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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/20/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/20/17

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No Struggle, No Progress — 50+ Organizations Working to Defend and Improve Public Education




Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Walkouts on Inauguration Day
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Walkouts on Inauguration Day : Student Walkouts on Inauguration Day Apparently, some students at Jane Addams Middle School walked out of school just before noon and joined with students from Nathan Hale High School who were also walking out in protest. From the principal, Paula Montgomery: Seattle Public Schools security, non-teaching staff and officers fr
Trump White House takes down website pages about disabilities - The Washington Post
Trump White House takes down website pages about disabilities - The Washington Post : Trump White House takes down website pages about disabilities During the Obama administration, there was a page on the White House website that had information about federal policy regarding people with disabilities. Its URL was https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/disabilities . Not under the Trump administration.
CURMUDGUCATION: How Not To Improve Schools + What Do You Want?
CURMUDGUCATION: How Not To Improve Schools : How Not To Improve Schools The report is in from the US Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences-- " School Improvement Grants: Implementation and Effectiveness. " It is our last lesson in school reform from the Obama-Duncan-King education department, and although that version of the department is being bulldozed under even as I type,
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Global anti-Trump protests
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Global anti-Trump protests : Global anti-Trump protests "It’s growing by the day," says Politico's Natasha Korecki in Illinois Playbook. She's talking, of course, about Saturday's Women's Marches in D.C. and cities around the country. Here in Chicago, 24,000 people have RSVP’d on social media for the rally in Chicago. Organizers are expecting more than 200,000 in Wa
Donald Trump is really president and I’m not really dead. | Fred Klonsky
Donald Trump is really president and I’m not really dead. | Fred Klonsky : Donald Trump is really president and I’m not really dead. If you were watching Chicago Med last night, yes, that was me playing a deceased man. A few months back I got hired as an extra to play the role. “How long can you hold your breath?” I was asked. “Don’t know,” I said. So he timed me. I took a deep breath and held it
DeVos ethics review complete – but controversy isn’t - The Washington Post
DeVos ethics review complete – but controversy isn’t - The Washington Post : DeVos ethics review complete – but controversy isn’t The long-awaited ethics review for Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos has been completed, clearing the way for the Senate to vote on the nominee for education secretary, despite the objection of Democrats. The Office of Government Ethics, an agency that examines nominees
Helping DeVos Understand How States Measure Achievement - The Atlantic
Helping DeVos Understand How States Measure Achievement - The Atlantic : Delving Into One of the Questions Betsy DeVos Couldn't Answer Trump’s pick for education secretary was slammed for her failure to differentiate between growth and proficiency in response to a question from Senator Al Franken. Here’s how the states currently measure achievement. It doesn’t sound particularly sexy, but the gro
Read: President Barack Obama’s goodbye letter to America
Read: President Barack Obama’s goodbye letter to America My fellow Americans, It's a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It's a letter meant to share what we know, what we've learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear the great responsibility that come
AFT President Weingarten, Rep. Keith Ellison Join Broad Coalition of Parents and Community Groups for National Day of Action for Public Schools
AFT President Weingarten, Rep. Keith Ellison Join Broad Coalition of Parents and Community Groups for National Day of Action for Public Schools – SAT Press Releases : AFT President Weingarten, Rep. Keith Ellison Join Broad Coalition of Parents and Community Groups for National Day of Action for Public Schools Tens of Thousands Participate in Day of Action Events in More Than 200 Cities and Towns
No Struggle, No Progress — 50+ Organizations Working to Defend and Improve Public Education
No Struggle, No Progress — 50+ Organizations Working to Defend and Improve... : 50+ Organizations Working to Defend and Improve Public Education. I asked my social media feed to send me the names and links of organizations that are working to defend and improve public education. The 50+ that were sent to me are listed below. This is, of course, a partial and provisional list. There are many, many
John Thompson: A 'grizzly' scene: Democrat senators devour DeVos - NonDoc
A 'grizzly' scene: Democrat senators devour DeVos - NonDoc : A ‘grizzly’ scene: Democrat senators devour DeVos T his past week , President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees seemed to be competing for the honor of having the weirdest confirmation hearings. Although former Texas Gov. Rick Perry beat out current Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin for the title of Most Bizarre Potential Appointee some time ago,
Betsy DeVos — A clear and present danger by Ann Policelli Cronin - Wait What?
Betsy DeVos — A clear and present danger by Ann Policelli Cronin - Wait What? : Betsy DeVos — A clear and present danger by Ann Policelli Cronin First published in CT Mirror, educator and advocate Ann Policelli Cronin highlights what she learned from watching three hours of the Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education: Ann Conin writes; Betsy DeVos demonstrated a lack
The Work Ahead [An Annenberg Institute Interview] | The Jose Vilson
The Work Ahead [An Annenberg Institute Interview] | The Jose Vilson : The Work Ahead [An Annenberg Institute Interview] Here’s a little something. “As far as the election is concerned, I’ve always felt that we were having to do the work regardless. There was always a sense of creating a path for equity, for access for true integration, for true understanding of what the work needed to be for all
Portland students protest DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary | OregonLive.com
Portland students protest DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary | OregonLive.com : Portland students protest DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary On the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration and amid anticipation of high-turnout protests in the coming days, Portland students took to the streets to decry Trump's pick for education secretary. A group of Portland Public Schools students, k
Worried about what Trump might say, Michigan teacher won’t let fourth-graders watch inaugural address - The Washington Post
Worried about what Trump might say, Michigan teacher won’t let fourth-graders watch inaugural address - The Washington Post : Worried about what Trump might say, Michigan teacher won’t let fourth-graders watch inaugural address A fourth-grade teacher in Michigan sent an email to parents saying he was so concerned about what Donald Trump might say in his presidential inaugural address on Jan. 20 t
Protecting Public Education Will Be a Challenge under the Trump Administration | janresseger
Protecting Public Education Will Be a Challenge under the Trump Administration | janresseger : Protecting Public Education Will Be a Challenge under the Trump Administration Today we mark the inauguration of a new U.S. President and a new administration. Public education is perhaps the quintessential American institution, designed to educate all children—helping them develop personally and formin
Dark Money, Betsy DeVos, Blackwater, Lamar Alexander, Erik Prince and our children | Reclaim Reform
Dark Money, Betsy DeVos, Blackwater, Lamar Alexander, Erik Prince and our children | Reclaim Reform : Dark Money, Betsy DeVos, Blackwater, Lamar Alexander, Erik Prince and our children CONNECT THE DOTS. Jane Mayer in her 2016 New York Times bestseller, Dark Money , intersperses the DeVos family scandals from page 15 to page 360. Yes, Betsy Prince DeVos, the prospective Secretary of Education, is
Destroying Special Ed. For Free Market Reform? Question About Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District
Destroying Special Ed. For Free Market Reform? Question About Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District : Destroying Special Ed. For Free Market Reform? Question About Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Was the defunding of special education used to pave the way for school reforms that would eventually take place in the Douglas County, Colorado school district? Was special education sa
Audio: At LA rally, national teachers union leader criticizes Trump's ed secretary nominee | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: At LA rally, national teachers union leader criticizes Trump's ed secretary nominee | 89.3 KPCC : At LA rally, national teachers union leader criticizes Trump's ed secretary nominee On a day teachers unions across the U.S. staged protests against the incoming presidential administration, the president of the largest such union — the National Education Association — chose Los Angeles as the
Is @BetsyDevos qualified to be US Secretary of Education? – Cloaking Inequity
Is @BetsyDevos qualified to be US Secretary of Education? – Cloaking Inequity : Is @BetsyDevos qualified to be US Secretary of Education? I have collected a variety of media sources covering the hearing of Betsy DeVos for US Secretary of Education. Is she qualified? I’ll begin with source material from the hearing. Then, I will include some of the critiques of her answers— including my conversati
Wait, What? Needs Your Financial Help - Wait What?
Wait, What? Needs Your Financial Help - Wait What? : Wait, What? Needs Your Financial Help As I wrote last week in, Friends – Please Do What You Can To Support Wait, What? , For six years, Wait, What? has been dedicated to educating, persuading, engaging and mobilizing readers about the important issues of our time including the Charter School Industry’s ongoing effort to privatize public educati

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/19/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/19/17 Featured Post Tell Senators: Say "no" to DeVos and "yes" to students - Network For Public Education Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work - The Washington Post by mike simpson / 8min Obama administration spent billio

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