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K12NN on MOMocrats Podcast: The Battle in Seattle — Four Women Run for School Board

K12NN on MOMocrats Podcast: The Battle in Seattle — Four Women Run for School Board:

K12NN on the MOMocrats Podcast: The Battle in Seattle — Four Women Run for School Board

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On Wednesday, September 28, 2011, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills joined me for a lively Blog Talk Radio podcast with four women running for school board in Bill Gates’ backyard up in Seattle. Sharon Peaslee, Michelle Buetow, Kate Martin and Marty McLaren have a vision for education in their district, and we’ll hear why it doesn’t completely mesh with that of the Gates and the Broad Foundations’ plans for education reform in America. What’s the difference between what these candidates have to offer and “ed reform” (or as

Funding Results: Class Size Reduction - K-3 (CA Dept of Education)

Funding Results: Class Size Reduction - K-3 (CA Dept of Education):

Funding Results

Class Size Reduction - K-3


Note: Recipients and funding amounts are subject to budget and administrative adjustments.

Kindergarten and Grades One through Three Class Size Reduction Program apportionment letters, schedules, and other fiscal details regarding funding information for fiscal year 2011-12.

Program Questions: Rebecca Lee, e-mail: relee@cde.ca.gov, tel. 916-324-4533

Fiscal Questions: Rebecca Lee, e-mail: relee@cde.ca.gov, tel. 916-324-4533

Apportionments

Advance Apportionment

Letter of the Advance Apportionment 28-Sep-2011
Schedule of the Advance Apportionment (XLS; 295KB; 15pp.)

Report to the Legislature
Final Apportionment (Deferred from Fiscal Year 2010-11)

Letter of the Final Apportionment 25-Jul-2011
Schedule of the Final Apportionment (XLS; 362KB; 20pp.)

Report to the Legislature

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Educate So Hard, Michael Bloomberg Wanna Fine Me [Article in EdWeek] | The Jose Vilson

Educate So Hard, Michael Bloomberg Wanna Fine Me [Article in EdWeek] | The Jose Vilson:

Educate So Hard, Michael Bloomberg Wanna Fine Me [Article in EdWeek]

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As in any other subculture, rap aficionados argue about which rapper has produced the most impressive output. Jay-Z has cited Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., and 2Pac as “greats”—and his career is often compared with theirs. The Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac met untimely deaths in 1997, so comparisons are limited. But Nas’ “Illmatic” is considered one of the greatest hip-hop albums of

State looks into loss of funds by start-up charter schools | EdSource Extra!

State looks into loss of funds by start-up charter schools | EdSource Extra!:

State looks into loss of funds by start-up charter schools

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CCCTEC

Now closed Sacramento charter school
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(EdSource) – The California Department of Education is looking into the loss of upwards of “tens of millions of dollars” in federal and state funds from start-up charter schools that either never opened or failed after their first year or two of operation.

Richard Zeiger, chief deputy superintendent in the California Department of Education, first made that assertion at the State Board of Education meeting on September 7 after the closure of a West Sacramento career technical education charter school.

Zeiger said the state finds itself having to balance wanting to encourage innovation with ensuring that state and federal funds are not misspent.

The California College, Career and Technical Center, or CCCTEC, opened last September, in a vast building in an industrial park leased from a high tech company that moved its operations overseas.

But despite making grand promises of what it hoped to achieve, backed up by its slogan “where eagles soar and students thrive,” the school had problems virtually from day one,

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As Scorn for Vote Grows, Protests Surge Around Globe

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Union at SIUC approves strike authorization

chron.com - CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — One union at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale has approved a strike authorization, and three more are slated to vote on similar questions.On Tuesday, 80 percent of...

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The U.S. Economy and Public Education

huffingtonpost.com - At NBC's Education Nation Summit yesterday, Melinda sat down with our good friend Warren Buffett and his daughter, Susie Buffett, to talk about education.Melinda and I believe deeply that education...

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Teachers teaching children of color are paid less

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Video of Rick Perry dancing with Jewish rabbis resurfaces

blog.chron.com - Posted on September 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm by Kate Shellnutt in Campaign 2012, Gov. Rick Perry Gov. Rick Perry has been pegged as a overly Christian candidate for president, but as governor of Texas, ...

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Onward to Wall Street | Truthout

truth-out.org - Big clouds condense around small particles. In case you haven't heard, there is an ongoing protest taking place on Wall Street. There is no shame in being ignorant of the event; the "mainstream" ne...

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Amazon to Collect California Sales Tax by 2013

democraticunderground.com - Source: The Wall Street JournalNEW YORK—Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said Wednesday that the online retailer would collect taxes on its sales to California residents by 2013.Californi...

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Education Is Latest Casualty In Mexico's Drug War : NPR

npr.org - Enlarge Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images In Acapulco, Mexico, teachers are out on strike at more than a hundred schools because of spiraling violence related to the country's drug war. Here, a child lo...

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ILWU Sues Longview City and Police For Excessive Force

modeducation.blogspot.com - digg_url="http://modeducation.blogspot.com/2011/09/ilwu-sues-longview-city-and-police-for.html"; The ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) has filed suit for the excessive use of forc...

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OpEdNews - Article: Occupy Wall Street: Day 11 -

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