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The education policies Americans will vote on this Tuesday



CURMUDGUCATION: Democracy vs. Money
CURMUDGUCATION: Democracy vs. Money : Democracy vs. Money Perhaps the most striking thing about the many, many elections going on around the country (honest, the Presidency is not the only thing up for a vote) is the huge amount of money being invested in so many of these races. * In Massachusetts, an extraordinary amount of dark, out-of-state money has been spent to open the market for more char
The School-to-Prison Pipeline Starts in Preschool | Schott Foundation for Public Ed #GivingTuesday
The School-to-Prison Pipeline Starts in Preschool | Schott Foundation for Public Education : The School-to-Prison Pipeline Starts in Preschool Racial Justice NOW! Below are infographics Schott developed with Racial Justice NOW! in Ohio. Click here to learn more about how RJN is fighting the school-to-prison pipeline in the Buckeye state! The School-to-Prison Pipeline Starts in Preschool | Schott
Russ on Reading: Can Fiction Save Democracy?
Russ on Reading: Can Fiction Save Democracy? : Can Fiction Save Democracy? By many accounts this is the most contentious presidential election ever. There seems to be genuine fear that our democratic system of government, built on the ideals of the rule of law, an honorable and peaceful political process, and the ability of elected leaders to compromise in the face of difficult decisions, has dev
Verification Reporting - School Nutrition (CA Dept of Education)
Verification Reporting - School Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) : Verification Reporting Instructions for local education agencies (LEAs) on submitting the verification collection report through the Child Nutrition and Information Payment System (CNIPS) using the verification report function. The verification report is an annual, mandatory process by which school food authorities (SFA) report th
Students vie in statistics contest to predict the next president. Here are their calculations. - The Washington Post
Students vie in statistics contest to predict the next president. Here are their calculations. - The Washington Post : Students vie in statistics contest to predict the next president. Here are their calculations. The American Statistical Association held a Prediction 2016 contest in which more than 450 high school and college students from more than 30 institutions in nearly 20 states and the Di
Schools Matter: The Alexander-Ravitch Policy Era Grinds On
Schools Matter: The Alexander-Ravitch Policy Era Grinds On : The Alexander-Ravitch Policy Era Grinds On Valerie Strauss is publishing interviews by oddball and Disruptor Foundation Fellow , C. M. Rubin, who is in the process of interviewing six "potential" candidates for Secretary of Education under the next President Clinton. Diane Ravitch's is the most recent interview offered at Valerie's WaPo
Feds offer guidance on new Title IV funding :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet
Feds offer guidance on new Title IV funding :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : Feds offer guidance on new Title IV funding (District of Columbia) A new federal block grant aimed at helping schools provide a “well-rounded education” can be used in a wide variety ways–from nutrition and health care, to music and foreign language instruction, accor
Demand the Impossible! (final excerpt) | Bill Ayers
Demand the Impossible! (final excerpt) | Bill Ayers : Demand the Impossible! (final excerpt) Bill Ayers -- Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto | Haymarket Books - http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Demand-the-Impossible [This is my final (tenth) posting of excerpts from Demand the Impossible! published by Haymarket Books in Chicago in 2016, and now available everywhere] What is to be done?
An extraordinary battle over charter schools is consuming this state - The Washington Post
An extraordinary battle over charter schools is consuming this state - The Washington Post : An extraordinary battle over charter schools is consuming this state Fights over charter schools have become commonplace, but the one being waged right now in Massachusetts — which has long had as fine a public education system as any state in the country — isn’t your ordinary battle. Question 2, an initi
The Burden of Being a Black School Teacher in America - The Atlantic
The Burden of Being a Black School Teacher in America - The Atlantic : The Burden of Being a Black Teacher Many African American educators say they don’t feel respected or empowered at their schools. As classrooms across the United States become more diverse, schools are working to hire more teachers of color, particularly black teachers. Some have actually done a reasonable job of bringing more
Districts grapple with superintendent turnover along with new reforms | EdSource
Districts grapple with superintendent turnover along with new reforms | EdSource : Districts grapple with superintendent turnover along with new reforms At a time when California schools are introducing a range of landmark reforms, there is a continuing churn in the leadership of many of the state’s largest districts. An EdSource survey of the state’s 30 largest districts indicates that in 17 out
¡Llegó la hora! ¡Todos a votar! - Lily's Blackboard
¡Llegó la hora! ¡Todos a votar! - Lily's Blackboard : ¡Llegó la hora! ¡Todos a votar! No sé tú, ¡pero yo estoy bien emocionada! (Y no solamente porque los cachorros de Chicago ganaron la Serie Mundial después de esperar más de 100 años.) ¡Estoy emocionada porque vamos a hacer historia! El momento que hemos estado esperando ha llegado. Vamos a votar el martes, 8 de noviembre. Estoy súper contenta
Evidence for the Disconnect Between Changing Test Scores and Changing Later Life Outcomes - Education Next : Education Next
Evidence for the Disconnect Between Changing Test Scores and Changing Later Life Outcomes - Education Next : Education Next : Evidence for the Disconnect Between Changing Test Scores and Changing Later Life Outcomes Over the last few years I have developed a deeper skepticism about the reliability of relying on test scores for accountability purposes. I think tests have very limited potential in
New York Dark Money, Pro-Charter Group pours another $15,000 into Connecticut legislative races - Wait What?
New York Dark Money, Pro-Charter Group pours another $15,000 into Connecticut legislative races - Wait What? : New York Dark Money, Pro-Charter Group pours another $15,000 into Connecticut legislative races Called the Real Reform Now Network, a New York based charter school front group, that won’t reveal the names of its donors, is expanding its effort to convince Connecticut voters to vote for p
Teachers Union, CPS Read Charter School Cap Differently | WBEZ
Teachers Union, CPS Read Charter School Cap Differently | WBEZ : Teachers Union, CPS Read Charter School Cap Differently Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis answers a question from media after a news conference on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Chicago Teachers Union officials have touted a provision in the n ewly approved teachers contract that limits the growth of controversial charter sch
The Education Implications of an Election When Education Isn’t Mentioned | janresseger
The Education Implications of an Election When Education Isn’t Mentioned | janresseger : The Education Implications of an Election When Education Isn’t Mentioned This blog will be back with a new post on Thursday, November 10. I will be taking off Tuesday to help get out the vote and taking off Wednesday to consider the election results. When a public education system that serves 50 million child
How one school created a ‘safe, comfortable place’ for students and teachers - The Washington Post
How one school created a ‘safe, comfortable place’ for students and teachers - The Washington Post : How one school created a ‘safe, comfortable place’ for students and teachers Students at Hilllsdale High School (Provided by Hillsdale High School) This is the second in a series of posts about schools that were named as honorees in the 2015-16 Schools of Opportunity project. You can find the firs
Education disturbing and motivational on @LastWeekTonight – Cloaking Inequity
Education disturbing and motivational on @LastWeekTonight – Cloaking Inequity : Education disturbing and motivational on @LastWeekTonight John Oliver is engaging in humorous discussions on TV about education that are disturbing and motivational. So today I’d like to talk a little about Last Week Tonight— currently my favorite show on TV. I’ll begin with my visit to the show a few weeks ago when I
Education Research Report: Black teachers found themselves restricted to only teaching Black students
Education Research Report: Black teachers found themselves restricted to only teaching Black students : Black teachers found themselves restricted to only teaching Black students Despite recent efforts to improve teacher diversity, only 7 percent of the nation’s teaching workforce is Black. And while many school districts are hard at work bringing more Black teachers into the classroom, they are
Civil rights group makes legal case for controversial Education Dept. regulation - The Washington Post
Civil rights group makes legal case for controversial Education Dept. regulation - The Washington Post : Civil rights group makes legal case for controversial Education Dept. regulation A chorus of opponents has accused the Obama administration of overstepping its legal authority with a proposal to regulate the spending of billions of dollars meant to help educate children from poor families. The
California voters poised to gut English-only instruction law - The Hechinger Report
California voters poised to gut English-only instruction law - The Hechinger Report : California voters poised to gut English-only instruction law In a near complete reversal of precedent, polling shows a 'yes' vote is likely on California's Multilingual Education Act on-partisan voter poll released on Friday found that 68 percent of California voters plan to vote yes on that state’s Proposition
The education policies Americans will vote on this Tuesday
The education policies Americans will vote on this Tuesday : The education policies Americans will vote on this Tuesday Here’s how voters’ decisions could affect schools. On Tuesday, Americans will go to the polls and vote for the next president of the United States. But they will also have a chance to weigh in on numerous ballot initiatives to reform public education in their states. Massachuset
China parliament bans some private, for-profit Charter-schools | Reuters
China parliament bans some private, for-profit schools | Reuters : China parliament bans some private, for-profit schools China's parliament has banned private, for-profit schools that teach first- through ninth-graders, a move to tighten government control over education that may cool a fast growing but poorly regulated sector. Leaders of the National People's Congress adopted a revised law on p
Poor Elijah’s Almanack: The Ministry of Truth | VTDigger
Poor Elijah’s Almanack: The Ministry of Truth | VTDigger : POOR ELIJAH’S ALMANACK: THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH Editor’s note: This commentary is by Peter Berger, an English teacher at Weathersfield School, who writes “Poor Elijah’s Almanack.” The column appears in several publications, including the Times Argus, the Rutland Herald and the Stowe Reporter. I n George Orwell’s “1984,” Winston Smith works
Shilling For Charter Schools | Huffington Post
Shilling For Charter Schools | Huffington Post : Shilling For Charter Schools In an opinion essay on Sunday, New York Times columnist David Leonhardt continued the newspaper’s campaign “ shilling “ for charter schools. Leonhardt, is certainly not an expert on public education. As a boy he attended the prestigious and expensive Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York and then went to Yale. The a
AFT vs. Everybody? Asking Whether Draft ESSA Rules Ban Forced Teacher Transfers - Politics K-12 - Education Week
AFT vs. Everybody? Asking Whether Draft ESSA Rules Ban Forced Teacher Transfers - Politics K-12 - Education Week : AFT vs. Everybody? Asking Whether Draft ESSA Rules Ban Forced Teacher Transfers One of the trickiest elements of proposed spending rules for the Every Student Succeeds Act has been the issue of forced teacher transfers. Here's the issue: The U.S. Department of Education has made it c

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