The deal will also increase the state’s contributions to teachers’ health insurance premiums. There is still some grumbling about the deal, but it is likely to pass when Hawaii State Teachers Association members vote on Thursday.
Obama launches Chicago trip with visit to South Side job training group - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/Tgvi30b7dXD Private meeting marks Obama's Chicago return upi.com/6521507t via @UPI These robotics students were told 'to go back to Mexico.' The taunt only fueled their success. Show More Summary
As the chief education spokesman for the New York Times editorial board, Brent Staples' support for corporate education polices most often goes unsigned in his editorials. This week, however, Mr. Staples has an editorial piece in the...Show More Summary
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VOUCHER POLLING Poll reveals support in California for tax-funded school vouchers sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… Majority of Californians polled favor vouchers for private schools edsource.org/2017/majority-… DEVOS/WEINGARTEN Four things...Show More Summary
You won’t find it in any official union notice, but the United Federation of Teachers in New York City just borrowed $62 million from Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., using its headquarters at 50 Broadway as collateral. What is the $62...Show More Summary
Long rated by test scores, schools may soon be judged on student abenteeism too washingtonpost.com/long-rated-by-… Randi Weingarten promises to 'educate' DeVos as AFT kicks off campaign against Trump agenda - Chalkbeat Colorado news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&…...Show More Summary
Former Nashville mayor, Karl Dean, is running to be TN's next governor. He is running as a Democrat, but he is no less a Wall Street corporatist than Michael Bloomberg, Rahm Emanuel, or the Clintons. As mayor, Dean's most visible accomplishments, aside from killing a mass transit effort that was opposed by the auto lobby and Gov. Show More Summary
The Michigan Education Association has hundreds of employees. These workers are themselves represented by five different staff unions. One of the smaller of these, the Michigan Executive Directors Association, represents labor consultants who work directly for MEA’s local affiliates. Show More Summary
Democrats link pro-charter party rivals to DeVos as 2018 fights emerge politi.co/2oe4yUA Lawmakers Urge DeVos to Reconsider Grant Application Rejected for Formatting Error | Maine Public ow.ly/Lpyr30aVJJM New York's College Tuition Plan...Show More Summary
By Doug Martin Withthe Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Walton Foundation, and others, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation is pumping millions of dollars into Indianapolis, and former Mind Trust executive vice president Ken Bubp now is the Arnold Foundation’s director of education. Show More Summary
Guam might be 9,800 miles from Los Angeles, but its education politics are similar in one respect: the teachers union hates charter schools. So much so, that when a bill was introduced in the legislature to convert Simon A. Sanchez High...Show More Summary
Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: Betsy DeVos is an ideologue, not the face of education reform chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/… How $100 of Your Taxes Are Spent: 8 Cents on National Parks and $15 on Medicare - WSJ ow.ly/56JS30aT9ik CT:...Show More Summary
By Doug Martin (for a background on what edtech is up to, please see Alison McDowell’s post here—and all of her posts. If you want to witness the frightening scenario many like the KnowledgeWorks Foundation have in mind for AmericanShow More Summary
from Wrench in the GearsApril 15, 2017 I posted the scenario below in November of 2015 as a Facebook note. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve come across a number of items having to do with skills, automation, and human capital management, so I thought I would pull it back out to share. Show More Summary
From Bloomberg:Former Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin worked on student loan policy during the latter years of the Obama administration, in part over concern that borrowers’ struggles were affecting the management of U.S. Show More Summary
Over the last 20 years I feel I’ve been pretty good about getting facts right, but I can still mess up when speculating. That was the case this week when I wondered why NYSUT hadn’t released its election results. I wrote: It could be a simple oversight or perhaps the results were embarrassing to the … Continue reading "Sometimes I’m Wrong"
The 8-year-old boy who was killed in the San Bernardino school shooting was overcoming Williams syndrome. lat.ms/2nKjcGA Study: Parent groups in Northwest D.C. raise thousands for schools wapo.st/2p7iweA?tid=ss… Sue Snyder meets with Betsy DeVos to discuss campus sexual assaults on.freep.com/2or8UIU via @freep Two L.A. Show More Summary
Not by much, less than 1 percent in fact, but it’s something. However, we’ll reserve judgment until July’s numbers are reported, because NEA has a bad tendency to adjust previous year’s numbers downwards, making this year’s gains appear larger.
L.A. Unified’s 2016 grad rate is 77%, even higher than the district thought. Racial disparities remain, though state,latimes.com/local/educatio… California and L.A. Unified graduation rates continue to increase latimes.com/local/educatio…...Show More Summary