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CURMUDGUCATION: How To Sell Personalized L:earning
CURMUDGUCATION: How To Sell Personalized L:earning : How To Sell Personalized L:earning Competency based education, one of the major flavors of personalized learning, has a great number of problems . It's beloved by our Silicon Valley tech overlords, but it has a lousy history (if you a4e of a certain age, you may recall Outcome Based Education , CBE's older failed sibling). CBE reduces education
How School Data Fails to Tell Us What’s Important
How School Data Fails to Tell Us What’s Important : How School Data Fails to Tell Us What’s Important Teachers look for solutions. That’s what we do. But data collection often fails when it comes to solutions. You can collect all the information in the world, but if you don’t know how to use it, or it can’t be translated into something meaningful, the information is worthless. That’s how I feel a
Charter school kept two homeless children out of class for a month because they didn’t have uniforms | The Lens
Charter school kept two homeless children out of class for a month because they didn’t have uniforms | The Lens : Charter school kept two homeless children out of class for a month because they didn’t have uniforms The state Department of Education cited Sophie B. Wright Charter School for keeping two homeless students out of class for a month because they didn’t have school uniforms. The agency
LET’S DO EDUCATION FUNDING REFORM THE RIGHT WAY (BY JIM FINLEY) - Wait What?
LET’S DO EDUCATION FUNDING REFORM THE RIGHT WAY (BY JIM FINLEY) - Wait What? : LET’S DO EDUCATION FUNDING REFORM THE RIGHT WAY BY JIM FINLEY Despite all the fiscal and other challenges paralyzing Connecticut, there is an opportunity in the 2017 special legislative session to take the first real step toward comprehensive, rational and constitutional education funding reform. That first step is aut
Justice Department Can’t Figure Out Who Bench Slapped ‘Betsy DeVos’ | Above the Law
Justice Department Can’t Figure Out Who This ‘Betsy DeVos’ Woman Is | Above the Law : Justice Department Can’t Figure Out Who This ‘Betsy DeVos’ Woman Is Well-written briefs are all alike, every boneheaded brief is boneheaded in its own way. She may be the first cabinet appointee confirmed with the aid of a VPOTUS tie-breaking vote and the most unqualified Secretary of Education in American histo
What's Next for This Darling of Charter School Funders? — Inside Philanthropy
What's Next for This Darling of Charter School Funders? — Inside Philanthropy : What's Next for This Darling of Charter School Funders? Success Academy, the 2017 winner of the Broad Prize for Charter Schools, plans to step up its college readiness programs, roll out a digital platform to share its curriculum and pedagogy, and expand its network even further. The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation re
Schools are watching students' social media, raising questions about free speech | PBS NewsHour
Schools are watching students' social media, raising questions about free speech | PBS NewsHour : Schools are watching students’ social media, raising questions about free speech JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: Schools are paying a lot more attention to what students post online, and that can have severe consequences for students and schools. Harvard University withdrew the admittance of at least 10 in
Class Size Budget Amendment (Annotated) | AMPS
Class Size Budget Amendment (Annotated) | AMPS : Class Size Budget Amendment (Annotated) I had joked that the previous post should have been illustrated with a picture of sausage being made, but that I didn’t want to alienate vegans and vegetarians. The amendment is now finished, and the sausage pictured here is vegan. “Step by Step” — The Boyer Brothers (click to listen/watch) Yesterday afternoo
How the 2017-18 funding increase for California education will be spent | EdSource
How the 2017-18 funding increase for California education will be spent | EdSource : How the 2017-18 funding increase for California education will be spent The interactive graphic below shows how the funding increase of $3.2 billion approved by the state Legislature will be spent. For cells with a spending breakdown available, you can click to zoom into that spending category. Click on the top l
Zuckerberg or Gates? Billionaires Try Opposite Paths for Online Education in India - Bloomberg
Zuckerberg or Gates? Billionaires Try Opposite Paths for Online Education in India - Bloomberg : Zuckerberg or Gates? Billionaires Try Opposite Paths for Online Education in India Facebook's founder is backing a for-profit startup called BYJU'S that aims to bring a Disneyesque approach to learning. Rushi Parmar lives in Keshod, a Western Indian town so small it has one park, a single-screen movie
Betsy DeVos Picked A Student Loan CEO To Run The Student Loan System
Betsy DeVos Picked A Student Loan CEO To Run The Student Loan System : CEO To Run The Student Loan System A. Wayne Johnson runs a company that originates and refinances private student loans, but that wasn't mentioned when the Education Department announced his new gig. When the Trump administration announced its pick to run the $1.3 trillion federal student loan system on Tuesday, there was one
Chicago Mayor: K-12 Education Model Outdated - Higher Education
Chicago Mayor: K-12 Education Model Outdated - Higher Education : Chicago Mayor: K-12 Education Model Outdated WASHINGTON — Arguing that the K-12 education model of the 20th century is outdated, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he believes it’s time to expand the public school system into a pre-kindergarten to college model. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Photo courtesy of Noel St. John of th
Randi and Lily Together STILL: All Children Deserve to Learn, Despite Immigration Status | The Report: Opinion | US News
All Children Deserve to Learn, Despite Immigration Status | The Report: Opinion | US News : All Children Have a Right to Learn Immigration status should not be a factor in whether children can attend school. Maria Dominguez was 9 years old when she came to the U.S. from Mexico, brought here by her widowed mother who sought work to support her four children. She entered fourth grade not speaking E
Trumped Up Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Trumped Up Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all D.C.: Whether Public or Charter, Teachers Are Leaving at High Rates 2 by dianeravitch / 54min Thanks to G.F. Brandenburg for pointing me to this important post about teacher attrition rates in D.C. by Valerie Jablow. D.C., lest we forget, is one of the epi
Parents, educators, neighbors unite behind two ESP unions bargaining a new, delayed contract.
Parents, educators, neighbors unite behind two ESP unions bargaining a new, delayed contract. : Solidarity, Activism Wins the Day Selah support employees march from the district office through downtown Selah after the district moved a 7 p.m. meeting to 7 a.m. to avoid the employee rally. Photo by Dale Folkerts (c) WEA 2017 It was three days before Thursday’s regular 7:00 p.m. board meeting in the
Washington Grabs Power=Dog Bites Man | The Merrow Report
Washington Grabs Power=Dog Bites Man | The Merrow Report : Washington Grabs Power=Dog Bites Man Big surprise: Washington ain’t letting go of its authority to run public education! That’s the gist of news about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education that she now runs. Here’s the lede from one story, this one by Tom Chorneau of Cabinet Report: “(District of Columbia) In a m
Marie Corfield: Where Have All the Democrats Gone? Part I
Marie Corfield: Where Have All the Democrats Gone? Part I : Where Have All the Democrats Gone? Part I This post is the start of a series. I don't know how many parts it will eventually be. Guess that depends on how long Democratic elected officials at the state and federal levels continue to make bone-headed moves like this... Guest post by Susan Cauldwell Carlsson of Save Our Schools NJ . The NJ
Audio: New research: student well-being higher in diverse schools | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: New research: student well-being higher in diverse schools | 89.3 KPCC : New research: student well-being higher in diverse schools A study by University of California Los Angeles researchers published in the journal Child Development on Tuesday finds that students who attend more racially- and ethnically-diverse schools report less vulnerability, loneliness, insecurity and bullying. “Ther
We Can Only Wish that Politicians Would Learn a Lesson from Sam Brownback’s Failed Tax Cutting | janresseger
We Can Only Wish that Politicians Would Learn a Lesson from Sam Brownback’s Failed Tax Cutting | janresseger : We Can Only Wish that Politicians Would Learn a Lesson from Sam Brownback’s Failed Tax Cutting It’s budget season. At the federal level, Congress will soon consider the President’s proposed 2018 budget. And many states are up against a June 30th deadline: the end of Fiscal Year 2017 and
State Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s Interview with Inside Olympia | Seattle Education
State Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s Interview with Inside Olympia | Seattle Education : State Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s Interview with Inside Olympia Editor’s Note: This is an important interview which slipped under the radar of many parents and educations. In it, State Superintendent Chris Reykdal, talks about McCleary and education funding, Plus, Reykdal explains parts of his plan to rede
I Enrolled in the Success Academy Ed Institute | deutsch29
I Enrolled in the Success Academy Ed Institute | deutsch29 : I Enrolled in the Success Academy Ed Institute On June 19, 2017, education historian Diane Ravitch posted that New York’s Success Academies (SA) now has an “education institute” available to the public. So, I signed up– which I was surprised to be allowed to do since I am a traditional public school teacher and decided supporter of trad
San Diego Schools Embrace Untested “Depersonalized” Learning | tultican
San Diego Schools Embrace Untested “Depersonalized” Learning | tultican : San Diego Schools Embrace Untested “Depersonalized” Learning San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is spending lavishly on technology despite their budgets being decimated by California’s unaccountable charter school industry. During the 2016-17 school year, SDUSD bought digital badging and 16,000 new Chromebooks. “The
TENNESSEE EDUCATION VOICES: Wendy Tucker « Dad Gone Wild
TENNESSEE EDUCATION VOICES: Wendy Tucker « Dad Gone Wild : TENNESSEE EDUCATION VOICES: WENDY TUCKER I started this series of interviews in order to get a better understanding of the people who shape education in Tennessee. In order to get a robust picture, it is important to talk with people with disparate views from my own. Wendy Tucker is a parent, advocate, adviser to former Nashville Mayor Ka
What Philando Castile Taught Me About Fatherhood [Medium] | The Jose Vilson
What Philando Castile Taught Me About Fatherhood [Medium] | The Jose Vilson : WHAT PHILANDO CASTILE TAUGHT ME ABOUT FATHERHOOD [MEDIUM] Recently, I put a post on Medium about Philando Castile and Father’s Day , which I think will be useful for any day: “Castile’s name comes to me every so often in the quietest moments. Before I became a father, I knew I had internal work to do before taking on th
How Can We Stand By? Josh Hickey, NY Teacher Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : How Can We Stand By? By: Josh Hickey, NY Teacher The day after the announcement that I won my first unopposed election for building representative almost ten years ago, a colleague approached me in the main office just outside of the mail room and said they saw the election results and were happy with the outcome, and how they voted for me. A lot of different things

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/20/17 Featured Post New LA school board member says his election was not a...
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/20/17 Featured Post 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 by mike simpson / 38min 

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