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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/19/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/19/17

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Fulton offered top teachers $20,000 to transfer to struggling schools. Did it work? | Get Schooled





Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting Agenda August 2-3, 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
ACSE Agenda August 2-3, 2017 - Administration & Support (CA Dept of Education) : ACSE Agenda August 2-3, 2017 Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda. Agenda Times Are Approximate and Are Provided for Convenience Only Items may be re-ordered to be heard on any day of the noticed meeting. The order of business may be changed without notice. Every effort will be made to Webca
CURMUDGUCATION: The "Real" Reformsters
CURMUDGUCATION: The "Real" Reformsters : The "Real" Reformsters The Center for Education Reform is a pro-privatization group that has, at least, the virtue of not pretending that it has any interest in building bridges or honoring any single part of public education. Where other reformsters may be thoughtful or interested in dialogue or evolving over time or staking out a rhetorical middle ground
Jersey Jazzman: School "Choice": A Failure of Honesty and Will
Jersey Jazzman: School "Choice": A Failure of Honesty and Will : School "Choice": A Failure of Honesty and Will It's starting to feel like the Summer of School Choosiness. Here's Nick Kristof , making the case that privatizing Liberia's schools is the only sensible way to ensure they are stocked with books. Here's Gayle Tzemach Lemmon , telling her personal story of how her mother snuck her into
CURMUDGUCATION: Did SAT Unmask Grade Inflation?
CURMUDGUCATION: Did SAT Unmask Grade Inflation? : Did SAT Unmask Grade Inflation? The story was carried by USA Today and rapidly picked up by much of the Kids These Days press -- the good people at the College Board have discovered rampant grade inflation as illuminated by the SAT, as witnessed by variations on this lede: Recent findings show that the proportion of high school seniors graduating
THE FOUNDING FATHERS ON TWITTER | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing
THE FOUNDING FATHERS ON TWITTER | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing : THE FOUNDING FATHERS ON TWITTER Fake News. Name-calling. Wild tweeting? Members of both major political parties attacking each other. Today’s world? Of course but it is not the first time in our history. Any informed and well-read citizen could have easily either been excited or disgusted by what went on in the press and in le
Teaching Students to Dislike Poetry: “What is the most boring subject/possible?” | radical eyes for equity
Teaching Students to Dislike Poetry: “What is the most boring subject/possible?” | radical eyes for equity : Teaching Students to Dislike Poetry: “What is the most boring subject/possible?” As an avid reader, teacher, and writer/poet, I read poetry nearly every day, especially now that I am prompted wonderfully through social media such as Twitter . So Matthew Zapruder’s recent Understanding Poet
SARB School Attendance Review Boards - Sample Policy & Administrative Regulation - (CA Dept of Education)
Sample Policy & Administrative Regulation - School Attendance Review Boards (CA Dept of Education) : Sample Policy & Administrative Regulation Information about sample policy and administrative regulation developed by the State School Attendance Review Board (SARB). The State School Attendance Review Board (SARB) , an advisory panel to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI), has de
America’s public schools aren’t failing. It’s time to spread the word. - Trusted
America’s public schools aren’t failing. It’s time to spread the word. - Trusted : America’s public schools aren’t failing. It’s time to spread the word “America’s schools are failing.” “United States slips on latest world education rankings.” “American students less prepared than ever before.” Listening to the national narrative on K-12 education might have you believe that learning no longer ha
Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer and Religious Charters - The Atlantic
Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer and Religious Charters - The Atlantic : Will Churches Ever Be Allowed to Run Charter Schools? Some legal scholars say Trinity Lutheran v. Comer could forge a path toward more charter schools overseen by religious groups. The reverend Michael Faulkner wanted to start a charter school through his church in Harlem. But there was a problem: New York law bars religious
Fulton offered top teachers $20,000 to transfer to struggling schools. Did it work? | Get Schooled
Fulton offered top teachers $20,000 to transfer to struggling schools. Did it work? | Get Schooled : Fulton offered top teachers $20,000 to transfer to struggling schools. Did it work? My AJC colleague Marlon Walker had an interesting news story a bout the 1,400 teachers still needed to fill slots in metro Atlanta school districts. He wrote: Even amid a national teacher shortage of about 60,000 t
Teacher Tests Test Teachers
Teacher Tests Test Teachers : Teacher Tests Test Teachers The practice of evaluating teachers by their students’ performance on standardized tests is coming under serious challenge. T he Houston teachers union scored a legal victory in May when a federal judge found that the Houston school district’s system of evaluating teachers could violate due process rights . The lawsuit centered on the syst
Personalized Learning: Budget cuts spur new teaching model - NonDoc
Personalized Learning: Budget cuts spur new teaching model - NonDoc : Personalized Learning: Budget cuts spur new teaching model N ever in our state’s history have public schools been in such a dire financial crisis. They can’t afford to buy new textbooks and are having to combine classes due to the teacher shortage. Music and art are becoming a thing of the past because they cost too much. Now,
Going Forward, This Old Teacher Resists "Going Forward" - LA Progressive
Going Forward, This Old Teacher Resists "Going Forward" - LA Progressive : Going Forward, This Old Teacher Resists “Going Forward” M uch of my work life was spent sharing what I’d learned about language with students in Freshman composition classes, drawing attention to errors in punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, grammar, and diction. I was drawn to the profession because language intere
Schools collect more data, but how is it used? - The Hechinger Report
Schools collect more data, but how is it used? - The Hechinger Report : Schools collect more data, but how is it used? Almost every state collects and stores student data; few make it accessible to parents and teachers Big Education Ape: Calif. CORE Districts Plot Privatization Measures - On California - Education Week - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2016/11/calif-core-districts-plot-privat
Trumped Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Trumped Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Charter Allies Pouring Money into Cuomo Re-Election Campaign 6 by dianeravitch / 11min It’s no secret that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo would like to be the 2020 Democratic nominee for president. But first he must be re-elected in New York in 2018. He has a
Another jolt for L.A. schools as civic group seeks a role in fixing school district - LA Times
Another jolt for L.A. schools as civic group seeks a role in fixing school district - LA Times : Another jolt for L.A. schools as civic group seeks a role in fixing school district The Los Angeles Unified School District , which just two months ago saw a pro-charter school majority elected to the Board of Education for the first time, is about to get another jolt. Philanthropist and former invest
Why a California District Is Recruiting Teachers From the Philippines
Why a California District Is Recruiting Teachers From the Philippines : Why a California District Is Recruiting Teachers From the Philippines Officials at the Sacramento City Unified School District took an international field trip to the Philippines this year -- to hire teachers. The district says it has no choice but to look abroad to fill vacancies, as schools around California and the nation
After Six Months, What Has Trump-DeVos Department of Education Accomplished? | janresseger
After Six Months, What Has Trump-DeVos Department of Education Accomplished? | janresseger : After Six Months, What Has Trump-DeVos Department of Education Accomplished? Six months into the Trump Administration, it is time to consider what’s happened in public education policy under the leadership of Betsy DeVos at the U.S. Department of Education. Here are brief updates. Office of Civil Rights (
ALEC Chooses to Omit US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos from Its 2017 Conference Speaker Listing | deutsch29
ALEC Chooses to Omit US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos from Its 2017 Conference Speaker Listing | deutsch29 : ALEC Chooses to Omit US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos from Its 2017 Conference Speaker Listing The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is holding its 44th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, from July 19-21, 2017. US ed sec Betsy DeVos is supposed to speak at ALEC on Thursday. However, ALEC has chosen
Badass Teachers Association: 7 Ways Public Education Is Like Church by Laura D. Brown
Badass Teachers Association: 7 Ways Public Education Is Like Church by Laura D. Brown : 7 Ways Public Education Is Like Church by Laura D. Brown Originally published at: https://medium.com/march-for-public-education/7-ways-public-education-is-like-church-64823cffd4fa I was raised Roman Catholic. Yup. Baptized, communion, confirmation, marriage — I have received many sacraments. As an adult, howev
99 Years of Progress Erased – unless we fight back | Reclaim Reform
99 Years of Progress Erased – unless we fight back | Reclaim Reform : 99 Years of Progress Erased – unless we fight back Public healthcare for all? Public education for all? What is being done to our monetized children regarding their potential healthcare and their existing education, with its state mandated high stakes testing preparation that is accompanied by data mining, is immoral. The unscr

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