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A new era begins as pro-charter majority selects Rodriguez to head L.A. school broad - LA Times
A new era begins as pro-charter majority selects Rodriguez to head L.A. school board - LA Times : A new era begins as pro-charter majority selects Rodriguez to head L.A. school board T he Los Angeles Broad of Education on Thursday selected charter school co-founder Ref Rodriguez as its president. After the 4-3 vote, Rodriguez immediately called for unity. The votes backing him came from a bloc el
President Trump can post a violent video with impunity — but a public school principal couldn’t - The Washington Post
President Trump can post a violent video with impunity — but a public school principal couldn’t - The Washington Post : President Trump can post a violent video with impunity — but a public school principal couldn’t By now you’ve probably seen at least once the video that President Trump recently tweeted — the one showing him walking just outside a wrestling ring and then punching to the ground a
New pro-charter L.A. school board seeks emergency motion to 'put students first' - LA Times
New pro-charter L.A. school board seeks emergency motion to 'put students first' - LA Times : New pro-charter L.A. school board seeks emergency motion to 'put students first' or generations, earnest teachers and administrators in Los Angeles have sought the solution to lagging student achievement, with imperfect results. But on Thursday, a new wave of leaders seems to have found what they believe
CURMUDGUCATION: Why Churches Should Hate School Vouchers
CURMUDGUCATION: Why Churches Should Hate School Vouchers : Why Churches Should Hate School Vouchers It seems clear that the wall between church and state, particularly when it comes to educational voucher programs, is collapsing like a stack of cheerios in a stiff wind. This is not good for a variety of reasons, but those reasons do not all belong to supporters of public education. Even before I
The Jeff Bryant Report: Why Democrats Should Unite On A Charter School Moratorium
7/6/2017 – Why Democrats Should Unite On A Charter School Moratorium : Why Democrats Should Unite On A Charter School Moratorium THIS WEEK: NEA Rejects Trump … Rich Won’t Pay For Schools … Koch School Choice … DeVos Boosts For-Profits … Rural-Urban Edu Gap TOP STORY Why Democrats Should Unite On A Charter School Moratorium By Jeff Bryant “This week, the nation’s largest labor union, the National
Best & worst education journalism of June 2017 - kappanonline
Best & worst education journalism of June 2017 - kappanonline.org : Best & worst education journalism of June 2017 By Alexander Russo Before July takes full hold, let’s take a look back at the best and worst education journalism in June. As you’ll see, there were some particularly strong pieces – including three that came out in a single week — and only a small handful of problematic pieces. THE
Audio: LAUSD's new board members aren't interested in 'massive charter school expansion' | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: LAUSD's new board members aren't interested in 'massive charter school expansion' | 89.3 KPCC : LAUSD's new board members aren't interested in 'massive charter school expansion' Forget what you’ve heard: the Los Angeles Unified School Board's two newest members say they're not here to usher in a new golden era for charter schools. Nick Melvoin and Kelly Gonez both benefited from record out
Twisted Thursday Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Twisted Thursday Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Ed Johnson: Neo-Colonialism in Africa–and Atlanta by dianeravitch / 5min Ed Johnson is a passionate advocate for quality education for all. He lives in Atlanta. Ed is a follower of the philosophy of W. Edwards Deming, who taught that you don’t blame
New LAUSD board has its first meeting today, with charter school backers in the driver's seat - LA Times
New LAUSD board has its first meeting today, with charter school backers in the driver's seat - LA Times : New LAUSD board has its first meeting today, with charter school backers in the driver's seat After the most expensive school board election in U.S. history, charter school backers on Thursday will formally assemble their first-ever majority on the Los Angeles Board of Education with a mixtu
18 States Sue Betsy DeVos Over Student Loan Protections - The New York Times
18 States Sue Betsy DeVos Over Student Loan Protections - The New York Times : 18 States Sue Betsy DeVos Over Student Loan Protections Democratic attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Education Department and its secretary, Betsy DeVos, challenging the department’s move last month to freeze new rules for erasing the federal loan debt
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Will IL legislators have enough spine to override Gov. Junk's veto?
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Will IL legislators have enough spine to override Gov. Junk's veto? : Will IL legislators have enough spine to override Gov. Junk's veto? Today's funniest quote comes from Gov. Junk himself: "The people should come first in Illinois, not Wall Street." Push comes to shove today in Springfield when a group of Republicans, facing right-wing death threats, may stand wit
A city for the rich. The gentrification of Chicago. | Fred Klonsky
A city for the rich. The gentrification of Chicago. | Fred Klonsky : A city for the rich. The gentrification of Chicago. Having lived in my Logan Square neighborhood for 42 years, the current signs of gentrification are everywhere. You only have to sit on our front porch and hear the quiet on a summer afternoon. No kids playing ball in the middle of the street. No paleta cart ringing his bell. No
Contrary views of education collide in Chicago (By Wendy Lecker) - Wait What?
Contrary views of education collide in Chicago (By Wendy Lecker) - Wait What? : Contrary views of education collide in Chicago By Wendy Lecker Writing in the Stamford Advocate, education advocate and commentator Wendy Lecker writes, Chicago is this nation’s third largest city, and among its most segregated. Recently, several unrelated reports were released about education policy in Chicago that,
Take Two® | Meet LAUSD's new school board member Nick Melvoin | 89.3 KPCC
Take Two® | Meet LAUSD's new school board member Nick Melvoin | 89.3 KPCC : Meet LAUSD's new school board member Nick Melvoin Listen to the interview live on KPCC at 9:10 a.m. Nick Melvoin will be one of LAUSD's new school board members starting July 6. His and Kelly Gonez's victories in the last election means a majority of board members have been backed by the California Charter Schools Associa
NYC PARENTS FILE COMPLAINT TO ENFORCE LAW TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE | Class Size Matters
NYC PARENTS FILE COMPLAINT TO ENFORCE LAW TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE | Class Size Matters NYC PARENTS FILE COMPLAINT TO ENFORCE LAW TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE | A clearinghouse for information on class size & the proven benefits of smaller classes : NYC PARENTS FILE COMPLAINT TO ENFORCE LAW TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE For Immediate Release: July 6, 2017 Contact: Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters, 917-435-9329; leo
Russ on Reading: The Third Annual National Give-A-Kid-A-Book Day
Russ on Reading: The Third Annual National Give-A-Kid-A-Book Day : The Third Annual National Give-A-Kid-A-Book Day July 6, 2017 marks the 3rd annual National Give-a-Kid-a-Book Day. This day of book giving was initiated on this blog in 2015 as a way to get books into children's hands during the summer, a time when many young readers suffer "summer loss" because they fail to exercise their reading
Seattle Schools Community Forum: WPD Urges Governor's Veto on Part of Budget
Seattle Schools Community Forum: WPD Urges Governor's Veto on Part of Budget : WPD Urges Governor's Veto on Part of Budget From Washington's Paramount Duty: ACTION NEEDED! Please CALL GOV. INSLEE: 360-902-4111 on Thursday, July 6 ! Parents are asking Gov. Inslee to veto a huge new tax cut for businesses that was created in the budget deal. Here’s the story: Even as legislators failed to fully fun
At 2017 NEA Representative Assembly, Educators Vow to Hold Strong, Defend Public Education
At 2017 NEA Representative Assembly, Educators Vow to Hold Strong, Defend Public Education : At 2017 NEA Representative Assembly, Educators Vow to Hold Strong, Defend Public Education Vigorous debates and discussions over social justice, the dangers posed by the Trump-DeVos education agenda, and ending the proliferation of unaccountable charter schools dominated the 96th NEA Representative Assemb
Where Did All The Integrated Schools Go? Why Segregation is Still Bad | gadflyonthewallblog
Where Did All The Integrated Schools Go? Why Segregation is Still Bad | gadflyonthewallblog : Where Did All The Integrated Schools Go? Why Segregation is Still Bad School segregation is bad. Still. It is shocking to me that in 2017 making this argument remains necessary . But everywhere you look in the education debate you’ll find people clinging to their segregated charter schools , pushing for

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