Educational leadership this year didn't come from Oregon's leaders in education: Editorial Agenda 2016 | OregonLive.com : Educational leadership this year didn't come from Oregon's leaders in education: Editorial Agenda 2016 It's a telling sign that the boldest educational initiatives of the year came not from the chief education office or other state agencies but rather from advocates, parents,
HAPPY XMAS (War Is Over) - JOHN & YOKO THE PLASTIC ONO BAND with The Harlem Community Choir - YouTube : HAPPY XMAS (War Is Over) HAPPY XMAS (War Is Over) - JOHN & YOKO THE PLASTIC ONO BAND with The Harlem Community Choir HAPPY XMAS (War Is Over) - JOHN & YOKO THE PLASTIC ONO BAND with The Harlem Community Choir - YouTube :
Can students pray in public schools? Can teachers say ‘Merry Christmas’? What’s allowed — and forbidden. - The Washington Post : Can students pray in public schools? Can teachers say ‘Merry Christmas’? What’s allowed — and forbidden. Can students can’t pray inside their public school buildings? Can teachers say “Merry Christmas” to their students? Can religious music be played in public schools?
Happy Hanukkah! Chag Sameach from the White House | whitehouse.gov : Happy Hanukkah! Chag Sameach from the White House President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle and Rabbi Rachel Isaacs join Chemi Peres and Mika Almog for the menorah lighting during Hanukkah in the East Room of the White House, Dec. 14, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) Summary: The President and First Lady hel
Trump Wants To Give Everyone Coal For Christmas | Care2 Causes : Seriously Trump To Give Everyone Coal For Christmas Christmas morning, don’t be surprised if you wake up and find a huge lump of coal in your stocking. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice because the naughtiest politician of all is in charge of doling out these “gifts.” Donald Trump has spent the last year pledging to r
Betsy DeVos and the Ghosts of Education Secretaries Past : Betsy DeVos and the Ghosts of Education Secretaries Past As we approach the end of 2016 and look with hope to 2017, educators and parents are concerned about President-elect Trump’s choice of Betsy DeVos for education secretary. I share those concerns. But it is also important to remember the education secretaries of the past and how they
WEEKLY ADDRESS: Merry Christmas from the President and the First Lady | whitehouse.gov : WEEKLY ADDRESS: Merry Christmas from the President and the First Lady In this week’s address, the President and the First Lady wished all Americans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. They reflected on the honor of serving the American people as President and First Lady over the past eight years and the pro
CURMUDGUCATION: The Only Subjects That Matter : The Only Subjects That Matter There's a message that has been delivered loud and clear for the last decade-- only two subjects in school matter. Only reading and math affect a school's rating. Only reading and math scores factor in teacher evaluation. Only reading and math come with state-approved Official Standards. Only reading and math are on the
Missouri 15-Year-Old Wins Kia for Attending School | deutsch29 : Missouri 15-Year-Old Wins Kia for Attending School One of my concerns about this atmosphere of test-centered reform is the pressure on teachers and administrators to discover that effective cocktail of external motivators to prompt students to attend school, pass their classes, and pass their exams. It bothers me when my students as
Cartoons on New Year Resolutions | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Cartoons on New Year Resolutions As we come to the end of 2016, I offer cartoons poking fun at the perennial practice of resolving to do better next year–whatever “better” means. Enjoy! see more cartoons: Cartoons on New Year Resolutions | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice :
Badass Teachers Association : How is Carl Paladino Still on the Buffalo School Board? By Dr. Michael Flanagan How is it possible that an open racist like Carl Paladino can still sit on the Buffalo School Board? The man gives an interview with a publication (Artvoice.com, 2016) , openly calling for Michelle Obama to go live with gorillas, and to “become a man again,” and people are actually asking
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: Parents and Teachers, It's Time to Organize : Parents and Teachers, It's Time to Organize Last month, at the NJEA Convention, Mark Weber delivered the plenary speech. You can read the whole speech here . He called for teachers to organize. Keep in mind this was before Betsy DeVos' nomination for US Secretary of Education (SecEd) and before Jeff Sessions'
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/23/16 Featured Post ‘You are all our kids, no matter what’: Award winning teachers band together, speak out to protect students - The Washington Post Undermining Public Education Has