Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/1/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/1/16

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Three Billionaires Are Trying to Buy the School Board in Oakland, California | Diane Ravitch's blog



Academic expert tells State Board of Education to reject Relay Graduate School of Education plan - Wait What?
Academic expert tells State Board of Education to reject Relay Graduate School of Education plan - Wait What? : Academic expert tells State Board of Education to reject Relay Graduate School of Education plan Professor Lauren Anderson is the Chair of the Education Department at Connecticut College, and a member of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Connecticut. In this pie
CENSORED–Column by editor of Liberty U newspaper, suppressed by president Jerry Falwell. |
CENSORED–Column by editor of Liberty U newspaper, suppressed by president Jerry Falwell. | : CENSORED–Column by editor of Liberty U newspaper, suppressed by president Jerry Falwell Joel Schmieg By Joel Schmieg As a former male athlete, I know exactly what high school guys talk about when they think they are alone. It absolutely can be vulgar and objectifying to women. But here’s the thing — I hav
Who’s Behind the Big Money Takeover of San Diego County Schools? - San Diego Free Press
Who’s Behind the Big Money Takeover of San Diego County Schools? - San Diego Free Press : Who’s Behind the Big Money Takeover of San Diego County Schools? Rick Shea versus Walmart and Company By Dr. Gregg Robinson, President, San Diego County Board of Education, Dr. Jim Miller, Vice President, American Federation of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 Somebody is trying to buy control of San Diego’s educa
Georgia has something on its mind — and a lot of people think it’s a really bad idea - The Washington Post
Georgia has something on its mind — and a lot of people think it’s a really bad idea - The Washington Post : Georgia has something on its mind — and a lot of people think it’s a really bad idea Georgia has something on its mind — and a lot of people think it’s a really bad idea. The idea is in the form of a constitutional amendment that is on the Nov. 8 ballot. Called Amendment 1 and proposed by
Election Inflections: Mega-Donor Bill Bloomfield’s Journey From GOP Champion to Charter School Rainmaker – Capital & Main
Election Inflections: Mega-Donor Bill Bloomfield’s Journey From GOP Champion to Charter School Rainmaker – Capital & Main : Election Inflections: Mega-Donor Bill Bloomfield’s Journey From GOP Champion to Charter School Rainmaker Over the past two decades, businessman Bill Bloomfield has poured millions of dollars into political campaigns, becoming one of California’s most prolific donors. A suppo
Bill Gates backs climate denier Judge David Larson for Washington State Supreme Court position | Seattle Education
Bill Gates backs climate denier Judge David Larson for Washington State Supreme Court position | Seattle Education : Bill Gates backs climate denier Judge David Larson for Washington State Supreme Court position Municipal Judge David Larson Gates is so blinded by his desire to have charter schools in our state that he doesn’t seem to be concerned with the qualifications of an individual who will
Report More Charter Schools Could Threaten Public Education / Public News Service
Report More Charter Schools Could Threaten Public Education / Public News Service : Report: More Charter Schools Could Threaten Public Education A new report says 40 percent of the nation's charter schools are part of corporate chains or franchises. (in.gov) INDIANAPOLIS – What began as an experiment to create innovation through charter schools has become a movement to privatize public education,
Three Billionaires Are Trying to Buy the School Board in Oakland, California | Diane Ravitch's blog
Three Billionaires Are Trying to Buy the School Board in Oakland, California | Diane Ravitch's blog : Three Billionaires Are Trying to Buy the School Board in Oakland, California We keep reading this story in district after district, state after state, but we should not stop being outraged. There ought to be a law that prevents fabulously wealthy people from buying state and local school board el
State Board gets to hit refresh button with more control over federal funding | EdSource
State Board gets to hit refresh button with more control over federal funding | EdSource : State Board gets to hit refresh button with more control over federal funding For the first time in more than a decade, the California State Board of Education has the power to reshape how school districts spend about $2.5 billion in federal aid, including about $200 million it can use at its discretion. Th
Verboden!: Autonomy and Critical Thinking in Education | the becoming radical
Verboden!: Autonomy and Critical Thinking in Education | the becoming radical : Verboden!: Autonomy and Critical Thinking in Education We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone “Another Brick in the Wall – Part 2,” Pink Floyd (Roger Waters) Those of us who stand outside the circle of this society’s definition of acc
Black Students Are Less Likely To Get Suspended When They Have Black Teachers | Huffington Post
Black Students Are Less Likely To Get Suspended When They Have Black Teachers | Huffington Post : Black Students Are Less Likely To Get Suspended When They Have Black Teachers So, hire more black teachers. Black students are routinely punished more harshly in school than white counterparts. However, new research shows there may be a relatively simple fix for this disparity: more black teachers. F
Testing company faces fines in California for second year | EdSource
Testing company faces fines in California for second year | EdSource : Testing company faces fines in California for second year After it was fined $3.1 million last year for not fulfilling its contract, the company that administers the state’s standardized tests is again facing penalties for failing to meet all requirements of its contract with the state. However, the fine is expected to be much
Cleveland schools "eliminate" 10 failing schools, but fewer than its plan called for | cleveland.com
Cleveland schools "eliminate" 10 failing schools, but fewer than its plan called for | cleveland.com : Cleveland schools "eliminate" 10 failing schools, but fewer than its plan called for CLEVELAND, Ohio – Aggressively closing or replacing failing schools was a major goal of the Cleveland Plan, but one that has been scaled far back from what the Plan first called for. The original version of the
State Board of Education – Reject the application by Relay Graduate School of Education (By John Bestor) - Wait What?
State Board of Education – Reject the application by Relay Graduate School of Education (By John Bestor) - Wait What? : State Board of Education – Reject the application by Relay Graduate School of Education (By John Bestor) To the Members of the Connecticut State Board of Education: I am writing to share my concerns associated with impending CSBE approval of the Relay Graduate School of Educatio
What Would It Take to Turn Back the Wave of Behaviorism in American Education? | janresseger
What Would It Take to Turn Back the Wave of Behaviorism in American Education? | janresseger : What Would It Take to Turn Back the Wave of Behaviorism in American Education? Public education policy these days is trapped in behaviorist thinking about rewards and punishments. We have zero-tolerance charter schools that award demerits to children for failing to exhibit good posture, track the speake
BRIDGEGATE: At trial’s closing, someone finally takes on the bully named Chris Christie |
BRIDGEGATE: At trial’s closing, someone finally takes on the bully named Chris Christie | : BRIDGEGATE: At trial’s closing, someone finally takes on the bully named Chris Christie For two hours on Halloween, Michael Critchley, the relentless criminal defense lawyer, said about Chris Christie what should have been said long ago. What should have been said about the US Attorney’s office while Chris
The content, predictive power, and potential bias in five widely used teacher observation instruments Education Research Report:
Education Research Report: The content, predictive power, and potential bias in five widely used teacher observation instruments : The content, predictive power, and potential bias in five widely used teacher observation instruments Many states and districts are adopting commercially available teacher observation instruments for the professional practice component of their evaluation systems. Thi
Parents say kids are being mistreated at one of Dallas' biggest charter schools | Education | Dallas News
Parents say kids are being mistreated at one of Dallas' biggest charter schools | Education | Dallas News : Parents say kids are being mistreated at one of Dallas' biggest charter schools Families at one of Dallas’ oldest and biggest charter schools say children have been mistreated, school leaders don’t listen, and the board is tainted by nepotism. Parents at A.W. Brown-Fellowship Leadership Aca
Dark Apps: Sites parents need to know about - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH
Dark Apps: Sites parents need to know about - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH : Dark Apps: Sites parents need to know about Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Parents need to be aware that truly dangerous apps exist and, believe it or not, are readily available to children. Dr. Kathleen Stansberry is an Assistant Professor with Cleveland State University who is an expert in th
Few answers from Failing charter school - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Few answers from troubled charter school - The San Diego Union-Tribune : Few answers from troubled charter school Missing test scores, financial strain and a lack of resources are contributing to difficulties at Beacon Classical Academy, where state assessment results show very few of the students to be proficient in English and math. Alma Van Nice, the charter school’s executive director, presen
Another Broadie Bites It: Turnover rises for urban superintendents
Turnover rises for urban superintendents : Turnover rises for urban superintendents NEW HAVEN >> As the architect of school reform in New Haven, Superintendent Garth Harries appeared to be making progress. Test scores were up, dropout rates were down, and a new teacher evaluation system became a national model. But after only slightly more than three years, and clashes with members of the city’s

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Dear Next President, I am reporting a crime against children - Children are more than test scores:
Children are more than test scores: Dear Next President, I am reporting a crime against children : Dear Next President, I am reporting a crime against children Dear Next President: It appears the main stream media failed to raise one single significant question about our nation's public school system during the debates. It is my intention to update you on the status of our public school system fr
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/31/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/31/16 Featured Post Push to expand California charter school enrollments provokes backlash | EdSource Filter on John Oliver: Segregation failures haunt OKCPS - NonDoc by mike 

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