May 7, 2018

Guns And Schools, School Safety, Parkland Discipline And More! Plus – Are The Strikes Overplaying Their Hand, No Roadshow For Impact, More!

By Bellwether

Share this article

Bonnie O’Keefe and Aara Johnson in the MinnPost on multilingual ed.

In The 74 Drew Pache and I look at school safety and what schools can do to to improve security without terrifying kids or turning schools into bunkers.

Not a lot of enthusiasm for arming teachers. Revisiting the 1982 Lake Braddock school shooter episode in Virginia.

From Florida it turns out the Parkland shooter was involved in a controversial discipline program. School district shared that news over the weekend.

Millionaire secretary leaving a fortune to help students.

We’ve talked about how the teacher strikes are a pretty smart political strategy – until they overplay their hand. Rick Hess thinks that’s happening.

Trump – DeVos creating political headwinds for school choice but not as dramatic as some feared.

But in Ohio the Republican Party’s fealty to ECOT, a set of schools with some serious deficiencies might do them in reports 74.

Great moments in school leadership. This is unusual, most sup’ts don’t actually behave like their s**t doesn’t’ stink. Great moments in PTA work.

The rhetoric about IMPACT in DC is at odds with the evidence in a bunch of ways (look for something on that from Bellwether later this week). But that rhetoric keeps the idea from traveling. Jason Kamras says it’s not coming to Richmond. 

I don’t trust “Project Veritas” as far as I can throw them given their past work (and if they’re journalists then it means I’m an astronaut because I have some space memorabilia in my home office), but regardless of all that, this is still not a good look and can’t just be shrugged off as editing tricks. It’s probably indicative of why there is legal wrangling between teachers union leaders and Project Veritas in a few places over releasing videos like this. (Also, everyone in the ed game knows this stuff is a problem, but most are too scared to say so and/or do the difficult work of balancing legitimate due process concerns with a big step forward here. You know, kids first and all that.)

Charles Steger has passed. Washington Post obit of Ron Wolk, well worth checking out.

Tech will save us…

More from this topic