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New LA school board member says his election was not about ‘the proliferation of charters’ | EdSource





VOUCHER WATCH LAUNCHED TO COMBAT USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLING | Education Law Center

VOUCHER WATCH LAUNCHED TO COMBAT USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLING | Education Law Center : VOUCHER WATCH LAUNCHED TO COMBAT USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLING ELC AND MUNGER TOLLES TO HELP ADVOCATES PROTECT NATION’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS Education Law Center (ELC) and Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP announce the launch of Voucher Watch , an initiative to inform and assist advocates as they op
CURMUDGUCATION: Finn Backs Accountability-- Hard

CURMUDGUCATION: Finn Backs Accountability-- Hard : Finn Backs Accountability-- Hard The Great Divide in the reform world continues to be right along the lines of accountability, with DeVos and her DeVotees being pretty much against it in any meaningful sense. Just let the marketplace sort it out, they say, and Jeanne Allen, of the Center for Education Reform (a hard core charter-backing group), p
Well-Funded Non-Profits Pave the Way to Privatization - Living in Dialogue

Well-Funded Non-Profits Pave the Way to Privatization - Living in Dialogue : Well-Funded Non-Profits Pave the Way to Privatization 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. Callahan may be right and the AEI may have been one of the more intellectually honest of the conservative alt
CURMUDGUCATION: Digital Native Naivete

CURMUDGUCATION: Digital Native Naivete : Digital Native Naivete The cliché is a fifty-year-old asking some ten year old student for help in making the computer work. Having trouble making working with your device or your software? Just grab one of those digital natives to handle it for you! Well, not so fast. Here's Jenny Abamu at Edsurge saying what I've been arguing for over a decade -- our dig
NOBODY Wants To Work for Betsy DeVos Staffing Woes at the Education Department

Federal pick to lead higher ed policy drops out of consideration : Staffing Woes at the Education Department Claude Pressnell, apparent choice as assistant secretary for postsecondary education, removes himself from consideration, further stalling efforts to fill leadership ranks at the Education Department. The Trump administration’s pick to oversee higher ed policy at the Department of Educatio
Debate heats up over teaching climate change in US schools

Debate heats up over teaching climate change in US schools : Debate heats up over teaching climate change in US schools COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The struggle over what American students learn about global warming is heating up as conservative lawmakers, climate change doubters and others attempt to push rejected or debunked theories into the classroom. An overwhelming majority of climate scientists
Elizabeth Warren: Gay Pride Month Love Letter (Exclusive) | Billboard

Elizabeth Warren: Gay Pride Month Love Letter (Exclusive) | Billboard : Senator Elizabeth Warren: Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write 'love letters' to the LGBTQ community. Below, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts -- a champion of LGBTQ rights -- shares hers. Read more Pride Month love letters here. Right after I
Newpoint Education Partners owner faces criminal charges

Newpoint Education Partners owner faces criminal charges : Newpoint Education Partners owner faces criminal charges The owner of Newpoint Education Partners, an organization that managed public charter schools in six Florida counties including Escambia County, has been charged with racketeering and organized fraud. Marcus May, the owner of Newpoint, is accused of misusing more than $1 million in
June Solstice - Summer and Winter Solstice

June Solstice - Summer and Winter Solstice : June Solstice: Longest and Shortest Day of the Year The June solstice is the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Winter Solstice the Southern Hemisphere. The June Solstice. (Not to scale) The date varies between June 20 and June 22 , depending on the year, and the local time zone . June Solstice in Citrus Heights, California, USA is on T
U.S. Department of Labor Funds States to Link Workforce to Education Data | Truth in American Education

U.S. Department of Labor Funds States to Link Workforce to Education Data | Truth in American Education : U.S. Department of Labor Funds States to Link Workforce to Education Data This isn’t new. Student data privacy advocates have warned about the expansion of these databases to track your student from birth or preschool all the way to their participation in the workforce . The U.S. Department o
Is School Choice Just Expanding Privilege? | HuffPost

Is School Choice Just Expanding Privilege? | HuffPost : Is School Choice Just Expanding Privilege? Students who need the most support are not well-served by choice policies. When my father was 19 years old, he got into a serious car accident. At the time he was a college student studying to be a math teacher. The car accident kept him out of school for several months, and when he was ready to ret
Parents Need to Play a Role in Their Children's Education | Knowledge Bank | US News

Parents Need to Play a Role in Their Children's Education | Knowledge Bank | US News : Don't Give Parents a Pass on Education Hold schools accountable – but parents play a role helping their kids learn, too. America's schools are caught in a peculiar vise. We've made it clear that we expect schools to succeed with every child. That wasn't always the norm. Over the past 25 years, though, reformers
Texas law bars parents from suing schools — even when their children fall into a den of rattlesnakes

Texas law bars parents from suing schools — even when their children fall into a den of rattlesnakes : Texas law bars parents from suing schools — even when their children fall into a den of rattlesnakes According to personal injury lawyer John Kemmrer Ivey, “the State of Texas and the school district doesn’t care” about children harmed due to negligence at school. The Houston Press described the
Seattle Schools Community Forum: SPD Shooting of Mother Sparks Loss for SPS Communities

Seattle Schools Community Forum: SPD Shooting of Mother Sparks Loss for SPS Communities : SPD Shooting of Mother Sparks Loss for SPS Communities I was away this weekend and so am just coming to learning about the terrible shooting of a black pregnant mother of three, Charleena Lyles, at transitional housing for people coming out of homelessness. Her children - two in Seattle schools - may have be
Tiny, Decent Things – Live Long and Prosper

Tiny, Decent Things – Live Long and Prosper : Tiny, Decent Things PART I: THE WAR AGAINST PUBLIC EDUCATION I began my whine against the overuse and misuse of standardized testing when No Child Left Behind passed in 2001 and Indiana doubled down on student testing. I complained to my principal, the school corporation, my local legislators. I became an officer in my local teachers association, and
Study: Shootings Kill Or Injure 19 US Children Each Day | WBEZ

Study: Shootings Kill Or Injure 19 US Children Each Day | WBEZ : Study: Shootings Kill Or Injure 19 US Children Each Day Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence. The analysis of 2002-14 U.S. data is billed as the most comprehensive study on the top
New LA school board member says his election was not about ‘the proliferation of charters’ | EdSource

New LA school board member says his election was not about ‘the proliferation of charters’ | EdSource : New LA school board member says his election was not about 'the proliferation of charters' he May runoff election for two seats on the Los Angeles Unified District school board has resulted in a new majority backed by charter school advocates. In addition to incumbent Monica Garcia, who won re-
The Conservative Case for Unions - The Atlantic

The Conservative Case for Unions - The Atlantic : The Conservative Case for Unions How a new kind of labor organization could address the grievances underlying populist anger A lthough i was as dumbfounded on Election Day as the next D.C. bubble-dweller, I did feel that I had one scrap of insight into the working-class anger that helped power Donald Trump’s improbable victory. Last year, I got a
More than 120 layoffs proposed in L.A. school district budget - LA Times

More than 120 layoffs proposed in L.A. school district budget - LA Times : More than 120 layoffs proposed in L.A. school district budget A $7.5-billion Los Angeles schools budget set for approval Tuesday includes 121 layoffs and 180 “reassignments” that would result in pay cuts and possible additional job losses. Among the hardest hit in the proposal are library aides: 30 would lose their jobs, l
In high-crime areas, education reform needs to expand outside the classroom - The Hechinger Report

In high-crime areas, education reform needs to expand outside the classroom - The Hechinger Report : In high-crime areas, education reform needs to expand outside the classroom A science project can be the difference between life and death for kids in New Orleans In the 21st century, our children have one of three options: take something, break something or make something,” says New Orleans nativ
Middle school graduation and a travel day. | Fred Klonsky

Middle school graduation and a travel day. | Fred Klonsky : Middle school graduation and a travel day. First there was the deluge. Then came the rainbow over Coney Island as my granddaughter graduated with over 400 of her fellow middle school students last night. And I mean the rainbow arched right over Coney Island. In a covered open air arena a few steps from the Cyclone roller coaster and Nath
Marc Tucker: Trump’s Budget Takes from the Poor to Give to the Rich | Diane Ravitch's blog

Marc Tucker: Trump’s Budget Takes from the Poor to Give to the Rich | Diane Ravitch's blog : Marc Tucker: Trump’s Budget Takes from the Poor to Give to the Rich Marc Tucker says that Trump’s budget will not make America great again. It is a reverse Robin Hood plan, taking from the poor and giving to the rich. “The first reaction is all gut. The budget, on its face, would represent a gigantic redi
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's latest 'reform". Moving backward in Chicago.

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's latest 'reform". Moving backward in Chicago. : Rahm's latest 'reform". Moving backward in Chicago. Chicago recorded it's 00th homicide over Father's Day weekend. Among those killed was 17-year-old Tiara Viramontes, a student at Marine Leadership Academy. After a Chicago weekend with 50 more shootings of mostly young people , eight of them fatal, Rahm Emanuel
Budget Expert, Robert Greenstein Explores Trump’s Heartless Budget in Cleveland City Club Address | janresseger

Budget Expert, Robert Greenstein Explores Trump’s Heartless Budget in Cleveland City Club Address | janresseger : Budget Expert, Robert Greenstein Explores Trump’s Heartless Budget in Cleveland City Club Address Robert Greenstein, the President of the Washington, D.C., Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, addressed the Cleveland City Club last Friday. Greenstein’s subject was President Trump’s

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/19/17

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/19/17 Featured Post A Charter School Violates Student Privacy to Shame Parents Into Volunteering Seattle educators demand justice for Charleena Lyles; pledge to rally and wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school on Tuesday | I AM AN EDUCATOR by mike simpson / 10min Seattle educators demand justice for Charleena Lyles; pledge to rally and wear “Black


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