Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/21/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/21/17

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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Why DeVos is making Florida's charter system her 'model'. She practically owns it.





3 Simple Ways to Counteract Internalized Bias with KidsSF Public School Mom
3 Simple Ways to Counteract Internalized Bias with KidsSF Public School Mom : BHM Series #9: Three Simple Ways to Address Skin Color Bias with Kids 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 post
CA Dream Act Application Deadline is March 2 - Letters (CA Dept of Education)
CA Dream Act Application Deadline is March 2 - Letters (CA Dept of Education) : SPREAD THE WORD! CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT APPLICATION DEADLINE—MARCH 2 HELP UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID FOR COLLEGE The California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) are hearing troubling reports that fear among undocumented students has kept many from filling ou
Sacramento City Unified School District Holds Town Halls In Search For New Leader - capradio.org
District Holds Town Halls In Search For New Leader - capradio.org : play LISTEN 0:57 download Editor B / Flickr The search is on for a new person to lead the Sacramento City Unified School District . The district is kicking-off a series of town hall meetings tonight to hear what people in the community want to see in a new superintendent. Current Superintendent Jose Banda was hired in 2014 to lea
CURMUDGUCATION: Free Market vs. The Poor
CURMUDGUCATION: Free Market vs. The Poor : Free Market vs. The Poor Some people just aren't worth the trouble and expense. That's the underlying message that comes through repeatedly as GOP legislators across the country line up to cut the foundations out from under public education and the ACA. Sometimes they're pretty transparent about it. Pat Toomey just compared sick people to burned out hous
Oregon lawmakers try to fight the scourge of heavy backpacks | OregonLive com
Oregon lawmakers try to fight the scourge of heavy backpacks | OregonLive.com : Oregon lawmakers try to fight the scourge of heavy backpacks By Lizzy Acker lacker@oregonian.com Back in the olden days of the 1990s, there was only one way to be cool at school and that was to wear your backpack over one shoulder, no matter how many 30 pound math books you had to take home. But as time marches on and
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Why DeVos is making Florida's charter system her 'model'. She practically owns it.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Why DeVos is making Florida's charter system her 'model'. She practically owns it. : Why DeVos is making Florida's charter system her 'model'. She practically owns it. Betsy DeVos husband Dick, who own the Orlando Magic, spent millions buying pro-"choice" politicians. Florida's charter schools are among the worst in the nation. The state's so-called "choice" system
Betsy DeVos: Fire Me - It would be fine with me to have myself worked out of a job | US News
Betsy DeVos: I'd Be 'Fine' if We Could Ditch the Education Department | National News | US News : DeVos: I'd Be Fine Ditching the Education Department Opponents tried to block the confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and would gladly see her booted from that Cabinet position. Turns out, DeVos would be good with leaving as well. "It would be fine with me to have myself worked out of a j
Top 10 Reasons School Choice Is No Choice | The Huffington Post
Top 10 Reasons School Choice Is No Choice | The Huffington Post : Top 10 Reasons School Choice Is No Choice In reality, it’s just a scam to make private schools cheaper for rich people. On the surface of it, school choice sounds like a great idea. Parents will get to shop for schools and pick the one that best suits their children. Oh! Look, Honey! This one has an exceptional music program! That
‘Alternative’ Education: Using Charter Schools to Hide Dropouts and Game the System - ProPublica
‘Alternative’ Education: Using Charter Schools to Hide Dropouts and Game the System - ProPublica : ‘Alternative’ Education: Using Charter Schools to Hide Dropouts and Game the System School officials nationwide dodge accountability ratings by steering low achievers to alternative programs. In Orlando, Florida, the nation’s tenth-largest district, thousands of students who leave alternative charte
Ohio Gov. Kasich is trying to impose this misguided mandate on teachers - The Washington Post
Ohio Gov. Kasich is trying to impose this misguided mandate on teachers - The Washington Post : Ohio Gov. Kasich is trying to impose this misguided mandate on teachers Buried deep in the proposed fiscal 2018-19 budget proposed by Gov. John Kasich — on page 1,056 of 3,512, to be exact — is a provision that requires teachers to do something more than teach their students. If the budget gets passed
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: My Favorite Bloggers
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: My Favorite Bloggers : My Favorite Bloggers Mercedes Schneider's EduBlog Big Education Ape Bill's Education Blog Chris Tienken Chris.Thinnes.me Chronicles of a Modern Dad Cloaking Inequity Curmudgucation Daniel Katz, Ph.D. Defending the Early Years Diane Ravitch Edushyster FairTest Gary Rubinstein's Blog Jamaal Bowman Jersey Jazzman Living In Dialogue Ma
L.A. school board races draw millions in outside spending - LA Times
L.A. school board races draw millions in outside spending - LA Times : L.A. school board races draw millions in outside spending Based on outside campaign spending, the school board is where the action is in the March 7 Los Angeles city election. This is true even though there are 11 city contests, including races for mayor, city controller, city attorney and eight City Council seats — and just t
Beware of Trump and DeVos’ grand plan to privatize public education - Wait What?
Beware of Trump and DeVos’ grand plan to privatize public education - Wait What? : Beware of Trump and DeVos’ grand plan to privatize public education For Published on Washington D.C.’s The Hill Website, Beware of Trump and DeVos’ grand plan to privatize public education ; To Betsy DeVos, school choice is not simply the inherent right that every parent has to choose their child’s educational sett
Trump to roll back Obama-era protections for transgender students: report
Trump to roll back Obama-era protections for transgender students: report : Trump to roll back Obama-era protections for transgender students: report esident Donald Trump's White House will undo an Obama administration policy that allowed transgender students in the nation's public schools to be called by their preferred names and pronouns and use restrooms, locker rooms and other single-sex faci
Educator's guide to Islam a step in the right direction - NonDoc
Educator's guide to Islam a step in the right direction - NonDoc : Educator’s guide to Islam a step in the right direction Headquarters of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City is seen Monday, Feb. 20 in OKC. (Ashiq R. Zaman) A ll you need is love , or at least information. The Council on American-Islamic Relations chapter of Oklahoma ( CAIR-OK ) released its Educator’s Guide to Islamic Re
Gentrifying Chicago. CPS now targets Hispanic schools. | Fred Klonsky
Gentrifying Chicago. CPS now targets Hispanic schools. | Fred Klonsky : Gentrifying Chicago. CPS now targets Hispanic schools. Logan Square’s Darwin Elementary School hit hard by CPS budget cuts that are targeting Hispanic schools. The numbers tell the story. A quarter of a million African Americans have left the city over the past two decades. Several years ago the Mayor’s hand-picked school boa
The Facts about Reading Just Don’t Matter: On the Absence of Ethical Leadership | radical eyes for equity
The Facts about Reading Just Don’t Matter: On the Absence of Ethical Leadership | radical eyes for equity : The Facts about Reading Just Don’t Matter: On the Absence of Ethical Leadership Elizabeth Kolbert’s Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds is even more sobering in Trumplandia, but “reasonable-seeming people are often totally irrational” being confirmed—again—is incredibly frustrating for educato
In First Week on the Job, DeVos Shows She Likes Choice, Doesn’t Understand Public Education | janresseger
In First Week on the Job, DeVos Shows She Likes Choice, Doesn’t Understand Public Education | janresseger : In First Week on the Job, DeVos Shows She Likes Choice, Doesn’t Understand Public Education The irony is stunning. Although Donald Trump was sometimes called a populist during the presidential campaign, his domestic policy agenda features cutting taxes for the rich and cutting back on the p
A cautionary tale about the fight over a charter school and the effect on a community - The Washington Post
A cautionary tale about the fight over a charter school and the effect on a community - The Washington Post : A cautionary tale about the fight over a charter school and the effect on a community President Trump and his new education secretary, Betsy DeVos, have made clear that their interest in education is pushing more school “choice” — charter schools, vouchers, etc. There are consequences to
School Vouchers Will Indoctrinate a Generation in Alternative Truths | gadflyonthewallblog
School Vouchers Will Indoctrinate a Generation in Alternative Truths | gadflyonthewallblog : School Vouchers Will Indoctrinate a Generation in Alternative Truths My middle school students are good at telling the difference between facts and opinions . Facts , they’ll tell you, are things that can be proven. They don’t even have to be true. They just have to be provable – one way or the other. For
NYC Public School Parents: How NY & Other States Should Count Opt-Outs in the New School Accountability System
NYC Public School Parents: How NY & Other States Should Count Opt-Outs in the New School Accountability System : How NY & Other States Should Count Opt-Outs in the New School Accountability System Cross-posted on NYSAPE's website . Below is a memo that Class Size Matters and NY State Allies for Public Education sent to Commissioner Elia and the NY Board of Regents last week, on what may seem like
What Betsy DeVos Says of Detractors Depends on the Day | deutsch29
What Betsy DeVos Says of Detractors Depends on the Day | deutsch29 : What Betsy DeVos Says of Detractors Depends on the Day Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos received an unprecedented amount of public resistance to her confirmation as US secretary of education. Her take on public resistance to her utter disregard, painfully obvious ignorance, and established disdain for American public education c
McD Happy Meal schools for all in Seattle with SPS IT Officer John Krull | Seattle Education
McD Happy Meal schools for all in Seattle with SPS IT Officer John Krull | Seattle Education : McD Happy Meal schools for all in Seattle with SPS IT Officer John Krull This article was originally published in The Progressive. Long before she became Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos was pushing online education. Check out this statement from a 2013 interview: “We are trying to tear down the mind

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Why Teachers Are So Tired – Teacher Habits (Site Is Working Again)
Why Teachers Are So Tired – Teacher Habits : Why Teachers Are So Tired Originally re-blogged on Big Education Ape on Saturday, February 18, 2017 The Teacher Habits Site Crashed after about 5000 hits in a few hours. Many People continue to log on Big Education Ape to read the article. I have reposted it below with the permission of Paul ' Murph' Murphy. Check out his site: Teacher Habits And Follo
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/20/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/20/17 Featured Post Betsy DeVos Had an Awfully Difficult First Week on the Job | Diane Ravitch's blog #FAKEPRESIDENTSDAY 2017 | Reclaim Reform by mike simpson / 7min 

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