More Rhetoric – More Denial

This article, Forget about ‘fixing’ black kids: What If we fixed white liberals instead? by Lynnell Mickelsen written in February of 2015 was circulated recently. In it Ms Mickelson states: “We’ve spent years — nay, decades — bemoaning our achievement gap in which white kids in Minneapolis are mostly doing fine while less than 30 […]

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Eliminate the Gap To End The Poverty

NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) sent this e-mail: 2017 Test Boycott Numbers Remain High; Parents from all Demographics Continue to Reject Test & Punish System It states: ” Over 225,000 parents across the state, including tens of thousands of first-time refusers, rejected the state’s test-and-punish system, as evidenced by a third consecutive year of […]

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Will We Ever Learn?

The article “Rochester City School officials say despite disappointing test results, they will stay the course” by Randy Gorbman quotes Superintendent Deane-Williams as saying, “We are going to stay the course. We are going to continue the strategies that we put in place this year, which include additional focus on improving reading, writing and mathematics […]

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From The Federal Register

Reopening; Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Early Childhood Personnel Center AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. SUMMARY: On April 19, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 18447) a notice inviting applications (NIA) for the Personnel Development to Improve […]

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Less Is Not Always More

This article appeared in the Rochester Business Journal: City Skills brings STEM experiences to city youth by Gino Fanelli “Amid a small crowd of city school youth at the Rochester MUSEUM and Science Center, Mayor Lovely Warren stands close to Douglass student Smiley Samuel, the pair carefully manipulating construction paper into a makeshift windmill. Eventually […]

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Promises Promises

SUNY deans speak out against teacher hiring plan By Bethany Bump “The deans of education programs at 18 State University of New York schools are condemning a proposal they say would lead to unqualified teachers in New York classrooms. The proposal comes from the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, the largest authorizer of charter schools in […]

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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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