Group to support parents whose kids have dyslexia

Lake Oswego moms want to further the discussion about how to improve their children's education Lake Oswego moms Monicah McGee and Michele Barnett are founding a support group for parents of children who have dyslexia. "Both of us know first-hand the challenges facing dyslexic students, even if those students have strong parent advocates," McGee says.… Continue reading Group to support parents whose kids have dyslexia

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Classrooms of tomorrow

Peter Greene read the story in the New York Times about the new trend of paging teachers to promote your brand, inside and outside the classroom, and he imagined the classroom of the future, where commercialism reigns. “Good morning,children, and welcome to today’s classes in the Mr. Edbrand Fifth Grade Room, brought to you by […]… Continue reading Classrooms of tomorrow

Trump’s America is a nightmare. There can be no dreamers here

By Alexandra Petri September 6 at 9:35 AM President Trump has run to the door of Congress with yet another Obama-era policy that he has stabbed half to death, shouted “CONGRESS WILL BE TO BLAME IF THIS DIES,” and then run off. This time it is DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that has allowed… Continue reading Trump’s America is a nightmare. There can be no dreamers here

The Dreamers are out. The Nightmare People are in charge

Alexandra Petri is a gifted writer, who works for the Washington Post. This is one of her best. The unshakeable sense that you are being persecuted is in charge of the Justice Department. In fact, it just announced this change in policy. The man with a slow eerie smile that you thought you got rid […]… Continue reading The Dreamers are out. The Nightmare People are in charge

Legislation leaves intact the main federal programs aimed at teacher training and after-school funding

Education Week reports on decisions made by Senate and House committees that preserve programs targeted for deep cuts by the Trump administration and sharp rebuffs to Trump plans to expand school choice. However, the federal appropriation for charter schools was increased by $25 million, which is a big victory for DeVos and a rebuff to […]… Continue reading Legislation leaves intact the main federal programs aimed at teacher training and after-school funding

School zone legislation is right move — CommonWealth Magazine

I AM HERE today to express my support for House Bill 304, An Act To Promote Autonomy and Success in Schools, otherwise known as the PASS Act, as I believe the bill would strengthen the hand of those who like me are charged with the responsibility of turning around struggling urban school districts with all… via… Continue reading School zone legislation is right move — CommonWealth Magazine

‘Dyslexia Bill’ Signed Into Law By Governor Cuomo

By Staff Writer at http://www.27east.com Sep 5, 2017 2:51 PM A bill designed to address the educational needs of students with dyslexia and other related language-based learning disorders recently was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Originally known as the “dyslexia bill,” the legislation instructs the State Department of Education to comply with federal guidelines… Continue reading ‘Dyslexia Bill’ Signed Into Law By Governor Cuomo