Saturday, February 8, 2014

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NYC Educator: Andy Cuomo's Three-Ring Common Core Circus
NYC Educator: Andy Cuomo's Three-Ring Common Core Circus: Andy Cuomo's Three-Ring Common Core CircusIntrepid Reality-Based Educator has the rundown on Governor Andy's Common Core panel.  I hear good things about teacher Todd Hathaway, who may perhaps counter the other teacher, E4E's Nick Lawrence, who of course supports whatever E4E's corporate overlords see fit. As someone who deals with real liv
Big Educational Laptop and Tablet Projects: Looking at Ten Countries | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Big Educational Laptop and Tablet Projects: Looking at Ten Countries | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Big Educational Laptop and Tablet Projects: Looking at Ten CountriesMichael Trucano is the World Bank’s Senior ICT and Education Policy Specialist, serving as the organization’s focal point on issues at the intersection of technology use and education in middle- and low-incom
deutsch29 | Mercedes Schneider's EduBlog
deutsch29 | Mercedes Schneider's EduBlog: Update on Common Core Status in the States: Part TwoOn February 6, 2014, I posted my first of three installments regarding the state of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in statehouses nationwide– and even in the US Senate. Reaction to CCSS includes the Huckabee-promoted “rebranding” of the CCSS “product” as well as CCSS investigation, testing delay,
A Twitter Conversation . . . Connecting with a School Community | Connected Principals
A Twitter Conversation . . . Connecting with a School Community | Connected Principals: A Twitter Conversation . . . Connecting with a School CommunitySuperintendent John Marschhausen will be available to address student and parent questions regarding innovation in Hilliard City Schools on Monday, February 10. To join the first Twitter Connection, simply login to Twitter and send comments or quest
solidaridad: My UTLA Endorsements for 2014
solidaridad: My UTLA Endorsements for 2014: My UTLA Endorsements for 2014My UTLA Endorsements for 2014 I typically stay out of UTLA internal politics. Unlike the nonprofit industrial complex (NPIC), and our own government, unions are intensely democratic institutions where the members really demonstrate self governance. However, with the forces of neoliberalism on the verge of privatizing the rema
V.A.M.: Value Added Measure: The Uncommon Brain of a Common-Core Reformer
V.A.M.: Value Added Measure: The Uncommon Brain of a Common-Core Reformer: The Uncommon Brain of a Common-Core ReformerIn the diagram above we see two sample brains.  They are basically the same--with one major exception.  Brain A is the Common-Core reformer's brain.  Notice it is nearly three times the size of specimen B, a public-school teacher's brain.  (Of course, there are millions of more B-
Corbett budget: “A paltry handout” | Parents United for Public Education
Corbett budget: “A paltry handout” | Parents United for Public Education: Corbett budget: “A paltry handoutPosted on February 8, 2014 by PARENTSUNITEDPHILALeave a commentLast week Governor Tom Corbett unveiled his proposal for the PA state budget. The proposal claims to put in close to $400 million into education. However on closer scrutiny, none of that money supports the basic education budget,
2-8-14 This Week in LA - School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District)
LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District): Clarifying role of ‘caretaker’ for LaMotte’s school board seatThe LA Unified school board on Tuesday is expected to approve a list of proposed responsibilities and job qualifications for a temporary, non-voting board member to fill the seat of Marguerite LaMotte, who died in December. The recommendations
2-8-14 empathyeducates All Week
empathyeducates:When Is School Reform Not Enough?Illustration; Copyright Bob Cahm By Ann Evans de Bernard | Originally Published at Education Week. February 3, 2014 | Published in Print: February 5, 2014, as When Is School Reform Not Reform? My state of Connecticut, like many others across the country, has received much attention lately […]by empathy / 5h YESTERDAYPolitics is Local – It Begins wit
2-8-14 Engaging Parents In School All Week… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement":Important NY Times Article: “Can Marriage Cure Poverty?”As most people know, there is a common narrative suggesting that single-parent households can be a cause of many problems affecting children — in and out of school. I wonder about that view, and have previously published The Best Articles Questioning The View That Singl
Stephen Krashen Blog 2-8-14
SKrashen:The Star Method: A Brilliant, No-Cost, IdeaLetter Published in the School Library Journal, 2010. LaDuska Adriance's idea of students putting a star in the inside corner of library books they like might be one of the great ideas of the century: Simple, no-cost, with the potential of substantially increasing interest in reading by creating a community of readers, what Frank Smith calls a &q
2-8-14 With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs All Week
With A Brooklyn Accent:With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs All WeekA Gates Foundation Dictatorships - A Response to My Video on "Common Core Stealth Standards""Letter I just got in response to what I said about Bill Gates in my "Common Core Stealth Standards" Speech ( now on youtube)Dear Mr. Naison,I apologize for contacting you at your Fordham email, but I just watched a youtu
2-8-14 Open Congress : Major Bill Actions Education This Week - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress
Education - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress:Bill Introduced: S. 1974: LOCAL Level ActA bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to prohibit Federal education mandates, and for other purposes.6h Bill Introduced: H.Res. 462: Recognizing January as "National Mentoring Month" and encouraging more people in the United States to mentor young people in their communities.Rec
2-8-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida ALL Week
Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida, red in Washington, dark sky-blue in Israel and public school in Education:Scathing Purple Musings  Color me purple in Florida ALL WeekThe Creepy, Incestuous, Conflicts-of-Interests Involved in Florida’s School Grade SystemThe editors of the Lakeland Ledger have complete grasp of the timeline of events concerning Florida’s school grade system. T
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog 2-8-14
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
teacherken at Daily Kos This Week 2-8-14
teacherken at Daily Kos:teacherken at Daily Kos This WeekDon't worry - I have not YET disappearedSeriously,   I have had a number of direct inquiries as to whether something was wrong, as I have been writing so infrequently. Nothing is wrong, either with me or with my wife Leaves on the Current. I have been very busy with school-related tasks, as one semester has ended and a new one has begun, wit
All Week @ The Answer Sheet 2-8-14
The Answer Sheet:All Week @ The Answer SheetSchool board member vows to keep fighting for the late Ethan RediskeRick Roach,  a member of the Orange County School Board in Florida, sent the following e-mail about the death on Friday of 11-year-old Ethan Rediske, who became known in Florida after his mother, Andrea, fought a state requirement that her blind son, who had brain damage as well as cereb
2-8-14 Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Schooling in the Ownership Society All Week
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog:Schooling in the Ownership SocietyMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Schooling in the Ownership SocietyJay Travis is the real deal.At Travis fundraiser last night. I got to meet 26th Dist Rep. candidate Jay Travis at a campaign fundraiser for her last night. I came away thinking, she's the real deal. She previously worked as the executive director of the Kenwood Oakland Communi
2-8-14 Wait What? All Week
Wait What?:  Wait What? All WeekAiling teacher evaluation program can’t be cured (by Wendy Lecker)Among Governor Malloy’s package of election year gimmicks to win back enough support to get 50 percent of the vote in November’s gubernatorial election are a series of steps to deceive teachers, parents and public school advocates into think that he is mending his ways and stepping off the corporate e
2-8-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum:Seattle Schools Community ForumShooting RoundupThe Stranger Slog has a weekly child shooting roundup and hey, one story is local.From Q13:PUYALLUP — Neighbors say they never heard a gunshot, but saw what happened next. “The young man was sitting in the driveway just rocking back and forth saying; I shot my best friend, I shot my best friend,” neighbor Carol Sharick
2-8-14 Ed Notes Online Week
Ed Notes Online: Ed Notes OnlineNewark Update: Cami Anderson Closes Schools While Still Engaging in Chris Christie-Like Thug TacticsNewark parent leader arrested, jailed, after criticizing state plan to close schools....Before we get to that story there is this from a Newark teacher:Inclement Weather - Schools Closed February 5, 2014In the interest of the safety of our students, and due to hazardo
2-8-14 Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All Week
Jersey Jazzman:Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All WeekLocal Control: In New Jersey, It's Not For "Them"Bob Braun breaks an amazing story, once again showing Newark's public schools administration is out of control:A parent leader who criticized the “One Newark” plan pushed by state school superintendent Cami Anderson was arrested yesterday  on charges he assaulted a central office administrator.
2-8-14 Fred All Week 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.: Fred All Week Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacherKeeping retirement weird.  We weren’t the oldest couple at Tipitina’s last night. But I didn’t notice any that were older. Anne and I left Chicago yesterday morning when the thermometer read minus four. We had had enough. We neede
2-8-14 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: Perdido Street School WeekSome Reaction To Cuomo's Common Core PanelHere are some comments left at the Capital Confidential reporting Cuomo's Common Core panel announcement:Once again the Bully of New York fails to include the real experts in the field. Educators have been saying all along what is best for student achievement but it has fallen upont deaf ears. Sorry knuckle
2-8-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdD
THE BECOMING RADICALRadical ScholarshipEMPATHYEDUCATES!the becoming radical  A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by When Is School Reform Not Enough?Illustration; Copyright Bob Cahm By Ann Evans de Bernard | Originally Published at Education Week. February 3, 2014 | Published in Print: February 5, 2014, as When Is School Reform Not Reform? My state of Connecticut, like many others across the countr
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Week… 2-8-14 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EF
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLARRY FERLAZZO’S WEBSITES OF THE DAYFrom The Archives: “4 concerns about Michelle Rhee”I’ve recently re-started an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles I’ve shared in previous years that I think might be worth a second look. Today, I’m highlighting a short piece I wrote for
This Week's Education Research Report 2-8-14 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2
Education Research ReportTHIS WEEK'S EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORTTesting the effectiveness of individualized college student coachingCollege graduation rates often lag behind college attendance rates. One theory as to why students do not complete college is that they lack key information about how to be successful or fail to act on the information that they have. This study presents evidence from a r
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 2-8-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit:4LAKIDS - SOME OF THE NEWS THAT DOESN'T FIT  John Marshall High Wins Lausd Academic DecathlonThe team takes first place with 55,785.7 out of a possible 65,400 points. Previous winners Granada Hills Charter and El Camino Real Charter  - as well as Franklin and Grant - also advance to the state level. By Alicia Banks, LA Times | http://lat.ms/1jm3fxp Marsh
NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education 2-8-14
NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education:NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public EducationNPE News BriefsDe Blasio says he won’t allow co-locations for charter schools | New York PostJust days after Mayor de Blasio’s Department of Education proposed slashing $210 million from a charter-school construction fund, he said he also won’t allow charters to share space in public-scho
2-8-14 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter:  Schools Matter All WeekPortland Teachers Vote To Strike / Time To Get Rid Of Testing And Hire More TeachersPortland teachers are leading the way, people.Chicago, Philadelphia, Portland, teachers, parents and students are united.http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/06/us-usa-teachers-portland-idUSBREA1507V20140206Portland, Oregon, teachers vote to authorize strikeBY TERESA CARSON
All Week 2-8-14 @ THE CHALK FACE
@ THE CHALK FACE knows SCHOOLS MATTER: All Week @ THE CHALK FACE Update on Common Core Status in the States: Part TwoOn February 6, 2014, I posted my first of three installments regarding the state of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in statehouses nationwide– and even in the US Senate. Reaction to CCSS includes the Huckabee-promoted “rebranding” of the CCSS “product” as well as CCSS investi
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 2-8-14 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
Diane Ravitch's blogLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONGDIANE RAVITCH'S BLOGJames Meredith: Time for an American Child’s Bill of RightsCivil rights hero James Meredith is worried about the future of American public schools. He fought so hard to integrate them, but now he sees new forces seeking to take control of them, and not for good reasons. He wrote recently, as reported in Valerie Strauss’s

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Ed reform bullpucky bingo | Seattle Education
Ed reform bullpucky bingo | Seattle Education: Ed reform bullpucky bingoWe’ve all heard these words and phrases coming out of the mouths of ed reformers. If nothing else, these folks do remain true to their script. I have heard these terms from leadership within the Washington State PTA,  the League of Education Voters, Stand for Children, Michelle Rhee, Arne Duncan,  the Broadies and many other c
2-7-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Newark Update: Cami Anderson Closes Schools While Still Engaging in Chris Christie-Like Thug TacticsNewark parent leader arrested, jailed, after criticizing state plan to close schools....Before we get to that story there is this from a Newark teacher:Inclement Weather - Schools Closed February 5, 2014In the interest of the safety of our students, and due to hazardous weather cond
Notice of Public Meeting - Public Schools Accountability Act (CA Dept of Education)
Notice of Public Meeting - Public Schools Accountability Act (CA Dept of Education): Notice of Public MeetingNotice of public meeting of the Advisory Committee for the Public Schools Accountability Act (PSAA) of 1999.February 20, 2014Meeting of the Full CommitteeDate, Time, and LocationFebruary 20, 201410 a.m. - 3 p.m.California Department of Education1430 N Street, Suite 1101Sacramento, CA 95814A
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. 
Developing an Identity: A Student’s Story | Gatsby In L.A.
Developing an Identity: A Student’s Story | Gatsby In L.A.: Developing an Identity: A Student’s Story Starting with this post, in addition to interviewing and observing teachers, I’m also going to be talking one on one with students in order to hear their stories.  Who are our students?  What does their education mean to them?  What effect do teachers have on them? Today’s interview is with Leo, a
One superb teacher, both suffering parents and a dead child deserve our empathy and help. | Reclaim Reform
One superb teacher, both suffering parents and a dead child deserve our empathy and help. | Reclaim Reform: One superb teacher, both suffering parents and a dead child deserve our empathy and help.Posted on February 7, 2014by Ken PrevitiThis child died today. The problem of corporate high stakes testing and its insane demands continues for all teachers, all parents and all of our children.Parent o
Peg with Pen: Colorado and PARCC. What will be left? Just the Students and the Chromebooks
Peg with Pen: Colorado and PARCC. What will be left? Just the Students and the Chromebooks: Colorado and PARCC. What will be left? Just the Students and the ChromebooksColorado superintendents have recently become more vocal. They want more local control. They want to be in charge of making financial decisions for their districts. And they need support. They state,  “It can’t be just us. We need p
Portland teachers union president Gwen Sullivan says strike vote was 'bittersweet' (Q&A) | OregonLive.com
Portland teachers union president Gwen Sullivan says strike vote was 'bittersweet' (Q&A) | OregonLive.com: Portland teachers union president Gwen Sullivan says strike vote was 'bittersweet' (Q&A)Portland Association of Teachers president Gwen Sullivan addressed reporters outside the union's headquarters. Members of the union overwhelming voted to strike on Wednesday, a decision Sullivan ca
NYC Public School Parents: John King uses WSJ to threaten NYC on charter rent: are Amplify losses so great Rupert can't afford to pay fact-checkers anymore?
NYC Public School Parents: John King uses WSJ to threaten NYC on charter rent: are Amplify losses so great Rupert can't afford to pay fact-checkers anymore?: John King uses WSJ to threaten NYC on charter rent: are Amplify losses so great Rupert can't afford to pay fact-checkers anymore?Today the Wall St. Journal carried one of the worst articles I have ever read, carrying baseless threats by the S
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,
More on Collaboration: Essential Ingredients | Connected Principals
More on Collaboration: Essential Ingredients | Connected Principals: More on Collaboration: Essential Ingredientsby dhatch • February 7, 2014 • 0 CommentsThis is a cross post from my personal blog.I experienced an overwhelming response to my posts (here and here and here) about collaboration in schools. From my thinking and from the comments of others, I have come up with the following list of ess
NV, TX, OH, UT, NM, AZ, PA, OR, FL, and AR should be Ashamed of Charter School Achievement! | Cloaking Inequity
NV, TX, OH, UT, NM, AZ, PA, OR, FL, and AR should be Ashamed of Charter School Achievement! | Cloaking Inequity: NV, TX, OH, UT, NM, AZ, PA, OR, FL, and AR should be Ashamed of Charter School Achievement!The Texas Insider recently reported the following about the Stanford CREDO charter school study:The results reveal that the charter school sector is getting better on average, and that charter sch
(Part 2) Attack on Teacher Pensions: IRTA Sues for Rights – Sarasota, FL meeting update | Reclaim Reform
(Part 2) Attack on Teacher Pensions: IRTA Sues for Rights – Sarasota, FL meeting update | Reclaim Reform: (Part 2) Attack on Teacher Pensions: IRTA Sues for Rights – Sarasota, FL meeting updatePosted on February 7, 2014by Ken PrevitiThe attendee questions answered by President Bob Pinkerton, Executive Director Jim Bachman and IRTA Lobbyist Andrew Bodewes at the Feb. 5 meeting revealed both what th
Arts group recruiting parents to push LA Unified to produce tardy arts education budget | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
Arts group recruiting parents to push LA Unified to produce tardy arts education budget | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: "ABOUT THE BLOG: PASS / FAIL"Arts group recruiting parents to push LA Unified to produce tardy arts education budgetMary Plummer | February 7th, 2014, 12:28pmMary Plummer/KPCCShana Habel, Los Angeles Unified's Dance Demonstration Teacher, leads a class of teachers at Cortine
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
This School Is Not a Pipe
This School Is Not a Pipe: This School Is Not a PipeFriday, 07 February 2014 09:14By Josh Neufeld and Adam Bessie, Truthout | Graphic Journalism continue reading: This School Is Not a Pipe:
Rightsize this! When simple, ignorant solutions & simulations just don’t cut it | School Finance 101
Rightsize this! When simple, ignorant solutions & simulations just don’t cut it | School Finance 101: Rightsize this! When simple, ignorant solutions & simulations just don’t cut itPosted on February 7, 20140      Rate ThisRecently, TB Fordham Institute released a report by AIR researcher Michael Hansen on “Rightsizing” the classroom. Hansen based his analysis on data from the state of Nor
2-7-14 Schools Matter - KIPP Has Low Friends in High Places
Schools Matter: KIPP Has Low Friends in High PlacesAnother example of KIPP's effective use of billionaire corporate welfare artists to bulldoze a path into communities to set up their total compliance reform schools.  From the Chicago Sun-Times, by Tim Novak:Last Modified: Feb 4, 2014 02:14AMSarah Howard thought Bruce Rauner was an angel who would rescue her financially troubled, academically stru
Is “secret sauce” headed for the back burner? Parents United for Responsible Education
Parents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » Is “secret sauce” headed for the back burner?: Is “secret sauce” headed for the back burner?Today’s Tribune suggests that CPS may require charter schools to agree to more progressive discipline policies in order to win or renew their contracts.CPS has been changing its discipline code in large part because of a powerful student-led campaign
2-7-14 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): Morning Read: iPad curriculum off limits to LAUSDL.A. school officials barred from access to curriculum for iPads Los Angeles school officials have failed for now in their efforts to get full access to a digital curriculum that the school system purchased in June. The curriculum, developed by Pearson for
2-7-14 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.: The pension cost shift. A red herring.Fred, I disgree with your concern on the cost shift. Anon makes excellent points about the cost shift. If the cost shift were put in place Boards of Education would have had to take a serious look at what they were doing. In the past, at contract time rather than
2-7-14 National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Our Children Are Not Collateral Damage
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity: Our Children Are Not Collateral DamagePublication Date:  Fri, 2014-02-07 Parents, students and teachers across the country are fighting for equitable school resources, community solutions and an end to mass school closures. Don't miss this video from our grassroots ally Journey for Justice. Parents, students and
Here´s Vladimir Putin´s Facebook Movie
I felt really sorry for Vladimir Putin so I thought I´d make him a Facebook movie so that he would not feel all left out.Disclaimer: I have no rights to the music and or photographs used but I am distributing it under/for fair use purpose (political criticism/comment).Enjoy;)Kind regards and be kind to each other!
2-7-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Friday Open ThreadOne Community meeting on Saturday, Director Carr, from 8:30-10 am at Bethany Community Church.It is Neighbor Appreciation Day in Seattle this Saturday the 8th.   Nearly all the Seattle fire stations will be open so it's a good time to take the kids to meet your local firefighters.Superhero ladies re-imagined by artist Celeste Pille.  I like this.S
FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Friday, February 7, 2014
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Fensterwald: CORE districts’ tackling of tough issues impresses federal officialEducation HeadlinesFriday, February 7, 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.Fresno County schools employee sues for equal pay
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



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