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2nd Banana 6-29-13 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #soschat #p2 #1u



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The Decline and Fall of the English Major | toteachornototeach

mike simpson at Big Education Ape - 55 minutes ago
The Decline and Fall of the English Major | toteachornototeach: The Decline and Fall of the English Major by aristotlethewise *The Decline and Fall of the English Major* By Verlyn Klinkenborg In the past few years, I’ve taught nonfiction writing to undergraduates and graduate students at Harvard, Yale, Bard, Pomona, Sarah Lawrence and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Each semester I hope, and fear, that I will have nothing to teach my students because they already know how to write. And each semester I discover, again, that they don’t. They can assemble strings of jargon and... more »


Big Education Ape Nite Cap 6-24-13 #thankateacher #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 CAPEducation in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Green Evaluation: China’s Latest Reform to Deemphasize Testingmike simpson at Big Education Ape - 2 minutes agoEducation in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Green Evaluation: China’s Latest Re

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Big Education Ape - Morning Wink 6-24-13 AM Posts #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSKIDS COUNT Data Center from the Annie E. Casey Foundationmike simpson at Big Education Ape - 16 minutes agoKIDS COUNT Data Center from the Annie E. Casey Foundation: [image: KIDS COUNT data center: A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation] - - DATA BY LOCATION - DATA BY TOPIC - PUBLICATIONS - UPDATES - Help - About - Contact A project of the Annie E. Cas


2nd Banana 6-15-13 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #soschat #p2 #1u
BIG EDUCATION APE 2ND BANANA RECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POSTNO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!!! Join students, parents, Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP) Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP)mike simpson at Big Education Ape - 5 hours ago(71) Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP): Dear Parents, Teachers, and Community Members! We are moving FORWARD! We NEED each and every one of you to come out to the press conference and r


Big Education Ape Nite Cap 6-23-13 #thankateacher #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 CAPSeattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools This Weekmike simpson at Big Education Ape - 3 minutes agoSeattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools This Week: Seattle Schools This Week by Melissa Westbrook Even though school is out there are severa



Big Education Ape - Morning Wink 6-25-13 AM Posts #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSNYC Educator: City Teachers--Guilty Until Proven Innocentmike simpson at Big Education Ape - 12 minutes agoNYC Educator: City Teachers--Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Guilty Until Proven Innocent by NYC Educator That's what legal expert Campbell Brown says about city teachers. She's still running around spouting preposterous stereotypical nonsense, with the


2nd Banana 6-22-13 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #soschat #p2 #1u
BIG EDUCATION APE 2ND BANANA RECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POSTU.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and Distinguished Panel to Address 'Education Solutions 2010' for California and the Nation in Event Streamed Live via the Internet on March 30 at 6:00 p.m. PDTU.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and Distinguished Panel to Address 'Education Solutions 2010' for California and the Nation in Event Streamed L


Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Gov. "Squeezy" and autocrat Rahm

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Gov. "Squeezy" and autocrat Rahm: Gov. "Squeezy" and autocrat Rahm by Mike Klonsky It would be hilarious if it wasn't so tragic. It's not only the low point of this once-progressive governor's career, it is characteristic of the buffoonery that marks state Democrats' attack on public employees' pensions and on their own political base. Of course I'm referring to Gov. "Squeezy's" pet python and his "grass-roots" campaign to "reform" the pension fund. It all makes me wonder, first why are we taxpayers footing the bill for this crap? And second, what i... more »

4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 6-29-13
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit:4LAKIDS - SOME OF THE NEWS THAT DOESN'T FITUNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA DONATES $25,000 TO LAUSD AVIATION SCHOOLsmf at 4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit - 14 minutes agoBy Dana Bartholomew, Staff Writer, LA Daily News | http://bit.ly/17JTvIe 6/27/2013 06:02:35 PM PDT/Updated:  6/27/2013 08:33:59 PM PDT  ::  A University of North Dakota group is g
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… 6-29-13 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EF
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLARRY FERLAZZO’S WEBSITES OF THE DAYInfographic On Parent InvolvementLarry Ferlazzo at Engaging Parents In School... - 11 hours agoHere’s an infographic on parent involvement. It’s interesting, though I’ve had it on my “to do” list for awhile to review the study they say is the source of the infographic data. You can read an
This Week's Education Research Report 6-29-13 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2
Education Research ReportTHIS WEEK'S EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORTNew NAEP Report Compares Today’s Student Performance With That of 40 Years AgoJonathan Kantrowitz at Education Research Report - 1 day ago* Long-term trend assessment shows improvement for black and Hispanic students since the 1970s* Today’s 9-and 13-year-old students scored higher in reading and mathematics than their counterparts did
All Week 6-29-13 @ THE CHALK FACE knows SCHOOLS MATTER
@ THE CHALK FACE knows SCHOOLS MATTER: Thought for the Dayplthomasedd at @ THE CHALK FACE knows SCHOOLS MATTER - 3 hours agoOn my WeatherBug smartphone App, the pollen tab notes: This lack of change in airborne pollen will continue to affect those who suffer from allergies and those who live with allergy sufferers. How is it, then, that the “no excuses” education reform crowd is unable to admit th
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 6-29-13 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
Diane Ravitch's blogLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG DIANE RAVITCH'S BLOGDiana Senechal Has Fun with the Danielson Rubricdianerav at Diane Ravitch's blog - 14 minutes agoSatire alert! Diana Senechal tries her hand at satirizing the Danielson rubric, which seems to have taken the nation’s schools by storm. Join her as she ventures into the Low Inference Room.The Academic Credentials Problem: V
Sacramento School Closures Lawsuit by Hmong Innovating Politics - GoFundMe
Sacramento School Closures Lawsuit by Hmong Innovating Politics - GoFundMe: Sacramento School Closures LawsuitPlease support parents, students and Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP) in our efforts to protect our community's civil rights and stop the closures of the seven neighborhood schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD). All proceeds will go toward costs incurred by the laws

Thinking About Schools: Random Thoughts on Ed Reform
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SBE Agenda for July 2013 + June 2013 Information Memoranda - State Board of Education
June 2013 Information Memoranda - State Board of Education (CA Dept of Education): June 2013 Information MemorandaBackground information and updates on issues of interest to the State Board Members.Periodically, the State Board Members may receive information memoranda from State Board staff and the California Department of Education. The information memoranda may include background information, u
The Committee of Ten and the 4th of July: Making a Mockery of Democracy | Reclaim Reform
The Committee of Ten and the 4th of July: Making a Mockery of Democracy | Reclaim Reform: The Committee of Ten and the 4th of July: Making a Mockery of Democracyby kenprevitiOn July 27 I received a bunch of mail with 4th of July ads. Mattresses, groceries, hardware store stuff, the whole works. Independence Day 2013.Big deal.In Illinois The Committee of Ten was appointed and met on July 27. Yes, a
Big Education Ape Nite Cap 6-28-13 #thankateacher #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 CAPJersey Jazzman: Congratulations Gary Rubinstein and Arthur Goldstein!mike simpson at Big Education Ape - 18 minutes agoJersey Jazzman: Congratulations Gary Rubinstein and Arthur Goldstein!: Congratulations Gary Rubinstein and Arthur Goldstein! by Duke *h/t
Myth busters. Bond ratings and our pensions. | Fred Klonsky
Myth busters. Bond ratings and our pensions. | Fred Klonsky: Myth busters. Bond ratings and our pensions.by Fred KlonskyI got interested in the state bond rating mythology when I noticed a post on Capitolfax Wednesday.“The state received more than $9 billion in bids Wednesday from 145 investors for $1.3 billion in General Obligation bonds,” said the post titled “Apparently, it wasn’t much of a cat
Jersey Jazzman: Congratulations Gary Rubinstein and Arthur Goldstein!
Jersey Jazzman: Congratulations Gary Rubinstein and Arthur Goldstein!: Congratulations Gary Rubinstein and Arthur Goldstein!by Dukeh/t Mother CrusaderLast week, the eldest Jazzboy graduated from one of New Jersey's pubic high schools: you know, the schools of which Education Commissioner Chris Cerf says:This data “will make clear that there are a number of schools out there that perhaps are a litt
Connecticut Superior Court orders Paul Vallas removed as Bridgeport Superintendent - Wait, What?
Connecticut Superior Court orders Paul Vallas removed as Bridgeport Superintendent - Wait, What?: Connecticut Superior Court orders Paul Vallas removed as Bridgeport Superintendent Send Paul Vallas Over Read the decision here:http://civilinquiry.jud.ct.gov/DocumentInquiry/DocumentInquiry.aspx?DocumentNo=6363104
Conservative Firebrand Bob Barr Makes Most Blistering Condemnation to Date of Common Core | Scathing Purple Musings
Conservative Firebrand Bob Barr Makes Most Blistering Condemnation to Date of Common Core | Scathing Purple Musings: Conservative Firebrand Bob Barr Makes Most Blistering Condemnation to Date of Common Coreby Bob SikesWow. Writing for the Marietta Daily Journal, Jon Gillooly  has the story:MARIETTA — During the public comment portion of the Cobb Board of Education meeting Thursday, former Congress
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Advanced Learning Service Delivery Models
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Advanced Learning Service Delivery Models: Advanced Learning Service Delivery Modelsby Charlie MasThe District will appoint a Task Force this fall to answer the question:What service delivery model should we use for Advanced Learning?It's a question that can have only one answer. There can be only one answer because there is a bigger question that takes precedence:
Remembering closing Philly schools | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Remembering closing Philly schools | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Remembering closing Philly schoolsby thenotebook on Jun 28 2013 Posted in Latest news="" style="color: rgb(76, 153, 72); cursor: pointer; float: left; padding: 0px 2px;">Share on emailCOMMENTS (0)PRINTby Sonia GiebelIn the wake of 24 school closings this year, photographer Zoe Strauss introduced the Philadelphia School Closi
New State Trustee for Inglewood Unified Schools - Year 2013
New State Trustee for Inglewood Unified Schools - Year 2013 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson AppointsState Trustee for Inglewood Unified School DistrictINGLEWOOD—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today appointed Dr. Don Brann as State Trustee for the Inglewood Unified School District."Bringing the district back to sound financial footing—so that it c
Two Pennsylvania Republican Lawmakers Introduce Strong Anti-Common Core Legislation | Scathing Purple Musings
Two Pennsylvania Republican Lawmakers Introduce Strong Anti-Common Core Legislation | Scathing Purple Musings: Two Pennsylvania Republican Lawmakers Introduce Strong Anti-Common Core Legislationby Bob SikesFrom The Sentinel in Cumberlink.com:The package of legislation, including bills authored by State Rep. Stephen Bloom, R-199, and State Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-89, seeks to prevent Pennsylvania’s sc
Diane in the Evening 6-28-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Wendy Lecker on the CREDO Report and the Hidden Costs of Chartersby dianeravWendy Lecker is a civil rights attorney who is Senior Attorney at the Campaign for Fiscal Equity of the Education Law Center, which fights for resources for the neediest students.In this post, she asks important questions about the new CREDO national study
President nominates California attorney to lead civil rights office | EdSource Today
President nominates California attorney to lead civil rights office | EdSource Today: President nominates California attorney to lead civil rights office - by Kathryn Baronby Kathryn BaronBy Kathryn BaronShare on twitterShare on facebookShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing ServicesCatherine Lhamon, director of impact litigation at Public Counsel Law Firm, is President Obama’s nominee to lead t
The Power of Latino Leadership: Culture, Inclusion and Contribution ~ Review
The Power of Latino Leadership: Culture, Inclusion and Contribution ~ Review « NewsTaco: The Power of Latino Leadership: Culture, Inclusion and Contribution ~ Reviewby Melanie Mendez-GonzalesMelanie Mendez-Gonzalez, Que Means What?Disclosure: Que Means What did receive a complimentary book to review as reviewing this book as part of a Condor Book Tour. No other compensation was received. All opini
What Do We Have in Common Core? #StudentVoice
Student Voice: What Do We Have in Common Core?by Editor AdminDesigned to create commonality, Common Core State Standards are, ironically, not commonly understood. In an area of educational policy that aims to combat common predicaments, much energy is being squandered combatting one another — energy that could potentially be harnessed to formulate solutions. Having said that, misunderstanding Comm
Principals Shift Focus to Learning — Whole Child Education
Principals Shift Focus to Learning — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGPrincipals Shift Focus to LearningJune 28, 2013 by Klea ScharbergPrincipals are key in providing strong instructional leadership as a path to student achievement. This clip provides tips and focus questions for principals working with teachers to ensure good teaching is matched by student engagement, meaningful tasks,
NYC Public School Parents: CNN story on inBloom and important update: NYS districts must choose dashboards populated with inBloom data by fall
NYC Public School Parents: CNN story on inBloom and important update: NYS districts must choose dashboards populated with inBloom data by fall: CNN story on inBloom and important update: NYS districts must choose dashboards populated with inBloom data by fallby Leonie HaimsonA CNN story about inBloom Inc. was posted this morning and will be aired at 3 PM tomorrow, Saturday June 29.  I have also po
Brown’s line-item vetoes eliminate equalization money for special ed SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: Brown’s line-item vetoes eliminate equalization money for special ed Among the line-item vetoes imposed on the final state budget by Gov. Jerry Brown is one that will eliminate what was hoped to be a first step in equalizing funding among special education programs statewide.Just as the new budget seeks to streamline a complex funding system for scho
This Week In Education: Thompson: What's New in the Latest CREDO Charter School Study?
This Week In Education: Thompson: What's New in the Latest CREDO Charter School Study?: Thompson: What's New in the Latest CREDO Charter School Study?by john thompsonThe new CREDO study, National Charter School Study, 2013, shows that charter schools perform about the same as traditional public schools. This prompts the question of why "reformers" use charters as the default in improving urban sch
Cali Education Headlines Friday, June 28, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Antonio Villaraigosa Leaves His Mark On L.A. SchoolsEducation HeadlinesFriday, June 28, 2013CVUSD adopts 'placeholder' budget, $14.7 million deficit could decreaseThe Coachella Valley Unified school board on Thursday adopted a budget with a $14.7 million deficit, which would nearly exhaust the district’s cash reserves.Oxnard School District i
Tony Bennett’s “Assessment Regimen for Common Core” Evasion | Scathing Purple Musings
Tony Bennett’s “Assessment Regimen for Common Core” Evasion | Scathing Purple Musings: Tony Bennett’s “Assessment Regimen for Common Core” Evasionby Bob SikesBoth Rick Scott and Tony Bennett have learned not to take on a room full of teachers by themselves. So when time came for yesterday’s roundtable discussion both were there to respond to 40 state teachers of the year. James Call of the Florida
Best of the Ed Blogs | National Education Policy Center
Best of the Ed Blogs | National Education Policy Center: Best of the Ed BlogsBest of the Ed Blogs features a frequently updated selection of interesting and insightful blog posts on education policy. The views expressed by the bloggers on our blog roll are thoughtful, original, and entirely their own. We hope you make Best of the Ed Blogs your first stop for concise takes on today's most important
Jersey Jazzman: Will Anyone Ask Chris Christie Some Real Questions?
Jersey Jazzman: Will Anyone Ask Chris Christie Some Real Questions?: Will Anyone Ask Chris Christie Some Real Questions?by DukeI don't need to answer anyone's questions! Just report my insults to teachers and go away!So here we are, well into the summer campaign for New Jersey governor, and Chris Christie is already spouting utter nonsense:[NJ Governor Chris] Christie said parents must stand up to
Going to Bed Hungry | Q&A | BillMoyers.com
Going to Bed Hungry | Q&A | BillMoyers.com: Going to Bed HungryApril 5, 2013by Theresa RileyThe United States is the world’s wealthiest nation, yet we still have families and children who don’t have enough to eat. We caught up with Joel Berg of NYC’s Coalition Against Hunger to learn what it means to be food insecure and what we can do to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry.Theresa Riley:
Student Loan Rates to Double on Monday as Congress Heads Home | NEA Today
Student Loan Rates to Double on Monday as Congress Heads Home | NEA Today: Student Loan Rates to Double on Monday as Congress Heads Homeby twalkerBy Tim Walker and Miguel  GonzalezWith student loan rates scheduled to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1, Congress is getting ready to leave town for the July 4 recess without taking action. Senators have introduced a one-year extension of
Big Education Ape - Morning Wink 6-28-13 AM Posts #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS6-28-13 @ THE CHALK FACE knows SCHOOLS MATTERmike simpson at Big Education Ape - 3 minutes ago@ THE CHALK FACE knows SCHOOLS MATTER: [image: gears] The ridiculousness in the resistance of #commoncore by Chalk Face, PhD Last evening, I saw a link posted on social media about an organization hosting an anti-CCSS conference call. Interesting. The organization
6-28-13 @ THE CHALK FACE knows SCHOOLS MATTER
@ THE CHALK FACE knows SCHOOLS MATTER: Center for American what? Progress? I don’t think so. @EdProgressby Chalk Face, PhDMy behavior on social media differs from others. Folks claim RTs aren’t endorsements and that to me seems rather silly. Why would I propagate information and send it forward to followers if I don’t think it should be spread? Seems like lots of folks are getting busted for erran
Bush Foundation Snubs Florida Republican Senators Who Voted Against Parent Trigger | Scathing Purple Musings
Bush Foundation Snubs Florida Republican Senators Who Voted Against Parent Trigger | Scathing Purple Musings: Bush Foundation Snubs Florida Republican Senators Who Voted Against Parent Triggerby Bob SikesSunshine State News chief legal correspondent Eric Giunta has become the go-to journalist when Jeb Bush’ Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE) wants to get something out there. One only nee
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 6-28-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Tennessee Parents and Teachers Use Social Media to Lambaste Kevin Huffmanby dianeravThis from a reader in Tennessee. Be sure to open the links and see the hilarious cartoons:“This week, two separate Fire Kevin Huffman FB pages went up:1. https://www.facebook.com/RemoveKevinHuffman?fref=ts(Check out the cupcake cartoon posted today.
Daily Kos: Charter Schools, the Invisible Hand, and Gutless Political Leadership
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Perdido Street School: Martha Stewart Wants To "Shag" Bill Gates
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It Gets Better | ED.gov Blog
It Gets Better | ED.gov Blog: It Gets Betterby Guest BloggerToday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released a new video where Department staff share personal stories and identify tools that support students experiencing bullying. In response to students suffering bullying in schools, ED has redoubled efforts to give parents, educators, and students the tools they need to stop harassment, inc
Daily Kos: I'm sorry I'm not in a classroom this week
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Education Research Report: New NAEP Report Compares Today’s Student Performance With That of 40 Years Ago
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Who Bill Gates is giving money to now in education
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The Educated Reporter: For Charter Schools, Demand for More Success - And Seats
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Ed Notes Online: URGENT: Press release on student promotions crisis
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Schooling in the Ownership Society: Student college loan rates will double next week. Another win for Wall St.
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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Progressive Caucus says Rahm's cuts have created beggar schools
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Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 6-27-13 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMRhee’s “Radical”: Read and Reviewedby teachbad  Radical: Fighting to Put Students First is a transparent and fantastical affirmation of Michelle Rhee; written by Michelle Rhee (Harper Collins, 2013). In my continuing efforts to be at least 8-12 months behind everybody else, I have finally read and reviewed the book. I don’t believe there
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RiSE Library Announcement - Announcements & Current Issues
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Big Education Ape Nite Cap 6-27-13 #thankateacher #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 CAPDiane in the Evening 6-27-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allmike simpson at Big Education Ape - 7 minutes agoDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: The Latest NAEP Report: Don’t Believe What You
Diane in the Evening 6-27-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
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Make and Take the Time to Reflect, Refresh, and Recharge — Whole Child Education
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Perdido Street School: Arne Duncan, One Of The Biggest Common Core Proponents, Insists Feds Have Nothing To Do With Common Core
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Seven Observations on Duncan's Common Core Address :: Frederick M. Hess
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The Great Divide in High School College Readiness Rates | Edwize
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New technology is poised to disrupt America’s schools, and then the world’s | The Economist
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DCPS Program Fosters Global Awareness and Exemplifies Student Learning | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights
DCPS Program Fosters Global Awareness and Exemplifies Student Learning | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights: DCPS Program Fosters Global Awareness and Exemplifies Student Learningby Tarsi DunlopWhen District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) gets press coverage, it’s not always glowing news. In recent years, DCPS (a major urban city system with a recent history of controversial re
Strategies for Children to Participate in National Policy Academy |
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Schooling in the Ownership Society: Is this the face of the future of public ed?
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Big Education Ape - Morning Wink 6-27-13 AM Posts #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 6-27-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
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Big Education Ape - Morning Wink 6-26-13 AM Posts #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
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Big Education Ape Nite Cap 6-25-13 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
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Big Education Ape - Morning Wink 6-25-13 AM Posts #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
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mike simpson at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
Charters not outperforming nation’s traditional public schools, report says - The Washington Post: Charters not outperforming nation’s traditional public schools, report says [image: Charter Schools - Dividing Communities since 1991] STOP CLOSING SCHOOLS [image: Stop Closing Schools] Say NO to Privatization! The nation’s public charter schools are growing more effective but most don’t produce better academic results when compared with traditional public schools, according to a report released Tuesday. Researchers at Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes lo... more »

Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Green Evaluation: China’s Latest Reform to Deemphasize Testing

mike simpson at Big Education Ape - 20 hours ago
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A Thought On Graduations As A Whole - The Jose Vilson

mike simpson at Big Education Ape - 20 hours ago
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Big Education Ape Nite Cap 6-24-13 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
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Big Education Ape - Morning Wink 6-24-13 AM Posts #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
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Big Education Ape Nite Cap 6-23-13 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
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Big Education Ape - Morning Wink 6-23-13 AM Posts #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
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Bridgeport Board of Education schedules emergency vote Monday to formally make Vallas permanent superintendent - Wait, What?: Bridgeport Board of Education schedules emergency vote Monday to formally make Vallas permanent superintendentby jonpeltoThis coming Monday and Tuesday, a Connecticut superior court judge will be holding two days of testimony and arguments in the case of whether Paul Vallas


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Big Education Ape Nite Cap 6-22-13 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
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Big Education Ape - Morning Wink 6-22-13 AM Posts #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 6-22-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
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