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 […]
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
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
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?
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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Denis Ian served for 34 years as a high school teacher. by Denis Ian Teacher unions are being destroyed from within and without. And it’s been happening for a long while.The same “reform" forces that wormed their way into the the curriculum discussions and redesigns also used their wealth to purchase political influ ence. Show More Summary
Medina ISD is putting these signs at each entrance. What they hope to accomplish at 5 on @ksatnews pic.twitter.com/juSCX4qW6F — Garrett Brnger (@BrngerReports) September 16, 2016 In Illinois, they have the signs saying no guns in here. In Texas, it's just the opposite. Via Washington Post.
"Roque, Kasey, and Anthony will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their educations while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age." Read more here. From Independent Lens.
The California Teachers Association continues to be dogged by labor problems with its own staff. At CTA’s regional leadership conference in San Jose over the weekend, the staff union set up an informational picket line and interrupted the proceedings with a loud, but peaceful, protest in the ballroom. Here staffers confront CTA president Eric Heins. […]
#BlackTwitter: This African American History Museum #AAHM preview made me breathe deeply: "Ancestors are smiling." https://t.co/qymVEJa8dl — Donna Battle Pierce (@DonnaBPierce) September 16, 2016 Count yourself among the very lucky ones if you were at the opening of the African-American History Museum last weekend. Show More Summary
Chicago Teachers Make Moves Toward Strike wbez.org/shows/wbez-new… For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Video Death of Parent Crutcher npr.org/2016/09/24/495… Brown vetoes bill intended to place more emphasis on test...Show More Summary
If we hope to preserve neighborhood schools for future generations we must recognize how reformers are reframing the idea of public education in dangerous new ways. A coordinated campaign of ALEC legislation, philanthropic investments,...Show More Summary
We know that much of the rationale for the NEA/AFT/NPE support of ESSA comes from the need to support the Clinton agenda, which is, of course, the Gates agenda, the Broad agenda, etc. But long before Hillary became Wall Street's most...Show More Summary
Imagine being able to evaluate a teacher before she is even hired! Too good to be true, you say? Read on. Imagine the ability to hire a teacher that you know in advance will be able to produce those test scores necessary to 1) help your...Show More Summary
“People need to understand that there’s tons of money in nonprofits.” — Brett Bymaster Gates Foundation rag EdSource and irrepressible education writer Peter Greene recently announced another resounding defeat in court for the anti-public education outfit Students Matter. Show More Summary
Dan Goldhaber is the director of the Center for Education Data & Research, a professor in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell, the director of the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) and a vice-president at the American Institutes of Research (AIR). He has a PhD […]
Triumph Learning’s Waggle is a personalized learning system now in use by Clarke County Schools in Athens, Georgia, where Dr. Philip Lanoue is Superintendent. Dr. Lanoue was named Superintendent of the Year in 2015 by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA’s next conference is entitled “Personalized, Accountable, and Visionary). Show More Summary
Just so you know -- I'm away again today, this first Friday of Fall. That frees you up to get offline, get lots done, and start preparing for the weekend. Septembers are busy, frenetic even. You probably need some down time. See you Monday!
Watch the segment above, then read the Modesto Bee story here.