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DeVos says school spending and student outcomes aren’t related, but recent research suggests otherwise | Chalkbeat




There’s More to Teaching Than Telling – Live Long and Prosper
There’s More to Teaching Than Telling – Live Long and Prosper : There’s More to Teaching Than Telling It’s important for teachers to have content knowledge before they try to teach. Peter Greene – Curmudgucation – wrote, Expertise Yes, 

Republicans Reverse Tax Cuts in Kansas - The Atlantic

Republicans Reverse Tax Cuts in Kansas - The Atlantic : The Death of Kansas's Conservative Experiment Republicans in the state legislature on Tuesday voted to reverse Governor Sam Brownback’s signature tax cuts, dealing a blow to the kind of fiscal policy the Trump administration wants to enact nationally. The nation’s most aggressive experiment in conservative economic policy is dead. Republican
Read James Comey's prepared testimony for Senate Intel

Read James Comey's prepared testimony for Senate Intel : 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty' — read James Comey’s explosive statement about Donald Trump Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday. His opening remarks were published on Wednesday. In his statement, Comey recounts a January 27 dinner with President Donald Tru
Buying Influence – Have You Heard

Buying Influence – Have You Heard : Buying Influence Have You Heard Episode #19: Big Money and School Board Elections Today’s $17 million question: how did school boards become the must-have accessory for the donor who has everything? That’s the question that Jack Schneider and I put to researcher Rebecca Jacobsen, who has been studying the role of big donors in school board races across the coun
Kaffer: The broken promises of school choice

Kaffer: The broken promises of school choice : Nancy Kaffer: The broken promises of school choice Video: http://on.freep.com/2rDuQ6V Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy, according to the ideology of charter school advocates, shouldn't exist. Twenty-four years ago, that was the promise of Michigan's charter school movement, helmed by Betsy DeVos, now U.S. Secretary of Education: The market can solve th
Day of the Spy Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all

Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Day of the Spy Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all New York: NYSAPE Blasts State ESSA Plan 2 by dianeravitch / 35min New York State Allies for Public Education represents more than 50 parent and teacher organizations. It has led the Opt Out movement, in which 20% of the eligible children have refused t
Take Action to Save Afterschool: President Trump's budget eliminates funding for afterschool and summer programs

Afterschool Alliance : Take Action to Save Afterschool President Trump's budget eliminates funding for afterschool and summer programs Afterschool Alliance :
Sacramento Schools Ready To Put Farm-To-Fork Into Student Lunches « CBS Sacramento

Sacramento Schools Ready To Put Farm-To-Fork Into Student Lunches « CBS Sacramento : Sacramento Schools Ready To Put Farm-To-Fork Into Student Lunches SACRAMENTO — The farm-to-fork lifestyle is blooming in one Sacramento school district. Sacramento City Unified is launching its Central Kitchen Project, where food will be prepared locally and sent to schools. The project is being funded by Measure
DeVos says school spending and student outcomes aren’t related, but recent research suggests otherwise | Chalkbeat

DeVos says school spending and student outcomes aren’t related, but recent research suggests otherwise | Chalkbeat : DeVos says school spending and student outcomes aren’t related, but recent research suggests otherwise M ore money is not the answer for schools, suggested U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in Senate testimony Tuesday — but a wave of new studies show that additional money for sc
Betsy DeVos is 'peripherally aware' that people don't like her - LA Times

Betsy DeVos is 'peripherally aware' that people don't like her - LA Times : Betsy DeVos is 'peripherally aware' that people don't like her What exactly would a federal school voucher program look like, and would it fund schools that discriminate against students based on their gender, religion, race or sexual orientation? That question was a major flash point — once again — on Tuesday as senators
Russ on Reading: On Teaching Well: Five Lessons from Long Experience

Russ on Reading: On Teaching Well: Five Lessons from Long Experience : On Teaching Well: Five Lessons from Long Experience Today I turned 70 years old. I have no idea how this happened. I was going along, struggling to do the best I could and then suddenly I woke up and this old guy was staring back at me from the mirror. Turning 70, though, has its advantages. One of those advantages comes from
After Acrimonious Standoff, One State Legislature Rejects DeVos-ALEC School Privatization Scheme | janresseger

After Acrimonious Standoff, One State Legislature Rejects DeVos-ALEC School Privatization Scheme | janresseger : After Acrimonious Standoff, One State Legislature Rejects DeVos-ALEC School Privatization Scheme Unless you are a parent or a taxpayer in Nevada, you will probably conclude that this blog post doesn’t relate to you. But the defeat of Nevada’s ALEC -driven plan for Education Savings Acc
Stability and Change in a Four Decade Career in Teaching (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

Stability and Change in a Four Decade Career in Teaching (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Stability and Change in a Four Decade Career in Teaching (Part 2) In 1963, I and my family moved to Washington, D.C. where I taught history at Cardozo High School and also trained returned Peace Corps volunteers to teach in urban settings. Called a “master teacher,” I taught t
Belittling Parents and Ignoring Evidence Won't Work | Truth in American Education

Belittling Parents and Ignoring Evidence Won't Work | Truth in American Education : Belittling Parents and Ignoring Evidence Won't Work The Collaborative for Student Success (CSS) recently posted a particularly snarky piece blasting the moms who have been fighting back against the miseducation to which their children are being subjected under Common Core (CC). CSS is a propaganda outfit created b
Indiana Ed Reform Ghostwriter Al Hubbard Will Not Join DeVos as US Deputy Ed Sec | deutsch29

Indiana Ed Reform Ghostwriter Al Hubbard Will Not Join DeVos as US Deputy Ed Sec | deutsch29 : Indiana Ed Reform Ghostwriter Al Hubbard Will Not Join DeVos as US Deputy Ed Sec US Ed sec Betsy DeVos had been vetting Indiana businessman Al Hubbard for the position of US deputy secretary of education. However, even though Hubbard avidly supports DeVos and her voucher-centric ed agenda, he has decide
NPE issues a position statement on charter schools - Network For Public Education

NPE issues a position statement on charter schools - Network For Public Education : NPE issues a position statement on charter schools Diane Ravitch did far more than criticize the Democrats in her recently published article entitled Don’t Like Betsy DeVos? Blame the Democrats . She reminded us that privatization did not begin with vouchers and Betsy DeVos. Charter schools, supported by both part

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

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