Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Nite Cap 12-25-13 #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




Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Christmas Quotables
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Christmas Quotables: Christmas QuotablesChristmas in WashingtonJonathan Merritt in The Atlantic: "If he were taking the red-eye flight from San Francisco to New York today, Jesus might be profiled for additional security screening." --The Race of Jesus Unknown, Yet PowerfulNSA Whistle Blower Edward Snowden: "A child born today will grow up with no conc
State Data Deal with Media Should Alarm You | Truth in American Education
State Data Deal with Media Should Alarm You | Truth in American Education: State Data Deal with Media Should Alarm YouFiled in Uncategorized by chascherrie on December 25, 2013 • 0 CommentsThanks to KOUW’s article, State Deal to Give Media Organizations Student Data Alarms Privacy Experts, the deal the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) made to provide the Seattle Times with
Kimble's Corner: Chistmas Wishes from Congressman Kimble
Kimble's Corner: Chistmas Wishes from Congressman Kimble: Chistmas Wishes from Congressman KimbleThis Christmas season, I send you and your family my warmest wishes. At Christmas we  celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We rejoice in his birth and his mission to save us from sin. We remember him as the white baby he was and we remind others of things that he said that we agree
Why corporate reformers fabricate public school failures | Seattle Education
Why corporate reformers fabricate public school failures | Seattle Education: Why corporate reformers fabricate public school failuresOne interesting phenomenon that many of us see is how people, particularly parents, will say that schools are failing but the school that their children go to is fine.They also say that they like the teachers and are satisfied with the education their child is recei
12-25-13 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.: Ten minute drawing. The NekGrinch stole Christmas.4 by Fred Klonsky / 38min 12-24-13 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.: Happy holidays.by Fred
Emphasizing The Merry This Christmas - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson
Emphasizing The Merry This Christmas - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson: Emphasizing The Merry This Christmasby JOSE VILSON on DECEMBER 25, 2013in JOSEThe mantra for fathers like me is, “As long as they’re happy, we’re happy.”Christmas time always has one dark cloud hanging over it with memories of my aunt who passed away almost twenty years ago, and now this year with my father passing away a co
Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science. It’s Harder (Ryan Fuller) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science. It’s Harder (Ryan Fuller) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science. It’s Harder (Ryan Fuller)Ryan Fuller, a former aerospace engineer, is a high school teacher in Colorado Springs, Colo.This piece appeared in Slate, December 18, 2013 A version of this post originally appeared on TeacherPop, the blog of Teach for America cor
NYC Educator: Happy Christmas
NYC Educator: Happy Christmas: Happy ChristmasTo all readers of this blog, to all my brother and sister teachers, and to all the public school parents facing these odd, odd times, I wish you a happy and restful Christmas and holiday season. Thanks for all your support, and thanks for all your thoughtful comments.Thanks for waking up every morning ready to help children who need it. Thanks for your
12-25-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: “Feel Good” Christmas Stories For Christmas DayI’m compiling “feel good” Christmas stories today and will be adding them — whenever I can find time — as I find them and as people let me know. I’m using Storify to “curate” them: [View the story "\"Feel Good\" Christmas Stories For Christmas Day" on Storif
Feliz Navidad
Feliz NavidadFeliz Navidad is a Christmas album by singer/songwriter José Feliciano. Originally titled José Feliciano and released in 1970 by RCA Victor, it was reissued on CD in 2001 by BMG with all the songs of the original album (Christmas classics and Feliciano’s famous composition “Feliz Navidad”) plus three original songs added and recorded by José but never released on the original vinyl al
Morning Wink 12-25-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSHappy Holidays from the Big Education Ape12-25-13 Perdido Street SchoolPerdido Street School: Chiara de Blasio, Bill de Blasio And The Politics Of ManipulationI thought the video the de Blasio transition team released of Chiara de Blasio talking about her struggles with drugs, alcohol and depression was on one level an important one.We live in a high stres
12-25-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Chiara de Blasio, Bill de Blasio And The Politics Of ManipulationI thought the video the de Blasio transition team released of Chiara de Blasio talking about her struggles with drugs, alcohol and depression was on one level an important one.We live in a high stress society in which many people are suffering from depression or other emotional problems, in which many people ar
12-25-13 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida
Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida, red in Washington, dark sky-blue in Israel and public school in Education: Michelle Rhee, Parent Revolution Blink on AccountabilityFrom Education Week reporter Alyson Klein: So remember how California is planning to suspend most of its accountability testing for a year in order to help the state’s schools get up to speed on new tests aligned wi
Vacation Reading: 9 Great Education Articles From 2013 - Sophie Quinton - The Atlantic
Vacation Reading: 9 Great Education Articles From 2013 - Sophie Quinton - The Atlantic: Vacation Reading: 9 Great Education Articles From 2013Stories about iPads, high-school dropouts, standardized testing, and moreSometimes, it takes a longer article to illuminate something as complex as education in America. Here are nine articles from 2013, covering everything from public policy to teaching pra
12-25-13 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): The Socialist Objective: “I can see the dawn of the better day for humanity”Under a pen-name for a newspaper in 1943, George Orwell wrote about Christmas, veering into a declaration of the Socialist objective, predating by many decades Kurt Vonnegut’s career of making si
"JOY TO THE WORLD" Let the Learning Begin......
Let the Learning Begin......
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 12-25-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Pope Francis on the the Dangers of Poverty and InequalityI am not in the custom of quoting religious leaders, being a secular Jew, but I am nonetheless impressed by Pope Francis’ advocacy on behalf of the poor and his critique of the unfettered market. To clarify, I understand and believe in the values of a free marketplace of good
VIDEO: LA students grab the mic to talk winter break | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
VIDEO: LA students grab the mic to talk winter break | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: VIDEO: LA students grab the mic to talk winter breakAnnie Gilbertson | December 25th, 2013, 6:00amRoosevelt High School students released a short video remaking The Twelve Days of Christmas.Cue cameras. Sync sound. Remix a Christmas classic, L.A. Unified style."On the first day of Christmas, my teachers gave to me
12-25-13 Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement": If You Needed More Reasons Why We Need Parents As Allies….It’s not like we really need more reasons Why Parents Should Be Looked At As Allies & Not Targets Of Blame, but here are two articles that make another reason clear: Portland Public Schools parents rally for teachers as negotiations impasse continues (video) High
12-25-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Fred Smith, Poet Luareate of the Real Reform MovementThe Night Before… Once More‘Tis the old year that’s closing rosy and gloomy,                   In with de Blasio and goodbye to Bloomy.                           With citywide hope cautiously mingled with doubt,             We’ll soon know down here whether to smile or to shout.    Some fresh air to breathe, perhaps, while out o
12-25-13 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: A farewell to ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ authorLast week, Ned Vizzini, the young author of “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” and other popular works for young adults, sadly took his own life. Here is a tribute from James Blasingame, associate professor of English Education at Arizona State University, and the 2010 president of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the […]   
12-25-13 teacherken at Daily Kos: One important Christmas ritual
Daily Kos: One important Christmas ritual: Wendell Potter on Obamacarein an interesting piece at Reader Supported News dated yesterday and titled Obamacare: What's in It for You? Plenty, So Take Time to Find Out. He notes a number of things that most Americans do not seem to know, in large part because of how the media has covered the roll-out, starting with this:  the average increased in premium
12-25-13 4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit
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12-25-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: My Christmas PostOn most mornings, as part of my morning routine, I listen to T.D. Jakes of the Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas. As my Christmas present to my readers, I offer one of my favorite Jakes sermons. It is about love. I think it will surprise most listeners. Merry Christmas.by deutsch29 / 2h 12-24-13 @ The Chalk Face@ THE CHALK FACE: IMPACT scores in DCPS show errors. I
Weekly Address: The President and First Lady Wish Everyone a Happy Holiday Season | The White House
Weekly Address: The President and First Lady Wish Everyone a Happy Holiday Season | The White House: Weekly Address: The President and First Lady Wish Everyone a Happy Holiday SeasonWASHINGTON, DC—In this week’s address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  They also thanked our brave troops and their families for their service and sa
My Christmas Post | deutsch29
My Christmas Post | deutsch29: My Christmas PostDecember 25, 2013On most mornings, as part of my morning routine, I listen to T.D. Jakes of thePotter’s House in Dallas, Texas.As my Christmas present to my readers, I offer one of my favorite Jakes sermons. It is about love.I think it will surprise most listeners.Merry Christmas.
Top ten stories from Hechinger — Kindergarten through high school highlights | Hechinger Report
Top ten stories from Hechinger — Kindergarten through high school highlights | Hechinger Report: Top ten stories from Hechinger — Kindergarten through high school highlightsBy Hechinger ReportIt’s been a busy year for The Hechinger Report’s k-12 team. Two of our staff members published books on education. We set up our Mississippi bureau. We added two new blogs – Digital EDU andEducation by the Nu
empathyeducates – School Restructuring Equals Put Charters In Place
empathyeducates – School Restructuring Equals Put Charters In Place: School Restructuring Equals Put Charters In PlaceSchool Restructuring Equals Put Charters In PlacePhotograph; Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson, right, meets with Dashonnah Gittens, left, and fellow junior Armani Stevenson at an event last fall. (Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger)One more community is torn asunder.
Video: Yule Log for the holidays - The Denver Post
Video: Yule Log for the holidays - The Denver Post: Video: Yule Log for the holidaysBy The Denver PostPOSTED:   12/24/2013 07:31:48 PM MST2 COMMENTS| UPDATED:   ABOUT 6 HOURS AGO Just in time for the holidays, here is a video of the traditional yule log.Read more: Video: Yule Log for the holidays - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24791082/video-yule-log-holidays?source=ho
Things are looking up for California schools, state superintendent says - Inside Bay Area
Things are looking up for California schools, state superintendent says - Inside Bay Area: Things are looking up for California schools, state superintendent saysBy Theresa Harrington Contra Costa TimesPOSTED:   12/24/2013 08:02:51 PM PST | UPDATED:   ABOUT 10 HOURS AGO SACRAMENTO -- California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson declared a fiscal state of emergency in K-12 educatio
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Still cleaning up Rhee's Value-Added mess in D.C.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Still cleaning up Rhee's Value-Added mess in D.C.: Still cleaning up Rhee's Value-Added mess in D.C.Seattle teachers protest Rhee-forms.They're still cleaning up the debris from Michelle Rhee's signature reform in D.C.. Her top-down imposed Value-Added IMPACT system of teacher evaluation has long caused havoc in the system here and elsewhere. Remember, it's also a ce

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San Ysidro situation draws protest | UTSanDiego.com
San Ysidro situation draws protest | UTSanDiego.com: San Ysidro situation draws protestTeachers contract an unresolved issue in district finances SAN YSIDRO — About 100 teachers, all dressed in red and black, protested vociferously before and silently during the San Ysidro School District board meeting last week at San Ysidro Middle School. They were there to call attention to bogged down contrac
Prayer for a New Mother |
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Nite Cap 12-24-13 #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 CAPHappy Holidays from the Big Education ApeFrom My Family to YoursThe Spirit of Christmas Present: Children versus Corporate Greed | Reclaim ReformThe Spirit of Christmas Present: Children versus Corporate Greed | Reclaim Reform: The Spirit of Chri



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