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Photo Gallery from EmpowerED 2014

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K12NN Action: Decline to Sign Rhee’s Attack on Teacher Seniority (Ballot Initiative)

K12NN Action: Decline to Sign Rhee’s Attack on Teacher Seniority (Ballot Initiative)

  Newsflash from the December 18, 2013 Sacramento Bee: A ballot measure submitted by a political consultant for education advocate Michelle Rhee seeks to remove seniority as a factor when California school districts lay off teachers, requiring that they instead base decisions on performance ratings. Performance, under the proposal, would be determined in part based on student test scores. Why... »

Tools for parents: What to look for in a preschool program – by Lillian Mongeau

Tools for parents: What to look for in a preschool program – by Lillian Mongeau

By Lillian Mongeau A growing body of research indicates that a high-quality preschool education can position children for academic success for years to come, but how does a parent know what to look for when it comes to selecting a school for their child? Effective preschool programs share common elements that should be easily … [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the Edsource Today webs... »

LAUSD Budget Town Hall: A Report

Guest post by Kim Kaufman, Los Angeles community member and public schools supporter. If you also attended these meetings or other LAUSD School Board meetings and would like to have your first person responses posted on K12NN, email here. This is how the story was reported on KPCC. ______________________________________________ I attended the fourth (of five) “budget forums” that the LAUSD is hold... »

At-risk students may lose under NCLB waivers, civil rights groups say – by Kathryn Baron

At-risk students may lose under NCLB waivers, civil rights groups say – by Kathryn Baron

  By Kathryn Baron States with waivers from No Child Left Behind may be letting schools off the hook from helping their most at-risk students, according to a report released Tuesday by the Campaign for High School Equity, a coalition of civil rights organizations. NCLB waivers give states flexibility from some of the most challenging requirements of the federal education law, including that 1... »

CPS fired my friend Xian Barrett and 2112 others.

By Fred Klonsky Sun-Times: CPS calls teacher’s mom to tell him he’s getting laid off BY LAUREN FITZPATRICK Education Reporter lfitzpatrick@suntimes.com July 19, 2013 12:18PM Gage Park High School teacher Xian Barrett learned Friday morning he was one of 2,113 Chicago Public Schools employees losing his job from his mother. Why the principal called his emergency contact instead of his primary numbe... »

President asked to veto GOP reauthorization of No Child Left Behind – by Kathryn Baron

By Kathryn Baron U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called on President Obama to veto a Republican-sponsored reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act if it should come before him. The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed H.R. 5, dubbed the Student Success Act and authored by House education committee chair, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., on a straight party-line vote of 221 to 207. I... »

Many charter schools to begin offering transitional kindergarten in fall 2013 – by Lillian Mongeau

By Lillian Mongeau After a year’s delay, many charter schools will begin offering transitional kindergarten classes in the fall. There had been some disagreement with the California Department of Education over whether charters were required to offer the new program for children who turn five in the first few months of the school year. While school districts rolled out the transitional programs at... »

Bonds would fund business investment in schools under Steinberg proposal – by Kathryn Baron

By Kathryn Baron The leader of the California State Senate says the way to encourage more and stronger bonds between industry and education is through, well, bonds. With California facing a shortage of qualified workers for 21st century jobs, Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg wants to entice businesses to become more involved in job training by asking them to invest in a new type of s... »

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