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Charter schools’ ‘thorny’ problem: Few students go on to earn college degrees




State releases second report potentially more useful than its new dashboard | EdSource
State releases second report potentially more useful than its new dashboard | EdSource : State releases second report potentially more useful than its new dashboard Separate from its new California School Dashboard, the California Department of Education has prepared another online resource that some school officials say may be more useful than the dashboard itself. It consists of color grids sho
What Betsy DeVos Means When She Says ‘Public Schools’
What Betsy DeVos Means When She Says ‘Public Schools’ : What Betsy DeVos Means When She Says ‘Public Schools’ Betsy DeVos once called public schools a “dead end,” but now that she’s U.S. Secretary of Education, she’s suddenly all for them. At least that’s what she claims now. During her nomination process, numerous reporters noted DeVos’s obvious bias against public schools. As education journali
Coal, Oil Industry Woes Lead to Education Budget Cuts - The Atlantic
Coal, Oil Industry Woes Lead to Education Budget Cuts - The Atlantic : Why Oil and Coal States Are Slashing Their Education Budgets Wyoming is the latest state to cut spending for K-12 schools Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed legislation on Monday approving $34.5 million in cuts to the state’s K-12 education budget. The new spending plan also denies tax increases that would raise additional mone
Digitally Damning a Student’s Future with Old Data
Digitally Damning a Student’s Future with Old Data : Digitally Damning a Student’s Future with Old Data You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. —Johnny Cash Some colleges and universities are now collecting
School Choice Meltdown in Motown – Have You Heard
School Choice Meltdown in Motown – Have You Heard : School Choice Meltdown in Motown I talked to parents in Detroit who are living through that city’s experiment in unregulated school choice… Since Betsy DeVos was nominated to serve as the top edu-official in the land, her role in shaping Detroit as an education laboratory in which an out-of-control lab fire now burns, has been subject to plenty
It’s not just public schools that are being defunded to death. | Reclaim Reform
It’s not just public schools that are being defunded to death. | Reclaim Reform : It’s not just public schools that are being defunded to death It’s not just public schools that are being defunded to death. Betsy DeVos is the tip of merely one crumbling iceberg. Dismantling America’s essential social services is highly profitable for an oligarchy of corporate billionaires and their political cron
SCTA Bargaining for the Common Good - Sacramento City Teachers Association
Bargaining for the Common Good - YouTube : SCTA Bargaining for the Common Good The Sacramento City Teachers Association included parents, business leaders and community members in their contract negotiations in their bid to make Sac City the destination district in California for students and educators.
Always Be Testing – The Sales Pitch for Corporate Education Reform | gadflyonthewallblog
Always Be Testing – The Sales Pitch for Corporate Education Reform | gadflyonthewallblog : Always Be Testing – The Sales Pitch for Corporate Education Reform (After the “Brass Balls” speech in “ Glengarry Glen Ross ,” by David Mamet.) (Rated PG-13 for language) (Interior: a public school classroom during an after school staff meeting. Teachers are seated at student desks including Singer, Moss an
The Suspension Conundrum: Do Suspensions Improve Behavior and Academic Outcomes for All Students or, a Pipeline to Dropping Out and Prison? | Ed In The Apple
The Suspension Conundrum: Do Suspensions Improve Behavior and Academic Outcomes for All Students or, a Pipeline to Dropping Out and Prison? | Ed In The Apple : The Suspension Conundrum: Do Suspensions Improve Behavior and Academic Outcomes for All Students or, a Pipeline to Dropping Out and Prison? A few weeks after the election of de Blasio in 2013 I dropped by the transition tent to listen to a
CURMUDGUCATION: Littles-- More Than a Score (A Film You Should See)
CURMUDGUCATION: Littles-- More Than a Score (A Film You Should See) : Littles-- More Than a Score (A Film You Should See) Of all the issues swirling around education, this is the one that keeps me up nights. What about the littles? There are plenty of terrible things happening in the world of education, but nothing is more heartbreaking than the transformation of kindergarten into first grade, th
Jersey Jazzman: NJ Charter Schools - A Fool's Gold Rush: Vineland
Jersey Jazzman: NJ Charter Schools - A Fool's Gold Rush: Vineland : NJ Charter Schools - A Fool's Gold Rush: Vineland Here are all the parts of this series so far: - Prelude - Franklin, NJ - Princeton, NJ - Vineland, NJ Here in New Jersey, the state's school funding formula has become a topic of intense debate. Now that Chris Christie has abandoned his "Fairness Formula" -- a ridiculously unfair
California’s long-awaited School Dashboard debuts | EdSource + CA Dept of Education
California’s long-awaited School Dashboard debuts | EdSource : California's long-awaited School Dashboard debuts T he California School Dashboard, a website with multicolor displays rating schools and districts on a range of performance measurements, went live today. Years in planning, the website broadens the concept of a successful school from a single metric – standardized test scores – to mul
Matt Damon's Mom:What educators know about teaching young children — but policymakers ignore - The Washington Post
What educators know about teaching young children — but policymakers ignore - The Washington Post : What educators know about teaching young children — but policymakers ignore Matt Damon’s mom, also known as Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige , is an early childhood scholar who knows what she’s talking about when it comes to education. Yes, Matt–her son–is an awesome actor with a lot to say about education
Mass incarceration of African Americans affects the racial achievement gap — report - The Washington Post
Mass incarceration of African Americans affects the racial achievement gap — report - The Washington Post : Mass incarceration of African Americans affects the racial achievement gap — report An inmate watches from his cell as Mayor Muriel E. Bowser tours D.C. Central Jail after announcing policy changes to support employment for inmates during and after incarceration. (J. Lawler Duggan for The W
If charter schools don’t want their teachers to unionize, they’ll have to pay them like they’re in a union | On Politics | Chicago Reader
If charter schools don’t want their teachers to unionize, they’ll have to pay them like they’re in a union | On Politics | Chicago Reader : If charter schools don’t want their teachers to unionize, they’ll have to pay them like they’re in a union The salary gap with public school teachers is one factor pushing charter teachers to unionize. Back in 2012, when Chicago Public Schools teachers went o
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chicago and its public schools have become profit centers for privatizers
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chicago and its public schools have become profit centers for privatizers : Chicago and its public schools have become profit centers for privatizers Under our last two mayors, the city of Chicago and Chicago public schools have become centers of privatization. All public space from parking spaces, to red-light cameras, to trash collection, to the highways and skywa
The Bases are Loaded: Joanna Klonsky, Brian Sleet, Bill Iacullo, Kevin Coval and Diane Ravitch. Coming up on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. | Fred Klonsky
Joanna Klonsky, Brian Sleet, Bill Iacullo, Kevin Coval and Diane Ravitch. Coming up on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. | Fred Klonsky : Joanna Klonsky, Brian Sleet, Bill Iacullo, Kevin Coval and Diane Ravitch. Coming up on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Over the next two weeks Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers has a heavy line up. Friday, March 17th our guests will be Chicag
Hump Day on Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Hump Day on Diane Ravitch's blog An Interview with Kenneth Zeichner on the Pop-Up Graduate School of Education Called Relay by dianeravitch / 24min The blog “Seattle Education” interviews Professor Kenneth Zeichner about the “Relay Graduate School of Education ,” which exists solely to dispense credentials of dubious value to cha
How is your school doing? Online dashboard gives parents new tool - SFGate
How is your school doing? Online dashboard gives parents new tool - SFGate : How is your school doing? Online dashboard gives parents new tool California parents who want to know more about the progress of their children’s schools will be given access Wednesday to a system that uses color-coded charts and graphics to offer a comprehensive assessment of classrooms that goes well beyond standardize
Charter schools’ ‘thorny’ problem: Few students go on to earn college degrees
Charter schools’ ‘thorny’ problem: Few students go on to earn college degrees : Charter schools’ ‘thorny’ problem: Few students go on to earn college degrees Like many charter school networks, the Los Angeles-based Alliance College-Ready Public Schools boast eye-popping statistics : 95% of their low-income students graduate from high school and go on to college. Virtually all qualify to attend Ca
Feds: CPS consultant made millions through 'corrupt process from beginning to end' - Chicago Tribune
Feds: CPS consultant made millions through 'corrupt process from beginning to end' - Chicago Tribune : Feds: CPS consultant made millions through 'corrupt process from beginning to end' The executive at the center of a federal bribery scandal at Chicago Public Schools helped steer Barbara Byrd-Bennett into the district's top job and manipulated district procedures to secure a no-bid contract for
Battleground in the Fight over Voucher Expansion Opens in Texas - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Battleground in the Fight over Voucher Expansion Opens in Texas While Betsy DeVos has almost no current power as Secretary of Education to push vouchers, her public stance in favor of them may be emboldening state legislatures to take action on their own. Texas has moved quickly and the battle lines are being drawn. Even Senator Cruz is getting involved . "I usually stay
In violation of state lobbying laws, corporate education reform group behind Malloy’s disastrous special education funding proposal - Wait What?
In violation of state lobbying laws, corporate education reform group behind Malloy’s disastrous special education funding proposal - Wait What? : In violation of state lobbying laws, corporate education reform group behind Malloy’s disastrous special education funding proposal Among the many bad budget recommendations included in Governor Dannel Malloy state spending plan is a proposal that woul
HR 610 Vouchers Unlikely; DC Voucher Renewal Advances Without Protecting Vulnerable Students | janresseger
HR 610 Vouchers Unlikely; DC Voucher Renewal Advances Without Protecting Vulnerable Students | janresseger : HR 610 Vouchers Unlikely; DC Voucher Renewal Advances Without Protecting Vulnerable Students There is a lot of fear about House Resolution 610, Iowa Rep. Steve King’s proposal for national school vouchers that has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. But don’t be too fearf
Why even the world’s highest-scoring schools need to change - The Washington Post
Why even the world’s highest-scoring schools need to change - The Washington Post : Why even the world’s highest-scoring schools need to change Marion Brady is a veteran educator who has long argued that public schools in the United States need a paradigm shift. The core curriculum, he says, does not meet the needs of today’s students, and schools fail to do the most important thing they should b
Teachers and Researchers: Searching for the Truth of Classroom Change | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Teachers and Researchers: Searching for the Truth of Classroom Change | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Teachers and Researchers: Searching for the Truth of Classroom Change I am preparing to write a section in my forthcoming book on technology integration about the different perspectives that teachers and researchers have on changes in classroom lessons. To do that, I have
Betsy DeVos Uses a Willing Public School Superintendent as a Privatization Prop | deutsch29
Betsy DeVos Uses a Willing Public School Superintendent as a Privatization Prop | deutsch29 : Betsy DeVos Uses a Willing Public School Superintendent as a Privatization Prop On March 13, 2017, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos tried to sell her interest in public schools. However, even as she spoke to the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) , a coalition comprised of 69 urban public school d
Are school vouchers good for education? That debate is playing out in Indiana - YouTube
Are school vouchers good for education? That debate is playing out in Indiana - YouTube : Are school vouchers good for education? That debate is playing out in Indiana Hoosier School Heist TV is Doug Martin's channel featuring videos of his book tour across Indiana speaking on the corporate takeover of public education. Order Hoosier School Heist at http://hoosierschoolheist.com/. Follow Hoosier
What about school funding? Will we lose our Blue Ribbon Status?: A report from the front lines of the NY Opt Out Movement - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : What about school funding? Will we lose our Blue Ribbon Status?: A report from the front lines of the NY Opt Out Movement NYS has a robust opt out movement. Last year over 260,000 students refused the NYS tests in Grades 3-8. Each year some NY Boards of Education, Superintendents, and Principals try to use scare tactics to get parents to opt back into testing. Two sc

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