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Parents' Coalition of Montgomery County, Maryland: "Pearson is developing performance-based assessments for all grades..."
Parents' Coalition of Montgomery County, Maryland: "Pearson is developing performance-based assessments for all grades...": "Pearson is developing performance-based assessments for all grades..."That Pearson will be developing the performance-based assessments for all grades using Curriculum 2.0 is just one of many fun facts that can be gleaned from the Request for Proposal for

An Ironic, Delusional, and Libelous attack against me by New Orleans Reform advocate, and latest fanclub inductee, Dawn Ruth | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
An Ironic, Delusional, and Libelous attack against me by New Orleans Reform advocate, and latest fanclub inductee, Dawn Ruth | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Crazy Crawfish's BlogZesty Louisiana Education PoliticsAn Ironic, Delusional, and Libelous attack against me by New Orleans Reform advocate, and latest fanclub inductee, Dawn RuthPosted on January 2, 20140Recently a New Orleans publication called New
Nite Cap 1-2-14 #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 CAPThe handwritten note…going old school in 2014! | Connected PrincipalsThe handwritten note…going old school in 2014! | Connected Principals: The handwritten note…going old school in 2014!by Amber Teamann • January 2, 2014 • 0 CommentsIn the fast p

NYC DOE Investigator Lawrence Scott Texts Privates to Teacher He Is Investigating for Corporal Punishment
http://www.southbronxschool.com: NYC DOE Investigator Lawrence Scott Texts Privates to Teacher He Is Investigating for Corporal PunishmentOSI Investigator Lawrence ScottAnother "Wow! moment" in the annals of the New York Post, the DOE, it's investigative process, and Uncle Mike's Reign of Terror.The Post outed OSI investigator Lawrence Scott in not only telling Natalya Sokolson Gordon, a


DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Popular Posts of 2013!
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Popular Posts of 2013!: Popular Posts of 2013!Honestly, I have reached that age where I can't even remember what happened in 2013. Life has become a blur. The years are whizzing by! One of the highlights of 2013  was having the governor of Delaware visit our class to start off American Education Week. We had a Mystery Skype and he LOVED it! We need to show our po

Glenda Ritz, Gov. Mike Pence education tussle spills over to cyberspace
Glenda Ritz, Gov. Mike Pence education tussle spills over to cyberspace: Glenda Ritz, Gov. Mike Pence education tussle spills over to cyberspace SHARE 9CONNECTTWEETCOMMENTEMAILMOREAnalysis by Star reporters and columnists of state, local and federal government decision-makingAnother sign of the education struggle between state schools chief Glenda Ritz and Gov. Mike Pence’s administration emerged
HAPPY NEW YEAR - All You Need is Love
HAPPY NEW YEAR - All You Need is LoveLove, Love, Love.Love, Love, Love.Love, Love, Love.There's nothing you can do that can't be done.Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game.It's easy.Nothing you can make that can't be made.No one you can save that can't be saved.Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time.It's easy.All you

Morning Wink 1-2-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-2-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Timothy Pratt: The Walmarts of Higher Education?Over the past decade or more, we have seen and heard a lot of duplicitous rhetoric about rhetoric: we have heard politicians speak about the import


Nite Cap 1-3-14 #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 CAP2014 Resolution: Tame Your To-Do List | Connected Principals2014 Resolution: Tame Your To-Do List | Connected Principals: 2014 Resolution: Tame Your To-Do Listby Sam LeDeaux • January 2, 2014 • 0 CommentsIf you are passionate about what you do al



Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog 1-4-14
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog:Obama and his “Deferred Action” ProgramIn the last fiscal year, according to statistics, deportations dropped 10 % . But this program that Obama had created only worked for some immigrants. Not all were guarenteed a citizenship. An article written by Ted Oberg believe that "The program President Obama created last June -- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or D


SBE Agenda for January 2014 - State Board of Education (CA Dept of Education)
SBE Agenda for January 2014 - State Board of Education (CA Dept of Education): SBE Agenda for January 2014Agenda for the California State Board of Education (SBE) meeting on January 15-16, 2014.State Board MembersMichael W. Kirst, PresidentIlene W. Straus, Vice PresidentSue BurrCarl CohnBruce HoladayAida MolinaPatricia A. RuckerNiki SandovalTrish WilliamsJesse Y. Zhang, Student MemberVacancySecre
An Urban Teacher's Education: How Standards-Based Instruction is Murdering School
An Urban Teacher's Education: How Standards-Based Instruction is Murdering School: How Standards-Based Instruction is Murdering SchoolThe following is an excerpt from a longer recent post on this blog.I am really tired of being expected to make Common Core the essence of everything I do in instruction. Why? Because it kills any opportunity students' might have to actually enjoy school. What do I m
Nite Cap 1-3-14 #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 CAP2014 Resolution: Tame Your To-Do List | Connected Principals2014 Resolution: Tame Your To-Do List | Connected Principals: 2014 Resolution: Tame Your To-Do Listby Sam LeDeaux • January 2, 2014 • 0 CommentsIf you are passionate about what you do al


Beware of Data Sharing Cheerleaders Offering Webinars | deutsch29
Beware of Data Sharing Cheerleaders Offering Webinars | deutsch29: Beware of Data Sharing Cheerleaders Offering WebinarsJanuary 3, 2014Perhaps the most sobering component of the privatization push is its unprecedented demand for data collection (data “mining”) on American students. Data mining is not just an American issue. However, on the American front, two education activists have been at the f

1-3-14 Wait What?
Wait What?: New Haven politician lands a top job with Education Commissioner Stefan PryorA former five-term member of the New Haven City Alderman who lost a Democratic Primary for the New Haven City Clerk’s job on September 10th has landed a state job with Governor Malloy’s Commissioner of Education.  Sergio Rodriguez managed to get submit his job application for the new position by the September
1-3-14 THE WHOLE CHILD BLOG Personalized Learning: A View from the Factory Floor — Whole Child Education
Personalized Learning: A View from the Factory Floor — Whole Child Education: Personalized Learning: A View from the Factory FloorPersonalized learning seems like such a perfect model of teaching and learning. In fact, "student-driven, competency-based learning that can happen any time, anywhere" seems too good to be true. As teachers we read about schools implementing personalized learn
Here's Exactly How Much the Government Would Have to Spend to Make Public College Tuition-Free - Jordan Weissmann - The Atlantic
Here's Exactly How Much the Government Would Have to Spend to Make Public College Tuition-Free - Jordan Weissmann - The Atlantic: Here's Exactly How Much the Government Would Have to Spend to Make Public College Tuition-FreeAnd the grand total is... A mere $62.6 billion dollars!According to new Department of Education data, that's how much tuition public colleges collected from undergraduates in 2
No, YOU Shut Up! (What Matters In Education Discussions) - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson
No, YOU Shut Up! (What Matters In Education Discussions) - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson: No, YOU Shut Up! (What Matters In Education Discussions)by JOSE VILSON on JANUARY 3, 2014in JOSEOne of my favorite moments last year was meeting Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis. At the time, her name was floated around as the author of my book’s foreword. I was super-excited to get the chance
Zero-tolerance school discipline policies not increasing safety, new report argues | MLive.com
Zero-tolerance school discipline policies not increasing safety, new report argues | MLive.com: Zero-tolerance school discipline policies not increasing safety, new report arguesLANSING -- A quarter-century after the rise of zero-tolerance school discipline policies, new research indicates the crackdown on misbehavior in schools has not increased school safety.The Vera Institute of Justice, a nati
January 2014 Meeting Agenda - Resources (CA Dept of Education)
January 2014 Meeting Agenda - Resources (CA Dept of Education): January 2014 Meeting AgendaAmerican Indian Education Oversight Committee (AIEOC) public meeting agenda for January 13, 2014.American Indian Education Oversight CommitteeMeeting AgendaMonday, January 13, 201410:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.California Department of Education1430 N Street, Room 1101Sacramento, CA 95814Agenda ItemsThe order of busi
Full Show: State of Conflict: North Carolina | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com
Full Show: State of Conflict: North Carolina | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com: Full Show: State of Conflict: North CarolinaJanuary 3, 2014North Carolina, long considered the South’s most moderate state, has taken a hard right turn, but Moral Mondays protesters are fighting back. Is this where American politics is heading? Also on the show, the paint industry is ordered to clean up its mess.
1-3-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Friday Open ThreadOver at the Times, they had an end-of-the year wrap-up for their "Education Lab" adventure with the Gates Foundation.  They ask the question, "What else would you like to see Education Lab tackle in the coming year?"How about truthfulness about your venture?You would think a joint venture with OSPI accessing and using SPS stude
1-3-14 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: No way is Cutler coming back.Appearing on Ken Davis’ Chicago Newsroom a few weeks back I made a prediction about the legal prospects for SB1, the pension bomb sponsored by the Illinois Democrats and supported by Republicans like Bruce Rahner and the Representative from ALEC, Darlene Senger. I told Ken
City College of San Francisco to keep accreditation while awaiting trial - San Jose Mercury News
City College of San Francisco to keep accreditation while awaiting trial - San Jose Mercury News: City College of San Francisco to keep accreditation while awaiting trialBay City News ServicePOSTED:   01/03/2014 05:57:06 AM PST | UPDATED:   ABOUT 3 HOURS AGO City College of San Francisco students and teachers were given a reprieve Thursday when a Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunctio
1-3-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: National Threat Alert: The Mind Trust’s CEE-Trust, George Bush, and Bill GatesBy Doug MartinThe Indianapolis-based Mind Trust plays a major part in my forthcoming book Hoosier School Heist,but many people don’t realize that the group founded by former Democratic mayor Bart Peterson and David Harris is a national leader in the school privatization movement through its CEE-Trust (Cit
Morning Wink 1-3-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-3-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: New York Parent to Mrs. Obama: Save Our Children!Jill Berardi is the parent of a child in kindergarten in New York. She is also the assistant principal of a middle school in Red Hook, New York, i
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-3-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: New York Parent to Mrs. Obama: Save Our Children!Jill Berardi is the parent of a child in kindergarten in New York. She is also the assistant principal of a middle school in Red Hook, New York, in the Hudson Valley. Here she appeals directly to Michelle Obama to take action to help children like her own. Please feel free to share t
The Observation Gap? | Ward 8 DC Teacher
The Observation Gap? | Ward 8 DC Teacher: The Observation Gap?by ANGEL CINTRON JR • JANUARY 3, 2014Illustrations by Cathy GendronThe Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has become the black hole of education discussions or “debates.” In fact, I’d submit that we spend far too much time and energy arguing for, or against, the CCSS that we’re neglecting other critical aspects of our profession. Case i
1-3-14 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: Student privacy concerns grow over ‘data in a cloud’Privacy concerns have been growing over a $100 million student database – largely funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and operated by a  nonprofit organization, inBloom Inc. —  that contains detailed information about millions of students. Most of the states that had signed up to participate in a pilot program have
1-3-14 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: Top Florida Charter School Lobbyist Moves to Fundraiser for Senate Education Budget WriterFrom Matt Dixon in the St. Augustine Record: TALLAHASSEE — A lobbyist who until recently represented a host of charter-school organizations has been hired to do political work for t

How Teachers and Parents Work Together for Student Success | NEA Today
How Teachers and Parents Work Together for Student Success | NEA Today: How Teachers and Parents Work Together for Student SuccessJanuary 3, 2014 by twalker  Filed under Featured News, Top StoriesLeave a CommentBy Edward GrahamSusan TerLouw takes a proactive approach to fostering collaboration with her students’ parents.“I have found texting to be an amazing way to get connected with parents,” say
1-3-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: “Simon’s Cat” Videos Are Perfect For English Language LearnersAs regular readers know, I’m a big fan of using short video clips with English Language Learners as a language-development activity (you can read more at The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them) ). One of my favorite instructional stra
1-3-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: The Hero Superintendent DebunkedSupt Miles, the dancing queenMiles’ first year in Dallas was a nasty one. One-quarter of the district’s principals were gone after that year, including some favorites in South Dallas and Oak Cliff, where schools earned high marks from the state. Their departures sparked a fight with black community leaders like Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley
1-3-14 4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: COURT REVERSES CONVICTIONS OF EX-BEVERLY HILLS SCHOOLS CHIEF + smf’s 2¢Jeffrey Hubbard was convicted in 2012 of misappropriating public funds, but justices agree with his lawyers that he was not responsible for authorizing payouts. By Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times | http://lat.ms/1cqynGa Jeffrey Hubbard, right, in court in 2012; a state appellate court
1-3-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: Conditions of Teaching Are Conditions of Learning: On StudentsConditions of Teaching Are Conditions of Learning: On Students. via Conditions of Teaching Are Conditions of Learning: On Students.1 by plthomasedd / 51min  1-2-14 @ The Chalk Face@ THE CHALK FACE: @johnkuhntx Teaching: The Card GameBy John Kuhn In the spirit of “War” and “Old Maid,” I present a card game called “Teach
1-3-14 With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs:
With A Brooklyn Accent: Thoughts on Socialism, Liberty, and Government and Corporate Powe   As long as there is a huge concentration of wealth at the top of the society, as we have now in the US, we cannot assume that centralized government initiatives will have positive consequences. Government at all levels has become the tool of powerful corporations.  This makes the historic socialist identifi
1-3-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdD
the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): Conditions of Teaching Are Conditions of Learning: On StudentsI’m not prone to New Year’s resolutions, but I have decided that with the arbitrary designation of a new calendar year, I have a way to focus on new commitments, specifically in how I interact in the virtual w
1-3-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Snow DayNEW snow totals. 7-9" in #Queens, #Bronx, & #Brooklyn http://t.co/9clr0yZqEG @ABC7NY @Evansweather @JeffSmithABC7 @AmyFreeze7— Lee Goldberg (@LeeGoldbergABC7) January 3, 2014No school anywhere in the area - even NYC public schools.Would have been nice of the new mayor to make the call for closure before 4:45 AM.Some teachers have to make a decision on whethe

United Opt Out in Denver, CO: March 28th to 30th, 2014 | United Opt Out National
United Opt Out in Denver, CO: March 28th to 30th, 2014 | United Opt Out National: UNITED OPT OUT IN DENVER, CO: MARCH 28TH TO 30TH, 2014Join us for our third annual event in protest of corporatized education reform. Our first two Occupy the DOE events were held in Washington, DC. In 2014, we’re taking our fight to the Mile High City as we join friends and colleagues in their struggles against priv


1-2-13 Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: South Korea's take on online gamingSouth Korea is considering on passing a law that categorizes gaming as an antisocial addiction like gambling, drugs, and alcohol. In 2011, an annual study showed that 2% of South Koreans aged 10-19 were either at risk of addiction, or needed treatment for excessive gaming. The government is aiming for a society where everyone is clean
Nite Cap 1-2-14 #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 CAPThe handwritten note…going old school in 2014! | Connected PrincipalsThe handwritten note…going old school in 2014! | Connected Principals: The handwritten note…going old school in 2014!by Amber Teamann • January 2, 2014 • 0 CommentsIn the fast p
1-2-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: ‘Flipped Learning Makes Teachers More Valuable’‘Flipped Learning Makes Teachers More Valuable’ is the second part of my Education Week Teacher series on the flipped classroom. It includes responses from educators Jonathan Bergmann and Troy Cockrum, along with comments from readers. Here’s an excerpt:by Larry Ferlazzo / 16mi
1-2-14 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: New Common Core Talking Point: Obama Derangement Syndrome is Driving Conservative OppositionScathing Purple Musings was critical of Charlie Crist’s unwavering support for common core standards (CCSS). Part of Crist’s justification included this little jab at conservative
Deadlines Matter: Debunking the Myth That Competency-Based Grading Means No Deadlines | Connected Principals
Deadlines Matter: Debunking the Myth That Competency-Based Grading Means No Deadlines | Connected Principals: Deadlines Matter: Debunking the Myth That Competency-Based Grading Means No Deadlinesby Brian Stack • January 2, 2014 • 0 CommentsI have a very compassionate boss. I spent several weeks working on my school’s budget for the upcoming year and I had been sending her updates on my progress th
Morning Wink 1-2-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-2-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Timothy Pratt: The Walmarts of Higher Education?Over the past decade or more, we have seen and heard a lot of duplicitous rhetoric about rhetoric: we have heard politicians speak about the import
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-2-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Timothy Pratt: The Walmarts of Higher Education?Over the past decade or more, we have seen and heard a lot of duplicitous rhetoric about rhetoric: we have heard politicians speak about the importance of education as they cut the budget and increase class size and slash the jobs of teachers, librarians, social workers, and others. W
1-2-14 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: Creeps.First a disclaimer. In order to pay for college for my two kids, like most but the 1%, we had to borrow money. Educational Credit Management Services had a monopoly on the repayment of the debt. It’s not like a home loan where you can change who handles the mortgage. ECMS was awful. Incompetent

1-2-14 Wait What?
Wait What?: Bridgeport pro-public education uprising makes top 10 list of 2013AlterNet is “an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources.” Alternet reporter Owen Davis produced a list of the “10 Big Wins For Public Education in 2013.” The pro-public education uprising in Bridgeport that inc
1-2-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: @johnkuhntx Teaching: The Card GameBy John Kuhn In the spirit of “War” and “Old Maid,” I present a card game called “Teaching.” (Note: there is something inherently icky about symbolizing students with numbers or, in this case, playing cards. I didn’t create this game to imply that students are merely numbers or that some students are “worth more” than […]8 by Timothy D. Slekar /
1-2-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdD
the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): remnant 47: “I’m not sure all these people understand”remnant 47: “I’m not sure all these people understand”.1 by plthomasedd / 2h  1-1-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdDthe becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindn
1-2-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Lee Goldberg's Snow ForecastBrunt is overnight. All travel shud be suspended. Sunrise Fri: Blowing snow.14 feels like -5. Snow tapers during AM. pic.twitter.com/rlU65ycMWh— Lee Goldberg (@LeeGoldbergABC7) January 2, 2014by reality-based edu... / 37min Update On Incoming SnowstormReading through the weather forum and looking at the National Weather Service updates, the models
1-2-14 Education Research Report Estimating the Effect of Zero Tolerance Discipline Polices on Racial Disparities in School Discipline
Education Research Report: Estimating the Effect of Zero Tolerance Discipline Polices on Racial Disparities in School DisciplineThis study estimates the effect of zero tolerance disciplinary policies on racial disparities in school discipline in an urban district. Capitalizing on a natural experiment, the abrupt expansion of zero tolerance discipline policies in a mid-sized urban school district,
William Lager and Ohio’s ECOT: Parasite Feeding on Tax Dollars | janresseger
William Lager and Ohio’s ECOT: Parasite Feeding on Tax Dollars | janresseger: William Lager and Ohio’s ECOT: Parasite Feeding on Tax DollarsPosted on January 2, 2014 by janressegerIn Ohio’s First Public School Hundred-Millionaire: ECOT Founder William Lager, Plunderbund,the Columbus Ohio blog, continues to track the riches in tax dollars being siphoned by William Lager, owner of the Electronic Cla
empathyeducates – Education, Exigency and Empathy; A Lesson For the New Year
empathyeducates – Education, Exigency and Empathy; A Lesson For the New Year:Education, Exigency and Empathy; A Lesson For the New YearThere are teachers, who never were. And lessons yet to be. There are those we refuse to see and perhaps, the memory of these lingers. In 2013, there was one – the person, the personification, and her position. Antoinette Tuff was the mentor who never was and could
The Common Core Is Tough on Kids Who Are Still Learning English - Pat Wingert - The Atlantic
The Common Core Is Tough on Kids Who Are Still Learning English - Pat Wingert - The Atlantic: The Common Core Is Tough on Kids Who Are Still Learning EnglishHow one school is adapting to the new standardsCOMPTON, CALIFORNIA—Remarkable things are happening at Laurel Street Elementary School in Los Angeles. Ninety percent of its 580 students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. More than 60 perce
Sacramento News & Review - When it comes to transgender students, it's time to prioritize safety over comfort - Editorial - Opinions - January 2, 2014
Sacramento News & Review - When it comes to transgender students, it's time to prioritize safety over comfort - Editorial - Opinions - January 2, 2014: When it comes to transgender students, it's time to prioritize safety over comfortRead 1 reader submitted commentThis article was published on 01.02.14.It’s good to see that the Sacramento City Unified School District is moving forward with a n
California Board of Education to vote on new spending template | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
California Board of Education to vote on new spending template | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: California Board of Education to vote on new spending templateAdolfo Guzman-Lopez | January 2nd, 2014, 6:00amRich Pedroncelli/APGov. Jerry Brown deliver his State of the State address before a joint session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Brown urged lawmaker
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Why Duncan had it in for Starr
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Why Duncan had it in for Starr: Why Duncan had it in for StarrStarr opposed Duncan testing madnessHere's more on Arne Duncan's direct interference in de Blasio's selection of a schools chancellor. Duncan and his assistant, Jim Shelton (the man from Gates), pressured BdB against the selection of Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr. WaPo education wri

Louisiana Educator: School Vouchers Are a Hoax!
Louisiana Educator: School Vouchers Are a Hoax!: School Vouchers Are a Hoax!Happy New Year!We need to work very hard to insure that 2014 will be a better year for our public schools.I just came across this article about the Walton Family Foundation beefing up their efforts to promote vouchers. It made me wonder: "What business do the Walton heirs have in trying to dictate that we should spend

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An Ironic, Delusional, and Libelous attack against me by New Orleans Reform advocate, and latest fanclub inductee, Dawn Ruth | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
An Ironic, Delusional, and Libelous attack against me by New Orleans Reform advocate, and latest fanclub inductee, Dawn Ruth | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Crazy Crawfish's BlogZesty Louisiana Education PoliticsAn Ironic, Delusional, and Libelous attack against me by New Orleans Reform advocate, and latest fanclub inductee, Dawn RuthPosted on January 2, 20140Recently a New Orleans publication called New
Text of Bill de Blasio’s Inauguration Speech - NYTimes.com
Text of Bill de Blasio’s Inauguration Speech - NYTimes.com: Chang W. Lee/The New York TimesMayor de Blasio’s Inaugural Address: Bill de Blasio delivered his inauguration speech on New Year’s Day in front of City Hall.Published: January 1, 2014FACEBOOKTWITTERGOOGLE+SAVEEMAILSHAREPRINTSINGLE PAGEREPRINTSRelated‘Will Not Wait’ on Inequality, de Blasio Tells New York (January 2, 2014)City Room: Highli
Largest school districts vary widely in use of ‘willful defiance’ to suspend students | EdSource Today
Largest school districts vary widely in use of ‘willful defiance’ to suspend students | EdSource Today: Largest school districts vary widely in use of ‘willful defiance’ to suspend studentsDecember 31st, 2013 | 1 Comment | By Susan FreyIn a review of 2011-12 data of in-school and out-of-school suspensions for the 30 largest districts in the state, EdSource found that four districts used the catego
Allowing Dunwoody to form its own school district is mistake,... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
Allowing Dunwoody to form its own school district is mistake,... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: Allowing Dunwoody to form its own school district is mistake, return to 'bright dividing lines'  0 0 0 NewView Larger Should we allow new cities to create their own school districts?Previous PostsLetter to Georgia Legislature: Help teachers help students and everyone winsJanuary 1, 2014Inspiring moments
The Educated Reporter: Happy New Year From EWA: Seminars, New Website on Deck For 2014
The Educated Reporter: Happy New Year From EWA: Seminars, New Website on Deck For 2014: THE EDUCATED REPORTERCOMMENTARY ON EDUCATION COVERAGE, WRITING AND A FEW OTHER THINGSTHURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014Happy New Year From EWA: Seminars, New Website on Deck For 2014Happy New Year! I’m delighted to tell you that 2014 is shaping up to be a busy one for EWA. We’ve got some terrific seminars for journalist
Westchester and Hudson Valley Statewide Protest in Yonkers and Across the State southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: Westchester and Hudson Valley Statewide Protest in Yonkers and Across the StateThis Monday, January 14, 2014 from 4 PM-6 PM EST there is a statewide protest, better known as the "Blitz on Governor Cuomo" against at all the failure of Governor Andy to address the failure of education reform.Sara Wottoawa, of Long Island has taken the time out of her busy s
1-1-14 Jersey Jazzman
Jersey Jazzman: High Times For Charters in NewarkIt's a good time to be a charter school in Newark:As part of a comprehensive plan to overhaul the state’s largest school district, Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson wants to increase access to charter schools by expanding them into district-owned buildings.The district also plans to convert three elementary schools into early childhood cen
1-1-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Schools Matter 2013 AwardsMost Unconvincing Ideologue In the Role as ScholarChester FinnMost Flagrant Political Organization Posing as a Legitimate Research AssociationAERALifetime Achievement AwardDeborah MeierSelf-Aggrandizement Award 2013 (tie)David ColemanMichelle RheeEducation Book of the YearThe Signal and the Noise by Nate SilverBiggest Corporate Losers of the YearWalmartFed
NYC Educator: Inspiration
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