NYC Diversity Plan and Silicon Valley Billionaires | Last Week’s Best Articles in Education

We’re back with Last Week’s Best Articles In Education!

Our team is always seeking the latest news in the field of education. As advocates for a quality education for ALL students, we know we have to stay up-to-date on everything that’s going on in the education spheres of our nation…from the White House to the local public school district, from new legislation to the small acts of bravery and kindness made by a single teacher, from the milestones and celebrations to the hazardous injustices affecting many of our nations students.

Here are the best stories we came across last week…because we believe you should stay up-to-date, too!


I think public schools are the backbone of democracy. My child attends a charter school. Let’s talk.
Chalkbeat

Nashville parent describes the nuanced and challenging process that she went through when, as a firm supporter of public education, she chose a charter school for her child.

Report Says Diversity Plan is No Challenge for New York City
The New York Times

New York City released its plan to make its schools more racially and socio-economically integrated. The city’s Department of Education is confident that they are well on their way toward achieving those goals. Critics contend they aren’t doing enough.

Here’s an Idea: Guarantee Every Child an Excellent Education
Common Dreams

Teacher and education advocate Steven Singer wants fellow advocates to shift their goals from ‘providing every child with a CHANCE at an excellent education’ to ‘providing every child with an excellent education.’ Here, he examines what that would look like in practice.


One thing to read this weekend

The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools
The New York Times

“In the space of just a few years, technology giants have begun remaking the very nature of schooling on a vast scale, using some of the same techniques that have made their companies linchpins of the American economy. Through their philanthropy, they are influencing the subjects that schools teach, the classroom tools that teachers choose and fundamental approaches to learning.”


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