Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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 CAP




2-4-14 Truth in American Education Common Core
Truth 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 Education Committee.HB 1239 – This is a delay bill.  This bill requires the state board of education to report on the fiscal impact of implementing the college and career readiness standards, also known a
2-4-14 The Whole Child Blog - Connecting the Classroom to the Capitol — Whole Child Education
Connecting the Classroom to the Capitol — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGConnecting the Classroom to the CapitolFebruary 4, 2014 by Melanie OlmsteadEducators throughout the United States convened in Washington, D.C., last week to attend ASCD's legislative conference. Attendees gathered to tell their elected officials that it is time to shift from a narrow reliance on high-stakes testin
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
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: False Consciousness
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: False Consciousness: False ConsciousnessHilarious Chris ChristieWas he auditing my philosophy class about multiple perspectives? Or maybe studying Freudian psychology? Now he sort of admits knowing about the GWB debacle as it was happening. But he says, it hadn't yet entered his "consciousness.""The first time that this really came into my consciousnes
Stephen Krashen Blog 2-3-14 first things first
SKrashen: first things firstSent to the Washington Post, Feb 4Before we worry about no child left unconnected to the internet ("FCC to boost fund for broadband in schools," Feb. 2), how about no child left unfed, no child without adquate health care, and no child without easy access to a good library? (The rate of child poverty in the US is 23%, second highest of all economically-advance
2-4-13 Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement": “Parent Universities help districts tap into feedback required under funding formula”Parent Universities help districts tap into feedback required under funding formula is an article in Ed Source reporting on Parent Universities in California — particularly in Long Beach and Fresno. It sounds like some good work is being do
Tennessee Moves Toward Free Community College |
Tennessee Moves Toward Free Community College |: Tennessee Moves Toward Free Community CollegeFebruary 4, 2014 in Access, Students, Tuition and FeesLast night the Republican Governor of Tennessee, William E. Haslam, announced his intention to make community college free for all residents of his state. The plan, revealed in Haslam’s State of the State address and dubbed “The Tennessee Promise,” wou
"Making Education Work for Latinas" | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity
"Making Education Work for Latinas" | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity: "Making Education Work for Latinas"Posted on: Tuesday February 4th, 2014In an education debate that often focuses on young men, the particular challenges that young women face can often be ignored. This is especially true for young women of color. A new re
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
2-4-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Annual Report on Equitable Access to Programs and ServicesThe School Board should reject the Annual Report on Equitable Access toPrograms and Services because it fails to fulfill the requirements of the policy. Instead of holding the required information, the report contains a lot of general information that should not appear. Either the superintendent is confused
2-4-14 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): Commentary: Why Vergara won’t solve the real teacher problemBad teachers need to leave. And it is a gross injustice that they are disproportionately congregated in low-income communities. Right now, because of Vergara vs. California, the lawsuit waged against education laws alleged to protect bad teachers
Were kids actually smarter decades ago?: Student achievement data trends (NAEP, etc.) | Cloaking Inequity
Were kids actually smarter decades ago?: Student achievement data trends (NAEP, etc.) | Cloaking Inequity: Were kids actually smarter decades ago?: Student achievement data trends (NAEP, etc.)To understand the success and failures of public education in United States and Texas (as measured by achievement tests), I ask the following research questions in this post: How do the nation’s public school
Parents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » PSAT for 2-4-14: Sign our petition to scrap the ISAT!
Parents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » PSAT for 2-4-14: Sign our petition to scrap the ISAT!: 14: Sign our petition to scrap the ISAT!More Than a Score’s petition to scrap the ISAT has been up only a couple of days and already has over 750 signatures. Let’s hit the 1000 mark today!And don’t forget the ISAT forum this Thursday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 at Haas Park. Speakers will include
Paul Horton: Why Obama's Education Policies Will Not Change and Why "Change is Hard" - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
Paul Horton: Why Obama's Education Policies Will Not Change and Why "Change is Hard" - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Paul Horton: Why Obama's Education Policies Will Not Change and Why "Change is Hard"By Anthony Cody on February 4, 2014 12:14 PMGuest post by Paul Horton.Back before the President was elected, he spoke to the 80th annual convention of the AFT. It i
2-4-14 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: Making SUNY And CUNY Tuition FreeFrom State of Politics:Assemblyman James Skoufis is sponsoring legislation to give students free tuition to SUNY and CUNY schools if they agree to certain requirements. Participants would have to do 250 hours of community service each year, and then after graduation they’d need to stay in the state for at least five years. The goal is to help
NYSUT president calls internal challenge a U.F.T. power grab | Capital New York
NYSUT president calls internal challenge a U.F.T. power grab | Capital New York: NYSUT president calls internal challenge a U.F.T. power grabALBANY—New York State United Teachers president Richard Iannuzzi said a slate of challengers running against his administration are aiming to concentrate power in New York City, a claim that his executive vice president and now indirect opponent calls “fearmo
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Bruce Rauner's charter school, a pawn in his political game
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Bruce Rauner's charter school, a pawn in his political game: Bruce Rauner's charter school, a pawn in his political gameRauner boasts that he started a charter school.Billionaire candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner and charter operator Mike Milkie, are trying to play Rauner Charter School for all its worth. Rauner's using it for political reasons, Milkie, it se
FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Tuesday, February 4, 2014
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: California's school money fight heads to new venueEducation HeadlinesTuesday, February 4, 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.Speakers call on Kern HSD to expand superintendent searchAt a Monday hearing h
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
2-4-14 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.: Ten minute drawing. I did not have sex with that bridge.by Fred Klonsky / 1h The Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont.  Congratulations to our old friend Ed Koren on having been named the Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont.by Fred Klonsky / 1h hide  //  saveA Chicago testing hornet’s nest. Boycott the ISAT.  Gr
2-4-14 Wait What?
Wait What?: Another Former Capital Prep teacher speaks out…The Hartford Board of Education will meet behind closed doors during tonight’s meeting to discuss Capital Prep Principal Steve Perry.  Rather than attend to his duties as a Hartford public school principal, Perry has missed 20 percent of the school days this year as he gallivants around the country giving speeches for hire.  If he […]The p
@ The Answer Sheet 2-4-14
The Answer Sheet: J.K. Rowling, please keep any Harry Potter afterthoughts to yourselfShortly after the last Harry Potter novel — “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” — was published in 2007, author J.K. Rowling revealed that one of the main characters, Hogwarts headmaster and master wizard Albus Dumbledore, was gay. There was no indication in the books that this was the case, so her disclosure
2-4-14 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter: International Education JournalPlease visit and read the outstanding new issue of International Education Journal: Comparative PerspectivesVol 12, No 2 (2013): The local vernaculars of high-stakes testingReaders of this blog will find the efforts to unmask high-stakes testing of value.by P. L. Thomas / 3h 2-3-14 Schools Matter All WeekSchools Matter: Children should not be allowed
2-4-14 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: Common Core is promising “tests worth teaching to.From John Thompson in the Huffington Post: Test-driven reform has largely failed but, until recently, it was as great of a public relations success as anything that the billionaires’ bounty could buy. They branded teacher
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 2-4-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Lcff: California’S School Money Fight Heads To A New VenuePosted by Dan Walters  to Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert | http://bit.ly/1fXilEh Monday, February 3, 2014  2:16 PM |  ::  The Office of Administrative Law is an obscure branch of the governor's office that was created more than three decades ago, during Jerry Brown's first governorship, to ensure t
2-4-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: Gates Scholar, Tom Kane, Wants Schools to Replicate His MET ExperimentI would have nothing but praise for the Gates Foundation Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project if it only claimed to be doing theoretical research. Neither would I have a real complaint with the work of the MET’s director, Tom Kane, if he saw it as basic research, not policy research. Kane seems to be […
2-4-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdD
the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): From Failing to Killing Writing: Computer-Based GradingIn Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, Bill and Mike discuss Mike’s bankruptcy: “How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.” Someday soon, two teachers of writing wi
GoPublicSchool.com « An open discussion of public school issues. GoPublicSchool.com
GoPublicSchool.com « An open discussion of public school issues. GoPublicSchool.com:  New! Must read Ani McHugh!Ani McHugh from her must-read blog, TeacherBiz… “Written testimony to the NJ State Board of Education for Lobby Day–February 5th, 2014″ “I ask you to consider these questions: would you want your own children to be subjected to the reforms being implemented in New Jersey?  Do any parents
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
Aggressive public relations campaign amplifies courtroom battle against teacher work rules | Hechinger Report
Aggressive public relations campaign amplifies courtroom battle against teacher work rules | Hechinger Report: Aggressive public relations campaign amplifies courtroom battle against teacher work rulesBy Louis FreedberEd SourceThe potentially game-changing Vergara v. California lawsuit, which attacks key aspects of California law on how teachers are evaluated and fired, opened in Los Angeles last
What parents know: The arts matter | EdSource Today
What parents know: The arts matter | EdSource Today: What parents know: The arts matterFebruary 4th, 2014 | Add a Comment | By Joe Landon and Colleen You1Joe LandonThe new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) recognizes the critical role parents play in the education of their children – and embeds it into law by requiring parents’ input into local school district budgets and accountability plans.W
The Benefits of 'Repeating' Subject Matter - Bridging Differences - Education Week
The Benefits of 'Repeating' Subject Matter - Bridging Differences - Education Week: The Benefits of 'Repeating' Subject MatterBy Deborah Meier on February 4, 2014 9:23 AMToday, Deborah Meier writes again to Robert Pondiscio of CitizenshipFirst.Dear Robert,Grin away.  I like making people smile.  But long, long before E.D. Hirsch came along people thought the best way to educate involved thinking,
V.A.M.: Value Added Measure: Grading the N.Y.S. Regents: The Past, the Present...and the Future?
V.A.M.: Value Added Measure: Grading the N.Y.S. Regents: The Past, the Present...and the Future?: Grading the N.Y.S. Regents: The Past, the Present...and the Future?Whither Regents grading?  I started grading N.Y.S. Regents exams twenty years ago.  The system has been turned on its head by persons who manufactured a sub-par replacement founded on fundamentally flawed principles.  These persons sta
Revolving Door Undermines the Democratic Process | janresseger
Revolving Door Undermines the Democratic Process | janresseger: Revolving Door Undermines the Democratic ProcessPosted on February 4, 2014 by janressegerThe NY Times has been covering the revolving door in Washington, D.C., by which those who are lobbying have recently been serving as members of Congress or more likely as the aides who write the laws the members themselves introduce.These newspape
LA school board committee to tackle job description for temporary, non-voting member | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
LA school board committee to tackle job description for temporary, non-voting member | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: LA school board committee to tackle job description for temporary, non-voting memberAnnie Gilbertson | February 4th, 2014, 6:30amAdolfo Guzman-Lopez/KPCCA memorial image of Marguerite LaMotte on display at the board meeting Tuesday.Los Angeles Unified school board member Steve Zimmer is
2-4-14 Open Congress : Major Bill Actions Education - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress
Education programs funding - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress: Bill Introduced: H.R. 3959: Pay It Forward College Affordability Act of 2014To establish a Pay It Forward model for funding postsecondary education.4h Bill Introduced: S. 1950: Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014A bill to improve the provision of medical services and benefits to ve
NYC Educator: "Revive NYSUT" Is Really "Rebury NYSUT"
NYC Educator: "Revive NYSUT" Is Really "Rebury NYSUT": "Revive NYSUT" Is Really "Rebury NYSUT"The more I look at the controversy in our state union, the more I think its intent is to push it back into nothingness. The moment NYSUT leadership begins to take sensible stands, they are opposed. And by whom? By the leadership of the United Federation of Teachers.

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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
2-3-14 EmpathyEducates!– What Could Be Wrong With ‘School Choice’?
empathyeducates – What Could Be Wrong With ‘School Choice’?: What Could Be Wrong With ‘School Choice’?By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Education Opportunity Network. January 28, 2014 at 7:00 pmEveryone loves “choice,” right?In a country where in a single year there are more than 100 new choices for what to use to brush your teeth, it stands to reason that maximizing “choice” might be a goa
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!
The Charter School Gravy Train | Seattle Education
The Charter School Gravy Train | Seattle Education: The Charter School Gravy TrainAn education advocate in New York brought this article to my attention today. It was published last year in Forbes magazine and is relevant today in Seattle, Washington.Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat CityOn Thursday, July 25, dozens of bankers, hedge fund types and private equity investors gathered in
LAUSD'S TREACHEROUS ROAD FROM REED TO VERGARA- IT'S NEVER BEEN ABOUT STUDENTS, JUST MONEY - Perdaily.com
LAUSD'S TREACHEROUS ROAD FROM REED TO VERGARA- IT'S NEVER BEEN ABOUT STUDENTS, JUST MONEY - Perdaily.com: LAUSD'S TREACHEROUS ROAD FROM REED TO VERGARA- IT'S NEVER BEEN ABOUT STUDENTS, JUST MONEY(Mensaje se repite en Español)Contrary to what was asserted in 2010 with theReed vs. State of Californiacase, and now with theVergara vs. State of California case, cutting the budget by attacking teachers
Nite Cap 2-3-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE 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



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