Archives for January 2015

Expert: Obama’s ‘bogus’ student data proposal won’t fix privacy problem he created

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An edu­ca­tion ana­lyst says Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s call for stronger pro­tec­tion of stu­dent dig­i­tal data is “bogus.” The pres­i­dent ear­li­er this week pro­posed a new Stu­dent Dig­i­tal Pri­va­cy Act aimed at pre­vent­ing com­pa­nies from sell­ing sen­si­tive stu­dent infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed in schools and from using such data to tar­get adver­tis­ing to chil­dren, accord­ing […]

Parents investigated for neglect after letting kids walk home alone

View ~2 minute Wash­ing­ton Post video HERE: Danielle and Alexan­der Meitiv let their chil­dren, 10 and six, walk home alone from a park a mile away from their house. Now, Mont­gomery Coun­ty is inves­ti­gat­ing the cou­ple for child neglect. (Jorge Ribas/The Wash­ing­ton Post) It was a one-mile walk home from a Sil­ver Spring park on […]

CHARTERS in the ESEA Re-authorization Bill!!!

Scott Walk­er’s Plan to Pri­va­tize Schools An Alert by Ani­ta Hoge “After cut­ting a bil­lion dol­lars from edu­ca­tion, Scott Walk­er and his GOP friends have achieved the goal sink­ing the edu­ca­tion­al poten­tial of Wis­con­sin Schools. On their first day back in ses­sion, Assem­bly Repub­li­cans seek­ing a free mar­ket solu­tion have intro­duced a bill guar­an­tee­ing the […]

Proposed water quality rules may limit ag activities

A new effort to reg­u­late graz­ing and its poten­tial impacts on water qual­i­ty has Cal­i­for­nia ranch­ers con­cerned new rules could lim­it their food pro­duc­tion activ­i­ties and yield lit­tle envi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fits. State water reg­u­la­tors launched a series of pub­lic lis­ten­ing ses­sions around the state dur­ing Jan­u­ary to solic­it pub­lic com­ments before devel­op­ing a new “Graz­ing Reg­u­la­to­ry […]

Greenhouse Gases “Rise” in Importance for NEPA Reviews –National Environmental Policy Act

Just before Christ­mas, the White House Coun­cil on Envi­ron­men­tal Qual­i­ty (“CEQ”) pub­lished revised draft guid­ance intend­ed to direct fed­er­al agen­cies on when and how to con­sid­er the effects of green­house gas (“GHG”) emis­sions and cli­mate change when eval­u­at­ing the envi­ron­men­tal effects of pro­posed agency actions under the Nation­al Envi­ron­men­tal Pol­i­cy Act (“NEPA”).  Con­sid­er­a­tion of cli­mate change is […]

Beware ESEA Re-authorization!

To come up for a vote by end of March! An Alert by Ani­ta Hoge This was the plan all along.… The House passed their ver­sion of the re-autho­riza­­­tion in July 2013. The Sen­ate had their ver­sion come out of com­mit­tee last year (HR 5 and SB 1094). Plus, Repub­li­cans put amend­ments that allowed CHOICE […]

County schools’ ROP gets $35K grant

FA NOTE: Com­mon Core? — The Brain­wash­ing of Kids to Accept Water Scarci­ty SAN BERNARDINO CALIFORNIA— The San Bernardi­no Coun­ty Super­in­ten­dent of Schools’ Region­al Occu­pa­tion­al Pro­gram has received a $35,000 grant to sup­port new high school class­es that address water issues in Cal­i­for­nia. The pro­grams are expect­ed to devel­op new stan­­dards-based mod­el cur­ricu­lum that pro­mote […]

Commie Core for Pre‑K

Go, Maine, Go!“Qual­i­ty ear­ly child­hood edu­ca­tion — whether pro­vid­ed by par­ents or pri­vate or pub­lic pro­grams — can set stu­dents up for future suc­cess,” said Gov­er­nor Paul R. LeP­age. (Maine Press Release) Anoth­er Com­mu­nist ini­tia­tive sup­port­ed by Maine’s neo­con­ser­v­a­tive Trot­skyite Gov­er­nor Paul LeP­age! From a Press Release from Saman­tha War­ren, Maine DOE Direc­tor of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, […]