Highlights from Facebook and the Twittersphere: 4/29/16

DEY takes a look at news making noise on social media. Valerie Strauss reports on the kindergarten testing mess in Michigan. DEY weighs in: Some bad news for kindergartners in Michigan Via The New York Times: Pearson Under Fire for Monitoring Students’ Twitter Posts The Conversation on why play is vital to young children: Kindergartners … Read more

Senior Advisor Nancy Carlsson-Paige Reflects on the 2016 Network for Public Education Conference

The 2016 Network for Public Education Conference, held April 15-17 in Raleigh, NC, is truly an experience—something hard to describe.  For a few days in April, education and social justice activists from around the country come together in a burst of energy and synergy to share lives and ideas and to build an education movement for equity and … Read more

Livestream DEY Session at the NPE Conference: Saturday, April 16 at 2:30 EDT

DEY Senior Advisor Nancy Carlsson-Paige and DEY National Board member Denisha Jones will join Susan Ochshorn and Michelle Gunderson in a panel discussion entitled, “T-E-S-T, not P-L-A-Y is a Four-Letter Word: Putting the Young Child and the Teacher at the Center of Education Reform” during the third annual Network for Public Education conference, held in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The session will be … Read more

Highlights from Facebook and the Twittersphere: 4/8/16

DEY takes a look at news making noise on social media. The 2016 Opt Out movement is in full force and making news: Via the Village Voice: New York Opt-Out Rates Remain High, Tests Remain Massively Confusing The New York Post: ‘Opt out:’ Teachers email parents to boycott Common Core tests The New York Daily News: … Read more

Miami Parents Petition for More Time for Recess and Play

The front page of the March 28, 2016 edition of the Miami Herald, featured a nearly full page article about the efforts of parents in South Florida to demand more recess time for their young children.  After Florida’s legislature failed to pass a law mandating recess during the current session, parents decided to fight for their children’s … Read more