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Senators accuse DeVos of ‘quick about-face’ on climate change - The Washington Post
Senators accuse DeVos of ‘quick about-face’ on climate change - The Washington Post : Senators accuse DeVos of ‘quick about-face’ on climate change A conservative think tank that does not believe in human-induced climate change has been sending to hundreds of thousands of K-12 and college science teachers materials that reject basic principles on which nearly all climate scientists agree — and no
Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda June 21-22 (CA Dept of Education)
ACSE Agenda June 21-22, 2017 - Administration & Support (CA Dept of Education) : ACSE Agenda June 21-22, 2017 Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda . Agenda Times Are Approximate and Are Provided for Convenience Only Items may be re-ordered to be heard on any day of the noticed meeting. The order of business may be changed without notice. Every effort will be made to Webc
Recent DeVos Hires Bode Ill For Student Rights
Recent DeVos Hires Bode Ill For Student Rights : Recent DeVos Hires Bode Ill For Student Rights “It’s hard to predict what DeVos will do to protect students from discrimination and where, and for whom, her department would enforce protections. However, based on some of her personnel decisions, there is a great deal of cause for concern … Federal programs affecting students’ rights, and the enforc
Are Trump and DeVos Waging a War on Teachers? - Center for American Progress
Are Trump and DeVos Waging a War on Teachers? - Center for American Progress : Are Trump and DeVos Waging a War on Teachers? Throughout his campaign and time in office, President Donald Trump has touted being a “ tremendous believer in education .” And Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has repeatedly called for “ equal opportunity for all kids .” However, neither Trump nor DeVos has demonstrated
California Legislator: For-Profit Charters Are Ripping Off Taxpayers | Diane Ravitch's blog
California Legislator: For-Profit Charters Are Ripping Off Taxpayers | Diane Ravitch's blog : California Legislator: For-Profit Charters Are Ripping Off Taxpayers Kevin McCarthy, State Assemblyman from Sacramento, published a terrific article in the Sacramento Bee with Joshua Pechthalt, president of the California Federation of Teachers, explaining what a rip-off for-profit charters are. The last
Students perform better at schools offering extra services on campus, study finds | EdSource
Students perform better at schools offering extra services on campus, study finds | EdSource : Students perform better at schools offering extra services on campus, study finds chools that offer dental care, mental health counseling, food assistance and other services have a significant and measurable positive impact on student achievement, according to research released this week by the Learning
Charter school segregation lawsuit goes to U.S. appeals court | NOLA.com
Charter school segregation lawsuit goes to U.S. appeals court | NOLA.com : Charter school segregation lawsuit goes to U.S. appeals court 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 New Orleans that is 62 perce
Trump Appointee In Office Overseeing Sex Ed Programs Is A Major Abstinence Advocate | HuffPost
Trump Appointee In Office Overseeing Sex Ed Programs Is A Major Abstinence Advocate | HuffPost : Trump Appointee In Office Overseeing Sex Ed Programs Is A Major Abstinence Advocate Valerie Huber has comprehensive sex education advocates scared. The Trump administration’s latest Department of Health and Human Services appointee has a long history of working against comprehensive sexual health educ
Betsy DeVos: When an Opponent of Government Joins the Government | janresseger
Betsy DeVos: When an Opponent of Government Joins the Government | janresseger : Betsy DeVos: When an Opponent of Government Joins the Government Are you tired of hearing Betsy DeVos repeat her one idea about education—that parents should have the right to choose their children’s school? Why does she not branch out a little bit at least and consider the issues that are supposed to be within the p
CURMUDGUCATION: The Long Run
CURMUDGUCATION: The Long Run : The Long Run Raising tiny humans is nuts. It is nuclear space brain science jumping-over-the-Grand-Canyon-on-a-tricycle nuts. And yet I am hopeful. I come at that hopefulness from a not-entirely-usual perspective. I am, aa of yesterday, the father of two new twin boys, and my wife and I are contemplating the tremendous challenge we have been set. These tiny humans a
The Toll of Coming Out For Your Trans Child By My Purple Umbrella - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : The Toll of Coming Out For Your Trans Child By My Purple Umbrella “Hey, long time no see! How’s your son?” Throat closes, chest tightens, every sounds begins to amplify. Stammering often follows, as if the ability to speak is gone. The familiar barrage of the all same damn questions drown out everything. Momentary paralysis takes over. “Do I lie and say fine?” “Shoul
NYC Educator: Career and College Ready
NYC Educator: Career and College Ready : Career and College Ready Queens City Councilman Rory Lancman is upset about college readiness rates in the city. He says that students graduate from high school at twice the rate of college readiness. And if you go strictly by the stats, he's absolutely right. If you read his argument, it's tough to find fault with it. But if you look a little deeper, ther
solidaridad: Charter schools harm students
solidaridad: Charter schools harm students : Charter schools harm students Remediation costs from charter high school “graduates” getting into college, but not having basic proficiency are astronomical both in terms of economics, and in demoralizing students. Education legal scholars like Robert D. Skeels have called for wealthy charter school executives and their unelected boards of directors to

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