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Rhee, former D.C. schools chief, busy lobbying, helping Right wing politicians– USATODAY.com

2011-Dec-30
Rhee, former D.C. schools chief, busy lobbying – USATODAY.com:Former D.C. schools chief busy lobbying, helping politiciansBy Greg Toppo, USA TODAYUpdated 7h 2m agoCommentsReprints PermissionsMore than a year after she resigned as chancellor of Washington, D.C., Public Schools — and nine months after her successor asked D.C.'s inspector general to investigate high erasure rates on standardized tests during her tenure —Michelle Rhee remains as high-profile as ever.By Charlie Nye, The StarMichelle Rhee's non-profit is lobbying statehouses.EnlargeBy Charlie Nye, The StarMichelle Rhee's ...
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Today's Big Education Ape - PostRank Top Mid Day Posts #ows #edreform

2011-Dec-29
Lopsided Debate over Education Reform Reveals a Broken System - Living in Dialogue - Education Week TeacherBig Education Ape - PostRank (PostRank: All)-12 minutes agoLopsided Debate over Education Reform Reveals a Broken System - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher:Lopsided Debate over Education Reform Reveals a Broken Systemby Anthony CodyAlexander Russo has done an excellent job stirring the pot with his column yesterday asserting that "reform critics" like myself are "winning" the online debate.As I tried to point out ...
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Democurmudgeon: The Charter School Truth!

2011-Dec-29
Democurmudgeon: The Charter School Truth!:The Charter School Truth!by DemocurmudgeonHere's Brenda Konkel's post regarding the controversial charter school, Madison Prep, and the NAACP's position on the issue that bears repeating. The facts are all true: If you were confused about Madison Prep and feeling a little liberal white guilt about not supporting it, well, there is good reason for the confusion Yup, Urban League vs. NAACP. Here’s the NAACP official national position on Charter Schools. (Link here) The position is just ...
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Schools Matter: Russo Off by 4 Months

2011-Dec-29
Schools Matter: Russo Off by 4 Months:Russo Off by 4 Monthsby P. L. ThomasIf Alexander Russo had penned this near April 1, instead of January 1, and ended with "April Fools!" I would have enjoyed the irony, but instead, Russo appears serious with "Media: Reform Opponents Are Winning Online (For Now)."The list of problems with this post are extensive, but a few major points include: (1) The educators and scholars Russo identifies as "Goliaths" are not against reform, but against ...
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Today's Big Education Ape - PostRank Top AM Posts #ows #edreform

2011-Dec-29
Presidential Proclamation -- National Mentoring Month, 2012 | The White HouseBig Education Ape - PostRank (PostRank: All)-1 hour agoPresidential Proclamation -- National Mentoring Month, 2012 | The White House:Presidential Proclamation -- National Mentoring Month, 2012by The White HouseRelease Time: For Immediate ReleaseBY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATIONEvery day, mentors help young Americans face the challenges of growing into adulthood. By setting a positive example and sharing their time, knowledge, and experience, mentors play an essential role ...
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Common state standards in math and English — a step forward? - The Education Report - Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools

2011-Dec-28
Common state standards in math and English — a step forward? - The Education Report - Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools:Common state standards in math and English — a step forward?Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 1:25 pm in Algebra/Math, initiatives, literacy, students, teachersNo CommentsBy now, all but five states (Alaska, Texas, Minnesota, Nebraska and Virginia) have adopted what’s known asCommon Core State Standards for math and English, a common agreement of what students in the United States should know ...
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Daily Kos: Did you know I'm a Goliath?

2011-Dec-28
Daily Kos: Did you know I'm a Goliath?:Did you know I'm a Goliath?by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken)At least according to this post by Alexander Russo I am, along with Anthony Cody, Nancy Flanagan, Caroline Grannan, John Thompson, and Leonie Haimson. As Russo writes:There's a strange dynamic going on inside the online education reform debate in which the well-funded reformers play the role of wimpy David and the scrappy traditional educators are Goliath. He then goes on to writeAs anyone who reads education ...
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Reform vs. Anti-Reform: Quoth the Raven - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher

2011-Dec-28
Reform vs. Anti-Reform: Quoth the Raven - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher:Reform vs. Anti-Reform: Quoth the Ravenby Nancy FlanaganDear Alexander Russo,So here I am, with the final hours of bleak December ticking away, casting about for the right hook to write aboutEducation Reform in 2011: The Big Picture.Go with a top ten list? Ten signs of hope? Pushback against dark corporate forces? Bright and cheery? Downand dreary?While I pondered, weak and weary, came a Google alert ...
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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Charter Schools and Special Education/ELL - Fifth in a Series

2011-Dec-28
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Charter Schools and Special Education/ELL - Fifth in a Series:Charter Schools and Special Education/ELL - Fifth in a Seriesby Melissa WestbrookIn researching Special Education/ELL as it relates to charter schools, it’s a lot of the same issues that you see in traditional public schools - money, service delivery and compliance with the law. (Note: this part of the series does focus more on Special Education than ELL because there just isn’t as much information out there ...
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Big Education Ape: 12-28-11 PM Union president Lewis is a Chicago winner EDition #OWS

2011-Dec-28
Big Education Ape: Ed News Now:Big Education Ape: Ed News NowPublished byCoopmike48– 7 news spotters todayNext update in about 11 hoursSee all articlesHEADLINESEDUCATIONSOCIETYSTORIESPOLITICSCRIMEBUSINESS#EDU#OWSUnion president Lewis is a Chicago winner. « Fred Klonskybigeducationape.blogspot.com- Union president Lewis is a Chicago winner. « Fred Klonsky:Union president Lewis is a Chicago winner.by Fred KlonskyNBC’s Ward Room picks Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis as a winner of ...coopmike48Is the Iraq War actually over? - Opinionaljazeera.com- US President Barack Obama has expressed 'concerns' about Iraqi ...
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Schools Matter: Russo Off by 4 Months

2011-Dec-29
Schools Matter: Russo Off by 4 Months:Russo Off by 4 Monthsby P. L. ThomasIf Alexander Russo had penned this near April 1, instead of January 1, and ended with "April Fools!" I would have enjoyed the irony, but instead, Russo appears serious with "Media: Reform Opponents Are Winning Online (For Now)."The list of problems with this post are extensive, but a few major points include: (1) The educators and scholars Russo identifies as "Goliaths" are not against reform, but against ...
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Today's Big Education Ape - PostRank Top AM Posts #ows #edreform

2011-Dec-29
Presidential Proclamation -- National Mentoring Month, 2012 | The White HouseBig Education Ape - PostRank (PostRank: All)-1 hour agoPresidential Proclamation -- National Mentoring Month, 2012 | The White House:Presidential Proclamation -- National Mentoring Month, 2012by The White HouseRelease Time: For Immediate ReleaseBY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATIONEvery day, mentors help young Americans face the challenges of growing into adulthood. By setting a positive example and sharing their time, knowledge, and experience, mentors play an essential role ...
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Common state standards in math and English — a step forward? - The Education Report - Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools

2011-Dec-28
Common state standards in math and English — a step forward? - The Education Report - Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools:Common state standards in math and English — a step forward?Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 1:25 pm in Algebra/Math, initiatives, literacy, students, teachersNo CommentsBy now, all but five states (Alaska, Texas, Minnesota, Nebraska and Virginia) have adopted what’s known asCommon Core State Standards for math and English, a common agreement of what students in the United States should know ...
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Daily Kos: Did you know I'm a Goliath?

2011-Dec-28
Daily Kos: Did you know I'm a Goliath?:Did you know I'm a Goliath?by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken)At least according to this post by Alexander Russo I am, along with Anthony Cody, Nancy Flanagan, Caroline Grannan, John Thompson, and Leonie Haimson. As Russo writes:There's a strange dynamic going on inside the online education reform debate in which the well-funded reformers play the role of wimpy David and the scrappy traditional educators are Goliath. He then goes on to writeAs anyone who reads education ...
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Reform vs. Anti-Reform: Quoth the Raven - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher

2011-Dec-28
Reform vs. Anti-Reform: Quoth the Raven - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher:Reform vs. Anti-Reform: Quoth the Ravenby Nancy FlanaganDear Alexander Russo,So here I am, with the final hours of bleak December ticking away, casting about for the right hook to write aboutEducation Reform in 2011: The Big Picture.Go with a top ten list? Ten signs of hope? Pushback against dark corporate forces? Bright and cheery? Downand dreary?While I pondered, weak and weary, came a Google alert ...
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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Charter Schools and Special Education/ELL - Fifth in a Series

2011-Dec-28
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Charter Schools and Special Education/ELL - Fifth in a Series:Charter Schools and Special Education/ELL - Fifth in a Seriesby Melissa WestbrookIn researching Special Education/ELL as it relates to charter schools, it’s a lot of the same issues that you see in traditional public schools - money, service delivery and compliance with the law. (Note: this part of the series does focus more on Special Education than ELL because there just isn’t as much information out there ...
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Big Education Ape: 12-28-11 PM Union president Lewis is a Chicago winner EDition #OWS

2011-Dec-28
Big Education Ape: Ed News Now:Big Education Ape: Ed News NowPublished byCoopmike48– 7 news spotters todayNext update in about 11 hoursSee all articlesHEADLINESEDUCATIONSOCIETYSTORIESPOLITICSCRIMEBUSINESS#EDU#OWSUnion president Lewis is a Chicago winner. « Fred Klonskybigeducationape.blogspot.com- Union president Lewis is a Chicago winner. « Fred Klonsky:Union president Lewis is a Chicago winner.by Fred KlonskyNBC’s Ward Room picks Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis as a winner of ...coopmike48Is the Iraq War actually over? - Opinionaljazeera.com- US President Barack Obama has expressed 'concerns' about Iraqi ...
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Hashtags for state-, province-, and national-level education conversations [SPREADSHEET] | Dangerously Irrelevant

2011-Dec-28
Hashtags for state-, province-, and national-level education conversations [SPREADSHEET] | Dangerously Irrelevant:Hashtags for state-, province-, and national-level education conversations [SPREADSHEET]by dr.scott.mcleod@gmail.com (Scott McLeod)In Iowa we use #iaedfuture to organize our online conversations about education in the state. In Wisconsin they use #wiedu. In the United Kingdom, they use #ukedchat to have similar conversations at the national level. What are other states, provinces, and/or countries using? (beyond the generic#edchat)I made a publicly-editable Google spreadsheet to organize all of these geography-bound education ...
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Uncensored: A Lost Article about the Save Our Schools March | The Jose Vilson

2011-Dec-27
Uncensored: A Lost Article about the Save Our Schools March | The Jose Vilson:Uncensored: A Lost Article about the Save Our Schools Marchby JoseJose Vilson and Pedro Noguera at SOS MarchI don’t usually do this, but you’re my people. On August 2nd, GOOD Magazine published an article ostensiblywritten by yours truly … with almost half the article chopped off. I won’t get into reasons why things went missing because a) I still don’t agree with Michelle Rhee, b) the person ...
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Jersey Jazzman: Cerf: Facts Have A Racial Bias

2011-Dec-27
Jersey Jazzman: Cerf: Facts Have A Racial Bias:Cerf: Facts Have A Racial Biasby DukeThere is no other way to read this latest pronouncement from ACTING NJ Education Commissioner Cerf:AP: What's the state of public education in New Jersey? How do we compare to other states?Cerf: We compare very well from an aggregate perspective if you take the NAEP, the National Assessment of Educational Progress. New Jersey typically ranks within the top two to four in each of the four major ...
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Top 10 city education stories of 2011 | Philadelphia Public School Notebook

2011-Dec-25
Top 10 city education stories of 2011 | Philadelphia Public School Notebook:Top 10 city education stories of 2011by Dale MezzacappaThank you for following the Notebook through an incredible year. The Notebook staff will be on break until January 3. But we leave you with a look back at the past year, and eagerly anticipate connecting with you in 2012. It has been a tumultuous year at the School District of Philadelphia. We have compiled a list of the 10 biggest ...
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Teachers union sues Sacramento City schools over seniority rights in layoffs - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

2011-Dec-25
Teachers union sues Sacramento City schools over seniority rights in layoffs - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee:Teachers union sues Sacramento City schools over seniority rights in layoffsmgutierrez@sacbee.comPUBLISHED SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2011The Sacramento City Unified School District is fighting a civil lawsuit filed by its teachers union over teacher seniority rights in rehiring after layoffs.The Sacramento City Teachers Association's lawsuit comes months after the union fought the district's decision to utilize a seldom used provision ...
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Demetrio Perez Jr. Leading Miami-Dade School Board Race, Despite Not Running #EDreform #ows

2011-Dec-24
Demetrio Perez Jr. Leading Miami-Dade School Board Race, Despite Not Running:Demetrio Perez Jr. Leading Miami-Dade School Board Race, Despite Not Runningphoto by sylvarphoto by sylvar“An educated people will always be strong and free. The alternative is ignorance. Ignorance will ultimately destroy us.” Jose Marti. The 2012 Miami-Dade School Board race promises to be a close one. Not for the board members, mind you, but for the for-profit charter schools competing to buy votes to open more of their schools.Although school ...
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Wishing YOU A Damn Good Christmas! #edreform #sosmarch #ows

2011-Dec-24
Damn Good Education Daily: THANK YOU ALLFOR A Damn Good Education DailyTHANK YOUTHANK YOUTHANK YOUMy Gift to you during this holiday season and nearly everyday is the voices of people who love public education. Most of the people are fighting to keep education Public and Free. I follow these people for news, ideas and inspiration. There are others but these guys are working it everyday to fight privatization of our Public Schools and for a free and great education for ...
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hctiB G: Holiday Greeting 2011 | The G Bitch Spot

2011-Dec-24
hctiB G: Holiday Greeting 2011 | The G Bitch Spot:hctiB G: Holiday Greeting 2011by G BitchAh, the season of what-DO-you-eat is here again.originally posted December 21, 2006It’s time to make another magical, atheist, vegan Christmas/holiday season for The Girl. I will take a break from now until about the 30th. Spare an animal–have a vegetarian/vegan holiday meal. Donate to others and smile for no reasonRemember: Dec. 31, 2005by G BitchLongtime educators are kicked to the curb, letter to editor, Times-Pic. ...
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2011′s TOP TEN MEDIA FALLACIES ABOUT TEACHERS « Teachers Fight Back

2011-Dec-23
2011′s TOP TEN MEDIA FALLACIES ABOUT TEACHERS « Teachers Fight Back:2011′s TOP TEN MEDIA FALLACIES ABOUT TEACHERSby alkleen10. Charter schools are the answer to what ails our public school system.9. Teacher salaries are as high or higher than they should be.8. Teacher unions are preventing education reforms.7. Tenure prevents teacher firings and protects incompetent teachers.6. Test scores should be way more important than
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Bridging Disparities in U.S. Student Learning « The Whole Child Blog « Whole Child Education

2011-Dec-23
Bridging Disparities in U.S. Student Learning « The Whole Child Blog « Whole Child Education:Bridging Disparities in U.S. Student Learningby Klea ScharbergNine years after NCLB, although there have been improvements in test scores of U.S. minority students, serious gaps persist between the achievement of white students and their Black and Latino counterparts.In Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap, authors A. Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera, nationally recognized experts in the fields ...
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Please help PAA grow even stronger in 2012! « Parents Across America

2011-Dec-23
Please help PAA grow even stronger in 2012! « Parents Across America: Please help PAA grow even stronger in 2012!by leoniehaimsonDear Friends,It’s nearly impossible for parents to ignore what’s being done to our public schools these days. It’s become even harder for parents to have a say about decisions that affect our children’s lives on a daily basis. In fact, politicians and those running our school systems often seem to think that the only voices that matter in education are ...
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It's Time for a Debt Jubilee - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

2011-Dec-23
It's Time for a Debt Jubilee - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com:It's Time for a Debt JubileeCryn Johannsen, Yahoo! Contributor NetworkDec 22, 2011 "Share your voice on Yahoo! websites. Start Here."tweetPrintFlagPost a commentThere has been a lot of discussion about student loan forgiveness in the past few months. With millions of people drowning in student loan debt, many of them embrace the idea. However, those who espouse this language actually serve to hurt the measure and the people who are hurting ...
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Education Research Report: A Plan for Transforming Indianapolis Public Schools

2011-Dec-23
Education Research Report: A Plan for Transforming Indianapolis Public Schools:Striving for Student Success: Shared AccountabilityJonathan Kantrowitz at Education Research Report - 33 minutes agoΩ The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act ushered in a new era of accountability in American education: for the first time, schools were held responsible for improving student achievement across all demographic groups. Yet there has always been a concern about holding only the schools themselves accountable for student success — especially given the profound impact ...
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Tom King's Blog of De-Fog!: Common Core Needs a New Learning Corps!

2011-Dec-22
Tom King's Blog of De-Fog!: Common Core Needs a New Learning Corps!:Common Core Needs a New Learning Corps!by Dr. Tom"There may not be any curriculum that every learner needs to know, but there surely are many curriculums that most need learners to know."There's lots of talk out there in Web 2+ land these days about learning standards, standardized testing, common core curriculums, even having teachers read scripts to students to assure that all learners are hearing the same thing. Madness ...

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