Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/28/15


Special Nite Cap - Catch Up on Today's Post 4/28/15


Special Nite Cap 

CORPORATE ED REFORM



Education tech funding soars -- but is it working in the classroom? - Fortune
Education tech funding - Fortune: Education tech funding soars -- but is it working in the classroom? Technology has captured the American education system. As it does, the money keeps flowing in — and so do questions about its impact.From iPads in kindergarten to virtual classrooms in high schools to online graduate degrees, technology has captured the American education system. As it does, the m
Small high school reform boosts districtwide outcomes -- ScienceDaily
Small high school reform boosts districtwide outcomes -- ScienceDaily: Small high school reform boosts districtwide outcomes Creating small high schools improves outcomes for students in the overall school district -- both in new small schools and existing larger schools -- according to a study of New York City schools by researchers at New York University, Syracuse University, and Arizona State U
K12, Inc. Continues Its Massive Transition (LRN)
K12, Inc. Continues Its Massive Transition (LRN): K12, Inc. Continues Its Massive TransitionBy Brian Stoffel | More Articles April 28, 2015 | Comments (2)K12 traditionally caters to students and families who work better in smaller, at-home, individualized settings. Photo: K12. For-profit educator K12 (NYSE: LRN  ) released its quarterly report today, handily beating expectations for both revenue a
Vouchers on the Move: Return to School Segregation? | PR Watch
Vouchers on the Move: Return to School Segregation? | PR Watch: Vouchers on the Move: Return to School Segregation? Twenty-five years ago, Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson signed the nation's first school voucher bill into law. Pitched as social mobility tickets for minority students, Wisconsin vouchers allow children to attend private, and sometimes religious, schools on the taxpayers' dime.But
solidaridad: New Report Finds Over $200 Million in Fraud and Abuse at Charter Schools
solidaridad: New Report Finds Over $200 Million in Fraud and Abuse at Charter Schools: New Report Finds Over $200 Million in Fraud and Abuse at Charter Schools“The Tip of the Iceberg: Charter School Vulnerabilities to Waste, Fraud, and Abuse” Exposes Costly Consequences of Lacking Charter Schools Accountability, Transparency** Full report available here: http://bit.ly/1DDlpjM **A new report by the
‘Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your rubrics.’ - The Washington Post
‘Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your rubrics.’ - The Washington Post: ‘Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your rubrics.’Hardly a week goes by where some education-related group gathers somewhere to talk about something, but a gathering of education activists this past weekend in Chicago was different from the usual.  It was the second annual conf
Sacramento School Kids Continue to Pay for City's Privatization Scheme
Proposed Sacramento budget follows Mayor Kevin Johnson’s priorities http://bit.ly/1QFD1ViSacramento School Kids Paying for City's Privatization Scheme? http://bit.ly/1aXDonrAfter-school programs could be cut at Sacramento schoolsAccording to a city of Sacramento staff report, the 4th “R” program is facing a budget deficit of $458,000 for the fiscal year that begins July 1. That gap is partly the r
Corporate Education Reform: Are We Getting It Right? Can We Make More Money?
Global Conference 2015 | K-12 Education Reform: Are We Getting It Right? » Milken Institute: K-12 Education Reform: Are We Getting It Right?Tuesday, April 28, 2015 / 9:30 am - 10:30 am ModeratorLowell Milken, Co-Founder, Knowledge Universe Education; Founder, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET)SpeakersRudolph Crew, President, Medgar Evers College, the City University of New York;
Recess and Behavior Problems: Foolproof Methods to Help Students Succeed
Recess and Behavior Problems: Foolproof Methods to Help Students Succeed: Recess and Behavior Problems: Foolproof Methods to Help Students SucceedAPRIL 28, 2015 BY NANCY BAILEY 1 COMMENTThis will be my last post for those teachers who asked what they could do to deal with a student’s behavior if they couldn’t keep them in for recess. Troubling student behavior in today’s overcrowded, diverse class
Chicago school cleaning contract millions over budget
Chicago school cleaning contract millions over budget: Chicago school cleaning contract millions over budgetAramark has so far billed Chicago Public Schools $86 million for what was supposed to cost $64 million The promise of cleaner schools at a lower price has turned out to be just that -- a promise.Chicago Public Schools’ three-year contract with Philadelphia-based Aramark to manage all school
If Teachers Feel Undervalued It's Because They Are - Forbes
If Teachers Feel Undervalued It's Because They Are - Forbes: If Teachers Feel Undervalued It's Because They Are Teachers are used to being on the sharp end of public criticism, but even by these standards the results of a recent survey are disturbing.According to the survey, eight out of 10 teachers do not feel their profession is valued by society. Among school leaders, the proportion who feel te
Pearson Should Pay for Poor Performance - Bridging Differences - Education Week
Pearson Should Pay for Poor Performance - Bridging Differences - Education Week: Pearson Should Pay for Poor Performance Today, Joe Nathan writes about widespread testing problems in Minnesota. Deborah Meier will respond on Thursday.Because of massive, widespread problems with Minnesota's testing program, learning has been disrupted in the past two weeks for thousands of Minnesota students. The st
Holyoke teachers union president Gus Morales says creationism discussion a concern | masslive.com
Holyoke teachers union president Gus Morales says creationism discussion a concern | masslive.com: Holyoke teachers union president Gus Morales says creationism discussion a concern HOLYOKE -- Inclusion of creationism in a school project here is inappropriate and a concern but not a surprise, teachers union president Agustin Morales said Monday (April 27).Morales said teachers have told him they f
Leaders for teachers union try to stop LAUSD from laying off educators
Leaders for teachers union try to stop LAUSD from laying off educators: Leaders for teachers union try to stop LAUSD from laying off educators One week after negotiating a double digit pay raise that creates a $140 million deficit in Los Angeles Unified School District’s budget, the teachers union Monday rallied in support of 609 educators whose jobs would be eliminated.The school district notifie
Proposed Sacramento budget follows Mayor Kevin Johnson’s priorities | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
Proposed Sacramento budget follows Mayor Kevin Johnson’s priorities | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee: Proposed Sacramento budget follows Mayor Kevin Johnson’s prioritiesWith Measure U and the rebounding economy, this is the second budget in a row with a surplus. But this is a time for frugality, and for spending more only on the most important priorities.Three themes come through clearly in
Teach for America Expands Influence in Latin America
Teach for America Expands Influence in Latin America: Teach for America Expands Influence in Latin America Which country has the world’s worst education system? According to the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) tests taken in 2012 by 15-year-olds in 65 countries, the South American country of Peru was at the bottom.The overall average score for all countries in Math was 494, R
CURMUDGUCATION: Tucker Searches for Misplaced Standards
CURMUDGUCATION: Tucker Searches for Misplaced Standards: Tucker Searches for Misplaced StandardsMarc Tucker has been working at education reform even before it was cool (and highly lucrative). While he's best remembered by some folks as the author of the infamous Dear Hillary letter (a 1992 missive that lays out a vision of a centrally organized cradle-to-career pipeline), I've often found him wil
Fox in Charge of the Hen House? - Change The LAUSD
Fox in Charge of the Hen House? - Change The LAUSD: Fox in Charge of the Hen House? “Based on conservative estimates, California stands to lose more than $100 million to charter school fraud in 2015.”- Risking Public Money: California Charter School FraudLast year California’s charter schools received $3 billion in public funding. While these schools are designed to be “free from most regulations
After years of layoffs, California schools on a teacher hiring binge | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
After years of layoffs, California schools on a teacher hiring binge | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee:After years of layoffs, California schools on a teacher hiring bingeAfter years of pink slips and layoffs, California school districts have emerged from the recession with plans to hire 21,500 teachers for the 2015-16 academic year at a pace not seen in a decade, according to new state data

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Randi, Lily, and Their Common Core Fidelity | deutsch29
Randi, Lily, and Their Common Core Fidelity | deutsch29: Randi, Lily, and Their Common Core FidelityI was in Chicago this past weekend for the second annual conference of the Network for Public Education (NPE).(A number of videos of conference sessions will be available here. In the first video, the session to which I refer in this post is around 2:10:00.)One of the sessions I attended was the Sun
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/27/15 #‎NPEChicago‬
Special Nite Cap - Catch Up on Today's Post 4/27/15Special Nite Cap CORPORATE ED REFORMCharter School Operators Charged with Interfering with, Coercing Employees Seeking to Form Union - California Teachers AssociationCharter School Operators Charged with Interfering with, Coercing Employees Seeking to Form Union - California Teachers Association: CHARTER SCHOOL OPERATORS CHARGED WITH INTERFERING W





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