Education Reform

Exclusive: The Moral Disengagement of Education Reform – Education Article

This week I blogged about the 2019 International School Choice and Reform conference in Portugal. What I didn’t mention in the post (See FROM PORTUGAL, WITH NO LOVE FROM THE EDUCATION REFORMERS) was the Twitter onslaught and venom from the White neoliberals directed towards Steve Nelson about his research after the conference. I of course joined in the conversation on Twitter and came to his defense. One of the things that I  often note about their defenders is the fact that the…

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Oakland Teachers Will Strike February 21! – Education Article

BREAKING BAY AREA NEWS: In a news conference this afternoon, the 3,000-member Oakland Education Association union set a strike date of Thursday, Feb. 21. Please see OEA news release below…..   Mike Myslinski Headquarters Communications California Teachers Association 1705 Murchison Drive Burlingame, CA 94010 650-552-5324 408-921-5769 (cell) www.cta.org   NEWS RELEASE  February 16, 2019   Oakland Education Association 272 East 12th Street Oakland, CA 94606 510-763-4020 www.oaklandea.org   Contacts: –OEA President Keith Brown on cell at 510-866-8280. –Mike Myslinski with…

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How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities – Education Article

Here’s an interesting piece from Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Jane Sandwood, on the explosion of wearable technology and its place in the education ecosystem: How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities As of 2015, 94% of K-12 students had a computer in their home, with 61% of the same demographic having internet access as well. With the rapid and constant growth of technology combined with the myriad of ways that it’s permeated the lives of all of society, especially…

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Why Doesn’t Trump Like Dogs? – Education Article

I have never been without a dog. I love dogs. I miss the ones I have lost. I especially miss Molly, a Tibetan terrier, who was funny and lovable. She died of lymphoma. I miss Lady, a cocker spaniel, who was a rescue. She always curled herself around my feet and slept on the floor next to my bed. Now we have Mitzi, a 92-pound sweetheart, 57 varieties of dog, all wonderful. Who doesn’t love dogs? Donald Trump. Molly Roberts…

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Purpose Driven Learning: Myths, Problems, and Education Applications – Education Article

Purpose Driven Learning (or PDL) is a concept coined by Michael Matera and Adam Moreno to summarize the philosophy that each learner’s inner strengths can be unlocked by focusing with purpose and drive. By following the guidelines for Purpose Driven Learning, teachers avoid the biggest pitfall in many lesson plans  — that they are theoretic without meaning in the real world. With PDL, resources are relevant, lessons are personalized, and real-life connections are placed under a bright light. In the end, learning…

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Trump in El Paso | Diane Ravitch’s blog – Education Article

  A report from the Boston Globe daily news summary:   While you were sleeping: At his El Paso rally, after Trump whipped up the crowd against journalists once again by calling them “dishonest” and “fake news,” one of his supporters physically attacked journalists in the press area, violently shoving several people, especially a BBC cameraman who almost fell off the raised platform and whose camera the attacker tried to smash while shouting “F— the media.” He was restrained by other reporters until security took…

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Podcast 39: How Can You Make Your Students Feel Seen? – Education Article

Podcast 39: How Can You Make Your Students Feel Seen? | TeacherToolkit 9th February 20198th February 2019 Joshua McGovern 13 Views #TTkitPodcast, EdTech, Education Reform, Flip the System, GES Forum Dubai, Interview, Jelmer Evers, Podcast, school reform, Wellbeing, Workload Reading Time: 1 minute What small things help… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Joshua…

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Cory Booker Is No Friend Of Public Education – Education Article

The field of Democratic presidential candidates is wide open. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Cory Booker, and Senator Kamala Harris have all dipped their toes in the chilly water that is the 2020 election. Choices are usually positive in most things, except when it comes to school choice.  Of all the politicians mentioned above, Cory Booker, the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey is the least friendly to public education.  He is a Republican in a Democrat’s suit.  If you…

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Chicago: Dollars for Teachers, Milliions for Charter Operator – Education Article

  News from Chicago Teachers Union:   Charter operator CICS would rather spend public dollars on scabs than on student needs.That’s wrong – and we can do something about it. We learned this weekend that the management of CICS – Chicago International Charter Schools – has made arrangements to hire in scabs to break a planned Tuesday strike for smaller classes and no cuts to student programs, social workers or counselors. CICS bosses are currently sitting on $36 million in…

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Los Angeles: The Peculiar Deal Behind the Contract – Education Article

Bill Raden, the investigative journalist at Capital & Main, unearthed a surprising deal behind Austin Beutner’s decision to settle with the UTLA. https://capitalandmain.com/learning-curves-lausd-hire-under-fire-0201 it involved hiring the son of a key politician. Raden writes: One political winner of last week’s Los Angeles teachers strike settlement was L.A. Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner. The former investment banker has made no secret of his desire to one day land the top job at L.A. City Hall, and signing a deal became his first…

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Tennessee: Is This Possible? – Education Article

  Blogger Andy Spears reports that an admitted sex offender in the legislature has a key role in shaping education policy. He wrote: Yesterday, the House Education Administration Subcommittee met for the first time. The meeting was the first chaired by admitted sex offender David Byrd. Readers will recall that while both former House Speaker Beth Harwell and current Lt. Governor Randy McNally called on Byrd to resign from the legislature last year, current House Speaker Glen Casada gave Byrd…

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Dallas: Reporter Seeks Information about “Social Impact Bonds” – Education Article

Thank you Dr. Laura H. Chapman, for your provided link about the link: https://www.brettshippmedia.com/about-me/ His journalist career is very impressive. I hope that Dr. Ravitch, NPE, veteran teacher Susan Schwartz and “wrong accused teachers in LA should contact the best investigator, Mr. Brett Shipp in order to have the best result. Respectfully yours, May King Here is a snap hot about him for anyone who is interested in his WINNING work. BRETT@BRETTSHIPPMEDIA.COM INVESTIGATE: For 25 years I have been recognized…

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Researchers: Very Young Children Need Academic Rigor – Education Article

    Calling defenders of children and childhood! Chalkbeat reports that a group of researchers conducted a huge study and concluded that academic rigor is good for little children. https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2019/01/24/advanced-academic-content-kindergarten-study/     Like this: Like Loading… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by dianeravitch Read Full Article

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Trump Club Fires Undocumented Workers – Education Article

This is the story of a mean man, a hypocrite, a liar.   From the Washington Post:   https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-trumps-demand-for-a-border-wall-shut-down-the-government-at-the-same-time-his-company-was-firing-undocumented-workers/2019/01/26/8cf75d66-20c5-11e9-8e21-59a09ff1e2a1_story.html   OSSINING, N.Y — They had spent years on the staff of Donald Trump’s golf club, winning employee-of-the-month awards and receiving glowing letters of recommendation. Some were trusted enough to hold the keys to Eric Trump’s weekend home. They were experienced enough to know that when Donald Trump ordered chicken wings they… This is only a snippet of a Education Article…

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Mercedes Schneider: Denver Orders Central Office Staff to Prepare to Be Scabs – Education Article

    Denver teachers voted to strike, but it is not clear when or if it might begin. The leadership is preparing for a strike, Mercedes Schneider points out, by informing central office staff that they are expected to act as scabs in the event of a strike. Like this: Like Loading… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by dianeravitch Read Full Article

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Senator Diane Feinstein Supports Failed DC Voucher Program – Education Article

    The District of Columbia has a voucher program that enrolls fewer than 2,000 students. The latest evaluation of the program has shown that students do worse than their peers in public schools. Vouchers Found to Lower Test Scores in Washington Schools https://nyti.ms/2pemnp7?smid=nytcore-ios-share https://ies.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=NCEE20184010 Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein just co-sponsored legislation to extend the DC vouchers until 2024. Why  is Senator Feinstein supporting the GOP-DeVos agenda? <a href="https://www.scott.senate.gov/media-center/press-releases/sens-scott-johnson-feinstein-introduce-legislation-to-extend-school-choice-options-for-low-income-minority-communities-during-national-school-choice-week"… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by…

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Los Angeles: UTLA Scores Major Funding Victories in Strike Agreement – Education Article

The United Teachers of Los Angeles went out on strike on January 14. The strike will end if the membership approves a new two-year contract. The union won almost everything it sought. The teachers will get a wage increase; the district will limit class sizes and eliminate a waiver that allowed class size limits to be voided for economic reasons; there will be full-time nurses in every school, a librarian, more counselors. And more. Here is the union’s press release…

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How Stories, More Than Facts, Shape the Possibilities for Education Reform – Top Performers – Education Article

Many educators think that young people’s understanding of the world is built by enabling them to accumulate a growing pile of important facts.  But communications experts have long known that stories trump facts every time.  Stories are explanations of how the world works.  The most effective stories are those that connect to our emotions.  Once a person embraces such a story, that person tends to embrace facts that fit the story and reject facts that don’t.  This truth explains a…

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Arne Duncan’s Take on School Reform: Read It! – Top Performers – Education Article

How can you not like this man and admire him? He comes across on every page as smart, honest, decent, articulate, knowledgeable, humble and deeply caring.  Who could wish for a better advocate for the children many of our schools are failing every day or for a country whose schools are falling further and further behind those in other industrialized countries?  The contrast between this man and the callous, ignorant ideologue who is now the U.S. Secretary of Education could…

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SomeDAMPoet On Arne Duncan’s Education Ideas – Education Article

Our blog poet was recently inspired to write about Arne Duncan’s truly terrible ideas about education. Worst ideas all the way down Duncan’s worst ideaIs resting on anotherAnd what is very clearIs that one had a mother “Duncan’s Views on Testing” (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) We’re only for the Good tests,And really hate the BadAnd certainly, the Ugly testsWere always just a fad “America ruins on Duncan” “America ruins on Duncan”The motto of reformWhere every school is…

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Does @EducationNext still get it WRONG on Gülen charters? – Education Article

I am glad that Harvard’s EducationNext changed the original language in this piece about the Gulen charter schools and Turkey that incorrectly argued that the NAACP had rescinded its call for a charter school moratorium by stating that it had not been “renewed.” They have now taken that language out of the article online, but they still have not issued a public correction for the misinformation (For more see also: Breaking News: California NAACP calls for investigation of ALL Gülen charters). However,…

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Flying to Los Angeles | Diane Ravitch’s blog – Education Article

By the time you read this, I will be in the air, en route to Los Angeles. Tomorrow I will join the picket line. I’ve planned this trip for a long time, as a reward for finishing my book. It is fortuitous that I will be in LA to stand alongside teachers and cheer them on. I also plan to attend a fundraiser to help Jackie Goldberg as she runs for a seat on the LAUSD board. More later. Like…

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