Tuesday, July 16, 2013

OPINION: Could Superintendent Deasy be replaced with an iPad?

OPINION: Could Superintendent Deasy be replaced with an iPad?:

OPINION: Could Superintendent Deasy be replaced with an iPad?

    
 
 

David LyellJuly 2, 2013, wasn’t just another day. On that day, there was a LAUSD School Board meeting unlike any other in recent memory.
Each year, at the first LAUSD Board meeting in July, the seven School Board members (laschoolboard.org) vote to elect a president. While the School Board president doesn’t have expanded powers, the position affords an opportunity to set the tone, run Board meetings, and work closely with the superintendent to determine meeting agendas.
At the July 2 Board meeting, three members began a four-year term: District 2 Board Member Monica Garcia, District 4 Board Member Steve Zimmer, and District 6 Board Member Monica Ratliff.
When the U.S. Supreme Court wrongly ruled (my opinion) in 2010 (Citizens United vs. Federal
- See more at: http://intersectionssouthla.org/story/opinion-could-superintendent-deasy-be-replaced-with-an-ipad/#sthash.CqaqSddY.dpuf

The Educated Reporter: Guest Post: Guiding Principals - How to Recognize Innovative Leaders

The Educated Reporter: Guest Post: Guiding Principals - How to Recognize Innovative Leaders:

Guest Post: Guiding Principals - How to Recognize Innovative Leaders




EWA's 66th National Seminar was recently held at Stanford University, and we asked some of the education reporters attending to contribute blog posts from the sessions, including one examining President Obama's universal preschool proposal. Today's guest blogger is Hattie Brown Garrow of the Virginian-Pilot. Stream any session from National Seminar in your browser, or subscribe via RSS or iTunes. For more on school leadership and governance, visit EWA's Story Starters online resource. 

Want to know whether a school is truly innovative?

Talk to the students. Are they able to reflect on what they’re learning? Or do they simply say what they’re doing? Observe group work closely. Students must work together for an assignment to truly be collaborative. The “divide and conquer” strategy doesn’t foster deep learning.

And if every student project looks the same, that’s not innovation.

That’s the advice of Michelle Spencer, principal at New Technology High in Napa, 

Celebrity cash fueling Cory Booker's Senate dreams - NorthJersey.com

Celebrity cash fueling Cory Booker's Senate dreams - NorthJersey.com:

Celebrity cash fueling Cory Booker's Senate dreams

TUESDAY JULY 16, 2013, 11:16 PM
THE RECORD



Newark Mayor Cory Booker is tapping high-tech billionaires, Wall Street hedge-fund managers and Hollywood’s A-list as he builds a bankroll for this year’s special U.S. Senate election — and beyond.
Booker is taking four times the limit for one election from deep-pocketed donors, apparently presuming that he will need money to run for a full term next year after he wins the primary and general election this year to fill the remainder of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s term.
Booker raised $4.6 million between April and June, and a 1,385-page report that became public Tuesday shows dozens of donors, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and business-woman/heiress Ivanka Trump, giving $10,400.
That’s four times the legal maximum of $2,600 per election. Booker was able to take that much because he is accepting contributions for four elections at the same time: This year’s Aug. 13 special primary, the Oct. 16 special general election, and the primary and genera
- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/Celebrity_cash_fueling_Cory_Bookers_Senate_dreams.html#sthash.mvWKUmgV.dpuf

Don't Forget: 
The Real I.R.S. Scandal

DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: I Am Not a "Highly Effective" Teacher!: Student Test Scores Have Spoken!

DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: I Am Not a "Highly Effective" Teacher!: Student Test Scores Have Spoken!:

I Am Not a "Highly Effective" Teacher!: Student Test Scores Have Spoken!



 I saw this tweet after I had already written this post, and I thought, "How perfect!"

I found out today that I am an only an "effective" teacher as opposed to "highly effective."

I received my summative evaluation in June and I received a Satisfactory. Now don't get me wrong, I don't think "I'm all that and a bag of chips", but I felt I deserved more than a Satisfactory. So, I challenged it.

That's how I found out I am not a "highly effective" teacher. It's not because I don't engage my students, It's not because I don't find every way possible to involve my parents. It's not because I don't collaborate with my peers. It's not that I don't  meet the requirements of a highly effective teacher according to that infographic. It's not that I don't go above and beyond. (And understand I do these things because I choose to, because it makes it better for my 

Report detailing widespread fraud in the N.J. school lunch program due Wednesday | NJ.com

Report detailing widespread fraud in the N.J. school lunch program due Wednesday | NJ.com:

Report detailing widespread fraud in the N.J. school lunch program due Wednesday

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State Comptroller Matthew Boxer, investigated fraud in the National School Lunch Program

 By Ted Sherman andChristopher Baxter/The Star-Ledger
TRENTON — In a report to be released Wednesday, the Office of the State Comptroller said it found widespread fraud in the state’s school lunch program.
Officials said the report, which will be made public by comptroller Matthew Boxer, details fraud in the National School Lunch Program in New Jersey school districts, including by public employees and public officials.
The investigation comes in the wake of a series of stories by The Star-Ledger into lunch program abuses in Elizabeth, where the president of the school board was indicted after the newspaper found her children were receiving subsidized meals despite a family income far exceeding federal eligibility limits set by the federal government.
The state attorney general’s office said it launched its investigation into the Elizabeth program after The Star-Ledger reported that the children of Marie L. Munn, then serving as board president, were enrolled in the program. At the time, her financial disclosure statements showed she was employed as a human resources administrator for a nonprofit organization and her husband, who was employed by the New York 

Mother Crusader: NJDOE Taking Their Own Sweet Time Granting Final Charters

Mother Crusader: NJDOE Taking Their Own Sweet Time Granting Final Charters:

NJDOE Taking Their Own Sweet Time Granting Final Charters


 So, July 15th came and went.  It's supposed to be the day approved applicants are granted their final charter and cleared to open in September. 

Here's the timeline.


But nothing.  No announcement.  Nada.

According to

“Who the hell do you think you are?” | Reclaim Reform

“Who the hell do you think you are?” | Reclaim Reform:

“Who the hell do you think you are?”

“Who the hell do you think you are?”
Imagine paying into an annuity for thirty-five years with an agreed upon payout of a monthly check at retirement. Now imagine an insurance/annuity company getting total strangers, from all over a state, on the next block to hundreds of miles away, to assess how much you should really be paid.
After all, you’re old. You don’t need much. You don’t need to buy expensive fresh vegetables when your belly would be just as full with a Big Mac. What do you want to do, live forever?
Your house should be paid for, and your kids should be able to buy you new Pay-For-Less shoes once a year, maybe at Christmas or your birthday. If your house isn’t paid for, it should have been. Since you just sit in front of your TV all day, why would you 

Will Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Stand with Trayvon?






Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process.

Thurgood Marshall

Nite Cap 7-16-13 #BATsACT #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2 #HEREPASTJUNE

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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Morning Wink 7-16-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
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