Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/25/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/25/16

Featured Post

Black children deserve the stability that their neighborhood schools can offer, despite studies that may indicate otherwise - The Hechinger Report




Seattle Schools Community Forum: High-Roller PAC Seeks to Oust Supreme Court Justices
Seattle Schools Community Forum: High-Roller PAC Seeks to Oust Supreme Court Justices : High-Roller PAC Seeks to Oust Supreme Court Justices I had heard about this PAC on the radio, Citizens for Working Courts Enterprise, WA. Apparently, they are seeking to defeat Justice Charles Wiggins over decisions they believe hurt business. However, you look at the list of names and I see ed reformers in th
California officials reject federal government’s push to administer old science tests | EdSource
California officials reject federal government’s push to administer old science tests | EdSource : California officials reject federal government's push to administer old science tests California education officials have decided that students will take only one statewide test in science this spring, a pilot test based on new standards known as the Next Generation Science Standards . The decision,
Why the shine is off the charter school movement - The Washington Post
Why the shine is off the charter school movement - The Washington Post : Why the shine is off the charter school movement This is the last of a four-part series on California’s charter schools, often called the “Wild West” of the charter sector. It was written by former award-winning high school principal Carol Burris, who is now executive director of the nonprofit Network for Public Education ad
Carl Petersen: The Shocking Decision by the LAUSD Not to Renew Five Charter Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog
Carl Petersen: The Shocking Decision by the LAUSD Not to Renew Five Charter Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog : Carl Petersen: The Shocking Decision by the LAUSD Not to Renew Five Charter Schools Carl Petersen is a candidate for the Los Angeles Unified School Board in 2017. He is also a close observer of school board meetings and a strong supporter of public schools. In this post, he describes the l
Wikileaks Provide Insight into @HillaryClinton and #Education – Cloaking Inequity
Wikileaks Provide Insight into @HillaryClinton and #Education – Cloaking Inequity : Wikileaks Provide Insight into @HillaryClinton and #Education So Wikileaks happened thanks to the Russians and whoever else. There is lots of talk in the current presidential election about a variety of topics emanating from the purportedly leaked emails on Wikileaks. However, I haven’t seen much conversation abou
The Day Newspaper’s 2nd Congressional District Debate Tonight – October 25, 2016 - Wait What?
The Day Newspaper’s 2nd Congressional District Debate Tonight – October 25, 2016 - Wait What? : The Day Newspaper’s 2nd Congressional District Debate Tonight – October 25, 2016 The Day newspaper of New London will be hosting a debate among the candidates running for the 2 nd Congressional District seat in this year’s election. The debate, which will be held in the Palmer Auditorium at Connecticut
A Question of Better Education for All | Schott Foundation for Public Education
A Question of Better Education for All | Schott Foundation for Public Education : A Question of Better Education for All D ear Education Advocates, Question 2, which will appear on Massachusetts voters’ ballots on Nov. 8, claims that it will increase educational choice and improve educational standards across the state. In fact, it would do the opposite. For the past decade, Massachusetts has led
CALL 6: Thousands of Indiana teachers leaving the classroom - Longform Story
CALL 6: Thousands of Indiana teachers leaving the classroom - Longform Story : CALL 6: Thousands of Indiana teachers leaving the classroom When teachers leave the classroom, it directly impacts student learning and can be costly for districts that spend money on recruiting and training. In the state of Indiana, 12,426 educators, or 18 percent of Indiana's teachers and administrators, left their s
Sentencing set for April for ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO Byrd-Bennett - Chicago Tribune
Sentencing set for April for ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO Byrd-Bennett - Chicago Tribune : Sentencing set for April for ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO Byrd-Bennett More than a year after Barbara Byrd-Bennett pleaded guilty to a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme, a sentencing date has been set for the former chief executive of Chicago Public Schools. Byrd-Bennett, Mayor Rahm Emanuel 's hand-picke
CDE releases portions of ESSA Plan :: SI&A Cabinet Report
CDE releases portions of ESSA Plan :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : CDE releases portions of ESSA Plan (Calif.) California schools with only a quarter of their students coming from low-income households would be allowed to spend federal Title I money on schoolwide programs, under a waiver process pending before the state board of education. Th
Fordham still shilling for Charter Schools at the Crossroads: Predicaments, Paradoxes, and Possibilities
Charter Schools at the Crossroads: Predicaments, Paradoxes, and Possibilities : Charter Schools at the Crossroads Predicaments, Paradoxes, Possibilities Over the past quarter-century, charter schools have gone from an upstart education experiment to a prominent, promising, and disruptive innovation in K–12 education. Indeed, few observers present at the creation of the first charter schools could
Black children deserve the stability that their neighborhood schools can offer, despite studies that may indicate otherwise - The Hechinger Report
Black children deserve the stability that their neighborhood schools can offer, despite studies that may indicate otherwise - The Hechinger Report : Black children deserve the stability that their neighborhood schools can offer, despite studies that may indicate otherwise School closure is a tactic we don’t have to take. Under the new national education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, states
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 12: The Final KIPP Interview
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 12: The Final KIPP Interview : Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 12: The Final KIPP Interview Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through "No Excuses" Teaching Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys Through "No Excuses" Teaching, By Jim Horn, 9781475825794 | Rowman & Littlefield - https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781475825794/Work-Hard-Be-Hard-Jo
Bias in Teacher Observations, As Well | VAMboozled!
Bias in Teacher Observations, As Well | VAMboozled! : Bias in Teacher Observations, As Well Following a post last month titled “ New Empirical Evidence: Students’ ‘Persistent Economic Disadvantage’ More Likely to Bias Value-Added Estimates ,” Matt Barnum — senior staff writer for The 74 , an (allegedly) non-partisan, honest, and fact-based news site backed by Editor-in-Chief Campbell Brown and co
Stop House Bill 530 In Pennsylvania | Diane Ravitch's blog
Stop House Bill 530 In Pennsylvania | Diane Ravitch's blog : Stop House Bill 530 In Pennsylvania House Bill 530: Stop this last minute attempt to push bad charter expansion bill in the final week of session The General Assembly is preparing to push charter expansion legislation under House Bill 530 all the way through in this final week of voting for the 2015-16 legislative session and send this
Map: Getting beyond the buzzwords: Schools improvise as they add art to their STEM schools | 89.3 KPCC
Map: Getting beyond the buzzwords: Schools improvise as they add art to their STEM schools | 89.3 KPCC : Getting beyond the buzzwords: Schools improvise as they add art to their STEM schools At the start of the school year, eighth graders at Fulton & Alsbury Academy of Art and Engineering cut amorphous shapes out of brightly colored pieces of construction paper. It was one of the first art projec
What Could Be in Store for Education if Democrats Get More Power in Congress? - Politics K-12 - Education Week
What Could Be in Store for Education if Democrats Get More Power in Congress? - Politics K-12 - Education Week : What Could Be in Store for Education if Democrats Get More Power in Congress? After the presidential election, perhaps the most pressing political question in Washington is this: Can Republicans maintain their majorities in both the House and Senate? So if Democrats gain control in one
Obama Dept. of Ed. Imposes Dangerous Rules to Evaluate Colleges of Education | janresseger
Obama Dept. of Ed. Imposes Dangerous Rules to Evaluate Colleges of Education | janresseger : Obama Dept. of Ed. Imposes Dangerous Rules to Evaluate Colleges of Education The Obama Department of Education has less than three months left to impose its test-obsessed, accountability-driven agenda for school reform. To cap its record of technocratic policy, the Department of Education just published f
Colorado: James Walton Fund Is Looking for an Education Director | deutsch29
Colorado: James Walton Fund Is Looking for an Education Director | deutsch29 : Colorado: James Walton Fund Is Looking for an Education Director It seems that Walton grandson, James, is trying to spread the Walton Family Foundation vision for corporate ed reform via Montessori schools in Colorado. Apparently the older Waltons are positioning James to operate his own “fund” in Colorado, temporarily
Badass Teachers Association: VOTE!
Badass Teachers Association: VOTE! : VOTE! While most of the political news in your social media feed and in news broadcasts may revolve around the upcoming presidential election, there is so much more at stake...and we have run the risk of neglecting that. So many of us have become disenchanted with the process that, in some areas, the risk of low voter turnout has become very real. Regardless o
What Are The Main Reasons Teachers Call It Quits? : NPR Ed : NPR
What Are The Main Reasons Teachers Call It Quits? : NPR Ed : NPR : What Are The Main Reasons Teachers Call It Quits? Andy Baker/Getty Images/Ikon Images For Ross Roberts, it was a lack of resources that drove him from the classroom. For Danielle Painton, it was too much emphasis on testing. For Sergio Gonzalez, it was a nasty political environment. Welcome to the U.S. teaching force, where the "I
Unions finally get trial date in state’s maligned teacher evaluation system - The Santa Fe New Mexican: Local News
Unions finally get trial date in state’s maligned teacher evaluation system - The Santa Fe New Mexican: Local News : Unions finally get trial date in state’s maligned teacher evaluation system Unions finally get trial date in state’s maligned teacher evaluation system Randi Weingarten, left, the national president of the American Federation of Teachers, answers questions Monday after attending a
New Layers of Dirt on Charter Schools
New Layers of Dirt on Charter Schools : New Layers of Dirt on Charter Schools An earlier review identified the "Three Big Sins of Charter Schools": fraud, a lack of transparency, and the exclusion of unwanted students. The evidence against charters continues to grow. Yet except for its reporting on a few egregious examples of charter malfeasance and failure, the mainstream media continues to echo

YESTERDAY

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/24/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/24/16 Featured Post Matt Damon takes on Philly schools in new documentary — NewsWorks How charter schools are dodging Colorado laws | The Colorado Independent by mike simpson / 1h 

Top Posts This Week


LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION

LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION
EduBloggers

Latest News and Comment from Education