Category Archives: Accountability

Teach Thought: Reform, Charter Schools, Poverty and Politics

What’s the reason why Democrats and Republicans are afraid to discuss education in their stump speeches or debates? Will the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) federal education bill be better than No Child Left Behind? What are some positive attributes of charter schools? In this Teach Thought podcast episode Drew Perkins (Director of Professional Development at TeachThought) and Julian Vasquez Heilig answer

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Top 10 Education Questions for 2016 Presidential Candidates

Here are my Top 10 education questions for the 2016 Presidential Candidates: Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Want to know about Cloaking Inequity’s freshly pressed conversations about educational policy? Click the “Follow blog by email” button on the home page. Twitter: @ProfessorJVH Click here for Vitae.

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“Lead Bravely.” How To Change the Story About Community-Based Education

by Sarah Lahm for The Progressive Magazine Just as the Progressive launched its new “Education Fellows” project, as a way to refocus education policy on democratic, child-centered principles, one of those fellows–California professor Julian Vasquez Heilig–came to Minnesota to talk about community-based education reform. Vasquez Heilig spoke at the University of Minnesota on September 24 to a late afternoon crowd of around 100

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Common Core & Chaos in Computerized Testing: Are New Assessments Valid, Reliable, Secure, Accessible, and Fair?

Guest post by Roxana Marachi, Ph.D. For latest update (as of September 8th, 2015) please see: Open Letter to CA State Board of Education on Release of [False] SBAC Scores [Original post from July 6th, 2015] A recent report from the Public Policy Institute reveals that the majority of California’s public school parents are uninformed about the new tests their children took this past year. And

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Local Accountability: Community Input in Education Funding

Will a community-based approach to accountability and school funding work? This piece will contain a lot of acronyms and include some of my insights on the implementation of Local Accountability. I’m a classroom teacher in Sacramento City Unified School District, and large urban local in California (43,000 students, 38% are English Learners, and over 60% are low-income). I am also

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Say Hello! in #Chicago April 16-20, 2015 #AERA15

  If you are interested in education, attending the AERA conference each year is a must. The conference began April 16 in Chicago. It is like being a kid in a candy store. What is AERA? From the website: The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education

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