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Do you want to read how some kids 3D-printed a boot for a penguin named Purps? Yes, you do https://t.co/IhjmRPPLbx pic.twitter.com/0oY1tNqYC1— Motherboard (@motherboard) July 19, 2016
Donald Trump Jr. trashes U.S. public schools (though he didn't attend one) washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sh… See also EdWeek, This Week In Education. FEDS INVESTIGATE MEMPHIS SCHOOL DISTRICT OVER MIGRANT BIAS: Associated Press ow.ly/1RTI302sMsk...Show More Summary
Today, however, practically nobody seems to have a sense of humor, at least not about anything bearing on ed reform. Is it because of our unfunny national politics? Because social media and 24/7 news mean that even a short chortle can...Show More Summary
-whenever you think you have it bad, someone's situation is worse https://t.co/JimmZ9PUf4 — ? (@KyTheWriter) July 20, 2016
As you can see above, Donald Trump's son gave a speech last night that included some pretty harsh language about education: "Our schools used to be an elevator to the middle class. Now they're stalled on the ground floor. They're like...Show More Summary
Charter backers take attendance fight to Cleveland, some delegates not impressed | The Columbus Dispatch ow.ly/1Ja5302qu5W Mike Pence’s Record on Education Is One of Turmoil and Mixed Results nytimes.com/2016/07/20/us/… At the WhiteShow More Summary
Lots of folks seem to have tuned into the premier episode of Vice Principals last weekend, at least according to the number of writeups I've come across in the last few days. Over at Vox, the show is described as "a vicious free-for-all" focused on helping the rest of us understand why white guys are well, so angry. Show More Summary
"Nestled in neighborhoods of varying degrees of affluence, suburban public schools are typically better resourced than their inner-city peers and known for their extracurricular offerings and college preparatory programs. Despite the...Show More Summary
Here's the half-hour speech from yesterday, which according to most reports wasn't all that much different from her previous speech to assembled groups of teachers. Via AFT.
The whole "Pokemon Go will revolutionize education" claims have made me incredibly angry, even though it's a claim that's made about every single new product that ed-tech's early adopters find exciting (and clickbait-worthy)... All this...Show More Summary
Check out this fascinating American RadioWorks interview titled Race in Suburban Schools, featuring L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy talking about his look at one Midwestern suburban school district that illustrates the increasing diversity and nagging achievement gaps in the leafy burbs. Show More Summary
At GOP Convention, NEA Thanks Republicans for Help Enacting ESSA - Politics K-12 pllqt.it/RDZfkq See also: NEA Adds $1.4 Million to Massachusetts Anti-Charter Campaign | Intercepts ow.ly/Fqyb302mE7k In AFT Talk, Hillary Clinton Doubles...Show More Summary
If supporters of charter schools want to go into the Democratic National Convention opposing “democratically governed” schools and insisting on the right to “replace or destabilize traditional public schools,” be my guest. - Jeff Bryant (Sanders Movement Pushes Democratic Party Platform Toward A Big Fight Over Charter Schools)
Here's the latest in a series of occasional case studies I've been doing the past few years, this one about an education-focused PAC called Democrats For Education Reform that was an early backer of Barack Obama and had lots of early...Show More Summary
Here's the teaser trailer for the new HBO series, "Vice Principals," which features two highly flawed human beings attempting to replace a retiring principal played by Bill Murray.
Red and orange states are where students in rich districts receive more funds than students in poor districts. via Hechinger Report (The gap between rich and poor schools grew 44 percent over a decade). "The richest 25 percent of school...Show More Summary
Reminder: among voters who haven't yet chosen Trump or Clinton, VP pick not terribly important. (Healthcare is, tho) pic.twitter.com/5wZUmS4wKc — Catherine Rampell (@crampell) July 15, 2016 By the looks of this polling data, independent voters care about education just a smidgen less than they care about who gets picked for the Vice President.
The word “ghetto” has come to sound like an indictment of a people as well as of a place. https://t.co/BZwBwihm7n — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) July 14, 2016 This recent New Yorker article (There Goes the Neighborhood) raises a bunch...Show More Summary
If you happened not to catch it at the time, you really should watch Diane Ravitch's speech at last weekend's SOS Rally, via Anthony Cody. Or, read Jeff Bryant's writeup in the Progressive, which notes that the rally was much smaller this year than the big showing in 2011.
The basics of Mike Pence on education chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2015/… GOP platform encourages teaching about the Bible in public schools washingtonpost.com/news/education… At summer lunch programs, schools see hungry parents, too hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…...Show More Summary