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Teachers to march against Trump’s education agenda - The Washington Post





Neil deGrasse Tyson blames U.S. schools for flat-Earthers — and teachers aren’t amused - The Washington Post
Neil deGrasse Tyson blames U.S. schools for flat-Earthers — and teachers aren’t amused - The Washington Post : Neil deGrasse Tyson blames U.S. schools for flat-Earthers — and teachers aren’t amused Neil deGrasse Tyson, perhaps the most famous astrophysicist in the world and a seemingly affable guy, upset teachers and started something of a Twitter frenzy with a tweet blaming U.S. schools for peop
CURMUDGUCATION: Dear E: Mind the Old Farts
CURMUDGUCATION: Dear E: Mind the Old Farts : Dear E: Mind the Old Farts Dear E: You have landed your first teaching gig straight out of college. That's a great thing. Back in 1979, I landed my first job on the sixteenth try-- and then was laid off at the end of my first year, after which I came back here, where it took me several more years to move from covering sabbaticals to getting a job of my
We Are Not A Small Group Of People – Educate Louisiana
We Are Not A Small Group Of People – Educate Louisiana : We Are Not A Small Group Of People President Lyndon B. Johnson Let’s face it. Politics reside in our classrooms whether we like it, or not. In the Spring of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). If I had to pinpoint when politics entered the classroom, I’d say it was the moment
Teachers to march against Trump’s education agenda - The Washington Post
Teachers to march against Trump’s education agenda - The Washington Post : Teachers to march against Trump’s education agenda Teachers are planning to gather on the Mall in D.C. on Saturday to march in support of public schools — and against the Trump administration’s efforts to slash federal education funding and expand private-school vouchers. Organizers of the “March for Public Education” say
Livermore charter schools accused of misuse of public funds
Livermore charter schools accused of misuse of public funds : Charter schools accused of misuse of public funds in Livermore audit LIVERMORE — An audit released Thursday suggests Livermore’s two charter schools misappropriated public funds, including a tax-exempt bond totaling $67 million, and mainly pointed the finger at former CEO Bill Batchelor. The audit was ordered by the Alameda County Offi
Are iPads and laptops improving students’ test scores? Not yet – Twin Cities
Are iPads and laptops improving students’ test scores? Not yet – Twin Cities : Are iPads and laptops improving students’ test scores? Not yet Five years after Twin Cities schools began transforming classrooms by putting computers in the hands of students, there is little hard evidence the shift has improved academic achievement. At least nine east metro school districts have programs that issue l
John Thompson: A modest proposal for defending the cigarette fee - NonDoc
A modest proposal for defending the cigarette fee - NonDoc : A modest proposal for defending the cigarette fee W e’re painfully aware of the decision the U.S. Supreme Court must make in terms of the Trump administration’s ban on refugees from Muslim-majority nations. President Donald Trump has made it clear through his words and actions that his unmistakable intent is targeting Muslims , but he w
Teaching and Purpose: A Response to Bill Gates and his Purpose Problem
Teaching and Purpose: A Response to Bill Gates and his Purpose Problem : Teaching and Purpose: A Response to Bill Gates and his Purpose Problem I recently ran across Bill Gates’s blog. He was reviewing Yuval Noah Harari’s book Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. The title of his post was, “The Purpose Problem: What if People Run Out of Things to Do?” Gates ironically reflects on what it means
AFT President Randi Weingarten Frames David vs. Goliath Battle to Resist Injustice and Reclaim Promise of Public Education in TEACH Keynote – MilTech
AFT President Randi Weingarten Frames David vs. Goliath Battle to Resist Injustice and Reclaim Promise of Public Education in TEACH Keynote – MilTech : AFT President Randi Weingarten Frames David vs. Goliath Battle to Resist Injustice and Reclaim Promise of Public Education in TEACH Keynote WASHINGTON —Educators, families and communities are in a David versus Goliath battle against powerful inter
California proposes minimal sanctions for low participation in state tests | EdSource
California proposes minimal sanctions for low participation in state tests | EdSource : California proposes minimal sanctions for low participation in state tests In passing a new school accountability law — the Every Student Succeeds Act — Congress gave states more latitude to decide how to use federal education funding, particularly in improving schools serving low-income students and English l
The Colors of Summer Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : The Colors of Summer Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Randi Weingarten: The Fight Before Us Against DeVos and Privatization 5 by dianeravitch / 46min Randi Weingarten gave a major address to the AFT Teach Conference yesterday, in which she explained why she took Betsy DeVos to Van Wert, Ohio, and sh
Bringing the Education Conversation Back to What Society Has Forgotten: Poverty and Inequity | janresseger
Bringing the Education Conversation Back to What Society Has Forgotten: Poverty and Inequity | janresseger : Bringing the Education Conversation Back to What Society Has Forgotten: Poverty and Inequity In her 2007 book, The Shock Doctrine , Naomi Klein castigated conservative reformers who construct a narrative of government failure as the justification for privatization. Over the years, educatio
CPS choose to ignore or follow federal and state statutes funding and staffing levels at will? Bev Johns responds. – Fred Klonsky
If federal and state statutes drive funding and staffing levels, how is it that CPS can choose to ignore or follow them at will? And why can’t other Illinois districts do the same under SB1? Bev Johns responds. – Fred Klonsky : If federal and state statutes drive funding and staffing levels, how is it that CPS can choose to ignore or follow them at will? And why can’t other Illinois districts do
US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos Endorses the ALEC System | deutsch29
US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos Endorses the ALEC System | deutsch29 : US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos Endorses the ALEC System On July 20, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos addressed the lunch crowd at the Denver, Colorado, meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Her presence was withheld from ALEC’s online conference speaker listing as well as its online conference agenda. Here are excerpts from DeV
Teachers union leader bashes Betsy DeVos — and DeVos strikes back - The Washington Post
Teachers union leader bashes Betsy DeVos — and DeVos strikes back - The Washington Post : Teachers union leader bashes Betsy DeVos — and DeVos strikes back There’s no more pretending to play nice between Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. In April, the two visited a traditional public school in Ohio together in what was a short-lived ex
The One Reform We Never Try: Increase Teacher Salary | gadflyonthewallblog
The One Reform We Never Try: Increase Teacher Salary | gadflyonthewallblog : The One Reform We Never Try: Increase Teacher Salary There are many suggestions for improving America’s public schools: More standardized tests . New academic standards . Increase charter schools and/or allow kids to attend private schools with public money. But one reform you hardly ever hear about is this: pay teachers
Teacher Tom: Is ADHD A Fraud?
Teacher Tom: Is ADHD A Fraud? : Is ADHD A Fraud? According to the American Psychiatric Association, 11 percent of American kids (over 6 million of them) have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder). I'm not a psychiatrist, but I know the symptoms (inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity) and I can honestly say that of the hundreds of children that have passed my way over the past couple dec

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Torlakson Appoints Inglewood State Administrator - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Torlakson Appoints Inglewood State Administrator - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints State Administrator for Inglewood Unified School District SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced Dr. Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana as his selection for State Administrator for the Inglewood Unified School District. “Thelma Mel
Weingarten on David vs. Goliath Battle in Education - YouTube
Weingarten on David vs. Goliath Battle in Education - YouTube : Weingarten on David vs. Goliath Battle in Education
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/20/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/20/17 Featured Post Oklahoma teacher reduced to panhandling for supplies as GOP cuts ravage school budget Christine Pellegrino - TEACH17 Welcome by mike simpson / 13min Christine 


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