Friday, August 23, 2013

Nite Cap 8-23-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #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."


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The school with no name. The child with no name. | Reclaim Reform
The school with no name. The child with no name. | Reclaim Reform: ← Fifty Shades of Ravitch: A Book ReviewThe school with no name. The child with no name.Posted on August 23, 2013by Ken PrevitiThe school with no nameThe child with no nameThe parent with no nameThe library with no nameThe community with no nameThe community center with no name no longer exists. It was intentionally demolished, era
FLASHBACK: "All you have to do is care"—Kennedy's Final Words on Education #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change
FLASHBACK: "All you have to do is care"—Kennedy's Final Words on Education #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change: MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009FLASHBACK: "All you have to do is care"—Kennedy's Final Words on Education #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change"All you have to do is care"—Kennedy's Final Words on Education In one of Ted Kennedy's final interviews, with BigThink, he spoke a
Fund Philly Schools Short-term fixes aren’t enough. Philadelphia needs real, long-term solutions to help our children achieve their dreams.
Fund Philly Schools: Here are some recent news articlesSalon: “Indescribably insane”: A public school system from hell, August 19, 2013Philadelphia Inquirer: Until the next crisis, August 18, 2013Philadelphia Inquirer: The least they can do, August 16, 2013New York Times: Philadelphia borrows so its schools open on time, August 15, 2013Philadelphia Inquirer: Stop blaming the teachers, August 15, 2
Presidential Proclamation -- 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom | The White House
Presidential Proclamation -- 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom | The White House: Presidential Proclamation -- 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTONFOR JOBS AND FREEDOMBY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATIONOn August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands converged on the National M
8-23-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools' Calendar Coming OutFrom SPS Communications:Seattle Public Schools would like to thank those organizations and businesses that sponsored the District’s 2013-14 wall calendar and family guide, which will be mailed soon to Seattle Public Schools students, families and staff. Sponsors include: Boy Scouts of America, Comcast, Defensive Driving School, D
Feds charge Pa. cyber-charter school founder - SFGate
Feds charge Pa. cyber-charter school founder - SFGate: Feds charge Pa. cyber-charter school founderBy JOE MANDAK, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The founder and former CEO of Pennsylvania's largest cyber-charter school has been charged with siphoning more than $8 million from the school through a network of companies, then scheming with his accountant to avoid income taxes.Nicholas Trombetta s
8-23-13 Radical Scholarship
Radical Scholarship: Passive Radicals: The Manufactured Myth — Writers on Writing — MediumPassive Radicals: The Manufactured Myth — Writers on Writing — Mediumby P. L. Thomas / 2h mark as read  //  saveWhat We Know NowWhat We Know Now (and How It Doesn't Matter)by P. L. Thomas / 4h Paul Thomas: Advice for Moguls and Celebrities | Diane Ravitch's blogPaul Thomas: Advice for Moguls and Celebrities |
Anger and frustration aimed at Hite and SRC at meeting | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Anger and frustration aimed at Hite and SRC at meeting | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Anger and frustration aimed at Hite and SRC at meetingby thenotebook on Aug 23 2013 Posted in Latest news="" style="color: rgb(76, 153, 72); cursor: pointer; float: left; padding: 0px 2px;">Share on emailCOMMENTS (9)PRINTby Paul JablowRobin Dominick, her 2nd-grade daughter, Leah, at her side, told the Sch
“I Was There!” Teachers are Witness to History at the March on Washington | NEA Today
“I Was There!” Teachers are Witness to History at the March on Washington | NEA Today: “I Was There!” Teachers are Witness to History at the March on WashingtonAugust 23, 2013 by Rebeca Logan  Filed under Featured News, Jobs, Minority Community Outreach,NEA, Social Issues, Top Stories, UncategorizedLeave a CommentThis picture was taken by Harry Klugel on the march from Selma to Montgomery. He took
The Best Education Ideas in the World: Adventures on the Frontiers of Learning — Whole Child Education
The Best Education Ideas in the World: Adventures on the Frontiers of Learning — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGThe Best Education Ideas in the World: Adventures on the Frontiers of LearningAugust 23, 2013 by ASCD Whole Child BloggersPost written by Jessica DuBois-Maahs, a Medill School of Journalism candidate at Northwestern University concentrating in finance reporting and interactiv
8-23-13 Jersey Jazzman
Jersey Jazzman: New Camden Super Appointment Rushed With NO Community Input!This is incredible: The New Jersey State Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting Monday to vote on Gov. Christie's selection for Camden superintendent. Paymon Rouhanifard, 32, of New York, was announced Wednesday as Christie's pick for the next Camden school chief. The state board is expected approve the selecti
Portal:School boards and school board elections - Ballotpedia
Portal:School boards and school board elections - Ballotpedia: Learn about school districts in your stateSchool district newsDecreased enrollment, school closures, and state takeover influencing Birmingham City School Board Elections Aug 20, 2013by Alex SchafferBirmingham, Alabama: On August 27, 25 candidates will be vying for nine seats on the Birmingham City School Board in the Birmingham City s
Diane in the Evening 8-23-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Chancellor Tisch Promises Higher Test Scores Next YearThe head of Néw York state’s Board of Regents Merryl Tisch says everyone should calm down about the collapse of test scores across the state. Next year, she promised, the scores will go up. You can count on that, because the state commissioner can lower the cut score if he wants
The Undermining of Democracy | Deborah Meier on Education
The Undermining of Democracy | Deborah Meier on Education: The Undermining of DemocracyPosted on August 23, 2013 by nicholasmeier Reblogged from Nicholas Meier:I just got one of those "Surveys" from the Democratic National Party, asking my opinion about the Republican Party and Obama's record. It also asked me to prioritize my top issues. The issue it did not include is the undermining of and atta
US Ed Secretary to DeKalb Schools: Nation is in awe of what... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
US Ed Secretary to DeKalb Schools: Nation is in awe of what... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: US Ed Secretary to DeKalb Schools: Nation is in awe of what you did. COMMENT(40) 2 51 18 90John SpinkMcNair Discovery Learning Academy students returned Thursday morning to the campus they fled Tuesday after a gunman slipped into the building and terrorized the DeKalb County school.Previous PostsDo we need
8-23-13 Schools Matter @ The Chalk Face
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Department of Education Proposes to Eliminate "2 Percent Rule" in Assessing Students with Disabilities | U.S. Department of Education
Department of Education Proposes to Eliminate "2 Percent Rule" in Assessing Students with Disabilities | U.S. Department of Education Department of Education Proposes to Eliminate "2 Percent Rule" in Assessing Students with Disabilities August 23, 2013 Contact:  Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov The U.S. Department of Education has proposed regulations, published today, to transition a
Are high-risk and district No Child waivers illegal? - Caitlin Emma - POLITICO.com
Are high-risk and district No Child waivers illegal? - Caitlin Emma - POLITICO.com: Are high-risk and district No Child waivers illegal?821  Arne Duncan's plan, critics say, is at least an overreach and at worst illegal. | AP PhotoCloseBy CAITLIN EMMA | 8/23/13 5:02 AM EDTAn unprecedented set of recent Education Department decisions about No Child Left Behind waivers is at the least an overreach a
Big Education Ape is Experiencing Technical Difficulties
Big Education Ape is Experiencing Technical Difficulties We are working to get things back in orderShould be back by 3PM Pacific Daylight Time
Cali Education Headlines Friday, August 23, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance TeamDiane Ravitch's Newest - Pre-order Price GuaranteeEducation HeadlinesFriday, August 23, 2013Fresno, Clovis school districts on economic upswing but face large class sizesA review of California's 30 largest school districts shows two Valley districts are successfully digging out of the Great Recession, even as they contend with large class sizes
Philly teachers: We won't stop until we get fair schools funding | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Philly teachers: We won't stop until we get fair schools funding | Philadelphia Public School NotebookPhilly teachers: We won't stop until we get fair schools fundingby thenotebook on Aug 23 2013 Posted in Latest news="" style="color: rgb(76, 153, 72); cursor: pointer; float: left; padding: 0px 2px;">Share on emailCOMMENTS (0)PRINTby Holly Otterbein for NewsWorksMore than 1,000 Philadelphia teache
Missouri Education Watchdog: Story Hour In Rockwood
Missouri Education Watchdog: Story Hour In Rockwood: Story Hour In RockwoodEmail ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookLast night I attended a district sponsored meeting about Common Core. They announced it in advance to the high school parents and planned it for the hour before the Open House began, thus ensuring that the meeting had a limited time frame. Parents were treated to about 40
Morning Wink 8-23-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYMorning Wink 8-23-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4ChangeBIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSby mike simpson / 6min How sequestration Head Start cuts ripple through a community | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCCHow sequestration Head Start cuts ripple through a community | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: How sequestration Head Start cuts rip
Morning Wink 8-23-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change
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How sequestration Head Start cuts ripple through a community | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
How sequestration Head Start cuts ripple through a community | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: How sequestration Head Start cuts ripple through a communityDeepa Fernandes | August 23rd, 2013, 6:00amSLIDESHOW1 of 16Grant Slater/KPCCMaggie Simpson sings a song about animals with her three young daughters. Her two daughters that are old enough have gone to Head Start programs that are being threatened by se
NYC Educator: To Endorse or Not to Endorse?
NYC Educator: To Endorse or Not to Endorse?: To Endorse or Not to Endorse?That is the question for the UFT. With apologies to the Immortal Bard:Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to sufferThe Slings and Arrows of outrageous accusations,Or to take Arms against reformy advocates,And by opposing end them: while we come to life, wake up...Was it a good idea for the UFT to endorse Thompson when it did? At
8-23-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Political Tidbits: Norm in The Wave, August 23, 20131 by ed notes online / 20min Lamenting left attack on de Blasio from the differing left prespectivesWe know that the 1%, charter slugs and many others, including the Merryl Tisch/UFT, are jumping on de Blasio for obvious reasons.These comments popped up on ICE-Mail. First an attack from the right.I guess people are afraid of him
8-23-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Time To Sue Arne Duncan And The USDOEFrom Politico:An unprecedented set of recent Education Department decisions about No Child Left Behind waivers is at the least an overreach and at the very worst illegal, a chorus of critics say.Last week, the department declared NCLB waivers for Kansas, Oregon and Washington state “high-risk” because each state has more work to do in tyi
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-23-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: A Hero Superintendent in Long Island Says: “To Hell with These Scores. They Do Not Matter”William Johnson is the superintendent of public schools in Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York. He is an experienced educator. He can tell the difference between education and miseducation. For his willingness to speak truth to power, to d
Investigation of Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles incomplete, written report expected after Labor Day | Education Blog
Investigation of Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles incomplete, written report expected after Labor Day | Education Blog: Investigation of Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles incomplete, written report expected after Labor DayBy Tawnell Hobbsthobbs@dallasnews.com11:36 pm on August 22, 2013 | PermalinkAn investigation into Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles’ handling of a contract award is inc
Key education bills await action as session deadline looms | EdSource Today
Key education bills await action as session deadline looms | EdSource Today: Key education bills await action as session deadline loomsAugust 23rd, 2013 | Add a Comment | By EdSource staffWhatever education bills the Legislature passes in the next four weeks will pale in importance compared to its monumental achievement of 2013, the Local Control Funding Formula, Gov. Jerry Brown’s sweeping school
8-23-13 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.: The in boxFrom the pen of Ellen Gradman.  An Ellen Gradman graphic.1 by Fred Klonsky / 1h Schools close. Teachers fired.CPS principals receive a Rauner bonus. “Take your spouse to the Four Seasons,” says the Mayor.  CPS principals receive bonuses paid for by millionaire Bruce Rauner. The first thing r
8-23-13 teacherken at Daily Kos
teacherken at Daily Kos: Don't worry, I haven't vanishedeven though I have not even been posting comments. This is teacher prep week at my new school. I have had tons of meetings. I have had tos et up my classroom, which was somewhat interfered with because my room was one of four places for the rotations for professional development rotations on Monday morning and this morning. I hope to post a b
8-23-13 The Answer Sheet ‘Perfect storm’ threatens Philadelphia schools
The Answer Sheet: ‘Perfect storm’ threatens Philadelphia schoolsThe Philadelphia public school system is in a financial and leadership crisis so severe that writer Aaron Kase said in this article on Salon.com that the district is in its “death throes.” While that may be premature, there is no … Continue reading →    13 by Valerie Strauss / 1h Six ways the arts help prepare kids succeed in lifeHere
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The "perfect storm" hits Philly
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The "perfect storm" hits Philly: The "perfect storm" hits PhillyIn mid afternoon, more than 1,000 protesters, many in red T-shirts and carrying signs and banners, marched from the Comcast Center at 17th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard to the district's offices on North Broad Street.Philadelphia streets were a sea of red yesterday as red-shirted teachers, parents
Schooling in the Ownership Society: James Meredith: The civil rights issue of our time...
Schooling in the Ownership Society: James Meredith: The civil rights issue of our time...: James Meredith: The civil rights issue of our time...Accompanied by U.S. marshals and surrounded by jeering crowds, James Meredith enrolled as the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi in 1962.“The civil rights issue of our time is to stop unproven co-called education reforms from t

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Activists call for CPS boycott Wednesday - Chicago Sun-Times
Activists call for CPS boycott Wednesday - Chicago Sun-Times: Activists call for CPS boycott WednesdayBY LAUREN FITZPATRICK Education Reporter August 22, 2013 6:20PM00Share1622At City Hall on Thursday, Jitu Brown (left), of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, and Parrish Brown, a senior at Dyett High School and the group's youth leader, call for a boycott of Chicago Public Schools on Aug.
China Enters “Testing-free” Zone: The New Ten Commandments of Education Reform
Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » China Enters “Testing-free” Zone: The New Ten Commandments of Education Reform: China Enters “Testing-free” Zone: The New Ten Commandments of Education Reform22 AUGUST 2013 1,462 ONE COMMENTNo standardized tests, no written homework, no tracking. These are some of the new actions China is taking to lessen student academic burden. The Chinese M
The NC Supt. Responds to the Lt. Gov.'s Questions About the Common Core | Truth in American Education
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The Educated Reporter: Follow-Up Friday: Understanding Education Polls, Obama's New Push for College Affordability
The Educated Reporter: Follow-Up Friday: Understanding Education Polls, Obama's New Push for College Affordability: Follow-Up Friday: Understanding Education Polls, Obama's New Push for College AffordabilityThis was a crowded week for education polls, with findings from three of them being released in a span of as many days. You can read my advice for reporters in weighing opinion data, and also c
Mother Crusader: The False Choice of School Choice; Philadelphia Public Schools Crushed By Debt And Charters
Mother Crusader: The False Choice of School Choice; Philadelphia Public Schools Crushed By Debt And Charters: The False Choice of School Choice; Philadelphia Public Schools Crushed By Debt And ChartersI drove through Philadelphia twice today on my way to pick up my girls from a visit with my aunt in Maryland. (Why yes, that IS a lot of driving for one day...)And as I drove through Philly the first
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: CTU MEMBERS JOIN MARCH ON D.C.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: CTU MEMBERS JOIN MARCH ON D.C.: CTU MEMBERS JOIN MARCH ON D.C.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            CONTACT: Stephanie GadlinAugust 22, 2013                                                                                                 (312) 329-6250CHICAGO UNION MEMBERS JOIN NATIONAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON TO
Transcript: Obama’s remarks on college affordability plan
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THE PERIMETER PRIMATE: Gulen charter school enrollment in 2012-2013: Gulen charter school enrollment in 2012-2013The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools describes itself as “the leading national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the charter school movement.” It closely tracks the charter school market share.In 2012-2013, Gulen charter school enrollment was 59,953 students. The
Nite Cap 8-22-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #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 CAPTODAYPCSGP Regional Assignments - Administration & SupportPCSGP Regional Assignments - Administration & Support (CA Dept of Education): PCSGP Regional AssignmentsRegional Assignments for Education Programs Consultants for Public Charter School Gran




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