Monday, February 27, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/27/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/27/17

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Calling sexual harassment “urban culture,” and other reasons the Education Secretary may need a reality check - The Hechinger Report





Schools Matter: KY's Worst Charter Bill Ever
Schools Matter: KY's Worst Charter Bill Ever : KY's Worst Charter Bill Ever Last September when Trump's loss look assured, Kentucky's Tea Party governor, Matt Blevins, threatened violence if his angry white wingnut supporters did not get their way at the ballot box. “I want us to be able to fight ideologically, mentally, spiritually, economically, so that we don’t have to do it physically. But th
Bill Gates, CASEL and your student’s privacy | Seattle Education
Bill Gates, CASEL and your student’s privacy | Seattle Education : Bill Gates, CASEL and your student’s privacy “What’s gotten in the way of education in the United States is a theory of social engineering that says there is ONE RIGHT WAY to proceed with growing up.” John Taylor Gatto CASEL’s mission is to gather personal information about students’ emotional behavior, and turn emotion into a sta
Law professor: Expect big rollback of civil rights enforcement in education under Trump and DeVos - The Washington Post
Law professor: Expect big rollback of civil rights enforcement in education under Trump and DeVos - The Washington Post : Law professor: Expect big rollback of civil rights enforcement in education under Trump and DeVos Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s first official policy act was to support the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Obama administration’s federal guidance protecting th
Three-Part Series Fact-Checking LAUSD School Board District 4 “Facts,” Part I
Three-Part Series Fact-Checking LAUSD School Board District 4 “Facts,” Part I : Three-Part Series Fact-Checking LAUSD School Board District 4 “Facts,” Part I by Miriam Efrat. First in a three part series. Read Part II here, and Part III here . Dear Voters of LAUSD Board District 4: Are you a progressive recently woke to the vital need for accountable leadership in public education? Just someone w
Why Do Charter Schools Hate Public Schools
Board Members | District of Columbia Public Charter School Board : Why Do Charter Schools Hate Public Schools Meet Your SELECTED DC Public Charter School Board What Is So Public About Charter Schools The DC Public Charter School Board is governed by a seven-member Board, nominated by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the DC Council. The volunteer Board approves new schools, provides overs
Pastors for Texas Children - Mobilizing the Faith Community for Public Education - Network For Public Education
Pastors for Texas Children - Mobilizing the Faith Community for Public Education - Network For Public Education : Pastors for Texas Children – Mobilizing the Faith Community for Public Education Pastors for Texas Children is a three-year-old organization that mobilizes the faith community for public education assistance and advocacy. Our website is www.pastorsfortexaschildren. com Our goal is to
Rescuing Education Reform from Decades of Post-Truth | radical eyes for equity
Rescuing Education Reform from Decades of Post-Truth | radical eyes for equity : Rescuing Education Reform from Decades of Post-Truth The presidential campaign and administration of Donald Trump have spurred a focus on the role of mainstream media as well as the influence of fake news and post-truth discourse on political and public debate. For those of us involved in education and the education
CPS winners and losers. Same old same old. | Fred Klonsky
CPS winners and losers. Same old same old. | Fred Klonsky : CPS winners and losers. Same old same old. The great Sarah Karp, who now does education reporting at Chicago’s public radio station, WBEZ, describes how the spirit of the felonious CPS CEO Barbara Byrd Bennet and SUPES consultant Gary Solomon still walk the halls of CPS’s Clark Street headquarters. This is a story about how a savvy compa
It's the 20th Anniversary of NEA's Read Across America!
It's the 20th Anniversary of NEA's Read Across America! : It’s the 20th Anniversary of NEA’s Read Across America! When Marley Dias got tired of reading books about characters who looked nothing like her, she didn’t complain to her parents or teachers. She took matters into her own capable hands and launched a movement — #1000blackgirlbooks . The 12-year-old is up to 4000 books and counting and la
Oregon Save Our Schools: Letter to Joint Subcommittee on Education re. Chief Education Office and Cost Saving Efficiencies SB 5522
Oregon Save Our Schools: Letter to Joint Subcommittee on Education re. Chief Education Office and Cost Saving Efficiencies SB 5522 : Letter to Joint Subcommittee on Education re. Chief Education Office and Cost Saving Efficiencies SB 5522 Oregon Save Our Schools member Pat Muller, who is also a long time educator, penned this letter last week to the Joint Subcommittee after a presentation to them
Calling sexual harassment “urban culture,” and other reasons the Education Secretary may need a reality check - The Hechinger Report
Calling sexual harassment “urban culture,” and other reasons the Education Secretary may need a reality check - The Hechinger Report : Calling sexual harassment “urban culture,” and other reasons the Education Secretary may need a reality check Former civil rights chief of the Education Department on why the agency is indispensable When we had segregated schools and when we had a time when, you k
Charters & Special Education — Truth For America about Teach For America – Cloaking Inequity
Charters & Special Education — Truth For America about Teach For America – Cloaking Inequity : Charters & Special Education — Truth For America about Teach For America Is Teach For America’s culture and standardized teaching approaches inconsistent with the needs of Special Education students? Truth For America is a podcast about Teach For America (TFA) that provides voice to educators, parents,
Where Are the Celebrities Supporting Democratic Public Schools?
Where Are the Celebrities Supporting Democratic Public Schools? : Where Are the Celebrities Supporting Democratic Public Schools? The Oscars are over and I wonder where the celebrities are when it comes to supporting public schools. Especially when so many dislike President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, you would think at least one movie star would champion democratic public schools.
Federal rule dispute a key element of transgender case :: SI&A Cabinet Report
Federal rule dispute a key element of transgender case :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : Federal rule dispute a key element of transgender case (District of Columbia) On the surface, the suit pending before the U.S. Supreme Court over bathrooms and transgender students would seem to be a straight-forward conflict over civil rights. But some exp
Trump’s Bizarre Usage of the Term “Enemy of the People” | Diane Ravitch's blog
Trump’s Bizarre Usage of the Term “Enemy of the People” | Diane Ravitch's blog : Trump’s Bizarre Usage of the Term “Enemy of the People” Trump has embraced terminology that has long been stigmatized. In his Inaugural Address, he boomed out his endorsement of “America First!” Did he know the historical use of that phrase? Did he know that it was used by isolationists in the late 1930s who wanted A
Senate Democrats Question Role of DeVos Advisory Group - Higher Education
Senate Democrats Question Role of DeVos Advisory Group - Higher Education : Senate Democrats Question Role of DeVos Advisory Group by Jamaal Abdul-Alim WASHINGTON — A new task force that will reportedly advise the U.S. Department of Education on issues of higher education could be “very problematic” if it seeks to weaken federal regulations meant to protect students, Senate Democrats say in a let
Education publisher Pearson reports biggest loss in its history | Business | The Guardian
Education publisher Pearson reports biggest loss in its history | Business | The Guardian : Education publisher Pearson reports biggest loss in its history Pre-tax losses soar to £2.6bn as group – planning to sell its Penguin Random House stake – is hit by slump in US textbook sales Pearson has reported a pre-tax loss of £2.6bn for 2016, the biggest in its history, after a slump at its US educati
Now is the time for Connecticut to conduct an Education Cost Adequacy Study - Wait What?
Now is the time for Connecticut to conduct an Education Cost Adequacy Study - Wait What? : Now is the time for Connecticut to conduct an Education Cost Adequacy Study In testimony before the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee last week, the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding [CCJEF] presented the rationale behind Connecticut conducting an Education Adequacy Cost Study
Still Waiting for a Transgender Superman by Jonathan Glater -Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Still Waiting for a Transgender Superman by Jonathan Glater Now that the Trump Administration has explicitly disavowed guidance to schools on treatment of transgender students , it is worthwhile to revisit exactly what lawyers for the Justice Department and the Education Department wrote way, way back, last May, in a now-distant era. Last year’s guidance – which is acces
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES Muhammad Ali vs. Ernie Terrell in 1967. "What's my name...?" Dave Zirin Government agents had the temerity to ask Muhammad Ali, Jr., where he “got his name from.” In my dreams, he answers that question with a left hook. -- The Nation William Owens, father of commando killed in Yemen raid “I’m sorry; I don’t want to see him... I
Many Predict Trump-DeVos Will Privatize with Tuition Tax Credits, Not Plain Old Vouchers | janresseger
Many Predict Trump-DeVos Will Privatize with Tuition Tax Credits, Not Plain Old Vouchers | janresseger : Many Predict Trump-DeVos Will Privatize with Tuition Tax Credits, Not Plain Old Vouchers Everyone is wondering exactly how President Donald Trump’s and Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos’s plans for expanding privatization of public education will play out. Two upcoming events may provide mor
The Illusion of School Choice
The Illusion of School Choice : The Illusion of School Choice ASB funds can never be used to loan money to any group or individual” – GHCHS’ ASB Handbook As quoted by the LAUSD Charter School Division Although parents were never notified, the LAUSD’s Charter School Division (CSD) issued a Notice to Cure to Granada Hills Charter High School (GHCHS) on September 21, 2016. This notice that specified
Price Tag for Trump Voucher Program Publicized March 13th? | deutsch29
Price Tag for Trump Voucher Program Publicized March 13th? | deutsch29 : Price Tag for Trump Voucher Program Publicized March 13th? When Donald Trump announced that his $20 billion “plan to provide school choice to every disadvantaged student in America” on September 08, 2016, at an Ohio charter school itself having low grades by the state’s standards, he did not offer details regarding where, ex
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Charters Schools: Starting a Downward Trend
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Charters Schools: Starting a Downward Trend : Charters Schools: Starting a Downward Trend Watching the charter school movement in the U.S. has certainly been both intriguing and discouraging. I don't think anyone could have been against charters as they were originated - one or two classrooms in an existing school that were little hotbeds of innovation. Successes
Badass Teachers Association: One NJ Teacher's Response to DeVos' Criticism That We Are Brainwashing Children
Badass Teachers Association: One NJ Teacher's Response to DeVos' Criticism That We Are Brainwashing Children : One NJ Teacher's Response to DeVos' Criticism That We Are Brainwashing Children Dear former students, I would like to take this time to formally apologize for brainwashing all of you. I apologize for the teaching of Walt Whitman who said to "filter" from all what you have learned; I apol

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