Monday, October 14, 2013

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."


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‘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 Prince George’s County fathers to school(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) - Kenneth Doles participates in an activity with his son, Manhattan Doles, 6, where he teaches him how to tie a tie during Men Making A Difference Day on Monday at William Beanes Element
Teachers For Social Justice: UNO: Politics and Corruption: Our Children deserve better!
Teachers For Social Justice: UNO: Politics and Corruption: Our Children deserve better!: UNO: Politics and Corruption: Our Children deserve better!OCTOBER 14, 2013 LEAVE A COMMENTA Policy Forum for EveryoneWed. 10/23/13, 6PM - 7:30PMRogers Park Branch Library, 6907 N. Clark St., Roger ParkSat. 10/26/13 1PM - 2:30PM Lozano Branch Library, 1805 S. Loomis St., PilsenSat. 11/30/13, 1pm - 2:30PM West B
Thinking P-3: Supporting Students From Age 3 to Grade 3, and Beyond | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights
Thinking P-3: Supporting Students From Age 3 to Grade 3, and Beyond | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights: Thinking P-3: Supporting Students From Age 3 to Grade 3, and BeyondBy National Association of Elementary School Principals on October 14, 2013By Gail Connelly, Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals(NAESP)Early childhood education may be the s
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
VAM Design Flaw: Where You Teach Matters! | Ward 8 DC Teacher
VAM Design Flaw: Where You Teach Matters! | Ward 8 DC Teacher: VAM Design Flaw: Where You Teach Matters!by ACINTRONJR • SEPTEMBER 22, 2013(Illustration by Peter Hoey / For The Times)First and foremost, I don’t consider myself a blind ideologue. I’m more than capable of appreciating the work and dedication put forth from both sides of the education debate. As a teacher in a low socio-economic statu
What Would Campbell Brown Do If Husband Dan Senor Were Falsely Accused of Fiddling Collies? southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: What Would Campbell Brown Do If Husband Dan Senor Were Falsely Accused of Fiddling Collies?So Campbell Brown, the "Bayou Shicksa",is at it again. She is still whining about teachers that have gone through the normal due process route in which they are afforded representation by the UFT, and to her perceived horror, were not fired.Now I won't, nor can I, c
BURN: The Evolution Of An American City
A pair of Independent Filmmakers, on a whim set out to learn more about the little known, Worst recorded Race Riot in American History the 1921 Tulsa Oklahoma Race Riot. They were struck by the amazing complexity of such a simple place. They set out to tell the story of a city and a riot. But were told the story of a place that is a pure reflection of America.This documentary is more than a view o
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
Nurses to hold Silent Vigil | WeArePCAPS
Nurses to hold Silent Vigil | WeArePCAPS: Nurses to hold Silent Vigil
A Thin Line | Ward 8 DC Teacher
A Thin Line | Ward 8 DC Teacher: A Thin Lineby ACINTRONJR • OCTOBER 14, 2013Undoubtedly, I’ll receive some pushback from fellow educators on this piece. Nevertheless, I can’t help but notice an ominous tide emerging out at the sea of education reform. This potential tidal wave of unregulated criticism dangerously resembles the likes of an Occupy ______________ protest. Even if the message is worth
Stop Common Core in New York State Calls for John King’s Resignation | Truth in American Education
Stop Common Core in New York State Calls for John King’s Resignation | Truth in American Education: Stop Common Core in New York State Calls for John King’s ResignationFiled in Common Core State Standards, Education at State Level by truthed on October 14, 2013 • 0 Comments5(Port Chester, New York) STOP Common Core in New York State, a parent and teacher advocacy group, publicly condemns the New Y
With A Brooklyn Accent: Official Statement of the Badass Teachers Association Calling For Resignation of New York State Education Commissioner John King
With A Brooklyn Accent: Official Statement of the Badass Teachers Association Calling For Resignation of New York State Education Commissioner John King: Official Statement of the Badass Teachers Association Calling For Resignation of New York State Education Commissioner John KingThe BadAss Teachers Association (BATs), on behalf of its 30,000 members, is hereby calling for the resignation of NYS
Video of Full Funding Friday at Sayre High | WeArePCAPS
Video of Full Funding Friday at Sayre High | WeArePCAPS: Video of Full Funding Friday at Sayre HighPosted on October 14, 2013by wearepcapsFrom Media Mobilizing Project
Should We Teach Christopher Columbus In School? [Jose Vs. Mr. Vilson Part 4] - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson
Should We Teach Christopher Columbus In School? [Jose Vs. Mr. Vilson Part 4] - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson: Should We Teach Christopher Columbus In School? [Jose Vs. Mr. Vilson Part 4]by JOSE VILSON on OCTOBER 14, 2013in JOSE, MR. VILSONChristopher ColumbusIn this post, we see an argument brewing between Jose and Mr. Vilson (my alter-egos, whose personalities you’ll see in a minute). Today,
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
Grit, Optimism And Other Buzzwords In The Way Of Education - Forbes
Grit, Optimism And Other Buzzwords In The Way Of Education - Forbes: Comment Now Follow CommentsAngela Duckworth was recently awarded a $625,000 “no strings attached” MacArthur genius grant for her research on “Grit.” Along with perseverance, initiative, and optimism, grit is one of the hottest buzzwords in K-12 education. Many teachers, policy makers, and reformers are shifting their focus from c
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
10-14-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: A hatemonger continues to lose control…While allegations of abusive disciplinary policies surface.It’s another day and the Steven Perry, the principal of Capital Preparatory school in Hartford Connecticut has returned to his obsessive use of Twitter to promote his mongering. As administrators, teachers, parents and community members across the nation have become increasingly aware of t
Cali Education Headlines Monday, October 14, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Mongeau: New funding formula revives push for smaller class sizesEducation HeadlinesMonday, October 14, 2013Founts in spotlightWhen Mick Founts reversed course over summer and announced he would not run for a second term as the highest-ranking and most powerful education official in San Joaquin County, he said his reasons were private and his
10-14-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Carol Smashes KingThe idea that a Commissioner would accuse parents and teacher of being a "special interest" is outrageous. That is not what leaders do... Carol Burris, NY State Principal of the Year, at The Answer Sheet, WAPO The speakers from the audience at this forum were to a person better-informed, more coherent and independent-minded than anyone I've heard from i
Turning Kids Back on to Schooling | Dissident Voice
Turning Kids Back on to Schooling | Dissident Voice: Turning Kids Back on to Schoolingby Kim Petersen / October 14th, 2013I never liked school right from grade 1 through to grade 12. I don’t think I was unique, but I think my dislike of school was of greater magnitude than most students. So after I graduated from high school, I declared to my mother, “I’ll never go to school again.” Dead-end, unfu
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
Chats: What are they and why do we need them? | My Island View
Chats: What are they and why do we need them? | My Island View: Chats: What are they and why do we need them?October 14, 2013 by tomwhitbyThis post originally appeared on the ISTE Connects Blog.Back in 2009 I was becoming quite acquainted with the ins and outs of Twitter. I had migrated to Twitter from a heavy involvement on LinkedIn. While on LinkedIn I had founded a very active education group c
NYC Educator: Anyone Who Disagrees with King John Is a Special Interest
NYC Educator: Anyone Who Disagrees with King John Is a Special Interest: Anyone Who Disagrees with King John Is a Special InterestRookie teacher/ NYS Education Commissioner John King has declared he will no longer discuss Common Core with the public. They have been manipulated by "special interests." It could be those awful teacher unions, except they all happen to support Common Core. S
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
Upcoming Common Core Fight in Louisiana Legislature | Truth in American Education
Upcoming Common Core Fight in Louisiana Legislature | Truth in American Education: Upcoming Common Core Fight in Louisiana LegislatureFiled in Common Core State Standards, Education at State Level by Shane Vander Hart on October 13, 2013• 0 Comments1There will be a fight brewing in Baton Rogue this upcoming session on the Common Core State Standards.  The Town Talk reports on the upcoming oppositi
‘A Teacher’s Cry for Help’ | toteachornototeach
‘A Teacher’s Cry for Help’ | toteachornototeach: ‘A Teacher’s Cry for Help’ by Eric CooperAmerican education is at a crossroads. In developing standards that ensure our children are learning what they need to know to thrive in an increasingly competitive and global society and workplace, we must balance that imperative with the need to give teachers the space to use creative strategies to reach an
Brown’s school funding formula claims funds for key training of new teachers SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources:  Print this articleBrown’s school funding formula claims funds for key training of new teachersBy Carrie MarovichMonday, October 14, 2013Challenged by crowded college classes and saddled by spiking tuition fees, newly-minted teachers in California have a new adversary to confront – a potential fee of up to $2,500 some employers are charging for induc
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Militarism passes for 'school reform' in L.A. charter
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Militarism passes for 'school reform' in L.A. charter: Militarism passes for 'school reform' in L.A. charterThe bugler lifts the brass instrument to his mouth and waits. A short delay betrays the illusion, but then a recording of "Reveille" blares out from stereo speakers as the flag moves up the pole.That's how the day starts at North Valley Military
Parents run a co-op school in Deptford - Philly.com
Parents run a co-op school in Deptford - Philly.com: Parents run a co-op school in Deptford By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff WriterPOSTED: October 13, 2013DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP Loren Dann began class Tuesday the way many children would like school to start: by handing out candy.Before her students could unwrap the treats, though, they found out they had been baited into an ethics lesson. Should the 7
Christopher Columbus: 3 things you think he did that he didn’t
Christopher Columbus: 3 things you think he did that he didn’t: Christopher Columbus: 3 things you think he did that he didn’tBY VALERIE STRAUSSOctober 14 at 4:00 amChristopher Columbus                             (The Ocean Blues. THE WASHINGTON POST LIBRARY)So you think that Christopher Columbus discovered America in the NiƱa, the Pinta  and the Santa Maria and also, while he was at it, proved t
New funding formula revives push for smaller class sizes | EdSource Today
New funding formula revives push for smaller class sizes | EdSource Today: New funding formula revives push for smaller class sizesOctober 13th, 2013 | Add a Comment | By Lillian MongeauJust weeks into the school year, some districts are struggling with a provision in California’s dramatic revision of its school financing system that calls for smaller class sizes in grades K-3.First grade teacher
The Common Core Public License: Guess Who Wins? | deutsch29
The Common Core Public License: Guess Who Wins? | deutsch29: The Common Core Public License: Guess Who Wins?October 13, 2013On 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
Excluding “Over-the-Counter Children” to Protect Elite High Schools | janresseger
Excluding “Over-the-Counter Children” to Protect Elite High Schools | janresseger: Excluding “Over-the-Counter Children” to Protect Elite High SchoolsPosted on October 14, 2013 by janressegerThe first time I heard the term “over-the-counter” children, I was with a group visiting New York City, where we were listening to a presentation on school choice in New York from a researcher who used the ter
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES: WEEKEND QUOTABLESKaren Lewis"I believe there's this notion that if you have a lot of money that you can overwhelm your opponents and we don't believe that. We believe that the number of people going to vote is what's going to be important. His polling is what it is. He hasn't released the polls, but I think other people have been doing them, a

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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
Judge Sets 2014 Trial in School Discipline Suit - Higher Education
Judge Sets 2014 Trial in School Discipline Suit - Higher Education: Judge Sets 2014 Trial in School Discipline SuitOctober 13, 2013 | Category: More headlines,News | :     inShare        by Holbrook Mohr, Associated PressJACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge has scheduled a December 2014 trial for a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit that says there’s a “school-to-prison pipeline” in east Mississippi that
Peg with Pen: One Parent at a Time
Peg with Pen: One Parent at a Time: One Parent at a Time This morning I sat in front of my computer determined - determined to answer every opt out question in my inbox - this is hard to accomplish because they just keep coming. But today I did it. At least until tomorrow morning or until I check my email again.I answered questions from distraught parents, parents pleading for help for their child
Group Presses for Safeguards on the Personal Data of Schoolchildren - NYTimes.com
Group Presses for Safeguards on the Personal Data of Schoolchildren - NYTimes.com: By NATASHA SINGERPublished: October 13, 2013 A leading children’s advocacy group is challenging the educational technology software industry, an estimated $8 billion market, to develop national safeguards for the personal data collected about students from kindergarten through high school.More Tech CoverageNews from
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





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