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What the latest assaults on science education look like - The Washington Post
What the latest assaults on science education look like - The Washington Post : What the latest assaults on science education look like Participants in the March for Science gather at the Washington Monument before marching to the Capito

NYC Public School Parents: More grounds for removal of Paladino: violating student privacy
NYC Public School Parents: More grounds for removal of Paladino: violating student privacy : More grounds for removal of Paladino: violating student privacy Austin Harig and Carl Paladino On June 22, Commissioner MaryEllen Elia will hold a hearing on the legal petition of the Buffalo Board of Education to remove Carl Paladino from his seat on the Board. Though Paladino has made many outrageous an
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers #12. | Fred Klonsky
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers #12. | Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers #12. The Klonsky brothers and Dr. Eve Ewing on Hitting Left. The latest episode of our show is up on MixCloud , and as a downloadable podcast on Liberated Syndication and iTunes. We spoke with Sarah Chambers, teacher of students with special needs at Saucedo Academy in Little Village. At least she
The Simplest Way to Impress Parents - Teacher Habits
The Simplest Way to Impress Parents - Teacher Habits : The Simplest Way to Impress Parents At the end of every school day, I tell myself one thing: smile. No matter what has just happened. No matter how the day has gone. No matter if I want to scream, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” I tell myself to smile. A smile is the simplest way to impress parents. I wish I could cla
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Message to Legislature: Get Off Your High Horse and Get This Done
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Message to Legislature: Get Off Your High Horse and Get This Done : Message to Legislature: Get Off Your High Horse and Get This Done No, the Legislature did not finish on time, and yes, the Governor has called a special session. From The News Tribune In what has become more or less a yearly tradition, state lawmakers will use a special legislative session to fini
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: PARCC Turmoil in NJ - So What Else Is New?
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: PARCC Turmoil in NJ - So What Else Is New? : PARCC Turmoil in NJ - So What Else Is New? The above picture was taken yesterday at a parents & kids protest of the PARCC exams outside NJ Senator Steve Sweeney's West Deptford office. This colorful bunch gathered to encourage Sen. Sweeney to post SCR132 to the floor for a vote. Last month, the Resolution, ACR
Schools Matter: Mr. Staples: Here's What Happened to Black Teachers
Schools Matter: Mr. Staples: Here's What Happened to Black Teachers : Mr. Staples: Here's What Happened to Black Teachers As the chief education spokesman for the New York Times editorial board, Brent Staples' support for corporate education polices most often goes unsigned in his editorials. This week, however, Mr. Staples has an editorial piece in the Times that asks, " where did all the black
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION Charters and Commitment 13 by Peter Greene / 15h It happened again. This time in Milwaukee. Students at the Universal Academy for the College Bound Webster Campus returned to find themselves in a completely different school , because a charter management company had decided they'd rather move on than finish out their contract for the year. Universal C
How the Coming Church-State Showdown Could be Avoided - The Atlantic
How the Coming Church-State Showdown Could be Avoided - The Atlantic : How the Coming Church-State Showdown Could be Avoided The Supreme Court has ample reason to avoid deciding a case that could erode the Establishment Clause. During argument in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer last week before the Supreme Court, Justice Elena Kagan mused that the case poses “a hard issue. It's an issue in which
Keeping retirement weird. Who is leaving? | Fred Klonsky
Keeping retirement weird. Who is leaving? | Fred Klonsky : Keeping retirement weird. Who is leaving? On this beautiful Earth Day I am going to be a judge evaluating high school students who are aspiring political cartoonists. I will receive a small stipend, but I’m not doing it for the money. The stipend is not much. Like so many other retired teachers, we volunteer in schools, we coach, we are p
More Cartoons on Using Technology | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
More Cartoons on Using Technology | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : More Cartoons on Using Technology Yeah, I know I have been showing lots of cartoons about using technology. But I cannot help myself since I do laugh at how technologies have penetrated our (I include myself) lives. Taking a step back to laugh at ourselves as immoderate users of new technologies is, I believ
The enemies of public education | Editorials | paysonroundup.com
The enemies of public education | Editorials | paysonroundup.com : The enemies of public education Senator Sylvia Allen Representative Bob Thorpe Representative Brenda Barton They represent Rim Country. And they’ve apparently decided we don’t need free, universal public schools. So they all three voted for vouchers — which will probably do even more damage to public schools in Arizona than our in
Russ on Reading: School Choice: The Faustian Bargain
Russ on Reading: School Choice: The Faustian Bargain : School Choice: The Faustian Bargain Yesterday, Secretary of Education and school choice champion, Betsy DeVos and school choice opponent and President of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten toured a public school in Ohio. The New York Times reported that the two were there seeking some common ground in the school choice deba
Will Fordham Institute Tenure Die? | deutsch29
Will Fordham Institute Tenure Die? | deutsch29 : Will Fordham Institute Tenure Die? On April 19, 2017, former president and board member emeritus of the Thomas B. Fordham (TBF) Institute, Chester Finn, published a piece entitled, “Will Teacher Tenure Die?” Below is an excerpt: Tenure arrived in K–12 education as a trickle-down from higher ed. Will the demise of tenure follow a similar sequence? L
Mother Crusader: We Made a Difference! Grassroots Organizing in New Jersey Inspires Senators to Take Action on PARCC
Mother Crusader: We Made a Difference! Grassroots Organizing in New Jersey Inspires Senators to Take Action on PARCC : We Made a Difference! Grassroots Organizing in New Jersey Inspires Senators to Take Action on PARCC The crew! Yesterday I went on a road trip with my twin 10 year old girls to Senate President Steve Sweeney's office where we spent time with some of the most fantastic, courageous
Powerpoint: Short comprehensive overview of history and outcomes of charter school movement | educationalchemy
Powerpoint: Short comprehensive overview of history and outcomes of charter school movement | educationalchemy : Powerpoint: Short comprehensive overview of history and outcomes of charter school movement Power Point link here. Click to download and save: Charter Schools forEdualch Powerpoint: Short comprehensive overview of history and outcomes of charter school movement | educationalchemy :
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Randi's school visit gambit with Betsy DeVos
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Randi's school visit gambit with Betsy DeVos : Randi's school visit gambit with Betsy DeVos AFT Pres . Randi Weingarten seems convinced that she can show Trump's Ed. Sec. Betsy DeVos the error of her ways. By touring a few public schools together with DeVos, Randi hopes to show her that public schools are not the devil's workshop after all and should be supported by
CURMUDGUCATION: Charters and Commitment
CURMUDGUCATION: Charters and Commitment : Charters and Commitment It happened again. This time in Milwaukee. Students at the Universal Academy for the College Bound Webster Campus returned to find themselves in a completely different school , because a charter management company had decided they'd rather move on than finish out their contract for the year. Universal Companies took with them their

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