Saturday, December 31, 2011

Today's Big Education Ape - PostRank Top Early Evening Posts #ows #edreform


New Year's Eve Noise Demo Against The Prison-Industrial Complex | OccupyWallSt.org #OWS #edREFORM

New Year's Eve Noise Demo Against The Prison-Industrial Complex | OccupyWallSt.org:New Year's Eve Noise Demo Against The Prison-Industrial Complexby OccupyWallStSaturday, December 31st. 9PM (EST) MCC (Metropolitan Correctional Center), 150 Park Row, Manhattan (J to Chambers Street or 4/5/6 to City Hall)via the NYC Anarchist Black Cross:To many it feels like we live in a time like no other– with surveillance and repression at every turn, but also resistance, rebellion, and open revolt. However, this is neither the new golden nor ... more »

New year’s eve coffee + Old school . « Fred Klonsky

New year’s eve coffee. « Fred Klonsky:New year’s eve coffee.by Fred KlonskyDecember 31 and it will reach nearly 50 degrees today in Chicago.It has been a few years since Anne and I have stayed up until midnight on New Year’s Eve.It has been a few years since we went to a party. Most of our contemporaries don’t stay up until midnight any more either.It has been a few years since we went out to dinner on New Year’s Eve. Our ... more »

The worst and the best education events of 2011 « Parents Across America

The worst and the best education events of 2011 « Parents Across America:The worst and the best education events of 2011by leoniehaimsonPlease add your suggestions of what I’ve missed in the comment section,and Happy New Year to all!Worst education news of 2011:Schools suffer huge budget cuts across the nation class sizes increases, with the support of billionaires like Bill Gates, Bloomberg and other members of the .0001%, who send their own kids to expensive private schools and who claim that ... more »

“You Can Only Take 10 Posts With You…!” My Top 10 2011 Posts! « Diary of a Public School Teacher!

“You Can Only Take 10 Posts With You…!” My Top 10 2011 Posts! « Diary of a Public School Teacher!:“You Can Only Take 10 Posts With You…!” My Top 10 2011 Posts!by OldschoolteachIf someone said to me, “You can only take 10 posts with you to (make up a place). AND, they have to be from 2011, which posts are you going to take?Here are my choices, in no particular order:“Open Letter to President Obama: This is What Standardized Testing ... more »

NYC Public School Parents: Worst and best education events of 2011

NYC Public School Parents: Worst and best education events of 2011:Worst and best education events of 2011by Leonie HaimsonPlease add your suggestions for what I've missed in the comment section, and Happy New Year to all!Worst education news of 2011:Schools suffer huge budget cuts across the nation class sizes increases, with the support of billionaires like Bill Gates, Bloomberg and other members of the .0001%, who send their own kids to expensive private schools and who claim that resources and ... more »

Action for the Week of January 1st: Plan for National Opt Out Day, January 7th | United Opt Out National

Action for the Week of January 1st: Plan for National Opt Out Day, January 7th | United Opt Out National:ACTION FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 1ST: PLAN FOR NATIONAL OPT OUT DAY, JANUARY 7THA New Year is upon us. It is paramount that we make the most of it and organize and ACT to end corporate education reform. We must move out into our neighborhoods, our communities, and support others in understanding the absolute destruction surrounding the tactics of the ... more »

The Innovation Mismatch: "Smart Capital" and Education Innovation - Joanne Weiss - Innovations in Education - Harvard Business Review

The Innovation Mismatch: "Smart Capital" and Education Innovation - Joanne Weiss - Innovations in Education - Harvard Business Review:The Innovation Mismatch: "Smart Capital" and Education Innovation8:00 AM Thursday March 31, 2011by Joanne Weiss | Comments (11)FEATURED PRODUCTSHuman Resources Management: Challenges for Graduate Educationby James Wimbush$6.95Buy it now »Asahi Net: Bringing Innovation to Educationby Hirotaka Takeuchi$6.95Buy it now »EMAILSHAREPRINTEditor's note: This post is part of a three-week seriesexamining educational innovation and technology, published in partn... more »

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Learning about Learning: Research and Edreform News and Views 12/31/2011

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Learning about Learning: Research and Edreform News and Views 12/31/2011:Learning about Learning: Research and Edreform News and Views 12/31/2011by coolcatteacher@gmail.com (Victoria A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher)11 Tools for the 21st Century LearnerThis is a course for Spring Branch ISD which uses a blog as the framework. I also love how 9 hours of professional development is being given for the educators in this course. We need more embedded PD that gives teachers an opportunity to embed ... more »

Belling the Cats of Corporate Education Reform in 2011 - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher

Belling the Cats of Corporate Education Reform in 2011 - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher:Belling the Cats of Corporate Education Reform in 2011by Anthony CodyThis year, the gloves came off, as teachers faced unprecedented attacks on our right to collective bargaining, as well as continued attempts to tie our pay and job security to test scores. Some of these attacks were blatant, as in Wisconsin, but most were veiled behind a cloak of rhetoric about education reform. Today ... more »

#OccupyBigEd #ows #edreform

#OccupyBigEd:#OccupyBigEdby CYNTHIA on DECEMBER 31, 2011When Republican Congressmen vote against higher nutrition standards for children’s school lunches, carrying out the wishes of “Big Ag” by making the tomato sauce on school lunch pizza the equivalent of a vegetable, we instantly know what that means. Public interests have been sold out again, and we the public have to rally our forces again to prevail.“Big Ag” is shorthand for what decades of educating the nation’s eaters now understand: billion dollar agricultural interests ... more »

#EDreform Money

Money - Pink Floyd from the Dark Side of the moon in HD quality[Lyrics]MoneyGet awayYou get a good job with good pay and you're okayMoneyIt's a gasGrab that cash with both hands and make a stashNew car, caviar, four star daydreamThink I'll buy me a football teamMoneyWell, get backI'm all right JackKeep your hands off of my stackMoneyIt's a hitDon't give me that do goody good bullshitI'm in the high-fidelity first class travelling setI think I need a Lear jet(amazing ... more »

I don’t think in lists | Ideas and Thoughts

I don’t think in lists | Ideas and Thoughts:I don’t think in listsby Dean ShareskiIt's list season. Actually it's list season all year round. Writing a post with a numbered list seems the way many people think. Reminds me of my daughter's obsession with rankings. Come to think about it, I've written on this topic a few times so I may be repeating myself but as I saw a steady stream of tweets today linking to a plethora of posts ... more »

Lil Wayne’s “How to Love” video- Teaching Life Choices, Their Way! « Diary of a Public School Teacher!

Lil Wayne’s “How to Love” video- Teaching Life Choices, Their Way! « Diary of a Public School Teacher!:Lil Wayne’s “How to Love” video- Teaching Life Choices, Their Way!by OldschoolteachMy 17-year-old and I were bonding watching music videos, and he was explaining who’s who and what’s what, and Lil Wayne’s video came on.WOW! I almost cried after watching this video. My next thought was, “I hope our kids are seeing this. I hope our kids understand the message here. I hope ... more »

Why Mitt Romney’s Education Policy May be the Same as Jeb Bush’s | Scathing Purple Musings

Why Mitt Romney’s Education Policy May be the Same as Jeb Bush’s | Scathing Purple Musings:Why Mitt Romney’s Education Policy May be the Same as Jeb Bush’sby Bob SikesRepublican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has nine policy statements on his official website. But not one for education. Romney and the people advising him are smart people and its not that they’ve forgotten. The omission, however, leaves his position open to interpretation and writing in Politics K12 Alyson Klein has done so. ... more »

Moving Towards a World with No Bosses | Lefty Parent

Moving Towards a World with No Bosses | Lefty Parent:Moving Towards a World with No Bossesby Cooper ZaleI keep attempting to bear witness to and advocate for our society’s continuing transformation from “hierarchies of control to circles of equals”, but I got feedback from my partner Sally on our morning walk today that that is too academic of a framing… Damn! So how can I call this out in a more clear, un-geeky, and compelling way? What captures the essence ... more »

School Tech Connect: The Top Ten Stories Of 2011

School Tech Connect: The Top Ten Stories Of 2011:The Top Ten Stories Of 2011by noreply@blogger.com (Tim)I don't do end-of-year lists, so yes, this is a bait-and-switch.But some of you do end-of-year lists, and if you're compiling a list of the big education stories, and if you've neglected to include Fred's uncovering of the sociopath Jonah Edelman's tactics, then your list is incomplete. It was the biggest story of the year here in Illinois, and it has ramifications around the country ...more »

As the new year comes, there is good news out of the Heartland for those of us toiling in the field of teacher union reform. « Fred Klonsky

As the new year comes, there is good news out of the Heartland for those of us toiling in the field of teacher union reform. « Fred Klonsky:As the new year comes, there is good news out of the Heartland for those of us toiling in the field of teacher union reform.by Fred KlonskyMTU’s Bob Peterson and the CTU’s Karen Lewis. A fresh wind out of the Heartland.To both old and new readers of this blog, it is clear that ... more »

What Teachers Are Saying – Zinn Education Project

What Teachers Are Saying – Zinn Education Project:What Teachers Are SayingHere are just a few of the hundreds of comments we have received from teachers about the impact of Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States, and the Zinn Education Project lessons on themselves and their classrooms. Send us your quotes and stories to add to this page: zep@zinnedproject.orgJump to: Howard Zinn’s Impact on Teachers | Howard Zinn’s Impact on Teaching |Howard Zinn’s Impact on Students | Zinn ... more »

The Answer Sheet - David vs. Goliath: The battle over public education

The Answer Sheet - David vs. Goliath: The battle over public education:David vs. Goliath: The battle over public educationBy Valerie StraussThis was written by Rita M. Solnet, a nonpartisan businesswoman, parent, and Florida education activist.By Rita M. SolnetIt wasn’t just the type of slingshot or the shape of rock David used when he defeated Goliath. David’s determination was steadfast, his belief system strong, when, with a do or die mindset, he fought Goliath and won. But why did he succeed ... more »

Today's Big Education Ape - PostRank Top Early Evening Posts #ows #edreform

Daily Kos: Healing the Heart of DemocracyBig Education Ape - PostRank (PostRank: All)-8 minutes agoDaily Kos: Healing the Heart of Democracy:Healing the Heart of Democracyby rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) In memory of Christina Taylor Green (2001-2011) Addie Mae Collins (1949-1963) Denise McNair (1951-1963) Carole Robertson (1949-1963) Cynthia Wesley (1949-1963) Christina died when an assassin in Tucson, Arizona, opened fired at a public event hosted by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was seriously wounded. Addie Mae, Denise, Carole, and Cynthia died when violent racists ... more »

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