Thursday, March 30, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/30/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/30/17
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Progress made on making Connecticut’s teacher evaluation system fairer - Wait What?
Progress made on making Connecticut’s teacher evaluation system fairer - Wait What? : Progress made on making Connecticut’s teacher evaluation system fairer The Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test is an unfair, inappropriate and discriminatory measure that seeks to determine how well public school children are doing. Despite the massive problems with the testing scheme,
White parents still want to live near mostly white schools — and in LA, it shows | 89.3 KPCC
White parents still want to live near mostly white schools — and in LA, it shows | 89.3 KPCC : White parents still want to live near mostly white schools — and in LA, it shows Slightly fewer Americans live in racially isolated neighborhoods than in the past, but the average white child in the U.S. wouldn't know it. White kids in the nation's largest cities continue to live among mostly white neig
Opt-out of testing for better public education! - Welcome to NPE! - Network For Public Education
Welcome to NPE! - Network For Public Education : The Rise of Iowans for Public Education by Darcie Cimarusti / 1h The March for Iowa Teachers on the eve of the collective bargaining debate brought 5,000 to the statehouse. By Karen Nichols, founder of Iowans for Public Education While the rest of the country has had all eyes on D.C. these past few months, Iowans have been dealing with our own out-
CURMUDGUCATION: The Only True Charters
CURMUDGUCATION: The Only True Charters : The Only True Charters Pity the charter school movement. They have been splintering all over the place for about a year now as they have faced first, the tension between Free Marketeers, Choice Crusaders, and Social Justice Advocates. Then Trump reared up and let the voucher crowd back into the room, as well as creating terrible cognitive (or at least PR)
Charter Advocates Mount Opposition to DeVos Private School Agenda | Education News | US News
Charter Advocates Mount Opposition to DeVos Private School Agenda | Education News | US News : Charter Advocates Mount Opposition to DeVos Private School Agenda Dozens of charter school supporters have condemned the push for private school funding in Trump's fiscal 2018 budget blueprint Charter school advocates are increasingly pushing back against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ private scho
AFT Considers Contesting Election Results After Alleged Code of Conduct Violations | The Cornell Daily Sun
AFT Considers Contesting Election Results After Alleged Code of Conduct Violations | The Cornell Daily Sun : AFT Considers Contesting Election Results After Alleged Code of Conduct Violations Katie Sims / Sun Staff Photographer From a rally on Saturday, AFT President Randi Weingarten '80 speaks to a crowd of graduate students. The American Federation of Teachers — the union with which Cornell Gra
A Gorsuch Approval Would Put Vulnerable Students Further At Risk
A Gorsuch Approval Would Put Vulnerable Students Further At Risk : A Gorsuch Approval Would Put Vulnerable Students Further At Risk Students with disabilities already face a difficult path through our nation’s education system, but President Donald Trump appears determined to add to the disadvantages these students already face. His nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court is yet an
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos: Mom With An Axe
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos: Mom With An Axe : DeVos: Mom With An Axe This week Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stopped by Brookings to help them help her plug choice. The main purpose of the event was to roll out a new report (The 2016 Education Choice and Competition Index), but the main outcome of the event was that DeVos said some truly extraordinary stuff. First, she delivered some prepared remark
Donald Trump doesn’t have a clue about Susan B. Anthony or Frederick Douglass. | Fred Klonsky
Donald Trump doesn’t have a clue about Susan B. Anthony or Frederick Douglass. | Fred Klonsky : Donald Trump doesn’t have a clue about Susan B. Anthony or Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony in Rochester, New York. Donald Trump made a reference to Susan B. Anthony at a White House thing, ending Women’s History Month. Some in the press pointed out that there are only 4 wome
Thinkers Thursday on Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Thinkers Thursday on Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Slate: For-Profit Alternative Schools Accused of Abusive Treatment by dianeravitch / 18min If you ran a for-profit corporation that provides facilities for kids with disciplinary and academic issues, what would you call your chain of alternative
What N.Y. parents should know about 2017 Common Core standardized tests - The Washington Post
What N.Y. parents should know about 2017 Common Core standardized tests - The Washington Post : What N.Y. parents should know about 2017 Common Core standardized tests Spring standardized testing has begun. Millions of students around the country will take standardized tests, with many of the exams carrying high-stakes consequences for students, educators and/or schools. And hundreds of thousands
School Vouchers' Dismal Record of Failure Comes Into Focus
School Vouchers' Dismal Record of Failure Comes Into Focus : School Vouchers’ Dismal Record of Failure Comes Into Focus Any lingering questions over how aggressively the Trump administration was going to pursue school privatization were answered on March 16 with the release of its FY2018-19 budget proposal. If approved by Congress, federal education programs will be slashed across the board, all
Obama administration Education secretary endorses Gonez, Melvoin for L.A. school board - LA Times
Obama administration Education secretary endorses Gonez, Melvoin for L.A. school board - LA Times : Obama administration Education secretary endorses Gonez, Melvoin for L.A. school board Arne Duncan , who was secretary of Education under President Obama , has endorsed Kelly Gonez and Nick Melvoin for the Los Angeles Board of Education , giving the candidates a counterpunch against opponents attem
Carol Burris: What the public isn’t told about high-performing charter schools in Arizona - The Washington Post
What the public isn’t told about high-performing charter schools in Arizona - The Washington Post : What the public isn’t told about high-performing charter schools in Arizona President Trump’s first federal budget proposal seeks a $168 million increase for charter schools, which is a 50 percent funding increase from the current level set by the previous Obama administration. For Trump and Educat
Join us tomorrow, Friday, for Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers. | Fred Klonsky
Join us tomorrow, Friday, for Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers. | Fred Klonsky : Join us tomorrow, Friday, for Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers. Tomorrow, Friday, March 31 Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers returns to the air on WLPN 105.5 FM in Chicago with live streaming at http://www.lumpenradio.com We will be missing our usual producer, Logan Bey, but we look forward to his re
Are Charter CEOs Being Purely Altruistic in Their Demand for More Federal Support for Public Schools? | janresseger
Are Charter CEOs Being Purely Altruistic in Their Demand for More Federal Support for Public Schools? | janresseger : Are Charter CEOs Being Purely Altruistic in Their Demand for More Federal Support for Public Schools? What’s happening here? The leaders of 20 of the nation’s charter school networks, including Achievement First, Aspire, Breakthrough, Green Dot, KIPP, Rocketship Education, Uncommo
Illinois Moves To Dismiss Chicago Board of Education's Funding Lawsuit Under State Civil Rights Law - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Illinois Moves To Dismiss Chicago Board of Education's Funding Lawsuit Under State Civil Rights Law The State of Illinois responded last week to the Chicago Board of Education's funding lawsuit, asking the state court to dismiss the Board's claims that the state's education budget maintains a "separate and unequal" system for funding school districts and pension obligati
How the SAT and PSAT collect personal data on students — and what the College Board does with it - The Washington Post
How the SAT and PSAT collect personal data on students — and what the College Board does with it - The Washington Post : How the SAT and PSAT collect personal data on students — and what the College Board does with it If your child takes the SAT or PSAT, is his or her personal information being collected, profiled, licensed and sold? That is the question that Cheri Kiesecker, Colorado parent and
Technology “Disrupting” Teaching (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Technology “Disrupting” Teaching (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Technology “Disrupting” Teaching (Part 2) In the previous pos t, I argued that the onset of digital technologies since the 1990s had “disrupted” the print media beholden to a business model anchored in advertising revenues. Newspapers closed; reporters let go. Digital media spread swiftly and most Am
NEWSFLASH: Betsy DeVos Opens Mouth. Nonsense Falls Out | gadflyonthewallblog
NEWSFLASH: Betsy DeVos Opens Mouth. Nonsense Falls Out | gadflyonthewallblog : NEWSFLASH: Betsy DeVos Opens Mouth. Nonsense Falls Out Betsy DeVos opened her mouth-hole today and a load of crap fell out. And somehow that’s news! Our federal Education Secretary said Wednesday , “I’m not sure how [U.S. public schools] could get a lot worse on a nationwide basis than they are today.” Let’s add that t
Are Traditional Public Schools “Franchises”? | deutsch29
Are Traditional Public Schools “Franchises”? | deutsch29 : Are Traditional Public Schools “Franchises”? According to Investopedia , a franchise is defined as follows: A franchise is a type of license that a party ( franchisee ) acquires to allow them to have access to a business’s (the franchiser ) proprietary knowledge, processes and trademarks in order to allow the party to sell a product or pr

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