Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Nite Cap 7-24-13 #BATsACT #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 CAP


TODAY
Missouri Education Watchdog: Join this #stopcommoncore Telephone Conference Thursday, July 25
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Growing coalition pushes for new kind of Philly teachers contract | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
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Big Education Ape - SPECIAL Mid Day Banana Break 7-24-13 #soschat #edreform
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Diane in the Evening 7-24-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
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The Detroit Bankruptcy & K-12 Schooling :: Frederick M. Hess
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Health Insurance for Children Only
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Charter School Market Share And Performance
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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Equitable funding for schools
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One Roof, Two Schools | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights
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7-24-13 Connected Principals | Sharing. Learning. Leading.
Connected Principals | Sharing. Learning. Leading.: It’s called leadership…Let’s be honest with each other for a moment. Let’s take back all the fake smiles and friendly little emails. Let’s tell all the cute puppies to go home and cast aside all the colorful rainbows… Sometimes people just don’t care what you think. They could honestly care less about your opinion and your existence (or lack ther
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: Bridgeport’s Kenneth Moales Jr. goes off the deep end; passes out flyer attacking CT Post and their lead reporterCategories: Bridgeport CT Post Kenneth Moales Malloy Mayor Bill Finch Paul VallasTags: BridgeportConnecticut PostKenneth Moales Jr.MalloyMayor
Choosing Democracy: Sacramento District Insists on closing public schools
Choosing Democracy: Sacramento District Insists on closing public schools: Sacramento District Insists on closing public schoolsThe  Sacramento City school district is  closing  seven elementary schools, disproportionately hurting students in low-income and predominantly minority neighborhoods.In response, twelve students and their parents filed a civil rights lawsuit, asking a federal court to bl
While under investigation, why hasn’t Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles been placed on paid administrative leave? | Education Blog
While under investigation, why hasn’t Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles been placed on paid administrative leave? | Education Blog: While under investigation, why hasn’t Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles been placed on paid administrative leave?By Matthew Haagmhaag@dallasnews.com9:39 am on July 24, 2013 | Permalink1302Dallas ISD’s Office of Professional Responsibility investigates hundreds o
7-24-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: DFER Hedge Fundie Supports Eliot SpitzerEliot Spitzer is turning into the DFE/education reformie candidate this year. Not only has Eliot Spitzer hired a former Students First p.r. hack to be his campaign spokesman, but one of the head honchos at the hedge fundie-backed Democrats For Education Reform is backing Spitzer for comptroller:Hedge-funder Boykin Curry has sent out an
NYC Public School Parents: FAQ on inBloom Inc.: what is the state and your school district doing?
NYC Public School Parents: FAQ on inBloom Inc.: what is the state and your school district doing?: FAQ on inBloom Inc.: what is the state and your school district doing?A shorter version of this FAQ was published in Schoolbook yesterday; please go leave a comment.  A pdf version of the below you can download  is here.  And please make your voices heard by sending a letter to your school board, you
Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, July 24, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Fensterwald: Irritation or two aside, charter leaders pleased with new funding systemEducation HeadlinesWednesday, July 24, 2013Belleview Elementary School answers grand juryBelleview School District will review its hiring and job assignment policies at the recommendation of the Tuolumne County Grand Jury, the school board promised Monday in
Common Core academic standards failing the test? - POLITICO.com
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Morning Wink 7-24-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYStates Move to Protect Teachers from Cyberbullying | NEA TodayStates Move to Protect Teachers from Cyberbullying | NEA Today: States Move to Protect Teachers from CyberbullyingJuly 24, 2013 by twalker  Filed under Featured News, Top StoriesLeave a CommentBy Helen YoshidaIn December 2012, the first and only law in the nation that criminalizes cyberbull
States Move to Protect Teachers from Cyberbullying | NEA Today
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Hot for teacher? Keep it to yourself. | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
Hot for teacher? Keep it to yourself. | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com:  Get Schooled: Hot for teacher? Keep it to yourself.A judge ruled against a Michigan college student who penned a class journal entry titled "Hot for Teacher" about how sexually attracted he was to his creative writing instructor. After the Detroit area college suspended student Joseph Corlett,  he sued. On Tuesday, U.S. District
Name Games with ESEA Reauthorization | Lily's Blackboard
Name Games with ESEA Reauthorization | Lily's Blackboard: Name Games with ESEA ReauthorizationJul 23rd, 2013 by Lily.Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed another bad bill with a good name.  We all remember the last time.  No Child Left Behind.  Good name.But angelic names always hide their devils in the details, and what we’ve come to know as No Child Left Untested has devastated st
Dream Defenders Announce Their Own Special Session » Dream Defenders
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Promise Programs Offer Hope to Students - Student Loan Ranger
Promise Programs Offer Hope to Students - Student Loan Ranger (usnews.com): Promise Programs Offer Hope to StudentsBy EQUAL JUSTICE WORKSJuly 24, 2013 RSS Feed PrintA group of anonymous donors launched Kalamazoo Promise in 2005 to provide full tuition for public school students in the community.The cost of postsecondary education in America has risen so high it is unaffordable for many to pursue t
Perspective on PARCC’s Price
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A Sociological Eye on Education | Why the NCTQ ratings won’t have much influence, now or later
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Pro School Choice Scholar Urges Georgia to Drop Common Core, Too | Scathing Purple Musings
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After 70 years as a nonprofit, GED test switching to for-profit venture | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
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Jersey Jazzman: NY Daily News: "Lie To Your Wife? Shame! Lie To Cops & Teachers? Meh..."
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 7-24-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
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Irritation or two aside, charter leaders pleased with new funding system | EdSource Today
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Born to think and learn | Deborah Meier on Education
Born to think and learn | Deborah Meier on Education: Born to think and learnPosted on July 24, 2013 by nicholasmeierDear readers,The NY Times followed up its piece on STEM jobs and the causes of unemployment (see below) with one on testing: “The Trouble With Testing Mania.” (Sunday, July 14, p. 10) The editorial headline is the best thing about it, but it opens a few more doors for us among poten
7-24-13 teacherken at Daily Kos
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Editorial: Forget the lawyers, focus on the students - Editorials - The Sacramento Bee
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NYC Educator: Only City Teachers Should Be Fired for Nothing, Implies Daily News
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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: "Progressive" Ald. Moore, one of Rahm's toadies, now under FBI investigation
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Nite Cap 7-23-13 #BATsACT #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
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