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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Hey, Big Spenders (that would be the Gates Foundation)
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Hey, Big Spenders (that would be the Gates Foundation) : Hey, Big Spenders (that would be the Gates Foundation) The Gates Foundation has this notice on their grants page: Seattle Public Schools Date: April 2017 Purpose: to ensure the K-12 team’s work in equity is grounded in the real experiences of teachers, we must engage them directly in our learning Amount: $22
June 2017 ACCS Meeting Agenda - Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (CA Dept of Education)
June 2017 ACCS Meeting Agenda - Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (CA Dept of Education) : June 2017 ACCS Meeting Agenda Advisory Commission on Charter Schools June 7, 2017 notice of items and attachments. ACCS Meeting 

Choosing Democracy: Why Do Billionaires Want Charter Schools ?

Choosing Democracy: Why Do Billionaires Want Charter Schools ? : Why Do Billionaires Want Charter Schools ? Harold Meyerson: The billionaires, apparently, we shall always have with us — even when we decide how to run the state-funded schools where they rarely send their own kids. In the Los Angeles school board elections earlier this month, a number of billionaires, including Eli Broad , Netflix
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. #17 | Fred Klonsky

Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. #17 | Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. #17 This week we had our first real adventure in live radio. We were so pleased about having our old friend Prexy Nesbitt on our show. Prexy has been to South Africa over 40 times and has much to share. Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Jamie Trecker, Mike and me. Following up on last week’s
CURMUDGUCATION: Slate Series Unmasks Cyber School

CURMUDGUCATION: Slate Series Unmasks Cyber School : Slate Series Unmasks Cyber School Slate, for whatever reason, teamed up this week with Columbia Journalism School's Teacher Project, to take a look at on line education. Much of their work is focused on on line courses as a means of credit recovery-- the quick-and-easy method of letting students replace credits for courses they failed. But the s
Fox: These cuts to education are devastating - Lily's Blackboard

Fox: These cuts to education are devastating - Lily's Blackboard : Fox: These cuts to education are devastating Wherever you live in this country you will be impacted by these devastating cuts.These are billions and billions of dollars. Fox: These cuts to education are devastating - Lily's Blackboard : Sirius-XM Make It Plain: Taking public school dollars from our neediest students Sirius-XM Make
Schools Matter: The New Gold Rush by TFA in Camden

Schools Matter: The New Gold Rush by TFA in Camden : The New Gold Rush by TFA in Camden Most critics of Teach of America focus on the criminally-miseducative practice of using white inexperienced Ivy League missionaries, most of whom remain blind to their own racism, to impose a form of corporate counter-insurgency in the poorest urban areas of America, where children need the most professional a
Torlakson Speaks at High School Where He Graduated - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)

Torlakson Speaks at High School Where He Graduated - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Torlakson Speaks at Daly City High School That He Graduated From 50 Years Ago SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on Thursday (May 25, 2017) returned to his roots at Westmoor High School, where he graduated 50 years ago, and addressed the Class of 2017. “With
Power, Responsibility, and the White Men of Academia | radical eyes for equity

Power, Responsibility, and the White Men of Academia | radical eyes for equity : Power, Responsibility, and the White Men of Academia With many things of pop culture, what becomes popular, recognizable and echoed, is something slightly or even significantly different than the original. Hollywood has finally caught up with iconic superhero comic books—and is poised to ruin if not destroy its versi
One Simple Way to Steal Time for Grading - Teacher Habits

One Simple Way to Steal Time for Grading - Teacher Habits : One Simple Way to Steal Time for Grading My next book is about how teachers can take home less student work to grade. Part of accomplishing this worthy goal is finding ways to grade papers during the school day. There are obvious times like planning periods, recess, or, if you’re really dedicated and/or desperate, lunch. But I like to us
School Choice? Some Kids Don’t Really Have One | NewBlackMan (in Exile)

School Choice? Some Kids Don’t Really Have One | NewBlackMan (in Exile) : School Choice? Some Kids Don’t Really Have One School Choice? Some Kids Don’t Really Have One by Jamila Thomas | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) | The OpEd Project When it comes to school choice, I am not convinced all children have one. Parents living on the margins don’t have much of a choice, either. As I walk the hall
Parent Toolkit For Student Privacy Is A MUST READ For Any Parent, Educator, or Legislator!!!! – Exceptional Delaware 2017

Parent Toolkit For Student Privacy Is A MUST READ For Any Parent, Educator, or Legislator!!!! – Exceptional Delaware 2017 : Parent Toolkit For Student Privacy Is A MUST READ For Any Parent, Educator, or Legislator!!!! The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and the Coalition for a Commercial-Free Childhood released their Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy on May 16th. Full disclaimer, I actively
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Report Shows Charter Financial Impact

CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Report Shows Charter Financial Impact : PA: Report Shows Charter Financial Impact Pennsylvania's Legislative Budget and Finance Committee has released a report looking at " Public [sic] Charter Schools Fiscal Impact on School Districts. " The findings of the joint committee underscore what many have already been saying-- charter schools, particularly in a badly regulated state
Beware of School Voucher Doublespeak

Beware of School Voucher Doublespeak : Beware of School Voucher Doublespeak Last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered a much-anticipated speech about her plan to shift massive amounts of valuable taxpayer money away from public schools to pay for private school vouchers. That’s not exactly how she framed her ideas as she addressed the American Federation for Children (a pro-school priv
Reign of Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all

Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Reign of Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Jeff Bryant: DeVos’s “Transformation”=Public Theft by dianeravitch / 1min Jeff Bryant has read Betsy DeVos’s speeches slamming public schools and extolling the virtues of public subsidy for private and religious schools. She carefully selects an anecdote to
Let's Make History by Ann Cronin - Wait What?

Let's Make History by Ann Cronin - Wait What? : Let’s Make History by Ann Cronin Efforts to improve K-12 education over the past 30 years have produced a bipartisan mess. In the excerpt below, Diane Ravitch describes how Democrats have contributed in substantive ways to that mess. “Listening to their cries of outrage, one might imagine that Democrats were America’s undisputed champions of public
NYC Educator: Restorative Justice? Maybe Sometimes, but Not Always

NYC Educator: Restorative Justice? Maybe Sometimes, but Not Always : Restorative Justice? Maybe Sometimes, but Not Always I don't oppose restorative justice. I'm for whatever works. I read with interest this piece on using it, and I suppose, particularly at an elementary school, it's best not to use punitive measures where they aren't called for. I also wonder, though, whether sometimes this is p
Audio: Kicked out of a charter school? Deal struck in Sacramento on bill spelling out your rights | 89.3 KPCC

Audio: Kicked out of a charter school? Deal struck in Sacramento on bill spelling out your rights | 89.3 KPCC : Kicked out of a charter school? Deal struck in Sacramento on bill spelling out your rights Parents who believe their child is being "counseled out" of a charter school in California could soon have the right to request a hearing to challenge the student's removal. This provision is part

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