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Conversation on HCC - Part One + Governor Vetos Portion of Budget Bill for Tax Breaks

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Governor Vetos Portion of Budget Bill for Tax Breaks : Governor Vetos Portion of Budget Bill for Tax Breaks See, sometimes if you band together, good things happen. Washington's Paramount Duty statement: We are overjoyed that Governor Inslee has chosen funding for public schools over a secretly negotiated big tax break for corporations. Washington's Paramount Duty
Vague, Regressive Taxes – like a Soda Tax, Aren’t Going to Save our Public Schools. | Seattle Education

Vague, Regressive Taxes – like a Soda Tax, Aren’t Going to Save our Public Schools. | Seattle Education : Vague, Regressive Taxes – like a Soda Tax, Aren’t Going to Save our Public Schools I’m becoming increasingly wary of slick political campaigns which promise to help our resource starved public schools, and once enacted, end up doing more harm than good. How can you spot one of these campaigns
DeVos’s Hard Line on New Education Law Surprises States - The New York Times

DeVos’s Hard Line on New Education Law Surprises States - The New York Times : DeVos’s Hard Line on New Education Law Surprises States Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who made a career of promoting local control of education, has signaled a surprisingly hard-line approach to carrying out an expansive new federal education law, issuing critical feedback that has rattled state school chiefs and co
Mayoral Control And Mayoral Responsibility | Daniel Katz, Ph.D.

Mayoral Control And Mayoral Responsibility | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : Mayoral Control And Mayoral Responsibility New York legislators in Albany wrapped up yet another game of “Will we give Bill De Blasio an extension of mayoral control of New York City’s schools or won’t we?” recently. In the end, law makers held off until the very last minute, passing a two year extension for the mayor that did not
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #23. | Fred Klonsky

Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #23. | Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #23 The task for my brother and me was to help folks get a clear picture of the coming primary for governor of Illinois. Let’s see. There are JB and Kennedy. Biss. Scott Drury. Bob Daiber. Tio Hardiman and Alex Paterakis. And Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar. Hardiman has become one o
Charter school’s refusal to admit students lacking uniforms wasn’t its first violation | The Lens

Charter school’s refusal to admit students lacking uniforms wasn’t its first violation | The Lens : Charter school’s refusal to admit students lacking uniforms wasn’t its first violation When Sophie B. Wright Charter School barred two homeless students from attending class because they lacked uniforms this spring, it wasn’t the first such incident. Nor was the Louisiana Department of Education’s
Jersey Jazzman: Chris Christie, The Beach, and Our Leaders' Massive School Funding Hypocrisy

Jersey Jazzman: Chris Christie, The Beach, and Our Leaders' Massive School Funding Hypocrisy : Chris Christie, The Beach, and Our Leaders' Massive School Funding Hypocrisy So you all know about this by now, and none of you are the least bit surprised. You aren't surprised because, like me, you've been reading for years about Chris Christie's petty greed , childish indulgences , lack of commitment
Why Democrats Should Unite On A Charter School Moratorium | By Jeff Bryant | Common Dreams

Why Democrats Should Unite On A Charter School Moratorium | By Jeff Bryant | Common Dreams : Why Democrats Should Unite On A Charter School Moratorium Democrats know that success for their party relies on bringing labor and civil rights advocates together on key issues. Faced with disastrous Donald Trump, labor and civil rights advocates are rallying in common cause behind health care for all, a
Expert: NM teacher evals are toughest in the nation | Albuquerque Journal

Expert: NM teacher evals are toughest in the nation | Albuquerque Journal : Expert: NM teacher evals are toughest in the nation New Mexico rated more than twice as many teachers below effective than any other state in a 24-state study conducted by a Brown University economist who studies teacher evaluation systems across the country. New Mexico placed 28.7 percent of its teachers in that category
ICE Officers Told to Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants Encountered While on Duty - ProPublica

ICE Officers Told to Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants Encountered While on Duty - ProPublica : ICE Officers Told to Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants Encountered While on Duty A directive from the head of ICE’s enforcement unit appears to push for tougher action than the Trump administration has publicly promised. The head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement un
Schools Matter: Billionaire Fave, Matchbook Learning, Coming to Indy

Schools Matter: Billionaire Fave, Matchbook Learning, Coming to Indy : Billionaire Fave, Matchbook Learning, Coming to Indy By Doug Martin Along with several other outside people and groups, Matchbook Learning’s Sajan George and his chief school officer, Amy Swann, have been picked as 2017 fellows for the Mind Trust Innovation Schools program. IPS’ supt. Lewis Ferebee and the IPS board helped cho
Charters move closer to new teacher-certification rules, worrying education schools

Charters move closer to new teacher-certification rules, worrying education schools : Charters move closer to new teacher-certification rules, worrying education schools In May 2015, top officials and lawyers at Success Academy, New York City’s largest charter school network, held a meeting to discuss an existential threat: the growing network was struggling to hire certified teachers, and was ou
John Thompson: We must diagnose the OKCPS dysfunction (and fix it) - NonDoc

We must diagnose the OKCPS dysfunction (and fix it) - NonDoc : We must diagnose the OKCPS dysfunction (and fix it) A merican Federation of Teachers president Ed Allen is correct in describing the controversy over the proposed closing of North Highland Elementary School as an example of the longstanding “dysfunction” that has plagued the district’s central office. The Daily Oklahoman’s Tim Willert
Louisiana’s Educational Facade – Educate Louisiana

Louisiana’s Educational Facade – Educate Louisiana : Louisiana’s Educational Facade On June 26th, The Advocate published its article, State Plan to Revamp Public Schools Wins Compliments from Two Group s , giving praise to Louisiana’s new ESSA plan which was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education on May 3, 2017. The State’s plan has received accolades from national groups for its “ambitiou
Surrendering Will Make You Free | BustED Pencils

Surrendering Will Make You Free | BustED Pencils : Surrendering Will Make You Free Life is very short, and there’s no time For fussing and fighting, my friend I have always thought that it’s a crime, So I will ask you once again Try to see it my way… -J. Lennon This is going to be difficult, but here goes. I surrender. 45, and the wealthiest Cabinet ever are the best hope for our future. Caricatu
FriData Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all

Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : FriData Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Ohio: Kasich Vetoes Bills, Hurts Children by dianeravitch / 10min John Kasich likes to be unpredictable. One minute, he plays the moderate, sane Republican in contrast to irresponsible, impulsive Trump. Then he acts in Ohio and shows that he doesn’t have a cl
SC Fails Students Still: More on Grade Retention and Misreading Literacy | radical eyes for equity

SC Fails Students Still: More on Grade Retention and Misreading Literacy | radical eyes for equity : SC Fails Students Still: More on Grade Retention and Misreading Literacy But their remedies do not cure the disease: they merely prolong it. Indeed, their remedies are part of the disease. Oscar Wilde (1891), The Soul of Man under Socialism Bells will certainly continue to signal class changes in
Remarks as prepared for delivery by Sydney Chaffee, 2017 National Teacher of the Year, to the 96th NEA Representative Assembly | Fred Klonsky

Remarks as prepared for delivery by Sydney Chaffee, 2017 National Teacher of the Year, to the 96th NEA Representative Assembly | Fred Klonsky : Remarks as prepared for delivery by Sydney Chaffee, 2017 National Teacher of the Year, to the 96th NEA Representative Assembly National Teacher of the Year, Sydney Chaffee. BOSTON – July 03, 2017 – Thank you all for welcoming me here today. I deeply respe
Badass Teachers Association: A NJ BAT at NEA RA in Favor of Voting For NBI 129 by Carrie Odgers Lax

Badass Teachers Association: A NJ BAT at NEA RA in Favor of Voting For NBI 129 by Carrie Odgers Lax : A NJ BAT at NEA RA in Favor of Voting For NBI 129 by Carrie Odgers Lax One year ago, almost to the day, we sat in the convention center in Washington DC and observed a moment of silence for Philando Castile, a cafeteria supervisor at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School in Saint Paul, Minn., who ha
NYC Educator: Mayoral Control Is a Lose-Lose

NYC Educator: Mayoral Control Is a Lose-Lose : Mayoral Control Is a Lose-Lose I've opposed mayoral control since its inception, originally because it went to uber-reformy Michael Bloomberg. During his seemingly endless tenure, I learned more about it. I think Diane Ravitch wrote in Death and Life of the Great American School System that it was a reformy tool designed to bypass democracy. Unlike B
Two Citizens and 19 Attorneys General Sue Betsy DeVos for Enabling For-Profit-College Freedom to Exploit | deutsch29

Two Citizens and 19 Attorneys General Sue Betsy DeVos for Enabling For-Profit-College Freedom to Exploit | deutsch29 : Two Citizens and 19 Attorneys General Sue Betsy DeVos for Enabling For-Profit-College Freedom to Exploit Arguably the most controversial US secretary of education in the history of the office is being sued by two citizens and 19 attorneys general. On July 06, 2017, two lawsuits w

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