They don’t inject themselves in the neighborhood. They don’t care about the school across street, because they’re going to put their kids in private school, miles away. So the school across the street suffers as a result of that. AsShow More Summary
This devastating data posted by @RichardVReeves highlights issues articulated by @zentronix in his book We Gon' Be Alright on resegregation. pic.twitter.com/AHpk2GE5la — Action.Brotha.Jedi (@BmoreDoc) October 25, 2016 From Brookings...
Part 12 of Work Hard, Be Hard... focuses on the last teacher interview that I did for this book. I am still interviewing, however, so if you are a former "no excuses" charter teacher or student or administrator who wants to share your story for future publication, please contact me: email@example.com. Show More Summary
Here's an AFT video compilation of AROS "Walk-Ins" from a few weeks ago.
Divisive Trump Surrogate Draws Boos at Education Conference | The 74 ow.ly/6xbV305vvWO Trump would replace 'corrupted, incompetent' school systems, aide says | NOLA.comow.ly/FFB0305vupw Teachers Get Schooled on Talking Race wnyc.org/story/how-talk… L.A. Show More Summary
Here, untalented people can at least become middle managers that revel in petty beefs and care more about job security, individual autonomy, and popularity than they do the students they’re expected to prioritize. -- The Atlantic (HBO's 'Vice Principals' Shows Authentic In-School Dynamics)
Your browser does not support iframes. While we're waiting for video from last week's CGCS debate between Clinton and Trump delegates, here's a segment from a recent discussion about African-American parents and charter schools, hosted by Roland Martin.
School groups led by CalTeachers raise $35 million for unopposed ballot measures cabinetreport.com/politics-educa… Powerful interest groups funding Wiener-Kim state Senate race - San Francisco Chronicle ow.ly/k3sX305rVWA Teachers union...Show More Summary
Sent to the Star-Tribune, October 24, 2016I am happy to know that Minnesota really understands the importance of rigor in kindergarten ("Across state, kindergarten is becoming the new first grade," Oct. 24). The unfortunate tendencyShow More Summary
No details on this one, but like NEA itself, most state affiliates prefer to have dues levels tied to growth in average teacher salary or some other formula so that increases do not have to be lobbied for and voted on year after year. United Teachers Los Angeles finally overcame that hurdle after years of trying. […]
In Edweek, Achieve's Cohen rains on grad rate progress parade https://t.co/BzzyQAvDlS pic.twitter.com/Q8M6KB1LiK — Alexander (@alexanderrusso) October 19, 2016
CBPP: After Nearly a Decade, School Investments Still Way Down in Some States | https://t.co/GVMN6Au4mP pic.twitter.com/QQdWjygyG3 — Alexander (@alexanderrusso) October 20, 2016
Over at ThinkProgress, Ulrich Boser has rounded up numerous incidents in which Donald Trump has expressed his contempt for teachers, including in his own school years, as a businessman, and as a political candidate.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he supports the charter school ballot measure #question2 bos.gl/LNLiPqQ #mapoli Robert A. DeLeo backs 2 despite union opposition | Boston Herald http://ow.ly/xtKk305oXIy House Speaker Robert DeLeo backing charter school ballot question http://ow.ly/y8pa305oXEJ To Help Combat Truancy, D.C. Show More Summary
Question 2 would authorize 12 additional charter schools per year in Massachusetts and the unions have decided for some reason that this is their Thermopylae. Through October 15 the No on 2 campaign has raised almost $13,434,000 of which more than 99.4% has come from labor unions. The vast majority of those contributions came from […]
"Some refugee students are enrolled in "newcomer" classes where they are provided intense English instruction before being placed in mainstream classrooms. Others go directly into classes with English-fluent peers but are assigned to smaller groups for individual instruction. Show More Summary
"It’s not uncommon to assign students the task of watching the presidential debates. But in this election, the sexualized and rough rhetoric is proving a new challenge for teachers." via PBS NewsHour (For educators, there’s no debate: this is a tough election to teach)
King: Arbitrary caps on charter schools 'don’t make sense' ow.ly/eEmk100mKPt Secretary King: Strong Civics Education Helps Prepare Students to Tackle Inequity blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… When CA schools call cops it disproportionately...Show More Summary
[I wrote a piece for Edutopia about cultural competence. Here’s how it starts…] We live in an increasingly pluralistic society where people run up against the thoughts and beliefs of others more and more frequently. Helping children learn to navigate … Continue reading ?