Daily Archives: May 4, 2016

New York: It is a New Day for the State Board of Regents–and for Students, Teachers, and Parents!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The new chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents visited a dual-language elementary school on Long Island, accompanied by the Superintendent, Michael Hynes (a member of the honor roll of this…

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Mercedes Schneider Does Not Feel Grateful to the 1% for Funding Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Over the weekend, Nina Rees, CEO of the Natuonal Alliance for Public Charter Schools, expressed her gratitude to the billionaires who fund charter schools and wondered why anyone could question their kindness and…

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Good News from Buffalo, NY: Corporate Reformers Ousted in School Board Election

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In Buffalo, New York, the election for the school board was nearly a clean sweep for opponents of corporate reform. Of six seats, only one was retained by the old pro-testing, pro-charter crowd.…

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Detroit: Teachers Will Be Paid, Return to Work

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The following news comes from the AFT: ? For Immediate Release May 3, 2016 ? Contact: Janet Bass 301-502-5222 jbass@aft.org http://www.aft.org Detroit Educators Get Assurance on Pay ? DETROIT—After two days of being…

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Why Are Kids Leaving Baseball?

Originally posted on Corner Three:
According to the Sports Industry and Fitness Association, during 2008-2013, baseball participation rates declined by 2.3 million, or 14.5%. Similar data has been reported by Little League baseball, which claims that participation fell 6.8% from…

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FISD school board election: why you should vote

Originally posted on sarah philips:
From the time we enter school on that first day of kindergarten, we are taught that our job is to do well in school, to make the most of our intellectual talents, to contribute to…

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