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CEP Public Meeting Not So Public Anymore

Only those with a special phone number and access code can listen in by phone to tomorrow’s ironically titled:  Open Public Hearing of the CEP (Commission on Evidence based Policy making) in Chicago.   125 more words

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Has Trump Outsourced the Department of Education to Jeb Bush? #NoSkandera 

From Diane Ravitch:

“The U.S. Department of Education, in the Trump regime, is starting to look like a Jeb Bush sweep.   Betsy DeVos was on the board of Jeb’s Foundation for Education Excellence, which is…” 14 more words

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What's Competency Based Education?

Alyson Williams, who worked in data management for the publishing industry, a mother who has written and spoken much about education and data reforms over the past several years, has just given a speech at the Agency Based Education Conference. 160 more words

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The Enemy Inside: How #GoOpen, The Federal Learning Registry, and the U.S. Internet Throwaway Threatens Student Speech, Religion and Privacy

Recently, a friend mentioned that she was happy that Common Core was finally gone, and that we could finally look toward something better.

Why did she think the Common Core Initiative was over?   1,556 more words

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Recurring Nightmare - Action Needed- Sign Federal Public Comment Form by Sept 9

Like a recurring nightmare, Race to the Top 2.0 is here.

Race to the Top #1 is an ugly story from 2009 that some Americans might not know.   1,701 more words

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Local School Board Member Asks Parents to Take Action on Federal ESSA

Wendy Hart, a star board member of my local district, Alpine School District, is so dedicated to transparency that she keeps a blog about her work.  767 more words

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Dr. Stotsky Exposes MA Supreme Court's Stopping of Voters From Opportunity to Repeal Common Core

Guest post by Dr. Sandra Stotsky, published with permission from the author;

article was originally published July 8, 2016 at New Boston Post.

Last week, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts stopped voters from weighing in on a citizen-backed initiative to repeal Common Core. 984 more words

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