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With red ribbons in the air and red fans fluttering above their heads, members of the Asian Culture Club (ACC) were on stage rehearsing for this year’s ACC assembly. 675 more words

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Zombie Ideas and Conventional Wisdom: Why NYC's School "Reform" Matters to the Rest of Us

Paul Krugman, the Princeton University economist and NY Times columnist, wrote a column earlier this week about myths in economics.  He calls them “zombie ideas.”  Here is how Krugman defines a zombie idea: “one of those things that everyone important knows must be true, because everyone they know says it’s true.”   Back in 1958 in a famous book, … 1,195 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

De Blasio: Now We Can Move Forward To Fix Our School System

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York’s budget deal is set to sail through the Legislature Monday, but even as the proposal races toward policy, Mayor Bill de Blasio may be readying a maneuver. 404 more words

News

New York:Muslims: Halal Lunches in School are a Constitutional Right

by Daniel Greenfield

-slaughter1First Bill de Blasio provided special privileges to Muslims by adding Muslim, but not Hindu or Buddhist holidays, to the school calendar. During the Democratic primaries, he promised Muslims that he would bring Halal meals to city schools.Now the Muslims are… 241 more words

Islam

Ready or not, K-12 is moving to increased online instruction

It can be argued that K-12 online instruction in and of itself is no better or worse than traditional teaching.  Sometimes it works well, and sometimes it fails miserably. 376 more words

K-12 Education