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Betsy DeVos Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee About Education Department's Budget |TIME - YouTube




NYC Public School Parents: “Another Squandered Opportunity”: Parents and Educators Slam NY State Education Department’s Flawed ESSA Proposal & Process
NYC Public School Parents: “Another Squandered Opportunity”: Parents and Educators Slam NY State Education Department’s Flawed ESSA Proposal & Process : “Another Squandered Opportunity”: Parents and Educators Slam NY 

Schooling and Immigration; Education Budget: on the next Education Town Hall – Education Town Hall Forum

Schooling and Immigration; Education Budget: on the next Education Town Hall – Education Town Hall Forum : Schooling and Immigration; Education Budget: on the next Education Town Hall How are schools responding to immigration-related stresses on students and families? How will recent budget decisions affect DC students and teachers? Join the Education Town Hall, Thursday June 8, 11 a.m. — noon Ea
What we just learned from Betsy DeVos’s painful appearance before Congress - The Washington Post

What we just learned from Betsy DeVos’s painful appearance before Congress - The Washington Post : What we just learned from Betsy DeVos’s painful appearance before Congress Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday on Capitol Hill that she won’t offer protections to ensure that public money is not used by for-profit education companies to make their owners rich. She also said that private sch
NYC Public School Parents: What the Trump budget cuts would do to class size and "priceless moments" in the classroom

NYC Public School Parents: What the Trump budget cuts would do to class size and "priceless moments" in the classroom : What the Trump budget cuts would do to class size and "priceless moments" in the classroom Trump would cut $9 billion from education -- while transferring millions of dollars into private hands through the expansion of charter schools and vouchers. His cuts could imperil NYC cla
'Teaching in Oklahoma is a dysfunctional relationship' - NonDoc

'Teaching in Oklahoma is a dysfunctional relationship' - NonDoc : ‘Teaching in Oklahoma is a dysfunctional relationship’ F ollowing the absurd last week of the 2017 regular legislative session, Oklahoma made the front page of The Washington Post for gutting education funding to the point where 96 of the state’s 513 school districts will be reducing the school week to four days. The Post reviews t
Why You Shouldn't Care About Your Teacher Evaluation - Teacher Habits

Why You Shouldn't Care About Your Teacher Evaluation - Teacher Habits : Why You Shouldn’t Care About Your Teacher Evaluation Evaluations are in. All of your good intentions, hard work, and personal sacrifice has been boiled down to a number and a label. Are you “highly effective” or “innovating,” or merely “developing,” like you’re an insect in its larval stage instead of a professional educator?
Beware of Billionaires Bearing Gifts: A Review of "The Givers" - Living in Dialogue

Beware of Billionaires Bearing Gifts: A Review of "The Givers" - Living in Dialogue : By John Thompson. I began David Callahan’s The Givers with a commitment to avoid three types of confirmation bias. As Callahan observes, plenty of teachers (like me) detest corporate school reform, but if he turned out to be supportive of accountability-driven, competition-driven policies, I shouldn’t let that p
Does majority black school, open to all, uphold segregation? | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Does majority black school, open to all, uphold segregation? | McClatchy Washington Bureau : Does majority black school, open to all, uphold segregation? NEW ORLEANS A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments on whether the opening of a charter school in rural Louisiana violated a decades-old desegregation order. Court briefs state that Greater Grace Charter Academy is in a district west of
Betsy DeVos Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee About Education Department's Budget | LIVE | TIME - YouTube

Betsy DeVos Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee About Education Department's Budget TIME - YouTube : Betsy DeVos Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee About Education Department's Budget Betsy DeVos Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee About Education Department's Budget TIME - YouTube :
Oakland is the latest big district turning to an insider to head schools | EdSource

Oakland is the latest big district turning to an insider to head schools | EdSource : Oakland is the latest big district turning to an insider to head schools When the Oakland Unified School District last month announced that it had settled on Kyla Johnson-Trammel to be its next superintendent, it was another example of a growing trend: school boards are turning increasingly to candidates with de
Diane Ravitch: The Demolition of American Education | by Diane Ravitch | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

The Demolition of American Education | by Diane Ravitch | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books : The Demolition of American Education Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos’s proposed budget for the US Department of Education is a boon for privatization and a disaster for public schools and low-income college students. They want to cut federal spending on education by 13.6 percent. Some programs would
An (Epic) Interview with Captain Underpants Creator - NEA Today

An (Epic) Interview with Captain Underpants Creator - NEA Today : An (Epic) Interview with Captain Underpants Creator From the banned books list to a major motion picture, the Captain Underpants series has had its share of adventures almost as epic as those of pranksters George and Harold and their unwitting superhero himself, their principal Mr. Krupp, aka Captain Underpants. NEA Today talked to
The Silicon Valley Billionaires Destroying America’s Schools - The New York Times

The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools - The New York Times : The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools In San Francisco’s public schools, Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, is giving middle school principals $100,000 “innovation grants” and encouraging them to behave more like start-up founders and less like bureaucrats. In Maryland, Texas, Virg
Troy LaRaviere: With Police Reform Flip-Flop, Mayor Emanuel Fails Leadership Test – Troy LaRaviere's blog

With Police Reform Flip-Flop, Mayor Emanuel Fails Leadership Test – Troy LaRaviere's blog : WITH POLICE REFORM FLIP-FLOP, MAYOR EMANUEL FAILS LEADERSHIP TEST Having lived and worked under a flawed system of school accountability institutionalized by the Bush administration in 2002, and wholly embraced by Rahm Emanuel when he took control of Chicago Public Schools in 2011, I find his latest backwa
Why Betsy DeVos Is Wrong about Privatization of Education: Growing Consensus about Charters | janresseger

Why Betsy DeVos Is Wrong about Privatization of Education: Growing Consensus about Charters | janresseger : Why Betsy DeVos Is Wrong about Privatization of Education: Growing Consensus about Charters U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos relentlessly promotes school privatization—framed as parental choice—through such schemes as charter schools and virtual charter schools, and vouchers and neo
ONE PARENT’S VOICE ON SCHOOL CHOICE « Dad Gone Wild

ONE PARENT’S VOICE ON SCHOOL CHOICE « Dad Gone Wild : ONE PARENT’S VOICE ON SCHOOL CHOICE I started this blog some four years ago due to encouragement and inspiration by a blogger named Crazy Crawfish. Crazy would say, I’m not the smartest man in the room but my job is to make enough noise to get the smartest people possible in to the room to start having a real convesation about the issues. I’ve
Nation’s largest school district announcing effort to diversify segregated public schools - The Washington Post

Nation’s largest school district announcing effort to diversify segregated public schools - The Washington Post : Nation’s largest school district announcing effort to diversify segregated public schools Federal data shows that poor, black and Hispanic children are becoming increasingly isolated from their white, affluent peers in the nation’s public schools, as my Washington Post colleague Emma
CURMUDGUCATION: Expertise

CURMUDGUCATION: Expertise : Expertise Follow Visible Learning @VisibleLearning Do teachers need to be experts in the subjects they teach or ‘just’ experts at teaching? # education # visiblelearning # teaching 5:05 PM - 4 Jun 2017 28 28 Retweets 60 60 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy I was not the only person to see this tweet and have the following thought... One of my college education profess
Admission Offers Yanked: A Social Media Lesson from Harvard University | deutsch29

Admission Offers Yanked: A Social Media Lesson from Harvard University | deutsch29 : Admission Offers Yanked: A Social Media Lesson from Harvard University On June 04, 2017, the Harvard Crimson posted an article about the university’s yanking its offers of admission for at least ten prospective freshmen. It seems that Harvard officials had an eyeful of some ugly social media postings of these ind

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/5/17

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 6/5/17 Featured Post Plan to outlaw for-profit charters hits online ed too :: SI&A Cabinet Report Testing for Wisdom? | Truth in American Education by mike simpson / 14min Testing for Wisdom? | 


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