Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Nite Cap 7-10-13 #neara13 #RYH4Ed #BATsACT #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2 #HEREPASTJUNE


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



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Dr Cintli: Raza Studies Now Conference at Santa Monica College July 13
Dr Cintli: Raza Studies Now Conference at Santa Monica College July 13: Raza Studies Now Conference at Santa Monica College July 13Press Release - Please post and forwardThe Association of Mexican American Educators in conjunction with local educators and groups will host the second annual Raza Studies Now Conference at Santa Monica College, from 9am to 2pm in the Humanities Complex. Two panels ov
Wait, What? - Working to educate, persuade and mobilize through "perceptive and acerbic" observations about Connecticut Government and Politics
Wait, What? - Working to educate, persuade and mobilize through "perceptive and acerbic" observations about Connecticut Government and Politics: Judge Rules Vallas must leave superintendent’s job immediately…Categories: Bridgeport Paul Vallas Stefan PryorTags: BridgeportPaul VallasStefan PryorAfter Vallas took the stand to explain why he shouldn’t be forced out and after hearing arguments from law
NYC Educator: To Bobblehead, or Not to Bobblehead
NYC Educator: To Bobblehead, or Not to Bobblehead: To Bobblehead, or Not to BobbleheadLet's be clear. If I were going to get a bobblehead it wouldn't be the one you see to the left. It would be Diane Ravitch, or Leonie Haimson, or maybe Stephen Krashen.But there are a lot of bobbleheads out there, and that includes the overwhelming majority of UFT chapter leaders. In fact, almost every one has sig
7-10-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Ravitch Friends Randi, Fiorillo and Many Others ObjectRandi is just the mirror image of Michelle Rhee.  ... Mike from Texas, comment on Ravitch blog, My Friend, Randi WeingartenRandi Weingarten is no friend of teachers, and has been at the center of virtually every catastrophe that has befallen us and public education in the past fifteen-plus years. ...She is part of the problem,
Diane in the Evening 7-10-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Sorry, You Missed Today’s Symposium about Cashing in on the Charter SectorIf only I had known sooner, I would have posted the announcement of today’s symposium. Yes! There is money to be made by investing in charter schools! It’s all about the children! It’s the civil rights issue of our time! And a great investment too!! “Bonds an
Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst Beefing Up in Tennessee | Pith in the Wind
Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst Beefing Up in Tennessee | Pith in the Wind: Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst Beefing Up in TennesseePOSTED BY STEVEN HALE ON WED, JUL 10, 2013 AT 2:54 PMMichelle Rhee's efforts to shape Tennessee's education policy are well-documented. In particular, her organization StudentsFirst has made it rain on state politicians and local s
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Superintendent Banda Says He Has Won Over "Skeptics"
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Superintendent Banda Says He Has Won Over "Skeptics": Superintendent Banda Says He Has Won Over "Skeptics"From KPLU:Taking stock of his first year at the helm of Seattle Public Schools, Banda told KPLU a divided board has a definite effect on how he does his job.“[That’s the] reason for my taking a very strong stand with the board to say that we need to be able to
Student Loan Vote Fails Senate Again, Sticking Borrowers With Higher Rates
Student Loan Vote Fails Senate Again, Sticking Borrowers With Higher Rates: Student Loan Vote Fails Senate Again, Sticking Borrowers With Higher RatesPosted: 07/10/2013 12:40 pm EDT  |  Updated: 07/10/2013 2:12 pm EDTSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) speaks during a press conference after meeting with fellow Democratic Senators, on Capitol Hill, July 9, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Reid fiel
No Mystery Behind Improbable Scholars | InterACT
No Mystery Behind Improbable Scholars | InterACT: No Mystery Behind Improbable ScholarsJULY 10, 2013tags: David Kirp, Improbable Scholars, Union Cityby David B. CohenIf we could just fire the bad teachers…If we had quality teacher evaluations…If we had vouchers, charter schools, competition…If we had common, world-class standards… a laptop or tablet for every student… smaller classes… a sharp redu
Teach for America: Down in Minnesota, but up in Wisconsin - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly
Teach for America: Down in Minnesota, but up in Wisconsin - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: Teach for America: Down in Minnesota, but up in WisconsinWRITTEN BY RICK COHEN  CREATED ON WEDNESDAY, 10 JULY 2013 14:34Share on emailShare on printShare on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on pinterest_shareShare on google_plusone_shareMore Sharing ServicesJuly 8, 2013; Truth-OutMinnesota’s Democr
AFT - A Union of Professionals - Ravitch urges unity in the face of threats to education
AFT - A Union of Professionals - Ravitch urges unity in the face of threats to education: Ravitch urges unity in the face of threats to educationIn a new post on her popular blog, education historian Diane Ravitch writes about her long history with AFT president Randi Weingarten and the need to work together to strengthen public education, despite their policy differences.Ravitch, who has become a
The teachers' contract and its relationship to the District’s financial problems | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
The teachers' contract and its relationship to the District’s financial problems | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: The teachers' contract and its relationship to the District’s financial problemsby thenotebook on Jul 10 2013 Posted in Commentary="" style="color: rgb(76, 153, 72); cursor: pointer; float: left; padding: 0px 2px;">Share on emailCOMMENTS (3)PRINTby James LytleIn an op-ed piece in
Jersey Jazzman: Make Big Money Building Charter Schools: Joe Bruno Shows You How!
Jersey Jazzman: Make Big Money Building Charter Schools: Joe Bruno Shows You How!: Make Big Money Building Charter Schools: Joe Bruno Shows You How!  Over the past month I've been telling the story of the misogynist rapper Pitbull, his new charter school in Miami, and his speech before the 2013 National Charter Schools Convention. I pointed out that Kevin Chavous, board chair of the very reformy g
Value of education rises in crisis but investment in this area is falling, says OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Newsroom - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Value of education rises in crisis but investment in this area is falling, says OECDSend  Print  Tweet25/06/2013 - The jobs gap between well-educated young people and those who left school early has continued to widen during the crisis. A good education is the best insurance against a lack of work experience, according to the lates
Newsflash: Commissioner Pryor announces plans that take Connecticut backwards ... - Wait, What?
Newsflash: Commissioner Pryor announces plans that take Connecticut backwards ... - Wait, What?: Newsflash: Commissioner Pryor announces plans that take Connecticut backwards … TUCITCENNOC!  Commissioner Pryor announces plans that take Connecticut backwards on Bilingual Education, English Language Learning, Multicultural Education and creating safe school climatesStefan Pryor, Governor Malloy’s Co
State Board considers Next Generation Science Standards SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: State Board considers Next Generation Science Standards By Kimberly BeltranWednesday, July 10, 2013Despite strong criticism of new national science standards by an influential education think tank, the California State Board of Education appears poised to adopt the new curriculum goals even though some believe the state’s existing standards are bette
MLK Does TFA | EduShyster
MLK Does TFA | EduShyster: MLK Does TFAPosted on July 10, 2013Long before Martin Luther King Jr. became the most ‘liked’ civil rights leader in Facebook history he was just another well-connected college graduate from out-of-town. Which raises an obvious and interesting question: were MLK alive today, would he do what thousands of well-connected college grads have already done and Teach for Americ
Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, July 10, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Upcoming Meeting in Atlanta For 'Invalid' Election of Kevin Johnson as Head of Black Mayors GroupEducation HeadlinesWednesday, July 10, 2013Plan for district after school program in Monterey meets resistanceAdministrators at Monterey Peninsula Unified School District have been planning for nearly two years to create a fee-based, district-run
Fightback Against Racist Queens HS Principal Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública: Fightback Against Racist Queens HS Principal
Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública: Fightback Against Racist Queens HS Principal: Fightback Against Racist Queens HS PrincipalRacism Still Prevails Among Many Bloomberg MisEducation PrincipalsArt McFarlandEyewitness News | http://abclocal.go.comNEW YORK (WABC) -- It is a high school created for the children of immigrants; many students speak only Spanish when they ar
Student Loan Fixes Could Go Beyond Interest Rates - Student Loan Ranger
Student Loan Fixes Could Go Beyond Interest Rates - Student Loan Ranger (usnews.com): Student Loan Fixes Could Go Beyond Interest RatesBy EQUAL JUSTICE WORKSJuly 10, 2013 RSS Feed PrintAccording to at least one estimate, the class of 2013 will be the most indebted ever.Lawmakers in Congress remain all heated up about the July 1 doubling of federal direct subsidized loan interest rates with, as Pol
Teach For America critics gathering to organize resistance
Teach For America critics gathering to organize resistance: Teach For America critics gathering to organize resistanceBy Valerie Strauss, Published: July 10, 2013 at 10:00 amE-mail the writerTFA founder Wendy KoppTeach For America alumni and students of corps members who are critical of TFA are holding this weekend what amounts to the first national assembly aimed at organizing resistance to the o
Morning Wink 7-10-13 AM Posts #neara13 #RYH4Ed #BATsACT #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYUpcoming Meeting in Atlanta For 'Invalid' Election of Kevin Johnson as Head of Black Mayors GroupUpcoming Meeting in Atlanta For 'Invalid' Election of Kevin Johnson as Head of Black Mayors Group: Upcoming Meeting in Atlanta For 'Invalid' Election of Kevin Johnson as Head of Black Mayors Group POST 10 JULY 2013 BY GEORGE E. CURRY, NNPA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
A Twitter Surprise | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights
A Twitter Surprise | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights: A Twitter SurpriseBy Cheryl S. Williams on July 10, 2013When I logged onto my Twitter account last Tuesday, an interesting string of comments/news scrolled across my screen.  As fate would have it, the National Education Association (NEA) annual meeting and the National Charter Schools Conference (NCSC) were both taking plac
Upcoming Meeting in Atlanta For 'Invalid' Election of Kevin Johnson as Head of Black Mayors Group
Upcoming Meeting in Atlanta For 'Invalid' Election of Kevin Johnson as Head of Black Mayors Group: Upcoming Meeting in Atlanta For 'Invalid' Election of Kevin Johnson as Head of Black Mayors Group POST 10 JULY 2013 BY GEORGE E. CURRY, NNPA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF HITS: 59After accepting a determination by the attorney for the National Conference of Blacks Mayors that the organization’s May 30 election in
Q&A with Knewton’s David Kuntz, maker of algorithms that replace teachers | Hechinger Report
Q&A with Knewton’s David Kuntz, maker of algorithms that replace teachers | Hechinger Report: Q&A with Knewton’s David Kuntz, maker of algorithms that replace teachersBy Jill BarshayWhen education investors talk about so-called adaptive learning, in which a computer tailors instructional software personally for each student, the name Knewton invariably surfaces. The ed-tech start up began
NYC Educator: The Unwritten Word on Fake Student Advocacy
NYC Educator: The Unwritten Word on Fake Student Advocacy: The Unwritten Word on Fake Student AdvocacyIt's interesting to read piece in Gotham Schools about Students First NY. You wouldn't know from the piece that this was a Rhee-sponsored reformy entity, since that doesn't merit mention. What is mentioned, of course, is that this article is about a complaint that has not actually been filed. The
7-10-13 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: Rahm’s recess: Keep it quiet, in the hallways and sell it to a private management firm.  Recess at Revere. One of the few positives in Rahm Emanuel’s demand for a longer school day was the inclusion of a twenty minute recess in the elementary schools. Many Chicago public schools hadn’t had recess sche
7-10-13 Schools Matter @ The Chalk Face
SCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE: The Not-so-Hidden Path to School ImprovementClosing the Opportunity Gap, edited by Prudence Carter and Kevin Welner, shows how accountability-driven, competition-driven “reform” has failed educationally. On the other hand, it recounts the political advantages that corporate “reform” enjoys as it seeks to use competition to improve schools. Carter and Welner submit
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 7-10-13 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 Davis, a True American HeroThe world knows Wendy Davis as the state senator in Texas who filibustered for 11 hours straight against an bill that would restrict abortion. Unlike Jimmy Stewart in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” she was not allowed to take a drink of water or go off-topic or even lean on the speaker’s desk. What
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chicago's gun violence epidemic worse than L.A. or New York
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chicago's gun violence epidemic worse than L.A. or New York: Chicago's gun violence epidemic worse than L.A. or New YorkGreg Hinz at Crain's has an interesting column today on Chicago's gun violence scourge. Hinz asks U of C researchers and other experts why Chicago leads New York and L.A. in homicides? The answer he comes up with sounds simple and obvious -- the rel
Standardized testing scores the public never sees
Standardized testing scores the public never sees: Standardized testing scores the public never seesBy Valerie Strauss, Published: July 10, 2013 at 7:00 amE-mail the writer0CommentsMoreD.C. public school students take a lot of standardized tests, but, it turns out,  the scores are never released. You may think they are because city officials do turn out some numbers, but they aren’t actual scores
Goodbye Big Brother, hello local control … maybe | EdSource Today
Goodbye Big Brother, hello local control … maybe | EdSource Today: Goodbye Big Brother, hello local control … maybeJuly 9th, 2013 | Add a Comment | By John Affeldt / commentaryShare on twitterShare on facebookShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing ServicesJohn AffeldtCalifornia’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) signifies a welcome shift from the “no excuses” education “reform” crowd and

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Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 7-9-13 #neara13 #RYH4Ed #BATsACT #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMHear Women Speak On WomenI have tons of stories from Aspen, but only one I’d like to share in this space. After former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, US diplomat Richard Haass, and Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy went at it onstage (verbally), everyone started to clutter around their favorite. While I didn’t see too many people
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Chicago School Closings And The Joyce Foundation: The Obama Connection
Chicago School Closings And The Joyce Foundation: The Obama Connection: Chicago School Closings And The Joyce Foundation: The Obama Connection“They’re really in bed now with conservative elements nationwide,” said Mike Klonsky, a Chicago public schools activist and professor at DePaul University, in an interview with Mint Press News. “Anything that has to do with corporate-style school reform, you
Harlem School For Special Needs Students Fights Success Academy Expansion - Central Harlem - DNAinfo.com New York
Harlem School For Special Needs Students Fights Success Academy Expansion - Central Harlem - DNAinfo.com New York: Harlem School For Special Needs Students Fights Success Academy ExpansionBy Jeff Mays on July 9, 2013 3:00pm | Updated 6 hrs ago@JeffCMaysThe Department of Education has announced plans for P.S. 811 to lose three classrooms used for things such as speech the... View Full CaptionDNAinf
My Very First Youtube Posting | deutsch29
My Very First Youtube Posting | deutsch29: My Very First Youtube PostingJuly 9, 2013Dr. Raynard Sanders of the New Orleans Imperative radio program (theneworleansimperative.org; WBOK1230am.com) invited me to speak on his hour-long show about school performance scores, the Recovery School District (RSD) and Teach for America (TFA). I spoke for about 20 minutes; then, phone lines were opened for a f
South Asian American Digital Archive seeks stories for the First Days Project
South Asian American Digital Archive seeks stories for the First Days Project: SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN DIGITAL ARCHIVE SEEKS STORIES FOR THE FIRST DAYS PROJECTThe South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) is a nonprofit organization working to document the rich histories of South Asians in the United States and preserve the community's stories for future generations.SAADA is putting the call out s
4LAKids - COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING CONSIDERS DANCE & THEATER CREDENTIAL
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING CONSIDERS DANCE & THEATER CREDENTIAL: COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING CONSIDERS DANCE & THEATER CREDENTIALPUBLISHED BY CAAE STAFF | CALIFORNIA ALLIANCE FOR ARTS EDUCATION HTTP://BIT.LY/12KOWYCJune 10, 2013 - 2:55pm  ::  On June 13, 2013, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) heard a series of actio
Formed to back Bloomberg, StudentsFirstNY now an adversary | GothamSchools
Formed to back Bloomberg, StudentsFirstNY now an adversary | GothamSchools: Formed to back Bloomberg, StudentsFirstNY now an adversaryby Geoff Decker, at 6:21 pmSonia Saddler joined a protest organized by StudentsFirstNY because she was unhappy with how many times her grand-niece’s kindergarten teacher at P.S. 92 was absent last year.An advocacy group that fought for changes to teacher evaluations
Nite Cap 7-9-13 #neara13 #RYH4Ed #BATsACT #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2 #HEREPASTJUNE
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 CAPTODAYA Rock Star, not by choice. | My Island ViewA Rock Star, not by choice. | My Island View: A Rock Star, not by choice.July 9, 2013 by tomwhitbyRock Star is a term attributed not only to Rock and Roll luminaries, but also to anyone who is an exceptional



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