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Charter School “Midyear Dump” Tactics | Teacher Reality
Charter School “Midyear Dump” Tactics | Teacher Reality: Charter School “Midyear Dump” TacticsFebruary 15, 2014 by TeacherRealityThis is an interesting must-read comment by one of Diane Ravitch’s readers. He talks about the “midyear dump” that often occurs in some charter schools as a means to improve the odds of school test scores. This is one of the games being played in Arne Duncan’s Race to th



Rheevealing FBI filing charges in Southeast L.A. corruption probe, source says - latimes.com
FBI filing charges in Southeast L.A. corruption probe, source says - latimes.com: FBI filing charges in Southeast L.A. corruption probe, source saysRhee-lated $tory: Michelle Rhee answers Ravitch in New Bookal$o $ee Rhee-lated $tory: Excerpts from "Rhee The Art of the Deal" a new $tory about Corporate Education Reform and the Woman that make$ it Happen!National education reform advocate

Death of disabled 11-year-old boy leads to FCAT opt-out bill | www.wftv.com
Death of disabled 11-year-old boy leads to FCAT opt-out bill | www.wftv.com: Death of disabled 11-year-old boy leads to FCAT opt-out billRelatedView Larger Andrea RediskeORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The death of an 11-year-old boy has led to a new state bill that would allow severely disabled students to skip the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.Ethan Rediske's parents were upset after being forced

2-17-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Resources For International Mother Language DayFebruary 21st has been designated International Mother Language Day by UNESCO. You might be interested in The Best Resources For International Mother Language Day.by Larry Ferlazzo / 54min hide  //  saveThis Week’s Round-Up Of Useful Posts On Education PolicyHere are some recen

LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-20-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: David Safier: Corporate Reformers Fund Fake Dems to Support Vouchers in ArizonaDavid Safier is a journalist and friend of public education in Arizona. In this post, he explains how the usual assortment of corporate reformers amd make-believe Democrats have descended on Arizona to push vouchers. First, they donated handsomely to the
Common Core Curriculum Now Has Critics on the Left - NYTimes.com
Common Core Curriculum Now Has Critics on the Left - NYTimes.com: Common Core Curriculum Now Has Critics on the LeftLaunch media viewerFrom left, Carmen Mattimore, Kathleen Rusiecki, Evelyn Edwards and Nicole Senk attended a teacher training session last month on the Common Core at Public School 36 in the Bronx. Nicole Bengiveno/The New York TimesThe Common Core has been applauded by education lea
2-20-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Thursday’s New Sochi ResourcesHere are today’s additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games: Russian Riot Grrrls Beaten but Not Arrested in Sochi is from The New York Times. Champions of the corruption race is an interesting interactive.by Larry Ferlazzo / 1h 2-19-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s We
Alpine teachers launch strike | UTSanDiego.com
Alpine teachers launch strike | UTSanDiego.com: Alpine teachers launch strikeTeachers in the Alpine Union School District began their strike Thursday morning, the latest chapter in a more than year-long conflict over how to balance the district's budget.It's the first teachers strike in San Diego County since 1996. The main disagreements between the Alpine district administration and the teachers

Morning Wink 2-20-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS2-20-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdDthe becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): Nina Simone on the Role of the ArtistOriginally posted on Beyond Capitalism Now: Nina Simone on the Role of the Artist Interviewer: You want yo


Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Week… 2-16-14 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EF
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: This Weekend’s New Sochi ResourcesHere are the latest additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games: Our Favorite Moments of the Sochi Olympics (So Far) is from The Atlantic. Crazy Olympic team uniforms at Sochi is from The BBC. Jamaica Has an Official Song to Sync to Its Bobsled Run is


Do Bill and Melinda Gates have the right to affect our childrens’ lives for an eternity? | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates
Do Bill and Melinda Gates have the right to affect our childrens’ lives for an eternity? | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates: Do Bill and Melinda Gates have the right to affect our childrens’ lives for an eternity?Posted on February 22, 2014by Teachers'LettersToBillGatesDear Bill and Melinda,You and Melinda went to school.  You have kids in school. You, Bill — are anexpert at developing a software c

Nite Cap 2-21-14 #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 CAPAre You a Bad Teacher? | Gatsby In L.A.Are You a Bad Teacher? | Gatsby In L.A.: Are You a Bad Teacher? I once had a student who was on crack.  It was a nightmare.  Before he’d spun out into addiction, Jorge had been one of the most talented stude
Rheevealing FBI filing charges in Southeast L.A. corruption probe, source says - latimes.com
FBI filing charges in Southeast L.A. corruption probe, source says - latimes.com: FBI filing charges in Southeast L.A. corruption probe, source saysRhee-lated $tory: Michelle Rhee answers Ravitch in New Bookal$o $ee Rhee-lated $tory: Excerpts from "Rhee The Art of the Deal" a new $tory about Corporate Education Reform and the Woman that make$ it Happen!National education reform advocate
Death of disabled 11-year-old boy leads to FCAT opt-out bill | www.wftv.com
Death of disabled 11-year-old boy leads to FCAT opt-out bill | www.wftv.com: Death of disabled 11-year-old boy leads to FCAT opt-out billRelatedView Larger Andrea RediskeORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The death of an 11-year-old boy has led to a new state bill that would allow severely disabled students to skip the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.Ethan Rediske's parents were upset after being forced

Morning Wink 2-21-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-21-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: The Vergara Trial: Harvard Expert Takes StandThe Vergara trial is an effort by a wealthy tech entrepreneur to win a judgment that any due process rights for teachers harms the civil rights of mi

Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog 2-20-14
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Is Obama hurting himself by not reaching out?To us Californian's there are two major issues currently taking place, health care and the water crisis.Obama recently came over to Fresno, California to check out the impact of the drought. He only brought along a few other Democrats for his three hour tour, despite the fact that the House Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy is cr
Funding Results: Public Charter Schools Grant Program Planning and Implementation Grant (CA Dept of Education)
Funding Results: Public Charter Schools Grant Program Planning and Implementation Grant (CA Dept of Education): Funding ResultsPublic Charter Schools Grant Program Planning and Implementation GrantNote: Recipients and funding amounts are subject to budget and administrative adjustments.Public Charter Schools Grant awardees for fiscal year 2013-14.Program Questions: PCSGP Team, Charter School Divis
2-20-14 THE WHOLE CHILD BLOG - Play: Is it Becoming Extinct?
Home Page — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGPlay: Is it Becoming Extinct?February 20, 2014 by Tisha ShipleyThink back for a moment to when you were a young child. What games did you play? What things did you play at school? Do you remember your parents telling you to "go play?" I remember riding my bicycle, roller skating, getting together with the neighbor kids to play hide-a
Nite Cap 2-20-14 #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 CAP2-20-14 Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All WeekJersey Jazzman: Shocking: Baraka Consults Knowledgable People on EducationSorry the posting's been light; it's been a crazy busy week. But I don't want to let too much time pass before telling you about my M
2-20-14 LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD
LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District): After 22 plaintiffs’ witnesses in Vergara, it’s the defendants’ turnIn a trial that began in late January and was supposed to take 20 court days, plaintiffs in Vergara v California used the first 16 to put on their case, as Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu heard from 22 witnesses through yesterday. Testimon
Alpine teachers launch strike | UTSanDiego.com
Alpine teachers launch strike | UTSanDiego.com: Alpine teachers launch strikeTeachers in the Alpine Union School District began their strike Thursday morning, the latest chapter in a more than year-long conflict over how to balance the district's budget.It's the first teachers strike in San Diego County since 1996. The main disagreements between the Alpine district administration and the teachers
Missouri Lawmaker Adds Tinfoil Hat Amendment to Insult Common Core Opponents | Truth in American Education
Missouri Lawmaker Adds Tinfoil Hat Amendment to Insult Common Core Opponents | Truth in American Education: Missouri Lawmaker Adds Tinfoil Hat Amendment to Insult Common Core OpponentsFiled in Common Core State Standards, Education at State Level by Shane Vander Hart on February 20, 2014 • 0 Comments81Let’s file this in the “how stupid can you be” category.  The Kansas City Star reported that the

FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Teachers union head calls for Core ‘course correction’Education HeadlinesThursday, February 20, 2014FCMAT provides links to California K-12 news stories as a service to the industry. However, some stories may not be accessible because of newspapers' subscription policies.Construction firm TELACU bankrolling Centinela Valley school board campa



Coalition Launches Testing Resistance & Reform Spring - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
Coalition Launches Testing Resistance & Reform Spring - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Coalition Launches Testing Resistance & Reform SpringBy Anthony Cody on February 20, 2014 7:53 AMYesterday, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich posted this message on hisFacebook page:We're turning our schools into test-taking factories. We're teaching children how to take standardized t

Morning Wink 2-20-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS2-20-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdDthe becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): Nina Simone on the Role of the ArtistOriginally posted on Beyond Capitalism Now: Nina Simone on the Role of the Artist Interviewer: You want yo
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-20-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: David Safier: Corporate Reformers Fund Fake Dems to Support Vouchers in ArizonaDavid Safier is a journalist and friend of public education in Arizona. In this post, he explains how the usual assortment of corporate reformers amd make-believe Democrats have descended on Arizona to push vouchers. First, they donated handsomely to the
2-20-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Thursday’s New Sochi ResourcesHere are today’s additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games: Russian Riot Grrrls Beaten but Not Arrested in Sochi is from The New York Times. Champions of the corruption race is an interesting interactive.by Larry Ferlazzo / 1h 2-19-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s We
2-20-14 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: #ResistTFA popular on TwitterA student-led campaign against Teach For America took to Twitter this week and has been proving to be popular, at one point more so than tweets with the Olympic hashtag. The Twitter effort is being led by Students United for Public Education, a grassroots, student-led organization founded by Stephanie Rivera, a Rutgers University Graduate School of […
Mayoral run for CTU’s Karen Lewis? Spouse sour on being first husband - Chicago Sun-Times
Mayoral run for CTU’s Karen Lewis? Spouse sour on being first husband - Chicago Sun-Times: Mayoral run for CTU’s Karen Lewis? Spouse sour on being first husbandBY DAVE McKINNEY Springfield Bureau Chief February 19, 2014 7:48PM00Share7118Updated: February 19, 2014 9:23PM SPRINGFIELD — Chicago Teachers Union chief Karen Lewis came to Springfield on Wednesday to rally against possible pension cuts to
States Fighting Back Map Update | Truth in American Education
States Fighting Back Map Update | Truth in American Education: States Fighting Back Map UpdateThe Truth in American Education cartographer has updated the States Fighting Back Map called Retaining Constitutionally Guaranteed Liberty and State Sovereignty.  The previous update was released June 24, 2013.  Since that time, fourteen states qualified and have been added to the map.  The added states a

Nite Cap 2-19-14 #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 education reform compromise heard round the US - CSMonitor.comThe education reform compromise heard round the US - CSMonitor.com: The education reform compromise heard round the USTo fix New Haven’s failing schools, the teachers union and may
The education reform compromise heard round the US - CSMonitor.com
The education reform compromise heard round the US - CSMonitor.com: The education reform compromise heard round the USTo fix New Haven’s failing schools, the teachers union and mayor forged a rare compromise – a model for school districts and unions across the country in how to confront major challenges facing public education, without blaming each other, resisting change, or fighting in the stree
Bachelor's degrees from California community colleges on horizon - San Jose Mercury News
Bachelor's degrees from California community colleges on horizon - San Jose Mercury News: Bachelor's degrees from California community colleges on horizonBy Katy Murphy and Paul Burgarino Staff WritersCalifornia's community college students could soon stay put -- and pay a lot less -- to earn what they thought they would have to go elsewhere to get: a four-year bachelor's degree.As the demand for
Founding Fathers and Floundering Fathers on Public Education
Founding Fathers and Floundering Fathers on  Public EducationWashington to Franklin, Adams and Jefferson, every one offered his ideas about the state of education and the best ways to build an informed citizenry — from the lowliest mechanic's son to the most exalted Harvard grad. Each called at least implicitly for public education.Jefferson wrote of his Virginia education plan in a letter to his
Chris Christie and Chris Cerf: Dismantling Equity in New Jersey’s Public Schools | janresseger
Chris Christie and Chris Cerf: Dismantling Equity in New Jersey’s Public Schools | janresseger: Chris Christie and Chris Cerf: Dismantling Equity in New Jersey’s Public SchoolsPosted on February 19, 2014 by janressegerLate last week New Jersey Spotlight, an online news service that covers information on issues critical to New Jersey, published an opinion piece by Mark Weber, Looking Closely at the
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 2-19-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: 13 Candidates File For Board District 1 Electionfrom CITY OF LOS ANGELES CLERK - ELECTION DIVISION by Order of  Filing Date  ||  2/18/2014  5:47 pm Final: MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT NO. 1 DAVID EARLE MOCH  Educator GENETHIA HUDLEY-HAYES  Education Consultant GEORGE MCKENNA  Retired Principal/Superintendent HATTIE B. MCFRAZIER  Retired Ed
Morning Wink 2-19-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-19-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: The Debate of the Decade Would be Schneider vs. Gates on CCSSMercedes Schneider recently wrote an open letter to Bill Gates. She is angry that he will be the keynote speaker for the National Boa
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-19-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: The Debate of the Decade Would be Schneider vs. Gates on CCSSMercedes Schneider recently wrote an open letter to Bill Gates. She is angry that he will be the keynote speaker for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Let’s face it: Bill Gates has never taught and most of what he knows about education is wrong. Schn
2-19-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: “Reading Is a ‘Means to Bigger and Better Things’”Reading Is a ‘Means to Bigger and Better Things’ is Part Two in my Education Week Teacher series on developing life-long readers. Today, educators Kristi Mraz, Marjorie Martinelli, Kathy Barclay and Cindi Rigsbee contribute their thoughts. Here’s are some excerpts:by Larry F
“One Newark” plan faces legislative investigation | Bob Braun's Ledger
“One Newark” plan faces legislative investigation | Bob Braun's Ledger: “One Newark” plan faces legislative investigationState Sen. Ronald RiceThe co-chairman of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Schools last night said he would pursue an investigation into possible abuses tied to state control of the Newark schools. State Sen. Ronald Rice (D-Essex), who already is pursuing legislation a

My name is Andrea Rediske, and I am Ethan Rediske’s mother. Please Pass the Ethan Rediske Act! | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates
My name is Andrea Rediske, and I am Ethan Rediske’s mother. Please Pass the Ethan Rediske Act! | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates: My name is Andrea Rediske, and I am Ethan Rediske’s mother. Please Pass the Ethan Rediske Act!Posted on February 19, 2014by Teachers'LettersToBillGatesDear Bill and Melinda,A national wave of empathy and outrage was created when the state of Florida demanded a child nam
Community schools can help break the cycle of poverty | EdSource Today
Community schools can help break the cycle of poverty | EdSource Today: Community schools can help break the cycle of povertyFebruary 18th, 2014 | Add a Comment | By Ed Center / commentaryEd CenterWe’ve known for some time that children from low-income families are less likely to succeed in school relative to their higher-income peers. Many solutions to address this achievement gap have been explo
Report: College Success Compared of Those Submitting ACT, SAT Scores Versus - Higher Education
Report: College Success Compared of Those Submitting ACT, SAT Scores Versus - Higher Education: Report: College Success Compared of Those Submitting ACT, SAT Scores VersusFebruary 18, 2014 | Category: News,Subfeature | :     inShare        by Ronald RoachNo significant differences were found in the success rates of students who provided standardized admissions test scores to colleges in comparison
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Questions for a Standardized Test: Maybe Your Creators Can Answer!
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Questions for a Standardized Test: Maybe Your Creators Can Answer!: Questions for a Standardized Test: Maybe Your Creators Can Answer!See the picture above, that's my first question.Why am I told to make anchor charts that my students use throughout the year, and then told to take them down during testing? Do you really believe that any of my anchor charts have a
The mother of the seriously disabled child who recently died, tells the FLDOE about the insane high stakes testing demands… | Reclaim Reform
The mother of the seriously disabled child who recently died, tells the FLDOE about the insane high stakes testing demands… | Reclaim Reform: The mother of the seriously disabled child who recently died, tells the FLDOE about the insane high stakes testing demands…Posted on February 18, 2014by Ken PrevitiEthan Rediske, the seriously disabled child who recently died, was pressured until his death t
Wisconsin Senate adopts narrow voucher school accountability bill | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!
Wisconsin Senate adopts narrow voucher school accountability bill | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: Wisconsin Senate adopts narrow voucher school accountability billFiled under: Vouchers — millerlf @ 8:38 pm No sanctions included in measureBy Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel 2/18/14Madison — The state would better track the performance of taxpayer-funded private voucher schools and
Justice Dept. Urged to Investigate Treatment Immigrant Children in NC | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com
Justice Dept. Urged to Investigate Treatment Immigrant Children in NC | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com: Justice Dept. Urged to Investigate Treatment of Immigrant Children in NC SchoolsPublished at 6:39 pm EST, February 18, 2014A coalition of civil rights groups on Tuesday urged the federal Justice Department to launch an investigation of two North Carolina school districts for discrimination by deny
Are you busy busy, busy? | Connected Principals
Are you busy busy, busy? | Connected Principals: Are you busy busy, busy?by Amber Teamann • February 19, 2014 • 0 CommentsThis post is cross posted from Technically yours, Teamann.Busy is the new black. Ask anyone how they are doing and what do response do you get?“Stressed!” “Overwhelmed!” “Can’t keep up!” “Tired!”Can you imagine what would happen if you just answered that question with a “Inbox
New Report: An Empirical Critique of “One Newark” « New Jersey Education Policy Forum
New Report: An Empirical Critique of “One Newark” « New Jersey Education Policy Forum: New Report: An Empirical Critique of “One Newark” Our new report is too long to post in its entirety in blog form.The report can be downloaded here: Weber.Baker_OneNewark_Jan24_2014Below is the executive summary of the report:Executive SummaryOn December 18, 2013, State Superintendent Cami Anderson announced a w
Cami to Newark parents: Don’t worry, we know best. | Bob Braun's Ledger
Cami to Newark parents: Don’t worry, we know best. | Bob Braun's Ledger: Cami to Newark parents: Don’t worry, we know best.Cami Anderson: You don’t need to knowPity the parents of Newark’s public school children. Many are unsure where their children will attend school in the fall. They’ve had to fill out application forms and hope they get their first choices in an ever-changing program called “On
Right Wing War on Public Schools Drones On | National Review Online
Winning the War on Charter Schools | National Review Online: Winning the War on Charter SchoolsBy Reihan SalamFebruary 18, 2014 1:21 PMComments1The public charter school movement is entering a new phase. To put it bluntly, charter schools are finally becoming genuinely frightening to the powers-that-be in traditional public education, and for good reason. Charter schools have always been frighteni
Shallal criticizes D.C. school reform efforts, saying he would chart a different course - The Washington Post
Shallal criticizes D.C. school reform efforts, saying he would chart a different course - The Washington Post: Shallal criticizes D.C. school reform efforts, saying he would chart a different course The District’s high-profile efforts to improve public schools have largely failed, according torestaurateur Andy Shallal, the first mayoral candidate to challenge the fundamental policies that have dri
Nite Cap 2-18-14 #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 CAP2-18-14 THE WHOLE CHILD BLOG - ED Pulse Poll Results: What Types of PLCs Are Most Effective? — Whole Child EducationED Pulse Poll Results: What Types of PLCs Are Most Effective? — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGED Pulse Poll Results:
2-18-14 THE WHOLE CHILD BLOG - ED Pulse Poll Results: What Types of PLCs Are Most Effective? — Whole Child Education
ED Pulse Poll Results: What Types of PLCs Are Most Effective? — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGED Pulse Poll Results: What Types of PLCs Are Most Effective?February 18, 2014 by Kit Harris, ASCD ResearchASCD continually seeks to provide solutions to the challenges that face educators of all levels. A recentASCD SmartBrief ED Pulse poll asked readers asked readers to identify which new t
empathyeducates – Teachers Could Spank Harder Under Pending Legislation
empathyeducates – Teachers Could Spank Harder Under Pending Legislation: Teachers Could Spank Harder Under Pending LegislationThere are scars of all sorts. Each leaves a mark, but some are seen more readily. There are the less visible scars stress leaves behind. Fear of a test or failure hurts. But neither is said to cause, or indeed, to teach further aggression. Nonetheless, the “spare the rod, s
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 2-18-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: LCFF: Promise of CA’s New School Finance Law Hinges On Parentsby Peter Schurmann, New America Media, News Report, http://bit.ly/1fw8d3I Above: From left to right, EdSource Executive Director Louis Freedberg, Children Now Senior Education Policy Director Samantha Tran and SFUSD Office of Family and Community Engagement Coordinator Ruth Grabowski. Posted:
Bill Gates, On the Record - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
Bill Gates, On the Record - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Bill Gates, On the RecordBy Anthony Cody on February 18, 2014 1:12 PMAs I wrote over the weekend, it has been announced that Bill Gates will be among the keynote speakers at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards' Teaching and Learning conference next month. I have closely watched as Gates has become the most
Modern Assessments Begin in March - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)
Modern Assessments Begin in March - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): More Than Three Million California Students Set to Take Modern Assessments Next MonthComputer-Based Testing to Help Shape Teaching and Learning in the ClassroomSACRAMENTO—Computer-based assessments in California's schools will draw one step closer next month with the launch of the Smarter Balanced field tests across every school
2-18-14 V.A.M.: Value Added Measure
V.A.M.: Value Added Measure: The Common Court Sports Standards?Arne Duncan raced to the top in the N.B.A. All-Star Celebrity Basketball Game last week in New Orleans.  As witnessed in the video above, he made some fancy moves.  Perhaps, we should call him Arne Dunkin'!  On a night for the celebrity record books, he scored twenty points with eleven rebounds and six assists.  Although he was not awa
Pioneer Institute: Setting the Record Straight on Common Core (Part 1) | Truth in American Education
Pioneer Institute: Setting the Record Straight on Common Core (Part 1) | Truth in American Education: Pioneer Institute: Setting the Record Straight on Common Core (Part 1)In Part One of this series, Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim Stergios talks about the basis for education reform in Massachusetts, and how that state-driven success model differs from Common Core national education  stan
#ResistTFA Tops Twitter Trend in United States | Cloaking Inequity
#ResistTFA Tops Twitter Trend in United States | Cloaking Inequity: #ResistTFA Tops Twitter Trend in United States#resistTFA Tops Twitter Trend.From DianeRavitch.net:The student-led movement to defend the teaching profession is off to a fast start:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Contacts:Stephanie RiveraRutgers University1.732.485.0508 srrivera92@gmail.comHannah NguyenUniversity of Southern California1

Christie’s ed reform scandal: Principals suspended after questioning charter scheme - Salon.com
Christie’s ed reform scandal: Principals suspended after questioning charter scheme - Salon.com: Christie’s ed reform scandal: Principals suspended after questioning charter scheme"Narcissism," "dictatorial" and "totalitarian" tactics by Christie appointee, Newark councilman charges to SalonJOSH EIDELSON   Follow 172   84    3    TOPICS: CHRIS CHRISTIE, CAMI ANDERSON,
Morning Wink 2-18-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-18-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: A Stunning Article About the Obama Administration’s War on Public EducationThis article by Michael Brenner, a professor of international relations at the University of Pittsburgh, is a trenchant
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-18-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: A Stunning Article About the Obama Administration’s War on Public EducationThis article by Michael Brenner, a professor of international relations at the University of Pittsburgh, is a trenchant summary of the relentless attack on public education launched by the Obama administration and backed by billions of federal and private do

2-18-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Well-Done Interactive: “The Cost Of Living In The United States”Produced By Online Accounting Degreesby Larry Ferlazzo / 1h hide  //  saveMusic Video: Jamaican Bobsled Team reggae songI’m adding this new official Jamaican Bobsled Team song to The Best Sites For Learning About The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games:by Larry Fer


Philanthropic Plutocrats Pushing the Levers and Pulling the Strings | janresseger
Philanthropic Plutocrats Pushing the Levers and Pulling the Strings | janresseger: Philanthropic Plutocrats Pushing the Levers and Pulling the StringsPosted on February 18, 2014 by janressegerOver the weekend, here and here,  this blog covered last week’s pieces by David Sirota, hereand here, that exposed the $3.5 million grant the Public Broadcasting Service solicited from the Laura and John Arno
NYC Educator: On Junk Science Evaluation--Garbage In, Garbage Out
NYC Educator: On Junk Science Evaluation--Garbage In, Garbage Out: On Junk Science Evaluation--Garbage In, Garbage OutShockingly, NY State is encountering problems with its new evaluation system. According to Newsday, teachers can rate effective in test passing percentages, yet rate developing overall. Alas, such are the exigencies of a system that is created based on wishful thinking and a desire
Strengthening Home, School, & Community Partnership: Improving Discipline Policies in American Schools | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights
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