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Charts: All About Latino Students

Did you know 95% of Latino youth are citizens? More on Latino youth, aged 0-17. #KidsData pic.twitter.com/pWnJ2sNvBZ — NCLR (@NCLR) September 29, 2016 The vast majority of Latino youth are US citizens. Eight out of 10 states with fastest growing Latino populations between 2000-2015 were in the South. Graduation rates are up. All this and more via NCLR's new report #kidsdata.

Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 10

In the Part 9 from Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through "No Excuses" Teaching, Barbara Veltri provided some details on the role that Teach for America plays in sustaining the paternalistic "no excuses" corporate reform schools. Part 10 picks up where that chapter left off. Show More Summary

Miami Union Backs Republican Incumbent, State Affiliate Backs Democratic Opponent

A teacher in Miami-Dade County could be such a committed unionist that he/she contributes to both the political action committee of the United Teachers of Dade (UTD) and that of its state affiliate, the Florida Education Association (FEA). That teacher will soon be in the position of contributing to both sides of a state senate […]

AFT Opens the Door for IBM

The NYTimes reports that IBM's supercomputer has moved beyond winning Jeopardy games against human opponents. With the support and assistance of AFT's Randi Weingarten, IBM's Watson has now taken on Common Core 3rd grade math instruction as the initial step for becoming the lead teacher for U. Show More Summary

Quotes: Shame On Our Current Education Wars

Like many Washingtonians (from both parties) in those days, [former AFT head Al Shanker] had the capacity to fight you fiercely over issues of disagreement while also teaming up on shared causes... He and I would do battle over vouchers...Show More Summary

AM News: Brooklyn Charter Rally, Latino Outcomes By State, DC Grad Rates, & More

Hillary Clinton’s College Plan Appeals to the Left, but Educators Have Doubts nytimes.com/2016/09/30/us/… Chicago Teachers Union Sets Oct. 11 Strike Date wbez.org/shows/wbez-new… CTU "delegates took a voice vote so loud it could be heard...Show More Summary

EduCon 2.9: Call for Proposals

Yes everyone, it’s that time again! EduCon time! You can go to the website and register and propose a conversation today! Once again, everyone at SLA is so excited to host EduCon, our favorite education conference of the year! And … Continue reading ?

Quotes: Bedbugs & Distressed Teachers In Detroit

Just imagine being at a school where you sit down, get your education, you get back up, go home, next thing you know you brought bedbugs from school to your home... Just imagine being at a school where your teachers are all sick and tired, and they’re acting like they’re not able to teach because they’re not getting paid for what they do. Show More Summary

TV: "Transparent" Producers Were Bullied In High School

Transparent is back -- horrifying and human as ever. And with it, discussion of the lives of trans people in America. “It was only when I started working at the high school that I saw she took a lot of crap,” said one parent. "As the...Show More Summary

Give a Thousand Dollars: Help Immortalize Diane

For a thousand tax-deductible dollars, you can 1) buy a journal page to help NPE continue its semi-commitment to sometimes challenge corporate education reforms that it, otherwise, supports, and 2) create an archival testament to honor Diane Ravitch's desire to remain historically noteworthy. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Bringing Back The Arts In Boston

DC schools may teach everyone how to ride a bike, but Boston schools are aiming to provide weekly arts education to all middle and elementary Boston public school students. Via the PBS NewsHour.

AM News: Implicit Bias & Preschool Teachers

Yale study suggests racial bias among preschool teachers - WashPost washingtonpost.com/news/education… Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem nzzl.us/HrongSg via @npr_ed Yes, Preschool Teachers Really Do Treat Black...Show More Summary

Who's Behind the K-12 Online Learning Bonanza?

The International Association for Online Learning (iNACOL) is meeting in San Antonio in late October for a big symposium to advance all sorts of competency based personalized outcomes based blended online digital bullshit notions that have re-charged the dying batteries of the corporate education reformers. Show More Summary

TV: Always Good When Shows Open With A Classroom Scene

The pilot for Issa Rae's #Insecure (fall's best new comedy) is streaming early on HBO NOW, HBO GO & HBO On Demand https://t.co/v7Gj4G8Zds pic.twitter.com/CoWUkS6o4l — Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 23, 2016 The new HBO series...Show More Summary

Massachusetts Question 2: Down By 7 Or Up By 11?

Question 2 is the Massachusetts ballot initiative that will decide whether the state can add 12 charter schools a year. Anecdotal evidence suggests it will be close. Polling suggests there is something screwy with the polling. A poll conducted September 7-10 by WBUR in Boston has the No side ahead 48%-41%. It shows the measure losing […]

School Life: Desk From The Segregated South

One of the most directly school-related items at the newly-opened museum of African-American history in Washington DC: "This simple desk was used between 1925 and 1954 in one of the 5,000 so-called Rosenwald Schools, a network created by Booker T. Show More Summary

Quotes: Leave No Child Behind (In District Schools)

Education is about creating opportunity for all our children, not about leaving many behind... I hope that the Legislature, the teachers, and the parents can come together to find ways to make sure all kids in Massachusetts get a first-rate education without pitting groups against each other. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Getting Rid Of Middle School?

Is K-8 better than middle school or junior high? The whiz kids at TODAY show riff off a New York Magazine article and some recent research. Or watch this CAP event: How Can Public Schools Better Support Talented Students of Color?

AM News: Warren Opposes MA Charter Expansion, Chicago Teachers Vote To Strike, & More

Elizabeth Warren against charter school increase | Boston Herald http://ow.ly/E5fo304BBcV MA Senator announces opposition to charter expansion ballot questions pllqt.it/QXauG7 What's next in the wake of Chicago Teachers Union strikeShow More Summary

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