Sunday, December 1, 2013

Nite Cap 12-1-13 #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 CAP



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DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Productive Parent Teacher Conferences: A P/T Form That Helps!
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Productive Parent Teacher Conferences: A P/T Form That Helps!: Productive Parent Teacher Conferences: A P/T Form That Helps!Year after year, I have tried to find a way to make my conferences more productive. I had attempted to find a way to share information with my parents so they had a clear understanding of where their child is. I had always felt frustrated, when after a parent had gone , and I would think, “Oh, I forgot to tell her/him….”  A few years ago I created a form based on  some of the questions from a worksheet that my  Phi Delta Kappa sorer shar
Is Karen Hughes working in the Islamic Gulen Movement?
Is Karen Hughes working in the Islamic Gulen Movement?: Is Karen Hughes working in the Islamic Gulen Movement?June 7, 2011 | BlogThe New York Times reported  today on the Cosmos Foundation, a public charter school provider with ties to the Gulen Movement. Fethullah Gulen, the founder of the Gulen Movement, is a Muslim Imam and supporter of instituting sharia law in his native Turkey. Under pressure from Turkish authorities claiming he was seeking an Islamic state in Turkey, Gulen came to America in 1999.The Times didn’t mention that Karen Hughes, native Texan and former employee of  George W.
Profiles of For-Profit and Nonprofit Education Management Organizations: Fourteenth Edition – 2011-2012 | National Education Policy Center
Profiles of For-Profit and Nonprofit Education Management Organizations: Fourteenth Edition – 2011-2012 | National Education Policy Center: Profiles of For-Profit and Nonprofit Education Management Organizations: Fourteenth Edition – 2011-2012Proudly Sponsored by     Gary Miron, Charisse GulosinoNovember 26, 2013Press Release →The 2011-2012 school year marked another year of growth in both the for-profit and nonprofit education management sectors. In the previous three years we saw some signs of slowing growth in the for-profit sector, but the changes between 2010-2011 and 2011-12, demonstrate

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Teachers getting younger in Tennessee | timesfreepress.com
Teachers getting younger in Tennessee | timesfreepress.com: Teachers getting younger in Tennesseeshareemailprintfont sizeby Kevin Hardyview bio »Laura McNutt.For decades, teachers have entered the classroom in their early 20s and stayed in front of the blackboard for 25 years, 30 years or longer.But that traditional model is changing.Many educators leave teaching after just a few years -- some est
4LAKids - MORE CRACKS IN THE CORE: Massachusetts Halts Common Core Implementation
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: MORE CRACKS IN THE CORE: Massachusetts Halts Common Core Implementation: MORE CRACKS IN THE CORE: Massachusetts Halts Common Core ImplementationBY BRITTANY CORONA ON EDUCATION,FRONT PAGE | POLICY NEWS BLOG FROM THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION HTTP://HERIT.AG/1C5WH1YNewscomNovember 22, 2013 @ 9:00 am   ::  This week, the Massachusetts Board of Education voted to
Please help to stop the attack against active and retired teachers in Illinois. | Reclaim Reform
Please help to stop the attack against active and retired teachers in Illinois. | Reclaim Reform: Please help to stop the attack against active and retired teachers in Illinois.Posted on December 1, 2013by Ken PrevitiImagine a law written by lawmakers who are actively breaking the law while also violating their oath of office. Now, imagine that the law is meant to steal the active and/or retired t
12-1-13 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.: The cranky one is publishing the times and locations of tomorrow’s We Are One pension rallies.Here are the times and locations of tomorrow’s pension rallies at local representatives’ offices: AFSCME • Rockford – Stadelman/Syverson, Jefferson o Start Time: 10 a.m. o Transportation: Self. (Parking is pl
Teachers Were Never The Problem - In These Times
Teachers Were Never The Problem - In These Times: Study finds that in one third of U.S. states majority of public school students come from low-income households. (Southern Education Foundation)WEB ONLY// FEATURES » NOVEMBER 8, 2013Teachers Were Never The ProblemPoverty still lies at the root of the U.S. ‘education crisis.’BY DAVID SIROTASocial science research over the last few decades has shown
Does Standardization Serve Students? Or is Common Core a Dead End? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
Does Standardization Serve Students? Or is Common Core a Dead End? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Does Standardization Serve Students? Or is Common Core a Dead End?By Anthony Cody on December 1, 2013 2:10 PMThis weekend we have heard some controversy over corporations forcing low-wage employees to work on holidays such as Thanksgiving. Many of us are disturbed by this encroachment
12-1-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: Perry returns to the paid speaking circuitTonight, December 1, 2013, Steve Perry will be speaking at George Washington University from 7pm – 9pm (no word whether the will be back in time for school tomorrow morning).  But he’ll certainly be missing another school day on Friday when he speaks at the METCO Directors’ Association meeting outside of Boston from 8:30am – […]The post Perry r
Measuring the Wealth Effect in Education - NYTimes.com
Measuring the Wealth Effect in Education - NYTimes.com: By D.D. GUTTENPLANPublished: December 1, 2013Enlarge This ImageGretchen Ertl for The New York TimesThe campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.But thanks to a new study by John Jerrim at the Institute of Education at the University of London we now know how much easier. At a time when governments on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean ar
Success Academy Tax Documents: Moskowitz Can Afford the Rent | deutsch29
Success Academy Tax Documents: Moskowitz Can Afford the Rent | deutsch29: Success Academy Tax Documents: Moskowitz Can Afford the RentDecember 1, 2013Since 2006, Eva Moskowitz has been running a small charter empire that has at least $50 million in assets and the support of hedge fund millionaires. Why is it, then, that her Success Academies have never paid a dime in rent for the public school spa
12-1-13 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: Amazing product placement: ‘American Girl’ backpack comes with mini Pearson math bookYou’ve got to give it to Pearson: They do great product placement. Who would expect an “American Girl” miniature backpack set for a doll to include a tiny math book with a cover that comes from a Common Core-aligned textbook line put out by the education publishing giant? Yes, educator and blogge
12-1-13 Jersey Jazzman
Jersey Jazzman: Why Won't Charter Cheerleaders Acknowledge The Facts?I've got to give my old buddy Tom Moran, chief of the op-ed page at the Star-Ledger credit: he managed to write a column on education today where he didn't blame the teachers unions for everything. Must have been hard to repress those urges...Cami Anderson, the superintendent of Newark schools, has taken enormous heat for nurturi
Head Start Proves Beneficial to Latino, Spanish-Speaking Children | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com
Head Start Proves Beneficial to Latino, Spanish-Speaking Children | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com: STUDY:  Head Start Programs Prove Most Beneficial to Latino, Spanish-Speaking ChildrenA new study proves what many education experts have long suspected: Head Start programs and public pre-kindergarten are beneficial to Latino children.The research by the University of North Carolina’s Graham Child De
We Don’t Need Longer School Days; We Need Smarter Ones. | Ward 8 DC Teacher
We Don’t Need Longer School Days; We Need Smarter Ones. | Ward 8 DC Teacher: We Don’t Need Longer School Days; We Need Smarter Ones.by ANGEL CINTRON JR. • DECEMBER 1, 2013I support the intentions behind DCPS’ A Capital Commitment: Better Schools for All Students by 2017. I salute Chancellor Henderson and Capital One for agreeing to a strategic plan, which sets ambitious goals for our most vulnerab
Morning Wink 12-1-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS mark as readNewark's big play on charter schools: Moran | NJ.comNewark's big play on charter schools: Moran | NJ.com: Newark's big play on charter schools: MoranKindergarteners at Robert Treat Academy in Newark.Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger Cami Anderson, the superintendent of Newark schools, has taken enormous heat for nurturing the growth of ch
Newark's big play on charter schools: Moran | NJ.com
Newark's big play on charter schools: Moran | NJ.com: Newark's big play on charter schools: MoranKindergarteners at Robert Treat Academy in Newark.Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger Cami Anderson, the superintendent of Newark schools, has taken enormous heat for nurturing the growth of charter schools, which now educate roughly 1 in 4 kids in the city.She’s helped them raise money. She’s made
Does Common Core Suggest Instructors Teach Students About the Gettysburg Address Without Mentioning the Civil War? | TheBlaze.com
Does Common Core Suggest Instructors Teach Students About the Gettysburg Address Without Mentioning the Civil War? | TheBlaze.com: DOES COMMON CORE SUGGEST INSTRUCTORS TEACH STUDENTS ABOUT THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS WITHOUT MENTIONING THE CIVIL WAR?Nov. 30, 2013 11:58am Oliver Darcy10168830121Related:Common CoreThe Common Core State Standards reportedly may suggest high school instructors teach studen
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 12-1-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Parent: Free Our Children from the Dead Hand of TestingJeff Nichols and his wife Anne Stone are outspoken critics of standardized testing. They have two children in public school. Here is Jeff’s testimony to the Néw York City Council, in which he eloquently explains why the tide is turning against standardized testing. He speaks on
12-1-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: The Best Videos For Educators In 2013 – Part TwoHere’s the latest in annual The Best…” posts…. This post includes my choices for videos since I posted The Best Videos For Educators In 2013 – So Far six months ago. You might also be interested in: The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — Part Two The Best Videos For Educators
12-1-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Should SC Increase Charter School Investment? No!Charter school advocates are calling for more investment from South Carolina, according to Jamie Self at The State (Columbia, SC):South Carolina’s public charter schools struggle to find and pay for space, and often end up without access to kitchens, libraries, or places for kids to play – a problem the S.C. General Assembly needs to
solidaridad: Cheryl Ortega for UTLA Director of Bilingual Education
solidaridad: Cheryl Ortega for UTLA Director of Bilingual Education: Cheryl Ortega for UTLA Director of Bilingual EducationCheryl Ortega for UTLA Director of Bilingual Education by Robert D. SkeelsCheryl Ortega for UTLA Director of Bilingual EducationEndorsements"I am an enthusiastic supporter of Ms. Ortega not only for her deep understand and support of bilingual education but also for her a
Teaching the Lakota language to the Lakota | Al Jazeera America
Teaching the Lakota language to the Lakota | Al Jazeera America: Teaching the Lakota language to the Lakotaby Kayla Gahagan  @kaylagahagan  December 1, 2013  9:00AM ETOnly 6,000 people speak the Lakota language, few of them under 65, but people are working to keep it aliveTopics: American Indian Race & Ethnicity South DakotaKayla GahaganPINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION, S.D. — Dodge tumbleweeds a
12-1-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: Belief Culture: “We Don’t Need No Education”Belief Culture: \”We Don\’t Need No Education\”. via Belief Culture: “We Don’t Need No Education”.by plthomasedd / 27min hide  //  save#AmericanGirl + Pearson = reality.From what I hear the American Girl series of dolls from Mattel strives to create a realistic version of 9-11 year old girls. Congrats Mattel! This accessory is right on
12-1-13 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): Belief Culture: “We Don’t Need No Education”“Four in 10 Americans, slightly fewer today than in years past, believe God created humans in their present form about 10,000 years ago.” This December 2010 poll also includes the finding that a scant 16 percent of the U.S. pop
12-1-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Politicians In Albany Scared Over Common CoreCommenter at a Buffalo News article on the increasing opposition to the CCSS in NY State:A childhood friend of mine works in politics. I saw him recently and conversation turned to the issues highlighted in this article. He said, and I'll never forget the look on his face, "the Common Core has politicians in Albany scared.&qu
I’m Thankful For Canada’s Health System – redqueeninla
I’m Thankful For Canada’s Health System – redqueeninla: I’m Thankful For Canada’s Health SystemWritten by redqueeninla in Education, Public Health Four years ago I was unable to afford this week’s great joy in cooking a special meal for family and friends, a meal from the heart and soul.  What follows is a highly personal vignette that outlines the blessing of functional public politics, and how d
Teacher-driven project offers ideas to put new standards into practice - The Denver Post
Teacher-driven project offers ideas to put new standards into practice - The Denver Post: Teacher-driven project offers ideas to put new standards into practiceBy Kevin SimpsonThe Denver PostPOSTED:   12/01/2013 12:01:00 AM MST Joanna Bruno, science specialist, and Brian Sevier review sample curricula. (John Leyba, The Denver Post)It was one thing for Karl Remsen to adapt to the idea of new state

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A Notice of Claim Has Been Filed Against the NYC DOE southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: A Notice of Claim Has Been Filed Against the NYC DOEThe deed has been done. I had until December 3, 2013 to do it and I did it. I filed a Notice of Claim against;NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, its agents, servants, employees and/or licensees.For the claims;To recover money damages for infringement and violation of United States Constitutional First Amendmen
solidaridad: Matthew Kogan, Jeff Pott & Anne Zerrien-Lee: The best team to serve you as UTLA North Area Chair and Directors!
solidaridad: Matthew Kogan, Jeff Pott & Anne Zerrien-Lee: The best team to serve you as UTLA North Area Chair and Directors!: Matthew Kogan, Jeff Pott & Anne Zerrien-Lee: The best team to serve you as UTLA North Area Chair and Directors!Matthew Kogan, Jeff Pott & Anne Zerrien-Lee The best team to serve you as UTLA North Area Chair and Directo... by Robert D. SkeelsWe are three independ
One Teacher's Perspective: Meritless Pursuit of Pay-for-Performance
One Teacher's Perspective: Meritless Pursuit of Pay-for-Performance: Meritless Pursuit of Pay-for-PerformanceThe history of merit pay in schools is almost as old as public education in America. It has failed many times over and in many forms. Many have pursued pay-for-performance (PfP) for teachers as a panacea for alleged public school ills. Progressives and conservatives have promoted it. Both P
Texas Group Touts Bilingual Schooling | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com
Texas Group Touts Bilingual Schooling | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com: Texas Group Touts Bilingual SchoolingThe president of the Texas Association for Bilingual Education has issued a warning about the ongoing gap between “Anglo” students and those who have a mother tongue different from English.“The sad reality is that the majority of schools in this country are educating dramatically below the ab
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: "If You Give a Teacher a Free Day...!".: Allowing Professionals to Develop Independently!
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: "If You Give a Teacher a Free Day...!".: Allowing Professionals to Develop Independently!: "If You Give a Teacher a Free Day...!".: Allowing Professionals to Develop Independently!  This year, Monday and Tuesday were designated as Parent-Teacher Conference Days. If you didn't get a large turnout, you had some down time. What's a teacher to do?
MAP Test Boycott named in “Best Education News of 2013″ by Washington Post’s Answer Sheet | I AM AN EDUCATOR
MAP Test Boycott named in “Best Education News of 2013″ by Washington Post’s Answer Sheet | I AM AN EDUCATOR: MAP Test Boycott named in “Best Education News of 2013″ by Washington Post’s Answer SheetBy I AM AN EDUCATOR on November 30, 2013What Valerie Strauss’ “Best and worst education news of 2013″ means for the state of education:Valerie Strauss, who runs the Washington Post blog, “The Answer sh
Hey, legislators! We WILL survive. Will you? | Reclaim Reform
Hey, legislators! We WILL survive. Will you? | Reclaim Reform: Hey, legislators! We WILL survive. Will you?Posted on November 30, 2013by Ken PrevitiThere was a vile streak of mean-spiritedness spewed by Illinois legislators who announced on Thanksgiving Eve that active and retired teachers’ pensions will be cut immediately after Thanksgiving. Knowing that people would avert their eyes and block th
The Audacity of "Nope"- Pushing Back and Monkeywrenching in a World Gone Mad: Truth About Common Core Part 2
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11-30-13 Saturday Matinée Special Double Feature News Breakout
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NYC Public School Parents: A very twittery Thanksgiving, thanks to StudentFirst NY -- and some not-so thankful respondents
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What’s Good for Bill Gates Turns Out To Be Bad For Public Schools | Common Dreams
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Pope Francis Wins!
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2nd Banana 11-30-13 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2 #1u
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Morning Wink 11-30-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS mark as readOregon charter school founders Tim King, Norm Donohoe agree to repay state $475,000, are forever banned from charter school operations in Oregon | OregonLive.com21min How Philadelphia’s School Crisis Crushes Opportunity: Money and Stability Matter | janressegerHow Philadelphia’s School Crisis Crushes Opportunity: Money and Stability Matter | j

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