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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 CAPTODAYHer name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are breaking | Parents United for Public EducationHer name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are breaking | Parents United for Public Education: Her name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are bre

Socially scared parents? No problem!
One of the first things I hear from educators as a reason why they shouldn’t jump into the social media stream is because they don’t have families/staff on Twitter. Social media can be very dividing. Justin Tarte and I were just discussing how there is still such a  mentality of “block it & lock” it…as if we were to stick our heads in the sand, *maybe* these crazy tools will go away. I don’t t

I have written a number of posts on the so-called Common Core State Standards (CCSS), an unprecedented effort by those outside of the classroom to exercise control over the classroom by standardizing what is taught in classrooms across the nation. Since CCSS did not originate with those forced to accept it, there has been resistance. Legislators are drafting bills to drop CCSS. But CCSS is a real

The mighty machine that Leaves No Child Untested has now arrived in kindergarten, as tots in New York City encounter their first standardized tests. Children are now learning what matters most in school and getting ready for the Common Core tests, which will place them on a sure path to college- and career-readiness. No more nonsense about sharing and caring. Our nation is falling behind other na

Despite opposition from the community college Academic Senate and some concerns from the chancellor’s office, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill allowing a few community colleges to charge more for high-demand courses. Assembly Bill 955, by Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara), creates a pilot program at up to six ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the Edsource Today websi

Sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai selected an essay written by a Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School senior named Julia Fine, 17, as the winner of a CNN contest for teens to write about being inspired by the young Pakistani. Read full article >>    


Anti-Gay Group’s Latest Attempt to Create Junk Science on Gay Households Is Simply Pathetic
In the midst of all the mess of this government shutdown, the National Organization for Marriage is trying to establish credibility for a discredited anti-gay parenting study via a tactic I like to call “propping.” Last week, the New Civil Rights Movement posted the following: Maggie Gallagher Touts Another Regnerus-Type Anti-Gay Parenting ‘Study’. In the article, former NOM head Maggie Gallagher


Common Core vs. Common Sense
Four times a year the American Federation of Teachers publishes a magazine called American Educator.  Though I generally like what they have to say in this publication, I was somewhat disturbed by the cover story of the recent issue.  The article, which you can read online, is called ‘Letting the Tet Take Center Stage.  How the common core state standards will transform English language arts instr


Investing in the teaching profession
The school year has begun for children and teachers; it also needs to begin for Congress. At the core of the federal government’s small but vital role in Pre-K-12 education is the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). First introduced in 1965 at a time when our national leaders wanted to act on their belief that education was a civil right and a moral obligation, the law—now known as No C

At symposium, a call for state education funding formula
If the Pennsylvania Legislature had not scrapped a statewide education-funding formula in 2011 it had approved three years earlier, the Philadelphia School District would have received $360 million more in state aid this year and would not be in a fiscal crisis now, an expert said Wednesday.

Tom Corbett Pressured By Civil Rights Groups On Philadelphia School Funding
Ten high-profile civil rights leaders are pressuring Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) to intervene in the sorry state of school funding in Philadelphia. The national and local leaders -- including the NAACP's Ben Jealous and the Leadership Conference's Wade Henderson -- are asking Corbett to "take immediate action to address the budget crisis in the School District of Philadelphia," ac

The Houston school board voted 4-3 Thursday to raise the tax rate by 3 cents to balance a budget that includes raises for employees and continues the Apollo reform program. The original proposal called for a 4-cent increase, which would have given the district several million dollars more than was needed to balance the budget.  Read More


Brown OKs higher fees for high-demand community college classes
California community colleges will now be able to charge more for high-demand classes during summer and winter terms under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday.


This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Good Education Policy Posts & Articles
Here are some recently good posts and articles on education policy issues: Top Ten Reasons Not to Contract With Teach For America is from John Wilson at Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America. Charter Schools and the Future of Public Education is by Stan Karp at Rethinking Schools. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Anal
World Food Day Resources
World Food Day is October 16th. You might find The Best Sites To Learn About World Food Day useful….


Philly councilman says SRC should decide on controversial tax break
by Holly Otterbein for NewsWorks Philadelphia Councilman W. Wilson Goode Jr. continued Thursday in his crusade to change the city's controversial 10-year property tax abatement. He introduced a bill that would allow the School Reform Commission to decide whether a portion of the tax break on new construction should live or die. About 55 percent of the city's property taxes are set aside for the Sc


Malala Yousafzai picks Bethesda teen’s essay as contest winner
Sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai selected an essay written by a Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School senior named Julia Fine, 17, as the winner of a CNN contest for teens to write about being inspired by the young Pakistani. Malala, an advocate for education for girls, was … Continue reading →    


The Impending Teacher Shortage
The Impending Teacher Shortage by Marc F. Bernstein By the year 2020 there will be a serious teacher shortage, especially in the more demanding subject areas of mathematics and science. Fortunately, there is time to take the necessary steps to turn this shortage into a meaningful education reform that will improve the quality of and broaden the racial demographics of those individuals who enter



iFiasco in LA's Schools: Why Technology Alone Is Never the Answer | DMLcentral

iFiasco in LA's Schools: Why Technology Alone Is Never the Answer | DMLcentral:

iFiasco in LA's Schools: Why Technology Alone Is Never the Answer

iFiasco in LA's Schools
The opening sentence to a recent Los Angeles Times article says it all: It took exactly one week for nearly 300 students at Roosevelt High School to hack through security so they could surf the Web on their new school-issued iPads, raising new concerns about a plan to distribute the devices to all students in the district.
When educators and policymakers assume that simply investing in technology will “level the playing field” in schools, it’s clear that those of us in the DML community have a lot of work to do.  As educational researchers who were teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, we want to discuss some of the biggest problems unfolding in the poorly designed technology plan.
Los Angeles Unified School District’s rollout of iPads has played out in an all too predictable fashion.  The $1 billion venture into providing the tablet devices was ill-conceived from the start.  And yet LAUSD’s top brass stubbornly holds on to the idea that they can reboot schools by thrusting students, particularly poor youth of color, into the 21st century by handing over shiny new digital gadgets emblazoned with a partially eaten apple.
In our research on the incorporation of smartphones in classrooms we see a strikingly and unfortunately similar pattern to LAUSD’s venture.  The story routinely begins with adults who have 

Schooling in the Ownership Society: Schools are broke but Rahm rolling in election campaign dough

Schooling in the Ownership Society: Schools are broke but Rahm rolling in election campaign dough:

Schools are broke but Rahm rolling in election campaign dough


While he was busy closing public schools, shuttering public health clinics, and reaming the teachers pension fun, Rahm still found time to raise another $1.1 million last month for his election war chest. He hopes to be able to exceed the $14 million he used to buy the election the last time around.

You won't be surprised to learn that the mayor got a $10,000 gift from the group,Stand For Children, which has been promoting anti-union policies nationwide and in Chicago.

Crain's Greg Hinz reports:
Some folks who have obvious issues of importance pending at City Hall also were big donors. Like United Center owner Jerry Reinsdorf, who gave near the maximum $5,300 gift and has been waiting for Mr. Emanuel to sign off on a renewed tax break for the stadium and a proposed shopping complex near it. Or Todd Ricketts, co-owner of 


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Her name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are breaking | Parents United for Public Education
Her name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are breaking | Parents United for Public Education: Her name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are breakingPosted on October 10, 2013 by PARENTSUNITEDPHILALeave a comment(Photo: City Paper via family of LaPorshia Massey)Our hearts are breaking over the death of beautiful 12 year old Bryant Elementary student Laporshia Massey, who died following an asth
LAUSD to encourage teachers to wear LGBT 'ally' badges - latimes.com
LAUSD to encourage teachers to wear LGBT 'ally' badges - latimes.com: LAUSD to encourage teachers to wear LGBT 'ally' badgesThe front, left, of badges being distributed by the LAUSD has the word "ally" in seven languages. On the front is a list of resources on the back. Teachers and staff members are being encouraged to wear them.(L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center) By Ari BloomekatzOctober 1
Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights
Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights: Reclaiming the Promise of Public EducationBy American Federation of Teachers on October 10, 2013By Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)As the school year starts, I keep thinking about how teachers never really get a break. Despite the myth about “summers off,” I was with
Tele-Town Hall with Diane Ravitch: Wednesday, Oct. 16th at 8:00 pm EDT | Reclaim Reform
Tele-Town Hall with Diane Ravitch: Wednesday, Oct. 16th at 8:00 pm EDT | Reclaim Reform: Tele-Town Hall with Diane Ravitch: Wednesday, Oct. 16th at 8:00 pm EDTPosted on October 10, 2013by Ken PrevitiTele-Town Hall with Diane Ravitch: Wednesday, Oct. 16th at 8:00 pm EDTIn September a group of about a hundred bloggers was invited to a tele-conference conversation with Diane Ravitch. Earlier, we had
NYC Educator: UFT Moratorium--Too Little Too Late
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Social Darwinism Resurrected for the New Gilded Age - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
Social Darwinism Resurrected for the New Gilded Age - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Social Darwinism Resurrected for the New Gilded AgeBy Anthony Cody on October 10, 2013 2:20 PMOver at the Bridging Differences blog, a fascinating dialogue is occurring, where Michael Petrilli has been laying out the philosophical arguments for a two tier educational system. I appreciate Mr. Petrilli
Why the Sacramento Bee Did Not Mention My Visit | Diane Ravitch's blog
Why the Sacramento Bee Did Not Mention My Visit | Diane Ravitch's blog: Why the Sacramento Bee Did Not Mention My Visit When I spoke in Sacramento last week about today’s failed fads in education, the town’s leading newspaper ignored my appearance. They ignored it even though I was introduced by Tom Torlakson, the state superintendent of education, and even though 1,000 people filled historic Memo
This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education: Jose Vilson, Karen Lewis: 9781608463701: Amazon.com: Books
This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education: Jose Vilson, Karen Lewis: 9781608463701: Amazon.com: Books: This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and EducationPaperback – May 6, 2014by Jose Vilson (Author) , Karen Lewis (Foreword)Paperback $11.94 1 New from $11.94José Vilson writes about race, class, and education through stories from the classroom and researched e
The Whole Child Blog 10-10-13 — Whole Child Education
The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGEarly Childhood Education: Balancing Expectations and What Young Learners Really NeedOctober 10, 2013 by Whole Child PodcastDownload Podcast Now [Right-Click to Save]What does "education" mean for our youngest learners? The first years of school are as important for an educated population as any other period, perhaps more.
Now that Texas has a waiver from No Child, what will Michael Williams and team do about evaluating teachers and principals? | Dallas Morning News
Now that Texas has a waiver from No Child, what will Michael Williams and team do about evaluating teachers and principals? | Dallas Morning News: Now that Texas has a waiver from No Child, what will Michael Williams and team do about evaluating teachers and principals?By Bill McKenzie / Editorial Columnistwmckenzie@dallasnews.com12:26 pm on October 10, 2013 | Permalink120Texas Education Agency Co
He says his daughter might be alive if not for school-nurse cuts :: News :: Philadelphia City Paper
He says his daughter might be alive if not for school-nurse cuts :: News :: Philadelphia City Paper: He says his daughter might be alive if not for school-nurse cutsBy Daniel Denvir Published: 10/10/2013 | 3 Comments PostedProvided by Daniel BurchSTUDENT DEATH: Laporshia Massey, 12, a student at Bryant Elementary School, became ill at school and died later that day.Sixth-grader Laporshia Massey di
4-H National Youth Science Day to Feature the Power of Geospatial Technologies
4-H National Youth Science Day to Feature the Power of Geospatial Technologies 4-H National Youth Science Day to Feature the Power of Geospatial Technologies4-H leads the way in generating youth excitement in scienceChevy Chase, Md. (Oct. 8, 2013) – Tomorrow, millions of young people across the nation will become geospatial scientists for the day during the sixth annual 4-H National Youth Science
10-10-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: I Am Malala - A Study in CourageMalala Yousafzai - the youngest person in the world to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize - was on The Daily Show on Tuesday night. A year ago, she was shot in the head as she rode a schoolbus by a Taliban gunman near her home in Pakistan's Swat Valley.  She almost died and it's a miracle that she survived.  The Taliban has vowed t
10-10-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Calling Wendy Kopp!With the government shutdown, a great opportunity exists for those entrepreneurs who see education as fertile ground for their innovative innovations.Wendy Kopp, here is an idea for you—free of charge:Govern for AmericaCall on bright young college grads with no expertise or experience in government to commit to 2-year (House) or 6-year (Senate) stints in the U.S.
Feds give seed money to help get older students off SSI rolls SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: Feds give seed money to help get older students off SSI rollsBy Kimberly BeltranThursday, October 10, 2013California won $50 million grant from a federal program aimed at developing creative new strategies for reducing the number of families and young adults receiving Supplemental Security Income.The Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental
A PURE plan for Chicago schools
Parents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » A PURE plan for Chicago schools: A PURE plan for Chicago schoolshe Chicago Tribune, the noted corporate reform cheerleader, has requested the public’s input into various phases of a proposed master plan for Chicago. This week they are looking at the schools.Although the paper has been reluctant to share other pieces of wisdom from PURE and
Alberta Darling Proposal Could Evict 3500 Public School Students to repalce with Private Schools | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!
Alberta Darling Proposal Could Evict 3500 Public School Students to repalce with Private Schools | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: Senate proposal could evict 3,500+ MPS students from their schools, including some of the most successful in the cityPublished: October 9, 2013 MPSProposal to strip local control over school facilities comes as MPS sees first enrollment increase in a decade
Cali Education Headlines Thursday, October 10, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Education HeadlinesThursday, October 10, 2013Somis school board decides to build new school instead of renovatingVoting unanimously, the Somis Union School District board agreed to move forward with plans to buy property to build a school. The decision means leaving the 90-year-old Somis School on North Street, which sits on four pipelines.Si
Kindergarten gets tough as kids are forced to bubble in multiple choice tests - NY Daily News
Kindergarten gets tough as kids are forced to bubble in multiple choice tests - NY Daily News: Kindergarten gets tough as kids are forced to bubble in multiple choice testsThey don’t even know how to hold a pencil yet, but kindergartners are getting a taste of the tough side of education with Common Core standardized math tests.Comments (54)BY RACHEL MONAHAN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWSTHURSDAY, OCTOBER
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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.: Sports section.  Andy Pafko, Don Newcomb and Jackie Robinson, 1951. Andy Pafko is dead. And so are the World Series chances for the Pirates. My Dodgers are still in it. My Pittsburgh Pirates story: In 2008 Anne and I had rented house on the other side of the Lake. I was a delegate to the National Educ
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Wait What?: Capital Prep’s Steve Perry: A Connecticut taxpayer funded voice for the education reform industryWednesday morning, October 9, 2013: The school day began and Hartford Board of Education employee Steve Perry is busy using his personal twitter account to attack his opponents.  His target on this day, Diane Ravitch, the nation’s leading public education advocate. Perry is the principal of
Threats to student privacy unite parent and advocacy groups | Parents Across America
Threats to student privacy unite parent and advocacy groups | Parents Across America: Threats to student privacy unite parent and advocacy groupsNew statewide coalition calls on state board and Chicago schools for more information on inBloom program Chicago, IL: A new coalition of local and national parent and advocacy organizations today raised questions about how private student information is p
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The message is on the meter
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Education-Labor Collaboration Marks Important Beginning | janresseger
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Robbing Peter to pay Paul: 'Leveling' Philly schools in the time of budget crisis | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
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The Especially Deserving Poor - Bridging Differences - Education Week
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Common Core in the Real World: Destroying Literacy through Standardization (Again) | the becoming radical
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21st Century Career-Technical Education
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Video: NEA Joins Thousands in Rally for Immigration Reform | NEA Today
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Chicago School Closings a Blow to Parental Involvement? | Lorraine Forte
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-10-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
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10-10-13 Ed Notes Online: Citizens of the World Charter Run By Eva's Husband May Close Due to Low Enrollment
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10-10-13 Perdido Street School
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Daily Kos: Charles M. Blow opines on "Big Money Manipulators" and I react
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Final Draft of C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards Released | Truth in American Education: Final Draft of C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards ReleasedFiled in C3 State Social Studies Standards by Shane Vander Hart on October 10, 2013 • 0 CommentsThe National Council for Social Studies just released the final draft of theCollege, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Soc
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Why the ‘GREAT Teachers and Principals Act’ is not great
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Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 10-9-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMUFT calls for moratorium on high-stakes for Common Core testsMichael Mulgrew speaking at UFT headquarters in January after evaluations talks broke down between the union and the city. City schools are just a few months into implementing new teacher evaluations, but the teachers union is already hoping to slow things down. Citing the many
From the WTF Charter School File: Nonclassroom-Based Webinar Script - Administration & Support
Nonclassroom-Based Webinar Script - Administration & Support (CA Dept of Education): Nonclassroom-Based Webinar ScriptNonclassroom−Based Instruction Request for Funding Determination, Fiscal year 2013-14 October 4, 2013 Webinar ScriptNonclassroom-Based Instruction Request for Funding Determination, Fiscal Year 2013-14 Webinar Script October 4, 2013This page is the Accessible Alternative Versio
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