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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/14/17
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DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White - ProPublica





California Charter Schools and REAL Local Control
California Charter Schools and REAL Local Control SB 808 Because of the significant investment in time and resources reviewing proposed charter school petitions prior to accepting or rejecting a petition, the local school board is best equipped to make decisions regarding education programs and needs within its jurisdiction. Local school districts must have the authority to authorize locally cont
When Community and Labor Join Forces: Parent, Student and Teacher Partnerships | Schott Foundation for Public Education
When Community and Labor Join Forces: Parent, Student and Teacher Partnerships | Schott Foundation for Public Education : When Community and Labor Join Forces: Parent, Student and Teacher Partnerships Partnerships have the potential to build power. On March 31, Schott hosted a webinar, the penultimate of our 25th Anniversary series , “When Community and Labor Join Forces: Parent, Student and Teac
Right Wing “Think Tank” engaged in effort to persuade teachers to be climate change deniers - Wait What?
Right Wing “Think Tank” engaged in effort to persuade teachers to be climate change deniers - Wait What? : Right Wing “Think Tank” engaged in effort to persuade teachers to be climate change deniers The Heartland Institute is an Illinois based conservative “think tank” and advocacy group that is focused on building support for conservative ideas such as charter schools and vouchers, all while pro
Gene V Glass: Education in Two Worlds: What Goes Around Comes Around: Voucher Scammers Get Scammed
Gene V Glass: Education in Two Worlds: What Goes Around Comes Around: Voucher Scammers Get Scammed : What Goes Around Comes Around: Voucher Scammers Get Scammed Republicans in the Arizona legislature recently passed a significant expansion of the "Empowerment Scholarship" program -- a thinly disguised voucher program adopted years ago and slightly expanded in each subsequent year. Originally inte
What I'm reading... - Lily's Blackboard
What I'm reading... - Lily's Blackboard : What I’m reading… So much to read…so little time . Whenever I scan what’s available on NEA’s online properties , I’m amazed by all the great content that’s just a click away. Here’s what I’m reading now. See what else you find when you explore! How Much Does the Public Understand About Effective Teaching and Learning? This article, based on a first-ever s
Minority teachers in U.S. more than doubled over 25 years — but still fewer than 20 percent of educators, study shows - The Washington Post
Minority teachers in U.S. more than doubled over 25 years — but still fewer than 20 percent of educators, study shows - The Washington Post : Minority teachers in U.S. more than doubled over 25 years — but still fewer than 20 percent of educators, study shows The number of minority teachers more than doubled in the United States over a 25-year period but still represent less than 20 percent of th
CURMUDGUCATION: IN: Welcome UPSTART Pre-K Cyberschool
CURMUDGUCATION: IN: Welcome UPSTART Pre-K Cyberschool : IN: Welcome UPSTART Pre-K Cyberschool You probably thought this was going to be one of those posts where I made fun of some trend in education by extending it to its logical yet absurd extreme. Sadly-- I mean, really sadly-- that is not the case. "Seriously, dude. What the hell." Meet UPSTART , a company that... well, let me just quote from
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers #11. | Fred Klonsky
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers #11. | Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers #11. Just because you missed the live version of Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers episode #11 doesn’t mean you can’t hear it. Downloadable here. Our in-studio guest was long-time education and immigration activist from Chicago, Jose Rico. Jose Rico worked with my brother back in the day on sm
Charters and the Illinois Governors race. | Fred Klonsky
Charters and the Illinois Governors race. | Fred Klonsky : Charters and the Illinois Governors race. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner takes a back seat to nobody when it comes to support for charter schools. He even names them after himself. The list of names of Democrats who want to take him out is growing. They all seem to me to be an undifferentiated mass. Except for the size of their bank accou
Automated Education + Chasing Skills + Debt = Social Control – Wrench in the Gears
Automated Education + Chasing Skills + Debt = Social Control – Wrench in the Gears : Automated Education + Chasing Skills + Debt = Social Control Originally posted to Facebook November 2015: I posted the scenario below in November of 2015 as a Facebook note. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve come across a number of items having to do with skills, automation, and human capital management, so I t
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Fill Out Your Invoice and Send It to the Legislature + Friday Open Thread
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Fill Out Your Invoice and Send It to the Legislature : Fill Out Your Invoice and Send It to the Legislature Friday Open Thread Teens Take a Stand : Learning about your rights - a program on Friday, April 21st at the Douglass Truth Library from 4-5:30 pm. We are now in the home stretch for this legislative session but it's a safe bet that the budget will not be don
Charter Schools Are Bilking California Taxpayers | Crooks and Liars
Charter Schools Are Bilking California Taxpayers | Crooks and Liars : Charter Schools Are Bilking California Taxpayers In The Public Interest , an organization that researches and reports on the effects of privatization, has just released a comprehensive study entitled " The Failure of Policy Planning In California Schools ." As the title suggests, it's not pretty. With the Secretary of Education
Touched by autism: We need to be learners and advocates
Touched by autism: We need to be learners and advocates : Touched by autism: We need to be learners and advocates In just a little way, it touched minutes of my life. The little girl and the little boy were seated in the row in front of me. On an airplane, it’s better to have kids in front of you, because behind you, they’ll sometimes kick the seat. Dad was with them. Mom across the aisle. Even a
Students gather to reclaim the role they played as leaders in the Civil Rights era | The Lens
Students gather to reclaim the role they played as leaders in the Civil Rights era | The Lens : Students gather to reclaim the role they played as leaders in the Civil Rights era Isaiah Institute Ambassador Andrew Young speaks with students from St. Augustine High School. It happened on a recent Saturday, three days ahead of the 49th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassinat
One Trick for Not Being a Jerk to Students - Teacher Habits
One Trick for Not Being a Jerk to Students - Teacher Habits : One Trick for Not Being a Jerk to Students I admit that I am sometimes a jerk to my students. I try not to be. I really do. I know the damage it causes, both to the kid and the classroom culture. I know that one bad experience with me can ruin twenty previous good ones. I know that being a jerk makes me feel bad about myself. It does n
Missouri reverses course on aid to religious organizations - SCOTUSblog
Missouri reverses course on aid to religious organizations - SCOTUSblog : Missouri reverses course on aid to religious organizations Next week the justices are scheduled to hear oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer , in which a Missouri church is challenging the state’s denial of its application for a grant to resurface the playground used by its daycare center. In reject
DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White - ProPublica
DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White - ProPublica : DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White Candice Jackson’s intellectual journey raises questions about how actively she will investigate allegations of unfair treatment of minorities and women. The new acting head of the U.S. Department of Educa
Rep. Dingell, AFT President Weingarten to join AROS for National ‘Build Schools, Not Walls’ launch | The Michigan Chronicle
Rep. Dingell, AFT President Weingarten to join AROS for National ‘Build Schools, Not Walls’ launch | The Michigan Chronicle : Rep. Dingell, AFT President Weingarten to join AROS for National ‘Build Schools, Not Walls’ launch On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten will join the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools and dozens of publ
Democrats ask GAO to examine tax-credit programs as Trump pushes public dollars for private schools - The Washington Post
Democrats ask GAO to examine tax-credit programs as Trump pushes public dollars for private schools - The Washington Post : Democrats ask GAO to examine tax-credit programs as Trump pushes public dollars for private schools Senate Democrats are asking the Government Accountability Office to examine state programs that offer tax credits in exchange for donations for private-school scholarships, ar
Ed Notes Online: on CPE1: Norm in The Wave - Legendary Progressive School Under Assault
Ed Notes Online: on CPE1: Norm in The Wave - Legendary Progressive School Under Assault : on CPE1: Norm in The Wave - Legendary Progressive School Under Assault CPE1 Update: Parent and teacher reps met for hours yesterday with the Chancellor's "team" which included Phil Weinberg, Laura Feijoo, Louis Herrera, Yolanda Torres. A group of supporters sat on the steps of Tweed as a show of support. A 1
Bible classes in schools can lead to strife among neighbors
Bible classes in schools can lead to strife among neighbors : Bible classes in schools can lead to strife among neighbors A federal lawsuit was filed recently against the Mercer County, West Virginia Board of Education, challenging a Bible program in the elementary schools. The plaintiffs are the Freedom From Religion Foundation and two parents and their children. One parent and both children hav
New Report Paints California's Charter Schools As Economic Boondoggle That Has Little to Do with Student Need, Cost Efficiency, or Quality - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : New Report Paints California's Charter Schools As Economic Boondoggle That Has Little to Do with Student Need, Cost Efficiency, or Quality A new report on California's charter schools may be one of the most scathing to date--in part because it does more than examine student achievement. Achievement studies inevitably raise methodological and interpretation debates. More
Jeff Bryant: Erie Pennsylvania’s Schools Are a Canary in the Coal Mine of Education
Erie Pennsylvania’s Schools Are a Canary in the Coal Mine of Education : Erie Pennsylvania’s Schools Are a Canary in the Coal Mine of Education Jay Badams has reached the limits of his patience. As superintendent of Erie, Pennsylvania schools since 2009, he’s dealt with the chronic underfunding of his schools for years. Every year, he and his staff grapple with ever more painful budget cuts. He a
High School Graduation—Rahm’s Plan Worse than Ohio’s Terrible Plan, But Arne Loves It | janresseger
High School Graduation—Rahm’s Plan Worse than Ohio’s Terrible Plan, But Arne Loves It | janresseger : High School Graduation—Rahm’s Plan Worse than Ohio’s Terrible Plan, But Arne Loves It I had imagined it would be pretty hard to come up with worse high school graduation requirements than the new Ohio plan endorsed by Governor John Kasich. Watching the state move toward the implementation of our
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: On Hitting Left Today
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: On Hitting Left Today : On Hitting Left Today Jose Rico joins us for conversation about Chicago schools and immigration tomorrow on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers at 11AM 105.5 FM in Chicago, www.lumpenradio.com. live streamed around the galaxy. Jose was part of the board's Latino Advisory Committee that resigned in mass in February to protest inequitable cu
Have Silicon Valley Teachers Using Technology Daily Altered Their Classroom Practice? (Part 3) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Have Silicon Valley Teachers Using Technology Daily Altered Their Classroom Practice? (Part 3) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Have Silicon Valley Teachers Using Technology Daily Altered Their Classroom Practice? (Part 3) Eleven percent (N=4) of the teachers answered both yes and no. These teachers made a distinction between how they taught lessons before they had new tech
Governor Carney Is NOT Letting The Sunshine In!!!! – Exceptional Delaware 2017
Governor Carney Is NOT Letting The Sunshine In!!!! – Exceptional Delaware 2017 : Governor Carney Is NOT Letting The Sunshine In!!!! In February, Delaware Governor John Carney brought back the Family Services Cabinet Council through Executive Order #5 . Many in Delaware thought this was a good thing. But apparently transparency took a backseat to this return. The group met on Wednesday, April 5th,

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