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CURMUDGUCATION: Six Reasons To Oppose Betsy DeVos
CURMUDGUCATION: Six Reasons To Oppose Betsy DeVos : Six Reasons To Oppose Betsy DeVos Senate hearings on Herr Trump's cabinet picks are coming up soon, and you should be calling your Senator. There are many good reasons for opposing Betsy DeVos as a Secretary of Education. 1) No experience with pubic education. This is not like appointing someone to the post of Attorney General who is not a lawye
Dear friends, help free a friend, please and thank you! | Bill Ayers
Dear friends, help free a friend, please and thank you! | Bill Ayers : Dear friends, help free a friend, please and thank you! As you probably know, Governor Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to our friend and comrade Judith Clark, who has served 35 years in New York State prison for her participation in the Brinks robbery in 1981 that resulted in the deaths of two police officers and a Brinks guard.
Will Governor Malloy propose boondoggle for charter schools under guise of new education funding formula? - Wait What?
Will Governor Malloy propose boondoggle for charter schools under guise of new education funding formula? - Wait What? : Will Governor Malloy propose boondoggle for charter schools under guise of new education funding formula? Connecticut’s existing school funding formula is unfair, inappropriate and unconstitutional. It leaves Connecticut’s public schools without the resources they need and plac
Organizing for Our Students - Lily's Blackboard
Organizing for Our Students - Lily's Blackboard : Organizing for Our Students The National Board for Professional Standards in 1989 published What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do and re-released this seminal work recently. It outlines the National Board’s Five Core Propositions for Teaching , concepts that accomplished teachers should know and be able to promote to spur student achievement
2017–18 SBP and SFSP Start-up and Expansion Grants - School Nutrition (CA Dept of Education)
2017–18 SBP and SFSP Start-up and Expansion Grants - School Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) : 2017–18 SBP and SFSP Start-up and Expansion Grants Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin Purpose : Beneficial Information Date : February 2017 Number : SNP-01-2017, SFSP 01-2017 To : Public School Districts, Direct Funded Charter Schools, and County Superintendent of Schools Attention : Food S
Seattle Schools Community Forum: This Week: Please Call Senators Murray and Cantwell about DeVos Appointment
Seattle Schools Community Forum: This Week: Please Call Senators Murray and Cantwell about DeVos Appointment : This Week: Please Call Senators Murray and Cantwell about DeVos Appointment From the Network for Public Education: The confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos will happen shortly. Please call your senators this week and let them know you oppose her appointment as Secretary of Education. If
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 2017 will be a year of resistance
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 2017 will be a year of resistance : 2017 will be a year of resistance Alabama NAACP leaders arrested after sit-in at Session's office. After months of suffering in despair and taking badly-needed recovery time from Trump shock and awe, many left and progressive activists, including education activists, are awakening, finding their bearings and hitting the ground run
Senate schedules confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick for education secretary - The Washington Post
Senate schedules confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick for education secretary - The Washington Post : Senate schedules confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick for education secretary The Senate education committee has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to helm the education department, for Jan. 11. DeVos, who has spent mo
Inside Donald Trump's Extremist Education Agenda | Alternet
Inside Donald Trump's Extremist Education Agenda | Alternet : Inside Donald Trump's Extremist Education Agenda The Hillsdale College connection links Trump to the right-wing evangelical community of Betsy DeVos. Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency left education policy experts at a complete loss to explain what this would mean for the nation’s schools. During his campaign, Trump gave f
Don’t Count on Grading, Ranking Educational Quality | radical eyes for equity
Don’t Count on Grading, Ranking Educational Quality | radical eyes for equity : Don’t Count on Grading, Ranking Educational Quality Having been a long-time advocate for and practitioner of de-testing and de-grading the classroom , I also reject the relentless obsession of mainstream media to grade and rank educational quality among states as well as internationally (see Bracey and Kohn ). As Kohn
Education Research Report: Do vouchers reduce crime?
Education Research Report: Do vouchers reduce crime? : Do vouchers reduce crime? A new report from the University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform claims that Texas voucher legislation would reduce crime and thereby save the state a cumulative $194 million by the end of 2035. This claim is not warranted and has, in fact, already been discredited. The report’s calculations arise from ano
Argument preview: What level of educational benefit is “appropriate” for children with disabilities? - SCOTUSblog
Argument preview: What level of educational benefit is “appropriate” for children with disabilities? - SCOTUSblog : Argument preview: What level of educational benefit is “appropriate” for children with disabilities? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act gives federal funds to states that agree to offer a “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) to children with disabilities. An impor
Portland students plan walkout in response to Trump's education secretary pick | KATU
Portland students plan walkout in response to Trump's education secretary pick | KATU : Portland students plan walkout in response to Trump's education secretary pick PORTLAND, Ore. – Hundreds of Portland students said they’re interested in joining a walkout in protest President Trump’s appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education . According to an event invitation on the Portland Student
Schools Matter: SESSIONS, Jefferson Beauregard III (Jeff), (1946 - )
Schools Matter: SESSIONS, Jefferson Beauregard III (Jeff), (1946 - ) : SESSIONS, Jefferson Beauregard III (Jeff), (1946 - ) In the coming days, Congress will decide if a states rights segregationist from Alabama will be the next Attorney General of the United States. Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions III has a long history of working to fortify the commitment to white supremacy in his state, and if Don
Quoting President Karen Lewis. | Fred Klonsky
Quoting President Karen Lewis. | Fred Klonsky : Q uoting President Karen Lewis. I only know Michael Antonucci from the few times we havemet at NEA Representative Assemblies. And from reading him online. He’s a nice enough guy although he is blinded by his anti-union theology. Mike ended the year by posting what he thought were outrageous quotes by union leaders. I will admit that some were dumb t
Facing pressure to cut special education, Texas schools shut out English Language Learners - Houston Chronicle
Facing pressure to cut special education, Texas schools shut out English Language Learners - Houston Chronicle : Facing pressure to cut special education, Texas schools shut out English Language Learners Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle Alexia Stamatis, 13, has been diagnosed with autism, epilepsy and hypotonia, a muscle disorder. But when her mother asked Houston Independent School Di
What will be Obama’s lasting education legacy? | PBS NewsHour
What will be Obama’s lasting education legacy? | PBS NewsHour : What will be Obama’s lasting education legacy? ALISON STEWART: We continue our look at the Obama years and his legacy. Tonight, we focus on a subject that often gets less attention, public education. Much of what happens in the classroom is decided at the state and local level. But the federal government can also be a big player in s
The Carolina Coup and the Fight for Public Education
The Carolina Coup and the Fight for Public Education : The Carolina Coup and the Fight for Public Education The nation’s eyes are on my home state of North Carolina, where what many are calling a coup has shown the lengths to which Republicans will go to protect and expand their political power. The naked power grab by Republicans has shocked the nation. But few people really understand that a st
The Texas Special: Purge Students with Disabilities - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : The Texas Special: Purge Students with Disabilities Identifying students with a disability is not an exact science. Scholars have long-since documented both the over- and under-identification of certain demographic groups with certain disabilities. As Theresa Glennon argued in Race, Education and the Construction of a Disabled Class , educational disabilities can be a pr
Marie Corfield: Hey NJ! Whatcha Gonna Do About DeVos?
Marie Corfield: Hey NJ! Whatcha Gonna Do About DeVos? : Hey NJ! Whatcha Gonna Do About DeVos? My religion is right for your kids! On January 11, the Senate will hold confirmation hearings on Betsy DeVos. Since Trump nominated her for Secretary of Education, a great deal has been written about how she has used her money, power and influence to destroy public education in Michigan, and advance her
Standardized science standoff: California, feds at odds again over a statewide test | 89.3 KPCC
Standardized science standoff: California, feds at odds again over a statewide test | 89.3 KPCC : Standardized science standoff: California, feds at odds again over a statewide test There's a standoff brewing between education officials in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., over what standardized science test California students should take this spring. It bears striking resemblance to a very simil
Robert Cotto Jr. - Disciplining Connecticut’s Schools: A critique of the Judge’s Decision on the CCJEF Education Funding Case - Wait What?
Robert Cotto Jr. - Disciplining Connecticut’s Schools: A critique of the Judge’s Decision on the CCJEF Education Funding Case - Wait What? : Robert Cotto Jr. – Disciplining Connecticut’s Schools: A critique of the Judge’s Decision on the CCJEF Education Funding Case Disciplining Connecticut’s Schools: A critique of the Judge’s Decision on the CCJEF Education Funding Case – by Robert Cotto Jr. – “
What the Washington Post’s Editorial Promoting School Privatization Neglects to Consider | janresseger
What the Washington Post’s Editorial Promoting School Privatization Neglects to Consider | janresseger : What the Washington Post’s Editorial Promoting School Privatization Neglects to Consider In an editorial earlier this week , Fred Hiatt the editorial page director of the Washington Post , endorses marketplace school choice along with Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Sec
Russ on Reading: Beyond Grades: How is My Child Doing?
Russ on Reading: Beyond Grades: How is My Child Doing? : Beyond Grades: How is My Child Doing? Part 3 in a series on grading and feedback In previous posts in this series on grading, I have argued first that grades fail to motivate genuine learning and second, that they provide only vague unhelpful feedback to students. But what about parents? Many teachers say that they must give grades because
Technology Trade-offs in a Physics Classroom (Alice Flarend) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Technology Trade-offs in a Physics Classroom (Alice Flarend) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Technology Trade-offs in a Physics Classroom (Alice Flarend) “Alice Flarend is a National Board Certified Teacher and is the physics teacher at Bellwood-Antis High School in Pennsylvania. She holds a B.S and M.S in Nuclear Engineering from University of Illinois and University of M
Doubling Down - Living in Dialogue
Doubling Down - Living in Dialogue : Doubling Down Buffalo Board Member Carl Paladino stands behind his racist remarks about the Obamas. Read about it here . See the rest of the interview here .
Highly Intelligent Cheaters Share Their Stories | deutsch29
Highly Intelligent Cheaters Share Their Stories | deutsch29 : Highly Intelligent Cheaters Share Their Stories In this era of high-stakes test idolization, it would be foolish for one to believe that cheating is not alive, well, and thriving. There are even forums to discuss (brag?) on the ways one has cheated. The site Quora has a number of cheating-related brag pages, including the one featured

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