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CURMUDGUCATION: Problems with Performance-Based Compensation
CURMUDGUCATION: Problems with Performance-Based Compensation : Problems with Performance-Based Compensation Bellwether Education Partners want to overcome the obstacles standing in the way of performance-based compensation (aka "merit pay" aka "fun ways to reduce total personnel costs for a school district"). But if you want writer Jen Bolson Meer's fancy definition, that's "Performance-based com
Seattle Schools Community Forum: A New Twist at the Board Meeting This Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: A New Twist at the Board Meeting This Week : A New Twist at the Board Meeting This Week The Board is having a special Work Session this week along with the regular Board meeting . The Work Session will address: There will be a special School Board work session on June 28 to discuss the budget, waitlist process and a path forward. The work session will take place a
Schools Matter: Ravitch for "eventual absorption" of Charter Schools
Schools Matter: Ravitch for "eventual absorption" of Charter Schools : Ravitch for "eventual absorption" of Charter Schools Diane Ravitch's Network for Public Education (NPE) recently published a position statement on charter schools that directly challenges her widely-heralded commitment to quality public schools for all children who choose them. NPE's new statement on charter schools explicitly
Federal Education Policy History – A nonpartisan educational resource
Federal Education Policy History – A nonpartisan educational resource : Federal Education Policy History A nonpartisan educational resource RECENT POSTS Was the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 a Civil Rights Law? Lyndon Baines Johnson, Special Message to the Congress: “Toward Full Educational Opportunity, January 12, 1965 Our 70-Year School Lunch Food Fight National Education Goals
White People Keep Finding New Ways to Segregate Schools – Mother Jones
White People Keep Finding New Ways to Segregate Schools – Mother Jones : White People Keep Finding New Ways to Segregate Schools As schools across the country continue to become more segregated, a collection of towns is making the problem even worse. For the past few years, residents in the city of Gardendale, Alabama, have been pushing to take over a county high school, a middle school, and two
Florida files criminal charges against Akron-area charter school founder - News 5 Cleveland
Florida files criminal charges against Akron-area charter school founder - News 5 Cleveland : Florida files criminal charges against Akron-area charter school founder FAIRLAWN, Ohio - According to our partners at the Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com, the founder of Newpoint Education Partners and Cambridge Education is facing racketeering charges for improperly using private and public funds ear
Eid Mubarak: Eid al-Fitr 2017: When is it, how do Muslims around the world celebrate and why does the date change? | The Independent
Eid al-Fitr 2017: When is it, how do Muslims around the world celebrate and why does the date change? | The Independent : Eid al-Fitr 2017: When is it, how do Muslims around the world celebrate and why does the date change? It is the 'festival of breaking the fast' and comes at the end of the month of Ramadan Every year across the globe Muslims gather together to celebrate Eid as the month-long f
Star Date 2017: What is the State of the Resistance to the War?
Star Date 2017: What is the State of the Resistance to the War? : Star Date 2017: What is the State of the Resistance to the War? Pleas e join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for an interactive show about the state of the War on Public Education. STAR DATE 2017: CAPTAIN'S LOG: The state of the resistance to the War on Public Schools, Teachers, Families, and communities will be d
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: What Day Is It Now Edition + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: What Day Is It Now Edition (6/25) : ICYMI: What Day Is It Now Edition I'm pretty sure that before this summer is over, I will miss one of these Sunday reading lists, because the three week old twins in my house exert some sort of time warping field. But today I'm on it. Here are some things to read from the past week. And remember-- if you like it, pass it on. Um, Teacher R
Defending Kids Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Defending Kids Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Jeff Bryant: Why Is There Bipartisan Support for Charter Scams and Corruption? 2 by dianeravitch / 41min Jeff Bryant points out an irony that should enrage every taxpayer and citizen: Both major political parties love charter schools, despite the numer
Students, Staff React to Connecticut School-Funding Turmoil - The Atlantic
Students, Staff React to Connecticut School-Funding Turmoil - The Atlantic : Inside Connecticut's Education-Funding Turmoil Talk about money and test scores often obscures the hopes and struggles of the people who form under-resourced school communities. Late last summer, my family relocated from a more urban area to a small, tree-lined town in Connecticut, renowned for its great schools and colo
CURMUDGUCATION: Making Cybereducation Creepier
CURMUDGUCATION: Making Cybereducation Creepier : Making Cybereducation Creepier Do you think that cyber-education is just kind of creepy, with students sitting alone in the glow of a computer screen, navigating hundreds of little standardized quizlets and activities, their every keystroke and answer compiled in an undying data file that will follow those students around forever. Do you find it ha
Lewiston Mom Knocks it Out of the Park – Save Maine Schools
Lewiston Mom Knocks it Out of the Park – Save Maine Schools : Lewiston Mom Knocks it Out of the Park The following letter , written by Karen McClure-Richard of Lewiston, Maine, appeared in our local newspaper this morning. It was written in response to the superintendent’s call for an improved state test , and it’s awesome. This is a response to Bill Webster’s guest column about the MEA tests (Ju
Putting the ‘i’ in School – Have You Heard
Putting the ‘i’ in School – Have You Heard : Putting the ‘i’ in School Have You Heard Episode #20: Personalized Learning and the Disruption of Public Education Fantastic news, listener. The cure for what ails our long failing public schools has finally been found and it’s personalized learning! Except that as our special guest, Bill Fitzgerald, breaks down for us, a more accurate term for this mi

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