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How to Get Your First Teaching Job - Teacher Habits
How to Get Your First Teaching Job - Teacher Habits : How to Get Your First Teaching Job It’s summer, the season of baseball, ice cream, the beach, and road construction. It’s also the hiring season. Districts everywhere are working to fill their open positions and the competition at some is at hot as the sand on the soles of your feet. Many aspiring teachers enter the interview season with fear
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION What They Deserve by Peter Greene / 1h Before we get started, let me be clear-- this is not ALL conservatives, and in many cases not ONLY conservatives. But there is a thread that runs through current aspects of conservatism that ties many issues, from education to health care, together. As has been noted to the point that we are flogging the marrow i
Dallas Dance: Dancing Into School Districts with Digital Devices
Dallas Dance: Dancing Into School Districts with Digital Devices : Dallas Dance: Dancing Into School Districts with Digital Devices Resigned BCPS Superintendent Dallas Dance Takes Consulting Jobs By Joanne C. Simpson Dallas Dance could be coming to a school district near you. For a visit anyway. Dance’s new role after leaving his $275,000 annual superintendent job at Baltimore County Public Schoo
Saturday Reads Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Saturday Reads Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Jersey Jazzman: Chris Christie Show His True Colors, on the Jersey Shore 1 by dianeravitch / 28min Jersey Jazzman notes that Chris Christie will soon leave office as the most unpopular governor in the nation. He loved to ridicule those who disagreed wi
Keep Your Eye on These Food Policy Bills | Comstock's magazine
Keep Your Eye on These Food Policy Bills | Comstock's magazine : Keep Your Eye on These Food Policy Bills Since 2012, there has been a significant spike in the number of food policy legislation and ordinances passed at the state and local levels. We live in a state where 18 percent of our landfills contain edible waste and 60 percent of young children eat fast food weekly . So it’s no surprise th
When Kids Struggle With Addiction, 'Recovery Schools' Offer Needed Support : NPR Ed : NPR
When Kids Struggle With Addiction, 'Recovery Schools' Offer Needed Support : NPR Ed : NPR : When Kids Struggle With Addiction, 'Recovery Schools' Offer Needed Support When young people struggle through addiction or substance abuse, there's also the question of school. Getting behind academically can be detrimental to learning and future success, but traditional school can be tough for kids whose
Keeping retirement weird. Chipping away at public pensions: A Tier III. | Fred Klonsky
Keeping retirement weird. Chipping away at public pensions: A Tier III. | Fred Klonsky : Keeping retirement weird. Chipping away at public pensions: A Tier III At about the 37 minute point of our talk on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers with Alderman and Democratic candidate for governor of Illinois, Ameya Pawar, and following an extended conversation about public employee pensions, I asked
LA’s new school board president calls for help to market district’s quality programs | EdSource
LA’s new school board president calls for help to market district’s quality programs | EdSource : LA's new school board president calls for help to market district's quality programs his week the school board of the nation’s second largest school district voted 4-3 to elect Ref Rodriquez , a former charter school co-founder as its new president. Rodriguez will lead the seven-member board overseei
NEA Issues Confusing Statement on Charter Schools | Dissident Voice
NEA Issues Confusing Statement on Charter Schools | Dissident Voice : NEA Issues Confusing Statement on Charter Schools On July 4, 2017 the National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest teachers’ union, issued a policy statement on charter schools. The lengthy statement begins with the oft-repeated erroneous claim that charter schools “were initially promoted by educators who sought
The Blackwhite World of LAUSD’s Charter Schools
The Blackwhite World of LAUSD’s Charter Schools : The Blackwhite World of LAUSD’s Charter Schools BLACKWHITE…a loyal willingness to say that black is white when Party discipline demands this. But it means also the ability to BELIEVE that black is white, and more, to KNOW that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary. ” – George Orwell, 1984 Catherine Suitor, the Chief
With A Brooklyn Accent: Why The Bronx Leads the Way
With A Brooklyn Accent: Why The Bronx Leads the Way : Why The Bronx Leads the Way They wrote us off for dead- from the halls of Congress, to the offices of banks and media conglomerates, to the announcing booth at Yankee Stadium, but we Created a new form of music, Hip Hop, that inspired the world Rebuilt neighborhoods devastated by fires with town houses, apartment buildings and shopping centers
School Reform: Foolish Fads or Impossible Dream? | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
School Reform: Foolish Fads or Impossible Dream? | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : School Reform: Foolish Fads or Impossible Dream? “It is easier to put a man on the moon than to reform public schools.” Jerrold Zachiarias, 1966* “Changing schools is like moving a graveyard.” Hyman Rickover, 1983** “The history of American education is a chronicle of fads.” W.W. Charters, 192
KIPP School Booted From US News Best Schools List | Gary Rubinstein's Blog
KIPP School Booted From US News Best Schools List | Gary Rubinstein's Blog : KIPP School Booted From US News Best Schools List U.S. News and World Report publishes an annual list of the best high schools based on a metric involving mostly AP tests. Two months ago I noticed something strange when examining the data for a KIPP high school in New York that was ranked 29th in the country and 4th in t

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An Insider's View of Charter Schools: Who Is Working Together to Improve Them? - Progressive.org
An Insider's View of Charter Schools: Who Is Working Together to Improve Them? - Progressive.org : An Insider's View of Charter Schools: Who Is Working Together to Improve Them? During the past decades the number of students in charter schools has nearly tripled , with approximately 3.1 million students enrolled in 2016-17. In fact, one in eight black students now attend s a charter in the United
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/7/17 Featured Post
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