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Educators and Students Have Privatizers on the Run, Says Ravitch – Education Article

Diane Ravitch, former assistant secretary of education in President George H.W. Bush’s administration and NEA Friend of Education in 2010, has written a new book that she wants every public school educator to read. In “Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools,” [Knopf: 2020] Ravitch explores how profit-minded billionaires like Sam Walton or Eli Broad—she calls them “disrupters,” never “reformers”—are behind large-scale efforts to squeeze public money out of public schools through…

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Podcast: Jean Eddy on Starting Early with Career Education – Education Article

“Today’s economy demands that students graduate from high school, earn some type of degree or credential, and develop knowledge and skills they can use in a job. But far too many young people drop out of high school, fail to enroll in a higher education program, or are unable to complete their credentials.” That’s the problem American Student Assistance (ASA, @ASA_Impact) is attacking with guidance resources and advocacy initiatives.  After taking over as CEO three years ago Jean Eddy expanded…

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The Year 2020 And Remembering Why We Do What We Do – The Edublogger – Education Article

Home > The Year 2020 And Remembering Why We Do What We Do The beginning of a new decade also marks 10 years for me personally since I left the classroom and joined the team here at Edublogs and CampusPress. I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect back on where we’ve been and actively define what our next 10+ years together might look like. In 2010, we were still regularly using the term ‘Web 2.0’ to describe applications and…

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Charter Schools, Harrisburg & Mayor Peduto Created Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Budget Deficit – Education Article

 Where did all the money go?     Pittsburgh Public Schools will start 2020 with a $25.1 million budget deficit.     Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet has asked for a 2.3% tax increase to cover the shortfall, but school directors ended up approving his spending plan without approving the tax increase.     The school board will meet on Friday to decide whether to ultimately raise taxes or make cuts including possible staff furloughs.     But in the meantime,…

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Charter Schools Exploit Children of Color – Education Article

    Go to most impoverished black neighborhoods and you’re bound to find three things in abundance.     Liquor stores, payday lenders and charter schools.     It is no accident.     In the inner city, the underemployed compete for a shortage of minimum wage jobs, healthcare is minimal, public transportation inadequate and the schools are underfunded and short staffed.     But that doesn’t mean money isn’t being made.     In capitalist America, we make sure…

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GUEST POST: How Charter Schools Trick Parents into Thinking They are Private Schools – Education Article

Because, it’s FREE.     So, what if I offered you the chance to send your child to private school, for free? You’d likely jump at the chance, right? After all, our perception is that private schools are exclusive. Private schools are much better than public schools, right?     You must pay for private schools, which puts them out of reach for many families. So, the chance to attend one for free? Sure!     But much like you…

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Try WriteReader for Making eBooks With Students – Education Article

For the last few years WriteReader has been one of my go-to recommendation for making ebooks with elementary school and middle school students. Last week WriteReader made an update that now makes it a good option for high school students. WriteReader was originally created as a tool for elementary school teachers to use to encourage and coach their students through the writing process. It still does that and more. In WriteReader students can insert pictures into page and then write about those…

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Build Relationships Throughout the Year With These Awesome Icebreakers! Free Template! – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”- Mattie Stepanek Relationships are the most important factor in your effectiveness as a teacher and your student’s success! Knowing students and them confiding in us and working with us and their peers helps us figure out their interests, strengths, insecurities, struggles, and passions. It doesn’t matter how behind your students are, strong bonds lead to student success. Building relationships is continuous but you don’t have to…

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About That Charlotte Observer Op-Ed From iStation’s President & COO – Education Article

“Istation will help NC students read and save teachers time.” – That’s the title of the op-ed written by Ossa Fisher, the President & COO of iStation, the new reading software that Mark Johnson unilaterally decided to use to replace the existing mClass for the Read to Achieve initiative. It appeared in the Charlotte Observer this past week. If you have not read Justin Parmenter’s work that investigates the iStation contract, then please do so. Simply go to Notes From The…

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21st-Century Skills | Teaching Empathy? It’s Complicated – Education Article

Trevor Walraven was just 12 years old when he started using methamphetamines, smoking weed, and taking hallucinogens. When he was 14 years old, he shot a man in the back of the head and then took his car for a joyride. At 15, Walraven was tried as an adult in Oregon state court, found guilty of aggravated murder, and sentenced to life in prison with a 30-year minimum. By the time Walraven was granted parole in 2016, he had spent…

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The Fear of a Doctoral Student- via Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture – Essay Writing Tips and Help – Education Article

Funding forms the pivot of much work that takes place in the doctoral realm. The security of funding is not only for the work to actualize, but for the very sustenance of a student who is pursuing the study of a particular topic. Additionally, in terms of ethical conduct, it is important that the student discloses her funding sources, especially when it might dictate the result or conclusion of the student’s work. What would it mean for those pursuing minorities…

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Shridhar University Admission 2019:Application form(Released)-Apply Now – Education Article

Shridhar University is a State University in Pilani, Rajasthan. The university is approved by the UGC and BCI. It offer a wide range of UG, Diploma, PG courses in a variety of fields including science, arts commerce etc. However, for Shridhar University Admission 2019 candidates can fill the application form available at the official website. Moreover, only successfully registered candidates will get access to the admit card. However, the university conducts an entrance test both in offline as well as…

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American Schools Are Not Resegregating – Education Article

Let’s start with a math problem. Say you have ten marbles. Eight are red and two are blue. If you blindly draw two marbles, what are the chances you’ll draw the two blue ones? … Now let’s say you have ten marbles, but this time five are red and five are blue. If you blindly draw two marbles again, what are the chances you’ll draw two blue ones this time? … The answer to the second question is ten times…

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Caitrin: New England Patriots Cheerleader with a Passion for Finance – Education Article

While the Patriots tally their touchdowns, New England Patriots Cheerleader rookie Caitrin may be the best-equipped person on the field for heavier math! Read on below to learn how she balances accounts and a demanding role as a Patriots Cheerleaders, keeping teamwork at the front of both fields! What turned you on to STEM and when? I have always been interested in algebra since I was a little girl. On road trips from Massachusetts to Vermont with my dad, we would…

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Too Many Standardized Tests For Non-Standardized Students, i.e., Every Student – Education Article

Below is a list of the standardized tests administered by the state of North Carolina in our public schools. North Carolina End of Grade Exam Math – Grade 3 North Carolina End of Grade Exam English / Language Arts- Grade 3 North Carolina End of Grade Exam Science – Grade 3 North Carolina End of Grade Exam Math – Grade 4 North Carolina End of Grade Exam English / Language Arts- Grade 4 North Carolina Final Exam Social Studies –…

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Better Schools Won’t Fix America… But They Sure Would Help! – Education Article

Wow, this piece by Nick Hanauer in The Atlantic is one-third correct and two-thirds completely and totally wrong. I’d be happy to see more education funders like Hanauer realize that education alone won’t fix America’s social problems, but, gosh, there’s still a lot more that schools could do to improve our society. There’s a lot to unpack, but these sentences in particular made me want to scream: In short, great public schools are the product of a thriving middle class,…

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