Last year I recorded the driving rain outside my window. I put it up on SoundTransit, an online ambient sound cooperative, and somebody called In Vitro found and used it in his music. It is very beautiful. What a strange world we live in that we connect this way. Listen.
I was waiting for my son’s transition IEP (Individual Education Program) meeting in the office of his new school (he will be leaving a pre-school special ed program next week and entering a general ed kindergarten class in August) when I saw hanging from the wall the Norman Rockwell illustration of a [...]
This is noteworthy: Congresswoman Chu’s alternative to the test/punish educational plan favored by the administration.
“Congresswoman Chu has developed an excellent framework for redefining the federal role in K-12 education. Her proposals recognize that the path to school improvement is through positive, not punitive, measures. She understands that teachers do [...]
Punishing and firing teachers, and punishing and closing schools is not a way to improve public education! Parents, teachers, students, and concerned citizens have initiated a postcard campaign to First Lady Michelle Obama to end the use of high stakes testing.
On the campaign trail in Wisconsin on February 28, 2008, Michelle Obama said, ”No Child Behind [...]
According to a just published report that connects lead exposure to learning disabilities:
The correlation between high lead levels and low test scores carries particular resonance in Detroit, where students have fared poorly on academic achievement tests.
DPS students ranked last in the nation in 2009 on the National Assessment of Education Progress [...]
Came across this great op-ed about SB 955 and the damage it will do to California public education. Give it a read!
Reject Huff’s bill
State Sen. Huff’s bill to repeal public school teacher seniority from district and county employment contracts is disappointing for many reasons. Here are three of them:
First, this bill seeks [...]
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