Friday, December 9, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/9/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/9/16

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Trump school voucher plan would face huge obstacles in California | EdSource




Cory Booker Whiffs It. | Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
Cory Booker Whiffs It. | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : Cory Booker Whiffs It. Let’s not mince words: Betsy DeVos, the designated nominee for Secretary of Education, is a potential wrecking ball aimed at public schools . The Michigan billionaire brings literally no qualifications to the post except a decades long zeal for privatizing public schools and an alliance with Christian Dominionists who see public
Does Eating a Free School Lunch Give Kids “an Empty Soul?” | gadflyonthewallblog
Does Eating a Free School Lunch Give Kids “an Empty Soul?” | gadflyonthewallblog : Does Eating a Free School Lunch Give Kids “an Empty Soul?” Just about everyone admits the importance of eating lunch – especially for growing kids in school. But if you get that lunch for free, does it leave you with “a full stomach and an empty soul”? Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan thinks s
Universal Design for Learning by David H. Rose, Ed.D.
Universal Design for Learning by David H. Rose, Ed.D. : Universal Design for Learning by David H. Rose, Ed.D. By David H. Rose, Ed.D. Thank you Nancy for inviting me to put some thoughts about UDL on your blog. I hope I can reduce some of the misconceptions about UDL that appeared here, and then perhaps engage in discussion where I can learn more from you and your readers. So, where did UDL come
NEWS FLASH - Malloy, State Employee Unions DROP KICK $13 billion plus onto the backs of our children - Wait What?
NEWS FLASH - Malloy, State Employee Unions DROP KICK $13 billion plus onto the backs of our children - Wait What? : NEWS FLASH – Malloy, State Employee Unions DROP KICK $13 billion plus onto the backs of our children Governor Dannel Malloy, in concert with Connecticut’s State Employee Unions, have joined forces to shift a major portion of Connecticut’s massive unfunded pension liability onto the
Mother Crusader: Camden Voucher Advocate, Member Of Groups With Ties To Betsy DeVos, Nominated For NJ State Board Of Ed
Mother Crusader: Camden Voucher Advocate, Member Of Groups With Ties To Betsy DeVos, Nominated For NJ State Board Of Ed : Camden Voucher Advocate, Member Of Groups With Ties To Betsy DeVos, Nominated For NJ State Board Of Ed You've got to hand it to Chris Christie. He'll always keep you on your toes. As reported in NJ Spotlight yesterday , the Governor announced nominees for long vacant seats on
ACLU sues charter claiming transgender student denied admission - The San Diego Union-Tribune
ACLU sues charter claiming transgender student denied admission - The San Diego Union-Tribune : ACLU sues charter claiming transgender student denied admission The ACLU has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against e3 Civic High School amid allegations the charter school denied admission to a transgender student because of gender identity. This is the second time in about a year that the American
Here's how the L.A. school board races are taking shape - LA Times
Here's how the L.A. school board races are taking shape - LA Times : Here's how the L.A. school board races are taking shape The winners of three L.A. school board races next March will have to help run a system facing a long-term financial crisis, lagging academic performance and declining enrollment. Still, 15 people want the jobs and this week turned in paperwork that they hope will get them o
Miami-Dade, Florida’s Recent “Symbolic” and “Artificial” Teacher Evaluation Moves | VAMboozled!
Miami-Dade, Florida’s Recent “Symbolic” and “Artificial” Teacher Evaluation Moves | VAMboozled! : Miami-Dade, Florida’s Recent “Symbolic” and “Artificial” Teacher Evaluation Moves Last spring, Eduardo Porter – writer of the Economic Scene column for The New York Times – wrote an excellent article, from an economics perspective, about that which is happening with our current obsession in education
With a bigot like Bannon at Trump’s side, ‘never again’ is happening right now | The Lens
With a bigot like Bannon at Trump’s side, ‘never again’ is happening right now | The Lens : With a bigot like Bannon at Trump’s side, ‘never again’ is happening right now “Never again.” These two words haunt the moral imaginations of many American Jews who grew up on the survival stories of our elders. In particular, Ashkenazi Jewish institutions have invested millions of dollars into Nazi Holoca
Education Department civil rights officials urged to work through ‘tough times ahead’ - The Washington Post
Education Department civil rights officials urged to work through ‘tough times ahead’ - The Washington Post : Education Department civil rights officials urged to work through ‘tough times ahead’ A celebration of the Education Department’s civil rights work morphed into a pep rally Thursday to bolster federal workers and advocates who are expecting difficult years ahead under president-elect Dona
A Nashville School Board Member Figures Out the Secret: How Charter SchoolsGet Rich Off Public Tax Dollars | BustED Pencils
A Nashville School Board Member Figures Out the Secret: How Charter SchoolsGet Rich Off Public Tax Dollars | BustED Pencils : A Nashville School Board Member Figures Out the Secret: How Charter SchoolsGet Rich Off Public Tax Dollars An excellent article. Even though it’s out of Tennessee, it’s spot-on true for anywhere. Share it with the pro-charter legislator you love to hate. “I explained that
CURMUDGUCATION: Disrupting the Moral Center
CURMUDGUCATION: Disrupting the Moral Center : Disrupting the Moral Center Sarah Jones at the New Republic yesterday posted a blistering take on technocracy entitled " The Year Silicone Valley Went Morally Bankrupt ." It doesn't address education, but it surely could. She takes us back to 1996, and “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace" by John Perry Barlo, a statement of Silicone Valle
Trump launches war on unions - POLITICO
Trump launches war on unions - POLITICO : Trump launches war on unions Labor leaders said after the election they’d give him a chance to deliver on his pro-worker agenda. But the ceasefire appears over. The war between Donald Trump and the nation’s labor unions is on. Labor leaders, who spent almost $100 million campaigning against Trump, said after the election they’d give him a chance to delive
Trump school voucher plan would face huge obstacles in California | EdSource
Trump school voucher plan would face huge obstacles in California | EdSource : Trump school voucher plan would face huge obstacles in California President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos to be his secretary of education virtually guarantees that his administration will try to promote a “school choice” agenda, which includes giving vouchers to low-income children that could be used t
Advocates: Schools Need More Training to Tackle Bias and Fear - SchoolBook - WNYC
Advocates: Schools Need More Training to Tackle Bias and Fear - SchoolBook - WNYC : Advocates: Schools Need More Training to Tackle Bias and Fear Parent advocates with the Coalition for Educational Justice said on Thursday they wanted New York City to better train public school staff on addressing incidents of bias in the schools, and engaging students who may be scared about possible deportation
Special Education Case at Supreme Court Could Prove Costly for Schools
Special Education Case at Supreme Court Could Prove Costly for Schools : Special Education Case at Supreme Court Could Prove Costly for Schools A fifth-grader with autism at an elementary school in Dubuque, Iowa. Advocates for disabled students say the absence of national standards means children in some states get a better education and more services. © The Associated Press The Supreme Court rev
Office for Civil Rights Releases Annual Report - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Office for Civil Rights Releases Annual Report and Reflections on Past Eight Years, Citing Accomplishments and Lingering Challenges This from the Department: Protecting our students’ civil rights is fundamental to ensuring they receive a high-quality education. Two reports released today spotlight the challenges and achievements of the U.S. Department of Education’s Offi
Jeff Bryant’s “Tar Heel Heist” Traces Disaster of Charter School Growth in North Carolina | janresseger
Jeff Bryant’s “Tar Heel Heist” Traces Disaster of Charter School Growth in North Carolina | janresseger : Jeff Bryant’s “Tar Heel Heist” Traces Disaster of Charter School Growth in North Carolina Everyone should read Jeff Bryant’s report for Alternet from North Carolina on the impact of rapid charter school growth on the public schools in a state that spends less on education than it did prior to
Beyond the Classroom and School: District Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Beyond the Classroom and School: District Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Beyond the Classroom and School: District Technology Integration Over the years, I have written about differences between complicated and complex (see here ). I pointed out the differences in those top-down, command-and-control organizations that launch rockets into space and k

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