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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/29/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/29/17
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Is Turkish religious scholar Fethullah Gulen funding his movement abroad through U.S. charter schools? - CBS News




Cheer Up Oakland SFUSD is Getting It's Very Own Broadie: Inglewood Superintendent Headed to SF Unified - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Inglewood Superintendent Headed to SF Unified - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Announces Inglewood Superintendent Will Become San Francisco School Chief SACRAMENTO – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that Dr. Vincent Matthews, the State Administrator of the Inglewood Unified School District, is the
Maintaining the Achievement Gap by Threatening Opt Out. | BustED Pencils
Maintaining the Achievement Gap by Threatening Opt Out. | BustED Pencils : Maintaining the Achievement Gap by Threatening Opt Out Let’s make this quick. At this point it is no mystery that high stakes testing does nothing to reduce the achievement gap (30 + plus years of trying). In fact, the reality is that the achievement gap is maintained by the constant insistence of using test based accounta
A Message for ALL Beginning Teachers – Cloaking Inequity
A Message for ALL Beginning Teachers – Cloaking Inequity : A Message for ALL Beginning Teachers Since you are a beginning teacher, I’d like to talk to you about classroom management and corporal punishment. You know what they say! Spare the rod and spoil the child! I’m only kidding. I’d really like to talk to you about justice and the new technological canvas. The world has sped up. It’s forever
Choosing Democracy: Teaching the Legacy of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta
Choosing Democracy: Teaching the Legacy of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta : Teaching the Legacy of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta When we are really honest with ourselves, we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines what kind of people we are. ..I am convinced that the truest act of courage..is to sacrifice ourselves for others in
DeVos: Picking a school should be like choosing among Uber, Lyft or a taxi - The Washington Post
DeVos: Picking a school should be like choosing among Uber, Lyft or a taxi - The Washington Post : DeVos: Picking a school should be like choosing among Uber, Lyft or a taxi In 2012, former Florida governor Jeb Bush gave a speech in which he likened shopping for a school to selecting milk in a grocery store: Everywhere in our lives, we get the chance to choose. Go down any supermarket aisle – you
Camelot Education Under Siege - ProPublica
Camelot Under Siege - ProPublica : Camelot Under Siege Camelot Education, a for-profit manager of alternative schools, is facing challenges nationwide after our report on alleged physical abuse of students by staffers. This story was co-published with Slate. Officials in three cities are rethinking their relationship with for-profit Camelot Education, which runs alternative programs for more than
Conservatives to DeVos: Be careful what you wish for on school choice
Conservatives to DeVos: Be careful what you wish for on school choice : Conservatives to DeVos: Be careful what you wish for on school choice WASHINGTON — By her own admission, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came here to push the USA’s public education system to support not just public schools, but also private and religious schools. A leading proponent of private-school choice, the GOP
Video - DeVos: Outcomes at U.S. schools are so bad, they probably can’t get much worse - The Washington Post
DeVos: Outcomes at U.S. schools are so bad, they probably can’t get much worse - The Washington Post : DeVos: Outcomes at U.S. schools are so bad, they probably can’t get much worse Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said on Wednesday that U.S. public schools nationwide are in such bad shape that she isn’t “sure how they could get a lot worse.” She cited what she called “stagnant at best” scores on
Brookings Sullies Its Reputation By Aligning with DeVos Agenda for Privatization | Diane Ravitch's blog
Brookings Sullies Its Reputation By Aligning with DeVos Agenda for Privatization | Diane Ravitch's blog : Brookings Sullies Its Reputation By Aligning with DeVos Agenda for Privatization The Brookings Institution used to be referred to as a liberal think tank. In reality, it was a nonpartisan think tank that hired former high-level officials from both Democratic and Republican administrations and
Magnolia Avenue parents, teachers protest sharing campus with charter school
Magnolia Avenue parents, teachers protest sharing campus with charter school : Magnolia Avenue parents, teachers protest sharing campus with charter school Student Yesenia Serrano, 9, is a fourth grader at the school. Parents and students from Magnolia Ave. Elementary in Westlake, Korea town area protested at the LAUSD headquarters on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. They don't want the co-location of a
Betsy DeVouchers' School Voucher Plan Hurts Poor Children. PERIOD. | YourTango
Betsy DeVos' School Voucher Plan Hurts Poor Children. PERIOD. | YourTango : Betsy DeVos' School Voucher Plan Hurts Poor Kids. PERIOD. Even though Besty DeVos's confirmation as Education Secretary benefits my Christian middle-class family , it hurts children in poverty who attend public school. And that deeply disturbs me. My issue isn't directly against Betsy DeVos , specifically. I just have a p
Is Turkish religious scholar Fethullah Gulen funding his movement abroad through U.S. charter schools? - CBS News
Is Turkish religious scholar Fethullah Gulen funding his movement abroad through U.S. charter schools? - CBS News : Are some U.S. charter schools helping fund controversial Turkish cleric's movement? As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travels to Turkey on Thursday, he’ll want to talk about the fight against ISIS. But the Turks want to talk about a controversial Turkish religious scholar: Fethull
The Every Student Succeeds Act: A keynote address by Senator Lamar Alexander - AEI
The Every Student Succeeds Act: A keynote address by Senator Lamar Alexander - AEI The Every Student Succeeds Act: A keynote address by Senator Lamar Alexander Want to ask the second panel a question? Go to https://www.sli.do and enter code AEIEvent to submit a question for consideration by the moderator. Heralded as a Christmas miracle, the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in Dec
Fewer districts than expected say they’re facing financial distress | EdSource
Fewer districts than expected say they’re facing financial distress | EdSource : Fewer districts than expected say they're facing financial distress Only 39 school districts have indicated they will have a hard time balancing their books within the next two years, according to the latest reports filed with their county offices of education. That low number may mask the difficulties many districts
With A Brooklyn Accent: The Link Between Broken Windows Policing and Deportation:
With A Brooklyn Accent: The Link Between Broken Windows Policing and Deportation: : The Link Between Broken Windows Policing and Deportation: Of all the new information presented during last nights forum on Defending Bronx Communities at Fordham University, what I found most disturbing was the revelation of how the DeBlasio Administration's imposition of "Broken Windows" policing- arrests for min
DeVos Last in Approval Rating Among a Selection of Trump Officials, Poll Says - Politics K-12 - Education Week
DeVos Last in Approval Rating Among a Selection of Trump Officials, Poll Says - Politics K-12 - Education Week : DeVos Last in Approval Rating Among a Selection of Trump Officials, Poll Says U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos didn't enjoy the smoothest confirmation process, to put it mildly. How has that affected public perceptions of her? It doesn't seem to have helped. At least that's the
Betsy DeVos: A Dilettante with an Ideology but No Real Policy Plan | janresseger
Betsy DeVos: A Dilettante with an Ideology but No Real Policy Plan | janresseger : Betsy DeVos: A Dilettante with an Ideology but No Real Policy Plan I was struck by Dana Milbank’s column in yesterday’s Washington Post , Trump is Looking More and More like a Man Without a Plan . Milbank enumerates what has happened around a lot of the President’s proposals—redoing the Affordable Care Act, defeati
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Recess Is For Babies + NV: Their Money and Their Mouths
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Recess Is For Babies : FL: Recess Is For Babies The state of Florida (Motto: All You Kids Get Off My Lawns) continues in its quest to turn public schools into soul-crushing child-hostile teacher-stomping institutions. Florida has implemented more dumb ideas than MTV's program development department. Their testing history is filled with drama and disaster. They've decided that
Creating an ESSA Accountability Plan Without Re-Creating Another NCLB | Ed In The Apple
Creating an ESSA Accountability Plan Without Re-Creating Another NCLB | Ed In The Apple : Creating an ESSA Accountability Plan Without Re-Creating Another NCLB New York State is making every attempt to include whomever wants to be involved in the creation of the Every State Succeeds Act (ESSA) accountability plan. A series of facilitated engagement sessions across the state, an online survey and
The Pahara Institute Proliferation of Corporate Ed Reformers | deutsch29
The Pahara Institute Proliferation of Corporate Ed Reformers | deutsch29 : The Pahara Institute Proliferation of Corporate Ed Reformers Pahara Institute is a nonprofit, market-based-education-reform mill designed to proliferate corporate reformers. It was formed in 2012 and is located in Walnut, California. The corporate reform message of Pahara Institute is the stale sale of *public schools fail
Jesse Hagopian “Turning the Streets Into Our Classroom”: Vote for May Day Strike! | I AM AN EDUCATOR
“Turning the Streets Into Our Classroom”: Vote for May Day Strike! | I AM AN EDUCATOR : “Turning the Streets Into Our Classroom”: Vote for May Day Strike! 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 Day—to demand full funding for education, to support our
The Corporate Coup Destroying Our Schools Has Finally Come For Our Government | gadflyonthewallblog
The Corporate Coup Destroying Our Schools Has Finally Come For Our Government | gadflyonthewallblog : The Corporate Coup Destroying Our Schools Has Finally Come For Our Government First they came for people of color and I said nothing. Because I am not a person of color. Then they came for the poor and I said nothing. For I am not poor. Then they came for our public schools and I said nothing. Be
To Bubble, or Not to Bubble…. | The Merrow Report
To Bubble, or Not to Bubble…. | The Merrow Report : To Bubble, or Not to Bubble…. That is the question this week and next, as schools administer rafts of mandated bubble tests and parents ponder whether to opt-out their children. As we know, American students are the most tested in the world…because our system uses tests primarily to punish and reward teachers, not to assess and improve student l

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