Friday, February 7, 2014

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 CAP




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
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 2-7-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: 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 of learning. To cover up their ignorance, they have invented rhetoric hat sounds impressive but is no more than unintelligible verbiage. H
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
2-7-14 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: The 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. They aren’t impressed: After all the changes made to Florida
2-7-14 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: NYSED May Get Involved In The De Blasio/Charter FightLisa Fleischer in the WSJ:State education officials are studying how Mr. de Blasio's pledge to charge rent to charters that operate in city buildings could affect the amount of funding the city receives for facilities.New York City gets more than $1 billion a year from the state to defray the cost of school facilities—part
2-7-14 Wait What? - Pryor must go
Wait What?: It’s an election year and Governor Malloy is now for raising the minimum wageHowever, his announced $10 an-hour minimum wage wouldn’t take effect until 26 months after the next election. When it comes to politics, even short-term memory is a scarce commodity. While candidate Dan Malloy was a supporter of increasing the minimum wage, Governor Dannel Malloy has taken a considerably more
@ The Answer Sheet 2-7-14 - Wife of teacher to Obama: ‘please stop this runaway reform now’
The Answer Sheet: Wife of teacher to Obama: ‘please stop this runaway reform now’Here’s an open letter that the wife of a public school teacher in Georgia wrote to President Obama about the reality in her husband’s school. She sent a more detailed version of this letter to the president. The author is Dana Bultman, an associate professor of Spanish at the University of Georgia.   Dear President an
Friday Finance 101: NY State’s Formula for Failure | School Finance 101
Friday Finance 101: NY State’s Formula for Failure | School Finance 101: Friday Finance 101: NY State’s Formula for FailurePosted on February 7, 20140      1 VotesBelow is an excerpt from a recent series of policy briefs on NY State school fundingStatewide Policy Brief with NYC Supplement: BBaker.NYPolicyBrief_NYC50 Biggest Funding Gaps Supplement: 50 Biggest Aid Gaps 2013-14_15_FINALNote: The abo
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 2-7-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: L.A. SCHOOL OFFICIALS BARRED FROM ACCESS TO CURRICULUM FOR iPADSBy Howard Blume, la tIMES | http://lat.ms/1gT0V0w Bianca 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, which in
2-7-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: A Bill Gates Reader: Where Are We Going, Where Have We BeenTeflon reformers Bill Gates and Arne Duncan are hard to separate, but Duncan sure is trying. In a videoed talk with teachers, Duncan claims: Lisa Clarke: One of the particular questions we’ve heard teachers ask is if corporate-based philanthropists are playing too heavy a role in public education, and if there’s a corpora
2-7-14 V.A.M.: Value Added Measure - If You Live or Work in N.Y.C., You May Suffer from P.M.S.D. and Not Even Know It
V.A.M.: Value Added Measure: If You Live or Work in N.Y.C., You May Suffer from P.M.S.D. and Not Even Know ItP.M.S.D.:  Being a Brief Treatise on the Effects of the Ailment Specifically upon N.Y.C. TeachersAlthough far less harmful than post-traumatic stress disorder, PMSD, or Post-Mayoral Stress Disorder, is a very real phenomenon, affecting thousands in N.Y.C. and, thus, a serious cause for conc
2-7-14 the becoming radical | A Bill Gates Reader: Where Are We Going, Where Have We Been
the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): A Bill Gates Reader: Where Are We Going, Where Have We BeenA Bill Gates Reader: Where Are We Going, Where Have We Been.1 by plthomasedd / 1h 2-6-14 the becoming radical | Teflon, Fatalism, and Accountabilitythe becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the p
2-7-14 GoPublicSchool.com « An open discussion of public school issues. GoPublicSchool.com
GoPublicSchool.com « An open discussion of public school issues. GoPublicSchool.com: NY – Bill would require every child to get a psychological test…Berkeley Brean at WHEC-10 in Rochester… “Would you let your child be tested like this? After several school shooting including in Newtown, CT., there is now a bill in the New York State Assembly that would require every child in public school to have
2-7-14 empathyeducates - Politics is Local – It Begins with the People!
empathyeducates: Politics is Local – It Begins with the People!Former House Speaker Tip O’Neil is famous for coining the axiom, “All politics is local.” It begins with the people. Yes, this is true, but the contrast is also apparent. In recent years, big money flooded into our elections. It changed the dynamic. The will to fight […]by empathy / 4h 2-6-14 empathyeducates - Trayvon’s Birth Date Mark
Louisiana Educator: Survey Results: Overwhelming Opposition to Common Core
Louisiana Educator: Survey Results: Overwhelming Opposition to Common Core: Survey Results: Overwhelming Opposition to Common CoreThe one question survey at the Louisiana Educator blog is now closed, and the respondentsoverwhelmingly oppose Common Core in Louisiana schools! Here are the final results:Readers of the Louisiana Educator were asked to respond to: What actions would you like to see Lou
Shanker Blog » Teacher Retention In An Era Of Rapid Reform
Shanker Blog » Teacher Retention In An Era Of Rapid Reform: Teacher Retention In An Era Of Rapid ReformPosted by Matthew Di Carlo on February 7, 2014The Center for American Progress (CAP) recently released a short report on whether teachers were leaving the profession due to reforms implemented during the Obama Administration, as some commentators predicted.The authors use data from the Schools an
Graduation Exit Tests Continue to Stunt Opportunity | janresseger
Graduation Exit Tests Continue to Stunt Opportunity | janresseger: Graduation Exit Tests Continue to Stunt OpportunityPosted on February 7, 2014 by janressegerThere was lots of news about high stakes, high school graduation exams seven or eight years ago when many states were instituting such graduation requirements, but while you hear less about these tests today, according to Education Week, 24
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Jay Travis is the real deal.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Jay Travis is the real deal.: Jay 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 Community Organization (KOCO), which has been in the forefront of the
No-rules playground policy results in decreased student confrontations :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet
No-rules playground policy results in decreased student confrontations :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet: FEBRUARY 07, 2014No-rules playground policy results in decreased student confrontationsby Tom Chorneau(New Zealand) As policy-makers and school administrators grapple with how best to enforce school site discipline, a principal at small pr
Revised ‘One Newark’ Plan – One Less Closure, Changes for Charters - NJ Spotlight
Revised ‘One Newark’ Plan – One Less Closure, Changes for Charters - NJ Spotlight: REVISED ‘ONE NEWARK’ PLAN – ONE LESS CLOSURE, CHANGES FOR CHARTERSJOHN MOONEY | FEBRUARY 7, 2014Historic Weequahic High stays, students at schools turned over to charters have the option of staying putONE NEWARKIn the face of fierce debate, the reorganization of Newark public schools will undergo some revisions that

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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
CORE districts’ tackling of tough issues impresses federal official | EdSource Today
CORE districts’ tackling of tough issues impresses federal official | EdSource Today: CORE districts’ tackling of tough issues impresses federal officialFebruary 6th, 2014 | Add a Comment | By John FensterwaldU.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah Delisle. Credit: John Fensterwald, EdSource TodayA high-ranking federal education official – a woman with Secretary Arn
Dissecting New Hampshire Education Commissioner Virginia Barry’s Testimony on HB 1508 | Truth in American Education
Dissecting New Hampshire Education Commissioner Virginia Barry’s Testimony on HB 1508 | Truth in American Education: Dissecting New Hampshire Education Commissioner Virginia Barry’s Testimony on HB 1508Filed in Common Core State Standards, Education at State Level by Ann Marie Banfield on February 7, 2014 •0 Comments1Yesterday New Hampshire Education Commissioner Virginia Barry testified against H
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
5 Ways To Cultivate A Culture Of Acceptance | Connected Principals
5 Ways To Cultivate A Culture Of Acceptance | Connected Principals: 5 Ways To Cultivate A Culture Of Acceptanceby William Parker • February 7, 2014 • 0 CommentsThe other day, I sat in a conversation with a student and a DHS worker who had come to take her into custody. She was no longer able to stay at her host home and would be moving back to a shelter till a new home could be found. In the meant
Teacher immunity ruling sends wrong message in closely watched... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
Teacher immunity ruling sends wrong message in closely watched... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: Teacher immunity ruling sends wrong message in closely watched Fulton County case COMMENT(1) 0 0 0 NewRelatedView Larger Melanie PickensPrevious PostsMichelle Obama: 'I'm first.' Urges kids to become first generation to go to collegeFebruary 6, 2014New report: Fewer teachers in Georgia schools, but they
Vilson Unplugged (Featuring Deepak Chopra) - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson
Vilson Unplugged (Featuring Deepak Chopra) - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson: Vilson Unplugged (Featuring Deepak Chopra)by JOSE VILSON on FEBRUARY 6, 2014in JOSEDeepak ChopraConfession: I haven’t had earphones on for the last month and a half.Perhaps some of that has to do with my iPod’s phone jack loosening up, causing me to twist the plug too much to get maybe 20 minutes of uninterrupted liste
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
Is inBloom not answerable to the public? | Seattle Education
Is inBloom not answerable to the public? | Seattle Education: Is inBloom not answerable to the public?inBloom is the creation of  Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch.From Diane Ravitch’s Blog:Is inBloom Engaged in Identity Theft?The Gates Foundation spent $100 million along with the Carnegie Corporation to create a massive database consisting of confidential information about students. The database will
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
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



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