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Portland woman sues Betsy DeVos for delaying rules targeting for-profit schools | OregonLive.com
Portland woman sues Betsy DeVos for delaying rules targeting for-profit schools | OregonLive.com : Portland woman sues Betsy DeVos for delaying rules targeting for-profit schools Niesha Wright, 40, completed an associate's degree program at ITT Tech but soon discovered that the degree and the school's credits were not respected or transferable. ( Courtesy of Niesha Wright ) BY ANDREW THEEN atheen
Beyond Testing | Deborah Meier on Education
Beyond Testing | Deborah Meier on Education : Beyond Testing Dear Friends and Family, I want to let you know that my new book, Beyond Testing: Seven Assessments of Students and Schools More Effective Than Standardized Tests is out and is currently being offered at a discount by TC Press! Below is a description of the book : Beyond Testing describes seven forms of assessment that are more effectiv
H-E-B's Butt pledges $50 million more to education efforts | The Texas Tribune
H-E-B's Butt pledges $50 million more to education efforts | The Texas Tribune : H-E-B's Butt pledges $50 million more to education efforts One of Texas’ most prominent philanthropists made another splash Monday, pledging $50 million to a program that will train public school teachers. Student teacher Antonio Salmeron teaches a class as part of the UTeach Program at UT-Austin on July 10, 2017. Au
Sacramento Then and Now
Sacramento Then and Now : Sacramento Then and Now Sacramento Historic Photos: K Street Then and Now https://shar.es/1BVZMI It was a hot summer day in Sacramento, California’s capital city, in 1965. The cool water of a local public pool beckoned, three blocks away. Alone, I strolled there, ambling past manicured lawns in a suburban burg next to the American River. This pool, part of the city of Sa
Why Democrats Should Follow the NEA, NAACP and Black Lives Matter and Unite On A Charter School Moratorium | Alternet
Why Democrats Should Follow the NEA, NAACP and Black Lives Matter and Unite On A Charter School Moratorium | Alternet : Why Democrats Should Follow the NEA, NAACP and Black Lives Matter and Unite On A Charter School Moratorium Another rallying point labor and civil rights agree on. Photo Credit: www.j4jalliance.com/gallery/ Democrats know that success for their party relies on bringing labor and
CURMUDGUCATION: Meet the New Boss
CURMUDGUCATION: Meet the New Boss : Meet the New Boss If there was one thing that was going to be a hallmark of the Betsy DeVos Depatrment of Education, it was going to be their studious hands-off approach. Previous departments may have used all manner of extra-legislative legerdemain to impose their will on the states (Common Core arm-twisting, Race to the Top bribery, waiver-based extortion). E
Take it from a New Orleans charter school teacher: Parents don't always get school choice right - LA Times
Take it from a New Orleans charter school teacher: Parents don't always get school choice right - LA Times : Take it from a New Orleans charter school teacher: Parents don't always get school choice right Cohen — isn’t that a ghetto school?” the mom filling out her son’s application to a New Orleans high school asked me. It was July of 2015, and we were sitting across from each other at an open e
Charter Schools: Who Is Working Together to Improve Them? – Cloaking Inequity
Charter Schools: Who Is Working Together to Improve Them? – Cloaking Inequity : Charter Schools: Who Is Working Together to Improve Them? During the past decade the number of students in charter schools has nearly tripled , with approximately 3.1 million students enrolled in 2016-17. In fact, one in eight black students now attend s a charter in the United States. But while the popularity of char
DeVos and Defrauding | By Christopher Brauchli | Common Dreams
DeVos and Defrauding | By Christopher Brauchli | Common Dreams : DeVos and Defrauding "Not surprisingly, in this administration, if a choice has to be made between taking steps to help the needy, in this case students, or the taxpayer, the taxpayer wins." Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has moved quickly to dismantle Obama-era regulations aimed at protecting students from predatory for-profit sch
Seattle Schools Community Forum: HALA and Public Schools
Seattle Schools Community Forum: HALA and Public Schools : HALA and Public Schools You may recall that when the Mayor's HALA plan for our city came out, the plan consistently referred to schools as "amenities." That's just wrong because no city is great without great schools which are part of the infrastructure of a city. (They also had it in the plan that if the City built housing that could sup
Fear and Longing: Life for Students with Undocumented Parents
Fear and Longing: Life for Students with Undocumented Parents : Fear and Longing: Life for Students with Undocumented Parents With parents targeted for deportation, students are traumatized, often unable to learn - and increasingly turn to educators for solace and advice. AUSTIN, Texas—”Would you go?” This is the question that silences 16-year-old Jacqui, tightens her wide smile into a thin line,
CURMUDGUCATION: What About Flat Earthers?
CURMUDGUCATION: What About Flat Earthers? : What About Flat Earthers? This week the Denver Post ran an.... intriguing? unexpected? gob-smacking? piece about the Flat Earther community in the US , which is, for some reason, centered in Colorado. And these folks are committed. You might think that this is some sort of hipster irony thing, like the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster . But take a
Nancy Willard: Deliberate Indifference to a Hostile Environment: A Call for Attorneys to Protect Vulnerable Students
Education Law Prof Blog : Deliberate Indifference to a Hostile Environment: A Call for Attorneys to Protect Vulnerable Students By Nancy Willard Public school districts violate federal civil rights laws when discriminatory harassment of students based on race, color, national origin, sex, or disability is sufficiently serious to create a hostile environment that is interfering with the students’
Emily Talmage; Is Wall Street About To Take Over Public Education Once And For All? | PopularResistance.Org
Is Wall Street About To Take Over Public Education Once And For All? | PopularResistance.Org : Is Wall Street About To Take Over Public Education Once And For All? Across the country, teachers are being asked to collect, record, and slog through mountains of data that “experts” insist is meant to improve their practice. There are pre-assessments and post-assessments, habits of work rubrics, writi
The Supreme Court, religion and the future of school choice
The Supreme Court, religion and the future of school choice : The Supreme Court, religion and the future of school choice The Supreme Court recently decided that Trinity Lutheran Church should be eligible for a Missouri state grant covering the cost of recycled playground surfaces. Though the state originally rejected the church’s application on grounds of separation of church and state, the Supr
Detroit district may rethink authorizing charter schools
Detroit district may rethink authorizing charter schools : Detroit district may rethink authorizing charter schools The Detroit Public Schools Community District currently authorizes 13 charter schools. From almost the moment Michigan began allowing charter schools more than 20 years ago, the Detroit school district has been active in authorizing them. But that could soon change. Members of the b
Schools of Thought: The War Over Public Education and Charter Schools - NBC News
Schools of Thought: The War Over Public Education and Charter Schools - NBC News : Schools of Thought: The War Over Public Education and Charter Schools NBC News’ Craig Melvin goes inside the fight over charter schools by visiting an all-boys high school in West Philadelphia. He also sits down with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for her first network news interview. Schools of Thought: The Wa
School choice at the top of Betsy Devos' agenda - Videos - CBS News
School choice at the top of Betsy Devos' agenda - Videos - CBS News : School choice at the top of Betsy Devos' agenda President Trump and Education Sec. Betsy Devos have placed school choice at the top of their education agenda. Their proposed agenda calls for hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for vouchers and charter schools. But some educators in rural areas are worried about cuts to f
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES “I’m here because I oppose how education in Germany is structured, that they’re training us to be workers and not thinkers.” -- Hendro Myrow, 18, a student in Hamburg. Sydney Chaffee, 2017 National Teacher of the Year Let’s work to ensure that education represents liberation. Let’s keep our ears and hearts open to our students’
TEACHER VOICE: When it comes to teacher training, the U.S. could learn a thing or two from Canada - The Hechinger Report
TEACHER VOICE: When it comes to teacher training, the U.S. could learn a thing or two from Canada - The Hechinger Report : TEACHER VOICE: When it comes to teacher training, the U.S. could learn a thing or two from Canada How the province of Alberta handles preparation and certification here and how do teachers get their training in preparation for the demands of the 21 st century classroom? This
What they just did to the Illinois teacher pension system. | Fred Klonsky
What they just did to the Illinois teacher pension system. | Fred Klonsky : What they just did to the Illinois teacher pension system Tier III pensions and Governor Rauner is smiling. On Friday evening those of us who are members of the Illinois Teachers Retirement System received an email blast informing us that “significant changes” had taken place to the pension system as a result of the budge
Author strips key parts of bill requiring more transparency in school spending | EdSource
Author strips key parts of bill requiring more transparency in school spending | EdSource : Author strips key parts of bill requiring more transparency in school spending The author of legislation that would have required school districts to detail how much state funding they give to each school has stripped that language from the bill. Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, agreed to change A
No Snow Monday Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : No Snow Monday Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Ed Berger: The Stealth Coup to Destroy the American Dream 1 by dianeravitch / 43min Ed Berger, a retired teacher who lives in Arizona and is active in the struggle to save public schools, has written a powerful post about the billionaire-funded movemen
Badass Teachers Association: Chronicles of a Special Needs Parent by Melissa Tomlinson
Badass Teachers Association: Chronicles of a Special Needs Parent by Melissa Tomlinson : Chronicles of a Special Needs Parent by Melissa Tomlinson Special needs parenting is highly emotional and highly complicated. We have to develop really thick skin. At home, our kids are normal. In the street, it sometimes surprises us how different our babies are. Picture this, we roll up, and a group of real
Betsy DeVos' Hard Line on Every Student Succeeds Act | Truth in American Education
Betsy DeVos' Hard Line on Every Student Succeeds Act | Truth in American Education : Betsy DeVos’ Hard Line on Every Student Succeeds Act We can file this under “we told you so.” The New York Times notes that states are surprised by the hard line that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education now has in their enforcement of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Educati
John White Forgot Something on Several Years of Ethics Disclosures: His Wife. | deutsch29
John White Forgot Something on Several Years of Ethics Disclosures: His Wife. | deutsch29 : John White Forgot Something on Several Years of Ethics Disclosures: His Wife. In October 2015, I wrote a post in which I examined Louisiana state superintendent John White’s ethics filings. As state superintendent of education, White is required to annually file a Tier 1 personal financial disclosure repor

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/9/17 Featured Post With A Brooklyn Accent: How Charter Schools Have Stifled Educational Innovation and Fought the Opt Out Movement CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Stuff To Read Edition + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION by mike simpson / 7h CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Stuff To Read Edition (7/9) : ICYMI: Stuff To Read Edition (7/9) Yeah, I'm short a clever title this we


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