Education

OK Not OK: Gambling With Education, NV Rolls the Dice; OK Debates

OK Not OK: Gambling With Education, NV Rolls the Dice; OK Debates
An editorial in The Oklahoman lauding Nevada's new law that authorizes education savings accounts or vouchers for all school children fails to address a serious argument against such a policy.
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More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History

More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History
Newark students are now making their way to McCarter Highway with a plan to send a loud and clear message to Governor Chris Christie!!! #OurNewark
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Viva Citizen Journalism! #GiveLocal15 is May 5th - Support The UpTake for the Win!

Viva Citizen Journalism! #GiveLocal15 is May 5th - Support The UpTake for the Win!
On Tuesday, May 5, GiveMN.org will be adding $1,000 to the donations of five random donors. We hope your gift to The UpTake will be one of the lucky winners.
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Education, Not Cheap Cigarettes, Lifts People Out Of Poverty

Education, Not Cheap Cigarettes, Lifts People Out Of Poverty
In Minnesota's legislature, Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R) and Rep. Carly Melin (DFL) disagree about a bill that would prevent cigarette taxes from automatically going up every year.
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Obama Rips GOP Education Proposal That "Turns Back The Clock"

Obama Rips GOP Education Proposal That "Turns Back The Clock"
Obama Rips GOP Education Proposal That "Turns Back The Clock."
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Teachable Moments in OK: The Importance Of Awareness

Teachable Moments in OK: The Importance Of Awareness
Some of you might remember I made a formal open records request to view internal records of how the Norman School District handled rape and bullying allegations that recently spawned a large demonstration supported by the organization YES ALL Daughters. Case closed, right? Organized protest works! Well, not so fast.
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Massachusetts Tightens Rules on Restraining, Secluding Students

Massachusetts Tightens Rules on Restraining, Secluding Students
Schools in Massachusetts will be subject to new limits on physically restraining or isolating public school students under reforms ushered in late last year. School staff members will no longer be permitted to pin students face-down on the floor in most instances and will need a principal's approval to keep children in a "time out" away from class.
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2014 Education Recap: The Good, The Bad, The Reformy

2014 Education Recap: The Good, The Bad, The Reformy
2014 was a watershed year for public education. While there were plenty of knuckle-headed 'reform' policies and decisions, there were also some big wins, a lot of small victories and the beginnings of a shift in public opinion. So, let's take a walk down memory lane and look back on the good, the bad and the 'reformy'.
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Under Duress, Charter School Discloses Salaries, with 1 Conspicuously Missing

 Under Duress, Charter School Discloses Salaries, with 1 Conspicuously Missing
Charter School on financial probation releases financials, but omits key salary.
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Marian Wang
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Standardized Stupidity: National Tests Are About School Accountability, Not Teaching Kids

Standardized Stupidity: National Tests Are About School Accountability, Not Teaching Kids
Why is it so important for every one of the nation's students in Grades 3 through 8 — and a whole host of high school students taking the new end-of-course assessments — to devote an enormous amount of their instructional time to taking standardized tests? Why should their teachers rewrite their curricula to align with these tests? Why should taxpayers spend a boatload of money on these tests, rather than put the funds into our children's classrooms?
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