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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/1/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/1/17
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With anti-accountability lawsuit targeting journalist, parent, Portland schools gets it wrong: Editorial Agenda 2017 | OregonLive
With anti-accountability lawsuit targeting journalist, parent, Portland schools gets it wrong: Editorial Agenda 2017 | OregonLive.com : With anti-accountability lawsuit targeting journalist, parent, Portland schools gets it wrong: Editorial Agenda 2017 As public records skirmishes go, this one seemed fairly tame at first. Portland journalist Beth Slovic requested from Portland Public Schools a li
Who Needs Charters When You Have Public Schools Like These? - The New York Times
Who Needs Charters When You Have Public Schools Like These? - The New York Times : Who Needs Charters When You Have Public Schools Like These? Starting in kindergarten, the students in the Union Public Schools district in Tulsa, Okla., get a state-of-the-art education in science, technology, engineering and math. Credit Andrea Morales for The New York Times TULSA, Okla. — The class assignment: De
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION Inactive Data 54 by Peter Greene / 6h So about that actionable data... One of the frequently-offered reasons for the Big Standardized Tests is that they are supposed to provide information that will allow classroom teachers to "inform instruction," to tweak our instruction to better prepare for the test better educate our students. Let me show you what that really mea
How to Find Out if A Teacher is Qualified
How to Find Out if A Teacher is Qualified : How to Find Out if A Teacher is Qualified Spring is here and parents may already be thinking about next year and what teachers their students will get. School districts used to be vigilant about ensuring teachers had the right state credentials. That may no longer be the case. But a parent has the right to know who’s teaching their child. Here is a cond
Keeping retirement weird. A road trip to Memphis to honor Dr. King. | Fred Klonsky
Keeping retirement weird. A road trip to Memphis to honor Dr. King. | Fred Klonsky : Keeping retirement weird. A road trip to Memphis to honor Dr. King. The Lorraine Motel. Memphis. April 4, 1968. Retirement offers the opportunity to take road trips. The first week in April seems like a good time to head for Memphis. Anne and I have never been and Tuesday begins a year of commemoration for Dr. Ma
NYC Educator: BREAKING--President Trump Definitively Refutes Accusations of Russian Ties
NYC Educator: BREAKING--President Trump Definitively Refutes Accusations of Russian Ties : BREAKING--President Trump Definitively Refutes Accusations of Russian Ties Washington DC--President Trump gave a press conference this morning and said he was going to put false rumors to rest once and for all. He said all the nonsense about Russian ties was fake news, and that organizations like CNN, the N
With A Brooklyn Accent: Relentless Testing: A Strategy to Intimidate the Next Generation of Youth
With A Brooklyn Accent: Relentless Testing: A Strategy to Intimidate the Next Generation of Youth : Relentless Testing: A Strategy to Intimidate the Next Generation of Youth The idea that third graders in New York State have to take 6 days of tests, and can spend up to 5 hours each day on each test (the tests are now untimed), is so appalling as to defy words. Who is OK with that? To me, that sou
Fool Me If U Can..Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all Fool Me If U Can..Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Satire: The Betsy DeVos Standardized Test: Are You Smarter than a Billionaire? by dianeravitch / 13min This is a very funny parody of a standardized test, one that reflects the issues and concerns of our new Secretary of Education. Only question left
The masquerade of school choice: a parent’s story - The Washington Post
The masquerade of school choice: a parent’s story - The Washington Post : The masquerade of school choice: a parent’s story President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos say their primary focus in education policy will be to expand school choice, providing alternatives to traditional public schools. DeVos has been clear about her view of traditional public schools, calling them “ a dead end
CURMUDGUCATION: Inactive Data
CURMUDGUCATION: Inactive Data : Inactive Data Active Data So about that actionable data... One of the frequently-offered reasons for the Big Standardized Tests is that they are supposed to provide information that will allow classroom teachers to "inform instruction," to tweak our instruction to better prepare for the test better educate our students. Let me show you what that really means in Pen
Breaking News: I’ve Been Approved to Open 5 Charters for 2017-18 – Cloaking Inequity
Breaking News: I’ve Been Approved to Open 5 Charters for 2017-18 – Cloaking Inequity : Breaking News: I’ve Been Approved to Open 5 Charters for 2017-18 Inspired by many, many deep and important conversations during the past year, I am proud to announce that I will open five new charter schools in my hometown of Lansing, Michigan. Well, kind of in Lansing, because they will be mostly online. In Mi
Betsy DeVos’ Mother Taught at a Public School That Is Now Closed | deutsch29
Betsy DeVos’ Mother Taught at a Public School That Is Now Closed | deutsch29 : Betsy DeVos’ Mother Taught at a Public School That Is Now Closed In her US Department of Education (USDOE) bio , US ed sec Betsy DeVos advertises that her mother was “a public school teacher”: Secretary DeVos has been involved in education policy for nearly three decades as an advocate for children and a voice for pare
Education Matters: Detroit, you been talking to my boyfriend?
Education Matters: Detroit, you been talking to my boyfriend? : Detroit, you been talking to my boyfriend? Hey Detroit, how you doing? I see you asked our super to interview for the job. That's cool. We haven't been together for that long. Sure he said we would always be together but you know supers say "you're special" to everybody so we don't take it personally him stepping out. After all you g
The story of Philadelphia’s John Wister Elementary, a neighborhood school replaced by a charter, and how that replacement tore a community apart. - Network For Public Education
The story of Philadelphia’s John Wister Elementary, a neighborhood school replaced by a charter, and how that replacement tore a community apart. - Network For Public Education : The story of Philadelphia’s John Wister Elementary, a neighborhood school replaced by a charter, and how that replacement tore a community apart The popular rationale for charter schools is that they provide families wit
Not An April Fool's Joke: Trump Declares April Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month - Slog - The Stranger
Not An April Fool's Joke: Trump Declares April Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month - Slog - The Stranger : Trump Declares April Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Donald "Grab Them By the Pussy" Trump, everyone. MARIO TAMA In an announcement released today, President Donald Trump declared April 2017 to be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This is a stand
Trump Tells the Truth
Trump Tells the Truth Trumpian Alternative Facts are Killing the Hell Out of April Fools Day With Trump Everyday is April Fools Day

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