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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/1/17


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Betsy DeVos’ Response to Senator Patty Murray’s Question about Virtual Schools | deutsch29




California One System Serving the Whole Child - Applications for Summer Food Service Program (CA Dept of Education)
California One System Serving the Whole Child - Initiatives & Programs (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Applications for Summer Food Service Program SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that applications are available for the Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded, state-administered program that serves me
All Things Education: Why DeVos Might Lose
All Things Education: Why DeVos Might Lose : Why DeVos Might Lose So far, Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education, seems to be one of the most, if not the most, unpopular of all of the cabinet nominees. That's not to say that she won't be confirmed. But as of my writing this, she has not been confirmed and only one more vote from the Republicans is needed to deny her t
Betsy DeVos Likely To Spread Quack Science Instead Of Teaching The Real Thing
Betsy DeVos Likely To Spread Quack Science Instead Of Teaching The Real Thing : Betsy DeVos Likely To Spread Quack Science Instead Of Teaching The Real Thing After a rocky confirmation hearing in Senate committee, Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, cleared to the full Senate on a vote that strictly followed party lines. But now, two Republican Senators who voted DeVos out of
NJ: Highest court saves schools from Christie bullying and spineless lawyering. For now. |
NJ: Highest court saves schools from Christie bullying and spineless lawyering. For now. | : NJ: Highest court saves schools from Christie bullying and spineless lawyering. For now. New Jersey’s highest court has turned back an effort by Gov. Chris Christie and his team of compliant and spineless lawyers to convert the judicial tribunal into an unelected mini-Legislature willing to scrap both equ
President Trump and the nature of intelligence — by the father of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory - The Washington Post
President Trump and the nature of intelligence — by the father of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory - The Washington Post : President Trump and the nature of intelligence — by the father of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory President Trump once famously said, “I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world.” He also said, “ I love the poorly educated .” How Trump views the nature of intelligenc
BREAKING: Republican Senator Susan Collins (ME) “Leaning” No On Betsy DeVos For Education Secretary. Updated Decision Desk HQ 49-49 1 Undecided UPDATED: COLLINS And Murkowski Are NOs.
BREAKING: Republican Senator Susan Collins (ME) “Leaning” No On Betsy DeVos For Education Secretary. Updated Decision Desk HQ 49-49 1 Undecided UPDATED: COLLINS And Murkowski Are NOs. – Decision Desk HQ Election 2016 : BREAKING: Republican Senator Susan Collins (ME) “Leaning” No On Betsy DeVos For Education Secretary. Updated Decision Desk HQ 49-49 1 Undecided UPDATED: COLLINS And Murkowski Are N
'Freedom in Congo Square' Celebrates the Dominance of Spirit Over Suffering
'Freedom in Congo Square' Celebrates the Dominance of Spirit Over Suffering : ‘Freedom in Congo Square’ Celebrates the Dominance of Spirit Over Suffering Down in swampy, sultry Louisiana in the 19th century, slaves toiled in the fields from sunup to sundown every day of the week. The only exception was Sunday, when they had half a day in the afternoon to gather in New Orleans’ Congo Square – an o
Dallas charter that took kids from Deion Sanders’ failed school faces shutdown | Education | Dallas News
Dallas charter that took kids from Deion Sanders’ failed school faces shutdown | Education | Dallas News : Dallas charter that took kids from Deion Sanders’ failed school faces shutdown For three straight years, Focus Academies in southwest Dallas has failed to pass academic muster. Under a “three strikes” law, state officials say the charter school must close at the end of this school year. Scho
John Dillon protests Betsy. | Fred Klonsky
John Dillon protests Betsy. | Fred Klonsky : John Dillon protests Betsy. By John Dillon. John blogs at Pension Vocabulary. When my brother and I traveled down to the “Say No to Betsy DeVos” protest at the Federal Building in Chicago this afternoon, we wondered whether we’d see anyone dressed in a large Grizzly costume. In fact, we scoured a few blocks on the way to find a costume shop. You might
Billionaire Blunders: Appointing Education Chiefs Who Know Little about Public Schools | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Billionaire Blunders: Appointing Education Chiefs Who Know Little about Public Schools | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Billionaire Blunders: Appointing Education Chiefs Who Know Little about Public Schools Anyone remember Cathy Black? Don’t think so. In 2011, Michael Bloomberg, billionaire and New York City Mayor appointed the 66 year-old head of the Hearst magazine chain–
Not All Fun And Games: New Guidelines Urge Schools To Rethink Recess : NPR Ed : NPR
Not All Fun And Games: New Guidelines Urge Schools To Rethink Recess : NPR Ed : NPR : Not All Fun And Games: New Guidelines Urge Schools To Rethink Recess What's the best time for students to have recess? Before lunch, or after? What happens if it rains? If students are misbehaving, is it a good idea to punish them by making them sit out recess? Those are just a few of the issues addressed in new
The dangerous rise of privatization and corporate education reform - Wait What?
The dangerous rise of privatization and corporate education reform - Wait What? : The dangerous rise of privatization and corporate education reform The charter school industry and their allies in the corporate education reform movement are making unprecedented gains in their effort to privatize public education in the United States. With Betsy DeVos on the verge of becoming the United States Sec
Court ruling will hinder some charter schools’ right to cross district borders | EdSource
Court ruling will hinder some charter schools’ right to cross district borders | EdSource : Court ruling will hinder some charter schools' right to cross district borders e California Supreme Court has let stand a 2016 appeals court decision that will restrict some charter schools’ ability to expand and jeopardize the status of an estimated 38,000 students studying under charter school arrangemen
Department of Education Releases Guide to Diversifying Schools - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Department of Education Releases Guide to Diversifying Schools Former Secretary of Education John King said the Department would work until the last moment, as it had important work still to do. January 19th, 2017 did not disappoint. The Department released a guide for improving diversity in public schools. The introduction states: This brief provides information to supp
HELP Committee Sends DeVos Confirmation to Full Senate; Possible Cracks Open in Republican Support | janresseger
HELP Committee Sends DeVos Confirmation to Full Senate; Possible Cracks Open in Republican Support | janresseger : HELP Committee Sends DeVos Confirmation to Full Senate; Possible Cracks Open in Republican Support Yesterday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held its vote on President Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as the next U.S. Secretary of Education. The me
Judge Gorsuch’s dissent in the case of a 13-year-old arrested for making fake burps in class - The Washington Post
Judge Gorsuch’s dissent in the case of a 13-year-old arrested for making fake burps in class - The Washington Post : Judge Gorsuch’s dissent in the case of a 13-year-old arrested for making fake burps in class President Trump on Tuesday night nominated the ultraconservative Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the 2016 death of Justic
Corporate Ed Reform Strikes Again: Seattle Schools Community Forum: Going on a Hiatus
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Going on a Hiatus : Going on a Hiatus Readers, For both personal and professional reasons, the blog is going on a hiatus. Charlie and I will try to get up a Tuesday and Friday Open Thread and perhaps breaking news. I'll be honest; some of this is a combination of exasperation with the district and just plain exhaustion. I'm finding it less and less worth my time t
Betsy DeVos’ Response to Senator Patty Murray’s Question about Virtual Schools | deutsch29
Betsy DeVos’ Response to Senator Patty Murray’s Question about Virtual Schools | deutsch29 : Betsy DeVos’ Response to Senator Patty Murray’s Question about Virtual Schools I have been reading Michigan billionaire school choice champ and US ed sec nominee Betsy DeVos’ written responses to the 139 follow-up questions asked by Senate Health, Education, Labor and pensions (HELP) Committee member, Pat
Testimony Before the NYC Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : Testimony Before the NYC Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) By: Kemala Karmen, Deputy Director, Co-Founder NYCpublic.org Ladies and gentlemen of the PEP, I thank you for calling a special session to consider passing a resolution against the nomination of Betsy DeVos. My suspicion is that you would not have called this session unless you were already inclined to pass

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/31/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/31/17 Featured Post Senate committee approves DeVos nomination | TheHill Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, “Thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education” - The Hechinger Report by mike simpson / 6min Senate com

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