“Educating” the Workforce: The Lie We’ve Unwittingly Embraced | Part 1

This is the first part of a four part video series featuring Kirsten Lombard and Lynn Taylor with Mary Black moderating. The following information about this video is provided on YouTube: “Educating” the Workforce: The Lie We’ve Unwittingly Embraced. Private … Continue reading

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Competency-Based Learning Articles of Note

The American Council on Education and Blackboard’s publication Clarifying Competency Based Education Terms defines Competency-Based Learning as: Competency based learning (CBL) refers to learning processes focused on acquiring specific skills and developing specific abilities. Competency based learning can hap- pen … Continue reading

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Festival Features Backpack Full of Cash

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is featuring the documentary Backpack Full of Cash.  You can watch the trailer below. Three showings are scheduled in Seattle theaters. Friday, May 19, 2017  SIFF Cinema Uptown 3:30 pm. Tuesday, June 6, 2017  … Continue reading

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The Uberazation of Education

Dictionary.com defines uber as adverb 1.  having the specified property to an extreme or excessive degree; very: an uber fancy restaurant. adjective 2. designating a person or thing that exceeds the norms or limits of its kind or class: uber … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Louisiana Senators

Sara Wood, a contact and fellow advocate in Louisiana, shared a letter with me via email.  She graciously gave permission for me to post it here.  This is a letter she sent the Louisiana Senate Education Committee after they killed … Continue reading

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ESSA Tidbits

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With the exception of a post back in June 2016 about one of OSPI’s regional ESSA forums, I have not covered issues related to ESSA.  A lot of others have done a fine job of covering ESSA related issues and … Continue reading

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Personalized Learning

One element of Ed Reform 2.0, or Future Ready Schools, is Personalized Learning. A number of documents about Personalized Learning (PL) will be featured on this page with some information from each. As you read through the information, even if … Continue reading

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