Saturday, March 1, 2014

Nite Cap 3-1-14 #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







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Morning Wink 3-1-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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Clarifications on Charter Rent & Equitable Portfolio Management | School Finance 101
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V.A.M.: Value Added Measure: The Fine Art of Advertising Bad Teachers in N.Y.C.
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Whose Failing Grade Is It? - ParentAdvocates.org
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3-1-14 This Week in 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):Candidates for open District 1 seat to join forum on MondayResidents of LA Unified District 1 will have an early look at some of the candidates for the open board seat on Monday, when Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, at 4269 S Figueroa St., holds its weekly conference for area ministers. A candidates’ forum is s
Stephen Krashen Blog 3-1-14
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3-1-14 With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs All Week
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3-1-14 Open Congress : Major Bill Actions Education This Week - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress
Education - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress:Bill Introduced: H.R. 4086: Afterschool for America's Children ActTo amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to improve 21st Century Community Learning Centers.6h YESTERDAYBill Introduced: S. 2036: Keeping All Students Safe ActA bill to protect all school children against harmful and life-threatening seclusion and restraint practices.1d FEB
3-1-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida ALL Week
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Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog 3-1-14
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All Week @ The Answer Sheet 3-1-14
The Answer Sheet:All Week @ The Answer SheetA video that shows why teachers are going out of their mindsThe video below is not a parody. It shows Chicago Public School teachers in a professional development session that will make you understand why teachers are going out of their minds and to what extent administrators have infantilized teachers. Here is the video’s description on YouTube:  This p
3-1-14 Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Schooling in the Ownership Society All Week
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3-1-14 Wait What? All Week
Wait What?:  Wait What? All WeekMore and more teachers are leading the opt-out effort.Just this in from Chicago, a growing number of Chicago public schools teachers, like public school teachers in Seattle are standing up and taking on the corporate education reform industry’s absurd, unfair and inappropriate standardized testing frenzy. Guy Brandenburg, a fellow pro-public education advocate and b
3-1-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
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3-1-14 Ed Notes Online Week
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3-1-14 Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All Week
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3-1-14 Fred All Week Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher
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3-1-14 Perdido Street School Week
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Nite Cap 2-28-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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