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I will be in-studio for an interview on @EmpowerDC radio show today

Here’s the show’s synopsis for my visit:

Topic: Malcolm X elementary was slated to close at the end of the 2012-2013 school year, however, it was removed as DCPS chancellor Kaya Henderson had other plans for it. 

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SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings From The Chalk Face

Chicago Cuts Funding for Neighborhood Schools, Continues to Implement Unproven Reforms

Last week Chicago’s school board passed a budget for the 2014-20 15school year that, according to the Chicago Tribune, “cuts funding to traditional schools by $72 million while increasing spending by the same amount for privately run charter and contract schools.” … 757 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Dying School, Pernickety Bank and Busy Bees

Llansawel School

Oh dear. One of the last rural schools in Carmarthenshire, Llansawel, is on notice of closure. The county council has a well practised method of closing schools. 593 more words


Feds Investigating Civil Rights Implications of School Closures in Newark

If you are middle class or rich, you are not likely to discover that anybody is planning to punish your child’s school by closing it.  School “reform” via “turnaround” happens in school districts like Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Newark, but it doesn’t happen in Winnetka, Grosse Pointe, Bryn Mawr, Chagrin Falls, or Montclair. 605 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

There are ATRs in New Haven?

Not exactly, but something like it.

Because of “Turnaround” – adopted in a 2010 Weingarten/reform contract – there is a group of “displaced teachers” every year – who will have a job, but have to find the placement themselves. 466 more words


Why teachers shouldn't strike.

There’s been a lot of discussion about teachers and teaching over the past week, some of it acknowledging the work that teachers do, but much of it criticising the upheaval caused by last Thursday’s strike. 1,181 more words


Simi Elementary School: A 10-Year Timeline and History

On Monday, June 16, 2014, the Simi Valley Unified School District will hold a Public Hearing on the potential closure of Simi Elementary School. This is not a board meeting and no decision will be made at the hearing. 227 more words