Data Unicorns? Tech Giants and US Dept of Ed Form Alliance to Leverage Student Data — Without Parent Consent.

Reposted with permission from Missouri Education Watchdog.  Project Unicorn: Billionaire partners promoting data interoperability and online “Personalized Learning” When the Unicorns “protecting” student data are interoperable with the Unicorns taking it, parents and lawmakers might want to pay attention. According to Technopedia, … Continue reading Data Unicorns? Tech Giants and US Dept of Ed Form Alliance to Leverage Student Data — Without Parent Consent.

Relay Graduate School Indoctrination

Reposted with permission from Peg with Pen. Ultimately, these practices are racist, classist and serve one purpose – protecting the privilege of a few while cashing in on our neediest children. These practices strip children of their culture, their ability to … Continue reading Relay Graduate School Indoctrination

Understanding Teach Like a Champion

Reposted with permission from Peg with Pen. To be honest, after reading over 100 pages of the book (there will be a follow-up blog when I finish reading the entire book), I have to say it’s incredibly shallow and simplistic … Continue reading Understanding Teach Like a Champion

The US Department of Education’s Digital Promise to Advance the Ed-Tech Field, CBE, and Online Learning

Reposted with permission from Missouri Education Watchdog. In 2011 the US Department of Education (USDoE)  launched the nonprofit Digital Promise,  and Digital Promise helped create The League of Innovative Schools. (Click to see map of Innovative Schools in your area).  Digital Promise and the League of … Continue reading The US Department of Education’s Digital Promise to Advance the Ed-Tech Field, CBE, and Online Learning

Relay Graduate School, Librarians, and the effort to make our public schools “Future Ready”

One of the biggest obstacles to the “charterization from within”* is getting teachers to welcome ed-tech into their classrooms – and even more critically – incorporate devices and software into their daily teaching. What’s the ed-reform solution to this tricky … Continue reading Relay Graduate School, Librarians, and the effort to make our public schools “Future Ready”

An Interview with Kenneth Zeichner: Relay Graduate School of Education

  The reason that I use Lisa Delpit’s term “other people’s children” here is to underline the point that few if any Relay staff and advocates for the program in the policy community would accept a Relay teacher for their … Continue reading An Interview with Kenneth Zeichner: Relay Graduate School of Education