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Survey contest and other details | Parents Across America
Survey contest and other details | Parents Across America : Survey contest and other details Thank you for participating in our parent survey! We invite you to join our newsletter mailing list and sign up for our contest drawing! To sign up for the newsletter, please fill out the information here . Enter the contest drawing by completing the survey. At the end of the survey is a space to include
Education Research Report
Education Research Report : Education Research Report Top-quartile and bottom-quartile teachers exit at a higher rate than do average-quality teachers by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 47min There is growing concern among policy makers over the quality of the teacher workforce in general, and the distribution of effective teachers across schools. The impact of teacher attrition on overall teacher quality
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Tonight's Board Meeting: Waitlists and Ethnic Studies
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Tonight's Board Meeting: Waitlists and Ethnic Studies : Tonight's Board Meeting: Waitlists and Ethnic Studies On the Work Session on the Budget and Waitlists, here's the presentation . The waitlist section starts on page 14. Staff is insisting: Waitlist moves are predicated on staffing, not just space capacity. That may be true in internal practice. Long standing
Alexander Russo Has A New Gig: Will He Make The Grade
Washington Monthly | The Grade : The Grade by Alexander Russo An Unexpectedly Beautiful Story About Detroit Public Schools by Alexander Russo October 13, 2016 5:03 PM Talking with Village Voice writer Alexandria Neason about her new education feature. Best Education Journalism of the Week (October 3-7, 2016) by Alexander Russo October 7, 2016 1:24 PM Featuring school discipline, NYC charters, ref
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Tick Tock - Friday is Coming, Is McCleary Done?
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Tick Tock - Friday is Coming, Is McCleary Done? : Tick Tock - Friday is Coming, Is McCleary Done? A heads up on McCleary: Calling all Washington educators, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, unionists, activists, and concern and community members! Please join us tomorrow, June 29, 2017 on the Washington State Capitol steps at 10:30 a.m.! WEAR RED! Governor Insl
Is the LAUSD Charter School Division Providing Any Oversight?
Is the LAUSD Charter School Division Providing Any Oversight? : Is the LAUSD Charter School Division Providing Any Oversight? We look at their websites, not only at that time but in their oversight. ” Our oversight is “ proactive and responsive. ” – Jose Cole-Gutiérrez, LAUSD Charter School Division The LAUSD is “ the largest district charter school authorizer in the nation, with about 250 indepe
Is Big Philanthropy Compatible With Democracy? - The Atlantic
Is Big Philanthropy Compatible With Democracy? - The Atlantic : Is Big Philanthropy Compatible With Democracy? A Stanford professor argues that it’s largely not—but that it could be reformed to promote equality, rather than undermine it. In 1912, John D. Rockefeller went to Congress with a simple request. He wanted permission to take the vast wealth he’d accumulated, and pour it into a charitable
Turnover, a charter school plague - NY Daily News
Turnover, a charter school plague - NY Daily News : Turnover, a charter school plague The usual end-of-year school rites for our fifth-grader are especially bittersweet this year, because it is her last at the charter school where she has learned, played, made friends and grown since kindergarten. Unlike many kids at her stage, she had a choice to stay at her K-8 school — but as a family we toget
Louisiana voucher students don't outperform peers
Louisiana voucher students don't outperform peers : Louisiana voucher students don't outperform peers Around 7,100 students receive vouchers in Louisiana, 87 percent of whom are black, the study says. The cost to the state is $146 million a year and growing. The findings are under review at an academic journal. "I think it says something more about how private schools funding (and have) adapted"
GOP health-care bill could strip public schools of billions for special education - The Washington Post
GOP health-care bill could strip public schools of billions for special education - The Washington Post : GOP health-care bill could strip public schools of billions for special education School superintendents across the country are raising alarms about the possibility that Republican health care legislation would curtail billions of dollars in annual funding they count on to help students with
Supreme Court rules for churches in two more public funding cases
Supreme Court rules for churches in two more public funding cases : Supreme Court rules for churches in two more public funding cases WASHINGTON — One day after the Supreme Court ruled decisively that a Lutheran church in Missouri should be eligible for state-funded playground aid, the high court said two other decisions from lower courts, both barring churches from public education funding, shou
Inside The NAACP’s Fight To Stop Betsy DeVos From Expanding Charter Schools | HuffPost
Inside The NAACP’s Fight To Stop Betsy DeVos From Expanding Charter Schools | HuffPost : Inside The NAACP’s Fight To Stop Betsy DeVos From Expanding Charter Schools The nation’s oldest civil rights organization is gearing up for a bigger battle with education reformers. President Donald Trump may call education the “ civil rights issue of our time ,” but just weeks before he was elected, the nati
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Will Dems dare to take advantage of GOP health care debacle?
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Will Dems dare to take advantage of GOP health care debacle? : Will Dems dare to take advantage of GOP health care debacle? “President Obama tried to move us forward with health-care coverage by using a conservative model that came from one of the conservative think tanks that had been advanced by a Republican governor in Massachusetts, Now it’s time for the next st
Something to Smile About Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Something to Smile About Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Ohio: State Auditor Reprimands ECOT for Using Public Money to Lobby Against Penalty of $60 Million by dianeravitch / 0min ECOT is the largest virtual charter school in Ohio and among the lowest-performing schools in the state. It has thrived
Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children - ProPublica
Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children - ProPublica : Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children A trove of internal documents sheds light on the algorithms that Facebook’s censors use to differentiate between hate speech and legitimate political expression. In the wake of a terrorist attack in
Florida Business Leaders Can’t Enjoy Luncheon Due to Dismal Reading Scores
Florida Business Leaders Can’t Enjoy Luncheon Due to Dismal Reading Scores : Florida Business Leaders Can’t Enjoy Luncheon Due to Dismal Reading Scores Florida business leaders got together for lunch and the mood was somber. They were sad because children in Manatee and Bradenton are not reading well. And they’re right. In Sarasota, 29 percent of third graders aren’t reading at grade level. In Ma
On the Supreme Court Case, Trinity Lutheran, and Its Potential Implications for School Vouchers | deutsch29
On the Supreme Court Case, Trinity Lutheran, and Its Potential Implications for School Vouchers | deutsch29 : On the Supreme Court Case, Trinity Lutheran, and Its Potential Implications for School Vouchers On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a decision on the Trinity Lutheran vs. Comer case . One great question concerns the bearing that the Trinity Lutheran de
Teachers Don’t Want All This Useless Data - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : 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 children for at least 80 minutes a day, f
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: Parents Deserve to Know Who Is Being Appointed to State Board of Ed
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: Parents Deserve to Know Who Is Being Appointed to State Board of Ed : Parents Deserve to Know Who Is Being Appointed to State Board of Ed I spent a rather surreal day at NJ Senate's Judiciary Committee meeting yesterday. This Committee, headed by Democrat Nick Scaturi, is responsible for approving nominations of judges and members of various pubic boards

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