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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/15/17

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Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms - The Washington Post
Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms - The Washington Post : Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms A policy manifesto from an influential conservative group with ties to the Trump administration, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, urges the
Should Schools Get back to our "Historic Judeo-Christian Principles?" - Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Should Schools Get back to our "Historic Judeo-Christian Principles?" : Should Schools Get back to our "Historic Judeo-Christian Principles?" No, no and no. From the Washington Post , Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms A policy manifesto from an influential conservative group with ties t
Oregon Save Our Schools: End SBAC! Send a postcard! Comment to Oregon Department of Education!
Oregon Save Our Schools: End SBAC! Send a postcard! Comment to Oregon Department of Education! : End SBAC! Send a postcard! Comment to Oregon Department of Education! This spring the Oregon Department of Education will be going to the State Board of Ed. asking them to renew their contact with the Smarter Balanced Consortium. Meanwhile many states are dropping out of the consortia . The SBAC and m
DeVos’s Stumbles Right Out Of The Gate Are Nothing To Laugh About
DeVos’s Stumbles Right Out Of The Gate Are Nothing To Laugh About : DeVos’s Stumbles Right Out Of The Gate Are Nothing To Laugh About The Trump administration’s national security scandals may have obscured Betsy DeVos’s rough start as the new Secretary of Education, but her stumbles right out the gate reveal disturbing characteristics of her leadership. Unfortunately, the least significant gaffe
Charter Schools Are Overrated @IQ2US – Cloaking Inequity
Charter Schools Are Overrated @IQ2US – Cloaking Inequity : Charter Schools Are Overrated @IQ2US Are charter schools overrated? In the 25 years since Minnesota passed the first charter school law, these publically funded but privately operated schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education, particularly for underserved students in urban areas. Between 2004 an
Personalized Learning Increases Role of Computers in Class - The Atlantic
Personalized Learning Increases Role of Computers in Class - The Atlantic : Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete? A veteran educator reflects on the personalized-learning trend that’s left him wondering if a computer is more capable of doing his job than he is. Leaving my school building the other day, I had an unexpected realization: Perhaps a computer was a more effective teacher than I currently was
Educating Betsy DeVos
Educating Betsy DeVos : Educating Betsy DeVos Betsy DeVos does not understand what it is like to teach in any school let alone poor public schools. She does not understand what the lives of real teachers and students are like. She does not understand the problems facing many of America’s children. These problems won’t be solved with a voucher. They also won’t be fixed by substandard charter schoo
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Want the Official Trump Portrait in Your Child's School?
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Want the Official Trump Portrait in Your Child's School? : Want the Official Trump Portrait in Your Child's School? Apparently some schools/districts across the nation put up the official portrait of the current president. Here's Trump's original one (now being fixed). Speaks volumes about current administration including Betsy DeVos who has her own English langua
Education Reform in the Absence of Political Courage: Charleston (SC) Edition | radical eyes for equity
Education Reform in the Absence of Political Courage: Charleston (SC) Edition | radical eyes for equity : Education Reform in the Absence of Political Courage: Charleston (SC) Edition Words matter, and thus, I must apologize by opening here with a mundane but essential clarification of terms. As I have written over and over, everything involving humans is necessarily political, even and especiall
Malloy eliminates all state funding for Connecticut’s Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs) - Wait What?
Malloy eliminates all state funding for Connecticut’s Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs) - Wait What? : Malloy eliminates all state funding for Connecticut’s Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs) At a time when school districts must be expanding their efforts to cooperate regionally, Governor Dannel Malloy’s new budget eliminates state funding for a vital and successful regionali
The racist cartoon of Betsy DeVos + Is anything the way it appears? | Fred Klonsky
The racist cartoon of Betsy DeVos. | Fred Klonsky : The racist cartoon of Betsy DeVos. The southern Illinois Belleville News Democrat editorial cartoonist Glenn McCoy drew a cartoon comparing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Ruby Bridges. The original iconic painting of Ruby Bridges by Norman Rockwell. . Ruby Nell Bridges was the first Black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz
Special Education Teacher: What DeVos Means For Disabled Students
Special Education Teacher: What DeVos Means For Disabled Students : ‘THEY DESERVE SO MUCH’: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER ON WHAT DEVOS MEANS FOR STUDENTS The confirmation of charter school advocate and businesswoman Elisabeth DeVos as US Secretary of Education was arguably a massive blow against public education—with absolutely no background in education, 59-year-old DeVos, whose brother is the noto
Please Respond to My Poll | Diane Ravitch's blog
Please Respond to My Poll | Diane Ravitch's blog : Please Respond to My Poll I have mixed feelings about whether I should continue devoting so many posts to the multiple transgressions of Trump. On one hand, this is a blog devoted to education. On the other, I believe we are in the midst of a historic and unprecedented national crisis. We have elected a man who is angry, bitter, ignorant, vengefu
Black History Month Series: #4 History and Future of Black History MonthSF Public School Mom
Black History Month Series: #4 History and Future of Black History MonthSF Public School Mom : BHM Series #2: History and Future of Black History Month In honor of Black History Month , I’m reposting this previous series. A few years ago, (2015 to be exact!) I challenged myself to write 28 posts highlighting African-American History . This year I finally reached my goal!!! Check out my original p
Trump, DeVos and Spicer addressed school choice — without publicly using the word 'voucher' - LA Times
Trump, DeVos and Spicer addressed school choice — without publicly using the word 'voucher' - LA Times : Trump, DeVos and Spicer addressed school choice — without publicly using the word 'voucher' On the campaign trail, Donald Trump said little about education, but he did propose an expensive plan for expanding school vouchers, which allow public money to go toward tuition at private, often relig
Here’s who Trump invited to the White House to talk about schools. The list says a lot about his education priorities. - The Washington Post
Here’s who Trump invited to the White House to talk about schools. The list says a lot about his education priorities. - The Washington Post : Here’s who Trump invited to the White House to talk about schools. The list says a lot about his education priorities. President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met with a carefully selected group of 10 teachers and parents at the White House on
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Merit Pay (Still) Doesn't Work
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Merit Pay (Still) Doesn't Work : FL: Merit Pay (Still) Doesn't Work Yes, and in other news, the sun is expected to rise in the East tomorrow. So, Florida has a merit pay system. In fact, Florida has tried to implement merit pay for quite a while. Of course, there are issues: The design and implementation of merit pay faces several key challenges. First, student outcomes are di
Three Cheers for Gavin Grimm and His Mother - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Three Cheers for Gavin Grimm and His Mother A new story at the Daily Beast tells Gavin Grimm's story in a way that no other I have seen thus far does. It is not really about the legal issues, but about the personal journey of Gavin and his mother to stand up. It is about her evolution and Gavin finding his own mature and civil voice while controversy swirls around them:
How Can Schools Be Voucherized? Let Us Count the Ways… and the Consequences | janresseger
How Can Schools Be Voucherized? Let Us Count the Ways… and the Consequences | janresseger : How Can Schools Be Voucherized? Let Us Count the Ways… and the Consequences School privatization via vouchers has been endorsed by President Donald Trump. Private school vouchers are also a favorite cause of Vice President Mike Pence and the new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. Most of us are not parti
What's Up With the Staffing of Betsy DeVos' Education Department - Politics K-12 - Education Week
What's Up With the Staffing of Betsy DeVos' Education Department - Politics K-12 - Education Week : What's Up With the Staffing of Betsy DeVos' Education Department When brand-new U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was selected to lead the Education Department, her fans and detractors agreed on one thing: It would be really important to see who she put in other key roles , including the depu
Teaching in the Trump Years (Part 3) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Teaching in the Trump Years (Part 3) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Teaching in the Trump Years (Part 3) Brett Meteyer, a fourth grade teacher at Explorer Elementary School in Williamston (MI), wrote the following letter to parents of the 10 year-olds in his class just before Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States. Dear Parents, Because I am concer
Advocates: End the “bitter irony” of robbing poor students to pay for charters |
Advocates: End the “bitter irony” of robbing poor students to pay for charters | : Advocates: End the “bitter irony” of robbing poor students to pay for charters Lawyers for Newark’s public school children have asked New Jersey’s appellate courts to block the Christie Administration’s effort to nearly double charter school enrollment in the state’s largest school district, warning the increased p
Betsy DeVos’ Press Release About Her DC School Visit | deutsch29
Betsy DeVos’ Press Release About Her DC School Visit | deutsch29 : Betsy DeVos’ Press Release About Her DC School Visit On Friday, February 10, 2017, US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos was in the news because protesters blocked one of the entrances to DC’s Jefferson Middle School, which DeVos had chosen to visit that day. The situation quickly made the national news. (See here and here and here , for instance
Should Progressives Help Secretary DeVos? | The Merrow Report
Should Progressives Help Secretary DeVos? | The Merrow Report : Should Progressives Help Secretary DeVos? These are difficult times for fence-sitters and for those who take a stand. For example, the leaders of IBM and Tesla are in hot water because they continue to serve on President Trump’s Economic Advisory Council. Why serve? Because, as one said, it’s better to be on the inside where he might

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