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The 'Day Without A Woman' Strike Is Closing Schools Around The Country | The Huffington Post





A Day Without Women action shows the importance of teachers in public schools | Seattle Education
A Day Without Women action shows the importance of teachers in public schools | Seattle Education : A Day Without Women action shows the importance of teachers in public schools Women have always been a valuable and integral part of the economy, and women’s paid work is becoming increasingly important to family well-being. In 2015, 42 percent of mothers in the United States were breadwinners , an
Teacher: What school ‘choice’ looks like from my classroom - The Washington Post
Teacher: What school ‘choice’ looks like from my classroom - The Washington Post : Teacher: What school ‘choice’ looks like from my classroom School “choice” — the movement to encourage alternatives to traditional public schools — is the watchword in education today because President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are big supporters and have said they want to see it expanded. Those pay
Trump administration has a lot to learn about African American history. Here’s a reading list. - The Washington Post
Trump administration has a lot to learn about African American history. Here’s a reading list. - The Washington Post : Trump administration has a lot to learn about African American history. Here’s a reading list. Trump administration has a lot to learn about African American history. Here’s a reading list. There’s no denying that prominent members of the Trump administration are challenged when
No, Betsy DeVos, faculty aren’t telling students what to think, Ivy League professor says - The Washington Post
No, Betsy DeVos, faculty aren’t telling students what to think, Ivy League professor says - The Washington Post : No, Betsy DeVos, faculty aren’t telling students what to think, Ivy League professor says Marybeth Gasman is a professor of higher education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she directs the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and h
Dems push back against Kasich teacher 'externship' proposal | WKYC.com
Dems push back against Kasich teacher 'externship' proposal | WKYC.com : Dems push back against Kasich teacher 'externship' proposal COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Two Democratic state lawmakers are reacting to Republican Gov. John Kasich's proposal to require Ohio teachers to complete externships with a local business with a counter proposal. State Reps. Brigid Kelly, of Cincinnati, and Kent Smith, of Eu
How Many Transgender Children Are There? - Education Week
How Many Transgender Children Are There? - Education Week : How Many Transgender Children Are There? Texas high school wrestler Mack Beggs is announced as the winner of a semifinal match of a wrestling tournament at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Beggs, a transgender boy, has been undergoing hormone therapy as he transitions from female to male. The governing body that oversees Texas high sch
Women, STEM and public schools - Lily's Blackboard
Women, STEM and public schools - Lily's Blackboard : Women, STEM and public schools I didn’t know the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson until the movie “Hidden Figu res.” These three African American women—whose work at NASA’s Langley Research Center helped land the first man on the moon in 1969—truly were hidden. They, along with the other women who worked for NASA and
Rate My Teacher – Have You Heard
Rate My Teacher – Have You Heard : Rate My Teacher In the latest episode of Have You Heard, Jack Schneider and I have a spirited back-and-forth with none other than Michelle Rhee. Jack asks her if she’s ready to admit that evaluating teachers on the basis of their student test scores has been a bad idea. I channel Gary Rubinstein and ask Rhee if the teaching profession has suffered as a result of
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Two-tier school system reproducing segregation and inequality
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Two-tier school system reproducing segregation and inequality : Two-tier school system reproducing segregation and inequality Modern school reform has become nearly synonymous with racial re-segregation and two-tier education. There's one tier for the elite and one big tier for the rest of us. Sociologists call it social-reproduction , wherein school systems become
CURMUDGUCATION: Choice: The New Argument
CURMUDGUCATION: Choice: The New Argument : The New Argument The argument in favor of school choice continues to evolve, and post-DeVos, the conservative version is taking on its most honest form to date. It has been peeking its head out here and there for a while, but this week emerges full-blown in a US News piece from Robert Pondiscio (Fordham Institute). In " Asking the Wrong Questions on Scho
ANDRE PERRY: A new test that no student would dread — one that leads to citizenship - The Hechinger Report
A new test that no student would dread — one that leads to citizenship - The Hechinger Report : A new test that no student would dread — one that leads to citizenship Why we should honor undocumented students’ hard work with a pathway to citizenship n you imagine how much louder the families of undocumented students would cheer if their graduates became citizens at their graduation ceremonies? Wi
The game is over for Illinois Democrats for Education Reform. | Fred Klonsky
The game is over for Illinois Democrats for Education Reform. | Fred Klonsky : The game is over for Illinois Democrats for Education Reform In December of 2014 Greg Hinz reported in Crain’s: A group that hopes to counterbalance the financial weight of the Chicago Teachers Union in upcoming aldermanic races has received its first big campaign donation. Democrats for Education Reform-Illinois on De
Full House 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 : Full House On Diane Ravitch's blog Russ Walsh: Vouchers Are for the Rich, the Racists, and the Religious Right by dianeravitch / 19min Russ Walsh, literacy expert, describes the Three are of vouchers: They are for the Rich, the Racists, and the Religious Right. http://russonreading.blogspot.com/2017/03/school-vouchers-welfare-for
Give Me Your Soda, Your iPhone, Your Sick Yearning for Healthcare | radical eyes for equity
Give Me Your Soda, Your iPhone, Your Sick Yearning for Healthcare | radical eyes for equity : Give Me Your Soda, Your iPhone, Your Sick Yearning for Healthcare The public is stunningly misinformed about issues and concepts that are essential to understand if a democracy is going to thrive. The Trump candidacy and presidency have exposed a powerful example of that problem since many who support Tr
Decision Making among Jazz Musicians, Basketball Players, and Teachers | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Decision Making among Jazz Musicians, Basketball Players, and Teachers | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Decision Making among Jazz Musicians, Basketball Players, and Teachers From time to time, I will re-visit earlier posts that have resonance to recent debates about classroom teaching. Teacher decision-making, particularly how frequent and improvisational during the lesson
Some Tax Credit Scholarships Have A Loophole For Wealthy Donors : NPR Ed : NPR
Some Tax Credit Scholarships Have A Loophole For Wealthy Donors : NPR Ed : NPR : 'Tax Credit Scholarships,' Praised By Trump, Turn Profits For Some Donors President Trump has indicated several times now that his education agenda may feature a school choice program known as tax credit scholarships. He called it out in his first joint address to Congress last week, and followed that up with his fir
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Dems Try Again on Levy Cliff; Republicans Say, "Time to Go"
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Dems Try Again on Levy Cliff; Republicans Say, "Time to Go" : Dems Try Again on Levy Cliff; Republicans Say, "Time to Go" Here's how it played out (with the two major players here being Senator Marko Liias (D) and Senator Joe Fain (R). From Washington's Paramount Duty: Thank you, Senate Democrats! Yesterday afternoon, they tried AGAIN to bring the Levy Cliff Delay
The 'Day Without A Woman' Strike Is Closing Schools Around The Country | The Huffington Post
The 'Day Without A Woman' Strike Is Closing Schools Around The Country | The Post : The ‘Day Without A Woman’ Strike Is Closing Schools Around The Country Schools are realizing they can’t operate without women. WASHINGTON ― Dozens of schools up and down the East Coast have announced they will be closed on Wednesday as their teachers, the vast majority of whom are women, participate in the “Day Wi
Connecticut’s ECS school funding formula should not be at the whim of the governor by Wendy Lecker - Wait What?
Connecticut’s ECS school funding formula should not be at the whim of the governor by Wendy Lecker - Wait What? : Connecticut’s ECS school funding formula should not be at the whim of the governor by Wendy Lecker In a recent commentary piece first published in the Stamford Advocate, education funding expert Wendy Lecker laid out the problems with Governor Dannel Malloy’s recently proposed school
So… What’s Wrong with School Choice (Privatization) at Public Expense? | janresseger
So… What’s Wrong with School Choice (Privatization) at Public Expense? | janresseger : So… What’s Wrong with School Choice (Privatization) at Public Expense? In his speech to a joint session of Congress last week, President Donald Trump extolled school choice, another name for offering students, at public expense, the opportunity to attend a privately operated school. He asked Congress to “pass a
Beware, SAT Season is Here | Truth in American Education
Beware, SAT Season is Here | Truth in American Education : Beware, SAT Season is Here Many school districts in the state of Washington administer the SAT to all of their 10th or 11th grade students. School districts in other states may do the same. Check your school and district calendars for SAT administration dates if it is administered at your local high schools. Unwittingly, the majority of s
"Decade of Betrayal": How the U.S. Expelled Over a Half Million U.S. Citizens to Mexico in 1930s | Portside
"Decade of Betrayal": How the U.S. Expelled Over a Half Million U.S. Citizens to Mexico in 1930s | Portside : "Decade of Betrayal": How the U.S. Expelled Over a Half Million U.S. Citizens to Mexico in 1930s Mexican migrants on the road with flat tire, 1936. Looking for work in the peas. California. Dorothea Lange for the U.S. Farm Security Administration President Donald Trump is slated to give h
Betsy DeVos Shapes Denisha Merriweather’s Story into a School Choice Triumph | deutsch29
Betsy DeVos Shapes Denisha Merriweather’s Story into a School Choice Triumph | deutsch29 : Betsy DeVos Shapes Denisha Merriweather’s Story into a School Choice Triumph One of the individuals present at Donald Trump’s address of Congress on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, was Denisha Merriweather, a graduate student who years earlier received a Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (i.e., voucher) that was d
Text From My Speech at #March4EducationNY | The Jose Vilson
Text From My Speech at #March4EducationNY | The Jose Vilson : Text From My Speech at #March4EducationNY On Saturday, March 4th, 2017, The Alliance for Quality Education asked me to say a few words on behalf of educators across the state. Here is the video version of what I said. I forgot a few things, so here’s the text version of said speech. Thanks. We are gathered here today to march for one o
Badass Teachers Association: Banning Zinn's Books is White Washing History by Dr. Michael Flanagan
Badass Teachers Association: Banning Zinn's Books is White Washing History by Dr. Michael Flanagan : Banning Zinn's Books is White Washing History by Dr. Michael Flanagan An Arkansas legislator is attempting to have the writings of Howard Zinn , the author of A People’s History of the United States , banned from all public schools in the state. Republican State Representative Kim Hendren proposed
An Education Activist’s Dirty Little Secret « Dad Gone Wild
An Education Activist’s Dirty Little Secret « Dad Gone Wild : An Education Activist’s Dirty Little Secret What I am most proud of is that this Blog has earned a sense of trust from educators. I am not a professional educator nor do I play one on TV. I’m just a parent that talks to a lot of educators and tries to convey their stories along with my observations as a parent. Every once in a while I

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