Friday, October 18, 2013

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 CAP


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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
Nurses hold vigil in memory of girl who died of asthma | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Nurses hold vigil in memory of girl who died of asthma | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Nurses hold vigil in memory of girl who died of asthmaby thenotebook on Oct 18 2013 Posted in Latest news="" style="color: rgb(76, 153, 72); cursor: pointer; float: left; padding: 0px 2px;">Share on emailMore Sharing ServicesCOMMENTS (0)PRINTPhoto: Naveeh AhsanAcademy at Palumbo nurse
10-18-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Basketball Hero Bobby Heaton and the 13 Filthy Rich Who Bought Indiana Public EducationBy Doug MartinWhenever he gets the opportunity, Indiana State House 46 district member Bobby Heaton (who lives in Terre Haute) likes to let everyone know that he played basketball with Larry Bird back in the good ole days at Indiana State University, but nowadays Heaton is a Walmart team player,
Basis Independent - my sidewalk chalk blog - nyc school help
Basis Independent - my sidewalk chalk blog - nyc school help: basis independentFRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013 AT 2:28PMThere is a new STEM based Independent School opening in Brooklyn in fall of 2014.They are a for-profit K-12th grade program that will be housed in new construction in Red Hook on Sigourney Street.They have an in interesting pedigree. They began as a charter school network in Arizona, Te
Why Do Teachers Quit? - Liz Riggs - The Atlantic
Why Do Teachers Quit? - Liz Riggs - The Atlantic: Why Do Teachers Quit?And why do they stay? Richard Ingersoll taught high-school social studies and algebra in both public and private schools for nearly six years before leaving the profession and getting a Ph.D. in sociology. Now a professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s education school, he’s spent his career in higher ed searching for answ
Arne Duncan: All Sticks, No Carrots | Truth in American Education
Arne Duncan: All Sticks, No Carrots | Truth in American Education: Arne Duncan: All Sticks, No CarrotsFiled in Common Core State Standards, Federalized Education by Shane Vander Hart on October 18, 2013 •0 Comments362Here is a little blurb on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in “The Washington Flyer” a weekly email sent out by the American Association of Christian Schools that I thought was
For A Deal On Teacher Conferences, Usual Adversaries Team Up
For A Deal On Teacher Conferences, Usual Adversaries Team Up « Coalition for Educational Justice: For A Deal On Teacher Conferences, Usual Adversaries Team Upby Sarah Darville, Gotham SchoolsParent advocates stood with a top city education official on the steps of City Hall in late September to make an announcement: The city was setting aside $5 million for extra parent-teacher conferences for stu
The Science of Early Childhood Development — Whole Child Education
The Science of Early Childhood Development — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGThe Science of Early Childhood DevelopmentOctober 18, 2013 by Klea Scharberg"The healthy development of young children in the early years of life literally does provide a foundation for just about all of the challenging social problems that our society and other societies face," says Jack P. Shonkoff,
10-18-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: PS 29Q Principal Resigns After ProtestsThe so-called “terror-driven reign” of a College Point principal is over. Jennifer Jones-Rogers resigned as head of P.S. 29 last week, education officials confirmed, after dozens in the community urged the city to fire her earlier this summer.... Queens CourierThe end of a long-running battle at the school after parents and teachers, with the
4LAKids - “I’VE NEVER SEEN SUCH CHAOS IN THE DISTRICT; IT’S NEVER BEEN SO BAD”
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: “I’VE NEVER SEEN SUCH CHAOS IN THE DISTRICT; IT’S NEVER BEEN SO BAD”: “I’VE NEVER SEEN SUCH CHAOS IN THE DISTRICT; IT’S NEVER BEEN SO BAD”from the AALA UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21 | http://bit.ly/1fIDJjz      “…I have never seen such chaos in the District…Dr. Deasy and his senior management team need to rethink their roles and be more supportive o
Moody’s Investor Service Confirms Worry that Privatization is Destroying Urban School Districts | janresseger
Moody’s Investor Service Confirms Worry that Privatization is Destroying Urban School Districts | janresseger: Moody’s Investor Service Confirms Worry that Privatization is Destroying Urban School DistrictsPosted on October 18, 2013 by janressegerIn an earlier post, Creating Public School Districts of Last Resort, I described my own concern that public school policies being driven by the federal R
Florida paints more lipstick on test scores driven down by Common Core SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: Florida paints more lipstick on test scores driven down by Common Core By Kimberly BeltranOne member of Florida’s state board of education called the state’s school accountability system a ‘farce’ after the panel agreed to extend for one more year a ‘safety net’ system that masks actual performance.Florida, like scores of other states across the U.S.
What is Your Relationship with Your Board of Education? Tweet Your Experience Monday 10/21/13 at 8:30pm EST/7:30pm CST #StuVoice Student Voice
Student Voice: What is Your Relationship with Your Board of Education?  Tweet Your Experience Monday 10/21/13 at 8:30pm EST/7:30pm CST #StuVoice  How has your experience been with your district’s Board of Education? Do you feel like there’s enough student and parent engagement? Teacher engagement? How has your Board worked to value your opinions, as a student, if at all? What methods have you see
$500 million? No! $3 BILLION! That’s $3BILLION! Comments New York State’s Underfunding of NYC Schools | School Finance 101
$500 million? No! $3 BILLION! That’s $3BILLION! Comments New York State’s Underfunding of NYC Schools | School Finance 101: $500 million? No! $3 BILLION! That’s $3BILLION! Comments New York State’s Underfunding of NYC SchoolsPosted on October 18, 20130      Rate ThisNew York’s Governor Cuomo has been big on words promising NOT TO FUND New York State schools and squeeze them to the maximum extent p
New CPS promotion policy more of the same Parents United for Responsible Education
Parents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » New CPS promotion policy more of the same: New CPS promotion policy more of the sameOver the past few days, CPS has been putting on dog and pony shows for parents and others about the “new” student promotion policy.Parents were not given copies of the actual policy either ahead of time or at the presentation. Instead, they had to squint at
10-18-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: Capital Prep’s Steve Perry: Ignorant, a bully or both?Another school day at Capital Preparatory Magnet School and Principal Steve Perry has returned to his tweeter account to spew his derogatory insults and hate speech. As an example, over the past three weeks, Steve Perry has used his twitter account to attack Diane Ravitch, the country’s leading public education advocate, at least 49
10-18-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Friday Open ThreadReminder: two Director Community meetings tomorrow, Sat. the 19th - a good time to talk boundaries.Director Martin-Morris - 9:30-11:30 am - Diva Espresso at Lake City WayDirector De Bell - 9:00-11:00 am - Caffe Appassionato  near Fisherman's TerminalOne FYI if your PTA or other non-profit needs help with digitizing records - there's a Data for Com
Raising Enthusiasm for STEM, While Supporting Schools’ Technology Needs | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights
Raising Enthusiasm for STEM, While Supporting Schools’ Technology Needs | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights: Raising Enthusiasm for STEM, While Supporting Schools’ Technology NeedsBy National PTA on October 18, 2013By Mary Pat King, Director of Programs and Partnerships, National PTAEarlier today, I conducted a focus group of one – my son – a kindergartener who wants to be a teac
A Concerned Parent from Madisonville “Speaks Out” to her legislators about Oct 15th BESE meeting | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
A Concerned Parent from Madisonville “Speaks Out” to her legislators about Oct 15th BESE meeting | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Crazy Crawfish's BlogZesty Louisiana Education PoliticsA Concerned Parent from Madisonville “Speaks Out” to her legislators about Oct 15th BESE meetingPosted on October 18, 20130I received this letter from a parent who prefers to remain anonymous at this time. She wrote this le
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
Cali Education Headlines Friday, October 18, 2013
FCMAT » 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 students' free speech rights, a federal appeals court on Thursday struggled over whether a Sout
10-18-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Can You Advise This Parent?I received the following comment this morning. I don’t have the answer to everything, and I am not sure what I would do in her place, but this is my advice. Organize the other parents of kindergarten children. Go as a group to the superintendent and tell him this is wrong. Get parents of children in first
New Community-Based Approach to Accountability Featured on PBS-TV EdTalk | Cloaking Inequity
New Community-Based Approach to Accountability Featured on PBS-TV EdTalk | Cloaking Inequity: New Community-Based Approach to Accountability Featured on PBS-TV EdTalkHow can we banish No Child Left Behind’s top-down and narrow paradigm? Local control has been a bedrock principle of public schooling in America since its inception. NCLB sent us in the opposite direction of this traditional notion. A
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
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
10-18-13 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. Bev Johns: A Congressional gift for Teach for America.Did you know that Teach for America (TFA) teachers are highly qualified, at least until 2016? In addition to avoiding financial default and re-opening the Federal government, the bill just passed by Congress and signed by the President,
Druid Hills Charter Cluster: Dig deep and it's a "sieve of... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
Druid Hills Charter Cluster: Dig deep and it's a "sieve of... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: Druid Hills Charter Cluster: Dig deep and it's a "sieve of loopholes" that will exclude and harm some kids COMMENT(25) 0 7 0 12RelatedView Larger Charter cluster votePrevious PostsDeKalb Schools: Two education leaders urge approval of Druid Hills charter clusterOctober 17, 2013Road to college
10-18-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: Albuquerque High School Students Speak OutHere is a letter that originated with the Cibola High School student body, and is being copied and personalized and distributed by a growing number of New Mexico high schools, accompanied by a petition for Stand4KidsNM.  Hey, Hanna Skandera said she wanted to hear more from the students.  I don’t think this is what she […]40 by Kris Niels
10-18-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Calls For NYSED Commissioner John King To Resign Or Be Fired GrowNot just parent groups and education bloggers are calling for King's ouster from power:Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti, a Westchester Democrat, released a statement Thursday insisting that King step down amid harsh criticism that the commissioner has ignored parents' and teachers' grievances around the Common Core
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Jeb Bush's "Mystery Guest"
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Jeb Bush's "Mystery Guest": Jeb Bush's "Mystery Guest"What's Mayor 1% doing in Boston? Why he's the "mystery guest" at Jeb Bush's Education Forum of course. Throw in his support for Republican Bruce Rauner in the upcoming governor's race and it's pretty easy to see what kind of "Democrat" is running our schools and our city.BIR
How Cooper Union Students Could Force the College’s Hand on the Student Trustee |
How Cooper Union Students Could Force the College’s Hand on the Student Trustee |: How Cooper Union Students Could Force the College’s Hand on the Student TrusteeOctober 18, 2013 in StudentsI’ve been thinking a fair amount this week about Monday’s revelation that the Cooper Union administration reneged on one of the core commitments to emerge from this summer’s admin building occupation — the prom
Best Practices and Bad Habits in Practicing Medicine and Teaching Students | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Best Practices and Bad Habits in Practicing Medicine and Teaching Students | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Best Practices and Bad Habits in Practicing Medicine and Teaching StudentsListen to Danielle Ofri lamenting a fact she discovered about her work in New York City’s Bellevue hospital as a physician: “we often ignore good advice when it conflicts with what we’ve always do
Education Reform Becomes Dirty 'R-Word' To School-Focused Mayors
Education Reform Becomes Dirty 'R-Word' To School-Focused Mayors: Education Reform Becomes Dirty 'R-Word' To School-Focused MayorsThe splashiest education reform wars in recent years have been the province of big-city mayors. New York's Michael Bloomberg (I) and Chicago's Rahm Emanuel (D), for example, regularly clash with teachers' unions and have become national spokesmen for controversial polic
Growing up queer in Watts: What happens when school is still not a safe place | Hechinger Report
Growing up queer in Watts: What happens when school is still not a safe place | Hechinger Report: Growing up queer in Watts: What happens when school is still not a safe placeBy Xochil FraustoDiscovering my sexual orientation in a violent, poverty-stricken environment was not easy. I remember the first time someone called me a “dyke,” in the locker room of Markham Middle School. At that time I was
Trying to Keep Religion Out of Charter School Classes | The Texas Tribune
Trying to Keep Religion Out of Charter School Classes | The Texas Tribune: Trying to Keep Religion Out of Charter School Classesby Edgar WaltersOctober 18, 2013 Comment Republish Email Tweet RecommendEnlargephoto by: Jenifer WhitmeyEleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy charter school, San Antonio, TX, October 14, 2013.SAN ANTONIO — At the Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy, a fifth-grade fore
What Do Schools Need? Janitors and School Buses Before iPads, Say Parents - New America Media
What Do Schools Need? Janitors and School Buses Before iPads, Say Parents - New America Media: What Do Schools Need? Janitors and School Buses Before iPads, Say ParentsNew America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Oct 18, 2013If you had a room full of parents of public school students and asked them how their district should be using state education funds and what individual schools need,
Writing and Re-Writing (On The Editing Process and NaNoWriMo) [Sponsored] - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson
Writing and Re-Writing (On The Editing Process and NaNoWriMo) [Sponsored] - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson: Writing and Re-Writing (On The Editing Process and NaNoWriMo) [Sponsored]by JOSE VILSON on OCTOBER 17, 2013in JOSEFor NaNoWriMo, I’m using Grammarly’s plagiarism check because no idea is original. Except for mine. All of mine.As most of you know, I’m currently in the editing phase of writ
What poor children need in school
What poor children need in school: What poor children need in schoolBY VALERIE STRAUSSOctober 18 at 6:00 amYesterday I wrote a post about how public education’s biggest problem — poverty — keeps getting worse, with the news from a new report that a majority of students in public schools in the American South and West are low-income for the first time in at least four decades. Here’s a related piec
Announcing his departure, Sacramento schools chief recalls highs and lows - Education - The Sacramento Bee
Announcing his departure, Sacramento schools chief recalls highs and lows - Education - The Sacramento Bee: Announcing his departure, Sacramento schools chief recalls highs and lowsBy Loretta Kalblkalb@sacbee.comPublished: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 - 10:25 pmLast Modified: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 - 6:13 amSuperintendent Jonathan Raymond said the toughest moment in his tenure at Sacramento City Unified
For the first time since the 1960s, majority of public school students in 17 states are low-income | The Raw Story
For the first time since the 1960s, majority of public school students in 17 states are low-income | The Raw Story: For the first time since the 1960s, majority of public school students in 17 states are low-incomeBy Karen McVeigh, The GuardianFriday, October 18, 2013 4:49 EDTTopics: Southern Education Foundation 23 Southern Education Foundation says majority in public schools in South and West no
Hold the Applause, Please! The Budget Deal: Why did schools, teachers, moms, infants, children and others get sacrificed? | Reclaim Reform
Hold the Applause, Please! The Budget Deal: Why did schools, teachers, moms, infants, children and others get sacrificed? | Reclaim Reform: Hold the Applause, Please! The Budget Deal: Why did schools, teachers, moms, infants, children and others get sacrificed?Posted on October 17, 2013by Ken Previti“The legislation would allow teachers participating in alternative-certification programs (for exam

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10-17-13 Jersey Jazzman
Jersey Jazzman: The Reformy Campaign Finance Machine Goes To GeorgiaLast spring, I happened - by sheer luck - to come across an unannounced, coordinated campaign finance machine, put together to support reformy candidates in school board and state-level races across the country. This machine distributed more than one-quarter million dollars to small, obscure races that had never seen this level of
Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda + Behavioral Intervention Plans - Announcements & Current Issues (CA Dept of Education)
Behavioral Intervention Plans - Announcements & Current Issues (CA Dept of Education): Behavioral Intervention PlansCurrent law, guidance, and resources for addressing the needs of students requiring behavioral support.BackgroundAssembly Bill 86 (AB 86), the Education Omnibus Trailer Bill, Chapter 48, Statutes of 2013, repealed regulations and added state statute that addressed positive behavi
Education’s "Big Tobacco" Strikes Again | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity
Education’s "Big Tobacco" Strikes Again | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity: Education’s "Big Tobacco" Strikes AgainPosted on: Thursday October 17th, 2013By Joe Bishop, OTL Campaign Policy DirectorIn 1996, Vanity Fair published an article on growing opposition to "Big Tobacco" and their stronghold on American life and
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






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