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Seattle Event: Closing the Opportunity Gap Detracking and De-Testing. An evening with Carol Burris and Wayne Au

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Garfield High School Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center 400 23rd Avenue Seattle, WA 98122   This event is supported by … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · 4 Comments

It’s time to restructure the US Department of Education

  Two of our constitutional amendments played an important role in public education. In 1791, the 10th Amendment stated, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, … Continue reading

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Thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), It’s a Year Too Late for Hand-Wringing over Charter Schools

Last year, I wrote an open letter to Senator Patty Murray pleading with her to reconsider the lavish financial support charter schools were slated to receive in the soon to … Continue reading

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24 Graduation Credits, OSPI Superintendent Chris Reykdal, and the Push for Competency-Based Learning

After an exhausting presidential election, those in power expect us to checkout and stop paying attention. Here’s a few good reason to stay vigilant. In Washington State, the race for … Continue reading

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During this time of giving, some recommendations

With a Trump presidency and administration, we need to strengthen and support organizations and news groups that fight to protect democracy and the rights of all human beings. To follow … Continue reading

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Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – $8 Million from the Gates Foundation and the Myth of Local Control

Remember when a return to local control was the biggest selling point for the passage of The Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA)? States would be allowed to set their own … Continue reading

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ELO’s: How Community-Based Learning Advances the Cyber Education Agenda, Part 1

  Editor’s note: Post republished with permission from Wrench in the Gears. ELOs: How Community-Based Learning Advances the Cyber Education Agenda ELO’s are learning experiences that by definition happen OUTSIDE the classroom. … Continue reading

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Seattle’s response to the election: Student walk outs, community meetings and more

This is one of the many reasons I love Seattle. First, a press release: All School Walkout and Students Protest for Solidarity November 14, 2016 Students all across Seattle, will … Continue reading

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Now what: Getting past the neoliberal agenda

What we do next goes beyond the specifics of education to the larger picture. I saw the creep of neoliberalism in public school education with the notion that the free-market … Continue reading

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Bill Gates backs climate denier Judge David Larson for Washington State Supreme Court position

Gates is so blinded by his desire to have charter schools in our state that he doesn’t seem to be concerned with the qualifications of an individual who will potentially … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · 7 Comments

The Attack on Teachers Goes to College

Originally published on The Progressive website. The Attack on Teachers Goes to College The dramatic lockout of faculty at Long Island University in Brooklyn this fall brought home the reality … Continue reading

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The US Department of Education’s Digital Promise to advance the ed-tech field and online learning in public schools

Editor’s note: Cheri Kiesecker was a panelists for the Webinar: Stop the Ed Tech Juggernaut hosted by Parents Across America. Click here for links to the video recording and slides from the program. -Carolyn Leith … Continue reading

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