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What to expect from Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch | Seattle Education
What to expect from Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch | Seattle Education : What to expect from Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch This article was originally posted on The Progressive last week. Gorsuch’s Record Reveals Ruthless and Cruel Decisions by Dora Taylor Many people know about Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s role in the Hobby Lobby case , which helped establish that corporations c
Sean Spicer. The Stranger. | Fred Klonsky
Sean Spicer. The Stranger. | Fred Klonsky : Sean Spicer. The Stranger. One of my favorite Orson Welles movies is The Stranger. Welles plays a German Nazi who escaped the Homeland after the Allied victory. He speaks without a hint of a German accent and hides out as a professor in a small New England Town, takes up with a Supreme Court justices daughter and works on the town’s clock. Edward G. Rob
DeVos dials back consumer protections for student loan borrowers - The Washington Post
DeVos dials back consumer protections for student loan borrowers - The Washington Post : DeVos dials back consumer protections for student loan borrowers Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday withdrew a series of policy memos issued by the Obama administration to strengthen consumer protections for student loan borrowers. The Education Department is in the middle of issuing new contracts to
Ravitch: Why the Supreme Court should not force the public to pay for religious schools - The Washington Post
Ravitch: Why the Supreme Court should not force the public to pay for religious schools - The Washington Post : Ravitch: Why the Supreme Court should not force the public to pay for religious schools If you don’t know what the Blaine Amendments are, it’s time to learn, because they may be gone soon, and that would affect the United States in a major way. The Blaine Amendments are provisions in a
The Tripod Student Survey Instrument: Its Factor Structure and Value-Added Correlations | VAMboozled!
The Tripod Student Survey Instrument: Its Factor Structure and Value-Added Correlations | VAMboozled! : The Tripod Student Survey Instrument: Its Factor Structure and Value-Added Correlations The Tripod student perception survey instrument is a “research-based” instrument increasingly being used by states to add to state’s teacher evaluation systems as based on “multiple measures.” While there ar
Torlakson Announces Record High School Grad Rates - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Torlakson Announces Record High School Grad Rates - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Record High School Graduation Rates and Seventh Consecutive Year Increase SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson reported today that California’s graduation rate increased for the seventh year in a row and is now at a record high for the cla
For Public Schools, It's Been '1984' For Quite A While | The Huffington Post
For Public Schools, It's Been '1984' For Quite A While | The Huffington Post : For Public Schools, It’s Been ‘1984’ For Quite A While Education was barely a blip on the screen in the presidential race—which is ironic, since the education divide determined the election. In this post-truth age that’s done away with facts, George Orwell’s 1984 has soared to the top of the charts. But in the world of
How a Community Copes When a School Shuts its Doors
How a Community Copes When a School Shuts its Doors : How a Community Copes When a School Shuts its Doors Shuttered schools can devastate communities. For a small Iowa town, losing its high school felt like losing a member of the family. After 34 years of teaching math and science at Farragut Community High School in Fremont County, Iowa, Harold Dinsmore officially retired in 1992. Nine years lat
School Choice Spread in The Avocado – Cloaking Inequity
School Choice Spread in The Avocado – Cloaking Inequity : School Choice Spread in The Avocado Check out the new school choice spread in The Avocado! The Avocado is a monthly newsletter focused on “educating, uniting, and motivating through an open discussion of relevant political and social issues.” I was honored to be interviewed for Issue 3 (April 7, 2017) which takes on education and school ch
The Benefits of Doing Nothing - Teacher Habits
The Benefits of Doing Nothing - Teacher Habits : The Benefits of Doing Nothing Walk into any classroom and you are likely to see the teacher doing stuff. They’re lecturing, meeting with students, conferencing, planning, assessing, entering data, designing units, or circulating throughout the room. Few teachers give themselves permission to do nothing. But they should. Doing nothing is important.
Poor whites just realized they need education equity as much as black folk - The Hechinger Report
Poor whites just realized they need education equity as much as black folk - The Hechinger Report : Poor whites just realized they need education equity as much as black folk But they must be able to say the word “equity” to get it Poor and working-class whites have been getting more attention than resources lately — just like black folk have for generations. The time couldn’t be better to push a
Time for a Break Tuesday 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 : Time for a Break Tuesday on Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Gayle Green: Corporate School Reform and the Cynical Manipulation of the English Language by dianeravitch / 26min Gayle Green is a professor of English at Scripps College. She is writing a book about the corporate reform in higher educatio
A Quarter Century of Changes in the Elementary and Secondary Teaching Force: From 1987 to 2012
A Quarter Century of Changes in the Elementary and Secondary Teaching Force: From 1987 to 2012 : A Quarter Century of Changes in the Elementary and Secondary Teaching Force: From 1987 to 2012 This report looks at changes in several key characteristics of the teaching force between the 1987-88 and 2011-12 school years, including the number of teachers, the level of teaching experience, and the rac
Noble tried to poach from other charter schools, not just CPS | Chicago Sun-Times
Noble tried to poach from other charter schools, not just CPS | Chicago Sun-Times : Noble tried to poach from other charter schools, not just CPS A Noble Network of Charter Schools recruitment effort that used improperly obtained information on Chicago Public Schools students also targeted kids at other charter schools, records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show. More than 28,000 students at
Beware the new Connecticut legislative plan to channel even more public funds to charters - Wait What?
Beware the new Connecticut legislative plan to channel even more public funds to charters - Wait What? : Beware the new Connecticut legislative plan to channel even more public funds to charters In a new piece published in the Stamford Advocate , education columnist and advocate Wendy Lecker reveals a stunning new proposal that would force taxpayers to give Connecticut’s charter schools even more
DANA GOLDSTEIN: Special Ed School Vouchers May Come With Hidden Costs - The New York Times
Special Ed School Vouchers May Come With Hidden Costs - The New York Times : Special Ed School Vouchers May Come With Hidden Costs For many parents with disabled children in public school systems, the lure of the private school voucher is strong. Vouchers for special needs students have been endorsed by the Trump administration, and they are often heavily promoted by state education departments a
Children of undocumented immigrants to protest at White House
Children of undocumented immigrants to protest at White House : Children of undocumented immigrants to protest at White House Dozens of child and teen protesters — mostly youths whose parents are in the United States illegally — departed Florida for Washington Monday to urge President Donald Trump to end his policy of ramped-up deportations. “We are going to Washington on a bus. This caravan is a
DeVos, Rahm and Moskowitz. | Fred Klonsky
DeVos, Rahm and Moskowitz. | Fred Klonsky : DeVos, Rahm and Moskowitz. Tomorrow is a busy day for the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. She starts the day with the school-closer-in-chief, Mayor Rahm. She ends the day with the Queen of Charters, Eva Moskowitz. Details are not available to the public. The meetings are closed to the press. The exact locations of the meetings are unknown. Perhaps
NaughtyBots Part 1: Articles | Truth in American Education
NaughtyBots Part 1: Articles | Truth in American Education : NaughtyBots Part 1: Articles This is the first part in a four part NaughtyBots series about the #commoncore Project: How Social Media is Changing the Politics of Education . I refer to it as a project since it says Project in the title rather than research. The research issue will be addressed in the fourth part of the series. I should
Arizona Expands Privatization of Education Yet Again | janresseger
Arizona Expands Privatization of Education Yet Again | janresseger : Arizona Expands Privatization of Education Yet Again Arizona is no stranger to the privatization of education. It has had charter schools, online charter schools, tuition tax credits and the newest iteration of privatization—Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). Tuition tax credits and education savings accounts are particular type
Post and Courier (Charleston, SC): CCSD plan for teachers won’t work | radical eyes for equity
Post and Courier (Charleston, SC): CCSD plan for teachers won’t work | radical eyes for equity : Post and Courier (Charleston, SC): CCSD plan for teachers won’t work Post and Courier (Charleston, SC): CCSD plan for teachers won’t work [see full submission with hyperlinks below] Charleston School District Arriving Late to a Very Bad Party P.L. Thomas, Professor, Furman University The most telling
Have Silicon Valley Teachers Using Technology Daily Altered Their Classroom Practice? (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Have Silicon Valley Teachers Using Technology Daily Altered Their Classroom Practice? (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Have Silicon Valley Teachers Using Technology Daily Altered Their Classroom Practice? (Part 2) Of the 37 teachers who replied to my questions, 24 (65 percent) said yes. Nine (24 percent) said “no.” I sorted the “no” answers into two bins. Six teach
Join us for the Brooklyn filming of Defending Public Education in the Era of Privatization - Network For Public Education
Join us for the Brooklyn filming of Defending Public Education in the Era of Privatization - Network For Public Education : Join us for the Brooklyn filming of Defending Public Education in the Era of Privatization We need you. Your physical presence. You . After nearly a year of brainstorming and planning, we’re ready. The Network for Public Education is collaborating with Shoot4Education to mak
MY KIND OF EDUCATION REFORM « Dad Gone Wild
MY KIND OF EDUCATION REFORM « Dad Gone Wild : MY KIND OF EDUCATION REFORM A couple weeks a go, it was Spring Break in Middle Tennessee. Scrolling through my social media feed, I was suddenly inundated with pictures of friends taking their children to Chicago to see Hamilton, to New York to visit the Museum of Natural History, a week at the beach. I must admit most of my friends are of the middle
Question: Who Are the ESSA “Peer Reviewers” Selected to Review State Plans? | deutsch29
Question: Who Are the ESSA “Peer Reviewers” Selected to Review State Plans? | deutsch29 : Question: Who Are the ESSA “Peer Reviewers” Selected to Review State Plans? According to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), state plans are to be reviewed by a group of individuals holding specific roles– and the reviewers are to be identified by name. From the ESSA document (pages 20-21): (4) PEER REVIE

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/10/17 Featured Post 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 by mike simpson / 14min Defending Public Education in the Era of Privatization - Morning Session - Network For Public Education : Def

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