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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/3/17
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Schools Matter: Ferebee, Edtech Billionaires, and Indianapolis
Schools Matter: Ferebee, Edtech Billionaires, and Indianapolis : Ferebee, Edtech Billionaires, and Indianapolis (by Doug Martin) As IPS seeks to close three high schools and Indianapolis opens more charter/blended learning schools, Indianapolis parents, teachers, and community members should know a few things about IPS supt. Lewis Ferebee and the edtech players promoting the so-called personalize
How Betsy DeVos has mastered the art of the non-answer - The Washington Post
How Betsy DeVos has mastered the art of the non-answer - The Washington Post : How Betsy DeVos has mastered the art of the non-answer You might think that it would be a matter of course for the education secretary to provide direct answers to direct questions about education or education policy. As it turns out, that is often not the case with Betsy DeVos. The secretary’s non-answers come in diff
Corporate-Elite Totalitarianism: Creeping or Leaping Toward a Totalitarian State? - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People
Corporate-Elite Totalitarianism: Creeping or Leaping Toward a Totalitarian State? - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People : Corporate-Elite Totalitarianism: Creeping or Leaping Toward a Totalitarian State? Some people believe the United States is already a totalitarian state. If that is our reality, it doesn’t mean we can’t regain our status as a republic. “ Corporate tot
Seattle Schools Community Forum: This, Not That in Seattle Schools (Plus one update)
Seattle Schools Community Forum: This, Not That in Seattle Schools (Plus one update) : This, Not That in Seattle Schools (Plus one update) THIS - As was previous reported by a reader in another thread, Grammy-winning singer John Legend donated funds to wipe out the school lunch debt for parents who had not paid. Thank you as well to John Lew , a Seattle Schools parent who got the whole thing goin
Teacher Tom's First Book - Home
Teacher Tom's First Book - Home : Teacher Tom’s First Book BUY BOOK “The kids I teach are learning the way humans are meant to learn: taking risks, falling down, making their own choices, getting dirty, agreeing to their own rules, and engaging in real life experiences like growing food and dealing with conflict.” ~ Tom Hobson Peanut Butter Publishing today announced the release of renowned early
School's Out
School's Out (Remastered Version) - YouTube : School's Out
Network for Public Education Declares Charters Are Not Public Schools, Calling for Moratorium and Legislative Accountability | Alternet
Network for Public Education Declares Charters Are Not Public Schools, Calling for Moratorium and Legislative Accountability | Alternet : Network for Public Education Declares Charters Are Not Public Schools, Calling for Moratorium and Legislative Accountability The organization co-founded by Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody says stop calling them public schools. Network for Public Education Presid
Keeping retirement weird. Charters, unions and my aging memory | Fred Klonsky
Keeping retirement weird. Charters, unions and my aging memory. | Fred Klonsky : Keeping retirement weird. Charters, unions and my aging memory Corky Siegel and me a few years ago on Live from the Heartland. The kids gave Anne tickets to go see Corky Siegel and his chamber blues band last night at City Winery. It was a birthday present. I got to go along. It was a great show. I stopped Mr. Siegel
CURMUDGUCATION: US Department of Climate Education
CURMUDGUCATION: US Department of Climate Education : US Department of Climate Education Trump has taken the odd step of withdrawing from a voluntary agreement; the Paris Accord is non-binding and nations can set their own goals, and Trump's statement had almost nothing to say about the actual climate change concern of the accord, so other than declaring the international equivalent of, "You can't
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL : Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL Pins Of The Week by Larry Ferlazzo / 19min I’m fairly active on Pinterest and, in fact, have curated over 12,000 resources there that I haven’t shared on this blog. I thought readers might find it useful if I began sharing a handful of my most recent “pins” e
CURMUDGUCATION: Paperwork
CURMUDGUCATION: Paperwork : Paperwork Rick Hess had a good piece this week that called back to one of my favorite films-- Hess noticed that much of the ESSA planning rolling in looks suspiciously like TPS report work. But you rarely see the paper-shufflers get as much ink or as many pats on the back as you do in schooling. One of the more striking examples of this is the recent fascination with s
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Glad to hear Trumka speaking out on Paris pull-out
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Glad to hear Trumka speaking out on Paris pull-out : Glad to hear Trumka speaking out on Paris pull-out Yesterday's protest in Chicago against Trump's Paris pull-out. (M. Klonsky pic) AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka, responding, I suppose, to pressure from Democratic leadership, spoke out Thursday, against the U.S. pull-out from the Paris Climate Agreement. “Pulling ou
Russ on Reading: Building a Better Pre-School: Finding the Right Balance
Russ on Reading: Building a Better Pre-School: Finding the Right Balance : Building a Better Pre-School: Finding the Right Balance Two studies on building a better pre-school caught my eye this week. O n the front page of the Wednesday, May 31, 2017 New York Times , education reporter Dana Goldstein details the findings of a group of researchers out of the University of California, Berkeley looki

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