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US Education Secretary's Second School Visit Welcomed by Adoring Parents (NOT)





Seattle Schools Community Forum: Washington State School Funding Updates
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Washington State School Funding Updates : Washington State School Funding Updates Here's the latest. The GOP-majority Senate passed their budget plan, SB 5875 , two days ago after many hours of debate with the vote coming in the middle of the night. It passed 25-24. In terms of fulfilling McCleary, here are their main points: - no new revenue . The Republicans fin
Starving Schools to Feed Privatization | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice
Starving Schools to Feed Privatization | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice : Starving Schools to Feed Privatization Submitted by Lisa Applegate on March 22, 2017 Blogs and Articles: Rights Teaching President Donald Trump’s budget proposal —which includes slashing the Department of Education’s budget by 13.5 percent and allocating $1.4 billion for school choice initiatives—was rel
Facts-Only History | Blue Cereal Education
Facts-Only History | Blue Cereal Education : Facts-Only History Good morning, class. Today begins the roughly three days we have allotted by our state-mandated curriculum to cover the causes, major events, and impact of the American Civil War. Unlike past units in which I’ve sometimes been guilty of inflicting my personal opinions and interpretations on your instead of just teaching you history ,
Betsy's Boy: Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office - ProPublica
Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office - ProPublica : Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office Roger Severino, the new head of the Office for Civil Rights within Health and Human Services, has opposed transgender patients’ rights, same-sex marriage and Planned Parenthood. The Trump administration has q
Gulen Scandal and All the President's Men: Mike Flynn secretly met Turkish officials to plan illegal ‘dead of night’ extradition of fugitive cleric
Mike Flynn secretly met Turkish officials to plan illegal ‘dead of night’ extradition of fugitive cleric : Mike Flynn secretly met Turkish officials to plan illegal ‘dead of night’ extradition of fugitive cleric Former CIA Director James Woolsey said that he attended a secret meeting in September with ousted Trump national security adviser Adm. Mike Flynn to plan a covert operation to “whisk away
American Federation of Teachers President to support Cornell grad student unionization | News | ithaca.com
American Federation of Teachers President to support Cornell grad student unionization | News | ithaca.com : American Federation of Teachers President to support Cornell grad student unionization American Federation of Teachers President and Cornell University alumna Randi Weingarten has announced she will rally Saturday with Cornell graduate workers to get out the vote. Weingarten will speak at
Placing Students Last Doesn’t Make America Great | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Placing Students Last Doesn’t Make America Great | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Placing Students Last Doesn’t Make America Great Federal budget director Mick Mulvaney, recently revealed that President Trump’s “skinny budget” proposal titled, “ America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again ,” was largely culled from Trump’s speeches and interviews throughout his campaig
CURMUDGUCATION: How Not To Teach Writing
CURMUDGUCATION: How Not To Teach Writing : How Not To Teach Writing Imagine how crazy it would be. An English teacher stands in front of a class and explains, "For every thought you have about the prompt, there is only one correct sentence that can use to express that thought. I'll be grading your essays based on how many of the correct sentences you use." Nobody teaches writing that way. Nobody
Hannah Skandera Booted from Consideration as DeVos Assistant | deutsch29
Hannah Skandera Booted from Consideration as DeVos Assistant | deutsch29 : Hannah Skandera Booted from Consideration as DeVos Assistant According to Politico’s March 23, 2017, Morning Education, controversial New Mexico education commissioner Hannah Skandera will not be joining US ed sec Betsy DeVos in DC as assistant education secretary. (Note: A December 2016 Politico Pro article had Skandera u
Freaky Friday Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Freaky Friday Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Wisconsin Community Schools Threatened by Voucher Expansion 2 by dianeravitch / 16min Governor Scott Walker has been a champion of vouchers and charters. He has pushed hard to expand vouchers for religious schools. Some districts will not even lose stud
Parents strongly object to report calling for local funding of special education | EdSource
Parents strongly object to report calling for local funding of special education | EdSource : Parents strongly object to report calling for local funding of special education State Board of Education President Michael Kirst called a report urging California officials to dismantle the current special education funding system “provocative and bold.” After listening to two hours of the public’s reac
How much less are Baltimore traditional schools getting next year? | People for Public Schools
How much less are Baltimore traditional schools getting next year? | People for Public Schools : How much less are Baltimore traditional schools getting next year? That’s a question People for Public Schools put back on the table at the March 21 meeting of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners. Representing People for Public Schools, Edit Barry read the following statement: Dear Dr. Sa
US Education Secretary's Second School Visit Welcomed by Adoring Parents (NOT)
Parents Protest US Education Secretary's School Visit : Parents Protest US Education Secretary's School Visit WASHINGTON — Dozens of parents and neighbors on both sides of the U.S. debate about school-choice issues protested against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she visited a public school near the nation's capital Thursday. DeVos, who was one of the more controversial choices President Dona
If it’s Friday, it’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. | Fred Klonsky
If it’s Friday, it’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. | Fred Klonsky : If it’s Friday, it’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. This morning’s guests on our radio show/podcast, Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers are noted education historian and corporate education reform critic, Diane Ravitch, and poet founder of Louder than a Bomb , Kevin Coval. Diane will be talking with my bro
Louisiana Educator: John White's Plan for the Implementation of the New ESSA law should be rejected
Louisiana Educator: John White's Plan for the Implementation of the New ESSA law should be rejected : John White's Plan for the Implementation of the New ESSA law should be rejected Notice: Special BESE meeting for consideration of the Louisiana plan for the implementation of ESSA, Wednesday, March 29, 1:00 P. M. John White is a one trick pony. He still believes that the only reason our students
California's Suspensions Are Down, But Racial Disparities Persist By Jonathan D. Glater - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : California's Suspensions Are Down, But Racial Disparities Persist By Jonathan D. Glater While school suspension rates have fallen sharply in recent years in California, the racially disproportionate impact of this form of punishment has persisted. That is the headline conclusion of the latest report on education in the United States from the Brookings Institution’s Brown
“Something Is Happening and You Don’t Know What It Is…” | janresseger
“Something Is Happening and You Don’t Know What It Is…” | janresseger : “Something Is Happening and You Don’t Know What It Is…” Bob Dylan - The Ballad of a Thin Man from Vasco Cavalcante on Vimeo . After reading John Merrow’s reflection on what is happening in the Trump-DeVos Department of Education , I woke up in the night thinking of Bob Dylan. John Merrow covered education for the PBS NewsHour
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Diane Ravitch and Kevin Coval are our guests today on Hitting Left.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Diane Ravitch and Kevin Coval are our guests today on Hitting Left. : Diane Ravitch and Kevin Coval are our guests today on Hitting Left. Diane Ravitch First batter up on the Klonsky Brothers, Hitting Left show this morning is ed activist, historian, and author Diane Ravitch. Diane's latest book, "Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger
U.S. Secretary Of Education DeVos Crafts A Policy That Benefits Her Friends
U.S. Secretary Of Education DeVos Crafts A Policy That Benefits Her Friends : U.S. Secretary Of Education DeVos Crafts A Policy That Benefits Her Friends A March 20 Bloomberg News story reveals that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made a decision regarding student loans that will financially benefit one of her well-heeled friends. This decision will likely set a pattern for her secretariat. Ameri
Louisiana School Boards Assn. Confronts Louisiana’s ESSA State Plan Rush Job | deutsch29
Louisiana School Boards Assn. Confronts Louisiana’s ESSA State Plan Rush Job | deutsch29 : Louisiana School Boards Assn. Confronts Louisiana’s ESSA State Plan Rush Job On March 13, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos contacted state superintendents to let them know that there are now two possible deadlines for submission of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plans: April 03, 2017, or September 18, 2
What the Dickens is going on? | The Merrow Report
What the Dickens is going on? | The Merrow Report : What the Dickens is going on? From one perspective, these are the worst of times for American public education. In his inaugural address, President Trump told the nation that we have an “education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.” His proposed budget acts on his words, cutting fe
Schadenfreude: Republicans’ American Healthcare Act | Reclaim Reform
Schadenfreude: Republicans’ American Healthcare Act | Reclaim Reform : Schadenfreude: Republicans’ American Healthcare Act The American Healthcare Act: The Republican Response (Schadenfreude)
Educator Guides for GLSEN Programs | GLSEN
Educator Guides for GLSEN Programs | GLSEN : Educator Guides for GLSEN Programs Planning for Back to School? Looking for ways to support Day of Silence? Interested in being more LGBTQ-inclusive during pride month? You’ve come to the right place! Check out the guides below for specific tools and tips related to GLSEN programs, days of action and more! Ready to supplement your curriculum? Explore o

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Court Brief to Protect Federal Funding for Schools - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Court Brief to Protect Federal Funding for Schools - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Superintendent of Public Instruction Files Court Brief to Protect Federal Funding for Schools SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson filed a court brief Wednesday supporting Santa Clara County’s request to halt an executive order by President Donald Trump that threatens to
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/23/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/23/17 Featured Post Betsy DeVos’s “School Choice” Fallacy | New Republic Ethnic Studies Courses Break Down Barriers and Benefit Everyone—So Why the Resistance? by J. Gabriel Ware — YES! 

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