Wednesday, September 4, 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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Diane in the Evening 9-4-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: The Daily Howler: Another Take on the Massachusetts MiracleBob Somerby, who writes The Daily Howler, covers the media. He is especially good on education. When the TIMSS results came out, showing that the US made a strong showing, he was quick to call out the major media for the usual doom-and-gloom headlines. Today, he critiques t
States are slow to adopt controversial new science standards | HechingerEd Blog
States are slow to adopt controversial new science standards | HechingerEd Blog: States are slow to adopt controversial new science standardsAll but five states have signed on to the Common Core State Standards in math and English, but states have been more tentative about picking up new science standards released in April. Known as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the new guidelines,
Money for public schools and children? Sorry, we are broke – sort of. “BOOM-POOF!” | Reclaim Reform
Money for public schools and children? Sorry, we are broke – sort of. “BOOM-POOF!” | Reclaim Reform: Money for public schools and children? Sorry, we are broke – sort of. “BOOM-POOF!”Posted on September 4, 2013by Ken PrevitiThe Sequestration does not apply to bombs in Syria, but American schools are closed, police escort children to school, state employee pensions are raided, teachers are fired, a
The Whole Child Is a Resilient Child — Whole Child Education
The Whole Child Is a Resilient Child — Whole Child Education: The Whole Child Is a Resilient ChildSeptember 4, 2013 by ASCD Whole Child BloggersPost written by Bonnie BenardTo build the resilience of students who face adversity, we need to nurture the whole spectrum of their developmental needs.Forty years of resilience research following children who face multiple challenges into adulthood has yi
U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan says critics of Common Core standards 'are lying' about federal role | OregonLive.com
U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan says critics of Common Core standards 'are lying' about federal role | OregonLive.com: U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan says critics of Common Core standards 'are lying' about federal roleView full sizeU.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, shown during a 2011 meeting with Oregon teachers at H.B. Lee Middle School in Portland, is adamant that the federal
Seven facts you should know about new Common Core tests
Seven facts you should know about new Common Core tests: Seven facts you should know about new Common Core testsBy Valerie Strauss, Published: September 4 at 2:21 pmE-mail the writerThe Common Core State Standards now being implemented in most states and the District of Columbia will soon be accompanied by new standardized tests being developed by two multi-state consortia — the Smarter Balanced A
Legislation would end standardized tests in California immediately - latimes.com
Legislation would end standardized tests in California immediately - latimes.com: Legislation would end standardized tests in California immediatelyComments0EmailShare15State Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson discusses standardized test results at a news conference at Washington Accelerated Elementary in Pasadena in August 2012. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times / August 31, 2012)By Howar
Four Questions About Common Core Implementation :: Frederick M. Hess
Four Questions About Common Core Implementation :: Frederick M. Hess: Four Questions About Common Core Implementationby Frederick M. Hess  •  Sep 4, 2013 at 1:49 pmCross-posted from Education Week Print Send RSS ShareWith the Common Core push in full swing, a bunch of intriguing issues are about to start cropping up. While much popular press coverage has justifiably focused on the political debate
Education Nation, 2013: Will NBC News Use the Gates Foundation's Facts Again? Or Can We Get a Real Dialogue Going? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
Education Nation, 2013: Will NBC News Use the Gates Foundation's Facts Again? Or Can We Get a Real Dialogue Going? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Education Nation, 2013: Will NBC News Use the Gates Foundation's Facts Again? Or Can We Get a Real Dialogue Going?By Anthony Cody on September 4, 2013 10:57 AMNBC News will be presenting, for the fourth time, several days of programming f
Assessment Overhaul - Year 2013
Assessment Overhaul - Year 2013 (CA Dept of Education): Assessment Overhaul Supports Statewide Transition to Common CoreSuspension of STAR Tests Shows Commitment to Higher Standards, Deeper LearningSACRAMENTO—New amendments to pending legislation call for allowing far more students to participate in field testing of new computer-based assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards this sch
Obama's Failed Hope and Change: "Forget the Politicians. They are Irrelevant"
Obama's Failed Hope and Change: "Forget the Politicians. They are Irrelevant": Obama's Failed Hope and Change: "Forget the Politicians. They are Irrelevant"Wednesday, 04 September 2013 12:00By PL Thomas, the becoming radical | Op-Ed1font size   Print EmailWriting in 1976 about the bicentennial, novelist John Gardner* challenges the 20th century angst “that the American Dream is dead” (p. 96):The A
CA lawmaker: School lunch eligibility, reimbursement scale needs adjustment SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: CA lawmaker: School lunch eligibility, reimbursement scale needs adjustment By Kimberly BeltranWednesday, September 04, 2013An annual inflation adjustment has added more than 10cents per meal beginning this fall in federal support for the free andreduced-price school food program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announcedrecently.But a California
Who is your Voucher Buddy? Obama vs. Education | National Review Online
Obama vs. Education | National Review Online: Obama vs. Education By The EditorsArchiveLatestRSSSendPresident Obama and Attorney General HolderinShare3PrintText   Comments0It was 50 years ago this June that George Wallace, the Democratic governor of Alabama, made his infamous “stand in the schoolhouse door” to prevent two black students from enrolling at an all-white school. His slogan was “Segreg
Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, September 4, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Education HeadlinesWednesday, September 4, 2013Lodi Unified School District adopts social media policyAfter a month of controversy over new social networking guidelines, Lodi Unified School District trustees finally agreed on the wording of a reworked policy.Central-library charter school opensThe city’s newest and unlikeliest high school ope
High Tech, High Touch, High Performance | Connected Principals
High Tech, High Touch, High Performance | Connected Principals: High Tech, High Touch, High PerformanceSeptember 4, 2013By rgallwitzHigh Tech, High Touch, High Performance. You may heard these words if you attended one the orientation meetings or our opening day staff meetings. The Centerburg Middle/High School staff has embraced these terms and they are adjusting to the new direction very well. 
Go Ahead--Grade My Character! - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher
Go Ahead--Grade My Character! - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher: Go Ahead--Grade My Character!By Nancy Flanagan on September 4, 2013 10:45 AMDear Readers,Tell me the truth. Am I optimistic? (Not so much in recent blogs, I admit.) Grateful? Zesty? Curious?Are my social instincts on target--or do I just blurt out what I think about the moral underpinnings of public education, heed
Can online learning make teaching more human? | Digital
Can online learning make teaching more human? | Digital: Can online learning make teaching more human?Data-driven pedagogy. The phrase conjures a robotic, dull future that only intensifies the worst aspects of 20th-century, bureaucratic, industrial wasteland-style schooling, where learners are defined down to “users,” or even metonymized as disembodied “eyeballs,” and force-fed bits of disconnecte
Morning Wink 9-4-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYWhy I’m for the Common Core: Teacher bashing and Common Core bashing are both uncalled forWhy I’m for the Common Core: Teacher bashing and Common Core bashing are both uncalled for « The Core Knowledge Blog: Why I’m for the Common Core: Teacher bashing and Common Core bashing are both uncalled forby E. D. Hirsch, Jr.September 4th, 2013Tags: Common Cor
Why I’m for the Common Core: Teacher bashing and Common Core bashing are both uncalled for
Why I’m for the Common Core: Teacher bashing and Common Core bashing are both uncalled for « The Core Knowledge Blog: Why I’m for the Common Core: Teacher bashing and Common Core bashing are both uncalled forby E. D. Hirsch, Jr.September 4th, 2013Tags: Common Core State StandardsPosted in Curriculum | No Comments »This piece originally appeared on the Huffington Post; a version also appeared on th
Calling Black Men To The Blackboard
Shanker Blog » Calling Black Men To The Blackboard: Calling Black Men To The BlackboardPosted by Travis Bristol on September 4, 2013Our guest author today is Travis Bristol, former high school English teacher in New York City public schools, who is currently a clinical teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program, as well as a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate at Teachers College, Columbia
New coalition seeks to influence L.A. Unified's spending | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
New coalition seeks to influence L.A. Unified's spending | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: New coalition seeks to influence L.A. Unified's spendingAnnie Gilbertson | September 4th, 2013, 6:01amGetty ImagesAdvocacy group wants to influence how L.A. Unified will spend $188 million in new fundingA group of advocacy organizations want to influence how the Los Angeles Unified School District spends an extra $
‘I Was a Bad Teacher’: Five Months In a Corporate School Reform Nightmare | NEA Today
‘I Was a Bad Teacher’: Five Months In a Corporate School Reform Nightmare | NEA Today: ‘I Was a Bad Teacher’: Five Months In a Corporate School Reform NightmareBy Tim Walker “Run away! Really, run away now.” This is not the kind of encouragement anyone wants to hear right before a job interview. But this is exactly what was whispered to teacher candidate John Owens at the South Bronx high school w
9-4-13 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.: Interview with myself.Q: You’re running as a retired delegate to the IEA Representative Assembly? A: I’ve been elected as a delegate for over twenty years. Except last year when the Springfield office of the IEA lost my paperwork moving my active membership to retired membership.  But, yes. I sent my
Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2010-11
Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2010-11 (Fiscal Year 2011): Title: Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2010-11 (Fiscal Year 2011)Description:The report provides finance data for all local education agencies (LEAs) that provide free public elementary and secondary (PK-12) education in
9-4-13 Schools Matter @ The Chalk Face
SCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE: Don’t Delay Retention Policy, Reject RetentionSouth Carolina is a dysfunctional poster child for the hot mess that is political leadership, the media, and their combined influence on educational policy. Superintendent of Education Mick Zais, The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), and even the SC League of Women Voters all cannot stop themselves from promoting the w
Louisiana Educator: LDOE Report on Educator Evaluations
Louisiana Educator: LDOE Report on Educator Evaluations: LDOE Report on Educator EvaluationsThe Louisiana Department of Education issued a press release yesterday basically claiming that the new Act 54 evaluation system has greatly improved the teacher evaluation system in Louisiana. You can view the press release here. The full report ishere.The report claims that the new system is much better th
The One Video (And Three Charts) That Explains Why Unions Matter
» The One Video (And Three Charts) That Explains Why Unions Matter: The One Video (And Three Charts) That Explains Why Unions MatterBY ANNIE-ROSE STRASSER ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 AT 9:30 AM The sad reality this Labor Day is that many American workers aren’t enjoying the basic tenets of the American dream: a livable wage and benefits to match. Income inequality is skyrocketing, while worker wages stag
9-4-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: Malloy wants to lose in 2014…The Connecticut State Board of Education will meet this morning (agenda posted yesterday) to extend the contract allowing Steven Adamowski to serve as “Special Master” of the Windham and New London School systems. Having watched Adamowski and his dictatorial style over the past two years, one can only conclude that Governor Malloy isn’t running for […]The p
Plain Talk: Wisconsin's school vouchers are a scam : Ct
Plain Talk: Wisconsin's school vouchers are a scam : Ct: Plain Talk: Wisconsin's school vouchers are a scam The recent news release from the State Department of Public Instruction revealing that 67 percent of the applicants to the Walker administration's expanded school voucher program are already attending private schools elicited cries of "scam" from many quarters.And well it should have.That
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 9-4-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: My Fall ScheduleMy new book will be officially published on September 17. It is titled Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools. The publisher is Alfred A. Knopf, the nation’s most distinguished publishing house. It will dispel many of the myths and half-truths that have been
9-4-13 Jersey Jazzman
Jersey Jazzman: What the Newark Merit Pay Experiment Is Telling UsRight now, in the Newark, NJ school district, a grand merit pay experiment is underway. Understand that merit pay has never worked in schools and most likely won't work again in the Brick City. Still, the contract was negotiated and everyone signed off on it; merit pay is a reality in Newark for two more years, like it or not. We ma
9-4-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: MORE Weekly Update #65, Sept. 2, 2013Happy Labor Day from MORE! View this email in your browser Weekly Update #65 September 2, 2013 Share Tweet Forward to Friend Join MORE Today COMMITTEES:High Stake Testing Committeetesting@morecaucusnyc.orgFri. Sept. 6 at 4:30PMBryant Park / Tables @ NE SideSteering Committeesteering@morecaucusnyc.orgMon. Sept1 by ed notes online / 3h Bill di Bl
9-4-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: What Happened To Christine Quinn's Support?Via Azi Paybarah, two trend lines from yesterday's Quinnipiac poll show what has happened to Quinn recently that her support has cratered:White voters and women voters were all that were keeping her anywhere near runoff territory.Now she seems to have lost both and she's bottoming out.It's ugly:Can't say I feel sorry for her - she r
One thing that can assure better schools
One thing that can assure better schools: One thing that can assure better schoolsBy Valerie Strauss, Published: September 4 at 4:00 amE-mail the writer2CommentsMorewww.freepik.com/What is the one thing that can assure higher student achievement and better schools?Ray Strabeck, a retired school superintendent in Mississippi, has a simple answer in this piece in the Clarion Ledger:Economics, pure a
9-4-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Oxford Comma - Yay or Nay?You thought the teachers contract was a battle?   OnlineSchools.com presents - the Oxford Comma.  Teachers, yay or nay?  (Me, I'm old school so it's yay.)by Melissa Westbrook / 6h 9-3-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum Teacher contract details leakedSeattle Schools Community Forum: Teacher contract details leakedAlthough neither the Distri
LAUSD, UTLA, Warren Fletcher - Perdaily.com
LAUSD, UTLA, Warren Fletcher - Perdaily.com: LAUSD "RUBBER ROOM" TEACHERS MEET AT UTLA(Mensaje se repite en EspaƱol)Last Wednesday, August 28th, housed teachers came together at the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) to finally try and address their targeting by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Upon arriving at UTLA to attend this meeting I had been invited to, I was told that I was
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chi-Town hustling
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chi-Town hustling: Chi-Town hustlingBilly Daley, the man from J.P. Morgan Trust, who's apparently running for IL governor, claims that lots of people are asking him about Syria. No they're not.Getting rid of the IGI've met Chicago's Inspector General Joe Ferguson and he seems like a decent and honest enough guy. So it's no wonder that Rahm Emanuel has spent the bette
9-4-13 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 Study: “Using harsh verbal discipline with teens found to be harmful”A new study has found that: Many American parents yell or shout at their teenagers. A new longitudinal study has found that using such harsh verbal discipline in early adolescence can be harmful to teens later. Instead of minimizing teens’ problematic

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Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 9-3-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMGoogle Hangout: School Climate and Social InclusionAbout the Student Voice Google Hangouts Student Voice is launching an On Air Google Hangout series that will bring together students and other stakeholders in the education field for a face to face conversation. The hangouts will allow students to connect with their peers from across the
Protecting kids with advanced non-lethal weapons – because not... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
Protecting kids with advanced non-lethal weapons – because not... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: Protecting kids with advanced non-lethal weapons – because not every school has Antoinette Tuff. COMMENT(2) 0 3 2 5View Larger BEN GRAY / AJCREUNITED AFTER SCHOOL SHOOTING INCIDENT--August 20, 2013, DeKalb County: LaTrease Akins rushes off hugging her 5-year-old son Mark Wheeler on Tuesday afternoon Aug
Daily Kos: Leaves on the Current - looks to be terrific news
Daily Kos: Leaves on the Current - looks to be terrific news: Leaves on the Current - looks to be terrific newsbyteacherkenFollow    Email  23 Comments / 23 NewShe visited with her oncologist today.  If I may quote the text she sent me (merely masking the doctor's name):Great news: no cancer showed up on my bone marrow biopsy!!!  Dr.X. says my recovery has been "amazing"!!!She will continue to rec
County wants to boost school budgets by raising attendance | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
County wants to boost school budgets by raising attendance | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: County wants to boost school budgets by raising attendanceAdolfo Guzman-Lopez | September 3rd, 2013, 5:08pmJohn SlaterLos Angeles County Office of Education focuses attention on truancy.Frequent absences from school undermines student education  - and hurts school district coffers. County officials are drew atten
Slash and Burn: The War Against California Pensions | MyFDL
Slash and Burn: The War Against California Pensions | MyFDL: Slash and Burn: The War Against California PensionsBy: Gary Cohn Tuesday September 3, 2013 1:33 pm  Tweet  Benjamin Gamboa doesn’t know John Arnold, but they are linked by a shared concern over the fate of public-employee pensions in California.“I’m proud to have a pension,” the 30-year-old Gamboa says. “I believe every American should h
Gates Money and Common Core: Part II | deutsch29
Gates Money and Common Core: Part II | deutsch29: Gates Money and Common Core: Part IISeptember 3, 2013On August 27, 2013, I wrote a post about Bill Gates’ financial involvement in advancing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Though CCSS promotes itself as “state led,” in my previous post, I showed that all four major organizations responsible for CCSS from inception for its principal develop
Civil rights groups dispute memo to State Board on new funding formula | EdSource Today
Civil rights groups dispute memo to State Board on new funding formula | EdSource Today: Civil rights groups dispute memo to State Board on new funding formulaSeptember 3rd, 2013 | Add a Comment | By John FensterwaldShare on twitterShare on facebookShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing ServicesIn a sign of a skirmish to come, leaders of 30 civil rights and non-profit groups representing disadva
What Is a 'Failing' School? | Diane Ravitch
What Is a 'Failing' School? | Diane Ravitch: What Is a 'Failing' School?Posted: 09/03/2013 9:00 amWhat Is a 'Failing' School? A Great Marketing Strategy for Corporate Education Reformers!Two years ago, Kevin Kosar, a former graduate student of mine, conducted an Internet search for the term "failing school." What he discovered was fascinating. Until the 1990s, the term was virtually unknown. About
Nite Cap 9-3-13 #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 CAPTODAYMr. Van Roekel: Common Core Standards Mean Standardization, Not an End to One-Size-Fits-All - Living in Dialogue - Education Week TeacherMr. Van Roekel: Common Core Standards Mean Standardization, Not an End to One-Size-Fits-All - Living in Dialogue -




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