Saturday, November 12, 2011

Save Seattle Schools Community Blog: The Lines are Clearly Drawn

Save Seattle Schools Community Blog: The Lines are Clearly Drawn:

The Lines are Clearly Drawn

I've been off-line a bit but have kept up a bit. I am a bit astonished at the reception by the Times and LEV over Marty McLaren's victory over School Board President, Steve Sundquist.

The Times said that Steve got along with City Hall officials and legislators but didn't every mention that Steve received a vote of no-confidence from the teachers union. Maybe Steve should have worked on the relationships with parents and teachers.

They state that maybe Steve lost because of the things that happened over the last year (try 3 years). But then they go on to say but the other three got reelected "handily." (Apparently they haven't been keeping up on the numbers in the Maier/Peasless race.) And, they don't explain exactly why they think Sundquist lost until the

“See it, Say it!” Helping to End the Abuse of Our Children! « Diary of a Public School Teacher!

“See it, Say it!” Helping to End the Abuse of Our Children! « Diary of a Public School Teacher!:

“See it, Say it!” Helping to End the Abuse of Our Children!

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guest post from Jack Whelan who ran for School Board Save Seattle Schools Community Blog

Save Seattle Schools Community Blog:guest post from Jack Whelan who ran for School Board This is a guest post from Jack Whelan who ran for School Board in District II in the primary.“I have a button that reads: "Those who CAN teach. Those who CAN'T become education policymakers." Well, not all teachers can teach, and not all policymakers can't, but ... it's mostly true.” –Deborah MeierIt’s mostly true of school administrators, too. And that’s why it’s just wrong to have ... more »

The Occupations Report: 11/11 | Occupy Together #ows

The Occupations Report: 11/11 | Occupy Together:The Occupations Report: 11/11November 11th, 2011 · Ella · The Occupations ReportNo commentsWe’ve recently seen this report posted and shared through social media, but we thought it might be helpful to have another place on the web it can be published and accessed daily. This Occupation Report is compiled by Rebuild the Dream. Occupy Together has no ties to Rebuild the Dream or Move On outside of requesting permission to repost this report. This ... more »

Celebrating ISAT scores? « Fred Klonsky

Celebrating ISAT scores? « Fred Klonsky:Celebrating ISAT scores?by Fred KlonskyOur students always do well on the annual state ISAT exams, a week long battery of tests for third, fourth and fifth graders.This year 100% of our fourth graders met or exceeded grade level expectations on the reading portion.As a staff, nobody gets overly excited by this. We expect that our scores go up some years and down others. We are a small school, so the difference between 90% meeting or ...more »

Research doesn’t back up key ed reforms - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

Research doesn’t back up key ed reforms - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post:Research doesn’t back up key ed reformsby Valerie StraussThere is no solid evidence supporting many of the positions on teachers and teacher evaluation taken by some school reformers today, according to a new assessment of research on the subject.The Education Writers Association released a new brief that draws on more than 40 research studies or research syntheses, as well as interviews with scholars who work in ... more »

Pat Lynch, Football Coach, Surveys High School Players “I Am A Queer” “I Have Woman Like Hormones” Etc. « CAFFEINATED POLITICS

Pat Lynch, Football Coach, Surveys High School Players “I Am A Queer” “I Have Woman Like Hormones” Etc. « CAFFEINATED POLITICS:Pat Lynch, Football Coach, Surveys High School Players “I Am A Queer” “I Have Woman Like Hormones” Etc.NOVEMBER 12, 2011by dekerivers Rate ThisDeranged football programs are making headlines this week so I offer one more to the mix for conversation purposes.This one comes from Wyoming. Buffalo High School guidance counselor and head football coach Pat Lynch is clearly the weakest ... more »

Occupy Sacto | MyFDL #ows

Occupy Sacto | MyFDL:Occupy Sacramentoby marymccurninJohn from Sacramento and I went to Occupy Sacto today to see what kind of supplies they might need. We met Larue there.As we walked to the park I could see that not many people were there. It was drizzling and chilly. They were just beginning to serve lunch to a group of veterans. Most of the vets looked to be homeless. Most of the Occupy folks are starting to look frayed and tired. But ...more »

Today's Big Education Ape - PostRank Top Mid Day Posts #ows #edreform

Stalinizing American EducationBig Education Ape - PostRank (PostRank: All)-52 minutes agoTCRecord: Article:Stalinizing American Educationby Lawrence Baines — September 16, 2011The similarities between contemporary American educational reform and Soviet educational reform of the 1930s are as striking as they are discomfiting. Of the following three statements, which refer to the Soviet Union in the 1930s and which refer to America today?1. “Teachers are asked to achieve significant academic growth for all students at the same time that they instruct students with ... more »

Life Skills challenges closure recommendation from Denver Public Schools - The Denver Post

Life Skills challenges closure recommendation from Denver Public Schools - The Denver Post:Life Skills challenges closure recommendation from Denver Public SchoolsBy Yesenia RoblesThe Denver PostPOSTED: 11/12/2011 01:00:00 AM MSTThe one school Denver Public Schools recommended for closure this year — an alternative charter school run by a for-profit company — is publicly challenging the district on its decision."I believe Life Skills is making progress," said Life Skills Center High School principal Santiago Lopez. "I was pretty caught off guard."After months ... more »

Saturday coffee + Old school « Fred Klonsky

Saturday coffee. « Fred Klonsky:Saturday coffee.by Fred KlonskyToday my oldest daughter turns 40.Happy birthday, Jessica.There are certain moments in a life that have a major impact on the psyche. Turning sixteen when I got my first driver’s license. Twenty-one when I wanted the guy at the liquor store to card me. Twenty-five years of sharing my life with Anne. Do we start counting when we moved in together or when we officially got married? We change our minds about that. ... more »

School Tech Connect: In Which I Reflect

School Tech Connect: In Which I Reflect:In Which I Reflectby noreply@blogger.com (Tim)Still in recovery mode after finishing John Banville's The Sea. Nobody writes about death and memory quite like the Irish. After finishing The Sea, I felt like jumping into it. There was a time when I would pick up a book like that one and read about all of these desiccated, decaying characters and think, "I'll never be like that." Now it's more Oh, yes. That.Prior to that, another ... more »

Stalinizing American Education

TCRecord: Article:Stalinizing American Educationby Lawrence Baines — September 16, 2011The similarities between contemporary American educational reform and Soviet educational reform of the 1930s are as striking as they are discomfiting. Of the following three statements, which refer to the Soviet Union in the 1930s and which refer to America today?1. “Teachers are asked to achieve significant academic growth for all students at the same time that they instruct students with ever-more diverse needs….The stakes are huge—and the time to cling ... more »

Behind the Manor of Gate’s Farm: “Charter Schools Good, Public Schools Bad” « Living Behind the Gates

Behind the Manor of Gate’s Farm: “Charter Schools Good, Public Schools Bad” « Living Behind the Gates:Behind the Manor of Gate’s Farm: “Charter Schools Good, Public Schools Bad”By livingbehindthegates“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ~ George OrwellToday, like so many other authors are trying to do, I am exercising my liberty to tell America’s people what they don’t seem to want to hear.I am telling all ... more »

Teacher suspended after defying Hillsborough school district's evaluation system - St. Petersburg Times

Teacher suspended after defying Hillsborough school district's evaluation system - St. Petersburg Times:Teacher suspended after defying Hillsborough school district's evaluation systemBy MARLENE SOKOL, Times Staff WriterIn Print: Friday, November 11, 2011TAMPA — A veteran teacher was suspended Thursday for rejecting the evaluator chosen for him under a Gates-funded initiative that is revolutionizing the way the Hillsborough County School District assesses its teachers.School and union officials believe this is the first such act of defiance under Empowering Effective Teachers, a com... more »

Time for an Economic Bill of Rights | OWSnews.org #ows

Time for an Economic Bill of Rights | OWSnews.org:Time for an Economic Bill of Rightsby Ellen BrownHenry Ford said, “It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”We are beginning to understand, and Occupy Wall Street looks like the beginning of the revolution.We are beginning to understand that our money is created, not by the government, but ...more »

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

Head of First 5 LA resigns following critical audit | California WatchBig Education Ape - PostRank (PostRank: All)-36 minutes agoHead of First 5 LA resigns following critical audit | California Watch:Head of First 5 LA resigns following critical auditJoanna Linfirst5la.orgEvelyn MartinezEvelyn Martinez, chief executive officer of First 5 LA, resigned late yesterday, less than three weeks after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors started the legal process to take over the independent agency that uses tobacco taxes to fund ... more »

#UCDavis Faculty Association Endorses Occupy Cal’s Call for Strike « occupy california

#UC Davis Faculty Association Endorses Occupy Cal’s Call for Strike « occupy california:UC Davis Faculty Association Endorses Occupy Cal’s Call for StrikeBy *DAVIS, California – The UC Davis Faculty Association has endorsedthe call for a system wide strike that was initially called for by students at UC Berkeley on Wednesday night following a string of brutality by police. The strike is scheduled for November 15th, next Tuesday.

SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: Carl Campanile Of The New York Post Questions The Integrity Of Mona Davids

SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: Carl Campanile Of The New York Post Questions The Integrity Of Mona Davids:Carl Campanile Of The New York Post Questions The Integrity Of Mona Davidsby noreply@blogger.com (Bronx Teacher)So here I am yesterday giving the students busy work as I read that veritable bastion of journalistic integrity, The New York Post. Haha, only kidding. That entire first sentence was a lie. Let me start again.So here I am yesterday afternoon cleaning up the hair balls that my cat ... more »

This Week’s “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

This Week’s “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…:This Week’s “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t”by Larry FerlazzoI have a huge backlog of resources that I’ve been planning to post about in this blog but, just because of time constraints, have not gotten around to doing. Instead of letting that backlog grow bigger, I regularly grab a few and list them here with a minimal description. It forces me to ... more »

Inglewood dodges bullet, for now | Thoughts on Public Education

Inglewood dodges bullet, for now | Thoughts on Public Education:

Inglewood dodges bullet, for now - by John Fensterwald - Educated Guess

Inglewood Unified, which is struggling against the odds to avoid going under, got momentary relief last week when a divided State Board of Education reluctantly permitted it to exceed the state’s limits on class size. The Board’s action will spare the district a penalty of between $3.9 million and $5 million,* which would have compounded [...]

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