Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Big Education Ape Nite Cap 10-31-12 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2




James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."

A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAP



Pass / Fail : Beyond Props 30 & 38: Education ballot measures you need to know about before voting | 89.3 KPCC

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Pass / Fail : Beyond Props 30 & 38: Education ballot measures you need to know about before voting | 89.3 KPCC: Beyond Props 30 & 38: Education ballot measures you need to know about before voting by By Vanessa Romo [image: Pennsylvania Voters Take Part In The State's GOP Primary]*Credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images* This week Gov. Jerry Brown launched a media blitz supporting Proposition 30. If we can glean anything from the commercial breaks between the wall-to-wall coverage of Hurricane Sandy, Molly Munger has also stepped up her TV ad campaign for Prop 38. But a lot of ot... more »

Education Week: Outside Cash Floods New Orleans Board Race

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Education Week: Outside Cash Floods New Orleans Board Race: Outside Cash Floods New Orleans Board Race By Lesli A. Maxwell [image: Karran Harper Royal kickoffs school board campaign (click picture)] “We need volunteers, we need your donations and we need you to tell everyone you know in District 3 to vote for Karran Harper Royal,” she said to rounds of applause during her speech. Harper Royal’s campaign web site can be found at www.karran4kids.com. In New Orleans, where 80 percent of students attend charter schools that are not overseen by an elected board, the race for a local sc... more »

Best Questions: School Culture — Whole Child Education

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Best Questions: School Culture — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOG [image: Molly McCloskey]Best Questions: School Culture October 26, 2012 by Molly McCloskey We live in a parallel universe. Here at ASCD, we are committed to ensuring that each child, in each school and in each community, is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. And one of the things we know for sure is that for that to happen for kids, the adults around them must also be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. That parallel need is particularly striking this month as we consider the ... more »

UPDATE: Daily Kos: FEMA and "morality"

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Daily Kos: FEMA and "morality": FEMA and "morality" by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) [image: Photo: "We cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids". I guess letting them all sink or swim on their own today is O.K. though. http://www.salon.com/2012/10/29/romney_in_2011_shut_down_fema_let_the_states_handle_it/] Mitt Romney is now trying to walk away from his statement to John King that to add additional funds to FEMA was "immoral" because it increased the deficit. 1. Most states and local government CANNOT run a deficit - while they can sell bonds,... more »

Diane in the Evening 10-31-12 Diane Ravitch's blog

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Diane Ravitch's blog: *Happy Halloween * A Good School in North Carolina by dianerav This parent is very happy with the public schools her children attend. She says the teachers are dedicated and terrific. **My kids attend NC public schools. I hate the standardized test prep every year and the stress it puts my kids under, but I love their school. They have fantastic teachers, take eight or nine field trips every year, and begin dissection in science in third grade. They have opportunities I couldn’t offer them if I homeschooled. I volunteer in their classrooms and I know what... more »

Jersey Jazzman: Why Shouldn't Teachers Fight For Their Interests?

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Jersey Jazzman: Why Shouldn't Teachers Fight For Their Interests?: Why Shouldn't Teachers Fight For Their Interests? by Duke Michael Petrilli, head frat boy at the Fordham Institute's blog, Flypaper, decided that this headline for a recent post was in good taste: What’s more powerful than Hurricane Sandy? Hurricane Randi! Randi being, of course, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten. Yeah, I'm finding that so super funny, especially after waiting two hours in line for a can of gas... The post goes on to take a gratuitous swipe at Diane Ravitch for daring to ... more »

Great news! State says deceased students can opt out of testing! Parents United for Responsible Education

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Parents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » Great news! State says deceased students can opt out of testing!: Great news! State says deceased students can opt out of testing! by admin I have been doing some research on testing in Illinois and Chicago in preparation for the strategy session and forum on Friday, and came across this chart from the Illinois State Board of Education which lists “reasons for not testing.” And you’ll be glad to know that among the reasons is the following: *Deceased:* Student was deceased prior to the start of the time of testing or died dur... more »

School Funding Part I: State Policies and Structural Inequities | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights

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School Funding Part I: State Policies and Structural Inequities | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights: School Funding Part I: State Policies and Structural Inequities by Tarsi Dunlop Election Day is just around the corner, and as voters go to the polls to cast their ballots, in many states, they vote on more than just candidates. Most voters will have several ballot referendums to vote ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ on, and the consequences of those decisions influence policy. Take as one example the recent vote on gay marriage in the state of North Carolina. It is no different wit... more »

Sacramento Superintendent to Thomas Friedman: You Are Wrong « Diane Ravitch's blog

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Sacramento Superintendent to Thomas Friedman: You Are Wrong « Diane Ravitch's blog: Sacramento Superintendent to Thomas Friedman: You Are Wrong by dianerav Jonathan Raymond, superintendent of the Sacramento City school district, has some lessons for New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. Friedman recently raved about the success of Race to the Top, claiming that it was preparing students for the high-skill jobs of the new economy. Raymond says this is wrong. Race to the Top is divisive and subjects schools to derision. It is top-down, heavy-handed and undermines the collaboratio... more »

John Thompson: Will School Reform Degenerate Into Privatization?

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John Thompson: Will School Reform Degenerate Into Privatization?: Will School Reform Degenerate Into Privatization? [image: John Thompson] John Thompson Award-winning historian and inner-city teacher http://openforwardthinking.blogspot.com After linking to a chart by Paul Thomas which illustrates the "insanity" of school "reform," Diane Ravitch explains her conclusion that the goal of today's attempts to restructure education is not school improvement, but privatization. So, Ravitch no longer uses the word "reformer," and instead uses the word "privatizer." My initial reaction w... more »

NYC Public School Parents: Why we made the film AUGUST TO JUNE; to be shown on Nov. 13 at BNS

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NYC Public School Parents: Why we made the film AUGUST TO JUNE; to be shown on Nov. 13 at BNS: Why we made the film AUGUST TO JUNE; to be shown on Nov. 13 at BNS [image: august to june] *The documentary AUGUST TO JUNE will have a screening at the Brooklyn New School**, 610 Henry St, Brooklyn, on November 13, at 6:30pm; $5 admission. There will also be free childcare and pizza. RSVP for childcare: l feather@panix.com The film will also screen in Manhattan on November 19, at 7pm at the 14th Street Y, **344 East 14th St **(between 1st and 2nd Avenues), adults $10, children $5. Below ... more »

UPDATE: TRS Executive Director Ingram was taken to task at the October board meeting.Ten minute drawing. Thriller. « Fred Klonsky

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Ten minute drawing. Thriller. « Fred Klonsky: TRS Executive Director Ingram was taken to task at the October board meeting. by Fred Klonsky On two occasions in the past year Richard Ingram, the Executive Director of the Illinois Retirement System, has spoken out on issues that did not fall within his pay grade. Ingram’s job is essentially to run the system in a way that serves the interests of people like me, members of the retirement system who depend of the promises made when I was first hired 30 years ago. Most recently Ingram seemed to call on the legislature to cut COLA benef... more »

Hurricane Sandy, Climate Change and Presidential Politics: 2016 Starts Now « Student Activism

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Hurricane Sandy, Climate Change and Presidential Politics: 2016 Starts Now « Student Activism: Hurricane Sandy, Climate Change and Presidential Politics: 2016 Starts Now by Angus Johnston When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, same-sex marriage was a loser. Whatever his own views, he knew supporting marriage equality would hurt him in the general election, and wouldn’t help him in the primaries. And so he — like Hillary Clinton, and like every previous serious contender for either party’s presidential nomination — declined to do so. With Obama’s victory in 2008 the Democratic...more »

What makes #Edcamp popular with teachers? « My Island View

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What makes Edcamp popular with teachers? « My Island View: What makes Edcamp popular with teachers? by tomwhitby During the weekend, I attended my fourth #EdcampNYC. I have attended or participated in about a dozen Edcamps nationwide. I think that puts me in a solid position to make a few considered observations on the subject. In the interest of full disclosure, SmartBrief and SmartBlog on Education have supported the Edcamp Foundation during the past year. The Edcamp movement has been around for a few years. It is a widely known professional-development format that was spawned fr... more »

Wis. judge overturns gov's education powers - CBS News

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Wis. judge overturns gov's education powers - CBS News: Wis. judge overturns gov's education powers - Comment / - Shares/ - 2 Tweets/ - Stumble/ - Email - More + *Ooh No!* MADISON, Wis. — A portion of state law that gives the governor the power to approve or block new education rules and policies is unconstitutional, a Madison judge ruled Tuesday. Dane County Circuit Judge Amy Smith said the statutes give the governor more power over schools than the superintendent of public instruction, a violation of the Wisconsin Constitution. The ruling restores Superint... more »

Jersey Jazzman: Sandy Blew Away Christie's Sense of Irony

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Jersey Jazzman: Sandy Blew Away Christie's Sense of Irony: Sandy Blew Away Christie's Sense of Irony by Duke Governor Chris Christie tweeted the following during Sandy, with no apparent sense of irony: *Governor Christie* ‏@*GovChristie* Commissioner Cerf is strongly encouraging all superintendents and charter schools across the state to cancel school tomorrow. *Governor Christie* ‏@*GovChristie* *We respect that decisions need to be made at local level*, but it's most important

FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Education Headlines *Wednesday, October 31, 2012* Fate of ex-school site awaits board's guidanceThe future of the former Peralta Junior High site is still unknown as the Orange Unified School District's Board of Education decides what to do amid uproar from neighbors who don't want the campus converted into apartments. Sweetwater defendant fronts homecoming paradeNational School District Superintendent Chris Oram was invited to grand marshal Sweetwater High School’s homecoming parade, but it was instead a criminal defendant scho... more »

“HAPPY HAPPY SCHOOL” CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM « Teachers Fight Back

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“HAPPY HAPPY SCHOOL” CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM « Teachers Fight Back: “HAPPY HAPPY SCHOOL” CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM by alkleen Those of you who have been following this blog understand what I describe as the modern “Happy Happy School”, where the only thing more important than a student’s test scores is the student’s happiness. A Chicago suburban school district has banned costumes, parties, candy and any and all forms of Halloween celebrations in the schools. The school superintendent was quoted as saying, “Our staff and administration feel very strongly that we never want students to f... more »

New What for New Who? | The G Bitch Spot

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New What for New Who? | The G Bitch Spot: New What for New Who? by G Bitch [image: Karran Harper Royal kickoffs school board campaign (click picture)] The only way the documents below make sense is if my [or our] suspicions are true—that this “education” “Reform” is more about the bottom line of interested businesses and individuals who get outsized salaries, compared to salaries before “Reform,” regardless of success, experience, education or knowledge of anything, including and especially education. New schools? Really? I see “new” but not what I’ve been told is, and even what’s... more »

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Conversion Charter Ambiguities

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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Conversion Charter Ambiguities Conversion Charter Ambiguities by Charlie Mas [image: No on 1240 (click on picture)] Initiative 1240's rules for conversion charters has some clarity, some flexibility, and some elements that make no sense at all. To follow along you'll want quick access to the text of the initiative. A few things are clear: 1. The District retains ownership of the building - the charter school can't sell it, they are only leasing it. 2. Per Section 223(5) The District retains the "major repairs and safety upgrades that may... more »

UPDATE: Proco, the Hipster Alderman, endorses Obama but voices his disappointment. « Fred Klonsky

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Proco, the Hipster Alderman, endorses Obama but voices his disappointment. « Fred Klonsky Proco, the Hipster Alderman, endorses Obama but voices his disappointment. by Fred Klonsky For you out-of-towners, “Proco” Joe Moreno is the Alderman of the first ward. I don’t live in the first ward. I’m in the 35th. Our alderman is Rey “the invisible” Colon. Colon is considered an independent, That is because he is independent of taking any position on any issue facing the citizens of this city. The first ward is just a few blocks away from my house. In fact, as a result of the last redistri... more »

UPDATE: Daily Kos: Observation(s) about Q poll & Detroit News Poll & UPDATE on PPP

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Daily Kos: Observation(s) about Q poll & Detroit News Poll & UPDATE on PPP Signs of desperation from the Romney campaign by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) using an easily debunked ad on auto industry that brings out denials from auto execs bringing back the previously debunked welfare work requirement ad using John McCain as a surrogate in states that rejected him four years ago having Donald Trump for robocalls into swing states Yes - perhaps they hope to energize xenophobes and birthers and racists, but how does that win competitive states? All they may be doing is increasing the Presi... more »

Modern School: California’s Cheating Scandal: NCLB-Gate, Yet Again

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Modern School: California’s Cheating Scandal: NCLB-Gate, Yet Again California’s Cheating Scandal: NCLB-Gate, Yet Again by Michael Dunn First there was Michelle Rhee’s cheating scandal in D.C. Then there was the Georgia cheating scandal. Since then, there have been numerous other cheating scandals across the nation, all driven by the same force—No Child Left Behind (NCLB). With the threat of slashed federal revenues, school closures, mass firings of teachers, compulsory conversion to charter schools and numerous other onerous consequences, schools, districts and entire states are un... more »

10 Tips to Finding Your Political Voice | Maria Shriver | The Open Field Network

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10 Tips to Finding Your Political Voice | Maria Shriver | The Open Field Network 10 Tips to Finding Your Political Voice By Tabby Biddle *Image credit: onered on Etsy* Women on a path of personal growth have not been that interested in getting themselves out in front as political leaders. I count myself among them. While we may be activists for one cause or another, we still hide out on the sidelines when it comes to politics. If you’ve been watching the presidential debates, you might agree with me that we no longer can afford to sit on the sidelines. It’s time to find our politica... more »

Missouri Education Watchdog: A Redistributive Halloween

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Missouri Education Watchdog: A Redistributive Halloween A Redistributive Halloween by Anngie In school we teach the importance of the equal sign. Our equations must balance whether in math, or chemistry or physics. Over in Language Arts the progressives teach that fair and equal are synonyms. In order to be fair we must be equal: equal schools, equal outcomes etc. But alas, America's schools are failing. Our kids understand "equal" in math and science, but we have not been successful in teaching the synonyms of equal and fair. Just watch Steven Crowder try to apply the lesson. ... more »

What would charter school Initiative 1240 mean for Catholic schools? | Seattle Education

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What would charter school Initiative 1240 mean for Catholic schools? | Seattle Education: What would charter school Initiative 1240 mean for Catholic schools? by seattleducation2011 [image: No on 1240 (click on picture)] *This post was provided by a guest columnist.* *Some Questions & Answers About This Initiative* *Q: What would happen to Catholic schools in Washington State if I-1240 passes?* A: No one knows for certain. But Catholic school enrollment has significantly declined in every other state that has approved charters. In many states, the number of Catholic schools are le... more »

Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee funds Ohio Republicans, campaigns against Ohio Teacher of the Year

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Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee funds Ohio Republicans, campaigns against Ohio Teacher of the Year: *Michelle Rhee funds Ohio Republicans, campaigns against Ohio Teacher of the Year* *by Greg on October 30, 2012 · 1 Comment* * * ** Michelle Rhee is the national education reformer most well-known for her cross-country tour promoting the anti-public education film “Waiting for Superman”, including an appearance at a screening with Ohio’s own John Kasich. Prior to that, Rhee spent a couple of years at the head of the D.C. Public Schools, a couple of years promoting Teach for Amer... more »

MORNING UPDATE: LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-31-12 Diane Ravitch's blog

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Diane Ravitch's blog: [image: Click on picture to Listen to Diane Ravitch] Good Advice about How to Survive Reform Damage by dianerav In response to the post from North Carolina teacher Kris Neilsen on why he quit, this teacher has good advice on how to survive the deluge of mean-spirited policies now raining down on students, teachers, and schools. My suggestion: Hang in there until this house of cards collapses, as it will. *As a twenty-year veteran of public education (secondary ELA) I found many of my fears and frustrations in this letter. I could well have written it myself,... more »

“I don’t love teaching because my job is no longer teaching.” | Get Schooled

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“I don’t love teaching because my job is no longer teaching.” | Get Schooled: “I don’t love teaching because my job is no longer teaching.” by Maureen Downey North Carolina teacher Kris Nielsen wrote a provocative and lengthy essay for his blog Middle Grades Mastery. It begins: “I love teaching. Or, I *did *love teaching. I loved teaching when my job was to teach. Now, I don’t love teaching, because my job is no longer teaching.” Nielsen began teaching in 2006. He taught sixth grade earth science, writing, “I created my own curriculum, based loosely on the New Mexico state standa... more »

Changes to Common Application questioned

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Changes to Common Application questioned: Changes to Common Application questioned Posted by Valerie Strauss on October 31, 2012 at 4:00 am - [image: Smaller Text] [image: Larger Text] Text Size - Print - Reprints - Share: - - - More » www.commonapp.org For those who don’t know, the Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that provides an admission application that students may submit to any of the more than 450 member colleges and universities that accept it. It was developed in 1975 to help cut down on the number of separate applications and e... more »

San Jose Unified, teachers reach breakthrough evaluation, pay plan | EdSource Today

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San Jose Unified, teachers reach breakthrough evaluation, pay plan | EdSource Today: San Jose Unified, teachers reach breakthrough evaluation, pay plan ** October 31st, 2012 | Add a Comment | By John Fensterwald Share on twitterShare on facebookShare on emailShare on google_plusone More Sharing Services The superintendent of San Jose Unified and leaders of the district’s teachers union have agreed on an innovative evaluation and compensation system that, if implemented, would be significantly different from any in California. With education groups in Sacramento and legislators still... more »

Measuring the worth of a teacher? | toteachornototeach

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Measuring the worth of a teacher? | toteachornototeach: Measuring the worth of a teacher? by aristotlethewise *Measuring the worth of a teacher?* *L.A. Unified School District’s Academic Growth Over Time measurement system, based on students’ progress on standardized tests, spurs debate over fairness, accuracy.* By TeresaWatanabe How tomeasure the worth of Los Angeles math teacher Kyle Hunsberger? The teacher at Johnnie Cochran Jr. Middle School works 60-hour weeks, constantly searches for new teaching ideas and makes every minute count in class. During a fast-paced review of square ... more »

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Disaster politics

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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Disaster politics: Disaster politics by Mike Klonsky The most compelling Tweet this morning comes from*Chris Policano* ‏@cdpolicano: *The government. Hated by conservatives. Until suddenly it isn't. #FEMA”* No one knows for sure how Sandy will affect polling says pollster supremo *Nate Silver*. How any of those 50 million people (voters?) whacked by Sandy could support the candidate who calls for the liquidation and privatization of FEMA and who mocks the idea of climate change, boggles the mind. Conciliating Dems are also proposing big cuts in FEMA ... more »

School Tech Connect: Thoughts on Obedience

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School Tech Connect: Thoughts on Obedience: Thoughts on Obedience by noreply@blogger.com (Tim Furman) *I vant to eat a bone.* I just had a moment to read this address, *Against Obedience,* by Susan Ohanian from earlier in the year, over at*Critical Education*. It's the text of the remarks she gave over the summer at the Rouge Forum in Ohio. It's worth your time. I'm not going to lie-- I left the classroom because it was just too depressing, trying to be an English teacher in Arizona during the rise of the meaningless data obsession. I was the chair of an English department, and m... more »

Media spotlight: State Superintendent Tom Torlakson visits Cleveland High's Media Academy in Reseda - LA Daily News

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Media spotlight: State Superintendent Tom Torlakson visits Cleveland High's Media Academy in Reseda - LA Daily News: Media spotlight: State Superintendent Tom Torlakson visits Cleveland High's Media Academy in Reseda by By Barbara Jones, Staff Writer State Superintendent of SchoolsTom Torlakson talks with Academy of Arts and Technology student Ciana Graham on the media set at Cleveland High on Oct. 30,2012. (David Crane/Staff Photographer) RESEDA -- Aspiring newscaster Ciana Graham didn't have even a moment to prepare for her interview Tuesday with state schools Superintendent T... more »

Daily Kos: A brief presidential comparison

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Daily Kos: A brief presidential comparison: A brief presidential comparison by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) BUSH OBAMA August 6 PDB Bin Laden dead Bin Laden Strikes in US Bin Laden escapes from Tora Bora Starts two wars, not paid for Ends Iraq Ending Afghanistan Financial Collapse Wall Street recovered 800K/mo job loss 30+ consecutive months private sector ... more »

Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » Week Eight 2012

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Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » Week Eight 2012: Week Eight 2012 by alicemercer [image: Number 8 on 08-08-08-F8-8th sec-ISO 800] Once again, I’m not keeping up with my work life online. Part of this is because I’m spending more time staying in touch with parents this year, so I thought I’d start this week’s report by sharing how I’m doing that. First, I am using the Googles to simplify my life in a couple of ways. I started a Gmail account for class administrivia last year, and I’ve carried it over to this year. When I got my class list, I looked up all my parents’ email ad... more »

Hurricane Attention Whoring With Educators4Excellence.southbronxschool.com

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http://www.southbronxschool.com: Hurricane Attention Whoring With Educators4Excellence by noreply@blogger.com (Bronx Teacher) With the last two days off because of Hurricane Sandy, so many thoughts raced through my mind. One of them was how after watching the Tigers get swept by the Giants how did the Yankees get swept by the same team. Another thought took me back to the last hurricane to hit here, Irene and how Educators4Excellence made the death and destruction all about them. I wondered if this time would E4E show some humility and somehow not take to attention whoring themsel... more »

Complaint Filed for Violation of Wisconsin Election Law by CEO « Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!

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Complaint Filed for Violation of Wisconsin Election Law by CEO « Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: Complaint Filed for Violation of Wisconsin Election Law by CEO by millerlf *On Monday I participated in a news conference as a plaintiff in a complaint against Rite-Hite corporation CEO Michael White for violation of Wisconsin election law. To see the Fox 6 report on the news conference go to: * http://fox6now.com/2012/10/29/complaint-filed-against-rite-hite-ceo-for-alleged-election-law-violation/ MILWAUKEE — Faith and community leaders filed a formal complaint with the Go... more »

My schools GSA letter to East Aurora School District 131 « Cooperative Catalyst

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My schools GSA letter to East Aurora School District 131 « Cooperative Catalyst: My schools GSA letter to East Aurora School District 131 by Jabreel Chisley Ohio Virtual Academy/ Gay-Straight Alliance From: Ohio Virtual Academy High School Gay Straight Alliance 1655 Holland Road Suite F Maumee, Ohio 43537 October 22, 2012 To: East Aurora School District 131 417 Fifth Street Aurora, Illinois 60505 ATTN: Mary Anne Turza Stella Gonzalez Annette Johnson Richard Leonard Raymund Hall Anita Lewis Ignacio Cervantes Dear East Aurora School District 131: The actions in which your Board of... more »

tomhayden.com - Home - Personal Statement: Fifty years later, still making a statement

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tomhayden.com - Home - Personal Statement: Fifty years later, still making a statement: PERSONAL STATEMENT: FIFTY YEARS LATER, STILL MAKING A STATEMENT [image: Date]THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012 AT 4:16PM | [image: Print Article]PRINT ARTICLE | [image: Email Article]EMAIL ARTICLE | [image: Comment]POST A COMMENT (Photo: The Michigan Daily) *This article appeared at The Michigan Daily on October 25, 2012.* Few Ann Arbor residents know that The Statement, the Daily’s weekly news magazine, is named in memory of the Port Huron Statement, drafted by myself as the founding document of Studen... more »

Occupy and Sandy Storm Recovery Resources | OccupyWallSt.org

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Occupy and Sandy Storm Recovery Resources | OccupyWallSt.org: Occupy and Sandy Storm Recovery Resources by OccupyWallSt [image: manhattan under water]Occupy Wall Street & 350.org have teamed up withRecovers.org – a people-powered disaster relief platform – to help coordinate response to Hurricane Sandy in NYC. At Recovers.org we are launching support pages where people can GIVE help or post a NEED. For ongoing updates and info about this evolving relief effort, and to find out how you can help, be sure to sign up and stay informed at the Occupy Sandy Hub! http://interoccupy.net/occ... more »

CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION UNDERSTANDS WHAT THIS STRUGGLE IS ABOUT « Teachers Fight Back

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CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION UNDERSTANDS WHAT THIS STRUGGLE IS ABOUT « Teachers Fight Back: CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION UNDERSTANDS WHAT THIS STRUGGLE IS ABOUT by alkleen The Chicago Teachers’ Union has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the pension reform law enacted earlier this year by the Illinois General Assembly. That law targeted labor leaders who were teachers or public workers who received large public pensions based on their union salaries which were higher than their normal salaries. No other unions dared to challenge this law as it passed almost unanimously and the Tribune and ...more »

SI&A Cabinet Report – SBE’s charter network struggles like other schools with federal AY

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SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: SBE’s charter network struggles like other schools with federal AYP *By Tom Chorneau* Tuesday, October 30, 2012 A new report on the performance of the sprawling network of charter schools under the management of the California State Board of Education found most made progress last year – although like the majority of all other schools statewide, most board-authorized charters also failed to meet federal benchmarks. The state board is empowered to authorize new charter schools, under certain conditions. Currently, the SBE has oversight of ... more »

The in box. Letter to the editor from the CTU Pension Chair. « Fred Klonsky

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The in box. Letter to the editor from the CTU Pension Chair. « Fred Klonsky: The in box. Letter to the editor from the CTU Pension Chair. by Fred Klonsky *Dear Editor:* *For years millionaires and billionaires from the Commercial Club of Chicago, such as Bruce Rauner and Ty Fahner, have misrepresented the real cause of our state’s pension crisis. While public employees such as police officers, fire-fighters, teachers and others have dutifully paid employee contributions for decades, the recent manipulation of financial markets by banks and hedge fund operators has placed the reti... more »

Kimble's Corner: How the Jack O'Lantern Saved Christianity

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Kimble's Corner: How the Jack O'Lantern Saved Christianity: How the Jack O'Lantern Saved Christianity by Representative Kimble My friends, I don't mind telling you that we find ourselves in a culture war. The forces of radical atheism again threaten to rob this great country of the symbols of it's freedom and it's proud Christian heritage. If these people have their way all traces of Halloween's Christian roots would be erased and all references to Jesus would be stricken from Halloween parades, store displays, and the hopeful mouths of trick or treating Christian children. ... more »

Dust in the wind

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Modern School: Former Porn Actress Appealing Her Firing as a Teacher

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Modern School: Former Porn Actress Appealing Her Firing as a Teacher: Former Porn Actress Appealing Her Firing as a Teacher by Michael Dunn Stacie Halas was a science teacher at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School, in Oxnard, California, until she was fired for having once been a porn actress. Her school board argued that her past was disruptive to the teaching environment. Halas is now appealing her dismissal. Halas acted in pornographic films for 8 months from 2005 to 2006 because of financial duress, her attorney told a panel of judges last week, but she never acted in any... more »

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Who's In?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Who's In?: Who's In? by Melissa Westbrook It's an interesting thing to see who has endorsed which campaign around I-1240. First, you can thank me for the Yes side even *having* an endorsement page because they didn't have one for months. But I kept calling it out at debates and I guess they got embarrassed. What is kind of cute is the little mini-bios they have for every single person listed (but it does make the page look longer). For variety, there isn't a lot of comparison. The Yes is a lot of business groups/ed reformers and, for the elec... more »

‘Open’ and ‘closed’ education: In between face-to-face and online learning | Education | M.A.Escotet

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
‘Open’ and ‘closed’ education: In between face-to-face and online learning | Education | M.A.Escotet: ‘Open’ and ‘closed’ education: In between face-to-face and online learning by Miguel Angel Escotet Open *education *is particularly characterized by the removal of restrictions, exclusions and privileges; by the accreditation of students’ previous ex­perience; by the flexibility of the management of the time variable; and by substantial changes in the traditional relationship between professors and students. On the other hand, *distance or virtual education *is a modality which p... more »

Charter school Initiative 1240: A video | Seattle Education

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Charter school Initiative 1240: A video | Seattle Education: Charter school Initiative 1240: A video Posted on October 30, 2012 by seattleducation2011 | Leave a comment [image: No on 1240 (click on picture)]







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