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Who’s Afraid of Professional Teachers? | Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
Who’s Afraid of Professional Teachers? | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : Who’s Afraid of Professional Teachers? New York’s charter school sector, apparently. Politico reports that the charter sector has potentially won a much desired prize: permission to “certify” their own teachers. The SUNY Charter Institute, which grants charters and oversees some of the state’s most influential charter networks, release
How Teachers Should Respond to Guilt Trips - Teacher Habits
How Teachers Should Respond to Guilt Trips - Teacher Habits : How Teachers Should Respond to Guilt Trips I’m currently writing a book about teacher exhaustion. Before I started, I emailed readers of this blog and asked if they’d share their stories. I wondered what they thought contributed to their exhaustion. One teacher wrote back: Another factor is the ‘guilt trip’ administration lays on teach
Super-rich Will Not Save the World Vis-a-vis Vampire/Parasitic Principles - LA Progressive
Super-rich Will Not Save the World Vis-a-vis Vampire/Parasitic Principles - LA Progressive : Super-rich Will Not Save the World Vis-a-vis Vampire/Parasitic Principles I ndeed, the young are tethered to a slumber land of no ideas or ideals. Shackled to the beasts of debt and endless consumer-rent-mortgage-fee- levy-tax-fine-surcharge-hidden add on Capitalist. They amble to the nearest Starbucks an
TEACHER TENURE BILL ONLY ABOUT MONEY, NOT COMPETENCY - Perdaily.com
TEACHER TENURE BILL ONLY ABOUT MONEY, NOT COMPETENCY - Perdaily.com : TEACHER TENURE BILL ONLY ABOUT MONEY, NOT COMPETENCY San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley Weber's proposed bill to extend the present two year time necessary for attaining tenured job security actually has nothing to do with teacher competency, but rather has everything to do with the prospective bankruptcy of California school dist
CURMUDGUCATION: Collective Freedom
CURMUDGUCATION: Collective Freedom : Collective Freedom The tension between individual freedom and collective action, between what the individual wants and what the community wants, between the needs of the many and the needs of the few-- that tension has been with us since Day One. Puritans came here to declare,"This will be a place where people are free to worship as they please-- as long as it
Seattle Schools Community Forum: The Stranger vs The Seattle Times: School Board Endorsements
Seattle Schools Community Forum: The Stranger vs The Seattle Times: School Board Endorsements : The Stranger vs The Seattle Times: School Board Endorsements District IV: Times - Eden Mack The Times gave Mack their strongest endorsement for school board as compared to Chelsea Byers (tepid, both with what the Times said and what Byers said) and Alec Cooper (short). Eden Mack is fully prepared to be
Tell SUNY: Every Child Deserves a Well-Prepared Teacher - Network For Public Education
Tell SUNY: Every Child Deserves a Well-Prepared Teacher - Network For Public Education : Every Child Deserves a Well-Prepared Teacher Sign our letter to the SUNY Board of Trustees asking them to make sure that every New York student is taught by a professionally trained teacher. To: SUNY Board of Trustees From: [Your Name] We the undersigned New Yorkers are deeply concerned about the hastily intr
Ahead of unification, Orleans school district formalizes warning system for charters | The Lens
Ahead of unification, Orleans school district formalizes warning system for charters | The Lens : Ahead of unification, Orleans school district formalizes warning system for charters The Orleans Parish school district has started to use a system of warning letters similar to those sent by the state Department of Education to hold charter schools accountable for breaking education law and their ch
Education Should Deliver Us from Racism and Trumpism - LA Progressive
Education Should Deliver Us from Racism and Trumpism - LA Progressive : Education Should Deliver Us from Racism and Trumpism 9 Aug 1930, Marion, Indiana, USA — After being accused of murdering Claude Deeter, 23 and assaulting his girlfriend Mary Ball, 19 two young African-American men are taken from the Grand County Jail and lynched in the public square. Photographed by Lawrence Beitler. — Image
My testimony to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction | BustED Pencils
My testimony to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction | BustED Pencils : My testimony to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Good afternoon. My name is Tim Slekar and I am the Dean of the School of Education at Edgewood College. Let me be clear from the outset. Our teacher shortage is a manufactured crisis that has resulted in an Exodus from the profession and has routed potential tea
Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg back controversial education program in East Africa - Business Insider
Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg back controversial education program in East Africa - Business Insider : Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are backing a controversial education program in East Africa "Personalized learning" is one of the trendiest educational theories in Silicon Valley right now. It involves each student learning at his or her own pace, generally through the aid of technology, and it
Feds Find Fewer States Meeting Special Ed Obligations - Disability Scoop
Feds Find Fewer States Meeting Special Ed Obligations - Disability Scoop : Feds Find Fewer States Meeting Special Ed Obligations Less than half of states are meeting their obligations to appropriately serve students with disabilities under the nation’s special education law, federal education officials say. In an annual review, the U.S. Department of Education found that only 22 states deserved t
A New Study Says Offline Bullying Is Still A Much Bigger Problem Than Cyberbullying
A New Study Says Offline Bullying Is Still A Much Bigger Problem Than Cyberbullying : A New Study Says Offline Bullying Is Still A Much Bigger Problem Than Cyberbullying Despite the hype, children are much more likely to be bullied offline than on, and it's very rare for cyberbullying to happen on its own, according to a new report. Despite widespread media concerns, cyberbullying is still a rela
Unions blast SUNY Board for ‘watered down’ charter school teacher training plan – The Legislative Gazette
Unions blast SUNY Board for ‘watered down’ charter school teacher training plan – The Legislative Gazette : Unions blast SUNY Board for ‘watered down’ charter school teacher training plan NYSUT and the United University Professions are blasting a SUNY Board of Trustees proposal to allow high-performing charter schools to set up their own training programs for teachers. Both unions accused the cha
Nashville schools lose half of newest teachers within three years on the job
Nashville schools lose half of newest teachers within three years on the job : Nashville schools lose half of newest teachers within three years on the job Over 50 percent of the teachers leaving Metro Nashville Public Schools are within their first three years of teaching, according to district officials. It's a concerning statistic for Nashville schools leaders, who presented retention and recr
Wednesday Full House Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Wednesday Full House Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Texas: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to Public Schools: Starve by dianeravitch / 20min Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is the most powerful figure in state government. He is also the most loathsome person in the government. He had a talk show before he was ele
'Reset' Of Regulations By DeVos Prompts Hearings : NPR Ed : NPR
'Reset' Of Regulations By DeVos Prompts Hearings : NPR Ed : NPR : Back To The Starting Line On Regulating For-Profit Colleges Betsy DeVos has put the brakes on two Obama-era regulations aimed at protecting student borrowers. Beginning with two public hearings this week, one in Washington, D.C., on Monday and a second today in Dallas, the Education Department is asking stakeholders to go back to t
David Brooks, All-American: A Reader | radical eyes for equity
David Brooks, All-American: A Reader | radical eyes for equity : David Brooks, All-American: A Reader The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. “The Second Coming,” William Butler Yeats Like Donald Trump and his Stepford Wives sons, David Brooks embodies much of what is wrong with the good ol’ U.S. of A. and the hollow failure that is the mainstream media, no
ECOT Appeals to OH Supreme Court after Trial Court, Appeals Court and OH Dept. of Ed. Reject Excuses | janresseger
ECOT Appeals to OH Supreme Court after Trial Court, Appeals Court and OH Dept. of Ed. Reject Excuses | janresseger : ECOT Appeals to OH Supreme Court after Trial Court, Appeals Court and OH Dept. of Ed. Reject Excuses The serialized saga of the years-long theft of tax dollars by Ohio’s Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) has been exciting. It seems, however, that the story may be ending. And
Badass Teachers Association: Mississippi, What Do You Think You Are Doing? by Amanda Koonlaba
Badass Teachers Association: Mississippi, What Do You Think You Are Doing? by Amanda Koonlaba : Mississippi, What Do You Think You Are Doing? by Amanda Koonlaba Originally posted at: http://www.msedblog.net/2016/06/29/koonlaba-mississippi-what-do-you-think-you-are-doing/ I’ve just read the most depressing article this morning from back in the spring about Detroit’s schools. It tells about how muc
John White and Katherine Westerhold | deutsch29
John White and Katherine Westerhold | deutsch29 : John White and Katherine Westerhold On October 01, 2015, the Times-Picayune published a social scene article entitled, “All You Need is NOMA’s Love in the Garden.” As is usual for the society pages, names of notable attendees were published, including that of Louisiana state superintendent and the woman who accompanied him (underlining added): Oth
The Slippery Slope of Standards-Based Education - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People
The Slippery Slope of Standards-Based Education - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People : The Slippery Slope of Standards-Based Education The Standoff in Idaho Over Science Standards Reveals The Slippery Slope of Standards-Based Education Co-authored by Idahoans Mary Ollie, Mila Woods, and Victoria M. Young The uproar over Idaho’s proposed science standards is a grand dem
Pay for Success – Also Known as Social Impact Bonds, Senator Orrin Hatch & the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) | Seattle Education
Pay for Success – Also Known as Social Impact Bonds, Senator Orrin Hatch & the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) | Seattle Education : Pay for Success – Also Known as Social Impact Bonds, Senator Orrin Hatch & the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Back in the early 2000’s Sun Microsystems’ Scott McNealy described the pending merger between Hewlett-Packard and Compaq as “the sound of two garbage t
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Back to the PTA Fundraising Sharing Discussion
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Back to the PTA Fundraising Sharing Discussion : Back to the PTA Fundraising Sharing Discussion We're revisiting this issue because it seems to be receiving more and more attention, both nationally and here in Seattle. Again, this comes back to the question of equity which gets trickier because PTA is a private organization that encourages both kinds of parent eng
No Status Quo in Wisconsin! | BustED Pencils
No Status Quo in Wisconsin! | BustED Pencils : No Status Quo in Wisconsin! Since testifying against the Wisconsin DPI (Department of Public Instruction) teacher license rule changes , some have suggested that I am simply a defender of the status quo . That my insistence on “standards” means I wish to keep in place the current system. Nothing can be further from the truth. Here is a direct quote f
A Note About Identity and The Light That Guides Us | The Jose Vilson
A Note About Identity and The Light That Guides Us | The Jose Vilson : A NOTE ABOUT IDENTITY AND THE LIGHT THAT GUIDES US Recently, I wrote on Medium about my racial identity and how my blackness shapes the way I view the world. Observe: The idea of joy and love as expressed by marginalized cultures gets lost in America. It also stands to reason that many of us who are labeled first- or second-ge
Audio: LAUSD board members will soon rank among California's highest-paid municipal officials | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: LAUSD board members will soon rank among California's highest-paid municipal officials | 89.3 KPCC : LAUSD board members will soon rank among California's highest-paid municipal officials Mónica Ratliff learned the hard way: in Los Angeles, there's no such thing as a "part-time" school board member. Halfway through her four years on the L.A. Unified School Board, Ratliff took a part-time t
California School Climate, Health, & Learning Survey System - Health (CA Dept of Education)
Resources - Health (CA Dept of Education) : California School Climate, Health, & Learning Survey System Information on resources for health services and programs, including research and data collection on youth health behaviors. Funding Results Youth Risk Behavior Survey Participation Note: Recipients and funding amounts are subject to budget and administrative adjustments. Proposed funding resul

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