SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 08-10-2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist

Here’s our rundown of this week’s top education news and events in the District and around the country!

NATIONAL NEWS
New Teachers Are Often Assigned to High-Poverty Schools. Why Not Train Them There? | EdWeek

This fall, the Denver public schools are piloting a program aimed at training new teachers in the buildings where they are most likely to be assigned: the city’s high-poverty schools. The district is testing the strategy with six new “associate teachers” who will teach part-time and spend the remainder of their day observing master teachers in action and planning their own lessons.

Most Principals Like Their Jobs. Here’s What Makes Them Change Schools or Quit Altogether | EdWeek
Principals love their jobs, but some would ditch their current jobs immediately if a higher-paying gig came along, according to a new survey of the profession. Some 94 percent of principals say they are satisfied at their current schools.

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SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 08/03/2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist

Check out our rundown of the top education news and events this week in the District and around the country!

SBOE QUOTED IN THE NEWS
The Progressive Happy Hour: Young People, Young Leaders | PFAW

NATIONAL NEWS
Major Changes Planned By Department Of Education | WAMU
The Education Department unveiled a plan to rewrite and roll back important rules that govern colleges and their accrediting agencies. The department says it wants to reduce obstacles to innovation, but critics worry this will lower school standards and hurt students.

How History Classes Helped Create a ‘Post-Truth’ America | The Atlantic
The author of Lies My Teacher Told Me discusses how schools’ flawed approach to teaching the country’s past affects its civic health.

Here’s some advice for CPS’ future Chief Equity Officer in year one | Chalkbeat
On Wednesday, the Chicago Board of Education is expected to vote on CPS’ 2018-19 budget, which lists a new four-person Office of Equity as a $1 million line item. The board also plans to vote on a proposed revision to its student code of conduct to help address racial disparities in suspensions.

Teachers Weigh in on Pay, Safety, School Choice, and Evaluations in New Survey | EdWeek
In a year marked by teacher activism and demonstrations, educators are urging policymakers to listen to them. Now, a new survey details teachers’ opinions on more than a dozen education issues.

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SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 07/28/2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist

Check out our rundown of the top education news and events this week in the District and around the country.

SBOE QUOTED IN THE NEWS
Who Gets Access to Data About D.C.’s Public Schools? | Washington City Paper
SBOE Rejects Credit Recovery Proposal, Seeks Public Guidance | Washington Informer

NATIONAL NEWS
Charter school network spreads ‘personalized learning’ model nationwide | EdSource
In 2012, with a goal of creating “self-directed learners,” Summit redesigned its two high schools and opened two new schools. A key element of Summit’s model is an online platform developed with engineering help from Facebook.

How Many Seats Do Teachers Get on the State Board of Ed.? In Most Places, None | EdWeek
State boards of education craft policies on curriculum, assessment, and other areas that directly affect day-to-day classroom life. But the professionals most affected by those decisions—teachers—often don’t have a seat at the boardroom table.

Where Can Districts Turn for Personalized Learning Resources? | EdTech
Organizations and government agencies are doing their best to help educators respond to the growing demand for individualized education.

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