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Mayoral Control: The short of it

With Mayor Ed Murray, who looks to be a Wannabe Rahm, starting to make noise that looks, feels and sounds like a duck, in this case mayoral control, I decided … Continue reading

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NPE Conference: Education Bloggers Network panel

From the NPE Conference webpage: On Friday night, April 15, 2016, education advocates from around the country will begin gathering in Raleigh, North Carolina for NPE’s 3rdAnnual National Conference which … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Charter schools: Back to court in Washington State

  “I’m just frustrated that we can spend all this time and passion talking about what we want to do for a handful of schools, when I am frustrated that … Continue reading

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Common Sense Questions About the Common Core Test

I came across this article today while Googling information about the SBAC and is well worth a read. From eduresearcher by Roxana Marachi, PhD: Critical Questions about Computerized Assessments and … Continue reading

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Introducing the Decision to Support the Whole Child Refusal Form

It’s no secret that refusal forms provided by school districts are designed to shame and intimidate parents into second guessing their decision to keep their children from participating in high … Continue reading

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Seattle NAACP and allies confront Seattle Public Schools over high-stakes testing requirements of students TODAY

Seattle NAACP and allies confront Seattle Public Schools over high-stakes testing requirements of students Seattle, WA – On Wednesday, April 6th at 4:00pm the Seattle King County NAACP and Seattle … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 5 Comments

This just in: No standardized tests in Alaska this school year

From the Washington post: Alaska cancels all K-12 standardized tests for the year, citing technical problems Alaska officials have canceled the state’s computer-based standardized testing for the year, citing repeated … Continue reading

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Opt-Out Bus Spring Tour in Seattle

Welcome the Opt Out Bus when it comes to your neighborhood! Thursday March 31 at 2:20 PM at  Garfield High School Monday April 4 at 3:10 PM at Nathan Hale High … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Rally to veto the charter school bill and demand funding for PUBLIC schools

On Thursday, March 31st, parents will be at the Capitol Building in Olympia at 11:00 AM to protest the charter school bill that was passed recently through the state legislature funding … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Beware of “the 74”

I wrote an article recently about a post in “the 74” on their preponderance of interest in charter schools in Washington State. With sponsors such as the Waltons and Michael Bloomberg, both proponents of … Continue reading

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Why did both unions representing teachers endorse Hillary Clinton?

  This is a rhetorical question because I don’t have the answer but all teachers who are a part of either union, the AFT or the NEA, should question their leadership. … Continue reading

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Parents Across America-Portland Myth Busting Series: “50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools”

David Berliner  50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools March 31, 2016 7:00 P.M. Concordia University Come join us for an evening of discovery as we listen to … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

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