Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/3/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/3/17

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John Thompson: Can the School Reform Wars Be Scaled Down? | The Huffington Post




Fake Trump Tweets – A Fun Way To Face The Coming Trumpocalypse | gadflyonthewallblog
Fake Trump Tweets – A Fun Way To Face The Coming Trumpocalypse | gadflyonthewallblog : Fake Trump Tweets – A Fun Way To Face The Coming Trumpocalypse Forgive me. I couldn’t help it. Someone made a Website that allows you to make your own fake Donald Trump tweets, and I went to town. I must have made a hundred of these suckers. Can you blame me? It’s so hard to resist making that narcissistic blow
Schools Matter: Kids in Cubicles: The Wonderful World of Work
Schools Matter: Kids in Cubicles: The Wonderful World of Work : Kids in Cubicles: The Wonderful World of Work Eliminate sharing and student communication ! Order before midnight tonight! Remove Distractions With These Portable Student Desk Privacy Shields! Keep students' eyes on their own work with these attractive and functional privacy shields made of economical, long-lasting, corrugated cardbo
A teacher’s nine wishes for 2017 - The Washington Post
A teacher’s nine wishes for 2017 - The Washington Post : A teacher’s nine wishes for 2017 Peter Greene is a veteran teacher of English in a small town in Pennsylvania who write about all kinds of education-related topics on his Curmudgucation blog. He has, for example, written recently about Betsy DeVos, President-Elect Donald Trump nominee for education secretary, whom Greene called unqualified
Rotting School Buildings and Magical Digital Learning Transformation
Rotting School Buildings and Magical Digital Learning Transformation : Rotting School Buildings and Magical Digital Learning Transformation The key issue to watch in 2017 is the spiraling drive to privatize public schools through digital learning. One way this is done is through charter schools. Another strategy could be by not funding the upkeep of public school facilities then recreating them a
SFUSD Responds to Hate and Intolerance in Schools - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom
SFUSD Responds to Hate and Intolerance in Schools - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom : SFUSD Responds to Hate and Intolerance in Schools You may have missed it, but last year, as one of their final acts as of 2016, Commissioners Matt Haney and Shamann Walton proposed an important resolution calling on the superintendent to define clear protocols for schools in addressing hate and bias in
Educators Have to Step Up | The Merrow Report
Educators Have to Step Up | The Merrow Report : Educators Have to Step Up As schools reopen in the New Year and Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, the reality of dramatic increases in hate speech and hate behavior cannot be ignored. Educators need to know that merely reacting to offenses will not be adequate. The adults in charge need to step up and be proactive. They must draw some very cle
Seattle Event: Closing the Opportunity Gap Detracking and De-Testing. An evening with Carol Burris and Wayne Au | Seattle Education
Seattle Event: Closing the Opportunity Gap Detracking and De-Testing. An evening with Carol Burris and Wayne Au | Seattle Education : Seattle Event: Closing the Opportunity Gap Detracking and De-Testing. An evening with Carol Burris and Wayne Au Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Garfield High School Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center 400 23rd Avenue Seattle, WA 98122 This event is su
Boycott Carl Paladino
Boycott Carl Paladino : To the best of our knowledge, these businesses are owned and/or operated, in part or in total, by Carl Paladino and/or Ellicott Development. While we take pity on the employees of these businesses, we feel no one should work for a known racist . Charter Schools (read more about Paladino’s charter school dealings here ) Aloma D Johnson Community Charter School Applied Techn
New Year, New Congress - Lily's Blackboard
New Year, New Congress - Lily's Blackboard : New Year, New Congress We Urge Members to Hear Our Voices. However painful 2016 was, a new year offers a fresh start. This year, we will take nothing for granted. The challenges we will inevitably face may mean that we can see new strategies and new solutions that would have eluded us in the past. 2017 marks the start of the 115th Congress , and we’re
John Thompson: Can the School Reform Wars Be Scaled Down? | The Huffington Post
Can the School Reform Wars Be Scaled Down? | The Huffington Post - Linkis.com : Can the School Reform Wars Be Scaled Down? As 2016 comes to a close, we must think deeply and communicate sincerely about the lessons to be learned from the election of Donald Trump. During the holidays, I forbade myself from writing on policy so I wouldn’t be distracted by specific policy issues, as opposed to contem
Hasta La Vista Arne! Duncan’s Failed Education Legacy | The Progressive
Hasta La Vista Arne! Duncan’s Failed Education Legacy | The Progressive : Hasta La Vista Arne! Duncan’s Failed Education Legacy A s the Obama administration winds down, it’s only natural that some officials make their legacy statements. So here comes former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to sum up what, exactly, we have to show for his eight years in office. This may seem like a pointles
Keeping Schools Safe, Happy Places for Everyone - NEA Today
Keeping Schools Safe, Happy Places for Everyone - NEA Today : Keeping Schools Safe, Happy Places for Everyone When you walk into school in the morning, you want the climate to be happy, welcoming and supportive. But what if you are unable to feel any of those things? In some schools, hostilities seethe under the surface and boil over into bullying and fights. Rather than connection there’s a sens
Girding For The Education Fight Ahead
Girding For The Education Fight Ahead : Girding For The Education Fight Ahead If you want to get an idea of what kind of education policies to expect from a Donald Trump administration, Wall St. has a clue for you. A report from BuzzFeed explains, online charter schools are “gearing up for a boom during the Trump administration, judging by where investors are placing their bets.” The article poin
Education issues to watch in 2017 – and predictions of what to expect | EdSource
Education issues to watch in 2017 – and predictions of what to expect | EdSource : Education issues to watch in 2017 – and predictions of what to expect The first week in January is like the first day of spring training: Everyone’s an expert on predicting what Gov. Jerry Brown will sign and veto and who’ll win the World Series. Some forecasters, though, are more clairvoyant than others. A year ag
Claudio Sanchez Predictions For What Will Happen In Education In 2017 : NPR Ed : NPR
Claudio Sanchez Predictions For What Will Happen In Education In 2017 : NPR Ed : NPR : 5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017 NPR Ed's Claudio Sanchez gives us his top five education predictions for 2017. LA Johnson/NPR Every year for the past few years, I've dusted off my crystal ball and offered a few predictions for the new year. Back on November 9 though, I threw out the ones I had been working
A MUST READ for 2017 - FIRST DO NO HARM – Progressive Education in a Time of Existential Risk
A MUST READ for 2017 - FIRST DO NO HARM – Progressive Education in a Time of Existential Risk by Steve Nelson - Wait What? : A MUST READ for 2017 – FIRST DO NO HARM – Progressive Education in a Time of Existential Risk by Steve Nelson Our future depends on preparing today’s young women and men to be thoughtful, creative, engaged citizens. They must be fully alive, in love with the natural world a
Bailed-out Oakland schools are back in financial trouble - San Francisco Chronicle
Bailed-out Oakland schools are back in financial trouble - San Francisco Chronicle : Bailed-out Oakland schools are back in financial trouble Well before the state had to bail out the Oakland Unified School District in 2003, fiscal experts warned school officials that their overspending was going to land them in big trouble. That didn’t stop the district from running up a $37 million deficit, res
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: It's Trump who should be worried. #NoDAPL shows up in Pasadena
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: It's Trump who should be worried. #NoDAPL shows up in Pasadena : It's Trump who should be worried. #NoDAPL shows up in Pasadena Lots of folks are worried about the fate of the #NoDAPL movement once Trump takes office. I understand their fears. But from my vantage point, it looks like Trump and Dakota Access Pipeline are the ones who should be worried. They thought t
Important Perspectives on the Danger of Betsy DeVos | janresseger
Important Perspectives on the Danger of Betsy DeVos | janresseger : Important Perspectives on the Danger of Betsy DeVos As Donald Trump begins his presidency, a danger is that those of us who care about public education will give up and neglect to stand up for this institution that has defined our society. Maybe—when the Affordable Care Act and stability in the Middle East and civil rights protec
Seattle Schools Community Forum: What happened when Washington Middle School dissolved Spectrum?
Seattle Schools Community Forum: What happened when Washington Middle School dissolved Spectrum? : What happened when Washington Middle School dissolved Spectrum? Washington Middle School decided, some time ago, to dissolve its Spectrum classes. Spectrum-eligible students at Washington would no longer be in self contained classes for English and Social Studies, but would be mixed in with the gene
Guarding Democracy « Dad Gone Wild
Guarding Democracy « Dad Gone Wild : GUARDING DEMOCRACY A few weeks ago, the Tennessee Department of Education released an early Christmas present: last year’s TNReady scores . In case you are not familiar with TNReady, it is Tennessee’s version of an annual standardized test. I know, you are probably like me and thinking, “What the hell good are scores from last year in the middle of December?”
Big Name Charters Flee Tennessee’s ASD | Gary Rubinstein's Blog
Big Name Charters Flee Tennessee’s ASD | Gary Rubinstein's Blog : Big Name Charters Flee Tennessee’s ASD Tennessee’s Achievement School District, or ASD for short, is one of the most high profile education experiments in the country. In 2011, fueled by winning a Race To The Top grant, then education commissioner and former TFA vice president and former husband of Michelle Rhee, Kevin Huffman hire

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