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The Crisis in Black Education: Focusing on Young People’s Strengths: Washington, DC’s new chancellor stresses the importance of high expectations and wrap-around support for black students.
Deeper Learning—for Teachers: We can harness the engagement our students find in project-based learning in our own professional development.
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AM News: Transgender Guidance, DC Charter Union, LAUSD Board Race: TRANSGENDER GUIDANCE Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students nytimes.com/2017/02/22/us/…  Chicago educators say transgender policies won't change after Trump rollback - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/wNCZ309hBG3 Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Rule On Transgender Students' Bathroom...
AM News: Immigrants In Schools, DeVos At CPAC, IPad Case Resolved, & More : IMMIGRATION 📰 Schools Are Rallying Around Portland's Large Refugee Community huffingtonpost.com/2017/02/16/hec… 📰 Schools Try to Thread the Needle Between Soothing Deportation Fears and Overpromising voiceofsandiego.org/topics/educati… 📰 School Asks Teachers To Take Down Pro-Diversity Posters, S...
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Yolie Flores Aguilar email colluding with charter school executives: “PLEASE don’t forward this email. simply state it in your own words.”—Yolie Flores Aguilar This email was addressed to some 60 individuals, including myself, on February 4, 2017. While its authenticity is not absolutely certain, I have researched the email addresses in the email body and they all...
Decaying Buildings and the Rise of Digital Education: by Wrench in the Gears“DeVos doesn’t think we should be funding school buildings as much as students.” The line caught my eye as I scrolled through social media this weekend. How could it not? I’ve been working hard over the past year to try and convince other education activists that the true...
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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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Betsy DeVos called me. I sent her this letter: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called me the other day saying we should talk. But this seems premature. I’m still struck by the lack of clear answers she gave the public at her Senate hearing. There is no doubt where we stand on issues critical to supporting students and public education, but Am...
And the GRAMMY goes to…our music teachers!: In my past life, before I became a teacher, I was actually a starving folk singer. Eventually, I did teach my fourth graders some of the classics (you will have to watch the video to know what I mean). However, I have never won a GRAMMY. Probably the closest I will ever get to the GRAMMY’s is to ...

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