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Torlakson Announces Statewide Summer Meals Program - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Torlakson Announces Statewide Summer Meals Program - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Statewide Summer Meals Program SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson encourages parents, caregivers, child care organizations, and community groups to take advantage of the Summer Meals Program that provides free meals to children eighte
Updated Recommended Literature List Unveiled - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Updated Recommended Literature List Unveiled - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils Updated Recommended Literature List SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today unveiled an addition of 285 award-wining titles to the Recommended Literature: Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve list. “The books our students read help broaden t
Ravitch: Why is PBS running this education documentary? - The Washington Post
Ravitch: Why is PBS running this education documentary? - The Washington Post : Ravitch: Why is PBS running this education documentary? If you go to the website of the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington that believes in privatizing the public education system, you will learn about a three-part documentary called “School Inc.,” which is narrated by the late director of the orga
What the NEA probably wouldn’t want you to know about “personalized” learning in Boone County, KY. – Wrench in the Gears
What the NEA probably wouldn’t want you to know about “personalized” learning in Boone County, KY. – Wrench in the Gears : What the NEA probably wouldn’t want you to know about “personalized” learning in Boone County, KY. Just weeks before the 2017 Annual Meeting opens in Boston, an article from NEA Today , As More Schools Look to Personalized Learning, Teaching May Be About to Change , makes it
Where is Claudia Rueda? - Lily's Blackboard
Where is Claudia Rueda? - Lily's Blackboard : Where is Claudia Rueda? For more than two weeks last month, she was not in her classroom at Cal State Los Angeles. She was not at the UCLA Labor Center, where she has been awarded a prestigious summer fellowship . And she was not volunteering, as per usual, with on-campus community groups like the Immigrant Youth Coalition . Instead, this promising st
What Is Personalized Learning? | Truth in American Education
What Is Personalized Learning? | Truth in American Education : What Is Personalized Learning? I had a conversation today about personalized learning with an education reporter. It is not something we’ve focused on here, but it is part of the next wave of education reform, so it is something that I know I need to keep my eye on. Some initial thoughts…. My first thought is that it sounds good becau
Children Express Fears of Deportation in Comics
Children Express Fears of Deportation in Comics : Children Express Fear of Deportation in Hand-Drawn Comics The hardline stance on immigration has struck fear and anxiety in students and their families across the U.S. They hear about “the wall” on the news or from other kids. They are told what to do if their parents don’t come home from work and who to call for help. They are aware that when som
John Thompson: Sexual assault in schools: Report praises Norman - NonDoc
Sexual assault in schools: Report praises Norman - NonDoc : Sexual assault in schools: Report praises Norman W e Oklahomans need to take the time to look at ourselves the way that the rest of the nation does. Recent high-profile stories in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press and National Public Radio reveal the worst and the best of our state. The latest special report b
Proficiency-Based Learning: Focused on Skills While Missing the Big Picture
Proficiency-Based Learning: Focused on Skills While Missing the Big Picture : Proficiency-Based Learning: Focused on Skills While Missing the Big Picture …tests are now broken down into specific sets of skills so teachers can identify how well students understand each task. When students get less than a proficient score, they must go back and study the skill they missed. They are then given a cha
Diane Ravitch: PBS Runs A Three-Hour Series Glorifying The DeVos Education Agenda | HuffPost
PBS Runs A Three-Hour Series Glorifying The DeVos Education Agenda | HuffPost : PBS Runs A Three-Hour Series Glorifying The DeVos Education Agenda Funded by conservative foundations devoted to privatization, this program is the definition of paid propaganda. Public education today faces an existential crisis. Over the past two decades, the movement to transfer public money to private organization
Good news: There is an answer to the shortage of black and brown teachers - The Hechinger Report
Good news: There is an answer to the shortage of black and brown teachers - The Hechinger Report : Good news: There is an answer to the shortage of black and brown teachers If you could only see them, right under your noses Y supposed teacher shortage crisis is really an inability to cultivate black and brown talent that’s right in front of us in local classrooms. ou reap what you sow when it com
Gov. Brown agrees not to hold back money from California schools next year | EdSource
Gov. Brown agrees not to hold back money from California schools next year | EdSource : Gov. Brown agrees not to hold back money from California schools next year California school districts won’t have to wait an extra year to get nearly $1 billion in one-time funding, as Gov. Jerry Brown proposed last month. And after-school and summer program providers will see their first funding increase in m
Celebrate Tuesday with Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Celebrate Tuesday with Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Gary Rubinstein: Teach for America Is Training Recruits at a “Failing School” in Houston 1 by dianeravitch / 54min Gary Rubinstein was a member of Teach for America who has become an articulate critic of the organization. He objects to the use
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Dialectics of school 'choice'
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Dialectics of school 'choice' : Dialectics of school 'choice' School "choice" groups have never been able to present a unified front. As with any reform movement, divisions are bound to occur and this confederation of corporate reformers and privatization advocates has long been divided around issues of class and race, charters vs. vouchers, unionization, and much m
Atlanta school plan could transform city — or leave families stranded
Atlanta school plan could transform city — or leave families stranded : Atlanta school plan could transform city — or leave families stranded Atlanta is in the midst of a complex, expensive effort to improve the city’s worst schools. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, with the school board’s backing, has hired charter school groups to run some schools, while the system closes and consolidates othe
Secretary Betsy DeVos Prepared Remarks National Association of Public Charter Schools | U.S. Department of Education
Secretary Betsy DeVos Prepared Remarks National Association of Public Charter Schools | U.S. Department of Education : Secretary Betsy DeVos Prepared Remarks National Association of Public Charter Schools Hello, and thank you Deborah for the kind introduction. It's great to be here with so many pioneers and champions who are fighting to give our nation's families more quality options in their chi
Jersey Jazzman: Should Families Really Have to "Choose" Healthy Schools?
Jersey Jazzman: Should Families Really Have to "Choose" Healthy Schools? : Should Families Really Have to "Choose" Healthy Schools? Looks like it's going to be a big week for school "choice." The National Charter School Convention is in full swing (I've been following the hashtag #ncsc17 , and a better "reform" cliche lexicon you will not find). The folks at CREDO released yet another charter sch
TFA Trains Teachers At ‘Failing’ School Led By TFA Alum | Gary Rubinstein's Blog
TFA Trains Teachers At ‘Failing’ School Led By TFA Alum | Gary Rubinstein's Blog : TFA Trains Teachers At ‘Failing’ School Led By TFA Alum ‘Failing’ schools are the oxygen of the modern education reform movement. Up until about 10 years ago with the rise of Democratic education reformers like Arne Duncan, Joel Klein, and TFA alum Michelle Rhee, I hadn’t heard the term much. There were schools wit
A Fairy Tale Reform | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
A Fairy Tale Reform | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : A Fairy Tale Reform Once upon a time, there was much unemployment, poverty, and homelessness across our land. Leaders tried one thing after another to end these grim conditions. Nothing worked. In the midst of these bad times, however, a small group of educators, upset over what our youth were learning in high schools dec
National Education Association Seems to Endorse Replacing Teachers With Computers | gadflyonthewallblog
National Education Association Seems to Endorse Replacing Teachers With Computers | gadflyonthewallblog : National Education Association Seems to Endorse Replacing Teachers With Computers When all the teachers are gone, will America’s iPads pay union dues? It’s a question educators across the country are beginning to ask after yet another move by our national unions that seems to undercut the pro
Meet Me Inside, Meet Me Inside | The Jose Vilson
Meet Me Inside, Meet Me Inside | The Jose Vilson : MEET ME INSIDE, MEET ME INSIDE The students already dispersed. They left desks misaligned, books out-of-place, looseleaf discarded, and the only adult in the room weary. Last period is almost always exhausting, but, after a week of filing, organizing, and getting the last bit of learning into students, this’ll drain even the most ardent of us. I
The Bizarro World of Illinois school funding. Democrats sponsor a Rauner bill and Rauner will veto it. | Fred Klonsky
The Bizarro World of Illinois school funding. Democrats sponsor a Rauner bill and Rauner will veto it. | Fred Klonsky : The Bizarro World of Illinois school funding. Democrats sponsor a Rauner bill and Rauner will veto it . I wrote yesterday that Beth Purvis, Governor Bruce Rauner’s education advisor, told the press that her boss would veto Senate Bill 1 even though he supports 90% of it. Hearing
Ohio State Board of Education Demands that ECOT Return $60 Million It Overcharged the State | janresseger
Ohio State Board of Education Demands that ECOT Return $60 Million It Overcharged the State | janresseger : Ohio State Board of Education Demands that ECOT Return $60 Million It Overcharged the State Yesterday afternoon, members of the Ohio State Board of Education voted 16-1 to demand that the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), Ohio’s large and notorious cyber charter school, pay back $60

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