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Why school is a 'confusing mental mish-mash' for kids 27.8.2016 Washington Post
Why school is a 'confusing mental mish-mash' for kids
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More New Mexico public schools earn ‘A’ or ‘B’ grades 27.8.2016 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – More New Mexico public schools earned “A” or “B” grades last school year, but over a third still received “D” or “F” grades, according to results released this week by the state Public Education Department.Results show New Mexico saw a 7 percent jump in the...
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The NAACP vs. Minority Children 27.8.2016 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The outfit takes orders from its union backers to oppose charter schools.
The ADHD Epidemic: Smart Drugs and the Control of Bodies and Minds 26.8.2016 Truthout.com
The promise of using cognitive enhancing drugs is presented as the promise of a greater capacity to study and perform on tests, to consequently advance educationally to more elite levels of schooling, and ultimately to cash educational advancement in for employment and luxury consumption of goods and services. This is an excerpt from  Scripted Bodies: Corporate Power, Smart Technologies, and the Undoing of Public Education  (Routledge 2016) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which has seen massive recent increases in diagnosis since 2000, is defined as a difficulty in paying attention, restlessness, and hyperactivity.  By 2010, nearly one in three U.S. children age 2-17 had been diagnosed as suffering  ADHD , and by 2012,  diagnoses  of ADHD had risen 66% in the prior decade. Ballooning rates of diagnosis for ADHD have been met with unprecedented levels of medical prescriptions principally for the amphetamine pharmaceutical drugs Adderall and Ritalin. By 2011 11% of all U.S. children 4-17 ...
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How the charter school lobby is changing the Democratic Party 26.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

At a time when Democrats and their party are, by virtually every index, moving left, a powerful center-right pressure group within the liberal universe has nonetheless sprung up. Funded by billionaires and arrayed against unions, it is increasingly contesting for power in city halls and statehouses...

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Essential California: Uncovering homelessness at Cal State 26.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It is Friday, Aug. 26. So much for surge pricing. Uber reportedly lost $1.3 billion in the first half of 2016. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State:

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Earthquake safety

California's unreinforced brick buildings constructed before 1933 would not be able to withstand...

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A southern city wants to secede from its school district, raising concerns about segregation 26.8.2016 Washington Post
A southern city wants to secede from its school district, raising concerns about segregation
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A transcript of Jill Stein's meeting with The Washington Post editorial board 26.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A transcript of Jill Stein's meeting with The Washington Post editorial board
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California and local education officials laud progress on still-lagging test scores 25.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

State and local education officials gathered at Eagle Rock Elementary School on Wednesday to celebrate upward progress in newly released student test scores, even as the overall results showed less than half of students meeting learning goals.

The scores were notably lower in Los Angeles Unified — although...

How things would change if he were U.S. education secretary — Part 1 24.8.2016 Washington Post
How things would change if he were U.S. education secretary — Part 1
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Op-ed: Student identity should be the first priority of education 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Teachers and parents, if you form a crystal-clear, mental image of identity as the first priority of education and maintain that image at the front of your mind, your brain will invent strategies for accomplishing this priority even while you sleep. Marilyn King, a 1980 Olympic contender, discovered this process while she lay in a hospital bed for several weeks after a serious accident. Unable to continue training for pentathlon events, Marilyn imagined, over and over, how she would perform each...
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When suspensions weren’t working, this high school opted for a new approach 24.8.2016 Washington Post
When suspensions weren’t working, this high school opted for a new approach
Americans like their schools just fine -- but not yours 23.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Two new polls show contradictions and partisan divides in the public's opinion of education.
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Americans Like Their Schools Just Fine — But Not Yours 23.8.2016 NPR: Morning Edition
Two new polls show contradictions and partisan divides in the public's opinion of education.
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Teacher tenure laws upheld in California 23.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to laws protecting senior teachers. Opponents argued that tenure harms poor and minority students, saddling them with incompetent teachers.
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California Teacher Tenure Laws Upheld 23.8.2016 NPR News
The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to laws protecting senior teachers. Opponents argued that tenure harms poor and minority students, saddling them with incompetent teachers.
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Education Reformers' Core Beliefs Are Objectionable 22.8.2016 Truthout.com
America's corporate education reform movement has been a marketing success. Reformers have popularized slogans that promote a radically new public school system; one where tenure and bargaining rights are abolished or severely degraded. The former Daniel J. Healy International Academy, which was part of Detroit Public Schools, in Detroit, May 3, 2016. (Joshua Lott / The New York Times) Truthout takes zero advertising money -- instead we rely on readers to sustain our site. Will you join the thousands of people who fund our work? Make a donation by clicking here! America's corporate education reform movement has been a marketing success. Reformers have popularized slogans that promote a radically new public school system; one where tenure and bargaining rights are abolished or severely degraded; where CEOs and administrators, who may have backgrounds in business, politics or public relations rather than education, make hiring and firing decisions; and where data-based accountability -- necessarily driven ...
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Cissy Marshall recalls day of Brown v. Board of Education decision 20.8.2016 Washington Post
Cissy Marshall recalls day of Brown v. Board of Education decision
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A grim picture of D.C.’s juvenile crime 20.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Juvenile arrest figures may rival or possibly exceed those of the past two years.
What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning 20.8.2016 Washington Post
What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning
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