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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/8/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/8/17
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Why Keith Olbermann is thinking about a ‘President Betsy DeVos’ - MarketWatch





Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Byrd-Bennett asks judge for less jail time. Says she wants to be a schools consultant.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Byrd-Bennett asks judge for less jail time. Says she wants to be a schools consultant. : Byrd-Bennett asks judge for less jail time. Says she wants to be a schools consultant. Don't You Love It When The Corp. Ed Reform Circus Comes to Town If you need ** ANYTHING** let me know. A cocktail, some laughing, a quick run to the casino, we’re here for you!!!” -- Vranas to
CURMUDGUCATION: Field Guide To Choice Advocates
CURMUDGUCATION: Field Guide To Choice Advocates : Field Guide To Choice Advocates The world of choice/charter/voucher advocacy has always been a barely-tacked-together quilt of varying interests and goals. The elevation of Betsy DeVos to Secretary of Education under His Royal Trumpness has stretched-- and in some cases snapped-- those bonds. When choicers appear in your neighborhood, you could fi
Mitchell Robinson: A tale of two schools… | Eclectablog
A tale of two schools… | Eclectablog : A tale of two schools… https://markarmstrongillustration.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/forkroadschools.jpg Recently, I spent the day observing two student teachers. Both were teaching instrumental music in middle and high schools, and each was assigned to an experienced, master teacher. But that’s where the similarities end… One of the student teachers was pla
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION HYH: Tax Credits for Dummies 26 by Peter Greene / 5h I get hugely behind in my podcast listening-- I'm far better at absorbing information through my eyes than my ears, and listening to a full podcast requires a level of attentiveness that I can't always muster. That's unfortunate for me, because every time I finally get around to listening to casts,
Which Religious Schools Are Allowed to Participate in the Arizona Voucher Program? Not All | Diane Ravitch's blog
Which Religious Schools Are Allowed to Participate in the Arizona Voucher Program? Not All | Diane Ravitch's blog : Which Religious Schools Are Allowed to Participate in the Arizona Voucher Program? Not All A reader posted a comment yesterday asking why I had a problem with religious schools receiving public funding. Aren’t there good religious schools. I pointed out that most of the religious sc
How Students Are Hurt By Replacing School Librarians and Libraries with Computers
How Students Are Hurt By Replacing School Librarians and Libraries with Computers : How Students Are Hurt By Replacing School Librarians and Libraries with Computers There are many ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. ~Jacqueline Kennedy Happy School Library Month to school librarians across the country! We have always known librarians and libraries provide vital
Reporters, It’s Time To Investigate DeVos’ Department Of Education
Reporters, It’s Time To Investigate DeVos’ Department Of Education : Reporters, It’s Time To Investigate DeVos’ Department Of Education In the lead-up to billionaire Republican megadonor and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ confirmation, numerous media outlets published deep-dive investigations into DeVos’ background, significant political contributions, potential conflicts of interest, far-ri
The NAACP Will Learn the Pain Associated With Charter Schools
The NAACP Will Learn the Pain Associated With Charter Schools : The NAACP Will Learn the Pain Associated With Charter Schools “Before the NAACP came to New Orleans, we never had the opportunity to share,” Kim Ford, communications chair for the New Orleans branch of the NAACP, said exclusively to The Root. Ford helped organize the national organization’s sixth hearing on quality education, which t
Letters: Distortions plague ESSA plan | Letters | theadvocate.com
Letters: Distortions plague ESSA plan | Letters | theadvocate.com : Letters: Distortions plague ESSA plan In regards to the recent Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting whereby Louisiana’s federal education plan (Every Student Succeeds Act) was considered, and, in response to the assertions by some that the request to delay and substantively revise the ESSA Plan was made by failing
Why Keith Olbermann is thinking about a ‘President Betsy DeVos’ - MarketWatch
Why Keith Olbermann is thinking about a ‘President Betsy DeVos’ - MarketWatch : Why Keith Olbermann is thinking about a ‘President Betsy DeVos’ Keith Olbermann, in a video segment for GQ that was as much a spoken-word performance (built around varied intonations of the interrogative phrase “new election”) as a political commentary before it veered into constitutional-law-lecturer territory, made
Schools Matter: State Money Without State Tests for Memphis Private Schools?
Schools Matter: State Money Without State Tests for Memphis Private Schools? : State Money Without State Tests for Memphis Private Schools? The plan to culturally sterilize all of Memphis's poor black kids in lockdown, segregated corporate charter schools has run into stiff opposition from parents and some Memphis school board members in recent years. Most of the federal Race to the Top money for
Michael Brown shooting: New video in 'Stranger Fruit' complicates case - NonDoc
Michael Brown shooting: New video in 'Stranger Fruit' complicates case - NonDoc : Michael Brown shooting: New video in ‘Stranger Fruit’ complicates case ( Editor’s note : This is the fourth in a series of film reviews and cultural observations from 2017’s South by Southwest festival. ) AUSTIN — S tranger Fruit is an imperfect documentary that still managed to exhibit the most explosive footage du
CURMUDGUCATION: HYH: Tax Credits for Dummies
CURMUDGUCATION: HYH: Tax Credits for Dummies : HYH: Tax Credits for Dummies I get hugely behind in my podcast listening-- I'm far better at absorbing information through my eyes than my ears, and listening to a full podcast requires a level of attentiveness that I can't always muster. That's unfortunate for me, because every time I finally get around to listening to casts, I end up wishing I'd li
Keeping retirement weird. My work is not my family. My boss is not my dad. | Fred Klonsky
Keeping retirement weird. My work is not my family. My boss is not my dad. | Fred Klonsky : Keeping retirement weird. My work is not my family. My boss is not my dad Noble Charter Network CEO Michael Milkie. “We’re disappointed that ChiACTS would resort to such tactics in an attempt to disrupt our Noble family,” said Noble Charter Network Superintendent Michael Milkie. ChiACTS is Chicago Alliance
Standardized Testing Creates Captive Markets | gadflyonthewallblog
Standardized Testing Creates Captive Markets | gadflyonthewallblog : Standardized Testing Creates Captive Markets It’s easy to do business when the customer is forced to buy. But is it fair, is it just, or does it create a situation where people are coerced into purchases they wouldn’t make if they had a say in the matter? For example, school children as young as 8-years-old are forced to take a
Turtle Learning: APRIL IS SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH/NATIONALPOETRY MONTH
Turtle Learning: APRIL IS SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH/NATIONALPOETRY MONTH : APRIL IS SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH/NATIONALPOETRY MONTH ANDY WEIR AUTHOR OF THE MARTIAN GIVES A SHORT AD FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES Poppies in East Los Angeles Paul Thomas, blogger par excellence, quotes from John Dewey: What avail is it to win prescribed amounts of information about geography and history, to win ability to read and write

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