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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/18/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/18/17
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SB 808 Scares the Hell Out of CCSA and Of Course It Was Pulled | EdSource





Torlakson Announces 2017 CA Gold Ribbon Schools - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Torlakson Announces 2017 CA Gold Ribbon Schools - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that 275 middle schools and high schools are being honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program. The list of recognized schools is attached at
Schools Matter: Karl Dean Sits on Left Aisle of Corporate Party Jet
Schools Matter: Karl Dean Sits on Left Aisle of Corporate Party Jet : Karl Dean Sits on Left Aisle of Corporate Party Jet Former Nashville mayor, Karl Dean, is running to be TN's next governor. He is running as a Democrat, but he is no less a Wall Street corporatist than Michael Bloomberg, Rahm Emanuel, or the Clintons. As mayor, Dean's most visible accomplishments, aside from killing a mass tran
Controversial Gulen Charter Schools Double in Size in New Jersey Under Pro-Privatization GOP Gov. Chris Christie - Network For Public Education
Controversial Gulen Charter Schools Double in Size in New Jersey Under Pro-Privatization GOP Gov. Chris Christie - Network For Public Education : Controversial Gulen Charter Schools Double in Size in New Jersey Under Pro-Privatization GOP Gov. Chris Christie $115 million price tag from taxpayer funds diverted from local school districts On the heels of an explosive investigation of Gulen Charter
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Whitenizing Chicago
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Whitenizing Chicago : Whitenizing Chicago UNEMPLOYMENT AND DISINVESTMENT by the city and its corporations are destroying neighborhoods and pushing thousands of African-American families out of Chicago and other big cities. Some call it "reverse migration" but the net effect is the whitenizing or gentrification of the cities. Another driving force behind this push-ou
Give the White House Your Feedback About the Dept. of Education | Truth in American Education
Give the White House Your Feedback About the Dept. of Education | Truth in American Education : Give the White House Your Feedback About the Dept. of Education The Trump Administration is looking for feedback on reorganizing the executive branch, and they have set up a form on the White House website where you can share your input. Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budge
Randi & Ed. Secretary DeVos to visit Van Wert schools Thursday - Paulding County Progress
Ed. Secretary DeVos to visit Van Wert schools Thursday - Paulding County Progress : Ed. Secretary DeVos to visit Van Wert schools Thursday VAN WERT – On Thursday, April 20, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will tour public schools in Van Wert. The visit comes in response to Weingarten’s challenge to DeVos to visit a great public school
Why high school exit exams are a waste of time - The Washington Post
Why high school exit exams are a waste of time - The Washington Post : Why high school exit exams are a waste of time Not too long ago more than half of U.S. states required that students pass an exam to graduate from high school. That is changing, with a number of states dropping their exit exams — but a good number still require them, and that, this post explains, is a big and unnecessary probl
Beat Back the Billionaires: Vote Zimmer, Padilla for LAUSD School Board - LA Progressive
Beat Back the Billionaires: Vote Zimmer, Padilla for LAUSD School Board - LA Progressive : Beat Back the Billionaires: Vote Zimmer, Padilla for LAUSD School Board Vote Now Absentee or at the Polls May 16th T hough Election Day isn’t until Tuesday, May 16 th , Los Angeles’ epic school drama unfolds now, this minute, in real time, as absentee ballots in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUS
Familias deben tener cuidado con la elección de la escuela (school choice) “panacea” – Cloaking Inequity
Familias deben tener cuidado con la elección de la escuela (school choice) “panacea” – Cloaking Inequity : Familias deben tener cuidado con la elección de la escuela (school choice) “panacea” Los ricos han invertido millones de dólares en causas de “school choice” (elección escolar), durante la última década. Bajo el mantra de los derechos civiles, los multimillonarios como Eli Broad, Bill Gates,
EFF Releases Spying on Students Ed Tech Report | Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF Releases Spying on Students Ed Tech Report | Electronic Frontier Foundation : EFF Releases Spying on Students Ed Tech Report EFF Survey Reveals Gaps in Protecting the Privacy of K-12 Students Using School-Issued Devices and Cloud Apps “They are collecting and storing data to be used against my child in the future, creating a profile before he can intellectually understand the consequences of
Randi Weingarten: An indecent budget proposal | American Federation of Teachers
An indecent budget proposal | American Federation of Teachers : An indecent budget proposal Weingarten at a rally organized by the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools held at the U.S. Supreme Court. Photo by Michael Campbell. Donald Trump’s first budget proposal is a nightmare for children. Ironically named “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” it contains $9 billion in cut
A gun is discharged in a US school about once a week: advocacy group analysis - ABC News
A gun is discharged in a US school about once a week: advocacy group analysis - ABC News : A gun is discharged in a US school about once a week: advocacy group analysis The gun violence at a California elementary school last week is hardly uncommon in the U.S., which has seen an estimated 220 shootings -- including suicides and accidents -- in schools and colleges since the start of 2013, accordi
SB 808 Scares the Hell Out of CCSA and Of Course It Was Pulled | EdSource
California bill that would restrict charter school approvals stalls in Sacramento | EdSource : California bill that would restrict charter school approvals stalls in Sacramento Charter school supporters are applauding a state senator’s decision to table a bill that would have allowed only school districts to approve new charter petitions. The bill’s author, State Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, sai
New Head of Office for Civil Rights Signals Entirely Newly Direction - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : New Head of Office for Civil Rights Signals Entirely Newly Direction The past four years of the U.S. Department of Education' Office for Civil Rights may have been its strongest in decades. Under Catherine Lhamon, the Office's work expanded substantially. The Office published a number of new guidance documents that made it clear that it would enforce the law, including d
How to Bring Finnish-Style Teaching and Learning to Your Classroom
How to Bring Finnish-Style Teaching and Learning to Your Classroom : How to Bring Finnish-Style Teaching and Learning to Your Classroom Like many other U.S. educators, Timothy D. Walker thought the schools in Finland sounded almost “mythical.” The rejection of high-stakes testing, a curriculum based on critical thinking and problem-solving, smaller classes, the time reserved for collaboration bet
Ideology Drives School Privatization without Much Attention to the Real Consequences | janresseger
Ideology Drives School Privatization without Much Attention to the Real Consequences | janresseger : Ideology Drives School Privatization without Much Attention to the Real Consequences Whether school privatization involves expansion of various kinds of vouchers or the proliferation of largely unregulated charter schools, the policy tends to be driven by its proponents’ ideology, not careful poli
Corporal Punishment Does Not Belong in Our Profession by Dr. Michael Flanagan Badass Teachers Association:
Badass Teachers Association: Corporal Punishment Does Not Belong in Our Profession by Dr. Michael Flanagan : Corporal Punishment Does Not Belong in Our Profession by Dr. Michael Flanagan Last year a video of a five-year-old boy being paddled by Georgia school administrators went viral, renewing the debate about corporal punishment. Corporal punishment i s d e f i n e d a s “any time physical puni
Defeating the DeVos Agenda | The Merrow Report
Defeating the DeVos Agenda | The Merrow Report : Defeating the DeVos Agenda Progressives everywhere are in agreement that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is no friend of public education. Her agenda is straightforward: 1) educational vouchers that can be ‘cashed in’ at any school, including religious ones ; 2) for-profit charter schools, including on-line ones; and 3) minimal oversight by gove
Above the Law?
Above the Law? : Above the Law? “ The LAUSD Board will be voting on whether they support a package of anti-charter laws that would threaten our schools’ funding, flexibility to implement the programs best for our students, and our ability to continue serving our families. ” -Granada Hills Charter High School Real estate records show that on March 17, 2005, a “ Bayer, Brian ” whose address was “ 1
Schools Matter: Indianapolis (and a few other places), Meet John Arnold
Schools Matter: Indianapolis (and a few other places), Meet John Arnold : Indianapolis (and a few other places), Meet John Arnold By Doug Martin With the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Walton Foundation, and others, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation is pumping millions of dollars into Indianapolis, and former Mind Trust executive vice president Ken Bubp now is

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/17/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/17/17 Featured Post School Choice, Neoliberalism Hurt Public Goods and Education - The Atlantic La. BESE Member James Garvey’s School Grading “Lie”: Read His Full Speech Here | deutsch29 by mike simpson / 8min La. BESE Member James Garvey’s School Grading “Lie”: Read His Full Speech Here | deutsch29 : La. BESE Member James Garvey’s School Grading “Lie”

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