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2nd Banana 10-26-13 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2 #1u




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PARENT POLITICAL PICKS: The Network For Public Education | NPE endorses Cynthia Briscoe Brown and Mary Palmer for Atlanta School Board
The Network For Public Education | NPE endorses Cynthia Briscoe Brown and Mary Palmer for Atlanta School Board: NPE endorses Cynthia Briscoe Brown and Mary Palmer for Atlanta School Boardadmin October 22, 2013 NPE EndorsementsThe Network for Public Education has endorsed Cynthia Briscoe Brown and Mary Palmer for Atlanta School Board.Candidate for the District 8 At Large seat, Cynthia Briscoe Brown

Bad to the bone – teacher movement adopts rebel yell to confront critics SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: Bad to the bone – teacher movement adopts rebel yell to confront criticsBy Kimberly BeltranWednesday, October 23, 2013Mark Naison is one bad ass teacher – and he’s not afraid to admit it.On the contrary, the Brooklyn native and Fordham University professor, inspired earlier this year by a large-scale testing revolt in his home state, created a Facebo


On eve of federal fraud trial, charter school guilty plea
On eve of federal fraud trial, charter school guilty plea: On eve of federal fraud trial, charter school guilty pleaShare Tweet  Reddit Email22 COMMENTSCharter school founder Dorothy June Brown faces more charges. (April Saul / Staff)MARTHA WOODALL, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERLAST UPDATED: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 2:01 AMPOSTED: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 6:25 PMPHILADELPHIA As jury selection was ge

Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K - NYTimes.com
Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K - NYTimes.com: Ramin Rahimian for The New York TimesPicking out a book in Fremont, Calif. Oral language is closely tied to reading comprehensionNearly two decades ago, a landmark study found that by age 3, the children of wealthier professionals have heard words millions more times than those of less educated parents, giving them a distinct advantage in
Nite Cap 10-21-13 #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 CAPTODAYPURE response to proposed changes in CPS promotion policy + PURE’s proposal for a year-long student-centered elementary promotion policyParents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » PURE’s proposal for a year-long student-centere

Condoms for free at 22 city schools

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Condoms for free at 22 city schools: Condoms for free at 22 city schoolsThe district is installing dispensers over winter break at high schools with the highest rates of STDs. [image: Condom dispensers are going into 22 city high schools. The protection is free to students, except those whose parents signed opt-out forms.] Kristen A. Graham, *Inquirer Staff Writer* POSTED: Sunday, December 23, 2012, 6:40 AM Coming over the holiday break to about a third of Philadelphia high schools: clear plastic dispensers chock-full of free condoms. The dispensers will be placed in the 22 high scho... more »


Nite Cap 10-22-13 #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 CAPTODAYSPECIAL Mid Day Banana Break 10-22-13 #RealEdTalk #edreformBig Education Ape - Mid Day Banana BreakFund This: Social justice and public education in the spotlight in Curtis Chin's TestedDocumentary feature examines race, class and public edu



Morning Wink 10-22-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYLong meeting, disappointing results (LFT summary of the October BESE meetings) | Crazy Crawfish's BlogLong meeting, disappointing results (LFT summary of the October BESE meetings) | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Crazy Crawfish's BlogZesty Louisiana Education PoliticsLong meeting, disappointing results (LFT summary of the October BESE meetings)Posted on Octo



Asian American youth speak out for immigration reform
Asian American youth speak out for immigration reform: ASIAN AMERICAN YOUTH SPEAK OUT FOR IMMIGRATION REFORMElevate the voices of Asian American youth in the immigration debateAsian American youth! You have a stake in immigration reform. Chicago's Fighting Youth Shouting Out for Humanity (FYSH) -- a social justice-oriented youth leadership council of the Korean American Resource and Cultural Cente

CTE Model Curriculum Standards - Standards & Framework
CTE Model Curriculum Standards - Standards & Framework (CA Dept of Education): CTE Model Curriculum StandardsWeb page for those interested in following the revision of Career Technical Education Model Curriculum (CTE) standards.CTE StandardsCareer Technical Education Standards for California Public SchoolsEducation Code Section 51226 provides legal authority to develop the CTE standards and fr

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF - Megan Garber - The Atlantic
America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF - Megan Garber - The Atlantic: America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIFAn infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"  Call it Jacob's ladder.When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For

Study: Charters Pose a Financial Threat to Already-Struggling School Districts - Matt Phillips - The Atlantic
Study: Charters Pose a Financial Threat to Already-Struggling School Districts - Matt Phillips - The Atlantic: Study: Charters Pose a Financial Threat to Already-Struggling School DistrictsTraditional public schools in Philadelphia and Detroit have faced revenue shortages and credit-rating reductions as students move to charters, according to a new Moody's report. More than 2 million American kids

Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 10-22-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORM 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


Nite Cap 10-25-13 #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 CAPTODAYPCSGP-13 RFA Training Webinar October 15, 2013PCSGP-13 RFA Training Webinar October 15, 2013 (CA Dept of Education): PCSGP-13 RFA Training Webinar October 15, 2013The following is a transcript of the Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCS


Half of state authorized charters failed to meet performance targets SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: Half of state authorized charters failed to meet performance targetsBy Tom ChorneauFriday, October 25, 2013Oh Yes, Just as good a neighborhood Public Schools? Check CHARTER SCHOOL SCANDALS Web Site for more Details Of the 23 charter schools operating under an authorization issued by the California State Board of Education, slightly more than half met

Morning Wink 10-25-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYFriday Story Time: Deconstructing the Cycle of Reformy Awesomeness | School Finance 101Friday Story Time: Deconstructing the Cycle of Reformy Awesomeness | School Finance 101: Friday Story Time: Deconstructing the Cycle of Reformy AwesomenessPosted on October 25, 2013       Rate ThisOnce upon a time, there was this totally awesome charter school in Ne


10-25-13 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. Illinois retirees. Don’t make rash moves.Fred, A REMINDER that all professional insurance brokers have cautioned about making any change away from the State Healthcare Insurance Program until the terms of the new plan are known – you cannot go back to TRIP once you leave it. Early impressi


Obama's P-Tech Visit Highlights New York School Closure Fights
Obama's P-Tech Visit Highlights New York School Closure Fights: Obama's P-Tech Visit Highlights New York School Closure FightsPosted: 10/25/2013 6:01 am EDTNEW YORK -- President Barack Obama's visit on Friday to a Brooklyn public school operated in partnership with IBM puts him, perhaps unwittingly, in the thick of a charged battle over education policy in the nation's largest school system.The sc

Nite Cap 10-24-13 #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 CAPTODAYUrgent: Contact Milwaukee Common Council Members and Attend Committee Meeting on Tuesday, October 29 at 9:00 a.m. | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!Urgent: Contact Milwaukee Common Council Members and Attend Committee Meeting on Tu

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF - Megan Garber - The Atlantic
America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF - Megan Garber - The Atlantic: America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIFAn infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"  Call it Jacob's ladder.When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For

California groups publish how-to guide for districts on Common Core | EdSource Today
California groups publish how-to guide for districts on Common Core | EdSource Today: California groups publish how-to guide for districts on Common CoreOctober 24th, 2013 | Add a Comment | By John Fensterwald1California school districts having trouble getting their arms around the elephant known as Common Core now have a 60-page guide to help them focus.The first edition of the Leadership Plannin
Big Ideas VS Big Money: Support Sue Peters for School Board! | I AM AN EDUCATOR
Big Ideas VS Big Money: Support Sue Peters for School Board! | I AM AN EDUCATOR: Big Ideas VS Big Money: Support Sue Peters for School Board!By I AM AN EDUCATOR on October 24, 2013I first met Sue Peters at a gathering of the newly formed ESP Vision—Educators, Students, and Parents for a Better Vision of the Seattle Schools.  When the investment banks and insurance companies sabotaged the global ec
Study: Charters Pose a Financial Threat to Already-Struggling School Districts - Matt Phillips - The Atlantic
Study: Charters Pose a Financial Threat to Already-Struggling School Districts - Matt Phillips - The Atlantic: Study: Charters Pose a Financial Threat to Already-Struggling School DistrictsTraditional public schools in Philadelphia and Detroit have faced revenue shortages and credit-rating reductions as students move to charters, according to a new Moody's report. More than 2 million American kids
10-24-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Parent Trigger? Not So MuchWear Red for Ed shared Susan Smith's photo.FLORIDAfrom Susan Smith Last Night Jeb Bush's foundation and Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst group hosted a showing of the pro-parent trigger propaganda movie "We the Parents" in Jacksonville. Apparently, these are the Florida parents who support parent trigger.From Fund Education Now!, t

PCAPS To Kick Off Campaign on Tax Abatements | WeArePCAPS
PCAPS To Kick Off Campaign on Tax Abatements | WeArePCAPS: PCAPS To Kick Off Campaign on Tax AbatementsCome to Nightmare on Rittenhouse Square and Join the Monster March for Full School Funding and Tax Fairness.Protest Tax Abatements for the Rich While Starving Our SchoolsTuesday, 10/29/13, 4:30pm10 Rittenhouse Square (130 South 18th Street)Attendees are  encouraged to dress in favorite costumes d
Teaching in a Dystopic State ! : Congrats Mr. Braun!
Teaching in a Dystopic State ! : Congrats Mr. Braun!: Congrats Mr. Braun!Congrats Mr. Braun!I could never have said it as well as you have. You have covered all the based and hit a home run.Unfortunately, in a country that elected George Bush TWICE, there are few who will listen to you. They have proven that they appreciate sideshow antics much more than their own best interests !***********Intere
The Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Calls for Revamp of Teacher-Pay System | Center for American Progress
The Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Calls for Revamp of Teacher-Pay System | Center for American Progress: The Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Calls for Revamp of Teacher-Pay SystemSOURCE: AP/Carolyn KasterNational Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel says salary schedules traditionally used by school districts to pay teachers are no longer working.By Kaitlin Pennington | October 24,
More Research Showing Small Schools Work, Gates Remains Silent : Education Next
More Research Showing Small Schools Work, Gates Remains Silent : Education Next: More Research Showing Small Schools Work, Gates Remains SilentBy Jay P. Greene 10/23/20133 COMMENTS | PRINT | NO PDF | SHARESmall Schools: Public School Reform Meets the Ownership Society (Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture) [Paperback]With the support of the Gates Foundation, New York City created 150 small
Morning Wink 10-24-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYReport: American Education Isn't Mediocre—It's Deeply Unequal - Julia Ryan - The AtlanticReport: American Education Isn't Mediocre—It's Deeply Unequal - Julia Ryan - The Atlantic: Report: American Education Isn't Mediocre—It's Deeply UnequalStudents in Massachusetts are doing great compared to their international peers, according to the National Cente


LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-24-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Sandra Korn, Harvard ’14, Says No to TFASandra Korn, class of 2014 at Harvard, was invited to join TFA. She said no. She explains why here. “For one, I am far from ready to enter a classroom on my own. Indeed, in my experience Harvard students have increasingly acknowledged that TFA drastically underprepares its recruits for the re


Sacramento city's contentious school superintendent to resign, jumps ship before the storm - Sacramento News & Review -
Sacramento News & Review - Sacramento city's contentious school superintendent to resign, jumps ship before the storm - Bites - Opinions - October 24, 2013: Sacramento city's contentious school superintendent to resign, jumps ship before the stormIf Jonathan Raymond is all done with them, could we please have our schools back now?By Cosmo Garvin cosmog@newsreview.comRead 1 reader submitted com
Harvard student: ‘Don’t Teach For America’
Harvard student: ‘Don’t Teach For America’: Harvard student: ‘Don’t Teach For America’BY VALERIE STRAUSSOctober 24 at 5:00 amTeach For America founder Wendy Kopp (The Washington Post)Year after year, Harvard University is one of the leading contributors of new graduates to the teacher corps of Teach For America. The latest statistics for the 2013 corps show Harvard and Vanderbilt University tying


On eve of federal fraud trial, charter school guilty plea
On eve of federal fraud trial, charter school guilty plea: On eve of federal fraud trial, charter school guilty pleaShare Tweet  Reddit Email22 COMMENTSCharter school founder Dorothy June Brown faces more charges. (April Saul / Staff)MARTHA WOODALL, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERLAST UPDATED: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 2:01 AMPOSTED: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 6:25 PMPHILADELPHIA As jury selection was ge



Free schools: our education system has been dismembered in pursuit of choice | Stephen Ball | Comment is free | The Guardian
Free schools: our education system has been dismembered in pursuit of choice | Stephen Ball | Comment is free | The Guardian: Free schools: our education system has been dismembered in pursuit of choiceOur uneven and unclear education provision now allows well-informed, persistent parents to entrench social advantageStephen BallThe Guardian, Wednesday 23 October 2013 14.30 EDTJump to comments (151
Nite Cap 10-23-13 #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 CAPTODAYMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Send lawyers, guns and money...Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Send lawyers, guns and money...: Send lawyers, guns and money...The shit has hit the fanIt’s shocking to hear that Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios’

CTE Model Curriculum Standards - Standards & Framework
CTE Model Curriculum Standards - Standards & Framework (CA Dept of Education): CTE Model Curriculum StandardsWeb page for those interested in following the revision of Career Technical Education Model Curriculum (CTE) standards.CTE StandardsCareer Technical Education Standards for California Public SchoolsEducation Code Section 51226 provides legal authority to develop the CTE standards and fr


Physical Fitness Test Results for 2012-13 - Year 2013
Physical Fitness Test Results for 2012-13 - Year 2013 (CA Dept of Education): California Students Make Slight Gains in Physical FitnessCoach Tom Torlakson SANTA ANA—California school kids made slight gains this year in two of the most important indicators of health and physical fitness, and held relatively steady overall, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today.Abo

10-23-13 National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity: NYC Youth Organizers Launch "Get Us to College" CampaignThe Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) launched its new Get Us to College Campaign this week on the steps of New York City Hall. Students, parents and several City Council Members spoke in support of proven strategies that encourage students to go to


Bad to the bone – teacher movement adopts rebel yell to confront critics SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: Bad to the bone – teacher movement adopts rebel yell to confront criticsBy Kimberly BeltranWednesday, October 23, 2013Mark Naison is one bad ass teacher – and he’s not afraid to admit it.On the contrary, the Brooklyn native and Fordham University professor, inspired earlier this year by a large-scale testing revolt in his home state, created a Facebo

LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-23-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: David Greene: The Sound of SilenceDavid Greene, experienced teacher and mentor, was out of the country for afew weeks. When he returned, he was excited to hear echoes of our struggle against high-stakes testing, privatization, the theft of public schools, and data piracy in the mainstream news. Is the silence over? Are we on the cu
10-23-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: The Madness Continues: Another Co-Loco Hearing Oct. 23 - JOHN DEWY HS !!!!!!I was looking forward to an evening at home Weds night. Guess not. Those good ole boys and girls at Tweedle Dee keep 'em comin' like the Top 40 hits. But hey, no worries. Big Bill will just reverse the PEP rubber stamp on Oct. 30 -- the day before Halloween -- and please join everyone at the PEP - wearing

Why community schools are a no-brainer
Why community schools are a no-brainer: Why community schools are a no-brainerBY VALERIE STRAUSSOctober 23 at 4:00 am(www.freepik.com/)This seems so obvious that it shouldn’t have to be said, but with standardized testing being the focus of school reform, here goes anyway: Children can’t become high achievers in school if they arrive in class hungry, sick, exhausted, traumatized. That’s why commun

Special Late Nite Cap EXTRA 10-22-13 #EDCHAT #P2 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk
Nite Cap EXTRAEXTRA EXTRA EXTRA EXTRASacramento City Council votes 5-4 for strong mayor proposal - Our Region - The Sacramento Bee http://bit.ly/19O8lb9Testing & School Grading in Virginia: The Time to Act is NowThere are some major happenings at the state level with public education in Virginia and if you're a supporter of public education in Virginia, there's a few things you can do about th

10-22-13 Jersey Jazzman
Jersey Jazzman: ALERT! Wed, 10/23: Make Chris Christie Confront His War On Poor StudentsI just got word of a great event taking place in Trenton tomorrow: Wednesday, October 23, at 11:00 AM: Statehouse Photo Exhibit to Expose Deplorable Conditions in New Jersey Public Schools Trenton – An art exhibit in front of the Statehouse will expose the shameful conditions in some New Jersey public schools.
Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 10-22-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORM 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
Nite Cap 10-22-13 #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 CAPTODAYSPECIAL Mid Day Banana Break 10-22-13 #RealEdTalk #edreformBig Education Ape - Mid Day Banana BreakFund This: Social justice and public education in the spotlight in Curtis Chin's TestedDocumentary feature examines race, class and public edu
SPECIAL Mid Day Banana Break 10-22-13 #RealEdTalk #edreform
Big Education Ape - Mid Day Banana BreakFund This: Social justice and public education in the spotlight in Curtis Chin's TestedDocumentary feature examines race, class and public education in New York City. My friend is working on a documentary feature that's winding down its fundraising campaign and could some help... Tested, directed by Curtis Chin, follows a diverse group of 8th graders from th
PARENT POLITICAL PICKS: The Network For Public Education | NPE endorses Cynthia Briscoe Brown and Mary Palmer for Atlanta School Board
The Network For Public Education | NPE endorses Cynthia Briscoe Brown and Mary Palmer for Atlanta School Board: NPE endorses Cynthia Briscoe Brown and Mary Palmer for Atlanta School Boardadmin October 22, 2013 NPE EndorsementsThe Network for Public Education has endorsed Cynthia Briscoe Brown and Mary Palmer for Atlanta School Board.Candidate for the District 8 At Large seat, Cynthia Briscoe Brown

Public Education Privatizers Join Fight To Cut Social Security | FDL News Desk
Public Education Privatizers Join Fight To Cut Social Security | FDL News Desk: Public Education Privatizers Join Fight To Cut Social SecurityBy: DSWright Tuesday October 22, 2013 8:29 am Tweet   To anyone who has followed the attempts to deform reform public education you will not only notice similar rhetoric to the Fix The Debt campaign, but behind the people like Michelle Rhee and Geoffrey Cana
ED Pulse Poll Results: What Are the Benefits of Community Schools? — Whole Child Education
ED Pulse Poll Results: What Are the Benefits of Community Schools? — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGED Pulse Poll Results: What Are the Benefits of Community Schools?October 22, 2013 by Kit Harris, ASCD ResearchASCD continually seeks to provide solutions to the challenges that face educators of all levels. Recently theASCD SmartBrief ED Pulse poll sought out the opinion of its readers

Morning Wink 10-22-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYLong meeting, disappointing results (LFT summary of the October BESE meetings) | Crazy Crawfish's BlogLong meeting, disappointing results (LFT summary of the October BESE meetings) | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Crazy Crawfish's BlogZesty Louisiana Education PoliticsLong meeting, disappointing results (LFT summary of the October BESE meetings)Posted on Octo

LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-22-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Wendy Lecker: Common Core Uses Our Children As Guinea PigsWendy Lecker, who is a civil rights lawyer, writes here that the Common Core standards have been rolled out without any forethought. Children are being tested on materials they have never been taught. States do not have a curriculum that aligns with the Common Core standards
10-22-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: FedEx Offering TFA Holiday JoyFedEx has a thing for Teach for America:20092008And now for the holidays in 2013:Starting Nov. 1, FedEx will kick off the “FedEx One Rate, Countless Possibilities Through Education” promotion, giving customers across the United States a simple way to give the gift of education. Through Dec. 23, $1 from every FedEx One Rate transaction will be donated t
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELLI’ve started a somewhat regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention: The Reading Teacher is from TEFL Geek and offers some helpful advice on teaching…reading. English Page is a new site to
A vote for Sue Peters is a vote for the rest of us | Seattle Education
A vote for Sue Peters is a vote for the rest of us | Seattle Education: A vote for Sue Peters is a vote for the rest of usSuzanne Estey’s claim to fame, as she has stated during her campaign, is her involvement as a board member of Community Center for Education Results (CCER), an “organization” that was created out of thin air by Bill Gates to the tune of over $4Mto go after Race to the Top fundi
America is now raising a nation of poverty stricken kids Maps of Economic Disaster | The Economic Populist
Maps of Economic Disaster | The Economic Populist: Maps of Economic DisasterSubmitted by Robert Oak on October 20, 2013 - 7:42amAmerica has a problem, a big one, the middle class has been wiped out.  It is economic genocide and the target is most of America.  The statistics just continue to pour in on how poorly America is doing.  Even as the great manufactured crisis is over in D.C., the politica

10-21-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: PEP Video: Community Says "No MORE Charters"Panel for Educational Policy October 15, 2013:NYCDOE votes to cram 23 co-locations and charters into existing schools despite large protests, mostly unreported by the press which gave extensive coverage when charters closed schools for half a day and told parents they had to attend.Members of MORE help lead protest at PEP as pa
Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K - NYTimes.com
Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K - NYTimes.com: Ramin Rahimian for The New York TimesPicking out a book in Fremont, Calif. Oral language is closely tied to reading comprehensionNearly two decades ago, a landmark study found that by age 3, the children of wealthier professionals have heard words millions more times than those of less educated parents, giving them a distinct advantage in
10-21-13 Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: New SealandPopulation: 27 (2002)Area: 1.544 sq miles (4 km²)Founded: September 2, 1967Sealand, an old British radar platform from World War 2, is a self-declared micronation that is unfortunately not recognized by the world’s countries. This ship “was a Maunsell Sea Fort constructed by the British military in 1943, and originally given the name HM Fort Roughs. Later it

Nite Cap 10-21-13 #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 CAPTODAYPURE response to proposed changes in CPS promotion policy + PURE’s proposal for a year-long student-centered elementary promotion policyParents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » PURE’s proposal for a year-long student-centere



The Nation's Report Card Now Online 2013 Mathematics and Reading Results
2013 Reading and Math / NAGB:   Media AdvisoryOctober 21, 2013The Nation's Report Card Now Online2013 Mathematics and Reading Results First to Be Available in Customizable Data FormatWASHINGTON--The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will use a new online format to release results of The Nation's Report Card: 2013 Mathematics and Reading, Grades 4 and 8. The report, due out on Octo

Morning Wink 10-21-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYThe “Ed Schools are the Problem” Fallacy | School Finance 101The “Ed Schools are the Problem” Fallacy | School Finance 101: The “Ed Schools are the Problem” FallacyPosted on October 21, 20131I had the displeasure of waking up to this drivel in my in-box this morning:“Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. And those who can’t teach, teach teaching.

The “Ed Schools are the Problem” Fallacy | School Finance 101
The “Ed Schools are the Problem” Fallacy | School Finance 101: The “Ed Schools are the Problem” FallacyPosted on October 21, 20131I had the displeasure of waking up to this drivel in my in-box this morning:“Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. And those who can’t teach, teach teaching.”http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/opinion/keller-an-industry-of-mediocrity.html?_r=0yeah… and those complet


CCNY’s Morales/Shakur Center Closed By Administration |
CCNY’s Morales/Shakur Center Closed By Administration |: CCNY’s Morales/Shakur Center Closed By AdministrationOctober 21, 2013 in StudentsThe Guillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Community and Student Center, a student and community space on the City College of New York campus, was shut down without notice yesterday. The college intends to appropriate the space for an expansion of its Career and Profes
The U.S. Public School System Is Becoming The Land of The Poor
The U.S. Public School System Is Becoming The Land of The Poor: The U.S. Public School System Is Becoming The Land of The PoorIn vast swaths of America, the conversion of the "public" school system into a separate and unequal educational system catering to the poor and powerless is almost complete.A new study from the Southern Education Foundation shows that 17 US states have reached qui

10-21-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: The Board is Afraid of Advanced LearningHave you noticed that just about any time Melissa or I write something about APP or Spectrum or advanced learning in almost any way two things happen: the thread gets about a hundred comments and the comments get nasty.Have you noticed that school board candidates - like all other politicians - prefer to speak in vague platit
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-21-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Schneider on DC IMPACT Study: Already ObsoleteDespite the glowing hyperbole in the media, Mercedes Schneider says there is nothing new in the results. The study is dated, there is missing data, the effects of the cheating scandal remain unknown, and the investigation of the cheating was turned over to an accounting firm with no exp
10-21-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: Can you give Wait,What? a helping hand?Wait,What? Needs Your Help - And a number of readers have already stepped forward. The generous financial support of readers, along with limited advertising revenue, is the only financial support that Wait, What? receives. Please consider making a donation today by going to https://fundly.com/wait-what-needs-your-help-october-2013   With your cont
10-21-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Siena Poll: Public Does Not Approve Of Cuomo's Handling Of Public EducationLatest Siena poll released this morning finds 29% of New Yorkers think Andrew Cuomo is doing an excellent or good job handling public education issues while 66% think he is doing a fair or poor job handing those issues.You can see the crosstabs from that poll here.Regionally the break down goes like t

Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » Things I hear…
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