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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/19/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/19/17
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Louisiana families must give up special education rights for school vouchers | The Lens






Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World | Teachers College Press
Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World 9780807757680 | Teachers College Press : Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World How do we see our schools and the project of education? Is this the best we can do? What would we like our schools to become? How might we get there? In this provocative book, Bill Ayers invites us to dream of schools in which each child “is of infinite and incalc
NY education chief orders hearing on effort to oust Paladino
NY education chief orders hearing on effort to oust Paladino : NY education chief orders hearing on effort to oust Paladino ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's education commissioner has scheduled a hearing to decide whether one-time candidate for governor Carl Paladino should be removed from the Buffalo school board. The June 22 hearing in Albany will focus on a complaint by other school board membe
Karen Lewis: How to avoid calamity of closing schools early | Chicago Sun-Times
Karen Lewis: How to avoid calamity of closing schools early | Chicago Sun-Times : Karen Lewis: How to avoid calamity of closing schools early Chicago Teachers Union marched around City Hall last June, demanding an elected school board and more money for public education. | Sun-Times file photo Karen Lewis Chance the Rapper has recently stepped up to address the fiscal crisis in Chicago Public Sch
Randi Weingarten promises to ‘educate’ Betsy DeVos as AFT kicks off campaign against Trump agenda | Chalkbeat
Randi Weingarten promises to ‘educate’ Betsy DeVos as AFT kicks off campaign against Trump agenda | Chalkbeat : Randi Weingarten promises to ‘educate’ Betsy DeVos as AFT kicks off campaign against Trump agenda At Edsel Ford High School Tuesday morning, students took turns sharing their goals for the semester. Sixteen-year-old Kamal Mohamad wants to get better grades. His classmate Almjd Alghaithi
34 problems with standardized tests - The Washington Post
34 problems with standardized tests - The Washington Post : 34 problems with standardized tests A picture of the scene in court on Aug. 12, where a judge heard a lawsuit by parents against education officials in Florida. This was drawn by Peyton Mears, an 11-year-old who was at the hearing to support the parents. The woman on the stand is a parent, Michelle Rhea. In March I wrote about a decision
Church, state, and school: What might Supreme Court ruling mean for vouchers? - CSMonitor.com
Church, state, and school: What might Supreme Court ruling mean for vouchers? - CSMonitor.com : Church, state, and school: What might Supreme Court ruling mean for vouchers? Thirty-eight states have amendments prohibiting state money from going to religious organizations. A Supreme Court case Wednesday, about whether a religious private school is eligible for state grant money, could change that.
Op-Ed: A Message to Congress — Keep Charities and Foundations Nonpartisan - NJ Spotlight
Op-Ed: A Message to Congress — Keep Charities and Foundations Nonpartisan - NJ Spotlight : OP-ED: A MESSAGE TO CONGRESS — KEEP CHARITIES AND FOUNDATIONS NONPARTISAN Removing the longstanding ban on partisan political activity by charitable and philanthropic organizations presents a severe threat to the integrity and wellbeing of those organizations Nina Stack and Linda M. Czipo Among the many ide
Louisiana families must give up special education rights for school vouchers | The Lens
Louisiana families must give up special education rights for school vouchers | The Lens : Louisiana families must give up special education rights for school vouchers The New York Times reports that in several states, students give up their rights to special education services if they accept a government voucher to attend a private school. That’s true in Louisiana, too. Voucher programs provide p
Graduation and dropout rates: Look up California districts and high schools | EdSource
Graduation and dropout rates: Look up California districts and high schools | EdSource : Graduation and dropout rates: Look up California districts and high schools California education officials last week bragged about the seventh consecutive year of improvement in the statewide high school graduation rate, which reached 83.2 percent for the class of 2016. That was 0.9 percentage point above the
Civil rights group says schools must address student anxieties on immigration enforcement | EdSource
Civil rights group says schools must address student anxieties on immigration enforcement | EdSource : Civil rights group says schools must address student anxieties on immigration enforcement School districts that fail to address the anxieties experienced by undocumented students as a result of federal immigration policies of the Trump administration may be violating their students’ constitution
Wednesday's Warriors Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Wednesday's Warriors Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Math Professor: Why Our Freshmen Need Remediation 1 by dianeravitch / 23min One of our regular readers, who is a member of a college mathematics faculty, sent this following comment about the state of math education today: “I teach at a small fou
CPS and “Wrong-way” Claypool. | Fred Klonsky
CPS and “Wrong-way” Claypool. | Fred Klonsky : CPS and “Wrong-way” Claypool Is it a reach to compare Trump’s bizarre response to North Korea’s nuclear testing and Rahm’s response to the CPS budget crisis? You know that Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would have sent $215 million to CPS. In response CEO Forrest Claypool, under apparent orders from Rahm Emanuel, has threatened to close schools June
Connecticut remains committed to unfair SBAC Testing Scam in new federal plan - Wait What?
Connecticut remains committed to unfair SBAC Testing Scam in new federal plan - Wait What? : Connecticut remains committed to unfair SBAC Testing Scam in new federal plan Earlier this month, with no legislative oversight and limited public input, the Connecticut State Department of Education become one of a handful of states to submit its proposed action plan under the new Every Student Succeeds
LAUSD board endorses proposals to tighten charter school regulations | 89.3 KPCC
LAUSD board endorses proposals to tighten charter school regulations | 89.3 KPCC : LAUSD board endorses proposals to tighten charter school regulations The Los Angeles Unified School Board narrowly voted Tuesday to endorse three teachers union-supported bills in the California Legislature that would subject charter schools to stricter oversight and regulation . Board members' 4-3 decision — again
Student Loan Debacle: What Will Be Response from DeVos Department of Education? | janresseger
Student Loan Debacle: What Will Be Response from DeVos Department of Education? | janresseger : Student Loan Debacle: What Will Be Response from DeVos Department of Education? The Obama administration had planned to revamp completely the system by which the U.S. Department of Education administers and collects $1.3 trillion in college loans. The service has been terrible and confusing, say consum
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: What did Rahm and DeVos meet about? No one seems to know.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: What did Rahm and DeVos meet about? No one seems to know. : What did Rahm and DeVos meet about? No one seems to know. File under #Transparency #Accountability Rahm Emanuel met with Betsy DeVos a week ago. But we still don't know what the meeting was about.Why not? All we saw was this cryptic press release from the D.O.E.: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Let's Arm Teachers?
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Let's Arm Teachers? : PA: Let's Arm Teachers? Apparently it's education crazy season in Harrisburg, with one ill-advised ed bill after another. But fear not-- at least one PA legislator wants some of us to start packing heat in school. Senate Bill 383 intends to amend the school code, with the intent of "providing for protection and defense of pupils. Sponsor Donald C White ,
Arne Duncan Designed Rahm Emanuel’s Latest Attack on Poor Students of Color | gadflyonthewallblog
Arne Duncan Designed Rahm Emanuel’s Latest Attack on Poor Students of Color | gadflyonthewallblog : Arne Duncan Designed Rahm Emanuel’s Latest Attack on Poor Students of Color Sometimes an idea is just too stupid to keep it all to yourself. Ask Arne Duncan. Sitting at his lonely desk as managing partner of the Emerson Collective , a limited liability corporation pushing school and immigration pol
Hitting Left. | Fred Klonsky
Hitting Left. | Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left Hitting Left. | Fred Klonsky :
NaughtyBots Part 4: Researchbots, Bought, or Naught, Theoretically Speaking? | Truth in American Education
NaughtyBots Part 4: Researchbots, Bought, or Naught, Theoretically Speaking? | Truth in American Education : NaughtyBots Part 4: Researchbots, Bought, or Naught, Theoretically Speaking? This is the fourth part in a four-part NaughtyBots series about the #commoncore Project: How Social Media is Changing the Politics of Education . Researchbots, Bought, or Naught I tend to be linear, not millennial
Parent Coalition for Student Privacy Opposes Federal Data Matching Program | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy
Parent Coalition for Student Privacy Opposes Federal Data Matching Program | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy : PARENT COALITION FOR STUDENT PRIVACY OPPOSES FEDERAL DATA MATCHING PROGRAM The U.S. Department of Education proposes to extend the program in which it matches personal data of resident alien students with data from the Department of Homeland Security and the US Citizenship and Immig

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