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What Silicon Valley and the Department of Defense Have Planned for Public Education: A video | Seattle Education
What Silicon Valley and the Department of Defense Have Planned for Public Education: A video | Seattle Education : What Silicon Valley and the Department of Defense Have Planned for Public Education: A video Alison McDowell, editor of Wrench in the Gears, gave a presentation titled Future Ready Schools: How Silicon Valley and the Defense Department Plan to Remake Public Education on Saturday, Mar
Disco music, ESSA and your public school - Lily's Blackboard
Disco music, ESSA and your public school - Lily's Blackboard : Disco music, ESSA and your public school Don’t judge me for this, but disco has a special place in my heart. Not necessarily the “ Disco Duck ” variety. (I have taste, after all.) I’m talking about the legendary songs to which we would “ Freak Out ” under a glittering disco ball. Nile Rodgers was co-creator with Bernard Edwards of the
Should More Students Be Allowed to Skip a Grade?
Should More Students Be Allowed to Skip a Grade? : Should More Students Be Allowed to Skip a Grade? When Heather Rains was in elementary school, she skipped ahead two years, from kindergarten to 2nd grade. The decision placed her in the same class as her older sister, which was a little awkward, and she had a hard time making new friends. Rains still played with her same-age friends at recess but
We change the world by showing up. I went to Seattle and got a video on Ed Reform 2.0 / Learning Ecosystems to share! – Wrench in the Gears
We change the world by showing up. I went to Seattle and got a video on Ed Reform 2.0 / Learning Ecosystems to share! – Wrench in the Gears : We change the world by showing up. I went to Seattle and got a video on Ed Reform 2.0 / Learning Ecosystems to share! This weekend I relished the opportunity to meet up with some wonderful activists with whom I have been collaborating online for many months
STOP the Hostile Take-Over. Re-Elect Steve Zimmer Tues., May 16th, to LAUSD School Board | The Huffington Post
STOP the Hostile Take-Over. Re-Elect Steve Zimmer Tues., May 16th, to LAUSD School Board | The Huffington Post : STOP the Hostile Take-Over. Re-Elect Steve Zimmer Tues., May 16th, to LAUSD School Board On Tues, May 16th, Los Angeles voters –the caffeinated ones awake enough to know there is a monumental election underway— can resist a billionaire-backed hostile charter take over of the Los Angele
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Now It Will Get Real on McCleary Funding
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Now It Will Get Real on McCleary Funding : Now It Will Get Real on McCleary Funding The Dems will be releasing their proposal for the budget, including McCleary funding, today at noon. It will be televised on TVW. Your Kids and Their Future by Melissa Westbrook / 42min I've read a couple of good articles over the last week that I wanted to share. There is a lot of
The problem with DeVos' education agenda - Baltimore Sun
The problem with DeVos' education agenda - Baltimore Sun : The problem with DeVos' education agenda ewly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , a Michigan billionaire, has used her considerable wealth to promote charter school expansion in her home state for more than two decades. According to Politico, she and her husband have made over $2 million dollars in campaign contributions to sup
School choice supporters tout questionable data on charters | NC Policy Watch
School choice supporters tout questionable data on charters | NC Policy Watch : School choice supporters tout questionable data on charters Charter schools in North Carolina are becomingly increasingly white and affluent. Those are two of the overriding conclusions derived from recent analysis of the state’s charter population by a variety of stakeholders. But a new set of numbers circulating amo
Mississippi Learning: Moving Beyond Betsy DeVos’ “School Choice” Trap – Capital & Main
Mississippi Learning: Moving Beyond Betsy DeVos’ “School Choice” Trap – Capital & Main : Mississippi Learning: Moving Beyond Betsy DeVos’ “School Choice” Trap Like many Southern cities, Clinton, Mississippi, bears the scars of American slavery. A road cutting through the city’s center marks a key route used by slave traders in the decades before the Civil War. Signs across town tell the story of
Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists - Baltimore Sun
Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists - Baltimore Sun : Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists They were classmates and best friends, and they both wanted to get into the 11th-grade Advanced Placement English class at Columbia's Hammond High School. Since meeting in summer school just before ninth grade, Mikey Peterson and Eli Sauerwalt had been through a lot
Malloy: State's Desegregation Efforts Depriving Children Of Quality Education - Hartford Courant
Malloy: State's Desegregation Efforts Depriving Children Of Quality Education - Hartford Courant : Malloy: State's Desegregation Efforts Depriving Children Of Quality Education Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he has lost faith in Connecticut's nationally touted school-desegregation efforts and argued that Hartford students would be better served if the landmark Sheff v. O'Neill case returned to court
Liberals, Conservatives Agree: Big Mistake for White House to Push Private School Choice | US News
Liberals, Conservatives Agree: Big Mistake for White House to Push Private School Choice | Education News | US News : Liberals, Conservatives Agree: Big Mistake for White House to Push Private School Choice Having just sent a memo to the Democratic caucus Wednesday morning outlining a strategy to oppose the Trump administration’s plans to push private school choice, Sen. Patty Murray headed to th
California school districts increased spending on administrator pay faster than teacher pay | The Sacramento Bee
California school districts increased spending on administrator pay faster than teacher pay | The Sacramento Bee : California school districts increased spending on administrator pay faster than teacher pay Every so often, “clackers,” as teachers at Hiram Johnson High call them, will visit Mary Rodríguez’s class to watch her teach and make recommendations. These administrators, she said, wear sho
Remember 'Open Schools'? Probably Not, And Here's Why : NPR Ed : NPR
Remember 'Open Schools'? Probably Not, And Here's Why : NPR Ed : NPR : 'Open Schools' Made Noise In The '70s; Now They're Just Noisy It's a perennial debate in American education: Do kids learn best when they're sitting in rows at their desks? Or moving around, exploring on their own? Back in the 1960s and '70s, that debate led to a brand new school design: Small classrooms were out. Wide-open sp
How to Expose Racists: Simply Mention Racism | radical eyes for equity
How to Expose Racists: Simply Mention Racism | radical eyes for equity : How to Expose Racists: Simply Mention Racism I was pleasantly surprised when Education Week published Why Are We Criminalizing Black Students? by Tyrone C. Howard. Regretfully, this blog is gorged with posts about EdWeek routinely failing the education discussion, but Howard’s commentary confronts well a hard topic in educat
Paul Vallas again? Really? | Fred Klonsky
Paul Vallas again? Really? | Fred Klonsky : Paul Vallas again? Really? I have always believed there are two main reasons we in Illinois suffer from having Bruce Rauner as governor. Pat Quinn decided he was placed on this earth to cut public employee pensions. He picked Paul Vallas as his running mate. Quinn lost by a mere 70,000 votes statewide. I pin that tiny margin on pensions and Vallas. Vall
How the Nation’s Two Oldest School Voucher Programs Are Working: Part I—Wisconsin | janresseger
How the Nation’s Two Oldest School Voucher Programs Are Working: Part I—Wisconsin | janresseger : How the Nation’s Two Oldest School Voucher Programs Are Working: Part I—Wisconsin School voucher programs in Milwaukee and Cleveland are now over twenty-five years old. Now both states have expanded statewide what began as stand-alone, big-city programs, and last week, local newspapers in Milwaukee a
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES 'Move fast and break things...'
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES 'Move fast and break things...' : WEEKEND QUOTABLES 'Move fast and break things...' Bannon: "Move fast and break things" Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) “We have got to have the guts to take on the insurance companies and the drug companies and move forward toward a Medicare-for-all, single-payer program, And I’ll be introducing legislation shortly to do th
Technology “Disrupting” Journalism and Teaching (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Technology “Disrupting” Journalism and Teaching (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Technology “Disrupting” Journalism and Teaching (Part 1) Recently a few friends and I saw “All The President’s Men.” The 1976 film about the Watergate burglary in 1972, the subsequent cover up by the White House and eventual resignation of President Nixon in 1974 featured Dustin Hoffma
One to One Initiative Threatens Public Education | tultican
One to One Initiative Threatens Public Education | tultican : One to One Initiative Threatens Public Education One to one classroom agendas have a dark side that includes the destruction of public schools as we know them; where teachers and students interact. It’s a dystopian ideology that posits students earning education badges while working in isolation at a digital screen. This month, the ent
Chester Finn Laments Maryland’s Corporate Reform Resistance; Fails to Connect Common Core to Falling NAEP Scores | deutsch29
Chester Finn Laments Maryland’s Corporate Reform Resistance; Fails to Connect Common Core to Falling NAEP Scores | deutsch29 : Chester Finn Laments Maryland’s Corporate Reform Resistance; Fails to Connect Common Core to Falling NAEP Scores On March 22, 2017, former Fordham Institute President and current Maryland State Board of Education Vice President Chester Finn published an opinion piece for
NYC Public School Parents: It's not too late to opt out & more reasons to do so-- including to protect your child's privacy and deny them the data!
NYC Public School Parents: It's not too late to opt out & more reasons to do so-- including to protect your child's privacy and deny them the data! : It's not too late to opt out & more reasons to do so-- including to protect your child's privacy and deny them the data! On Tuesday begin three days of state ELA exams for grades 3-8. Last year, about 265,000 NY students in these grades opted out --
Badass Teachers Association: The Case Against Crayons by Catherine Malley
Badass Teachers Association: The Case Against Crayons by Catherine Malley : The Case Against Crayons by Catherine Malley Crayons are illegal today; Classroom contraband, reeking of play. My box of new September crayons: Flawless, sharp tipped, begging to escape their yellow and green striped Crayola box. Each color was perfectly placed in the spectrum: red, maroon, scarlet, brick red and my favor

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