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RANDI DAY: Brown honors Weingarten, longtime head of American Federation of Teachers - The Buffalo News
Brown honors Weingarten, longtime head of American Federation of Teachers - The Buffalo News : Brown honors Weingarten, longtime head of American Federation of Teachers Mayor Byron W. Brown proclaimed Monday "Randi Weingarten Day" in Buffalo to honor the influential president of the American Federation of Teachers union. Brown called Weingarten "a trailblazer and true champion" during a ceremony
CURMUDGUCATION: Is Testing Accountability Dead Yet?
CURMUDGUCATION: Is Testing Accountability Dead Yet? : Is Testing Accountability Dead Yet? Today Education Next features a three-headed take on the question, " Is test-based accountability dead ?" Three prominent reformy thinkers address the question. Do they come up with any useful answers? Let's see. Why Accountability Matters, and Why It Must Evolve Morgan Polikoff (USC Rossier) leads us off. P
Common Core’s Next Generation Science Standards! Where’s the Debate?
Common Core’s Next Generation Science Standards! Where’s the Debate? : Common Core’s Next Generation Science Standards! Where’s the Debate? My dear young fellow,’ the Old-Green-Grasshopper said gently, ‘there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet. Roald Dahl, from James and the Giant Peach We have heard little about Next Generation Science Standar
The irony in Ivanka Trump’s and Betsy DeVos’s push for STEM education - The Washington Post
The irony in Ivanka Trump’s and Betsy DeVos’s push for STEM education - The Washington Post : The irony in Ivanka Trump’s and Betsy DeVos’s push for STEM education This belongs in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category. On Tuesday, presidential daughter Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited the National Air and Space Museum in Washington. According to the Education Departmen
Jesse Hagopian: Seattle teachers considering a strike over funding | Seattle Education
Seattle teachers considering a strike over funding | Seattle Education : Seattle teachers considering a strike over funding Originally posted in the South Seattle Emerald. Turning the Streets Into Our Classroom By Wednesday this week every school in Seattle will have held a union vote to decided if our Seattle Education Association (SEA) should go out on strike on May Day—International Worker’s D
United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda –FULL LIST OF CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS -
FULL LIST OF CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS - United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda –... - Linkis.com : FULL LIST OF CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS – United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance FULL LIST OF CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS – United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance United We Stand Divided We Fal
CURMUDGUCATION: In Praise of One To One
CURMUDGUCATION: In Praise of One To One : In Praise of One To One Back in 2010-2011, my school went to one-to-one computing. We put a netbook in the hands of every 9-12 grader. It is rather unusual for my school district to be out in front of things. We're small, largely rural, and not terribly wealthy. But a combination of factors came together to launch us into one-to-one computing. And I'm her
What Organizers Need to Know About ESSA | Schott Foundation for Public Education
What Organizers Need to Know About ESSA | Schott Foundation for Public Education : What Organizers Need to Know About ESSA The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed in 2015, was a marked shift away from its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act. Under ESSA, much of the decision-making, accountability, and oversight passed from the Federal government to the states. In this transfer of poli
John Thompson: Listen to the kids: They will teach us how to teach them - NonDoc
Listen to the kids: They will teach us how to teach them - NonDoc : Listen to the kids: They will teach us how to teach them O n the eve of the spring testing season , we are talking less about the need to teach to the test. I wish the OKCPS could make a clean break and explicitly renounce the bubble-in malpractice of the last decade and a half. Teachers and principals should be told that they ar
California pressed to stop collecting students’ citizenship data - SFGate
California pressed to stop collecting students’ citizenship data - SFGate : California pressed to stop collecting students’ citizenship data Civil rights groups asked California’s attorney general Monday to investigate dozens of school districts across the state that require parents to provide children’s Social Security numbers, their citizenship status and other sensitive information such as whe
Tuesday's child is full of grace, Just Like 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's child is full of grace, Just Like Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Ohio: Study Sponsored by Pro-Voucher Group Shows Negative Effects of Vouchers 16 by dianeravitch / 56min I was a founding board member of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation (now, Institute). It is a pro-choice organization. I
Public Goods & the Money Belongs to the Child Fallacy (in tweets) | School Finance 101
Public Goods & the Money Belongs to the Child Fallacy (in tweets) | School Finance 101 : Public Goods & the Money Belongs to the Child Fallacy (in tweets) Follow Bruce Baker @SchlFinance101 Challenging "dollars belong to the child, not the system" argument. (Tax)$$ provided by society to serve pub interest 1/ # publicgoodsmatter 6:29 AM - 23 Dec 2016 9 9 Retweets 5 5 likes //platform.twitter.com/
When Physical Education Is Cut, Who Picks Up the Slack?
When Physical Education Is Cut, Who Picks Up the Slack? : When Physical Education Is Cut, Who Picks Up the Slack? When pink slips fly, they usually land in the hands of arts, music and physical education teachers first, which is what’s happening in districts around the country. From North Carolina and Virginia to Oregon and California, districts are cutting positions from arts and PE programs as
Seattle Schools Community Forum: May 1st Strike?
Seattle Schools Community Forum: May 1st Strike? : May 1st Strike? In case you were not aware, there is a debate/discussion - among teachers and parents - about a May 1st strike/walkout. May 1st is International Workers' Day and one that is hugely celebrated throughout the world (although not so much in the U.S.) The vote is to take place over this week and needs a three-fourths vote of SEA membe
Education Research Report This Week
Education Research Report : Education Research Report This Week Characteristics and Experiences of Special Education Students in High School by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 16min Secondary school youth who receive special education services feel positive about school, but are more likely than their peers to struggle academically, be suspended, and lag behind in taking key steps towards postsecondary edu
Malloy Budget Cuts undermine quality early child care programs in Connecticut - Wait What?
Malloy Budget Cuts undermine quality early child care programs in Connecticut - Wait What? : Malloy Budget Cuts undermine quality early child care programs in Connecticut Connecticut Voices for Children, a non-partisan research group, has produced a new report on the devastating impact that Governor Dannel Malloy’s budget is having on Connecticut’s Care 4 Kids program. CT Voices reports; The Care
Charter Schools: A Cancer Destroying Our Public School System By: Francisco Martinez - Perdaily.com
Charter Schools: A Cancer Destroying Our Public School System By: Francisco Martinez - Perdaily.com : Charter Schools: A Cancer Destroying Our Public School System By: Francisco Martinez When I first heard that Broad was planning to dismantle public education by taking 50% of students out of LAUSD and putting them in charters schools, I thought it was time for me to get active. Originally, I was
OPINION: The case for a Bachelor of Arts — what Betsy DeVos doesn’t understand about this “Noble Pursuit” - The Hechinger Report
OPINION: The case for a Bachelor of Arts — what Betsy DeVos doesn’t understand about this “Noble Pursuit” - The Hechinger Report : OPINION: The case for a Bachelor of Arts — what Betsy DeVos doesn’t understand about this “Noble Pursuit” Debunking the common wisdom Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has praised vocational schools and/or community colleges as “noble pursuits” for low-income people who
NYC Public School Parents: What was the test like today? Please leave your comments below!
NYC Public School Parents: What was the test like today? Please leave your comments below! : What was the test like today? Please leave your comments below! Today is the first day of the NY State ELA exams for grades 3-8. As in previous years, we are asking teachers, parents and students to comment on how these exams went in their schools and if there were errors, ambiguous questions, product pla
Pushback may have killed Paul Vallas CSU appointment. His reputation as a fixer is odd since he has been fired from almost every job he has held. | Fred Klonsky
Pushback may have killed Paul Vallas CSU appointment. His reputation as a fixer is odd since he has been fired from almost every job he has held. | Fred Klonsky : Pushback may have killed Paul Vallas CSU appointment. His reputation as a fixer is odd since he has been fired from almost every job he has held. CSU board announcing yesterday it will not appoint Paul Vallas as school president, reject
Court Orders New York to Release School Improvement Funds to Schools Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Court Orders New York to Release School Improvement Funds to Schools by Education Law Center In a major victory for parents, a New York appeals court has ordered the State Division of Budget to immediately release over $37 million in improvement grants to 20 needy schools across the state. A year ago, the grants were frozen by Governor Andrew Cuomo's Budget Director, Rob
Dear People with Privilege: On Freeing the Pelican | radical eyes for equity
Dear People with Privilege: On Freeing the Pelican | radical eyes for equity : Dear People with Privilege: On Freeing the Pelican The first men to deny sexism are sexists themselves; the first white people to deny racism are racists themselves. One of the profound tensions of the U.S. is that the country founded on the ideals of individual liberty—life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—was i
How the Nation’s Two Oldest School Voucher Programs Are Working: Part II—Ohio | janresseger
How the Nation’s Two Oldest School Voucher Programs Are Working: Part II—Ohio | janresseger : How the Nation’s Two Oldest School Voucher Programs Are Working: Part II—Ohio School voucher programs in Milwaukee and Cleveland are now over twenty-five years old. Now Wisconsin and Ohio have expanded statewide what began as stand-alone, big-city programs, and last week, local newspapers in Milwaukee an
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Guzzardi's bill would limit charter expansion. Sends INCS into panic mode.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Guzzardi's bill would limit charter expansion. Sends INCS into panic mode. : Guzzardi's bill would limit charter expansion. Sends INCS into panic mode. Rep. Will Guzzardi calling for limits on the expansion of privately-run charters in IL The charter hustlers at INCS are in panic mode. Until recently, they've been riding a wave of rapid expansion of privately-run ch
CURMUDGUCATION: The Broken Promises of Tech
CURMUDGUCATION: The Broken Promises of Tech : The Broken Promises of Tech So, here's how I've been spending my evening. I had a whole batch of photos that I wanted to upload, but after investing a chunk of time this morning and this evening, that whole project crashed into a bunch of disconnected bits floating off into the cyber-ether. I took the somewhat passive-aggressive step of tweeting my di
Teachers For Social Justice: Action for Racial and Economic Justice
Teachers For Social Justice: Action for Racial and Economic Justice : Action for Racial and Economic Justice Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Anniversary of Dr. King's Assassination National Mobilization for Justice The Fight for $15 has partnered nationally with the Movement for Black Lives for a day of action on April 4th, the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Teachers for Social
We enter the darkest days of education. | Opine I will
We enter the darkest days of education. | Opine I will : We enter the darkest days of education. Tomorrow we enter into one of the darkest days in education. In New York State the abusive Common Core tests get underway. Our students, some as young as 8 years old will begin the grueling process of reading passage after passage and answering an unforgiving array of multiple choice and essay questio

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/27/17
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