Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."


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The amount of spin is directly proportional to the size of the screw-up | Truth in American Education
The amount of spin is directly proportional to the size of the screw-up | Truth in American Education: The amount of spin is directly proportional to the size of the screw-upFiled in Common Core Assessments by Shane Vander Hart on August 14, 2013 • 1 CommentI had to share this op/ed in the New York Post by David Bloomfield who is a professor of Education, Law and Policy at Brooklyn College and the
8-14-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum: Statement on Contract Negotiations
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools Statement on Contract NegotiationsFrom SPS Communications:We are working with our labor association partners to achieve what we all desire – what is best for our staff and for our students. We have discussed and explored a variety of options during negotiations with the Seattle Education Association.  We have discussed with SEA an increase to the ca
Seeking private funds for public schools becoming an 'unfortunate trend' | Philadelphia Public School Notebook #RealEdTalk
Seeking private funds for public schools becoming an 'unfortunate trend' | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Seeking private funds for public schools becoming an 'unfortunate trend'by thenotebook on Aug 14 2013 Posted in Latest news="" style="color: rgb(76, 153, 72); cursor: pointer; float: left; padding: 0px 2px;">Share on emailCOMMENTS (0)PRINTPhoto: Emma Lee/NewsWorksEmani Edwards, 9, and Kh
ASCD Leaders on Reflection: Patrick Miller — Whole Child Education
ASCD Leaders on Reflection: Patrick Miller — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGASCD Leaders on Reflection: Patrick MillerAugust 14, 2013 by ASCD Whole Child BloggersA defining trait of leadership is a passion for success and continuous improvement. With progress comes new vistas and new goals, as well as new challenges to overcome in our never-ending quest for knowledge and excellence. Le
Louisiana Education Updates – as of 8/14/2013 | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
Louisiana Education Updates – as of 8/14/2013 | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Louisiana Education Updates – as of 8/14/2013Posted on August 14, 20130I know it’s been a while since I posted anything substantial (I hope you all didn’t miss me too much) but that is not because nothing substantial has been taking place. If anything, the activities, news items and scandals have only been increasing far beyond
8-14-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Naison Calls for John King's RemovalWe've had 3 DUD NYSTATE Ed Comms in a row since 1995. Time to move on.Dear Speaker Silver and Assembly Member Nolan    It is time to remove John King  Education Commissioner of the State of New York. Commissioner King purposely decided to score state tests in such a way as to insure that the majority of the students in the state failed. The resu
Clarification on Philadelphia public school appeals for private funds | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Clarification on Philadelphia public school appeals for private funds | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Clarification on Philadelphia public school appeals for private fundsby thenotebook on Aug 14 2013 Posted in Latest newsGreenfield Elementary School is seen in Center City Philadelphia in this Google street-view image. (Google Maps - ©2013 Google)="" style="color: rgb(76, 153, 72); cursor:
Diane in the Evening 8-14-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: NY Regents: Release the Test Questions!The best use of tests is for diagnostic purposes, to help teachers learn what students got wrong and where they need more instruction. Students learn too from their errors. But if the results take months to score, they arrive too late to matter. And if the questions and answers are never relea
Atlanta teachers seeking Sugar Daddies to keep them in paper... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
Atlanta teachers seeking Sugar Daddies to keep them in paper... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: Atlanta teachers seeking Sugar Daddies to keep them in paper and pencils?  COMMENT(5) 3 21 0 25Previous PostsDruid Hills charter cluster wins in a big way. What's next? August 13, 2013Here are 2012 Georgia Schools of Excellence in Student AchievementAugust 13, 2013Druid Hills charter cluster vote: Proceed
8-14-13 Schools Matter @ The Chalk Face
SCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE: New Media, New Public Intellectuals | the becoming radicalNew Media, New Public Intellectuals | the becoming radical.by plthomasedd / 5min 8-13-13 Schools Matter @ The Chalk FaceSCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE: Paul Toner, MA TURNcoat, Leads Charge for Common Core and PARCCLawyer, corporate stooge, and MTA President, Paul Toner has sold teachers down the river in M
New Media, New Public Intellectuals | the becoming radical
New Media, New Public Intellectuals | the becoming radical: New Media, New Public IntellectualsPosted on August 14, 2013 by plthomaseddAt the beginning of January 2010, I received an email prompting me to watch a video of Diane Ravitch making a speech. My knee-jerk reaction was to delete the email because I had long rejected Ravitch’s work, associating her with the standards/testing movement and a
Is CPS starving? | '63 Boycott
Is CPS starving? | '63 Boycott: Is CPS starving?This entry was posted in Blog, Today's Struggles on August 9, 2013 by '63 Boycott.In an op-ed piece for the Chicago Sun-Times calling for a citywide school boycott, CPS teacher Timothy Meegan outlines the strategy behind privatizing public schools.  The goal:  return on investment.  Read Meegan’s powerful argument in its entirety below:On Wednesday J
Empowering Australia's Children Today through Positive Education — Whole Child Education
Empowering Australia's Children Today through Positive Education — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGEmpowering Australia’s Children Today through Positive EducationAugust 14, 2013 by Andrew MonkInitially based upon the principals of positive psychology, the positive education approach has much in common with a whole child approach to education and is contributing to the paradigm shift th
Gary Rubinstein’s Blog: How To Define ‘Success’? | National Education Policy Center
Gary Rubinstein’s Blog: How To Define ‘Success’? | National Education Policy Center: Gary Rubinstein’s Blog: How To Define ‘Success’?    Gary RubinsteinAugust 14, 2013Gary Rubinstein's Blog  Success Academy  Accountability and Testing  Charter Schools  Curriculum and Teaching  High-Stakes Testing and Evaluation  Poverty  School Evaluation  Standards-Based Reform  Teacher Evaluation  Urban Educatio
Susan Ohanian: 28 questions about the Common Core
Susan Ohanian: 28 questions about the Common Core: Ohanian: 28 questions about the Common CoreEditor’s note: This op-ed is by Susan Ohanian of Charlotte, a longtime teacher and author of 25 books on education policy and practice. Her website is at www.susanohanian.org.Author’s note: North Carolina Lt. Gov. Daniel J. Forest wrote an open letter to the state’s chief education officer, asking 67 ques
Take a chance, be yourself | InterACT
Take a chance, be yourself | InterACT: Take a chance, be yourselfAUGUST 14, 2013tags: advice, EdWeek, new teachers, professional identityby David B. CohenSix years ago almost to the day, before I started blogging, I wrote an article in EdWeek Teacher, aimed at new teachers and offering advice on establishing your professional identity. This is certainly the right time of year to be looking back at
Oh, How Pinteresting!, Say hello to Teachers on Pinterest!
Oh, How Pinteresting!, Say hello to Teachers on Pinterest!: Say hello to Teachers on Pinterest!We’re thrilled to announce an effort to support a community of creative, inspiring and hard-working people who make a difference to millions of kids everyday—teachers! We’ve teamed up with some brilliant elementary school teachers to launch Teachers on Pinterest, a hub where you’ll find everything from l
Feds instruct Huntsville to ignore Alabama Accountability Act | al.com
Feds instruct Huntsville to ignore Alabama Accountability Act | al.com: Feds instruct Huntsville to ignore Alabama Accountability ActDespite Alabama law allowing all students to flee “failing” schools, Huntsville will not allow hundreds of requested transfers.“Under the Alabama Accountability Act,” said Superintendent Casey Wardynski, “we don’t have to do any.”In fact, district officials say Hunts
Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, August 14, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Flirting with Disaster? Capitol Weekly: Senate leader’s online education bill draws fire*Education HeadlinesWednesday, August 14, 2013Nurses unhappy with diabetic rulingLocal school nurses are not happy with the California Supreme Court’s ruling Monday to allow trained but unlicensed employees to administer insulin to diabetic students if a n
Pupil privacy, bond oversight bills among those signed by governor SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: Pupil privacy, bond oversight bills among those signed by governorBy Kimberly BeltranWednesday, August 14, 2013While Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of landmark transgender bill grabbed the news spotlight this week, there were several other education-related bills that also got his approval.Among them, decrees that:·       Require a timely response to aud
Evidence Matters: U.S. Education Department Finalizes EDGAR Rules - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Evidence Matters: U.S. Education Department Finalizes EDGAR Rules - Politics K-12 - Education Week: Evidence Matters: U.S. Education Department Finalizes EDGAR RulesBy Michele McNeil on August 14, 2013 11:11 AMEDGAR Rules at the U.S. Education Department There's this very important, but very wonky, thing called EDGAR that spells out the rules under which the U.S. Department of Education operates.A
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: Education Commissioner Pryor hires accounting firm to “validate” accuracy of standardized test scores?Categories: Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) Malloy Standardized Testing Stefan Pryor Teacher EvaluationsTags: CMTMalloyStandardized TestingStefan PryorTea
Morning Wink 8-14-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #edreform #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYIs your student 'competent'? A new education yardstick takes the measure. - CSMonitor.comIs your student 'competent'? A new education yardstick takes the measure. - CSMonitor.com: Is your student 'competent'? A new education yardstick takes the measure.A new learning regimen requires pupils to show proficiency in 'core competencies' for each subject –
Is your student 'competent'? A new education yardstick takes the measure. - CSMonitor.com
Is your student 'competent'? A new education yardstick takes the measure. - CSMonitor.com: Is your student 'competent'? A new education yardstick takes the measure.A new learning regimen requires pupils to show proficiency in 'core competencies' for each subject – with no exceptions. It's called competency-based education. Here's who's trying it and what it entails.By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, Staff
Building a Strong Teacher Work Force | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights
Building a Strong Teacher Work Force | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights: Building a Strong Teacher Work ForceBy Cheryl S. Williams on August 14, 2013I recently attended an information-rich meeting sponsored by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), at which Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at the University of London, addressed the topic of Teache
First California public school falls to “parent trigger law” - World Socialist Web Site
First California public school falls to “parent trigger law” - World Socialist Web Site: First California public school falls to “parent trigger law”By Jack Cody 14 August 2013Elementary school students in the small California town of Adelanto came back to a different school in late July than they left at the end of the last school year. Over the truncated summer break, Desert Trails Elementary Sc
Seattle teachers union protests proposal to raise class sizes | The Today File | Seattle Times
Seattle teachers union protests proposal to raise class sizes | The Today File | Seattle Times: Seattle teachers union protests proposal to raise class sizesPosted by Linda ShawAbout three months into negotiations over a new contract for Seattle’s teachers, the union is breaking the usual silence around those talks to protest a district proposal to increase class size.The Seattle Education Associa
National teachers union leader points to St. Louis as model : News
National teachers union leader points to St. Louis as model : News: National teachers union leader points to St. Louis as model3Print Email9 hours ago  •  By Elisa Crouch ecrouch@post-dispatch.com > 314-340-8119INPUT August 15, 2008 - Randi Weingarten - New union president of the American Federation of Teachers who was a Wall Street lawyer prior to her current position.Enlarge PhotoIn St. Louis, t
4 Ways to Get Free College Textbooks - US News and World Report
4 Ways to Get Free College Textbooks - US News and World Report: 4 Ways to Get Free College TextbooksCollege students can find free textbooks via university libraries or sites such as Project Gutenberg.By KELSEY SHEEHYAugust 14, 2013 RSS Feed PrintTextbooks can set college students back hundreds of dollars each semester, but free options may be available.College can be a shock to the senses for ma
Is ‘Willful Defiance’ Still Grounds for Suspension? NEA Today
NEA Today: Is ‘Willful Defiance’ Still Grounds for Suspension?By Edward Graham As more educators, administrators and educational experts around the country join the growing chorus of those questioning the effectiveness of suspensions, one school district has already decided to suspend the practice for minor infractions altogether. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the largest school dis
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Byrd-Bennett's sleight-of-hand on charter schools?
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Byrd-Bennett's sleight-of-hand on charter schools?: Byrd-Bennett's sleight-of-hand on charter schools?Barbara Byrd-Bennett has promised that no school closed this year will be handed over to a charter. -- Chicago Tribune (April 23, 2013)When Byrd-Bennett was first pushing her plan to close hundreds of public schools, she promised angry parents and community groups th
Louisiana Educator: Our Rubber Stamp BESE
Louisiana Educator: Our Rubber Stamp BESE: Our Rubber Stamp BESEBESE continued to rubber stamp Superintendent White's recommendations in committee actions yesterday, even when such actions seemed ridiculous by any reasonable standard. BESE members Carolyn Hill, Lottie Beebie, educators and others in the audience repeatedly questioned the logic of the continued moves toward privatization of our pub
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.: Losing seniority rights means running schools on the cheap. The CPS budget means winners and losers.  Graphic: Catalyst. The always ridiculous CPS spokesperson Becky Carroll admitted there are winners and losers in the CPS budget. The losers are students and families in district run schools. No surpri
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-14-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Chile: The Most Pro-Market School System in the World, Part 3This is the third and final post about Education in Chile by Professor Mario Waissbluth, which he wrote for this blog to help us understand a system that took Milton Friedman’s advice and relied heavily on testing and choice.   Chile´s Education (III): A necessary change
8-14-13 teacherken at Daily Kos
teacherken at Daily Kos: Please bear with us as we mournWhen Leaves on the Current met him in a gas station in the southside of Virginia, they called him Midnight. She renamed him Cielito he looked like the heavens at night, with a splash of white He joined our household in May 2005, when we already had four rescued felines. He was only 9.  Last week he had some problems and we took him to the vet
Head Start limiting enrollment, cutting programs as sequester kicks in | EdSource Today
Head Start limiting enrollment, cutting programs as sequester kicks in | EdSource Today: Head Start limiting enrollment, cutting programs as sequester kicks inAugust 14th, 2013 | Add a Comment | By Lillian MongeauShare on twitterShare on facebookShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing ServicesCredit: EdSource TodayHundreds of children across the state will be shut out of preschool in September as
NYC Educator: Common Sense Says Reformy John King Must Go
NYC Educator: Common Sense Says Reformy John King Must Go (Diane Ravitch Says So Too): Common Sense Says Reformy John King Must Go (Diane Ravitch Says So Too)If you haven't read Diane Ravitch today, it's time. She's calling for the resignation of NYS Education Commissioner Reformy John King. Ravitch is a voice in the education wilderness demanding we base decisions on research and practice. This f
8-14-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Teen's Bad Grades Used As One Reason To Not Place Him On Heart Transplant ListThis doesn't seem like a real story, but it is:Doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta estimate that without a heart transplant, 15-year-old Anthony Stokes will die within three to six months from heart failure. Yet despite his prognosis, they refuse to put Anthony on the transplant list, telli
Read the Common Core standards for kindergarteners
Read the Common Core standards for kindergarteners: Read the Common Core standards for kindergartenersBy Valerie Strauss, Published: August 14 at 4:00 amE-mail the writer2CommentsMoreThe new Common Core State Standardsare being implemented — with a lot of controversy — in most states, and there’s a great deal of discussion about them. But it is unclear whether everybody who is opining for or again

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Despite closings and budget cuts, CPS calls for new charter schools - Chicago Sun-Times
Despite closings and budget cuts, CPS calls for new charter schools - Chicago Sun-Times: Despite closings and budget cuts, CPS calls for new charter schoolsBY LAUREN FITZPATRICK Education Reporter August 13, 2013 7:50PM00Share173RELATED DOCUMENTS Request for Proposals for New Charter Schools MAP: Expanding the charter school footprintRELATED STORIESJudge denies injunction to stop closure of Trumbu
Kendrick Lamar's Control (Happy Birthday, Hip-Hop) - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson
Kendrick Lamar's Control (Happy Birthday, Hip-Hop) - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson: Kendrick Lamar’s Control (Happy Birthday, Hip-Hop)by JOSE VILSON on AUGUST 13, 2013Kendrick Lamar as MLK Jr.“What are you listening to?”I know. I’m not supposed to have kids listening to their iPods in school. It was after the ELA state test, and they needed to decompress after another long period of little to
Nite Cap 8-13-13 #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 CAPTODAYASCD Leaders on Reflection: Christina Yuknis — Whole Child EducationASCD Leaders on Reflection: Christina Yuknis — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGASCD Leaders on Reflection: Christina YuknisAugust 13, 2013 by ASCD Whole Child BloggersA def


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