Stand for Children

Type: Organization
Name: Stand for Children
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Dems block funding for preschool plan as meeting erupts

The Indianapolis City-County Council’s finance committee voted to table funding for Mayor Greg Ballard’s $50 million preschool expansion plan and quickly adjourned a three-hour meeting Tuesday night as several people hoping to testify for the plan shouted ... [Published Indianapolis Business Journal - 1 hour ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Despite pullback on ballot issue, push on teacher tenure, evaluations isn’t over in Missouri

It really should be hard to change the Missouri Constitution, Kate Casas says.So the fact that the campaign behind the Amendment 3 ballot initiative abruptly pulled back last week doesn’t mean the movement is dead.“We just need a longer runway,” she ... [Published KansasCity.com - 4 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Do school superintendents matter? Join the education debate

A new study concludes that public school superintendents deserve little credit for broad student achievement. Rather, researchers said, academic success grows from many people within school systems working together.It's a particularly noteworthy topic ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - 13 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Common Core forum set

22:01Advocate staff reportSept. 15, 2014Leaders With Vision is holding a forum Thursday on the Common Core debate.The public is invited to the event at the Drusilla Place ballroom, 3482 Drusilla Lane.The panelists are: Noel Hammett, former member of the ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Classrooms are crowded but paying for fix will be costly

, 12:01 a.m.OLYMPIA — Voters will get the chance this fall to require smaller classes in Washington public schools, and there’s every indication they will do so. Initiative 1351 would shave the average number of students in classes at every grade level, ... [Published HeraldNet - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan To Bring 5th Annual Back-To-School Bus Tour To Alabama And Tennessee

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan   will bring his fifth annual   back-to-school bus tour   to Alabama and Tennessee on   Tuesday, where he will visit Birmingham, Huntsville and Chattanooga.  Mr. Duncan will discuss President Obama’s My Brother’s ... [Published Chattanoogan - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Influential education group announces endorsements

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - An influential education reform group is announcing its endorsement and financial backing of nearly two dozen Illinois legislative candidates in the November election. Stand for Children is an Oregon-based education reform ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

OKC, Tulsa superintendents weigh in on teacher shortage

Oklahoma teachers are underpaid and undervalued and need more support from administrators to be effective, leaders of the state’s two largest school districts said Thursday.Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Rob Neu, speaking at a luncheon hosted ... [Published NewsOK.com - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Leadership, Political Winds Buffet Education Advocacy Groups

Published in Print: August 27, 2014, as Leadership, Political Winds Buffet Advocacy GroupsMichelle Rhee's departure as the leader of StudentsFirst—the combative national K-12 advocacy organization she started less than four years ago—could represent a ... [Published Education Week - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Rise & Shine: First racetrack casino ads focus on education

through the loopholeA struggling rural district nearing the end of the state's accountability clock is righting its status and getting more funding through a little known change in state finance law. ( Chalkbeat Colorado )more from manualThe ousted ... [Published Education News Colorado - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Common Core not panacea for education woes

6:03 21, 2014Vincent P. BarrasOn Aug. 12, Lafayette Parish students attended their local schools, and two startling things happened: Teachers taught and students learned.Despite the battles raging between Gov. Bobby Jindal and the tag team of Education ... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Stand for Children makes 2014 endorsements

The education advocacy group Stand for Children-Colorado has announced its endorsements in 18 races on the November ballot. The list is primarily Democratic, but the group did endorse three Republican legislative candidates.The group endorsed 17 legislative ... [Published Education News Colorado - Aug 21 2014]

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The district believes testing is foundational to measuring learning but wants to use results to help individual students — "to focus onon the whole child and not worry so much about what the state is going to do or not do" said interim spokeswoman Mary Crimmins
"It helps," Daley said. "But Bruce Rauner will suddenly be sitting there as a politician and not a CEO, and that changes things."
...that DFER's Colorado chapter helped teachers' unions campaign for a state constitutional amendment last year to dramatically boost K-12 spending. "We're really careful not to hand our state directors a playbook" she said

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Dems block funding for preschool plan as meetin... [Published Indianapolis Business Journal - 1 hour ago]
Despite pullback on ballot issue, push on teach... [Published KansasCity.com - 4 hours ago]
Do school superintendents matter? Join the educ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - 13 hours ago]
Common Core forum set [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 16 2014]
Classrooms are crowded but paying for fix will ... [Published HeraldNet - Sep 14 2014]
Drury leads Neerhof in contributions in 58th Ho... [Published Lake Forester - Sep 09 2014]
Oklahoma Watch: Forum focuses on ways to make O... [Published NewsOK.com - Sep 07 2014]
New! [Published Enid News and Eagle - Sep 07 2014]
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan To Bring 5... [Published Chattanoogan - Sep 05 2014]
Influential education group announces endorsements [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Sep 05 2014]
OKC, Tulsa superintendents weigh in on teacher ... [Published NewsOK.com - Sep 05 2014]
Democrats, unions pour money into key races [Published Education News Colorado - Sep 03 2014]
Common Core, PARCC tests in Colorado reveal une... [Published Denver Post - Aug 31 2014]
State to lose NCLB waiver [Published Examiner Enterprise - Aug 29 2014]
Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot [Published Chicago Tribune - Aug 29 2014]
Leadership, Political Winds Buffet Education Ad... [Published Education Week - Aug 25 2014]
Common Core not panacea for education woes [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Aug 22 2014]
Rise & Shine: First racetrack casino ads focus ... [Published Education News Colorado - Aug 21 2014]
Stand for Children makes 2014 endorsements [Published Education News Colorado - Aug 21 2014]
Orleans Parish School Board back to the beginni... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Aug 20 2014]
Megan Irwin, former journalist and school advoc... [Published Oregonian - Aug 19 2014]
Gov. Rauner and Mayor Lewis — a fifth dimension... [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Aug 19 2014]
HELP! It's Back to School Time [Published Chicago Now - Aug 16 2014]
A Letter of Thanks to Michelle Rhee [Published Daily Beast - Aug 16 2014]
For kids’ sake, for future of city, support ear... [Published Indianapolis Star - Aug 16 2014]
School salary data still unavailable in state r... [Published Chicago Daily Herald - Aug 12 2014]
Grubbs leaves legacy in Bowling Green [Published TheDailyNews - Aug 09 2014]
Anne Grubbs Passes Away [Published WBKO - Aug 09 2014]
Jindal’s opposition to Common Core part of poli... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Aug 09 2014]
Louisiana Parents Report Ridicule By Pro-Common... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 30 2014]
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Louisiana Parents Report Ridicule By Pro-Common... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 30 2014]
Members of grassroots parent groups fighting to defeat the Common Core standards in Louisiana knew they were up against tough and well-funded competition in the form of special interest groups lobbying for the nationalized education standards. What ...
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