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Smart Cities & Social Impact Bonds: Public Education’s Hostile Takeover Part II – Wrench in the Gears



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Webinar: Building ESSA Plans for Equity and Opportunity | Schott Foundation for Public Education

Webinar: Building ESSA Plans for Equity and Opportunity | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Webinar: Building ESSA Plans for Equity and Opportunity Download the slides for this webinar here In June the Schott Foundation hosted 


Seattle Schools Community Forum: Education: The Great Leveler and the Great Divider

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Education: The Great Leveler and the Great Divider : Education: The Great Leveler and the Great Divider Big Education Ape: David Brooks, All-American: A Reader | radical eyes for equity - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2017/07/david-brooks-all-american-reader.html David Brooks had an tense (and some would say awkward) column in the New York Times last week. I
Sexual assault survivors to Betsy DeVos: ‘Exactly who are you here to serve?’ - The Washington Post

Sexual assault survivors to Betsy DeVos: ‘Exactly who are you here to serve?’ - The Washington Post : Sexual assault survivors to Betsy DeVos: ‘Exactly who are you here to serve?’ In the Trump administration, you can learn a lot from a list of invited guests. On Feb. 14, President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held a meeting at the White House with 10 representatives from the world of
PAA-Oregon fighting Stand for Children’s school board power grab | Parents Across America

PAA-Oregon fighting Stand for Children’s school board power grab | Parents Across America : PAA-Oregon fighting Stand for Children’s school board power grab Deb Mayer, a member of the PAA Board of Directors and leader of PAA-Oregon, was mentioned in Diane Ravitch’s blog a couple of weeks ago. Diane shared a link to Deb’s article about the vicious attack on a Portland school board member by Stand
Will Medicaid Cuts Mean the Death of Special Education?

Will Medicaid Cuts Mean the Death of Special Education? : Will Medicaid Cuts Mean the Death of Special Education? The new American Health Care Act (AHCA) will be a disaster for children with special needs. The GOP still doesn’t discuss what those cuts will mean to children with disabilities, even though they appear to be praying awfully hard. Back in May, in a PBS report with Judy Woodruff, corre
CURMUDGUCATION: NY: Warm Bodies for Charters + A Very Special Busted Pencils

CURMUDGUCATION: NY: Warm Bodies for Charters : NY: Warm Bodies for Charters Travel with me to a board meeting at Giant Imaginary Hospital. Board Member #1: We are still unable to fill several openings in the surgical department. What shall we do? Board Member #2: We'll just have to offer a more competitive package, with better pay and better perks. I mean, that's how the free market works, right?
The Jeff Bryant Report: Why Teachers Don’t Trust Betsy DeVos, And Neither Should You

7/13/2016 – Why Teachers Don’t Trust Betsy DeVos, And Neither Should You : The Jeff Bryant Report: Why Teachers Don’t Trust Betsy DeVos, And Neither Should You THIS WEEK: NEA Rejects Trump … Rich Won’t Pay For Schools … Koch School Choice … DeVos Boosts For-Profits … Rural-Urban Edu Gap TOP STORY Why Democrats Should Unite On A Charter School Moratorium By Jeff Bryant “This week, the nation’s lar
Diane Ravitch : The future of public education under Betsy DeVos | KALW

Your Call: The future of public education under Betsy DeVos | KALW : Your Call: The future of public education under Betsy DeVos Listen Listening... 53:01 Tuesday July 11th's broadcast of Your Call We’ll have a conversation with education historian Diane Ravitch about the state of public education under the Trump Administration and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The administration's plan is
‘Go Public’, Trauma Informed Education and EnCorps

‘Go Public’, Trauma Informed Education and EnCorps : ‘Go Public’, Trauma Informed Education and EnCorps Go Public Project - http://gopublicproject.org/ By Thomas Ultican / Tultican A story of intrigue, real education reform and wealthy ignorance. Photo from gopublicproject.org A film maker, Rita Grant, called asking me to join an expert education panel at San Diego State University (SDSU). She sa
All Things Education: When social media meets the academy

All Things Education: When social media meets the academy : When social media meets the academy After I started my PhD program, I gave up much of my social media and blogging activity ( though not all ). This was for reasons of time, energy, but also voice and skills. I read and write so much for school that it's not exactly what I feel like doing when I have free time. In addition, the skills an
DOE civil rights head apologizes for claiming most campus sexual assaults are just drunken hookups

DOE civil rights head apologizes for claiming most campus sexual assaults are just drunken hookups : DOE civil rights head apologizes for claiming most campus sexual assaults are just drunken hookups Candice Jackson, who heads the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, apologized on Thursday for her “flippant” remarks about campus sexual assault, writing in a statement, “I’m so sorry.”
Schools Matter: Getting Personal with Michael Horn in Indy

Schools Matter: Getting Personal with Michael Horn in Indy : Getting Personal with Michael Horn in Indy By Doug Martin “In 15 years from now, half of US universities may be in bankruptcy. In the end I’m excited to see that happen. So pray for Harvard Business School if you wouldn’t mind.” Clayton Christensen (2013) “ Thank God for Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn.” Jeb Bush (NOTE: Michael Hor
Can International Schools Help Immigrant Students? - The Atlantic

Can International Schools Help Immigrant Students? - The Atlantic : The Schools Transforming Immigrant Education Schools for newcomers are trying to better meet their unique needs, but some worry they’re perpetuating segregation practices of old. Katherine Zelaya sits in the front of her math class, leading her table of classmates in a word problem that’s asking them to determine the median and m
OPINION: Has new public funding for a church playground emboldened parochial schools seeking vouchers? - The Hechinger Report

OPINION: Has new public funding for a church playground emboldened parochial schools seeking vouchers? - The Hechinger Report : OPINION: Has new public funding for a church playground emboldened parochial schools seeking vouchers? What may buoy Catholic schools plagued by declining enrollments could pose concerns for our larger democracy On the heels of a significant late June Supreme Court rulin
High-Achieving, Low-Income Students Excluded From Gifted Classes, Investigation Finds

High-Achieving, Low-Income Students Excluded From Gifted Classes, Investigation Finds : High-Achieving, Low-Income Students Excluded From Gifted Classes, Investigation Finds Are smart students from poor families more likely to be overlooked for gifted or high-level math classes? The answer is a resounding yes, a team of North Carolina investigative journalists has found. Last month, led by report
Here’s how New Orleans elementary schools did on standardized tests this spring | The Lens

Here’s how New Orleans elementary schools did on standardized tests this spring | The Lens : Here’s how New Orleans elementary schools did on standardized tests this spring The Louisiana Department of Education released English, math and science standardized test results for elementary schools throughout the state on Wednesday. Nearly half of the 64 Orleans Parish public elementary schools record
Smart Cities & Social Impact Bonds: Public Education’s Hostile Takeover Part II – Wrench in the Gears

Smart Cities & Social Impact Bonds: Public Education’s Hostile Takeover Part II – Wrench in the Gears : Smart Cities & Social Impact Bonds: Public Education’s Hostile Takeover Part II Ed Reform 2.0 is a different variety of privatization from the one to which we’ve become accustomed. End-of-year high-stakes testing, imposition of value-added measures, alignment to Common Core State Standards, and
NEA President: educators remain alarmed by proposed education budget cuts | KRWG

NEA President: educators remain alarmed by proposed education budget cuts | KRWG : NEA President: educators remain alarmed by proposed education budget cuts Commentary: WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. House appropriations subcommittee took the first step towards funding the federal department of education by publicly releasing its budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. On Thursday, the subcommi
On Education, The States Ask: Now What? : NPR Ed : NPR

On Education, The States Ask: Now What? : NPR Ed : NPR : On Education, The States Ask: Now What? The new federal education law is supposed to return to the states greater control over their public schools. But judging from the mood recently at the annual conference of the Education Commission of the States, the states are anything but optimistic about the future, or about the new law. The apprehe
GOP House members seek to cut education budget — but not nearly as deeply as Trump proposed - The Washington Post

GOP House members seek to cut education budget — but not nearly as deeply as Trump proposed - The Washington Post : GOP House members seek to cut education budget — but not nearly as deeply as Trump proposed House Republicans are seeking to cut the Education Department’s budget by $2.4 billion, or 3.5 percent — a substantial reduction, although far smaller than the $9.2 billion in cuts that Presi
Thursday Book Report Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all

Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Thursday Book Report Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Daniel Katz: Charter Schools Should Not Be Allowed to “Certify” Unqualified Teachers 4 by dianeravitch / 39min Daniel Katz prepares secondary school teachers at Seton Hall University. He knows the importance of having highly qualified professiona
On Healthcare and Poverty: The Ill-informed and Heartless U.S.A. | radical eyes for equity

On Healthcare and Poverty: The Ill-informed and Heartless U.S.A. | radical eyes for equity : On Healthcare and Poverty: The Ill-informed and Heartless U.S.A. The healthcare debate spurred by the election of Trump has overlapped with my own adventures with the healthcare system due to my accident at the end of 2016 and my parents’ serious and fatal health events throughout the summer of 2017. As a
Momentum Against Charter Schools Grows as NEA Joins NAACP in Demanding a Moratorium | janresseger

Momentum Against Charter Schools Grows as NEA Joins NAACP in Demanding a Moratorium | janresseger : Momentum Against Charter Schools Grows as NEA Joins NAACP in Demanding a Moratorium Last week that nation’s largest labor union, the National Education Association (NEA), passed an important new policy statement on charter schools. In the test-driven climate created by the 2001 No Child Left Behind
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The Grifters

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The Grifters : The Grifters Mike Klonsky @mikeklonsky Grifter family. https:// twitter.com/erictrump/stat us/884897415010041857 … 7:03 PM - 12 Jul 2017 1 1 Retweet 3 3 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy Follow Eric Trump ✔ @EricTrump This is the EXACT reason they viciously attack our family! They can't stand that we are extremely close and will ALWAYS support each o
La. BESE Member Kira Orange Jones and NM Acting Chancellor Chris Ruszkowski Are Married. | deutsch29

La. BESE Member Kira Orange Jones and NM Acting Chancellor Chris Ruszkowski Are Married. | deutsch29 : La. BESE Member Kira Orange Jones and NM Acting Chancellor Chris Ruszkowski Are Married. In September 2016, Teach for America (TFA) Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans-Delta Region and Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) member, Kira Orange Jones, announced tha

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/12/17 Featured Post How Teachers Should Respond to Guilt Trips - Teacher Habits Who’s Afraid of Professional Teachers? | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. by mike simpson / 11min Who’s Afraid of 

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