Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nite Cap 11-20-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2


James Baldwin said it best: 

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


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Brown’s choice: California ignores annual survey on states’ use of ed data | EdSource Today
Brown’s choice: California ignores annual survey on states’ use of ed data | EdSource Today: Brown’s choice: California ignores annual survey on states’ use of ed dataNovember 20th, 2013 | Add a Comment | By John FensterwaldCalifornia, in gray, is the only state that didn’t report this year to the Data Quality Campaign’s 9th annual analysis. Two states in orange, Arkansas and Delaware, reported a perfect 10 actions to create effective state data policies.California for the first time declined this year to participate in Data Quality Campaign’s annual national survey,creating a hole in the 50-s
Council holds hearing on funding for public schools | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Council holds hearing on funding for public schools | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Council holds hearing on funding for public schoolsby thenotebook on Nov 20 2013 Posted in Latest news="" style="cursor: pointer; float: left; padding: 0px 2px;">Share on emailMore Sharing ServicesCOMMENTS (0)PRINTPhoto: Isaac RiddleCouncil members Mark Squilla, David Oh, and Jannie Blackwell at a hearing on education funding Tuesday.by Isaac RiddleSchool District of Philadelphia chief financial advisor, Matthew E. Stanski, and Lori Shorr, chief education officer for the mayor’s offic
11-19-13 THE WHOLE CHILD BLOG - Thanks to Millions of Professionals Who Support Our Students Everyday
Thanks to Millions of Professionals Who Support Our Students Everyday — Whole Child Education: Thanks to Millions of Professionals Who Support Our Students EverydaySupported, the fourth tenet of the ASCD Whole Child Initiative, says that each student has access to personalized learning and is supported by qualified caring adults. While teachers, administrators, and parents are often the most recognized adults in the school community, we must also remember the often overlooked adults helping to educate and keep our kids safe—the school support staff. Therby Kristen Pekarek / 3min skip  //  save

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AFT's Harvey Weinstein to Host Screening of MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM - BWWMoviesWorld
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Investing in the Future | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity
Investing in the Future | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity: Investing in the Future: Revenue Options to GiveEvery Child the Opportunity to LearnNew Report is Powerful Advocacy Tool for Fair School FundingToday the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and the Opportunity to Learn Campaign are pleased to releaseInvesting in the Future: Revenue Op
Education Spending in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia: Matthew Steinberg and Rand Quinn | Penn GSE Press Room
Education Spending in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia: Matthew Steinberg and Rand Quinn | Penn GSE Press Room: EDUCATION SPENDING IN PENNSYLVANIA AND PHILADELPHIA: MATTHEW STEINBERG AND RAND QUINNProfessors Matthew Steinberg and Rand Quinn are experts on education funding and education policy. In a recent studyprepared for the Philadelphia City Council Committee on Education, Steinberg and Quinn fou
Does Common Core Matter? An Excellent 2012 Musing by Tom Loveless | deutsch29
Does Common Core Matter? An Excellent 2012 Musing by Tom Loveless | deutsch29: Does Common Core Matter? An Excellent 2012 Musing by Tom LovelessNovember 20, 2013The Education Week article below was written in April 2012 by Brookings Institute member Tom Loveless.In it, Loveless argues why having “common standards” across states will likely produce no monumental gains for states adopting Common Cor
Who Writes the Songs? | Taking Note
Who Writes the Songs? | Taking Note: Who Writes the Songs?by JOHN MERROW on 20. NOV, 2013 in 2013 BLOGSI write the songs that make the whole world sing.I write the songs of love and special things.I write the songs that make the young girls cry.I write the songs, I write the songs.No doubt that the Barry Manilow tune is now playing in the heads of most readers.[1]    But who “writes the songs” in
11-20-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Update on Data Quality Campaign to Judge All Knowledge on Corporate NeedsA Jane Roberts clip from the Memphis Corporate Appeal yesterday on DQC:. . . .In 2012, Tennessee scored six, including that it was among a handful of states taking steps to ensure that teachers — and students training to be teachers — know how to read data so they can better meet student needs. “We’ve seen a l
Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, November 20, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Teachers union members, parents protest $1-billion iPad planEducation HeadlinesFCMAT provides links to California K-12 news stories as a service to the industry. However, some stories may not be accessible because of newspapers' subscription policies.Wednesday, November 20, 2013Monterey Peninsula USD prepares to make final settlement payment
Morning Wink 11-20-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS mark as readLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 11-20-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: As Students Are Buried in Debt, US DOE Pulls in $42.5 Billion in ProfitsThis is an astonishing article. The US Department of Education is making profits from student loans while th
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 11-20-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: As Students Are Buried in Debt, US DOE Pulls in $42.5 Billion in ProfitsThis is an astonishing article. The US Department of Education is making profits from student loans while the kids go deeper into debt. This is 21st century entrepreneuralism at its worst. Shahien Nasiripour of the Huffington Post writes: The U.S. Department of
Can We Rescue the Common Core Standards From the Testing Machine? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
Can We Rescue the Common Core Standards From the Testing Machine? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Can We Rescue the Common Core Standards From the Testing Machine?By Anthony Cody on November 19, 2013 3:11 PMGuest post by Peter Greene.A recent recurring refrain around and about the comments sections is the notion that the Common Core standards are, in and of themselves, quite fine, a
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: “Nominations Open! The 10th Annual Edublog Awards Are Here!”It’s that time again — Nominations Open! The 10th Annual Edublog Awards Are Here! These awards recognized education blogs from around the world, and I think they’re great opportunities to learn about blogs and great work that is out there that all of us might not k
11-20-13 Fred Klonsky | Running for our pensions. | VOTE 4 Fred Klonsky
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: The Chicago Tribune is orgasmic over the possibility of pension destruction., Today the editorial board of The Chicago Tribune have gone positively orgasmic over the possibility that state public employees will lose our pensions on December 3rd. Freeze our cost of living adjustment. Ohhhh. Increase th
11-20-13 teacherken at Daily Kos
teacherken at Daily Kos: What if . . . . .byteacherkenWhat if we stopped one day, looked at all the work we had done to try to make the world a better place than we found it, and instead realized despite all of our efforts, we had failed?What if we supported political candidates, helped to get them into office, only to find many of them, far too many of them, coopted by the perquisites of office,
11-20-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: The Bizzaro World of Education 2.0The policy of public school consolidation is recipe for disaster. Education “reformers, experts, policy makers” close public schools by using “under-utilization” or “under-performing” seats as an excuse to create larger school sizes. They view the outcome (test scores) as a production problem (teachers) and aim to alter the process (instruction)
11-20-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: How do you spell disaster? Arne DuncanArne Duncan is a buffoon. Unfortunately for the nation’s students, teachers, parents and public education system he also serve’s as the country’s Secretary of Education. Over the past few days, Education Bloggers around the country have been reporting on Duncan’s recent defense of the national corporate education privatization movement. Here are so
11-20-13 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: A debate: What do international test scores tell us?I published a post last week, headlined “The fetishization of international test scores,” that, as the title suggests, discusses how school reformers inappropriately obsess about international test scores. Some people in the education world took issue with with my views, including Marc Tucker, president of the non-profit Nationa
11-20-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Yes to the Seattle Council PTSA's Suggestion on the Board AgendaThis just came across my desk and, at this point, I agree.  The agenda is a mess (not to mention the Growth Boundaries plan.  There's now even some mystery motion to change the agenda (with no explanation of what).PTA members,As you know, the position of Seattle Council PTSA is that Seattle Public Scho
11-20-13 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness
the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): RECOMMENDED: English Journal, Vol. 103, No. 2, November 2013English Journal, a flagship publication from NCTE, is currently under the outstanding editorship of Julie and David Gorlewski—who have followed the stellar work of the previous editor, Ken Lindblom. I want to ur
11-20-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: How Much Have Districts Spent On Race To The Top Mandates?A commenter at the Newsday article on Diane Ravitch writes the following:The greatest scam was Andy Cuomo and Obama holding a gun to our head about the $700 million Federal funding and other state aid as well. Cuomo painted the teachers' union as the greedy obstructionists depriving children of their right to learn. T
Can Knowledge Level The Learning Field For Children?
Shanker Blog » Can Knowledge Level The Learning Field For Children?: Can Knowledge Level The Learning Field For Children?Posted by Esther Quintero on November 20, 2013How much do preschoolers from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds know about the world and why does that matter? One recent study by Tanya Kaefer (Lakehead University) Susan B. Neuman (New York University) and Ashley M. Pinkh
Students Last: A Sitcom Star Is Born?
Students Last: A Sitcom Star Is Born?: A Sitcom Star Is Born?Will Duncan become a television star?Los Angeles - The celebrity news website TMZ is reporting that former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was spotted at cable and satellite television network TLC corporate headquarters.After handing in his resignation to President Obama earlier today, Arne Duncan then flew to L.A. and met with severa
The Money Pit at PS 154 in the Bronx southbronxschool.com
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All Things Education: Public education for me but not for thee
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Sean Reardon Confirms Further Widening of Segregation by Income | janresseger
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“Open Letter to Parents About Testing” From New York State School Principals | toteachornototeach
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Week in Class: Week Eleven 2013
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Kimble's Corner: An Open Letter to the Liberal Media
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K-12 News Network | Why This “Suburban Mom” Thinks Arne Duncan’s All Wrong
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Next steps for implementing (and mitigating) California’s new science standards | EdSource Today
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Arne Duncan has lost his mind | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
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What Do We Win? | Connected Principals
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H.R.3401: Restorative Justice in Schools Act of 2013 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress
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NYC Educator: We Don't Need No Stinking Rules
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Parent-Teacher Extended Conferences
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Cobb responds on class size: 'The district does know what it... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
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Just a Reminder: DBAC (District Advisory Council Budget Advisory Committee) meets6:30 PM, Tuesday Nov. 19, at Espresso Metro(2104 11th Ave at Freeport Blvd.)DAC Nominating Committee meets 8 PM, Tuesday Nov. 19,at Dad's Kitchen(2968 Freeport Boulevard Sacramento)DBAC Meeting Topics for 11/19/13Presentation and discussion of Period 4 (October) fiscal reports on how much your school is receiving and
MAD - Mothers Respond to Duncan | Truth in American Education
MAD - Mothers Respond to Duncan | Truth in American Education: MAD – Mothers Respond to DuncanFiled in Uncategorized by chascherrie on November 19, 2013 • 0 CommentsPress Release: November 19, 2013FACEBOOK – Miffed Mothers from around the country have their collective hands on their hips in response to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s foot in mouth indictment of “white, suburban moms.” Ju
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Children’s Coverage on the Eve of the Affordable Care Act
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Parents' Guide to Student Success - Year 2013
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Nite Cap 11-18-13 #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 mark as readChoosing Democracy: Why Good Teachers Embrace CultureChoosing Democracy: Why Good Teachers Embrace Culture: Why Good Teachers Embrace CultureMeeting students where they are often requires knowing, celebrating, and incorporating their



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