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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/10/17


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Betsy DeVos Q & A: On undocumented students, Jeb Bush, bilingualism, other issues | Miami Herald





Defending Public Education in the Era of Privatization - Morning Session - Network For Public Education
Defending Public Education in the Era of Privatization - Morning Session - Network For Public Education : Defending Public Education in the Era of Privatization – Morning Session Defending Public Education in the Era of Privatization - Morning Session Start: April 30, 2017 • 9:15 AM Gowanus Warehouse • 156 6th Street , Brooklyn, NY 11215 Host Contact Info: info@networkforpubliceducation.org + - ©
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES Vallas/Solomon/Synesi connection was ignored when he ran with Quinn. The Watch Dogs In a series of letters to Louisiana officials who oversaw the New Orleans district, Vallas vouched for Synesi Associates, an education consulting firm that recently had been started in Chicago by a former high school teacher named Gary Solomon. “
Folsom Prison Graduation Address (No Blues or Jeans) – Cloaking Inequity
Folsom Prison Graduation Address (No Blues or Jeans) – Cloaking Inequity : Folsom Prison Graduation Address (No Blues or Jeans) Last Friday, I was honored to give a graduation address at Folsom Prison. Folsom State Prison ( FSP ) is a California State Prison in Folsom, California , U.S. , approximately 20 mi (30 km) northeast of the state capital of Sacramento … It opened 137 years ago in 1880, F
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Does Your Student Know about CTE?
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Does Your Student Know about CTE? : Does Your Student Know about CTE? That would be Career and Technical Education , what we used to call vocational education. Seattle Schools has really kicked this department into gear. This follows a national reawakening (finally) that not every student is or wants to go to college. Here's how the district describes it: Career a
Jersey Jazzman: Teacher Tenure and Seniority Lawsuits: A Failure of Logic
Jersey Jazzman: Teacher Tenure and Seniority Lawsuits: A Failure of Logic : Teacher Tenure and Seniority Lawsuits: A Failure of Logic New Jersey's teacher tenure and seniority lawsuit continues to grind away. Part of a trio of suits here and in New York and Minnesota, these lawsuits are all being brought to the various state courts by the Partnership for Educational Justice, Campbell Brown's secr
The Public Should Pay Only for Public Schools, not Religious Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog
The Public Should Pay Only for Public Schools, not Religious Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog : The Public Should Pay Only for Public Schools, not Religious Schools Robert Natelson, a retired constitutional law professor who is allied with the ultra-conservative Heartland Institute, writes in this opinion article that the Supreme Court may well strike down the state prohibitions on funding religiou
CURMUDGUCATION: Trump Education Sad Argle Bargle
CURMUDGUCATION: Trump Education Sad Argle Bargle : Trump Education Sad Argle Bargle So, Donald Trump held a town hall, if your idea of a town is a place where only CEOs live. It included some Presidential word chunks on the subject of education, and happened all the way back on last Tuesday and yet somehow I missed it (almost as if I'm not actually a CEO) but Valerie Strauss was right on top of t
Report: The Failure of Policy Planning in California’s Charter School Facility Funding – In the Public Interest
Report: The Failure of Policy Planning in California’s Charter School Facility Funding – In the Public Interest : Report: The Failure of Policy Planning in California’s Charter School Facility Funding California has more charter schools than any other state in the nation, in large part because of generous public funding and subsidies to lease, build, or buy school buildings. But much of this publ
Charter schools are growing in number where they are not needed, new report says - LA Times
Charter schools are growing in number where they are not needed, new report says - LA Times : Charter schools are growing in number where they are not needed, new report says Charter schools are proliferating where they aren’t needed while state funding continues to support even those charters that violate state law, according to a report released Monday by a research and advocacy group. The new
School choice: In Florida lacks accountability. Arkansas, too. | Arkansas Blog
School choice: In Florida lacks accountability. Arkansas, too. | Arkansas Blog : School choice: In Florida lacks accountability. Arkansas, too. The Arkansas legislature barely beat back a school voucher-style program in the recent session, falling only a handful of votes short of a pilot project to give "scholarships" to private schools funded by tax credits given to taxpayers who'd prefer to sup
The library is an important classroom and librarians are super lucky
The library is an important classroom and librarians are super lucky : Librarians are super lucky, and we are lucky to have them School libraries and media centers will always have a special place in my heart, maybe because librarians get to teach all the students. I always thought that if I ever left classroom teaching, I’d be a librarian; in fact, I came within a few credits of getting my certi
Betsy DeVos Q & A: On undocumented students, Jeb Bush, bilingualism, other issues | Miami Herald
Betsy DeVos Q & A: On undocumented students, Jeb Bush, bilingualism, other issues | Miami Herald : Betsy DeVos Q&A: On undocumented students, Jeb Bush, bilingualism and other issues President Donald Trump’s education secretary spent two days in Miami this week, her first full trip with stops at a variety of schools and colleges since taking office. Betsy DeVos was a controversial pick because of
Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School : NPR Ed : NPR
Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School : NPR Ed : NPR : Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School How important is it to have a role model? A new working paper puts some numbers to that question. Having just one black teacher in third, fourth or fifth grade reduced low-income black boys' probability of dropping out of high school by 39 percent, the study fou
Schools Matter: A Gig Economy Is A Rigged Economy
Schools Matter: A Gig Economy Is A Rigged Economy : A Gig Economy Is A Rigged Economy A hundred years ago U. S. corporate elites were embarked upon a new "scientific efficiency" movement that would use discriminatory tests and mass schooling to sift, sort, and deliver white workers into rote factory and office jobs that were engineered to maximize profits, deskill employees, and, thus, to serve u
Deny charter bid for the last 5 New Orleans district schools, report says | NOLA.com
Deny charter bid for the last 5 New Orleans district schools, report says | NOLA.com : Deny charter bid for the last 5 New Orleans district schools, report says The Orleans Parish School Board should deny a request from its current and former staff to turn the city's last five district-run schools into independent charters, a consultant's report said. The district released Thibodeaux & Walden's r
Private charters, Uber and the world of Betsy DeVos
Private charters, Uber and the world of Betsy DeVos : Private charters, Uber and the world of Betsy DeVos In case you missed them, here are some recent comments by Betsy DeVos : “ How many of you got here today in an Uber, or Lyft, or another ridesharing service? Did you choose that because it was more convenient than hoping a taxi would drive by? … Just as the traditional taxi system revolted ag
The DeVos and Weingarten tour. | Fred Klonsky
The DeVos and Weingarten tour. | Fred Klonsky : The DeVos and Weingarten tour. The last roadshow featured Al Sharpton, Newt Gingrich and Arne Duncan. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement after accepting an invitation to visit a school in Van Wert, Ohio: “I look forward to visiting the students, parents and educators of Van Wert. Every parent should be able to sen
CURMUDGUCATION: Will Investors Love Fake Teachers?
CURMUDGUCATION: Will Investors Love Fake Teachers? : Will Investors Love Fake Teachers? Well, this was, of course, inevitable. We've heard a lot about CGI students as a training (and evaluation) technique for teachers, a freakish notion in which teachers or neo-teachers square off against cyber-puppets in an uncanny valley showdown. And we've also hear endlessly about artificial intelligence bein
The Secret to Fixing Schools (My Next Bestseller) | Grassroots Mom
The Secret to Fixing Schools (My Next Bestseller) | Grassroots Mom : The Secret to Fixing Schools (My Next Bestseller) Prologue I just finished watching a fascinating documentary on Netflix entitled, “The Secret”. The film presented opinion from many speakers of various walks of life, ranging from meta physicists and authors to teachers and pastors. The message was simple: You are what you think.
“Evening the Playing Field:” Will the ESSA Accountability Plan Acknowledge the Work of Teachers in “Truly Disadvantaged” Schools? Will the plan be “Equitable?” | Ed In The Apple
“Evening the Playing Field:” Will the ESSA Accountability Plan Acknowledge the Work of Teachers in “Truly Disadvantaged” Schools? Will the plan be “Equitable?” | Ed In The Apple : “Evening the Playing Field:” Will the ESSA Accountability Plan Acknowledge the Work of Teachers in “Truly Disadvantaged” Schools? Will the plan be “Equitable?” A teacher: “We love our kids and love to teach in this scho
Heroin Distributor Once Set Up Fake WV Prep School in Apartment | deutsch29
Heroin Distributor Once Set Up Fake WV Prep School in Apartment | deutsch29 : Heroin Distributor Once Set Up Fake WV Prep School in Apartment Reality television has nothing on modern day school scams. In 2011, Daniel Hicks created a fake school, ostensibly a boarding school, West Virginia Prep, which somehow “enrolled” over 20 athletes who were actually living in an unfurnished apartment. The Apr
Teacher Shortage as "Shock Doctrine" | BustED Pencils
Teacher Shortage as "Shock Doctrine" | BustED Pencils : Teacher Shortage as “Shock Doctrine” Below is a letter that has been revised. However, the message is appropriate for any supporter of public schools, professional teachers, and equity for all children. The original letter was sent to the state wide leaders of teacher education in Wisconsin. The letter was written because of my adamant disap
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: Another Loss for Paterson Students
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: Another Loss for Paterson Students : Another Loss for Paterson Students NorthJersey.com reports that online speech therapy is up next for students with disabilities in the Paterson School District. This, after the Education Law Center filed a complaint against the district for not delivering services to students with Individual Education Plans. Imagine h

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DeVos praises this voucher-like program. Here’s what it means for school reform. - The Washington Post
DeVos praises this voucher-like program. Here’s what it means for school reform. - The Washington Post : DeVos praises this voucher-like program. Here’s what it means for school reform Florida has channeled billions of taxpayer dollars into scholarships for poor children to attend private schools over the past 15 years, using tax credits to build a laboratory for school choice that the Trump admi
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/9/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/9/17 Featured Post Education in 2017 and The American Eugenics Movement Next Friday on Hitting Left: Jose Rico joins us. | Fred Klonsky by mike simpson / 7min Next Friday on Hitting Left: 


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