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Disability Advisory Committee Agenda for June 2017 - List of Organizations (CA Dept of Education)
DAC Agenda for June 2017 - List of Organizations (CA Dept of Education) : DAC Agenda for June 2017 Agenda for the California Department of Education Disability Advisory Committee meeting on June 7, 2017 Meeting Agenda TIME TOPICS/Activities 2:00 Action - Establish quorum (half of the members; currently 13, quorum 7 to vote on motions) 2:05 Action - Approve CDE DAC May 3, 2017 Meeting Minutes (Mat
Seattle Public Schools IT Head John Krull answers our questions…well, sort of | Seattle Education
Seattle Public Schools IT Head John Krull answers our questions…well, sort of | Seattle Education : Seattle Public Schools IT Head John Krull answers our questions…well, sort of John Krull agreed to answer our questions about what is happening in terms of technology and software programs planned for Seattle Public Schools. As Krull states in his letter of application for the position within Seatt
CURMUDGUCATION: Charters and Open Books
CURMUDGUCATION: Charters and Open Books : Charters and Open Books My school district's board of directors held their regular meeting two days ago and passed a tentative budget for the coming year. I could link you to the newspaper report of the meeting, but it's behind a paywall. So let me just copy out the two important paragraphs: Now that the tentative budget has been approved, members of the
Looking Back (A Year Of Twitching & Twittering) | Blue Cereal Education
Looking Back (A Year Of Twitching & Twittering) | Blue Cereal Education : Looking Back (A Year Of Twitching & Twittering) So another year is concluded, and I'm once again doing my best to focus on things I might control, might impact, might get right from time to time. Clearly my game-changing influence on state politics didn't turn out to be very impressive. I thought by way of purging myself, t
Five startling things Betsy DeVos just told Congress - The Washington Post
Five startling things Betsy DeVos just told Congress - The Washington Post : Five startling things Betsy DeVos just told Congress Does this sound familiar? Betsy DeVos went to Capitol Hill to testify before U.S. lawmakers. She didn’t answer a lot of direct questions and engaged in some contentious debates with some members. That happened in January when she went before the Senate Education Commit
WATCH: Betsy DeVos squirms when asked if she’d send her kids to failing charter school
WATCH: Betsy DeVos squirms when asked if she’d send her kids to failing charter school : WATCH: Betsy DeVos squirms when asked if she’d send her kids to failing charter school resident Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appeared on Wednesday before a House appropriations subcommittee to testify on behalf on Trump’s new budget proposal, which makes drastic cuts to public education f
FULL Video: Betsy DeVos Testifies About Trump's Education Budget at Congressional Hearing
FULL Video : Betsy DeVos Testifies About Trump's Education Budget at Congressional Hearing
Julie Larrea Borst: Why is NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney throwing New Jersey’s students and our public schools under the bus to help Governor Christie? | Blue Jersey
Why is NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney throwing New Jersey’s students and our public schools under the bus to help Governor Christie? | Blue Jersey : Why is NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney throwing New Jersey’s students and our public schools under the bus to help Governor Christie? This Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on two new appointments to the State Board o
I Am Done – I Hope Public Education is Not | tultican
I Am Done – I Hope Public Education is Not | tultican : I Am Done – I Hope Public Education is Not June 2 nd will be my last day as a classroom teacher. For the past 15 years, I have been teaching mathematics and physics. It has been exhilarating, it has been heart breaking. It reminds me of the way Charles Dicken’s opened A Tale of Two Cities , “It was the best of times, it was the worst of time
Happy Graduation! Cheers to Those Who Win Awards and Those Who Don’t
Happy Graduation! Cheers to Those Who Win Awards and Those Who Don’t : Happy Graduation! Cheers to Those Who Win Awards and Those Who Don’t Graduation! It’s that bittersweet time when our children transition closer to adulthood. As students walk across the stage at the end of high school, college, and middle school it’s time to sum up awards. Who won them? Who didn’t? Awards talk has been running
What Betsy DeVos Calls Education Transformation Is Actually Public Theft
What Betsy DeVos Calls Education Transformation Is Actually Public Theft : What Betsy DeVos Calls Education Transformation Is Actually Public Theft Betsy DeVos wants to give your tax dollars to private schools and businesses and tell you it’s an education “transformation.” That’s the main theme of an address she gave this week to a conference held by the organization she helped found and lead, th
Closing schools gives mixed results on performance, savings :: SI&A Cabinet Report
Closing schools gives mixed results on performance, savings :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : Closing schools gives mixed results on performance, savings (Colo.) About 2 percent of the nation’s schools are closed every year either because of declining enrollment or the result of lingering academic problems. But a new study out from the National
Torlakson Gives Trump’s Education Budget an "F" - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Torlakson Gives Trump’s Education Budget an "F" - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Gives President Trump’s Federal Education Budget Proposal an “F” Grade SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on Tuesday urged Congress to reject President Trump’s federal education budget proposal, which includes deep cuts to teacher training, after
Online Credit Recovery The New Diploma Mills
online credit recovery : Online Credit Recovery The New Diploma Mills online credit recovery :
On Display Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : On Display Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Arthur Camins: Trump’s Education Budget is “Cruel and Unusual Punishment” 5 by dianeravitch / 30min Arthur Camins, writing at the Huffington Post,analyzes the Trump-DeVos education budget and declares it to be “cruel and unusual punishment,” targeted to ha
Democracy in Chicago? It’s complicated. | Fred Klonsky
Democracy in Chicago? It’s complicated. | Fred Klonsky : Democracy in Chicago? It’s complicated. “He’s a proxy,” CTU President Karen Lewis said of Claypool. When the members of the Chicago Teachers Union voted overwhelmingly to express no confidence in CPS CEO Forrest Claypool they were actually voting no confidence in the Mayor. CTU President Karen Jennings Lewis made that clear when she spoke y
Randi Weingarten: Flawed Bellwether Education Report on Teacher Pensions
Flawed Bellwether Education Report on Teacher Pensions - https://www.aft.org/sites/default/files/memo_bellwether-report_052217.pdf Randi Weingarten: Flawed Bellwether Education Report on Teacher Pensions To: Interested Parties From: AFT President Randi Weingarten Date: May 22, 2017 Subject: Flawed Bellwether Education Report on Teacher Pensions Last week, Bellwether Education Partners issued a fa
Get Your Popcorn Ready: DeVos testifies on Trump’s budget, her first time before Congress since rocky confirmation hearing - The Washington Post
DeVos testifies on Trump’s budget, her first time before Congress since rocky confirmation hearing - The Washington Post : DeVos testifies on Trump’s budget, her first time before Congress since rocky confirmation hearing Get Your Popcorn Ready Education Secretary Betsy DeVos traveled to Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning to testify about the Trump administration’s proposed budget, her first publi
See How Easy It Is To Cheat on San Diego Unified Online Courses
See How Easy It Is To Cheat on San Diego Unified Online Courses : It Is Shockingly Easy to Cheat San Diego Unified’s Online Courses Across the district, online courses are enabling thousands of students to get caught up on classes they previously failed. But students also have access to the web as they take quizzes and tests, making it possible to find answers to the exact questions that appear o
Trump budget would devastate public education for private choice
Trump budget would devastate public education for private choice : Trump budget would devastate public education for private choice The Trump administration has announced its plan to transform education funding as we know it. The new budget proposal takes aim at a host of elementary, secondary and higher education programs that serve needy students, redirecting those funds toward K-12 school choi
50CAN: Seeking More Local Investment to Advance Its Set Agenda | deutsch29
50CAN: Seeking More Local Investment to Advance Its Set Agenda | deutsch29 : 50CAN: Seeking More Local Investment to Advance Its Set Agenda 50CAN is a corporate reform organization that wants to expand many facets of education reform including increasing the number of charter schools (as well as the money they receive); promote the grading of schools using test scores, and passing state-level leg
Marie Corfield: #ManchesterBombing: This One's Personal
Marie Corfield: #ManchesterBombing: This One's Personal : #ManchesterBombing: This One's Personal See that picture? That's my extended family and me back stage with Ariana Grande after one of her concerts. The four little girls in the front are friends of the family. More on them later. No, we didn't win a radio station contest. Ariana is my cousin. And what happened in Manchester is personal—but
Research Counts for Little When It Comes to Adopting “Personalized Learning” | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Research Counts for Little When It Comes to Adopting “Personalized Learning” | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Research Counts for Little When It Comes to Adopting “Personalized Learning” The K-12 sector is investing heavily in technology as a means of providing students with a more customized educational experience. So far, though, the research evidence behind “personalized
The TFA Top-10 Listers, Where Are They Now? | Gary Rubinstein's Blog
The TFA Top-10 Listers, Where Are They Now? | Gary Rubinstein's Blog : The TFA Top-10 Listers, Where Are They Now? A frequent criticism of TFA is that their teachers usually don’t stay beyond the two-year commitment. Over the years, TFA has had different responses to this. For a long time the statistic they touted was that 60% of corps members who complete the two years also teach a third year. T
CURMUDGUCATION: Dear Jeb Bush:
CURMUDGUCATION: Dear Jeb Bush: : Dear Jeb Bush Today you put in an appearance at Betsy DeVos's American Federation for Children, a group very much in tune with your goals in education. I can see why you and DeVos have always gotten along-- wealthy children of privilege who feel a righteous need to remake your home state according to your own beliefs in competition and battle and a system that sor
A Mathematical Five-Minute Tribute to Hamilton the Musical | The Jose Vilson
A Mathematical Five-Minute Tribute to Hamilton the Musical | The Jose Vilson : A Mathematical Five-Minute Tribute to Hamilton the Musical Can you imagine having only five minutes to get a point across, inspire hundreds of people, and keep your message grounded in the work? Yeah, me neither. But I did my best in the video below . At this point, I was in the third of four presentations for that wee
Badass Teachers Association: The Unequal United States - Which State is Best to Teach in? by Momma Brown's Blog
Badass Teachers Association: The Unequal United States - Which State is Best to Teach in? by Momma Brown's Blog : The Unequal United States - Which State is Best to Teach in? by Momma Brown's Blog Originally posted at: https://medium.com/march-for-public-education/the-unequal-united-states-which-state-is-the-best-to-teach-in-abf003a31e0c Divide and Conquer. In one of the Facebook groups that I fo
DNA Test: The Ancestry of Charter Schools – Have You Heard
DNA Test: The Ancestry of Charter Schools – Have You Heard : DNA Test: The Ancestry of Charter Schools Did you hear the one about how charter schools were the brainchild of Albert Shanker, the legendary teachers union head? Writer Rachel Cohen did, but when she began tracing the tale back to its origins, she found that the real *father* of charter schools looks a lot like their biggest fans today

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