Monday, December 19, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/19/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/19/16

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School choice gutted Detroit’s public schools. The rest of the country is next. – VICE News







Yong Zhao » Perils or Promises: Education in the Age of Smart Machines: Presentation at the City Club of Cleveland
Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Perils or Promises: Education in the Age of Smart Machines: Presentation at the City Club of Cleveland : Perils or Promises: Education in the Age of Smart Machines: Presentation at the City Club of Cleveland On December 14th, 2016, I made a presentation at the City Club of Cleveland . Watch the presentation The Club’s website or Youtube . Tit
DeVos' hostility to public schools should be a disqualifier
Commentary: DeVos’ hostility to public schools should be a disqualifier : DeVos’ hostility to public schools should be a disqualifier In the United States, 90 percent of children attend public schools. These young people and their families rely on this system, which is funded by tax dollars and is answerable to democratically elected school boards. In many communities, the public school sys
DiSalvo: De Vos' private school vouchers betray public education
DiSalvo: De Vos' private school vouchers betray public education : DiSalvo: Vouchers betray our commitment to public education for all Will children and American education lose under a Trump administration? Is Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, going to preside over a Cabinet position to destroy America’s public school system as we know it? DeVos said the 2016 election resu
Mass incarceration and children’s outcomes: Criminal justice policy is education policy | Economic Policy Institute
Mass incarceration and children’s outcomes: Criminal justice policy is education policy | Economic Policy Institute : Mass incarceration and children’s outcomes: Criminal justice policy is education policy Executive summary Download PDF Press release As many as one in ten African American students has an incarcerated parent. One in four has a parent who is or has been incarcerated. The discrimina
Cook: Protect public schools, cherish public education
Cook: Protect public schools, cherish public education : Cook: Protect public schools, cherish public education For those of us who cherish public education among our democracy’s greatest civic institutions, these are trying times. We strive every day to support the American vision for a strong and inclusive public education system that ensures that all students can succeed, regardless of their z
Decline in Students’ Physical Fitness Test Results - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education)
Decline in Students’ Physical Fitness Test Results - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Slight Decline in Students’ Physical Fitness Test Results; Asks Schools, Parents to Maintain Focus on Healthy Kids SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson reported today that the percentage of students who met the Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ)
School’s (Not) Out for Summer
School’s (Not) Out for Summer : School’s (Not) Out for Summer During last week’s LAUSD meeting, the Board suddenly reversed course and abandoned a carefully compromised plan that would have slowly returned the beginning of the school year closer to its traditional Labor Day start. Without a warning to the parents who had been pushing for this change, they rejected the calendar that they told Supe
NYC Public School Parents: 3 simple steps to stop the privatization and destruction of our public schools
NYC Public School Parents: 3 simple steps to stop the privatization and destruction of our public schools : 3 simple steps to stop the privatization and destruction of our public schools Here are three simple steps you can take to stop the privatization and destruction of our public schools: 1. Call your Senators now to oppose the nomination of Betsy DeVos. Tell them that Ms. DeVos is least quali
When women retire, yet another gap - Lily's Blackboard
When women retire, yet another gap - Lily's Blackboard : When women retire, yet another gap Back in April of this year, I discussed Equal Pay Day and the sad reality that in the 21st century, women still aren’t paid at the same rate that men are for the same jobs. Here’s news that heightens our awareness of this pressing concern. The National Institute on Retirement Security reports that women ha
On Kafka, Misreading Postmodernism, and Giving Up | the becoming radical
On Kafka, Misreading Postmodernism, and Giving Up | the becoming radical : On Kafka, Misreading Postmodernism, and Giving Up In 2008, through a Republican connection with then-governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford, a graduate of the university, President George W. Bush gave the primary commencement address at Furman University, sparking a faculty protest and a student push-back to that protest
Schools Matter: The gift no one wanted–how digital learning came to MA & Fair Test finally woke up.
Schools Matter: The gift no one wanted–how digital learning came to MA & Fair Test finally woke up. : The gift no one wanted–how digital learning came to MA & Fair Test finally woke up. from Wrench in the Gears December 15, 2016 The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced yesterday, the creation of a new statewide personalized-learning initiative called MAPLE ( Ma
Wendy Lecker: When it comes to charter schools, facts matter - Wait What?
When it comes to charter schools, facts matter (By Wendy Lecker) - Wait What? : When it comes to charter schools, facts matter (By Wendy Lecker) Below is Wendy Lecker’s interview with Robert Cotto, Jr. about recent claims made by charter school advocates. It was first published in the Stamford Advocate. Robert Cotto Jr. is a veteran Hartford Board of Education member, director of Urban Initiative
School choice gutted Detroit’s public schools. The rest of the country is next. – VICE News
School choice gutted Detroit’s public schools. The rest of the country is next. – VICE News : School choice gutted Detroit’s public schools. The rest of the country is next. It was a chilly afternoon in April 2013 when Roy Roberts, a former GM executive now charged with righting the struggling Detroit Public Schools, appeared in the auditorium of Oakman Elementary/Orthopedic, a school on the city
Report on L.A. school shutdown shows confusion over who was in charge, technology shortcomings - LA Times
Report on L.A. school shutdown shows confusion over who was in charge, technology shortcomings - LA Times : Report on L.A. school shutdown shows confusion over who was in charge, technology shortcomings An internal report on last year's unprecedented one-day shutdown of Los Angeles schools due to a terrorist threat reveals a confused chain of command among school district and city officials that
Ed Notes Online: Beware Tainted Research from Brookings Institute - report on school integration has limited utility
Ed Notes Online: Beware Tainted Research from Brookings Institute - report on school integration has limited utility : Beware Tainted Research from Brookings Institute - report on school integration has limited utility "because most forms of school choice further segregation, the report's recommendation will likely only further segregation and inequality for students."... Great Lakes Review Yes,
This Mostly White City Wants To Leave Its Mostly Black School District : NPR Ed : NPR
This Mostly White City Wants To Leave Its Mostly Black School District : NPR Ed : NPR : This Mostly White City Wants To Leave Its Mostly Black School District DeVonte Kirkland is in his second to last year of school at Center Point High in Jefferson County, just outside of Birmingham, Ala. When he graduates next year he wants to head to Alabama State University. DeVonte also wants a car, so he's
Brown exploring if new bond measure can be divvied up differently | EdSource
Brown exploring if new bond measure can be divvied up differently | EdSource : Brown exploring if new bond measure can be divvied up differently Gov. Jerry Brown hasn’t given up his quest to reform how the state allocates money for school construction, even though state voters last month approved a $9 billion school facilities bond that left the current funding system in place. Brown opposed Prop
The real problem with Head Start — and why it needs a fresh start - The Washington Post
The real problem with Head Start — and why it needs a fresh start - The Washington Post : The real problem with Head Start — and why it needs a fresh start A new study on Head Start finds the federal program falls far short of its goal of providing high-quality services to all young children who need them and that there are “fundamental and difficult to understand disparities across states” in ac
The new standardized testing craze to hit public schools - The Washington Post
The new standardized testing craze to hit public schools - The Washington Post : The new standardized testing craze to hit public schools Last year, the Obama administration conceded that U.S. public school students were taking too many standardized tests, this after after a revolt among students, parents and teachers, and after a two-year study found that there was no evidence that adding testin
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES Pres. Obama "You've got a situation where they're not only entire states but also big chunks of states where, if we're not showing up, if we're not in there making an argument, then we're going to lose," Obama told NPR. "And we can lose badly, and that's what happened in this election." -- CNN John Podesta, Clinton campaign chai
Beyond Vouchers: How Trump Could Boost Private School Choice - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Beyond Vouchers: How Trump Could Boost Private School Choice - Politics K-12 - Education Week : Beyond Vouchers: How Trump Could Boost Private School Choice Since President-elect Donald Trump nominated Betsy DeVos to be his education secretary, there's been a lot of discussion about how a Trump administration could expand school choice. Could Trump and DeVos, for example, push to "voucherize" at
Appellate Court Denies School District's Claim That It Would Suffer Irreparable Harm by Granting Equal Restroom Access to Transgender Student
Education Law Prof Blog : Appellate Court Denies School District's Claim That It Would Suffer Irreparable Harm by Granting Equal Restroom Access to Transgender Student The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a transgender student's access to facilities consistent with her gender identity, bring the number of favorable circuit courts to two. In Dodds v. U.S. Department of Educatio

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