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"Raymond said the district has made $100 million in budget cuts over four years…

"Raymond said the district has made $100 million in budget cuts over four years because of state cuts to education funding. That does not include the $43 million that will be cut this year if tax proposals don't pass, he said." Michelle... »

"The biggest challenge now facing public education is our fiscal crisis. But it…

"The biggest challenge now facing public education is our fiscal crisis. But it is hard to imagine how you, as educators, can urge the public to provide more money to schools if you fail to challenge, as vociferously as you can, the false charge t... »

Agreed that Gov Brown needs positive messaging as well as threat of cuts to pass…

Agreed that Gov Brown needs positive messaging as well as threat of cuts to pass his K-12 initiative this November. Explain how re-alignment works, why this is a benefit, how CalWORKS and other programs must be funded in order to support education. For... »

500 people listened in on the FL BOE conference call held to address botched FCA…

500 people listened in on the FL BOE conference call held to address botched FCAT standardized test questions & scoring. How much is the state of Florida spending on these poorly-written high-stakes tests that are being used to fail students, fire ... »

Irony of ironies — brilliant math teacher Carolyn Abbott was driven from the cl…

Irony of ironies -- brilliant math teacher Carolyn Abbott was driven from the classroom where she excels teaching G&T middle schoolers advanced algebra by a rating as the "worst 8th grade math teacher in NYC." She's now pursuing a Ph... »

It's terrible to think of teachers themselves being bullied, but it happens too….

It's terrible to think of teachers themselves being bullied, but it happens too. Principals, administrators, colleagues & parents can all be sources of distress. We forget the classroom is a workplace and lately it's become even more tens... »

Disagree w/your premise. You're wrong. 37 states are below 2007-2008 levels. Mic…

Disagree w/your premise. You're wrong. 37 states are below 2007-2008 levels. Michelle Rhee quoted as: "Schools don't need more money, Rhee says; they need to be held accountable for how they spend it." In a just world, no one would ... »

Diane Ravitch on the privatization of Philadelphia public schools: "As we abando…

Diane Ravitch on the privatization of Philadelphia public schools: "As we abandon public schools, we abandon any sense of public responsibility for a basic public service. That's worse than a mistake. It's a tragedy. What will be privati... »

8000 parents and principals responded to a survey that asked what their children…

8000 parents and principals responded to a survey that asked what their children's experience was of standardized tests. Some results: "· 87% reported that the current amount of time devoted to standardized tests is not a good use... »

Today PTA testifies before congress on behalf of family engagement in education….

Today PTA testifies before congress on behalf of family engagement in education. Watch live, 10am Eastern time! http://edworkforce.house.gov/Calendar/EventSingle.aspx?EventID=294598"Exploring State Success in Expanding Parent and Student Options... »

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