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BACKPACK FULL OF CASH: a new film, narrated by Matt Damon




Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: Nobel-Winning Evaluation Advice + PA: Bad Charter Bill Still Not Dead
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: Nobel-Winning Evaluation Advice + PA: Bad Charter Bill Still Not Dead Nobel-Winning Evaluation Advice 13 by Peter Greene / 2h Sometimes it takes a Nobel Prize-winning economist to confirm what many of us in education have been saying for years-- reformsters are doing teacher and school evaluation all wrong. The writer pointing this out if Derek Neal
Jersey Jazzman: More About Attrition Rates in Boston Charter Schools
Jersey Jazzman: More About Attrition Rates in Boston Charter Schools : More About Attrition Rates in Boston Charter Schools The debate over Massachusetts's Question 2 -- a referendum on lifting the cap on the number of charter schools in the commonwealth -- rages on. When I last weighed in , I pointed out that the "successes" of Boston's charter sector could not fairly be compared to the "failure
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Teaching Compassion from One Teacher's Story
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Teaching Compassion from One Teacher's Story : Teaching Compassion from One Teacher's Story You may recall the story earlier this year about a Tacoma kindergarten teacher who was removed from her classroom because she was drunk. I think most of us were aghast at hearing that. But one person, reporter Matt Driscolll at the The News&Observer , wanted to know more. H
Who Will Carry This Torch? | Poetic Justice
Who Will Carry This Torch? | Poetic Justice : Who Will Carry This Torch? I wrote this poem eleven years ago. I return to it today and just want to weep. What are we doing to our children? Who will save them? Who will carry the torch of knowledge for the next generation and for the generation behind us? No one to close the windows when the rain storm pellets their beds. No one to lock the doors at
Laws Of Exclusion – STOP SCHOOL REFORM: THOUGHTS FROM the LIFE OF A"BAD" TEACHER
Laws Of Exclusion – STOP SCHOOL REFORM: THOUGHTS FROM the LIFE OF A"BAD" TEACHER : Laws of Exclusion In years before the mandates of NCLB pushed assertively into our school to commandeer curriculum expectations at Central High; in years before the innovation-ordered, outsidercontrolled programs began to outlaw the non-standardized inclusion of “ethnic” studies (totally missing the fact that a for
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump plans to do away with public school systems
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump plans to do away with public school systems : Trump plans to do away with public school systems Trump surrogate, Paladino calls educators, "pot-smokers from Vietnam era". Ouch! If there was any doubt, Trump surrogate Carl Paladino made it perfectly clear that if his boss is elected his goal will be nothing less than the elimination of public education and comp
Pushing the Privatized “Maker Movement” Into Public Schools
Pushing the Privatized “Maker Movement” Into Public Schools : Pushing the Privatized “Maker Movement” Into Public Schools The 3D printing market is projected to be worth $8 billion by 2020. —Paul Hill, “Ten statistics that reveal the size and scope of the Maker Movement.” November 3, 2015 Why be skeptical of the Maker Movement and its affect on public schools? The speed to which the Maker Movemen
John Thompson: How a Great Oklahoma Teacher Made the National News for Teaching about Racism
How a Great Oklahoma Teacher Made the National News for Teaching about Racism | Huffington Post : How a Great Oklahoma Teacher Made the National News for Teaching about Racism The Washington Post report about Norman, Oklahoma teacher, James Coursey, is currently the paper’s second mostly widely read story. The Post’s Cleve Wootson reports that Coursey was caught up in a controversy when teaching
BACKPACK FULL OF CASH: a new film, narrated by Matt Damon
BACKPACK FULL OF CASH: a new film, narrated by Matt Damon by Sarah Mondale — Kickstarter : BACKPACK FULL OF CASH: a new film, narrated by Matt Damon THE STORY BACKPACK FULL OF CASH is a new 90-minute documentary, narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Matt Damon, that examines the growth of market-based education reforms such as privately-run charter schools, student testing and vouchers—and the
For Many Schools The Recession Never Ended : NPR Ed : NPR
For Many Schools The Recession Never Ended : NPR Ed : NPR : For Many Schools The Recession Never Ended The Great Recession technically ended in June of 2009, but many of America's schools are still feeling the pinch. A new study of state budget documents and Census Bureau data finds that the lion's share of spending on schools in at least 23 states will be lower this school year than it was when
Trump trickle-down could impact education board races | The Texas Tribune
Trump trickle-down could impact education board races | The Texas Tribune : Trump trickle-down could impact education board races Several Democrats aiming to unseat incumbent Republicans on the State Board of Education say they believe the relative unpopularity of the Republican at the top of the ticket, Donald Trump, will help propel them to victory in the Nov. 8 general election. Approving text
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–The “extraordinarily weird” twist in the month-long trial. |
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–The “extraordinarily weird” twist in the month-long trial. | : BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–The “extraordinarily weird” twist in the month-long trial The prosecution’s case in the Bridgegate trial has been living with a possibly fatal flaw for weeks–and, on Friday, that flaw threatened both the chances for convicting at least one defendant and also the credibility of the two-year federal inv
SBE Agenda for November 2016 - State Board of Education (CA Dept of Education)
SBE Agenda for November 2016 - State Board of Education (CA Dept of Education) : SBE Agenda for November 2016 Agenda for the California State Board of Education (SBE) meeting on November 2-3, 2016. 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, St
Ms. Katie's Ramblings: The New Best Way to Destroy Special Education
Ms. Katie's Ramblings: The New Best Way to Destroy Special Education : The New Best Way to Destroy Special Education The best lies are always ones based in some truth. The newest austerity project for districts across the nation, including the Chicago Public Schools, is to claim that special education budgets must be decimated: in the name of racial equality. Now, the refrain to destroy public se
Trump surrogate: GOP candidate would dismantle ‘corrupted, incompetent urban school systems’ - The Washington Post
Trump surrogate: GOP candidate would dismantle ‘corrupted, incompetent urban school systems’ - The Washington Post : Trump surrogate: GOP candidate would dismantle ‘corrupted, incompetent urban school systems’ A surrogate for Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump told a group of urban school superintendents on Friday that Trump would seek to do away with “corrupted, incompetent” publi
Students Send Message: Milk Is Garbage | Huffington Post
Students Send Message: Milk Is Garbage | Huffington Post : Students Send Message: Milk Is Garbage Students are pouring hundreds of tons of plain milk into the garbage in Los Angeles schools each week. Maybe that’s because more than 88 percent of Los Angeles Unified School District students are predisposed to suffer from lactose intolerance. But instead of providing a healthful nondairy beverage t
Anyone else surprised by strong opposition to Opportunity School District in new AJC poll? | Get Schooled
Anyone else surprised by strong opposition to Opportunity School District in new AJC poll? | Get Schooled : Anyone else surprised by strong opposition to Opportunity School District in new AJC poll? I have to admit surprise at the results of a new AJC poll finding significant opposition to Gov. Nathan Deal’s Opportunity School District , which is Amendment 1 on the Nov. 8 ballot. The OSD requires
UW-Madison undergraduate researchers: If you favor standardized testing, you're racist - The College Fix
UW-Madison undergraduate researchers: If you favor standardized testing, you're racist - The College Fix : UW-Madison undergraduate researchers: If you favor standardized testing, you’re racist The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Daily Cardinal highlighted a trio of undergraduate researchers this past week who allege that standardized testing “exemplifies systematic racism” which, among other t
More money for schools at stake in two state measures
More money for schools at stake in two state measures : More money for schools at stake in two state measures Do California schools need more money to renovate campuses, build new facilities and provide services including full-time counselors, tutoring and reading specialists? That's what voters will decide in two ballot measures appearing on the November ballot, Propositions 51 and 55. Propositi

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/21/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/21/16 Featured Post School choice too often leads to segregation - Baltimore Sun How schools are turning ‘joy’ into a character strength — and why it’s an awful idea - The Washington Post by mike simpson / 39min How schools are turning ‘joy’ into a character strength — and why it’s an awful idea - The Washington Post : How schools are turning ‘joy’ in

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