Today at 11am in Wisconsin: Green Party protests Mayoral Control

from a Milwaukee Green Party press release posted at Green Party Watch Milwaukee Green Party Protests Mayor Take Over of School Board December 16th, 2009 Madison – The Milwaukee Green Party will hold a press conference on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, to announce their opposition to Mayoral Takeover at the capitol. The press conference is […]

NY State Regents Exam gives Mayor Bloomberg free publicity…

h/t to Elizabeth Benjamin at the Daily News political blog (excerpt from) NY Post Mike gets ed. test mileage By Angela Montefinise / June 21, 2009 Mayor Bloomberg got some free publicity on the state-created English Regents exam this month, scoring a positive mention in a reading-comprehension passage.

Public School Parents’ Bill of Rights

This discussion is happening in New York City. Though, I think it is always interesting to think about the rights of children and the rights of parents who utilize our public schools. from GothamSchools.org A pitch to expand the city’s parents’ bill of rights (which exists) by Elizabeth Green

Activity-permissive classrooms: Letting students stand, fidget, and just be

KW: I have always resisted our culture’s desire to have people “sit down and shut up.” As a high school student, I wrote a poem about a school girl’s foot, making circles under her desk. As a new teacher, I seethed when I was told that the first rule in my first grade classroom must […]

Education Rights, re: immigration status, disability rights, temporary housing

For more information or directions: PeaceSmiths www.peacesmiths.org (631) 798-0778 hotline/message line PeaceSmiths peace and justice organization presents a community forum on “School Law and Education Rights” On Friday, April 18th at 8pm, PeaceSmiths will present a forum on “School Law and Education Rights.” The event is held at the First United Methodist Church, 25 Broadway/Rt. […]

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