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Rethinking the parent-teacher conference: Meeting more often, working as a team - The Washington Post
Rethinking the parent-teacher conference: Meeting more often, working as a team - The Washington Post : Rethinking the parent-teacher conference: Meeting more often, working as a team The conferences most parents had with their children’s teachers this school year probably went something like this: They occurred twice, in the fall and spring. Many parents failed to show up. Those who did asked wh
Our Gladiator Culture: On “Grit,” Competition, and Saving Future Generations | radical eyes for equity
Our Gladiator Culture: On “Grit,” Competition, and Saving Future Generations | radical eyes for equity : Our Gladiator Culture: On “Grit,” Competition, and Saving Future Generations my father moved through griefs of joy;… his shoulders marched against the dark “my father moved through dooms of love,” e.e. cummings This place could be beautiful, right? You could make this place beautiful. “Good Bo
‘All the President’s Men Revisited’: Watergate again, but not just a nostalgia trip - The Washington Post
‘All the President’s Men Revisited’: Watergate again, but not just a nostalgia trip - The Washington Post : ‘All the President’s Men Revisited’: Watergate again, but not just a nostalgia trip Around here, the offer of watching a two-hour documentary about how Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein chased the Watergate story is about as appealing as taking the car into the shop
The Shock Doctrine, McCleary, De-linking Graduation from State Mandated Tests, and State Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s Education Vision | Seattle Education
The Shock Doctrine, McCleary, De-linking Graduation from State Mandated Tests, and State Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s Education Vision | Seattle Education : The Shock Doctrine, McCleary, De-linking Graduation from State Mandated Tests, and State Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s Education Vision If you don’t have to see or live with the consequences of your decisions, it becomes very easy to do ba
Indianapolis: What the Public Schools Learned from the Charter Schools | By Diane Ravitch | Common Dreams
Indianapolis: What the Public Schools Learned from the Charter Schools | By Diane Ravitch | Common Dreams : Indianapolis: What the Public Schools Learned from the Charter Schools Indiana has been taken over by the forces of corporate school reform, under a succession of Republican governors devoted to school choice: Mitch Daniels, Mike Pence, now Eric Holcomb. The public schools got a brief respi
Teachers union concerned about McCleary | COMMENTARY | Renton Reporter
Teachers union concerned about McCleary | COMMENTARY | Renton Reporter : Teachers union concerned about McCleary | COMMENTARY Teachers are gravely concerned that what is getting hammered out behind closed doors in the legislature will seek to amply fund the public school system, as demanded by the state Supreme Court, and bring new rules on their ability to collectively bargain on wages and worki
Florida leads the states who are testing worksite charter schools for company kids
Florida leads the states who re testing worksite charter schools for company kids : Florida leads the states who are testing worksite charter schools for company kids RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A rarely applied experiment in education enabling companies to host taxpayer-funded charter schools for their employees’ children may be about to spread. Florida is the only state bringing business-backed charte
Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Care About Systemic Discrimination (Old Kanye Voice)
Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Care About Systemic Discrimination (Old Kanye Voice) : Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Care About Systemic Discrimination (Old Kanye Voice) Betsy DeVos, the white woman who was given everything in life including her appointment as Education Secretary, thanks in part to large donations of her husband’s money, is curtailing investigations into civil rights violations because the Trump admin
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI:Father's Day Edition + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI:Father's Day Edition (6/18) : ICYMI:Father's Day Edition (6/18) It's a day for Dads, a holiday that somehow doesn't clog restaurants and bolster the greeting card industry. But in the meantime, here are some readings from the week. Remember to share! Help Kids Mind Their Own Business Eleven handy sayings (and one kind of dumb one) to make the anti-tattling case to your stude
Chicago: Teachers at 32 Charter Schools Vote to Join the Chicago Teachers Union | Diane Ravitch's blog
Chicago: Teachers at 32 Charter Schools Vote to Join the Chicago Teachers Union | Diane Ravitch's blog : Chicago: Teachers at 32 Charter Schools Vote to Join the Chicago Teachers Union In Chicago, 1,000 teachers from 32 charter schools voted to join the nation’s most militant teachers union, the CTU. There are 125 charter schools in Chicago, according to CPS data. “Unionized teachers at Chicago’s
Like Father, Like Son - Fathers Day & School to Prison Pipeline
Like Father, Like Son - Fathers Day & School to Prison Pipeline : Like Father, Like Son - Fathers Day & School to Prison Pipeline Pleas e join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for a special Father's Day show - Like Father, like Son and the School to Prison Pipeline. Dr. Miller will be explaining the latest truths about this awful thing called the School to Prison Pipeline and how
Silicon Valley Philanthropy Opens Classrooms to De-Personalized Learning - Living in Dialogue
Silicon Valley Philanthropy Opens Classrooms to De-Personalized Learning - Living in Dialogue : Silicon Valley Philanthropy Opens Classrooms to De-Personalized Learning By John Thompson. David Callahan’s The Givers begins with the first politicized think tanks of the 1960s and 1970s, such as the American Enterprise Institute. At least these rightwing organizations were open about their desire to
Turning Pain Into Power: 2017 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award winners | I AM AN EDUCATOR
Turning Pain Into Power: 2017 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award winners | I AM AN EDUCATOR : Turning Pain Into Power: 2017 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award winners Black Education Matters Student Activist Award winners, with Michael and Martellus Bennett, Jesse Hagopian, and NAACP education chair Rita Green. (Photo by Sara Bernard) It was one of the most triumphant days
Jane Mayer: What Happened When PBS Aired a Documentary about the Koch Brothers | Diane Ravitch's blog
Jane Mayer: What Happened When PBS Aired a Documentary about the Koch Brothers | Diane Ravitch's blog : Jane Mayer: What Happened When PBS Aired a Documentary about the Koch Brothers Jane Mayer, author of “Dark Money” and other exposes of the power of big money, wrote an article In 2013 for the New Yorker about the difficulty that NYC’s PBS station encountered when it agreed to run a documentary
Calling Nurturing Men to the Teaching Profession
Calling Nurturing Men to the Teaching Profession : Calling Nurturing Men to the Teaching Profession Happy Father’s Day! I am proud to know many nurturing fathers who are also teachers and who fight for public education. I have also known men who are not fathers, but who are marvelous teachers, who view their students like their own children. Men are needed to teach in this country. There’s suppos
Randi Weingarten rebukes politicians, says get involved
Federal teacher union leader rebukes politicians, says get involved : Federal teacher union leader rebukes politicians, says get involved The president of the American Federation of Teachers in El Paso Saturday rebuked state and national politicians whose policies she says are hurting students, encouraging educators to make an impact in the current political climate. Randi Weingarten’s riling key
Poverty, Dropouts, Pregnancy, Suicide: What The Numbers Say About Fatherless Kids : NPR Ed : NPR
Poverty, Dropouts, Pregnancy, Suicide: What The Numbers Say About Fatherless Kids : NPR Ed : NPR : Poverty, Dropouts, Pregnancy, Suicide: What The Numbers Say About Fatherless Kids Eva Bee/Getty Images/Ikon Images The growing number of fatherless children in this country poses one of the the most serious problems in education today, according to best-selling author Alan Blankstein. He has spent m
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Cesar Chavez Charter School in D.C. finally has a union
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Cesar Chavez Charter School in D.C. finally has a union : Cesar Chavez Charter School in D.C. finally has a union A SmallTalk Salute goes out to the teachers and staff at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School at Chavez Prep Middle School in D.C. who voted 31-2 Thursday to unionize, the first time a charter in the District has taken such a step. The educators organized
Russ on Reading: Military Vouchers: Choice Comes to Our Defense
Russ on Reading: Military Vouchers: Choice Comes to Our Defense : Military Vouchers: Choice Comes to Our Defense Inspired by Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, and her school choice agenda, Secretary of Defense James "Mad Dog" Mattis has declared that we are doing away with our traditional army, navy and air force in favor of giving each and every American family a 10,000 dollar military vouche
Here’s an Idea: Guarantee Every Child an Excellent Education | gadflyonthewallblog
Here’s an Idea: Guarantee Every Child an Excellent Education | gadflyonthewallblog : Here’s an Idea: Guarantee Every Child an Excellent Education Let’s get one thing straight: there are plenty of things wrong with America’s school system. But they almost all stem from one major error. We don’t guarantee every child an excellent education. Instead, we strive to guarantee every child THE CHANCE at
My Dad. | Fred Klonsky
My Dad. | Fred Klonsky : My Dad Photograph: Robert Klonsky; Photograph by Peter Stackpole for Life Magazine. My Dad. | Fred Klonsky :
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Testing Non-Reform
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Testing Non-Reform : PA: Testing Non-Reform In Pennsylvania, our Big Standardized Test for high school students is the Keystone Exam. Its history is a sad study in BS Testing. Its future is cloudy. Unfortunately, while the Keystones may be on the way out, there's no reason to believe they won't be replaced with something worse. Back in the (pre-Common Core) day, PA used the PS
Mayoral Control and Charter Schools: Pawns on the Chessboard of Politics | Ed In The Apple
Mayoral Control and Charter Schools: Pawns on the Chessboard of Politics | Ed In The Apple : Mayoral Control and Charter Schools: Pawns on the Chessboard of Politics Back in the eighties a major issue in Albany was the death penalty; Republicans and DINOs (Democrats in Name Only) supported a death penalty law opposed by progressive Democrats. After a few years a death penalty law passed in both h
Badass Teachers Association: From the Trenches of Public Education by Christine Gill
Badass Teachers Association: From the Trenches of Public Education by Christine Gill : From the Trenches of Public Education by Christine Gill This is in response to someone trying to lecture us on how we in public ed sound greedy and like we do not care about our students, just ourselves. Feel free to grab a cup of covfefe before you read my rant: You have bought the propaganda people like the c

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#30+ Happy Famous Fathers Day Quotes - Messages - Wishes - Greetings 2017 ~ Happy Father's day 2017 - # Wishes Quotes Messages # : #30+ Happy Famous Fathers Day Quotes - Messages - Wishes - Greetings 2017 Happy Father's day 2017 Hey there a re you looking for some of the best father's day quotes for your father on this father 's day ? t hen you are at the right place , we Happy Father's Day 2017
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/17/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/17/17 Featured Post CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Death To Public Education Ms. Katie's Ramblings: Support Room 134! by mike simpson / 1h Ms. Katie's Ramblings: Support Room 


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