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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Billionaire Reed Hastings of Netflix gave $5 million to the campaign to beat Steve Zimmer for the LAUSD School Board last spring. The charter billionaires won control, and Ref Rodriguez was elected president of the board. Now Ref is in legal trouble,
Dr. Amy Fast on episode 171 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Vice Principal Dr. Amy Fast helps schools how to move their mission from the letterhead to what people do ev
How did you do it, Ariana?VIEW GALLERY Ariana Grande’s 2014 album My Everything is under scrutiny because of her pose on the stool. It looks like her butt isn’t even on it. Jesse McLaren decided to test out the pose himself and he
For the past year, colleges and universities have found themselves wrestling with a philosophical issue: speech. Leaders have had to decide who gets to speak, when, why and, more recently, at what cost. This issue has moved to the front pages recentl
The Heritage Foundation almost stopped the Every Student Succeeds Act from becoming law and has been skeptical of some Republicans ideas to expand school choice.The Heritage Foundation almost stopped the Every Student Succeeds Act from becoming law a
Billionaire Reed Hastings of Netflix gave $5 million to the campaign to beat Steve Zimmer for the LAUSD School Board last spring. The charter billionaires won control, and Ref Rodriguez was elected president of the board. Now Ref is in legal trouble,
A key goal of the Trump administration is to reduce the number of federal regulations, as they believe that the federal government simply has become over-involved in local and state education decision making. This perception has a lot of support in t
Dr. Felicia Durden on episode 170 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classr
'Quake shake will my home collapse? When an earthquake strikes investigate why some buildings survive and others do not'Video clip Many more earthquake-related activities can be found on our website.
Find out how to tune in.VIEW GALLERY Last week, Sheldon stressed out about choosing a date for the wedding and Amy tried relentlessly to calm him down, while Raj and Stuart both fell for Bernadette’s new coworker. Sheldon told Amy that he w
The Education Department released a list of 11 priorities Thursday that Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to set for the agency’s competitive grant program to fulfill her vision for American education. Can you guess what her No. 1 priority is? It
Morehouse College on Monday named David A. Thomas (at right) its next president. He will take office in January. Thomas a professor at Harvard Business School and formerly was dean of the business school at Georgetown University. He is the first nona
The Trump team is really behind the eight-ball when it comes to filing top positions at the U.S. Department of Education, compared to the previous administration's pace.The Trump team is really behind the eight-ball when it comes to filing top positi
Public schools have not only a right, but an obligation, to look every gift horse squarely in the mouth. Because it's the children they are responsible for who are riding.Public schools have not only a right, but an obligation, to look every gift hor
The Los Angeles Times reports that the charter chain founded by LAUSD board member Ref Rodriguez has now accused him of financial misdeeds. He was accused last month of money laundering during his campaign for the board seat. Rodriguez was put into o
A key goal of the Trump administration is to reduce the number of federal regulations, as they believe that the federal government simply has become over-involved in local and state education decision making. This perception has a lot of support in t
The board of the University of Louisville Athletic Association on Monday fired Rick Pitino as coach of the university's basketball team, the Courier-Journal reported, amid an expanding Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into college bask
The Los Angeles Times reports that the charter chain founded by LAUSD board member Ref Rodriguez has now accused him of financial misdeeds. He was accused last month of money laundering during his campaign for the board seat. Rodriguez was put into o
Anne Collier on episode 169 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Anne Collier helps us understand the statistics on bullying and cyberbullying. We talk about targets, those
What's your favorite Disney movie?VIEW GALLERY Week five marks what’s expected to be my favorite theme of all: Disney Night. Our esteemed dancers will have to perform one dance honoring our favorite Disney films and projects. You get bet yo
When you ask a school principal why she chose a career in educationand she tears up as she tries to answeryou get a hint that youre talking to an educator who cares about her students. Earlier this year, I spoke to just such a principal: Nancy Chave,
The 84-year-old Broad is the founder of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which is a strong supporter of charter schools and awards a prize to outstanding urban education systems.The 84-year-old Broad is the founder of the Eli and Edythe Broad Fou
A black doll with toothpaste dripping from her mouth was found hanging from a ceiling in the locker room of a Pennsylvania high school, and athletes interviewed by authorities about it said it was a foolish prank. The superintendent of the school dis
The new ELI today is 'Not misunderstanding the rock cycle: addressing common misconceptions about the rock cycle'This is a sorting exercise directly focussed on common rock cycle misconceptions. The activity takes the educational approach known as co
Faculty members at Notre Dame de Namur University filed 15 wage claims against the institution with the California Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement, saying the university is keeping overload pay from them. The professors say that
Andy Borowitz is a humorist for the New Yorker. He writes here about the $10 million offer by pornographer Larry Flynt. A taker stepped forward. You might be surprised. Humor. Satire. Laughter. https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-ac
Lee Ann Yonker on episode 168 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lee Ann Yonker helped start the #MiniGoogleMasters movement in her school in K-3rd grade, demonstrating li
Start filling out an application now!Shutterstock Passports aren’t just required for international travel now. Come January 22, 2018, nine states will require flyers to have a passport to board any flight, even if it’s within Amer
When you ask a school principal why she chose a career in educationand she tears up as she tries to answeryou get a hint that youre talking to an educator who cares about her students. Earlier this year, I spoke to just such a principal: Nancy Chave,
The leading Democrats on K-12 issues in Congress are not happy that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants to make school choice a top priority when it comes to doling out federal grant money on a competitive basis.The leading Democrats on K-1
Justin Parmenter has been an educator for 22 years. He started his teaching career believing that I was going to transform every child, just like many first-year teachers do when they are placed in schools with high-needs populations. My fresh gradua
Teaching TodayKaren Costa explains why online education might be the best bet for introverted students. Job Tags: FACULTY JOBSAd keywords: facultyEditorial Tags: Career AdviceOnline learningShow on Jobs site: Image
Andy Borowitz is a humorist for the New Yorker. He writes here about the $10 million offer by pornographer Larry Flynt. A taker stepped forward. You might be surprised. Humor. Satire. Laughter. https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-ac
Melissa Mann on episode 167 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Special ed teacher Melissa Mann shares six of her favorite edtech tools for the special education classroom.
Start filling out an application now!Shutterstock Passports aren’t just required for international travel now. Come January 22, 2018, nine states will require flyers to have a passport to board any flight, even if it’s within Amer
Now that our schools are hitting their stride for the school year, its a good time for school leaders and staff to evaluate their communications with parents and the community. Perhaps this is the year to try a new format, social media, or just add s
During a trip to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Politics K-12's Andrew Ujifusa caught up with the secretary of education, talked with Jos Andrs about how he plans to use schools to help feed Puerto Ricans, and saw how two schools are providing ai
A Florida school district has signed on with an abstinence-only center to provide sex education or, rather, relationship education to teens, replacing curriculum that had been informed by the Florida Department of Health. The Santa Rosa County School
Blog: Call to Action: Marketing and Communications in Higher EducationA corporate CMO expects to control her organization’s marketing expenditures.  But universities operate differently. On most campuses – and es
This is one of the best articles I have read about the First Family. It captures what their goal is: Money. More money. Never enough money. Timothy Egan doesnt even go into the scandal of the Trump hotel near the White House. It is owned by the feder
Rushton Hurley on episode 166 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Rushton Hurley, author of Making Your Teaching Something Special: 50 Ways to Become a Better Teacher, give
"I remember feeling like this was a scene right out of a horror movie."VIEW GALLERY While it’s great to know that we can come forward about crimes against women, it doesn’t make the act itself any easier to swallow. If anything, t
Now that our schools are hitting their stride for the school year, its a good time for school leaders and staff to evaluate their communications with parents and the community. Perhaps this is the year to try a new format, social media, or just add s
The Trump administration wants to give applicants interested in school choice, STEM, workforce development, school climate, literacy, and other priorities a leg up in pursuing federal grants.The Trump administration wants to give applicants intereste
First, they were defenders of the status quo. Or defenders of the ‘system.’ ” Those were the insults Education Secretary Betsy DeVoshurled at people who don’t like her brand of school reform. The insults were a
Can raw data change how we listen to music? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Brian Moon discusses how the industry is using numbers and algorithms to shape the songs of the future. Moon is an assistant professor of music at Ari
This is one of the best articles I have read about the First Family. It captures what their goal is: Money. More money. Never enough money. Timothy Egan doesnt even go into the scandal of the Trump hotel near the White House. It is owned by the feder
Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter October is National Fire Prevention Month, with Fire Prevention Week happening October 8-14. The National Fire Prot
"I remember feeling like this was a scene right out of a horror movie."VIEW GALLERY While it’s great to know that we can come forward about crimes against women, it doesn’t make the act itself any easier to swallow. If anything, t
Reacting to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, several Learning First Alliance members are sharing their lessons and resources so that educators can better identify and meet the emotional needs of their students who are showing stress. Share My Lesson,