Saturday, November 2, 2013

2nd Banana 11-2-13 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2 #1u




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RECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POST



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 »


Who's Really Behind Campbell Brown's Sneaky Education Outfit? | Mother Jones
Who's Really Behind Campbell Brown's Sneaky Education Outfit? | Mother Jones: Who's Really Behind Campbell Brown's Sneaky Education Outfit?The former CNN anchor says her nonprofit seeks to protect kids from predators in the classroom. Its real agenda may be union-busting.DFER'S REFORMER of the Month? Early one morning in July, former CNN anchor Campbell Brown appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe, pen i


Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee answers Ravitch in New Book
Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee answers Ravitch in New BookNational education reform advocate sought Calderon's influence | Al Jazeera AmericaNational education reform advocate sought Calderon's influence | Al Jazeera America: National education reform advocate sought Calderon'€™s influenceby Trevor Aaronson October 31, 2013  5:41PM ETA private meeting with lobbyists for Michelle Rhee occurred
Top 16 NYC charter school executives earn more than Chancellor Dennis Walcott - NY Daily News
Top 16 NYC charter school executives earn more than Chancellor Dennis Walcott - NY Daily News: Top 16 NYC charter school executives earn more than Chancellor Dennis WalcottBig paychecks are called 'outrageous' as New York City charter schools claim their students would face cuts if the schools are charged rent under a new mayor.Comments (9)BY RACHEL MONAHAN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWSPUBLISHED: SATURDAY

BREAKING: Deasy offers to resign in Feb, stay available as consultant in proposed settlement #lausd
BREAKING: Deasy offers to resign in Feb, stay available as consultant in proposed settlement Saint Deasy Flash Mob Crest Fallen

10-6-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: This Week’s “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t” – OctoberI have a huge backlog of resources that I’ve been planning to post about in this blog but, just because of time constraints, have not gotten around to doing. Instead of letting that backlog grow bigger, I regularly grab a few and list them here with a minim
National education reform advocate sought Calderon'€™s influence | Al Jazeera America
National education reform advocate sought Calderon'€™s influence | Al Jazeera America: National education reform advocate sought Calderon'€™s influenceby Trevor Aaronson October 31, 2013  5:41PM ETA private meeting with lobbyists for Michelle Rhee occurred before the CA state senator sponsored education reform billTopics: Politics Crime Law & JusticeDanny Moloshok/UPI/LandovSACRAMENTO, Calif.
11-1-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: It is another morning at Capital Prep…but Principal Steve Perry in nowhere to be seenThis morning, when the school bell rings to mark the beginning of another school day at Hartford’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School, the students are there, the teachers are there… but Principal Steve Perry won’t be there… Again! Steve Perry is off collecting a speaking fee at yet another out-of-state

Nite Cap 10-29-13 #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 CAPTODAYBREAKING: Deasy offers to resign in Feb, stay available as consultant in proposed settlement #lausdBREAKING: Deasy offers to resign in Feb, stay available as consultant in proposed settlement Saint Deasy Flash Mob Crest Fallen1 by mike simps
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 11-1-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Lloyd Lofthouse, Crazy Normal, Discovers “Reign of Error”Lloyd Lofthouse is a Vietnam veteran who taught school in a barrio ruled by violent street gangs for thirty years. From his blog, which he calls Crazy Normal, I would say that he is disgusted with those who take pot shots at teachers. He just discovered my existence and order

Nite Cap 11-1-13 #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 CAPTODAYIs PS 154 in the Bronx Safe for Students? southbronxschool.comhttp://www.southbronxschool.com: Is PS 154 in the Bronx Safe for Students?Lots going on at PS 154 in the Bronx that sources have shared with The Crack Team.Dr Alison Coviello; PhD


New York Principal Speaks Out on Ridiculous Common Core Test for 1st Graders | Truth in American Education
New York Principal Speaks Out on Ridiculous Common Core Test for 1st Graders | Truth in American Education: New York Principal Speaks Out on Ridiculous Common Core Test for 1st GradersFiled in Common Core Assessments, Education at State Level by Shane Vander Hart on November 1, 2013 •1 Comment20316Below is an excerpt from a guest blog written by Carol Burris, Principal at South Side High School in

Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee and the Calderon Scandal - The Sacramento Bee
Capitol and California - Political, Government and Election News - The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California: Special circumstance cited in Ron Calderon removal from film boardBy Christopher Cadelago - Published: 12:38 pmLawmakers took an extraordinary step to remove embattled Sen. Ron Calderon from the California Film Commission, a post he was entitled to hold until at least the end of his term.


Excerpts from "Rhee The Art of the Deal" a new story about Corporate Education Reform and the Woman that makes it Happen!
Excerpts from "Rhee The Art of the Deal" a new story about Corporate Education Reform and the Woman that makes it Happen!Michelle Rhee answers Ravitch in New BookRhee: Good Birdie! Rhee: Corporate Ed Reform is not what it seemsRhee: Imagination is vital in Corporate Ed ReformRhee: It is Easier to Make a Deal to Buy a Closed SchoolRhee: With enough Corporate CashYou Can Buy Anything!Rhee:
Cali Education Headlines Friday, November 1, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee answers Ravitch in New BookEducation HeadlinesFriday, November 1, 2013Report: Many school districts lack full-time nursesFewer than half of the state's school districts, only 43 percent, have full-time school nurses, according to a recent report by researchers from California State University, Sacramento.Fed
Segregated Knowledge: Curriculum Revision in Reform Contexts from Pre-Brown to Now | Cloaking Inequity
Segregated Knowledge: Curriculum Revision in Reform Contexts from Pre-Brown to Now | Cloaking Inequity: Segregated Knowledge: Curriculum Revision in Reform Contexts from Pre-Brown to NowThe landmark case Brown v. Board of Education set a new legal precedent in the United States that dismantled the “strange career” (Woodward, 2001 [1966]) of Jim Crow. The purpose of this law, from the standpoint of
11-1-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Friday Open ThreadLooked like the word "boobies" will be used in a Supreme Court case over two girls, who in 2010 were then 12 and 13, who were trying to raise awareness for breast cancer.  They violated their school's ban on bracelets and wore pink bracelets that said, "I heart Boobies!"  A lower court said the district didn't prove the bracele
If Your Child Was Bullied, When Did You Intervene and When Did You Stay Out? - NYTimes.com
If Your Child Was Bullied, When Did You Intervene and When Did You Stay Out? - NYTimes.com: Rick Runion/The Ledger, via Associated PressA fund-raiser in Lakeland, Fla., for the family of Rebecca Ann Sedwick, a 12-year-old girl who committed suicide after being bullied for over a year.By MICHAEL WINERIPPublished: October 31, 2013 37 Comments
Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee answers Ravitch in New Book
Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee answers Ravitch in New BookNational education reform advocate sought Calderon's influence | Al Jazeera AmericaNational education reform advocate sought Calderon's influence | Al Jazeera America: National education reform advocate sought Calderon'€™s influenceby Trevor Aaronson October 31, 2013  5:41PM ETA private meeting with lobbyists for Michelle Rhee occurred
Morning Wink 1-11-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 11-1-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Lloyd Lofthouse, Crazy Normal, Discovers “Reign of Error”Lloyd Lofthouse is a Vietnam veteran who taught school in a barrio ruled by violent street gangs for thirty years. From his blog, wh
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 11-1-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Lloyd Lofthouse, Crazy Normal, Discovers “Reign of Error”Lloyd Lofthouse is a Vietnam veteran who taught school in a barrio ruled by violent street gangs for thirty years. From his blog, which he calls Crazy Normal, I would say that he is disgusted with those who take pot shots at teachers. He just discovered my existence and order
John Birch Society Pays for Agitation on Wisconsin Common Core | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!
John Birch Society Pays for Agitation on Wisconsin Common Core | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: John Birch Society Pays for Agitation on Wisconsin Common CoreFiled under: Common Core Standards,Right Wing Agenda — millerlf @ 9:40 am Foundation tied to group paid out-of-state speakers at hearingsBy Erin Richards of the Journal Sentinel Oct. 31, 2013The clamor over nationwide K-12 academ
11-1-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Pre-PEP Funeral for Closing Schools PicsOur own Evil Eva dressed appropriately for Halloween with old nemesis Noah Gotbaum. Thanks to Pat Dobosz for the pics. A roll-call was read listing each of the over 160 schools that have been murdered by Bloomberg's hench-people at Tweed. After this people at the PEP buried the pathetic puppets of the PEP -- only 2 months left. Not that I tr
11-1-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: "It's a madhouse! A madhouse!"Valerie Strauss’s The Answer Sheet has a discussion of Common Core and text complexity that you must read:Common Core: How are books judged?Strauss ends with:Appendix A of the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards has a long and complicated explanation of “text complexity,” which you can read here, that reviews research said to sh
11-1-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Veterans Day ResourcesVeterans Day takes place on November 11th in the United States. It’s recognized as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day in Great Britain and in other countries to specifically remember those who fought in World War. You might be interested in The Best Websites To Learn About Veterans Day.8 by Larry Ferlazz
11-1-13 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.: HMS audit in Minnesota. Fifty percent error rate. Is ALEC behind it?  Is ALEC behind the audit of state employee insurance eligibility? When in September Illinois state retirees began receiving letters of audit from HMS we were quite surprised. Illinois’ Central Management Services (CMS) had hired the
11-1-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: It is another morning at Capital Prep…but Principal Steve Perry in nowhere to be seenThis morning, when the school bell rings to mark the beginning of another school day at Hartford’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School, the students are there, the teachers are there… but Principal Steve Perry won’t be there… Again! Steve Perry is off collecting a speaking fee at yet another out-of-state
11-1-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: Common Core and Text Complexity: “It’s a madhouse! A madhouse!”Valerie Strauss’s The Answer Sheet has a discussion of Common Core and text complexity that you must read: Common Core: How are books judged? Strauss ends with: Appendix A of the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards has a long and complicated explanation of “text complexity,” which you can read here, that
11-1-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Why Common Core Will FailThe Atlantic looks at so-called text complexity:Here’s a pop quiz: according to the measurements used in the new Common Core Standards, which of these books would be complex enough for a ninth grader? a. Huckleberry Finnb. To Kill a Mockingbirdc. Jane Eyred. Sports Illustrated for Kids' Awesome Athletes!The only correct answer is “d,” since all the o
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The Children Left Behind
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The Children Left Behind: The Children Left BehindThanks to journalist Debbie Nathan writing for In These Times, for putting a human face on the disaster that is No Child Left Behind.Students began to notice weird goings-on at the international bridge near campus—specifically, Bowie administrators stationed there with cameras. What the students didn’t know was that G
Parents push for more prominent place at the school budget table | EdSource Today
Parents push for more prominent place at the school budget table | EdSource Today: Parents push for more prominent place at the school budget tableNovember 1st, 2013 | Add a Comment | By Jane Meredith AdamsFour months into the rollout of the new state education funding law, parent leaders across California are trying to ensure that “local control” over school spending truly includes parents.The la
Daily Kos: Krugman gets it : it's "A War on the Poor"
Daily Kos: Krugman gets it : it's "A War on the Poor": Krugman gets it : it's "A War on the Poor"byteacherkenFollow    Email  48 Comments / 48 NewIn his Friday column for the New York Times, after noting how Republican Governor of Ohio John Kasich has called out his own party, he bliuntly writesRepublican hostility toward the poor and unfortunate has now reached such a fever pi
New study links spanking to cognitive deficiency
New study links spanking to cognitive deficiency: New study links spanking to cognitive deficiency To spank or not to spank your child, that is the question. Spanking has always been a hotly debated topic. Studies have shown that children who are spanked regularly tend to develop more aggressive tendencies later in life. But when asked whether spanking is appropriate, the response from most parent
With A Brooklyn Accent: How to Know if You are A BAT
With A Brooklyn Accent: How to Know if You are A BAT: How to Know if You are A BATAlthough This is an amazing organization, and there are more than 31,000 of us, not everyone could, or should be a BAT. Here are a few simple ways to determine whether you, or some one you are trying to recruit, belong in this group:You are the only one in your school to speak up at faculty meetings( although many pe
??? In The Classroom + On Taking P D Into Your Own Hands [CTQ]- The Jose Vilson
Questioning In The Classroom [Comment from Jim Doherty] - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson: Questioning In The Classroom [Comment from Jim Doherty]by JOSE VILSON on OCTOBER 31, 2013in MR. VILSONOne of my newer commenters, Jim Doherty, left this comment in reply to my Edutopia piece:The key piece to me is the questioning piece. I think that I always hope that my actions will serve as a model for m
The Educated Reporter: A Different Class: Why Talented Students Don't Apply to Top Colleges
The Educated Reporter: A Different Class: Why Talented Students Don't Apply to Top Colleges: A Different Class: Why Talented Students Don't Apply to Top CollegesIn a recent post on young men of color and academic success, I mentioned a studywhich looked at "under-matching:" high-achieving minority students enrolling at less-competive colleges that had fewer resources to help them reach t
11-1-13 The Answer Sheet Common Core: How are books judged?
The Answer Sheet: Common Core: How are books judged?BY VALERIE STRAUSSNovember 1 at 7:00 amSome time ago I wrote about a highly popular supplemental reading program used in thousands of schools called “Accelerated Reader” by Renaissance Learning Inc., which encouraged students to read books that were evaluated through a “readability” formula.  Under this scheme, Ernest Hemingway’s classic, “The Su

10-31-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: NYSED: Cherry picking data.Here is another example of education reformers cherry picking data.  New York Education Commissioner John King and the Board of Regents have been under a tremendous amount of pressure from parents and educators across the Empire State about the Common Core implementation and the significant increase in mandated testing, along with the cancellation and r
National education reform advocate sought Calderon'€™s influence | Al Jazeera America
National education reform advocate sought Calderon'€™s influence | Al Jazeera America: National education reform advocate sought Calderon'€™s influenceby Trevor Aaronson October 31, 2013  5:41PM ETA private meeting with lobbyists for Michelle Rhee occurred before the CA state senator sponsored education reform billTopics: Politics Crime Law & JusticeDanny Moloshok/UPI/LandovSACRAMENTO, Calif.
Teachers union leader: Reclaim promise of public education : Gary News
Teachers union leader: Reclaim promise of public education : Gary News: Teachers union leader: Reclaim promise of public educationAmerican Federation of Teachers national President Randi Weingarten addresses Gary teachers Thursday at the annual 2013 QuEST/TEACH Conference. Seated nearby is Gary Teachers Union President Joe Zimmerman.By Carmen McCollum carmen.mccollum@nwi.com, (219) 662-5337 GARY |
Nite Cap 10-31-13 #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 CAPTODAYBOO Happy Halloween Spooky Education ReformHappy Halloween Spooky Education Reform2 by mike simpson / 1min NYC Public School Parents: NYC Parents star at Senator Flanagan's hearings on Common Core, testing and privacyNYC Public School Parent

BOO Happy Halloween Spooky Education Reform
Happy Halloween Spooky Education Reform
NYC Public School Parents: NYC Parents star at Senator Flanagan's hearings on Common Core, testing and privacy
NYC Public School Parents: NYC Parents star at Senator Flanagan's hearings on Common Core, testing and privacy: NYC Parents star at Senator Flanagan's hearings on Common Core, testing and privacyWednesday's NY Senate hearings on the Common Core, testing and privacy were long but revealing.  After our press conference, the morning started off with Merryl Tisch, head of the Regents, saying that the
New Endorsements for Sue Peters, Seattle school board candidate | Seattle Education
New Endorsements for Sue Peters, Seattle school board candidate | Seattle Education: New Endorsements for Sue Peters, Seattle school board candidateNEW ENDORSEMENTS:The Seattle Medium newspaperAmerican Postal Workers Union Seattle LocalThe Green PartySarah Sense-Wilson, Native American leaderLarry Gossett & Sue Peters at MAP Bridging the Gap breakfast“Sue will come up with creative ideas to cl
Keep It Simple for Our Youngest Learners — Whole Child Education
Keep It Simple for Our Youngest Learners — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGKeep It Simple for Our Youngest LearnersOctober 31, 2013 by Kevin ScottAs we wrap up the month looking at education for our youngest learners, there are many pieces of the equation to grapple with. Like most of you reading this, I cringe at the politicization of education issues that we often see online, on TV, o
PARENT POLITICAL PICKS: The Network For Public Education | We are many. There is power in our numbers. Together, we will save our schools.
The Network For Public Education | We are many. There is power in our numbers. Together, we will save our schools.: NPE endorses three candidates for Centennial School District School Board, PANPE Endorses Four Candidates for Atlanta School BoardNPE endorses Anne Sung for Houston Board of EducationNPE Endorses Four Candidates for Denver Board of EducationNPE Endorses Bill Hodges for Douglas County
Morning Wink 10-31-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYHow to Fight Poverty--and Win - Bridging Differences - Education WeekHow to Fight Poverty--and Win - Bridging Differences - Education Week: How to Fight Poverty--and WinBy Mike Petrilli on October 31, 2013 9:42 AMDear Deborah,Thanks for the opportunity to debate the critical issues in education and social policy with you. You are an icon and a hero, a


Sacramento News & Review - What Sacramento city schools need in a superintendent - Editorial - Opinions - October 31, 2013
Sacramento News & Review - What Sacramento city schools need in a superintendent - Editorial - Opinions - October 31, 2013: What Sacramento city schools need in a superintendentCOMMUNITYThis article was published on 10.31.13.Related stories:Sacramento city's contentious school superintendent to resign, jumps ship before the stormIf Jonathan Raymond is all done with them, could we please have o

Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 10-30-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMHorror Story 2013Warning: This is a Horror Story. Horror Story 2013: Sequestration. Cut food stamps for military families, veterans and all the poor. Cut pensions. Cut and fire teachers. Cut education budgets and close schools and libraries. Cut-cut-cut-cut-etc. Why? Corporations want more profits from the taxes that were meant for all o
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Byrd-Bennett reshuffles her bureaucracy. Yes, that'll do it.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Byrd-Bennett reshuffles her bureaucracy. Yes, that'll do it.: Byrd-Bennett reshuffles her bureaucracy. Yes, that'll do it.It seems like every year CPS leaders come up with a new, top-down bureaucratic management structure to keep local schools in line. And every year we have to learn the new names for the sub-district or regional managers, ie. AIOs, Network Managers,
Nite Cap 10-30-13 #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 CAPTODAYPeg with Pen: Defeat Speaker of the House Boehner: TOM POETTER for Congress 2014Peg with Pen: Defeat Speaker of the House Boehner: TOM POETTER for Congress 2014: Defeat Speaker of the House Boehner: TOM POETTER for Congress 2014Tom Poetter i
California Dark Money Case Reveals Complex Schemes to Hide Donors | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
California Dark Money Case Reveals Complex Schemes to Hide Donors | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington: By Adam Rappaport501c Groups, Campaign Finance Reform, Elections, Financial, Disclosure, Organizations, American Future Fund, Americans for Job Security, States, California, Supreme Court, Citizens United decision, McCutcheon v. FECYesterday, the California Fair Politica
Sesame Street Characters to Promote Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Consumption to Kids | The White House
Sesame Street Characters to Promote Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Consumption to Kids | The White House: Sesame Street Characters to Promote Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Consumption to KidsFirst Lady Michelle Obama joined by Sesame Street’s Elmo and Rosita for an announcement that will help market healthier choices for familiesWashington, DC – As part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative
Want a Trustworthy Word on Teach for America (TFA)? Listen to Former TFAer Gary Rubinstein | deutsch29
Want a Trustworthy Word on Teach for America (TFA)? Listen to Former TFAer Gary Rubinstein | deutsch29: Want a Trustworthy Word on Teach for America (TFA)? Listen to Former TFAer Gary RubinsteinOctober 30, 2013Below I have posted two youtube videos by Gary Rubinstein, who joined Teach for America (TFA) in 1991 and who made the decision to become a career teacher. Gary now writes extensively about

Empathy and Racism — Whole Child Education 10-30-13
Empathy and Racism — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGEmpathy and RacismOctober 30, 2013 by Start EmpathyPost written by Madeleine Rogin for Ashoka's Start Empathy Initiative, a whole child partner organization.Leading educational theorists such as Howard Gardner and Tony Wagner have written about the importance of cultivating our students' abilities to communicate across "networks&



CDC - Food Allergies in Schools - Adolescent and School Health
CDC - Food Allergies - Adolescent and School Health: Food Allergies in SchoolsFood allergies are a growing food safety and public health concern that affect an estimated 4%–6% of children in the United States.1, 2 Allergic reactions can be life threatening and have far-reaching effects on children and their families, as well as on the schools or early care and education (ECE) programs they attend.
10-30-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Pinehurst HearingI am very disappointed to have miss the Pinehurst public hearing last night.  Did anyone attend and could you let us know what was said?by Melissa Westbrook / 1min  10-29-13 Seattle Schools Community ForumSeattle Schools Community Forum: Tuesday Open ThreadWhen the Silas Potter incident was exposed, naturally I was following it very closely.  But w
Anti-Bullying Programs Leading to More Bullying… | PWC Education Reform Blog
Anti-Bullying Programs Leading to More Bullying… | PWC Education Reform Blog: Anti-Bullying Programs Leading to More Bullying…October 30, 2013 — pwceducationreform That’s the conclusion of my colleague Katherine Beals, editor of Out in Left Field, in her article A comprehensive bullying prevention program for selective schools.Katherine states:“The proliferation of Social and Emotional Learning p
Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, October 30, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team:  BREAKING: LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy's contract extended to 2016Education HeadlinesWednesday, October 30, 2013Pacific Grove school bond offers a new approachMonterey County voters in two districts will be asked to approve bonds to improve the educational experience for their students. One bond could be described as conventional, the oth
De Blasio wants charity’s wealth redistributed, too | New York Post
De Blasio wants charity’s wealth redistributed, too | New York Post: De Blasio wants charity’s wealth redistributed, tooBy Post Editorial BoardOctober 29, 2013 | 10:29pmModal TriggerMayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio wants the Central Park Conservancy to chip in to help the rest of the city's parks.Photo: ReutersCall it Bill de Blasio’s tax on giving.How else do you explain his support for legislation
Standardized Testing and the Common Core Standards: You Get What You Pay For? | Brookings Institution
Standardized Testing and the Common Core Standards: You Get What You Pay For? | Brookings Institution: Standardized Testing and the Common Core Standards: You Get What You Pay For?By: Matthew M. ChingosEighty-five percent of American students attend school in a state that has adopted the Common Core State Standards. As these states transition from adoption to implementation of the new standards, m
When it comes to school leaders, stop waiting for Superman | Hechinger Report
When it comes to school leaders, stop waiting for Superman | Hechinger Report: When it comes to school leaders, stop waiting for SupermanBy Liz WillenOver the last week, a full Hollywood-style drama rolled out in Los Angeles with a familiar cast of characters. There was school superintendent John Deasy, the polarizing 52-year-old leader portrayed by some as a hero or a villain.As usual, parents an
Campus Equity Week — Equal Pay, Unionize, Stop the Flow of Public Education into the Pockets of Money Changers! | Dissident Voice
Campus Equity Week — Equal Pay, Unionize, Stop the Flow of Public Education into the Pockets of Money Changers! | Dissident Voice: Campus Equity Week — Equal Pay, Unionize, Stop the Flow of Public Education into the Pockets of Money Changers!by Paul Haeder / October 30th, 2013So, how do I say this? I went to Vacations International last night with my special education partner. She just got off wor
This Is the Problem | the becoming radical
This Is the Problem | the becoming radical: THIS IS THE PROBLEMI love Jesus NavasOn Twitter, I posted the following:2 guaranteed reforms reformers refuse to do: 1) give children books 2) give poor children’s parents money.Both of these are supported by solid research—the need for access to books and choice reading by decades of research in literacy and the second point is powerfully supported by a
Morning Wink 10-30-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Remember, Byrd-Bennett's promise(s)?Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Remember, Byrd-Bennett's promise(s)?: Remember, Byrd-Bennett's promise(s)?One of my favorite quotes comes from Mark Twain who said, "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." The problem for Rahm and Byrd-Bennett is that they

LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-30-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: A Teacher in LAUSD on the Board’s Decision to Extend Deasy ContractI am a teacher at LAUSD, and I am extremely disappointed with the LAUSD Board of Education for extending the contract to this abusive, destructive, deceiving superintendent. He truly does not care for the public education of the community he is supposed to serve. Mo


10-30-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Happy Halloween Ken Derstine PA Education Crisis HighlightsAnd this is just Philadelphia, scary stuff, I'm spookedPennsylvania Education Crisis Highlights - October 29th, 2013Pennsylvania Education Crisis Highlights is available online at http://www.defendpubliceducation.net/Blue text is a link to the full article.**************** Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movem


An unlikely clash between a superintendent and a community
An unlikely clash between a superintendent and a community: An unlikely clash between a superintendent and a communityBY VALERIE STRAUSSOctober 30 at 6:00 amSuburban school districts are not usually the place where clashes develop over standardized test-based school reform policies, but that’s just what is happening in Montclair, N.J. Here’s a post on what’s going on by LynNell Hancock, the mother

Special Midnight Sneak Preview - Witch Hunter starring Campbell Brown - News Break
Special Midnight Sneak Preview - Witch Hunter starring Campbell Brown  News BreakComing to a theater near you!After much speculation and rallying, LA school board retains superintendentAbout 100 people gathered Tuesday morning to support L.A. Unified Superintendent John Deasy before the Board of Education delivered his annual review.; Credit: Adolfo Guzman-Lopez After nearly five hours behind clos



Who's Really Behind Campbell Brown's Sneaky Education Outfit? | Mother Jones
Who's Really Behind Campbell Brown's Sneaky Education Outfit? | Mother Jones: Who's Really Behind Campbell Brown's Sneaky Education Outfit?The former CNN anchor says her nonprofit seeks to protect kids from predators in the classroom. Its real agenda may be union-busting.DFER'S REFORMER of the Month? Early one morning in July, former CNN anchor Campbell Brown appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe, pen i
10-29-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Speakers to testify release for NYC's Senate hearing on school issuesI was going to go to the Portelos hearing today but I'm in a car heading to Philly - don't worry, I'm not driving. My alternate was to go to the Flanagan hearings today where many of our allies from Change the Stakes and Class Size Matters are testifying today.The unholy trio - Tisch, Mulgrew and Walcott, all pus


PSAT for 10-29-13: Plan to attend 11/21 forum on student data privacy
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This Week's Education Research Report 10-26-13 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2
Education Research ReportTHIS WEEK'S EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORTPreschoolers’ emotion knowledge indirectly contributes to early school successDifferences in emotion knowledge by children’s age, gender, and socioeconomic risk status, as well as associations of emotion knowledge with executive control, social competence, and early classroom adjustment, were investigated in this study. On emotion knowl
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 10-26-13
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit:4LAKIDS - SOME OF THE NEWS THAT DOESN'T FIT  Senator Raises Questions About Protecting Student Data“Putting the sensitive information of students in private hands raises a number of important questions about the privacy rights of parents and their children.” By NATASHA SINGER, New York Times | http://nyti.ms/Hm8aNF October 22, 2013, 12:01 pm :: A lawmake
NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education 10-26-13
NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education:NPE News BriefsBombshell: Eli Broad Secretly Funded Anti-Public School, Anti-Union Initiatives | Diane Ravitch’s blogA state investigation revealed the identities of donors to a secret fund to oppose an initiative that would increase funding to public schools and to support an initiative to weaken the unions’ political influence. Among the do
10-26-13 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter:  Schools Matter All WeekUnited Way of Central Indiana to Start the Mitch Daniels/Dennis Bakke/Bart Peterson Handouts to the Corporate School Wealthyby Doug MartinWhile some United Way branches across the Hoosier state are investing in early learning initiatives like Success by Six, the United Way of Central Indiana, now run by former Mitch Daniels, Dennis Bakke, and Bart Peterson o
All Week 10-26-13 @ THE CHALK FACE
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 10-26-13 -13 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
Diane Ravitch's blogLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONGDIANE RAVITCH'S BLOGBill Gates Explains Why His High School Experience Was So GreatAll students should have the high school experience that Bill Gates had. A wonderful campus with a rich curriculum, experienced teachers (79% with advanced degrees), small classes, excellent arts programs, great sports activities, up-to-date science laboratori

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