At the behest of the federal Department of Justice who are investigating possible discrimination against students with disabilities, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requested voluntary information from Wisconsin’s voucher schools. This has voucher proponents and GOP legislators…well…seeing red!
…the DPI’s request that was sent to schools last week — prompted by complaints submitted to [...]
Last Panel: little kid is a Republican…the janitor a Democrat.
From Go Comics!
Last week I posted a blog about an email that is making the rounds that was insanely inaccurate in its description of Common Core educational standards. And earlier this week I posted a link and brief quiz from JSOnline that clarified what Common Core is all about.
Well today, the Wisconsin State Senate began hearings [...]
While researching on JSOnline for another Common Core item for Blogging Blue, I came across Erin Richard’s primer on Common Core titled: Common Core 101: A primer to separate education fact from fiction.
Her opening gambit…a cute preliminary quiz on your knowledge of Common Core: (The sender of the email I received earlier would [...]
I am working on another post related to the opposition of Common Core…but decided to put it aside after I got the email embedded below on Monday.
Common Core should be a boon to education in this country. It will set some standards on student achievement that make sense for math and English…the only [...]
Sorry that this is so late…I meant to post it yesterday but mislaid it:
Get the Best Research on Vouchers
Efforts to shift public dollars from public schools to private voucher schools has momentum in our state and will likely have significant ramifications for professional educators.
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No doubt public education will be a topic of discussion for the upcoming elections in 2014 and 2016, and most likely those discussions will include mention of how crucial education infrastructure is for a healthy economy, which is true. At the same time, what so often gets marginalized in the miring of education and [...]
An award winning 6th grade teacher at Nature Hill Intermediate in Oconomowac, Michael Krill, was suspended after accidentally sending an audio excerpt of his personal journal to his grade school class.
Now I am a man who has an unhealthy distrust of our local state media, but even I was shocked at how the [...]
One of the non-budget items that has been included in the 2014-2015 Wisconsin state budget, would allow the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee to charter an independent school in Wauwatosa as part of UWM’s innovation park. Actually the provision is even broader than that but Wauwatosa is the first community that UWM has targeted.