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    Alexander Russo Tries to Work the Refs Again - Living in Dialogue
    Alexander Russo Tries to Work the Refs Again - Living in Dialogue Alexander Russo Tries to Work the Refs Again By Anthony Cody. I am not sure who appointed Alexander Russo the chief scold of the education newsbeat, but he has made it his business to criticize reporting in the field from his supposedly objective perch. Somehow, he almost always seems to be playing defense for one reform project or
    CURMUDGUCATION: Don't Be Fooled By This Proposal To End Testing
    CURMUDGUCATION: Don't Be Fooled By This Proposal To End Testing Don't Be Fooled By This Proposal To End Testing Tom Vander Ark has a long and checkered past in the ed reform biz , and he is ready to cash in on the next big thing (he's been ready for a while), which is why we find him at Forbes proposing an end to standardized testing . Just to be clear from the jump-- that's not a good thing. The
    Mitchell Robinson: Beto, Beto, Beto…: "It's All About the Kids" Edition | Eclectablog
    Beto, Beto, Beto…: "It's All About the Kids" Edition | Eclectablog Beto, Beto, Beto…: “It’s All About the Kids” Edition CNN reported today that presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke said, in 2012, that charter schools “were a good idea.” While this is a more definitive statement of support for charters than Mr. O’Rourke has been willing to make in his recent run for the White House, that’s not the s
    Schott Foundation Partners with Journey For Justice — Here's How You Can Help | Schott Foundation for Public Education
    Schott Foundation Partners with Journey For Justice — Here's How You Can Help | Schott Foundation for Public Education Schott Foundation Partners with Journey For Justice — Here's How You Can Help Since Schott made our first grant to an inspiring community-led organization fighting for education justice in the Chicago public schools—the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO)—we’ve remained
    Teach For America — except for California
    Teach For America — except for California Teach For America — except for California SACRAMENTO — Backed by powerful teachers unions, Democrats are pushing to ban Teach For America from California amid a wave of teacher’s strikes and a heated debate over charter schools in the nation’s most populous state. The push comes as education policy becomes an increasing point of tension, putting the natio
    Teacher Habits - Helping Teachers inside the Classroom and Out
    Teacher Habits - Helping Teachers inside the Classroom and Out TEACHER HABITS Helping Teachers inside the Classroom and Out How a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum Ruined Teaching by Murph / 3h I sat in a meeting recently where an administrator reiterated the importance of having a “guaranteed and viable curriculum.” He shared this quote: It’s one of those things teachers have heard a thousand tim
    Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
    Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Big Education Ape: The Wisdom and Wit of Diane Ravitch: A Review - Living in Dialogue - https://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-wisdom-and-wit-of-diane-ravitch.html NPE Grassroots Newsletter: Join Us! by dianeravitch / 49min The Network for Public Education is
    Education Research Report
    Education Research Report Education Research Report Screen time -- even before bed -- has little impact on teen well-being by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 19h Data from more than 17,000 teenagers show little evidence of a relationship between screen time and well-being in adolescents . The study, published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , casts doubt on
    Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007
    Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 Class Invention Project – Including Handout & Examples by Larry Ferlazzo / 3h TeroVesalainen / Pixabay We’re doing an Invention Project in my ELL U.S. History class, which I do each year, but don’t believe I’v
    Competitive Academic Program 'Too White' For Sacramento City School District Officials - California Globe
    Competitive Academic Program 'Too White' For Sacramento City School District Officials - California Globe Competitive Academic Program ‘Too White’ For Sacramento City School District Officials Parents say white and Asian kids were purposely removed from program lottery In early March, parents of Sacramento’s C.K. McClatchy High School took to social media expressing their outrage and frustration
    The Wisdom and Wit of Diane Ravitch: A Review - Living in Dialogue
    The Wisdom and Wit of Diane Ravitch: A Review - Living in Dialogue The Wisdom and Wit of Diane Ravitch: A Review The Wisdom and Wit of Diane Ravitch By Anthony Cody. We think of historians as observers after the fact. They pore over the ephemeral and permanent records of past times and, from that evidence, construct stories that help us understand, and see the larger patterns at work. Diane Ravit
    Julia Keleher: The Destroyer of Public Schools in Puerto Rico | Diane Ravitch's blog
    Julia Keleher: The Destroyer of Public Schools in Puerto Rico | Diane Ravitch's blog Julia Keleher: The Destroyer of Public Schools in Puerto Rico Julia Keleher will one day have engraved on her tombstone: “She Destroyed the Public Schools in Puerto Rico.” She joins the blog’s Wall of Shame for her shameless assault on public schools, the teachers’ union, and the students of Puerto Rico. Keleher
    2019 Medley #7: Things I didn’t get to edition | Live Long and Prosper
    2019 Medley #7: Things I didn’t get to edition | Live Long and Prosper 2019 Medley #7: Things I didn’t get to edition I often bookmark an article that I’d like to use as a basis for a blog entry…and then a week later, it seems like there are more important things I have to do so it gets pushed down the list until I forget about it completely. So today I’d like to look back at some still-relevant
    NYC Public School Parents: Will the Mayor and the Chancellor allow the School Siting Task Force to comply with Open meetings law, or insist on keeping their deliberations private?
    NYC Public School Parents: Will the Mayor and the Chancellor allow the School Siting Task Force to comply with Open meetings law, or insist on keeping their deliberations private? Will the Mayor and the Chancellor allow the School Siting Task Force to comply with Open meetings law, or insist on keeping their deliberations private? In City Limits , Jarrett Murphy reports on the continuing lack of
    Public Education 'Ground Zero' in Radical Right's Assault on Democracy, Says Historian
    Public Education 'Ground Zero' in Radical Right's Assault on Democracy, Says Historian Public Education ‘Ground Zero’ in Radical Right’s Assault on Democracy, Says Historian Nancy MacLean is an American historian and the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, where she teaches courses on modern U.S. history and the history of social movements. NEA Today caught
    Schools Matter: TN Commish Blames Teachers for Not Improving More
    Schools Matter: TN Commish Blames Teachers for Not Improving More TN Commish Blames Teachers for Not Improving More Published at the Tennessean : After reading the Tennessean article “ Large numbers of Tennessee students not ready for college, new state data show ,” I was scratching my head and wondering why alarm bells are going off now about high numbers of high school graduates needing college
    The Arne Duncan rumor. – Fred Klonsky
    The Arne Duncan rumor. – Fred Klonsky THE ARNE DUNCAN RUMOR. If you don’t spend an unhealthy amount of time on social media you might have missed the breaking news the other day that Lori Lightfoot had put Arne Duncan on her transition team. The news wasn’t that she planned to do it. It was a fact. And that fact – with no sources cited – was repeated and repeated and repeated. Only it wasn’t true
    Lisa Haver: How Many Lawyers Does It Take to Close Down a Failing Charter School? | Diane Ravitch's blog
    Lisa Haver: How Many Lawyers Does It Take to Close Down a Failing Charter School? | Diane Ravitch's blog Lisa Haver: How Many Lawyers Does It Take to Close Down a Failing Charter School? Lisa Haver is a public school activist in Philadelphia. Here she writes about the long, drawn-out and very expensive proceedings to close down a failing charter school in that city. She writes: When the School Di
    How Come Schools and Teachers Change Yet Both Remain So Familiar?* | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
    How Come Schools and Teachers Change Yet Both Remain So Familiar?* | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice How Come Schools and Teachers Change Yet Both Remain So Familiar?* Why has the act of teaching in public schools (including charters) that serve wealthy, middle-class and poor children looked so familiar to past generations of journalists, researchers, parents and grandparents

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    The LAUSD School Board’s Secret Committee – Carl J. Petersen – Medium
    The LAUSD School Board’s Secret Committee – Carl J. Petersen – Medium The LAUSD School Board’s Secret Committee Board President Monica Garcia and Vice-President Nick Melvoin both make reference to a Rules Committee that has not held any public meetings. Where is the transparency? “ Let’s go to that committee .” - LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia At the April 2, 2019 “special” meeting of the LA
    Standardized Testing is a Tool of White Supremacy | gadflyonthewallblog
    Standardized Testing is a Tool of White Supremacy | gadflyonthewallblog Standardized Testing is a Tool of White Supremacy Let’s say you punched me in the face. I wouldn’t like it. I’d protest. I’d complain. And then you might apologize and say it was just an accident. Maybe I’d believe you. Until the next time when we met and you punched me again. That’s the problem we, as a society, have with st
    Jeff Bryant: I asked these 3 simple questions of Betsy DeVos’ Education Department. It ‘created havoc’ among the staff. – Alternet.org
    I asked these 3 simple questions of Betsy DeVos’ Education Department. It ‘created havoc’ among the staff. – Alternet.org I asked these 3 simple questions of Betsy DeVos’ Education Department. It ‘created havoc’ among the staff. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is famous for giving nonresponses to fairly straightforward questions. More than one commentator has had fun with her contorted ev
    New Oversight Law Won’t Prevent Charter School Financial Difficulties | Capital & Main
    New Oversight Law Won’t Prevent Charter School Financial Difficulties | Capital & Main New Oversight Law Won’t Prevent Charter School Financial Difficulties Gavin Newsom hailed a new charter school transparency law he signed. Why won’t the law prevent charters from failing? California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed into law Senate Bill 126 , written to hold the state’s charter schools to the s
    CURMUDGUCATION: MO: Bipartisan Fight Against Charter Expansion
    CURMUDGUCATION: MO: Bipartisan Fight Against Charter Expansion MO: Bipartisan Fight Against Charter Expansion Rep. Rebecca Roeber (R) of Lee's Summit, Missouri has proposed a bill to expand charter reach ; the state has basically confined charter schools to the Kansas City and St. Louis districts. But response to the bill has not been exactly a slam dunk. The bill would allow charters to open in
    Q&A: Sacramento City Unified School District budget crisis | The Sacramento Bee
    Q&A: Sacramento City Unified School District budget crisis | The Sacramento Bee You asked us about the Sac City Unified crisis. Here are answers to your top questions With a teachers strike and a possible state takeover looming for the Sacramento City Unified School District, The Sacramento Bee put out a call this week for our readers’ most pressing questions about the crisis. Dozens have respond
    30 Days To Make a Way! THE JOURNEY FOR JUSTICE ALLIANCE (J4J)
    30 Days To Make a Way! 30 Days To Make a Way! People Powered Donor Campaign WILL YOU DONATE $25 OR $10 TO THE JOURNEY FOR JUSTICE ALLIANCE (J4J) TODAY? The Schott Foundation will match every $10 donated with $20 up to $60,000! Help us maximize these matching dollars! Journey for Justice has: 1. Led the fight for education equity and put privatizers on the defensive! 2. Inspired the NAACP's call f
    Weingarten calls DeVos a liar over teachers’ union comments | New York Amsterdam News: The new Black view
    Weingarten calls DeVos a liar over teachers’ union comments | New York Amsterdam News: The new Black view Weingarten calls DeVos a liar over teachers’ union comments American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten called out Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, saying she lied about the teachers’ unions losing members in the wake of the Janus v. AFSCME decision. Weingarten said that while
    Alan Singer: Is Promesa the “Worst Charter Chain” in the Nation? | Diane Ravitch's blog
    Alan Singer: Is Promesa the “Worst Charter Chain” in the Nation? | Diane Ravitch's blog Alan Singer: Is Promesa the “Worst Charter Chain” in the Nation? Alan Singer writes here about Promesa, a charter chain in Texas owned by Southwest Key, the same company that runs detention center for immigrant children. As is often the case, the big profits are in real estate. Here is an excerpt from a powerf
    Defining “Educator” During a Teacher Shortage and the Privatization of Public Education
    Defining “Educator” During a Teacher Shortage and the Privatization of Public Education Defining “Educator” During a Teacher Shortage and the Privatization of Public Education Define educator for America’s schools. It’s critical to nail this down during a teacher shortage and when there are attempts to privatize public schools. We don’t want people with inappropriate or no credentials teaching Am
    Let’s fact-check this Betsy DeVos tweet about Trump’s $5 billion school tax credit proposal - The Washington Post
    Let’s fact-check this Betsy DeVos tweet about Trump’s $5 billion school tax credit proposal - The Washington Post Let’s fact-check this Betsy DeVos tweet about Trump’s $5 billion school tax credit proposal Despite what some may try to tell you . . . Education Freedom Scholarships are privately funded and do not take any money from public schools. #EducationFreedom That comes from a tweet that Edu
    Choosing Democracy: SCUSD Budget Crisis
    Choosing Democracy: SCUSD Budget Crisis Community Priority Coalition Both the Education and Democracy Insitute, and LULAC, League of United Latin American Citizens, are part of the Community Priority Coalition. Our goal is to improve the quality of education for those under served in SCUSD. Below is the Coalition's response to the current Budget Crisis. Community Priority Coalition 4625 44 th Str

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    We Investigated The Investigator Of All Wrongdoing In LAUSD. Here's What They Think About That: LAist
    We Investigated The Investigator Of All Wrongdoing In LAUSD. Here's What They Think About That: LAist We Investigated The Investigator Of All Wrongdoing In LAUSD. Here's What They Think About That A pile-up of unresolved investigations . A sharp drop in the number of cases closed. Allegations from at least four employees of a hostile working environment . These were the findings of a KPCC/LAist i
    Who was at the closed-door DeVos meeting? – TNJTNJ
    Who was at the closed-door DeVos meeting? – TNJTNJ Who was at the closed-door DeVos meeting? While reporters headed out to set up for a photo-op and gaggle at a Nashville charter school, Gov. Bill Lee and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos hosted a closed-door roundtable in a conference room in the state Capitol. The specifics of what was discussed were not divulged, but attendees helpfully too
    A change to Proposition 13 that homeowners can get behind - Los Angeles Times
    A change to Proposition 13 that homeowners can get behind - Los Angeles Times A change to Proposition 13 that homeowners can get behind Could a reassessment of Proposition 13 finally be in the wings? Advocates of the long-needed change have their fingers crossed, now that a measure to revise Proposition 13 has qualified for the November 2020 ballot. The initiative wouldn’t involve a wholesale rev
    The Cure for Boring Curriculum | Teacher in a strange land
    The Cure for Boring Curriculum | Teacher in a strange land The Cure for Boring Curriculum The New York Times published a story this weekend about an amazing research-based discovery : a way to fix high schools. The writers (Jal Mehta, who teaches at Harvard, and Sarah Fine, who works at High Tech High in San Diego) spent six years traveling the country, visiting 30 public schools, looking for a c
    'As society goes, school goes:’ New report details toll on schools in President Trump’s America - The Washington Post
    'As society goes, school goes:’ New report details toll on schools in President Trump’s America - The Washington Post 'As society goes, school goes:’ New report details toll on schools in President Trump’s America In this age defined by the presidency of Donald J. Trump, our nation is increasingly divided and our political atmosphere highly charged. The contentious environment contributes to othe
    Education Privatizers Have Gone Global. So Must We If We Want to Stop Them.
    Education Privatizers Have Gone Global. So Must We If We Want to Stop Them. Education Privatizers Have Gone Global. So Must We If We Want to Stop Them. In February 2018, West Virginia teachers launched a strike that reawakened a movement. Tens of thousands of teachers from around the country have taken part in what is now the largest strike wave in decades, demanding better public education in th
    Students at school slated for closure face yet another hurdle: no bathrooms | The Lens
    Students at school slated for closure face yet another hurdle: no bathrooms | The Lens Students at school slated for closure face yet another hurdle: no bathrooms lumbing contractors were digging up Edgar P. Harney elementary school’s lush front lawn on Willow Street Tuesday afternoon while a portable toilet trailer sat on the school’s blacktop playground along busy Claiborne Avenue. “The bathroo
    Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
    Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Indiana: Virtual School Scams Taxpayers and Students by dianeravitch / 1h In every state that has authorized virtual charter schools, these schools are marked by two characteristics: 1. They are very profitable. 2. The “education” they provide is abysmal. Typically, th
    To survivors of school shootings: your survival is ultimate form of protest
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    Attorneys General Sue Trump Administration Over School Nutrition Rollbacks : The Salt : NPR
    Attorneys General Sue Trump Administration Over School Nutrition Rollbacks : The Salt : NPR Attorneys General Sue Trump Administration Over School Nutrition Rollbacks A coalition of state attorneys general is suing the Trump administration for weakening the federal nutrition standards for school meals that are fed to about 30 million children across the country. "Over a million children in New Yo
    Congress Approves National Award Program for ESPs - NEA Today
    Congress Approves National Award Program for ESPs - NEA Today Recognition Long Overdue: Congress Approves National Award Program for ESPs After the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act ( H.R. 276 ) by a vote of 387-19 in February, the Senate quickly followed suit with its own unanimous approval in March. “This recogniti
    A (Mostly) Brief History Of The SAT And ACT Tests
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    “Have You Heard” Interviews Award-Winning Reporter about Arizona Charter School Scandals | Diane Ravitch's blog
    “Have You Heard” Interviews Award-Winning Reporter about Arizona Charter School Scandals | Diane Ravitch's blog “Have You Heard” Interviews Award-Winning Reporter about Arizona Charter School Scandals Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schneider interview Arizona Republic reporter Craig Harris about the charter school scandals in Arizona, the “wild west” of charters. Harris was a member of the investiga
    High School Doesn’t Have to Be Boring (Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
    High School Doesn’t Have to Be Boring (Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice High School Doesn’t Have to Be Boring (Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine) This op-ed appeared in the New York Times, March 30, 2019 “The writers spent six years traveling the country studying high schools. Jal Mehta is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Sa
    CURMUDGUCATION: College Board's AP Rate Hike Backlash
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    Conservative’s White Nationalism Dog Whistle: The Political Lie of School Choice | radical eyes for equity
    Conservative’s White Nationalism Dog Whistle: The Political Lie of School Choice | radical eyes for equity Conservative’s White Nationalism Dog Whistle: The Political Lie of School Choice A dog whistle is designed so that to unintended audiences (humans), the whistle is silent, but to the intended audience (dogs), the whistle is a sharp alert. Now here comes the metaphorical portion of this post.
    Why We're Striking April 11th - Sacramento City Teachers Association
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    APR 03

    Want More Money for a Federal Program? Get DeVos to Put It on Her Budget Elimination Wish List | deutsch29
    Want More Money for a Federal Program? Get DeVos to Put It on Her Budget Elimination Wish List | deutsch29 Want More Money for a Federal Program? Get DeVos to Put It on Her Budget Elimination Wish List On March 28, 2019, I wrote a post about US ed sec Betsy DeVos’ attempts to eliminate federal funding for Special Olympics from the past three US Department of Education (USDOE) annual proposed budg
    Betsy DeVos is unfit to lead the Education Department. It's time for her to resign.
    Betsy DeVos is unfit to lead the Education Department. It's time for her to resign. Rep. Mark Pocan Betsy DeVos is unfit to lead the Education Department. It's time for her to resign. DeVos' confirmation hearing raised many red flags. Now America's children are dealing with the consequences of her incompetence. By Rep. Mark Pocan, U.S. Representative Last week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
    I say enough with the failing schools narrative. Teachers perform miracles every day for our students. - PublicSource
    I say enough with the failing schools narrative. Teachers perform miracles every day for our students. - PublicSource | News for a better PittsburghPublicSource | News for a better Pittsburgh I say enough with the failing schools narrative. Teachers perform miracles every day for our students. Editor's note: This is a first-person essay in response to recent PublicSource stories on the racial ach
    Jesse Hagopian to Appear on Second Season of HBO’s “Problem Areas” with Wyatt Cenac – I AM AN EDUCATOR
    Jesse Hagopian to Appear on Second Season of HBO’s “Problem Areas” with Wyatt Cenac – I AM AN EDUCATOR Jesse Hagopian to Appear on Second Season of HBO’s “Problem Areas” with Wyatt Cenac Season 2 of Problem Areas Premieres on HBO Friday, April 5th The great comedian and writer Wyatt Cenac, formerly a correspondent on The Daily Show , hosts the HBO show Problem Areas . The first season of the show
    Abandoning public education will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now - Vox
    Abandoning public education will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now - Vox Abandoning public education will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now Private and charter schools, and public schools in expensive communities, fuel inequality. Adia Harvey Wingfield is a professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Car
    High school student activists are taking a stand against racism - Vox
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    Sac City Unified teachers union announce strike for April 11 | The Sacramento Bee
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    New Jersey Expose, Part 5: How to Fix the State’s Broken Charter Financing Problem (NOT!) | Diane Ravitch's blog New Jersey Expose, Part 5: How to Fix the State’s Broken Charter Financing Problem (NOT!) This article is the last of a five-part series called “Cashing in on Charter Schools,” published by northjersey.com and USA Today New Jersey and written by Jean Rimbach and Abbott Koloff. The post
    Inside Philanthropy: Charters Lose Their Luster in the Philanthropic World | Diane Ravitch's blog
    Inside Philanthropy: Charters Lose Their Luster in the Philanthropic World | Diane Ravitch's blog Inside Philanthropy: Charters Lose Their Luster in the Philanthropic World Caitlin Reilly of “Inside Philanthropy” writes that philanthropies no longer see charter schools as the means to transform American education. Although a few have doggedly doubled down on their commitment to charters, there se
    Chicago scores a win. We don’t want nobody sent. – Fred Klonsky
    Chicago scores a win. We don’t want nobody sent. – Fred Klonsky Chicago scores a win. We don’t want nobody sent Lori Lightfoot on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. June, 2018. Nobody could have predicted the scope of the election results in Tuesday night’s Chicago municipal election. There was the defeat of the head of the storied Chicago Democratic Party by no less than a margin of 2-1 in
    The Special Olympics funding outcry is over, but it’s been crickets over some of DeVos’s other proposed education budget cuts. Think civics, history, arts . . . - The Washington Post
    The Special Olympics funding outcry is over, but it’s been crickets over some of DeVos’s other proposed education budget cuts. Think civics, history, arts . . . - The Washington Post The Special Olympics funding outcry is over, but it’s been crickets over some of DeVos’s other proposed education budget cuts. Think civics, history, arts . . . The Trump administration has proposed eliminating a $4.
    Will Oklahoma Rein In Epic Charter Failure? - Living in Dialogue
    Will Oklahoma Rein In Epic Charter Failure? - Living in Dialogue Will Oklahoma Rein In Epic Charter Failure? By John Thompson. As the Network for Public Education documents a billion dollars wasted on failed charter schools, the national news is full of the latest charter financial scandals stretching from New Jersey to California. We can’t forget, however, that virtual charters, like Oklahoma’s
    NYC Should Fund Class Size Reduction Now! | Class Size Matters
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    APR 02

    CURMUDGUCATION: MT: Meat Widgets And Personalized Learning
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    Failing Charter Schools and a School Board’s Choice
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    Truth For America: Why was Republican Legislator and TFA alum punished? | Cloaking Inequity
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    With business groups allied against it, L.A. parcel tax faces big hurdle | EdSource
    With business groups allied against it, L.A. parcel tax faces big hurdle | EdSource With business groups allied against it, L.A. parcel tax faces big hurdle They sign ballot argument and plan $4 million campaign to kill it in June. T hree Los Angeles area business associations have signed the official ballot argument opposing L.A. Unified’s sizable 12-year parcel tax on the June 4 ballot — compou
    California Kids Are Falling Behind in Education and More. What Is the State Doing to Help? | Starting Blocks | The California Report | KQED News
    California Kids Are Falling Behind in Education and More. What Is the State Doing to Help? | Starting Blocks | The California Report | KQED News California Kids Are Falling Behind in Education and More. What Is the State Doing to Help? In KQED’s new series, Starting Blocks , we’ll look more closely at why California has failed to gain traction on addressing the needs of kids and what it will take
    Expanding School Choice: Making Education More Accessible or Bureaucratic Boondoggle?
    Expanding School Choice: Making Education More Accessible or Bureaucratic Boondoggle? Expanding School Choice: Making Education More Accessible or Bureaucratic Boondoggle? The Trump administration’s proposal would make Catholic schooling more accessible, but it raises concerns about federal overreach. WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos introduced a proposal last month, aimed at expandin
    Ed Notes Online: NYSAPE Final Press Release - NYS Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia Creates a Culture of Fear, Intimidation, and Misinformation in our Schools
    Ed Notes Online: NYSAPE Final Press Release - NYS Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia Creates a Culture of Fear, Intimidation, and Misinformation in our Schools NYSAPE Final Press Release - NYS Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia Creates a Culture of Fear, Intimidation, and Misinformation in our Schools Today's straw man: Old UFT/AFT buddy Mary Ellen Elia under attack. Anti-Opt- out is a UF
    CHARTERS: NJ press–finally–smells rot, but proposes reforms that continue racist policy |
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