Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/13/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/13/16

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Arthur Camins Warns: Don’t Let the Government Take Away Your Public School! | janresseger





Seattle Schools Community Forum: Why I Have Little Respect for Bill Gates on Education
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Why I Have Little Respect for Bill Gates on Education : Why I Have Little Respect for Bill Gates on Education If this statement doesn't convince you, then I give up. From The Hill : Bill Gates said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump ’s potential to bring innovation to the U.S. resembles that of President John F. Kennedy’s. Gates, the billionaire Microsoft f
Nashville needs a moratorium on new charter schools
Nashville needs a moratorium on new charter schools : Nashville needs a moratorium on new charter schools School Board Member Will Pinkston: "The charter sector’s steroid-like growth is troubling." On Tuesday the Nashville School Board will discuss whether to call for a moratorium on new charter schools. It’s a conversation that’s long overdue. Nashville has, or soon will have, a total of 32 taxp
How Trump’s Education Nominee Bent Detroit to Her Will on Charter Schools - The New York Times
How Trump’s Education Nominee Bent Detroit to Her Will on Charter Schools - The New York Times : How Trump’s Education Nominee Bent Detroit to Her Will on Charter Schools Few disagreed that schools in Detroit were a mess: a chaotic mix of charters and traditional public schools, the worst-performing in the nation. So city leaders across the political spectrum agreed on a fix, with legislation to
SKrashen: Don't trust Ed Trust when they talk about overoming povery
SKrashen: Don't trust Ed Trust when they talk about overoming povery : Don't trust Ed Trust when they talk about overoming povery Don't trust Ed Trust. Substance 27 (6): 3. 2002. Stephen Krashen The powerful impact of poverty on literacy development has been well documented. Children of poverty, in addition to the obvious problems they face, have very little access to reading material ; they have
The Bill of Rights. Now more than ever - Lily's Blackboard
The Bill of Rights. Now more than ever - Lily's Blackboard : The Bill of Rights. Now more than ever We teach our students that America is a land of opportunity, where we do our best to treat each other fairly and ensure that the laws on the books apply equally to all. (Those ideals are sometimes tested, but that’s the goal.) On December 15, one of the bedrock documents that protects those values
Protecting Or policing? - The Hechinger Report
Protecting Or policing? - The Hechinger Report : Protecting Or policing? School-based police officers are paid to protect our kids. But sometimes they do more harm than good Protecting Or Policing?” is the third in a series of stories about police in schools. ANAHEIM, Calif. – In the sweltering days of July, tensions between police and civilians were running high. A cop fatally shot Alton Sterlin
Betsy DeVos and God’s Plan for Schools - The New York Times
Betsy DeVos and God’s Plan for Schools - The New York Times : Betsy DeVos and God’s Plan for Schools BOSTON — At the rightmost edge of the Christian conservative movement, there are those who dream of turning the United States into a Christian republic subject to “biblical laws.” In the unlikely figure of Donald J. Trump , they hope to have found their greatest champion yet. He wasn’t “our prefer
Fresno Unified Superintendent Mike Hanson resigns | EdSource
Fresno Unified Superintendent Mike Hanson resigns | EdSource : Fresno Unified Superintendent Mike Hanson resigns Fresno Unified Superintendent Michael Hanson, the second-longest-serving superintendent of the state’s 30 largest districts, resigned Monday, effective in August. Hanson, 51, has led Fresno, the state’s fourth-largest district – and one of its poorest – for nearly 12 years. Hanson brou
Reuters: David Coleman’s Redesign of the SAT to Align with Common Core=Chaos | Diane Ravitch's blog
Reuters: David Coleman’s Redesign of the SAT to Align with Common Core=Chaos | Diane Ravitch's blog : Reuters: David Coleman’s Redesign of the SAT to Align with Common Core=Chaos Renee Dudley of Reuters has dug deep into a story that seldom reaches public view: the internal battle inside the College Board–sponsor of the SAT–that followed the arrival of David Coleman . Or, how the architect of the
Records: Too many votes in 37% of Detroit’s precincts
Records: Too many votes in 37% of Detroit’s precincts : Records: Too many votes in 37% of Detroit’s precincts Voting machines in more than one-third of all Detroit precincts registered more votes than they should have during last month’s presidential election, according to Wayne County records prepared at the request of The Detroit News. Detailed reports from the office of Wayne County Clerk Cath
Arthur Camins Warns: Don’t Let the Government Take Away Your Public School! | janresseger
Arthur Camins Warns: Don’t Let the Government Take Away Your Public School! | janresseger : Arthur Camins Warns: Don’t Let the Government Take Away Your Public School! It seemed to me that Emma Brown’s huge article in yesterday’s Washington Post on Betsy DeVos and the kind of marketplace she says she’ll promote as Secretary of Education was a lavishly wrapped holiday gift for promoters of school
The Key to Blocking the New Administration's Education Policies Moving Forward - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : The Key to Blocking the New Administration's Education Policies Moving Forward Two big challenges will face advocates in dealing with the Department of Education in the coming years: 1) insisting that it enforces civil rights law and 2) stopping it from excesses of power. Advocates will have relatively few tools in their bag to force the Department to do its civil rights
Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher is Now More Affordable
Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher is Now More Affordable : Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher is Now More Affordable When Anna Baldwin, an English teacher at Arlee High School in Arlee, Montana, and the 2014 Montana Teacher of the Year, wanted to up her teaching game she looked no further than National Board Certification . For the past 25 years, the National Board has advanced
DeVos at Trump’s “Tour” Stop in Grand Rapids: She Forgot She Ever Doubted Him. No, Really. | deutsch29
DeVos at Trump’s “Tour” Stop in Grand Rapids: She Forgot She Ever Doubted Him. No, Really. | deutsch29 : DeVos at Trump’s “Tour” Stop in Grand Rapids: She Forgot She Ever Doubted Him. No, Really. On December 09, 2016, Michigan school choice advocate and Trump’s nominee for US secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, spoke in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as part of Trump’s “Thank You Tour.” The video of th
Audio: Anaheim school districts ask judge to shut down online charter school | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: Anaheim school districts ask judge to shut down online charter school | 89.3 KPCC : Anaheim school districts ask judge to shut down online charter school In a lawsuit filed on Friday, two Anaheim school districts asked an Orange County Superior Court judge to shut down Epic Charter School, an online school that opened in September and is educating 82 students, with plans to add more. “It d
Brain-Based Learning: Pushing Children to Learn Faster—Why?
Brain-Based Learning: Pushing Children to Learn Faster—Why? : Brain-Based Learning: Pushing Children to Learn Faster—Why? There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. ~ Erma Bombeck (1927-1996), American author and humorist. Brain-based learning promotes the idea that children learn faster if they are taught differently. But why push children to learn f
Of Race And Inequity « Dad Gone Wild
Of Race And Inequity « Dad Gone Wild : OF RACE AND INEQUITY I must admit that I have struggled lately with what to write. Between a local school board here in Nashville that continues to be unresponsive to legitimate questions about the practices of the new administration , the state of Tennessee continuing to refuse to address real school financing issues, and the recent nomination of Betsy DeVo
Will The Past Be Repeated (Part 2) | The Merrow Report
Will The Past Be Repeated (Part 2) | The Merrow Report : Will The Past Be Repeated (Part 2) Our bus of 40+ “pilgrims” left Mississippi and headed for Selma, Alabama, the site of three historic Civil Rights marches in March, 1965. As the bus sped along, we watched “Selma,” Ava DuVernay’s wonderful film that brings to life the struggle southern Black citizens faced when they attempted to register t

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