Friday, March 10, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/10/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/10/17
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Is Betsy DeVos Getting Rid of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services?



Schools Matter: What Ending Regulations on ESSA Will Mean
Schools Matter: What Ending Regulations on ESSA Will Mean : What Ending Regulations on ESSA Will Mean Yesterday, Diane Ravitch had this bit of news at her blog : . . . .The Senate also voted to roll back an Obama administration rule to “hold schools accountable,” which passed by only 50-49, over vociferous Democratic opposition. Frankly, I don’t know which rule this is. If it was the Obama-Duncan
Hashtag To #BotorNot? Who funded the #CommonCore Project? (It’s not just Gates) – Missouri Education Watchdog
Hashtag To #BotorNot? Who funded the #CommonCore Project? (It’s not just Gates) – Missouri Education Watchdog : Hashtag To #BotorNot? Who funded the #CommonCore Project? (It’s not just Gates) Parents and grandparents who want only to have a say in their children’s education, to control how their data is collected and profiled, are made fun of yet again by the Gates Foundation and others in edtech
Wassup Dudes! California Department of Education
California Department of Education : Wassup Dudes! @ California Department of Education CBEDS Data about Schools & Districts 0min California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) downloadable data files for data about schools and districts for 2008–09 through current year. Classified Staff by Race/Ethnicity & Gender 0min Downloadable data files for classified staff by race/ethnicity, gender, and
Play That Funky Music (7 Steps Of Professional Growth) | Blue Cereal Education
Play That Funky Music (7 Steps Of Professional Growth) | Blue Cereal Education : Play That Funky Music (7 Steps Of Professional Growth) My ELA comrades are fond of discussing ‘universal themes’ and ‘common plots’ in literature and in life. I can’t speak to every book ever written, but I will confess I have a much better idea of who’s going to die and who’s going to betray the hero in any decent s
CURMUDGUCATION: Noble Teachers Forming Largest Charter Union
CURMUDGUCATION: Noble Teachers Forming Largest Charter Union : Noble Teachers Forming Largest Charter Union The 800 teachers and staff of Chicago's Noble charter school chain is working to form the largest charter teacher union in the country. They would not become the first charter union in the country, or even in Chicago. In fact, the Aspire network of charter schools just averted a strike by t
ICYMI Lily's Blackboard - Catch Up with NEA President Lily Eskelsen García
Lily's Blackboard - Updates from NEA President Lily Eskelsen García : ICYMI Lily's Blackboard Catch Up with NEA President Lily Eskelsen García ABC-WJLA: Celebrating Read Across America NEA’s Read Across America has continued to generate enthusiasm for reading nationwide, always emphasizing the importance of motivating children to read. More… Las Cruces Sun-News: Q&A with Lily Lily spoke about why
Dispatches from Planet Pollyanna: Charter School Walkability Edition | educationdc
Dispatches from Planet Pollyanna: Charter School Walkability Edition | educationdc : Dispatches from Planet Pollyanna: Charter School Walkability Edition The other day, I participated in a phone call with several other people regarding the charter school walkability preference proposal. As you may recall, the mayor proposed on January 30 giving elementary-age students a preference in the lottery
GREATER SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: The High Cost of Defunding State Universities
GREATER SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: The High Cost of Defunding State Universities : The High Cost of Defunding State Universities Seth Sandronsky, Last month a seven-member panel met in the state Capitol to discuss the calamitous funding situation of the California State University system, as well as the prospects for creating free public higher education in the state. The latter idea of nat
Peg with Pen: Retweet to @aurorak12 please re: PARCC incentives at Jewell Elementary
Peg with Pen: Retweet to @aurorak12 please re: PARCC incentives at Jewell Elementary : Retweet to @aurorak12 please re: PARCC incentives at Jewell Elementary If you read my post from last Sunday you will know that there is currently a PARCC incentive plan afoot in my former school, Jewell Elementary in the Aurora Public School District. The plan will reward students who show great effort on PARCC
Is Betsy DeVos Getting Rid of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services?
Is Betsy DeVos Getting Rid of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services? : Is Betsy DeVos Getting Rid of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services? Who will Betsy DeVos choose to run the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)? Anyone? Will she leave the position vacant? Will the U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services be dismantled? Education
Jeff Bryant: Yes, Schools Can Improve; Here’s How
3/10/2017 – Yes, Schools Can Improve; Here’s How : Jeff Bryant: Yes, Schools Can Improve; Here’s How THIS WEEK: Slashing School Spending … Governors Prioritize Funding … Suspensions Cost Billions … Labeling Students Failures … Beating DeVos TOP STORY Yes, Schools Can Improve; Here’s How By Jeff Bryant “The policy agenda Obama set for the nation’s schools was never going to work … Similarly, vouch
Bill to fight cyberbullying would strip students, teachers of privacy protections
Bill to fight cyberbullying would strip students, teachers of privacy protections : Bill would strip privacy protections from California students and teachers In 2015 Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that prohibited California police and other state agencies from searching our phones and online accounts without our consent, a court order, or showing it is an emergency. That measure, the California
Peter Schrag: The yawning education gap | EdSource
The yawning education gap | EdSource : The yawning education gap Oakland Unified history teacher Jennifer Brouhard asks 5th grader Sequori Cross about her perceptions of women at work in the Richmond shipyards during World War II. CREDIT: JOHN FENSTERWALD/EDSOURCE TODAY Among the major divisions in the electorate last year (by gender, ethnicity and geography) was the gap between those who were co
Public Schools: Who Is Failing Whom? A MUST READ by Ann P Cronin - Wait What?
Public Schools: Who Is Failing Whom? A MUST READ by Ann P Cronin - Wait What? : Public Schools: Who Is Failing Whom? A MUST READ by Ann P Cronin Education advocate and fellow education blogger, Ann Cronin, has written another powerful piece, this time asking who is failing whom when it comes to the nation’s public schools. Ann Cronin writes; If the same words are repeated over and over again, the
Oregon Save Our Schools: Attend State BOE Meetings and Help Save Our Schools!
Oregon Save Our Schools: Attend State BOE Meetings and Help Save Our Schools! : Attend State BOE Meetings and Help Save Our Schools! One of the most important bodies in education in Oregon is the State Board of Education. Its job is to take education bills that pass the legislature and implement them. It is also responsible for overseeing the State Department of Education. The Board meets once a
CURMUDGUCATION: ESSA Big Mess
CURMUDGUCATION: ESSA Big Mess : ESSA Big Mess ESSA is caught in the middle of a very bad movie right now. It's the sequel to "How A Bill Becomes A Law," and it has no heroes. After the bill becomes a law, the work still isn't done. Because to build a bi-partisan agreement, you write the law with statements like "Treatment of mugwumps will be fair." (Perhaps not that vague, but as always, allow me
What Is an "Appropriate" Education for Students with Disabilities?; The Court Will Tell Us Soon - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : What Is an "Appropriate" Education for Students with Disabilities?; The Court Will Tell Us Soon by Jonathan D. Glater Just how much must a school district do to support the educational opportunity of a disabled student? Just enough to enable that student to get something, anything, out of the education provided? Or enough to enable that student to thrive, to excel? The q
Oliver Wendell Holmes: “Taxes Are What We Pay for Civilized Society.” | janresseger
Oliver Wendell Holmes: “Taxes Are What We Pay for Civilized Society.” | janresseger : Oliver Wendell Holmes: “Taxes Are What We Pay for Civilized Society.” You will notice that I did not mention the issue of school funding in the title of this post. Neither did I mention the name of the state that is the subject of the post. While I cannot tell exactly who is reading this blog, WordPress statisti
With Klonsky on the Mound: Chicago Alderwoman of the Tenth Ward, Sue Sadlowski Garza on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers radio. | Fred Klonsky
Chicago Alderwoman of the Tenth Ward, Sue Sadlowski Garza on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers radio. | Fred Klonsky : Chicago Alderwoman of the Tenth Ward, Sue Sadlowski Garza on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers radio. Friday morning Alderwoman Sue Sadlowski Garza joins my brother and me for an hour of conversation about International Women’s Day, her Dad, “Oil-Can” Ed Sadlowski and t
FYI, Alabama’s constitution still calls for ‘separate schools for white and colored children’ - The Washington Post
FYI, Alabama’s constitution still calls for ‘separate schools for white and colored children’ - The Washington Post : FYI, Alabama’s constitution still calls for ‘separate schools for white and colored children’ Alabama has been in the news of late, what with Jeff Sessions, President Trump’s controversial attorney general, hailing from there, and the state’s Republican governor, Robert Bentley, i
With A Brooklyn Accent: Without Immigrants, NYC's Economy Would Grind to a Halt
With A Brooklyn Accent: Without Immigrants, NYC's Economy Would Grind to a Halt : Without Immigrants, NYC's Economy Would Grind to a Halt You cannot launch a program of mass deportations without totally destabilizing the New York economy. First of all, the business districts of many outer borough working class communities almost totally dependent on immigrant run enterprises In New York, there ar
NYC Educator: Happy Students Learn More and Happy Teachers Teach Better
NYC Educator: Happy Students Learn More and Happy Teachers Teach Better : Happy Students Learn More and Happy Teachers Teach Better I wish I could tell you I thought of that title, but it's a direct quote from Texas superintendent John Kuhn. Don't you wish all superintendents thought that way? Imagine looking toward being productive and helpful rather than vindictive and petty. I know, it's askin
The School District and Technology Integration: The Path of the Butterfly or Bullet? | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
The School District and Technology Integration: The Path of the Butterfly or Bullet? | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : The School District and Technology Integration: The Path of the Butterfly or Bullet? For the past year I have observed the integration of new technologies in classroom lessons, school programs, and districts. I have begun writing chapters for a book that wil
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Rahm's Infrastructure Trust, a failed privatization scam.
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Rahm's Infrastructure Trust, a failed privatization scam. : Rahm's Infrastructure Trust, a failed privatization scam. Rahm Emanuel flew in Randi Weingarten to support the Infrastructure Trust. The BGA's Alejandra Cancino writes in Crain's , that Rahm Emanuel's grand PR stunt, known as the Infrastructure Trust, has done nothing to rebuild Chicago's infrastructur

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