Saturday, December 3, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/3/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/3/16

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Trump's education pick says reform can 'advance God's Kingdom' - POLITICO





Universal Design for Learning or Microcosm for Destruction?
Universal Design for Learning or Microcosm for Destruction? : Universal Design for Learning or Microcosm for Destruction? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a part of the new Every Student Succeeds Act. It promotes what is heralded as a new way to reach students with diverse needs. It sounds new agey. But what does this miracle program have that those of us who worked in special education for
Obscure law would allow Trump’s billionaire pals to skip out on millions in taxes if they join his cabinet
Obscure law would allow Trump’s billionaire pals to skip out on millions in taxes if they join his cabinet : Obscure law would allow Trump’s billionaire pals to skip out on millions in taxes if they join his cabinet Trump appointees Steve Mnuchin, and Betsy DeVos -- Shutterstock Beyond the prestige of holding a top position in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration is an extra bonus for wh
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Legislature Needs to Act Fast
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Legislature Needs to Act Fast : Legislature Needs to Act Fast Email your legislators right now by clicking here and ask them to fully fund public schools so they don’t lay off teachers this spring. Dear friend, Please email your legislators right now and ask them to fully fund public schools so they don’t lay off teachers this spring. Across the state, already-und
Let's Talk About Vouchers, Part One (What Happened In Cleveland?) | Blue Cereal Education
Let's Talk About Vouchers, Part One (What Happened In Cleveland?) | Blue Cereal Education : Let's Talk About Vouchers, Part One (What Happened In Cleveland?) The Oklahoma GOP has for some time now held unchecked control of both the State Legislature and the Governor’s chair. Voters have handed them the keys, a 12-pack of Keystone, and encouraged them to have their way with the state. You’ve no do
School Data Can Be Hard To Understand, And Sates Aren't Making It Any Easier : NPR Ed : NPR
School Data Can Be Hard To Understand, And Sates Aren't Making It Any Easier : NPR Ed : NPR : Does Your State Provide Good Data On Your Schools? Probably Not So you're trying to find some information about the schools in your community. Did students perform well on tests? How many students in a school are from low-income families? What's the demographic breakdown? Most folks would start to look f
Trump's education pick says reform can 'advance God's Kingdom' - POLITICO
Trump's education pick says reform can 'advance God's Kingdom' - POLITICO : Trump's education pick says reform can 'advance God's Kingdom' The billionaire philanthropist whom Donald Trump has tapped to lead the Education Department once compared her work in education reform to a biblical battleground where she wants to "advance God's Kingdom." Trump’s pick, Betsy DeVos, a national leader of the s
John Jackson Interview on SchoolHouse Podcast | Schott Foundation for Public Education
John Jackson Interview on SchoolHouse Podcast | Schott Foundation for Public Education : John Jackson Interview on SchoolHouse Podcast Schott President & CEO John H. Jackson was interviewed on a recent podcast on education organizing, the election, and what direction education justice movements should take over the next four years. Dr. Jackson was interviewed by Allison R. Brown, Executive Direct
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: Smarick: How It Could All Go Wrong + Book Banning and Gaslighting America
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: Smarick: How It Could All Go Wrong + Book Banning and Gaslighting America Smarick: How It Could All Go Wrong 4 by Peter Greene / 2h Regular readers know that Andy Smarick is on my short list of folks from The Other Side whose writing I generally respect. Smarick is often a thoughtful voice for what I think of as "old school conservatives" or "traditi
National teachers’ union claims Trump’s action adds to ‘climate of fear’ • Caribbean Life
National teachers’ union claims Trump’s action adds to ‘climate of fear’ • Caribbean Life : National teachers’ union claims Trump’s action adds to ‘climate of fear’ The president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, says that, after a bitter campaign, and an election in which Donald Trump won the electoral vote but Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, “our nation remains dee
AFT Pledges to Support Immigrants in Face of Trump Presidency
AFT Pledges to Support Immigrants in Face of Trump Presidency : AFT Pledges to Support Immigrants in Face of Trump Presidency In the wake of Donald Trump winning the presidency after a campaign that often targeted and scapegoated immigrants, Latinos and Muslims, the AFT has pledged to take concrete action to assist these groups, with a particular emphasis on assisting and defending undocumented s
Truth Bomb: Democrats Need to Embrace Progressivism or Else Move Out of the Way | gadflyonthewallblog
Truth Bomb: Democrats Need to Embrace Progressivism or Else Move Out of the Way | gadflyonthewallblog : Truth Bomb: Democrats Need to Embrace Progressivism or Else Move Out of the Way “Democrats: Are we the party of the donor class or the working class? This is value clarification time. It’s now or never!” – Nina Turner , former OH State Senator Democrats, liberals and progressives of every strip
Listen to Diane Ravitch: Garrison Keillor: Did God Intend Trump to Be President? | Diane Ravitch's blog
Garrison Keillor: Did God Intend Trump to Be President? | Diane Ravitch's blog : Garrison Keillor: Did God Intend Trump to Be President? Garrison Keillor is in fine form as he asks whether God intended for Trump to be elected president. He seems to have been inspired by some of the mail landing in his mailbox or email.. So many Trumpists have written in since the election, and I am grateful for t
A Cry of Disgust over the appointment of Betsy DeVos - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : A Cry of Disgust over the appointment of Betsy DeVos By: Sandra Parker Hello everyone! My name is Sandra Parker. I am a public school teacher. I am highly educated in my field holding five degrees from the University of Michigan; all education degrees. I am writing this open letter of thanks to the president elect to show my appreciation for appointing me as the over
The Palimpsest of Progressive Schooling (Part 4)* | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
The Palimpsest of Progressive Schooling (Part 4)* | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : The Palimpsest of Progressive Schooling (Part 4)* Palimpsest: “A manuscript, typically of papyrus or parchment, that has been written on more than once, with the earlier writing incompletely erased and often legible ( The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, fourth edition, 2
Stop blaming teachers for falling results and give them the trust and time to actually teach | BustED Pencils
Stop blaming teachers for falling results and give them the trust and time to actually teach | BustED Pencils : Stop blaming teachers for falling results and give them the trust and time to actually teach I am so sick of this shit. I don’t really understand, I guess, how hard it is to understand: the more stupid crap I have to do to prove that I’m a good teacher takes away from my time to actuall

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