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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/2/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/2/17
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Help Florida Parents of Third Graders Fight for Their Children | Diane Ravitch's blog




Lawyer who highlighted Hillary Clinton’s role in defending rape suspect tapped for key federal civil rights post - The Washington Post
Lawyer who highlighted Hillary Clinton’s role in defending rape suspect tapped for key federal civil rights post - The Washington Post : Lawyer who highlighted Hillary Clinton’s role in defending rape suspect tapped for key federal civil rights post Then-candidate Donald Trump sits with Kathy Shelton, right, and Juanita Broaddrick in a hotel conference room in St. Louis shortly before the second
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Money Matters
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Money Matters : Money Matters SPS The cancelled Work Session on the 2017-2018 budget is scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, April 3rd from 5:30-7:00 pm at JSCEE. (Immediately preceding it is the Curriculum & Instruction Policy committee meeting from 4:00-5:30 pm. Agenda .) McCleary Remember that Crosscut article that pointed out that the Senate GOP numbers were off? T
Dear Rhode Island: That April Fools Day Blended Learning Conference is no joke! – Wrench in the Gears
Dear Rhode Island: That April Fools Day Blended Learning Conference is no joke! – Wrench in the Gears : Dear Rhode Island: That April Fools Day Blended Learning Conference is no joke! Competency-based education’s march through New England continues. In the fall it was Massachusetts with its fanfare around MAPLE (Massachusetts Personalized Learning Ed-Tech Consortium), and now on April Fools Day t
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Underenrolled Schools Taking It On the Chin: Why?
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Underenrolled Schools Taking It On the Chin: Why? : Underenrolled Schools Taking It On the Chin: Why? News about underenrolled schools in several regions of the district (plus one update at the end of the thread on high schools). From the Madrona K-8 PTA : Dear Superintendent Nyland- We at Madrona K-8 have been struggling with enrollment issues for years. Enrollme
Quick Education Voter’s Guide to the California CD34 Race, April 4, 2017
Quick Education Voter’s Guide to the California CD34 Race, April 4, 2017 : Quick Education Voter’s Guide to the California CD34 Race, April 4, 2017 Republish Reprint There are twenty-three candidates running to fill former Congressman Xavier Bacerra’s seat in Congressional District 34 in Southern California. (Bacerra is currently the state’s Attorney General, replacing Kamala Harris, who, after N
CURMUDGUCATION: MN: Vergara III: The Attack on Tenure Continues
CURMUDGUCATION: MN: Vergara III: The Attack on Tenure Continues : MN: Vergara III: The Attack on Tenure Continues You probably remember the Vergara lawsuit, the California suit that was intended to destroy teacher tenure. You may even remember that a sequel was filed in New York . The Vergara suit was simply beaten. The New York suit turned into a circus, starting with competition to see who coul
A Transgender Student Won Her Battle. Now It’s War. - The New York Times
A Transgender Student Won Her Battle. Now It’s War. - The New York Times : A Transgender Student Won Her Battle. Now It’s War. After one transgender student’s victory at a high school district near Chicago, more cases are in the wings, including that of a transgender girl, above, identified as N.S., who has filed a discrimination complaint with the state. Credit Sally Ryan for The New York Times
Teachers, Teachers Unions, and the Charter School War Part 3
Teachers, Teachers Unions, and the Charter School War Part 3 : Teachers, Teachers Unions, and the Charter School War Part 3 Pleas e join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for the third part of the War Report's examination of our teachers, our teacher unions, and the charter school war. The show will start with charters and lead t o our 21st Century nightmare of corporate formed pu
When PBS Sold Airtime to Bill Gates to Promote the Common Core | Diane Ravitch's blog
When PBS Sold Airtime to Bill Gates to Promote the Common Core | Diane Ravitch's blog : When PBS Sold Airtime to Bill Gates to Promote the Common Core After I posted the story about the forthcoming PBS Series called School Inc. , which promotes privatization, reflecting the views of the privatization movement, I shared the story with investigative journalist David Sirota. He recalled the time tha
WHO PROFITS AND PAYS FOR RAMPANT AGE DISCRIMINATION? - Perdaily.com
WHO PROFITS AND PAYS FOR RAMPANT AGE DISCRIMINATION? - Perdaily.com : WHO PROFITS AND PAYS FOR RAMPANT AGE DISCRIMINATION? In watching a recent 60 Minutes program on how the H1B visa is being used to get rid of an older and more expensive professional American work force in favor of imported workers, whose best "skill" is that they will work for a fraction of the salary and benefits of their pres
BustED Pencils Trending News: Hold the Rigor and Pass the Play. | BustED Pencils
BustED Pencils Trending News: Hold the Rigor and Pass the Play. | BustED Pencils : BustED Pencils Trending News: Hold the Rigor and Pass the Play So called “ kindergarten readiness” has transformed American early childhood education into a disaster zone where “rigor” and “ academics ” rule the day. Why? Because as a nation we’re delusional at best and intentional at worst. Delusional because we a
Help Florida Parents of Third Graders Fight for Their Children | Diane Ravitch's blog
Help Florida Parents of Third Graders Fight for Their Children | Diane Ravitch's blog : Help Florida Parents of Third Graders Fight for Their Children I just contributed $200 to this just cause. If we crowd source our support, parents in Florida can fight the unjust law that prevents their children from advancing to fourth grade unless they take and pass the state test. Children who opt out will
Black Parents Explain--How to Deal with the Police: Arriell & Antjuan | NewBlackMan (in Exile)
Black Parents Explain--How to Deal with the Police: Arriell & Antjuan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) : Black Parents Explain--How to Deal with the Police: Arriell & Antjuan Pragmatic and maddening at the same time; Daughter and Father talk engagement with law enforcement. -- +WatchCut Video Black Parents Explain--How to Deal with the Police: Arriell & Antjuan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) :
Is An Ed Wonk’s Dream for Education Reform Really a Nightmare? – Missouri Education Watchdog
Is An Ed Wonk’s Dream for Education Reform Really a Nightmare? – Missouri Education Watchdog : Is An Ed Wonk’s Dream for Education Reform Really a Nightmare? In case you missed it yesterday, here is the latest edition of Fordham Institute’s April Fool’s articles celebrating #fakenews in education reform. Michael Petrilli reveals every ed reformer’s dream (becoming the Secretary of the Department
CURMUDGUCATION: Supreme Court Rules on IEPs + Don't They Understand...?
CURMUDGUCATION: Supreme Court Rules on IEPs : Supreme Court Rules on IEPs The Supreme Court has ruled on the case of Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District , a case that gave the Supremes a chance to rule on just how much education is "enough. " The case was brought by the parents of Endrew F., an autistic student whose education was, according to his parents, not nearly enough. But Douglas
The Rainfall Follows The Plow | Blue Cereal Education
The Rainfall Follows The Plow | Blue Cereal Education : The Rainfall Follows The Plow I don’t know if this is a particularly good poem, but it’s certainly an educational one – if not in the way its author intended. The idea that otherwise cruel nature would have little choice but to respond favorably to man’s determined labor was neither original nor entirely faith-based. Nineteenth century Ameri
Charter Leaders Take A Weak Stand Against DeVos | Gary Rubinstein's Blog
Charter Leaders Take A Weak Stand Against DeVos | Gary Rubinstein's Blog : Charter Leaders Take A Weak Stand Against DeVos An editorial ran in USA Today recently penned by three CEOs of ‘high performing’ Charter Chains, Achievement First, KIPP, and Uncommon Schools. It ran under the title ‘Mr. Trump, Don’t boost our budget while cutting education: Charter school CEOs.’ In the new budget despite m
“Ignoreland” Realized: Trumplandia 2017 | radical eyes for equity
“Ignoreland” Realized: Trumplandia 2017 | radical eyes for equity : “Ignoreland” Realized: Trumplandia 2017 Bertis Downs, lawyer and everything-man for Athens-based group R.E.M. , asked on social media what Automatic for the People song is most under-appreciated. As this album approaches its 25-year anniversary—and in the weakening wake of the band calling it a day—we may be hard pressed to argue
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: April Is No Fool Edition + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: April Is No Fool Edition (4/2) : ICYMI: April Is No Fool Edition (4/2) Keep reading. Keep sharing. I keep meeting people who say things like, "Boy, I wish I could blog about this stuff, but I just don't have the time/confidence/typing skills/etc." But you can take the things that you read and which make sense to you, and you can pass them on. Share what should be shared. Sp
Russ on Reading: Defending Public Education from Trump's Tyranny
Russ on Reading: Defending Public Education from Trump's Tyranny : Defending Public Education from Trump's Tyranny Last week on his show, Real Time, Bill Maher introduced the Yale professor and author, Timothy Snyder, whose new book is entitled, On Tyranny. The book outlines 20 lessons we can learn from the rise of fascism and communism in the 20th century to make sure the same does not happen to
NYC Educator: Chalkbeat NY--From Reforminess to White Supremacy
NYC Educator: Chalkbeat NY--From Reforminess to White Supremacy : Chalkbeat NY--From Reforminess to White Supremacy Chalkbeat NY has been showing its colors for years now, but has managed to reach a new low. That's not easy. I once wrote for them , back when they were Gotham Schools, and was subject to the most brutal editing process I've ever experienced. (I found this curious because there was
Why Are There So Few Films and TV Programs That Capture the Daily Work and Life of Teachers In and Out of School? (Part 3) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Why Are There So Few Films and TV Programs That Capture the Daily Work and Life of Teachers In and Out of School? (Part 3) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Why Are There So Few Films and TV Programs That Capture the Daily Work and Life of Teachers In and Out of School? (Part 3) Hollywood and network television have filmed cop shows, lawyer series, and doctor programs again
Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Denies Education for Some Disabled Children - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Denies Education for Some Disabled Children. Gorsuch Then Misrepresents Why at a Senate Hearing By John C. Fager Neil Gorsuch, a George W. Bush appointee to the Tenth Circuit federal appeals court and now President Trump’s first appointee to the United States Supreme Court, in 2008 wrote a decision, Luke P. v. Thompson Schoo
Seattle Schools Community Forum: The Annual "Who Can Wear What" Discussion
Seattle Schools Community Forum: The Annual "Who Can Wear What" Discussion : The Annual "Who Can Wear What" Discussion There were two stories in the news around the clothing that girls are choosing to wear. (And I hope everyone sees that I'm leaving the comments section up.) The first story - very widely publicized- came from an incident last weekend where girls traveling with an adult who works
Alison McDowell – What Silicon Valley Has Planned for Public Education | Poetic Justice
Alison McDowell – What Silicon Valley Has Planned for Public Education | Poetic Justice : Alison McDowell – What Silicon Valley Has Planned for Public Education This is really hard to watch but every teacher, parent, and grandparent needs to watch this through to the end. The truth of what has been going on in public education, what is happening now in public education, and what is planned for th

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