The Success of Schools in Massachusetts Cannot Be Explained by Testing

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Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

There are often posts about children who have dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia on the Waldorf homeschooling facebook groups. One of our children was diagnosed with all three of these some years ago, so I have some experience with dealing with this in combination with Waldorf homeschooling. I say “some experience” simply because one child does […]… Continue reading Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

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

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