Saturday, September 7, 2013

Is DR Alison Coviello, Principal and PhD. at PS 154 in the Bronx Anti-Semitic?.southbronxschool.com

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Is DR Alison Coviello, Principal and PhD. at PS 154 in the Bronx Anti-Semitic?

Rosh Hashanah, is the second holiest day of the Jewish calendar.

How does DR Alison Coviello, Principal and PhD. at PS 154 in the Bronx recognize the beginning of 5774? She "suggests", i.e. calls, for the teachers of PS 154 not to blow the shofar, but rather to come into school to work on their learning environments (classrooms to the normal people).
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Now, we here at SBSB are not calling DR Alison Coviello, Principal and PhD. anti-Semitic (Though she is a Dartmouth grad and we all know Dartmouth's history ofanti-Semitism). At the very least her actions are insensitive.

DR Alison Coviello, Principal and PhD. fails to realize that not only are some of the staff at PS 154 Jewish, but some of these Jewish staff have lives, are not atheistic heathens and do wish to worship with family, friends, and God on such a day.

But what seems worse is even if there are no Jews amongst those DR Alison Coviello, Principal and PhD sent the email to, is how would she know who is and who isn't Jewish? Seemingly, not all Jews have large noses, curly hair, big ears, a nasal voice, and are rich.

But even there were no Jews at all at PS 154, could DR Alison Coviello, Principal and PhD not have 

Diane in the Evening 9-7-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all

Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all:






Bill de Blasio Is NOT Running a Racist Campaign
In an interview with New York magazine, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg accused frontunner Bill de Blasio of running a “racist” campaign. He graciously conceded that de Blasio is not a “racist” personally, just that his campaign is racist. He accused de Blasio of appealing to the black vote by showing off his biracial family. The website Buzzfeed was quick to point out that Bloomberg knew how to

LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 9-7-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Robert Shepherd: How Corporate Monopolies Control What Students LearnRobert Shepherd posted this explanation of how the publishing industry has changed and how a small number of corporate giants control what students learn: I think it important to distinguish between entrepreneurs attempting to bring new products to market that wil


LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 9-7-13 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
Diane Ravitch's blogLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONGDIANE RAVITCH'S BLOGTODAYRobert Rendo: Why Are We Destroying Education? For What?Now here is a first for this blog. A comment that appeared on the blog by Robert Rendo was picked up and posted by blogger Jonathan Pelto. It was indeed a brilliant statement, and somehow I failed to turn it into a post. So I am taking the post from Jonathan Pel


The Great Stagnation of American Education - NYTimes.com

The Great Stagnation of American Education - NYTimes.com:

The Great Stagnation of American Education

Javier Jaén
The Great Divide
The Great Divideis a series about inequality.
For most of American history, parents could expect that their children would, on average, be much better educated than they were. But that is no longer true. This development has serious consequences for the economy.
The epochal achievements of American economic growth have gone hand in hand with rising educational attainment, as the economistsClaudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz have shown. From 1891 to 2007, real economic output per person grew at an average rate of 2 percent per year — enough to double every 35 years. The average American was twice as well off in 2007 as in 1972, four times as well off as in 1937, and eight times as well off as in 1902. It’s no coincidence that for eight decades, from 1890 to 1970, educational attainment grew swiftly. But since 1990, that improvement has slowed to a crawl.
Companies pay better-educated people higher wages because they are more productive. The premium that employers pay to a college graduate compared with that to a high school graduate has soared since 1970, because of higher demand for technical and 

Data Center: Cost and loan data for Bay Area public, private and for-profit colleges - San Jose Mercury News

Data Center: Cost and loan data for Bay Area public, private and for-profit colleges - San Jose Mercury News:

Data Center: Cost and loan data for Bay Area public, private and for-profit colleges

by Daniel J. Willis
Bay Area News Group
POSTED:   09/04/2013 12:22:23 PM PDT | UPDATED:   A DAY AGO


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NameCountyTypeGrad RateDefault RateStudents on LoansAvg. Net PriceDescending
San Francisco Art InstituteSan Franciscoprivate 4yr45%8.2%71%$37,527
Santa Clara UniversitySanta Claraprivate 4yr85%2.1%37%$33,890
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San FranciscoSan Franciscofor-profit 4yr54% 65%$33,304
California College of the ArtsAlamedaprivate 4yr49%4.8%58%$32,443
Dominican University of CaliforniaMarinprivate 4yr56%6.0%70%$31,343
San Francisco Conservatory of MusicSan Franciscoprivate 4yr75%5.4%66%$29,765
University of San FranciscoSan Franciscoprivate 4yr70%1.0%54%$28,946
Menlo CollegeSan Mateoprivate 4yr34%15.6%55%$28,718
Academy of Art UniversitySan Franciscofor-profit 4yr34%11.1%60%$28,625
Saint Marys College of CaliforniaContra Costaprivate 4yr64%7.0%63%$28,616
California Culinary AcademySan Franciscofor-profit 2 yr57%19.8%67%$28,385
University of the PacificSan Joaquinprivate 4yr60%2.3%63%$27,766
Notre Dame de Namur UniversitySan Mateoprivate 4yr51%7.6%66%$26,931
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University San FranciscoSan Franciscofor-profit 4yr34% 83%$26,828
Everest College-San FranciscoSan Franciscofor-profit < 2yr69%30.5%55%$26,554
Mills CollegeAlamedaprivate 4yr57%4.9%72%$26,465
The Art Institute of California-Argosy University SunnyvaleSanta Clarafor-profit 4yr  89%$25,970
Everest College-HaywardAlamedafor-profit < 2yr58%33.8%42%$25,684
Expression College for Digital ArtsAlamedafor-profit 4yr50%17.9%66%$24,157
Pacific Union CollegeNapaprivate 4yr49%9.8%76%$23,792
Unitek CollegeAlamedafor-profit 2 yr61% 53%$23,289
Cogswell CollegeSanta Claraprivate 4yr43%9.4%52%$23,201
University of Phoenix-Bay Area CampusSanta Clarafor-profit 4yr19% 68%$22,842
Blake Austin CollegeSolanofor-profit 2 yr70%12.6%58%$22,804
San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and CosmetologySan Franciscofor-profit < 2yr82% 56%$21,961
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Database by Daniel J. Willis
Sources: U.S. Department of Education the The Project on Student Debt

* Due to data availability, for marked colleges average net cost is from the 2012-2013 year while the rest of the information is from 2011-2012. Average change in net cost among colleges for which we have both 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 data is +$626.07.

esol students could be victims of English-only testing - OrlandoSentinel.com

esol students could be victims of English-only testing - OrlandoSentinel.com:

Are Florida tests unfair to non-English-speaking students? Some say yes

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Wekiva High School junior Walfrank Piñeiro shows off some of the awards he has won, on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Walfrank, who has been in the United States after moving from Cuba about two years ago, is an honor roll student and star pitcher for his high school. An academic mentor of his thinks he would have passed if the test (FCAT) was translated into Spanish, as about a dozen other states do. (Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda, Orlando Sentinel)

Walfrank Piñeiro has been on the honor roll every semester since emigrating from Cuba two years ago. He's earned awards for academic excellence at the school, district and state level.
Despite the accolades, the 15-year-old has been unable to pass state exams in math, his strongest subject. He recently failed a retake of the crucial Algebra I exam by three points.
He has been tripped up repeatedly by word problems that educators concede measure reading as much as math skills.
"I think it should be just numbers," the Wekiva High junior said of the algebra test, which is a Florida graduation requirement. "We're talking about math."
In Florida, more than 250,000 students like Walfrank are considered English-language learners, third nationally behind California and Texas. But Texas and more than a dozen other states give students a chance to take state exams in their native language.

"These tests are not measuring, to the full extent, the students' knowledge of the content," said Charlene Rivera, research professor and executive director ofGeorge Washington University's Center for Equity and Excellence in Education.
As Florida and most other states head toward a shared curriculum called Common Core, parents, advocates and experts are pushing for new tests that will reflect what these students know more accurately than state exams like Florida's FCAT. The League of United Latin American Citizens, a national group, wants Spanish versions of these tests to be developed at the same time.
Federal law requires states to test nearly every English-language learner except those who have been in the 


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