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‘The system is failing too many kids’ — text of Education Secretary DeVos’s speech at CPAC - The Washington Post





Great series by PAA President on Personalized and Social-Emotional Learning | Parents Across America
Great series by PAA President on Personalized and Social-Emotional Learning | Parents Across America : Great series by PAA President on Personalized and Social-Emotional Learning We apologize for our web site being down for a couple of weeks recently. We’ll try to catch up with a few pieces we wanted to share during that time, notably a series of blog posts by PAA President Dora Taylor who expose
DeVos reveals chat with fiercely critical teachers union president | New York Post
DeVos reveals chat with fiercely critical teachers union president | New York Post : DeVos reveals chat with fiercely critical teachers union president OXON HILL, Md. — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos revealed Thursday that she had a “great” peacemaking conversation with one of her fiercest opponents, national teachers union president Randi Weingarten. DeVos said she called Weingarten after her c
‘The system is failing too many kids’ — text of Education Secretary DeVos’s speech at CPAC - The Washington Post
‘The system is failing too many kids’ — text of Education Secretary DeVos’s speech at CPAC - The Washington Post : ‘The system is failing too many kids’ — text of Education Secretary DeVos’s speech at CPAC Here are the full remarks Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered Thursday at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference, as provided by the Education Department: Hello! Thank you for
Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) continues to pour big money into political campaigns - Wait What?
Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) continues to pour big money into political campaigns - Wait What? : Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) continues to pour big money into political campaigns Since its formation in 2006, Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) has raised over $690,000 for its federal political action committee. In addition to the federal DFER PAC, the organization has formed n
The 'Trust Gap' in Schools ... And How Teachers Can Help Close It
The 'Trust Gap' in Schools ... And How Teachers Can Help Close It : The ‘Trust Gap’ in Schools … And How Teachers Can Help Close It If students of color don’t believe that school officials treat them fairly, a “trust gap” emerges that could impact college enrollment, even if they receive good grades, according to a new study. What causes the “trust gap”? Extreme disparities in discipline and low
The Last Cut? We the People of Detroit Documentary on School Closings on Vimeo
The Last Cut? We the People of Detroit Documentary on School Closings on Vimeo : The Last Cut? We the People of Detroit Documentary on School Closings The Last Cut? We the People of Detroit Documentary on School Closings from Kate Levy on Vimeo .
Jay’s way: Sacramento school board president sees drama ahead with Trump administration, looming deficit -
Sacramento News & Review - Jay’s way: Sacramento school board president sees drama ahead with Trump administration, looming deficit - News - Local Stories - February 23, 2017 : Jay’s way: Sacramento school board president sees drama ahead with Trump administration, looming deficit Jay Hansen says his district, fellow board members ‘haven’t even had the conversation’ about bleak district finances
Teachers speak out on the schools crisis and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos - World Socialist Web Site
Teachers speak out on the schools crisis and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos - World Socialist Web Site : Teachers speak out on the schools crisis and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos New US Education Secretary billionaire Betsy DeVos has lost no time in making known her ideological opposition to public education, contempt for educators and hostility to democratic rights. Her installation has evok
DeVos Watch, February 2017 – Live Long and Prosper
DeVos Watch, February 2017 – Live Long and Prosper : DeVos Watch, February 2017 She has never worked or taught in public schools. She has never attended public schools. She has never been a parent of public school students. This billionaire has spent her (and her husband’s) money to privatize public education in Michigan. She bought state legislators to pass legislation which the people had rejec
A For-Profit Charter ALTERNATIVE School?
A For-Profit Charter ALTERNATIVE School? : A For-Profit Charter ALTERNATIVE School? A confusing article was just published by USA Today using the term “for-profit charter alternative school.” I’ve never seen a charter school described this way before. Charter schools and alternative schools are two different schools. And since Betsy DeVos is crookedly selling school choice to America, it is impor
Find Out How To Use Our Education Data For Your Reporting | The Huffington Post
Find Out How To Use Our Education Data For Your Reporting | The Huffington Post : Find Out How To Use Our Education Data For Your Reporting The U.S. Department of Education recently released the largest and most comprehensive snapshot of the educational opportunities afforded to millions of students across the country. The new data include information on which students are taking advanced courses
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos Folds
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos Folds : DeVos Folds It was pretty much zero surprise that the Trump administration chose to undo the Obama protections for transgender students (despite his vociferous campaign assertion that he would be a far better friend to LGBT folks than Clinton). Follow Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more
Teaching English Language Learners: How Your State Is Doing : NPR Ed : NPR
Teaching English Language Learners: How Your State Is Doing : NPR Ed : NPR : 5 Million English Language Learners: A Vast Pool Of Talent, At Risk About 1 out of every 10 public school students in the United States right now is learning to speak English. They're called ELLs, for "English Language Learners." There are nearly 5 million of them, and educating them — in English and all the other subjec
Tougher tenure results in loss of 1,700 teachers, report says | NOLA.com
Tougher tenure results in loss of 1,700 teachers, report says | NOLA.com : Tougher tenure results in loss of 1,700 teachers, report says A new report says as many as 1,700 public school teachers in Louisiana have left classrooms because of the state's tougher tenure law. The Advocate says the report issued Wednesday (Feb. 22) by Tulane University says many of those leaving the classroom were educ
March 2017 Election Voter Guide: L.A. Board of Education Pits Pro-Charter Forces Against Unions | L.A. Weekly
March 2017 Election Voter Guide: L.A. Board of Education Pits Pro-Charter Forces Against Unions | L.A. Weekly : L.A. Voter Guide: In Board of Education Races, Follow the Money Clockwise from top left: Nick Melvoin is one of three challengers to Steve Zimmer in District 4; Lisa Alva, an English teacher at Bravo Medical Magnet School, is the challenger endorsed by the L.A. Times to replace Monica G
Teachers At A D.C. Charter School Want To Try Something New: Unionizing | WAMU
Teachers At A D.C. Charter School Want To Try Something New: Unionizing | WAMU : Teachers At A D.C. Charter School Want To Try Something New: Unionizing Advocates for public charter schools often argue they’re a better alternative to traditional public schools because charters aren’t weighed down by a central administration, school boards and a unionized workforce. But teachers at one D.C. charte
School integration in 2017: the politics of PTA takeovers, P.E. programs, and parents who know the system | 89.3 KPCC
School integration in 2017: the politics of PTA takeovers, P.E. programs, and parents who know the system | 89.3 KPCC : School integration in 2017: the politics of PTA takeovers, P.E. programs, and parents who know the system Last fall, Susan Savitt Schwartz, program director at the Pasadena Education Network, gave a presentation at the Caltech Children's Center about Pasadena’s public schools, n
NYC Educator: Teacher as Savior
NYC Educator: Teacher as Savior : Teacher as Savior Yesterday I spoke of a forum I attended in the Bronx. An interesting conversation ensued between audience and panel about recruitment for TFA and Moskowitz Academies. Evidently the pitch is that children of color must be saved and only you, the students, can get it done. Oh, and also we can give you a job after you graduate up to your neck in de
States’ Rights and Wrongs – Have You Heard
States’ Rights and Wrongs – Have You Heard : States’ Rights and Wrongs The rollback of civil rights enforcement in education is underway, says law professor Derek Black… Jennifer Berkshire : The Trump Administration has just rescinded guidelines to schools banning discrimination against transgender students. There’s a lot of speculation about just how *joint* the joint letter from Secretary of Ed
Why Do Public School Supporters Struggle to Create and Sustain a Strong Unified Message? | janresseger
Why Do Public School Supporters Struggle to Create and Sustain a Strong Unified Message? | janresseger : Why Do Public School Supporters Struggle to Create and Sustain a Strong Unified Message? Bob Braun, the retired education reporter for the Newark Star Ledger and an avid blogger in Newark, NJ, has articulated a big worry. Commenting on a recent conference of public education supporters and adv
A win for Illinois special education students. We’re not done yet. Contact your Illinois legislators now. | Fred Klonsky
A win for Illinois special education students. We’re not done yet. Contact your Illinois legislators now. | Fred Klonsky : A win for Illinois special education students. We’re not done yet. Contact your Illinois legislators now Illinois State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia. – From Bev Johns State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia has drafted the Amendment to House Bill 2808 to maintain in Illino
Cartoons on the Politics of Schooling | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Cartoons on the Politics of Schooling | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Cartoons on the Politics of Schooling For this month, I have gathered a bunch of cartoons that get at the fact that schools are political institutions. They are wholly dependent upon taxpayers and voters for resources to operate schools. Thus, parents, lobbyists, civic and business leaders, the courts, m
DeVos defends rollback of protection for transgender students. Critics blast her: ‘You rolled over like a puppy.’ - The Washington Post
DeVos defends rollback of protection for transgender students. Critics blast her: ‘You rolled over like a puppy.’ - The Washington Post : DeVos defends rollback of protection for transgender students. Critics blast her: ‘You rolled over like a puppy.’ Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reported to have been initially opposed to the Trump administration’s decision to roll back federal guidelines s

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I’m a Public School teacher. Hands Off My Trans Students! | gadflyonthewallblog
I’m a Public School teacher. Hands Off My Trans Students! | gadflyonthewallblog : I’m a Public School teacher. Hands Off My Trans Students! I’m a public school teacher. I have a lot of different girls and boys in my classes. In fact, some of them are neither girls nor boys. Does that mean they should be discriminated against? Does it mean we should judge them, tell them they’re somehow less valua
State Law Protects Transgender Students’ Rights - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
State Law Protects Transgender Students’ Rights - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reminds Californians that State Law Protects Transgender Students’ Rights SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today reiterated his strong support for the rights of transgender students and reminded all Californians that state law requires public sc
Episode 28: Are you a "Reformer" or an "Innovator?" | BustED Pencils
Episode 28: Are you a "Reformer" or an "Innovator?" | BustED Pencils : Episode 28: Are you a "Reformer" or an "Innovator?" Feature Interview: Angela Engel joins us to discuss the difference between reform and innovation in public schools . Matt Damon’s Mom explores the possibility that Donald Trump might make education great again. Blogger of the Week: Ron Giordan talks about his new blog democra
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/22/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/22/17 Featured Post One Teachers Union Is Talking to Betsy DeVos. The Other One Isn’t. Which Is Right? | New Republic BAT Cheryl Binkley - The Metaphor of School as A Business & How It 

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