Thursday, December 15, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/15/16



Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/15/16

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CURMUDGUCATION: David Coleman Messes Up Again
CURMUDGUCATION: David Coleman Messes Up Again : David Coleman Messes Up Again I have spent entirely much time over the past few years reading about David Coleman, the magical and super-powered wizard who manufactured the Common Core and convinced Bill Gates to become the Core's greatest patron. Coleman needed to set the Core up with a foster parent because as soon as the little tyke's wings had b
Illinois Education Association is organizing buses to the Women’s March in Washington. Info here. | Fred Klonsky
Illinois Education Association is organizing buses to the Women’s March in Washington. Info here. | Fred Klonsky : Illinois Education Association is organizing buses to the Women’s March in Washington. Info here . From: Crawford, Tim Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 11:01 PM To: AllField; AllHQ Subject: Women’s March on Washington Importance: High Dear Colleagues, IEA is looking into booking two b
Show me the data! Government restrictions hamper attempts to see how NOLA kids really fare - The Hechinger Report
Show me the data! Government restrictions hamper attempts to see how NOLA kids really fare - The Hechinger Report : Show me the data! Government restrictions hamper attempts to see how NOLA kids really fare re are some key recent findings about the youth of New Orleans during the last year: Their numbers are up five percent from 2014 to 2015 — but the number of black children living in the city d
Why so many teachers need a second job to make ends meet - The Washington Post
Why so many teachers need a second job to make ends meet - The Washington Post : Why so many teachers need a second job to make ends meet Teachers have it easy, right? They get summers off, go home in the middle of the afternoon when students leave campus, and are paid well. Actually, for most teachers, those are all myths, especially the last one. Many teachers are paid so poorly, in fact, that
U.S. Officially Trapped in High School | the becoming radical
U.S. Officially Trapped in High School | the becoming radical : U.S. Officially Trapped in High School Electing Donald Trump verifies that the U.S. is officially trapped in high school. The bravado and superficial qualities that made people popular in high school—but for most of us wore thin by early adulthood—are all that Trump has, but it earned him the White House because enough people in the
What The Hillsdale College Connection Reveals About Donald Trump’s Extremist Education Agenda
What The Hillsdale College Connection Reveals About Donald Trump’s Extremist Education Agenda : What The Hillsdale College Connection Reveals About Donald Trump’s Extremist Education Agenda Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency left education policy experts at a complete loss to explain what this would mean for the nation’s schools. During his campaign, Trump had given few clues about what
Alert: @NAACP Holding Charter School Hearings Across Nation – Cloaking Inequity
Alert: @NAACP Holding Charter School Hearings Across Nation – Cloaking Inequity : Alert: @NAACP Holding Charter School Hearings Across Nation The NAACP’s most recent national resolution on charter schools has elicited a vigorous discourse about charter schools in the United States. The nation’s largest and oldest civil right organization is also a democratic, community-based organization. The Nat
Kevin Johnson: It's All Over But The Crying - Recalling KJ’s reign of error as mayor
Mayor Kevin Johnson Gets Brisk Farewell From Sacramento Kings Kevin Johnson: It's All Over But The Crying Recalling KJ’s reign of error as mayor SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It was a grand finale moment that seemed more awkward than an honor. In a brand new arena that could have housed a spectacular farewell for Mayor Kevin Johnson, the mayor got an autographed basketball from Kings owner Vivek Ranadive.
Protecting more than privacy in K-12 sector | CSO Online
Protecting more than privacy in K-12 sector | CSO Online : Protecting more than privacy in K-12 sector Regulations protect privacy, but what about the overall cybersecurity of public schools that already function on limited resources Parent Coalition for Student Privacy - http://www.studentprivacymatters.org/ Larger enterprises have the resources to not only afford the technology needed to grow i
Are the H-1B-Using Gulen Charter Schools About to Face Hard Times? | Center for Immigration Studies
Are the H-1B-Using Gulen Charter Schools About to Face Hard Times? | Center for Immigration Studies : Are the H-1B-Using Gulen Charter Schools About to Face Hard Times? Off in a small corner of the immigration policy world there is an intriguing side-show – it is a battle which pits one group of conservatives against another in a fascinating contest that the mainstream media has all but ignored.
Betsy DeVos and the Plan to Break Public Schools - The New Yorker
Betsy DeVos and the Plan to Break Public Schools - The New Yorker : BETSY DEVOS AND THE PLAN TO BREAK PUBLIC SCHOOLS Among the points that can be made in favor of Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s billionaire nominee for the position of Secretary of Education, are the following: She has no known ties to President Vladimir Putin, unlike Trump’s nominee to head the State Department, Rex Tillerson, who wa
Federal And State Officials Demand Expansion Of Low Performing, Corruption-Laced Charter Schools
Federal And State Officials Demand Expansion Of Low Performing, Corruption-Laced Charter Schools : Federal And State Officials Demand Expansion Of Low Performing, Corruption-Laced Charter Schools When traditional public schools are low performing, federal and state officials demand alternatives-when charter schools are low performing and laced with corruption, they demand charter expansion What i
Trump. Hangin’ with the Emanuel bros. | Fred Klonsky
Trump. Hangin’ with the Emanuel bros. | Fred Klonsky : Trump. Hangin’ with the Emanuel bros. Rahm’s deportation memo to President Bill Clinton. Donald Trump seems to have a major jones for the Emanuel brothers. That would be Zeke, Ari and, of course, Rahm. Trump has met with all three of them during the transition. Dr. Zeke Emanuel, you might recall, wrote a piece for Atlantic , in which he sugge
TROUBLED SCHOOLS ON TRIAL: The MUST READ series by the CT Mirror - Wait What?
TROUBLED SCHOOLS ON TRIAL: The MUST READ series by the CT Mirror - Wait What? : TROUBLED SCHOOLS ON TRIAL: The MUST READ series by the CT Mirror CT Mirror reporter Jacqueline Rabe has written a MUST READ series of seven stories about the controversies surrounding Connecticut’s public school system. As her CT Mirror biography notes, Rabe has won two first prizes from the national Education Writers
OKCPS principals' conflict borne of legacy problems - NonDoc
OKCPS principals' conflict borne of legacy problems - NonDoc : OKCPS principals’ conflict borne of legacy problems I have been dreading this post. I had hoped to sidestep the questions raised by Tim Willert’s article Monday regarding the criticism OKCPS principals and vice principals have aimed at district leadership . Willert cited charges by principals that I had hoped to avoid, but his article
CURMUDGUCATION: OH: Turn Schools Over To Businessmen
CURMUDGUCATION: OH: Turn Schools Over To Businessmen : OH: Turn Schools Over To Businessmen Back in September, Ohio's Governor (and lonely failed Presidential candidate) John Kasich decided to unravel a puzzle-- the mismatch between Ohio's open jobs and unemployed workers. One might think that a possible answer might be that the hundreds of thousands of blue collar workers whose jobs have been ou
LA Unified schools: hubs for education — and social services? | 89.3 KPCC
LA Unified schools: hubs for education — and social services? | 89.3 KPCC : LA Unified schools: hubs for education — and social services? Los Angeles schools shouldn't only be places where students go to learn; they should also be community centers , after-school gathering spots and hubs for social services. That principle is better known nationally as the "community schools" model — and it's abo
Recent Important Coverage of Betsy DeVos, Part 1 | janresseger
Recent Important Coverage of Betsy DeVos, Part 1 | janresseger : Recent Important Coverage of Betsy DeVos, Part 1 Here begins a two-part post—today and tomorrow—to summarize recent news coverage about Betsy DeVos. You may feel you already know enough about Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education. You may be disgusted that a one-cause activist and philanthrop
Personalized Learning at Pomeroy Elementary School (Milpitas, CA) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Personalized Learning at Pomeroy Elementary School (Milpitas, CA) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Personalized Learning at Pomeroy Elementary School (Milpitas, CA) The recently built Learning Lab at Pomeroy Elementary School is a large room with multi-colored chairs, cubbies for students to sit in, and tables where students work together. Part of the previous Superintenden
The College Board and Its Doomed Agilix Connection | deutsch29
The College Board and Its Doomed Agilix Connection | deutsch29 : The College Board and Its Doomed Agilix Connection On December 12, 2016, Reuters published an extensive article about David Coleman’s botch job in trying to fast-track a “new” SAT that was supposed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Based upon a number of College Board internal documents, the Reuters article
IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO REFORM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WITHOUT ADDRESSING THE "5TH COLUMN" - Perdaily
IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO REFORM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WITHOUT ADDRESSING THE "5TH COLUMN" - Perdaily.com : IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO REFORM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WITHOUT ADDRESSING THE "5TH COLUMN" In watching the Our Revolution online event tonight supporting Keith Ellison , who is being put forward to head and implement past due reform in the Democratic Party, there remained the proverbial 800 lbs gorilla on

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