Friday, June 2, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/2/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/2/17
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A Learning Expert Tries Betsy DeVos' Neuron-Stimulating Headset—and Is Far From Impressed | Alternet





Teachers Union President Joins Anti-Union Operative to Praise Charter Schools | gadflyonthewallblog
Teachers Union President Joins Anti-Union Operative to Praise Charter Schools | gadflyonthewallblog : Teachers Union President Joins Anti-Union Operative to Praise Charter Schools Randi Weingarten must be out of her damn mind! The president of the second largest teachers union in the country, The American Federation of Teachers, is now writing op-eds with anti-union activists !? Just this week sh
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #18. | Fred Klonsky
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #18. | Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #18. The Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers Episode #18 is up and downloadable. We met up with singer Sima Cunningham over at Bridgeport Coffee at 31st and Morgan. She came strolling down 31st street with a guitar on her back. She had enough time to grab a coffee (maybe it was
A Learning Expert Tries Betsy DeVos' Neuron-Stimulating Headset—and Is Far From Impressed | Alternet
A Learning Expert Tries Betsy DeVos' Neuron-Stimulating Headset—and Is Far From Impressed | Alternet : A Learning Expert Tries Betsy DeVos' Neuron-Stimulating Headset—and Is Far From Impressed DeVos has invested millions in the brain-training company NeuroCore. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has invested millions in a brain-training company called NeuroCore , which claims its neuro-feedback t
Voucher Program Helps Well-Off Vermonters Pay for Prep School at Public Expense - ProPublica
Voucher Program Helps Well-Off Vermonters Pay for Prep School at Public Expense - ProPublica : Voucher Program Helps Well-Off Vermonters Pay for Prep School at Public Expense Regardless of their income, residents of small Vermont towns can use state vouchers to send their children to boarding schools and ski academies. Some school-choice advocates want to replicate the program nationwide. A self-
Studies that Honor Preschool “Rigor” Are NOT to Be Trusted
Studies that Honor Preschool “Rigor” Are NOT to Be Trusted : Studies that Honor Preschool “Rigor” Are NOT to Be Trusted Prerequisite to Kindergarten: Instead of demanding four-year-olds talk of geometric “attributes,” how about getting them to show up the first day of kindergarten with great big smiles on their faces? The New York Times is praising a new study in a report titled “Free Play or Fla
DeVos praises Paris withdrawal, won’t comment on human role in climate change: ‘Certainly, the climate changes’ - The Washington Post
DeVos praises Paris withdrawal, won’t comment on human role in climate change: ‘Certainly, the climate changes’ - The Washington Post : DeVos praises Paris withdrawal, won’t comment on human role in climate change: ‘Certainly, the climate changes’ Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who on Thursday praised President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord, declined to comment Friday
Rock Solid Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Rock Solid Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Carol Burris: The Big Lie Behind Vouchers 3 by dianeravitch / 1h Carol Burris analyzes Betsy DeVos’ narrative about vouchers in this post. What she describes goes far beyond the whims of a billionaire zealot. She describes the step-by-step plans of rightwi
Teachers are using facial recognition to see if students are paying attention
Teachers are using facial recognition to see if students are paying attention : Teachers are using facial recognition to see if students are paying attention Remember those days of being in school struggling to concentrate in class? Well, a school in France is hoping to tackle those wandering minds by using technology. ESG Business School in Paris is starting an artificial intelligence program wh
Some Hires by Betsy DeVos Are a Stark Departure From Her Reputation - The New York Times
Some Hires by Betsy DeVos Are a Stark Departure From Her Reputation - The New York Times : Some Hires by Betsy DeVos Are a Stark Departure From Her Reputation WASHINGTON — Since her confirmation as the education secretary, Betsy DeVos has been the Trump cabinet member liberals love to hate, denouncing her as an out-of-touch, evangelical billionaire without the desire or capacity to protect vulner
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Public Education Story Round-Up
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Public Education Story Round-Up : Public Education Story Round-Up From NPR Ed via Huffington Post , a very good blog post about the push and pull of What Do We Do About Public Education? Educators of all races, from various ideologies, and committed to very different school policies are also split over fundamental differences as to how we in a democracy work with
South Carolina Regulations Limit School Resource Officers’ Role - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : South Carolina Regulations Limit School Resource Officers’ Role By Josh Gupta-Kagan South Carolina is making progress in limiting its school-to-prison pipeline, thanks to new state Department of Education regulations growing out of a school incident which went viral nearly two years ago. The background: in October 2015, a teenager at a Columbia, SC high school refused re
State Cuts to Education Funding Demonstrate Impact of National, Far-Right Tax-Slashing Agenda | janresseger
State Cuts to Education Funding Demonstrate Impact of National, Far-Right Tax-Slashing Agenda | janresseger : State Cuts to Education Funding Demonstrate Impact of National, Far-Right Tax-Slashing Agenda Emma Brown’s recent Washington Post report about four-day school weeks in Oklahoma provides the textbook example of the political phenomenon described by Gordon Lafer in his new book, The One Per
Reinventing High School (Stacy Teicher Khadaroo) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Reinventing High School (Stacy Teicher Khadaroo) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Reinventing High School (Stacy Teicher Khadaroo) “Stacy is an education reporter for the Christian Science Monitor . She writes primarily for the Monitor’s EqualEd section and also covers youth issues, civil rights, justice, and gender. Based in Nashua, N.H., she currently reserves two days a
What Could Be More Democratic Than Pushing Vouchers for a Billionaire US Ed Sec? | deutsch29
What Could Be More Democratic Than Pushing Vouchers for a Billionaire US Ed Sec? | deutsch29 : What Could Be More Democratic Than Pushing Vouchers for a Billionaire US Ed Sec? US ed sec Betsy DeVos has one principal goal for American public education: Slice up its public funding and dispense it in the form of vouchers that can (and will) take that funding out of the public purview and into privat
McCleary Crime Scene: Help Unscramble Governor Inslee and House Speaker Frank Chopp with this Fun Worksheet. | Seattle Education
McCleary Crime Scene: Help Unscramble Governor Inslee and House Speaker Frank Chopp with this Fun Worksheet. | Seattle Education : McCleary Crime Scene: Help Unscramble Governor Inslee and House Speaker Frank Chopp with this Fun Worksheet. Here at the temporary Olympia branch of TRAP Headquarters, nothing makes our eyes roll like politicians giving lectures on the value of compromise and the McCl

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