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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/11/17


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Real Democrats Form Congressional Caucus To Support Public Education | The Huffington Post




Betsy DeVos: Dangerous for Students and the Promise of Public Education
Betsy DeVos: Dangerous for Students and the Promise of Public Education : Betsy DeVos: Dangerous for Students and the Promise of Public Education With no experience as an educator or elected official, and despite a decades-long record of undermining public schools by promoting taxpayer-funded vouchers for private and religious schools, lobbyist and Republican donor Betsy DeVos could become the ne
Yes, Bill Gates really compared Donald Trump to JFK — and said Trump could help education - The Washington Post
Yes, Bill Gates really compared Donald Trump to JFK — and said Trump could help education - The Washington Post : Yes, Bill Gates really compared Donald Trump to JFK — and said Trump could help education Bill Gates, the world’s biggest-spending philanthropist, poured so much private money into pet education reform projects that he helped drive the public education policy agenda. His foundation fu
The Heart Of Special Education Was Argued Before The U.S. Supreme Court Today – Exceptional Delaware 2017
The Heart Of Special Education Was Argued Before The U.S. Supreme Court Today – Exceptional Delaware 2017 : The Heart Of Special Education Was Argued Before The U.S. Supreme Court Today The United States Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments for the Endrew v. Douglas County School District today. This case could determine the goal of special education in America: a bare minimum special educa
Digital Citizenship Week - Resources (CA Dept of Education)
Digital Citizenship Week - Resources (CA Dept of Education) : Digital Citizenship Week The California Department of Education (CDE) in collaboration with Common Sense Media will celebrate CDE Digital Citizenship Week January 23 - 27, 2017. Digital Citizenship The California Education Technology Blueprint titled: Empowering Learning (PDF) makes 19 recommendations. Recommendation 2 states: Ensure s
Diane Ravitch: Trump’s Nominee for Secretary of Education Could Gut Public Ed - In These Times
Diane Ravitch: Trump’s Nominee for Secretary of Education Could Gut Public Ed - In These Times : Diane Ravitch: Trump’s Nominee for Secretary of Education Could Gut Public Ed Billionaire Betsy DeVos will be great for private, religious and charter schools—and bad news for students and teachers. If there’s an upside to her nomination, it’s that she may force policymakers to admit the U.S. is heade
What’s Behind Increased Teaching of Self-Regulation in Children?
What’s Behind Increased Teaching of Self-Regulation in Children? : What’s Behind Increased Teaching of Self-Regulation in Children? It’s normal to expect children to pay attention and learn good behavior. It’s part of growing up. But self-regulatory learning (SRL) forced on children so they will be computer learners is a different story. Why is there such a drive to make children more independent
To Kill a Mockingbird, White Saviors, and the Paradox of Obama and Race | radical eyes for equity
To Kill a Mockingbird, White Saviors, and the Paradox of Obama and Race | radical eyes for equity : To Kill a Mockingbird, White Saviors, and the Paradox of Obama and Race White progressives, academics, and book lovers were all atwitter on social media because in his farewell address, Barack Obama quoted from literature : Similar to my concern about Michelle Obama’s recent comments on education a
Why the racist history of school vouchers matters today
Why the racist history of school vouchers matters today : Why the racist history of school vouchers matters today Elizabeth Warren alluded to the disturbing roots of school vouchers. But what did she mean? On Monday, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote a scathing letter to President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, questioning whether she had the expertise to
If Betsy DeVos is a friend of a NEA “friend of education” is she a friend too? | Fred Klonsky
If Betsy DeVos is a friend of a NEA “friend of education” is she a friend too? | Fred Klonsky : If Betsy DeVos is a friend of a NEA “friend of education” is she a friend too? Betsy DeVos, my stalker from the Education Action Group which DeVos funded and Senator Lamar Alexander, NEA’s Friend of Education. I was on the phone this morning with a reporter for a national publication who was writing ab
Real Democrats Form Congressional Caucus To Support Public Education | The Huffington Post
Democrats Form Congressional Caucus To Support Public Education | The Huffington Post : Real Democrats Form Congressional Caucus To Support Public Education The members of Congress say Trump’s pick for education secretary is a threat Members of Congress have formed a new caucus to support the goals of public education under Donald Trump’s presidency. Although the caucus has been in the works for
Governor proposes minimal funding increase for K-12 schools next year | EdSource
Governor proposes minimal funding increase for K-12 schools next year | EdSource : Governor proposes minimal funding increase for K-12 schools next year Citing recent revenue declines and uncertainty about the future, Gov. Jerry Brown has lowered funding for schools by $500 million in the current year and is proposing little more than a cost-of-living increase in the 2017-18 budget that he presen
Brown, Legislature differ sharply on California budget | The Tribune
Brown, Legislature differ sharply on California budget | The Tribune : Brown, Legislature differ sharply on California budget SACRAMENTO, CALIF. Gov. Jerry Brown sees a budget deficit and an urgent need for spending cuts. Legislative leaders see a surplus with room to comfortably increase expenditures. Always at odds when it comes to the budget, the Democratic governor and the Democratic Legislat
Betsy DeVos to Public Education: Drop Dead - LA Progressive
Betsy DeVos to Public Education: Drop Dead - LA Progressive : Betsy DeVos to Public Education: Drop Dead D oes my headline about Trump’s pick to be the next education secretary sound exaggerated, even hyperbolic? If so you’re not paying attention, a cardinal sin in the Age of Trump. For starters, here’s a December 12, New York Times headline “Education nominee bent Detroit to her will on charter
CURMUDGUCATION: Charter Fans Challenge DeVos
CURMUDGUCATION: Charter Fans Challenge DeVos : Charter Fans Challenge DeVos The Massachusetts Charter Public [sic] School Association has joined the discussion of Betsy DeVos-- and they've joined it by asking Senator Elizabeth Warren to grill DeVos a little more thoroughly. Don't worry. Confirmation hearings have to end some time. MCPSA has had a rough few months. In November, Massachusetts voter
American Federation of Teachers Head Criticizes DeVos, Calls for Commitment to Public Schools | Youth Today
American Federation of Teachers Head Criticizes DeVos, Calls for Commitment to Public Schools | Youth Today : American Federation of Teachers Head Criticizes DeVos, Calls for Commitment to Public Schools WASHINGTON — American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten opposed the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, calling for a renewed commitment to, and investment in,
Sessions, Tillerson, Price Could Affect Education - The Atlantic
Sessions, Tillerson, Price Could Affect Education - The Atlantic : Five Cabinet Nominees Who Could Affect Education The U.S. Department of Education is not the only office with power over student-related policy. Control of school-related issues is spread across a number governmental agencies, and President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. education secretary, Betsy DeVos, won’t be the only m
Ruth Conniff: Public School Advocates Push Back Betsy DeVos | The Progressive
Public School Advocates Push Back Betsy DeVos | The Progressive : Public School Advocates Push Back Betsy DeVos B etsy DeVos , Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, is the only member of the incoming administration so far to have her confirmation hearing delayed. “She may be the first casualty in the high-rise they’re building on the swamp here in Washington,” says Representative Mark P
Weingarten's four pillars: Grounded in real-life successes | American Federation of Teachers
Weingarten's four pillars: Grounded in real-life successes | American Federation of Teachers : Weingarten's four pillars: Grounded in real-life successes AFT President Randi Weingarten says the way for the next administration to avoid triggering a new round of "education wars" is for the White House to focus instead on promoting children's well-being, supporting powerful learning, building teache
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Not buying the Pritzker library union bashing story
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Not buying the Pritzker library union bashing story : Not buying the Pritzker library union bashing story Pritzker School Loses Librarian And Union Blocks Parents From Helping Out -- DNAinfo headline From the headline, one might think that Pritzker school librarian was lost, maybe wandering the library archives somewhere or buried under a pile of books. One might al
Betsy DeVos Will Not Bring the Disruption the Department of Education Sorely Needs - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Betsy DeVos Will Not Bring the Disruption the Department of Education Sorely Needs Betsy DeVos's lack of expertise has been cited as a point of opposition to her appointment, but as this morning's commentators remarked, DeVos was not appointed for her expertise. She was appointed to shake up the system. She, in fact, describes herself as a disruptor. This is her claim to
Connecticut’s outstanding public education system is undermined by its achievement gap crisis. - Wait What?
Connecticut’s outstanding public education system is undermined by its achievement gap crisis. - Wait What? : Connecticut’s outstanding public education system is undermined by its achievement gap crisis. Many of Connecticut’s public schools are among the best in the nation but the massive achievement gap between wealthy and poor towns is a crisis of epic proportions in this state and across the
Senate Hearing on Betsy DeVos Delayed as Ethical Questions and Concerns about Ideology Persist | janresseger
Senate Hearing on Betsy DeVos Delayed as Ethical Questions and Concerns about Ideology Persist | janresseger : Senate Hearing on Betsy DeVos Delayed as Ethical Questions and Concerns about Ideology Persist The confirmation hearing by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education has been delaye


Self-Serving Public Servants – Trump, DeVos and the Rise of the Plutocrats | gadflyonthewallblog
Self-Serving Public Servants – Trump, DeVos and the Rise of the Plutocrats | gadflyonthewallblog : Self-Serving Public Servants – Trump, DeVos and the Rise of the Plutocrats This election cycle we have witnessed a subtle change to our political landscape – and it’s probably not the one you’re thinking about. It’s not that Republicans have gained control of a large chunk of our government. It’s no

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Four Pillars to Achieve Powerful, Purposeful Public Education …Or Reigniting the Education Wars - YouTube
Four Pillars to Achieve Powerful, Purposeful Public Education …Or Reigniting the Education Wars - YouTube : Four Pillars to Achieve Powerful, Purposeful Public Education …Or Reigniting the Education Wars Four Pillars to Achieve Powerful, Purposeful Public Education …Or Reigniting the Education Wars Four Pillars to Achieve Powerful, Purposeful Public Education …Or Reigniting the Education Wars - Y
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/10/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/10/17 Featured Post Did Betsy DeVos 'BUY' Donald Trump | Washington Examiner Two critical education issues for the Connecticut legislature By Anne Manusky - Wait What? by mike 


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