Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."


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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-
How The Federal Government Is Hurting Native American Students
How The Federal Government Is Hurting Native American Students: How The Federal Government Is Hurting Native American StudentsPosted: 10/16/2013 4:40 pm EDT  |  Updated: 10/16/2013 6:06 pm EDTAs Congress squabbles over ending the federal government shutdown, Jim Gross, the superintendent of Selfridge Public School District #8 in North Dakota, looks on in skepticism.He grew up on Standing Rock Indi
Not Recommended | EduShyster
Not Recommended | EduShyster: Not RecommendedResearcher, writer and former TFA corps member Catherine Michna. Catherine Michna’s passionate declaration that she’ll no longer write letters of recommendation for students applying to Teach for America set off a firestorm. But the Tulane University research fellow is not the ivory tower bomb thrower that her critics make her out to be.Michna’s critiqu
NYC Educator: Danielson by the Numbers
NYC Educator: Danielson by the Numbers: Danielson by the NumbersDanielson doesn't bother me that much. I look at what's required, and I think that looks like good teaching. Of course everyone should be prepared. Of course everyone should enter the classroom with a plan and have a vision of what will happen. Everyone should have goals for the students.I also believe strongly in student engagement.
Educator Preparation and the Common Core: A Voice from the Field | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights
Educator Preparation and the Common Core: A Voice from the Field | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights: Educator Preparation and the Common Core: A Voice from the FieldBy Anne O'Brien on October 16, 2013One of the greatest challenges that the education community faces in implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) initiative is ensuring that the education workforce is ready
Early Childhood Education Programs: Play — Whole Child Education
Early Childhood Education Programs: Play — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGEarly Childhood Education Programs: PlayOctober 16, 2013 by ASCD Whole Child BloggersThomas Armstrong, education expert, author, and Whole Child Podcast guest, just can't say enough about the importance of play. The chapter "Early Childhood Education Programs: Play" is excerpted from Armstrong's ASCD bo
A Professional At Work | Taking Note
A Professional At Work | Taking Note: A Professional At Workby JOHN MERROW on 16. OCT, 2013 in 2013 BLOGS, TEACHINGFirst I want to tell you about a terrific teacher–and then invite you to watch her at work. When I met Maria Eby, she was wearing a fluorescent green wig and was dressed all in green. As she passed me, I smiled and said something like “You’re either early for Halloween or late for St.
Nice guy. Can’t run a school | JD2718
Nice guy. Can’t run a school | JD2718: Nice guy. Can’t run a schoolOCTOBER 16, 2013 PM31 3:12 PMtags: Learning Environment survey, principals, school administratorsIn some schools a staff hates the principal – thinks he’s horrible, doesn’t trust him. Sometimes a staff adores a principal – thinks she does a great job, takes her at her word.But what would you think if a staff  likes the guy in charg
Gates Foundation report supports why DISD should include student surveys in annual teacher evaluations | Dallas Morning News
Gates Foundation report supports why DISD should include student surveys in annual teacher evaluations | Dallas Morning News: Gates Foundation report supports why DISD should include student surveys in annual teacher evaluationsBy Bill McKenzie / Editorial Columnistwmckenzie@dallasnews.com11:52 am on October 16, 2013 | Permalink3402Mike Miles is proposing that DISD students participate in reviews
Report: Student loan woes mirror mortgage problems | Hechinger Report
Report: Student loan woes mirror mortgage problems | Hechinger Report: Report: Student loan woes mirror mortgage problemsBy Jon MarcusComplaints from students about the way financing companies are handling student loans are eerily similar to the problems that frustrated mortgage-holders in the wake of the financial crisis, and cost some of them their homes, according to a government report.Source:
A teacher quits. A husband rejoices. | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
A teacher quits. A husband rejoices. | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: A teacher quits. A husband rejoices.  COMMENT(24) 2 24 73 102View Larger New teachersPrevious PostsGrand jury indicts Cherokee school board member Kelly MarlowOctober 15, 2013Two arrests in cyber bullying death. The kids charged are 12 and 14. October 15, 2013Do zero tolerance policies on drinking go too far? October 14, 2013By Mau
State Board set to release LCFF accountability templates early SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: State Board set to release LCFF accountability templates earlyBy Tom ChorneauWednesday, October 16, 2013The California State Board of Education is hoping to have draft templates for guiding district accountability activities tied to the Local Control Funding Formula ready for public review in November – more than three months ahead of schedule.The te
10-16-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: More Common Core in the Real WorldI have already explored how the real-world consequences of Common Core are guaranteed to do far more harm than good; we have decades of how standards and testing fail even their most nuanced advocates’ claims. Sarah Carr (excellent journalist and author of Hope Against Hope) offers an often disturbing window into the good intensions of […]5 by pl
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
Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, October 16, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: California more accepting of Common Core education overhaul than other statesEducation HeadlinesWednesday, October 16, 2013Two Lodi Unified campuses could become magnet sitesLodi Unified officials unveiled plans Tuesday to convert Parklane and Sutherland elementary schools into K-6 campuses, proposing two magnet schools that will focus on sci
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
10 Things You Should Know About the Common Core | NEA Today
10 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 than 40 states and the District of Columbia. Districts are training staff, field-testing assessments, and
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
John King’s Gift to Parents | EduShyster
John King’s Gift to Parents | EduShyster: John King’s Gift to ParentsPosted on October 16, 2013John King just gave New York parents the perfect spark to fuel the boycott fire.By Sue AltmanJohn King cancelled a town hall style meeting in Garden City, NY this week where he was scheduled to discuss policy around testing and education reform. Following a raucous meeting in Poughkeepsie, King accused “
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
Process Matters in a Democracy: Common Core Fails the Test - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
Process Matters in a Democracy: Common Core Fails the Test - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Process Matters in a Democracy: Common Core Fails the TestBy Anthony Cody on October 16, 2013 10:11 AMOur nation is nominally a democracy, though this concept is greatly frayed and largely impaired. One of the core concepts that holds a democratic nation together, and allows it to move forward
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
The Value Added & Growth Score Train Wreck is Here | School Finance 101
The Value Added & Growth Score Train Wreck is Here | School Finance 101: The Value Added & Growth Score Train Wreck is HerePosted on October 16, 20130       Rate ThisIn case you hadn’t noticed evidence is mounting of a massive value-added and growth score train wreck. I’ve pointed out previously on this blog that there exist some pretty substantial differences in the models and estimates o
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
Students at Lorne Street Elementary can see books - but can't check them out | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
Students at Lorne Street Elementary can see books - but can't check them out | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: Students at Lorne Street Elementary can see books - but can't check them outAnnie Gilbertson | October 16th, 2013, 6:00amSLIDESHOW1 of 6Annie Gilbertson/KPCCLorne St. Elementary School parents and students wrote over one thousand letters addressed to Superintendent John Deasy, requesting their l
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?
10-16-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: State Senator Jack Martin: John King Must Reschedule Parent Hearings Or Immediately ResignAnother politician jumps in on the side of parents against NYSED Commissioner John King:Common Core But No Common Sense Make no bones about it. I have been consumed with nonstop questions and concerns regarding the state education department’s rollout of the Common Core curriculum. I’m
More John White lies about salaries, layoffs and raises | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
More John White lies about salaries, layoffs and raises | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: More John White lies about salaries, layoffs and raisesPosted on October 16, 20130I tried to speak to John White’s credibility, or lack thereof, at the BESE meeting, (now yesterday) as I write this. I presented handouts that call into question White’s honesty on numerous issues. I gave handouts about the various inBlo
Florida State Board of Education Rejects Common Core Appendices | Truth in American Education
Florida State Board of Education Rejects Common Core Appendices | Truth in American Education: Florida State Board of Education Rejects Common Core AppendicesFiled in Common Core State Standards, Education at State Level by Shane Vander Hart on October 16, 2013• 0 CommentsThe Florida State Board of Education voted yesterday to reject part of the Common Core State Standards.Via Tampa Bay Times:Hopi
With money available for Common Core, California districts study their options | The Center for Investigative Reporting
With money available for Common Core, California districts study their options | The Center for Investigative Reporting: With money available for Common Core, California districts study their optionsClick for larger imageEnglish teacher Lisa Rothbard leads a discussion about how to write a strong thesis statement in her classroom at Skyline High in Oakland.Credit: Pat Wingert/The Hechinger ReportM
Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’
Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’: Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’BY VALERIE STRAUSSOctober 16 at 4:00 amThe fields of psychology and education were revolutionized 30 years ago when the now world-renowned psychologist Howard Gardner published his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences,” which detailed a new
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Thousands vow to 'Take Back Chicago'
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Thousands vow to 'Take Back Chicago': Thousands vow to 'Take Back Chicago'The headline in this morning Tribune summed things up pretty well -- Emanuel talks politics while activists rally to 'take back Chicago'. (M. Klonsky pic)All that was missing last night, was a mayoral candidate to rally around as thousands filled the UIC Forum, vowing to Take Back Chicago. The

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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
BREAKING NEWS!!! PS 29Q Principal Jennifer Rogers Forced to Resign!! southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: BREAKING NEWS!!! PS 29Q Principal Jennifer Rogers Forced to Resign!!This news came into the SBSB newsroom the other day. It seems that Jennifer Rogers, principal of PS 29 in Queens has been forced to resign the NYCDOE.The Crack Team was able to  obtain this letter sent to the PS 29 community by Superintendent Danielle DiMAngo (click to enlarge. Don't click Nixon);W
Some food for thought for Oakland teachers the night before the contract convention | Classroom Struggle
Some food for thought for Oakland teachers the night before the contract convention | Classroom Struggle: Some food for thought for Oakland teachers the night before the contract convention Where’s Education at in Oakland and Around the World?It ain’t too much but at least we had a contract…for 3 weeks. Right?Whether you voted “yes” or “no” every teacher in Oakland knows not only can we not thrive
Leading Innovative Change Series – Excellence Lies Within | Connected Principals
Leading Innovative Change Series – Excellence Lies Within | Connected Principals: Leading Innovative Change Series – Excellence Lies WithinOctober 16, 2013By George CourosI wanted to try my hand at writing a series of blog posts on “Leading Innovative Change.” As I am looking at writing a book on the same topic, I thought I would put some ideas out there and hopefully learn from others on these to
Bill Ayers on De Blasio, Obama, and the Shutdown -- Daily Intelligencer
Bill 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, Weather Underground co-founder and former University of Illinois professor Bill Ayers, did not cease to exist after the 2008 election. In fact, the p
WHY DOES UTLA CONTINUE TO SUPPORT LAUSD'S VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA TEACHER DISMISSAL PROCESS? - Perdaily.com
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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




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