Saturday, October 26, 2013

Nite Cap 10-26-13 #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."


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Coop Goes to High School Part 7 – Song & Dance | Lefty Parent
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Two awesome tech leadership webinars for our Connected Educator Month book club | @mcleod
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10-26-13 Saturday Matinée Special Corporate Reform School Girls News Breakout
Saturday Matinée Special Corporate Reform School Girls News BreakoutNite Cap 10-25-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2James 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 CAPTODAYPCSGP-13 RFA Training Webinar October 15, 2013PCSGP-13 RFA Training Webinar October 15, 2013 (CA Dept of Education): PCSGP-
The case against school privatization Diane Ravitch | MSNBC
The case against school privatization | MSNBC: The case against school privatizationFormer Asst. Secy. of Education under President George H.W. Bush, Diane Ravitch, discusses why she became a critic of “No Child Left Behind” after supporting it, and she discusses her new book “Reign of Error.” LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 10-26-13 -13 Diane Ravitch's blogLISTEN TO DIA
Breach of Trust | Deborah Meier on Education
Breach of Trust | Deborah Meier on Education: Breach of TrustPosted on October 26, 2013 by debmeierDear readers,There’s always at least one superbly interesting article in Commonwealth magazine. This week it’s a book review written by David Kennedy of Stanford University. The book, Breach of Trust, is by David Bacevich, The book’s subtitle: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country, is
Help Us Choose Final Twitter Chat On #cpchat | Connected Principals
Help Us Choose Final Twitter Chat On #cpchat | Connected Principals: Help Us Choose Final Twitter Chat On #cpchatOctober 26, 2013By Patrick LarkinOur topic for the final twitter chat of Connected Educator Month and National Principals Month will be crowd-sourced. Please take a moment to offer your input below!We are grateful to the National Association of Secondary School Principals (@NASSP) and t
“Out, damned spot; out, I say.” — Melinda Gates, we call your power to account. | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates
“Out, damned spot; out, I say.” — Melinda Gates, we call your power to account. | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates: “Out, damned spot; out, I say.” — Melinda Gates, we call your power to account.Posted on October 26, 2013by Teachers'LettersToBillGates“What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?”–Lady MacbethMrs. Gates:At the National Conference of State Legislatures on
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Investigators reveal Eli Broad's under-the-table support for right-wing groups
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Latest Update on Malcolm X Plan From MPS | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!
Latest Update on Malcolm X Plan From MPS | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: Latest Update on Malcolm X Plan From MPSFiled under: MPS Buildings — millerlf @ 10:55 am From MPS PortalMPS, Developers detail Phase One of Malcolm X redevelopmentPlan would include IB middle school and affordable housingThe Milwaukee Public Schools and 2760 Holdings, LLC will develop a robust public/private par
International Test Scores Predict Nothing | Diane Ravitch
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2nd Banana 10-26-13 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2 #1u
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Negative VORP: Politics, Teacher Evaluation, and Poverty
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The real 21st-century problem in public education
The real 21st-century problem in public education: The real 21st-century problem in public educationBY VALERIE STRAUSSOctober 26 at 10:00 am(By Charles Rex Arbogast/ AP)There are plenty of problems in public education, but here’s the biggest, from Elaine Weiss, the national coordinator for the Broader Bolder Approach to Education, a project of the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute that recognize
Morning Wink 10-26-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYAlbert Shanker on Charters: 1988 | Diane Ravitch's blogAlbert Shanker on Charters: 1988 | Diane Ravitch's blog: Albert Shanker on Charters: 1988 In the hagiography of the charter school movement, we often hear that Albert Shanker was one of the original proponents of the idea. Shanker was president of the American Federation of Teachers, and his impri
Albert Shanker on Charters: 1988 | Diane Ravitch's blog
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Hey Parents of Harrison, New York!! George Carlin Knew About It All Along!! southbronxschool.com
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John Thompson: Michelle Rhee's DC IMPACT Value Added System Drives Teachers Out - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
John Thompson: Michelle Rhee's DC IMPACT Value Added System Drives Teachers Out - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: John Thompson: Michelle Rhee's DC IMPACT Value Added System Drives Teachers OutBy Anthony Cody on October 23, 2013 4:01 PMGuest post by John Thompson.A National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper, National Bureau of Economic Research James Wyckoff's and Thoma
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Kimble's Corner: Saving Halloween from the Atheists and Pagans: Saving Halloween from the Atheists and Pagans              The forces of radical atheism are at war with more than Christmas.   Even Halloween is frequently under attack by those who would tell you that it's a Pagan holiday.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  One need look no further than Mexico to see that their Halloween tra
Daily Kos: Something has to give
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School Performance Scores finally out? | Methodical, Musical Mathematician’s Musings | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
School Performance Scores finally out? | Methodical, Musical Mathematician’s Musings | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Crazy Crawfish's BlogZesty Louisiana Education PoliticsSchool Performance Scores finally out? | Methodical, Musical Mathematician’s MusingsPosted on October 26, 20130Here is some thoughtful analysis from a local mathematician on the insanity and arbitrariness of LDOE’s latest SPS score rel
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10-26-13 Wait What?
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10-26-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
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10-26-13 Ed Notes Online
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10-26-13 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.
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10-26-13 Perdido Street School
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10-26-13 Radical Scholarship
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This Week's Education Research Report 10-26-13 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2
Education Research ReportTHIS WEEK'S EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORTPreschoolers’ emotion knowledge indirectly contributes to early school successDifferences in emotion knowledge by children’s age, gender, and socioeconomic risk status, as well as associations of emotion knowledge with executive control, social competence, and early classroom adjustment, were investigated in this study. On emotion knowl
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NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education 10-26-13
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10-26-13 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter:  Schools Matter All WeekUnited Way of Central Indiana to Start the Mitch Daniels/Dennis Bakke/Bart Peterson Handouts to the Corporate School Wealthyby Doug MartinWhile some United Way branches across the Hoosier state are investing in early learning initiatives like Success by Six, the United Way of Central Indiana, now run by former Mitch Daniels, Dennis Bakke, and Bart Peterson o
All Week 10-26-13 @ THE CHALK FACE
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 10-26-13 -13 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
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Nite Cap 10-25-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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