Saturday, May 27, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 5/27/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 5/27/17
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CURMUDGUCATION: NC: Vindictive GOP Cuts Education Just Because
CURMUDGUCATION: NC: Vindictive GOP Cuts Education Just Because : NC: Vindictive GOP Cuts Education Just Because This is now two-week old news, but I swear-- in the current climate, somebody can murder a nun with his bare hands in front of a bus full of young orphans, and the outrage will die down in less than twelve hours (or be replaced by the outrage over a new awfulness). I almost passed on th
CURMUDGUCATION: What Do Charter Schools Solve
CURMUDGUCATION: What Do Charter Schools Solve : What Do Charter Schools Solve The challenge-- the problem to be solved-- for public education is fairly simple: How do we provide a solid education for every child in the United States for a politically sustainable cost? (I wish the last part of the challenge wasn't there, but let's face it-- it's not like education is, say, a war in Afghanistan for
From Boom Boxes to Writing Panther History: Our Collective Soundtrack -- The Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project | NewBlackMan (in Exile)
From Boom Boxes to Writing Panther History: Our Collective Soundtrack -- The Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project | NewBlackMan (in Exile) : From Boom Boxes to Writing Panther History: Our Collective Soundtrack -- The Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project From Boom Boxes to Writing Panther History: Our Collective Soundtrack b y the Intersectional Black Panther Party His
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION Slate Series Unmasks Cyber School 33 by Peter Greene / 1d 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
Jersey Jazzman: The Facts About Charter School Finances in Camden, NJ
Jersey Jazzman: The Facts About Charter School Finances in Camden, NJ : The Facts About Charter School Finances in Camden, NJ Here's Part I of my U-Ark series . Here's Part II. This post really should be called " U-Ark Screws Up A Charter School Revenue Study, AGAIN: Part III, " as it is a follow-up to my last two posts about how the University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform messed up
Dear Phineas | Bill Ayers
Dear Phineas | Bill Ayers : Dear Phineas Dear Phineas: Your letter finally reached me here in Chicago. Thank you for writing. Sounds like your eighth-grade research project is generating a lot of important thinking and insights. People often confuse pacifism with non-violent direct action or civil disobedience. Pacifism is a philosophy and a guide to living, and there’s much to admire about it. I
East Hartford School Community Refutes DeVos - Courant Community
East Hartford School Community Refutes DeVos - Courant Community : East Hartford School Community Refutes DeVos The U.S. education secretary's recent recounting of the dismal education experience of a former East Hartford student aroused angry responses from the school community Friday and prompted the governor to schedule a press conference. " Betsy DeVos is using the East Hartford public school
Betsy DeVos has invested millions in this ‘brain training’ company. So I checked it out. - The Washington Post
Betsy DeVos has invested millions in this ‘brain training’ company. So I checked it out. - The Washington Post : Betsy DeVos has invested millions in this ‘brain training’ company. So I checked it out. At a clinic in Florida, I found that Neurocore seems to be promising more than it can deliver. A TECHNICIAN SNAPPED a stretchy electrode cap onto my head, and I felt a cold pinch as she affixed eac
Betsy DeVos' Bad, Bad, Very Bad Week
Betsy DeVos' Bad, Bad, Very Bad Week : Betsy DeVos' Bad, Bad, Very Bad Week Betsy DeVos' week went from bad to worse, reminding educators, parents, lawmakers and other public education advocates that she is willing to say anything to eliminate vital education services in pursuit of her and President Trump's number one goal: creating a national private school voucher program. In her defense of vou
Screw U – Have You Heard
Screw U – Have You Heard : Screw U Screw U Screw U Go Screw U Betsy DeVos’ top advisor led a for-profit university that defrauded students and hoovered up federal student aid. Now Robert Eitel is tasked with *right-sizing* the Department of Education. What could possibly go wrong? Jennifer Berkshire : This week Betsy DeVos announced that she was tasking one of her top advisors, Robert Eitel , for
New Director of Audits and Investigations Division - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
New Director of Audits and Investigations Division - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Kimberly Tarvin as Director of Audits and Investigations Division SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today the appointment of Kimberly Tarvin as the new Director of the Audits and Investigations Division at the California Dep
Donald Trump Be Afraid Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Donald Trump Be Afraid Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Gene V. Glass: An Ugly Look Inside a Charter School in Arizona 3 by dianeravitch / 32min Gene V. Glass, one of the nation’s most distinguished education researchers, posted a blog about the experience of parents applying to a charter school in
Marie Corfield: Public Education: Death By A Thousand Retirements
Marie Corfield: Public Education: Death By A Thousand Retirements : Public Education: Death By A Thousand Retirements Retirement dinners are bittersweet. We say goodbye to those who have worked for decades, but we also lose those decades of experience. Last week I hosted my county education association's annual retirement dinner. These were my opening remarks: Tonite we are celebrating almost 800
10 Serious Issues Facing Public School Students: Where’s Betsy?
10 Serious Issues Facing Public School Students: Where’s Betsy? : 10 Serious Issues Facing Public School Students: Where’s Betsy? Betsy DeVos wastes precious time on her choice initiative, ignoring the most serious problems facing our young people in public schools. At a hearing the other day, she pushed many of these problems onto the states. But I would argue that these difficulties still requi
Stability and Change in Our Environment, Organizations, and Individual Lives (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Stability and Change in Our Environment, Organizations, and Individual Lives (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Stability and Change in Our Environment, Organizations, and Individual Lives (Part 1) Over the past few months I have posted drafts of different sections of the book on technology integration in Silicon Valley schools that I have been working on since the b
Report: Charter School Vampires Drain Traditional PA Districts Dry | gadflyonthewallblog
Report: Charter School Vampires Drain Traditional PA Districts Dry | gadflyonthewallblog : Report: Charter School Vampires Drain Traditional PA Districts Dry If you ever needed proof that charter schools harm traditional public school districts, look no further. A new report by Pennsylvania’s Legislative Budget and Finance Committee concludes that these privately run but publicly financed schools
Personalized Learning Pathways & the Gig Economy | Seattle Education
Personalized Learning Pathways & the Gig Economy | Seattle Education : Personalized Learning Pathways & the Gig Economy Individual learning pathways, 21st century skills, Embracing the whole child; These empowering phrases are being used to sell the public on a technology-centric, radical redesign of public education. Why? So our students will be able to keep pace in the highly competitive global
Russ on Reading: What Will We Do Without You, Jean Fritz?
Russ on Reading: What Will We Do Without You, Jean Fritz? : What Will We Do Without You, Jean Fritz? Only when a book is written out of passion is there much hope of its being read with passion. - Jean Fritz I read of the passing of children's author, Jean Fritz, in the New York Times this past week. Ms. Fritz was 101 years-old, yet she died too soon because her voice is needed now more than ever
Badass Teachers Association: Governance by the Perpetually Clueless, Politics as a Comedy of Classes by Cheryl Binkley
Badass Teachers Association: Governance by the Perpetually Clueless, Politics as a Comedy of Classes by Cheryl Binkley : Governance by the Perpetually Clueless, Politics as a Comedy of Classes by Cheryl Binkley Originally posted at: http://3rdmillenniumteacher.blogspot.com/2017/05/governance-by-perpetually-clueless.html Most people are familiar with Jane Austen’s Emma , even if they don’t realize

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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 Webcast MEETING NOTICE Advisory Commission on Charter Schools An Advisory Body to the State Board of Education Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ± California Depar
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 5/26/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 5/26/17 Featured Post Schools Matter: The New Gold Rush by TFA in Camden Choosing Democracy: Why Do Billionaires Want Charter Schools ? by mike simpson / 7min Choosing 

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