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Seattle educators demand justice for Charleena Lyles; pledge to rally and wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school on Tuesday | I AM AN EDUCATOR
Seattle educators demand justice for Charleena Lyles; pledge to rally and wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school on Tuesday | I AM AN EDUCATOR : Seattle educators demand justice for Charleena Lyles; pledge to rally and wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school on Tuesday Seattle educators demand justice for Charleena Lyles; pledge to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school on Tuesday, joi
American Teachers Slam Israel’s Classroom Ban On Political Opinions – The Forward
American Teachers Slam Israel’s Classroom Ban On Political Opinions – The Forward : American Teachers Slam Israel’s Classroom Ban On Political Opinions NEW YORK ( JTA ) — The heads of the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors jointly condemned a law proposed by Israel’s education minister that would bar the expression of political views in classroom
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Islamophobes, Real Estate, and Scam Artists
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Islamophobes, Real Estate, and Scam Artists : PA: Islamophobes, Real Estate, and Scam Artists I'll tell you right up front that this story raises more questions than it answers, but many of them are questions about just what comes through the door when you invite privatization in, and others are questions about how people react when they discover what an open door actually mea
The Best Way to Thank Your Child's Teacher - Teacher Habits
The Best Way to Thank Your Child's Teacher - Teacher Habits : The Best Way to Thank Your Child’s Teacher School is out for the year in most places. Teachers are sleeping in. Parents have arranged for child care. Students are spinning fidgets or playing video games or getting in my way at the zoo (I don’t really know what students do with their free time anymore. I used to watch Matlock in the sum
NYC Public School Parents: Arne Duncan still arguing for mayoral control -- when the trend is in the opposite direction
NYC Public School Parents: Arne Duncan still arguing for mayoral control -- when the trend is in the opposite direction : Arne Duncan still arguing for mayoral control -- when the trend is in the opposite direction In the Sunday Daily News , former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan argued for the extension of Mayoral control. The official legislative session is supposed to end Wednesday and Mayo
Mom shaming or constructive criticism? Perspectives of mothers | National Poll on Children’s Health
Mom shaming or constructive criticism? Perspectives of mothers | National Poll on Children’s Health : Mom shaming or constructive criticism? Perspectives of mothers Mothers of young children face numerous parenting decisions, starting with choices about infant feeding methods and sleep position, to daily decisions about toddler diet, discipline and health/safety. Some mothers have a support syste
How to Go the Resistance Distance: Pop-Up Schools for Novice Activists
How to Go the Resistance Distance: Pop-Up Schools for Novice Activists : How to Go the Resistance Distance: Pop-Up Schools for Novice Activists Modeled after the civil rights era’s citizenship and freedom schools, the new Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership teaches skills for the Trump era. This post originally appeared at Yes! Magazine . More than 200 people crammed into a meetin
Genius | Teach for America Tricks Young People into Being Scabs | Benjamin Studebaker
Genius | Teach for America Tricks Young People into Being Scabs | Benjamin Studebaker : Teach for America Tricks Young People into Being Scabs Last month, we talked about how and creating a massive teacher shortage as good teachers defected to neighboring states and fewer Hoosiers elected to go into education. Today I want to talk about the pivotal role programs likes Teach for America play in ai
Randi Weingarten: A Free-Market Failure In The Heartland | HuffPost
A Free-Market Failure In The Heartland | HuffPost : A Free-Market Failure In The Heartland Trickle down economics didn’t work in Kansas. It never has. Not anywhere. It was every supply-side economist’s dream: the promise of achieving economic nirvana by slashing taxes for the wealthy and corporations, and shrinking government. Except it became a nightmare for the people of Kansas, and now the Kan
Confederate monuments, real heroes and Fathers Day. | Fred Klonsky
Confederate monuments, real heroes and Fathers Day. | Fred Klonsky : Confederate monuments, real heroes and Fathers Day My Dad’s house on Howard Avenue in Brooklyn with Lucy. Fathers Day was a day with our kids, grandkids and friends at Belmont Race Track in New York. I was sure that Cosi Bella was the horse to put my hopes on in the 7th. My hopes were dashed. Cosi Bella finished out of the money
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES ‘Taking action is the best cure for despair.’ Rebecca Solnit A crisis, says one dictionary, is “the point in the progress of a disease when a change takes place which is decisive of recovery or death; also, any marked or sudden change of symptoms, etc.” This crisis could be the death or the recovery of a more democratic, more in
An Evidence-Based Indictment of Inaction | LucidWitness.com
An Evidence-Based Indictment of Inaction | LucidWitness.com : An Evidence-Based Indictment of Inaction …Children’s lives hang in the balance As edited at WHYY / NewsWorks here : Powerful and surprisingly prevalent horrors are blocking access to education and ravaging children’s lives. Sadly, they remain “the elephant in the classroom”: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs include physical,
Intersections and Disjunctures: Scholars, Teachers, and Writers | radical eyes for equity
Intersections and Disjunctures: Scholars, Teachers, and Writers | radical eyes for equity : Intersections and Disjunctures: Scholars, Teachers, and Writers Discussing scholars as writers, Michael C. Munger explains , “We train people in methods, and theory, but we don’t tell them that writing is something you have to practice.” And that practice, Munger argues, must be “like you exercise: at leas
Teacher shortage restricts training of new instructors :: SI&A Cabinet Report
Teacher shortage restricts training of new instructors :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Teacher shortage restricts training of new instructors (Calif.) With districts forced to rely on higher numbers of non-fully credentialed teachers to staff classrooms, educator preparation programs are finding fewer placements for student teachers who require the mentorship of fully credentialed instruc
DeVos breaks ranks with GOP, wants changes in ESSA plan :: SI&A Cabinet Report
DeVos breaks ranks with GOP, wants changes in ESSA plan :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : DeVos breaks ranks with GOP, wants changes in ESSA plan (District of Columbia) In a muddled if not contrarian response to a state plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act, the U.S. Department of Education has suggested, among other things, that
Education department still weighing fate of 11 poorly rated charter sponsors
Education department still weighing fate of 11 poorly rated charter sponsors : Education department still weighing fate of 11 poorly rated charter sponsors When the state rated 21 Ohio charter-school sponsors as “poor” in October, those sponsors were to permanently lose their authority to oversee charter schools. Eight months later, with this year’s evaluations about to begin again, the Ohio Depa
Baltimore teachers launch first-ever campaign to stem tide of enrollment decline - Baltimore Sun
Baltimore teachers launch first-ever campaign to stem tide of enrollment decline - Baltimore Sun : Baltimore teachers launch first-ever campaign to stem tide of enrollment decline aced with a shrinking student population and decreased state funding, Baltimore teachers are launching a city-wide enrollment drive. The teachers union has enlisted its members for a five-week campaign starting Monday e
Indiana Christian school at center of LGBT voucher debate - ABC News
Indiana Christian school at center of LGBT voucher debate - ABC News : Indiana Christian school at center of LGBT voucher debate The Lighthouse Christian Academy promises to provide an exemplary education, a caring atmosphere and service to God — but not for everyone. The school says in its admissions brochure that it reserves the right to deny admission to LGBT students because their lifestyle i
Oregon ranked best in country for educating homeless students | OregonLive.com
Oregon ranked best in country for educating homeless students | OregonLive.com : Oregon ranked best in country for educating homeless students Homeless children in Oregon have a better chance of succeeding in school than their counterparts in any other state, according to a new ranking released Friday. The report by the New York City-based Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness found th
National Charter School Teacher of the Year: “I realized that my education had occurred within a racist system that privileged Eurocentric achievements” - The Hechinger Report
TEACHER VOICE: “I realized that my education had occurred within a racist system that privileged Eurocentric achievements” - The Hechinger Report : TEACHER VOICE: “I realized that my education had occurred within a racist system that privileged Eurocentric achievements” National Teacher of the Year’s Boston-area battle to level the playing field Sydney Chaffee: National Charter School Teacher of
Rush Hour Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Rush Hour Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Gary Rubinstein: What TFA Tells New Recruits About “the System” 2 by dianeravitch / 20min Gary Rubinstein received a training film that Teach for America uses to prepare new recruits during their five-week preparation period for teaching. He found it very d
Managing Crowds: ClassDojo (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Managing Crowds: ClassDojo (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Managing Crowds: ClassDojo (Part 2) ClassDojo is a recently-developed software platform (2011) that, according to the founders of the company, is used in 90 percent of schools in the U.S (see here ). In the past five years, however, ClassDojo has become much more than a free digital tool to motivate studen
NYC Educator: FMPR Stands Tall in the Bronx
NYC Educator: FMPR Stands Tall in the Bronx : FMPR Stands Tall in the Bronx If you've been following the news about Puerto Rico, even a little bit, you know it's in an economic mess. They're 72 billion dollars in debt, and controlled by a board that pretty much doesn't give a crap about the people who live there. Pensions have been eliminated for most public workers. Though teachers have somehow
A Charter School Violates Student Privacy to Shame Parents Into Volunteering
A Charter School Violates Student Privacy to Shame Parents Into Volunteering : A Charter School Violates Student Privacy to Shame Parents Into Volunteering When work is required, it’s not voluntary. It’s wrong and unlawful to punish a child for what his or her parents can’t or won’t do. ” – Hilary Hammell, Public Advocates attorney In return for their receipt of public funding, charter organizati
Badass Teachers Association: The Role of a School Board Member by Gregory Sampson
Badass Teachers Association: The Role of a School Board Member by Gregory Sampson : The Role of a School Board Member by Gregory Sampson Stone Eggs: Thoughts about world events, education, and theology Originally Posted at: http://stoneeggs.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-role-of-school-board-member.html The Role of a School Board Member This morning brings news from California that a school board membe

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