Friday, December 16, 2016

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


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

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CURMUDGUCATION: Do Poor Students Get the Worst Teachers?
CURMUDGUCATION: Do Poor Students Get the Worst Teachers? : Do Poor Students Get the Worst Teachers? This has been open to debate forever, but the debate has gotten more spirited ever since the Obama administration made it a matter of policy that poverty just doesn't matter if you have an awesome teacher in the room. There are three real answers to this question. Let's consider each one. No, They
Torlakson Appoints New Personnel Services Director - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education)
Torlakson Appoints New Personnel Services Director - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson Appoints Valarie Bliss as Director of Personnel Services Division SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today the appointment of Valarie Bliss as the new Personnel Services Division Director at the California Department of Educa
Empowering Trans Students with Super Powers | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Empowering Trans Students with Super Powers | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Empowering Trans Students with Super Powers [Click for a printable PDF] Over the past few years, in partnership with the Arcus Foundation , Schott has supported the work of Massachusetts grantee BAGLY , the Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth, to elevate the voice of trans students in
Understanding Public-Sector Privatization Strategies in the Age Of Trumpism
Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública: Understanding Public-Sector Privatization Strategies in the Age Of Trumpism : Understanding Public-Sector Privatization Strategies in the Age Of Trumpism "The Cartel has created a vast array of think tanks and advocacy organizations to distribute questionable and deeply flawed research studies to confirm that corporate and virtual
Capo Unified sends critical audit on Oxford charter schools to D.A. - The Orange County Register
Capo Unified sends critical audit on Oxford charter schools to D.A. - The Orange County Register : Capo Unified sends critical audit on Oxford charter schools to D.A. A critical audit that alleges fraud at Oxford Preparatory Academy, which has two campuses in south Orange County, is being referred to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Board members with the Capistrano Unified School Di
Pastors for Texas Children Become a Rising Voice Against School Vouchers
The Gilmer Mirror - Pastors for Texas Children Become a Rising Voice Against School Vouchers : Pastors for Texas Children Become a Rising Voice Against School Vouchers Rev. Charles Foster Johnson, the executive director of Pastors for Texas Children, a multi-denominational network of about 2,000 church leaders around the state who work to support public schools, speaks to Baptist pastors in Waco
Visit your senator: Vote "no" for DeVos - Network For Public Education
Visit your senator: Vote "no" for DeVos - Network For Public Education : Visit your senator: Vote “no” for DeVos Toolkit 3 Here is a link that provides contact information on your Senators. The link to the Senator’s website will give you the address of their home offices in your state. Schedule a visit, or, drop by and hand deliver a letter. We supply a model below that you can copy and paste, or
Teachers Why Don't You Just MAKE Them? | Blue Cereal Education
Why Don't You Just MAKE Them? | Blue Cereal Education : Why Don't You Just MAKE Them? "Why don't you just make them ______?" The most adorable befuddlement comes over non-educators when the subject of student learning or behavior is brought up. It’s completely understandable. Many of them have rose-damaged memories of their own school years – teachers wielding yardsticks, parents spanking and gro
What Comes Between Fake News and Students? Educators
What Comes Between Fake News and Students? Educators : What Comes Between Fake News and Students? Educators Every week, David Stuart hands out a current news article to his world history students so they can digest and evaluate the credibility of the sources. One day this fall, Stuart, now in his tenth year at Cedar Springs High School in Michigan, distributed a couple of stories about the 2016 p
Educate Louisiana | Barriers to learning for children in poverty.
Educate Louisiana | Barriers to learning for children in poverty. : BARRIERS TO LEARNING FOR CHILDREN IN POVERTY. These days, the average person can spend a minimum amount of time in a classroom and recognize the effects that poverty has on children. Education reformers like to claim that accepting this fact is the same as saying that poor children can’t learn. Of course, poor children can learn.
Debacle: How a Charter School Failed – Capital & Main
Debacle: How a Promising Charter School Failed – Capital & Main : Debacle: How a Promising Charter School Failed In 2014, when teachers at Los Angeles’ Jefferson High School opened their own charter school, the Student Empowerment Academy , they hoped to bring the larger world into their classrooms. They wanted to show kids opportunities outside of their neighborhood, where academics often took a
Fake News For Astro Turf SFER | Richmond Confidential
Student canvassers helped elect charter friendly school board | Richmond Confidential : Student canvassers helped elect charter friendly school board If you’re a Richmond resident and a registered voter, chances are a Students for Education Reform Action Network (SFER AN) canvasser knocked on your door in the months leading up to the Nov. 8 elections. The group of high school and college students
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: If teacher unions are the problem, why are wealthy suburban parents trying to clout their kids into CPS?
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: If teacher unions are the problem, why are wealthy suburban parents trying to clout their kids into CPS? : If teacher unions are the problem, why are wealthy suburban parents trying to clout their kids into CPS? Rauner wasn't the first or last to game the system. QUESTION... If Chicago Public Schools are so awful -- the fault of the teachers union of course --why ar
Edujournalism and the Continuing Adventures in Post-Truth: Technology Edition | the becoming radical
Edujournalism and the Continuing Adventures in Post-Truth: Technology Edition | the becoming radical : Edujournalism and the Continuing Adventures in Post-Truth: Technology Edition Mainstream America appears, as usual, to be a bit behind the times, but in Trumplandia, there is a sort of shallow postmodernism going on (although postmodernism has been supplanted by post-postmodernism and a slew of
North Carolina Power Grab, Day 2: Arrests and Lawsuit Threats - The Atlantic
North Carolina Power Grab, Day 2: Arrests and Lawsuit Threats - The Atlantic : Republicans Forge Ahead With Their North Carolina Power Grab As GOP efforts to restrain gubernatorial power rolled forward, Governor-elect Roy Cooper, a Democrat, threatened to sue, and activists were arrested for disrupting the legislature. DURHAM, N.C.—A Republican effort to handcuff incoming Democratic Governor Roy
Ed Notes Online: Norm in The Wave: The Fallacies of School Choice Marketing Campaign, Part 1
Ed Notes Online: Norm in The Wave: The Fallacies of School Choice Marketing Campaign, Part 1 : Norm in The Wave: The Fallacies of School Choice Marketing Campaign, Part 1 The Fallacies of School Choice Marketing Campaign, Part 1 By Norm Scott Published Dec. 16, 2016 http://www.rockawave.com/node/237809?pk_campaign=Newsletter In last week’s column ( http://www.rockawave.com/news/2016-12-09/School_
Teacher leaders tackle work with renewed vigor | American Federation of Teachers
Teacher leaders tackle work with renewed vigor | American Federation of Teachers : Teacher leaders tackle work with renewed vigor Teams of K-12 educators from locals around the nation gathered with AFT President Randi Weingarten on Dec. 10 for an online meeting about the school-related topics they'll tackle in 2016-17 as part of the AFT Teacher Leaders Program. Thirteen participating sites (repre
Notice - Important Community Conversation Session on January 9, 2017 - Wait What?
Notice - Important Community Conversation Session on January 9, 2017 - Wait What? : Notice – Important Community Conversation Session on January 9, 2017 Education advocates are invited to attend an important and free Community Conversation on EARLY LEARNING SUCCESS THROUGH COLLABORATION The event will take place on January 9, 2017 8:15 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. SHERATON HARTFORD SOUTH, ROCKY HILL Presente
Recent Important Coverage of Betsy DeVos, Part 2 | janresseger
Recent Important Coverage of Betsy DeVos, Part 2 | janresseger : Recent Important Coverage of Betsy DeVos, Part 2 After today, this blog will begin a two-week holiday break. Look for a new post on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Good wishes for the holidays! Here is the second half of a two-part post— yesterday and today—to summarize recent news coverage about Betsy DeVos You may feel you already know
Hanna Skandera, Undersecretary of Education?? | deutsch29
Hanna Skandera, Undersecretary of Education?? | deutsch29 : Hanna Skandera, Undersecretary of Education?? According to the December 15, 2016, Politico Pro , controversial New Mexico Commissioner of Education Hanna Skandera “is under close consideration for education deputy secretary or undersecretary in the Trump administration.” The New Mexico Senate took four years to confirm Skandera, and it w

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