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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 5/18/17


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Here are K-12 education programs Trump wants to eliminate in 2018 budget - The Washington Post




Researchers, advocates divided over reclassifying English learners | EdSource
Researchers, advocates divided over reclassifying English learners | EdSource : Researchers, advocates divided over reclassifying English learners Researchers and language experts have long criticized the subjectivity and variations in criteria that California districts have used to determine when English learners are proficient in English. But proposed legislation to create uniform, statewide st
Someone is driving the curriculum in Seattle Public Schools and it’s not educators, parents or the school board | Seattle Education
Someone is driving the curriculum in Seattle Public Schools and it’s not educators, parents or the school board | Seattle Education : Someone is driving the curriculum in Seattle Public Schools and it’s not educators, parents or the school board Shortly after publishing a post titled The Seattle school board is asking the question: Where should technology fit into the education of K-12 students?
Government Accountability Office faults Education Department’s oversight of grants - The Washington Post
Government Accountability Office faults Education Department’s oversight of grants - The Washington Post : Government Accountability Office faults Education Department’s oversight of grants Each year, the U.S. Education Department distributes billions of dollars in grants to schools, districts, states and nonprofits, and the agency needs to do a better job making sure that it is adequately monito
Celebrating 25 Years of Supporting Education Justice | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Celebrating 25 Years of Supporting Education Justice | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Celebrating 25 Years of Supporting Education Justice Marking 25 years of supporting movements to end educational injustices in America’s public schools, the Schott Foundation rang in our silver anniversary by honoring grassroots, community and philanthropic figures who have led the charge. More than 20
Student data privacy webinar Tuesday May 23 | Parents Across America
Student data privacy webinar Tuesday May 23 | Parents Across America : Student data privacy webinar Tuesday May 23 Amid growing concerns about data privacy and surveillance, the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy (PCSP) and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) have created an important resource for parents to understand and safeguard students’ personal information. The Parent Too
Betsy DeVos' Proposed Budget Cuts for Education
Betsy DeVos' Proposed Budget Cuts for Education : Is There a Point to All This Cruelty? Betsy DeVos knows nothing about public education. While we're on the subject of bad hiring in the executive branch , let's not forget that Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education, was the single most obviously unqualified Cabinet nominee— Grizzlies!— in the history of the republic. On Thursday, from The Washin
Making our Schools Safe for Muslim Students in a Climate of Hate
Making our Schools Safe for Muslim Students in a Climate of Hate : Making our Schools Safe for Muslim Students in a Climate of Hate by ERNIE MCCRAY on MAY 18, 2017 · 0 COMMENTS in FROM THE SOUL There’s a survey highlighting that a large number of Muslim students are being bullied at school. Our school district picks up on it and looks at ways to make them feel safe on their campuses. And before y
Great New Documentary–“Backpack Full of Cash”–is Finished and Ready for Screenings in Your Community | Diane Ravitch's blog
Great New Documentary–“Backpack Full of Cash”–is Finished and Ready for Screenings in Your Community | Diane Ravitch's blog : Great New Documentary–“Backpack Full of Cash”–is Finished and Ready for Screenings in Your Community Sarah Mondale and Vera Aronow announce that their long-awaited film “Backpack Full of Cash” has been completed, and they are now taking it to film festivals and community s
Betsy DeVos should know robbing Peter to pay Paul is a sin in education - The Hechinger Report
Betsy DeVos should know robbing Peter to pay Paul is a sin in education - The Hechinger Report : Betsy DeVos should know robbing Peter to pay Paul is a sin in education Education budget could end proven programs in favor of perilous policies President Trump’s full education budget cuts funding for college work-study programs in half, eliminates public-service loan forgiveness and takes away hundr
CURMUDGUCATION: So Now Failure Is Okay, Apparently
CURMUDGUCATION: So Now Failure Is Okay, Apparently : So Now Failure Is Okay, Apparently " Fail better ," says Michael Q. McShane (Show-Me Institute, AEI) in a piece at US News, arguing to reformsters for the virtue of admitting failure and building upon it. Part of his point is vaid, part is hugely self-serving and part of it is just plain annoying. Policy ideas like charter schools, teacher eval
OKCPS must choose path in wake of new testing rules - NonDoc
OKCPS must choose path in wake of new testing rules - NonDoc : OKCPS must choose path in wake of new testing rules T he headline of Ben Felder’s front-page story in the May 5 edition of The Oklahoman proclaimed wonderful news: State Re-Examines Testing . Felder reviewed examples of outrages unleashed by test-driven accountability. He described a Duncan teacher fighting back tears as she read the
SCHOOL IS IN BEYOND THE FEMINIST CLASSROOM | Bitch Media
School Is In | Bitch Media : SCHOOL IS IN BEYOND THE FEMINIST CLASSROOM Illustration by Chris Kindred This article appears in our 2016 Winter issue, Nerds . Subscribe today! One of my most striking lessons in gendered classroom dynamics came in a history seminar during my final year at a women’s college. The college allowed men into its graduate program in teacher education, and one of those men
Jeff Bryant – Trump’s Education Budget Feeds School Privatization At The Expense of Students
5/18/2017 – Trump’s Education Budget Feeds School Privatization At The Expense of Students : Trump’s Education Budget Feeds School Privatization At The Expense of Students THIS WEEK: Truth About Vouchers … Segregation Worsens … School Choice Poll … Vouchers Fail Special Ed … Bad News From LA TOP STORY Trump’s Education Budget Feeds School Privatization At The Expense of Students By Jeff Bryant “T
The Canary in the Mine | The Merrow Report
The Canary in the Mine | The Merrow Report : The Canary in the Mine If you are looking for convincing evidence that “test-based accountability” and test-score obsessions are counter-productive, the ‘Canary in the Mine’ is the Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Education . Without much publicity, the Broad Foundation did not award the $1,000,000 Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Education in 20
School Closure as a Strategy to Remedy Low Performance | National Education Policy Center
School Closure as a Strategy to Remedy Low Performance | National Education Policy Center : School Closure as a Strategy to Remedy Low Performance Gail L. Sunderman , Erin Coghlan , Rick Mintrop May 18, 2017 Press Release Learn More: NEPC Resources on School Reform and Restructuring This brief investigates whether closing schools and transferring students for the purpose of remedying low performa
Here are K-12 education programs Trump wants to eliminate in 2018 budget - The Washington Post
Here are K-12 education programs Trump wants to eliminate in 2018 budget - The Washington Post : Here are K-12 education programs Trump wants to eliminate in 2018 budget Mental health services. Civics and arts programs. International education and language studies. Anti-bullying activities. Gifted and talented initiatives. Full-service community schools. These are some of the K-12 education progr
Broken Record Betsy | janresseger
Broken Record Betsy | janresseger : Broken Record Betsy I don’t usually agree with Andrew Rotherham, a former domestic policy advisor to Bill Clinton, the founder of and a partner at Bellweather Education Partners, and now a commentator for Campbell Brown’s project, The 74 , an online news service with a pro-“reform” edge. Rotherham is a committed education “reformer,” a pro-innovation, pro-chart
Russ on Reading: Invented Spelling: Discovering How Words Work
Russ on Reading: Invented Spelling: Discovering How Words Work : Invented Spelling: Discovering How Words Work I was excited when my niece Jennifer shared this wonderful piece of writing by her daughter, Callie. It reminded me of the joy I would take in my young students' developing understanding of how words work when I was in the classroom. Invented spelling is truly joyous because of the great
The Fundamental Dilemma Within Any Instructional Reform | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
The Fundamental Dilemma Within Any Instructional Reform | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : The Fundamental Dilemma Within Any Instructional Reform Over five years ago I wrote a post on a new teacher’s dilemma. In that post I defined what a dilemma was and distinguished it from a problem. Then I presented an instance of a dilemma in a novice’s classroom and asked readers what
Why Delinking Graduation from the Smarter Balanced Assessment & Other Tests is the Right Thing to Do. | Seattle Education
Why Delinking Graduation from the Smarter Balanced Assessment & Other Tests is the Right Thing to Do. | Seattle Education : Why Delinking Graduation from the Smarter Balanced Assessment & Other Tests is the Right Thing to Do. I am writing to encourage everyone who values the 13 years of hard work completed by students as they reach their senior year to call their state legislators. My request is
What If We Held An Election And Nobody Came? – redqueeninla
What If We Held An Election And Nobody Came? – redqueeninla : What If We Held An Election And Nobody Came? Shame on you Los Angeles The international movement admiring “strongmen” leaders which sanctions rhetorical, and sometimes even physical violence, has seen its latest expression in Los Angeles’ battle for public schools. There are a lot of angry white women out there, and they vote . Despite
Billionaires with Agenda to Privatize Public Schools Buy LAUSD School Board Election for $10 Million - California Teachers Association
Billionaires with Agenda to Privatize Public Schools Buy LAUSD School Board Election for $10 Million - California Teachers Association : Billionaires with Agenda to Privatize Public Schools Buy LAUSD School Board Election for $10 Million Public Education Should Be About Kids, Not Profits See more: www.KidsNotProfits.com BURLINGAME – California Teachers Association President Eric Heins released th
Ed Reformers Are Going to Discuss Their Failures | deutsch29
Ed Reformers Are Going to Discuss Their Failures | deutsch29 : Ed Reformers Are Going to Discuss Their Failures It seems that the ed reform message is once again shifting. Years ago, around 2013, I first heard the ed reform message shift in regard to the state-run Recovery School District (RSD) in New Orleans. RSD was supposed to be revolutionary. In 2013, I first heard RSD “mother,” former La. s
Charter Schools and Voucher Schools are Virtually Identical | gadflyonthewallblog
Charter Schools and Voucher Schools are Virtually Identical | gadflyonthewallblog : Charter Schools and Voucher Schools are Virtually Identical The stark orange monolith that was Donald Trump is starting to crumble . And with it so are the dreams of corporate education reformers everywhere. Where in previous administrations they could pass off their policies as Democratic or Republican depending
CURMUDGUCATION: The Geography of Reform
CURMUDGUCATION: The Geography of Reform : The Geography of Reform It's an oft-repeated reformster refrain. Students trapped by zip code in failed school s. Paul Ryan offering a lifeline for trapped students . And here's Betsy DeVos at a recent speech, explaining some of the fundamental flaws of our terrible awful no good very bad public education system: The system assigns your child to a school

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