More Money Is Not The Answer – Providing Children With An Excellent Education Is

Coalition of education groups calls for $2B increase in school aid by Keshia Clukey of Politico states: “ALBANY — A coalition of major state education organizations is calling on the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to increase school aid by $2 billion in the 2018-19 state budget. The New York State Educational Conference Board’s recommendations […]

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Another One Bites The Dust

This article appeared in WXXI news: Future of RCSD School 41: Close or forced receivership It states, “Receivership schools are schools that are deemed struggling by the state. If they don’t make any progress within a year or two, they must find support outside the district in order to stay open. Kodak Park School No. […]

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The Money And Opportunity Is There

Announcement of Funding Opportunity RFP #GC18-015 2018-2024 NYS Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program “The New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School (NYS P-TECH) Program will prepare thousands of New York students for high-skills jobs of the future in technology, manufacturing, healthcare and finance. The model incorporates a six-year program […]

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Not The Best, But Not The Worst

Why Do We Inflict FORCE AND FLUNK Young Children? By dianeravitch October 15, 2017 //19 “Nancy Bailey describes one of the worst ideas that is current in the world of corporate-style reform: Forcing little children to read at a very young age, as early as kindergarten or first grade, which turns reading into a chore, […]

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From the Federal Register

Secretary’s Proposed Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs This document has a comment period that ends in 32 days. (11/13/2017) In order to support and strengthen the work that educators do every day in collaboration with parents, advocates, and community members, the Secretary proposes 11 priorities and related definitions for use in […]

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It’s Not The Money It’s The System

Fixing education inequalities will require fixing broader societal inequities posted September 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm by Elaine Weiss and Emma García states: “In Reducing and averting achievement gaps, we show that there was a large gap in preparedness between high and low social class students who began school in the fall of 2010. Furthermore, […]

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Where Indeed

In this blog post by Valerie Strauss she asks, “Where have all the teachers gone?” “While teacher shortages are not new, they are getting worse in many parts of the country. A report by the nonprofit Learning Policy Institute found that teacher education enrollment dropped from 691,000 to 451,000, a 35 percent reduction, between 2009 […]

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Everything Old, Nothing New

This article, written by Kate Taylor, appeared in the New York Times, “Regents Approve Plan to Evaluate and Improve New York Schools It states: “The New York State Board of Regents on Monday approved a plan laying out the state’s goals for its education system, as required by the sweeping federal education law signed by […]

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We Know What Works So Why Are We Failing

This article, Learning from schools that close opportunity gaps by Sarah E. LaCour, Adam York, Kevin Welner, Michelle Renée Valladares, and Linda Molner Kelley appeared in Phi Delta Kappan’s publication. The article outlines ten “exemplary practices” recognized by the Schools of Opportunity project. The ten steps are: 1. Broadening and enriching learning opportunities 2. Creating […]

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