Tutorservice Daily News for July 2nd through July 3rd:
- In ‘his’ blog, Jefferson lays out his visionary thoughts on education – By Donna Krache, CNN (CNN) Scholar, inventor, statesman, author of the Declaration of Independence … blogger? Only in recent years has the third president of the United States added that achievement to his many credits. To mark the 250th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s completion of studies at the College of William and Mary, the Colonial Williamsburg [...]
- Future Of For-Profit College Regulations Now In Obama Administration’s Hands –
After a federal judge struck down key parts of new regulations on for-profit colleges last weekend, it's undecided whether the Department of Education will appeal the case or start again with a new set of regulations.
But observers said that although the rules were invalidated on technical grounds, the judge's decision supports the department's right to hold for-profit colleges accountable for leaving students with unsustainable debts.
"The key victory for the department is that they do have the authority to set these standards," said Amy Laitinen, who served as a policy adviser in the DOE and now works as a deputy education policy director at the New America Foundation. "In my mind the question is going to be one of political will. How much is the department going to want to take on this fight again?"
- Five Best Blogs: Men In Tank Tops – Pro Or Con? – Gloria Romero corrects @DianeRavitchmischaracterization of parent trigger repeated in Salon @josheidelson story ow.ly/bY407
Private online teacher prep programs like UoP and Walden top the provider list, acc to this TIME mag articleow.ly/bXQfQ
Either 1,000 MN schools suddenly erased stubborn achievement gaps or someone is getting cute with the numbers ow.ly/bXOkq
NEA: “No Evidence” Teach for America Busts Unions | Intercepts ow.ly/bXKG0
Felix Salmon mocks overconfident reformers, argues against quick fixes, floats kooky anonymized data ideaow.ly/bXJ7s
Jay Mathews: How inspections would embarrass schools: If we got rid of standardized tests to rate public sc… wapo.st/MkBc1s
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- Massachusetts’ Transgender Equal Rights Bill Takes Effect –
Having been hailed as "a much needed update," Massachusetts' new anti-discrimination law protecting transgender residents has arrived.
As the Associated Press is reporting, the Transgender Equal Rights Bill took effect July 1, about seven months after Gov. Deval Patrick signed it into law. The bill bars discrimination in employment, housing, education, and lending, while also enables prosecutors to bring hate crime charges in attacks that target someone for being transgender, according to the Boston Globe.
Among those to praise the new law was Kara Suffredini, executive director of MassEquality, one of the organizations that lobbied for the law. "This a tremendously historic and life-changing day for transgender people across the state, and really for anybody that values fairness," she told the Globe.
- My Take: Bus bullies suspended, justice served – now teachers’ work begins – By Robyn Barberry, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Robyn Barberry teaches English at an alternative high school and a community college in Maryland. With her husband, she manages Legends of the Fog, a haunted attraction with more than 200 teen volunteers. She has an Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction from Goucher College and [...]