Monthly Archives: May 2017

Controversial Debate: “Choice is essential to improving education in the US”

Did we win the school choice debate that I almost missed? A Better Chicago, a foundation that seeks to “empower high performing nonprofits that are dramatically improving educational opportunities for low income Chicagoans” hosted a debate at its annual education summit on Thursday May 18, 2017 at Venue SIX10 610 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL. The debate motion was: “Choice is

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ReinventED: A competition to reignite education

ReinventED is a competition in innovative pedagogy organized by the College of Education (COE) at California State University, Sacramento. The goal is to support innovation and ingenuity in education that revolutionizes how people learn, teach, and organize learning environments. The scope of the competition is intentionally broad to attract innovators from all walks of life, as long as the project

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National and Large City NAEP Results: Neighborhood Schools 23, Charters 4

With increased attention and focus given by President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betty Devos to charter schools as an alternative to neighborhood public schools, it is crucial to analyze whether or not students who attend charter schools actually display better education performance results than public school students. While standardized test measures are not the most complete or ideal

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School Choice?: Julian & Jitu vs. Petrilli & Shayne @ #EdSummit17

Fasten your seat belts because the #TruthTrain is about to roll into A Better Chicago #EdSummit17 conversation. A Better Chicago, a foundation that seeks to “empower high performing nonprofits that are dramatically improving educational opportunities for low income Chicagoans,” is hosting a debate at its annual education summit on Thursday May 18, 2017 at Venue SIX10 610 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL. The event is invitation

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TFA Alum: “[fill-in-the-blank] for America” Organizations Would NEVER be Accepted Outside of Education

Teach For America (TFA) has struggled in the last few years with falling recruitment numbers – namely due to the growing tide of critique that no longer accepts it’s corporate spin and dangerous pedagogical ideology.  But that hasn’t prevented a new cadre of supporters attempting to laud the organization.  The relationship between TFA and the teacher education community is decidedly

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