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Author shelves teacher tenure bill; surprise alternative emerges | EdSource





Betsy DeVos Calls for New Way Forward on Sexual Assault, But No Specifics - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Betsy DeVos Calls for New Way Forward on Sexual Assault, But No Specifics - Politics K-12 - Education Week : Betsy DeVos Calls for New Way Forward on Sexual Assault, But No Specifics Washington U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos says that Obama-era guidance on combating sexual assault needs a makeover. But she hasn't been specific about what, exactly, she would like to see changed. "We'll ge
Digital Classrooms As Data Factories – Wrench in the Gears
Digital Classrooms As Data Factories – Wrench in the Gears : Digital Classrooms As Data Factories Yesterday I shared an introductory essay to my series “Education in the Cloud,” which included the slide presentation “ Big Data vs Teachers .” Today’s post features “Digital Classrooms As Data Factories.” Slide Presentation: Digital Classrooms As Data Factories My goal for this series is to make it
CURMUDGUCATION: Librarians Take Reading Level Stand
CURMUDGUCATION: Librarians Take Reading Level Stand : Librarians Take Reading Level Stand One of the weird little sideshows of modern ed reform has been an unhealthy preoccupation with reading levels. What lots of folks heard Common Core say was that we had to lock students in to their lexile reading score level (whether the Core said exactly that or not is another debate, That in turn has trigge
English Learner Roadmap - Step Forward in Computer Science Education (CA Dept of Education)
English Learner Roadmap - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Board of Education Approves “English Learner Roadmap” to Help More than 1.4 Million California Students SACRAMENTO— The State Board of Education on Wednesday approved a revolutionary “English Learner Roadmap” to help California’s more than 1,000 local school districts welcome, understand, and educate the diverse population of stud
The Racist Origins of Private School Vouchers - Center for American Progress
The Racist Origins of Private School Vouchers - Center for American Progress : The Racist Origins of Private School Vouchers About three and a half hours southwest of Washington, D.C., nestled in the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont is Prince Edward County, a rural community that was thrust into the history books more than 60 years ago when county officials chose to close its segregated pub
It Must Be Nice - Teacher Habits
It Must Be Nice - Teacher Habits : It Must Be Nice It’s midsummer, which means that if you’re a teacher you’ve likely heard some version of “It must be nice” from some of your non-teacher acquaintances. It must be nice to spend the whole summer doing stuff with your kids. It must be nice to take all those vacations. It must be nice to spend a random Tuesday at the beach. It must be nice to visit
John Thompson: National report ranks OKCPS schools in top-20 'worst' - NonDoc
National report ranks OKCPS schools in top-20 'worst' - NonDoc : National report ranks OKCPS schools in top-20 ‘worst’ H ow should we respond to three eastside OKCPS schools being listed as among the 20 “worst” schools in the nation? Perhaps even more amazingly, 10 percent of the “worst” 100 schools in the nation listed are in Oklahoma. According to data from the 2015-16 school year, Neighborhood
New Sheriff, New Rules? By Jonathan D. Glater - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : New Sheriff, New Rules? By Jonathan D. Glater There is a certain irony in the choice of tactics in last week’s lawsuits filed in response to the Education Department’s effort to back away from Obama-era rules that created a process for indebted students to get out of their loan repayment obligations if the institution they attended made false or misleading statements. Th
Author shelves teacher tenure bill; surprise alternative emerges | EdSource
Author shelves teacher tenure bill; surprise alternative emerges | EdSource : Author shelves teacher tenure bill; surprise alternative emerges he latest attempt in the Legislature to lengthen the probation period for new teachers has stalled for the year. On Wednesday, the author of a bill to add an optional extra probationary year pulled her bill amid the surprise emergence of a competing bill b
Cell Towers At Schools: Godsend Or God-Awful? : NPR Ed : NPR
Cell Towers At Schools: Godsend Or God-Awful? : NPR Ed : NPR : Cell Towers At Schools: Godsend Or God-Awful? School districts — hard up for cash — are turning to an unlikely source of revenue: cell towers. The multistory metal giants are cropping up on school grounds in Chicago, Milpitas, Calif., Collier County, Fla. and many other places across the country. The big reason: money. As education bu
Group asks Detroit superintendent to 'clarify thoughts' on charter schools | MLive.com
Group asks Detroit superintendent to 'clarify thoughts' on charter schools | MLive.com : Group asks Detroit superintendent to 'clarify thoughts' on charter schools DETROIT - A Michigan charter school association is asking Nikolai Vitti, the new superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District, to "clarify his thoughts" on having Detroit Schools continue to authorize charter schools. De
Betsy DeVos is coming to Denver for a meeting of the conservative group ALEC — and protesters are ready | Chalkbeat
Betsy DeVos is coming to Denver for a meeting of the conservative group ALEC — and protesters are ready | Chalkbeat : Betsy DeVos is coming to Denver for a meeting of the conservative group ALEC — and protesters are ready U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is scheduled to speak in Denver next week at the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council , an influential conservative g
BE A FAN Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : BE A FAN Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all The Book That Betsy DeVos Should Read about Fraternity Life and Sexual Assault on Campus Today 1 by dianeravitch / 48min We have had a vigorous discussion on the blog about Betsy DeVos’s decision to reorient the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil
“Don’t It Always Seem to Go that You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone?” | janresseger
“Don’t It Always Seem to Go that You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone?” | janresseger : “Don’t It Always Seem to Go that You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone?” “You don’t know what you’ve got till its gone.” Joni Mitchell was prophetic when she sang those words back in 1970. Back then, for example, if you drove across the Indiana Turnpike, you’d stop at the James Whitcomb Riley,
Coding: The New Vocationalism (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Coding: The New Vocationalism (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Coding: The New Vocationalism (Part 2) As more states and districts require courses in computer science for high school graduation and the teaching of coding in elementary school, they will rediscover what previous generations of school reformers have learned. Moving from adopted policy to alter what an
Personalized Learning Without People – An Education Scam from the 1980s Returns | gadflyonthewallblog
Personalized Learning Without People – An Education Scam from the 1980s Returns | gadflyonthewallblog : Personalized Learning Without People – An Education Scam from the 1980s Returns Sometimes it seems that education policy is nothing but a series of scams and frauds that becomes untenable in one generation only to pop up again 10 or 20 years later with a new name. Take Personalized Learning , t
Louisiana: Want John White Gone? Then Ask Gov. Edwards to Join Ganey Arsement’s Lawsuit as a Plaintiff | deutsch29
Louisiana: Want John White Gone? Then Ask Gov. Edwards to Join Ganey Arsement’s Lawsuit as a Plaintiff | deutsch29 : Louisiana: Want John White Gone? Then Ask Gov. Edwards to Join Ganey Arsement’s Lawsuit as a Plaintiff On July 10, 017, I attended the hearing regarding whether or not the plaintiffs in Ganey Arsement et al. vs. La. BESE have standing (i.e., the right to sue) for BESE’s having miss
Another Brick in the Wall – a 21st Century Howl | Poetic Justice
Another Brick in the Wall – a 21st Century Howl | Poetic Justice : Another Brick in the Wall – a 21st Century Howl We don’t need no ed reformers We don’t need no tests no more The lack of knowledge in the classroom We don’t need no data wall Hey Reformers Just go and leave our school All in all we’re just another soul searching light We don’t need no politicians We don’t need no laws at all The n

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/13/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/13/17 Featured Post Smart Cities & Social Impact Bonds: Public Education’s Hostile Takeover Part II – Wrench in the Gears Seattle Schools Community Forum: Education: The Great Leveler and the Great Divider by mike simpson / 30min Seattle Schools Community Forum: Education: The Great Leveler and the Great Divider : Education: The Great Leveler and the 

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