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Groups sue to block Michigan funding private schools with public money
Groups sue to block Michigan funding private schools with public money : Groups sue to block Michigan funding private schools with public money Public education officials and parents groups in Michigan on Tuesday filed a lawsuit to prevent the governor from funding private schools with public money, arguing a $2.5 million line item in the state budget for school health and safety was a “gateway”
Seattle Schools Community Forum: GOP Senators Release Their Budget
Seattle Schools Community Forum: GOP Senators Release Their Budget : GOP Senators Release Their Budget In not-good-news, the Senate Republicans in the Legislature released their budget. From The News Tribune (partial): Republican legislative leaders released a new two-year budget proposal Tuesday that aims to fix how Washington state pays for schools, but would trim spending elsewhere to make tha
Change a School’s Structure, Change the World: An Exchange – Have You Heard
Change a School’s Structure, Change the World: An Exchange – Have You Heard : Change a School’s Structure, Change the World: An Exchange In which Empower School’s Brett Alessi and I go back and forth about whether the Springfield Empowerment Zone is *all that*… Editor’s note: I recently wrote about the much-hyped Springfield Empowerment Zone, arguing that there isn’t enough *there there* to merit
With A Brooklyn Accent: Why Children Need After School Programs: A Message To Donald Trump
With A Brooklyn Accent: Why Children Need After School Programs: A Message To Donald Trump : Why Children Need After School Programs: A Message To Donald Trump Clearly Donald Trump didn't grow up in a neighborhood where after school programs were a life line for children. I did. Many of us needed a safe space not only to get away from tough kids and bullies, but our own parents. My parents, thoug
Charter and Voucher debate: Julian Vasquez Heilig vs. Chris Stewart – Cloaking Inequity
Charter and Voucher debate: Julian Vasquez Heilig vs. Chris Stewart – Cloaking Inequity : Charter and Voucher debate: Julian Vasquez Heilig vs. Chris Stewart Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there
Rouzer Files Bill to Eliminate the U.S. Department of Education | Truth in American Education
Rouzer Files Bill to Eliminate the U.S. Department of Education | Truth in American Education : Rouzer Files Bill to Eliminate the U.S. Department of Education Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) is not the only one in Congress who wants to see the U.S. Department of Education eliminated . I’m sure there are several legislators who would love to see that happen. One of his colleagues joined him in f
Teachers union bigwig to join Boston contract protest tomorrow | Boston Herald
Teachers union bigwig to join Boston contract protest tomorrow | Boston Herald : Teachers union bigwig to join Boston contract protest tomorrow A leading national teachers union boss is set to hit the Hub tomorrow to headline a protest over stalled contract talks between the city and the teachers, local union officials confirm. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, i
Out of Our Minds: Putting the Public Back in Public Schooling | National Education Policy Center
Out of Our Minds: Putting the Public Back in Public Schooling | National Education Policy Center : Out of Our Minds: Putting the Public Back in Public Schooling Public schoolteachers (and even many administrators) are in defensive mode—now even more than ever. They are under attack. Arguably, the public itself is what’s under attack. So for those who value the public—democracy as shared work for
Tuesday Tutor Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Tuesday Tutor Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Sarah Blaine Calls on New Jersey Legislators to Block Use of PARCC as a Graduation Requirement by dianeravitch / 35min Sarah Blaine, a lawyer and parent in New Jersey, calls on the legislature to block the use of PARCC as a graduation requirement for st
CURMUDGUCATION: Netflix and the Myth of Personalization
CURMUDGUCATION: Netflix and the Myth of Personalization : Netflix and the Myth of Personalization Today Slate has an analysis of how Netflix began the process of personalizing marketing, of using "algorithms to micromanage distribution, not production" in particular in the multi-pronged marketing of House of Cards. In the middle of the article, we find this paragraph: House of Cards thus embodies
Trump's Signature Education Goal Has A Long History With White Flight | The Huffington Post
Trump's Signature Education Goal Has A Long History With White Flight | The Huffington Post : Trump’s Signature Education Goal Has A Long History With White Flight Decades ago, voucher programs were used to sidestep desegregation by helping white students go to all-white academies. Debates about the viability of school voucher programs have focused in recent months on programs with lackluster or
IBO REPORT: NYC Charter School Costs To Grow More Than Budgeted! Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública:
Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública: IBO REPORT: NYC Charter School Costs To Grow More Than Budgeted! : IBO REPORT: NYC Charter School Costs To Grow More Than Budgeted! New York City Charter School Costs To Grow More Than Budgeted! Although the preliminary budget forecast of charter school enrollment is lower than projected by IBO, the Department of Education's (DOE)
John Thompson: Indivisible Oklahoma forum responds to 'Trumpism' - NonDoc
Indivisible Oklahoma forum responds to 'Trumpism' - NonDoc : Indivisible Oklahoma forum responds to ‘Trumpism’ F ollowing the election of President Donald Trump, Oklahoma’s U.S. Senators James Lankford and Jim Inhofe earlier this year refused to hold traditional town hall meetings with their constituents. It’s just as well: Had they been present to face the 1,500 people who attended the Indivisib
“We Teach English” Revisited | radical eyes for equity
“We Teach English” Revisited | radical eyes for equity : “We Teach English” Revisited At times quaint and oddly misguided but unflinchingly confrontational and assertive—the signature tone of her work—Lou LaBrant’s We Teach English (1951) was a rare book-length text over her 65 years as an educator. While this text for teachers of ELA/English never garnered the status of Louise Rosenblatt’s Liter
A fair, comprehensive Education Adequacy Cost Study is the key to reforming Connecticut’s school funding system - Wait What?
A fair, comprehensive Education Adequacy Cost Study is the key to reforming Connecticut’s school funding system - Wait What? : A fair, comprehensive Education Adequacy Cost Study is the key to reforming Connecticut’s school funding system In testimony before the Connecticut General Assembly’s Education Committee yesterday, the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding [CCJEF] explain
Apples, Oranges, & The Myth Of Grading Schools: The True Goals Behind Bad Education Policy – Exceptional Delaware 2017
Apples, Oranges, & The Myth Of Grading Schools: The True Goals Behind Bad Education Policy – Exceptional Delaware 2017 : Apples, Oranges, & The Myth Of Grading Schools: The True Goals Behind Bad Education Policy Atnre Alleyne came out with a blog post this morning supporting a Governor Carney idea where Delaware rates schools with stars. Of course he did! I don’t care what you label them with: st
Former Lobbyist With For-Profit Colleges Quits Education Department - ProPublica
Former Lobbyist With For-Profit Colleges Quits Education Department - ProPublica : Former Lobbyist With For-Profit Colleges Quits Education Department Under fire from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Taylor Hansen quit the department three days after ProPublica revealed his hiring. A former lobbyist for an association of for-profit colleges resigned last Friday from the Department of Education, where he ha
CURMUDGUCATION: IN: Vouchers and Changing the System
CURMUDGUCATION: IN: Vouchers and Changing the System : IN: Vouchers and Changing the System Indy Ed is a website devoted to exploring one idea-- "There are so many changes swirling around our schools that it’s hard to get straight answers." Their focus is Indianapolis, one more urban center suffering from a plethora of education problems, not the lest of which is a government that doesn't want to
Mr Rad's Neighborhood - Linkis.com
Mr Rad's Neighborhood - Linkis.com : Hey Principals, You Are Screwing Up. Principals: If you lose good teachers from your building at the end of this year, then you are screwing up. Principals, If people are leaving a profession that no one enters without passion, that no one enters expecting to be easy, you are not doing your job. Principals, every teacher that walks away from the kids in your y
Children should not be a number.: 14 Reasons to Opt Out in 2017
Children should not be a number.: 14 Reasons to Opt Out in 2017 : 2016-17 Refusal Letter & Info. Why Opt Out? What Opt Out is NOT. Opt Out Myths & Talking Points 14 Reasons to Opt Out in 2017 Via my friends at NYSAPE.org Children should not be a number.: 14 Reasons to Opt Out in 2017 :
Donald Trump, If the US is Attacked, We Will Blame YOU | gadflyonthewallblog
Donald Trump, If the US is Attacked, We Will Blame YOU | gadflyonthewallblog : Donald Trump, If the US is Attacked, We Will Blame YOU Donald Trump, Our nation is on the brink of massive violence. Many people in the Middle East think the United States wants a war with Islam . Our relations with North Korea are more strained than they’ve been in decades. Russia has infiltrated the deepest levels of
TALKING COMMUNITY SCHOOLS WITH ALISON McARTHUR « Dad Gone Wild
TALKING COMMUNITY SCHOOLS WITH ALISON McARTHUR « Dad Gone Wild : TALKING COMMUNITY SCHOOLS WITH ALISON MCARTHUR Over the last several years in public education, we’ve seen the pendulum start to swing away from an over reliance on assessment data as we enter the beginning stages of recognizing the depth of challenges faced by children in poverty. This recognition has fueled a push back to the over
Audio: LA Unified has gotten billions to serve high-needs kids. Here's how they've spend it. | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: LA Unified has gotten billions to serve high-needs kids. Here's how they've spend it. | 89.3 KPCC : LA Unified has gotten billions to serve high-needs kids. Here's how they've spend it. When California inaugurated a new school funding formula in 2013, Gov. Jerry Brown wanted to do more than restore money the state's public schools had lost to deep recession-era budget cuts. The governor ho
Court Upholds Prayer at School Board Meetings, Overlooking Their Judicial and Executive Functions That Suggest a Different Result - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : , Overlooking Their Judicial and Executive Functions That Suggest a Different Result The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in American Humanist Association v. Birdville Independent School District has upheld a First Amendment challenge to student prayer at school board meetings. The court offered this summary of the facts: BISD’s board holds monthly meetings in the District
School Funding: A Moral, Not a Fiscal Problem | janresseger
School Funding: A Moral, Not a Fiscal Problem | janresseger : School Funding: A Moral, Not a Fiscal Problem Taxes are merely a tool by which governments can fund the services needed in a good society. Today instead, as the Freedom Caucus dominates the House of Representatives and Donald Trump sets sets the agenda, taxes and government are seen as the enemy—something to eliminate. Grover Norquist,
Betsy DeVos Pitches Virtual School with 4-Yr Cohort Grad Rate Below 32 Percent | deutsch29
Betsy DeVos Pitches Virtual School with 4-Yr Cohort Grad Rate Below 32 Percent | deutsch29 : Betsy DeVos Pitches Virtual School with 4-Yr Cohort Grad Rate Below 32 Percent On March 20, 2017 , US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos addressed the National Association of State Boards of Education in Washington, DC. Her speech includes the repeated, slanted story of Denisha Merriweather, whose story o

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