Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bully movie exposes the new cruel norms of a cyber-powered world - Sacramento Cyber Safety | Examiner.com

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Bully movie exposes the new cruel norms of a cyber-powered world



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“The kids are using the phones to be cruel to each other. Parents if you must issue your child a phone, load it with nannyware to monitor their texts.” Valinda Frost, instructor at Mira Loma High School
“The kids are using the phones to be cruel to each other. Parents if you must issue your child a phone, load it with nannyware to monitor their texts.” Valinda Frost, instructor at Mira Loma High School
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SACRAMENTO -- Sheila Self, Bullying Prevention Specialist of the Sacramento City Unified School District, addressed the audience after viewing the Sacramento screening of the Bully movie last night at the Tower Theatre on Broadway.
“It is unbelievable how cruel society has become,” Self said, “Make sure you are communicating your values to your children.”
The movie Bully is a must see for parents and educators.
This documentary shows how so much of what it means to be bullied in today’s culture is beyond what we experienced as children.


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Education – Zinn Education Project

Education – Zinn Education Project:Testing, Tracking, and Toeing the Line: A Role Play on the Origins of the Modern High SchoolShare on facebookShare on twitterShare on printMore Sharing ServicesTeaching Activity PDF. By Bill Bigelow. 13 pages.A role play on the origins of the modern high school.Download PDF.What we don’t teach in school can be more important than what we do teach. When we fail to engage students in thinking critically about their own schooling, the hidden message is: Don’t analyze ... more »

LAUSD: RECALL MONICA GARCIA...IT'S A GOOD START - Perdaily.com

LAUSD: RECALL MONICA GARCIA...IT'S A GOOD START - Perdaily.com: LAUSD: RECALL MONICA GARCIA...IT'S A GOOD STARTbyLeonard IsenbergRecall Monica Garcia F O R I M M E D I A T ER E L E A S EWHAT: Recall Monica Garcia Campaign LaunchWHERE: LAUSD Headquarters, 333 S. Beaudry Ave, LA, CA 90017 (in front of Board of Education entrance)WHEN: Wednesday, April 11, 2012. 11:30AM(Mensaje se repite en Español)(For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog ... more »

No More Junk in School Foods National Webinar « MomsRising Blog

No More Junk in School Foods National Webinar « MomsRising Blog: No More Junk in School Foods National WebinarbyMonifa BandeleConcerned about junk food in schools? Want to get the inside scoop on upcoming USDA action to improve the nutritional quality of foods sold in schools? Or want to participate in our upcoming blog carnival on school foods and not sure what to write?Bring your questions, comments and concerns to:No More Junk in School Foods National WebinarTOMORROW,April 11, 2012 at 9PM ... more »

Technology Teacher or Teacher? « My Island View

Technology Teacher or Teacher? « My Island View: Technology Teacher or Teacher?bytomwhitbyFor years I served on the board of directors of The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education, a group known to most as NYSCATE. One thing that I always had a problem with while working with NYSCATE was the name of that group. The name gave the perception to teachers that this was a group for computer teachers. It is actually a wonderful, professional group ... more »

Connecticut Association of Boards of Education selling its members - Jonathan Kantrowitz - Connecticut News

Connecticut Association of Boards of Education selling its members - Jonathan Kantrowitz - Connecticut News: Jonathan KantrowitzPolitical activist, health nutAbout Jonathan KantrowitzConnecticut Association of Boards of Education selling its membersApril 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm byJonathan Kantrowitzby Jon Pelto fromWait, WhatLast week, the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education joined with their coalition of business and “Education Reform” groups to attack the Democratic legislators on the Education Committee for their efforts to remove the worst provisions of Governor Dan Mall... more »

Taking a Whole Child Approach — Whole Child Education

Taking a Whole Child Approach — Whole Child Education: Taking a Whole Child ApproachbyASCD Whole Child BloggersPost submitted by whole child blogger Caroline Newton, a sophomore at Temple University. Newton is studying journalism and writes forJump: The Philly Music Projectmagazine.Studies show that 30 percent of high school graduates must take some type of remediation at the college level. What is it about the current structure of education that is failing students? TheWhole Child Tenetsaim to assist educators in creating a ... more »

Schools Matter: Cultural Genocide Wins in Arizona

Schools Matter: Cultural Genocide Wins in Arizona: Cultural Genocide Wins in ArizonabyJudy RabinAs was evident last week in Washington DC when hundreds of protesters camped outside the Department of Education for four days, teachers across the country who speak out or don't comply with oppressive, racist policies find themselves out of a job or with their livelihood threatened unless they are complicit in the cultural sterilization and intellectual neutering of students.Today, we live in a country where public school teachers ... more »

2012 California Student Mock Election - Letters (CA Dept of Education)

2012 California Student Mock Election - Letters (CA Dept of Education): 2012 California Student Mock ElectionJoint letter from the California Department of Education and the California Secretary of State regarding the 2012 California Student Mock Election.CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONTOM TORLAKSON, State Superintendent of Public Instruction1430 N Street, Suite 5602Sacramento, CA 95814-5901916-319-0800CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATEDEBRA BOWEN, Secretary of State1500 11th Street, 6th FloorSacramento, CA 95814-4311916-653-7244April 10, 2012Dear County and District Superintendents, ... more »

Last Chance to Test Personal Finance Knowledge in Annual Challenge | ED.gov Blog

Last Chance to Test Personal Finance Knowledge in Annual Challenge | ED.gov Blog: Last Chance to Test Personal Finance Knowledge in Annual ChallengePosted onApril 11, 2012byGuest BloggerCross-posted from theDepartment of the TreasuryTens of thousands of high school students from across the country have already tested their knowledge about personal finance through theNational Financial Capability Challenge. And this is the final week to take part! The voluntary online exam is available to students through this Friday, April 13.Here’s how it works:Educators ... more »

College Affordability and Why Your Vote Matters

College Affordability and Why Your Vote Matters: College Affordability and Why Your Vote MattersbycynthiaA new report on the troublingamount of money most college students must borrowwas released at the end of February, 2012. Compounding the hurdles for many young people seeking a college education is the double burden of dropping outandbeing in debt. What career prospects do you have when you only have half a degree, but an enormous amount of money you owe and no way to repay it? ... more »

Will Gates Foundation ALSO Dump #ALEC owned Michelle Rhee?

RheeFirst!: FEATURED STORYAs the test cheating scandalsheat up around the country, media attention is now increasingly focused on the issue. Viewpointsvary–from the uninformed and superficial tothose that offera deeper scrutiny on the root causes ofcheating. In other words, from the stupid to the sublime. Take your pick. Weare compilinga running list onrecentErasureGate articles. Please feel free [...]WHERE IS RHEE?ACADEMIC REPORTSFalse Choices: the economic argument against market-driven education reformBenefits of Bargaining: How Public Worker Negotiations Improve Ohio Communities...more »

Is There A War On Higher Education? | Loop21

Is There A War On Higher Education? | Loop21: Is There A War On Higher Education?LOOP 21 COMPOSITELOOP 21 COMPOSITEMinority youth aiming for college degrees are faced with crushing debt and soaring unemploymentSince 1985, the cost of college has increased by 498%. Outstanding student loan debt, as reported earlier this year by Loop 21, has hit$1 trillion. In addition, wages for most Americans have remained stagnant since the 1970s, and some studies, like the one published in 2011 bySentier Research, ... more »

Smoking Toward New Jersey: Education Reform and What I Learned at Taft High School

Smoking Toward New Jersey: Education Reform and What I Learned at Taft High School: Education Reform and What I Learned at Taft High SchoolHere's what education reformers like:- Tenure reform, which would end tenure to stop protecting “bad” teachers who supposedly are responsible for “failing” schools.- School turnaround, where lots of teachers at “failing” schools get fired in order to stop the failing.- Closure of “failing” schools. Self explanatory.- Merit pay, where teachers get extra money to teach better, because ... more »

Missouri Education Watchdog: MN Social Studies Standards Paint a Picture of a Different America

Missouri Education Watchdog: MN Social Studies Standards Paint a Picture of a Different America: MN Social Studies Standards Paint a Picture of a Different AmericabyAnngieThough there is plenty of discussion occurring regarding the language arts and math standards that have been drafted for Common Core, there is some solace in knowing that at the end of the day a noun is still a noun and 2+2=4. When it comes to history or, as the progressives have renamed it, social studies, ... more »

As States’ Pre-K Funding Declines, Feds Offer Another Early Learning Challenge Round «

As States’ Pre-K Funding Declines, Feds Offer Another Early Learning Challenge Round «: As States’ Pre-K Funding Declines, Feds Offer Another Early Learning ChallengeRoundApril 11, 2012 byIrene SegePhoto: Alessandra Hartkopf for Strategies for ChildrenOver the past decade, pre-kindergarten enrollment across the country has increased, but states’ spending on pre-kindergarten has fallen 15% in real (inflation-adjusted) dollars, according to a report – “The State of Preschool 2011″ – released yesterday in Washington by the National Institute for Early Education Research. State ... more »

We Don’t Judge Teachers by Numbers Alone – The Same Should Go for (Some?) Schools

We Don’t Judge Teachers by Numbers Alone – The Same Should Go for (Some?) Schools: We Don’t Judge Teachers by Numbers Alone – The Same Should Go for (Some?) SchoolsbyAnne HyslopIn theHuffington Postyesterday, Fordham’s Mike Petrilli throws his support behind adding a UK-esque school inspectorate system into school accountability – a topic Craig Jerald explored in Education Sector’sOn Her Majesty’s School Inspection Serviceand insubsequent chatteron this blog. Petrilli writes:To the extent that school grades (and consequences linked to them) drive ... more »

Schools Matter: Krash Course #6: Educators Know, Reformers Don't

Schools Matter: Krash Course #6: Educators Know, Reformers Don't: Krash Course #6: Educators Know, Reformers Don'tbyP. L. ThomasWhen Diane Ravitch asks"What do teachers want?"we must be diligent to clarify that educators know what reformers do not.As I have noted recently, education has been driven historically by non-educators, and thecurrent self-identified crop of "reformers" have no expertise or experience as educators, resulting in an important inverse relationship between what educators identify as important education reform and what "deformers" claim is reform ... more »

Charter Schools Spend More On Administration, Less On Instruction Than Traditional Public Schools: Study

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Divisive Darling of the Right Wing Michelle Rhee Details How Her Ed Reform Group Will Jack The Mayor’s Race [Video] | Politicker

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From Diane Ravitch: Stunning statistics and a plea for investing in teachers - News Blog - Rochester City Newspaper

From Diane Ravitch: Stunning statistics and a plea for investing in teachers - News Blog - Rochester City Newspaper: From Diane Ravitch: Stunning statistics and a plea for investing in teachersByMary Anna TowlerComments (0)Total Recommendations (0)Leave A CommentRead Comments (0)I don't always agree with Diane Ravitch, one of the heroes of the anti-testing, anti-charter education activists, buther articlein the March 22 New York Review of Books has a ton of wise reminders about the reality of urban education - and ... more »

Report: A black male disabled student is most likely to be suspended | 89.3 KPCC

Report: A black male disabled student is most likely to be suspended | 89.3 KPCC: Report: A black male disabled student is most likely to be suspended4:18 p.m. | ByTami Abdollah0Robyn Beck/Getty ImagesA student on his way to school walks past a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school, in Los Angeles, California on February 13, 2009.If you're a black male student who is disabled, you are more likely to be suspended from the classroom in California's largest districts than ... more »

THE UNCHALLENGED FRAUD OF LAUSD AND WHERE IT HAS LED - Perdaily.com

THE UNCHALLENGED FRAUD OF LAUSD AND WHERE IT HAS LED - Perdaily.com: THE UNCHALLENGED FRAUD OF LAUSD AND WHERE IT HAS LEDbyLeonard IsenbergTHE STUDENT AND TEACHER TRAP THAT IS LAUSD(Mensaje se repite en Español)(For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post)The supposed operating premise of Superintendent John Deasy and his predecessors at LAUSD that has been accepted without question by the mainstream media has been that they want the best possible public education ... more »

COULD WE PLEASE GET CREATIVE AND ALSO SHOW SOME OUTRAGE ? « Teachers Fight Back

COULD WE PLEASE GET CREATIVE AND ALSO SHOW SOME OUTRAGE ? « Teachers Fight Back: COULD WE PLEASE GET CREATIVE AND ALSO SHOW SOME OUTRAGE ?byalkleenI would like to see the Illinois Teachers’ RetirementSystem officials come up with some ideas for alternative funding in order to lower the unfunded liabilityof the system. Rather than appear to roll over and cave in to the suggestions of some state legislators and the anti public employee forces, how about some outrage and demands ... more »

Today's Big Education Ape - PostRank Top Late Evening Posts 4-10 #SOSchat #p2 #edreform

RheeFirst! » Video: Students and parents from New York to Seattle are fighting corporate education reform agendaBig Education Ape - PostRank (PostRank: All)-39 minutes agoRheeFirst! » Video: Students and parents from New York to Seattle are fighting corporate education reform agenda: Video: Students and parents from New York to Seattle are fighting corporate education reform agendabyadminPopoutWritten by Laura Clawson for the DailyKos. Read theentire post here.“Michelle Rhee calls her organization StudentsFirst, a common affectation among corporate-style education reformers, who oft... more »

More Corporate Entities Drop ALEC | FDL News Desk

More Corporate Entities Drop ALEC | FDL News Desk: More Corporate Entities Drop ALECbyDavid DayenMcD will no longer sell ALEC with your cheeseburger (Wikipedia)A coalition trying to force corporations to disassociate from ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing group responsible for modeling and writing a substantial portion of the bills that come through the Republican side of state legislatures, has notched a couple more victories. First, the Bill and Melinda Gates

Jersey Jazzman: Christie: More Money's Good For My Kid, But Not Yours!

Jersey Jazzman: Christie: More Money's Good For My Kid, But Not Yours!: Christie: More Money's Good For My Kid, But Not Yours!byDukeChris Christie, 4/10/12:The thing that’s stunned me all along about this is that I don’t understand Democrats who are the ones who are predominantly representing these kids and don’t stand up and fight for them. I don’t understand it.Here I am, a Republican living in a suburban district, with an overwhelming majority of my votes coming from rural and ... more »

Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event -- Hollywood, FL | The White House

Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event -- Hollywood, FL | The White House: Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event -- Hollywood, FLbyThe White House 5:50 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Florida! (Applause.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you! THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.) It is good to be back in the Sunshine State. (Applause.) Well, there are some folks here I want to acknowledge. Everybody, have a seat. Relax. I've got a few things to ... more »

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