Friday, February 19, 2016

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Sleeping Giant of Education Politics - Parents - Are Awake and Rebelling
Sleeping Giant of Education Politics - Parents - Are Awake and Rebelling: Sleeping Giant of Education Politics - Parents - Are Awake and RebellingA New York Times frontpage headline last Aug. 13, 2015 stated,"20 percent of State Students Opted Out of Tests in Sign of a Rising Revolt."This grassroots rebellion is a response to the war on public education being waged by billionaire foundat
Competency Based Education – UnitED For Florida Children
Competency Based Education – UnitED For Florida Children: Competency Based EducationWe don’t have time to play these games!I can’t say you weren’t warned.By Laura McCraryFounder, United for FL ChildrenParents, I Cannot Protect Your Children –    I will do my best. But my best isn’t good enough – and I think that is the point I really want to make here…”  ~ (Peggy Robertson)I am going to be blunt h
Shavar Jeffries: The establishment Bernie Sanders likes - NY Daily News
Shavar Jeffries: The establishment Bernie Sanders likes - NY Daily News: Shavar Jeffries: The establishment Bernie Sanders likes As the next round of hand-wringing over the Democratic race commences, those of us who are focused on education policy have our own questions.First, why, when Democrats need a broad coalition of Latino and African-American voters, are our candidates shying away from an i
New National Report on Community Schools Model Shows Significant Success | Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog
New National Report on Community Schools Model Shows Significant Success | Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog: New National Report on Community Schools Model Shows Significant SuccessThe Center for Popular Democracy, the Coalition for Community Schools and the Southern Education Foundation published this new report.See the full report at: Community-Schools National ReportFor at least a deca
Day of Remembrance Is a Reminder to Continue to Fight Injustice - NBC News
Editorial: Day of Remembrance Is a Reminder to Continue to Fight Injustice - NBC News:  Day of Remembrance Is a Reminder to Continue to Fight InjusticeOn this day in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which gave the U.S. military the authority to incarcerate more than 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. February 19 is observed today as the Day of Remembr
Nationwide ad campaign will chide parents: Don't let your child miss school | OregonLive.com
Nationwide ad campaign will chide parents: Don't let your child miss school | OregonLive.com: Nationwide ad campaign will chide parents: Don't let your child miss schoolThe federal government is launching a multimillion-dollar advertising campaigndesigned to persuade parents of elementary and middle school students to get them to school every day.The Ad Council's "Every Student, Every Day&quo
FACT SHEET: The White House Launches New National Effort to Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism
FACT SHEET: The White House Launches New National Effort and Ad Council Campaign to Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism and Drive Student Success | U.S. Department of Education: FACT SHEET: The White House Launches New National Effort and Ad Council Campaign to Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism and Drive Student SuccessToday, the White House and the U.S. Department of Education announce two groundbreaking c
California court to rule on suit to scrap K-12 funding system | 89.3 KPCC
California court to rule on suit to scrap K-12 funding system | 89.3 KPCC:California court to rule on suit to scrap K-12 funding system A California appeals court is expected to rule soon in a case that claims that the state's system of funding public schools in unconstitutional.If the plaintiffs in the case prevail, observers say, it could prompt a groundbreaking move towards focusing on providin
Shanker Blog: Student Attrition And "Backfilling" at Success Academy Charter Schools:
Shanker Blog: Student Attrition And "Backfilling" at Success Academy Charter Schools: What Student Enrollment Patterns Tell Us | National Education Policy Center: Shanker Blog: Student Attrition And "Backfilling" at Success Academy Charter Schools: What Student Enrollment Patterns Tell UsThis is the second of two posts on Success Academy Charter Schools. The first post was enti
Public vs Private and Charter Schools: The Biggest Issue Might Be the Brand
Public vs Private and Charter Schools: The Biggest Issue Might Be the Brand: The Biggest Public School Problem Might Be the BrandSurprisingly, public schools outperform private and charter schools—but no one knows it. Most people believe that charter and private schools are preferable alternatives to traditional public schools. This is evident in the palpable anxiety at school open houses, in over
PTA adopts position against state laws - President Obama adopts position against his own education policies - What is LAUSD to do? — PS connect
PTA adopts position against state laws - President Obama adopts position against his own education policies - What is LAUSD to do? — PS connect: PTA adopts position against state laws - President Obama adopts position against his own education policies - What is LAUSD to do?Now that winter has all but passed without the torrential rains we expected, Angelenos are wondering what all the fuss was ab
'School choice' is an idea whose time has passed - NonDoc
'School choice' is an idea whose time has passed - NonDoc: ‘School choice’ is an idea whose time has passedFor more than 25 years, I have cautiously supported school choice — at least in terms of homegrown charter schools offering alternatives to local families.Oklahoma City has been fortunate. We have excellent private schools and charters serving lower-poverty and alternative-school populations,
Democratic Party calls for firing over altered ISTEP report
Democratic Party calls for firing over altered ISTEP report: Democratic Party calls for firing over altered ISTEP reportThe chairman of Indiana’s Democratic Party called Thursday for the firing of a State Board of Educationofficial who altered a report that detailed a so-called independent investigation into the troubled and unpopular standardized ISTEP standardized exam.Chairman John Zody said th
Why Science Teachers Are Struggling With Climate Change : NPR Ed : NPR
Why Science Teachers Are Struggling With Climate Change : NPR Ed : NPR: Why Science Teachers Are Struggling With Climate Change Many middle and high school science teachers are getting climate change wrong.That's according to the results of a new, national teacher survey backed by theNational Center for Science Education and published in the journal Science.Before we get to those results, a quick,
Cartoons on Parenting | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Cartoons on Parenting | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Cartoons on ParentingSome cartoons about parenting that I found amusing. Enjoy.see more @  Cartoons on Parenting | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Sacramento City teachers urge board to provide competitive salaries | The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento City teachers urge board to provide competitive salaries | The Sacramento Bee: Sacramento City teachers urge board to provide competitive salariesIf the Sacramento City Unified School District expects to recruit and maintain top teachers, it has to offer salaries and benefits that are competitive with those in other districts, teachers told board members.Teachers turned out in force for
What high court just did to the way Phila. schools are run
What high court just did to the way Phila. schools are run: What high court just did to the way Phila. schools are run Teacher reassignments. Caps on charters. School closings.All those weighty matters could be up in the air in Philadelphia schools, after this week's Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision that stripped the School Reform Commission of extraordinary powers it had believed it had - and
CURMUDGUCATION: WI: Trying To Hide Charter Truth
CURMUDGUCATION: WI: Trying To Hide Charter Truth: WI: Trying To Hide Charter TruthOne of the great lies of the charter-choice movement is that you can run multiple school districts for the price of one.A school district of, say, 2,000 students can lose 75 students and with them about $750,000 dollars of revenue, and somehow that district of 1,925 students can operate for three quarter of a million
Why Common Core math is not as easy as riding a bike – Missouri Education Watchdog
Why Common Core math is not as easy as riding a bike – Missouri Education Watchdog: Why Common Core math is not as easy as riding a bike It is quite possible that if the CCSSI had only focused on reading and writing first, the public might not have noticed or cared much about the standards. The lack of good grammatical skills might easily be blamed on modern social media’s casual acceptance of poo
School Funding, Residual Budgeting, and Kansas | janresseger
School Funding, Residual Budgeting, and Kansas | janresseger: School Funding, Residual Budgeting, and Kansas If you live in Ohio, and if you were paying attention during the 1990s, the decade of decisions and appeals of the DeRolph school funding case, you understand the concept of residual budgeting.  School funding in Ohio, the plaintiff’s attorneys explained again and again, is a mere budgetary
Charter Schools: Problems and Solutions
Charter Schools: Problems and Solutions: Charter Schools: Problems and SolutionsAs a State Rep, I get a ton of emails about supporting and opposing raising the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts. One side contends that there should be more choice in public schools and the other side contends that charter schools take money away from traditional public schools. Both sides are correct. But ther

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Ability to opt out uncertain in lawsuit requiring student data release | EdSource
Ability to opt out uncertain in lawsuit requiring student data release | EdSource: Ability to opt out uncertain in lawsuit requiring student data releaseA judge’s order requiring the California Department of Education to release personal data for 10 million students as a result of a lawsuit over special education rights does not state whether parent objections will automatically trigger the remova
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/18/16
CORPORATE ED REFORMHow to prevent your school data — including your Social Security number — from getting wrapped up in a lawsuit | 89.3 KPCCHow to prevent your school data — including your Social Security number — from getting wrapped up in a lawsuit | 89.3 KPCC: How to prevent your school data — including your Social Security number — from getting wrapped up in a lawsuitIf you were a student in






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