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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/18/16

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Colorado: State Tells District to “Reconsider” Walton-Dominated Charter– But Let’s Not Mention Walton. | deutsch29
Colorado: State Tells District to “Reconsider” Walton-Dominated Charter– But Let’s Not Mention Walton. | deutsch29 : Colorado: State Tells District to “Reconsider” Walton-Dominated Charter– But Let’s Not Mention Walton. Walmart grandson, James Walton, is substantially connected to Colorado’s proposed Great Work Montessori School (GWMS). In October 2016, the Denver Advisory Committee (DAC) express
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Overview Thoughts as We Come to the End of 2016
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Overview Thoughts as We Come to the End of 2016 : Overview Thoughts as We Come to the End of 2016 We don't need to have an expanded discussion here on these various issues but here's what I'll be writing about by the end of the year: - effects of the Trump administration on public education . (My advice on all this is to 1) Stay Calm and join the resistance; here'
Six countries. Two educational strategies. One consistent conclusion. | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Six countries. Two educational strategies. One consistent conclusion. | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Six countries. Two educational strategies. One consistent conclusion. A new book, Global Education Reform: How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Education Outcomes , provides a powerful analysis of different ends of an ideological spectrum – from market-based experiments to
Educational Inequities in the New Orleans Charter School System | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Educational Inequities in the New Orleans Charter School System | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Educational Inequities in the New Orleans Charter School System New Orleans provides a model for examining the feasibility of a nearly 100% charter, market based system of schools. This is truly an education experiment on a grand scale, and because New Orleans’ system is unique, the nation i
CURMUDGUCATION: Gerrymandering Charter Success
CURMUDGUCATION: Gerrymandering Charter Success : Gerrymandering Charter Success Once again I'm reading a spate of charter fan fiction in which charters are lauded for out-performing the rest of the schools in their city. That one right there near the center is where I've been smacking my head "Out-perform the rest of the schools in East Egg" is a meaningless metric, and I keep trying to explain w
Schools Matter: DIBELVEC: A Word for Our Time
Schools Matter: DIBELVEC: A Word for Our Time : DIBELVEC: A Word for Our Time To DIBELVEC Verb to deprive primary grade children daily access to picture books so their school program can qualify as "scientific" according to U. S. Department of Education/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation guidelines to make overly obedient and patterned to following scripts in preparation for employment as workers
Let's Unpresident Trump [The Progressive] | The Jose Vilson
Let's Unpresident Trump [The Progressive] | The Jose Vilson : Let’s Unpresident Trump [The Progressive] I’ve been on a writing tear in the last week or so. The first is a piece I did for the Progressive, reflecting on the incoming President-elect. Here’s some of the post : Forget fear in classrooms. My students were texting their parents and siblings at home to make sure there’s a back-up plan in
Will Texas Parents Save Special Education?
Will Texas Parents Save Special Education? : Will Texas Parents Save Special Education? In order for the nation to get back their public schools they have to realize what they’re losing. This is especially true for special education. For years, across the nation we have seen an eroding of services for students with disabilities. In Texas, denying children their right to special education, since 2
Getting Students With Autism Through High School, To College And Beyond : NPR Ed : NPR
Getting Students With Autism Through High School, To College And Beyond : NPR Ed : NPR : Getting Students With Autism Through High School, To College And Beyond Colin Ozeki, a high school student with autism, is on track to graduate this year from Millennium Brooklyn High School with an advanced diploma. Amy Pearl/WNYC Colin Ozeki, 16, doesn't like to sugarcoat how autism spectrum disorder has af
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Frantic Shopping Edition (12/18)
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Frantic Shopping Edition (12/18) : ICYMI: Frantic Shopping Edition (12/18) You're not here today, are you? You're out trying to finish shopping before you get back to school and don't have time to shop at all. Here to help you take a break is this week's selection of reading stuff, culled from about the interwebs. If you like it, pass it on. Teachers Are Delusional Things a
CT Judges' anti-special education rant attracts federal government concern - Wait What?
CT Judges' anti-special education rant attracts federal government concern - Wait What? : CT Judges’ anti-special education rant attracts federal government concern Rather than properly rule that Connecticut historic underfunding of its public schools is unconstitutional and that Connecticut’s state government is failing to ensure that every child is receiving their constitutionally guaranteed ac
Stanford Research: Investing in Public Schools Is More Effective Than Privatization | Diane Ravitch's blog
Stanford Research: Investing in Public Schools Is More Effective Than Privatization | Diane Ravitch's blog : Stanford Research: Investing in Public Schools Is More Effective Than Privatization This is a project that should interest all readers of the blog as well as state and local school boards and elected officials at every level. It includes a book that reviews education issues around the glob
Four Practical and Four Moral Reasons to Make Your City a Sanctuary City | gadflyonthewallblog
Four Practical and Four Moral Reasons to Make Your City a Sanctuary City | gadflyonthewallblog : Four Practical and Four Moral Reasons to Make Your City a Sanctuary City There’s an entire underclass of people living among us. These are people like you or me who have no choice but to do the most menial jobs for meager pay under the table. And when reality-TV-stars-turned-politicians like Donald Tr
Russ on Reading: Beyond Grades: How Am I Doing?
Russ on Reading: Beyond Grades: How Am I Doing? : Beyond Grades: How Am I Doing? Part 2 in a series on grading and feedback In a post two weeks ago , I argued that we need to move away from grades for reporting student achievement. I argued that grades are ineffective in reporting student learning, encourage a grade acquisition orientation rather than a learning orientation, and destroy the motiv
Personalized Learning at Weller Elementary School (Milpitas, CA) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Personalized Learning at Weller Elementary School (Milpitas, CA) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Personalized Learning at Weller Elementary School (Milpitas, CA) In the Spring of 2012, teachers at Weller Elementary School, along with other schools in the Milpitas Unified School District, presented blueprints for re-designing their schools to Superintendent Cary Matsuoka, h
A Teacher on Teaching: School Reform: Fifteen Years of "Diet Plans" That Couldn't Fail
A Teacher on Teaching: School Reform: Fifteen Years of "Diet Plans" That Couldn't Fail : School Reform: Fifteen Years of "Diet Plans" That Couldn't Fail Imagine you wanted to lose a few pounds. (Most Americans do; so that might not be hard too hard.) Now picture some svelte fitness guru who promises success: “Follow my plan and you cannot go wrong. You will lose all the pounds you could want.” Yo

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