Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Big Education Ape Nite Cap 3-27-13 #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



Comply or be Punished – @ the chalk face

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 3 minutes ago
Comply or be Punished – @ the chalk face: Comply or be Punished by Chris Cerrone As we inch closer towards spring, most states are heading into the traditional state assessment season. This means OPT OUT time is coming soon as well. In New York the ELA and math state exams start April 16 and run until May 1st. Recently a great deal of facebook chatter has developed over a memo from the NYSED Office of State Assessment that basically states that all students in grades 3-8 must be tested in ELA and math. The facebook opt out group for New York had a good number people asking quest... more »

Schools Matter: Haslam and Insurance Execs Hold 150,000 Poor Tennesseans Hostage

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 12 minutes ago
Schools Matter: Haslam and Insurance Execs Hold 150,000 Poor Tennesseans Hostage: Haslam and Insurance Execs Hold 150,000 Poor Tennesseans Hostage by Jim Horn At stake for the greedy bastards who made and control Bill Haslam? A billion dollars in Medicaid that these corporate socialists want to turn into private insurance premiums, rather than offering the poorest Tennesseeans healthcare under the state TennCare program. From the * News-Sentinel*: NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam told the General Assembly today that he is rejecting an expansion of Medicaid for now because the feder... more »

CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT FOR AGE AND DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LAUSD - Perdaily.com

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 14 minutes ago
CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT FOR AGE AND DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LAUSD - Perdaily.com: CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT FOR AGE AND DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LAUSD by Leonard Isenberg [image: Class Action.jpg] *If you would like to get involved in something that Superintendent John Deasy, and LAUSD cannot ignore with impunity, do yourself and your colleagues a favor and fill out the form below.* * * *Last night I had a meeting with a lawyer who is connected to one of the biggest law firms in L.A. They are very interested in going after LAUSD for age and maybe even disability discrim... more »

CPS School Closings Protest: 150 Arrests After Thousands Jam Loop Streets - DNAinfo.com Chicago

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 18 minutes ago
CPS School Closings Protest: 150 Arrests After Thousands Jam Loop Streets - DNAinfo.com Chicago: CPS School Closings Protest: 150 Arrests After Thousands Jam Loop Streets Updated 2 mins ago Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130327/loop/cps-school-closings-protestors-plan-for-150-arrests#ixzz2OmeuLHpu [image: CPS School Closing Protest][image: CPS School Closing Protest][image: CPS School Closing Protest] CHICAGO — Thousands of demonstrators poured into Daley Plaza Wednesday afternoon to protest the proposed closings of 54 CPS schools, and about 150 were arrested when ... more »

What Has the Gates Foundation Brought to Memphis? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 hour ago
What Has the Gates Foundation Brought to Memphis? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: What Has the Gates Foundation Brought to Memphis? by Anthony Cody Yesterday I voiced concerns about Randi Weingarten's decision to co-sign an article on teacher evaluation with Vicki Phillips of the Gates Foundation. The reason I am so concerned is because we are now more than a decade into Gates-sponsored education reform, and the substance of the change they are driving is profoundly destructive. We can remain in dialogue with them, but we cannot get anywhere by smoothing over core... more »

The problem with New Jersey’s takeover of Camden schools

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 2 hours ago
The problem with New Jersey’s takeover of Camden schools: The problem with New Jersey’s takeover of Camden schools Posted by Valerie Strauss on March 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm [image: Gov. Chris Christie (By Lucas Jackson / Reuters)] Gov. Chris Christie (Lucas Jackson — Reuters) Something had to be done for the 16,000 kids in Camden’s very low-achieving public schools, but there are big questions about whether the takeover by the state government of New Jersey will do much to help. After all, the state has in the past few decades taken over three other ailing public school districts, and t... more »

Rahm Lies to Privatize Daily Kos: Chicago Public School Closings to Cost Taxpayers $1 Billion

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 3 hours ago
Daily Kos: Chicago Public School Closings to Cost Taxpayers $1 Billion: Chicago Public School Closings to Cost Taxpayers $1 Billion byTristero 312Follow - - - 10 Comments / 10 New Mass closings of public schools by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Board of Education will cost Chicago Public Schools (CPS) nearly $1 billion, according to Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) analysis of the CPS FY2013 budget, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) data and Board of Education reports. CPS has claimed a “utilization crisis” and $1 billion budget deficit to justify adversely aff... more »

Diane in the Evening 3-27-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 3 hours ago
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Breaking News: A Desperate Message from Memphis by dianerav I received this email from a high school teacher in Memphis. Please read it and understand that we must organize against the destruction of public education in America. This, plus the court approval of vouchers in Indiana yesterday sends an ominous message: the radical reactionaries are determined to destroy public education. We must fight back. We must awaken parents and civic leaders. This comes from Memphis: “Diane, “Public education in Memphis/... more »

Destroying Public Education in Chicago - DailyCensored.com - Breaking Censored News, World, Independent, Liberal News

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 3 hours ago
Destroying Public Education in Chicago - DailyCensored.com - Breaking Censored News, World, Independent, Liberal News: Destroying Public Education in Chicago by Stephen Lendman It’s on the chopping block for elimination. It’s happening nationwide. Chicago perhaps reflects the epicenter of what’s wrong. Mayor Rahm Emanuel spent years waging war on progressive politics. He’s a former investment banker. He’s a corporate predator turned politician. He’s an unindicted war criminal. He belongs in prison, not City Hall. He’s Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff. Becoming Chicago’s ... more »

Mike Klonsky...: Al Jazeera, Inside Story on Chicago School Closings

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 4 hours ago
Mike Klonsky...: Al Jazeera, Inside Story on Chicago School Closings: Al Jazeera, Inside Story on Chicago School Closings by Mike Klonsky PopoutMarch 26, 2013

Missouri Education Watchdog: Common Core Adoption/Implementation. "This is the Hotel California that Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia Built"

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 4 hours ago
Missouri Education Watchdog: Common Core Adoption/Implementation. "This is the Hotel California that Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia Built": Common Core Adoption/Implementation. "This is the Hotel California that Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia Built" by stlgretchen Private trade organizations NGA/CCSSO say:* This is the house that we built via our specifications that you have to pay for and live in.* *Just call it the "Hotel California"* Think of Common Core standards and adoption this way. States can check in but they can never leave. (At least not without the ap... more »

Daily Kos: A Baby Boomer on Social Security

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 4 hours ago
Daily Kos: A Baby Boomer on Social Security: A Baby Boomer on Social Security by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) I was born in May of 1946, in the first year of the generation that became known as the Baby Boomers, the last of whose members were born in 1964. Thus the last three American Presidents have been members of our generation, Clinton and the younger Bush, like me, on the leading edge, and Obama, born in 1961, near its tail. In June I will attend my 50th high school reunion, Mamaroneck High School class of 1963. I was one of the younger members, with most of my classmate... more »

Education: The Invisible Profession | the becoming radical

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 5 hours ago
Education: The Invisible Profession | the becoming radical: Education: The Invisible Profession Posted on March 27, 2013 by plthomasedd “I am an invisible man,” announces the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison’s*Invisible Man*, adding: I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me….When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, of figments of their imaginations—indeed, everything and anything except me….That invisibility to which I refer occurs because of a peculiar disposition of the eyes of those with whom I come in contact….you often doubt ... more »

UPDATE: Courant focuses attention on Malloy’s nominee for State Board of Education - Wait, What?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
Courant focuses attention on Malloy’s nominee for State Board of Education - Wait, What?: OMG! Good thing our Education Commissioner is a lawyer and not an educator… by jonpelto *Otherwise known as, “What do you mean we can’t get paid for work provided after our contract end date has occurred, but you promised!”* Today’s “*MUST READ*” news article comes via CTNewsjunkie and is entitled “*Lawsuit: State Still Owes About $235,000 to Education Reform Consultants”* As Christine Stuart explains; “Three education consulting firms sued the state this week claiming the Department of Educa... more »

SBE allows higher student/teacher ratio for online charter schools SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: *SBE allows higher student/teacher ratio for online charter schools* *By Kimberly Beltran* Wednesday, March 27, 2013 California’s State Board of Education approved waiver requests this month increasing the pupil-to-teacher ratio for independent study students at several online charter schools. The actions, said board members, are consistent with the many routine waiver approvals traditional public schools have received allowing for increased class sizes since the onset of the state’s fiscal crisis. “With the steadily decreasing per pupil rates... more »

UPDATE: SB 5242 - Just Say No Seattle Schools Community Forum: Odds and Ends

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Odds and Ends: SB 5242 - Just Say No by Melissa Westbrook You'd think that our state legislators would have their hands full trying to figure out how to fully fund education per the McCleary ruling. Apparently not. We have the "give every school a letter grade" bill and now we have SB 5242. It's short and to the point and I agree with the WEA on this one - it's nothing but a distraction and gives principals too much power. (It also ties the hands of school boards because they have to follow this directive in all collective bargaining agreements.... more »

Schools Matter: Resistance to High Stakes Testing Blossoming

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
Schools Matter: Resistance to High Stakes Testing Blossoming: Resistance to High Stakes Testing Blossoming by Jim Horn Compilation by Bob Schaeffer at FairTest: Parents Agree: Standardized Tests Should Not Have This Much Power http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/03/22/parents-agree-standardized-tests-should-not-have-power High-Stakes Testing is the new "March Madness" http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-opinion/ci_22859295/their-view-educational-testing-new-march-madness Arizona House Votes to End Grad Test; Governor Likely to Sign Bill http://azstarnet.com/news/local/education/p... more »

Do School Districts Matter? | Brookings Institution

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
Do School Districts Matter? | Brookings Institution: Do School Districts Matter? By: Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst, Matthew M. Chingos and Michael R. Gallaher - Email - - - Share - inShare - StumbleUpon - Print * * * * *EXECUTIVE SUMMARY* School districts occupy center stage in education reform in the U.S. They manage nearly all public funding and are frequently the locus of federal and state reform initiatives, e.g., instituting meaningful teacher evaluation systems. The most charismatic leaders over the last decade, people such as Michelle Rhee and Joel Kl... more »

L.A. Now Live: Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee takes on teachers' unions - latimes.com

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
L.A. Now Live: Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee takes on teachers' unions - latimes.com: L.A. Now Live: Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee takes on teachers' unions - [image: print] - Comments 0 - Email Share 6 - By Joseph Serna March 27, 2013, 8:25 a.m. Former District of Columbia schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has partnered with Republicans and Democrats to challenge teacher union power and use student test scores in union negotiations. Join us at 9 a.m. as we discuss Rhee's policies and effect on educators in California and beyond with Tim... more »

UPDATE: FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, March 27, 2013

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: [image: Stop Closing Schools] Education Headlines *Wednesday, March 27, 2013* California schools chief Tom Torlakson to deliver annual address in LawndaleState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson will deliver his annual "State of the State of California Education" address Thursday at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts auditorium in Lawndale. Grover Heights Elementary School teachers opt out of district training programTeachers at one elementary school in the Lucia Mar Unified School District have voted to ... more »

Student Voice: Situational? Optional? Or Essential?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
Student Voice: Student Voice: Situational? Optional? Or Essential? by Editor Admin The Huffington Post will be promoting various Student Voice articles prior to the *Student Voice Live! *summit on April 13th. The following is from *Clement Coulston*: At the beginning of our existence, we grew quickly through the stages of maturity until we became the people we are today. During early development we acquire understanding of the freedoms, choices, and rules that structure how our society functions, through hands-on exploration, curiosity and questioning, and a desire to model behavi... more »

Chicago Public Schools Memo Instructs on How to Handle Civil Disobedience Against School Closings | The Dissenter

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Chicago Public Schools Memo Instructs on How to Handle Civil Disobedience Against School Closings | The Dissenter: Chicago Public Schools Memo Instructs on How to Handle Civil Disobedience Against School Closings by Kevin Gosztola Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) currently intend to close fifty-four schools before the year is over. This means Chicago is likely to have the largest number of school closures in any city in America this year. Students and parents from Lafayette School protest school closing (Creative Commons-licensed Photo by chicagopublicmedia) Presi... more »

All Things Education: Mend, Don't End, the Easing of the War on Drugs

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
All Things Education: Mend, Don't End, the Easing of the War on Drugs: Mend, Don't End, the Easing of the War on Drugs by Rachel Levy *Blogger's note:* *This is the fourth (and final) in a series of posts that I wrote in February of 2012 as part of a writing fellowship application. See the introduction to this series here. The War on Drugs (and my objections to it--it's been an abject policy failure) are always on my mind, though recent coverage of marijuana legalization/decriminalization efforts (yes, I know they're not the same thing) across the country and particularly in Colo... more »

Common Core Assessments Must Be Used to Guide – Not Punish – Teachers, Says Eskelsen | NEA Today

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Common Core Assessments Must Be Used to Guide – Not Punish – Teachers, Says Eskelsen | NEA Today: Common Core Assessments Must Be Used to Guide – Not Punish – Teachers, Says Eskelsen by twalker *By Tim Walker* The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are scheduled to be in place by fall of 2014, and the enormous changes they’ll bring to every classroom will be felt just as efforts to overhaul teacher evaluations systems pick up steam. Is it any wonder that educators have what National Education Association Vice President Lily Eskelsen calls not a “love/hate” relationship with the Co... more »

Jersey Jazzman: Camden Takeover: So, Now What?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Jersey Jazzman: Camden Takeover: So, Now What?: Camden Takeover: So, Now What? by Duke So, the state is taking over Camden's schools. Because "*for too long the public school system in Camden has failed its children.*" OK... *What's the plan?* What is the state going to do that cannot be done under a local school board that was already appointed by the mayor and monitored closely by the state? Looking at the intervention plan, it seems that the state has no other proposals right now other than... taking over the district. Over and over, the plan finds fault with the Camden City ... more »

NYC Educator: Smaller Class Sizes or Increased Pay?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
NYC Educator: Smaller Class Sizes or Increased Pay?: Smaller Class Sizes or Increased Pay? by NYC Educator There's a lot of talk from demagogues like Arne Duncan and Mike Bloomberg about values. While many of us, parents and teachers, demand smaller class sizes, Duncan will say things about teacher quality being more important, echoing the AFT's partner, Bill Gates. Bloomberg, whose mayoral control we've supported twice for reasons that elude me utterly, gets up and says he'd rather fire half of working teachers and 70 kids in a class. Class sizes in NYC have remained static since ... more »

MORNING UPDATE LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 3-27-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: [image: Click on picture to Listen to Diane Ravitch] Mississippi Retreats from Public Education, Back to the Dark Ages by dianerav In Mississippi, the speaker of the House of Representatives announced that he was appointing a proponent of charter schools to the state board of education that oversees public education. The nominee was home-schooled. Is Mississippi moving boldly forward into a world without public schools or dumbly backward into a world that predates the establishment of public education? Should H... more »

U.S. Ed Department agrees to review 9 districts’ plan for NCLB waiver | EdSource Today

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
U.S. Ed Department agrees to review 9 districts’ plan for NCLB waiver | EdSource Today: U.S. Ed Department agrees to review 9 districts’ plan for NCLB waiver - by John Fensterwald by John Fensterwald The nine California districts seeking a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Law have got their foot in the door. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it has accepted their waiver application and will treat it as they would an application from other states, with a formal review. [image: Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 11.12.43 PM]Given that the districts “co... more »

House expected to give final approval to high school testing and graduation bill | Education Blog

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
House expected to give final approval to high school testing and graduation bill | Education Blog: House expected to give final approval to high school testing and graduation bill by Terrence Stutz/Reporter The House is expected to give final approval Wednesday to a bill that establishes a new array of high school graduation rules and calls on students to pass fewer tests to get a diploma. Tentatively approved Tuesday on a 145-2 vote, the measure … [visit site to read more] Dallas ISD investigating unsecured STAAR tests at Carter High School by Tawnell Hobbs Dallas ISD is ... more »

Daily Kos: I rarely say this, but Maureen Dowd is a must-read!

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
Daily Kos: I rarely say this, but Maureen Dowd is a must-read!: I rarely say this, but Maureen Dowd is a must-read! by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) Her *New York Times* column is appropriately titled as Courting Cowardice, because she nails several of the Justices on their apparent reluctance to seize or even recognize the historical moment before them. In between Alito comparing gay marriage's existence to that of the internet and Roberts bloviating about labels on friends, she offers this paragraph starting with Kennedy then nailing the Court: Swing Justice Anthony Kennedy gru... more »

UPDATE: SAY THE WORD SOLIDARITY SEVEN TIMES A DAY. – @ the chalk face

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
SAY THE WORD SOLIDARITY SEVEN TIMES A DAY. – @ the chalk face: SAY THE WORD SOLIDARITY SEVEN TIMES A DAY. by Barbara Madeloni Today the people of Chicago take to the streets to let the plutocracy know that public schools are OUR schools and will not be shut down by fiat. Schools are being defended in Philadelphia and New York. Parents and students are saying no to high stakes testing and yes to opting out. Teachers boycott and strike. The energy is high for next week’s Occupy the DOE 2.0—when we will raise our voices in a great roar of outrage right outside Arne’s house. Afte... more »

Can parents trust the state with control of their schools? | Get Schooled

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
Can parents trust the state with control of their schools? | Get Schooled: Can parents trust the state with control of their schools? by Maureen Downey [image: charterart]Many people in DeKalb and other counties are losing faith in the ability of local education leaders to responsibly manage their schools. Can they trust state leaders to govern more responsibly? That’s a question more Georgia parents may be asking if Gov. Nathan Deal wins greater control over local schools systems. And that, reports the AJC’s Greg Bluestein and Ty Tagami, is Deal’s intent. In 1989, New Jersey became ... more »

Schools Matter: Kurt Vonnegut: "my dream of America with great public schools"

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
Schools Matter: Kurt Vonnegut: "my dream of America with great public schools": Here We Go Again: Misleading Charter Praise by P. L. Thomas *The Post and Courier* (Charleston, SC) offers yet another in a series of misleading claims in order to promote charter schools: "It’s still difficult for some educators to say “charter schools” without sneering. But in Charleston County, charter schools are delivering on promises," adding: Monday, the once wary Charleston County School Board renewed the Charleston Charter School for Math and Science’s contract for 10 years and approved its ... more »

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 'Throwing money at it'

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 'Throwing money at it': 'Throwing money at it' by Mike Klonsky I actually put on a tie and went on English Language Al Jazeera last night with *Jitu Brown* and a smarmy wing-nut from the Heritage Foundation,*Jason Richwine*. They didn't tell me up front that there would be three of us sharing about 20 minutes of air time. My intention was to plug the CReATE Research Brief on School Closings. But I didn't get much of a chance to do that. I had to shout out the address,createchicago.blogspot.com as the show was winding down, and probably got it wrong. I... more »

The Educated Reporter: Balancing the Equation for Boys and Girls in Math

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 18 hours ago
The Educated Reporter: Balancing the Equation for Boys and Girls in Math: Balancing the Equation for Boys and Girls in Math by Emily Richmond When I was in the fifth grade, Fridays always meant math drills. Our teacher stood over us with a stopwatch in one hand and a gym whistle in the other. At the first piercing blast, we would rush to solve as many of the equations as we could before time was up. Our names and rankings (a rainbow scale starting at purple and progressing up to red) were posted prominently on the wall, and the top achievers won prizes. It didn’t take me long to ... more »

Barricades erected before mass protest against Chicago school closings

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 18 hours ago
Barricades erected before mass protest against Chicago school closings: Barricades erected before mass protest against Chicago school closings Posted by Valerie Strauss on March 26, 2013 at 11:53 pm [image: closed-300x2331]Here’s how you know that Chicago authorities are expecting a rowdy turnout at a mass rally called for Wednesday afternoon to protest the announced closings of more than 50 schools this year: Security staff have already erected barricades around the Board of Education in downtown Chicago, and authorities sent a memo to school principals telling them to report on... more »

Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 3-26-13 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 20 hours ago
*Nite Cap UPDATE**UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE* *CORPORATE ED REFORM* The Suppression of Dissent In Chicago by Duke Earlier today, I wrote a post comparing how our credulous press ate up the Bush administration's lies in the run-up to the Iraq war with how easily they swallow the spin of the corporate "reform" movement these days. Well, it looks like more of the old hits from 2003 keep coming back: Apparently officials at the Board of Education (BOE) are getting the message: The parents, educators and clergy of more than 30,000 Chicago Public School (CPS) students do not want their... more »

Malloy’s Nominee for Connecticut’s State Board of Education Makes National Blog - Wait, What?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Malloy’s Nominee for Connecticut’s State Board of Education Makes National Blog - Wait, What?: Malloy’s Nominee for Connecticut’s State Board of Education Makes National Blog by jonpelto [image: Click on picture to Listen to Diane Ravitch] Diane Ravitch, the leading voice of the pro-public education movement in the United States, re-posted yesterday’s Wait, What? blog on one of the controversies surrounding Governor Malloy’s nominee to the Connecticut State Board of Education. Ravitch wrote; “Jonathan Pelto reminds us of the national publicity about a homeless woman who was arrest... more »

Versión en español de Common Core / Spanish Version Common Core Standards Available - Year 2013 (CA Dept of Education)

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Spanish Version Common Core Standards Available - Year 2013 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Announces Spanish Version of Common Core Standards Now Available SACRAMENTO—As California moves toward full implementation of the Common Core State Standards, a separate effort underway to translate the English-language arts standards into Spanish has now been completed, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today. "Common Core en Español" [image: External link opens in new window or tab.] is a joint effort between the San Diego County Office of Ed... more »

SPECIAL Mid Day Banana Break EXTRA 3-26-13 #soschat #edreform

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
*Big Education Ape - Mid Day Banana Break* * * EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA *CORPORATE ED REFORM* And in Bridgeport, the winner is Finch’s Campaign Treasurer, Kenneth Moales, Jr. by jonpelto As expected, the five members of the Bridgeport Board of Education voted last night to elect Kenneth Moales Jr. the new chairman of the board. Moales is the well-connected insider who not only served as Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign treasurer but was appointed to the illegal Board of Education by the Malloy Administration and then [...]*(Read more...)* Department of Education Statement on Request for F... more »







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