Thursday, November 10, 2011

AFT says it will kick in up to $15 million in financing for upgrades to Oregon schools | OregonLive.com

AFT says it will kick in up to $15 million in financing for upgrades to Oregon schools | OregonLive.com:

AFT says it will kick in up to $15 million in financing for upgrades to Oregon schools

Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 5:10 PM Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 5:32 PM




MICHIGAN TEACHERS SHOW HOW IT’S DONE « Teachers Fight Back

MICHIGAN TEACHERS SHOW HOW IT’S DONE « Teachers Fight Back:

MICHIGAN TEACHERS SHOW HOW IT’S DONE

In Michigan, the state teachers union, enraged by Republican moves to cut school spending and weaken tenure for teachers, engineered the ouster of state Rep. Paul Scott, the GOP chairman of the House Education Committee.

Way to go Michigan teachers! It’s about time the teachers somewhere are as mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore. How about some similar efforts in Illinois?

We need similar efforts everywhere in America. Teachers need to stand up for themselves and refuse to be scapegoats for any financial crisis. Teachers are the LAST people who should be blamed for government debt problems. With the millions of dollars wasted by various governments on the most ridiculous items, how in the

Celebrating Teachers U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education:

Education Secretary to Join National and Local Education Leaders in Celebrating Teachers as Part of American Education Week

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel, Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman and T.C. Williams High School Principal Suzanne Maxey to celebrate teachers and visit with students at 8:20 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14.

Secretary Duncan, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to Participate in Trans-Atlantic Video Conference, Connecting Students from U.S. & United Arab Emirates

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, along with students from Chantilly High School in Fairfax County, Va., will participate Monday in a special trans-Atlantic video conference with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in London and students from the United Arab Emirates in Dubai.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Hold Second Twitter Town Hall

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold his second “Ask Arne” Twitter Town Hall at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. Veteran journalist John Merrow will return to moderate the town hall that will be broadcast live on Ed’s ustream channel, http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department.

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Panel Discussion on College Completion and American Competitiveness

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate in a panel discussion at the National Journal Policy Summit at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Union Station’s Columbus Club at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Panel Discussion on College Completion and American Competitiveness

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate in a panel discussion at the National Journal Policy Summit at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Columbus Club at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to visit Louisville

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel Thursday to Louisville, Ky., where he will appear at events focused on promoting excellence in education, expanding job growth and investing in the economy. A media availability is scheduled.

Assistant Deputy Secretary Shelton to Hold Press Call on i3 Announcement

Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton will host an embargoed press call with reporters at 3:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to discuss an announcement related to the Department's i3 grant program.

Launching the Learning Registry

Good afternoon everyone, and congratulations to SETDA on a decade's contributions to the digital transformation of the classroom. It's a pleasure to join you again this year. As I said last year, we're at an important transition point. We live in a time of extraordinary change and extraordinary opportunity.

Schools Matter: Rhee-Action to MichelleFirst in Boston

Schools Matter: Rhee-Action to MichelleFirst in Boston:

Rhee-Action to MichelleFirst in Boston

My question for Michelle Rhee last evening that did not get asked:

In 2007, the same year you became Chancellor of DC Schools, a 12 year old boy named Deamonte Driver died (Edelman, 2011) from a brain infection that could have been avoided had Deamonte's mom been able to pay $80 weeks earlier for a routine extraction of a bad tooth. Your comments this evening substantially add to the master narrative that urban schools are failing and that they need saving and that they can be saved if we get rid of the wrong teachers and get in the right teachers, even ones who have very little training, no understanding to urban cultures, and ones with only a two year commitment to "serve" the "mission." This master narrative, in turn, has dulled citizen awareness of the other issues that contribute to low

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Hold Second Twitter Town Hall | U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Hold Second Twitter Town Hall | U.S. Department of Education:

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Hold Second Twitter Town Hall





Contact:
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Event Date 1: November 14, 2011 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold his second “Ask Arne” Twitter Town Hall at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. Veteran journalist John Merrow will return to moderate the town hall that will be broadcast live on Ed’s ustream channel, http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department. Starting today, Twitter users can submit questions to the Secretary using the hashtag #AskArne. An archived version of the town hall will be available after the event.

Event 1
Who :U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan
What :Second “Ask Arne” Twitter Town Hall
When :5 p.m. ET Monday, Nov. 14, 2011
Where :Watch the live broadcast at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department. Participants can send questions to #AskArne via Twitter, starting today.

Danny Glover talks about education in Memphis - Boston.com

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Danny Glover talks about education in Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Actor Danny Glover and two other recipients of this year's Freedom Awards spoke Thursday about the importance of education and the role young people played in the civil rights movement.

Glover, Chicago educator Marva Collins and Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Office of Civil Rights Russlyn H. Ali attended a public forum ahead of a Saturday ceremony honoring the winners of the National Civil Rights Museum's Freedom Awards in Memphis.

The awards honor supporters of civil rights who have a strong influence on their communities. Others being honored this year include former Tennessee Sen. Bill

Ahead of expected Christie proposals, NJEA unveils school reform plan at annual Atlantic City convention | NJ.com

Ahead of expected Christie proposals, NJEA unveils school reform plan at annual Atlantic City convention | NJ.com:

Ahead of expected Christie proposals, NJEA unveils school reform plan at annual Atlantic City convention

ACLU says schools have inconsistent cellphone policies - latimes.com

ACLU says schools have inconsistent cellphone policies - latimes.com:

ACLU says schools have inconsistent cellphone policies

A report by the American Civil Liberties Union released Thursday found that school districts across California have inconsistent policies regarding a school's ability to search the contents of a student's cellphone, often encroaching on a student's right to privacy.

The ACLU of California said searching phones has become a bigger, and more common, issue as cellphones have become pervasive among students. The report's authors -- Brendan Hamme and Hector O. Villagra of the ACLU of Southern California -- contend that searching phones could be a serious invasion of privacy, considering the amount of personal data a device could contain, including text messages with intimate conversations, photos and videos and financial information.

Researchers found that districts' policies tended to fall into two categories. Most of the 164 districts surveyed

“Call Me Hope” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

“Call Me Hope” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…:

“Call Me Hope”

“Call Me Hope” is a fun music video of Paul Simon’s “Call Me Al” song. It’s sponsored by a development organization called “Mama Hope.”

I plan on using it in my Beginning ELL class, and have them sing along with the chorus (you can get all the lyrics here):

If you’ll be my bodyguard,
I can be your long lost pal!
I can call you Betty,
And Betty, when you

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New York schools enter the iZone

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Things Fall Apart

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Wanted: Creative Resistance - Bridging Differences

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Jessica Lahey « The Core Knowledge Blog

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The kindness of strangers

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Alabama's Jefferson County OKs bankruptcy filing

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News from California Independent Grocers Association

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Event: IPCC 34th Session - Climate Change Policy & Practice

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