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CURMUDGUCATION: 5 Causes of Ed Reform Fails
CURMUDGUCATION: 5 Causes of Ed Reform Fails : 5 Causes of Ed Reform Fails Robyn Schulman is a Forbes contributor covering "the intersection of education and entrepreneurship." She the senior editor of thought-leadership for 51talk, "a leading education startup in China." So she's not necessarily the kind of person I'd be inclined to pay attention to. But her new Forbes piece is a worthwhile read.
Randi Weingarten - 2017 FDR Distinguished Public Service Award Honoree - YouTube
(7) Randi Weingarten - 2017 FDR Distinguished Public Service Award Honoree - YouTube : Randi Weingarten - 2017 FDR Distinguished Public Service Award Honoree As President of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten represents 1.6 million workers in one of the most critical and challenging sectors of our economy. Like her union members—and Eleanor herself—President Weingarten believes
FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD: "Beyond Grades: A Series on Grading and Feedback" by Author Russ Walsh - Garn Press
FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD: "Beyond Grades: A Series on Grading and Feedback" by Author Russ Walsh - Garn Press : FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD: “Beyond Grades: A Series on Grading and Feedback” by Author Russ Walsh FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD: Beyond Grades: A Series on Grading and Feedback by Author Russ Walsh Garn education books value imagination, creativity, originality, and innovation. The critical question that ma
What to know before using school ratings tools from real estate companies - The Washington Post
What to know before using school ratings tools from real estate companies - The Washington Post : What to know before using school ratings tools from real estate companies Jack Schneider is an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, Mass., the director of research for the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment, and the author of the soon-to-be-publ
UPDATED x2: Snyder administration officials facing manslaughter charges over #FlintWaterCrisis but Snyder himself can’t be sued | Eclectablog
UPDATED x2: Snyder administration officials facing manslaughter charges over #FlintWaterCrisis but Snyder himself can’t be sued | Eclectablog : UPDATED x2: Snyder administration officials facing manslaughter charges over #FlintWaterCrisis but Snyder himself can’t be sued Big news out of Flint this morning. Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed charges against two current and two former Snyder
21st Century Reforms Need to Look Back in Time | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing
21st Century Reforms Need to Look Back in Time | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing : 21st Century Reforms Need to Look Back in Time As the demands to “change” education to “fit the 21 st century” paradigm swirl about us, I want to ask you to do something for me. I want you to close your eyes and think back to your third grade class. For all of the “new”, innovative “21 st century education” idea
I want to report a case of child abuse. No, thousands of cases. |
I want to report a case of child abuse. No, thousands of cases. | : I want to report a case of child abuse. No, thousands of cases. I want to report a case of child abuse. Well, no. Not just one case. Thousands of cases. Maybe tens of thousands. One for every child in New Jersey who attended class Monday and Tuesday in near 100 degree heat without air conditioning. Who will still be in school nex
A Favorite Subject Returns to Schools: Recess - WSJ
A Favorite Subject Returns to Schools: Recess - WSJ : A Favorite Subject Returns to Schools: Recess After playtime was dropped amid focus on academic performance, educators now take playground breaks seriously Three kindergarten girls looked close to taking a spill as they sat on the high back of a playground bench at Oak Point Elementary. Feet away, several administrators didn’t make a move to s
PBS Explains Why It Ran a Pro-Privatization Series | Diane Ravitch's blog
PBS Explains Why It Ran a Pro-Privatization Series | Diane Ravitch's blog : PBS Explains Why It Ran a Pro-Privatization Series Valerie Strauss contacted PBS to ask why the public TV Network ran a one-sided three-hour documentary that lambastes public schools and celebrates vouchers, charters, and for-profit schools. PBS gave its response. It likes to air diverse views (clearly without fact-checki
L.A. Unified moves closer to a unified enrollment system - LA Times
L.A. Unified moves closer to a unified enrollment system - LA Times : L.A. Unified moves closer to a unified enrollment system Pressed by L.A. schools Supt. Michelle King , the Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to create an enrollment system that will allow students and families to apply to just about any schools they choose at the same time, through one online application
Nothing planned. | Fred Klonsky
Nothing planned. | Fred Klonsky : Nothing planned. Graphic: Leigh Klonsky Today I turn 69. I have nothing planned to mark the day. When I retired five years ago people asked me, “How will you fill your days when you have nothing else planned?” A problem solved. Trump. Fighting pension theft. I walk the dog. All that keeps me busy enough. “But Trump’s a Nothing planned. | Fred Klonsky :
DeVos says some charter school ‘reformers’ have become ‘just another breed of bureaucrats’ | EdSource
DeVos says some charter school ‘reformers’ have become ‘just another breed of bureaucrats’ | EdSource : DeVos says some charter school 'reformers' have become 'just another breed of bureaucrats' In a speech to over 4,000 charter school educators and advocates, U.S. Secretary of Edu cation Betsy DeVos praised their work, but in the same breath leveled sharp criticisms at t he charter school moveme
Troubling Trends for California’s State Teachers Retirement Fund (CalSTRS) | Crazy Normal - the Classroom Exposé
Troubling Trends for California’s State Teachers Retirement Fund (CalSTRS) | Crazy Normal - the Classroom Exposé : Troubling Trends for California’s State Teachers Retirement Fund (CalSTRS) Guest Post by Neil Murphy Recently, I reviewed the STRS Connections On-Line Newsletter and discerned some troubling trends. Trend Number One (Contributions vs. Benefits Paid): Contributions from STRS members (
The Edu-Tech Billionaires Promote “Personalized” Learning That Lacks the Personal Touch | janresseger
The Edu-Tech Billionaires Promote “Personalized” Learning That Lacks the Personal Touch | janresseger : The Edu-Tech Billionaires Promote “Personalized” Learning That Lacks the Personal Touch I was relieved when I read the Los Angeles Times ‘ editorial a couple of weeks ago about the newfound humility of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as regards its education philanthropy. Recounting the h
Russ on Reading: School Choice: An Ugly Idea
Russ on Reading: School Choice: An Ugly Idea : School Choice: An Ugly Idea An ugly idea left unchallenged begins to turn the color of normal. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Some Choices Are Just Ugly The quote above comes from an essay in The New York Times titled Now is the Time to Talk about What We Are Actually Talking About . The quote resonates with me right now because my country seems to be aw
14 June 2017 Reader | radical eyes for equity
14 June 2017 Reader | radical eyes for equity : 14 June 2017 Reader How to Call B.S. on Big Data: A Practical Guide , Michelle Nijhuis Mind the Bullshit Asymmetry Principle, articulated by the Italian software developer Alberto Brandolini in 2013: the amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than that needed to produce it. Or, as Jonathan Swift put it in 1710, “F
Choosing Democracy: Sac City Unified has a Budget Problem - And its not the Teachers
Choosing Democracy: Sac City Unified has a Budget Problem - And its not the Teachers : Sac City Unified has a Budget Problem - And its not the Teachers Sacramento City Unified’s plan for Local Control Funding is on their web site. LCAP Timeline and Process- here . See video in post below. SCUSD outlines its LCAP development process, Community Planning Process, timeline, and lists potential commun
In Her Element: US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos to be ALEC Guest Speaker | deutsch29
In Her Element: US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos to be ALEC Guest Speaker | deutsch29 : In Her Element: US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos to be ALEC Guest Speaker On June 06, 2017, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) announced that US secretary of education Betsy DeVos will an ALEC featured speaker at its Denver conference in July 2017: Betsy DeVos ALEC is pleased to announce that Education Secretary Betsy
Seattle Schools Community Forum: McCleary Updates - Where Are We?
Seattle Schools Community Forum: McCleary Updates - Where Are We? : McCleary Updates - Where Are We? From Washington's Paramount Duty: Washington's Paramount Duty would like to congratulate Carter McCleary on his recent graduation from high school. McCleary was in *second grade* when his family filed the lawsuit that now bears their names, and led to the Supreme Court ruling requiring the state t
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos Donctrine Reaches Out To Charter Fans
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos Donctrine Reaches Out To Charter Fans : DeVos Donctrine Reaches Out To Charter Fans The rise of Betsy DeVos opened up some schisms in the education reformster world, including, notably, voucher fans versus charter fans. Charter fans have been distrustful, even openly resistant to DeVos and whatever agenda she is drifting toward. Charter schools and voucher schools are natura

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