Friday, June 16, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/16/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/16/17
Featured Post

Trump Will Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S., Reversing Campaign Promise - The New York Times




CPE update and other miscellany | Deborah Meier on Education
CPE update and other miscellany | Deborah Meier on Education : CPE update and other miscellany Some up-dates. The situation at Central Park East is complicated. In a few weeks I shall try to sort it out for myself and share that with you. But in short, we have a new interim principal replacing the old one and he may be very helpful. I have my fingers crossed. But the process of choosing principal
The Church of Choice | Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
The Church of Choice | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : The Church of Choice There are many reasons why various advocates representing different constituencies support school choice policies. Some of them argue from a civil rights perspective, noting that parents with financial means are able to seek out school options for their children and propose that opening urban schools to parental choice gives those o
Jeff Bryant: Latest DeVos Worry: Ignoring Anti-Discrimination Laws Protecting LGBTQ Students | Alternet
Latest DeVos Worry: Ignoring Anti-Discrimination Laws Protecting LGBTQ Students | Alternet : Latest DeVos Worry: Ignoring Anti-Discrimination Laws Protecting LGBTQ Students U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos had another rough day in Congress this week when Senators grilled her on the details of her budget which slashes over $9 billion from the education department and diverts $1.4 billion to privately op
The LAUSD Turns A Blind Eye as Charters Cherry-Pick Their Students
The LAUSD Turns A Blind Eye as Charters Cherry-Pick Their Students : The LAUSD Turns A Blind Eye as Charters Cherry-Pick Their Students As I have reported previously, Granada Hills Charter High School (GHCHS) has items on the enrollment page of their website that appear to violate the law and clearly violate their charter. During the past six months, I have been unable to get anyone at the school
Memo lays out Trump administration’s approach to handling transgender students’ civil rights complaints - The Washington Post
Memo lays out Trump administration’s approach to handling transgender students’ civil rights complaints - The Washington Post : Memo lays out Trump administration’s approach to handling transgender students’ civil rights complaints The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has directed its lawyers to consider transgender students’ discrimination complaints on a case-by-case basis, accord
Commission on Civil Rights to probe Trump administration's handling of civil rights - POLITICO
Commission on Civil Rights to probe Trump administration's handling of civil rights - POLITICO : Commission on Civil Rights to probe Trump administration's handling of civil rights An independent watchdog group on Friday approved an investigation of civil rights enforcement in the Trump administration, saying it has "grave concerns" about signals coming from federal agencies — calling out comment
Betsy DeVos meets with anti-LGBTQ groups after pretending to care about equality - Shareblue
Betsy DeVos meets with anti-LGBTQ groups after pretending to care about equality - Shareblue : Betsy DeVos meets with anti-LGBTQ groups after pretending to care about equality Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met with radical anti-LGBTQ groups and a millionaire right-wing conspiracy theorist who has spent his career attacking teacher rights. Betsy DeVos is one of Donald Trump’s most dangerous, des
NYC Public School Parents: Take 5 minutes to help stop the expansion of privatization of education in NY State!
NYC Public School Parents: Take 5 minutes to help stop the expansion of privatization of education in NY State! : Take 5 minutes to help stop the expansion of privatization of education in NY State! Only a few days are left in the NY legislative term, and the NY State Senate leadership and now Gov. Cuomo are pushing a deal to exchange the extension of Mayoral control in NYC for more charter schoo
Wildin Acosta: From solitary confinement to graduation
Wildin Acosta: From solitary confinement to graduation : This time my tears are of joy: Felicitaciones Wildin Acosta A year ago I had tears in my eyes to learn of one of our students, Wildin Acosta, was taken by ICE agents to be deported. He was in the country living with his family in North Carolina awaiting word on his request for asylum, fleeing the violence of his home country. The teachers a
Torlakson Visits Mexico to Promote Collaboration - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Torlakson Visits Mexico to Promote Collaboration - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : Torlakson Visits Mexico to Promote Collaboration SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson met today with the top-ranking education official in Mexico to promote closer ties and friendship between California and Mexico, expand teacher exchange programs, and help serve California student
America Spent Centuries Mistreating Native American Children. Trump Is Making It Worse. | HuffPost
America Spent Centuries Mistreating Native American Children. Trump Is Making It Worse. | HuffPost : America Spent Centuries Mistreating Native American Children. Trump Is Making It Worse. A new look at the president’s budget reveals devastating cuts to education. JIM WATSON VIA GETTY IMAGES Native American dancers perform for U.S. President Barack Obama during the Cannon Ball Flag Day Celebratio
Love of Learning More Predictive of Success Than Grades - The Atlantic
Love of Learning More Predictive of Success Than Grades - The Atlantic : Why Grades Are Not Paramount to Achievement The intrinsic love of learning supplants the drive for high marks in the long run. At the beginning of this school year, my colleagues and I decided to avoid giving the sophomores in our English classes any grades for six weeks. Research shows that providing students with a number
Massachusetts Teachers Take A Stand Against “Personalized Learning” – Wrench in the Gears
Massachusetts Teachers Take A Stand Against “Personalized Learning” – Wrench in the Gears : Massachusetts Teachers Take A Stand Against “Personalized Learning” During the annual meeting in May, representatives of the Massachusetts Teachers Association overwhelming approved three New Business Items opposing the roll out of so-called “personalized” learning programs in the Commonwealth via the MAPL
IEPs are a Public School Thing: Let’s Not Forget That!
IEPs are a Public School Thing: Let’s Not Forget That! : IEPs are a Public School Thing: Let’s Not Forget That! The Governor of Florida and other education reformers seem to have forgotten where Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) started. In this post, I’d like to remind them. The other night I watched the movie Danny Collins. It’s a loosely based true story about a burned out rock star who lear
NYC: Mother Banned by Success Academy Because She Said “Damn” in Presence of Students | Diane Ravitch's blog
NYC: Mother Banned by Success Academy Because She Said “Damn” in Presence of Students | Diane Ravitch's blog : NYC: Mother Banned by Success Academy Because She Said “Damn” in Presence of Students Eva Moskowitz’s Harlem Success Academy Charter chain won the Broad award for its high test scores a few days ago. The next day, news broke that the mother of a child in fourth grade in a Success Academy
Trump Will Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S., Reversing Campaign Promise - The New York Times
Trump Will Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S., Reversing Campaign Promise - The New York Times : Trump Will Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S., Reversing Campaign Promise Leer en español WASHINGTON — President Trump has officially reversed his campaign pledge to deport the so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as small children. The Department of Homeland Security
Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Get It: Catering to the Desires of Individuals Won’t Serve the Common Good | janresseger
Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Get It: Catering to the Desires of Individuals Won’t Serve the Common Good | janresseger : Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Get It: Catering to the Desires of Individuals Won’t Serve the Common Good Betsy DeVos is a libertarian. One cannot drill this concept often enough. DeVos believes in the freedom of individuals to make the choices that benefit themselves and their children. It is the
Personalized Learning: What The News Isn’t Telling You – Save Maine Schools
Personalized Learning: What The News Isn’t Telling You – Save Maine Schools : Personalized Learning: What The News Isn’t Telling You Recently, a spate of articles have appeared in major news sources shining a light on personalized (competency-based) learning. While it’s nice to see these topics being talked about in the mainstream press, they aren’t (shocker) telling you what you really need to k
Managing Crowds: ClassDojo (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Managing Crowds: ClassDojo (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Managing Crowds: ClassDojo (Part 1) There you stand trying to get the attention of your thirty-four students. Each one is so different from the others that it would take hours to list their physical, mental, emotional, and cultural differences. Yet, your job is to impart to this group a very specific body
Charter Isomorphism, or the Charter Sector Trying to Un-sector Itself | deutsch29
Charter Isomorphism, or the Charter Sector Trying to Un-sector Itself | deutsch29 : Charter Isomorphism, or the Charter Sector Trying to Un-sector Itself On June 12, 2017, the Center for Education Reform (CER) announced that it published a “new book” (which I would call a report) entitled, “Charting A New Course: The Case for Freedom, Flexibility, and Opportunity Through Charter Schools” . Accord
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Even Trumpsters can see holes in Rahm's school plans
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Even Trumpsters can see holes in Rahm's school plans : Even Trumpsters can see holes in Rahm's school plans It's getting hard to tell who's worse on school issues these days, Donald Trump or Rahm Emanuel . Trump's appointment of Betsy DeVos as ed secretary and his pumping $20B into so-called "choice" programs while making draconian cuts to public ed, certainly keeps
An Open Letter to NC Lawmakers | The Patiently Impatient Teacher
An Open Letter to NC Lawmakers | The Patiently Impatient Teacher : An Open Letter to NC Lawmakers An Open Letter to NC State Lawmakers and NC State Superintendent Mark Johnson: I am a NC native, voter, and public school teacher. I am addressing you all today in regards to several key education policy issues contained with the Senate and House budget drafts that you are currently negotiating to a

YESTERDAY

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/15/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/15/17 Featured Post Gov. Scott to sign controversial education bill today in Orlando - Orlando Sentinel The Kevin Johnson Pie Saga Rolls On, At Taxpayer Expense by mike simpson / 2h The Kevin 

Top Posts This Week



LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION

LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION
EduBloggers

Latest News and Comment from Education