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CURMUDGUCATION: What Choice Won't Do
CURMUDGUCATION: What Choice Won't Do : What Choice Won't Do When it comes to the advocates of school choice, there are many points with which I disagree. I disagree with many of their assessments of the public school situation ("a dead end for which we spend more money than God and get results lower than dirt"). I disagree with many of their policy goals (why exactly should parents-- and no other
Using Storytelling and Social Media to Change the Education Conversation | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Using Storytelling and Social Media to Change the Education Conversation | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Using Storytelling and Social Media to Change the Education Conversation A few weeks ago, I was honored to speak on a panel and workshop at the 70th Annual Education Writers Association National Seminar in Washington, DC, on social media and storytelling . With me were Virginia Tech
Seattle Schools Community Forum: With Overlapping City/Public Education Issues, Here's What the Candidates Think
Seattle Schools Community Forum: With Overlapping City/Public Education Issues, Here's What the Candidates Think : With Overlapping City/Public Education Issues, Here's What the Candidates Think I've managed to interview six of the top eight candidates for mayor of Seattle. (I previously said seven, my error.) Those are: Cary Moon , Mike McGinn , Bob Hasegawa , Jessyn Farrell, Casey Carlisle and
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers episode #21. | Fred Klonsky
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers episode #21. | Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers episode #21. Here is the podcast for listening or downloading. I’m back with my brother to co-host this week’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers, episode #21. The guys at Bridgeport coffee noticed I was gone and it’s always nice to be noticed as missing. We were joined on the show by i
Teachers, Stop Saying You Work During the Summer - Teacher Habits
Teachers, Stop Saying You Work During the Summer - Teacher Habits : Teachers, Stop Saying You Work During the Summer I know, I know. Some of you actually work. Some of you really do plan lessons, attend conferences, renovate your classrooms, teach summer school, or even work a part-time job. Some of you do all of the above. But most of you don’t. I’ve been teaching seventeen years now. I know a L
K.J.’s gift to the arts: ‘Pie-gate’ inspires sculpture as second trial approaches - Sacramento News & Review -
Sacramento News & Review - K.J.’s gift to the arts: ‘Pie-gate’ inspires sculpture as second trial approaches - Beats - Local Stories - June 22, 2017 : K.J.’s gift to the arts: ‘Pie-gate’ inspires sculpture as second trial approaches Sculpture artist portrays activist Sean Thompson as a messianic figure Six months after leaving office, former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is still helping local a
State officials cool to school districts’ request to become ‘Innovation Zone’ | EdSource
State officials cool to school districts’ request to become ‘Innovation Zone’ | EdSource : State officials cool to school districts’ request to become ‘Innovation Zone’ Four years ago, eight California schools districts that banded together in a nonprofit organization called CORE received federal permission under the No Child Left Behind Act to create their own school accountability system. Now t
Informing Equity | GO Public Schools Oakland
Informing Equity | GO Public Schools Oakland : Informing Equity Education Resource Strategies and Oakland Achieves Release Report on Student Need, Spending and Resource Use Informing Equity , an Education Resource Strategies (ERS) study commissioned by the Oakland Achieves Partnership, examines data for the 2014-15 school year from district-run and charter schools in Oakland across three key dime
Saturday Reads Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Saturday Reads Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Who is “the Worst Person in the World?” Ken Bernstein Knows. 2 by dianeravitch / 39min Who is the Worst Person in the World? Ken Bernstein knows, and he shares his reasons here. Right now, I would nominate the brutal dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-U
Ed Notes Online: Politico - Undemocratic Mayoral Control Survives as Charters Get Major Objective - Ability to Hire Cheaper, Uncertified Teachers
Ed Notes Online: Politico - Undemocratic Mayoral Control Survives as Charters Get Major Objective - Ability to Hire Cheaper, Uncertified Teachers : Politico - Undemocratic Mayoral Control Survives as Charters Get Major Objective - Ability to Hire Cheaper, Uncertified Teachers SUNY is now planning to create “an alternative teacher certification pathway to charter schools.” The regulations represen
Charter school won’t pay teachers for final 2 months, union says
Charter school won’t pay teachers for final 2 months, union says : Charter school won’t pay teachers for final 2 months, union says N EWARK -- A New Jersey charter school ordered to shut down at the end of June may close its doors without paying the final two months of teachers' salaries, state and local union leaders say. Teachers at Merit Preparatory Charter School in Newark are not unionized a
Trying to Sort Out All the Concerns about Charters and Vouchers | janresseger
Trying to Sort Out All the Concerns about Charters and Vouchers | janresseger : Trying to Sort Out All the Concerns about Charters and Vouchers I recently spent far too much time slogging through the over 80 pages of the new report on Charter Management Organizations from Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes . Stanford CREDO is affiliated with the Hoover Institution. Th
The Jeff Bryant Reporrt – Charter Schools Do Bad Stuff Because They Can
6/22/2017 – Charter Schools Do Bad Stuff Because They Can : Charter Schools Do Bad Stuff Because They Can Charter Schools Do Bad Stuff Because They Can By Jeff Bryant “Charter schools have become a fetish of both Democratic and Republican political establishments, but local news reports continue to drip, drip a constant stream of stories of charter schools doing bad stuff that our tax dollars fun
Ohio State Superintendent Declines $22M of the Controversial $71M Fed Charter Grant | deutsch29
Ohio State Superintendent Declines $22M of the Controversial $71M Fed Charter Grant | deutsch29 : Ohio State Superintendent Declines $22M of the Controversial $71M Fed Charter Grant The same week that Arne Duncan announced his upcoming exit from the office of US secretary of education in late 2015, his USDOE earmarked $249 million in charter school expansion grants , with the largest grant ($71 m
Teachers Don’t Want All This Useless Data | gadflyonthewallblog
Teachers Don’t Want All This Useless Data | gadflyonthewallblog : Teachers Don’t Want All This Useless Data One of the most frustrating things I’ve ever been forced to do as a teacher is to ignore my students and concentrate instead on the data. I teach 8 th grade Language Arts at a high poverty, mostly minority school in Western Pennsylvania. During my double period classes, I’m with these child
Who is Responsible for the Demise of Mayoral Control? Eva | Ed In The Apple
Who is Responsible for the Demise of Mayoral Control? Eva | Ed In The Apple : Who is Responsible for the Demise of Mayoral Control? Eva Years ago I served on the teacher union negotiating team in New York City. We started with formal meetings across the table with thick briefing books; each side presented “demands” and the other side agreed, disagreed or put aside for further discussion. Slowly,

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You’ve Named Trump’s Worst! - NYTimes.com
You’ve Named Trump’s Worst! - NYTimes.com : You’ve Named Trump’s Worst! It was a hard-fought race, people. But the results of our Worst Trump Cabinet Member reader poll are in. And the winner is — Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos! With a near tie for second place between Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “It’s hard to be worse than Sessions
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/22/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/22/17 Featured Post Trump-DeVos Department of Education Cuts Back Civil Rights Enforcement | janresseger CURMUDGUCATION: NY: Competition, Shmompetition by mike simpson / 2h 


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