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Not Everyone Is Able to Tweet and Post Who They Really Are | Connected Principals
Not Everyone Is Able to Tweet and Post Who They Really Are | Connected Principals: Not Everyone Is Able to Tweet and Post Who They Really Areby Chris Wejr • February 5, 2014 • 0 CommentsThere is often much discussion around the separation of our professional and personal lives on social media.  Some districts strongly encourage this separation while others encourage the blending of both.  I have b

2-4-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Today’s Resources On Sochi OlympicsHere are today’s additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games: The Games Are A Great Party, But Not A Great Investment is from NPR. The CBC has an excellent Olympics site (thanks to Michelle Henry for the tip). Explore more infographics like this one o


Education historian Ravitch believes education support is a civic responsibility | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com
Education historian Ravitch believes education support is a civic responsibility | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com: Education historian Ravitch believes education support is a civic responsibilityEducation historian Diane Ravitch sat and spoke with acting Kentucky School Board Association executive director David Baird before her talk at the Galt House Saturday. / By Charlie White/The Co

Morning Wink 2-7-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-7-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: When Did Gibberish Replace Conventional English?Colin McEnroe of NPR in Connecticut has discovered the root problem of corporate reformers: They have lost touch with common sense and the meaning
Morning Wink 2-2-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-2-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: New York: Help The State Assembly Choose New Regents Who Oppose High-Stakes TestingThe New York State legislature will shortly decide which candidates, among more than twenty applicants, will be

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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 CAPAnti-Common Core Lawsuit Filed in Utah | Truth in American EducationAnti-Common Core Lawsuit Filed in Utah | Truth in American Education: Anti-Common Core Lawsuit Filed in UtahFiled in Common Core State Standards, Education at State Level by Shan
The 20 Richest Americans Are Greedy Takers — Not Inspirational 'Makers' | Alternet
The 20 Richest Americans Are Greedy Takers — Not Inspirational 'Makers' | Alternet: The 20 Richest Americans Are Greedy Takers — Not Inspirational 'Makers'They have all taken from the public or from employees, or through taxes or untaxed inheritances.PrintPhoto Credit: By Kees de Vos from The Hague, The Netherlands (Bill Gates delivering key note) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses
solidaridad: Stoner Public Elementary School community to hold protest against corporate charter school co-location
solidaridad: Stoner Public Elementary School community to hold protest against corporate charter school co-location: Stoner Public Elementary School community to hold protest against corporate charter school co-locationPress release – Stoner Elementary community to hold protest against charter school co-location that is creating segregation and safety issues on and around campus.FOR IMMEDIATE RELE

The Daily Censored » Educational Management Corporation: for-profit disaster school may give up the ghost
The Daily Censored » Educational Management Corporation: for-profit disaster school may give up the ghost: Educational Management Corporation: for-profit disaster school may give up the ghostfeatured pciture of former Senator from Maine, Olympia Snowe and formerMaine Gov. John McKernan, Snowes husbandEducation Management Corporation (“EDMC”)  is a Goldman Sachs operation, extracting as much from t

Nite Cap 2-6-14 #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 Washington Teacher: Inhumane Learning Conditions at DC's Orr Elementary School: Learning in a VaultThe Washington Teacher: Inhumane Learning Conditions at DC's Orr Elementary School: Learning in a Vault: Inhumane Learning Conditions at DC's O

White students get better teachers in L.A., researcher testifies - latimes.com
White students get better teachers in L.A., researcher testifies - latimes.com: White students get better teachers in L.A., researcher testifiesComments21EmailShare93A researcher testifying in a trial about California teacher policies says that the worst teachers in Los Angeles are doing more harm to students than the worst ones in other school systems that he compared. Above, LAUSD headquarters. 


Nite Cap 2-7-14 #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 CAPAnti-Common Core Lawsuit Filed in Utah | Truth in American EducationAnti-Common Core Lawsuit Filed in Utah | Truth in American Education: Anti-Common Core Lawsuit Filed in UtahFiled in Common Core State Standards, Education at State Level by Shan
Anti-Common Core Lawsuit Filed in Utah | Truth in American Education
Anti-Common Core Lawsuit Filed in Utah | Truth in American Education: Anti-Common Core Lawsuit Filed in UtahFiled in Common Core State Standards, Education at State Level by Shane Vander Hart on February 7, 2014• 0 Comments63A lawsuit has been filed in Utah against the Alpine School District.  This is the second lawsuit related to the Common Core that I am aware of.  The first was in Kentucky.  Th
Universities Are Cutting Tenured Faculty While They Load Up on 'Non-Academic' Administrators - The Wire
Universities Are Cutting Tenured Faculty While They Load Up on 'Non-Academic' Administrators - The Wire: Universities Are Cutting Tenured Faculty While They Load Up on 'Non-Academic' AdministratorsSHUTTERSTOCKAs the cost of college remains exorbitant, recent trends indicate schools in the United States are trading tenured professors for non-academic administrative staff. It's pretty clear where Am
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Billionaire corporate school reformer Mandel, buys a 'pipeline' to CT Governor
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Billionaire corporate school reformer Mandel, buys a 'pipeline' to CT Governor: Billionaire corporate school reformer Mandel, buys a 'pipeline' to CT GovernorStephen Mandel, Jr. Net Worth $1.8 B (Forbes)If you're a billionaire hedge-funder and corporate school reformer like Stephen Mandel, and you want a direct line to the governor's office, you buy one. Mandel,
The Daily Censored » Educational Management Corporation: for-profit disaster school may give up the ghost
The Daily Censored » Educational Management Corporation: for-profit disaster school may give up the ghost: Educational Management Corporation: for-profit disaster school may give up the ghostfeatured pciture of former Senator from Maine, Olympia Snowe and formerMaine Gov. John McKernan, Snowes husbandEducation Management Corporation (“EDMC”)  is a Goldman Sachs operation, extracting as much from t
Morning Wink 2-7-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-7-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: When Did Gibberish Replace Conventional English?Colin McEnroe of NPR in Connecticut has discovered the root problem of corporate reformers: They have lost touch with common sense and the meaning

2-7-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: This Week’s Round-Up Of Useful Posts On Education PolicyHere are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues: TV Shows: Thinking “West Wing” In A “House Of Cards” World is by Alexander Russo. The Melian Dialogue is a classic tool used by community organizers to illustrate the importance of living in t


L.A. school officials barred from access to curriculum for iPads - latimes.com
L.A. school officials barred from access to curriculum for iPads - latimes.com: L.A. school officials barred from access to curriculum for iPadsComments1EmailShare5Bianca Gomez, left, Humberto Salazar and Doroteo Cruz are happy to receive iPads at Theodore Roosevelt High School, as part of the first phase of L.A. Unified's iPad rollout. The district approved Tuesday the next phase of the plan, whi


Update on Common Core Status in the States: Part One | deutsch29
Update on Common Core Status in the States: Part One | deutsch29: Update on Common Core Status in the States: Part OneFebruary 6, 2014With many states beginning their legislative sessions, issues surrounding the fate of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are front and center in statehouses across the country.Below is the first installment of updates on the issue of CCSS. Given the volume of in


LA school officials acknowlege they ignored computer inventories in latest iPad purchase | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
LA school officials acknowlege they ignored computer inventories in latest iPad purchase | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: LA school officials acknowlege they ignored computer inventories in latest iPad purchaseAnnie Gilbertson | February 6th, 2014, 5:31pmMaya Sugarman/KPCCOfficials with the Los Angeles Unified School district acknowledged at a public meeting Thursday afternoon that they did not consider

Ipad, Upad – redqueeninla
Ipad, Upad – redqueeninla: Ipad, UpadWritten by redqueeninla in LAUSD We’re all going for ipads here in LAUSD and who’s to say the technology gap isn’t in fact a hallmark of social injustice?  Putting an ipad in the hands of every kindergartener would seem to me to be a bit of window dressing for deeper, more serious issues of social inequality but it’s hard to know where to start in a circle of d
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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 CAPThe Washington Teacher: Inhumane Learning Conditions at DC's Orr Elementary School: Learning in a VaultThe Washington Teacher: Inhumane Learning Conditions at DC's Orr Elementary School: Learning in a Vault: Inhumane Learning Conditions at DC's O
Green Ribbon Schools for 2014 - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)
Green Ribbon Schools for 2014 - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Nominates Three Schools,One School District as 2014 U.S. Green Ribbon SchoolsENCINITAS—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today nominated San Diego County's Encinitas Union School District, Lowell and Twain Elementary Schools of Long Beach, and San Domenico School of San Anselm
#StuVoice Twitter Chat 2.10 – #StuVoice in the Classroom Student Voice
Student Voice: #StuVoice Twitter Chat 2.10 – #StuVoice in the Classroom  Join us this Monday, February 10th to hear about the power of Student Voices in the classroom! We will be joined by teachers who have each implemented an environment where student voices are valued and heard, and we will be talking with them about how to create and maintain such an environment. We will talk about what challen
A day of Common Core training | Seattle Education
A day of Common Core training | Seattle Education: A day of Common Core trainingTo follow is an excerpt of a post written by a teacher who experienced a day of training for the Common Core Standards (CCS).We began the pivot toward the actual point of the by re-affirming that how we teach should be how we assess. Don’t do a project and then give a test– use the project as the actual assessment. Not
2-6-14 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): Schools failing to protect students from abuse, US saysVia EdSource | By Jane Meredith Adams The failure of U.S. schools to protect students from sexual abuse by school personnel is a story of district cover-ups, lack of training, incomplete teacher background checks and little guidance from the U.S. Depa

Morning Wink 2-6-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-6-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Inquiring Reporter Wants to Know: Who Is Sponsoring Minneapolis Education Summit?The Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce announced an “education summit” on February 8, featuring the ever-controversia


Portland Public Schools teachers vote to authorize a strike, walkout set for Feb. 20 | OregonLive.com
Portland Public Schools teachers vote to authorize a strike, walkout set for Feb. 20 | OregonLive.com: Portland Public Schools teachers vote to authorize a strike, walkout set for Feb. 20Portland Public Schools teachers gathered Wednesday to vote to authorize a strike. They've been negotiating with district leaders since April. (Emily Jan/The Oregonian)Portland Public Schools teachers have authori



solidaridad: Stoner Public Elementary School community to hold protest against corporate charter school co-location
solidaridad: Stoner Public Elementary School community to hold protest against corporate charter school co-location: Stoner Public Elementary School community to hold protest against corporate charter school co-locationPress release – Stoner Elementary community to hold protest against charter school co-location that is creating segregation and safety issues on and around campus.FOR IMMEDIATE RELE
All Standards will Be In Effect Until the Next Earthquake | Gatsby In L.A.
All Standards will Be In Effect Until the Next Earthquake | Gatsby In L.A.: All Standards will Be In Effect Until the Next EarthquakePosted on February 5, 2014“The times, they are a-changin’,” Carlos Gordillo warns via email as we arrange for me to visit his Special Ed English class.  Since I talked to him a month ago, one of the small schools on his site has been closed, a charter middle school h
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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 CAPRe-election of Tom Torlakson as State Schools Chief - California Teachers Association- California Teachers Association: CTA Votes to Support Re-election of Tom Torlakson as State Schools Chief and Jerry Brown for GovernorContact: Claudia Briggs a
2-5-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Advanced Learning: Where are going?Some updates:- according to the AL webpage, as of yesterday, 1,637 eligibility letters were sent (out of a possible 4024).  So if you were looking for one, it may be in the mail.  They started mailing them out on Jan. 31st.  Scores and eligibility decisions are NOT available by phone or e-mail.  - testing is continuing thru early
Lawsuit: Rocketship under fire from four school boards in its home base, Santa Clara County, California | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!
Lawsuit: Rocketship under fire from four school boards in its home base, Santa Clara County, California | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: Lawsuit: Rocketship under fire from four school boards in its home base, Santa Clara County, CaliforniaFiled under: Rocketship — millerlf @ 10:28 am The “miracle” English language-only charter management model (Rocketship), originating from San Jose
The Student-Led Backlash Against New Orleans's Charter Schools - Meredith Simons - The Atlantic
The Student-Led Backlash Against New Orleans's Charter Schools - Meredith Simons - The Atlantic: The Student-Led Backlash Against New Orleans's Charter SchoolsLate last year, students at several of the city's high-performing charters staged large-scale protests. Why?Bill Haber/AP PhotoCollegiate Academies is seen by many as the crown jewel of the New Orleans charter school system, which is itself
Morning Wink 2-5-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-5-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Eclectablog: Michigan’s EAA Used Failed Technology for Neediest KidsEclectablog reports that the children in the so-called (and misnamed) Education Achievement Authority were used as guinea pigs
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-5-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Eclectablog: Michigan’s EAA Used Failed Technology for Neediest KidsEclectablog reports that the children in the so-called (and misnamed) Education Achievement Authority were used as guinea pigs for experimental technology.  Eclectablog writes: “In the course of reporting on the tragic situation in Michigan’s Education Achievement

2-5-14 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.: Free Scott Reeder.You’re not going to believe this, but I am feeling a tinge of sympathy for Scott Reeder this morning. Democratic Party boss and Speaker of the Illinois House has banned him from the General Assembly’s press box. So has Democratic Senate President John Cullerton. They are claiming tha


Not Everyone Is Able to Tweet and Post Who They Really Are | Connected Principals
Not Everyone Is Able to Tweet and Post Who They Really Are | Connected Principals: Not Everyone Is Able to Tweet and Post Who They Really Areby Chris Wejr • February 5, 2014 • 0 CommentsThere is often much discussion around the separation of our professional and personal lives on social media.  Some districts strongly encourage this separation while others encourage the blending of both.  I have b
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solidaridad: A Critical Look at Common Core with Dr. Stephen Krashen, hosted by UTLA Bilingual Education Committee  A Critical Look at Common Core with Dr. Stephen Krashen by Robert D. SkeelsUTLA Bilingual Education CommitteeDr. Stephen Krashen Professor Emeritus University of Southern California A Critical Look at Common CoreWhat does it mean for our children? What are the implications for Englis


Wish we could show this in every classroom. Great lesson that... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
Wish we could show this in every classroom. Great lesson that... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: Wish we could show this in every classroom. Great lesson that disability does not define a person. COMMENT(1) 0 5 7 12Previous PostsTaking a musical cue from the cold weather, educators close school with a songFebruary 4, 2014Too late to stop Common Core in Georgia? February 4, 2014Cobb school chief resi
Pressure Mounting to Halt Evaluations Tied to Common Core - WNYC
Pressure Mounting to Halt Evaluations Tied to Common Core - WNYC: Pressure Mounting to Halt Evaluations Tied to Common CoreTuesday, February 04, 2014 - 06:18 PMBy BETH FERTIGSharePrintEmailBoard of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch, left, and Education Commissioner John King release 2013 state test scores. (Beth Fertig)Legislative leaders are calling for a two-year break before the state uses its ne
Nite Cap 2-4-14 #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 CAP2-4-14 Truth in American Education Common CoreTruth in American Education: Numerous Common Core Bills Filed in New Hampshire HouseThere have been several Common Core bills filed in the New Hampshire House that have been assigned to the House Educ
2-4-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Change the Stakes' Fred Smith Infiltrates Super Bowl Press Box, Little Mermaid and MOREDuring NY Jet games I text my fellow Jet fans "turning point" -- usually with the Jets losing and often all too early in the game. Super Bowl night I texted "Turning Point" - after the first play.Saturday, at the MORE Than a Test Score awesome event organized by the amazing c
Remarks by the President on ConnectED | The White House
Remarks by the President on ConnectED | The White House: Remarks by the President on ConnectEDBuck Lodge Middle SchoolAdelphi, Maryland11:37 A.M. ESTTHE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much.  Well, can everybody please give Nelson a big round of applause for the outstanding job that he did?  (Applause.)  So Nelson just told me backstage he plans on being a Navy SEAL.  So I
Morning Wink 2-4-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-4-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Peter Greene: Common Core and Planned Obsolescence!Peter Greene, a teacher in Pennsylvania, sees the incredible marketing opportunities associated with Common Core. And he worries that the market
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-4-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Peter Greene: Common Core and Planned Obsolescence!Peter Greene, a teacher in Pennsylvania, sees the incredible marketing opportunities associated with Common Core. And he worries that the marketing department has missed some even more spectacular opportunities to sell CC-aligned products: True– “CCSS” has been stamped every printe

2-4-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Today’s Resources On Sochi OlympicsHere are today’s additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games: The Games Are A Great Party, But Not A Great Investment is from NPR. The CBC has an excellent Olympics site (thanks to Michelle Henry for the tip). Explore more infographics like this one o


FACT SHEET: Opportunity For All – Answering the President’s Call to Enrich American Education Through ConnectED | The White House
FACT SHEET: Opportunity For All – Answering the President’s Call to Enrich American Education Through ConnectED | The White House: FACT SHEET: Opportunity For All – Answering the President’s Call to Enrich American Education Through ConnectEDYear of Action: Making Progress Through Executive ActionToday, following up on his call to action, the President is announcing major progress toward realizing


Special Late Nite Cap EXTRA 2-3-14 #EDCHAT #P2 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk
Nite Cap EXTRAEXTRA EXTRA EXTRA EXTRAWhatever happened to NCLB ?NCLB reaches 12 years.  Is it still an operative law? Under  the No Child Left Behind  law (Public Law 107-110, 2001) 100 % of  students were to achieve proficiency in math and reading by 2014.  The law was due for re-authorization in 2009.  It has not been re-authorized.   Education Secretary Arne Duncan responded to criticism by  gr
Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 2-3-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMActive/Retired Teacher Attacks: Connecticut, Illinois and (Your State HERE)Stealing money from old people has become common by legislatures nationwide. Now, it’s also fine to steal from those who hope to someday have the possibility of growing old. The plundering of money that people honestly earned by paying into private pension plans h
solidaridad: Help Student Organizers Travel to LA for EmpowerED 2014 Conference!
solidaridad: Help Student Organizers Travel to LA for EmpowerED 2014 Conference!: Help Student Organizers Travel to LA for EmpowerED 2014 Conference!On March 29th, student organizers from all over the country will converge upon Los Angeles to share their stories with the LA student community at a youth-led conference called EmpowerED: Los Angeles Student Power 2014. Pitch in to help get them here!

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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 CAPToni Morrison Gives a Lesson in Unpacking Assumptions and the White Gaze | educarenowToni Morrison Gives a Lesson in Unpacking Assumptions and the White Gaze | educarenow: Toni Morrison Gives a Lesson in Unpacking Assumptions and the White GazePo
Toni Morrison Gives a Lesson in Unpacking Assumptions and the White Gaze | educarenow
Toni Morrison Gives a Lesson in Unpacking Assumptions and the White Gaze | educarenow: Toni Morrison Gives a Lesson in Unpacking Assumptions and the White GazePosted on February 3, 2014 | Leave a commentI love this video, which I stumbled upon in a tweet by Charles Blow.  (Follow him @CharlesMBlow.)It’s an excellent lesson in not be willing to accept the unspoken assumptions that are hidden within
SPECIAL Mid Day Banana Break 2-3-14 #RealEdTalk #edreform
Big Education Ape - Mid Day Banana BreakNew Mexico Law Would Halt Common Core, Require Public Hearings and Investigation into Costsadd New Mexico to her list of 22 where there is unrest regarding Common Core standards. And this time, the source is not from any conservative wing of the Republican party; it is a Democratic legislator, State Senator Linda Lopez, who is leading the charge.by Anthony C

2-3-14 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): Christmas returns to the stand as the Vergara trial resumesTroy Christmas, of Oakland Unified Testimony resumes this morning in Vergara v California, with Troy Christmas of the Oakland Unified School District returning to the stand to face cross examination by lawyers for the defendants — the state and it


Cami Anderson must resign! | Bob Braun's Ledger
Cami Anderson must resign! | Bob Braun's Ledger: Cami Anderson must resign!Struggling to get to school at Hawthorne Avenue today–only to find school was closed.Cami Anderson, appointed by Gov. Chris Christie two years ago to run the Newark schools, should resign immediately because she represents a danger to the children and employees of New Jersey’s largest city. More than a week ago, she kept th
Who Is Winning the Common Core War? Citizens Are. | Truth in American Education
Who Is Winning the Common Core War? Citizens Are. | Truth in American Education: Who Is Winning the Common Core War? Citizens Are.Filed in Common Core State Standards by Gretchen Logue on February 3, 2014 • 0 Comments1Anne Gassel and I presented at the Constitutional Coalition Common Core conference this weekend and my speech was about the importance of social media to present the facts (not paid
Morning Wink 2-3-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-3-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Michigan’s EAA: A Scary Place for Kids with DisabilitiesEclectablog of Michigan continues its invaluable reports on the stste’s disastrous so-called “Educational Achievement Authority.” This one
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-3-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Michigan’s EAA: A Scary Place for Kids with DisabilitiesEclectablog of Michigan continues its invaluable reports on the stste’s disastrous so-called “Educational Achievement Authority.” This one contains the testimony of a special education teacher. Governor Snyder has created a streamlined version of the school-to-prison pipeline.

State finds errors in L.A. schools' iPad math lessons | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
State finds errors in L.A. schools' iPad math lessons | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: State finds errors in L.A. schools' iPad math lessonsAnnie Gilbertson | February 3rd, 2014, 6:01amMaya Sugarman/KPCCThe California Department of Education has held off complete state approval for global publishing giant Pearson's Common Core math curriculum until it corrects errors found in every grade. The lessons ar


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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 CAPMs. Jablonski's Class Blog 2-2-14Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: D.C's "Revolving Door" Still SpinningThe New Times has a good piece on the "revolving door," which refers to the practice of members of Congress, congressional staff
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog 2-2-14
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: D.C's "Revolving Door" Still SpinningThe New Times has a good piece on the "revolving door," which refers to the practice of members of Congress, congressional staffers or regulators leaving public service to go to work for special interests:A top aide to a Republican congressman from Arizona helped promote a legislative plan to overhaul the nation’s

Closing Newark schools is illegal because Anderson didn’t comply with law, legal experts say | Bob Braun's Ledger
Closing Newark schools is illegal because Anderson didn’t comply with law, legal experts say | Bob Braun's Ledger: Closing Newark schools is illegal because Anderson didn’t comply with law, legal experts sayChristie and Anderson: Ooops.Photo by Steve Sandberg/1010 newsThe controversial plan by the Christie administration to close, transfer to charters, or otherwise “repurpose” nearly half of the c
Narrative vs. Counter-narrative: Teach For America in their own words | Cloaking Inequity
Narrative vs. Counter-narrative: Teach For America in their own words | Cloaking Inequity: Narrative vs. Counter-narrative: Teach For America in their own wordsWhat do Teach For America corps members say in private conversation? How can you not love Teach For America after having a conversation with one of their gregarious and articulate supporters? Their rhetoric is convincing— typically tugging
Share This With All the Schools, Please | Momastery
Share This With All the Schools, Please | Momastery: Share This With All the Schools, PleaseA few weeks ago, I went into Chase’s class for tutoring.I’d emailed Chase’s teacher one evening and said, “Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you’re sending home is math – but I’m not sure I believe him. Help, please.” She emailed right back and said, “No problem! I can tutor Chase after school anytime.
Principals Helping Teachers Grow: A Task That Too Often Goes Unnoticed | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Principals Helping Teachers Grow: A Task That Too Often Goes Unnoticed | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Principals Helping Teachers Grow: A Task That Too Often Goes UnnoticedAlthough I have never served as a principal, I have been a student under three elementary and secondary school principals and worked for six high school principals as a teacher. As a district superintende
V.A.M.: Value Added Measure: John B. King Kong and the Kommon Kore in All its Kraziness!
V.A.M.: Value Added Measure: John B. King Kong and the Kommon Kore in All its Kraziness!: John B. King Kong and the Kommon Kore in All its Kraziness!When N.Y. State Education Commissioner King predicted a 30% failure rate on the 2013 Common-Core standardized tests, he blamed "all of the adults" for so many kids not being prepared for college and careers.  (I'm guessing he didn't count hi
2-2-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
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2-1-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
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