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Photos: Classrooms That Really Move: These traveling art studios, science labs, and greenhouses are reducing barriers to access by meeting students where they are.
Standards-Aligned Genius Hour: Give your students a chance to follow their own interests with projects that meet state standards.
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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 ow.ly/6jzC30cPUUO Charter sector secures win in Albany, clearing a path for deal on mayoral control - POLITICO nzzl.us/0C8s1eG via @nuzzel In ethnically-diverse schools, students report l...
AM News: Federal Confusion, District Secession, Mayoral Control : THE FEDS CA, like others, waiting for more from feds on ESSA plans cabinetreport.com/politics-educa… Ed. Dept. Budget Plan Hammered by Both Sides in Congress edweek.org/ew/articles/20… via @educationweek Ex-lobbyists swarm Trump administration, despite 'drain the swamp' pledge usat.ly/2tub8Jx vi...
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PROTEST: Mind Trust’s IPS and the Almighty Dollar : by Doug MartinPlease 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 Leadership Academy in October 2015 helped with the takeover of ...
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 electric...
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Evaluation evolving: Over the past decade, the fight over evaluation has been at the center of almost all the political fights around teachers. But the fight, and the changes that have come with it, and the changes to come, are not so surprising really, when you think about it. Our work is complex, the way that paren...
The profit in lesson plans: The New York Times recently reported on teachers who are making big money – a handful of them have made millions of dollars – by selling lesson plans to other teachers. The success of these entrepreneurs has been facilitated by TeachersPayTeachers.com, a company launched in 2006 by a former New Y...
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Should States “Pay It Forward” for Higher Education?: New models of funding higher education are currently being considered in debates throughout America. One recent debate concerns funding through “Pay It Forward” (PIF) programs. Since 2013, at least 24 states have considered legislation on PIF models of higher education finance. While details diff...
Charter Schools, Politics, and Democracy: Cross-post by Larry CubanAs public charter schools have grown across the country since the early 1990s to more than 6,400 still largely located in big cities (there are 100,000 regular schools) , the debate over their existence, quality, and direction has continued unabated. Charters, enrolling o...
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Dear education graduates: Be fearless, be proud, develop x-ray vision: It was an honor to give the commencement speech to the Masters in Education graduates of San José State University. This is what I told them:  I want to thank Miss Cabrie – and the College of Education and all of you for this invitation and for reminding me where I came from. I remember sitting a...
This time my tears are of joy: Felicitaciones Wildin Acosta: A year ago I had tears in my eyes to learn of one of our students, Wildin Acosta, was taken by ICE agents to be deported.  He was in the country living with his family in North Carolina awaiting word on his request for asylum, fleeing the violence of his home country.  The teachers and support st...

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