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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Opt Out Form
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Opt Out Form : Opt Out Form From Seattle Opt Out: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS* Seattle Schools Community Forum: Opt Out Form : Decision to Support the Whole Child Form The unofficial form for opting out of high stakes testing* Please clearly print the following information and return to your school’s principal. Student’s Name ___________________________________________
Teacher Makes Touching Video With Her Students To Reaffirm 'Black Is Beautiful' | The Huffington Post
Teacher Makes Touching Video With Her Students To Reaffirm 'Black Is Beautiful' | The Huffington Post : Teacher Makes Touching Video With Her Students To Reaffirm ‘Black Is Beautiful’ After hearing girls in her class complain about their looks, this teacher made a music video to boost their confidence. Massachusetts teacher and singer Lovely Hoffman heard some of the female students at her predom
As-Salaam-Alaikum - No Common Core Does Not Require Teaching Islam | Truth in American Education
No Common Core Does Not Require Teaching Islam | Truth in American Education : As-Salaam-Alaikum - No Common Core Does Not Require Teaching Islam “Common Core requires teaching kids about Islam!” This idea has been out for some time, and I don’t think I’ve ever addressed it directly. I had a friend share an article with me this morning that made this assertion and had seen it floated around on so
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #10. | Fred Klonsky
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #10. | Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #10. Camille Williams, me, Matt Blizek and my brother. On this week’s show we give a shout out to our honorary Klonsky brother, Logan Bay. Logan has been our producer and major force behind Lumpen Radio. A fund raising site has been set up. Consider helping Logan out. We have a co
What's The Future Of Corporate School Reform During The Trump Administration? | The Huffington Post
What's The Future Of Corporate School Reform During The Trump Administration? | The Huffington Post : What’s The Future Of Corporate School Reform During The Trump Administration? How will the technocrats who have driven school reform respond to this new environment? Accountability-driven, competition-driven school reformers, and we educators who oppose them, owe it to our students to take stock
Ms. Katie's Ramblings: CPS targets Special Education Teacher Sarah Chambers
Ms. Katie's Ramblings: CPS targets Special Education Teacher Sarah Chambers : CPS targets Special Education Teacher Sarah Chambers Here are the remarks from an action we did today at River Point Plaza, a new development that used over $30 million in TIF funds. CPS claims we are broke, and yet school money continues to get handed over to these wealthy developers. And on top of all that, CPS retali
What international test scores reveal about American education | Brookings Institution
What international test scores reveal about American education | Brookings Institution : What international test scores reveal about American education as U.S. school performance been improving over the past two decades? The results of two international tests—the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Assessment (TIMSS)—shed som
Common Core And The Ongoing Battle for America’s Schools
Common Core And The Ongoing Battle for America’s Schools : Common Core And The Ongoing Battle for America’s Schools In 'Education Invasion,' the new book by The Federalist's Joy Pullmann, she warns that the federal government may soon control almost every academic aspect of your child's education. Be afraid. Very afraid. Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Louisiana Superintendent of Education
John Thompson: Three keys to understanding the school board election - NonDoc
Three keys to understanding the school board election - NonDoc : Three keys to understanding the school board election A s a retired teacher, my policy and political choices are based on three decades of struggles with the problems in the inner city and 25 years of work within the OKCPS. We’ve reached a point where many or most school administrators’ issues stem from the perspective of the test-d
The cost of Betsy DeVos’s security detail: $1 million per month - The Washington Post
The cost of Betsy DeVos’s security detail: $1 million per month - The Washington Post : The cost of Betsy DeVos’s security detail: $1 million per month Federal marshals are protecting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at a cost to her agency of $1 million per month, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. The Education Department has agreed to reimburse the marshals $7.78 million for their services
Student activists crash Newark Board of Ed meeting. Watch. | Blue Jersey
Student activists crash Newark Board of Ed meeting. Watch. | Blue Jersey : Student activists crash Newark Board of Ed meeting. Watch. Last night a group of students crashed a Board of Education candidate forum to demand a halt to charter expansion in Newark. The forum was hosted by the Newark Trust for Education , which gets funding from the Mark Zuckerberg Foundation for Newark’s Future and has
Local control formula closing funding gap but not equity gap, report says | EdSource
Local control formula closing funding gap but not equity gap, report says | EdSource : Local control formula closing funding gap but not equity gap, report says Partners - The Education Trust - West - https://west.edtrust.org/?p=19020 Four years after its passage, the Local Control Funding Formula has narrowed and, by some measures, reversed the funding gap between the lowest- and highest-poverty

TGIF Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : TGIF Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Arizona: Legislators Welcome Profiteers to Scam Taxpayer Money to Subsidize Private Schools for the Affluent by dianeravitch / 51min Carol Burris spent time in Arizona to find out what happens with the state’s school choices. What she discovered was unbridled pr
In Miami, DeVos visits first public university since becoming education secretary, faces protesters - The Washington Post
In Miami, DeVos visits first public university since becoming education secretary, faces protesters - The Washington Post : In Miami, DeVos visits first public university since becoming education secretary, faces protesters Social video shows protesters chanting "protect our schools" and "education matters" at Education Secretary Betsy Devos at Florida International University in Miami. (Twitter/
NYC Public School Parents: Amazing evening - parents and teacher sit in at CPE I demanding principal's removal
NYC Public School Parents: Amazing evening - parents and teacher sit in at CPE I demanding principal's removal : Amazing evening - parents and teacher sit in at CPE I demanding principal's removal Yesterday afternoon I attended an amazing School Leadership Team meeting at Central Park East I, the renowned East Harlem progressive elementary school founded in 1974 by Debbie Meier. Since Monica Garg
Even under adjusted funding formula, California's poorest schools still lose out, report says - LA Times
Even under adjusted funding formula, California's poorest schools still lose out, report says - LA Times : Even under adjusted funding formula, California's poorest schools still lose out, report says A funding formula signed into law four years ago has mostly leveled the playing field among the state’s school districts, a report released Thursday found — but the money is not necessarily going to
Have Silicon Valley Teachers Using Technology Daily Altered Their Classroom Practice? (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Have Silicon Valley Teachers Using Technology Daily Altered Their Classroom Practice? (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Have Silicon Valley Teachers Using Technology Daily Altered Their Classroom Practice? (Part 1) In 2016, after I observed and interviewed 41 Silicon Valley teachers in various schools and districts identified by policymakers and principals as exempl
Louisiana Educator: White's New School Accountability Plan . . . Guaranteed to Fail
Louisiana Educator: White's New School Accountability Plan . . . Guaranteed to Fail : White's New School Accountability Plan . . . Guaranteed to Fail The new Federal Every Student Succeeds (ESSA) which is replacing the failed No Child Left Behind law requires that each state submit an accountability plan to implement the new federal law. Last week, BESE ignored the requests of most local superint
With A Brooklyn Accent: Requiem for St. Anthony's: A Casualty of Gentrification by Jesse Turner
With A Brooklyn Accent: Requiem for St. Anthony's: A Casualty of Gentrification by Jesse Turner : Requiem for St. Anthony's: A Casualty of Gentrification by Jesse Turner I live down the block from Saint Anthony's. I have nephews who went to there, it was not only a school that produced great basketball teams. It was a good that produce outstanding, caring, compassionate students who went on to li
Arizona's New Voucher Program Set to Become Largest in the Nation, But It Is Also the Biggest Farce - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Arizona's New Voucher Program Set to Become Largest in the Nation, But It Is Also the Biggest Farce According to the AP, Arizona just passed a bill that will make every student in the state eligible for voucher. It may become the biggest voucher program in the nation. The "program allows parents to take between 90 percent and 100 percent of the state money a local public
Today, on Hitting left with the Klonsky Brothers. | Fred Klonsky
Today, on Hitting left with the Klonsky Brothers. | Fred Klonsky : Today, on Hitting left with the Klonsky Brothers. Tune in to the Klonsky Bros. Hitting Left show this morning 11-12 (CDT) on Lumpen Radio, streaming live across the globe. Today’s guests include MoveOn.Org ‘s Electoral Field Director Matt Blizek and Chicago Votes organizer Camille Williams. http://www.lumpenradio.com/ Today, on Hi
Trump Administration—Supporting Oversight of For-Profit Colleges? | janresseger
Trump Administration—Supporting Oversight of For-Profit Colleges? | janresseger : Trump Administration—Supporting Oversight of For-Profit Colleges? It is too early in the four-year term of President Donald Trump to be sure of anything or to take a deep breath of relief. But last month there was one encouraging sign from the Trump Justice Department. Contrary to what can only be described as excit
Johns Hopkins Researcher Celebrates the “Promise of Louisiana Curriculum” Associated with Common Core (?) | deutsch29
Johns Hopkins Researcher Celebrates the “Promise of Louisiana Curriculum” Associated with Common Core (?) | deutsch29 : Johns Hopkins Researcher Celebrates the “Promise of Louisiana Curriculum” Associated with Common Core (?) In November 2016, Ashley Berner, Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, published this review of her own book, which happens to feature Louisia
TALKING LITERACY WITH HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER JARRED AMATO « Dad Gone Wild
TALKING LITERACY WITH HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER JARRED AMATO « Dad Gone Wild : TALKING LITERACY WITH HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER JARRED AMATO Anybody who is involved in education issues and is active on social media should be aware of Maplewood High School English teacher Jarred Amato . Amato has been teaching now for about 8 years, after entering the profession through the Nashville Teaching Fellows/TNTP . He
Compromise or Corporatize? educationalchemy
educationalchemy | Authored by Morna McDermott-A blog dedicated to democracy, public education, and the power of the imagination to fight corporate greed–if the truth sounds crazy it is because we have become too accustomed to falsehoods : Compromise or Corporatize? A passage from Tipu’s Tiger, a writing collective*: “The concept of allyship has been instrumental in imposing more moderate power b
A Teachable Moment: Separating facts from Russian fiction in election rigging | Reclaim Reform
A Teachable Moment: Separating facts from Russian fiction in election rigging | Reclaim Reform : A Teachable Moment: Separating facts from Russian fiction in election rigging Russian rigging of our last presidential election is a fact. Who was involved, and to what extent was there collaboration are the questions. Below are facts as published and footnoted in Harper’s Magazine Weekly Review for A
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Race, Education Reform and Public Schools
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Race, Education Reform and Public Schools : Race, Education Reform and Public Schools A very fine article from NPR from last September about race and charter schools provided a wide variety of thoughtful opinions. Much of the debate has been around the NAACP calling for a moratorium on the opening on new charter schools. Some education leaders are rushing to embra
Advisory Commission on Special Education Agenda April 19-20, 2017 - Administration & Support (CA Dept of Education)
ACSE Agenda April 19-20, 2017 - Administration & Support (CA Dept of Education) : ACSE Agenda April 19-20, 2017 Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda. Advisory Commission on Special Education Members Gina Plate, Chair Barbara Schulman, Vice Chair Michele Andrus Mildred Browne Somer Harding Havaughnia Hayes-White Sara Jocham Betty Karnette Christina Mills Gloria Perez-Stew

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/6/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/6/17 Featured Post The Will of the People Doesn’t Seem to Be with Trump and DeVos on School Privatization | janresseger Betsy DeVos isn't listening to parents: Column by mike simpson / 23min Betsy DeVos isn't listening to parents: Column : Betsy DeVos isn't listening to parents Betsy DeVos, our new secretary of Education, claims that she wants the fede


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