Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/28/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/28/17
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Trump invited a student to his joint address. Her story says a lot about his views on education reform. - The Washington Post





Betsy DeVos Isn't Going to Stop Charter Schools From Promoting Religion | Knowledge Bank | US News
Betsy DeVos Isn't Going to Stop Charter Schools From Promoting Religion | Knowledge Bank | US News : When Charters Go to Church Betsy DeVos could further embolden charter schools to violate the Constitution and endorse religion. Our religious groups are a creative bunch. They have invaded our school boards and forced religion into our textbooks in states like Texas , and they have been finding nu
Has community-based accountability been impactful for English Learners? – Cloaking Inequity
Has community-based accountability been impactful for English Learners? – Cloaking Inequity : Has community-based accountability been impactful for English Learners? What is community-based accountability? In 2012, I first conceptualized community-based accountability in the post Accountability: Are you ready for a new idea ? Over the past several years, California has undertaken this new approac
Charter School Regulations In Louisiana : VICE News HBO
Charter School Regulations In Louisiana : VICE News Tonight on HBO - YouTube : Charter School Regulations In Louisiana Betsey De Vos’s confirmation as Secretary of Education comes with the expectation that she will be a strong ally for charter schools. Charter schools are publicly funded but are run like small businesses – it’s the state’s responsibility to regulate which are succeeding and which
CURMUDGUCATION: Dangerous Amateurs + TX: Senator Ambushed by Students
CURMUDGUCATION: Dangerous Amateurs : Dangerous Amateurs Not all amateurs are a problem. I live in a small town world, and much of the community's important work is done by amateurs. Most of our major local organizations are run by amateurs, and our elected officials are all folks with a real day job-- there's no real money in being a professional politician on the local level. I have been one kin
Schools receive guidance on interactions with ICE agents :: SI&A Cabinet Report
Schools receive guidance on interactions with ICE agents :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : Schools receive guidance on interactions with ICE agents (Calif.) Following weeks of high profile arrests and deportations of undocumented immigrants, the California School Boards Association is reminding districts of their rights in dealing with immigrat
Traditional public schools educate 90 percent of America’s kids — let’s not make our educational system more unequal than it is already - The Hechinger Report
Traditional public schools educate 90 percent of America’s kids — let’s not make our educational system more unequal than it is already - The Hechinger Report : Traditional public schools educate 90 percent of America’s kids — let’s not make our educational system more unequal than it is already An argument against competition via private school choice and vouchers Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump sa
BEWARE - Governor Dannel Malloy’s devastating cuts to public education - Wait What?
BEWARE - Governor Dannel Malloy’s devastating cuts to public education - Wait What? : BEWARE – Governor Dannel Malloy’s devastating cuts to public education At a time when Connecticut’s students, parents and educators need and deserve adequate funding for the state’s public schools, Governor Dannel Malloy has proposed the most drastic cuts to public education in Connecticut history. In testimony
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chicago schools facing triple trauma from Trump, Rauner, Rahm
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chicago schools facing triple trauma from Trump, Rauner, Rahm : Chicago schools facing triple trauma from Trump, Rauner, Rahm The real question now is whether or not CPS can withstand the latest three-pronged assault it faces from Operation TRAUMPMA That's the acronym I put together for Trump, Rauner and Rahm who are each playing their role in the trauma and erosion
School Choice and the Inequitable Meat Grinder of Social Darwinism | radical eyes for equity
School Choice and the Inequitable Meat Grinder of Social Darwinism | radical eyes for equity : School Choice and the Inequitable Meat Grinder of Social Darwinism A close second to Trump himself as the poster child for the tragic consequences of being rich, white, and blindingly ignorant is Betsy DeVos, billionaire from a pyramid scheme and smiling shill for school choice. In the ugliest of ironie
Give Like A Billionaire – Protecting The Power Of Their Purse: How Billionaires Obscure Contributions And Command Influence – redqueeninla
Give Like A Billionaire – Protecting The Power Of Their Purse: How Billionaires Obscure Contributions And Command Influence – redqueeninla : Give Like A Billionaire – Protecting The Power Of Their Purse: How Billionaires Obscure Contributions And Command Influence Cute videos have peppered the website of Steve Zimmer’s opponents claiming to be shocked at the suggestion that big money is sloshing
Trump invited a student to his joint address. Her story says a lot about his views on education reform. - The Washington Post
Trump invited a student to his joint address. Her story says a lot about his views on education reform. - The Washington Post : Trump invited a student to his joint address. Her story says a lot about his views on education reform. When President Trump delivers his first joint address to Congress Tuesday night, Denisha Merriweather will be there as his invited guest — and her attendance offers a
Common Core in California likely to continue despite Trump opposition | EdSource
Common Core in California likely to continue despite Trump opposition | EdSource : Common Core in California likely to continue despite Trump opposition Opposition by President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the Common Core is unlikely to slow implementation of the new standards in English language arts and math in states like California, where there has been little opposi
How States Can Better Promote Fairness for Transgender Athletes by Jonathon Reynolds - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : How States Can Better Promote Fairness for Transgender Athletes by Jonathon Reynolds Mack Beggs, 17, won the Texas state girls’ wrestling title on Saturday culminating in an undefeated season for the young man. Unfortunately, this was not the division Beggs wanted to compete in – a sentiment shared by his competitors and other members of the community. Beggs was born fem
Chicago Public Schools Teeter on Fiscal Precipice | janresseger
Chicago Public Schools Teeter on Fiscal Precipice | janresseger : Chicago Public Schools Teeter on Fiscal Precipice The Chicago Public Schools instituted a sudden, early February, unpaid four-day teacher furlough to save $35 million, along with a $46 million spending freeze on school discretionary funds that pay for textbook purchases, after-school programs, field trips, and hourly aides. But, at
“Heroism of Incremental Change.” Part 1 | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
“Heroism of Incremental Change.” Part 1 | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : “Heroism of Incremental Change.” Part 1 So much has been written about the importance of “transformational” change in health care, schools, and criminal justice. Seeking fundamental changes quickly in how institutions operate is dramatic, visible, and garners media coverage. Too often, however, glowing
Chance the Rapper is meeting with Illinois’ governor about education funding. Really. - The Washington Post
Chance the Rapper is meeting with Illinois’ governor about education funding. Really. - The Washington Post : Chance the Rapper is meeting with Illinois’ governor about education funding. Really. Chance the Rapper, who hails from Chicago and who endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, is scheduled to meet this week with Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to talk about Chicago Public Sc
Jersey Jazzman: Blaming Public Employees For NJ's Fiscal Mess: Today's Dopey Episode
Jersey Jazzman: Blaming Public Employees For NJ's Fiscal Mess: Today's Dopey Episode : Blaming Public Employees For NJ's Fiscal Mess: Today's Dopey Episode Whenever I want to read something really ill-informed and contemptuous of public employees, I turn to the always reliable Star-Ledger : Property taxes in New Jersey are the highest in the nation. Since 2000, they have doubled and have risen at
Why I Will March (Stand For Something) | The Jose Vilson
Why I Will March (Stand For Something) | The Jose Vilson : Why I Will March (Stand For Something) On March 4th, 2017 from 9:30 to 12:30 , I’m marching with the Alliance for Quality Education and their broad coalition. There’s a billion reasons for me to march. Let me make a tiny list, though: My son My communities (Lower East Side / Harlem / Washington Heights / Inwood) My students and their fami
How Can We Look Our Kids In the Face? by Dr. Michael Flanagan Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association: How Can We Look Our Kids In the Face? by Dr. Michael Flanagan : How Can We Look Our Kids In the Face? by Dr. Michael Flanagan It was a nice summer night a couple of years ago, and my daughter was just learning to ride a bike. We were out in the parking lot of my building just as it was getting dark. I sat and watched her learn to steer and brake. A moment that is a to

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Seven Reasons Why School Choice ≠ School Reform | National School Boards Association - LFA
Seven Reasons Why School Choice ≠ School Reform | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights : SEVEN REASONS WHY SCHOOL CHOICE ≠ SCHOOL REFORM I recently attended an event on Race, Poverty, and School Reform, and I was surprised to hear almost every panelist discuss choice as the best way to reform schools. Research doesn’t support their claims, however. While choice is great and helps p
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Something to Listen To, Something to Consider about ICE and Schools
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Something to Listen To, Something to Consider about ICE and Schools : Something to Listen To, Something to Consider about ICE and Schools Tonight former Washington State Teacher of the Year, Nate Bowling, will be speaking about the issue of agents of ICE coming to schools looking for undocumented students. Tacoma Teacher Town Hall IBEW Hall 3049 S 36th Street Taco
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/27/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/27/17 Featured Post Calling sexual harassment “urban culture,” and other reasons the Education Secretary may need a reality check - The Hechinger Repor t Schools Matter: KY's Worst Charter 

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