Anti-DeVos protests, Hurricane Maria students, troubled teachers, & more #ednews

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TEACHERS

Caught Sleeping or Worse, Troubled Teachers Will Return to New York Classrooms nytimes.com/2017/10/13/nyr…

High school went nearly a year without a chemistry teacher — and no students passed the test usat.ly/2wYz0GD via @USATODAY

HURRICANE MARIA

After Hurricanes, Puerto Rican Children Welcomed to Mass. School necn.com/news/new-engla…

Puerto Rican Students Head To The Mainland For School npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Hundreds protest as DeVos calls for change in public education reut.rs/2xGQgVe via @Reuters [with drone images!]

DEVOS

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos finds out about personalized learning at California school edsource.org/2017/u-s-educa…

When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class npr.org/sections/ed/20…

DISTRICTS

Paterson school board candidates face off in first forum patersontimes.com/2017/10/16/pat…

Did Newark’s school reforms work? New study finds big declines, then progress chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Amid Allegations of Misused Federal Funds, Education Chief Quits blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e…

STUDENTS

Teenagers Say They Were Forced Out Of High School For Reporting Harassment buzzfeed.com/tylerkingkade/…

A nursing home’s high school teaches lessons on life apnews.com/fdab246d51da46…

Philando Fundraising Campaign Clears All St. Paul School Lunch Debt fb.me/1BpVFk7vM

 

ALEXANDER RUSSO (@alexanderrusso) is editor of The Grade.

One Comment

  • The ignorance of the anti-Devos protesters is appalling. Educators are supposed to be educated, so the propensity of these activists to spread disinformation is particularly disturbing; they seem to be as brain-washed as the innocent victims of Communist Party leader Xi’s Red Army schools reported upon in today’s New York Times. The education establishment of the United States, like that of China, wants to hide the fact that American schools are already more fully funded than almost anywhere on Earth, yet produce, contrary to the secretary’s assessment, results sharply below the average of nations in the developed world (look at pages 75, 85, and 95 of the PIAAC report on the achievement of 16-24-year-olds in the OECD in literacy, numeracy, and the ability to use technology to solve problems for the evidence). The Chinese establishment does not want children to learn about the recent past of the blood of Tiananmen Square in 1989; America’s educational establishment does not want the public to know that it’s been getting a terrible return on investment while reflexively supporting an outdated system that is endangering their children’s future.

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