Friday, October 21, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/21/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/21/16

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School choice too often leads to segregation - Baltimore Sun




How schools are turning ‘joy’ into a character strength — and why it’s an awful idea - The Washington Post
How schools are turning ‘joy’ into a character strength — and why it’s an awful idea - The Washington Post : How schools are turning ‘joy’ into a character strength — and why it’s an awful idea Back in March I published a post titled, “ Now some schools are testing kids for their ‘grit’ and ‘joy’ levels. Really .” For years we’ve heard of schools viewing “grit” as a character strength and moving
Media Coverage from last night’s 2nd Congressional District Debate - Wait What?
Media Coverage from last night’s 2nd Congressional District Debate - Wait What? : Media Coverage from last night’s 2nd Congressional District Debate For pictures and a video of the debate go to: http://www.norwichbulletin.com/ The following is the media coverage from the debate; Norwich Bulletin – Congressional candidates do battle on guns, climate change – http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/201
NY Advocates Walk 150 Miles for Equity | Schott Foundation for Public Education
NY Advocates Walk 150 Miles for Equity | Schott Foundation for Public Education : NY Advocates Walk 150 Miles for Equity In 2003, parents and advocates marched 150 miles from New York City to Albany to herald a court case that claimed New York State was failing to provide quality education to public school students. The court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, and the state committed to allocating
World Premiere of “Backpack Full of Cash” in Philadelphia | Diane Ravitch's blog
World Premiere of “Backpack Full of Cash” in Philadelphia | Diane Ravitch's blog : World Premiere of “Backpack Full of Cash” in Philadelphia If you live anywhere near Philadelphia, you should not miss the premiere of the stunning documentary “ Backpack Full of Cash .” It is an expose of the corporate education reform movement. It has the potential to inform the public about the billionaire-funded
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Bad Charter Bill Still Not Dead
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Bad Charter Bill Still Not Dead : PA: Bad Charter Bill Still Not Dead Like that bad enchilada that you just can't keep down, Pennsylvania's HB 530 just keeps coming back. In fact, it appears it will be back this Monday. I wrote about this damn thing last summer , and it has ben kicking around since early 2015. The bill was floated by Mike Reese , who was actually trained to be
Obama’s real education legacy: Common Core, testing, charter schools - The Washington Post
Obama’s real education legacy: Common Core, testing, charter schools - The Washington Post : Obama’s real education legacy: Common Core, testing, charter schools President Obama went to a high-performing D.C. high school this week to tout the “progress” his administration has made in public education, America’s most important civic institution. To mark the legacy moment, he brought along the two
Five Signs Of A Privatized Charter School - [Sponsored Message By NEA]
[Sponsored Message] Five Signs Of A Privatized Charter School : Five Signs Of A Privatized Charter School Charter schools as a form of K-12 education have been around for 25 years. In those 25 years however, many charter school founders and managers have sought increased public funding and decreased public oversight into school operations, resulting in schools that are essentially privatized. Cha
STUDY: Race Impacts Student Referrals for Gifted, Special Education | Colorlines
STUDY: Race Impacts Student Referrals for Gifted, Special Education | Colorlines : STUDY: Race Impacts Student Referrals for Gifted, Special Education Study author Rachel Fish: “This subjectivity has implications for inequalities in education by race and ethnicity.” School buses and drivers at the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. in Queens, New York, on February 20, 2013 in New York City. Ph
Magnolia charter schools fight to stay open after LAUSD ‘death sentence’
Magnolia charter schools fight to stay open after LAUSD ‘death sentence’ : Magnolia charter schools fight to stay open after LAUSD ‘death sentence’ A leader of two high-performing, independent charter schools in the San Fernando Valley says she’s “very confident” they can avoid shutdowns by appealing their denied renewal petitions to the county and possibly the state. The Los Angeles Unified scho
Reflections from a Nasty Woman: What's at Risk for Women Who "Come Forward"? - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher
Reflections from a Nasty Woman: What's at Risk for Women Who "Come Forward"? - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher : Reflections from a Nasty Woman: What's at Risk for Women Who "Come Forward"? Never let anyone say that this election season hasn't been a remarkable series of teachable moments. Just one example: the terms "rape culture" and "sexual assault" have become part of the o
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Looking back on the Chicago anti-Trump protest
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Looking back on the Chicago anti-Trump protest : Looking back on the Chicago anti-Trump protest "I was wondering what happened with my rally in Chicago and other rallies where we had such violence. She’s the one, and Obama, that caused the violence. They hired people, they paid them $1,500, and they’re on tape saying, be violent, cause fights, do bad things." -- DT
CURMUDGUCATION: My Visit To Preschool
CURMUDGUCATION: My Visit To Preschool : My Visit To Preschool I'm in Seattle for almost a week, visiting my daughter, her husband, their newborn son, and their almost two-year-old son. This provides all manner of entertainment (you'll notice blogging has run a little slow), but today it provided an opportunity for me to be a visiting grampa (actually, my grandparental name is "Gump") at my grands
As MA Question 2 Funding Nears $32 Million, DFER Files a New Ballot Committee | deutsch29
As MA Question 2 Funding Nears $32 Million, DFER Files a New Ballot Committee | deutsch29 : As MA Question 2 Funding Nears $32 Million, DFER Files a New Ballot Committee On November 08, 2016, Massachusetts voters will be deciding whether or not to lift the cap on the number of charter schools in the state. The ballot measure, known as Question 2, would open the door for “up to 12 new charter scho
Courts Dividing Over Transgender Students' Rights, Creating Problems of Authority and Predictability -Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Courts Dividing Over Transgender Students' Rights, Creating Problems of Authority and Predictability Earlier this summer, a federal district court judge in Texas rejected that the Department of Education's position that Title IX protects transgender students' access to bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. That opinion was in contrast to the Fourth Circuit Cou
Greed Is Destroying K-12 Education System | Huffington Post
Greed Is Destroying K-12 Education System | Huffington Post : Greed Is Destroying K-12 Education System We now know the results of rampant greed among the politicians in those states that are cutting education budgets in their K-12 school systems. They would rather preserve the wealth of the wealthiest one percent than see any value in governments or governing of any kind. The cuts are for the mo
Man who hit mayor with pie calls charges ‘trumped up’ | The Sacramento Bee
Man who hit mayor with pie calls charges ‘trumped up’ | The Sacramento Bee : Man who hit mayor with pie calls charges ‘trumped up’ Sean Thompson, the activist facing assault charges after shoving a pie into the face of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, criticized the charges against him Thursday. “These are trumped-up charges. This was a pie to the face of a mayor. It didn’t create a lasting injury
Let's Hear it for Michelle Rhee one more time: Ex-California Sen. Ron Calderon to be sentenced in corruption case | The Sacramento Bee
Ex-California Sen. Ron Calderon to be sentenced in corruption case | The Sacramento Bee : Ex-lawmaker Ron Calderon to be sentenced in corruption case More than three years after FBI agents raided the Capitol office of former state Sen. Ron Calderon , the corruption case against the Montebello Democrat finally comes to an end. Calderon, who pleaded guilty in June to one count of mail fraud for acc
Discussing race in the classroom: 'Are all white people racist'? - CSMonitor.com
Discussing race in the classroom: 'Are all white people racist'? - CSMonitor.com : Discussing race in the classroom: 'Are all white people racist'? UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER A high school teacher in Norman, Okla. is under fire for this assertion. But how should the conversation about race relations be framed? One high school teacher’s bold premise – that "all white people are racist, period" – is
School choice too often leads to segregation - Baltimore Sun
School choice too often leads to segregation - Baltimore Sun : School choice too often leads to segregation One of Donald Trump 's sons, in a speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention, stated that through his father's plan for school choice, every student would have the same educational opportunities that he and his siblings received. Does he mean that everyone should be able to attend th
See New Details on ESSA Funding for Healthy, Safe, Well-Rounded Students - Politics K-12 - Education Week
See New Details on ESSA Funding for Healthy, Safe, Well-Rounded Students - Politics K-12 - Education Week : See New Details on ESSA Funding for Healthy, Safe, Well-Rounded Students One of the big goals of the Every Student Succeeds Act was to give states and districts significantly more say in how they spend their federal dollars . As part of that effort, Congress collapsed a bunch of small feder

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Congressional candidates do battle on guns, climate change
Congressional candidates do battle on guns, climate change : Congressional candidates do battle on guns, climate change WILLIMANTIC – The candidates running for the 2nd Congressional District sounded off on college affordability, defense spending and gun control at their debate Thursday at Eastern Connecticut State University. Republican Daria Novak and Libertarian Dan Reale joined Green Party ca
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/20/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/20/16 Featured Post SANDRA STOTSKY: Test-based accountability: The best we can do? | NewBostonPost The US Department of Education’s Digital Promise to advance the ed-tech field and 

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