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Is the Digital Conversion of Baltimore’s Schools a Worry for All Schools?
Is the Digital Conversion of Baltimore’s Schools a Worry for All Schools? : Is the Digital Conversion of Baltimore’s Schools a Worry for All Schools? What’s the Status of STAT Costs? In a Dozen Years, that Could Be a Billion Dollar Question A year ago, the public first glimpsed the costs of BCPS’ digital initiative when the “STAT budget” was released. A revised tally is back, but it doesn’t tell
MSNBC: We are alarmed, we are appalled, we are taking action! - Lily's Blackboard
MSNBC: We are alarmed, we are appalled, we are taking action! - Lily's Blackboard : MSNBC: We are alarmed, we are appalled, we are taking action! When I’m asked about education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, this is how I respond: And this is how you can respond! Follow NEA ✔ @NEAToday Help us get to 1 million calls and emails by Thursday! Tell your senators # DeVos is unqualified for the job, vo
As Victories Mount, Ethnic Studies Advocates Flex Their Muscles
As Victories Mount, Ethnic Studies Advocates Flex Their Muscles : As Victories Mount, Ethnic Studies Advocates Flex Their Muscles A bill that would have extended Arizona’s ban on ethnic studies and social justice to its community colleges and universities has failed, ending an attack on ethnic studies and academic freedom that faculty, students, and other advocates called “completely and utterly
Parent: Why school ‘choice’ doesn’t mean the same thing to me as to Betsy DeVos - The Washington Post
Parent: Why school ‘choice’ doesn’t mean the same thing to me as to Betsy DeVos - The Washington Post : Parent: Why school ‘choice’ doesn’t mean the same thing to me as to Betsy DeVos It’s National School Choice Week 2017, a celebration being promoted on its website as “the largest series of education-related events in U.S. history,” featuring 21,392 total events in all 50 states and 16,777 schoo
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Let's Talk about Philanthropy
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Let's Talk about Philanthropy : Let's Talk about Philanthropy Several articles on this topic have crossed my computer screen so let's dive in. One of my favorite public education bloggers, Mercedes Schneider, had this fascinating thread at her blog, Deutsch29, "Media Matters : Reporting on Corporate Reform and Omitting Walton, Gates, and Broad." Media Matters is a
Phi Delta Kappan: Do Charter schools serve black children well? – Cloaking Inequity
Phi Delta Kappan: Do Charter schools serve black children well? – Cloaking Inequity : Phi Delta Kappan: Do Charter schools serve black children well? The nation’s largest civil rights organization steps up its opposition to charter schools just as a president and new education secretary appear ready to kick the sector into high gear. This article appeared here at Phi Delta Kappan. by Joan Richard
LA Times: News Or Content Marketing (aka Alternative Facts) You Decide
Parents need more help choosing schools in Los Angeles, report says - LA Times : LA Times: News Or Content Marketing (aka Alternative Facts) You Decide Parents need more help choosing schools in Los Angeles, report says Despite the school district’s promises and efforts to simplify its systems, choosing a public school for your child in Los Angeles is not for the faint of heart. Various campuses
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools and Money
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools and Money : Seattle Schools and Money So why do I have this tweet graphic that SPS sent out this morning? Read on. The Superintendent has a budget update page at the district's webpage . In it, he thanks supporters of Seattle Public Schools and notes the efforts being made to avoid the levy cliff and fully fund McCleary. The Board is having a Work
Gulen Charter Scandal: Lawyers for Turkey call for probe of Chicago charter school | Chicago Sun-Times
Lawyers for Turkey call for probe of Chicago charter school | Chicago Sun-Times : Lawyers for Turkey call for probe of Chicago charter school Lawyers for the government of Turkey filed a complaint Tuesday with the Chicago Public Schools’ inspector general against a local charter group and its taxpayer-funded school in Rogers Park. | Sun-Times file photo Lawyers for the government of Turkey filed
JONATHAN PELTO: DeVos doesn’t know the ABCs of public education | TheHill
DeVos doesn’t know the ABCs of public education | TheHill : DeVos doesn’t know the ABCs of public education Betsy DeVos leaves education advocates even more worried about the future of public education policy under Trump Like much in Washington these days, there were two completely different and contrary narratives following Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearing last week.
New Reports Question Education Strategy Pushed by Trump Administration | janresseger
New Reports Question Education Strategy Pushed by Trump Administration | janresseger : New Reports Question Education Strategy Pushed by Trump Administration Donald Trump pushes expanding parental choice among schools as the way to help children learn. Parental choice defined as tuition vouchers for children to carry to private schools, more charter schools which are publicly funded but privately
Tech giant alleged to have shared private student data :: SI&A Cabinet Report
Tech giant alleged to have shared private student data :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : Tech giant alleged to have shared private student data (Miss.) Google Inc. allegedly collected students’ personal information and search history to help advertisers target children, according to a lawsuit filed by the state of Mississippi. The suit claims G
Trump Pauses ESSA Accountability Regulations | Truth in American Education
Trump Pauses ESSA Accountability Regulations | Truth in American Education : Trump Pauses ESSA Accountability Regulations President Donald Trump’s first action after being sworn in as our 45th President of the United States was to order a freeze of all Obama Administration regulations that had not yet taken effect pending review. Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, sent a memo to all departme
Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary Betsy DeVos — Quartz
Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary Betsy DeVos — Quartz : Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary Among the myriad of objections leveled at Betsy DeVos, US president Donald Trump’s pick to lead American public education, the most stark is the fact that she’s never act
FACT - Hunger is a major contributing factor to the Education Achievement Gap. - Wait What?
FACT - Hunger is a major contributing factor to the Education Achievement Gap. - Wait What? : FACT – Hunger is a major contributing factor to the Education Achievement Gap. The corporate education reform movement is fond of claiming that poverty is no excuse for children failing to succeed in school. Their level of ignorance is astounding. Hunger is just one of the devastating outcomes related to
Why People Who Know REALLY Oppose Confirmation of Betsy DeVos | janresseger
Why People Who Know REALLY Oppose Confirmation of Betsy DeVos | janresseger : Why People Who Know REALLY Oppose Confirmation of Betsy DeVos You no doubt know that Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Education Secretary, has devoted her fortune and her advocacy to promoting school privatization through expansion of vouchers and unregulated charters. DeVos believes that if parent
Over 1,000 Students/Alumni from DeVos’ Alma Mater, Calvin College, Believe She Is Unqualified for US Ed Sec. | deutsch29
Over 1,000 Students/Alumni from DeVos’ Alma Mater, Calvin College, Believe She Is Unqualified for US Ed Sec. | deutsch29 : Over 1,000 Students/Alumni from DeVos’ Alma Mater, Calvin College, Believe She Is Unqualified for US Ed Sec. An article protesting the nomination of Betsy DeVos was posted in the Calvin College newspaper, Chimes. (Note: I had to play with link to get it to work.) DeVos is a C
CURMUDGUCATION: Reformster Jason Botel Added To USED
CURMUDGUCATION: Reformster Jason Botel Added To USED : Reformster Jason Botel Added To USED Follow Caitlin Emma ✔ @caitlinzemma . @ JasonBotel coming on as senior White House adviser for edu. Will work with acting secretary to lead new ED team: http:// politico.pro/2k0SaYT 4:16 PM - 24 Jan 2017 12 12 Retweets 5 5 likes Jason Botel comes with the full reformy pedigree. He graduated from U of Penn
Badass Teachers Association: How Defending Public Schools and the Environment Can Save the Democratic Party by Cheryl Gibbs Binkley
Badass Teachers Association: How Defending Public Schools and the Environment Can Save the Democratic Party by Cheryl Gibbs Binkley : How Defending Public Schools and the Environment Can Save the Democratic Party by Cheryl Gibbs Binkley Originally posted at: http://3rdmillenniumteacher.blogspot.com/2017/01/how-defending-public-schools-and.html There has been much speculation about the whys and wh

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Hundreds of students, alumni from DeVos’s Christian college oppose her selection as education secretary - The Washington Post
Hundreds of students, alumni from DeVos’s Christian college oppose her selection as education secretary - The Washington Post : Hundreds of students, alumni from DeVos’s Christian college oppose her selection as education secretary Hundreds of students and alumni from Calvin College, the Christian school that is the alma mater of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos, have signed a letter saying they
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/24/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/24/17 Featured Post Schooling in the Ownership Society: The language of reform. Corporate 'Collectives' for the Elite. CURMUDGUCATION: Competition vs. Quality by mike simpson / 3h 

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