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School Shootings, Joel Rose Speaks! More Aldeman, The Conservative Argument Against Janus, Guns, ESSA, DACA, CCSSO And Many More Acronyms! Plus Bacteria News…

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:41:28 +0000

Scroll down for edujobs at KIPP, New York Charter School Center, and Partnership Schools. And still more from Chad Aldeman on turnovers. Yesterday I wrote about new ideas for changing gun politics in this country. Don’t miss this Joel Rose interview. The conservative case against Janus. The FBI was warned about the Florida school shooter. […]

Edujob: Vice President of Advancement @ Partnership Schools

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:00:55 +0000

Looking for a values-based and mission oriented edujob? Here you go, this one at Partnership Schools: Partnership Schools is accepting applications for the role of Vice President for Advancement. The ideal candidate will be an experienced non-profit development leader who shares an unwavering commitment to preserving the legacy of urban Catholic education in America. The […]

Our Broken Gun Debate…

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:39:43 +0000

Here we go again. Another mass shooting and more “thoughts and prayers” versus angry tweets disconnected from the political landscape of the gun issue. Plus plenty of blaming. In U.S. News & World Report  I look at different strategies we might try, since the ones we have are not working: The school massacre in Florida […]

Chad Aldeman Turns Over, Florida, 529 Policy In The States, DACA Deal, Graduation Rates, Dance With The One…Well You Decide, Please. Plus Orphan Train And Sup’t Salaries, More!

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:22:19 +0000

Nuance alert: Chad Aldeman on teacher turnover. There are too many school shootings, everyone should be able to agree on that. And what happened in Florida yesterday is horrific and the idea of 17 families grieving kids who left for school that morning as on any other day is just incomprehensible. But beware the hype […]

Edujob: Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy @KIPP

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:30:13 +0000

Here’s an edujob that will have you in the middle of things: Director of Government Affairs and Advoacy at KIPP: KIPP’s government affairs team has a reputation for being pragmatic, dedicated to building bipartisan allies, and unwavering in our focus of keeping students at the center of all that we do.  The Director of Government […]

Edujob: Policy Data Analyst @ The New York City Charter School Center

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:30:15 +0000

Here’s a great edujob at a high impact education organization in New York City: The New York City Charter School Center (Charter Center) seeks to hire a skilled data and research analyst to help the Charter Center fulfill its role as an essential source of accurate and timely data, and data-driven analysis, about public charter […]

Hands Off Head Start! Berea Fixed, Charters In NZ, 12th-grade NAEP, DI, Rural Ed, IDEA Bee, ND Cows, More! And Don’t Make A Federal Case Of It!

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:05:01 +0000

From Bellwether: Don’t make a federal case of it! Or do. Hailly Korman explains how Janus ended up at the SCOTUS. Bonus: Here’s an interesting argument against Janus. Sara Mead says hands-off Head Start when it comes to immigration enforcement. Hailly Korman looks at ESSA and juvenile justice. At the Games: Classroom Champions in the […]

Out Of The Office

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:44:14 +0000

Posting will be light this week, while I’m gone check out Ahead of the Heard and for fresh content.

Janus Is Not Yes or No. Lake And Hill On Charter Politics, Buses, Teacher Supply And Demand, SBAC Responds, Charter/Catholic Debate, More!

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:13:02 +0000

Learn about teacher supply and demand and how states track and report it. And Max Marchitello is not excited about Illinois’ plan to move its pension debt. Some interesting work at the Calder Center conference today. Videos: John King goes back to school on Comedy Central. And here’s a look at school discipline from a few angles. Robin […]

DC Is On Simmer…Koch Is Coming…It’s Riley, Aristocrats, More!

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:27:17 +0000

Solid Janus preview here. Nat Malkus on DC. RiShawn Biddle on DC. Behind the scenes a lot of people are asking some hard questions about D.C schools and how widespread the issues like those at Ballou are. It’s not just wonks, local educators and various people with ties to the system are starting to as well. […]