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Jessica Tang quietly makes history with Boston Teachers Union election - The Boston Globe





CURMUDGUCATION: NEA Whiffs Again
CURMUDGUCATION: NEA Whiffs Again : NEA Whiffs Again Back in the day, NEA leadership should have picked up a clue that they'd backed the wrong horse when they published this article in 2013 . " 10 Things You Should Know About the Common Core " included such notable observations as "Most NEA Members Support the Common Core," and while you might get a chuckle out of the rest of the list, the real ha
Where do Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates stand on school choice and other education issues? - The Washington Post
Where do Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates stand on school choice and other education issues? - The Washington Post : Where do Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates stand on school choice and other education issues? Governors have a great deal to say about public education in the states they run, but voters don’t often cast their ballots with education as a prime issue. In V
Nothing abstract about the lessons of play By Wendy Lecker - Wait What?
Nothing abstract about the lessons of play By Wendy Lecker - Wait What? : Nothing abstract about the lessons of play By Wendy Lecker Last week, The New York Times unwittingly provided an example of how bad education policy is made. A front-page article trumpeted “Free play or flashcards? A new study nods to more rigorous preschools.” The study the article featured purportedly proved that frequent
Seattle Schools Community Forum: On "Red-shirting" Kindergarteners
Seattle Schools Community Forum: On "Red-shirting" Kindergarteners : On "Red-shirting" Kindergarteners Several readers had some thoughts on this practice of holding back a child to enter kindergarten much later than at age five. I came across a couple of good articles on this topic I wanted to pass along. From the Bright blog, Everything You Need to Know about "Redshirting" Kindergarten’s role as
Nonprofit sues Education Dept. for release of information on campus sex-assault investigations - The Washington Post
Nonprofit sues Education Dept. for release of information on campus sex-assault investigations - The Washington Post : Nonprofit sues Education Dept. for release of information on campus sex-assault investigations The National Women’s Law Center filed suit Monday against the Education Department in an effort to force the release of information about federal enforcement of Title IX, a law that gov
Success Academy, Known for Harsh Discipline and Skimming Students, Wins Broad Prize | Diane Ravitch's blog
Success Academy, Known for Harsh Discipline and Skimming Students, Wins Broad Prize | Diane Ravitch's blog : Success Academy, Known for Harsh Discipline and Skimming Students, Wins Broad Prize Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy charter chain, known for its harsh discipline and cherrypicking students, won the Broad Prize for Charter Schools. http://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?cid=25920011&item=http%3A%2F
Why giving grades destroys education--Aleteia
Standardized testing and education--Aleteia : Why giving grades destroys education Kids deserve better than to have their education turned into a contest. chool’s out for summer, which means I can finally be honest about something that’s been bugging me all year long: grades. Grades are terrible for children. They’re terrible for all children, whether they struggle in math like my oldest or they
Key facts about race and marriage in the U.S. | Pew Research Center
Key facts about race and marriage in the U.S. | Pew Research Center : Key facts about race and marriage, 50 years after Loving v. Virginia Richard and Mildred #Loving paved the way for generations of American families. pic.twitter.com/WjDGTezPOX — SPLC (@splcenter) June 12, 2017 In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Loving v. Virginia case that marriage across racial lines was legal throug
Black Girls Matter: Pushed-Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Black Girls Matter: Pushed-Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Black Girls Matter: Pushed-Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected An important new report from the African American Policy Forum is a must-read for anyone committed to understanding how both race and gender impact educational opportunity in our country. Black Girls Matter: Pushed-Out, Overpolice
Lily Eskelsen García: He wanted to interview me, but then I learned about him.
He wanted to interview me, but then I learned about him. : He wanted to interview me, but then I learned about him… I get many inquiries from reporters who want my take on an issue. Recently, I received an unusual query. It was from a student at Orange County Community College (OCCC) in Newburgh, NY who writes for the campus paper. The student, Samir Thomas, sent me some of his articles from the
Confederate Statues Down In New Orleans, But Structural Racism Still Stands Tall In Our Schools | PopularResistance.Org
Confederate Statues Down In New Orleans, But Structural Racism Still Stands Tall In Our Schools | PopularResistance.Org : Confederate Statues Down In New Orleans, But Structural Racism Still Stands Tall In Our Schools Above Photo: Ashana Bigard. Two students embrace outside a New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts graduation ceremony that many protested because of the high numbers of fellow stu
K–12 Cyber Incidents Have Been Increasing in 2017 -- THE Journal
K–12 Cyber Incidents Have Been Increasing in 2017 -- THE Journal : K–12 Cyber Incidents Have Been Increasing in 2017 The creator of a national K–12 Cyber Incident Map warns that schools should act now, not later, to bolster their security. Ed Tech Strategies' K–12 Cyber Incident Map. Courtesy of Doug Levin. The founder and operator of a K–12 Cyber Incident Map is sharing some lessons he has learn
Chicago’s public teacher union and charter teacher union merge. Hear about it on this coming Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers minus one brother. | Fred Klonsky
Chicago’s public teacher union and charter teacher union merge. Hear about it on this coming Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers minus one brother. | Fred Klonsky : Chicago’s public teacher union and charter teacher union merge. Hear about it on this coming Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers minus one brother. The Chicago Teachers Union legislative director Stacy Davis Gates and Chris Baeh
The big problem with what Trump just said about religion in schools - The Washington Post
The big problem with what Trump just said about religion in schools - The Washington Post : The big problem with what Trump just said about religion in schools On the day that Washington was riveted by the testimony on Capitol Hill of former FBI director James Comey, President Trump made a speech to a group of religious conservatives during which raised the issue of religion and schools. Here is
DeVos is Questioned About Campaign to Influence Climate Change Education | FRONTLINE | PBS
DeVos is Questioned About Campaign to Influence Climate Change Education | FRONTLINE | PBS : DeVos is Questioned About Campaign to Influence Climate Change Education Four Democratic senators are sharply criticizing a conservative think tank’s efforts to bring climate change skepticism into the nation’s public schools as “industry funded” and “possibly fraudulent” and demanding to know whether fed
Jessica Tang quietly makes history with Boston Teachers Union election - The Boston Globe
Jessica Tang quietly makes history with Boston Teachers Union election - The Boston Globe : Jessica Tang quietly makes history with Boston Teachers Union election Jessica Tang has been elected the Boston Teachers Union’s new president. The most remarkable thing about Jessica Tang’s ascension as head of the Boston Teachers Union might be just how unremarkable it feels. Tang’s election last week as
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Tomorrow's City Council Vote on Two-Tier Transportation
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Tomorrow's City Council Vote on Two-Tier Transportation : Tomorrow's City Council Vote on Two-Tier Transportation The full City Council will hear the legislation tomorrow about the City paying for a two-tier bus system for school year 2017-2018 from Families and Education levy funds. Here is the agenda and here is the Summary and Fiscal Note. According to the agen
Selling Back to the Public What It Already Owned: “Public-Private Partnership” Shark Bait | deutsch29
Selling Back to the Public What It Already Owned: “Public-Private Partnership” Shark | deutsch29 : Selling Back to the Public What It Already Owned: “Public-Private Partnership” Shark Bait I find myself increasingly encountering the term, “public-private partnership.” Today, I read two articles centered on this idea, both of which concerned Vice President Mike Pence– and one that concerned Pence’
Case Challenging Segregation as Violation of State Constitutional Right to Education Gains Support of National Scholars and Advocates - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Case Challenging Segregation as Violation of State Constitutional Right to Education Gains Support of National Scholars and Advocates For two decades, advocates and scholars have been calling for an expansion of school quality and finance precedent to incorporate claims challenging school segregation. The Connecticut Supreme Court issued the most significant victory in S
Higher order thinking about HOTS – Missouri Education Watchdog
Higher order thinking about HOTS – Missouri Education Watchdog : Higher order thinking about HOTS All hail Higher Order Thinking Skills! HOTS (gotta love the acronym) conjures up images of Einstein, Hawking and Holmes. Who wouldn’t want to be them? Who wouldn’t want to have a company full of them? If our schools could teach more kids to have good HOTS, think of how far our country could go. Or so
Diversity Is A Good Thing – redqueeninla
Diversity Is A Good Thing – redqueeninla : Diversity Is A Good Thing But what is it? Like pornography, it seems to be something folks “know” when they see, but aren’t very comfortable defining. For one thing, there’s the question of what kind of diversity we’re talking about. It’s used commonly as a proper noun, without explanation as to what particular sort of diversity is alluded to. Not nailin

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