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Democratic Senators Condemn Betsy DeVos’ Record on Civil Rights - ProPublica
Democratic Senators Condemn Betsy DeVos’ Record on Civil Rights - ProPublica : Democratic Senators Condemn Betsy DeVos’ Record on Civil Rights More than 30 “disappointed and alarmed” senators penned a letter chastising civil rights enforcement at the Department of Education. In a letter sent today , more than 30 Democratic senators rebuked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for scaling back civil ri
Randi Weingarten: Senate Health Care Bill: Medicaid Matters for Public Schools | Time.com
Senate Health Care Bill: Medicaid Matters for Public Schools | Time.com : The Senate Health Care Bill Would 'Rip Away' Supports In Schools Randi Weingarten and Daniel Domenech What does Medicaid have to do with schools ? The answer is, plenty. For millions of children, the health screenings and services they receive at school serve as a critical lifeline. Schools use Medicaid funding to provide b
Help wish Diane a Happy Birthday! - Network For Public Education
Help wish Diane a Happy Birthday! - Network For Public Education : Help wish Diane a Happy Birthday! July 1st is Diane’s birthday. She asks for only one gift: the hope that America’s public education system will thrive for the sake of our children – all of our children. The Network for Public Education, the organization she founded and leads, is dedicated to helping Diane get her birthday wish. A
Winner of Special Education Learning Award - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Winner of Special Education Learning Award - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Winner of Special Education Learning Award SACRAMENTO— State Superintendent Tom Torlakson today congratulated the Rising Sun Transition Program in the Patterson Joint Unified School District on winning the 2017 Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning (GOAL) award, whi
Supreme Court rules on church playgrounds; are vouchers for California religious schools next? | EdSource
Supreme Court rules on church playgrounds; are vouchers for religious schools next? | EdSource : Supreme Court rules on church playgrounds; are vouchers for religious schools next? U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and other supporters of school choice are hailing a U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday as one more step toward tearing down states’ opposition to tuition vouchers for private and
NEA Today: Supreme Court Ruling Sidesteps Questions Regarding State Constitutional Protections for Public Education
Supreme Court Ruling Sidesteps Questions Regarding State Constitutional Protections for Public Education : Supreme Court Ruling Sidesteps Questions Regarding State Constitutional Protections for Public Education In a narrowly written decision, the Supreme Court held in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer that Missouri could not refuse a playground grant to a church solely due to th
The Beginning of the End for Blaine? | Jay P. Greene's Blog
The Beginning of the End for Blaine? | Jay P. Greene's Blog : The Beginning of the End for Blaine? (Guest Post by Jason Bedrick) Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Trinity Lutheran that the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from excluding otherwise eligible religious organizations from benefitting from publicly funded programs merely because they are a religious organization. (I
6 Ways to Make the Most of Student Teaching - Teacher Habits
6 Ways to Make the Most of Student Teaching - Teacher Habits : 6 Ways to Make the Most of Student Teaching I received an email from a reader who is anxious about her upcoming student teaching experience and wanted to know if I could share some advice. After throwing some ideas around with a much younger teacher (that hurts to type) and reflecting on my own experiences, I’ve come up with some idea
Michigan: State Takeover Effort Collapses, Schools Will Return to Detroit Public School District | Diane Ravitch's blog
Michigan: State Takeover Effort Collapses, Schools Will Return to Detroit Public School District | Diane Ravitch's blog : Michigan: State Takeover Effort Collapses, Schools Will Return to Detroit Public School District Michigan’s Education Achievement Authority is closing down, and the low-performing schools put into the state-controlled district will be returned to the Detroit public schools. Th
We have become too Permissive, not Progressive. | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing
We have become too Permissive, not Progressive. | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing : We have become too Permissive, not Progressive. Defined as granting or inclined to grant permission as in permissive parents; characterized by freedom of personal behavior or a disregard of social mores, the term was heavily used to describe the parenting practices of my generation of baby boomers. It was spark
North Highland Elementary an important history lesson - NonDoc
North Highland Elementary an important history lesson - NonDoc : North Highland Elementary an important history lesson I t would have been a mistake to follow through with an initial plan to abruptly close North Highland Elementary School without taking time to consult with the community or to make plans. To her credit, Superintendent Aurora Lora has backed off from that approach . Also to its cr
LILY ESKELSEN GARCÍA: The Supreme Court just let a church use public funds to fix its playground. Will this shift public education’s terrain? - The Hechinger Report
OPINION: The Supreme Court just let a church use public funds to fix its playground. Will this shift public education’s terrain? - The Hechinger Report : OPINION: The Supreme Court just let a church use public funds to fix its playground. Will this shift public education’s terrain? Here’s why the ruling in favor of Trinity Lutheran may not be a green light for vouchers hen the U.S. Supreme Court
2016 BackPack Index : Communities In Schools
2016 BackPack Index : Communities In Schools : 2016 BackPack Index At the 10-year mark for the Huntington Backpack Index, the cost of supplies and extracurricular activities has increased from 2007-2016 by 88 percent for elementary school students, 81 percent for middle school students and 68 percent for high school students. For the 2016-2017 school year, according to the Backpack Index parents
Devos: School Choice Vouchers Don't Improve Performance | Time.com
Devos: School Choice Vouchers Don't Improve Performance | Time.com : Betsy DeVos Wants to Spend Millions on School Vouchers. Two New Studies Say They Don't Actually Work President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget includes $250 million for voucher initiatives, state-funded programs that pay for students to go to private school. Another $1 billion is set aside for encouraging schools to adopt sc
School choice programs pay off for donors - Longform Story
School choice programs pay off for donors - Longform Story : School choice programs pay off for donors Are tax benefits too generous? Dibye Bass’ 12-year-old son, like thousands of children, has benefitted from a school choice program championed by the Trump administration that offers big-money donors tax breaks which critics say are too generous. Bass’ son was bullied in a Virginia public school
Have You Heard
Have You Heard : Putting the ‘i’ in School 2 by Jennifer Berkshire / 5h Tweet Have You Heard Episode #20: Personalized Learning and the Disruption of Public Education Fantastic news, listener. The cure for what ails our long failing public schools has finally been found and it’s personalized learning! Except that as our special guest, Bill Fitzgerald, breaks down for us, a more accurate term for
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Charter Transparency Fail
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Charter Transparency Fail : PA: Charter Transparency Fail Last night, my district's school board voted to raise taxes. They did it at a public meeting. I could have attended it easily (they meet just across the street from my home) as could any member of the public. I could also have commented on the budget situation, and I could have based my comments on having looked at the
The Supreme Court Made Trinity v. Comer More Important Than It Was - The Atlantic
The Supreme Court Made Trinity v. Comer More Important Than It Was - The Atlantic : A Major Church-State Ruling That Shouldn't Have Happened In Trinity v. Comer, there was no remaining dispute between the actual parties—and both the majority opinion and the leading dissent got the issue wrong. Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer , the church-state case decided by the Supreme Court Monday, is a truly
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Blanford Slams the Board and the District at TFA Event
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Blanford Slams the Board and the District at TFA Event : Blanford Slams the Board and the District at TFA Event Dear Directors, I am tracking the school board elections and I attended two events last night. One was at the NAACP where they hosted the national education director who was speaking on ESSA and how states will be enacting those regulations. I was unable
Symposium: The crumbling wall separating church and state - SCOTUSblog
Symposium: The crumbling wall separating church and state - SCOTUSblog : Symposium: The crumbling wall separating church and state Symposium: The justices reach broad agreement, but on a narrow question 1 by Fred Yarger / 24min Fred Yarger is the solicitor general of Colorado. He filed an amicus brief for the state in support of the church in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. Although it represents a si
State auditor orders ECOT to stop spending tax dollars on attack ads
State auditor orders ECOT to stop spending tax dollars on attack ads : State auditor orders ECOT to stop spending tax dollars on attack ads Ohio Auditor Dave Yost has ordered ECOT to stop using taxpayers dollars on television ads attacking the state Department of Education’s decision to seek repayment of $60.4 million, saying the commercials are not proper expenditures “and are impermissible.” In
Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2017 | National Education Policy Center
Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2017 | National Education Policy Center : Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2017 Press Release Press Citations Learn More: NEPC Resources on Virtual Education In the five years since the first NEPC Annual Report on Virtual Education was released in 2013, virtual education continues to be a focal point for policymakers. Proponents argue that virtual education can expand stude
Ed Notes Online: Did Charters Blink When Faced with Demise of Mayoral Control?
Ed Notes Online: Did Charters Blink When Faced with Demise of Mayoral Control? : Did Charters Blink When Faced with Demise of Mayoral Control? Acting to avert a leadership crisis in New York City’s schools amid a legislative stall in the Capitol, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo intends to call a special session of the State Legislature as early as Wednesday and introduce a bill that would extend mayoral con
Supreme Court rules on church playgrounds; are vouchers for religious schools next? | EdSource
Supreme Court rules on church playgrounds; are vouchers for religious schools next? | EdSource : Supreme Court rules on church playgrounds; are vouchers for religious schools next? Read the Opinion: Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and other supporters of school choice are hailing a U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday as one more step towar
When the firing of a principal raises bigger questions than one person’s bigotry - The Hechinger Report
When the firing of a principal raises bigger questions than one person’s bigotry - The Hechinger Report : When the firing of a principal raises bigger questions than one person’s bigotry Dismantling racist policies is harder than destroying tangible symbols of racism n New Orleans, we took four Confederate monuments down last month. But living tributes to white supremacy are still among us: racis
Cartoons on Teaching English | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Cartoons on Teaching English | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Cartoons on Teaching English Over the years, I have run cartoons on teaching different subjects from math, science to social studies. This collection of cartoons looks at the teaching of English in K-12 schools (and teaching in general) and its effects on students, pupils, or whatever word you want to describe th
Some Fed Ed Regulations Under the Microscope | Truth in American Education
Some Fed Ed Regulations Under the Microscope | Truth in American Education : Some Fed Ed Regulations Under the Microscope Last week, I highlighted the news that the U.S. Department of Education is looking for public feedback on different federal education regulations. Several people asked me what regulations they could comment on since the website for that wasn’t exactly straightforward. Here are

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