Thursday, April 13, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/13/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/13/17
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Edgar Villanueva: Though Hell or High Water: The #FundSouth Movement is Strong | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Though Hell or High Water: The #FundSouth Movement is Strong | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Though Hell or High Water: The #FundSouth Movement is Strong Foundations have had an “on again, off again” love affair with the South. Funding there tends to be short-term and typically in response to a natural disaster, a national crisis or an election, but some significant infrastructure has
CURMUDGUCATION: College-Ready Sixth Graders
CURMUDGUCATION: College-Ready Sixth Graders : College-Ready Sixth Graders Mike Petrilli, Big Cheese at the Fordham Institute, a reliably reformy thinky tank, is concerned. While he allows that some students and families are uber-stressing about the whole college thing, the rest of us should be in a greater state of panic: We need the majority of parents and kids to be more stressed out. We need t
When teacher silencing becomes dangerous… | Eclectablog
When teacher silencing becomes dangerous… | Eclectablog : When teacher silencing becomes dangerous… Since publishing my post on teacher silencing yesterday , my mailbox has been inundated with stories from teachers about being harassed, threatened, and intimidated by school district administrators for posting their opinions about standardized tests, opting out, and other issues of education polic
What does hair have to do with school discipline? - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom
What does hair have to do with school discipline? - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom : What does hair have to do with school discipline? Have you ever felt criminalized or excluded from an academic or professional setting because of your hair? Before you answer these questions… let’s back up a bit. Lets start from the beginning… In May of 2014, SFUSD revised its hat policy allowing school
Nevada (Potentially) Dropping Students’ Test Scores from Its Teacher Evaluation System | VAMboozled!
Nevada (Potentially) Dropping Students’ Test Scores from Its Teacher Evaluation System | VAMboozled! : Nevada (Potentially) Dropping Students’ Test Scores from Its Teacher Evaluation System This week in Nevada “Lawmakers Mull[ed] Dropping Student Test Scores from Teacher Evaluations,” as per a recent article in The Nevada Independent (see here ). This would be quite a move from 2011 when the stat
Seattle Schools Community Forum: The Inner Thoughts of the Seattle School Board on Assessments
Seattle Schools Community Forum: The Inner Thoughts of the Seattle School Board on Assessments : The Inner Thoughts of the Seattle School Board on Assessments At the last Curriculum and Instruction Committee meeting, head of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction, Kyle Kinoshita, reported out to the Board a compilation of what staff heard regarding "the Board feedback on the assessment policy dra
Alliance Charter School Network Didn't Comply With Fed Regs and Shares Private Parent and Studen Info- LA Times
California audit clears L.A.'s largest charter school network of misspending - LA Times : California audit clears L.A.'s largest charter school network of misspending ...State auditors did find that Alliance didn’t fully comply with federal regulations before it shared parent and alumni contact information with third parties. One of those groups, the California Charter School Assn., used that inf
Malloy - Nation’s most unpopular Democratic governor won’t seek re-election - Wait What?
Malloy - Nation’s most unpopular Democratic governor won’t seek re-election - Wait What? : Malloy – Nation’s most unpopular Democratic governor won’t seek re-election A darling of the charter school industry and their allies in the corporate education reform movement, and having used his time in office to make record cuts to education, higher education and other vital services, all while coddling
James Baldwin Archives and National Library Action Day – Education Town Hall Forum
James Baldwin Archives and National Library Action Day – Education Town Hall Forum : James Baldwin Archives and National Library Action Day A large portion of James Baldwin’s personal papers are now accessible to the public through the New York Public Library. Yesterday, the Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture announced acquisition of the author’s personal archive. Baldwin, w
Trump’s budget boosts funding for school choice. So why are charter school chiefs unhappy about it? - The Washington Post
Trump’s budget boosts funding for school choice. So why are charter school chiefs unhappy about it? - The Washington Post : Trump’s budget boosts funding for school choice. So why are charter school chiefs unhappy about it? An unexpected thing happened when President Trump recently proposed cutting the Education Department budget by some 14 percent while spending a mountain of new money on charte
THE SLOW EROSION OF AMERICAN EDUCATION HAS BECOME A MUDSLIDE | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing
THE SLOW EROSION OF AMERICAN EDUCATION HAS BECOME A MUDSLIDE | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing : THE SLOW EROSION OF AMERICAN EDUCATION HAS BECOME A MUDSLIDE This week I had the pleasure of being interviewed on a local White Plains Cable Access Show called “Westchester Roundup.” The interview went well but that is less important than what happened before the interview actually started. The Hos
Tennessee Serves As A Role Model For Charter School Failure (VIDEO)
Tennessee Serves As A Role Model For Charter School Failure (VIDEO) : Tennessee Serves As A Role Model For Charter School Failure (VIDEO) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump claim they want to provide parents “more choice” regarding the schools their children attend. Choice. Sounds appealing, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t want more choice? After all, aren’t we theoretically an i
“I Need My Money”: The Contract Song for DC Teachers – Education Town Hall Forum
“I Need My Money”: The Contract Song for DC Teachers – Education Town Hall Forum : “I Need My Money”: The Contract Song for DC Teachers Date: April 13, 2017 Author: vspatz 0 Comments Students from Ballou Senior High School in DC and teacher/choir director Monica Brokenborough shared “The Contract Song” on today’s Education Town Hall. The song begins at the 49:50 mark — Audio Player 00:00 00:00 Us
John Thompson: People are strange: NYT columns reveal Tulsans' duality - NonDoc
People are strange: NYT columns reveal Tulsans' duality - NonDoc : People are strange: NYT columns reveal Tulsans’ duality N ick Kristof had two noteworthy commentaries about Tulsa published in The New York Times on April 1. Although neither was a joke, their juxtaposition of Oklahoma’s contradictory political culture is flat-out bizarre. First, the public reaction to In Trump Country, Shock at T
Why Aren't There More Black Teachers? Racial Discrimination Still Plays A Role | The Huffington Post
Why Aren't There More Black Teachers? Racial Discrimination Still Plays A Role | The Huffington Post : Why Aren’t There More Black Teachers? Racial Discrimination Still Plays A Role “I think this is just another example of how ideas about race and racism, to be frank, are deeply embedded in the schools.” Policy surrounding the nation’s shortage of black teachers tends to focus around recruitment
NaughtyBots Part 2: Twittertards, TwitterBotsandNaughts, and Analog Man | Truth in American Education
NaughtyBots Part 2: Twittertards, TwitterBotsandNaughts, and Analog Man | Truth in American Education : NaughtyBots Part 2: Twittertards, TwitterBotsandNaughts, and Analog Man This is the second part in a four part NaughtyBots series about the #commoncore Project: How Social Media is Changing the Politics of Education . Twittertards The #commoncore Project is about the use of Twitter in the ongoi
Struggling to make Sac City a destination school district | The Sacramento Bee
Struggling to make Sac City a destination school district | The Sacramento Bee : Struggling to make Sac City a destination school district I have been a teacher in the Sacramento City Unified School District for 10 years. I am also the parent of two young students in the district. This year I wanted to become part of our union’s bargaining team because the district was in such a strong financial
Thursday Oracle Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Thursday Oracle Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Who is the Walton Family Foundation Funding? by dianeravitch / 25min It is very instructive to scan the long list of organizations that are funded by the Walton Family Foundation. Some will surprise you. Some will not. Here is what we know about this
Let Them Sleep? Later School Start Times Improve Graduation and Attendance
Let Them Sleep? Later School Start Times Improve Graduation and Attendance : Let Them Sleep? Later School Start Times Improve Graduation and Attendance Rates In the current climate of polarized debate about best school practices and policies, it is refreshing to learn that there are some ideas that are supported by research and an emerging bipartisan consensus. An increasing body of evidence is s
Jeff Bryant: During Resistance Recess, Join The Fight For Public Schools
4/13/2017 – During Resistance Recess, Join The Fight For Public Schools : During Resistance Recess, Join The Fight For Public Schools April 13, 2017 Subscribe THIS WEEK: Trump Ends Lead Paint Protections … Vouchers Hurt Special Ed … Importance Of Black Teachers … Charters Aren’t Needed … Lessons From Erie Schools TOP STORY During Resistance Recess, Join The Fight For Public Schools By Jeff Bryant
Talking to, not past, one another about race, schooling, and reform - AEI
Talking to, not past, one another about race, schooling, and reform - AEI : Talking to, not past, one another about race, schooling, and reform In recent years, it’s become hard to talk about schools, schooling, and school reform without talking about race. Some deem this a healthy and long-overdue development, believing that social justice demands that education be understood through the prism o
Fourth Circuit Vacates the Order Protecting Gavin Grimm, But Casts Him As a Modern Human Rights Leader - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Fourth Circuit Vacates the Order Protecting Gavin Grimm, But Casts Him As a Modern Human Rights Leader The Fourth Circuit has vacated the injunction that was securing Gavin Grimm's access to facilities consistent with his gender in Gloucester County Schools. Less than a year ago, it seemed Grimm's case was set to open doors for others across the country. He had the feder
CURMUDGUCATION: New Merit Pay Study Hits The Wrong Target
CURMUDGUCATION: New Merit Pay Study Hits The Wrong Target : New Merit Pay Study Hits The Wrong Target We're all going to be hearing uggests that teacher merit pay works . Sort of. Depending on what you mean by "works." Matthew G. Springer , an assistant professor of public policy and education at Vanderbilt University, has produced a meta-analysis (that's research of the research) entitled " Teac
The Tone-Deaf Politics of Denying Racism, Excusing Segregation | radical eyes for equity
The Tone-Deaf Politics of Denying Racism, Excusing Segregation | radical eyes for equity : The Tone-Deaf Politics of Denying Racism, Excusing Segregation Let’s connect the dots, which is challenging because, if those with power had their way, it would be white dots on a field of white. Rick Hess, whose tagline is “Education policy maven Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute [AEI] think t
Some legislators want to shovel even more money to some of Connecticut’s Charter Schools - Wait What?
Some legislators want to shovel even more money to some of Connecticut’s Charter Schools - Wait What? : Some legislators want to shovel even more money to some of Connecticut’s Charter Schools A recent article by Wendy Lecker entitled, Beware the new Connecticut legislative plan to channel even more public funds to charters , noted that a group of Democratic state legislators have released a plan
Tuition Tax Credits—One Type of School Vouchers—Press Coverage and NPE’s Excellent Toolkit | janresseger
Tuition Tax Credits—One Type of School Vouchers—Press Coverage and NPE’s Excellent Toolkit | janresseger : Tuition Tax Credits—One Type of School Vouchers—Press Coverage and NPE’s Excellent Toolkit Washington Post reporter Emma Brown describes Florida’s tuition tax credit program , what Brown and many others believe is the model Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration will try to use for a natio
La. Supt. John White Fabricates Three Years of Teaching into Five: View His Ed Leader Cert Application | deutsch29
La. Supt. John White Fabricates Three Years of Teaching into Five: View His Ed Leader Cert Application | deutsch29 : La. Supt. John White Fabricates Three Years of Teaching into Five: View His Ed Leader Cert Application On April 11, 2017, I wrote a post about Louisiana state superintendent John White’s certifying himself as an educational leader. Louisiana has three levels of ed leader certificat

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