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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/3/17 #NEARA17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/3/17
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#NEARA17 Teachers union leader: We won’t work with Trump and DeVos because ‘I do not trust their motives’ - The Washington Post




'We Must All Stand Together': NEA Honors Top Educators #NEARA17
'We Must All Stand Together': NEA Honors Top Educators : ‘We Must All Stand Together’: NEA Honors Top Educators 2017 National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee and 2017 Education Support Professional of the Year Saul Ramos. (Photos: Calvin Knight, Scott Iskowitz) On a day that spotlighted how NEA members advance professional practice, the more than 7,000 delegates to the 2017 NEA Representative
#NEARA17 Teachers union leader: We won’t work with Trump and DeVos because ‘I do not trust their motives’ - The Washington Post
Teachers union leader: We won’t work with Trump and DeVos because ‘I do not trust their motives’ - The Washington Post : Teachers union leader: We won’t work with Trump and DeVos because ‘I do not trust their motives’ The president of the country’s largest labor union, Lily Eskelsen García of the National Education Association, told delegates at her organization’s annual gathering that they would
Reminder: Education Is Not a Damn Marketplace - Charter Schools Not Performing Better Than Traditional in Detroit, Florida, Georgia
Charter Schools Not Performing Better Than Traditional in Detroit, Florida, Georgia : Reminder: Education Is Not a Damn Marketplace And charter schools are not working. Here's a debate I'd like to see pursued vigorously within the Democratic Party. (Hey, everybody else gets to complain about this, why not me?) Resolved: No matter how noble the original motives, public school "reform" as pursued b
Seattle Teacher’s Response to DeVos Anti-Science Crusade | Seattle Education
Seattle Teacher’s Response to DeVos Anti-Science Crusade | Seattle Education : Seattle Teacher’s Response to DeVos Anti-Science Crusade This article was originally published in The Progressive. Trump and Devos Ignore Science, but This High School Teacher and His Students Embrace It The announcement on June 1 by President Donald Trump that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate
Charter School Lotteries – Why Most Families Don’t Even Apply | gadflyonthewallblog
Charter School Lotteries – Why Most Families Don’t Even Apply | gadflyonthewallblog : Charter School Lotteries – Why Most Families Don’t Even Apply Who gets to enroll in your school? This question is at the heart of the charter school debate . While traditional public schools have to accept any student who meets residency requirements, charter schools can be entirely more selective. They don’t ha
CURMUDGUCATION: Wasting Tax Dollars on Advertising
CURMUDGUCATION: Wasting Tax Dollars on Advertising : Wasting Tax Dollars on Advertising Charter fans like to say that charters will improve public education by pushing public schools to compete. Here's a story that proves them half right-- some public schools apparently feel compelled to compete, but not in ways that have anything to do with educational quality. The public school system of Bethle
What can turn the teachers' union around? | SocialistWorker.org
What can turn the teachers' union around? | SocialistWorker.org : What can turn the teachers' union around? Michael Mochaidean, a public school teacher in West Virginia, provides his view on the direction for the union after its strategy for the 2016 elections failed completely. Public school teachers rally against "right to work" legislation in West Virginia (West Virginia Education Association
Dallas School Reform Debate Shakes up Liberals and Conservative | Dallas Observer
Dallas School Reform Debate Shakes up Liberals and Conservative | Dallas Observer : Can't Tell Liberals from Conservatives in Dallas School Reform Debate The school reform issue ought to split up conservatives as badly as it does liberals. But it doesn’t. I can’t figure that out. No matter which side looks at it, school reform turns on the same fundamental question: Can a poor, minority kid from
Are We Witnessing the End of Public Education as We Know It? — Part Two
Are We Witnessing the End of Public Education as We Know It? — Part Two : Are We Witnessing the End of Public Education as We Know It? — Part Two As I wrote last week, these are dire times for public education. With Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education leading the charge for big budget cuts, charter schools, and a radical privatization agenda, the possibility that free quality public education f
The NEA RA. Random thoughts. | Fred Klonsky
The NEA RA. Random thoughts. | Fred Klonsky : The NEA RA. Random thoughts As a delegate to the 2011 NEA RA surrounded by my friends in leadership. Mike Antonucci, NEA union gadfly and reporter for his blog, is having a great time being banned from the press section of the Boston RA. Look. It was a dopey move by the leadership. I’m thinking Mike is loving it. Antonucci makes note of the irony in a
UT-Austin study: Student bullying costs districts millions - Houston Chronicle
UT-Austin study: Student bullying costs districts millions - Houston Chronicle : UT-Austin study: Student bullying costs districts millions Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin found evidence to suggest school districts could be losing out on millions of dollars in funding due to the bullying of students. The researchers used survey data from California to estimate that school distr
You are the Future Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : You are the Future Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all This High School Adopted (De)personalized Education for All, Thanks to Laurene Powell Jobs 4 by dianeravitch / 1h A California public high school received a grant of $10 million from Laurene Powell Jobs to redesign itself. Guess what? They have gon
TEACHER VOICE: Raising the bar on high school diplomas slams the doors on the weakest students - The Hechinger Report
TEACHER VOICE: Raising the bar on high school diplomas slams the doors on the weakest students - The Hechinger Report : TEACHER VOICE: Raising the bar on high school diplomas slams the doors on the weakest students A Maine teacher of struggling readers expresses her concern for the state’s disenfranchised Who isn’t in favor of high standards? The recent three-part series on proficiency-based lear
Votes coming on teacher tenure, for-profit charters, other key bills | EdSource
Votes coming on teacher tenure, for-profit charters, other key bills | EdSource : Votes coming on teacher tenure, for-profit charters, other key bills Between now and July 21, when they take a month off, state legislators will have to decide the fate of bills that passed one chamber of the Legislature and await action in the other. Among those are key education bills that would lengthen teacher p
“I make the trains run on time,” says Rahm. | Fred Klonsky
“I make the trains run on time,” says Rahm. | Fred Klonsky : “I make the trains run on time,” says Rahm No sooner had I pushed the publish button on my post about the stalled negotiations between the Mayor, the CTA and the transit workers union than I opened up the New York Times to find Mayor Rahm echoing the words of the Italian fascist, Benito Mussolini. “In Chicago, the trains actually run on
On Global Teacher Prize Winner Maggie Macdonnell and What Humility Looks Like | The Jose Vilson
On Global Teacher Prize Winner Maggie Macdonnell and What Humility Looks Like | The Jose Vilson : ON GLOBAL TEACHER PRIZE WINNER MAGGIE MACDONNELL AND WHAT HUMILITY LOOKS LIKE We met at a fancy hotel on Central Park South, a place that most native New Yorkers scurry past before they get priced out of the sidewalk. Whenever I meet teachers that gain acclaim on a macro-level, I always ask two quest
California school leaders fear GOP cuts to Medicaid could harm special education | 89.3 KPCC
California school leaders fear GOP cuts to Medicaid could harm special education | 89.3 KPCC : California school leaders fear GOP cuts to Medicaid could harm special education California education officials are sounding the alarm over Congressional Republicans' proposed health care overhaul bills, saying changes to Medicaid could leave the state or school districts scrambling to pay for critical
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES Ken Franklin Ken Franklin, Pres. of Local 308, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) [Transportation workers] are like the vessels in the heart. We feed the economic engine of the cities. That allows hundreds of thousands of businesses to operate and gives the people in the cities a way of life. -- Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothe
KIPP Houston and Its “Etc.” Fees | deutsch29
KIPP Houston and Its “Etc.” Fees | deutsch29 : KIPP Houston and Its “Etc.” Fees On June 29, 2017, the Houston Chronicle carried a story entitled, “KIPP Schools Charged Unallowable Fees, State Agency Finds.” KIPP stands for Knowledge is Power Program– ironic given that the primary point of the article is that some parents who even advocated for Texas’ KIPP charter schools discovered that they had

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