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Unemployment and Our Children. The Other “Common Core”

Photograph; Angel Nevins, center, and her friend and classmate Jade Smith, left, wait for their signal to ring their hand bells as children from the Anderson Grove Head Start program in Caledonia, Mississippi, ring their hand bells to accompany several patriotic songs, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at [...]

Unemployment and Our Children. The Other “Common Core”2016-11-29T17:38:22+00:00

Five Things You Might Have Missed on ‘Poverty Day’

By Greg Kaufmann | The Poverty Line, What Matters Today | Originally Published at BillMoyers.com September 27, 2013 We’re proud to collaborate with The Nation in sharing insightful journalism related to income inequality in America. The following post appeared first in Nation contributor Greg Kaufmann’s “This Week [...]

Five Things You Might Have Missed on ‘Poverty Day’2016-11-29T17:38:40+00:00

LAUSD Has Deal for Ad-Free Bing Searches

Photograph; Microsoft executive Gurdeep Singh Pall speaks at an event in June. Searches made through Bing for Schools will have limited tracking features and will not include links to adult content. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press / June 26, 2013) By Paresh Dave Originally Published at The [...]

LAUSD Has Deal for Ad-Free Bing Searches2016-11-29T17:38:44+00:00

Philadelphia Borrows So Its Schools Open on Time

By Rick Lyman and Mary Williams Walsh Photograph; Mark Makela for The New York Times The unusual situation in Philadelphia stems from a combination of politics and long-term structural problems. Slide Show Philadelphia’s School Woes More Photos » Originally Published at The New York Times. on August [...]

Philadelphia Borrows So Its Schools Open on Time2016-11-29T17:38:45+00:00

Moral Monday Protests Continue In North Carolina

The American experience defies what was laid out in The Declaration of Independence. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of [...]

Moral Monday Protests Continue In North Carolina2016-11-29T17:38:49+00:00

Personal Information is inBloom

In the last quarter century or more student evaluations have been used as a form of punishment. Instead of the traditional assessments that invite reflection and a path towards progress, mostly, newer high-stakes examinations determine a student's fate. Frequently, a young person struggling to learn a newer [...]

Personal Information is inBloom2016-11-29T17:38:53+00:00

Mapping Billionaires and Charter Schools

By Laurie Bennett | Originally Published at Muckety. May 7, 2013 at 11:11am The Mapping billionaires and charter schools relationship map [below] is interactive. Click around to explore relations in the map. The map shows billionaires at the center who have funded school choice efforts. (The map [...]

Mapping Billionaires and Charter Schools2016-11-29T17:38:54+00:00

Los Angeles: The Proving Ground of Education Reform

Often we know well what is. We experience the trials and tribulations that today, we call education reform. But how did we get here? What was it that occurred? Let us look at our history.Los Angeles: The Proving Ground of Education Reform By Catherine Cloutier | Originally [...]

Los Angeles: The Proving Ground of Education Reform2016-11-29T17:39:02+00:00

Don’t Blink! The Hazards of Confidence

You walk confidently, talk confidently; you have stature and station. For you, certainty is a foregone conclusion. You can take on most any situation. Your mantra is, 'Do the research.' Establish that you have more than a mere opinion. You have well-founded information. The facts are with [...]

Don’t Blink! The Hazards of Confidence2016-11-29T17:39:02+00:00