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Clean, Green Yellow (School Bus) Machine
Clean, Green Yellow (School Bus) Machine : CLEAN, GREEN YELLOW (SCHOOL BUS) MACHINE In Sacramento, California, the Twin Rivers, Elk Grove and Sacramento City Unified School Districts are receiving 29 total electric school buses along with associated charging infrastructure, which demonstrates a zero-emissions school transportation market that despite still being in its infancy is growing up fast.
Louisiana Educator: Lawsuit Aims to Vacate the Position of State Superintendent of Education
Louisiana Educator: Lawsuit Aims to Vacate the Position of State Superintendent of Education : Lawsuit Aims to Vacate the Position of State Superintendent of Education Ganey Arsement is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit to be filed today to have the courts declare the position of Superintendent of Education vacant subject to appointment by BESE and the Louisiana Senate. Here is the Educate Louisian
Schools Matter: Diane Ravitch's Very Selective Blame Game
Schools Matter: Diane Ravitch's Very Selective Blame Game : Diane Ravitch's Very Selective Blame Game Jim Horn Until just a few years ago, no one would have guessed that Diane Ravitch would ever become the unofficial spokesperson for the NEA and AFT’s corporate education empowerment project . Diane was viewed as a conservative historian and policy insider, and as such, she was hostile to union pr
DeVos Grilled Over LGBTQ Discrimination At Indiana Voucher School | WBAA
DeVos Grilled Over LGBTQ Discrimination At Indiana Voucher School | WBAA : DeVos Grilled Over LGBTQ Discrimination At Indiana Voucher School U.S. education secretary Betsy DeVos weathered a volley of questions this week about a Bloomington, Indiana, private school that receives state-funded vouchers but reserves the right to deny admission or discontinue enrollment to students from lesbian, gay,
The Bill Press Show: They are taking money from things that work, for things that don't - Lily's Blackboard
The Bill Press Show: They are taking money from things that work, for things that don't - Lily's Blackboard : The Bill Press Show: They are taking money from things that work, for things that don’t The Trump Devos education budget cuts billions of dollars from programs that work, to fund things that don’t work. The Bill Press Show: They are taking money from things that work, for things that don'
Jeff Bryant: DeVos Budget Robs from Poor Kids to Fund Schools That Discriminate
DeVos Budget Robs from Poor Kids to Fund Schools That Discriminate : DeVos Budget Robs from Poor Kids to Fund Schools That Discriminate Jeff Bryant You and I witnessed history last week, and not the good kind. At a House subcommittee hearing In Washington, DC, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was called to defend to Congress the Trump administration’s education budget which cuts education
It’s time for a Human Rights Act | Seattle Education
It’s time for a Human Rights Act | Seattle Education : It’s time for a Human Rights Act I wrote the following letter today to the Mayor and City Council in Portland, Oregon where I live at this time. To the Mayor of Portland and the City Council, The actions of one person this weekend who killed two men who were protecting two young women from the angry and racist remarks and actions of that indi
School privatization critic Diane Ravitch offers advice to the Democrats - World Socialist Web Site
School privatization critic Diane Ravitch offers advice to the Democrats - World Socialist Web Site : School privatization critic Diane Ravitch offers advice to the Democrats Diane Ravitch, the widely read education historian, author and advocate for public education, titled a May 23 blog, “Don’t Like Betsy DeVos? Blame the Democrats.” The full-length opinion piece was also published the same day
The Most Offensive F-Word in Education - Teacher Habits
The Most Offensive F-Word in Education - Teacher Habits : The Most Offensive F-Word in Education I was speaking with a teacher about the new reading program her district adopted. She lamented that administration had told the teachers, in no uncertain terms, that the program was to be implemented with strict “fidelity.” She said the word with unmistakable disdain. Like how most people say, “phlegm
Hollywood's Teacher Narratives Are Reductive - The Atlantic
Hollywood's Teacher Narratives Are Reductive - The Atlantic : Hollywood's Reductive Narratives About School “Popular teaching storylines thwart the call for systemic change by suggesting a few superstars can fix the system’s problems single-handedly.” Most teachers I know hate the movie Freedom Writers , in which a Long Beach, California, teacher leverages writing to convert apathetic students in
Superintendent Vacancy Becomes a Matter of Law – Educate Louisiana
Superintendent Vacancy Becomes a Matter of Law – Educate Louisiana : Superintendent Vacancy Becomes a Matter of Law Over the last couple of months, I have been in constant contact with both the governor’s office and the senate in regards to the appointment of Superintendent of Education, John White. There is a general agreement that appointive positions are intended to be temporary extensions of
The Trump Education Budget Will Dangerously Favor "Fast Food" Teachers | HuffPost
The Trump Education Budget Will Dangerously Favor "Fast Food" Teachers | HuffPost : The Trump Education Budget Will Dangerously Favor “Fast Food” Teachers With drastic cuts to education spending, the Trump administration will do irreversible damage to teacher quality nationwide. The average hourly pay for food service workers and cashiers in the United States at McDonald’s is $8.50. At Starbucks
DeVos's "school choice" is corporate death trap for working families, educators - Liberation News
DeVos's "school choice" is corporate death trap for working families, educators - Liberation News : DeVos’s “school choice” is corporate death trap for working families, educators On May 22, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos gave a speech in Indianapolis at a summit hosted by the right wing pro “school choice” lobbying group, the American Federation for Children. DeVos’s speech championed the Trump
Why California’s next election will be a tug-of-war on education
Why California’s next election will be a tug-of-war on education : Why California’s next election will be a tug-of-war on education Sandra Lowe reminisced about the good old days as she addressed a roomful of Democratic activists at the California party’s annual convention last week in Sacramento. It used to be, the teachers union leader told the crowd, that it didn’t take much to win a school bo
I finally agree, college isn’t for everyone - The Hechinger Report
I finally agree, college isn’t for everyone - The Hechinger Report : I finally agree, college isn’t for everyone White nationalist activity on campus has shown me that higher education doesn’t need to be inclusive at all costs I've been proven wrong. The evidence has overwhelmed me. I take it back. “ Stop saying ‘College isn’t for everyone,’” is one of my favorite retorts to the oft-aired argumen
TEACHER VOICE: Underpaid, my colleagues and I are frequently advised to “marry a doctor or a lawyer” - The Hechinger Report
TEACHER VOICE: Underpaid, my colleagues and I are frequently advised to “marry a doctor or a lawyer” - The Hechinger Report : TEACHER VOICE: Underpaid, my colleagues and I are frequently advised to “marry a doctor or a lawyer” No wonder there’s an acute teacher shortage here TUCSON, Ariz. — Teachers work two jobs so they can buy boats and other luxury items, Arizona’s House Majority Leader Republ
Some Reasons I Object to Vouchers for Religious and Private Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog
Some Reasons I Object to Vouchers for Religious and Private Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog : Some Reasons I Object to Vouchers for Religious and Private Schools There are many reasons to object to diverting public dollars to religious and private schools. One reason is that every dollar that goes to a nonpublic school is subtracted from a public school. A vote for vouchers is a vote to defund pub
What charter school supporters say they hope to change after school board victories - LA Times
What charter school supporters say they hope to change after school board victories - LA Times : What charter school supporters say they hope to change after school board victories Charter school backers put a lot of money behind candidates in this month’s Los Angeles school board elections. They spent at least $9.7 million pushing for Nick Melvoin and Kelly Gonez in the nation’s most expensive l
Seattle Schools Community Forum: NO to the Seattle Times Education Reporting
Seattle Schools Community Forum: NO to the Seattle Times Education Reporting : NO to the Seattle Times Education Reporting At the very least, you should take all of the Seattle Times' education reporting on policies and solutions to education issues with a grain of salt. Some of it is supported by the Gates Foundation and the rest of it is suspect. You should be unhappy that the newspaper of reco
Cox, Gray TV: These cuts are going to affect entire communities - Lily's Blackboard
Cox, Gray TV: These cuts are going to affect entire communities - Lily's Blackboard : Cox, Gray TV: These cuts are going to affect entire communities Lily sat down with the DC bureaus of Cox Media Group and Gray TV to explain how the proposed cuts to federal funding of public education has a very real impact on local communities. The news story featuring Lily’s interview was picked up by local NB
Two more days of Springfield will keep your head spinning. Will Democrats vote to cut dedicated funding for special education teachers and cut pension benefits? | Fred Klonsky
Two more days of Springfield will keep your head spinning. Will Democrats vote to cut dedicated funding for special education teachers and cut pension benefits? | Fred Klonsky : Two more days of Springfield will keep your head spinning. Will Democrats vote to cut dedicated funding for special education teachers and cut pension benefits? I have been reporting the last few days about HB 2808. It wa
Nation's Most Integrated Schools Now Seeing a Reversal; Charters School Making It Worse - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Nation's Most Integrated Schools Now Seeing a Reversal; Charters School Making It Worse The UCLA Civil Rights Project has released a new report on segregation in southern schools. The press release is below: Black and Latino students in the South are increasingly isolated in intensely segregated schools and are doubly segregated in schools serving low-income students, ac
Bill Mathis Reflects on Trump’s Education Budget: A Paradise Lost? | janresseger
Bill Mathis Reflects on Trump’s Education Budget: A Paradise Lost? | janresseger : Bill Mathis Reflects on Trump’s Education Budget: A Paradise Lost? Bill Mathis understands public education from his experience as an award winning local school superintendent, a member of a state board of education and an academic expert on education policy. Bill is the Managing Director of the National Education
Change and Stability in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Change and Stability in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Change and Stability in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts (Part 2) Organizations are dynamically conservative, that is to say, they fight like mad to remain the same. Donald Schon, 1970 [i] If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change Tomasi di Lampedus
Superpower [A Tough Love] | The Jose Vilson
Superpower [A Tough Love] | The Jose Vilson : Superpower [A Tough Love] I’m not here to convince you I’m perfect. I’m here to convince you I’m not . There’s a school in my old neighborhood that took the time to set up a book study, read my book, and invite me to one of their meetings. It was odd sitting there as a colleague in this work being asked to speak like an expert. It was uncanny sitting
Book Review: Trump Revealed: The Definitive Biography of the 45th President | deutsch29
Book Review: Trump Revealed: The Definitive Biography of the 45th President | deutsch29 : Book Review: Trump Revealed: The Definitive Biography of the 45th President In May 2017, I purchased Kranish and Fisher’s book, Trump Revealed: The Definitive Biography of the 45th President , because it provided detailed background on Trump’s experience as an elementary school student, a topic about which I
THE BATs QUALITY OF WORKLIFE TEAM NEEDS TO HEAR YOUR VOICE!!! Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : ATTENTION ALL BATS What are the Working Conditions in your school or university? THE BATs QUALITY OF WORKLIFE TEAM NEEDS TO HEAR YOUR VOICE!!! This survey is an anonymous survey created by BATs in partnership with the AFT. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EQWLBATS Some History In October 2014 NY BAT Jamy Brice Hyde brought it to the attention of AFT Pres. Randi Weingar

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