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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One For All

Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities-Research and Development Center on Developing Software To Adapt and Customize Instruction in Digital Learning Environments To Improve Results for Children With Disabilities Purpose of Program: The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are to: (1) […]

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Fund Education Wisely

From the Federal Register: Applications for New Awards; Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program Purpose of Program: The Javits program supports evidence-based research, demonstration projects, innovative strategies, and similar activities designed to build and enhance the ability of elementary and secondary schools nationwide to identify gifted and talented (as defined in this […]

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Public Education Is For The Public

This article by Henry Gass was printed in The Christian Science Monitor, Church, state, and school: What might Supreme Court ruling mean for vouchers? He posits, “Thirty-eight states have amendments prohibiting state money from going to religious organizations. A Supreme Court case Wednesday, about whether a religious private school is eligible for state grant money, […]

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A Funke Response

In response to a letter written to admonish Senator Funke for his vote to approve Governor Cuomo’s budget, Senator Funke wrote: “. . . The Governor’s proposal to make standardized student testing count for 50% of a teacher’s evaluation is not part of the final Budget package. Instead, the Budget calls for the State Education […]

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