Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Jesse Hagopian & Pedro Noguera Take on the Testocracy in Televised Debate: Is public ed broken beyond repair?
Jesse Hagopian and Pedro Noguera Take on the Testocracy in Nationally Televised Debate: “Is public education in the U.S. broken beyond repair?” | I AM AN EDUCATOR: Jesse Hagopian and Pedro Noguera Take on the Testocracy in Nationally Televised Debate: “Is public education in the U.S. broken beyond repair?”Last Thursday I flew to New York City to take on Peter Cunningham, the former U.S. Assistant
This Week In Education: Thompson: To Improve Poor Schools, Ban Disney Movies
This Week In Education: Thompson: To Improve Poor Schools, Ban Disney Movies: Thompson: To Improve Poor Schools, Ban Disney MoviesThe key anecdote in Nick Chiles's Full Court Press for Mississippi Third Graders in Summer School Has Disappointing Results, also provides a great metaphor for why test-driven, accountability-driven reform continues to fail. Chiles, writing for the Hechinger Report, des
Professional development for teachers: New study questions value of teacher training.
Professional development for teachers: New study questions value of teacher training.: Is Professional Development for Teachers One Big Boondoggle?A study raising a lot of eyebrows in the education world this week suggests that, despite the billions of dollars we are pouring into teacher development every year, we have very little to show for the expenditure. The report, released by the education-
Guidance on supporting transgender students :: SI&A Cabinet Report
Guidance on supporting transgender students :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet: Guidance on supporting transgender students(District of Columbia) Schools increasingly being called upon to better support their transgender students can now turn to new guidance that offers tips and best practices for working through common concerns or dealing with
Facing Chris Christie Clones Who Bully Teachers
Facing Chris Christie Clones Who Bully Teachers: Facing Chris Christie Clones Who Bully TeachersIt would be one thing if Gov. Chris Christie’s latest statement that the teachers’ union“deserved a punch in the face,” was some lone comment by one irate individual. But the sad fact is there are more Christies out there! The friction between Christie and the teachers’ union runs deep, but don’t forget
How White Students Reap Benefits from Teachers of Color - The Atlantic
How White Students Reap Benefits from Teachers of Color - The Atlantic: Why Schools Need More Teachers of Color—for White StudentsNonwhite educators can offer new and valuable perspectives for children of all backgrounds.Noah Caruso, 17, calls South Philadelphia home. Known for cheesesteaks, pizza, and bakeries, South Philly is a close-knit, largely Italian American neighborhood where much of the
Is Public Education In the US Broken Beyond Repair? Well, Is It? | The Jose Vilson
Is Public Education In the US Broken Beyond Repair? Well, Is It? | The Jose Vilson: Is Public Education In the US Broken Beyond Repair? Well, Is It?On Sunday, I had the pleasure of watching Seattle teacher, unionist / activist, and colleague Jesse Hagopian verbally spar with former US assistant Secretary of Education Peter Cunningham, with noted education professor and friend to this program Pedro
“Education” Journalism’s Hollow Echo Chamber: New Orleans Edition | the becoming radical
“Education” Journalism’s Hollow Echo Chamber: New Orleans Edition | the becoming radical: “Education” Journalism’s Hollow Echo Chamber: New Orleans EditionWhat’s in a publication’s name? Apparently when the publication’s title includes “Education,” the lesson is “reader beware.”First, the ever-misleading Education Next trumpets: Good News for New Orleans, concerning the Recovery School District cr
8/6/2015 – Why Chris Christie Hates Teachers
8/6/2015 – Why Chris Christie Hates Teachers: 8/6/2015 – Why Chris Christie Hates TeachersWhy Chris Christie Hates TeachersBy Jeff Bryant“What was the most surprising thing about New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie’s recent remark that the “national teachers union” deserves a “punch in the face” … was how tepid the response has been from anyone but members of t
W. E. B. Du Bois: A Black Schoolmaster in the Post-Antebellum South South - The Atlantic
W. E. B. Du Bois: A Black Schoolmaster in the Post-Antebellum South South - The Atlantic: A Negro Schoolmaster in the SouthW. E. B. Du Bois’ 1899 account as a young, black schoolmaster in the SouthOnce upon a time I taught school in the hills of Tennessee, where the broad dark vale of the Mississippi begins to roll and crumple to greet the Alleghanies. I was a Fisk student then, and all Fisk men t
CURMUDGUCATION: TNTP: Why Does Professional Development Suck?
CURMUDGUCATION: TNTP: Why Does Professional Development Suck?:TNTP: Why Does Professional Development Suck?TNTP has released a new report-ish papery thing addressing the state of teacher professional development in the US. Their conclusion? It sucks.To their credit, they're apparently unhappy with those results. I'm not sure they need to be quite so discouraged; as with most TNTP researchy product
Building a Prison-to-College Pipeline - Yahoo News
Building a Prison-to-College Pipeline - Yahoo News: Building a Prison-to-College PipelineIf there’s an argument against giving Pell grants to prisoners that particularly galls Education Secretary Arne Duncan, it’s the suggestion by some Republicans that the Obama administration is taking money intended for hard-working students and giving it to criminals.“Having an inmate receive Pell grants doesn
Is There a Teacher Shortage? That Depends How You Frame It - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher
Is There a Teacher Shortage? That Depends How You Frame It - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher: Is There a Teacher Shortage? That Depends How You Frame ItAcross the country, states and districts have ramped up efforts this summer to recruit new teachers, as they work to avoid vacancies at the start of the new school year.Data around the size of the teaching profession is only current up throug
Kansas' teachers have a bold plan: relocate | MSNBC
Kansas' teachers have a bold plan: relocate | MSNBC: Kansas’ teachers have a bold plan: relocateThe results of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s (R) economic experiment haven’t been pretty, but the effects on the state’s public school system have been especially ugly. As Republican state officials scramble to close a budget shortfall caused by tax cuts Kansas couldn’t afford, education has been underfun
Hoosier School Heist Continues: $50 million plan - Grants, loans for charter schools | Indiana | Journal Gazette
Grants, loans for charter schools | Indiana | Journal Gazette: Grants, loans for charter schoolsState board OKs $50 million planGet Hoosier School Heist in PaperbackHoosier School Heist On FaceBookINDIANAPOLIS – The State Board of Education on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to start taking applications for a new, $50 million Charter School Grant and Loan Program.But the board still needs to make deci
GoLocalProv | Public or Private: Are RI Charter Schools Trying to Have it Both Ways?
GoLocalProv | Public or Private: Are RI Charter Schools Trying to Have it Both Ways?: Public or Private: Are RI Charter Schools Trying to Have it Both Ways?Their teachers are not unionized. They don’t pay into public pensions. And they are exempted from some of the rules that apply to traditional public schools. But they are funded by taxpayer dollars, are free of charge to students attending, and
Here's What Americans Want From A No Child Left Behind Overhaul
Here's What Americans Want From A No Child Left Behind Overhaul: Here's What Americans Want From A No Child Left Behind OverhaulEight years after the nation's major education law expired, we might finally be getting a new one.As members of the Senate and House of Representatives work to find compromise on their respective overhauls of the No Child Left Behind Act, Americans are expressing agreemen
Who Is In The Clown Car - Preview the GOP Presidential Debate: What to Expect on Education - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Preview the GOP Presidential Debate: What to Expect on Education - Politics K-12 - Education Week: Preview the GOP Presidential Debate: What to Expect on Education With the roster finally set for Thursday night's Republican presidential candidates' debate, what should the edu-world expect from the top 10 candidates?Well, we got a bit of a preview of what may transpire during the GOP candidates' fo
Five of Jon Stewart’s greatest hits on teachers, school reform and stupidity - The Washington Post
Five of Jon Stewart’s greatest hits on teachers, school reform and stupidity - The Washington Post: Five of Jon Stewart’s greatest hits on teachers, school reform and stupidityEducation and school reform weren’t topics that Jon Stewart (whose mother is a veteran educator) spent a great deal of time exploring on “The Daily Show” but when he did, it was worthwhile listening. Never the hard-line crit
Why Arne Duncan is skeptical about making college free - Vox
Why Arne Duncan is skeptical about making college free - Vox: Why Arne Duncan is skeptical about making college freeEducation Secretary Arne Duncan has heard Democratic contenders for president propose making college tuition- or debt-free — and he's afraid the debate is missing something.A proposal for making higher education debt-free has become almost mandatory for Democratic candidates in the p
Sexual harassment claims become the norm at Sacramento City Hall
Sexual harassment claims become the norm at Sacramento City Hall: Sexual harassment claims become the norm at Sacramento City HallSexual harassment claims have become the norm at Sacramento City Hall.Even the mayor's own political party wants more supervision.The Sacramento County Democratic Party called for an independent city ethics commission to investigate city hall on Wednesday. This is in li

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Christie with the teacher and the baseball player: Two Photos | Reclaim Reform
Christie with the teacher and the baseball player: Two Photos | Reclaim Reform: Christie with the teacher and the baseball player: Two PhotosPosted on August 5, 2015by Ken PrevitiChris Christie for President?How does he behave with a teacher?How does he behave with a baseball player?A picture is worth a thousand words. Two side-by-side pictures are worth ten thousand words.Chris Christie is a dist
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 8/5/15
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