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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 12-6-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Sandronsky: Political Favors, Cronyism, And Cash in Sacramento: UPDATESeth Sandronsky, a journalist in Sacramento, reports here on some extraordinary political activities in that city that should raise eyebrows. Maybe even some hackles. Read Sandronsky to learn about State Senator Ron Calderon, his brother Thomas Calderon, Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, ALEC, the Walton Family Foundation, Pearson, Connections Academy, the Sacramento Bby dianeravitch / 19min Add This Event to My Speaking Schedule:
12-6-13 Open Congress : Major Bill Actions Education - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress
Education - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress: Bill Introduced: S. 1754: Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth ActA bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the financial aid process for homeless children and youths and foster children and youth.7h hide  //  saveBill Introduced: H.Res. 414: Supporting the goals and ideals of American Education Week.Supporting the goals and ideals of American Education Week.7h  12*5*13 Open Congress : Major Bill Actions Education - U.S. Congress - OpenCongressEducation - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress: Bill Introduced: H.R.
12-6-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: Malloy pulls in $36,000 plus from Connecticut nursing home industryMalloy faces more controversy on fundraising strategy as he collects at least $36,000 from Connecticut’s nursing home industry in recent months. If Governor Malloy thought he could hide campaign donations by running them through the Democratic State Central Committee’s “federal” account, he is learning the hard way that even that route has been discovered. Thanks […]The post Malloy pulls in $36,00by jonpelto / 1h  12-5-13 Wait What?Wait What?: Campaign Finance Reform Malloy Style: NU CEO says support Malloy by givin

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12-6-13 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: The future of high school math educationA few weeks ago a group of senior mathematicians, teachers, statisticians, and curriculum developers met in Boston to discuss the future of high school mathematics, revisiting issues addressed by a 2008 conference organized by the Center for Mathematics Education at the University of Maryland. This time, the Common Core State Standards was
12-6-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Grasping at Straws and the Impending Value-Added TrainwreckWe are just beginning to implement value-added evaluations, but it is already becoming clear that a trainwreck is coming. Already, we are reading stories about good teachers being fired for failing to meet their test score growth targets. We are also reading about surrealistic cases, such as the New York Teacher of the Year
12-6-13 teacherken at Daily Kos
teacherken at Daily Kos: Nelson Mandela, the conscience of the worldHis smile was like sunshine, but Nelson Mandela was made of steel. It was his strength of character, repeatedly tested throughout his long and impossibly full life, that made him one of the towering political figures of our time. That is the lead paragraph of Eugene Robinson's tribute to Nelson Mandela in today's Washington Post,
12-6-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: Stand for Children Louisiana: Teachers “Like” Common CoreIt is very important to privatizing interests to promote the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). After all, there is a lot of money to be made in attendant curriculum development, and assessments, and data collection. Of course, those pushing CCSS cannot state as much directly. So, they offer lies, such as CCSS’s preparing
12-6-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Another Bloomberg AbsurdityMayor: we'll honor him by opening the Nelson Mandela School of Social Justice, small school in famed Boys and Girls HS building in Bed-Stuy— Lindsey Christ (@LindseyChrist) December 6, 2013Mayor Bloomberg ran New York City as Soweto on the Hudson, a place where hundreds of thousands of men of color were stopped and searched just because they were o
Randi for Chancellor? :: Frederick M. Hess
Randi for Chancellor? :: Frederick M. Hess: Randi for Chancellor?by Frederick M. Hess  •  Dec 6, 2013 at 9:35 amCross-posted from Education Week Bill de Blasio, New York's new mayor, is seeking a schools chancellor. Truth is, I'm pretty impressed by some of the names that have been popping up in the search. Wednesday's NYT speculated that DC supe Kaya Henderson and Montgomery County chief Josh Sta
solidaridad: Alex Russo, intrepid blogger defending the 1%'s education privatization project
solidaridad: Alex Russo, intrepid blogger defending the 1%'s education privatization project:  Alex Russo, intrepid blogger defending the 1%'s education privatization projectAlex Russo, intrepid blogger defending the 1%'s education privatization project http://t.co/09j2GXLCu1 pic.twitter.com/hGsm62NM9e— RDSkeels4Schoolboard (@RDSkeels4LAUSD) December 6, 2013by Robert D. Skeels ... / 5h Ms. Klein y
Education Advocates Call on Congress to Stop Cuts, Expand Early Education Opportunities for Children - Preschool for All - Rosemont, CA Patch
Education Advocates Call on Congress to Stop Cuts, Expand Early Education Opportunities for Children - Preschool for All - Rosemont, CA Patch: Education Advocates Call on Congress to Stop Cuts, Expand Early Education Opportunities for ChildrenPosted by Patrick Stelmach , December 05, 2013 at 10:09 AMFaith Whitmore, District Director to Rep. Ami Bera; Patrick Stelmach, State Organizer of California
Stand for Children Louisiana: Teachers “Like” Common Core | deutsch29
Stand for Children Louisiana: Teachers “Like” Common Core | deutsch29: Stand for Children Louisiana: Teachers “Like” Common CoreDecember 5, 2013It is very important to privatizing interests to promote the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). After all, there is a lot of money to be made in attendant curriculum development, and assessments, and data collection.Of course, those pushing CCSS cannot st
A Second Look at iPads in Los Angeles | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
A Second Look at iPads in Los Angeles | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: A Second Look at iPads in Los AngelesThe rollout of iPads in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is becoming a classic case study of what not-to-do when implementing any innovation whether it is high-tech or low-tech.  I wrote about the adoption of the innovation six months ago.What is clear now is
The Guardian Investigates Far-Right State Policy Network | janresseger
The Guardian Investigates Far-Right State Policy Network | janresseger: The Guardian Investigates Far-Right State Policy NetworkPosted on December 6, 2013 by janressegerYesterday The Guardian published an in-depth investigation of the workings and funding of a network of far-right state think-tanks that make up the State Policy Network (SPN), State Conservative Groups Plan US-Wide Assault on Educa
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The struggle continues
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The struggle continues: The struggle continuesNelson Mandela after he was sentenced to life imprisonment in June 1964Bridget Murphy writes, re. community resistance to the military coup at Ames Middle School:The referendum drive is in full swing.  40 parents will be meeting at Ames (1920 N. Hamlin) this morning (Friday, Dec 6th) at 10:30am to continue collecting sign

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Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 12-5-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORM Timeline of Nelson Mandela's lifeHistory of South Africa's iconic first black president, who successfully fought against apartheid despite long jail term75 2h Language Parents for Second Language AcquisitionLanguage Parents for Second Language Acquisition Stephen Krashen International Journal of Foreign Language Education, 7(3): 2 Lonsd
Nelson Mandela - Social Justice Hero. Beloved Rabble Rouser - Education Remembers
Nelson Mandela: Social Justice Hero. Beloved Rabble RouserA tribute to Nelson Mandelaby Lily / 41min State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Death of South African LeaderSACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson issued the following statement today after the death of anti-apartheid leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela:"With the passing of Ne
NYC Public School Parents: King and Tisch finally coming to hear from NYC parents next week!
NYC Public School Parents: King and Tisch finally coming to hear from NYC parents next week!: King and Tisch finally coming to hear from NYC parents next week!Commissioner King and Merryl Tisch, head of the board of Regents, are finally coming to hear from NYC parents on their controversial education agenda, after already appearing at 14 forums in the rest of the state.  Unfortunately, they have g
PISA, Christmas, and Truth | Reclaim Reform
PISA, Christmas, and Truth | Reclaim Reform: PISA, Christmas, and TruthPosted on December 5, 2013by Ken PrevitiPISA scores have again caused an avalanche of media talking heads screaming their propaganda about whatever they have been paid to scream by the Corporate Education Industrial Complex.Don’t believe results that omit the main factor in the numbers – poverty. Poverty with all its related de
Nite Cap 12-5-13 #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 readIs ASCD Embracing Market-Driven Education Reform? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week TeacherIs ASCD Embracing Market-Driven Education Reform? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Is ASCD Embracing Market-Driven Education
Is ASCD Embracing Market-Driven Education Reform? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
Is ASCD Embracing Market-Driven Education Reform? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Is ASCD Embracing Market-Driven Education Reform?By Anthony Cody on December 5, 2013 5:37 PMAnother day, another headline on ASCD's Smartbrief extolling some new Common Core strategy. ASCD has signed on as an endorser of Common Core,  and in 2011, the Gates Foundation awarded ASCD a grant of $3 million
Would You Like Fries with That Reform? | EduShyster
Would You Like Fries with That Reform? | EduShyster: What does the battle over the minimum wage have to do with education? Everything…By Adell CothorneWay back before I became a principal, a whistleblower, the “cupcake lady” and joined the fight to save public education, I was a McDonald’s worker. It was 1984 and you name it—cashier, grill operator, grease trap emptier, bathroom cleaner—I did it.
Nelson Mandela's Life Story - YouTube
▶ Nelson Mandela's Life Story - YouTube:  13:43Nelson Mandela's Life Storyby UN BELARUS2 years ago203,235 viewsThe 13-minute video documentary of Mandela's life has been provided by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which has given the ... 3:13BREAKING NEWS: Nelson Mandela Dead Aged 95 | OFFICIAL News Announcement President Jacob Zumaby InstantNews CoverageTV58 minutes ago259 viewsNelson Mandela, the
Teachers Union Launching Massive Campaign Against Education Reform Movement
Teachers Union Launching Massive Campaign Against Education Reform Movement: Teachers Union Launching Massive Campaign Against Education Reform MovementPosted: 12/05/2013 5:03 pm EST  |  Updated: 12/05/2013 5:08 pm ESTThe American Federation of Teachers union is unveiling a seven-figure advertisement campaign ahead of Dec. 9, a day that the group has billed as a "national day of action"
Weingarten: Common Core Rollout "Toxic" | RealClearPolitics
Weingarten: Common Core Rollout "Toxic" | RealClearPolitics: Weingarten: Common Core Rollout "Toxic"By Adam O'Neal - December 4, 2013 Email Print 0CommentsPhoto by Michael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten spoke on a wide range of issues -- from the troubled implementation of Common Core education standards to bull
Teachers’ leader: ALEC kills rights for corporate power » peoplesworld
Teachers’ leader: ALEC kills rights for corporate power » peoplesworld: Teachers’ leader: ALEC kills rights for corporate powerWASHINGTON (PAI) - The secretive, right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) - a business-funded cabal that controls 1,810 state legislators nationwide - "strips away rights" of workers and voters "in the interests of the power they represent,&q
Naughty List?: Thoughts on Texas Legislature, KIPP, Carstarphen, and College | Cloaking Inequity
Naughty List?: Thoughts on Texas Legislature, KIPP, Carstarphen, and College | Cloaking Inequity: Naughty List?: Thoughts on Texas Legislature, KIPP, Carstarphen, and CollegeKate McGee reported this morning on KUT NPR in the radio piece Austin Charter Focuses on College Prep Despite New Grad Requirements that KIPP Austin has set up a pretty sweet deal with St. Edwards University. Listen to the KUT
Weighted Student Formula Yearbook 2013 - Reason Foundation
Reason Foundation - Weighted Student Formula Yearbook 2013: Weighted Student Formula Yearbook 2013Examining the results in districts using portable student fundingLisa Snell and Katie FurtickDecember 5, 2013The Houston Independent School District scored an A+ thanks to significant test score improvements by disadvantaged students and a significant closing of the achievement gap between affluent an
12-4-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Katie Dolan; Activist Katie Dolan, a long-time activist for the rights of disabled people in Washington state, died last Saturday, the Seattle Times reports.  I had never heard of Ms. Dolan but I'm glad to have read about her important contributions.  Her family was among the first to participate in Northwest Center, which provided developmentally disabled students
#ReclaimPublicEd: Join the 12/9 Nat. Day of Action! | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity
#ReclaimPublicEd: Join the 12/9 Nat. Day of Action! | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity: #ReclaimPublicEd: Join the 12/9 Nat. Day of Action!Posted on: Thursday December 5th, 2013Are You Ready for the 12/9 National Day of Action?Send us event details & tweet to #ReclaimPublicEdThe Dec. 9 National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public E
Ravitch wins Grawemeyer education award — University of Louisville
Ravitch wins Grawemeyer education award — University of Louisville: The Grawemeyer Awards are five annual prizes given in the fields of music, political science, psychology, education and religion. They were founded by H. Charles Grawemeyer to help make the world a better place. More about the Grawemeyer Awards >>Ravitch wins Grawemeyer education awardEducation historian Diane Ravitch once support
NY Ed Commissioner King Tone Deaf to Common Core Concerns | Truth in American Education
NY Ed Commissioner King Tone Deaf to Common Core Concerns | Truth in American Education: NY Ed Commissioner King Tone Deaf to Common Core ConcernsFiled in Common Core State Standards, Education at State Level by Shane Vander Hart on December 5, 2013 • 0 Comments51New York Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. admitted to those attending a public forum in Jamestown, NY that the public forums he
12-5-13 With A Brooklyn Accent: BATS and the Pedagogy of Joy
With A Brooklyn Accent: BATS and the Pedagogy of Joy: BATS and the Pedagogy of JoyOne of the reasons that BATS continue to grow and thrive is that we expound a Pedagogy of Joy that stands in sharp contrast to the Pegagogy of Fear and Pain which dominates current education policy. The Arne Duncans and Michelle Rhees and John Kings of the world advocate using schools to "whip students in shape&
Cali Education Headlines Thursday, December 5, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Education HeadlinesThursday, December 5, 2013FCMAT 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.Simi Valley neighbors can see school solar panels all too clearly nowIn its continuing effort to cut expenses, the Simi Valley
12-5-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Coming to NYC Next Week: Fear and LoathingNYSED officials continue to add insult to injury giving NYC parents so little warning and holding both forums the same night. What are they afraid of? ... Leonie Haimson I'm surprised they aren't holding these events on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.More from Leonie:Just learned that the first NYC NYSED/Regents forums on Common Core, testing and priv
12-5-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: GUEST POST: Let’s Nurture Inner-Directed Students and Ignore the “No Excuses” Crowd, John ThompsonGUEST POST: Let\’s Nurture Inner-Directed Students and Ignore the \”No Excuses\” Crowd, John Thompson. via GUEST POST: Let’s Nurture Inner-Directed Students and Ignore the “No Excuses” Crowd, John Thompson.by plthomasedd / 10min hide  //  saveSetting Free the Books: On Stepping Aside
Community College Rankings 2013 | Washington Monthly
Community College Rankings 2013 | Washington Monthly: College Guide2013 Community College Rankings2013 Community College RankingsRead Community Colleges Rankings in the chart below and use this drop-down menu to check out Rankings charts for other school types:  2013 National Universities  2013 Liberal Arts Colleges  2013 Master’s Universities  2013 Baccalaureate Colleges  2013 Community Colleges 
solidaridad: Parent Engagement Committee as opportunity to address LAUSD CAC concerns
solidaridad: Parent Engagement Committee as opportunity to address LAUSD CAC concerns: Parent Engagement Committee as opportunity to address LAUSD CAC concernsFrom an avid reader [edited for anonymity]Here's the link to the next Early Childhood Education and Parent Engagement Committee meeting scheduled for next Thursday, December 12, 1013. It has an unfortunate late start of 4PM due to Curriculum
What Is Teaching All About and Why Does Experience Matter? | janresseger
What Is Teaching All About and Why Does Experience Matter? | janresseger: What Is Teaching All About and Why Does Experience Matter?Posted on December 5, 2013 by janressegerFrom our national testing law, No Child Left Behind, through programs like School Improvement Grants coming from Arne Duncan’s Department of Education, federal policy is designed these days to blame and scapegoat school teacher
The Educated Reporter: Sandy Hook 911 Recordings: News Value or Shock Value?
The Educated Reporter: Sandy Hook 911 Recordings: News Value or Shock Value?: Sandy Hook 911 Recordings: News Value or Shock Value?With the release of audio recordings of the Sandy Hook 911 calls, media outlets are weighing the news value of using them against the inevitable criticism that to do so is macabre exploitation.The recordings were released Wednesday after the Associated Press sued for a
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: The PISA Scores: MICHELLE RHEE CLUCKS THAT THE SKY IS FALLING
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: The PISA Scores: MICHELLE RHEE CLUCKS THAT THE SKY IS FALLING: The PISA Scores: MICHELLE RHEE CLUCKS THAT THE SKY IS FALLINGMore Mediocrity for American Education: The bad news about those mediocre new rankings of America's educational system is the complacency about fixing themBY MICHELLE RHEE | TIME IDEAS |  HTTP://TI.ME/IFWZQNGetty ImagesDec. 04, 201
Morning Wink 12-5-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS mark as readLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 12-5-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Lower Hudson Valley: The Disconnect Between the State and the PublicMost of the noise against the shoddy implementation of Common Core in New York has been heard in Long Island, but


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