Monthly Archives: February 2020

Mercedes Schneider: Kauffman Leadership Academy in Texas Closes with One Week’s Notice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The charter industry is nearing a flection point. The number of schools that open each year is almost the same as the number that close. The charter industry is rushing to open new…

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One-Time, Two-Year Teacher Jessica Baghian Wants to Be LA’s Next State Superintendent

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Jessica Tucker Baghian wants to be Louisiana’s next state superintendent. No surprise here. According to the February 27, 2020, Advocate, Baghian, who currently holds a state assistant superintendent position, officially applied for the state superintendent job…

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Bloomberg Defends His NYC Education Legacy: Here is What He Neglects to Mention

Originally posted on janresseger:
In Tuesday night’s debate, Mike Bloomberg defended his education legacy in New York City.  He was the city’s mayor, and the state-appointed leader of the city’s schools for over a decade from 2002 until 2013.  In…

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Rep. Rosa DeLauro to Secretary DeVos: No Privatization!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The House Subcommittee on Appropriations for Labor, Health, Human Services and Education opened hearings this morning, with Secretary DeVos as witness to testify about the Trump administration’s budget proposal. She. Wants to combine…

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What Lessons Are We Teaching Our Students!

Each school district in the State of Texas is required each year to publish a Student Handbook with the local guidelines and expectation. To assist with this each school year, the Texas Association of School Boards publishes a template to … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Could Be A Big Moneymaker for EdTech Companies

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? There is a special place in Hell for people who cash in on tragedy. ? But that place is reserved for the super rich – and that’s all that matters in Donald Trump’s America. ?…

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Whatever Happened to Behavioral Objectives? (Second Time Around)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
With much interest on the part of school reformers, district administrators, and boards of education in “competency-based learning” or “outcome-based education” (also Common Core curriculum standards), wannabe reformers and…

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Leonie Haimson: Mike Bloomberg’s Disastrous Education Record

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Leonie Haimson, one of New York City’s leading people-public education advocates, has written a comprehensive appraisal of Mike Bloomberg’s education record as mayor. You will not read a more deeply knowledgeable article anywhere.…

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Texas: Poll Shows Respect for Teachers, Support for More Funding, Concern about Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tessa Benavides tbenavides@ryht.org (210) 445-3965 First-of-its-kind Poll Reveals Texans Trust Teachers, and Have Concerns About School Testing and Funding AUSTIN, TX (February 20, 2020) The Raise Your Hand Texas…

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Dallas Chamber of Commerce Disrupts Dallas Schools

Originally posted on tultican:
By T. Ultican 2/20/2019 Since 2012, the business community in Dallas has aggressively asserted control over Dallas Independent School District (DISD). For the first time, running for one of the nine DISD school board positions is…

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