Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Irreplaceables Study Infographic

Understanding the Real Retention Crisis in America’s Urban Schools

A new report from the New Teacher Project, a nonprofit research and training organization, titled “The Irreplaceables: Understanding the Real Retention Crisis in America’s Urban Schools.” found that schools nationwide are facing a teacher retention crisis. The report released at an event featuring U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, NEA Secretary-Treasurer Rebecca Pringle, and DC [...]

SHORT READ: TUESDAY JULY 31

DC Area Braces For Impacts Of Federal Budget Cuts For-profit colleges slammed in Democratic Senate staff report Study Finds Urban Schools Often Neglect Top Teachers

AFT Delegates

AFT Delegates Pass Resolutions Against High-Stakes Testing, Adopting New Mission Statement, Investing in Jobs

A summary of recent happenings at the AFT Convention. Read the entire release here- Eighteen delegates from the Washington Teachers’ Union have traveled to Detroit for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) national convention where a series of resolutions were passed to reinforce the union’s commitment to solution-driven unionism. AFT delegates called for an end [...]

SHORT READS: MONDAY JULY 30

D.C. students being paid for summer school At annual teachers meeting in Detroit, a resolution on testing Biden draws education contrasts in speech to teachers Mayor Gray held youth town hall at Rosedale

SHORT READS: FRIDAY JULY 27

D.C. students show math science gains while reading stalls .. | DC ponders lower traffic camera fines | Where DC’s economic development spending is

DC CAS Results Press conference 2012

DC CAS Shows Significant Gains for Traditional D.C. Public Schools

The Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU) President Nathan Saunders congratulates the District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) teachers on the significant 2012 D.C. Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS) gains announced at a press conference yesterday in Neval Thomas Elementary School. The latest standardized test scores for D.C. public schools demonstrate that teachers are providing high-quality public [...]

SHORT READS: THURSDAY JULY 26

Study: One-third of D.C. kids in poverty, despite improvements | Obama announces new education program focused on African Americans | Va., Md. parents bail on college savings plans |Education secretary urges balanced budget cuts

SHORT READS: WEDNESDAY JULY 25

City agrees to hire more teachers to handle longer school day Cut Education Now, Pay Later: ‘What Does This Kind Of Negligence Do To Our Students?’ D.C. taxi upgrades could be delayed by appeals Brooks pushes energy efficiency for DC

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What’s Libor and Why Should We Care About It?

Originally published on the Facts for Working People blog – The latest financial scandal, involving manipulation of Libor (London Interbank Offered Rate) by the big banks with the apparent complicity of the Bank of England and the U.S. Treasury, has been headline news on the financial pages for the past several days, and is even [...]

SHORT READS: TUESDAY JULY 24

What could DC do to encourage diversity in schools? |The Special Education Problems We Aren’t Solving |Helping students deal with the Colo. shootings |Classroom teachers discuss the importance of being leaders |Where are those “complex texts” common core calls for?

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