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Gov. Scott to sign controversial education bill today in Orlando - Orlando Sentinel






The Kevin Johnson Pie Saga Rolls On, At Taxpayer Expense
The Kevin Johnson Pie Saga Rolls On, At Taxpayer Expense : The Kevin Johnson Pie Saga Rolls On, At Taxpayer Expense Sacramento’s not done with the Kevin Johnson soap opera after all: Sean Thompson, who hit the ex-NBA superstar in the face with a coconut cream pie at a September charity event and immediately took what the public now knows was a heinous physical beating from the disgraced now-forme
California Attorney General Responds to U.S. Department of Education Decision to Delay Student Protections
California Attorney General Responds to U.S. Department of Education Decision to Delay Student Protections : California Attorney General Responds to U.S. Department of Education Decision to Delay Student Protections Attorney General Becerra: “Look out, the fox is guarding the hen house” June 15, 2017 - SACRAMENTO – Following the U.S. Department of Education’s decision on Wednesday to block two im
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle School Board Elections 2017 - District V
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle School Board Elections 2017 - District V : Seattle School Board Elections 2017 - District V Editor's Note: please see this thread for my process for vetting candidates. District V The candidates who filed for this position are/were: Omar Vasquez Andre Helmstetter Candace Vaivadas Zachary Pullin DeWolf Alec Cooper Michelle Sarju Withdrawn For District V, I
Florida governor is signing K-12 public education bill that critics call a ‘scam’ — at a Catholic school - The Washington Post
Florida governor is signing K-12 public education bill that critics call a ‘scam’ — at a Catholic school - The Washington Post : Florida governor is signing K-12 public education bill that critics call a ‘scam’ — at a Catholic school President Trump listens to Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) during a meeting with mayors and governors for an infrastructure summit. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated
The Push for Gender-Inclusive Curricula Marches On - The Atlantic
The Push for Gender-Inclusive Curricula Marches On - The Atlantic : Is This the End of the Crusade for Gender-Equal Curricula? For decades, the push to acknowledge women’s contributions gained traction, but progress may have flatlined. The book came in the mail without a jacket, its yellowed, crackling pages enveloped in stiff brown paper. For Patricia Bell-Scott, it told a story that both eased
Betsy DeVos Can Expand Education Choice Without Harming Private Schools | Knowledge Bank | US News
Betsy DeVos Can Expand Education Choice Without Harming Private Schools | Knowledge Bank | US News : Betsy DeVos Can Expand Education Choice Without Harming Private Schools Last week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos faced questions from the Senate Appropriations subcommittee regarding the Trump administration's education budget. It was not an easy day for her, as senators from both parties too
How To Avoid School Choice Accountability | HuffPost
How To Avoid School Choice Accountability | HuffPost : How To Avoid School Choice Accountability After Betsy DeVos’s last round of Congressional obfuscation testimony, many folks are asking the same question as EdWeek ― “ When Do Voucher Programs Allow Private Schools To Discriminate Against Students ?” DeVos answered variations on the question with repetitions of one answer: Schools that receive
Money for Nothin’ – Live Long and Prosper
Money for Nothin’ – Live Long and Prosper : Money for Nothin’ For the past two decades Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation have been dropping millions of dollars into education schemes the billionaire was sure would transform America’s schools. Gates tried small schools, teacher incentives, and the Common Core to try to influence the achievement of public schools – all to no avail. (Further readi
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle School Board Elections 2017: District VII
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle School Board Elections 2017: District VII : Seattle School Board Elections 2017: District VII Please note this thread where I outline my guidelines for the interviews. District VII Currently Director Betty Patu represents this region. She is running to retain her seat and has two challengers. - Tony Hemphill. He is a chiropractor who also has an MBA and gr
NEPC Review: Hidden Money: The Outsized Role of Parent Contributions in School Finance | National Education Policy Center
NEPC Review: Hidden Money: The Outsized Role of Parent Contributions in School Finance | National Education Policy Center : NEPC Review: Hidden Money: The Outsized Role of Parent Contributions in School Finance Press Release Learn More: NEPC Resources on School Finance and Funding While inequalities in school funding resulting from state and local policies have long been a source of concern to ed
Gov. Scott to sign controversial education bill today in Orlando - Orlando Sentinel
Gov. Scott to sign controversial education bill today in Orlando - Orlando Sentinel : Gov. Scott to sign controversial education bill today in Orlando Gov. Rick Scott today will sign a fiercely controversial education bill at a ceremony at an Orlando Catholic school, his office announced this morning. The bill (HB 7069) is a nearly 300-page document that tackles multiple education issues, from re
Jeff Bryant Report: Are ‘Nonprofit’ Charter Schools A Distinction Without A Difference?
Are ‘Nonprofit’ Charter Schools A Distinction Without A Difference? : Are ‘Nonprofit’ Charter Schools A Distinction Without A Difference? Are ‘Nonprofit’ Charter Schools A Distinction Without A Difference? By Jeff Bryant “The ‘Trump-DeVos team’ has ‘split the bipartisan alliance that has helped vouchers and charters’ … What this means to the average citizen is that she should expect to hear lots
John Thompson: Challenges ahead for funding schools with MAPS - NonDoc
Challenges ahead for funding schools with MAPS - NonDoc : Challenges ahead for funding schools with MAPS D uring Tuesday’s meeting, Ward 2 OKC Councilman Ed Shadid pushed the City Council to engage in a “desperate act for a desperate time” and devote one quarter of a temporary MAPS penny sales tax to curb the exodus of teachers from the city’s schools. Another alternative, Shadid said, would be a
Trump Administration Quietly Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts Across Federal Government - ProPublica
Trump Administration Quietly Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts Across Federal Government - ProPublica : Trump Administration Quietly Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts Across Federal Government Previously unannounced directives will limit the Department of Justice’s use of a storied civil rights enforcement tool, and loosen the Department of Education’s requirements on investigations. For decades, the
Budget would soften anti-union case before Supreme Court :: SI&A Cabinet Report
Budget would soften anti-union case before Supreme Court :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : Budget would soften anti-union case before Supreme Court (Calif.) As part of the budget deal set for approval in the Legislature today, lawmakers have included a provision aimed at protecting public employee unions from a likely ruling from the U.S. Supre
Charter School Founded by DeVos Family Reflects National Tensions - The New York Times
Charter School Founded by DeVos Family Reflects National Tensions - The New York Times : Charter School Founded by DeVos Family Reflects National Tensions GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Julia Stevenson scurried through the hallway as her school day came to a close, hoping to take advantage of as much daylight as possible to complete one of the last assignments of her high school career. “I’m flying home t
PBS Shows Anti-Public Education Propaganda - Network For Public Education
PBS Shows Anti-Public Education Propaganda - Network For Public Education : PBS Shows Anti-Public Education Propaganda This month the Public Broadcasting System is showing a “documentary” that tells a one-sided story of school privatization as told by Libertarian Andrew Coulson. This three-hour broadcast, called “School, Inc., “ airs nationwide in three PBS broadcasts. It can be best described as
Pennsylvania senator wants failing students out of cyber charter schools - The Morning Call
Pennsylvania senator wants failing students out of cyber charter schools - The Morning Call : Pennsylvania senator wants failing students out of cyber charter schools yber charter schools are meant to be an accessible alternative to traditional schooling, but one state senator wants to make them a privilege that can be revoked at any time. The bill, proposed by Sen. David Argall , R-Schuylkill, w
How Betsy DeVos Could Break Up The Charter School Coalition
How Betsy DeVos Could Break Up The Charter School Coalition : How Betsy DeVos Could Break Up The Charter School Coalition The fragile bipartisan alliance that formed around the charter school movement could fall apart in the Trump era. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made a bold choice of opening anecdote in a speech to charter school advocates on Tuesday: Shetold the story of how her family chos
No Drive Thru at Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : No Drive Thru at Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Kansas: The Collapse of Governor Brownback’s Radical Tax-Cutting Plan 2 by dianeravitch / 16min When Sam Brownback became governor of Kansas, he was all fired up with a simple yet radical idea: Cut taxes and businesses will expand and the economy wil
Gov. Brown, Democrats to require school districts to give greater access to unions | EdSource
Gov. Brown, Democrats to require school districts to give greater access to unions | EdSource : Gov. Brown, Democrats to require school districts to give greater access to unions Public employee unions worried about a potential hemorrhage of dues-paying members are getting help from Gov. Jerry Brown. The governor and Democratic leaders in the Legislature agreed to include language in the 2017-18
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Betsy DeVos is a Menace
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Betsy DeVos is a Menace : Betsy DeVos is a Menace First up to be aware of is this: 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 organization’s Center fo
Transgender Teachers Talk About Their Experiences At School : NPR Ed : NPR
Transgender Teachers Talk About Their Experiences At School : NPR Ed : NPR : Transgender Teachers Talk About Their Experiences At School Growing up, Kelly Jenkins spent his spare time playing sports. He was an all-star player on the baseball team at his school in the mountains of east Tennessee. And sometimes, he wore lipstick to practice. As he grew up, Jenkins felt like he wanted to become a te
Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education - The Hechinger Report
Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education - The Hechinger Report : Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education Pipeline to America’s schools This story was produced by the Center for Public Integrity in collaboration with StateImpact Oklahoma , a reporting project of NPR member stations in Oklahoma. It was reprinted with permission. Jennifer Merritt’s f
PBS Airs Libertarian Propaganda Endorsing Privatization of Public Education | janresseger
PBS Airs Libertarian Propaganda Endorsing Privatization of Public Education | janresseger : PBS Airs Libertarian Propaganda Endorsing Privatization of Public Education The Public Broadcasting System has been airing a three part documentary, School Inc. , on the local PBS stations that have chosen to pick up the program. It is a piece of libertarian propaganda and makes no attempt to balance its a

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