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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/17/17
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Ms. Katie's Ramblings: Support Room 134!
Ms. Katie's Ramblings: Support Room 134! : Friends, family, even public education supporters I don't know on social media are always asking about how they can help given the constant madness of the Chicago Public Schools. Well here's a way! The Chicago Public Schools has been in a devastating manufactured budget crisis for many years now, with no end in sight. We need structural change. But in th
Education Dept. closes transgender student cases as it pushes to scale back civil rights investigations - The Washington Post
Education Dept. closes transgender student cases as it pushes to scale back civil rights investigations - The Washington Post : Education Dept. closes transgender student cases as it pushes to scale back civil rights investigations The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights this week closed a long-running discrimination case involving a transgender student and withdrew its earlier finding
A teacher’s decision to be ‘visibly queer’ in his photo with President Trump - The Washington Post
A teacher’s decision to be ‘visibly queer’ in his photo with President Trump - The Washington Post : A teacher’s decision to be ‘visibly queer’ in his photo with President Trump When Rhode Island’s teacher of the year took his turn in front of the camera with President Trump, he struck a pose some took as an act of defiance: Nikos Giannopoulos cocked his head ever so slightly away from the presid
NYC Public School Parents: Mayoral Control Expiration -- What it Really Means
NYC Public School Parents: Mayoral Control Expiration -- What it Really Means : Mayoral Control Expiration -- What it Really Means The state law dictating the governance of NYC schools expires on June 30th. In the State Senate, Republicans and a rogue gang of Democrats calling themselves the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) are refusing to consider renewal until the Assembly agrees to crea
WILL's Faulty School Voucher Study Cheered by Other Bradley Funded Groups | PR Watch
WILL's Faulty School Voucher Study Cheered by Other Bradley Funded Groups | PR Watch : WILL's Faulty School Voucher Study Cheered by Other Bradley Funded Groups A recent foray into education "research" by the Bradley Foundation's Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) is a case study not only in politically motivated research, but also in how the Bradley-funded echo chamber operates to in
South Carolina's online charter schools: A $350 million investment with disappointing returns | News | postandcourier.com
South Carolina's online charter schools: A $350 million investment with disappointing returns | News | postandcourier.com : South Carolina's online charter schools: A $350 million investment with disappointing returns Online charter schools have grown exponentially across South Carolina and the nation — and questions about their effectiveness are growing, too. Today, the state has five virtual ch
Notes for Final Class Size Amendment | AMPS
Notes for Final Class Size Amendment | AMPS : Notes for Final Class Size Amendment From NYC Educator Betty Everett — “Getting Mighty Crowded” (watch and listen) . On Monday June 12, the Operations Work Group of the Madison Metropolitan School District received an update on the 2017-18 budget , and discussed amendments submitted by Board Members ( video here , meeting materials may be found at Boa
Pearson Botches Mississippi Testing [Again]; Mississippi Immediately Severs Contract | deutsch29
Pearson Botches Mississippi Testing [Again]; Mississippi Immediately Severs Contract | deutsch29 : Pearson Botches Mississippi Testing [Again]; Mississippi Immediately Severs Contract Education and testing mammoth Pearson has an established history in botching high-stakes testing. Pearson did it again, in Mississippi. According to the Associated Press (AP), Mississippi canceled its contract with
thoughts on what we should teach our children
thoughts on what we should teach our children : thoughts on what we should teach our children I am a professional teacher, and with a school having decided they want me for the forthcoming year, I will be continuing in that capacity for at least another year, despite now being 71 years old. In fact, it is my hope to continue in that capacity for as long as I am able to make a positive difference
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION FL: Death To Public Education 100+ by Peter Greene / 16h Florida has long struggled to take the lead in the State Most Hostile To Public Education contest, with North Carolina, Wisconsin and Nevada giving some real competition. But this week, Florida's legislature and governor took a decisive leap forward. Let there be no doubt-- no state is more host
Education Dept. Says It Will Scale Back Civil Rights Investigations - The New York Times
Education Dept. Says It Will Scale Back Civil Rights Investigations - The New York Times : Education Dept. Says It Will Scale Back Civil Rights Investigations WASHINGTON — The Department of Education is scaling back investigations into civil rights violations at the nation’s public schools and universities, easing off mandates imposed by the Obama administration that the new leadership says have
Coffee 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 : Coffee with Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Jan Resseger: PBS Documentary “School Inc.” Is Libertarian Propaganda 2 by dianeravitch / 14min Jan Resseger, the great social justice advocate based in Ohio, reviewed the origins of Andrew Coulson’s “School Inc.” now airing on PBS. Resseger points out th
Keeping retirement weird. I retired five years ago from teaching. Here’s how that day went. A post from 2012. | Fred Klonsky
Keeping retirement weird. I retired five years ago from teaching. Here’s how that day went. A post from 2012. | Fred Klonsky : Keeping retirement weird. I retired five years ago from teaching. Here’s how that day went. A post from 2012. June 8th 2012 We celebrated another end to another project at 9:30 this morning. All of the students lined the main hallway. Then on cue the fifth grade girls and
Cowardice in the Face of Hate – or how someone made me miss Randi Weingarten | JD2718
Cowardice in the Face of Hate – or how someone made me miss Randi Weingarten | JD2718 : Cowardice in the Face of Hate – or how someone made me miss Randi Weingarten Randi Weingarten was a lousy UFT president. We never should have had a non-teacher as president. But that’s relatively minor. When she left, the union was far weaker than when she arrived. And that is huge. Some of the details: Under
What TFA Tells The New Recruits About ‘The System’ | Gary Rubinstein's Blog
What TFA Tells The New Recruits About ‘The System’ | Gary Rubinstein's Blog : What TFA Tells The New Recruits About ‘The System’ The Teach For America mission statement does not mention the word teacher. It reads “Our mission is to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation’s most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellen
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Death To Public Education
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Death To Public Education : FL: Death To Public Education Let there be no doubt-- no state is more hostile to the very idea of public education than Florida. Just a quick search through this blog will remind you of the many ways that Florida has spat on public education in the past. They tried to undermine the teaching of science . They have remained studiously devoted to the
Be fearless, be proud, and develop x-ray vision
Be fearless, be proud, and develop x-ray vision : Dear education graduates: Be fearless, be proud, develop x-ray vision It was an honor to give the commencement speech to the Masters in Education graduates of San José State University. This is what I told them: I want to thank Miss Cabrie – and the College of Education and all of you for this invitation and for reminding me where I came from. I r

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