Cloaking Inequity Blog Posted on July 29, 2016 by Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig
League of Women Voters Website Posted on July 29, 2016 by Sue Legg
If this resolution passed at the NAACP convention last week in Cincinnati is approved by the National Board in the fall of 2016, it will be a major event. In this repost of the Cloaking Inequity blog, you can read the resolution. It deals with racial resegregation, funding inequity, charter school mismanagement, lack of charter oversight, and the resolution calls for greater transparency in charter school management. The NAACP views charter school policies and practices as a civil rights issue. It is.
League of Women Voters Website Posted on July 25, 2016 by Sue Legg
What makes a public school ‘public’? It is more than how schools are governed and funded. It is also a matter of the ethical and legal obligation to serve all students. In Valerie Strauss’ latest Washington Post article, she reports on former New York principal, Carol Burris’ study of the sort and select enrollment practices in New York charter schools. These are charters that are so often held up as success stories, so to speak. Are they?
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Education Policy and Leadership Center
Applications are available now for the 2016-2017 Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP). The Education Policy Fellowship Program is sponsored in Pennsylvania by The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC). Click here for the program calendar of sessions. With nearly 500 graduates in its first seventeen years, this Program is a premier professional development opportunity for educators, state and local policymakers, advocates, and community leaders. State Board of Accountancy (SBA) credits are available to certified public accountants. Past participants include state policymakers, district superintendents and principals, school business officers, school board members, education deans/chairs, statewide association leaders, parent leaders, education advocates, and other education and community leaders. Fellows are typically sponsored by their employer or another organization.
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