Preliminary findings from a real research study, now under peer review: When comparing these [voucher] students' achievement after the switch to their test scores the previous year, the researchers found:Voucher students experienced "modest annual achievement losses" in math, especially in the first two years after leaving public school. Show More Summary
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New Mexico education plan best in the nation abqjournal.com/1024507 #abq via @ABQJournal Tennessee’s ESSA plan gets solid marks in independent review chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/… Review: Michigan’s education plan lacks clarity detne.ws/2thwtIh...Show More Summary
Turmoil within the Nevada State Education Association has broken out in a big way. Sure, things were a mess before, but as Meghin Delaney reports in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, we have never seen anything quite like this: The executive...Show More Summary
ESSA Education Plans Lack Clarity on Disadvantaged Students, Worst Schools | Education News | US News usnews.com/news/education… Review of ESSA Plans Rates States Strong on Accountability, Weak on Counting All Kids the74million.org/article/exclus…...Show More Summary
Jane Sanders Lawyers Up politi.co/2sw5GHt via Politico Cuomo: NY lawmakers should return to cut deal on NYC schools chron.com/news/article/D… via @HoustonChron Does It Matter Who Runs New York City’s Schools? nytimes.com/2017/06/23/nyr…...Show More Summary
The National Education Association may soon find itself in a world where it has to recruit and enlist every one of its new members. It does not seem well-suited to the task, and a look at its recent history reveals that even with the...Show More Summary
Diane Ravitch's Network for Public Education (NPE) recently published a position statement on charter schools that directly challenges her widely-heralded commitment to quality public schools for all children who choose them. NPE's new...Show More Summary
Even as the white supremacists who now occupy Washington try to turn back the clock to the Jim Crow Era, new efforts to integrate schools are underway in Dallas: Rather than admit students by grades, test scores or auditions, which tends to turn schools into enclaves of affluence, these schools admit them by lottery, with no admissions standards. Show More Summary
by Doug Martin Please see the poster above for details on Tuesday’s public demonstration protesting the closing of 3 IPS schools. The $200,00the Silicon Valley based-NewSchools Venture Fund (see my recent article here) gave to Phalen...Show More Summary
If you’d like to know how the National Education Association as a whole will be affected by an adverse U.S. Supreme Court decision in the agency fee case Janus v. AFSCME, look no further than this statistic. In 2016, NEA membership in agency fee states increased by a combined 36,435 active members. In states without … Continue reading "NEA’s Future in One Statistic"
Mentors for New Teachers Found to Boost Student Achievement—by a Lot - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher ow.ly/6jzC30cPUUO Charter sector secures win in Albany, clearing a path for deal on mayoral control - POLITICO nzzl.us/0C8s1eG...Show More Summary
THE FEDS CA, like others, waiting for more from feds on ESSA plans cabinetreport.com/politics-educa… Ed. Dept. Budget Plan Hammered by Both Sides in Congress edweek.org/ew/articles/20… via @educationweek Ex-lobbyists swarm Trump administration,...Show More Summary
After the gilded slumlord gangster President resigns, this will be long remembered as one of his most astonishing thought disorders to become public:....US President Donald Trump said he’s proposed building a “solar wall” on the Mexican border that would pay for itself by generating electricity. Show More Summary
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Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Education Intelligence Agency. I could wax nostalgic, but why? As I look at the first official EIA Communiqué from June 21, 1997 it doesn’t look much different from what I might write today: The...Show More Summary
MAYORAL CONTROL Duncan Implores Albany to Find Compromise on Mayoral Control of NYC Schools | Observer ow.ly/bvSn30cM0O1 Obama's education secretary throws de Blasio a charter school curveball nyp.st/2sRMNjK via @nypmetro DEVOS Finalist...Show More Summary
Each NEA member contributes to the union’s Media Fund, which is spent on national communications projects and grants to state affiliates. In the just completed school year, NEA sent $886,700 to seven affiliates in the following amounts:...Show More Summary
ALL EYES ON NYC When the School Building Itself Is a Barrier to Equal Education wnyc.org/story/when-sch… From power to paperwork: New York City principals adjust to a reined-in role under Carmen Fariña chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/… Two Days Left, and Still No Vote on Who Will Control NYC Schools wnyc.org/story/who-will… N.Y. Show More Summary
Members of the Haverhill Education Association in Massachusetts voted not to approve the renewal of the Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School’s charter, even though most of them don’t work there. Rather than take you on a deep dive...Show More Summary