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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Reading Between the Lines on McCleary
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Reading Between the Lines on McCleary : Reading Between the Lines on McCleary I had a bit of a dust-up with reporter Melissa Santos at The News Tribune over her story on what teachers and students get from the McCleary-driven budget and her picks for quotes from public education groups. (I'll note I generally like Ms. Santos' reporting.) Who did she quote? Someone
Betsy DeVos’ Education Tax Credits Will Take Money Away from the States | Seattle Education
Betsy DeVos’ Education Tax Credits Will Take Money Away from the States | Seattle Education : Betsy DeVos’ Education Tax Credits Will Take Money Away from the States This article was originally posted on The Progressive and titled: Four Things Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Want You to Know about Education Tax Credits Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is a big fan of educational tax credits. In a speech at
The deep irony in Betsy DeVos’s first speech on special education - The Washington Post
The deep irony in Betsy DeVos’s first speech on special education - The Washington Post : The deep irony in Betsy DeVos’s first speech on special education U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos just gave her first major speech about special education — and it raised new questions about her understanding of the issues that students with disabilities face. Again, exactly six months after the first o
Torlakson Visits Local Summer Learning Program - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Torlakson Visits Local Summer Learning Program - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Visits Summer Learning Program in Danger of Losing Critical Federal Funding SACRAMENTO— State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today toured the Summer Learning program at Robla Elementary School in the Robla School District to voice his opposition to proposed federal budget cu
More charges filed over charter school fraud claims
More charges filed over charter school fraud claims : More charges filed over charter school fraud claims Newpoint indicted on fraud charges related to theft, money laundering PENSACOLA, Fla. - Following the filing of racketeering and fraud charges against two Ohio men accused of siphoning public money from charter schools in six Florida counties, the charter school management company itself has
Betsy DeVos Speaks About Special Education!
Betsy DeVos Speaks About Special Education! : Betsy DeVos Speaks About Special Education! While parents wonder what will happen to their children with disabilities and their schooling due to the possibility of cuts to Medicaid, we’ve wondered, where’s Betsy? As families try to make sense of the information provided online by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation , it would be nice to see DeVos sp
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Third Grade Readers Lose
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Third Grade Readers Lose : FL: Third Grade Readers Lose And another sad chapter in the Floridian assault on education comes to a sad close. We've been following this story for a while. Florida has a third grade reading test requirement-- Florida's third graders must show they can score high enough on the state Big Standardized Test, no matter what else they've done. Florida's
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: DeVos has turned her Office of Civil Rights into its opposite
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: DeVos has turned her Office of Civil Rights into its opposite : DeVos has turned her Office of Civil Rights into its opposite Under the direction of Betsy DeVos , the DOE has become little more than an engine for driving school privatization, religious fundamentalism, racism and gender discrimination. Trump's appointment of DeVos to oversee this country's public edu
RANDI SAID: Campus-Rape Remarks By Education Official Spur Furor, Apology | Open Articles | thechiefleader.com
Campus-Rape Remarks By Education Official Spur Furor, Apology | Open Articles | thechiefleader.com : Campus-Rape Remarks By Education Official Spur Furor, Apology Already under scrutiny for meeting with students who had been falsely accused of rape, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had the situation escalate when the head of her department’s Office of Civil Rights made troubling generalizatio
Here's Looking at You, Kid Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Here's Looking at You, Kid Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Mississippi: The Only Majority-Black District That Earned an A 2 by dianeravitch / 24min A reader who grew up in Clinton, Mississippi, shared this story, which appeared in the Hechinger Report. She was in third grade when the district integ
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Infomercial for Personalized Learning Implementation and Effects | RAND
Informing Progress: Insights on Personalized Learning Implementation and Effects | RAND : Informing Progress Insights on Personalized Learning Implementation and Effects The basic concept of personalized learning (PL) — instruction that is focused on meeting students' individual learning needs while incorporating their interests and preferences — has been a longstanding practice in U.S. K–12 educ
State board, advocacy groups fundamentally disagree over plan for complying with federal education law | EdSource
State board, advocacy groups fundamentally disagree over plan for complying with federal education law | EdSource : State board, advocacy groups fundamentally disagree over plan for complying with federal education law After much talk and testimony at a nine-hour meeting, the State Board of Education made modest changes last week to its draft of the state plan for complying with the Every Student
Asking too much of high school graduates but not enough of businesses that employ them - The Hechinger Report
Asking too much of high school graduates but not enough of businesses that employ them - The Hechinger Report : Asking too much of high school graduates but not enough of businesses that employ them The Chicago mayor’s new preparedness initiative is good, but doesn’t go far enough The adage, “To whom much is given, much is expected,” can’t just apply to high school graduates. Beginning with the c
If an elected official tells you the school funding problem in Illinois is a formula, they are telling a lie – Fred Klonsky
If an elected official tells you the school funding problem in Illinois is a formula, they are telling a lie. The school funding problem in Illinois is adequate revenue. – Fred Klonsky : If an elected official tells you the school funding problem in Illinois is a formula, they are telling a lie. The school funding problem in Illinois is adequate revenue. By Bev Johns Is ANY politician telling the
Sac City recruits Filipino teachers to fill unmet special education needs | ABC10.com
Sac City recruits Filipino teachers to fill unmet special education needs | ABC10.com : Sac City recruits Filipino teachers to fill unmet special education needs Sacramento City Unified School District has begun filling special education teacher positions with Filipino teachers because it can’t find enough qualified teachers to take on the demanding job. “We’ve exhausted all options of recruiting
What Nicholas Kristof Left Out in Column Promoting Bridge International Academies | janresseger
What Nicholas Kristof Left Out in Column Promoting Bridge International Academies | janresseger : What Nicholas Kristof Left Out in Column Promoting Bridge International Academies Over the weekend, the NY Times published Nicholas Kristof’s puff piece about Bridge International Academies (BIA), the private, for-profit education start-up trying to get a foothold in Africa and India. Kristof has def
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #24. The show must go on. – Fred Klonsky
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #24. The show must go on. – Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #24. The show must go on. As my brother correctly pointed out, I am letting him do the heavy lifting this week, along with Susan Klonsky. I am 3,000 miles away in the middle of the Atlantic on the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal. Created by volcanos,
NYC Educator: In a Shocker, Campbell Brown's Website Attacks ATRs
NYC Educator: In a Shocker, Campbell Brown's Website Attacks ATRs : In a Shocker, Campbell Brown's Website Attacks ATRs Over at Campbell Brown's blog, to which I will not link, there's a hit piece on ATR teachers. Evidently it's a disgrace to pay teachers who don't teach, but it's also terrible if they're allowed to teach. It's written by a lawyer who has never taught, and who boasts of helping t
About La. Supt. John White’s Father, Peter A. White (And More) | deutsch29
About La. Supt. John White’s Father, Peter A. White (And More) | deutsch29 : About La. Supt. John White’s Father, Peter A. White (And More) In June 2017, FutureEd, “an independent think tank at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy,” published this interview with Louisiana state superintendent John White. In the interview, White pitched school vouchers by implying that he attend
Marie Corfield: #TrumpWorld & #USWomensOpen: This Is Not Normal
Marie Corfield: #TrumpWorld & #USWomensOpen: This Is Not Normal : #TrumpWorld & #USWomensOpen: This Is Not Normal Members of SOMA stage a peaceful, silent protest at the LPGA Women's Open at Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, NJ, July 16, 2017 First, congratulations to all the women who participated in the LPGA Women's Open July 14-16. Golf is their job, their passion, their life. This post is
Wall Street Zombies: Coming Soon to a Pre-K Near You – Save Maine Schools
Wall Street Zombies: Coming Soon to a Pre-K Near You – Save Maine Schools : Wall Street Zombies: Coming Soon to a Pre-K Near You In July of 2013, beneath the veneer of Dr. Seuss, some of the nation’s wealthiest and most influential power players met to discuss one of Wall Street’s latest profit-making schemes: reaping big financial rewards off early childhood education programs. The event – title
This Week in Education Organizing - July 14, 2017 | Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools
This Week in Education Organizing - July 14, 2017 | Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools : This Week in Education Organizing - July 14, 2017 Welcome to the Fight-Back! In this week’s Welcome to the Fight-Back dispatch, we focus on activities planned next week in Denver, where the annual conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is taking place. ALEC, of course, is the right-wing p

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/17/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/17/17 Featured Post Teacher Pay Penalty Driving Educators Away From Profession A detailed critique of a PBS-run education documentary - The Washington Post by mike simpson / 29min A 

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