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8-5-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: State Needs To Release ELA/Math Tests In Their EntiretyGotham Schools reported that the state, anticipating pushback on their standardized testing regime with scores expected to fall significantly on the new Common Core test results to be released this week, is going to let the public see a “significant number” of questions from the new Common Core-aligned tests that student
Schools Need Parental Involvement to Succeed NEA Today
NEA Today: Overhaul of Professional Development Critical to Student Success, Report SaysBy Tim Walker Is the world of education seeing a resurgence of respect for the much-maligned term, “professional development”? Can it shake off its reputation for dreaded, episodic, daylong workshops that fail to connect to anything relevant in a teacher’s classroom? Maybe, according to a new report by the Cent
Why the Common Core Became a Political Football :: Frederick M. Hess
Why the Common Core Became a Political Football :: Frederick M. Hess: Why the Common Core Became a Political Footballby Frederick M. Hess  •  Aug 5, 2013 at 10:20 amCross-posted from Education WeekThe wheels on the Common Core bus have developed a visible rattle of late. Georgia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Utah have withdrawn from assessment consortia. With Tony Bennett no longe
8-5-13 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.: I told Obama to go for single payer. But did he listen? No.  Anne and me in 2009. As I probably point out too often, as a local union leader before retiring I participated in contract bargaining at least a dozen times. With the support of our members, our elected bargaining team almost always took the
Troubled Young People Deserve Compassion, Not Punishment | California Progress Report
Troubled Young People Deserve Compassion, Not Punishment | California Progress Report: Troubled Young People Deserve Compassion, Not PunishmentPosted on 05 August 2013Printer-friendly versionSend by emailBy Lizzie BuchenCenter on Juvenile & Criminal JusticeAt the turn of the 20th Century, Lucy Flower, my grandmother’s great grandmother, established the world’s first juvenile court inside the C
Bloom’s Taxonomy | Deborah Meier on Education
Bloom’s Taxonomy | Deborah Meier on Education: Bloom’s TaxonomyPosted on August 5, 2013 by nicholasmeierMy son, professor Nick Meier, has posted another blog wroth reading. below is an excerpt of it. for the rest you can go to his blog:  (http://www.nicholasmeier.com)Bloom’s TaxonomyNicholas MeierOn the theme of popular ideas that I feel a need to critique….Bloom’s taxonomy has been around for a l
NYC Educator: On Charters, Daily News Gives Us Half the Story
NYC Educator: On Charters, Daily News Gives Us Half the Story (If That): On Charters, Daily News Gives Us Half the Story (If That)In yet another incredible feat of utter arrogance, Bloomberg's Tweedies have invested 4.5 million in having charter schools teach public schools how to teach. They've taken a charter school, which has "Excellence" in its very name, and paired it up with a public school.
Louisiana Educator: Important (and somewhat scary) Teacher Evaluation Issues
Louisiana Educator: Important (and somewhat scary) Teacher Evaluation Issues: Important (and somewhat scary) Teacher Evaluation IssuesIntroduction: This post will attempt to clarify various issues that my readers have brought to my attention in the past few weeks. I hope this helps inform teachers about some of the pitfalls of the evaluation system as they prepare for another challenging school ye
Cali Education Headlines Monday, August 5, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Parent-trigger Spin(aka BS) from the AstroTurf Parent Revolution =Parent-trigger efforts in L.A. give parents control of the classroomEducation HeadlinesMonday, August 5, 2013New schoolOne Stockton Unified teacher says she's anticipating having more fun than she has in 15 years. Another speaks of looking forward to greater freedom to flex her
8-5-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Bill de Blasio Makes His Move - Will UFT Members Move With Him?Mr. de Blasio argues that Ms. Quinn and Mr. Thompson have been either unwilling or unable to sufficiently challenge the legacy of the mayor and the city’s corporations over the past decade. .....Mr. de Blasio’s message, despite the excitement it has drawn from liberal luminaries like Alec Baldwin and Howard Dean, has a
All Things Education: On Governor McDonnell's Education Reform Summit
All Things Education: On Governor McDonnell's Education Reform Summit: On Governor McDonnell's Education Reform SummitDear Governor McDonnell,I got the news only a few days ago that you were holding a K-12 Education Reform Summit on Monday August 5th. I am disappointed by the "agenda" of the agenda and by the who's missing from the panels.At the summit, are you mentioning that Virginia's public ed
Under The Hood Of School Rating Systems
Shanker Blog » Under The Hood Of School Rating Systems: Under The Hood Of School Rating SystemsPosted by Matthew Di Carlo on August 5, 2013Recent events in Indiana and Florida have resulted in a great deal of attention to the new school rating systems that over 25 states are using to evaluate the performance of schools, often attaching high-stakes consequences and rewards to the results. We have p
The decline of science education in Mississippi: A view from the classroom | Hechinger Report
The decline of science education in Mississippi: A view from the classroom | Hechinger Report: The decline of science education in Mississippi: A view from the classroomBy Jackie MaderGULFPORT, Miss. — Two 10th-graders stand over a large whiteboard in their chemistry class at Gulfport High School, trying to recall the previous day’s experiment so they can present it to the class.“What substances d
8-5-13 Schools Matter @ The Chalk Face
SCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE: Educating American Children Who Are in Chronic PovertySince America failed to win the War on Poverty, we have become used to a series of reports that promising programs have only achieved modest results.  Whether we are discussing Head Start, housing vouchers, reduced class size, or increased spending for education or social services, it has become easy to over-sim
National Survey Finds Support for Early Education and Care |
National Survey Finds Support for Early Education and Care |: National Survey Finds Support for Early Education and CareAugust 5, 2013 by Alyssa HaywoodePhoto: Kate Samp for Strategies for ChildrenA new national survey released by the First Five Years Fund has found public, bipartisan support for public investments in early learning.This endorsement is important now as Congress considers President
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-5-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all #Cheats4Change
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Cheats for Change Makes Its Debut #Cheats4ChangeA new website called Cheats for Change has been created in the wake of the Tony Bennett scandal. Please take a look. It is very funny. For those of you who do not follow education politics closely, Cheats for Change is a parody of Jeb Bush’s group called Chiefs for Change. Bush and hi
Key flaw in market-based school reform: a misunderstanding of the civil rights struggle
Key flaw in market-based school reform: a misunderstanding of the civil rights struggle: Key flaw in market-based school reform: a misunderstanding of the civil rights struggleBy Valerie Strauss, Published: August 5 at 4:00 amE-mail the writer0CommentsMoreThere is a timely new book out with a succinct title that pretty much says it all: “Public Education Under Siege,” edited by University of Penns
Teachers For Social Justice: CPS budget cuts are another attack on schools, but communities are fighting back.
Teachers For Social Justice: CPS budget cuts are another attack on schools, but communities are fighting back.: CPS budget cuts are another attack on schools, but communities are fighting back.AUGUST 4, 2013 LEAVE A COMMENTChicago Public School leaders got an earful Thursday night at a public hearing about next year's budget. - Photo via ABC Chicago The Chicago Sun Times covered the budget hearing
Maine’s Chief for Change Takes Heat for Defending Bennett | Scathing Purple Musings #Cheats4Change
Maine’s Chief for Change Takes Heat for Defending Bennett | Scathing Purple Musings: Maine’s Chief for Change Takes Heat for Defending BennettPosted on August 5, 2013by Bob Sikes      Rate ThisCheats For Change #Cheats4ChangeThere is one less of Jeb Bush’s vaunted Chiefs for Change in office this morning, and one oh his colleagues Maine commissioner of education Stephen Bowen is taking heat for hi
Selected Garden State Schools Put Tough New PARCC Exams to the Test - NJ Spotlight
Selected Garden State Schools Put Tough New PARCC Exams to the Test - NJ Spotlight: SELECTED GARDEN STATE SCHOOLS PUT TOUGH NEW PARCC EXAMS TO THE TESTJOHN MOONEY | AUGUST 5, 2013With first round of limited tryouts complete, online testing partnership announces New Jersey will be part of broader field tests.A sample question from the PARCC TestNicholas Diaz knew all about the debate around the onl
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES: WEEKEND QUOTABLESPotter (Sun-Times)Jackson Potter, CTU“We were promised a better day, not just a longer one, and that’s out the window. And that means you’re seeing 98 art programs either very much reduced or eliminated.” -- CPS layoffs hit arts, specialty subjects hard (Sun-Times)Paul KrugmanThe result is what we see now in the House: a party that
Early literacy programs receive boost from national campaign | EdSource Today
Early literacy programs receive boost from national campaign | EdSource Today: Early literacy programs receive boost from national campaignAugust 5th, 2013 | Add a Comment | By Lillian MongeauShare on twitterShare on facebookShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing ServicesMelanie Garcia-Macias, 9, reads a book provided by literacy organization West County Reads while her mother does the wash at C
Results of New Testing Standard Could Complicate Bloomberg’s Final Months Parent Advocates - ParentAdvocates.org
Parent Advocates - ParentAdvocates.org: Results of New Testing Standard Could Complicate Bloomberg’s Final Months Michael Bloomberg, uber-rich Mayor of New York City who has called himself the "education Mayor", is about to see his claim to fame die. As Javier Hernandez writes in the NY Times (August 4, 2013): "In New York City, the proportion of students deemed proficient in math and reading cou

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The Educated Reporter: EWA Webinar for Journalists: Adding Teachers' Voices to School Reporting
The Educated Reporter: EWA Webinar for Journalists: Adding Teachers' Voices to School Reporting: EWA Webinar for Journalists: Adding Teachers' Voices to School ReportingWhen I was an education beat reporter, I spent a lot of time in August at office supply stores. Over the years I discovered this was fertile territory for meeting teachers as they re-stocked their classrooms for the coming academic
The UTLA Election Season is Upon Us by Dr. John Fernandez - Perdaily.com
The UTLA Election Season is Upon Us by Dr. John Fernandez - Perdaily.com: The UTLA Election Season is Upon Us by Dr. John Fernandez(Mensaje se repite en EspaƱol)Anyone running for UTLA President or any other UTLA city-wide office should have a platform and how he/she is going to implement it. I remember Warren Fletcher's big campaign promise was that he was going to hire a professional negotiator-
Hire Ground in School Hiring #edchat #savmp | Connected Principals
Hire Ground in School Hiring #edchat #savmp | Connected Principals: Hire Ground in School Hiring #edchat #savmpAugust 4, 2013By Larry FliegelmanWith the school year only a few weeks away, this administrator is finally about to wrap up the process of hiring all the staff I need for the year.It all started this spring…Due to changes in grant funding, a para-educator getting a teaching job, and one o
Nite Cap 8-4-13 #BATsACT #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change
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 CAPTODAYSeattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools This WeekSeattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools This Week: Seattle Schools This WeekTuesday, August 6thPrimary election including Mayor and School Board.   I hate this "dead of summer" primary
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools This Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools This Week: Seattle Schools This WeekTuesday, August 6thPrimary election including Mayor and School Board.   I hate this "dead of summer" primary so every vote truly does count.  I especially urge voters in District IV and District V to get in their votes for the School Board rep.  I think this will be quite the interesting General Election and I wil
Parent-trigger Spin(aka BS) from the AstroTurf Parent Revolution
Parent-trigger efforts in L.A. give parents control of the classroomLOS ANGELES - As the 2013-14 school year begins this month, Southern California will be ground zero for a new experiment in how schools are run. | Related: Parent-trigger efforts in West Adams force 24th Street Elementary to start over | Parent trigger coup: Parents oust Watts principalby By Beau Yarbrough... / 37min mark as read 
Seattle Schools Community Forum: What is the process?
Seattle Schools Community Forum: What is the process?: What is the process?If you had an idea and community support for a new school program, what would you do?The new program placement policy, 2200, for all its inadequacies, does make some things clear. It defines the terms school, program, service, and curricular focus and delineates the authority for each of them. The schools have authority to
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Have We Lost Our Sense of Shame?In reflecting on the sordid Anthony Weiner story, I wrote that civilization depends to some extent on the survival of a sense of shame. Shame makes people regretful of bad behavior and minimizes such behavior. Too much shame might be a bad thing, but none at all leaves us at the mercy of the whims an
Why Learn Spelling and Grammar When We have Smartphones? | toteachornototeach
Why Learn Spelling and Grammar When We have Smartphones? | toteachornototeach: Professor says kids no longer need to learn spelling and grammar because of smartphonesby Eric OwensSeveral skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look
If Only Tony Had Just Deleted His Own Emails | Scathing Purple Musings #Cheats4Change
If Only Tony Had Just Deleted His Own Emails | Scathing Purple Musings: If Only Tony Had Just Deleted His Own EmailsPosted on August 4, 2013by Bob Sikes      Rate ThisFlorida! - Open Up Your Heart And Let The Sun Shine In - Cheaters Never Win! #Cheats4ChangeHere’s a  follow-up story in the Miami Herald from Tom LoBianco, the investigative reporter who broke the Tony Bennett grade change scandal:IN
Connectedness and Transparency in Leadership | My Island View
Connectedness and Transparency in Leadership | My Island View: Connectedness and Transparency in LeadershipAugust 4, 2013 by tomwhitbyI am planning on attending an Edcamp for leadership next week, which has caused me to reflect upon my administrator/teacher experiences of the past. There was once a time in education, not too long ago, that all discussions about education were led and controlled by
Test: ALEC, Legislation, and the U.S. Constitution | Reclaim Reform
Test: ALEC, Legislation, and the U.S. Constitution | Reclaim Reform: Test: ALEC, Legislation, and the U.S. ConstitutionPosted on August 4, 2013by Ken PrevitiTest: ALEC, Legislation, and the U.S. Constitution 1. Who is authorized by the U.S. Constitution to write legislation?A) Only elected legislators may write major legislation.B) ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, and other private
Breaking News: Kevin Welner’s Charter School Dirty Dozen | Cloaking Inequity
Breaking News: Kevin Welner’s Charter School Dirty Dozen | Cloaking Inequity: Breaking News: Kevin Welner’s Charter School Dirty DozenWelcome to the third installment of Cloaking Inequity’s new comic series Breaking News. Today the comic represents Kevin Welner’s “The Dirty Dozen: How Charter Schools Influence Student Enrollment. Dr. Welner is a professor of education policy at the University of C
Florida! - Open Up Your Heart And Let The Sun Shine In - Cheaters Never Win! #Cheats4Change
Cheats For Change #Cheats4ChangeCheats For Change: Cheats For Change#Cheats4Change Cheats For Change#Cheats4Change are committed to putting themselves first through bold, visionary education deform that will increase their donors' profits and prepare themselves for success in politics and careers.Archive  Ask us anything  About This Blog  Submitoccupyedueducation reformeducation policycorporate ag
The problem with the Paul Vallas brand of school reform
The problem with the Paul Vallas brand of school reform: The problem with the Paul Vallas brand of school reformBy Valerie Strauss, Published: August 4 at 1:00 pmE-mail the writer1CommentsMorePaul VallasPaul Vallas has long enjoyed a reputation in the education reform world as a school turnaround specialist, even while critics have routinely noted that his “turnarounds” have been less than success
Schooling in the Ownership Society: K12 Inc. lags far behind face-to-face schools in Florida
Schooling in the Ownership Society: K12 Inc. lags far behind face-to-face schools in Florida: K12 Inc. lags far behind face-to-face schools in FloridaThe thing about privatization is, there's little or no public accountability. Take for example, K12 Inc., the e-learning company that competes with traditional schools for a piece of the  multi-billion-dollar education pie.Progress Florida also found
Kentucky Fried Future | EduShyster
Kentucky Fried Future | EduShyster: Kentucky Fried Future The jobs of tomorrow are here today—and they suck…Reader: as a white person, I am required by law to listen to at least 12 hours of National Public Radio per week. (Note: 12 hour minimum does not include on-air fund drives). Which is how I happened to find myself tuned into a recent episode of On Point on the fast food economy and the wave
North Carolina Cuts Teacher Certification Requirements for Charter Schools | Heartlander Magazine
North Carolina Cuts Teacher Certification Requirements for Charter Schools | Heartlander Magazine: North Carolina Cuts Teacher Certification Requirements for Charter Schools North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation that lets charter schools hire more elementary teachers without  teaching certificates. The new law decreases the number of required elementary charter school teachers with t
WATCH: John Merrow Discusses Education Commissioner Tony Bennett’s Resignation | Learning Matters
WATCH: John Merrow Discusses Education Commissioner Tony Bennett’s Resignation | Learning Matters: WATCH: John Merrow Discusses Education Commissioner Tony Bennett's Resignation 
Jeb’s Education Racket | National Review Online
Jeb’s Education Racket | National Review Online: Jeb’s Education Racket The former Florida governor and his GOP cronies have lowered standards and increased corruption. By Michelle MalkinArchiveLatestRSSSendFollow• followersFormer Florida education commissioner Tony BennettinShare7PrintText   Comments139Michelle Malkin The resignation of Florida education commissioner Tony Bennett couldn’t have co
8-4-13 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.: Sunday summer reads.  Photo: Arthur Goldstein North Carolina cuts teacher certification requirements for charter schools. Does it help to throw money at schools? Yes. If you can’t get it there any other way. Revealing the corporate and business interests in the DePaul basketball arena deal. St. Vincen
Morning Wink 8-4-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYThe KKK’s Response to the Murder of Chaney, Goodman, & Schwerner…Prison Culture » The KKK’s Response to the Murder of Chaney, Goodman, & Schwerner…: The KKK’s Response to the Murder of Chaney, Goodman, & Schwerner…      Rate ThisToday is the day on 8/4/64 that the bodies of civil rights martyrs of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael