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The Hawaii Independent: Former Sacramento mayor reenters politics in Hawaii after dual scandals



Schools Matter: Riding the 'turnaround' merry-go-round in the continuing assault on Philadelphia public schools: Part VI - Who is Afton Partners?
Schools Matter: Riding the 'turnaround' merry-go-round in the continuing assault on Philadelphia public schools: Part VI - Who is Afton Partners? : Riding the 'turnaround' merry-go-round in the continuing assault on Philadelphia public schools: Part VI - Who is Afton Partners? by Ken Derstine @ Defend Pu

DeVos reacts to her portrayal on SNL rather differently than Trump did to his - The Washington Post
DeVos reacts to her portrayal on SNL rather differently than Trump did to his - The Washington Post : DeVos reacts to her portrayal on SNL rather differently than Trump did to his Kate McKinnon as Besty DeVos during a mock White House press conference by Sean Spicer as played by Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live on Feb. 4, 2017. (Photo by Will Heath/NBC) President Trump took none too kindly
Facing ICE, Hate Incidents, & Contract Negotiations in DCPS – Education Town Hall Forum
Facing ICE, Hate Incidents, & Contract Negotiations in DCPS – Education Town Hall Forum : Facing ICE, Hate Incidents, & Contract Negotiations in DCPS Elizabeth Davis, president of the Washington Teacher’s Union, and Max Ewart, DCPS alumnus, join the Education Town Hall on March 16 to discuss challenges faced by public schools in the current national and local climate. Listen live via TuneIn , 11
Three Problems With CPRE's Twitter Bot Claims | Truth in American Education
Three Problems With CPRE's Twitter Bot Claims | Truth in American Education : Three Problems With CPRE’s Twitter Bot Claims Even by the bottom-dwelling standards of Common Core propagandists, this is a bit rich. Huffington Post and a new Gates Foundation-funded outfit called The 74 both report gleefully (see here and here ) on a study by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), pur
Peg with Pen: Jewell Elementary & Aurora Public Schools Skirt Law
Peg with Pen: Jewell Elementary & Aurora Public Schools Skirt Law : Jewell Elementary & Aurora Public Schools Skirt Law Letter sent to Colorado State Board of Education, as well as media, senators who sponsored bill, Aurora Education Association, Aurora superintendent office and Aurora school board. Dear Board Members, I wrote to you last week concerning PARCC incentives that are occurring at Jew
Billionaires Push School Privatization | tultican
Billionaires Push School Privatization | tultican : Billionaires Push School Privatization Photo by Alex Brandon of the AP taken from report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. President Donald Trump visited a private religious school in Florida on March 2, 2017, signaling once again that his education agenda will focus on school choice. The argument for privatization schemes like charter schools an
CURMUDGUCATION: Alternative Pathways
CURMUDGUCATION: Alternative Pathways : Alternative Pathways You will not find me among the staunch defenders of traditional teacher education programs. I'm not the product of one myself ( you can read more about that here ), but I have sent many students into such programs, as well as hosting a bevy of student teachers from such places. There can be no doubt-- some teacher preparation programs sh
NEWARK’S ST. BENEDICT’S: Acts as aggressive charters imperil Catholic schools |
NEWARK’S ST. BENEDICT’S: Acts as aggressive charters imperil Catholic schools | : NEWARK’S ST. BENEDICT’S: Acts as aggressive charters imperil Catholic schools Changes at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark Newark’s St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, for nearly 150 years an all-boys’ secondary school, is about to become what its headmaster calls a “pioneering” hybrid, expanding to include both elementa
Jersey Jazzman: NJ Charter Schools - A Fool's Gold Rush: Princeton
Jersey Jazzman: NJ Charter Schools - A Fool's Gold Rush: Princeton : NJ Charter Schools - A Fool's Gold Rush: Princeton Here are all the parts of this series so far: - Prelude - Franklin, NJ - Princeton, NJ As in Franklin, NJ , it appears that charter schools are splitting the community of Princeton apart. Go to planetprinceton.com, the town's hyperlocal, and you'll find lengthy and heated back-a
The Hawaii Independent: Former Sacramento mayor reenters politics in Hawaii after dual scandals
The Hawaii Independent: Former Sacramento mayor reenters politics in Hawaii after dual scandals : Former Sacramento mayor reenters politics in Hawaii after dual scandals Allegations of sexual assault and shady handling of public education follow former mayor Kevin Johnson and his wife, former D.C. school system chancellor Michelle Rhee as they try to remake themselves in Hawai'i politics. On Janu
Isn’t desegregation a measure of educational quality? - The Hechinger Report
Isn’t desegregation a measure of educational quality? - The Hechinger Report : Isn’t desegregation a measure of educational quality? Real reform begins early and accounts for racial and economic diversity Admit it. Many middle-class families are scared to send their children to schools with low-income children of color. More than 60 years after the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board
Ed Notes Online: Jersey Jazzman: Republicans Must Own Trump; "Reformers" Must Own DeVos
Ed Notes Online: Jersey Jazzman: Republicans Must Own Trump; "Reformers" Must Own DeVos : Jersey Jazzman: Republicans Must Own Trump; "Reformers" Must Own DeVos Some of the center-right is disavowing Trump, even though they were instrumental in creating him -- just like some of the neoliberal school "reformers" are disavowing Betsy DeVos, even though they were instrumental in creating her... Jers
Did Betsy DeVos just ask states to ignore part of federal education law? - The Washington Post
Did Betsy DeVos just ask states to ignore part of federal education law? - The Washington Post : Did Betsy DeVos just ask states to ignore part of federal education law? Did Education Secretary Betsy DeVos just ask states to ignore a part of the K-12 federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act? Let’s look at what she said — and what the law says — about whom state officials should consu
Marshall Tuck running again for state superintendent | EdSource
Marshall Tuck running again for state superintendent | EdSource : Marshall *uck running again for state superintendent Marshall Tuck, who narrowly lost to incumbent State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in 2014, became the first candidate Monday to announce he’s running to succeed Torlakson, whose final term is up next year. A former charter school executive and administrator o
Flint Water Crisis: Judge Orders Apology From Former Health Official - Detroit, MI Patch
Flint Water Crisis: Judge Orders Apology From Former Health Official - Detroit, MI Patch : Flint Water Crisis: Judge Orders Apology From Former Health Official Corrine Miller, who avoided felony charges in a plea deal, knew of the deadly Legionnaire’s epidemic but said nothing, a prosecutor said. FLINT, MI — Corrine Miller, formerly the top epidemiologist for Michigan’s public health department,
BATs Legislative Briefing on Education and Equity = Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : BATs Legislative Briefing on Education and Equity **This document was originally titled White House Conference on Education and Equity. It has since been changed. Betsy DeVos has also been added as someone we will not invite to our legislative briefing on education and equity. BATs involvement with the #WeChoose national coalition has also been added to this document
If you don’t like it when teachers work to the clock, why do you have us punch in and punch out? | Fred Klonsky
If you don’t like it when teachers work to the clock, why do you have us punch in and punch out? | Fred Klonsky : If you don’t like it when teachers work to the clock, why do you have us punch in and punch out? Governor Rauner vetoed a $215 million payment to CPS earmarked for earned pensions. The Mayor through his surrogate CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has threatened to close schools two weeks early
Learn about NEA 360 - an exciting new way to connect with members and share ideas with your EdCommunities.- YouTube
NEA 360 - An Introduction - YouTube : Learn about NEA 360 - an exciting new way to connect with members and share ideas with your EdCommunities. NEA 360 - An Introduction - YouTube :
DeVos Says the Real Problem in Education Is the Federal Government - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : DeVos Says the Real Problem in Education Is the Federal Government The structure the Every Student Succeeds Act creates for supporting, monitoring, and improving public schools is, in the collective, incoherent. The Every Student Succeeds Act is the popular title of the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Every Student Succeeds
Here's What You Should Know About That Voucher Bill From Rep. Steve King | Crooks and Liars
Whoops Steve King's 'Abolish The Education Department' Bill May Be DOA | Crooks and Liars : Whoops Steve King's 'Abolish The Education Department' Bill May Be DOA While we're distracted by Trump's insanity, Congressman Steve "thighs the size of cantaloupes" King of Iowa has introduced HR 610: This bill repeals the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and limits the authority of the Depa
Betsy DeVos: Religion, Money, and School Choice | janresseger
Betsy DeVos: Religion, Money, and School Choice | janresseger : Betsy DeVos: Religion, Money, and School Choice When we think about public schools and religion, there are some clear boundaries, and it is important to recognize them and understand how various churches and Christian denominations understand them, because there are distinctions. These issues are relevant today because some people wh

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