Saturday, July 15, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/15/17



Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/15/17


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CURMUDGUCATION: Why Is Kiddie PISA a Thing
CURMUDGUCATION: Why Is Kiddie PISA a Thing : Why Is Kiddie PISA a Thing Every so often the OECD throws a big fat standardized test ( the PISA ) at fifteen-year-olds from a bunch of nations that have different cultures and speak different languages and then use the results to stack rank those nations, leading to a paroxysm of pearl clutching and teeth gnashing over the results. And it's always goo
Trump wants to spend millions more on school vouchers. But what’s happened to the millions already spent? - The Washington Post
Trump wants to spend millions more on school vouchers. But what’s happened to the millions already spent? - The Washington Post : Trump wants to spend millions more on school vouchers. But what’s happened to the millions already spent? Congress dedicates $15 million a year to a program that helps low-income D.C. students pay tuition at private schools, but it’s impossible for taxpayers to find ou
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Conversation on HCC, Part Two
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Conversation on HCC, Part Two : Conversation on HCC, Part Two For this part of the discussion, I want to reiterate a few things I said in Part One. There are some parents don't believe that there could be that many children who are highly capable. To that I can only say that the feds, the state and the district all believe it is true and have allocated resources a
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION Rural Schools and Phauxlanthropy
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION Rural Schools and Phauxlanthropy 9 by Peter Greene / 1h Over at Philanthropy Roundtable, Andy Smarick has contributed a piece entitled "Don't Forget Rural Schools." which immediately attracted my attention because forgetting rural schools is something that pretty much everybody does, except for those of us who live and work in those areas. While I dis
California Can't Duck Hindu Students' Claim of Educational Bias
California Can't Duck Hindu Students' Claim of Educational Bias : California Can’t Duck Hindu Students’ Claim of Educational Bias SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a lawsuit claiming California treats Hinduism unfavorably compared to other religions in its public education standards and framework. In refusing to dismiss one of four claims against the state, U.S.
McCleary: Changes for teachers, students in new schools budget plan | The News Tribune
McCleary: Changes for teachers, students in new schools budget plan | The News Tribune : What teachers and students get out of the state’s school overhaul Much of the discussion about Washington’s new K-12 school reform has focused on how it might affect taxpayers . But the state’s plan to pour about $7.3 billion of new state money into public schools over the next four years will also bring big
Pennsylvania Charter Schools - The Morning Call
Pennsylvania Charter Schools - The Morning Call : Pennsylvania Charter Schools My column Thursday pointed out some shortcomings of state House Bill 97, a purported charter school reform bill that has passed the House and the Senate in slightly different forms and now awaits House action to reconcile the differences. As I wrote in the column, the bill has been heavily criticized by various statewi
DeVos’ New Cause: The Rights of Those Accused of Raping Women on Campus | Alternet
DeVos’ New Cause: The Rights of Those Accused of Raping Women on Campus | Alternet : DeVos’ New Cause: The Rights of Those Accused of Raping Women on Campus The alleged perpetrators of rape, according to the Trump administration, are the real victims. DeVos’ world gets stranger by the day. After hearing from rape victims, DeVos and her top civil rights official have decided to champion the rights
Franken introduces bill to fight teacher shortage | Brainerd Dispatch
Franken introduces bill to fight teacher shortage | Brainerd Dispatch : Franken introduces bill to fight teacher shortage WASHINGTON—In what he called a major push to ensure children receive the best possible education, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., introduced new legislation to address nationwide teacher shortages. The Supporting Future Educators Act would help to prepare and retain outstanding
Registration still open for 3rd annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit on July 28 - InlandEmpire.us
Registration still open for 3rd annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit on July 28 - InlandEmpire.us : Registration still open for 3rd annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit on July 28 Palm Desert, CA – Registration is open for the third annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit, set for Friday, July 28 at Cal State San Bernardino, the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus and
New indictment yields white collar crime, fraud, theft chargers for charter school companies | Jacksonville News, Sports and Entertainment
New indictment yields white collar crime, fraud, theft chargers for charter school companies | Jacksonville News, Sports and Entertainment | jacksonville.com : New indictment yields white collar crime, fraud, theft chargers for charter school companies A charter school management company and two of its vendor companies face newly filed white collar crime charges, based on three indictments a gran
Betsy DeVos’ plan to sell out public schools is a Koch Brothers dream come true - Salon.com
Betsy DeVos’ plan to sell out public schools is a Koch Brothers dream come true - Salon.com : Betsy DeVos’ plan to sell out public schools is a Koch Brothers dream come true The plutocratic policies pushed by DeVos and the Kochs reject our country's one-for-all, all-for-one egalitarianism Where are Charlie and Dave, Mrs. Koch’s two mischievous boys? While the Koch brothers have stayed out of the
Uproar Over Education Department Officials' Approach To Campus Sexual Assault : NPR Ed : NPR
Uproar Over Education Department Officials' Approach To Campus Sexual Assault : NPR Ed : NPR : Uproar Over Education Department Officials' Approach To Campus Sexual Assault Hello! No shortage of education headlines even in the height of summer for our weekly roundup. DeVos meets with "men's rights" groups on campus sexual assault Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has indicated that she will loosen
Sleep In Saturday Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Sleep In Saturday Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all “Democracy”: The New, For-Profit High School Rankings 5 by dianeravitch / 47min A regular reader uses the pseudonym. He/she posted this comment about high school rankings: “It isn’t just the US News & World Report school rankings that are dubious. I
A teacher’s anti-solution to a big problem - The Washington Post
A teacher’s anti-solution to a big problem - The Washington Post : A teacher’s anti-solution to a big problem It’s no secret that teachers don’t get enough quality professional development — or even the kinds of development — that can help them grow as educators. That has been a particular frustration to Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, the 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year who teaches high school English a
Every Student Deserves to Be Heard - Lily's Blackboard
Every Student Deserves to Be Heard - Lily's Blackboard : Every Student Deserves to Be Heard Students who are victims of sexual assault or harassment are often afraid they won’t be believed or taken seriously, and terrified they’ll be victimized in a different way by people who refuse to investigate their claims and even insinuate that they “asked for it” based on what they wore, said, or did. Rat

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School Reform’s Hot Air Balloon | The Merrow Report
School Reform’s Hot Air Balloon | The Merrow Report : School Reform’s Hot Air Balloon The current issue of The Washington Monthly contains an article by former journalist Thomas Toch, “Hot for Teachers,” the latest in continuing string of pieces designed to prove the “truth” of the school reform movement’s four Commandments: top-down management, high stakes testing, more money for teachers and pr
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/14/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/14/17 Featured Post 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 

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