Thursday, December 8, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/8/16



Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/8/16

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Schools Missing Big Opportunities to Engage Parents | Gallup





2017 U.S. Senate Youth Program Delegates Announced - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education)
2017 U.S. Senate Youth Program Delegates Announced - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Selects California High School Students to the 2017 U.S. Senate Youth Program SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced two outstanding high school students to represent California in the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program
NYC Meet and Greet with Helen Gym - Network For Public Education
NYC Meet and Greet with Helen Gym - Network For Public Education : NYC Meet and Greet with Helen Gym To register for the New York City Meet and Greet with Helen Gym, click on NYC Meet and Greet with Helen Gym - Network For Public Education : NYC Meet and Greet with Helen Gym - Network For Public Education :
A sobering look at what Betsy DeVos did to education in Michigan — and what she might do as secretary of education - The Washington Post
A sobering look at what Betsy DeVos did to education in Michigan — and what she might do as secretary of education - The Washington Post : A sobering look at what Betsy DeVos did to education in Michigan — and what she might do as secretary of education The people who best know the education advocacy work of Betsy DeVos, the billionaire tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to be his education s
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump's charade
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump's charade : Trump's charade No, it's not the companies he's after. It's their workers' standard of living. It's a political bait-and-switch. On the campaign trail, the billionaire populist rails against against corporations on behalf of the "little people". But it's all done with a wink and a nod. Trump's staged fight with Carrier was never about exporting job
TBT: Lollipop Guild Gets Update for Trumplandia
Lollipop Guild Gets Update for Trumplandia
Do Charter Schools Really Rely on Private Money? – School Data Nerd
Do Charter Schools Really Rely on Private Money? – School Data Nerd : Do Charter Schools Really Rely on Private Money? I was scrolling through my Facebook feed today and came across this piece of News: Kipp Ignite Academy has received $100,000 through a Farmers Insurance Thank America’s Teachers grant. First of all, congratulations – more money for schools is always awesome. And that got me think
California will soon provide ethnic studies classes for all high schoolers. Here’s why.
California will soon provide ethnic studies classes for all high schoolers. Here’s why. : California will soon provide ethnic studies classes for all high schoolers. Here’s why. In a second-floor classroom at San Francisco’s Washington High School, David Ko is leading freshmen in a discussion about bullying. But it’s not the typical conversation about treating others nicely. “We’re learning about
Let's Talk About Vouchers, Part Three (The Majority Opinion in Zelman) | Blue Cereal Education
Let's Talk About Vouchers, Part Three (The Majority Opinion in Zelman) | Blue Cereal Education : Let's Talk About Vouchers, Part Three (The Majority Opinion in Zelman) We’ve been looking at Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002), the case most often cited when I’m researching vouchers and their constitutionality. If you haven’t been with me on this lil’ journey so far, you might want to check out Part O
'Fake News,' Bogus Tweets Raise Stakes for Media Literacy - Education Week
'Fake News,' Bogus Tweets Raise Stakes for Media Literacy - Education Week : 'Fake News,' Bogus Tweets Raise Stakes for Media Literacy Media literacy is suddenly a front-burner issue for schools, thanks to the recent presidential election, a spate of reports on “fake news,” and new research demonstrating just how ill-equipped young people are to critically evaluate information they encounter onli
Schools Missing Big Opportunities to Engage Parents | Gallup
Schools Missing Big Opportunities to Engage Parents | Gallup : Schools Missing Big Opportunities to Engage Parents by Tim Hodges and Daniela Yu STORY HIGHLIGHTS Schools need to conduct parent surveys or research Schools need to proactively communicate study results to parents Parents who don't participate in studies twice as likely to be actively disengaged Parents play an essential role in schoo
Specialized burnout: Sacramento schools importing Filipino teachers to plug special education shortage - Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review - Specialized burnout: Sacramento schools importing Filipino teachers to plug special education shortage - News - Local Stories - December 8, 2016 : Specialized burnout: Sacramento schools importing Filipino teachers to plug special education shortage Kids, parents suffer as districts scramble to address high turnover As Sacramento-area schools reel from a nationwide shor
Work ESSA from the ground up, Weingarten urges lawmakers | American Federation of Teachers
Work ESSA from the ground up, Weingarten urges lawmakers | American Federation of Teachers : Work ESSA from the ground up, Weingarten urges lawmakers AFT President Randi Weingarten called on state legislators this month to seize the opportunity behind the federal Every Student Succeeds Act by taking an approach that begins with collaboration and planning in partnership with teachers, school staff
CURMUDGUCATION: New Test Rules: Old Baloney
CURMUDGUCATION: New Test Rules: Old Baloney : New Test Rules: Old Baloney Yesterday, John King unveiled the Department of Education's final rules for testing under the Every Student Succeeds Act, aimed at spinning the continued emphasis on the Big Standardized Tests. Jennifer C. Kerr of the Associated Press signals that she bought the PR and fumbled the story with her very first sentence: Aiming
Congressional Leadership on Education Will Agree with Philosophy and Policy of DeVos-Trump | janresseger
Congressional Leadership on Education Will Agree with Philosophy and Policy of DeVos-Trump | janresseger : Congressional Leadership on Education Will Agree with Philosophy and Policy of DeVos-Trump Our democratic system was designed with checks and balances, but this year as Donald Trump’s presidential term begins, he and his secretary of education will likely be working with a very sympathetic C
Will the Past Be Repeated? | The Merrow Report
Will the Past Be Repeated? | The Merrow Report : Will the Past Be Repeated? What follows is a journal of response and reflection after a remarkable 4-day journey along what might be called the Civil Rights Trail, from Jackson, Meridian and Philadelphia in Mississippi, and Selma, Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama. My wife and I and about 40 others made this trip at a time of rising anxiety among
Two Moody’s Reports: 2015 Michigan Schools and 2016 Charter School Ratings Criteria | deutsch29
Two Moody’s Reports: 2015 Michigan Schools and 2016 Charter School Ratings Criteria | deutsch29 : Two Moody’s Reports: 2015 Michigan Schools and 2016 Charter School Ratings Criteria In this post, I offer two documents published by Moody’s Investors Service for perusal of any readers who wish to view them. The first is a 16-page, November 2015 report on the credit weaknesses in numerous Michigan s
Principles To Guide The Vetting Of Betsy DeVos
12/8/2016 – Principles To Guide The Vetting Of Betsy DeVos : Principles To Guide The Vetting Of Betsy DeVos THIS WEEK: Jeff Sessions Hates Special Ed … Foxx In The House … Where Teacher Turnover Is Worst … New Reality For Colleges … Charters Hijack Public Ed TOP STORY Principles To Guide The Vetting Of Betsy DeVos By Jeff Bryant “President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Betsy DeVos for US Se
Moody's Finds Overall Credit Quality of Charters Ranges from Investment Grade to Speculative, But Expects Sector Growth - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Moody's Finds Overall Credit Quality of Charters Ranges from Investment Grade to Speculative, But Expects Sector Growth For those who missed it, Moody's released a financial risk assessment of charter schools this fall. The four passages jumped out at me: The median rating of Moody’s-rated charter schools is Baa3, but the median credit quality of the broader charter scho
Trump Time Capsule #3: Fuming about the “disgusting media” |
Trump Time Capsule #3: Fuming about the “disgusting media” | : Trump Time Capsule #3: Fuming about the “disgusting media” Editor’s Note: In the spring of 2016, James Fallows, the senior editor of The Atlantic Monthly magazine, began what he called a series of “time capsules” that could, in the future, provide a key as to what Americans were thinking during the election campaign–as Trump began his
UConn’s move to close Connecticut Natural History Museum is insulting, immoral and illegal - Wait What?
UConn’s move to close Connecticut Natural History Museum is insulting, immoral and illegal - Wait What? : UConn’s move to close Connecticut Natural History Museum is insulting, immoral and illegal Following the news that the University of Connecticut had inappropriately closed its Museum of Natural History, the Wait, What? post read, Arrogance and Hubris at the University of Connecticut Now, in a
Broad's Billion dollar Babies rack up early fundraising leads in LA Unified school board race | 89.3 KPCC
Charter school allies rack up early fundraising leads in LA Unified school board race | 89.3 KPCC : Broad's Billion dollar Babies rack up early fundraising leads in LA Unified school board race Share via Email email Share on Twitter Share on Facebook The lineup for this spring’s race for three seats on the Los Angeles Unified School Board was all but set on Wednesday, with 15 candidates filing to

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