Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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 CAP


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Mike 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’ name would come up in a discussion of questionable activity. SHOCKING, I say. -- Evening Rush Rahm & Joe "The Boss" BerriosI no sooner finished responding to Laura Washington, who practically wrote off the
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
Protesters rally at Vare-Washington over loss of teachers, services | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Protesters rally at Vare-Washington over loss of teachers, services | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Protesters rally at Vare-Washington over loss of teachers, servicesby thenotebook on Oct 23 2013 Posted in Latest news="" style="color: rgb(76, 153, 72); cursor: pointer; float: left; padding: 0px 2px;">Share on emailMore Sharing ServicesCOMMENTS (1)PRINTPhoto: Isaac Riddl
It Takes A Classroom To Learn The Family Language : Code Switch : NPR
It Takes A Classroom To Learn The Family Language : Code Switch : NPR: It Takes A Classroom To Learn The Family Languageby NADYA FAULXOctober 23, 201311:28 AMEnlarge imageMany first- and second-generation Americans are turning to classrooms to relearn their heritage languages.CorbisCall it a linguistic identity crisis.Growing up in Westchester, N.Y., 25-year-old Danielle Alvarez says, she and her
What’s next for standardized testing in California? | EdSource Today
What’s next for standardized testing in California? | EdSource Today: What’s next for standardized testing in California?October 22nd, 2013 | 7 Comments | By John Fensterwald20California students will take far fewer standardized tests for the next few years. Credit: iStockphoto.comLike high school graduates who pause to figure out what to do in life, most standardized tests in California and the A
NYC Educator: From the Gotham Charter Schools Mailbag
NYC Educator: From the Gotham Charter Schools Mailbag: From the Gotham Charter Schools MailbagAfter we ran an innocent little piece encouraging teachers to take photos of their classes for Gotham Charter Schools, we received this message:You need explicit permission to take photographs in a school building and any employee who does so without it runs risk of dismissal. Employees also need explicit
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
Did He Say “Education!?” I Think He Meant “Corporation.”
We Party Patriots » Did He Say “Education!?” I Think He Meant “Corporation.”: Did He Say “Education!?” I Think He Meant “Corporation.”   ProgressNow New Mexico has brought forward a complaint to the IRS claiming the corporate-backed education reform group Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE) is violating the agency’s policies.  The group, led by former Florida governor and possible 2016 p
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
The Tools for a Successful Young Learner — Whole Child Education
The Tools for a Successful Young Learner — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGThe Tools for a Successful Young LearnerOctober 23, 2013 by Pauline GremaudEducation begins in preschool and kindergarten for a reason. These are important formative years where students build skills and develop behaviors to carry them through many years of learning. As a kindergarten teacher, I make it my goal f
New Insight on Marketing Public Schools | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights
New Insight on Marketing Public Schools | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights: New Insight on Marketing Public SchoolsBy National School Public Relations Association on October 23, 2013By Rich Bagin, APR, Executive Director, National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)Thanks to a tip by NSPRA President Nora Carr, APR, we are sharing just a glimpse of a study completed about
Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, October 23, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: SEGREGATING ENGLISH LEARNERS IN SCHOOLS: The Los Angeles Unified School District has little choice in the matter. Yet there is reason for concern.Education HeadlinesWednesday, October 23, 2013Coachella Valley Unified to purchase new iPad Air tabletsCoachella Valley Unified schools will purchase 10,000-13,000 of the new iPad Air tablets that A
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - Resources - Share My Lesson
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - Resources - Share My Lesson: Share My Lesson and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom contest and exclusive clipsWin a classroom set of movie tickets to Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.We are proud and excited to be partnering with The Weinstein Company in support of the feature film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Together, we are launching a dynamic, Common Core-aligned 9th
Morning Wink 10-23-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYCalifornia student-teacher ratio highest in the country | Education By The NumbersCalifornia student-teacher ratio highest in the country | Education By The Numbers: California student-teacher ratio highest in the countryThe number of public school students for every full-time teacher in California was 23.4 during the 2011-12 academic year, almost 50
California student-teacher ratio highest in the country | Education By The Numbers
California student-teacher ratio highest in the country | Education By The Numbers: California student-teacher ratio highest in the countryThe number of public school students for every full-time teacher in California was 23.4 during the 2011-12 academic year, almost 50 percent above the national average of 16 students per teacher. The lowest student-teacher ratio was in Vermont with 10.7 students
California law requires arts education — does your district follow it? | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
California law requires arts education — does your district follow it? | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: California law requires arts education — does your district follow it?Mary Plummer | October 23rd, 2013, 7:01amMary Plummer/KPCCFifth grade students practice jazz moves that incorporate samba techniques. At Gabriella Charter School most students get nearly five hours of dance per week as part of their
Pop Culture and the Mutant Narrative: X-Men Endure | the becoming radical
Pop Culture and the Mutant Narrative: X-Men Endure | the becoming radical: POP CULTURE AND THE MUTANT NARRATIVE: X-MEN ENDUREThe late 1930s and early 1940s birthed the superhero comic book fascination that despite several bumps along the way has endured into the twenty-first century where superhero films are huge box-office successes and pop culture gold mines.In both the comic book and film unive
Title: Hikes in Tuition and Cuts to Pell Grants - Higher Education
Title: Hikes in Tuition and Cuts to Pell Grants - Higher Education: Title: Hikes in Tuition and Cuts to Pell GrantsOctober 23, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized | :Data released today by The College Board’s Trends in Higher Education series, Education Pays 2013, Trends in Student Aid and Trends in College Pricing, reported that in spite of increases in college costs and decreases in financial support
10-23-12 Wait What?
Wait What?: Kenneth Moales Jr. arrested…According to a story published in today’s Connecticut Post, Rev. Kenneth Moales Jr., who serves as Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign treasurer and Chairman of the Bridgeport Board of Education, turned himself in to State Police Troop G on outstanding arrest warrant on Monday night. As quoted in the Connecticut Post, Connecticut State Police spokesperson, Lt. J. Pa
10-23-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: The Mismeasure of Education Documents Tennessee as a Cautionary TaleJim Horn’s and Denise Wilburn’s The Mismeasure of Education chronicles the history of test-driven accountability that true believers in accountability-driven reform have ignored. Sadly, Horn and Wilburn document the timeless truth that “the past is prologue.” The history that contemporary school reformers do not kn
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
With A Brooklyn Accent: Restore Recess Party New York State- Draft of Education Program
With A Brooklyn Accent: Restore Recess Party New York State- Draft of Education Program: Restore Recess Party New York State- Draft of Education Program1. Restore Recess. No use of Recess of Physical Education for Test prep2. Cut the state testing budget in half and use the money to lower class size and fund arts programs, sports programs and school counselors.3. No Data Sharing. No information ab
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: MY LATEST BOOK"Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching" is an edited compilation from my Ed Week teacher advice column, along with new materials.The Best Resources For Learning About The Fires In AustraliaSome pretty terrible fires are happening in Australia right now, and, unfortunately, it
10-23-13 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.: Blogging without my laptop.Halfway between Springfield and Chicago my cell rings. It is the security guy from the Abraham Lincoln Hotel. I had stayed there last night for the Illinois Retired Teachers Association meeting. I left my laptop back in my hotel room. Shit! Do I need to turn around to go bac
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
10-23-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: New Refusal Movement Blossoms in New MexicoNew Mexico has one of the masters of Chiefs for Change, Hanna Skandera, in the chief’s seat of their education department.  They are under her thumb and trapped under her policies, which she brought with her, straight outta Florida and straight from Jeb. This week, Albuquerque BOE member Kathy Korte organized and held a rally […]4 by Kri
10-23-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: A Syracuse Mother Thanks Her Children's TeachersThis made the rounds on the Internet yesterday, but in case you haven't seen it, give it a listen.It should be required listening at SED and the Board of Regents, where they think their "objective" and "scientific" APPR teacher evaluation system measures the true worth and value of teachers.That evaluation s
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Testing companies hit the jackpot on Common Core
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How About Some Rhee-lated Information from Tax Documents? | deutsch29
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Why community schools are a no-brainer
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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
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School Shootings, Regrets, and a Chin Up - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson: School Shootings, Regrets, and a Chin Upby JOSE VILSON on OCTOBER 22, 2013in JOSEDid I not fix my face this morning? Did I not prepare enough for my lesson to sufficiently engage my students? Did I talk too much, explain too little, ask too much, or push too hard? Should I have let her go to the bathroom? Should I have p
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




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