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Learning & Brain Conference Alert! Making Kids “Happy” in “No-Excuses” Schools
Learning & Brain Conference Alert! Making Kids “Happy” in “No-Excuses” Schools : Learning & Brain Conference Alert! Making Kids “Happy” in “No-Excuses” Schools Teaching children to be happy and resilient, to have grit, in a “changing and chaotic world,” and telling parents their children will now need skills “well beyond good test scores,” raises serious questions when you consider the no-excuses
Is LAUSD _Really_ Going Bust? – redqueeninla
Is LAUSD _Really_ Going Bust? – redqueeninla : Is LAUSD _Really_ Going Bust? All of the recent years for which final (“actual”) budget data are published show every single annual budget has finished in the black. This graph tracks the inflow of revenues (sum of dark and light grey bars), which have outpaced the outflow of expenditures (blue bar) in the LAUSD General Fund (GF) over the last eight
CPAG Meeting Notice and Agenda, April 2017 - California Practitioners Advisory Group (CA Dept of Education)
CPAG Meeting Notice and Agenda, April 2017 - California Practitioners Advisory Group (CA Dept of Education) : Joint Meeting of the California Practitioners Advisory Group and the State Board of Education AGENDA April 13, 2017 California Practitioners Advisory Group Members Jo Ann Isken, Chair Ed Manansala, Vice Chair Melissa Agudelo Jorge Aguilar Mariana Astorga-Almanza Ulises Garcia Carolina Her
Tell your California representative to support AB 1478 – Cloaking Inequity
Tell your California representative to support AB 1478 – Cloaking Inequity : Tell your California representative to support AB 1478 Should charters have open meetings? Should their data and information be readily available to the public? Should operators of non-profit charters be able to profit from their schools? If you your answers to these questions are Yes, Yes, and No. Then join in demanding
CURMUDGUCATION: Charterizing from Within
CURMUDGUCATION: Charterizing from Within : Charterizing from Within The next big threat to public education, the next big arm of the corporate privatizing octopus, is Competency-Based Education , formerly known as Outcome Based Education, sometimes known as Proficiency Based Learning, and often dressed up in a nice suit as Personalized Learning. Probably not going to end well It takes a whole sub
Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association video: What corporations have in store for public schools | Seattle Education
Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association video: What corporations have in store for public schools | Seattle Education : Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association video: What corporations have in store for public schools The third episode of PJSTA Live, in affiliation with Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association, deals with what corporate reformers see as the future of public education.
NYC Public School Parents: Update on state budget deadlock & College Board threat to student privacy
NYC Public School Parents: Update on state budget deadlock & College Board threat to student privacy : Update on state budget deadlock & College Board threat to student privacy 1. The NY state budget is stalled and will be late for the first time in years. The deadlock appears to be related to education funding for our public schools vs. charter schools, and whether the cap on charter schools wil
Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer? | My Island View
Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer? | My Island View : Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer? A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? That answer has never been so evident as it has been today as social media tools have been placed directly in the hands of the President of the United States, as well as
CU Boulder hosting forum on standardized testing opt-out movement - Boulder Daily Camera
CU Boulder hosting forum on standardized testing opt-out movement - Boulder Daily Camera : CU Boulder hosting forum on standardized testing opt-out movement Fairview High students, including, from left to right, Charlie Kolbrener, Haley Schusterman, Diana Edelman, Emma Boelts, Kiki Garthwaite and Tay Lotte, protest state tests outside the school in November 2014. ( Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer
Over Half of Americans Disapprove of Betsy DeVos | Truth in American Education
Over Half of Americans Disapprove of Betsy DeVos | Truth in American Education : Over Half of Americans Disapprove of Betsy DeVos U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is even more unpopular than her boss President Donald Trump according to a new poll released by St. Leo University last week . A survey of 1,073 adults taken between March 3 and March 11, 2017 (+/- 3.0 percent MOE) showed that 51
Shanker Blog: Teacher Evaluations and Turnover in Houston | National Education Policy Center
Shanker Blog: Teacher Evaluations and Turnover in Houston | National Education Policy Center : Shanker Blog: Teacher Evaluations and Turnover in Houston We are now entering a time period in which we might start to see a lot of studies released about the impact of new teacher evaluations. This incredibly rapid policy shift, perhaps the centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s education efforts, w
U.S. Senate: Filibuster and Cloture and Soon Chaos
U.S. Senate: Filibuster and Cloture : U.S. Senate: Filibuster and Cloture Using the filibuster to delay or block legislative action has a long history. The term filibuster -- from a Dutch word meaning "pirate" -- became popular in the 1850s, when it was applied to efforts to hold the Senate floor in order to prevent a vote on a bill. In the early years of Congress, representatives as well as sena
Breaking News - Malloy administration to destroy Connecticut’s historic community college system - Wait What?
Breaking News - Malloy administration to destroy Connecticut’s historic community college system - Wait What? : Breaking News – Malloy administration to destroy Connecticut’s historic community college system For years Connecticut’s public colleges and universities have been the target of Governor Dannel Malloy’s draconian budget cuts. Year after year Malloy has approached funding Connecticut’s s
Private Companies Fund Public-University Research - The Atlantic
Private Companies Fund Public-University Research - The Atlantic : When For-Profit Companies Fund Public-University Research Can academic researchers remain impartial if they are beholden to corporate money? At the University of California, Davis, researchers are regularly invited to attend on-campus meet-and-greets with potential corporate funders to discuss possible sponsorship opportunities. H
Gorsuch’s Approval Would Put Vulnerable Students At Risk
Gorsuch’s Approval Would Put Vulnerable Students At Risk : Gorsuch’s Approval Would Put Vulnerable Students At Risk Students with disabilities already face a difficult path through our nation’s education system, but President Donald Trump appears determined to add to the disadvantages these students already face. His nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court is yet another sign his a
How far will California legislators go to attract teachers?
How far will California legislators go to attract teachers? : How far will California legislators go to attract teachers? A bipartisan group of Sacramento legislators are polishing up a bushel of apples, with bills intended to increase the number of teachers in California’s schools — and keep them from fleeing the state, or the profession entirely, a few years in. “If there’s not a whole lot of s
New Legislative Push for Charter School Accountability | UTLA
New Legislative Push for Charter School Accountability | UTLA : Bills would support Community Schools and hold charter operators to same standards as public schools Four new legislative bills that would bring much-needed accountability, transparency, and equity to charter schools were introduced in Sacramento this month. The legislation will be joined by an additional bill in coming weeks, formin
House Democrats ask Trump administration to remind schools that they must educate undocumented children - The Washington Post
House Democrats ask Trump administration to remind schools that they must educate undocumented children - The Washington Post : House Democrats ask Trump administration to remind schools that they must educate undocumented children House Democrats are asking the Trump administration to send a clear message reminding the nation’s public schools that, despite recent changes in federal immigration e
Monday Morning Latte with Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Monday Morning Latte with Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Arizona: Legislators Want to Expand Vouchers, Despite Audit Showing Misspent Funds 4 by dianeravitch / 52min Arizona Republicans are renewing a drive to expand that state voucher program, despite a recent state audit reporting misspent funds
All Things Education: Podcast: Racial Disproportionality in Disciplinary Practices
All Things Education: Podcast: Racial Disproportionality in Disciplinary Practices : Podcast: Racial Disproportionality in Disciplinary Practices A big topic in educational policy and practice right now is disparate disciplinary practices. Essentially, black students, especially males, and students with disabilities are subject to disproportionally high rates of exclusionary discipline practices
Memphis. Racism, violence, displacement and the riots of 1866. | Fred Klonsky
Memphis. Racism, violence, displacement and the riots of 1866. | Fred Klonsky : Memphis. Racism, violence, displacement and the riots of 1866. Anne and I are here in Memphis, enjoying what the city has to offer in great barbecue and blues. Last night we enjoyed both. I had the dry-rubbed brisket and we danced to Preston Shannon’s guitar while his band played 70s funk. He’s a local Memphis guy who
Like Many Before Him, Trump Mistakes School Reform for School Improvement - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Like Many Before Him, Trump Mistakes School Reform for School Improvement Rather than setting a new education agenda, the Trump administration is repeating the mistake of its predecessors. The administration promises to improve education through innovative reform while ignoring the basic building blocks of education: teachers and funding. The specifics are new—charter sc
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES “It is impossible to know where his presidency will lead or how much damage he will do to our nation.” -- LA Times Bernie Sanders "It wasn't that Donald Trump won the election, it was that the Democratic Party lost the election" -- CNN Editorial No one wants a return to Ohio's Wild West days when failing charter schools were pro
Badass Teachers Association: ABCs of LGBTQs by Kristi Jackson
Badass Teachers Association: ABCs of LGBTQs by Kristi Jackson : ABCs of LGBTQs by Kristi Jackson While LGBT is still a popular term used to describe the queer community, it has grown to LGBTQQIP2SAA. For this reason, I will often simply use LGBT+ or LGBTQ+ in my writing as a way to be inclusive of everyone. But just what DO all of those letters stand for? L – Lesbian: Female identified person who
In Defense Of Our Dreams | The Jose Vilson
In Defense Of Our Dreams | The Jose Vilson : In Defense Of Our Dreams Testing season always feels like a surreal time-out from normal proceedings. Covered bulletin boards and gridded desk alignments make every classroom feel still, like an overextended ceremony of allegiance to standardized tests. Before they begin, a student asks me questions like “Why do you have to cover up your charts and boa
First Round of ESSA State Plans Are Due April 3rd to a USDOE Severely Lacking in Senior Officials | deutsch29
First Round of ESSA State Plans Are Due April 3rd to a USDOE Severely Lacking in Senior Officials | deutsch29 : First Round of ESSA State Plans Are Due April 3rd to a USDOE Severely Lacking in Senior Officials According to a March 13, 2017, letter that US ed sec Betsy DeVos sent to chief state school officers, states are able to submit their plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for two

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