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Coding: The New Vocationalism (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice




Jersey Jazzman: Shooting Themselves in the Foot: Teacher Certification and NYC Charter Schools
Jersey Jazzman: Shooting Themselves in the Foot: Teacher Certification and NYC Charter Schools : Shooting Themselves in the Foot: Teacher Certification and NYC Charter Schools When you run the most awesomest schools, you shouldn't have to follow everyone else's rules -- they're only going to keep you from being even more awesome : Teachers at some New York City charter schools may soon have a new
MICHAEL HOLZMAN » Michigan’s Jim Crow Schools
Dropout Nation » Michigan’s Jim Crow Schools : MICHIGAN’S JIM CROW SCHOOLS Mississippi and Michigan are the states in the country with the lowest percentage of African-American students reading at or above grade level in eighth grade. Mississippi teaches just 8 percent of its Black students to read to national standards in middle school; Michigan teaches just 9 percent. [The national average is f
Really, Rahm? The Chicago mayor’s newest far-fetched plan for high schools. - The Washington Post
Really, Rahm? The Chicago mayor’s newest far-fetched plan for high schools. - The Washington Post : Really, Rahm? The Chicago mayor’s newest far-fetched plan for high schools When Chicago officials recently announced their new “Learn, Plan, Succeed initiative” — which requires any student who wants a high school diploma to prove they have a plan for life after high school — they called it, to be
Nevada pursues definition of ‘crimes of moral turpitude’ – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nevada pursues definition of ‘crimes of moral turpitude’ – Las Vegas Review-Journal : Nevada pursues definition of ‘crimes of moral turpitude’ You can’t be a teacher in Nevada if you’ve been convicted of a felony or a “crime of moral turpitude.” Trouble is, the state has no clear definition of the term “moral turpitude” for state Department of Education officials to use when licensing teachers an
Pennsylvania school districts stockpile billions in cash
Pennsylvania school districts stockpile billions in cash : Pennsylvania school districts stockpile billions in cash PITTSBURGH — Action News Investigates has learned Pennsylvania school districts are sitting on more than $4 billion in cash. Some districts are raising taxes even while holding onto millions in cash. School officials said they need to save money for soaring pension costs and other e
In Search of the Elusive Betsy DeVos | Vanity Fair
In Search of the Elusive Betsy DeVos | Vanity Fair : IN SEARCH OF THE ELUSIVE BETSY DEVOS The Education Secretary seems be ducking the press. he Trump administration's suspicion of the press is typified by ditching some daily White House briefings, barring cameras from others and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson straying from the media as if he were still CEO of Exxon Mobil. And then there's Bets
Why Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Graduation Plan Is “Cruel”
Why Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Graduation Plan Is “Cruel” : Why Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Graduation Plan Is “Cruel” Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt By now most have heard about Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Graduation Plan to make students describe what they will do af
Well, It's Tuesday Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Well, It's Tuesday Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Are These the Schools Southerners Want? Are These the Schools Americans Want? 1 by dianeravitch / 17min This is a soul-searching article about the resegregation of schools in the South. After the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, racial disc
Discrimination Against LGBT Youth in US Schools | HRW
Discrimination Against LGBT Youth in US Schools | HRW : “Like Walking Through a Hailstorm” Discrimination Against LGBT Youth in US Schools Summary It’s like walking through a hailstorm... —Polly R. (pseudonym), parent of gender non-conforming son, describing the hostile environment that LGBT children face in schools, Utah, December 2015 Outside the home, schools are the primary vehicles for educa
Reaping What We Sow | radical eyes for equity
Reaping What We Sow | radical eyes for equity : Reaping What We Sow Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Galatians 6 :7 Today marks about a month spent navigating between two polar worlds of responsibility as I approach 60 in a few years. My two grandchildren live with me and I often provide care for them. I also now visit my mother every day as she recovers from a
‘I Quit!’ – Have You Heard
‘I Quit!’ – Have You Heard : ‘I Quit! ’ Have You Heard Episode #21: Teachers Are Leaving and They Want to Tell You Why In this episode of Have You Heard, we hear from teachers who left their jobs – and wanted to tell the world why. Some left *kicking and screaming,* as was the case with Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Shawn Sheehan. Others shared powerful emotional appeals with the world to object t
“Our labor is our weapon.” – Fred Klonsky
“Our labor is our weapon.” – Fred Klonsky : “Our labor is our weapon.” Ken Franklin, me, Debra Lane, Clem Balanoff, Mike Klonsky and Elmondo Pass on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. I liked Ken Franklin the moment he walked into our Lumpen Radio studio for our broadcast/podcast of Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers a couple of weeks ago. You can hear the podcast here. Ken Franklin is p
Pending Train Wreck: Trump’s Budget and Healthcare Cuts on Top of Widespread State Fiscal Crises | janresseger
Pending Train Wreck: Trump’s Budget and Healthcare Cuts on Top of Widespread State Fiscal Crises | janresseger : Pending Train Wreck: Trump’s Budget and Healthcare Cuts on Top of Widespread State Fiscal Crises What’s been happening in our statehouses over the past few weeks may help us picture the train wreck that looms if President Trump’s proposed budget, and/or the repeal-and-replace or total
Learning is social and emotional; our classrooms should be too - The Hechinger Report
Learning is social and emotional; our classrooms should be too - The Hechinger Report : Learning is social and emotional; our classrooms should be too Accountability should not equal punishment My stepson’s inability to read because of a disability didn’t lessen my expectation that his school teach him. Anyone with a child who has an intellectual or learning disability knows that learning entails
State board faces deadline, tough decisions on new federal law for improving schools | EdSource
State board faces deadline, tough decisions on new federal law for improving schools | EdSource : State board faces deadline, tough decisions on new federal law for improving schools With only two meetings left before a mid-September deadline, the State Board of Education is feeling the heat to make progress on the state plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Two of the unsettled issues
John Thompson: Reports highlight hard facts prior to coalition summit - NonDoc
Reports highlight hard facts prior to coalition summit - NonDoc : Reports highlight hard facts prior to coalition summit (U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation/Center for Education and Workforce) A lthough registration for the Potts Family Foundation’s Oklahoma Early Childhood Coalition Business Summit is sold out, a couple of timely studies are in the news as the event approaches on Wednesday. Bro
School Nutrition Programs Eligibility - School Nutrition (CA Dept of Education)
School Nutrition Programs Eligibility - School Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) : School Nutrition Programs Eligibility Each school year, local educational agencies (LEA) must determine and certify a student’s eligibility to qualify for free and reduced-price (F/RP) meals or free milk benefits. This Web page contains School Nutrition Programs (SNP) eligibility information and policies for LEAs th
Here's How The Oil Industry Is Influencing Science Lessons In Public Schools : NPR
Here's How The Oil Industry Is Influencing Science Lessons In Public Schools : NPR : Reading, Writing And Fracking? What The Oil Industry Teaches Oklahoma Students It's a Saturday at Choctaw High School, but for hundreds of Oklahoma teachers, there's a training class in session. Carrie Miller-DeBoer perches atop a stool monitoring a pair of soda bottles linked with a small length of thin plastic
Coding: The New Vocationalism (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Coding: The New Vocationalism (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Coding: The New Vocationalism (Part 1) There is hardly any work we can do or any expenditures we can make that will yield so large a return to our industries as would come from the establishment of educational institutions which would give us skilled hands and trained minds for the conduct of our indust
The Problem With Public Schools Isn’t Low Test Scores. It’s Strategic Disinvestment | gadflyonthewallblog
The Problem With Public Schools Isn’t Low Test Scores. It’s Strategic Disinvestment | gadflyonthewallblog : The Problem With Public Schools Isn’t Low Test Scores. It’s Strategic Disinvestment Imagine you’re settling in to enjoy an article on-line or in your favorite print newspaper and you come across this headline: U.S. Schools Ranked Low Internationally ! Or Out of X Countries, U.S. Places Far
Betsy, Eva, Andrew: The Beginning of the Demise of Teacher Certification or A Cuomo Political Strategy? | Ed In The Apple
Betsy, Eva, Andrew: The Beginning of the Demise of Teacher Certification or A Cuomo Political Strategy? | Ed In The Apple : Betsy, Eva, Andrew: The Beginning of the Demise of Teacher Certification or A Cuomo Political Strategy? Within days of the end of the special session of the state legislature the SUNY Board of Trustees approved a new regulation – teachers in SUNY authorized charter schools a
Alabamians Ask; Trump Administration Enables State Control of Assessments | Truth in American Education
Alabamians Ask; Trump Administration Enables State Control of Assessments | Truth in American Education : Alabamians Ask; Trump Administration Enables State Control of Assessments Alabama State Department of Education Headquarters Alabama Superintendent Sentance sent a letter June 1, 2017, to Acting Deputy Jason Botel of the United States Department of Education (USDE) on behalf of Alabama State

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