Saturday, February 25, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/25/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/25/17

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Will Betsy DeVos Kill Sex Ed in Public Schools? - The Daily Beast




John Thompson Research: Cortisol turns some kids into time bombs - NonDoc
Research: Cortisol turns some kids into time bombs - NonDoc : Research: Cortisol turns some kids into time bombs I had two big personal takeaways from the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Foundation ‘s excellent conference on early childhood education Feb. 9 at the University of Central Oklahoma. Although much of the discussion was beyond my level of expertise, I was thrilled to hear the
An ‘F’ for some school-voucher programs even as Trump team pushes choice - MarketWatch
An ‘F’ for some school-voucher programs even as Trump team pushes choice - MarketWatch : An ‘F’ for some school-voucher programs even as Trump team pushes choice Voucher success stories are very localized, according to three studies along the political spectrum A proposed $20 billion school-voucher program from the Trump administration, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a school-choice advocat
Will Betsy DeVos Kill Sex Ed in Public Schools? - The Daily Beast
Will Betsy DeVos Kill Sex Ed in Public Schools? - The Daily Beast : Will Betsy DeVos Kill Sex Ed in Public Schools? Doctors recommend that all teens get vaccinated against the cancer-causing HPV before they are sexually active. But that sort of frank sex-ed talk could be at risk under our new education czar. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that causes head, neck, anal
The Letter You Should Write to Your K-12 Schools | The Huffington Post
The Letter You Should Write to Your K-12 Schools | The Huffington Post : The Letter You Should Write to Your K-12 Schools Zach Stafford is a journalist for The Guardian who, after the Trump Administration this week moved to redact Federal enforcement protecting transgender students, called on people to write letters to their alma mater in support of equal protections for the full LGBTQ community
Parents of transgender children request meeting with Trump, DeVos, Sessions - The Washington Post
Parents of transgender children request meeting with Trump, DeVos, Sessions - The Washington Post : Parents of transgender children request meeting with Trump, DeVos, Sessions The parents of eight transgender children from across the country have requested a meeting with President Trump and key administration officials to discuss the effect of their decision to withdraw federal guidance explainin
Education or indoctrination? Civil rights seminar at renowned high school sparks controversy. - The Washington Post
Education or indoctrination? Civil rights seminar at renowned high school sparks controversy. - The Washington Post : Education or indoctrination? Civil rights seminar at renowned high school sparks controversy. New Trier High School, a nationally recognized school in suburban Chicago with an affluent and mostly white student population, has been planning a day-long seminar on civil rights for ne
Winner of NEPC's 2016 Bunkum Award | National Education Policy Center
Bunkum Awards | National Education Policy Center : Winner of NEPC's 2016 Bunkum Award The Bunkum Awards highlight nonsensical, confusing, and disingenuous education reports produced by think tanks. They are given each year by the Think Twice Think Tank review project to think tank reports judged to have most egregiously undermined informed discussion and sound policy making. Bunkum Background Acc
Betsy deVos, feeding children is not a joking matter. She says “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” | Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog
Betsy deVos, feeding children is not a joking matter. She says “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” | Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog : Betsy deVos, feeding children is not a joking matter. She says “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Betsy DeVos is in charge of a system that literally serves millions of free lunches. She opened remarks to the ultra-conservative CPAC on Thursda
Schools Matter: GOP Voucher Plan Provides NPE Fundraising Opp
Schools Matter: GOP Voucher Plan Provides NPE Fundraising Opp : GOP Voucher Plan Provides NPE Fundraising Opp DeVos confirmed. NPE will fight her agenda. After Obama brought Arne Duncan to DC to replace the toxic Margaret Spellings as Secretary of Education, a howl went up from racist states rights advocates against any kind federal intervention in education. The whining and yipping continued, in
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION - WI: State Superintendent Vs. Voucher$ + Deserving
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION WI: State Superintendent Vs. Voucher$ 10 by Peter Greene / 4h On April 4, two former school superintendents will square off for the state superintendent spot . The shape of that race tells us a lot about what the new politics-as-usual will look like in the years ahead. Wisconsin state animal. She is not rich, either. In one corner, we find Tony Evers
The disaster plan. Illinois’ teacher evaluation. | Fred Klonsky
The disaster plan. Illinois’ teacher evaluation. | Fred Klonsky : The disaster plan. Illinois’ teacher evaluation. -By Mark Stefanik Having just experienced the new teacher evaluation process in my district, I’ve had my fears confirmed. It is a coercive instrument whose first purpose is not to improve teachers, but to control them. It is a negative metric which creates and seeks flaws. It is a ch
Let’s Plan A Unit! (Peter ​Anderson) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Let’s Plan A Unit! (Peter ​Anderson) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Let’s Plan A Unit! (Peter ​Anderson) For policymakers, journalists, parents, and pundits a daily lesson is easy to understand. The teacher has a 45- to 90-minute period and covers certain content and skills. There are objectives and activities that unfold before an observer’s eyes. There is a beginning, m
The Promise of Public Schools: We Are in Danger of Losing It | Diane Ravitch's blog
The Promise of Public Schools: We Are in Danger of Losing It | Diane Ravitch's blog : The Promise of Public Schools: We Are in Danger of Losing It Nicole Hannah-Jones, a staff writer for the New York Times magazine, aptly describes the perilous condition of public education, as the privatization movement moves in to kill public education. The very idea that schools should operate like businesses
The Latest On DeVos And Education: Our Weekly Roundup : NPR Ed : NPR
The Latest On DeVos And Education: Our Weekly Roundup : NPR Ed : NPR : Transgender Students, For-Profit Colleges And Changes To The SAT Welcome to our second weekly roundup of notable national education news! (Missed us last week? Find it here. ) The biggest ed headline of the week, of course, had to do with: Transgender students and Title IX In technical terms, the departments of Justice and Edu
Keeping retirement weird. Mark Giangreco and the Rauner PAC. | Fred Klonsky
Keeping retirement weird. Mark Giangreco and the Rauner PAC. | Fred Klonsky : Keeping retirement weird. Mark Giangreco and the Rauner PAC. I’ve enjoyed Mark Giangreco’s sports reports for years. First at WMAQ and now on WLS. He never took sports news all that seriously, as illustrated by the graphic of underwear that went up on the screen when he did his sports shorts segment. I had no idea what
A School’s Budget Matters | Teaching in DC
A School’s Budget Matters | Teaching in DC : A School’s Budget Matters The purpose of this open letter is to strongly advocate for budget assistance for Jefferson MS Academy’s 2017-2018 school year. As a Jefferson teacher, I can verify that the entire Jefferson Academy community is extremely hard-working and talented. In fact, Jefferson MS Academy is often described as one of the fastest improvin
Those Whiny Teachers - Teacher Habits
Those Whiny Teachers - Teacher Habits : Those Whiny Teachers If you’ve ever scrolled into the comments section of just about any education article, you have undoubtedly been greeted by the sentiment that teachers are, by and large, a bunch of whiny losers. My article, Why Teachers Are So Tired , elicited a number of comments, most of which were verbal nods of the head. This wasn’t surprising. Thi
Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Big Data, and the Public-Private Planned Economy | Dissident Voice
Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Big Data, and the Public-Private Planned Economy | Dissident Voice : Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Big Data, and the Public-Private Planned Economy If cutting-edge educational technologies can scientifically maximize student learning, then why do so many Silicon Valley bigwigs at Google, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and Yahoo! send their children to the Waldorf School of the Penins
Politics and Education | ACADEME BLOG
Politics and Education | ACADEME BLOG : Politics and Education If you want to teach students to think, you have to challenge them—challenge their beliefs and assumptions. Confirming what they (or their parents, or their communities) already believe does not serve that purpose. You also need to teach students to be honest with themselves and to examine their own beliefs by standards outside of the
SBE Agenda for March 2017 - State Board of Education (CA Dept of Education)
SBE Agenda for March 2017 - State Board of Education (CA Dept of Education) : SBE Agenda for March 2017 Agenda for the California State Board of Education (SBE) meeting on March 8-9, 2017. State Board Members Michael W. Kirst, President Ilene W. Straus, Vice President Sue Burr Bruce Holaday Feliza I. Ortiz-Licon Patricia A. Rucker Niki Sandoval Ting L. Sun Trish Williams Olivia Sison, Student Mem

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