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The bottom line on charter school studies
The bottom line on charter school studies: The bottom line on charter school studiesBy Valerie Strauss, Published: September 24 at 10:00 amE-mail the writerThere has been a great deal written about the recent national study of charter schools by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes, housed at Stanford University, but here’s the bottom line. This was written by Kevin Welner, director of th
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The 'culture' of CPS
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The 'culture' of CPS: The 'culture' of CPSByrd-Bennett ponders the “social-cultural aspects of children coming to school.” CPS' new per-pupil budgeting system punishes schools for being small. It's more of the same theory of "under-utilization" that led to the closure of 48 neighborhood schools. Rahm is also pouring millions into elite, small, selective enr
9-24-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Where Are Rhee, Kopp, Klein, Moskowitz, E4E, DFER When it Comes to Defending Food Stamps Program (SNAP)?.....you might think that ensuring adequate nutrition for children, which is a large part of what SNAP does, actually makes it less, not more likely that those children will be poor and need public assistance when they grow up. ... Paul Krugman, NY TimesYou mean SNAP might actua
What's next for PARCC? — Is PARCC member Louisiana next? — Buckle up for the budget showdown — What does this mean for education? - POLITICO Morning Education - POLITICO.com
What's next for PARCC? — Is PARCC member Louisiana next? — Buckle up for the budget showdown — What does this mean for education? - POLITICO Morning Education - POLITICO.com: What's next for PARCC? — Is PARCC member Louisiana next? — Buckle up for the budget showdown — What does this mean for education?0 PrintText Size-+resetBy LIBBY A. NELSON | 09/24/13 9:40 AM EDTWith help from Caitlin EmmaWHAT’
Selection Versus Program Effects In Teacher Prep Value-Added
Shanker Blog » Selection Versus Program Effects In Teacher Prep Value-Added: Selection Versus Program Effects In Teacher Prep Value-AddedPosted by Matthew Di Carlo on September 24, 2013There is currently a push to evaluate teacher preparation programs based in part on the value-added of their graduates. Predictably, this is a highly controversial issue, and the research supporting it is, to be cha
Choice, Schools, & Taking Democracy Seriously - Bridging Differences - Education Week
Choice, Schools, & Taking Democracy Seriously - Bridging Differences - Education Week: Choice, Schools, & Taking Democracy SeriouslyBy Deborah Meier on September 24, 2013 8:46 AMDeborah Meier continues her conversation with Michael J. Petrilli today.Dear Mike,Maybe you are right that we share a kind of cynicism. Or maybe a close cousin—healthy skepticism.  Especially about politics.   Dile
'Priority' plan is latest to remake failing L.A. Unified schools | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
'Priority' plan is latest to remake failing L.A. Unified schools | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: 'Priority' plan is latest to remake failing L.A. Unified schoolsAnnie Gilbertson | September 24th, 2013, 6:00amAnnie GIlbertson/KPCCJordan High School in Watts is under massive construction. Administrators hope improvement to academics will be equally as dramatic.On a recent Friday morning at David Starr Jo
9-24-13 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 impact on classrooms if special education class size limits are removed.Last Thursday the ISBE was to consider doing away with caps on the number of special eduction students that could be enrolled in a regular education classroom. This was not a vote on inclusion, which I zealously support. In sp
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 9-24-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Gary Rubinstein Reviews “Reign of Error”Gary Rubinstein has written a wonderful, thoughtful review of “Reign of Error.” There are many highly quotable observations in his review, I liked this one best, because it goes to the heart of why we educate. If you get that wrong, then you can’t get anything else right. He writes: “For me,
Louisiana Voucher Lawsuit Opposition Aligns Minority Families With Republican Politicians
Louisiana Voucher Lawsuit Opposition Aligns Minority Families With Republican Politicians: Louisiana Voucher Lawsuit Opposition Aligns Minority Families With Republican PoliticiansPosted: 09/24/2013 7:55 am EDT  |  Updated: 09/24/2013 8:01 am EDT13200GET POLITICS NEWSLETTERS:SUBSCRIBEFOLLOW:Bobby Jindal, Civil Rights, Eric Holder, Barack Obama Education, Department Of Justice, March On Washington
Louisiana Educator: VAM Author Finds Flaws in System
Louisiana Educator: VAM Author Finds Flaws in System: VAM Author Finds Flaws in SystemState Representative Frank Hoffman of Monroe, the author of Act 54, which launched the new Compass evaluation system and VAM is quoted as saying the system isn't working and needs to be changed. This Monroe News Star story points out that some of the teachers who teach the basic skills subjects that are tested by
9-24-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: New Site: “What We Watch: a geographic exploration of popular YouTube videos”What We Watch:a geographic exploration of popular YouTube videos is from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and lets you use a map to see and compare which YouTube videos are most popular in countries around the world. I’m adding it to The
9-24-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: Congressman Jared Polis…. A voice for DFERThe Democratic congressman who called American’s leading public education advocate, Diane Ravitch, “an evil woman” turns out to be a player for Democrats for Education Reform, a leading political action committee for the corporate education reform industry. Polis’ outrageous and inappropriate attack on Diane Ravitch may not have been some rando
9-24-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: If You Ask, They Will AnswerI have recently asked, Whatever Happened to Scientifically Based Research in Education Policy?And it appears that the USDOE has come forward with an answer, as reported by Valerie Strauss:The U.S. Education Department routinely awards millions of dollars in grants to states and organizations, but it seems that it doesn’t have enough money to maintain its
9-24-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: If You Ask, They Will AnswerI have recently asked, Whatever Happened to Scientifically Based Research in Education Policy? And it appears that the USDOE has come forward with an answer, as reported by Valerie Strauss: The U.S. Education Department routinely awards millions of dollars in grants to states and organizations, but it seems that it doesn’t have enough money to maintain
9-24-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Cory Booker May Have A Senate Race On His HandsDFER favorite-Cory Booker is supposed to win this New Jersey Senate race hands down.But Quinnipiac finds the race has narrowed with a little more than six weeks to go before election day:A new Quinnipiac poll in New Jersey finds Cory Booker (D) leading Steve Lonegan by 12 points in the U.S. Senate race among likely voters, 53% t
Education Department suspends ‘Doing What Works’ website
Education Department suspends ‘Doing What Works’ website: Education Department suspends ‘Doing What Works’ websiteBy Valerie Strauss, Published: September 24 at 5:00 amE-mail the writer1CommentsMoreThe U.S. Education Department routinely awards millions of dollars in grants to states and organizations, but it seems that it doesn’t have enough money to maintain its “Doing What Works” Web site.Here’
Enrollment in teacher preparation programs plummets | EdSource Today
Enrollment in teacher preparation programs plummets | EdSource Today: Enrollment in teacher preparation programs plummetsSeptember 24th, 2013 | 1 Comment | By Louis FreedbergShare on twitterShare on facebookShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing ServicesCalifornia is producing fewer credentialed teachers. Photo by cybrarianEnrollments in teacher preparation programs in California are continuing
NYC Educator: Scraping the Skies
NYC Educator: Scraping the Skies: Scraping the SkiesThat was how a piece in the UFT blog Edwize characterized the 2005 contract. The guy who wrote the piece used a false name, then retired at the end of the year to score a cool patronage gig, The rest of us got extra time, hall patrols, lunchroom duty, the ATR brigade, and lost the right to grieve file letters simply because they were factually un

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Why I can no longer support Jared Polis
 Why I can no longer support Jared PolisPolis Joke | Gary Rubinstein's BlogPolis Joke | Gary Rubinstein's Blog: Polis JokeJared Polis is a Democratic Colorado Congressman.  He recently had this interchange with Randi Weingarten on Twitter about Diane Ravitch.Though this caused a backlash, he seems to be standing by his comment.  This ordeal has been well documented by Jersey Jazzman and Jonathan P
Polis Joke | Gary Rubinstein's Blog
Polis Joke | Gary Rubinstein's Blog: Polis JokeJared Polis is a Democratic Colorado Congressman.  He recently had this interchange with Randi Weingarten on Twitter about Diane Ravitch.Though this caused a backlash, he seems to be standing by his comment.  This ordeal has been well documented by Jersey Jazzman and Jonathan Pelto.Polis is a charter school supporter and has opened a few of his own ch
Crazy Crawfish's Blog | Zesty Louisiana Education Politics
Crazy Crawfish's Blog | Zesty Louisiana Education Politics:  More Teachers, Parents and Citizens speak out against CCSSK Teacher of 20 years I have been teaching for 191/2 years. I teach kindergarten. Most of my students are not ready for common core. When I read then a book and teach them a skill for example like predicting and ask them what I just taught them they would say you taught us about m
Diane Ravitch Reign of Error Review
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » Diane Ravitch Reign of Error Review: Diane Ravitch Reign of Error Review Since my review is more than a day late (and likely not worth a dollar), I needed to find a niche to focus on in my review. Fortunately, there was a small kerfuffle in the ed tech blogging world last weekend around whether Diane Ravitch is hostile to technology. Please, when you are re
Stop Common Core Rally info – Downtown Baton Rouge – September 28, 2013 (10-12) | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
Stop Common Core Rally info – Downtown Baton Rouge – September 28, 2013 (10-12) | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Crazy Crawfish's BlogZesty Louisiana Education PoliticsStop Common Core Rally info – Downtown Baton Rouge – September 28, 2013 (10-12)Posted on September 23, 20130FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEStop Common Core Coalition of LouisianaPLACE: Dept. of Education BESE, 1201 N Third St., Baton Rouge LADATE: Sa
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: The Happy Teacher!
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: The Happy Teacher!: The Happy Teacher! I am going to share something about myself that I am not proud of. However, in the interest of this post, it has to be shared.Many, many, years ago when I was in my 3 or 4th year of teaching, I worked with a woman who was always happy. She got on my nerves. Actually, she got on the nerves of a friend/colleague of mine as wel
New Attack on MPS | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!
New Attack on MPS | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: New Attack on MPSFiled under: MPS Buildings,Privatization — millerlf @ 9:10 pm Following is a summary of the proposed legislation by Senator Alberta Darling. This new attempt to colonize, privatize and destroy public schools in Wisconsin is aligned with the attempt by St. Marcus Lutheran School to take control of the Malcolm X buildin
30 Year Education Bonds for 3 Year Technology = $$$$$$$$ Millions | Reclaim Reform
30 Year Education Bonds for 3 Year Technology = $$$$$$$$ Millions | Reclaim Reform: 30 Year Education Bonds for 3 Year Technology = $$$$$$$$ MillionsPosted on September 23, 2013by Ken PrevitiLegislative austerity? Smart spending for education? Schools are underfunded, so real caution is needed to excel in the 21st Century. Creating government 30 year, and shorter, bonds for millions and millions o
DR Alison Coviello, PhD and Principal of PS 154 in the Bronx Tramples Rights Underfoot southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: DR Alison Coviello, PhD and Principal of PS 154 in the Bronx Tramples Rights UnderfootSo as readers of the blog know by now, I have been reassigned. I'm biding my time at the CFN at 4630 Broadway. Alone. With no one to talk to. No one to "infect" with the truth.I felt, and still feel, that I am being treated disparately. I decided to file a grievance citi
UPDATE: Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill increasing online privacy for minors in California | 89.3 KPCC
UPDATE: Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill increasing online privacy for minors in California | 89.3 KPCC: UPDATE: Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill increasing online privacy for minors in CaliforniaErika Aguilar | September 23rd, 2013, 3:07pmAFP/AFP/Getty ImagesA teenager and his younger brother enjoy trading insults over an instant messaging system.3 CommentsAdd your commentsListen Now[1 min 56 sec]DownloadU
Nite Cap 9-23-13 #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."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPTODAYL.A. Unified dropped from suit to limit seniority rights of teachers - latimes.comL.A. Unified dropped from suit to limit seniority rights of teachers - latimes.com: L.A. Unified dropped from suit to limit seniority rights of teachersComment





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