Monday, September 2, 2013

Nite Cap 9-2-13 #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 CAP


TODAY

Peg with Pen: Do Not Go for the GOLD (Teaching Strategies GOLD) for Early Childhood Classrooms
Peg with Pen: Do Not Go for the GOLD (Teaching Strategies GOLD) for Early Childhood Classrooms: Do Not Go for the GOLD (Teaching Strategies GOLD) for Early Childhood ClassroomsI want to begin by giving everyone a quick background on GOLD. I am simply scraping the tip of the iceberg – it has many additional components to it – but the component that is most used and most touted is the assessment com
Diane in the Evening 9-2-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: More Secret Emails in Indiana about PrivatizationFrom a reader who read the emails gathered by investigative reporter Tom Lobianco of the Associated Press, insights about the back room discussions to impose “reforms” without talking to legislators.   She wrote:   “Todd Huston, Tony Bennett’s Chief of Staff, Indiana Department of Ed
New Reality? “You take care of us. We keep everything. Screw you.” | Reclaim Reform
New Reality? “You take care of us. We keep everything. Screw you.” | Reclaim Reform: New Reality? “You take care of us. We keep everything. Screw you.”Posted on September 2, 2013by Ken PrevitiThe social contract is simple. “You take care of us. We take care of you.”The new reality, we are being told, is more American, more rugged individualistic, new and improved, and here to stay. “You take care
U.S. Hispanic Population by County, 1980-2011 | Pew Hispanic Center
U.S. Hispanic Population by County, 1980-2011 | Pew Hispanic Center: U.S. Hispanic Population by County, 1980-2011 Download data on all U.S. countiesRESEARCH PROJECTSPew Research Center for the People & the PressPew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in JournalismPew Research Center’s Internet & American Life ProjectPew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life ProjectPew Research
My Feature In The New Book, Teacherpreneurs - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson
My Feature In The New Book, Teacherpreneurs - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson: My Feature In The New Book, Teacherpreneursby JOSE VILSON on SEPTEMBER 2, 2013Teacherpreneurs, The BookFirst off, happy Labor Day to all. As you can probably tell, I’ve been writing my heart out. I’m surprised by some of the spaces that have asked me to write, too. News on that forthcoming.In the meantime, I wrote a p
Diane Ravitch in Seattle with her new book Reign of Error | Seattle Education
Diane Ravitch in Seattle with her new book Reign of Error | Seattle Education: Diane Ravitch in Seattle with her new book Reign of ErrorDiane Ravitch is coming to town on September 26th to discuss her latest book Reign of Error:The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools. I have been asked to review the book and that review will be posted on September 17th. Th
Walking While Black in the ‘White Gaze’ - Online University of the Left
Walking While Black in the ‘White Gaze’ - Online University of the Left: Walking While Black in the ‘White Gaze’Posted by carl4davidsonBy GEORGE YANCY NYT Opinionator, Sept 1, 2012I.“Man, I almost blew you away!”Those were the terrifying words of a white police officer — one of those who policed black bodies in low income areas in North Philadelphia in the late 1970s — who caught sight of me carry
'Education summit' critical of New York's policies planned for Syracuse | syracuse.com
'Education summit' critical of New York's policies planned for Syracuse | syracuse.com: 'Education summit' critical of New York's policies planned for SyracuseMichael Gilbert, a school psychologist at Meachem Elementary in Syracuse, is organizing an "education summit" in Syracuse in October that will cast a critical eye on New York's education policies. (Ellen M. Blalock | eblalock@syracuse.com)Sy
Family role in education sought | The Columbus Dispatch
Family role in education sought | The Columbus Dispatch: Family role in education soughtOnly so much of the work to improve early learning and reform failing schools can play out in boardrooms and classrooms. Living rooms, family advocates know, are another front in the battle.“Children don’t live in silos,” said Carla Thompson, vice president of program strategy for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. “
9-2-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: Less time on standardized testing, more attention on bullying and safe school climates!The recent suicide of a Greenwich student is a sad reminder of the failed priorities and lack of leadership coming out of Malloy’s State Department of Education. Connecticut state law required Commissioner Pryor to issue its report on Bullying and Safe School Climate Plans no later than February 2012
Family plans lawsuit against Bassett Unified over teacher’s suicide
Family plans lawsuit against Bassett Unified over teacher’s suicide: Family plans lawsuit against Bassett Unified over teacher’s suicide1/3The family of Jennifer Lenihan plans to file a wrongful death suit against Bassett Unified School District after Lenihan committed suicide while on stress leave from the district. (Courtesy photo, Aug. 2013)By Jason Henry, San Gabriel Valley TribunePOSTED: 09/0
Omissions…. | PWC Education Reform Blog
Omissions…. | PWC Education Reform Blog: Omissions….September 2, 2013 — pwceducationreform The School Board has posed the agenda for the September 4, 2013 school board meeting – the first public meeting of the 2013 – 2014 school year.  The schedule appears to be for a rather boring and uneventful meeting, which is rather surprising considering the unfinished business of last school year and sever
THE PERIMETER PRIMATE: "Expose the Gulen Movement" report
THE PERIMETER PRIMATE: "Expose the Gulen Movement" report: "Expose the Gulen Movement" reportOn Saturday, August 31st, I was one of the speakers at the "Expose the Gulen Movement" protest rally held on a farm in the rural, rolling hills around Saylorsburg, PA. We assembled less than two miles from the compound where Fethullah Gulen lives. Gulen is considered to be one of the two most powerful men
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: IN THE MAILBOX
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: IN THE MAILBOX: IN THE MAILBOXI am a Chicago Public School teacher and the following is a letter I would like to send to our mayor, Mr. Rahm Emanuel.Dear Mayor Emanuel,I would like to cordially invite you to John Marshall Metropolitan High School, one of Chicago's public schools, for the day. More specifically, I would like to invite you to my classroom, which is on
CREDO is not credible, and never has been | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
CREDO is not credible, and never has been | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: CREDO is not credible, and never has beenPosted on September 2, 20130Recently the CREDO institute based in Stanford has published national and state by state comparisons of charter schools that indicated charter schools may perform slightly better than traditional public schools in certain circumstances. Despite the lukewarm conclu
Corporate Charades | Dissident Voice
Corporate Charades | Dissident Voice: Corporate CharadesPart 3 of 3: All the Restby Gary Brumback / September 2nd, 2013The first two essays were about corporations’ pretenses of being ethical and of being socially responsible respectively by having programs bearing those names, all the while their normal corporate behavior is unethical and socially irresponsible. This third and last essay in the s
Morning Wink 9-2-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: LABOR DAY WEEKEND QUOTABLESMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: LABOR DAY WEEKEND QUOTABLES: LABOR DAY WEEKEND QUOTABLESPres. Obama“I know well that we are weary of war. The American people have the good sense to know we cannot resolve the underlying conflict in Syria with our military.”  -- August 31st SpeechBritish historian
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: LABOR DAY WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: LABOR DAY WEEKEND QUOTABLES: LABOR DAY WEEKEND QUOTABLESPres. Obama“I know well that we are weary of war. The American people have the good sense to know we cannot resolve the underlying conflict in Syria with our military.”  -- August 31st SpeechBritish historian, Tim Stanley“So we basically taught Obama to respect his own constitution.  No need to thank us, America
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.: You can’t scare me, I’m stickin’ to the unionYou can’t scare me, I’m stickin’ to the union.Happy Labor Day, the US Congress’ alternative to May Day. The politicians believed that May Day, which originated here in Chicago, had too rough and militant a content to it. And it had too many Reds involved. H
9-2-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School:  Andrew Cuomo Worries His Own Corruption Commission Will Investigate Him For CorruptionApparently Little Andy picked two people to head his Moreland Commission to investigate corruption who are just as hungry for career advancement and media attention as he is and now it's coming back to haunt him:Senior aides to Gov. Cuomo are increasingly worried that the Moreland Act Comm
A Parent's Guide to Corporate Education Reform: Why Rich Guys are Screwing Up Our Public Schools
A Parent's Guide to Corporate Education Reform: Why Rich Guys are Screwing Up Our Public SchoolsAKAREIGN OF ERROR. An incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.I Got Mine and I Can'
Labor Day 2013 Quotes, Sayings, Pictures, Images | Labour Day
Labor Day 2013 Quotes, Sayings, Pictures, Images | Labour Day: Labor Day Poems, Poetry For Kids, ChildrenLatest Collection of Labor Day Poems, Poetry For Kids, Children, Labor Day 2013 Short, Long Poems Quotes, Songs Lyrics In Hindi, English, Labor Day Poems For School Kids, Children, StudentsLabor Day Poems, Poetry For Kids, …Labor Day 2013 SMS Messages In EnglishBest Collection of Labor Day 2013
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 9-2-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Beth from Indiana: What Labor Day Means to MeA reader posted this comment about Labor Day: “Because my father, a lineman at the local electric company, was able to collectively bargain a contract, my sister, brother & I were able to live a middle class existence. My dad was able to send three kids to public universities in Indi
9-2-13 Missouri Education Watchdog
Missouri Education Watchdog: You Get What You Pay For In NGALast year, Governor Paul LePage pulled out of the NGA... or so he thought. The Bangor Daily News reported that LePage pulled the state's membership in the National Governor's Association because they weren't receiving enough benefits for their membership dues to warrant remaining in the association. At the time Maine was paying $60k to be
What Should You Be Earning? | Economic Policy Institute
What Should You Be Earning? | Economic Policy Institute: What Should You Be Earning?  In honor of Labor Day, we made a little tool—based on our project inequality.is—that shows how much you would be making if wages had kept pace with productivity, a key indicator of an economy working for all.Economic inequality is a real and growing problem in America. Since the 1979, workers are working more, ma
College Students Share Tips for Managing the Application Process - College Admissions Playbook
College Students Share Tips for Managing the Application Process - College Admissions Playbook (usnews.com): College Students Share Tips for Managing the Application ProcessBy CATHRYN SLOANESeptember 2, 2013 RSS Feed PrintHigh school seniors should aim to tackle small college application tasks weekly rather than attempting to do everything all at once.Each month, we ask current college students to
NYC Educator: Happy Labor Day to All
NYC Educator: Happy Labor Day to All: Happy Labor Day to AllEnjoy your day off. Enjoy your weekend. Enjoy safety at your workplace. Enjoy your lunch break. Enjoy health and dental benefits.Enjoy overtime pay and child labor laws. Enjoy contractual protections and collective bargaining. Enjoy lack of racial and sexual discrimination. Enjoy not being fired for a bad haircut, for your religious belie
teacherken at Daily Kos
teacherken at Daily Kos: Krugman has a very good column for Labor Daytitled Love for Labor Lost and as he reminds us in the very beginning of the piece It wasn’t always about the hot dogs. Originally, believe it or not, Labor Day actually had something to do with showing respect for labor. He tells us of the origination of the celebration, after DEMOCRAT Grover Cleveland used 12,000 federal troops
9-2-13 Schools Matter @ The Chalk Face
SCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE: Is this TFA and Reality Israel stuff Anti-Semitic? I’m torn.There’s an article going around about a widow donating to TFA to provide some kind of field trip experience to Israel called Reality Israel. Here’s explanation of the trip via TFA’s website. It’s written by journalist Max Blumenthal and is making the rounds in leftist media like Alternet. When I first read
What is your school culture & climate like? Discuss on Monday, September 2nd at 8:30pm ET! Student Voice
Student Voice: What is your school culture & climate like? Discuss on Monday, September 2nd at 8:30pm ET!  Many of us have had close experiences with bullying, whether we were victims, onlookers, or bullies ourselves. The presence (or absence) of bullying contributes a lot to the culture and climate of a school community; however, it is only one of many important factors that make up the comm
9-2-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum: Ed Reform; Surging and Faltering
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Ed Reform; Surging and Faltering: Ed Reform; Surging and FalteringThe push is on to expand charters, TFA, student data and yet, more and more people (including some legislators) are finally saying, "What is going on here?"A highly acclaimed charter group in NYC were found to be trying to push out a child with disabilities - it was recorded on tape. From the Daily N
Upcoming Campaign Events: 2013-2014 | Save Our Schools
Upcoming Campaign Events: 2013-2014 | Save Our Schools: Upcoming Campaign Events: 2013-2014Check out the SOS Campaign for Artful Resistance gatherings occurringaround the country!New YorkSaturn Series Poetry Reading & Open MikeWhere:            Revival – 129 East 15th Street    New York City, NY, 10003When:             September 2, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Contact:          Su Polo – supolo@rcn.c
The Start of School 2013
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » The Start of School 2013: The Start of School 2013 It’s the start of another school year, and I must say I’m looking forward to it. August was a hard month outside of the classroom (read here formore), but I was starting to excited about this year starting at the end of July.I haven’t spent every waking hour this summer, or even in August, thinking about m

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10 Online Resources To Learn Coding For Free
10 Online Resources To Learn Coding For Free: 10 Online Resources To Learn Coding For Free    No matter if you are a coding newbie or an expert willing to expand your horizon with new coding languages, these 10 free online resources to learn coding are interesting and meant for everyone! So say goodbye to classes and learn everything online!  Rate this news:   (3 Votes)Saturday, August 31, 2013:  
All Things Education: Reforminess: 120, Content-rich Curriculum: 45
All Things Education: Reforminess: 120, Content-rich Curriculum: 45: Reforminess: 120, Content-rich Curriculum: 45I saw this article in the Washington Post about DCPS's cutting the minimum recess for elementary students to 20 minutes day. It goes without saying that twenty minutes per day of recess for younger students is ridiculously inadequate. But here's what really caught my eye (emphasis mine
Save Our Schools | On the March to Save and Transform Schools
Save Our Schools | On the March to Save and Transform Schools:  A Word from the CripplesBy: Siduri Beckman Student, age 15 I’ve got something to say. It won’t take long Just as long as it took you to snatch everything away One fourth of the body is the leg You have crippled us Cursing us to hobble all of our lives. I cannot run cross-country on just one leg. Rip song off of our tongues to find son
Nite Cap 9-1-13 #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 CAPTODAY9-1-13 Ed Notes OnlineEd Notes Online: Real Politics: Will They Turn de Blasio into Mark Green and make Lhota King?If De Blasio wins the runoff and then the nomination, there will be an attempt to "Mark Green" him. But I don't think they will be able




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