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How KIPP charter school handles special ed/IEP students

Leonie Haimson posted this in 2012 and I have linked to it several times over the last few years. Because I seem to be on a roll about KIPP charter … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · 8 Comments

KIPP charter schools and the behavior modification of…teachers

“The No-Nonsense Nurturer Program has transformed the lives of thousands of students by transforming the practices of their teachers… It is simply a must-learn set of new skills for every … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 17 Comments

System Failure: Charter Schools in Louisiana

Since 2005, approximately $700 million in public tax dollars have been spent on charter schools that currently have not achieved a C or better on the state’s grading system. New … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

KIPP charter chain and torture adviser Marty Seligman: A match made in hell?

From KIPP’s own website: (And not to fret, I took a screen shot.)  KIPP’s innovative approach is grounded in the research of Dr. Martin Seligman and the late Dr. Chris Peterson (the “fathers“ of … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Civil Rights and Community Groups Demand End to High Stakes Testing and Moratorium on Charter Schools

This letter was issued on July 7, 2015. “We respectfully disagree that the proliferation of high stakes assessments and top-down interventions are needed in order to improve our schools.  We live … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Tests and testing in Seattle: Do you know how many tests your student takes in one year?

The answer is “probably not”. No one within the Seattle Public School District, besides School Board Director Sue Peters, seems to be concerned or be able to accurately report to … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

We are losing talented, dedicated and experienced teachers and here’s why

The self-designation of “reformer” by people who have never been in the classroom and have no actual training or experience in education is a smokescreen. What they are really after is profitability for their investor-owned … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 5 Comments

The Gates owned Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) right here in Seattle

Whenever Bill Gates wants to justify his ideas that he imposes on school children around the country, he relies on the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) to appear with … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing

This resolution is modeled on a resolution passed by more than 819 Texas school boards in 2012 representing 80% of the districts and endorsed by 88% of the students. It was written … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Summer meals for children

Please send this on to others. Don’t let kids go hungry this summer.Just because school is out doesn’t mean students can’t get the same free or reduced-cost meals they rely … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Parents Across America endorses House Bill 2382, the “Enable More Parents to Opt-Out Without Endangering Resources Act”

June 16, 2015 Dear Representative Reed: Parents Across America is pleased to endorse H. 2382, the Enable More Parents to Opt-Out Without Endangering Resources Act. PAA is a non-partisan, non-profit … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oregon passes Student Assessment Bill of Rights

From the Oregon Education Association: On June 11, the Oregon Senate passed HB 2655, the Student Assessment Bill of Rights. The Bill recognizes students and their parents as important stakeholders in … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment
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