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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/16/17
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NYC Public School Parents: The push for privatization continues at the state and federal level
NYC Public School Parents: The push for privatization continues at the state and federal level : The push for privatization continues at the state and federal level The NY budget was signed, sealed and delivered last Monday - eight days past the deadline. We dodged one bullet in that the Assembly managed to block lifting the charter school cap, which would have been disastrous for NYC. Yet Founda
Schools Matter: Indiana, Personalized Learning, Smart Drugs, and the KnowledgeWorks Foundation
Schools Matter: Indiana, Personalized Learning, Smart Drugs, and the KnowledgeWorks Foundation : Indiana, Personalized Learning, Smart Drugs, and the KnowledgeWorks Foundation By Doug Martin (for a background on what edtech is up to, please see Alison McDowell’s post here —and all of her posts. If you want to witness the frightening scenario many like the KnowledgeWorks Foundation have in mind fo
Piecemeal Privatization of Arts and Music in Public Schools
Piecemeal Privatization of Arts and Music in Public Schools : Piecemeal Privatization of Arts and Music in Public Schools So you think you saw the Easter Bunny this morning? But you’re not sure. The current status of the arts and music are like that in our public schools. One might think these subjects are returning, they’re back…or, not really . Just like the hippity-hoppity bunny that moves in
Speaking of Revolution. | BustED Pencils
Speaking of Revolution. | BustED Pencils : Speaking of Revolution Last week I was following a few Facebook strands. As I often do, when I find a quote that sparks me to think, I like to repost it to my Facebook page. Typically I get a decent amount of “likes” with the occasional comment. However, when I took Alison Hawyer McDowell’s quote below I had no idea of what would follow. Take a read and
Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: Betsy DeVos is an ideologue, not the face of education reform | Chalkbeat
Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: Betsy DeVos is an ideologue, not the face of education reform | Chalkbeat : Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: Betsy DeVos is an ideologue, not the face of education reform U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet on Friday visited a Denver school with a large immigrant population to quiz students about the current political climate, field their questions and calm their fears.
Joe Biden Has Some Strong Words For Betsy DeVos | The Huffington Post
Joe Biden Has Some Strong Words For Betsy DeVos | The Huffington Post : Joe Biden Has Some Strong Words For Betsy DeVos The former VP thinks DeVos’ handling of Title IX sends a “frightening message.” Former Vice President Joe Biden did not mince words about U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a recent interview with Teen Vogue . In the interview, published Friday afternoon , Biden discusse
Toolkit: Every Student Will Succeed - The Chronicle of Social Change
Toolkit: Every Student Will Succeed - The Chronicle of Social Change : Toolkit: Every Student Will Succeed SOURCE: National Center for Youth Law SUBJECT: Education TYPE: Toolkit/Guide YEAR PRODUCED: 2017 Download file The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and a new toolkit released by the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education can help juris
Ten questions for Seattle Public Schools’ IT Lead John Krull | Seattle Education
Ten questions for Seattle Public Schools’ IT Lead John Krull | Seattle Education : Ten questions for Seattle Public Schools’ IT Lead John Krull John Krull has agreed to answer some questions about what is happening in terms of technology and software programs planned for Seattle Public Schools. As Krull states in his letter of application for the position within Seattle Public Schools, “I impleme
Congress is on recess: Time for your rep to "get schooled" - Network For Public Education
Congress is on recess: Time for your rep to "get schooled" - Network For Public Education : Congress is on recess: Time for your rep to “get schooled” Congress Pumping Because Congress is on recess until April 25, this week presents the perfect opportunity to talk to your representatives about public education. Here is the best way to do that. Take a moment today or tomorrow to find their local o
Easter 2017 Reader: Grit, Poetry, Educational Rankings, Poverty | radical eyes for equity
Easter 2017 Reader: Grit, Poetry, Educational Rankings, Poverty | radical eyes for equity : Easter 2017 Reader: Grit, Poetry, Educational Rankings, Poverty Forget Grit. Focus on Inequality , Christine Yeh ( Education Week ) Grit is an easy concept to fall in love with because it represents hope and perseverance, and conjures up images of working-class individuals living the “American dream.” Howe
Easter Sunday links. | Fred Klonsky
Easter Sunday links. | Fred Klonsky : Easter Sunday links. Of the top 100 US newspapers, 47 ran editorials on President Donald Trump’s Syria airstrikes last week: 39 in favor, seven ambiguous and only one opposed to the military attack. In other words, 83 percent of editorials on the Syria attack supported Trump’s bombing, 15 percent took an ambivalent position and 2 percent said the attack shoul
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Easter Edition
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Easter Edition : ICYMI: Easter Edition It's easter Sunday and I'm a huge fan. But just in case you have some time to pass today, here's an assortment of worthwhile reads from the week. A Tale of Two Schools Mitchell Robinson takes us to two schools, only twenty miles apart, that illustrate some of the inequity in education today. Apparently Diversity Is Still Nor Innovative
An Easter and Passover Joke | Diane Ravitch's blog
An Easter and Passover Joke | Diane Ravitch's blog : An Easter and Passover Joke Happy Easter! Here’s a smile for your holidays. I think you should spend today reading something other than this blog. If you are Christian, go to church or do whatever you usually do. If you are Jewish or Muslim or atheist or anything else, read and enjoy the day. I would say I’m going fishing, but where I live, it’
Russ on Reading: Comprehending Non-Fiction: Setting Kids Up for Success
Russ on Reading: Comprehending Non-Fiction: Setting Kids Up for Success : Comprehending Non-Fiction: Setting Kids Up for Success In a discussion about students and reading content text yesterday, I heard a familiar refrain from a group of elementary teachers. While some readers were highly successful in reading non-fiction, many others struggled to comprehend content text even when that text for
Easter 2017: Sometimes You Just Have to Leave Your Water Pot | deutsch29
Easter 2017: Sometimes You Just Have to Leave Your Water Pot | deutsch29 : Easter 2017: Sometimes You Just Have to Leave Your Water Pot Today is Easter. Most of the posts that I write concern education reform. However, a handful are holiday posts– like this one. Since it is Easter, in this post, I focus on Jesus Christ. It is certainly up to you to decide to continue reading. No coercion here. I
Postmodern History and Geo Politics
Postmodern History and Geo Politics : Postmodern History and Geo Politics Pleas e join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. and special guest Brian Crowell for a deep look into postmodern history, global politics, and public school curriculum. The issue for teachers and public education is what is allowed into curriculum and what is not. The discussion will delve deeply into public e
Dept of Ed Hires Anti-Civil Rights Crusader to Protect Student’s Nonexistent Civil Rights | gadflyonthewallblog
Dept of Ed Hires Anti-Civil Rights Crusader to Protect Student’s Nonexistent Civil Rights | gadflyonthewallblog : Dept of Ed Hires Anti-Civil Rights Crusader to Protect Student’s Nonexistent Civil Rights Candice Jackson is a victim of oppression. When she was attending Stanford University in the mid-1990s, a minority calculus tutoring group refused to help her because she was white. Sure she coul

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/15/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/15/17 Featured Post Charter School Builds Wall of Shame to Hide the Truth Record Numbers Of Charter Schools Teachers Are Organizing Unions | PopularResistance.Org by mike simpson / 23min Record Numbers Of Charter Schools Teachers Are Organizing Unions | PopularResistance.Org : Sorry, Charter Boosters: Record Numbers Of Teachers At Chicago Charter Schoo

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