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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Yeah? What If They Don't?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Yeah? What If They Don't?: Yeah? What If They Don't? by Charlie Mas There's a lot of talk about accountability and why we can't seem to be able to hold anyone accountable in culture of public K-12 education. I think the lack of accountability is built into the system - at every level. *Not MY Job, Man! I just buy them...* Take, for example, the new charter school law, I-1240. It's full of requirements. For example, the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the house have until March 6, 2013 to appoint members of the charter school commission.... more »

Big Education Ape 2nd Banana 11-24-12 Recap of Last Week's Best Post 



BIG EDUCATION APE 2ND BANANA 

RECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POST



NBC News Wants to be the Education Network the Way George W. Bush Wanted to be the Education President - Forbes
NBC News Wants to be the Education Network the Way George W. Bush Wanted to be the Education President - Forbes:  2 comments, 1 called-outComment NowFollow CommentsJeb Bush (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was one of NBC's "Education Nation" experts. The NBC News series “Education Nation” sold itself as a a serious national dialog on the state of education in Ame
Morning Wink 10-8-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSSorry  Late WinkFighting the Google Cloud MonsterTODAYAli: “You must listen to me” | the becoming radicalAli: “You must listen to me” | the becoming radical: ALI: “YOU MUST LISTEN TO ME”1972James Baldwin declared in his No Name in the Street:The truth is that the country does not know what to do with its black population now that the blacks are no longer a
Nite Cap 10-8-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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 CAPTODAYED Pulse Poll Results: Where Does Early Childhood Education Fit Within Our National Priorities? — Whole Child EducationED Pulse Poll Results: Where Does Early Childhood Education Fit Within Our National Priorities? — Whole Child Education: T

Bill Gates Must Be Worried About Common Core Survival | deutsch29
Bill Gates Must Be Worried About Common Core Survival | deutsch29: Bill Gates Must Be Worried About Common Core SurvivalOctober 5, 2013Bill Gates is heavily invested in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). However, CCSS is in trouble. Even US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan isdesperately trying to save them.Forget the students and teachers. It’s the Standards that the likes of Gates and Dunc

Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Mob Rule: Are we reverting to the lawless way of an 'eye for an eye'?
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Mob Rule: Are we reverting to the lawless way of an 'eye for an eye'?: Mob Rule: Are we reverting to the lawless way of an 'eye for an eye'?For those of you who wish to view the original article:http://abcnews.go.com/US/off-duty-cops-witnessed-alleged-suv-driver-beating/story?id=20488628Well, folks. Looks like this is another case of violence. They just keep piling up.

Remarks of AFL-CIO President Richard L.Trumka, 2013 AFL-CIO National Convention Keynote
Remarks of AFL-CIO President Richard L.Trumka, 2013 AFL-CIO National Convention Keynote: "AFL-CIO President Richard L.Trumka, 2013 AFL-CIO National Convention "Remarks of AFL-CIO President Richard L.Trumka, 2013 AFL-CIO National Convention KeynoteSisters and brothers, it’s time to tear down the barriers, remove the boundaries between workers. It’s time to stop letting employers and polit


Seattle Schools Community Forum: Just Wondering

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 19 hours ago
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Just Wondering: Just Wondering by Melissa Westbrook It is always my intention to learn so I read whatever is handy. So I was in a business office this past week and there was the Puget Sound Business Journal (which I don't regularly read). So I'm reading this article about how the EMP wants a break on its rent. (Apparently Paul Allen might not subsidize it forever.) EMP agreed with the City that there would be rent increases every five years from the time it opened in 2000. But now EMP is saying they are a non-profit (albeit fronted by one o... more »
NBC’s “Education Nation” to include Jesse Hagopian on MAP test boycott–Live on Sun, Oct. 6, 12:00-2:00 PM ET - I AM AN EDUCATOR
I AM AN EDUCATOR | Jesse Hagopian's Lesson Plan for Liberation: NBC’s “Education Nation” to include Jesse Hagopian on MAP test boycott–Live on Sun, Oct. 6, 12:00-2:00 PM ETBy I AM AN EDUCATOR on October 4, 2013 | 1 CommentGarfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian will speak about the MAP test boycott on the live national broadcast of MSNBC’s Education Nation “Teacher Town Hall,” at 12:00 – 2:00

Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 10-11-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMAlliance-AFT teachers association endorses Kristi Lara for Dallas ISD’s District 8 seat  Kristi Lara The Alliance-AFT United Teachers Political Action Committee has endorsed Kristi Lara for the Dallas ISD District 8 seat. Lara is … [visit site to read more]by Tawnell Hobbs / 39min Nice Citizenship VideoU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Se
NBC News Wants to be the Education Network the Way George W. Bush Wanted to be the Education President - Forbes
NBC News Wants to be the Education Network the Way George W. Bush Wanted to be the Education President - Forbes:  2 comments, 1 called-outComment NowFollow CommentsJeb Bush (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was one of NBC's "Education Nation" experts. The NBC News series “Education Nation” sold itself as a a serious national dialog on the state of education in Ame
A Sociological Eye on Education | Ratings madness: Are there really no highly effective elementary or middle-school teachers in Syracuse?
A Sociological Eye on Education | Ratings madness: Are there really no highly effective elementary or middle-school teachers in Syracuse?: Ratings madness: Are there really no highly effective elementary or middle-school teachers in Syracuse?What the heck happened in Syracuse?Ten days ago, Superintendent Sharon Contreras briefed the city’s Board of Education on the results of the first year of imp
Nite Cap 10-11-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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 CAPTODAYDelaware Event: Forum on Student Data Mining | Truth in American EducationDelaware Event: Forum on Student Data Mining | Truth in American Education: Delaware Event: Forum on Student Data MiningFiled in Privacy/SLDS by Shane Vander Hart on O
Delaware Event: Forum on Student Data Mining | Truth in American Education
Delaware Event: Forum on Student Data Mining | Truth in American Education: Delaware Event: Forum on Student Data MiningFiled in Privacy/SLDS by Shane Vander Hart on October 11, 2013 • 0 Comments73The Delaware Education Reform Coalition asked us to let our readers know about an upcoming public event they are holding next week.They are holding their second public event, this one is focused on the d
Superintendent Mike Miles: Dallas ISD’s investigative unit is abusive, intimidating | Dallas Morning News
Superintendent Mike Miles: Dallas ISD’s investigative unit is abusive, intimidating | Dallas Morning News: Superintendent Mike Miles: Dallas ISD’s investigative unit is abusive, intimidatingBy Matthew Haagmhaag@dallasnews.com1:03 pm on October 11, 2013 | Permalink010Superintendent Mike Miles, left, and Don Smith, who oversees the Office of Professional ResponsibilityA few months before Dallas ISD

10-11-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Friday Open ThreadStill no resolution in the government shutdown.   And they are talking about "temporary" measures. What a great example of dialog and discussion for our children. A violent sex offender from Canada cut off his GPS tracking device and has entered the U.S. at Blaine on Monday.  He has assaulted both children and the elderly.   Check the ph


10-11-13 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.: IEA says it is monitoring the situation with CMS.The Illinois Education Association issued a statement today saying that they are monitoring the dependent auditing of Central Management Services (CMS), and have met with CMS abut Medicare Advantage. I’m also monitoring the situation.   Representatives

Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Sleepy school board elections get a wake-up callEducation HeadlinesFriday, October 11, 2013Greenfield takes community approach to literacyGreenfield represents a microcosm of many small and rural agricultural communities scattered throughout California. Most of the community's parents are first-generation immigrants, and they share the hopes,
The GED Test is about to Get Much Harder, and Much More Expensive | Dissident Voice
The GED Test is about to Get Much Harder, and Much More Expensive | Dissident Voice: The GED Test is about to Get Much Harder, and Much More ExpensiveThe new version of the exam has tougher questions and a higher registration fee--plus it requires computer proficiencyby Kavitha Cardoza / October 11th, 2013Kiana Rucker dropped out of school when she was 15 years old to look after her younger brothe
Parents & Educators Executive Order Against Common Core | Truth in American Education
Parents & Educators Executive Order Against Common Core | Truth in American Education: Parents & Educators Executive Order Against Common CoreFiled in Common Core State Standards by Shane Vander Hart on October 11, 2013 • 0 CommentsA group of Florida parents who are supported by parents and educators nationwide released an executive order demanding an end to the Common Core State Standards
10-11-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: NYC Labels Neediest HS Students "OTC" and Dumps Them into Schools Targeted for Closure We have known for a long time that Bloomberg's team of thin-lipped Brits running the NYCity Schools have been using various unethical manipulations to increase graduation rates and test score performance.  The McKinsey drones have been very effective in making sure the schools they want


PA Gov. Corbett's Schools Strategy Leads to Death of 12 Y.O. Girl | Crooks and Liars
PA Gov. Corbett's Schools Strategy Leads to Death of 12 Y.O. Girl | Crooks and Liars: PA Gov. Corbett's Schools Strategy Leads to Death of 12 Y.O. GirlBy karoliAsthma doesn't have to be fatal. It can be fatal, but it doesn't need to be. One of the reasons school nurses are so important is because they are trained to understand the effects of an acute asthma attack. This is a tragedy that didn't ne


Gonzalez: Parents, educators fed up with special treatment of charter schools - NY Daily News
Gonzalez: Parents, educators fed up with special treatment of charter schools - NY Daily News: Gonzalez: Parents, educators fed up with special treatment of charter schoolsThe endless number of co-locations has exceeded the capacity of public school buildings and straining quality of life for city students. Some feel it will only end if Bill de Blasio becomes mayor.Comments (11)NEW YORK DAILY NEWS


Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 10-10-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMSocially scared parents? No problem!One of the first things I hear from educators as a reason why they shouldn’t jump into the social media stream is because they don’t have families/staff on Twitter. Social media can be very dividing. Justin Tarte and I were just discussing how there is still such a  mentality of “block it & lock” i


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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."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPTODAYHer name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are breaking | Parents United for Public EducationHer name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are breaking | Parents United for Public Education: Her name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are bre



LAUSD to encourage teachers to wear LGBT 'ally' badges - latimes.com
LAUSD to encourage teachers to wear LGBT 'ally' badges - latimes.com: LAUSD to encourage teachers to wear LGBT 'ally' badgesThe front, left, of badges being distributed by the LAUSD has the word "ally" in seven languages. On the front is a list of resources on the back. Teachers and staff members are being encouraged to wear them.(L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center) By Ari BloomekatzOctober 1


Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights
Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights: Reclaiming the Promise of Public EducationBy American Federation of Teachers on October 10, 2013By Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)As the school year starts, I keep thinking about how teachers never really get a break. Despite the myth about “summers off,” I was with

Why the Sacramento Bee Did Not Mention My Visit | Diane Ravitch's blog
Why the Sacramento Bee Did Not Mention My Visit | Diane Ravitch's blog: Why the Sacramento Bee Did Not Mention My Visit When I spoke in Sacramento last week about today’s failed fads in education, the town’s leading newspaper ignored my appearance. They ignored it even though I was introduced by Tom Torlakson, the state superintendent of education, and even though 1,000 people filled historic Memo
He says his daughter might be alive if not for school-nurse cuts :: News :: Philadelphia City Paper
He says his daughter might be alive if not for school-nurse cuts :: News :: Philadelphia City Paper: He says his daughter might be alive if not for school-nurse cutsBy Daniel Denvir Published: 10/10/2013 | 3 Comments PostedProvided by Daniel BurchSTUDENT DEATH: Laporshia Massey, 12, a student at Bryant Elementary School, became ill at school and died later that day.Sixth-grader Laporshia Massey di
4-H National Youth Science Day to Feature the Power of Geospatial Technologies
4-H National Youth Science Day to Feature the Power of Geospatial Technologies 4-H National Youth Science Day to Feature the Power of Geospatial Technologies4-H leads the way in generating youth excitement in scienceChevy Chase, Md. (Oct. 8, 2013) – Tomorrow, millions of young people across the nation will become geospatial scientists for the day during the sixth annual 4-H National Youth Science
Feds give seed money to help get older students off SSI rolls SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: Feds give seed money to help get older students off SSI rollsBy Kimberly BeltranThursday, October 10, 2013California won $50 million grant from a federal program aimed at developing creative new strategies for reducing the number of families and young adults receiving Supplemental Security Income.The Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental
Morning Wink 10-10-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYFred 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.: Sports section.  Andy Pafko, Don Newcomb and Jackie Robinson, 1951. Andy Pafko is dead. And so are the World Series chances for the Pirates. My Dodgers are sti

LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-10-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Andrea Gabor: inBloom, Student Data: Follow the MoneyIn this brilliant and frightening post, Andrea Gabor connects the dots that lead from your child’s personal, confidential information to a data cloud where marketers can hack into everything they want to know about your child. Whose money is behind it? One guess. Who is making mo
10-10-13 Ed Notes Online: Citizens of the World Charter Run By Eva's Husband May Close Due to Low Enrollment
Ed Notes Online: Citizens of the World Charter Run By Eva's Husband May Close Due to Low Enrollment: Citizens of the World Charter Run By Eva's Husband May Close Due to Low EnrollmentGoodbye Eric (Grannis), good bye EricWe're happy to see you go (even though we don't believe the State Ed Charter Suck-Up Center (CSUC) would ever close a charter even if it had 1 kid left.)We have always said that so

Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 10-9-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMUFT calls for moratorium on high-stakes for Common Core testsMichael Mulgrew speaking at UFT headquarters in January after evaluations talks broke down between the union and the city. City schools are just a few months into implementing new teacher evaluations, but the teachers union is already hoping to slow things down. Citing the many
From the WTF Charter School File: Nonclassroom-Based Webinar Script - Administration & Support
Nonclassroom-Based Webinar Script - Administration & Support (CA Dept of Education): Nonclassroom-Based Webinar ScriptNonclassroom−Based Instruction Request for Funding Determination, Fiscal year 2013-14 October 4, 2013 Webinar ScriptNonclassroom-Based Instruction Request for Funding Determination, Fiscal Year 2013-14 Webinar Script October 4, 2013This page is the Accessible Alternative Versio
Nite Cap 10-9-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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 CAPTODAYTeachers and public schools are under attack worldwide. Really? | Reclaim ReformTeachers and public schools are under attack worldwide. Really? | Reclaim Reform: Teachers and public schools are under attack worldwide. Really?Posted on Octobe
Teachers and public schools are under attack worldwide. Really? | Reclaim Reform
Teachers and public schools are under attack worldwide. Really? | Reclaim Reform: Teachers and public schools are under attack worldwide. Really?Posted on October 9, 2013by Ken PrevitiTeachers in every American city, county and state tell of being in the front lines of the attacks on public schools and public school teachers.They are correct, and they are wrong. Unlike the bubble tests teachers ar

The bottom line on SAT scores in one chart
The bottom line on SAT scores in one chart: The bottom line on SAT scores in one chartBy Valerie Strauss, Published: October 9 at 1:52 pmE-mail the writerHere, in one chart, is pretty much everything you need to know about who does and doesn’t perform well on the SAT. Kids from the wealthiest families do the best, and the kids from the poorest families do the worst. This pattern applies to virtual

A Force for Real Education Reform Emerges | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity
A Force for Real Education Reform Emerges | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity: A Force for Real Education Reform EmergesPosted on: Wednesday October 9th, 2013By Jeff Bryant, Education Opportunity NetworkEducation “reform” wasn’t supposed to turn out like this.In an ironic coda to the No Child Left Behind era last week, Texas officially turned its
10-9-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: A New Review of “The Global Achievement Gap”During my first year teaching, I downloaded Tony Wagner’s breakthrough book, The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—and What We Can Do About It.  I will henceforth refer to this book as G.A.G., which is simply an unintended coincidence, not a pun.  I promise. At […]by

Creating Time for Teachers to Meet and Tinker With Ideas #RSCON4 | Connected Principals
Creating Time for Teachers to Meet and Tinker With Ideas #RSCON4 | Connected Principals: Creating Time for Teachers to Meet and Tinker With Ideas #RSCON4October 9, 2013By Chris WejrFinding out what we are curious about.Cross-posted at The Wejr Board Blog.We often hear criticisms about the lack of innovation and creativity from administrators and staff in schools.  I understand these concerns; howe


Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: New report shows how school closings, charters lead to more racial segregation
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: New report shows how school closings, charters lead to more racial segregation: New report shows how school closings, charters lead to more racial segregationChicago school closings and the district’s expansion of “school choice” further aggravate the city’s problems with neighborhood and school racial segregation. This according to a new report from The Chicago Area
Community School Collaborations: A Lifeline for Early Learning Program Success — Whole Child Education
Community School Collaborations: A Lifeline for Early Learning Program Success — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGCommunity School Collaborations: A Lifeline for Early Learning Program SuccessOctober 9, 2013 by ASCD Whole Child BloggersPost written by Janet Brown, Senior Early Childhood Program Specialist, and Kwesi Rollins, Director of Leadership Programs at the Institute for Educationa
Cyber Schools Flunk, But Tax Money Keeps Flowing | NEA Today
Cyber Schools Flunk, But Tax Money Keeps Flowing | NEA Today: Cyber Schools Flunk, But Tax Money Keeps FlowingOctober 8, 2013 by twalker  Filed under Must ReadsLeave a CommentTaxpayers send nearly $2 billion a year to cyber schools that let students from kindergarten through 12th grade receive a free public education entirely online. The schools, many managed by for-profit companies, are great at
Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, October 9, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Discipline reform advocates rally at Long Beach USD board meetingFixSchoolDiscipline is a project of Public Counsel. Education HeadlinesWednesday, October 9, 2013Riverside school board doesn’t fund adult programRiverside Unified School District won’t fund or reopen the Life School special education class for adults, despite requests to recons
Jesse Hagopian “Reframes the Purpose of Education” and Testing at NBC’s Nationally Broadcast “Education Nation” Program | I AM AN EDUCATOR
Jesse Hagopian “Reframes the Purpose of Education” and Testing at NBC’s Nationally Broadcast “Education Nation” Program | I AM AN EDUCATOR: Jesse Hagopian “Reframes the Purpose of Education” and Testing at NBC’s Nationally Broadcast “Education Nation” ProgramBy I AM AN EDUCATOR on October 9, 2013Asked by NBC nightly news host, Brian Williams, “You’re not against testing are you?”, I responded in t

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.: Chicago BOT chief, Patrick Arbor. “My word is my bond.”Thirty-year tax cheat and former head of the Chicago Board of Trade, Patrick Arbor (2:49 on the video). “My word is my bond,” says former Chicago Board of Trade President Patrick Arbor. We will get back to Patrick Arbor and his words in just a few


Morning Wink 10-9-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYFred 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.: Chicago BOT chief, Patrick Arbor. “My word is my bond.”Thirty-year tax cheat and former head of the Chicago Board of Trade, Patrick Arbor (2:49 on the video).


Special Late Nite Cap EXTRA 10-8-13 #EDCHAT #P2 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk
Nite Cap EXTRAEXTRA EXTRA EXTRA EXTRAThe People of Wikileaks Versus Malala YousafzaiMalala Yousafzai at the United Nations   This is why so-called liberals get me mad. Someone posting under the Twitter handle Wikileaks believes Chelsea [formerly known as Bradley] Manning should win the Nobel Peace Prize over “pro-war favorite” Malala Yousafzai. Specifically, they said: Why Guardian likely excluded
AFT President Randi Weingarten’s remarks at the Concert and March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect
AFT President Randi Weingarten’s remarks at the Concert and March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect: AFT President Randi Weingarten’s remarks at the Concert and March for Immigrant Dignity and RespectOctober 8, 2013 at 6:24pmGood afternoon. I'm Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, a union that proudly supports dignity and respect for all immigrants.The United States
Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 10-8-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMClear Cutting of Our Schools - and Sacramentoby Editorial Board. Rethinking SchoolsNo single policy reflects the bankruptcy of current education reform politics more than the mass closings of public schools. From Chicago to Washington, D.C., to New Orleans, Detroit, and Philadelphia, these mass closings lay waste to communities, negative
Nite Cap 10-8-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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 CAPTODAYED Pulse Poll Results: Where Does Early Childhood Education Fit Within Our National Priorities? — Whole Child EducationED Pulse Poll Results: Where Does Early Childhood Education Fit Within Our National Priorities? — Whole Child Education: T







Updated School Quality Snapshot Available - Year 2013
Updated School Quality Snapshot Available - Year 2013 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Updated School Quality Snapshot Now AvailableSACRAMENTO—An online accountability tool that provides the public an easy way to see a variety of measures of how well the state's more than 10,000 schools are performing is now updated with the latest information available, State Su
PEACE at Oxon Hill Middle School — Whole Child Education
PEACE at Oxon Hill Middle School — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGPEACE at Oxon Hill Middle SchoolOctober 8, 2013 by Ashanti FosterAs kings and queens arrive at school, they are greeted with warm smiles, hand shakes, and student-initiated hugs to staff members and one another. They can't wait to get to school! It is clear that PEACE (Positive Energy Activates Constant Elevation) lives

My abusive relationship with Education Nation | Honest Practicum
My abusive relationship with Education Nation | Honest Practicum: My abusive relationship with Education NationOctober 8, 2013, Erin in Controversial, Interesting, Reform, Self, Teachers  My voice has gone hoarse from yelling at the television and computer. I cracked a couple nails violently typing out tweets and comments. Like a stalker, I keep refreshing my #EducationNation feed and stream the
Cali Education Headlines Tuesday, October 8, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Please sign this thank you card to Governor Brown to let him know we appreciate him taking what he called “decisive action” to end bubble testing in California!http://www.tomtorlakson.com/thank_you_governor_brown Education HeadlinesTuesday, October 8, 2013Mentor program for Stockton USD hits snagsTyler Elementary School Principal Henry Philli

10-8-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: ASD and RSD Built on Empirical House of Cards and Mountains of Tax-Sheltered CashThe NEPC has a completed a review of the "documentation" used by corporatists in New Orleans and Tennessee to justify the takeover and colonization of NOLA and Memphis schools.  To say the evidence is slim for such anti-democratic privatization schemes is an understatement.  Here is the link
Morning Wink 10-8-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSSorry  Late WinkFighting the Google Cloud MonsterTODAYAli: “You must listen to me” | the becoming radicalAli: “You must listen to me” | the becoming radical: ALI: “YOU MUST LISTEN TO ME”1972James Baldwin declared in his No Name in the Street:The truth is that the country does not know what to do with its black population now that the blacks are no longer a

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Using Burke's Law to rip-off city schools
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Using Burke's Law to rip-off city schools: Using Burke's Law to rip-off city schoolsWhile Rahm Emanuel continues to blame school budget cuts on retirees' pensions, his machine partner Eddie Burke is getting fat ripping off the schools by helping corporate pals avoid paying property taxes. In doing so, Burke has the full cooperation of Rahm and his City Hall legal dep
Diane Ravitch’s ‘error’ on privatizers vs. innovators | Digital
Diane Ravitch’s ‘error’ on privatizers vs. innovators | Digital: Diane Ravitch’s ‘error’ on privatizers vs. innovatorsDiane Ravitch’s Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools will undoubtedly be the best-selling book on school reform released in 2013. Ravitch’s 2011 bookThe Death and Life of the Great American School Systemwas a bestseller,
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.: How much does a pig weigh?  The Miami Heat’s Shane Battier. A joke: A biologist, a chemist, and a statistician are out hunting. The biologist shoots at a deer and misses five feet to the left. The chemist takes a shot and misses five feet to the right. The statistician yells, “We got ‘em!” Anne and I

LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-8-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Geaux Teacher Reviews “Reign of Error”Lee Barrios in a national board certified teacher in Louisiana who blogs as Geaux Teacher. She writes an open letter to the state legislators, recommending the book as the necessary antidote to the fluff they are certain to hear from Bobby Jindal. She begins; “Dear Louisiana Senators/Representa


Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: The Best Resources On The Importance Of Saying “I’m Sorry”I’ve written several posts, and discussed in my books, the importance of saying “I’m sorry” to students. I just discovered another useful related article, and thought readers might find it helpful if I brought all of those posts together. Here are my past posts on th
10-8-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Tuesday 9AM: Counter Charter School Rally at City HallDon't Forget the Counter Charter School Rally at City Hall This Tuesday Morning @ 9AM.Various progressive education groups and individuals will be rallying at City Hall near Chambers Street to counter the angry Charter School cabal because Mayoral Candidate Bill DeBlasio vows to have charter schools pay rent for their school sp


Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Veto Halts Bill for Jury Duty by Noncitizens in California
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Veto Halts Bill for Jury Duty by Noncitizens in California: Veto Halts Bill for Jury Duty by Noncitizens in CaliforniaCLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE NY TIMES           For noncitizens in the United States, people have limits to their rights. Recently in Los Angeles, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill on Monday. The bill would've made California the first state to allow



Saving Public Ryan | Gary Rubinstein's Blog
Saving Public Ryan | Gary Rubinstein's Blog: Saving Public RyanThere’s nothing more dangerous than a first year TFAer who is having an easy time.  And don’t tell them that they’re having an easy time or they will protest that it is not easy, but actually the toughest thing they’ve ever done in their lives.  But the fact is that although most new TFAers are struggling to control their classes and a
L.A. Unified releases complaints against school board president - latimes.com
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