The Chicago Teachers Union and education activists are planning three days of demonstrations in different city neighborhoods, starting Saturday, to protest the closing of 54 public schools this year.
The closure plan by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and school district officials has been highly contentious, and has played a part in declining support for Emanuel, according to a new Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll, which showed that a majority of city residents oppose the closure plan, and that has affected his overall job rating.Read full article >>
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Real Food for Kids - Montgomery is hosting a tasting and judging party for the group’s recipe contest this weekend.
The group of parent activists has been working to improve food served in schools. Last month Real Food for Kids encouraged the Montgomery community to submit healthy school lunch recipes that meet USDA guidelines and cost less than $4 a serving.Read full article >>
The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q's About the News | Obstacles Get in the Way of Obama's Second Term Goals
I've written a lot about growing resistance to high-stakes standardized testing and other corporate-driven school reforms. In the following piece, the argument is made that the revolution against the reform movement is here. It was written by Jeff Bryant, an Associate Fellow at the Campaign for America's Future and the owner of a marketing and communications consultancy. It serves numerous organizations including Human Rights Watch, Doctors Without Borders, PBS, and International Planned Parenthood Foundation. He writes extensively about public education policy at The Education Opportunity Network. Follow Jeff on Twitter: jeffbcdm
Correction: The original version of this post said the scientist got 31.5 million followers as a result of Obama's tweet. I got that wrong. He potentially got that many readers for his study because that's how many followers Obama has. Sorry. The researcher did get worldwide attention.Read full article >>