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NEA President to Representative Assembly: We Have the Power... and They Know It
NEA President to Representative Assembly: We Have the Power... and They Know It : NEA President to Representative Assembly: We Have the Power… and They Know It “This is not a drill,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García told the 2017 NEA Representative Assembly. “We stand in a dangerous place. We stand between a profiteer and his profits. We have a president who resides at the dangerous intersectio
CURMUDGUCATION: Personalized Bait and Switch
CURMUDGUCATION: Personalized Bait and Switch : Personalized Bait and Switch Personalized Learning is getting the hard sell these days. It's marketable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that nobody really knows what Personalized Learning is. What it suggests is something appealing, like Individualized Education Programs for everyone. Personalized Learning fans like to trot out exe
NEA President: There Will Be No Photo Ops With DeVos - Teacher Beat - Education Week
NEA President: There Will Be No Photo Ops With DeVos - Teacher Beat - Education Week : NEA President: There Will Be No Photo Ops With DeVos Boston By guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk NEA President LIly Esekelsen García drew an apparent line in the sand with the Trump administration and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, saying she would not try to bridge the yawning policy and political gap be
Science teachers: DeVos’s Education Department is misinterpreting federal law - The Washington Post
Science teachers: DeVos’s Education Department is misinterpreting federal law - The Washington Post : Science teachers: DeVos’s Education Department is misinterpreting federal law Science educators aren’t exactly thrilled with the Education Department under Betsy DeVos. They didn’t think much when President Trump recently pulled the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement (which
ICYMI + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION : ICYMI + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION Here's some reading for your holiday weekend. May it be a good one. Arizona Replaces Teachers with Persons One more state institutes a warm body law as a way of filling more teaching positions Washington State is Wealthy, But Doesn't Pay for Schools Can you guess how much rich Washington residents pay in taxes? Can anybody guess why the legisl
PA Teachers Lead Fight Against "Reckless" Bill Allowing Guns in Schools | Common Dreams
PA Teachers Lead Fight Against "Reckless" Bill Allowing Guns in Schools | Common Dreams : PA Teachers Lead Fight Against "Reckless" Bill Allowing Guns in Schools State Senators vote to allow educators and school staff to carry guns to schools Bring Your Gun to School – Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Senate | gadflyonthewallblog - http://wp.me/p4QD1W-2wb via @StevenSinger3 The gun control advocacy g
Chinese Highlight of Dismal K–12 Enrollment Survey - Language Magazine
Chinese Highlight of Dismal K–12 Enrollment Survey - Language Magazine : Chinese Highlight of Dismal K–12 Enrollment Survey The recently released National K–12 Foreign Language Enrollment Survey Report shows that a total of 10.6 million U.S. students ranging from kindergarten to twelfth grade are studying a world language, accounting for only about 20% of U.S. school children. As this is a first-
Florida public schools will lose nearly $100 million to charter schools | Blogs
Florida public schools will lose nearly $100 million to charter schools | Blogs : Florida public schools will lose nearly $100 million to charter schools Thanks to Gov. Rick Scott's freshly signed education bill , Florida public school districts are now set to lose a massive chunk of cash to charter schools next year. According to data requested by the Miami Herald and The Tampa Bay Times , a pro
Joan Kramer's Story - The War Report
Joan Kramer's Story : Joan Kramer's Story It is with immense saddness that The War Report has to inform all our followers that Joan Kramer passed away on Wednesday morning, June 28, 2017, losing her valiant battle with cancer. Joan was as much a part of The War Report as water was a part of her favorite pond, or reading was the passion of her life. Pleas e join our host Dr. James Avington Miller
Schools Matter: Why the Trump U Fraud Case Is Not Done
Schools Matter: Why the Trump U Fraud Case Is Not Done : Why the Trump U Fraud Case Is Not Done When Donald Trump's lawyers cut a deal to pay $25 million to keep the President of the United States from ending up in court on racketeering charges related to the systematic defrauding of thousands of Trump "University" students, the judgment promised that any plaintiffs who refused settlement could t
Oklahoma's 2016 Teacher Of The Year Leaves For Better Pay In Texas : NPR Ed : NPR
Oklahoma's 2016 Teacher Of The Year Leaves For Better Pay In Texas : NPR Ed : NPR : Teacher Of The Year In Oklahoma Moves To Texas For The Money About exactly a year ago we brought you the story of Shawn Sheehan, Oklahoma's 2016 Teacher of the Year. At the time, he and about 40 other educators were running for office in the state, wanting to make a change because, as Sheehan puts it, lawmakers we
Celebrate Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Celebrate Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all D.C.: 100% of the Graduates of Struggling High School Accepted into College 1 by dianeravitch / 47min NPR reported that 100% of the graduates of a struggling high school are going to college. Usually, we hear this about charter schools, but they usually for
Happy fourth Sunday. | Fred Klonsky
Happy fourth Sunday. | Fred Klonsky : Happy fourth Sunday. The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has just placed a six-foot-tall sculpture outside Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago that says “REAL FAKE” in metallic gold, uppercase letters. My drawings from this week’s blog: Having lived and worked under a flawed system of school accountability institut
Dilemmas in Scaling Up “Successful” Reforms (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Dilemmas in Scaling Up “Successful” Reforms (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Dilemmas in Scaling Up “Successful” Reforms (Part 2) For decades, under the influence of efficiency-minded policymakers the “wisdom” of reform has been as follows: To solve serious school problems policymakers and philanthropists take “good” ideas, find the right people to implement them f
A Poem for Joan Kramer | Poetic Justice
A Poem for Joan Kramer | Poetic Justice : A Poem for Joan Kramer In memory of our friend and dearest warrior Joan Kramer – may we all fight the good fight till the very end. Tribute to the Warriors Dark, deceitful, dreadful The war continues. Hidden from the public Children succumb to oblivion. Masses are found naked In the valley of corporate reform. Masses of children Stripped of their humanity

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