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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/7/16



Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/7/16

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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Dems leave teacher unions hanging on DeVos





"This is the best thing my union has ever done for me" - Lily's Blackboard
"This is the best thing my union has ever done for me" - Lily's Blackboard : "This is the best thing my union has ever done for me" One of our core values is ensuring that every student has a caring, committed, qualified teacher. That means educators must have the resources and support to be the very best they can be. National Board Certification , a voluntary, advanced teaching credential, is an
BREAKING NEWS - Having lied about her education background – Linda McMahon is now a Trump appointee - Wait What?
BREAKING NEWS - Having lied about her education background – Linda McMahon is now a Trump appointee - Wait What? : BREAKING NEWS – Having lied about her education background – Linda McMahon is now a Trump appointee President-Elect Donald Trump has announced that World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon will head the Small Business Administration. McMahon is well known in Connecticut,
Charters, Blackwater, justifying cruelty to children: Future schools in Trumpland |
Charters, Blackwater, justifying cruelty to children: Future schools in Trumpland | : Charters, Blackwater, justifying cruelty to children: Future schools in Trumpland How can you be in charge of a Newark charter school and mess up a venerable name like Paul Robeson? Was “Miss” Gray’s shadow-self acting out and halfway, in her mind, to Robberson? Now that’s a Freudian name-drop. I found this lett
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Dems leave teacher unions hanging on DeVos
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Dems leave teacher unions hanging on DeVos : Dems leave teacher unions hanging on DeVos IEA graphic. Hillary has her picture on milk cartons since she went missing after election day. SNL even picked up on it. Seems like the entire old-guard leadership must be out in the Chappaqua woods with her, especially when it comes to resisting the Trump juggernaut. Most notab
Tackling the challenge of precarious labor | American Federation of Teachers
Tackling the challenge of precarious labor | American Federation of Teachers : Tackling the challenge of precarious labor Precarious labor is shifting the landscape of the working world, with an increasing number of unstable (often part-time) jobs, low pay and exploitative working conditions. At a daylong Washington, D.C., conference on Dec. 5, labor leaders, policy experts and academics—includin
Ohio Fox Hired to Watch the Charter School Chicken Coop | cleveland.com
Charter school advocate will head Ohio's charter school office | cleveland.com : Charter school advocate will head Ohio's charter school office COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Education has hired charter school advocate RaShaun Holliman, the head of the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools , to lead its charter school office. He started Monday in the position once held by Joni Hoffman
Shawna Mott-Wright: The precarious finances of an Oklahoma classroom teacher - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : Shawna Mott-Wright: The precarious finances of an Oklahoma classroom teacher By: Shawna Mott-Wright Originally published here http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/opinionfeatured/shawna-mott-wright-the-precarious-finances-of-an-oklahoma-classroom/article_993c04a4-b158-57bd-81e9-ca086191ab98.html The holiday season traditionally marks the start of a time to celebrate the
CURMUDGUCATION: What Do The Tests Measure?
CURMUDGUCATION: What Do The Tests Measure? : What Do The Tests Measure? Christopher Tienken (Seton Hall) has solved a mystery. Along with Anthony Colella (Seton Hall), Christian Angelillo (Boonton Township SD), Meredith Fox (Nanuet Union SD), Kevin McCahill (George W. Miller Elementary) and Adam Wolfe (Peoria Unified SD), Tienken has once again answered the question -- what do the Big Standardize
Take the TWO TOUR Pledge! – Cloaking Inequity
Take the TWO TOUR Pledge! – Cloaking Inequity : Take the TWO TOUR Pledge! I received this interesting letter about the Two Tour pledge from a Cloaking Inequity reader. The Two Tour Pledge Now that the presidential election is over and a new secretary of education has been named, it appears that school segregation will only continue down its ugly path – unless… Unless we CHOOSE otherwise. Unless w
Privatize, Monetize, Weaponize: How the DeVos family devoured Michigan’s schools | Eclectablog
Privatize, Monetize, Weaponize: How the DeVos family devoured Michigan’s schools | Eclectablog : Privatize, Monetize, Weaponize: How the DeVos family devoured Michigan’s schools NOTE: This post is a companion piece to this week’s episode of The Sit and Spin Room podcast . Click HERE or scroll to the bottom of the post to listen to the podcast or find it wherever you get your podcasts by searching
Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Did the Shift from Paper to Computer Bring Down East Asia’s (China’s) PISA Performance?
Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Did the Shift from Paper to Computer Bring Down East Asia’s (China’s) PISA Performance? : Did the Shift from Paper to Computer Bring Down East Asia’s (China’s) PISA Performance? I was surprised by China’s 2015 PISA performance, particularly in reading. I was confident that even the expansion beyond Shanghai would not cause a significant decli
The big burden of charter school oversight | EdSource
The big burden of charter school oversight | EdSource : The big burden of charter school oversight With the California Charter Schools Association’s goal of serving a million students – a nearly 75 percent increase – within six years, charter school growth is raising the stakes for effective monitoring. But there’s a sharp contrast in charter oversight capacity between California’s largest distri
Betsy DeVos and the twilight of public education
Betsy DeVos and the twilight of public education : Betsy DeVos and the twilight of public education In Detroit, parents of school-age children have plenty of choices, thanks to the nation's largest urban network of charter schools. What remains in short supply is quality. In Brightmoor, the only high school left is Detroit Community Schools, a charter boasting more than a decade of abysmal test s
National universities plead to Trump on behalf of DACA, but… | Fred Klonsky
National universities plead to Trump on behalf of DACA, but… | Fred Klonsky : National universities plead to Trump on behalf of DACA, but… Luis Gomez, a 21-year-old senior at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Following up on the previous post. While the University of Illinois has turned a deaf ear to faculty, student and alumni calls for undocumented student sanctuary, Muriel A. Howard, the p
For students worried about Trump, Los Angeles school district opens hotline, support sites - The Washington Post
For students worried about Trump, Los Angeles school district opens hotline, support sites - The Washington Post : For students worried about Trump, Los Angeles school district opens hotline, support sites The Los Angeles Unified School District — the nation’s second largest public school system — is about 75 percent Latino. That helps explain why a month after Donald Trump won the presidential e
Schools Matter: Sister Betsy Will Be Puppet of Walton Clan
Schools Matter: Sister Betsy Will Be Puppet of Walton Clan : Sister Betsy Will Be Puppet of Walton Clan The Detroit Free Press has a scathing assessment of Sister Betsy Devos's involvement in education matters (see below). What is missing in this and other discussions of Sister Betsy's ranking of ideological devotion over educational quality is the DeVos link to the Walton clan . If Sister Betsy
Bruce Baker: How Do Charter Schools Affect Public Schools in Urban Districts | Diane Ravitch's blog
Bruce Baker: How Do Charter Schools Affect Public Schools in Urban Districts | Diane Ravitch's blog : Bruce Baker: How Do Charter Schools Affect Public Schools in Urban Districts Bruce Baker is a professor of education at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers ; his area of specialization is school finance and the economics of education. This new paper is a major analysis of the effects of c
What Betsy DeVos Does Not Know About Public Schools and Probably Assumes About Private Ones - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : What Betsy DeVos Does Not Know About Public Schools and Probably Assumes About Private Ones Yesterday, Alyson Klein, pointed out that Betsy DeVos, the nominee for Secretary of Education, would be the first person to head the department in its more than 35-year history who hasn't either attended public schools or sent her own children to them. . . . And DeVos, a school ch
CURMUDGUCATION: ESSA Won't Spur "Best Practices"
CURMUDGUCATION: ESSA Won't Spur "Best Practices" : ESSA Won't Spur "Best Practices" Eric Kalenze, Director of Education Solutions at the Search Institute , is guest-blogging at Rick Hess's EdWeek spot this week. His interest leans towards questions of research and best practices and how any of those things ever hope to line up with actual classrooms. Today he's asking one particularly interesting
Michigan Commentators Fill in the Gaps about Michigan’s Betsy DeVos | janresseger
Michigan Commentators Fill in the Gaps about Michigan’s Betsy DeVos | janresseger : Michigan Commentators Fill in the Gaps about Michigan’s Betsy DeVos When someone like Betsy DeVos, who has been active for years in Michigan state politics emerges on the national stage, it is worth paying careful attention to what Michigan insiders have to say. DeVos is President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Washington State Charter School Updates
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Washington State Charter School Updates : Washington State Charter School Updates With the Growth Boundaries, 20-Minutes added to the school day, changes to the Student Assignment Plan, Cedar Park, etc, I have found nary the time to write about charter schools in Washington State. But finally, here it is. Washington State Charter School Commission Today, the Commi
'We need to get moving': LAUSD's King urges school board to approve retooled 3-year plan | 89.3 KPCC
'We need to get moving': LAUSD's King urges school board to approve retooled 3-year plan | 89.3 KPCC : 'We need to get moving': LAUSD's King urges school board to approve retooled 3-year plan After months of back-and-forth, Los Angeles Unified school board members finally appear poised to sign off on superintendent Michelle King's strategic plan, a crucial visioning document school district leade

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Interview with Betsy DeVos, the Reformer | Excesses in Philanthropy | The Philanthropy Roundtable
Interview with Betsy DeVos, the Reformer | Excellence in Philanthropy | The Philanthropy Roundtable : Interview with Betsy DeVos, the Reformer For years now, she has been at the forefront of the educational-reform movement . Interview from Spring 2013 issue of Philanthropy magazine Betsy DeVos is a reformer. At Calvin College, the young Elisabeth Prince undertook her vocation, becoming involved w
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/6/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/6/16 Featured Post Another Education Blog Sells Out - Big Education Ape for Sale! It’s time to restructure the US Department of Education | Seattle Education by mike simpson / 5min It’s 

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