This article was originally published in The Progressive. Trump and Devos Ignore Science, but This High School Teacher and His Students Embrace It The announcement on June 1 by President … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: This is an important interview which slipped under the radar of many parents and educators. In it, State Superintendent Chris Reykdal talks about McCleary and education funding, Plus, … Continue reading
The Shock Doctrine, McCleary, De-linking Graduation from State Mandated Tests, and State Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s Education Vision
If you don’t have to see or live with the consequences of your decisions, it becomes very easy to do bad things. In Olympia, this is especially true as the … Continue reading
McCleary Crime Scene: Help Unscramble Governor Inslee and House Speaker Frank Chopp with this Fun Worksheet.
Here at the temporary Olympia branch of TRAP Headquarters, nothing makes our eyes roll like politicians giving lectures on the value of compromise and the McCleary decision. What Governor Inslee … Continue reading
I wrote the following letter today to the Mayor and City Council in Portland, Oregon where I live at this time. To the Mayor of Portland and the City Council, … Continue reading
Individual learning pathways, 21st century skills, Embracing the whole child; These empowering phrases are being used to sell the public on a technology-centric, radical redesign of public education. Why? So … Continue reading
John Krull agreed to answer our questions about what is happening in terms of technology and software programs planned for Seattle Public Schools. As Krull states in his letter of … Continue reading
Tech Tip o’ the Day for Seattle Public Schools: How to get kids and teachers in front of computers all day
The following email was brought to my attention today. It was sent to all Seattle Public School staff. From: Cranston, Gary Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:35 PM Subject: … Continue reading
Someone is driving the curriculum in Seattle Public Schools and it’s not educators, parents or the school board
Shortly after publishing a post titled The Seattle school board is asking the question: Where should technology fit into the education of K-12 students? on how the school board wanted … Continue reading
Why Delinking Graduation from the Smarter Balanced Assessment & Other Tests is the Right Thing to Do.
I am writing to encourage everyone who values the 13 years of hard work completed by students as they reach their senior year to call their state legislators. My request … Continue reading
The Seattle school board is asking the question: Where should technology fit into the education of K-12 students?
On May 3, 2017, Richard Best, Director of Capital Projects and Planning, and John Krull, Chief Information Officer, stood in front of the Seattle School Board with a proposal for … Continue reading