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Seattle Schools Community Forum: What's Next for Seattle Schools?
Seattle Schools Community Forum: What's Next for Seattle Schools? : What's Next for Seattle Schools? I'll ask that question because apparently, the district isn't going to ask you. I bring this up after reading thru the presentation for last week's Work Session with one section about SMART goals and the other about the budget. Here's the title for the SMART goals: Selection of the 2017-18 Board G
Endrew F. and Charter Schools: What’s the Connection?
Endrew F. and Charter Schools: What’s the Connection? : Endrew F. and Charter Schools: What’s the Connection? It requires an educational program reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. In light of the current administration’s push for school choice in the form of vouchers and charter schools, and
An Opt Out Lament – and a Deeper Lesson | Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
An Opt Out Lament – and a Deeper Lesson | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : An Opt Out Lament – and a Deeper Lesson It is nearing the end of March, which means that my social media feeds and the blogs that I read are full of materials pertaining to the Opt Out movement. Contrary to years of efforts by testing advocates to portray Opt Out as wholly of phenomenon of privileged parents, I know that the efforts I
Trump blames everyone but himself for failure of GOP healthcare legislation | US news | The Guardian
Trump blames everyone but himself for failure of GOP healthcare legislation | US news | The Guardian : Trump blames everyone but himself for failure of GOP healthcare legislation President’s targets include conservatives, Democrats and a possible veiled jab at Paul Ryan as Republican hand-wringing over repeal-and-replace failure continues Donald Trump sought on Sunday to spread blame for the fail
Teachers, Teachers Unions, and the Charter School War Part 2
Teachers, Teachers Unions, and the Charter School War Part 2 : Teachers, Teachers Unions, and the Charter School War Part 2 Please join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for the second part of the War Report's examination of our teachers, our teacher unions, and the charter school war. Dr. Miller will present the War Report perspective on the never good, always bad and ugly unions
Kalief Browder and the School-To-Prison Pipeline | The Jose Vilson
Kalief Browder and the School-To-Prison Pipeline | The Jose Vilson : Kalief Browder and the School-To-Prison Pipeline A few weeks ago, I was supposed to attend the premiere of Time: The Kalief Browder Story , the documentary about a young man wrongly arrested and held captive for years in Rikers Island. The story uncovers the excesses and atrocities of the prison industrial complex in the world’s
Education Matters: Detroit and Jacksonville by the numbers
Education Matters: Detroit and Jacksonville by the numbers : Detroit and Jacksonville by the numbers Get the Scoop on Vitti at Education Matters - http://jaxkidsmatter.blogspot.com/ Education Matters: Detroit and Jacksonville by the numbers :
The convenient pattern of Education Secretary DeVos’s school visits - The Washington Post
The convenient pattern of Education Secretary DeVos’s school visits - The Washington Post : The convenient pattern of Education Secretary DeVos’s school visits Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has toured four schools since she joined President Trump’s Cabinet in early February, and there’s a curious pattern to the visits. These are the schools she visited: Feb. 10 — Jefferson Middle School Academy
Urgent. Senator Manar has filed his bill eliminating designated sped funding. Manar thinks there are too many special education students. Act now. | Fred Klonsky
Urgent. Senator Manar has filed his bill eliminating designated sped funding. Manar thinks there are too many special education students. Act now. | Fred Klonsky : Urgent. Senator Manar has filed his bill eliminating designated sped funding. Manar thinks there are too many special education students. Act now. Illinois State Senator Andy Manar thinks there are too many special education students.
The American Charter School Nightmare Continues: Gülen Scandal Updat- CSMonitor.com
Could the Trump administration send Fethullah Gülen back to Turkey? - CSMonitor.com : Could the Trump administration send Fethullah Gülen back to Turkey? Turkey accuses the cleric of being the author of last summer’s failed coup. Whether or not the Trump administration sides with Turkey or European skeptics could shape the course of the war against ISIS . MARCH 25, 2017 — Fethullah Gülen leads a
BustED Pencils Trending News: Where Have All the Teachers Gone? | BustED Pencils
BustED Pencils Trending News: Where Have All the Teachers Gone? | BustED Pencils : BustED Pencils Trending News: Where Have All the Teachers Gone? It’s not a shortage! It’s not a human capital issue! It’s a mass EXODUS ! Change the narrative. 30 years of war against teachers and the casualties are now insurmountable. THAT IS NOT A SHORTAGE! It’s a warning that public schools are close to being pr
Weekend Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Weekend Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all The Daily Signal Salutes Defunding of After-School Programs by dianeravitch / 31min The Daily Signal is published by the uber-conservative Heritage Foundation. I am on their mailing list. In yesterday’s report, it congratulated Trump for proposing to eliminat
Rainy Sunday. | Fred Klonsky
Rainy Sunday. | Fred Klonsky : Rainy Sunday. Julia, a child with autism, joins the cast of Sesame Street. Sen. Bernie Sanders cast the GOP as “out of touch” with the public on health care Friday, citing opposition to the Obamacare repeal and replace efforts at a series of contentious town halls as a driving factor behind Republicans’ inability to push through the American Health Care Act. “I thin
Standardized Testing Bill Of Rights
Test Better : STANDARDIZED TESTING BILL OF RIGHTS Proposed STANDARDIZED TESTING BILL OF RIGHTS Parents Have A Right To Opt Out of Standardized Testing . Current STANDARDIZED TESTING BILL OF RIGHTS High-quality tests that accurately assess student learning and help teachers understand how to improve instruction are an essential part of an excellent education. But too many students are spending too
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Babymoon Edition + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Babymoon Edition (3/26) : ICYMI: Babymoon Edition (3/26) My wife and I are in DC, contemplating the cherry blossoms and coming creative disruption of our lives by two currently-fetal offspring. But I've still collected some reading for you, set to auto-post at the usual Sunday AM time. Read, enjoy and share. In the Name of Love A little push back from a Christian about "Chr
The Parent Bill Of Rights For Education – Exceptional Delaware 2017
The Parent Bill Of Rights For Education – Exceptional Delaware 2017 : The Parent Bill Of Rights For Education Since the Center for American Progress, Delaware Governor Jack Markell, and the President of the National PTA want to get 10,000 signatures on their Testing Bill of Rights within the next month, I think it is only fair parents who opt their children out of high-stakes assessments do the s

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