Required Readings

Education and unions, post-Katrina education, learning theories mapped, preschool privilege, new UIowa prez rankles, and more: Required Readings, 09.06.15

In honor of Labor Day in the U.S., let’s start today’s Required Readings with some news about unions:

Is there a Blue State frontier for teachers unions?

Pennsylvania’s state university system has approved contracts with four labor unions, while the state’s faculty union is opposing a proposed background check policy.

And a topic not unrelated to unions: the changes in public education in New Orleans during the post-Katrina era.

Check out this map of learning theories from the Holistic Approach to Technology Enhanced Learning project.

A parent reflects on the challenges that part-time preschool presents to working parents.

The University of Iowa has a new president, and some are concerned about the choice of a candidate with no academic leadership experience.

An Indian scholar who spoke out against idol worship was murdered last week.

A charter school law in Washington state backed by, among others, Bill Gates, has been ruled unconstitutional by the state supreme court.

Concerns abound regarding educational technology and the privacy of student data.

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