Posts Tagged: Chicago

BustED Pencils Trending News: Resistance!

Stark.  Bleak. Depressing. etc. Have you used any of these words to describe your sense of the world lately?  Hey it’s hard not to.  But let’s not forget that the solutions we seek and the remedy for this malaise is within each of us. So in that spirit here are three stories of resistance—with endings… Read more »

Fired For A Day. Guest post by Michelle Gunderson.

Our school system is falling apart, and what solution do Rahm Emanuel and his appointed school CEO, Forrest Claypool have? Firing us for four days. It might seem as an extreme statement, but that is essentially what we are experiencing. Chicago teachers have been furloughed for four days, and today is one of them. Our… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Ohio cuts; Emanuel cuts; US destroys

      OK, this all sounds like it’s a move in the right direction for public education, BUT, is moving toward Smarter Balanced and ACT Aspire any movement at all?? How much is that going to cost? Ohio cuts funding for PARCC Common Core testing.  What’s next? Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanual actually said… Read more »

Tim & Jed BustED Pencils @ Chicago NPE National Conference 2015

    Tim and Jed BustED Pencils! GO TO: Tim and Jed – BustED Pencils – fully leaded education talk schoolhouselive schoolhouselive on Livestream. COMING APRIL 25-26 FROM CHICAGO: NETWORK FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE – Watch live streaming Internet TV. Broadcast your own live streaming videos, like schoolhouselive in Widescreen HD. Livestream, Be… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Student Success Act? Revolution?? On Demand!!!

If you thought No Child Left Behind (NCLB), oops, I mean the Student Success Act was dead, think again.  Spring = rebirth. Heads Up! HR 5 (Student Success Act) Coming Back As Soon As April 13th A book about United Opt Out? WHAT?!!  Come check it out A Handbook for the Education Revolution…It’s Here… Read more »