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Parents outraged by LGBTQ page in high school yearbook / Queerty




Mitchell Robinson: Some unpopular thoughts on teacher evaluation | Eclectablog
Some unpopular thoughts on teacher evaluation | Eclectablog : Some unpopular thoughts on teacher evaluation I’ve been working on teacher evaluation for most of my career as a teacher, administrator, and teacher educator; first being evaluated, then doing the evaluation as an assistant principal and subject area coordinator, then helping design a state-wide beginning teacher evaluation initiative.
Bigfoot and Public Education | Reclaim Reform
Bigfoot and Public Education | Reclaim Reform : Bigfoot and Public Education Approximately 35% of Americans believe that President Trump is doing an acceptable job. The same percentage, though not necessarily the same people, believes in Bigfoot . Betsey DeVos is Secretary of Education. Rick Perry is Secretary of Energy. Jeff Sessions is Attorney General. Ben Carson is Secretary of Housing & Urba
Was the most expensive school board race in history all about the money? — PS connect
Was the most expensive school board race in history all about the money? — PS connect : Was the most expensive school board race in history all about the money? When New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg spent half a million dollars to kick Steve Zimmer off the LA School Board, he picked up the phone. In a departure from his self-described “conflict averse” nature, Zimmer wanted to pitch his ver
Parents and Educators Reject NY State Education Department’s Flawed ESSA Proposal & Process NYC Public School Parents
NYC Public School Parents: Parents and Educators Reject NY State Education Department’s Flawed ESSA Proposal & Process in Advance of Brooklyn Hearing : Parents and Educators Reject NY State Education Department’s Flawed ESSA Proposal & Process in Advance of Brooklyn Hearing Parents and Educators Reject NY State Education Department’s Flawed ESSA Proposal & Process in Advance of Brooklyn Hearing W
Parents outraged by LGBTQ page in high school yearbook / Queerty
Parents outraged by LGBTQ page in high school yearbook / Queerty : Parents outraged by LGBTQ page in high school yearbook Ealier this month, several parents were furious and disgusted to discover a yearbook page dedicated to Atasocita High School’s LGBTQ students. In order to be more inclusive, yearbook editors profiled four queer youngsters, who shared their experiences coming out over a rainbow
How a ‘shadow’ universe of charities joined with political warriors to fuel Trump’s rise - The Washington Post
How a ‘shadow’ universe of charities joined with political warriors to fuel Trump’s rise - The Washington Post : How a ‘shadow’ universe of charities joined with political warriors to fuel Trump’s rise In August, Horowitz took advantage of his ties to the campaign to offer a proposal for spending billions on school vouchers for poor, largely minority children — who Horowitz said had been underser
DeVos shows us what vouchers are | Voices | nuvo.net
DeVos shows us what vouchers are | Voices | nuvo.net : DeVos shows us what vouchers are U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rendered a valuable public service. She lifted the curtain on school vouchers and made clear exactly what this system of using taxpayer funds to pay for private and religious schools is. It’s a way for some parents, particularly bigots, to get taxpayers to subsidize their a
Education Reform Law and the American Education Wars
Education Reform Law and the American Education Wars : Education Reform Law and the American Education Wars Pleas e join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. and special guest Dr. Victoria M. Young for an in-depth discussion of education reform law and the American Education Wars. Dr. Young's focus has become education reform law because that is what the “transformers,” “deformers,”
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION : CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI Graduation Day Edition ICYMI: Graduation Day Edition (6/4) Here is my neck of the woods, we're just a few hours away from high school graduation. It's definitely that time of year. Here's your assorted pieces of reading from the week. Remember to pass on the ones that speak to you. These Activists Want Greater Home School Monitoring In the background, as oth
6 Ways to Prepare for Next Year Before Students Leave - Teacher Habits
6 Ways to Prepare for Next Year Before Students Leave - Teacher Habits : 6 Ways to Prepare for Next Year Before Students Leave Because summer vacation should actually feel like a vacation, add these six items to your end-of-the-year to-do list and check them off before students leave. Getting them done will make your summer more enjoyable, and they’ll make the transition to a new year in the fall
Betsy deVos Stands Tall for Segregated Schools
Betsy deVos Stands Tall for Segregated Schools : Betsy deVos Stands Tall for Segregated Schools O n May 24th, Secretary of Education Betsy deVos was questioned by a House committee. She was asked whether schools that discriminate should be given taxpayer dollars to help them succeed with discriminating. She said yes. She said that she believes that parents who don’t want their children going to s
Change and Stability in A Four Decade Career in Teaching (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Change and Stability in A Four Decade Career in Teaching (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Change and Stability in A Four Decade Career in Teaching (Part 1) I began teaching history in 1956 in an urban high school and ended my career of full-time teaching at Stanford University in 2001 when I retired (I did teach a graduate seminar every other year as an emeritus pr
The Sunday Times. | Fred Klonsky
The Sunday Times. | Fred Klonsky : The Sunday Times. . The school funding mess in Illinois is a result of bi-partisan mendacity, which is another way of saying elected officials lie whenever they talk about education funding. While they talk about freezing property taxes, they say nothing about adequately funding the state’s public schools. Relying on property taxes to finance education means the
Selfie Sunday Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Selfie Sunday Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Harold Meyerson: Why Do Billionaires Care So Much About Charter Schools? 5 by dianeravitch / 36min Harold Meyerson, editor of The American Prospect, raised a question that I have heard dozens of times: Why do billionaires care so much about charter scho
NYC Educator: Educational Leadership--The Right Person for the Job
NYC Educator: Educational Leadership--The Right Person for the Job : Educational Leadership--The Right Person for the Job Every day I read the education stories and some days they are simply amazing. Here's the story of an assistant principal who's a serial liar , scamming teachers for cash with various sob stories, getting caught, and then moving up to a better gig on Long Island. Long Island, e
Examining The CCSA Juggernaut: Who Bought Nick Melvoin? – redqueeninla
Examining The CCSA Juggernaut: Who Bought Nick Melvoin? – redqueeninla : Examining The CCSA Juggernaut: Who Bought Nick Melvoin? The following graph shows relative voter turnout at the polls (“At-poll”) and via mail (“VBM” == Vote By Mail). Please refer back and forth to it while reading slowly through the text. It’s not always intuitive what it shows and what it means, but there’s a lot to deriv

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