Monthly Archives: March 2017

Video of Future Ready Schools Presentation

There was a great turn out for Alison McDowell’s presentation Future Ready Schools: How Silicon Valley and the Defense Department Plan to Remake Public Education.  If you weren’t able to make to the presentation you still have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Sen. Murray on School Choice: Privatization, Vouchers, and Charters

Sen. Murray is speaking out about school choice, accountability, privatization, vouchers, and charters.  You can read a little about it in a press release titled Murray to Colleagues: Stand Up for Students and Fight Public School Privatization dated March 22, … Continue reading

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Oppose E2SHB 1661 Creating the department of children, youth, and families.

Please contact your state Senator and the members of the Washington State Senate Human Services, Mental Health, & Housing Committee to urge them to oppose E2SHB 1661. E2SHB 1661 creates a mega-department by combining the Washington State Department of Early … Continue reading

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Understanding the Day Care Shortage Presentation

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Hear the stories from two providers on why regulations are forcing them to increase fees or close down their business.  Learn what you should know and how you can help providers.

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#commoncore Project: How Social Media is Changing the Politics of Education

You may have seen articles about this project.  Many articles about this project refer to this as a research report.  I hear many people refer to it as fake research.  So, as you peruse this report or actually read the … Continue reading

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SAT Season is Here–Beware

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Many school districts in the state administer the SAT. Check your school and district calendars for SAT administration dates if it is administered at your local high schools. Unwittingly, the majority of students provide personal information to the College Board … Continue reading

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Rep. Massie’s bill to terminate the U.S. Dept. of Ed raises questions

Rep. Massie (KY) introduced a bill last month to abolish the U.S. Department of Education. If you are like me, you probably don’t care for reading legislative bills. They tend to confusingly convoluted and are sometimes hard to figure out … Continue reading

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