Success Is More Than ABC’s

ABC’s programs to get $7M grant By: Velvet Spicer  “Action for a Better Community’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs will receive a $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of health and Human Services for education programs for children, infants and pregnant women in Monroe County. “Ensuring access to health and education services for […]

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From The Federal Register

Applications for New Awards; Promise Neighborhoods Program Purpose of Program The Promise Neighborhoods program is newly authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. The purpose of the Promise Neighborhoods program is to significantly improve the academic and developmental outcomes of children living in the […]

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Evaluate The System Not The Schools

New York plans to use suspension rates to grade schools by Julie McMahon outlines NYSED’s plan to evaluate school performance. She writes: “Out-of-school suspension rates are the latest criteria the department has proposed as part of its plan for school evaluations. The new criteria would be used as early as the 2018-19 school year, according […]

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Not Here, Not There, Not Everywhere

On July 18, 2017 this blog post by Diane Ravitch was published: Diane Ravitch and Carol Burris: A Critical Review of the PBS Special “Schools, Inc.” She writes, “Public schools, we would argue, are more innovative than private schools and religious schools, and certainly more innovative than for-profit schools, which must cut costs to provide […]

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Governing Our Governance

New York: Who Is Behind the Effort to Allow Charter Schools to Hire Uncertified Teachers? By dianeravitch points to the Alan Singer blog titled, Politics And Campaign Dollars Shape New York Charter School Policies, in which he states: “The finger points at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Politicians and wealthy business leaders with ties to […]

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Let’s All Go To The “Lobby”

Recently reported by Diane Ravitch: New York City: Mayor de Blasio’s Capitulation to the Powerful Charter Lobby “Mayor Bill de Blasio ran for mayor with the promise that he would fight the charter lobby. He was a public school parent and had served on a community school board. I believed him. I endorsed him. Then […]

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