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Parents rally for free charter schools

Parents protest saying their children have a right to go to charter schools in Mississippi for free.

Education

Hillary Clinton’s School Choice

She used to support charters. Now she’s for the union agenda.<p>No one would call the 2016 election a battle of ideas, but it will have policy consequences. So it’s worth noting the sharp left turn by Hillary Clinton and Democrats against education reform and the charter schools she and her husband …

Education

1 in 5 charter schools 'illegally' screens applicants, report says

<i>; Credit: BES Photos/Flickr (cc by-nc-nd)</i>California law lays out a straightforward admissions process for charter schools: charters, like all public …

Education

The case for (some) teacher turnover in charter schools

During my tenure as a teacher, I would inevitably listen to at least one of my colleagues explain their decision to leave the classroom at the end of …

Education

Characteristics of successful charter schools

Charter school performance is a mixed bag: some charters outdo their neighborhood district schools, others show no difference, and some do worse. A …

Education

The NAACP Is Attacking Charter Schools and Black Leaders Are Furious

"Charter schools have contributed to the increased segregation rather than diverse integration of our public school system," asserts the resolution, …

New Ohio schools chief wants to 'Make ODE great again'

Ohio's new schools superintendent Paolo DeMaria made his first major public speech Thursday at a charter-school conference in Columbus, telling …

Education

Why the NAACP is Calling for a Moratorium on Private Charters

biography<p><b>Julian Vasquez Heilig</b> is an award-winning teacher, researcher, and blogger. He is currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy …

Education

NAACP Calls for Charter School Ban, Leaves Black Parents and Children Behind

Groups that want to be the voice of people of color have to listen to all people of color, not just those reciting one party’s platform and talking …

In the News: Clinton Abandons the Middle on Education – by Education Next

In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West examine the education plank of the Democratic party platform and then …

Education

State Democratic Party opposes charter school expansion

The state Democratic Partyhas sounded a loud note of opposition to a ballot initiative that would increase the number of charter schools in the …

Democratic Party

Schools and Safe-havens

This week, I encourage folks to listen to NPR's Code Switch's podcast episode, "Struggling School, or Sanctuary?"<p>Painful, honest, thought-provoking. …

Education

ACLU says illegal policies at Central Coast charter schools can lead to discrimination

Several charter schools in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties are being accused by the Southern California branch of the ACLU of having …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump Is Right that Blacks Suffer Most When Order Breaks Down

Law and order makes a tangible difference for the black community, and education reform can also help the GOP win more minority support.<p>Who would …

Black Voters

The checks are pouring into the charter fight. But who’s signing them

A new $2.3 million ad boosting the expansion of charter schools in Massachusetts lists the campaign’s top five donors on screen, in accordance with …

Conscience

This week in the war on workers: Black Lives Matter and the NAACP say no to more charter schools

● The Belabored podcast talks about co-host Sarah Jaffe’s exciting new book, <i>Necessary Trouble.</i><p>Blue-collar jobs are hard work. Eventually, most …

How to teach coding and programming

Exercise your digital logic and inspire the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg with our computer science lesson ideas<p>From playing about with animations to designing computer games, teaching coding in schools lends itself to plenty of fun learning activities.<p>The topic was introduced last year as …

Teaching

Literacy in the Digital Age – Five Tools That Demystify Text Complexity

Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use …

Teaching

Leading the Digital Learning Transition - Fall 2015

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core: 55 Words That Make or Break Student Understanding

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core: 55 Words That Make or Break Student Understanding <b>Availability:</b> In Stock<p>Marilee …

Are gimmicks and trends getting in the way of teaching?

Anything that distracts teachers and school leaders from improving teaching and learning are cumbersome tools that only weigh us down, argues Alex Quigley<p>Schools are incredibly complex places. We often use analogies that compare schools, and indeed the classroom, to emergency scenarios. Such …

Even when test scores go up, some cognitive abilities don’t

To evaluate school quality, states require students to take standardized tests; in many cases, passing those tests is necessary to receive a …

Tower Hamlets is proof that poverty is no excuse for a substandard education

After a damning Ofsted report in 1997, Tower Hamlets schools pulled together to go from the worst to the best in the country. Bow School headteacher Cath Smith discusses how it was done<p>• The eight ways Tower Hamlets transformed its failing schools<p>Today, Tower Hamlets is seen as an exemplar in …

Is School Improvement a Good Thing?

Henry Stewart is to be thanked and congratulated on his work showing the dishonesty of DfE claims that Academies outperform LA schools.<p>However, …

Choosing the Right Growth Measure By Mark Ehlert

State education agencies and school districts are increasingly using measures based on student test-score growth in their systems for evaluating …

Education

Disney leverages iTunes to take on UltraViolet with new ‘Movies Anywhere’ iOS app

The ties between Apple and Disney are tightening even more thanks to their unprecedented collaboration on the new Movies Anywhere app. This ambitious project has been percolating at Disney for years and aims to make purchasing and viewing digital content easier than ever.<p>A direct shot at …

Bad News For OS X Mavericks Users As The Wait Continues For An SSL Exploit Fix

An SSL exploit remains alive and well in the current version of OS X Mavericks — four days removed from when Apple released a fix to resolve the same …

Home

Planning a holiday can be stressful, trying to make sure that everyone’s needs are met and everything ..<p>Apr 25, 2018<p>0 0<p>As it may be important to …

Apps

Disney Launches New Cloud-Based App To Let You Watch Disney Movies Anywhere

Disney has just released a new iOS app called Disney Movies Anywhere. As its name suggests, the app lets you watch, well, Disney movies anywhere. …