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Sorting Coloradoans like shoes: “by size, shape, and color.” Pilot starts in Denver Public Schools

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Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker   (The sorting people like shoes thing, yep, that’s part of a quote. Scroll down to see the whole thing.) Workforce pathways and digital workforce credentials are all the rage. If you haven’t heard, the state of Colorado is the first in the nation to launch an ...
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Article: New Level of Overreach: Government Report Recommends Schools Conduct “Home Visits”

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Lady Liberty 1885 by A. P. Dillon The theme of government overreach is a familiar one, but not one that the average person really thinks about when it comes to education. The levels of intrusion and overreach being exhibited by the US Dept. of Education have been increasing ever since ...
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Good Grief, Charlie Brown! Secular fundamentalism goes after Linus at Christmas

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On YouTube: Linus’ Christmas speech YouTube Preview Image Ammoland.com has the story: by Dr. Mark Hendrickson Grove City, PA – -(Ammoland.com)- You may have heard about the Kentucky school district that ordered its administrators to scrub any religious references from its various Christmas productions. Most infamously, an elementary school ...
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HOW LOW WILL IT GO? Chicago schools’ credit rating sinks below ‘junk’ status

HOW LOW WILL IT GO? Chicago schools’ credit rating sinks below ‘junk’ status
  EAG News by Victor Skinner CHICAGO – Moody’s Investors Service now rates Chicago Public Schools’ credit below “junk” status. After dropping CPS’ credit to “junk” in May, Moody’s cut CPS’ rating again Monday from Ba3 to B1, and warned it could cut its rating further if the school ...
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Wyoming School Tells Students They Can Only Pray in Private — Here’s How Well That Went Over

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TheBlaze  by Carli Hoilman Do students need permission to pray? The principal of a Wyoming school thought so, until she was confronted with the First Amendment. Back in October, a group of Glendo High School students gathered to pray out loud for their meal during lunch. Afterwards, Stanetta Twiford, ...
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The Broken Chain of Student Data Security

2015 was not a good year for student data privacy. Massive exposure on three levels has shown that no one is truly capable of protecting the data they gather on American students. Federal Student Data At Serious Risk At a House hearing on Oversight and Government Reform held on 11-17-15, Inspector General Kathleen Tighe testified that the US Department of Education’s “data security” system is riddled with vulnerabilities . The problems encompass both lax [...]

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#CivilDisobedience and Common Core

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stotsky civil disobedience tweet When you read Education Week’s article on tracking Common Core assessment results, keep Stotsky’s questions in the back of your mind. Check out your state results in Common Core’s Big Test: Tracking 2014-15 Results : screen shot of map Please use caution when interpreting these results. First, state-to-state comparisons can only be made among states that use the same test. In 2014-15, for instance, 18 states used Smarter Balanced and [...]

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The Results of Social Justice Teaching. How’s that Working Out? (Be Careful: Questions are Offensive)

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The Mizzou employee who ‘asked for muscle’ to push a journalist while he was attempting to film a public demonstration on university property. The display of social Justice, tolerance and freedom of speech exists for a select few…decided by those who are more equal than others. See the Social Justice Warriors: Rejoice! Your curriculum is seeing your desired effect in the general population. Student feelings are paramount over constitutional rights and anyone in a [...]

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