Saturday, October 19, 2013

2nd Banana 10-19-13 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2 #1u



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NYC Public School Parents: Teachers: do you agree with Malcolm Gladwell that class sizes below 25 are TOO small?
NYC Public School Parents: Teachers: do you agree with Malcolm Gladwell that class sizes below 25 are TOO small?: Teachers: do you agree with Malcolm Gladwell that class sizes below 25 are TOO small?On WNYC radio, Brian Lehrer is asking teachers to call in on Monday morning, and comment on Malcolm Gladwell's claim that classes shouldn't be too small  -- such as 25 students and below, since individ


Education chief defends cancellation of Common Core forums
Education chief defends cancellation of Common Core forums: Education chief defends cancellation of Common Core forums ALBANYNew York Education Commissioner John King on Tuesday defended the decision to cancel four upcoming forums on the state's new education standards, saying the scene at the first meeting in Poughkeepsie "made it impossible to have constructive dialogue."In his first p

Sacramento School Kids Paying for City's Privatization Scheme?
At last night's SCUSD board meeting there was a proposal to "lease" Fremont Adult School to the Studios for the Performing Arts Operating Company. A wonderful concept when you follow the presentation. My first thought was WOW! great Idea! Then I heard the "rest". I assume who the champions and who the uninformed were by the defenses offered and questions asked. I don't want to
IRS Complaint Filed Against Jeb Bush's Ed Reform Foundation | Mother Jones
IRS Complaint Filed Against Jeb Bush's Ed Reform Foundation | Mother Jones: IRS Complaint Filed Against Jeb Bush's Ed Reform Foundation—By Stephanie Mencimer| Tue Oct. 15, 2013 3:05 PM PDTFormer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaking at CPAC 2013 Gage SkidmoreJeb Bush has long been on the short-list of potential Republican presidential candidates. He was a popular Spanish-speaking governor of a big swing

NYC Public School Parents: Commissioner King says Class Size Matters is a "special interest" manipulating parents
NYC Public School Parents: Commissioner King says Class Size Matters is a "special interest" manipulating parents: Commissioner King says Class Size Matters is a "special interest" manipulating parentsMy Hero Leonie HaimsonLike Joan of Arc: Pissed Off a King!Way to go Leonie!! Parents Can!!Over the weekend, NY State Education Commissioner John King cancelled all future PTA-spon


10-13-13 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 Says That Half Of “Evidence-Based Practices” In Writing Instruction Not “Signaled” By Common CoreOne day after I posted the last in a three part Education Week Teacher series on teaching writing in the context of the Common Core Standards, a study was released suggesting that over one-half of “evidence-based pract


Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Teacher Suspended for showing "Same Love" by Macklemore
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Teacher Suspended for showing "Same Love" by Macklemore: Teacher Suspended for showing "Same Love" by MacklemoreBasically, what happened was that a teacher In North Carolina had shown “Same Love” by Macklemore  to his class of 13 year old “pre-pubescent” students. The issue is whether it is school or age appropriate, because there is kissing between


See “Morning Joe” with Joe absenting himself from the set!!! | Bill Ayers
See “Morning Joe” with Joe absenting himself from the set!!! | Bill Ayers:   Bill Ayers on De Blasio, Obama, and the Shutdown -- Daily IntelligencerBill Ayers on De Blasio, Obama, and the Shutdown -- Daily Intelligencer: Today at 12:08 PM  17CommentsBill Ayers on ‘Commie’ De Blasio, Moderate Obama, and the Government ShutdownBy Joe Coscarelli115Share on emailBarack Obama's alleged terrorist pal, W
Morning Wink 10-18-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYCali Education Headlines Friday, October 18, 2013FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Rocketship schools' growth could be slowed by legal rulingEducation HeadlinesFriday, October 18, 2013U.S. flag ban: Federal appeals court struggles with Morgan Hill school's Cinco de Mayo incidentStuck between preserving order at public schools and

Connected Dialogue F2F | My Island View
Connected Dialogue F2F | My Island View: Connected Dialogue F2FOctober 17, 2013 by tomwhitbyYesterday, as a speaker and panelist at various education related conferences, I had a wonderful experience. I was asked to participate on a panel at a gathering of education technology industry leaders. The group was assembled by The Software and Information Industry Association, SIIA. It took place in the



Sacramento School Kids Paying for City's Privatization Scheme?
At last night's SCUSD board meeting there was a proposal to "lease" Fremont Adult School to the Studios for the Performing Arts Operating Company. A wonderful concept when you follow the presentation. My first thought was WOW! great Idea! Then I heard the "rest". I assume who the champions and who the uninformed were by the defenses offered and questions asked. I don't want to
Nite Cap 10-18-13 #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 CAPTODAYA Wondrous GIF Shows the Most Popular Baby Names for Girls Since 1960 - Rebecca J. Rosen - The AtlanticA Wondrous GIF Shows the Most Popular Baby Names for Girls Since 1960 - Rebecca J. Rosen - The Atlantic: My friend Judy used to always say
A Wondrous GIF Shows the Most Popular Baby Names for Girls Since 1960 - Rebecca J. Rosen - The Atlantic
A Wondrous GIF Shows the Most Popular Baby Names for Girls Since 1960 - Rebecca J. Rosen - The Atlantic: My friend Judy used to always say that whenever she met another Judy, she knew exactly how old that Judy was—to the day.Now that level of precision might be a bit of a stretch, but, as the above map wonderfully shows, there's good reason for that line of thinking. The most popular baby girl nam
The Sacramento City Unified Community Deserves a Real Educatior for Superintendent | The Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education
The Sacramento City Unified Community Deserves a Real Educatior for Superintendent | The Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education: The Sacramento City Unified Community Deserves a Real Educatior for Superintendentpublished by Kate_Lenox on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 12:02pmThe Sacramento Bee editorial regarding Supt. Jonathon Raymond's resignation is full of praises for Raymond's work while it chastis
Morning Wink 10-18-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYCali Education Headlines Friday, October 18, 2013FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Rocketship schools' growth could be slowed by legal rulingEducation HeadlinesFriday, October 18, 2013U.S. flag ban: Federal appeals court struggles with Morgan Hill school's Cinco de Mayo incidentStuck between preserving order at public schools and
10-18-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: "Self-Driven Learning: Teaching Strategies for Student Motivation" is a sequel to "Helping Students Motivate Themselves"Infographic: “Are You Ready for a Natural Disaster?”I’m adding this infographic to The Best Websites For Learning About Natural Disasters: Explore more infographics like this one on the

Nite Cap 10-17-13 #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 CAPTODAYPet Pals: Teaching Resilience With Man's Best Friend — Whole Child EducationPet Pals: Teaching Resilience With Man's Best Friend — Whole Child Education: Pet Pals: Teaching Resilience With Man’s Best FriendOctober 17, 2013 by ASCD Whole Chil



Teachers Win Fight For More Planning Time | NEA Today
Teachers Win Fight For More Planning Time | NEA Today: Teachers Win Fight For More Planning TimeOctober 17, 2013 by twalker  Filed under Featured News, Top StoriesLeave a CommentBy Mary Ellen FlanneryMilwaukee’s elementary and middle school teachers won a 50 percent increase in planning time, after an energetic campaign by theMilwaukee Teachers’ Education Associationthreatened to turn out hundreds
Connected Dialogue F2F | My Island View
Connected Dialogue F2F | My Island View: Connected Dialogue F2FOctober 17, 2013 by tomwhitbyYesterday, as a speaker and panelist at various education related conferences, I had a wonderful experience. I was asked to participate on a panel at a gathering of education technology industry leaders. The group was assembled by The Software and Information Industry Association, SIIA. It took place in the
Did PURE’s UNO charter school complaint help trigger SEC probe? Parents United for Responsible Education
Parents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » Did PURE’s UNO charter school complaint help trigger SEC probe?: Did PURE’s UNO charter school complaint help trigger SEC probe?It was announced yesterday that the federal Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into the UNO Charter School Network’s finances.A look at the SEC document request suggests there are two ma
Sacramento city school district needs to get community involved in deciding future of closed schools Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review - Sacramento city school district needs to get community involved in deciding future of closed schools - Bites - Opinions - October 17, 2013: Sacramento city school district needs to get community involved in deciding future of closed schoolsHow can you help a depressed and blighted community if you don't ask the community what it wants?By Cosmo Garvin cosmog@newsrevie
IRS Complaint Filed Against Jeb Bush's Ed Reform Foundation | Mother Jones
IRS Complaint Filed Against Jeb Bush's Ed Reform Foundation | Mother Jones: IRS Complaint Filed Against Jeb Bush's Ed Reform Foundation—By Stephanie Mencimer| Tue Oct. 15, 2013 3:05 PM PDTFormer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaking at CPAC 2013 Gage SkidmoreJeb Bush has long been on the short-list of potential Republican presidential candidates. He was a popular Spanish-speaking governor of a big swing
Morning Wink 10-17-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYIncentives And Behavior In DC's Teacher Evaluation SystemShanker Blog » Incentives And Behavior In DC's Teacher Evaluation System: Incentives And Behavior In DC’s Teacher Evaluation SystemPosted by Matthew Di Carlo on October 17, 2013A new working paper, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, is the first high quality assessment of one
10-17-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Where to go for Mann Building newsFor continuing information on the situation at the Mann building, and the broader issue of the crisis of education for African-American students, interested readers can visit the More4Mann web site. There is a Twitter feed as well at @More4Mann.Other news sources include Africatown Education and Innovation Center, and Creativity No


Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 10-16-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMIt’s Official: Gov. Corbett Hurt Philly Schools for No Good ReasonHe delayed a $45 million payment and got work rules changed. Was it worth it?BY JOEL MATHIS  |  OCTOBER 16, 2013 AT 12:37 PMSHARE ON EMAIL3 COMMENTSThe good news is: Gov. Tom Corbettfinally released $45 million the state owed to Philly public schools. The bad news? Lots of


Bridging The Digital Divide With Technology In Schools [EdSurge] - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson
Bridging The Digital Divide With Technology In Schools [EdSurge] - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson: Bridging The Digital Divide With Technology In Schools [EdSurge]by JOSE VILSON on OCTOBER 16, 2013in MR. VILSONThe Digital DivideEdSurge, a popular education technology website, recently invited me to write an article for them. My mouth was agape at the offer, mainly because everyone knows I won’t
Sac City Unified chief Raymond to leave district in December - Education - The Sacramento Bee
Sac City Unified chief Raymond to leave district in December - Education - The Sacramento Bee: Sac City Unified chief Raymond to leave district in DecemberBy Loretta Kalblkalb@sacbee.comPublished: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 - 5:33 pmLast Modified: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 - 5:41 pmSacramento School Superintendent Jonathan Raymond, second from left, listens to speakers in support of not closing schoo
Education chief defends cancellation of Common Core forums
Education chief defends cancellation of Common Core forums: Education chief defends cancellation of Common Core forums ALBANYNew York Education Commissioner John King on Tuesday defended the decision to cancel four upcoming forums on the state's new education standards, saying the scene at the first meeting in Poughkeepsie "made it impossible to have constructive dialogue."In his first p
Nite Cap 10-16-13 #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 CAPTODAYAsthma Shouldn't Kill – Every School Needs a Nurse | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and OpportunityAsthma Shouldn't Kill – Every School Needs a Nurse | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education



NYC Public School Parents: Send in your comments on the DOE's C4E plan by Friday 5 PM!
NYC Public School Parents: Send in your comments on the DOE's C4E plan by Friday 5 PM!: Send in your comments on the DOE's C4E plan by Friday 5 PM!The deadline for comments on the NYC’s Contracts for Excellence plan (or non-plan) is this Friday, October 18 at 5:00 PM.   We have a sample letter you can use with plenty of bullet points about all the violations of law in the public process and deplor





Asthma Shouldn't Kill – Every School Needs a Nurse | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity
Asthma Shouldn't Kill – Every School Needs a Nurse | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity: Asthma Shouldn't Kill – Every School Needs a NursePosted on: Wednesday October 16th, 2013By John Jackson, President & CEO of the Schott Foundation, and Susan Gobreski, Executive Director of EdVoters PATell State and Federal Leaders:Every School Needsa Full-

Blogs and Connected Educators | My Island View
Blogs and Connected Educators | My Island View: Blogs and Connected EducatorsOctober 16, 2013 by tomwhitbyA Weblog, or a Blog, as it has become to be known, is a form of writing that entered the scene with the advent of the Internet and personal publishing. It could be described as a digital magazine feature article or a digital news article depending on the content. What makes it unique however i

Morning Wink 10-16-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAY10 Things You Should Know About the Common Core | NEA Today10 Things You Should Know About the Common Core | NEA Today: 10 Things You Should Know About the Common CoreOctober 16, 2013 by twalker  Filed under Featured News, Top StoriesLeave a CommentBy Tim WalkerAn enormous effort to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is underway in more
Set up for failure? New standards, exams highlight school resource needs | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Set up for failure? New standards, exams highlight school resource needs | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Set up for failure? New standards, exams highlight school resource needsby thenotebook on Oct 16 2013 Posted in Latest news="" style="color: rgb(76, 153, 72); cursor: pointer; float: left; padding: 0px 2px;">Share on emailMore Sharing ServicesCOMMENTS (4)PRINTby Sara

10-16-13 teacherken at Daily Kos
teacherken at Daily Kos: Washington Post endorses Northam for VA Lt Govwhich is no surprise, given how crazy E. W. Jackson, the Republican nominee, is. The Post endorsement is not unexpected. But it is powerful. The relevant text can be found here at the Northam campaign website. Two paragraphs are key:   In the race for lieutenant governor, a sober, low-key and well-respected Democratic state sen
See “Morning Joe” with Joe absenting himself from the set!!! | Bill Ayers
See “Morning Joe” with Joe absenting himself from the set!!! | Bill Ayers:   Bill Ayers on De Blasio, Obama, and the Shutdown -- Daily IntelligencerBill Ayers on De Blasio, Obama, and the Shutdown -- Daily Intelligencer: Today at 12:08 PM  17CommentsBill Ayers on ‘Commie’ De Blasio, Moderate Obama, and the Government ShutdownBy Joe Coscarelli115Share on emailBarack Obama's alleged terrorist pal, W

10-16-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: Another school day at Capital Prep – And Steve Perry is taking care of his business…The principal of Capital Prep Magnet School is at it again – taking care of his private business – paid for by the taxpayers of Hartford and Connecticut. Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Time:  11:06 A.M. “Joining us now is renowned educator Dr. Steve Perry, here to discuss his new book, Push Has Come to
10-16-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Parallel Discussion: HC Task Force #1, Student IdentificationThe current advanced learning task force has been charged with reviewing the systems and processes for qualifying students for Highly Capable services and Advanced Learning programs in Seattle Public Schools. The committee is supposed to work toward a shared approach for determining which students qualify
Uncle Sam Shouldn't Try to Manage School Staffing :: Frederick M. Hess
Uncle Sam Shouldn't Try to Manage School Staffing :: Frederick M. Hess: Uncle Sam Shouldn't Try to Manage School Staffingby Frederick M. Hess  •  Oct 16, 2013 at 9:16 amCross-posted from Education Week Print Send RSS ShareSecretary of Education Arne Duncan has been charged by critics, spanning from Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to anti-school reform icon Diane Ravitch, with trying to turn the U.S

Why Doesn't the Constitution Guarantee the Right to Education? - Stephen Lurie - The Atlantic
Why Doesn't the Constitution Guarantee the Right to Education? - Stephen Lurie - The Atlantic: Why Doesn't the Constitution Guarantee the Right to Education?Every country that outperforms the U.S. has a constitutional or statutory commitment to this right. “The Learning Curve,” the global ranking of education systems produced by the publishing company Pearson, is by most accounts a beautiful publi
10-16-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Diane Ravitch Documents the Danger of "E-land"In Reign of Error, Diane Ravitch writes, “Some - a small but important number – believe they are acting rationally by treating the public education sector as an investment opportunity.” Who can argue with that conclusion?Ravitch is tough on Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his chief of staff, Joanne Weiss. Ravitch did no
'Common Core State Standards is not a dirty word' » redefinED
'Common Core State Standards is not a dirty word' » redefinED: ‘Common Core State Standards is not a dirty word’By RON MATUS On OCTOBER 15, 2013ChartrandThe wild debate about Common Core veered into unexpected territory Tuesday, with the board that governs education in the nation’s fourth largest state having a lengthy debate about whether to actually use the term.In response to mostly-Tea Party-d
Why Is NY Times Worrying about School Funding in Kansas? | janresseger
Why Is NY Times Worrying about School Funding in Kansas? | janresseger: Why Is NY Times Worrying about School Funding in Kansas?Posted on October 16, 2013 by janressegerAccording to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities thirteen states have cut per-student education funding by more than 10 percent since the recession began five years ago.  The top four school finance slashers are Oklahoma, wh
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-16-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Politico: Vouchers Are $1 Billion Waste of Taxpayer DollarsStephanie Simon, one of the nation’s best investigative education journalists, reports that vouchers are a costly failure. In every case where they were adopted, voucher advocates claimed they would “save poor kids from failing public schools,” but nowhere has the promise b
10-16-13 Jersey Jazzman
Jersey Jazzman: Syracuse: The Failure Of Test-Based Teacher EvaluationNo wonder NY Education Commissioner John King is hiding in an undisclosed location:   Syracuse -- Virtually all the teachers at Henninger High School received fewer points than they should have on performance evaluations handed out Friday, several teachers told The Post-Standard. The issue drove some teachers from an "effec
10-16-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: In Flight InBloomPEP Notes - Tish James Rocks the HouseYou have 77 days and the count-down has begun.... When you treat special needs children differently and when you discipline them and expel them that's separate and unequal... I urge you in anticipation of litigation to save all your emails (especially related to communication with Eva Moskowitz)... That is why I was elected (a
10-16-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: "Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners: Strategies for Teaching Resilience, Respect, and Responsibility" is the tentative title of my next book. It will be the third in my student motivation "trilogy.Infographic: “Halloween Pop-Costume Index”I’m adding this infographic to The Best Websites For Learn
10-16-13 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 box. Dylan Garity. Rigged Game.1 by Fred Klonsky / 41min   10-15-13 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.: Why doesn’t this feel empowering?

Common Core Rally – BESE update for Oct 15 2013 | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
Common Core Rally – BESE update for Oct 15 2013 | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Common Core Rally – BESE update for Oct 15 2013Posted on October 16, 20130 That did not go as well as I’d hoped, but I suppose as well as I expected. The BESE meeting was a hot mess with CCSS not being started till almost 8 at night, after John White sprung on the audience that had been waiting for 12 hours that he had a 10 m
Corruption and the Common Core: Follow the Money | toteachornototeach
Corruption and the Common Core: Follow the Money | toteachornototeach: Corruption and the Common Core: Follow the Money by Vicki CobbWhen I first read the Common Core State Standards, I liked them. I didn’t see anything controversial in the descriptions of the behaviors of speaking, listening, reading, and writing that are obvious in an educated person. I really liked the requirement that students
Hmong immersion program in Sacramento aims to educate, preserve | Public Radio International
Hmong immersion program in Sacramento aims to educate, preserve | Public Radio International: Hmong immersion program in Sacramento aims to educate, preserve These three children are in the Hmong immersion program at Susan B. Anthony Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif. (Photo by Andria LoSACRAMENTO, Calif. — At Susan B. Anthony Elementary, Mr. Vue’s kindergarteners sit on a brightly colored ca
Hechinger Report | Informing the Public about Education through Quality Journalism
Hechinger Report | Informing the Public about Education through Quality Journalism: NEWSThe impact of Common CoreCan the Common Core State Standards transform teaching and raise student achievement? The Hechinger Report and the Education Writers Association looked at seven states in depth. ...NEWS New standards mean lots of talking—and even writing—about mathBy Barbara KantrowitzCicely Woodard has
Nite Cap 10-15-13 #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 CAPTODAYKentucky Teacher: Common Core “Is Like Rearranging the Deck Chairs” | Truth in American EducationKentucky Teacher: Common Core “Is Like Rearranging the Deck Chairs” | Truth in American Education: Kentucky Teacher: Common Core “Is Like Rearra
What Would Happen to the Student Loan Portfolio If the Debt Ceiling Is Breached? | C. Cryn Johannsen
What Would Happen to the Student Loan Portfolio If the Debt Ceiling Is Breached? | C. Cryn Johannsen: What Would Happen to the Student Loan Portfolio If the Debt Ceiling Is Breached?In less than two days, if Congress cannot reach an agreement on the debt ceiling, it will be breached. This means that that U.S. Treasury will be unable to pay the bills. Thus far, the U.S. Treasury has not been vocal
10-15-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Tuesday Open ThreadWhat's on your mind?by Melissa Westbrook / 14min 10-14-13 Seattle Schools Community ForumSeattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle School Board Campaigns - What Does a "Positive" Campaign Look Like?Ballots are to drop on Wednesday the 16th and I have two questions:1) Is politics like love and war - all is fair in order to win?  As we are
Morning Wink 10-15-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYReformie School | EduShysterReformie School | EduShyster: Reformie SchoolPosted on October 15, 2013What I learned when I attended the EdReformiesWell reader: I did it. I attended the education reform event of the year (century?) and lived to tell the tale. In fact, I not only survived but I may have inadvertently learned a thing or two in the process.

Cooper Union Administration Violates Agreement on Student Trustee |
Cooper Union Administration Violates Agreement on Student Trustee |: Cooper Union Administration Violates Agreement on Student TrusteeOctober 15, 2013 in StudentsThe Cooper Union administration yesterday released details of the proceduresit intends to use to place a student on the college’s Board of Trustees in the coming months, and to this outside observer’s eyes, those procedures look like a cl

LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-15-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Mercedes Schneider: Who Created the Common Core? How Did It Happen?Mercedes Schneider follows an interesting story. How did it happen that “the states” agreed to create common standards? What was the federal role? Who led this effort? How did it work? Was it really led by the states? How did it happen that the United States has nat
10-15-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Citizens of the World Charter To Use Dead Souls To Bolster Enrollment in Effort to Stay OpenWith the school threatened with closing due to low enrollment (as the so-called charter demand is once more exposed), Citizens of the World supporter Eric Grannis (the husband of Evil Moskowitz) is scouting local cemeteries for recruits.State Ed Commissioner John King approved of the move.
10-15-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Hess, Please Begin the MoratoriumI recently called for a moratorium on white men pontificating on race, class, and gender—prompted by a series of blogs by Michael Petrilli. So when I read Rick Hess's "Teachers Deserve (But Have to Earn) Their Seat at the Table," I immediately asked myself a few things: (1) Is this April 1?, (2) Has Hess finally become the unintentional se
10-15-13 Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Government ShutdownnAre we finally close to a deal between the Republicans and Democrats concerning the shutdown ?1 by Aidan Flynn / 6h Obamacare Vs. Affordable Care Act     Unfortunately our society is not well informed about its own governments plans. Today the the big question is,"which is better? 'Obamacare' or 'Affordable Care Act'?" For those of you who

Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 10-14-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMThe Common Core Memorandum of Understanding: What a StoryThe question of who, exactly, is truly responsible for writing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has been a matter for debate. Here is how the CCSS website describes CCSS development: Building on the excellent foundation of standards states have laid, the Common Core State Sta

NYC Public School Parents: Commissioner King says Class Size Matters is a "special interest" manipulating parents
NYC Public School Parents: Commissioner King says Class Size Matters is a "special interest" manipulating parents: Commissioner King says Class Size Matters is a "special interest" manipulating parentsMy Hero Leonie HaimsonLike Joan of Arc: Pissed Off a King!Way to go Leonie!! Parents Can!!Over the weekend, NY State Education Commissioner John King cancelled all future PTA-spon
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Bosnian mass graves discovered
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Bosnian mass graves discovered: Bosnian mass graves discoveredOn a hill in Bosnia the crimes of war are finally being unearthed. Forensic teams have already found more than 150 bodies and hundreds more are expected to be found. Some citizens search for lost survivors and for the truth. Some prisoners return from near by prison camps who state thousands more were killed
Nite Cap 10-14-13 #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 CAPTODAY‘Men Making a Difference Day’ brings Prince George’s County fathers to school - The Washington Post‘Men Making a Difference Day’ brings Prince George’s County fathers to school - The Washington Post: ‘Men Making a Difference Day’ brings Prin

Funding for School Construction and Modernization - Year 2013
Funding for School Construction and Modernization - Year 2013 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces FundingFor School Construction and Modernization ProjectsSACRAMENTO—The State Allocation Board (SAB)  today disbursed $285 million for school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools throughout the state for new construction and modernization projects


Middle Class Children and the Hostage Takers in Corporate Education Reform | Reclaim Reform
Middle Class Children and the Hostage Takers in Corporate Education Reform | Reclaim Reform: Middle Class Children and the Hostage Takers in Corporate Education ReformPosted on October 14, 2013by Ken PrevitiYour children are the targets for Corporate Education Reform hostage takers. This is no exaggeration or hype. Middle class children in middle class areas.“No, a generation of youngsters is bein


Diane Ravitch: Ed. Comm. Huffman 'Lacks the Basic Qualifications for the Job' | Pith in the Wind | Nashville Scene
Diane Ravitch: Ed. Comm. Huffman 'Lacks the Basic Qualifications for the Job' | Pith in the Wind | Nashville Scene: Diane Ravitch: Ed. Comm. Huffman 'Lacks the Basic Qualifications for the Job'POSTED BY STEVEN HALE ON MON, OCT 14, 2013 AT 11:57 AMThe good folks over at Tennessee Education Report — voted Nashville's 3rd best political blogin this year's Best of Nashville issue on stands now! — had



Learn. Teach. Lead. This Time with Passion! — Whole Child Education
Learn. Teach. Lead. This Time with Passion! — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGLearn. Teach. Lead. This Time with Passion!October 14, 2013 by Barry SaideIn order for me to lead effectively in my classroom, I needed to make sure I was teaching the right things. Otherwise, what were students learning? And, why were they learning it?Students need to be personally invested in their learning
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Safe passage to nowhere. CPS lied about receiving-school enrollment.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Safe passage to nowhere. CPS lied about receiving-school enrollment.: Safe passage to nowhere. CPS lied about receiving-school enrollment.As a designated "welcoming school," Johnson School of Excellence on the West Side, an AUSL "turn-around" school, got upgrades to technology. But only 34 students out of 145 from shuttered Pope Elementary are enr
10-14-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle School Board Campaigns - What Does a "Positive" Campaign Look Like?Ballots are to drop on Wednesday the 16th and I have two questions:1) Is politics like love and war - all is fair in order to win?  As we are discovering about privacy, everyone has a different tolerance for what they believe is right/allowable.  2) Is a candidate defined by their

Morning Wink 10-14-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYMPS Facilities Hostile Takeover: Plan to Attend Assembly Hearing Wednesday in Madison | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!MPS Facilities Hostile Takeover: Plan to Attend Assembly Hearing Wednesday in Madison | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: MPS Facilities Hostile Takeover: Plan to Attend Assembly Hearing Wednesday in MadisonFiled
MPS Facilities Hostile Takeover: Plan to Attend Assembly Hearing Wednesday in Madison | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!
MPS Facilities Hostile Takeover: Plan to Attend Assembly Hearing Wednesday in Madison | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: MPS Facilities Hostile Takeover: Plan to Attend Assembly Hearing Wednesday in MadisonFiled under: MPS Buildings,Privatization — millerlf @ 9:32 am AssemblyPUBLIC HEARINGCommittee on Government Operations and State LicensingThe committee will hold a public hearing on t
10-14-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Should Diane Ravitch Be More Careful to Not Hurt Reformers' Feelings?By now, I’m about the only slowpoke who hasn’t taken a stand on Diane Ravitch’s Reign of Error. Those who object to her indictment of “corporate reform” have had time to catch any possible error of fact or logic. If there is a rebuttal to Ravitch’s statement that “it is difficult to find education organizations th
10-14-13 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.: Echoes of Washington. Springfield partisan manipulation and the pension hurt.  Chair of the Gang of Ten Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul. From the Daily Journal: Four Republicans want a pension crisis fix to be more far-reaching. One of six Democrats wants more concessions to unions. With the Illino
10-14-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: NYSED Commissioner King's Charter School Chain Does Not Have To Use APPR Teacher Evaluation SystemJust outrageous:State Education Commissioner John King is overhauling the state’s method of evaluating teachers, but the charter schools he used to run aren’t participating. The high-performing Uncommon Schools — which include 20 schools in Brooklyn — have opted out of receiving
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-14-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Bruce Baker: Should Economists Be Paid by Their Hair Color?Bruce Baker continues to be one of our most valuable academic scholars of educational madness. In this post, he explores and explodes the claim by certain economists that teachers should not get a pay increase for anything except higher test scores. This is the only value t
10-14-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: More Columbus Day ResourcesHere are new additions to The Best Online Resources About Christopher Columbus: Columbus Activities from The Zinn Education Project. The New York Times Learning Network has a number of Columbus lessons. Christopher Columbus: 3 things you think he did that he didn’t is from Valerie Strauss at The W

10-14-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: The Common Core Public License: Guess Who Wins?On October 10, 2013, I published a post, The Fight to Save Common Core: Count Me Out, in which I briefly discuss the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) public license. In this post, I more closely examine the CCSS license in order to offer a more detailed account of both its contents and the implications of those […]2 by deutsch29 / 
Daily Kos: Krugman on fire again
Daily Kos: Krugman on fire again: Krugman on fire againbyteacherkenFollowSo you have this neighbor who has been making your life hell. First he tied you up with a spurious lawsuit; you’re both suffering from huge legal bills. Then he threatened bodily harm to your family. Now, however, he says he’s willing to compromise: He’ll call off the lawsuit, which is to his advantage as well as yours. But i

Daily Kos: Stiglitz argues that "Inequality is a Choice"
Daily Kos: Stiglitz argues that "Inequality is a Choice": Stiglitz argues that "Inequality is a Choice"byteacherkenFollownot by those at the bottom of the inverted pyramid of income, but of policies of governments.In this Opinionator blog piece from the New York Times, the Nobel economic laureate takes us through the numbers.He is exploring the work of World Bank economist Bran
Ed Notes Online: Oct. 15: LET’S MARCH TOGETHER TO THE PEP TO FIGHT FOR OUR SCHOOLS AND TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD!
Ed Notes Online: Oct. 15: LET’S MARCH TOGETHER TO THE PEP TO FIGHT FOR OUR SCHOOLS AND TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD!: Oct. 15: LET’S MARCH TOGETHER TO THE PEP TO FIGHT FOR OUR SCHOOLS AND TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD!MARCH TO CLOSE THE BLOOMBERG ERA AND CALL ON OUR NEXT MAYOR TO IMPLEMENT A REAL PLAN TO MAKE SURE EVERY STUDENT IS COLLEGE-READY!BLOOMBERG’S PANEL FOR FAILED EDUCATIONAL POLICY PLANS TO “RUB
The Educated Reporter: The College Admissions 'Match' Game: Should Preference Play Role in the Process?
The Educated Reporter: The College Admissions 'Match' Game: Should Preference Play Role in the Process?: The College Admissions 'Match' Game: Should Preference Play Role in the Process?EWA held its annual Higher Education Seminar recently at Boston's Northeastern University. We invited some of the education journalists in attendance to contribute posts from the sessions. Today's guest blogger is B
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Teacher Suspended for showing "Same Love" by Macklemore
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Teacher Suspended for showing "Same Love" by Macklemore: Teacher Suspended for showing "Same Love" by MacklemoreBasically, what happened was that a teacher In North Carolina had shown “Same Love” by Macklemore  to his class of 13 year old “pre-pubescent” students. The issue is whether it is school or age appropriate, because there is kissing between

10-13-13 NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education
NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education: TODAYSuccess Charter Network has been just that for Eva Moskowitz but not for public schools | NY Daily NewsWEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011, 4:00 AM Talk about inflating demand for your product. The Success Charter Network, a chain of charter schools headed by former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz, spent an astonishing $1.6million in the 2009-2010
Daily Kos: Leaves is now in the hospital
Daily Kos: Leaves is now in the hospital: Leaves is now in the hospitalbyteacherkenFollow preparing for the procedures that will make up her autologous stem cell transplant.The hospital asked us to check in between 9 and 10 this morning, and she has been in her room since just around 10.In preparation for the start of the heavy chemo tomorrow, she is hooked up to an IV and receiving anti-nausea me
Nite Cap 10-13-13 #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 CAPTODAYHow New York’s education commissioner blew it — principalHow New York’s education commissioner blew it — principal: How New York’s education commissioner blew it — principalBY VALERIE STRAUSSOctober 13 at 6:45 pmJohn King (http://www.nysed.g

How New York’s education commissioner blew it — principal
How New York’s education commissioner blew it — principal: How New York’s education commissioner blew it — principalBY VALERIE STRAUSSOctober 13 at 6:45 pmJohn King (http://www.nysed.gov/)New York Education Commissioner John King recently started a series of forums co-sponsored with the New York State PTA to talk about the Common Core State Standards — but things didn’t go as planned. At the Pough


Take the Test Event: Denver, October 19th | United Opt Out National
Take the Test Event: Denver, October 19th | United Opt Out National: TAKE THE TEST EVENT: DENVER, OCTOBER 19THInformation from Students4OurSchools.org:Where?Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library – 2401 Welton St, Denver, CO, 80205When?Saturday, October 19 at 3:00 pmWhy?Are you an adult interested in finding out how you would score on one of today’s public school standardized tests?  Sig
10-13-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Growth Boundaries QuestionsI note some running threads through the various regions and their threads on growth boundaries. For example, there seems to be confusion over how JAMS will open. Could you write one single burning question (per commenter) that you are either confused about OR seems in direct contradiction to the comments made by parents/community.  I will
NYC Public School Parents: Teachers: do you agree with Malcolm Gladwell that class sizes below 25 are TOO small?
NYC Public School Parents: Teachers: do you agree with Malcolm Gladwell that class sizes below 25 are TOO small?: Teachers: do you agree with Malcolm Gladwell that class sizes below 25 are TOO small?On WNYC radio, Brian Lehrer is asking teachers to call in on Monday morning, and comment on Malcolm Gladwell's claim that classes shouldn't be too small  -- such as 25 students and below, since individ
Bill Gates, Commish King, PTA and Special Interests: Follow the Money | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates
Bill Gates, Commish King, PTA and Special Interests: Follow the Money | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates: Bill Gates, Commish King, PTA and Special Interests: Follow the MoneyPosted on October 13, 2013by Teachers'LettersToBillGates Dear Bill and Melinda,Commish King has a big PR problem in New York where your Common Core tests didn’t go down so well.Clearly this video below shows — middle class whi
10-13-13 Jersey Jazzman
Jersey Jazzman: One More Time: Why Isn't Diane Ravitch On My TV?Pick up the dead tree version of the NY Times today, and you'll see that Diane Ravitch's new book, Reign of Error, has been on the bestseller list for two weeks. And it will be there next week as well. Michelle Rhee's Radical never made the NY Times bestseller list - a feat Ravitch has now accomplished three times. And yet Michelle Rh
10-13-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Over Eva Invasion, Bergtraum ChLdr Warns of Security Dangers of Co-LocationJohn Elfrank-Dana is joined by fellow teachers, former students and others in opposing another Eva Moskowitz Success Academy land grab in lower Manhattan this time. He warns of the dangers of putting kindergarten kids in a high school, especially in a high traffic area that suffered the 9/11 attack and rema
Students Last: The King's Dictionary
Students Last: The King's Dictionary: The King's DictionaryThe King's Dictionary has altered the meaning ofseveral terms. New York - The reigning Commissioner of Education for the State of New York, John King, has released the following dictionary of terms that he would like distributed at any other town hall meetings he deigns to attend.accountability: fireability, what the King is abovechild: le
New Banksy Street Art Transformed Into Free Cooper Union Student Protest Propaganda |
New Banksy Street Art Transformed Into Free Cooper Union Student Protest Propaganda |: New Banksy Street Art Transformed Into Free Cooper Union Student Protest PropagandaOctober 13, 2013 in StudentsWithin hours of its appearance on a downtown Manhattan sidewalk, the latest street art installation by rogue British artist Banksy was transformed by an anonymous, unauthorized collaborator into a visua
Morning Wink 10-13-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAY10-13-13 Schools MatterSchools Matter: Value-Added Testing and the Masking of InequalityThis article was previously posted at The Answer Sheet on October 4.This post is comprised largely of excerpts from The Mismeasure of Education that have been re-arranged to answer this question: “Will value-added testing do as little for the nation as it has for T
10-13-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Value-Added Testing and the Masking of InequalityThis article was previously posted at The Answer Sheet on October 4.This post is comprised largely of excerpts from The Mismeasure of Education that have been re-arranged to answer this question: “Will value-added testing do as little for the nation as it has for Tennessee?”By Jim Horn and Denise WilburnAs White House staff, congress
10-13-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Is Commissioner John King Now A Liability To The Education Deform Movement?CNY Teacher posts that NYSED Commissioner had a difficult week.On Thursday, he got beaten up pretty badly at a state PTA-sponsored town hall meeting on the Common Core in Poughkeepsie, as parents attacked him over his education reform agenda, problems with the Common Core standards, the inBloom data p
10-13-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: Teaching Reading and Children: Reading Programs as “Costume Parties”Teaching Reading and Children: Reading Programs as \”Costume Parties\”. via Teaching Reading and Children: Reading Programs as “Costume Parties”.by plthomasedd / 13min All Week 10-12-13 @ THE CHALK FACE@ THE CHALK FACE knows SCHOOLS MATTER: All Week @ THE CHALK FACE Reformy NY Education Commish gets taken to the
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.: Important updates on Illinois retiree health insurance and eligibility audits. Our message is breaking through.The Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability will be meeting in Springfield on October 23rd. The Commission has oversight over changes to Illinois state retiree health
‘There’s an insidious prejudice against older teachers’
‘There’s an insidious prejudice against older teachers’: ‘There’s an insidious prejudice against older teachers’BY VALERIE STRAUSSOctober 13 at 10:09 amPrnce Charles, patron of Teach First, at Georgetown University in 2011 (By Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post)It’s not just in the United States where veteran teachers are feeling a bit unwanted in the push for young recruits from programs such as Te
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-13-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Dr. Joseph Ricciotti: How CCSS Ruins KindergartenDear Diane, As an outgrowth of reading your new book, “Reign of Error” and reading your blog, I have written the op-ed piece below to the Connecticut Post. Thank you for all you do in your support of public education. Regards, Joe Ricciotti The Developmental Inappropriateness of the
10-13-13 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 Says That Half Of “Evidence-Based Practices” In Writing Instruction Not “Signaled” By Common CoreOne day after I posted the last in a three part Education Week Teacher series on teaching writing in the context of the Common Core Standards, a study was released suggesting that over one-half of “evidence-based pract
Teaching to the Wrong Tests | InterACT
Teaching to the Wrong Tests | InterACT: Teaching to the Wrong TestsOCTOBER 13, 2013tags: AB 484, ccss, CST, test prep, testingby David B. CohenCalifornia students are thankfully done with the old Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, and for better or worse, are moving on to the Common Core aligned Smarter Balanced assessments. The change results from the passage of AB 484 in this pas

Education - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress
Education - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress: Issue: EducationIssue's ViewsToday:17Past Seven Days:117All-Time:59,627   Most Recent Has Become Law   Back to All IssuesView Hot Bills By Issues AreaSee Bills for Previous SessionsLatest BillsH.J.Res.84 - Head Start for low-income children billMaking continuing appropriations for Head Start for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.House Passed Oct 10,


The PUBLIC ENEMY Rainbow National Tour rolls on! | Bill Ayers
The PUBLIC ENEMY Rainbow National Tour rolls on! | Bill Ayers: The PUBLIC ENEMY Rainbow National Tour rolls on!Please come out if you can and join me and Bernardine Dohrn in a conversation about Movement Building: Where do we go from here, chaos or community??Wednesday, October 16th7:00 pm – People’s Book Cooperative804 E. Center StreetMilwaukee, WIThursday, October 17th5:30pm – 6:30pm: Pre-event


10-12-13 Saturday Matinée Special Corporate Reform School Girls News Breakout
Saturday Special Corporate Reform School Girls News BreakoutNYC Public School Parents: NY parents react in fury to Common Core and testing; Commissioner John King disengages. Watch the OTHER video to see why.NYC Public School Parents: NY parents react in fury to Common Core and testing; Commissioner John King disengages. Watch the OTHER video to see why.: NY parents react in fury to Common Core an


Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Malala Yousafzai
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Malala Yousafzai: Malala Yousafzai    You may have already heard of Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old Pakistani girl who has become the symbol for women's right to education in her region and around the world. When the Taliban took over her region of the Swat Valley, they declared that girls would not be able to go to school and get an education. She recalls the Taliban m
Don't Drink The Common Core Kool Aid
Christopher Tienken, Ed.D is an assistant professor of Education Administration at Seton Hall University. Dr. Tienken confirms what many believe that Common Core lacks the appropriate scientific evidence for its very existence.--West Harrison, NY. September 21, 2013.
2nd Banana 10-12-13-13 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2 #1u
BIG EDUCATION APE 2ND BANANA RECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POSTSeattle Schools Community Forum: Yeah? What If They Don't?coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours agoSeattle 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 educatio
Morning Wink 10-12-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-12-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Lubic: The Cozy Nepotism in Los AngelesMight Makes Right When Viewing LAUSD and California Nepotism…..or does it? By Ellen Lubic, Educator and angry taxpayer Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times pr

LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-12-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Lubic: The Cozy Nepotism in Los AngelesMight Makes Right When Viewing LAUSD and California Nepotism…..or does it? By Ellen Lubic, Educator and angry taxpayer Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times printed two stories that affect public school education, and those who ‘dabble’ in it. One was by journalist Howard Blume on the Billion Dolla


10-12-13 Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Schooling in the Ownership Society
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Schooling in the Ownership SocietyMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Schooling in the Ownership SocietyTaking back ChicagoI'm looking forward to next Tuesday, October 15th when a coalition of union and community groups will come together to "Take Back Chicago." Several thousand people are expected to take part in this community meeting at the UIC Forum. Things will s


10-12-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: MORE Reflections on the Delegate AssemblyWednesday was an interesting day in UFT-land, a lot of it related to MORE and its growing reputation at the school level and at the DA. And I should point out that the parent dominated Change the Stakes which co-sponsored the rally is also growing in reputation amongst parents.There is no question that the Unity resolution on high stakes te
10-12-13 Jersey Jazzman
Jersey Jazzman:Tales of Inequity in Chris Christie's New Jersey, Part IAll high schools are equal in Chris Christie's New Jersey - but, as David Sciarra explains in this great piece, some are more equal than others (all emphases mine): The buildings of Phillipsburg High School and Trenton Central High School are remarkably similar. Phillipsburg was built in 1928, Trenton in 1932, in classical styl
10-12-13 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.: Fred Klonsky | Daily postsFrom Tim Furman. Byron Sigcho on UNO: Politics and corruption.Tim Furman is a friend, activist and master of technology. Hi Fred, I’m coordinating a series of talks by the UIC researcher and activist Byron Sigcho in UNO-impacted wards. He’s giving an updated talk about the UN
10-12-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Perdido Street SchoolIn Which I Use The Danieslon Rubric To Evaluate John King's EffectivenessNYSED Commissioner John King has deemed the Danielson rubric the evaluator tool of choice for teacher observations in New York City.I have deemed the Danielson rubric the evaluator tool of choice for NYSED Commissioner observations in Poughkeepsie.On Thursday, NYSED Commissioner Kin
10-12-13 Radical Scholarship
Radical Scholarship: Common Core in the Real World: Destroying Literacy through Standardization (Again) | the becoming radicalCommon Core in the Real World: Destroying Literacy through Standardization (Again) | the becoming radical1 by P. L. Thomas / 2d OCT 09The Central Issue at the Heart of America's Growing Education GapThe Central Issue at the Heart of America's Growing Education Gap2 by P. L.
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Week… 10-12-13 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EF
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLARRY FERLAZZO’S WEBSITES OF THE DAYNew Project-Based Learning ResourcesMy newest “question-of-the-week” at my Education Week Teacher column is “What’s Your Best Advice On Doing Project-Based Learning?” So it’s timely to make a few additions to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas: Essentials For Project Based Learni
This Week's Education Research Report 10-12-13 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2
Education Research ReportTHIS WEEK'S EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORTNew approach urged for 'abysmal' K-12 writing instructionWriting instruction in U.S. classrooms is "abysmal" and the Common Core State Standards don't go far enough to address glaring gaps for students and teachers, a Michigan State University education scholar argues.In a new study, Gary Troia calls for a fresh approach to pr
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 10-12-13
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit:4LAKIDS - SOME OF THE NEWS THAT DOESN'T FITSCHOOLS OPT OUT OF LAUSD iPAD PLAN, ASKING FOR MORE PLANNINGLA Unified’s iPads pilot phase continues on bumpy road: schools back out, suffer technical glitches by Annie Gilbertson | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC http://bit.ly/1efjSFz   Grant Slater/KPCC : A student uses an iPad during class in Huntington Park. October
NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education 10-12-13
NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education:NPE News BriefsCaveat Emptor–Charter School Poster Kids and Private/Public Education | Huffington PostBy Michele Somerville Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, closed her schools in New York, on Tuesday October 8th so as to allow students parents and teachers to join a demonstration to defend public school priva
10-12-13 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter:  Schools Matter All WeekThe Head Start Enron Trader Initiative: The Arnold Foundation in Indiana, Louisiana, NYC, Texas, and BeyondBy Doug MartinThe national news has painted Enron’s retired trader and hedge fund manager John Arnold as a Jesus figure since he and his wife announced they were going to cover the government costs of funding Head Start during the government shutdown (b
All Week 10-12-13 @ THE CHALK FACE
@ THE CHALK FACE knows SCHOOLS MATTER: All Week @ THE CHALK FACE Reformy NY Education Commish gets taken to the woodshed by parents.From a PTA Town Hall in Poughkeepsie. This event is one of several that the New York State PTA is sponsoring to spread Common Core propaganda across the Empire State. The NYS PTA’s plan looks to be backfiring as parents see the Common Core as damaging their children’s
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 10-12-13 -13 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
Diane Ravitch's blogLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONGDIANE RAVITCH'S BLOGDid ACT Scores Go Up in Dallas Because of Data Manipulation?A reader sent the following comment. I can’t vouch for its authenticity but urge reporters in Dallas to do so:   A newly exposed DISD controversy involves claims that college readiness improved in 2012/13 under Mike Miles. This claim is on page 218 of the “Data P

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