Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/1/17
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Trump Can’t Fight Anti-Semites. They’re His Base! | gadflyonthewallblog





CURMUDGUCATION: NPR Explains Charter Schools
CURMUDGUCATION: NPR Explains Charter Schools : NPR Explains Charter Schools Claudio Sanchez at NPR decided to kick off March with a charter school explainer, and boy did March come in like a big, fuzzy, lamb. Sanchez decided that the best way to get a fully rounded explanation of charters was to talk to three charter advocates, a journalistic technique akin to interviewing the NRA about guns or t
Silicon Valley teacher: Don’t confuse educational technology that helps kids learn — and doesn’t - The Washington Post
Silicon Valley teacher: Don’t confuse educational technology that helps kids learn — and doesn’t - The Washington Post : Silicon Valley teacher: Don’t confuse educational technology that helps kids learn — and doesn’t For years now school reformers have been touting the power of technology to transform education. Kids can learn better, faster and anywhere they want if only school districts would
Digital Library Resource Collections - Smarter Balanced Assessment System (CA Dept of Education)
Digital Library Resource Collections - Smarter Balanced Assessment System (CA Dept of Education) : Digital Library Resource Collections Created by expert educators in collaboration with CDE and Smarter Balanced, the Digital Library resource collections bring together associated resources that pertain to specific topics in one location. Please note: A Digital Library account is required to access
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is getting some very bad news about her favorite thing, school vouchers - LA Times
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is getting some very bad news about her favorite thing, school vouchers - LA Times : Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is getting some very bad news about her favorite thing, school vouchers A raft of recent studies about school vouchers couldn’t have come at a worse time for our new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos . That's because the studies report devastatingly
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump's empty statements on education
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump's empty statements on education : Trump's empty statements on education Trump's vapid speech to the Joint Session of Congress last night revealed, among other things, that he is an educational know-nothing. As you might expect, the speech was void of any real vision for the future of public education or school reform. It amounted to little more than a sound-bi
Ms. DeVos’s Fake History About School Choice - The New York Times EDITORIAL BOARD
Ms. DeVos’s Fake History About School Choice - The New York Times : Ms. DeVos’s Fake History About School Choice Education Secretary Betsy DeVos offered a positively Orwellian explanation Monday of why historically black colleges and universities were created in the United States. Incredibly, she suggested that they were “real pioneers” in the school-choice movement and “started from the fact tha
Schools Matter: DeVos Takes Racist Stupidity to New Heights
Schools Matter: DeVos Takes Racist Stupidity to New Heights : DeVos Takes Racist Stupidity to New Heights White lady billionaire, Betsy DeVos, has moved beyond grizzly bears and guns to explore a whole new territory in the Trumpist landscape of racist delusion. In describing the origins of historically black colleges and universities as an example of "school choice," DeVos shows that, 1) she is a
More on the vital importance of doing a high-quality education adequacy cost study in Connecticut - Wait What?
More on the vital importance of doing a high-quality education adequacy cost study in Connecticut - Wait What? : More on the vital importance of doing a high-quality education adequacy cost study in Connecticut In testimony before the Connecticut Education Committee later today, students from the Education Adequacy Project Clinic at Yale Law School will provide legislators with the rationale behi
Teaching the History of White Nationalism in the United States - Living in Dialogue
Teaching the History of White Nationalism in the United States - Living in Dialogue : Teaching the History of White Nationalism in the United States By Paul Horton. During the last year the Southern Poverty Law Center has reported an increase in hate crimes and hate groups. As political discourse in the United States in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries has become increasingly f
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos, HBCU, and Justice
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos, HBCU, and Justice : DeVos, HBCU, and Justice There is just so much to unpack about Betsy DeVos's bonkers attempt to rewrite the story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities into an advertisement for school choice. They started from the fact that there were too many students in America who did not have equal access to education. HBCUs are real pioneers when it comes
A Look at Calvin College, Betsy DeVos's Alma Mater - The Atlantic
A Look at Calvin College, Betsy DeVos's Alma Mater - The Atlantic : At Betsy DeVos's Alma Mater, a History of Fierce Debate Calvin College is no fundamentalist Christian school. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—It would be easy enough to drive past Calvin College without giving Betsy DeVos’s alma mater a second thought. Six miles southeast of downtown, the school is a sprawling cluster of nondescript building
RANDI WEINGARTEN: America is a country of immigrants | TheHill
America is a country of immigrants | TheHill : America is a country of immigrants President Trump ran on campaign promises that threatened immigrant communities and talked of deporting millions. Now the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s recent memo makes clear that the administration is committed to keeping its promise of tearing families apart and making our country less safe. In just the l
John Thompson: Early education? Great! After that, not so much - NonDoc
Early education? Great! After that, not so much - NonDoc : Early education? Great! After that, not so much O klahoma has always had a surplus of weird paradoxes. We exhibit so many contradictions that even the most important of them can get overlooked. For instance, how is it that Oklahoma is praised nationally for taking the lead in high-quality preschool even as we have starved our traditional
How does California rank in per-pupil spending? It all depends | EdSource
How does California rank in per-pupil spending? It all depends | EdSource : How does California rank in per-pupil spending? It all depends Californians struggle to determine what constitutes a sufficient level of education funding, one yardstick is what California spends compared with other states. So here’s a question: How does California rank in K-12 per-pupil spending nationally in the latest
VIDEO: Head of Betsy DeVos’s anti-public education group testifies in Senate hearing that he likes to “shake” indecisive women | Eclectablog
VIDEO: Head of Betsy DeVos’s anti-public education group testifies in Senate hearing that he likes to “shake” indecisive women | Eclectablog : VIDEO: Head of Betsy DeVos’s anti-public education group testifies in Senate hearing that he likes to “shake” indecisive women “I wanted to shake her, like I like to shake my wife.” Gary Naeraert is the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Education Proje
Will DeVos Department of Education Enforce Students’ Civil Rights? | janresseger
Will DeVos Department of Education Enforce Students’ Civil Rights? | janresseger : Will DeVos Department of Education Enforce Students’ Civil Rights? One of the U.S. Department of Education’s primary roles has been the protection of students’ civil rights. The federal government’s role in education emerged after the Civil Rights Movement, the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of
NYC Educator: DeVos of Da People?
NYC Educator: DeVos of Da People? : DeVos of Da People? There is no question that US Secretary Betsy DeVos is an active enemy of public schools. At the right-wing conference she attended last week, she opened with a hilarious commentary ridiculing public school students who are too poor to buy lunch. She proudly told the crowd that she told Bernie Sanders there was no such thing as a free lunch.
Difficulties When Combining Multiple Teacher Evaluation Measures | VAMboozled!
Difficulties When Combining Multiple Teacher Evaluation Measures | VAMboozled! : Difficulties When Combining Multiple Teacher Evaluation Measures A new study about multiple “Approaches for Combining Multiple Measures of Teacher Performance,” with special attention paid to reliability, validity, and policy, was recently published in the American Educational Research Association (AERA) sponsored an
Smarter Balanced is Looking for a Pal in ACT or SAT for High School Assessment | deutsch29
Smarter Balanced is Looking for a Pal in ACT or SAT for High School Assessment | deutsch29 : Smarter Balanced is Looking for a Pal in ACT or SAT for High School Assessment On February 27, 2017, the University of California at Los Angeles, on behalf of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a “college admission collaboration” in which SBAC “wishe
Audio: Schools in affluent SoCal areas call Brown's budget inadequate | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: Schools in affluent SoCal areas call Brown's budget inadequate | 89.3 KPCC : Schools in affluent SoCal areas call Brown's budget inadequate Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget calls for an increase of $744 million for California's K-12 schools, but six school districts in affluent Southern California neighborhoods say their share won't be sufficient. They’re unhappy that a preexisting fundi
Future Ready Schools: How Silicon Valley and the Defense Department Plan to Remake Public Education: A talk by Alison McDowell | Seattle Education
Future Ready Schools: How Silicon Valley and the Defense Department Plan to Remake Public Education: A talk by Alison McDowell | Seattle Education : Future Ready Schools: How Silicon Valley and the Defense Department Plan to Remake Public Education: A talk by Alison McDowell How Silicon Valley and the Defense Department Plan to Remake Public Education March 25th, from 10:30 AM-Noon Lake City Bran
Albert Camus, President Trump, Betsy DeVos, U.S. legislators – and our task | Reclaim Reform
Albert Camus, President Trump, Betsy DeVos, U.S. legislators – and our task | Reclaim Reform : Albert Camus, President Trump, Betsy DeVos, U.S. legislators – and our task President Trump’s successful appointment of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was the sole nomination opposed by all Democrats. All of the other nominees received approval votes from some Democratic legislators. Therefore all s
Trump Can’t Fight Anti-Semites. They’re His Base! | gadflyonthewallblog
Trump Can’t Fight Anti-Semites. They’re His Base! | gadflyonthewallblog : Trump Can’t Fight Anti-Semites. They’re His Base! “In a short time, a large number of Jews are going to be slaughtered. Their heads are going to [sic] blown off from the shrapnel. There’s a lot of shrapnel. There’s going to be a bloodbath that’s going to take place in a short time. I think I told you enough. I must go.” Thi
‘Totally nuts’: Senators blast DeVos for historically inaccurate comments about black colleges - The Washington Post
‘Totally nuts’: Senators blast DeVos for historically inaccurate comments about black colleges - The Washington Post : ‘Totally nuts’: Senators blast DeVos for historically inaccurate comments about black colleges There she goes again. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sparked a new controversy, this time making comments about historically black colleges and universities that betrayed ignorance

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