering funding to these schools at the same time that their charters a
Video: Dispelling False Narratives about Charters and Public Education | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Video: Dispelling False Narratives about Charters and Public Education | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Video: Dispelling False Narratives about Charters and Public Education Schott President & CEO Dr. John H. Jackson spoke at a recent forum at Howard University on public education & charter schools, moderated by Roland Martin: "There will always be battles. But not much is accomplished
OKLAHOMA HD14 - Candidate Profile: Lee Ann Langston (D) | Blue Cereal Education
HD14 - Candidate Profile: Lee Ann Langston (D) | Blue Cereal Education : HD14 - Candidate Profile: Lee Ann Langston (D) | There are many fresh faces running for state office this year – it’s sometimes difficult to keep up. That’s a good problem to have. While Lee Ann Langston is new to the race to represent House District 14, she’s very much NOT new to holding office, navigating bureaucracy, reco
Schools Matter: Relay School of Teacher Ed Fakery Now in Nashville
Schools Matter: Relay School of Teacher Ed Fakery Now in Nashville : Relay School of Teacher Ed Fakery Now in Nashville Thanks to former Metro Schools chief, Jesse Register, and former mayor, Karl Dean, a state-approved "partnership" now exists between Metro Schools and the private teacher education sweatshop, Relay Graduate School of Education . Relay was created a few years back to train an ong
Spending ramps up in race for Washington schools chief | KUOW News and Information
Spending ramps up in race for Washington schools chief | KUOW News and Information : Spending ramps up in race for Washington schools chief One of the largest independent expenditures in Washington state elections this year has come in the race for schools chief. Listen Listening... 1:47 The education reform organization Stand for Children's PAC has bought $164,887 worth of mailers for the Erin J
Bipartisan group of senators asks Obama to rein in Education Department proposals - The Washington Post
Bipartisan group of senators asks Obama to rein in Education Department proposals - The Washington Post : Bipartisan group of senators asks Obama to rein in Education Department proposals A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators is asking President Obama to rein in the Education Department, arguing that the agency is trying to overreach into matters that Congress intended to be decided by states an
Charter School Parents Push For Local School Councils | WBEZ
Charter School Parents Push For Local School Councils | WBEZ : Charter School Parents Push For Local School Councils In a small community room at La Villita Community Church in Little Village, a group of seven mothers sat around a table with a pile of candy and a stack of papers, one titled “UNO Schools Ongoing Lack of Transparency.” Luz Solarte has children at Omar E. Torres Elementary School an
The Burden On Black Teachers: 'I Don't Belong At Your Table' : NPR Ed : NPR
Black Teachers Interviewed For Report On Teacher Struggles : NPR Ed : NPR : The Burden On Black Teachers: 'I Don't Belong At Your Table' Students need many things, from visionary principals to sharp pencils. Somewhere near the top of that list should be these two words: Black teachers. As of 2012, 16 percent of public school students were African-American, while just 7 percent of teachers were bl
Karen Lewis at the City Club talks smack about Social Impact Bonds. $34 million to Goldman Sachs. | Fred Klonsky
Karen Lewis at the City Club talks smack about Social Impact Bonds. $34 million to Goldman Sachs. | Fred Klonsky : Karen Lewis at the City Club talks smack about Social Impact Bonds. $34 million to Goldman Sachs. CTU President Karen Lewis at Wednesday’s City Club luncheon. Cleveland and the Cubs were not the only ones hitting home runs on Wednesday. On the heels of the 70% vote by CTU members app
Exclusive: Most important election for civil rights in many years – Cloaking Inequity
Exclusive: Most important election for civil rights in many years – Cloaking Inequity : Exclusive: Most important election for civil rights in many years This is the most important election for civil rights in many years. I was in Washington state recently meeting with educators who work on issues of college access and equity and on the way home I decided that I should put together some words abo
Charter School Industry drops $63,000 plus into Connecticut legislative races - Wait What?
Charter School Industry drops $63,000 plus into Connecticut legislative races - Wait What? : Charter School Industry drops $63,000 plus into Connecticut legislative races With $30,000 in “Dark Money” from a New York based entity called Real Reform Now Network and thousands more from Connecticut’s deep-pocket charter school players, a political action committee in Connecticut is funneling tens of
Instead of Building More Charter Schools for the Few, Improve Public Education for All | janresseger
Instead of Building More Charter Schools for the Few, Improve Public Education for All | janresseger : Instead of Building More Charter Schools for the Few, Improve Public Education for All Roland S. Martin is a journalist and the h ost and managing editor of TV One’s News One Now . For years he has promoted market-based school choice. He recently moderated a town hall, “Is School Choice the Blac
Value-Added for Kindergarten Teachers in Ecuador | VAMboozled!
Value-Added for Kindergarten Teachers in Ecuador | VAMboozled! : Value-Added for Kindergarten Teachers in Ecuador In a study a colleague of mine recently sent me, authors of a study recently released in The Quarterly Journal of Economics and titled “ Teacher Quality and Learning Outcomes in Kindergarten ,” (nearly randomly) assigned two cohorts of more than 24,000 kindergarten students to teacher
CURMUDGUCATION: Common Core: Victim of Inadequate PR?
CURMUDGUCATION: Common Core: Victim of Inadequate PR? : Common Core: Victim of Inadequate PR? We've often heard that poor old Common Core was a swell thing that fell victim to bad implementation. But over at EdSource yesterday, Pat Reilly identified a different culprit. Messages, backed up with data and brought to life through emotive language, are fundamental to changing minds in the 21st centur
Private school vouchers will hurt needy students | The Daily Texan
Private school vouchers will hurt needy students | The Daily Texan : Private school vouchers will hurt needy students It’s no secret that there is an imbalance among Texas public school students in which the quality of their education depends on their ZIP code. Instead of addressing this, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced last month that in the next legislative session he would prioritize pushing pr
This Governor Wants to Take Over ‘Failing’ Public Schools and Turn Them Into Charters | The Nation
This Governor Wants to Take Over ‘Failing’ Public Schools and Turn Them Into Charters | The Nation : This Governor Wants to Take Over ‘Failing’ Public Schools and Turn Them Into Charters These activists are telling Georgia’s Nathan Deal: That’s not how it works. M elissa Ladd never imagined she would sue the Governor of Georgia. The fifth-grade public-school teacher from Coweta County describes h

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