Education Reform

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice – The Washington Post

May 18, 2017

Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework and other services would vanish under a Trump administration plan to cut $10.6 billion from federal education initiatives, according to

An Indecent Budget Proposal | The Huffington Post

April 21, 2017

Donald Trump’s first budget proposal is a nightmare for children. Ironically named “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” it contains $9 billion in cuts to education and forecloses on the federal government’s long-standing commitment to reduce educational inequalities.The budget would take a meat cleaver to public

“School Choice” Explained

January 2, 2017

Charter schools. Vouchers. Tax-credit scholarships. Education savings accounts. What are these things and how do they relate to school choice? Education Week reporter Arianna Prothero breaks down the different forms of public and private school choice. She explains why understanding those differences will be important under the incoming presidential administration

Invitation to Participate on SED ELA and Math Standards Review Committee

March 14, 2016

Beginning in spring 2016, the NYS Education Department (NYSED) will convene Mathematics and English Language Arts Standards Review Committees that will review the recommendations from the AIMHighNY survey; review the P-12 Common Core Learning Standards; and make any necessary revisions to the standards. These committees will be composed of Prekindergarten-Grade

Stop Humiliating Teachers – The New Yorker

February 14, 2016

A necessary commonplace: Almost everyone we know has been turned around, or at least seriously shaken, by a teacher—in college, maybe, but often in high school, often by a man or a woman who drove home a point or two about physics, literature, or ethics, and looked at us sternly