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Ethnic Studies Courses Break Down Barriers and Benefit Everyone—So Why the Resistance? by J. Gabriel Ware — YES! Magazine
Ethnic Studies Courses Break Down Barriers and Benefit Everyone—So Why the Resistance? by J. Gabriel Ware — YES! Magazine : Ethnic Studies Courses Break Down Barriers and Benefit Everyone—So Why the Resistance? As cities incorporate curricula that deconstruct stereotypes and negative assumptions about race, advocates say everyone wins. Others argue they just promote resentment. Students raise the
Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School : The Salt : NPR
Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School : The Salt : NPR : Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School Growing up in a hungry household in the first couple of years of life can hurt how well a child performs in school years later, according to a new study. An estimated 13.1 million children live in homes with insufficient food, according t
CURMUDGUCATION: MS: Paving Way for Vouchers
CURMUDGUCATION: MS: Paving Way for Vouchers : MS: Paving Way for Vouchers Mississippi has long been considered America's Armpit of Education. Educational lists? You name it, they've consistently ranked near the bottom. It qualified as news when Nevada beat them for dead last in EdWeek's Quality Counts list in 2016, because that was their first step up in years(and it can be argued that they didn'
Betsy DeVos’s “School Choice” Fallacy | New Republic
Betsy DeVos’s “School Choice” Fallacy | New Republic : Betsy DeVos’s “School Choice” Fallacy “Undermining public education is not a choice,” Senator Patty Murray said in a speech Wednesday, railing against the education secretary's policies. As Senator Patty Murray tells it, Luke was a middle-school boy who used a private school voucher program to attend Manatee Learning Academy in Bradenton, Flo
Supreme Court expands definition of FAPE :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet
Supreme Court expands definition of FAPE :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : Supreme Court expands definition of FAPE (District of Columbia) In a carefully-worded but unanimous opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the right of students with disabilities to a “free appropriate public education” requires more than a simple complianc
Research Mixed on After-School Programs in Wake of Trump Budget - The Atlantic
Research Mixed on After-School Programs in Wake of Trump Budget - The Atlantic : Do After-School Programs Positively Impact Children? Proponents of President Trump’s budget say no. Their evidence may be faulty. After-school programs are on the chopping block in the Trump administration’s proposed budget, an issue a reporter drew attention to at a recent press conference with the director of the O
Federal Funding for Libraries, Museums Eliminated in FY2018 Budget – Education Town Hall Forum
Federal Funding for Libraries, Museums Eliminated in FY2018 Budget – Education Town Hall Forum : Federal Funding for Libraries, Museums Eliminated in FY2018 Budget The Library of Congress announced, earlier this week, the acquisition of 575,000 images from the Civil Rights Movement. Photographer Bob Adelman volunteered with CORE – the Congress for Racial Equality – in the early 1960s to document
Words Matter: The Repercussions of What We Say - And Don't Say - to Students
Words Matter: The Repercussions of What We Say - And Don't Say - to Students : Words Matter: The Repercussions of What We Say – And Don’t Say – to Students In everyday conversation, relying on labels and falling back on “scripts” is an easy but superficial way to talk about something that we may not know that much about (even if we think we do). This can be harmless enough, but it depends on the
Candidates to succeed Jerry Brown to debate CA charter schools | The Sacramento Bee
Candidates to succeed Jerry Brown to debate CA charter schools | The Sacramento Bee : 2018 candidates for governor weigh in on charter schools in California Welcome to the AM Alert, your morning rundown on California policy and politics. To receive it regularly, please sign up here . Charter schools in California are an increasingly high-profile player in public education, and the 2018 race for g
Do Private School Vouchers Pose a Threat to Integration?
Do Private School Vouchers Pose a Threat to Integration? : Do Private School Vouchers Pose a Threat to Integration? One of the few ways in which Donald Trump’s presidential campaign addressed the issue of education was through a dramatic promise to create a $20 billion school choice program , including private school vouchers or similar initiatives that fund private school tuition. 1 While the po
May Day: Seattle Educators Moving Closer To Strike | PopularResistance.Org
May Day: Seattle Educators Moving Closer To Strike | PopularResistance.Org : May Day: Seattle Educators Moving Closer To Strike On Monday, March 13, the Seattle Educators Association (SEA) took a big step toward May 1 strike action in voting by an overwhelming majority in favor of a one-day strike at their Representative Assembly. The resolution will now require approval by the union’s full membe
Jeff Bryant: Words That Hurt Our Public Schools, And Ones That Help
Words That Hurt Our Public Schools, And Ones That Help : Words That Hurt Our Public Schools, And Ones That Help [The following is a transcript of a presentation to grantees of the Schott Foundation for Public Education] I want to start off today with a story about my mom. Trust me, I’ll eventually transition to talking about education. But my mom’s story illustrates how attitudes are affected by
Fact-Free History | Blue Cereal Education
Fact-Free History | Blue Cereal Education : Fact-Free History There’s nothing more terrifying than finding out your district administrators have just returned from a conference somewhere, and they’re excited about something. You know because they suddenly smile too much, and now they want to come talk to your department or hold a special faculty meeting. It’s enough to ruin your entire 17-minute
When School Suspensions Plunge, Is That A Good Thing? : NPR Ed : NPR
When School Suspensions Plunge, Is That A Good Thing? : NPR Ed : NPR : School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News We are in the midst of a quiet revolution in school discipline. In the past five years, 27 states have revised their laws with the intention of reducing suspensions and expulsions. And, more than 50 of America's largest school districts have also reformed t
Study Finds Court Ordered Funding Reforms Produce Five Percent Increase in Graduation Rates - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Study Finds Court Ordered Funding Reforms Produce Five Percent Increase in Graduation Rates A new study by Chris Candelaria and Ken Shores adds another major finding in the debate over school funding. In their paper, Court-Ordered Finance Reforms in the Adequacy Era: Heterogeneous Causal Effects and Sensitivity , they find that school funding remedies have a significant
What Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Means for Children at School and their Teachers | janresseger
What Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Means for Children at School and their Teachers | janresseger : What Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Means for Children at School and their Teachers Contrary to the widespread popular belief that learning is absorbing a body information and that computers can accomplish the task of pouring in material as well as human teachers, teachers know that knowledge is cons
Newsletter #12 – Community and School Struggles Unite! | CLASSROOM STRUGGLE
Newsletter #12 – Community and School Struggles Unite! | CLASSROOM STRUGGLE : Newsletter #12 – Community and School Struggles Unite! Welcome to our March 2017 edition of our Newsletter. In this issue we cover two pressing and current topics: the fight to establish Sanctuary Schools and the struggle against budget cuts. In the first we discuss a conference that was set up to organize around sanctu
March Madness: Poor Children As Casualties Of Trump’s Budget Wars
March Madness: Poor Children As Casualties Of Trump’s Budget Wars : March Madness: Poor Children As Casualties Of Trump’s Budget Wars Who would have ever thought that the term March Madness referred to more than just a basketball tournament? With the Trump Administration, however, madness is second nature, regardless of the month on the calendar. Last week, we found out that March Madness also re
Florida Opts Out, NY BAT Enters Ring – Education Town Hall Forum
Florida Opts Out, NY BAT Enters Ring – Education Town Hall Forum : Florida Opts Out, NY BAT Enters Ring BUS PROGRAM, EDUCATIONAL ACTIVISM, HIGH STAKES TESTING, NATIONAL ISSUES, TEACHERS AND TEACHING On the March Education Town Hall BUS, hear from Cindy Hamilton, of Opt Out, on 3rd grade retention and related issues in Florida, and from Christine Pellegrino, NY BAT running for a special seat in th
The Supreme Court says de minimus ain’t good enough. | Fred Klonsky
The Supreme Court says de minimus ain’t good enough. | Fred Klonsky : The Supreme Court says de minimus ain’t good enough. Even Clarence Thomas told Gorsuch he was wrong. The United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that de minimus ain’t good enough. The decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District could have far-reaching implications for the 6.5 million students with disabilities i
Anatomy of a Betrayal – Save Maine Schools
Anatomy of a Betrayal – Save Maine Schools : Anatomy of a Betrayal In 2015, the heads of the National Education Association (NEA), received an invitation from a newly formed group known as “Convergence” to attend a series of meetings sponsored, in part, by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. When Becky Pringle, Vice President of the NEA, looked at the list of attendees, she thought to herself , “I do

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