Monday, October 24, 2011

Breaking the Barriers: Talking About Race in Baltimore | Re:education in Baltimore

Breaking the Barriers: Talking About Race in Baltimore | Re:education in Baltimore:

Breaking the Barriers: Talking About Race in Baltimore

Baltimore in Black and White from Urbanite. Thanks to Michael Corbin for the tip.

A number of heavy hitters in education reform name closing the achievement gap as a driving mission. They’re mostly white. Because I was curious about whether closing that gap was in itself a driver for education reform-minded African Americans, I made my way to the Enoch Pratt Free Library on the night of October 20 to listen to two black male professors tackle the subject of black male achievement.

The event was called “Breaking the Barriers: Helping Black Males Achieve Academic Success,” the twelfth event in the Open Society Institute -Baltimore‘s Talking About Race series. The panelists: Ivory Toldson, associate professor at Howard University, and Raymond Winbush, director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University. The moderator:Shawn Dove, campaign manager for the Open Society Campaign for Black Male Achievement.

In the first answer of the night, Toldson questioned the “achievement gap” talk in precisely the way I was

Save Seattle Schools Community Blog: Stand For Children stands with Carr, Sundquist and Martin-Morris (but not Maier?)

Save Seattle Schools Community Blog: Stand For Children stands with Carr, Sundquist and Martin-Morris (but not Maier?):

Stand For Children stands with Carr, Sundquist and Martin-Morris (but not Maier?)

Stand has done a couple of puzzling things recently.

First, they sent out a postcard supporting Sherry Carr, Steve Sundquist and Harium Martin-Morris. The question I had was - where's Peter Maier? Why leave him off? Damaged goods from Pottergate? Offended their leadership? It's just kind of a sore thumb that sticks out.

Second, the postcard's top five funders are all from out-of-town except for Jon and Judy Runstad. Again, I do appreciate that business types from around the Puget Sound area are interested in Seattle public education but I

Thoughts on the Occupy Wall Street Movement | Mr. D's Neighborhood #ows

Thoughts on the Occupy Wall Street Movement | Mr. D's Neighborhood:

Thoughts on the Occupy Wall Street Movement

As a born and bred 99%-er, I have spent an inordinate amount of time among the 1%.

Going to college with many of the sons and daughters of the top tier, I absorbed many of the traits, both good and bad, that go with a life of privilege. Exposure to both plenty and want gave me a window into two worlds—and allowed me to view two sides to every social issue.

On the other hand, their carefree and blasé attitude about the world also wormed into my psyche—along with a

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Capital Preparatory Magnet School, Hartford CT

miracleschools.wikispaces.com - http://sdeportal.ct.gov/Cedar/WEB/ct_report/SnapshotSelect.aspx In Hartford School District Note that it is called a 'magnet' school. Does this mean selective admissions?http://articles.cnn.com/200...

DianeRavitch

City Reports Shine a Light on Charters – SchoolBook

nytimes.com - Oct. 21, 2011, 2:26 p.m. Midway through the last school year, a fledgling charter school in Flatbush, Brooklyn, lost its science teacher. But instead of hiring a new one, Fahari Academy Charter Sch...

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A Union of Professionals. www.nysut.org

nysut.org - NYSUT Vice President Kathleen Donahue and NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen. Photo by El-Wise Noisette.NYSUT members and other unions must continue to be vigilant against attacks on their profession...

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School Tech Connect: Damned Luddites!

schooltechconnect.com - I suppose I should chime in on the Waldorf piece in the Times, so here goes. In case you didn't read it, Waldorf schools eschew a lot of technology. Good for them. My feeling is that you can do any...

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In College, Working Hard to Learn High School Material

nytimes.com - In June, Desiree Smith was graduated from Murry Bergtraum High. Her grades were in the 90s, she said, and she had passed the four state Regents exams. Since enrolling last month at LaGuardia Commun...

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Daniel Pink On Grades, Autonomy & Inquiry

larryferlazzo.edublogs.org - Oct 23 2011 Larry FerlazzoDaniel Pink was recently interviewed on a local Washington, D.C. television show along with a local university official. You watch it all here, but I thought the few minut...

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Dems living abroad in France get it right

michaelklonsky.blogspot.com - I wonder why the Democrats, living abroad in France, seem to have it much more together than the ones in the White House, Congress and the DOE? Here's the education platform they want the Democrati...

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A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute

nytimes.com - LOS ALTOS, Calif. — The chief technology officer of eBay sends his children to a nine-classroom school here. So do employees of Silicon Valley giants like Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard. ...

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#Rhee and her talent agency « At the Chalk Face

shaunpjohnson.wordpress.com - How do I wind up with this stuff anyway? Ah well, in any case, Kent State University in Ohio recently hosted Michelle Rhee as a guest speaker for the paltry, “discounted” sum (read: discounted) of ...

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At Elite Schools, Easing Up a Bit on Homework

nytimes.com - It was the kind of memo that high school students would dream of getting, if they dreamed in memos. Lisa Waller, director of the high school at Dalton, a famously rigorous private schoo...

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WEEKEND QUOTABLES

michaelklonsky.blogspot.com - Duncan's biggest fan“I’m a fan,” said Margaret Spellings, Duncan’s immediate predecessor, who was education secretary during President George W. Bush’s second term and an architect of Bush’s signat...

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Quick Hits (10.24.11)

quickanded.com - Nineteen standards for teacher prep. University of Michigan education officials unveiled today an organization aimed at creating a set of standards for teacher preparation programs, as well as mate...

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Tú educación es nuestro futuro

vidayfamilia.univision.com - Un importante panel de funcionarios y expertos en educación participaron en el foro “Tu Educación Es Nuestro Futuro” conducido por Jorge Ramos desde el Newseum, en Washington DC, para buscar soluci...

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The "Policy" Books I Recommend Most Often - Dana Goldstein

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - The "Policy" Books I Recommend Most Often - Dana Goldstein:The "Policy" Books I Recommend Most Oftenby Dana GoldsteinI've been asked a few times over the past year to recommend books for writers ne...

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Campaign spending builds for tax proposals

ednewscolorado.org - About $263,000 has been raised by campaign committees supporting school district tax increase proposals around the state. Some $100,200 of that total has been gathered by Douglas County Citizens fo...

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Michelle Obama's New Book Will Be About Food - National

theatlanticwire.com - First Lady Michelle Obama will be an author come April. But that didn't stop her publisher from releasing cover art for the new book, American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Fam...

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Daily Kingfish:: Four Bore Years

dailykingfish.com - After Saturday's primary results rolled in, a vague calm must have rolled over the collective core of Democratic interests in the Gret State. After Klepticans and Corporate interests gathered their...

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Suspending progress? | catalyst-chicago.org

catalyst-chicago.org - The rules of Marshall’s in-school suspension room are written on the chalkboard at the front of the class: “No laughing. No cell phones. No talking. No putting your head down on the desk.” If a stu...

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Bennet talks about education law in Wheat Ridge

denverpost.com - WHEAT RIDGE, Colo.—U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said Monday that the proposed reauthorization of No Child Left Behind is not perfect, but that the law in its current form is flawed. Bennet, a Democrat ...

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Museum to Capture Latino Experience in U.S.

beinglatino.wordpress.com - via Huffington PostLatinos’ contributions to the development, welfare and culture of this country have been largely overlooked, and are not properly reflected in our nation’s museums. But that coul...

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Charter Schools Could Get Longer Day Money

chicagonewscoop.org - Chicago charter schools could soon receive financial incentives similar to those being offered to city elementary schools that vote to lengthen the school day. The Chicago Board of Education will v...

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A "Common Core" for Teacher Prep?

ascd.typepad.com - Ed. Week's Stephen Sawchuk reports that the University of Michigan, today, unveiled Teaching Works -- a new organization that will support new teacher training by focusing on 19 essential teacher p...

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In Case You Missed It

ascd.typepad.com - Here's what has been happening at ASCD: Merit pay, accountability, tenure, students first, testing, failing schools, poverty and unions. Students need to understand the impact of global climate cha...

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The ESEA Markup Roundup

quickanded.com - With a weekend of reflection between me and the markup of the Harkin-Enzi ESEA Reauthorization Bill, I am caught up on sleep, but still coming to terms with the implications of last Thursday’s even...

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The Art of Fielding and the End of Student Loan Default

quickanded.com - My new Chronicle of Higher Education column makes the case for converting the entire federal student loan system to income-contingent repayment, administered by the IRS. To illustrate why this is a...

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