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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/24/17

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Trump And DeVos Have A Deceptive Scheme To Push School Vouchers




Tom Whitby: Voice Is Only Effective If Someone Listens | My Island View
Voice Is Only Effective If Someone Listens | My Island View : Voice Is Only Effective If Someone Listens I have been writing in social media about education and changes in education for about a decade at this point in time. One of my observations, as I enter discussions with educators in various parts of the country, is that many educators bring up problems within their own districts that were di
Audio: Using art-making to start conversations with kids about social justice | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: Using art-making to start conversations with kids about social justice | 89.3 KPCC : Using art-making to start conversations with kids about social justice How can parents talk to young kids about racism and inequality? The Hammer Museum is offering up one answer: to use art. In partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library, the museum has launched a series of art-making workshops for ki
Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers #4. | Fred Klonsky
Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers #4. | Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers #4. Matt Farmer joins us in-studio on Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers. This week’s edition of Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers was jam packed. Plus we got ambushed by some brief technical noise. It was obviously caused by The Man trying to silence us. No way that was going to work. The
CURMUDGUCATION: Deserving
CURMUDGUCATION: Deserving : Deserving One of my regular reads is Blue Cereal Education, a blog that regularly makes me say, "Gee, I wish I'd written that." Just this week, the post " It's Not About Them (It's About Us )" gave me both that feeling and a wave of flashbacks to when my children were young. The point is deceptively simple-- we should treat people based on our understanding of the righ
John Thompson: The boogers of public policy: Where to put them? - NonDoc
The boogers of public policy: Where to put them? - NonDoc : The boogers of public policy: Where to put them? E ver wonder why policy people are often warned to avoid picking their noses? It’s because, if they pull out a booger, they’ll have to find a place to put it. That’s an example of just one memorable scholarly metaphor presented during the fantastic Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness
Invisible No More: Native Realities in a Post-Election Era | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Invisible No More: Native Realities in a Post-Election Era | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Invisible No More: Native Realities in a Post-Election Era Less than 0.3% of philanthropic dollars go to native groups. This fact was pointed out at Philanthropy New York’s event, “Invisible No More: Native Realities in a Post-Election Era”, by Schott Foundation Vice President of Programs and Adv
Distinguished Labor Leader & ATF Pres Randi Weingarten Honored by Suffolk CC Foundation Annual Gala | LongIsland.com
Distinguished Labor Leader & American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten Honored by Suffolk Community College Foundation Annual Gala | LongIsland.com : Distinguished Labor Leader & American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten Honored by Suffolk Community College Foundation Annual Gala Prominent labor leader, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Te
Betsy DeVos: I Will Replace The Failed Ideas Of Bush-Obama With My Own Failed Ideas | The Huffington Post
Betsy DeVos: I Will Replace The Failed Ideas Of Bush-Obama With My Own Failed Ideas | The Huffington Post : Betsy DeVos: I Will Replace The Failed Ideas Of Bush-Obama With My Own Failed Ideas DeVos does not have a single innovative idea. It is the same old retreads of the privatization movement. Betsy DeVos gave a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), explaining that the
Please Help Educate Betsy DeVos! | Diane Ravitch's blog
Please Help Educate Betsy DeVos! | Diane Ravitch's blog : Please Help Educate Betsy DeVos! Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos repeats the hackneyed and erroneous claims that American public schools are failing. She says the Obama ideas (testing, charters, and accountability) have failed, so she wants to impose her own ideas, which sound no diffferent from the failed ideas of the status quo. Ameri
California education officials reject Long Beach’s request to replace statewide assessment with SAT | EdSource
California education officials reject Long Beach’s request to replace statewide assessment with SAT | EdSource : California education officials reject Long Beach's request to replace statewide assessment with SAT A Half-dozen states are planning to swap their 11th-grade statewide assessment tests for the SAT this spring. Long Beach Unified wanted to join them, but California’s state superintenden
California legislators reassure transgender students of protections, denounce Trump | EdSource
California legislators reassure transgender students of protections, denounce Trump | EdSource : California legislators reassure transgender students of protections, denounce Trump ay after the Trump administration rescinded federal protections that allowed transgender children and youth to use the school bathroom of their choice, members of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus on Thur sday tol
School Funding Fairness
School Funding Fairness : School Funding Fairness New edition of "Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card" just released. The ability of state school finance systems to fairly deliver resources to students is an essential precondition for the delivery of high quality ed ucation. States must provide a sufficient level of funding that is fairly distributed to address the additional needs gen
Breaking News - Bridgeport, Danbury, New Britain and Waterbury among most financially strapped school districts in the nation - Wait What?
Breaking News - Bridgeport, Danbury, New Britain and Waterbury among most financially strapped school districts in the nation - Wait What? : Breaking News – Bridgeport, Danbury, New Britain and Waterbury among most financially strapped school districts in the nation In a stunning and disturbing new report highlighting the political malfeasance of elected and appointed leadership across the countr
Betsy DeVos is Publicly Polite, but a Political Fighter - The New York Times
Betsy DeVos is Publicly Polite, but a Political Fighter - The New York Times : Betsy DeVos is Publicly Polite, but a Political Fighter Hours before President Trump rescinded a federal policy allowing transgender students to use the school bathrooms that match their gender identities, his education secretary, Betsy DeVos, met with a representative of gay and transgender employees at the Education
Washington Charter Schools Back on Trial - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Washington Charter Schools Back on Trial Two years ago, in League of Women Voters v. State , the Washington Supreme Court declared the state's charter school law unconstitutional. The court reasoned that the state constitution requires the state to create and fund “a general and uniform system of public schools," and “the entire revenue derived from the common school fun
Gov. Brownback Vetoes Legislature’s Tax Increase Fix for Kansas Budget and School Funding Crisis | janresseger
Gov. Brownback Vetoes Legislature’s Tax Increase Fix for Kansas Budget and School Funding Crisis | janresseger : Gov. Brownback Vetoes Legislature’s Tax Increase Fix for Kansas Budget and School Funding Crisis Yikes! Sam Brownback, the governor of Kansas, just vetoed a budget into which the Kansas legislature had inserted a two-year, billion dollar income tax increase, which legislators had propo
Turtle Learning: FEBRUARY IS AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH: CHARLOTTA BASS AND THELMA DALE PERKINS
Turtle Learning: FEBRUARY IS AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH: CHARLOTTA BASS AND THELMA DALE PERKINS : FEBRUARY IS AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH: CHARLOTTA BASS AND THELMA DALE PERKINS CHARLOTTA BASS AND THELMA DALE PERKINS Thelma Dale Perkins Continuing my favorite month (my birthday month) I want to share a bit about the lives of two unknowns, Charlotta Bass and Thelma Dale Perkins . In particu
Trump And DeVos Have A Deceptive Scheme To Push School Vouchers
Trump And DeVos Have A Deceptive Scheme To Push School Vouchers : Trump And DeVos Have A Deceptive Scheme To Push School Vouchers Since President Trump picked Betsy DeVos to be his new U.S. Secretary of Education, there’s been lots of speculation in the media that his administration, with his secretary out front, would push for a school voucher program that would allow families to withdraw their
Full Transcript of Betsy DeVos’ CPAC Interview with Kayleigh McEnany | deutsch29
Full Transcript of Betsy DeVos’ CPAC Interview with Kayleigh McEnany | deutsch29 : Full Transcript of Betsy DeVos’ CPAC Interview with Kayleigh McEnany On February 22, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos participated in an interview with journalist and Trump supporter, Kayleigh McEnany , for the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC). Below is the full video followed by the full transcript of tha
NPE board member Julian Vasquez Heilig to participate in IQ2US debate - Network For Public Education
NPE board member Julian Vasquez Heilig to participate in IQ2US debate - Network For Public Education : NPE board member Julian Vasquez Heilig to participate in IQ2US debate Charter Schools Are Overrated In the 25 years since Minnesota passed the first charter school law, these publicly funded but privately operated schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public educat
PAA’s letter to the Maryland legislature on screen time safety | Parents Across America
PAA’s letter to the Maryland legislature on screen time safety | Parents Across America : Parents Across America supports Maryland HB866 and SB1089 National parent group has prepared extensive materials about the harmful effects on children’s academic, intellectual, emotional, physical and social development when digital devices are misused and overused February 21, 2017 The national parent group
The Real Carpetbaggers in LAUSD’s District 2
The Real Carpetbaggers in LAUSD’s District 2 : The Real Carpetbaggers in LAUSD’s District 2 Carpetbagger: A person from the northern states who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from the Reconstruction. ” If the picture on the front of the latest Monica Garcia flyer to hit your mailbox looks familiar, it is because it was the same one that the California Charter School Association (
Let's Change Teacher Licensure to Address the Teacher Shortage: FAILURE! | BustED Pencils
Let's Change Teacher Licensure to Address the Teacher Shortage: FAILURE! | BustED Pencils : Let’s Change Teacher Licensure to Address the Teacher Shortage: FAILURE! Two weeks ago The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) in partnership with a host of other groups (Leadership Group on School Staffing Challenges) released proposed changes to teacher licensing in the state of Wisconsin. The leaders

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/23/17 Featured Post ‘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-

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