Miss the #KidsNotCuts Twitter Party? Here’s the Recap

Miss the #KidsNotCuts Twitter Party? Here’s the Recap

In case you missed the #kidsnotcuts Twitter party with our expert Lily Eskelsen (@NEAToday) as the featured guest, I’ve collected some of the tweet highlights.

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A brief excerpt from Ms. Eskelsen’s bio:

President Obama recently appointed Lily to the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, whose goal is to expand education opportunities and improve education outcomes for Hispanic students. She is one of 30 leaders from the education, labor, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors to serve on this national commission.

She began her career in education as a lunch worker in a school cafeteria. She became a kindergarten aide and was encouraged by the teacher to go to college and become a teacher herself. She worked her way through the University of Utah on scholarships, student loans, and as a starving folk singer, graduating magna cum laude in elementary education and later earning her master’s degree in instructional technology.

After teaching for only nine years, she was named Utah Teacher of the Year, using that title as a platform to speak out against the dismal funding of Utah schools. A year later she was elected president of the Utah Education Association. Lily was president of the Utah State Retirement System, only the second woman to ever be elected to the position; president of the Children at Risk Foundation; and was a member of the White House Strategy Session on Improving Hispanic Education.

We had as featured guests social media consultant and writer @jpippert, education activist @leoniehaimson, public school principal and writer @mochamomma, and writer and co-coordinator of MOMocrats @socalmom, all of whom have written about the impact of cuts to federal education funding.

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Our first question, a conversation-starter:

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A #kidsnotcuts guest wanted to know about special ed, a key federally-funded program through the IDEA law (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act):

http://twitter.com/NEAToday/status/269141629473013761

http://twitter.com/K12NN/status/269148768593641472

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[SIG = School Improvement Grants, used to improve the lowest performing schools]

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http://twitter.com/K12NN/status/269154759443902464

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http://twitter.com/K12NN/status/269148100105498625

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In answer to the question, what can parents do?

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http://twitter.com/K12NN/status/269148224412061696

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And with that, we were done! Join us the next time we have a Twitter party — sign up for updates and announcements of the next events we do.

 

 

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