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Indiana's Voucher Program Another Loser

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

AM News: Grading State ESSA Plans, Health Care Impact, & More

New Mexico education plan best in the nation #abq via @ABQJournal Tennessee’s ESSA plan gets solid marks in independent review… Review: Michigan’s education plan lacks clarity More Summary

Vegas Local Launches Ad Campaign Against Its State Affiliate

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

AM News: ESSA Plans, Voucher News, & Minority Parent Poll Results

ESSA Education Plans Lack Clarity on Disadvantaged Students, Worst Schools | Education News | US News… Review of ESSA Plans Rates States Strong on Accountability, Weak on Counting All Kids…...Show More Summary

AM News: Monday Mashup

Jane Sanders Lawyers Up via Politico Cuomo: NY lawmakers should return to cut deal on NYC schools… via @HoustonChron Does It Matter Who Runs New York City’s Schools?…...Show More Summary

NEA Active Membership Actually Behind Where It Was 20 Years Ago

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

Ravitch for "eventual absorption" of Charter Schools

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

Economic Integration in Dallas

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

PROTEST: Mind Trust’s IPS and the Almighty Dollar

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

NEA’s Future in One Statistic

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"

AM News: Teacher Mentors, Diverse Schools, Charter>Mayoral Control In NYC

Mentors for New Teachers Found to Boost Student Achievement—by a Lot - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher Charter sector secures win in Albany, clearing a path for deal on mayoral control - POLITICO More Summary

AM News: Federal Confusion, District Secession, Mayoral Control

THE FEDS CA, like others, waiting for more from feds on ESSA plans… Ed. Dept. Budget Plan Hammered by Both Sides in Congress… via @educationweek Ex-lobbyists swarm Trump administration,...Show More Summary

From a Sunless Mind to a Solar Wall

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

It Was 20 Years Ago Today

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

AM News: Mayoral Control (NYC), DeVos Hires, Next Steps for LAUSD, & More

MAYORAL CONTROL Duncan Implores Albany to Find Compromise on Mayoral Control of NYC Schools | Observer Obama's education secretary throws de Blasio a charter school curveball via @nypmetro DEVOS Finalist...Show More Summary

NEA’s PR Machine

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

AM News: NYC In The Spotlight, Gun Violence & Kids, Dollars For DeVos

ALL EYES ON NYC When the School Building Itself Is a Barrier to Equal Education… From power to paperwork: New York City principals adjust to a reined-in role under Carmen Fariña… Two Days Left, and Still No Vote on Who Will Control NYC Schools… N.Y. Show More Summary

Union Shuts Down the Type of Charter It Claims to Support

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

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