Monday, March 20, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/20/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/20/17
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Marie Corfield: #Unpresidented
Marie Corfield: #Unpresidented : # Unpresidented My blog has been quiet of late, mostly because I've been so busy working on the resistance. And so have millions of other people all over the country. Like the majority of Americans, the day after the election I was devastated. But my brother-in-law, who is a very wise man, predicted that something good would come out of all of this. At the time, I
Privatizing Recess: Micromanaging Children’s Play for Profit
Privatizing Recess: Micromanaging Children’s Play for Profit : Privatizing Recess: Micromanaging Children’s Play for Profit You might hear that school recess is returning, but it might not be the recess we have come to know and love, and miss . It is not run by the school, but by a nonprofit called “Playworks: Play and Recess to Support Emotional Learning.” I have written about social and emotion
The Public Agrees!: Charters are Overrated – Cloaking Inequity
The Public Agrees!: Charters are Overrated – Cloaking Inequity : The Public Agrees!: Charters are Overrated Are charters overrated? The public says yes! More on that in a moment. The recent Intelligence Squared debate has resulted in a variety of new and important conversations. Via phone calls, social media DMs, and emails I have received quite a bit of feedback from folks that are for and again
Teachers Will Be a Formidable Force Against Trump | The Nation
Teachers Will Be a Formidable Force Against Trump | The Nation : Teachers Will Be a Formidable Force Against Trump Teachers are working to protect undocumented immigrant students, trans students, and any student whose chance at an equitable education is at risk. New Yorkers protest against Donald Trump’s harsh new immigration policies and accompanying ICE raids, February 11, 2017. (Reuters / Step
My Upcoming Books | Deborah Meier on Education
My Upcoming Books | Deborah Meier on Education : My Upcoming Books Dear friends, I have not written since December 2016. On this page I mean. Actually I have been writing a lot on demand so this frivolous web page (or whatever it is called) has been ignored. I am faithfully writing a weekly Bridging Differences exchange with Harry Boyte on our EdWeek blog, while involved in various degrees on thr
Betsy DeVos: Trump Budget Will Protect 'Vulnerable' Students Despite $9B Cut | Education News | US News
Betsy DeVos: Trump Budget Will Protect 'Vulnerable' Students Despite $9B Cut | Education News | US News : DeVos Praises Trump Budget Proposal The education secretary says the president's spending blueprint will protect the 'vulnerable' despite its cutting of billions of dollars from her department. President Donald Trump's budget proposal , which would ax Department of Education funding by $9 bil
CURMUDGUCATION: The Map of the World
CURMUDGUCATION: The Map of the World : The Map of the World Boston Public Schools just caused a stir by adopting a new map of the world. " Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion "reads the headline in the The Guardian, and "amend" is a good choice of words, because BPS decided to replace one set of distortions with another. Boston had been using the Mercator Projec
Schools Matter: "Don't take any pictures and don't tweet this out. . ."
Schools Matter: "Don't take any pictures and don't tweet this out. . ." : "Don't take any pictures and don't tweet this out. . ." NEA VP, Becky Pringle, helped wrap things up and put a sweet bow on them at the 2015 International Association of K-12 Online Learning conference that outlined Silicon Valley's dystopian future for school kids. In an era when young adults are tethered to their IPhones
In the America-first budget, schools come last - The Hechinger Report
In the America-first budget, schools come last - The Hechinger Report : In the America-first budget, schools come last Trump’s education budget defunds public schools and universities, herds students toward private and charter schools When it comes to education, President Donald Trump’s “America First” budget flips the famous line from the baseball movie “Field of Dreams” that people have adapted
Finger painting as fun, learning and an act of resistance. | Fred Klonsky
Finger painting as fun, learning and an act of resistance. | Fred Klonsky : Finger painting as fun, learning and an act of resistance. An old photo appeared on my Facebook page this morning. It was a picture I took of my students finger painting in 2012. I reposted the picture and wrote: “Looking through some old pics of student art work I am reminded that one of the things that drove teacher-hat
What is Worth $1 Million? – Have You Heard
What is Worth $1 Million? – Have You Heard : What is Worth $1 Million? A middle school serving some of Boston’s most vulnerable students faces a $1 million budget cut. Teacher Adina Schecter reflects on what that says about the city and its priorities… By Adina Schecter It is 6:45am and I’ve just pulled into the parking lot of the McCormack Middle School in Dorchester, MA. I can already hear our
Poverty and Its Effects on School Achievement Are Forgotten in the President’s Budget | janresseger
Poverty and Its Effects on School Achievement Are Forgotten in the President’s Budget | janresseger : Poverty and Its Effects on School Achievement Are Forgotten in the President’s Budget On Friday the Trump administration released a very “skinny” budget that outlined a few priorities for each federal department without many details. Many members of Congress, as you have undoubtedly heard, are no
President Trump: It’s Time to Hold Bill Gates Accountable for His #EducationReform Failure. – Missouri Education Watchdog
President Trump: It’s Time to Hold Bill Gates Accountable for His #EducationReform Failure. – Missouri Education Watchdog : President Trump: It’s Time to Hold Bill Gates Accountable for His #EducationReform Failure. President Trump is set to meet with Bill Gates on Monday, March 20, according to The Hill: White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced the meeting on Thursday at his daily press
How Technology Integration Has Altered Doctor/Patient Care in Hospitals (David Rosenthal, M.D. and Abraham Verghese, M.D.) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
How Technology Integration Has Altered Doctor/Patient Care in Hospitals (David Rosenthal, M.D. and Abraham Verghese, M.D.) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : How Technology Integration Has Altered Doctor/Patient Care in Hospitals (David Rosenthal, M.D. and Abraham Verghese, M.D.) Over the past few years, I have compared physicians and teachers because even with so many differ
The Graduation Crisis In One Page
The Graduation Crisis In One Page : The Graduation Crisis In One Page Jeanne Melvin, President of Public Education Partners (PEP), has compressed information about the graduation crisis into one page. The bottom line of her 12 point synthesis is that the legislature must act to reduce the number of high stakes testing. Because of new graduation requirements created by the Ohio General Assembly, “
Corporate Reform: Turning a Profit at Public Expense - Living in Dialogue
Corporate Reform: Turning a Profit at Public Expense - Living in Dialogue : Corporate Reform: Turning a Profit at Public Expense By John Thompson. I wish I didn’t have to write a positive review of Alex Molnar’s “ Dismantling Public Education: Turning Ideology into Gold. ” But, as Molnar explains, the toxic effect of neoliberal, market-driven school reform provides an exceptionally clear example
Schools Matter: NEA and AFT among Leaders of Blended/Personalized Learning
Schools Matter: NEA and AFT among Leaders of Blended/Personalized Learning : NEA and AFT among Leaders of Blended/Personalized Learning If you have been wondering why NPE, FairTest, BATs, Diane Ravitch's Basecamp, etc. have had almost nothing negative to say about the brave new world of competency-based, personalized blended learning, then you might want to sit down for a moment and follow the li
Director of Christian Organization Calls on Christians to Support Public Schools | deutsch29
Director of Christian Organization Calls on Christians to Support Public Schools | deutsch29 : Director of Christian Organization Calls on Christians to Support Public Schools On February 07, 2017, Andrea Reyes Ramirez, executive director of the Faith and Education Coalition – NHCLC , published an article in Christianity Today in which she calls upon Christians to support America’s public schools

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