Monday, March 24, 2014

Nite Cap 3-24-14 #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



Hite suspending seniority rules for September, going to Supreme Court | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Hite suspending seniority rules for September, going to Supreme Court | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Hite suspending seniority rules for September, going to Supreme Courtby Dale Mezzacappa on Mar 24 2014 Posted in LettersShare on emailMore Sharing ServicesCOMMENTS (9)PRINTWith labor negotiations stalled, Superintendent William Hite said Monday that he intends to impose a system for assigni
Blogging: Who Should, and Why | My Island View
Blogging: Who Should, and Why | My Island View: Blogging: Who Should, and WhyMarch 24, 2014 by tomwhitbyIf there is one subject that most bloggers have written about, it is probably the act of blogging. I know for me, as well as many of my blogging friends, it is nothing like we imagined before we were immersed in the “blogosphere”. Bloggers start their blogs for many different and personal reason
State Launches Field Tests - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)
State Launches Field Tests - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): California Schools Set to Launch Trial Run of New Generation of AssessmentsLOS ANGELES—The Smarter Balanced Field Test will launch Tuesday, marking an important milestone in California's transition to a new assessment system as it assesses technological capacity and the quality of test questions, and helps students and teachers prepare
3-24-14 The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education
Lead the Next Change in Education — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGLead the Next Change in EducationMarch 24, 2014 by ASCD Whole Child BloggersIf you could change one thing about education, what would it be? How do you engage other educators? Are you ready to lead?ASCD Emerging Leaders are accomplished educators with 5–15 years of experience who are highly involved in ASCD and the educ
3-24-14 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): One district’s spending priority under local control: social workersVia EdSource | By John Fensterwald One of the first school districts to finish a draft of the spending and accountability plan required by the state’s new school funding law is proposing to hire social workers to deal with the effects of
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement": “Chicago Public Schools had the law on its side, but wisdom was nowhere to be found”A few days ago, I posted about the inappropriate actions by the Chicago Public Schools in interviewing elementary schoolchildren — without parental permission — about a standardized test boycott (see I Don’t Get A Sense That The Chicago Scho
The Common Core: Are They Even Really Standards? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
The Common Core: Are They Even Really Standards? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: The Common Core: Are They Even Really Standards?By Anthony Cody on March 24, 2014 12:10 PMThe original sin, the fatal flaw, the hamartia of the Common Core has been defined, at last, with scientific precision and unimpeachable reference.Diane Ravitch this morning has revealed the basic accepted process
New Report Highlights Increased Use of School Spending on Police: 20,000 CA Students Arrested in 2009-2010 | Classroom Struggle
New Report Highlights Increased Use of School Spending on Police: 20,000 CA Students Arrested in 2009-2010 | Classroom Struggle: New Report Highlights Increased Use of School Spending on Police: 20,000 CA Students Arrested in 2009-2010 This new report by the Black Organizing Project / Labor Community Strategy Center is a must-read, as it presents data on the role of police officers in schools and
Flipping, Follow Up, Modeling, and Reflection | Connected Principals
Flipping, Follow Up, Modeling, and Reflection | Connected Principals: Flipping, Follow Up, Modeling, and Reflectionby Dwight Carter • March 24, 2014 • 0 CommentsAt Gahanna Lincoln High School, several teachers have implemented the Flipped Classroom model. They and Assistant Principal, Aaron Winner (@aaronwinner), shared their Flipped experiences at our January staff meeting and the response was ve
Study Shows Common Core Actually Slows Improvement | Missouri Education Watchdog
Study Shows Common Core Actually Slows Improvement | Missouri Education Watchdog: Study Shows Common Core Actually Slows ImprovementinShareThere is a Michigan State University study done by Schmidt and Houang in 2012 that is often sited as justification of Common Core Standards effectiveness at improving student performance in math. The study looked at student scores on the National Assessment of
3-24-14 Empathyeducates! |
empathyeducates: Colonizing the Black Natives: Reflections from a former NOLA Charter School Dean of StudentsPhotograph by Lacy Atkins By Griff519 also known as Ramon | Originally Published at Cloaking Inequality. March 24, 2014 Are some charters’ practices new forms of colonial hegemony? When examining current discipline policies and aligned behavioral norms within charter school spaces, postcolo
PSAA Meeting Minutes--February 20, 2014 - Public Schools Accountability Act (CA Dept of Education)
PSAA Meeting Minutes--February 20, 2014 - Public Schools Accountability Act (CA Dept of Education): PSAA Meeting Minutes--February 20, 2014Minutes of the Advisory Committee for the Public Schools Accountability Act (PSAA) of 1999.PSAA Advisory Committee Members Present:Co-Chair: Ting Sun, Educational Programs Director, Natomas Charter SchoolCo-Chair: Kenn Young, Superintendent, Riverside County Of
3-24-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools and "Refusal" to Take TestsI asked SPS for a comment on what the policies are for parents who want to opt their students out of standardized testing.  (Although MAP is not mentioned, these answers probably apply.)  Here is the reply (and I'm happy to see this district not being punitive):Currently for the MSP, we do not have “opt out” but
FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Monday, March 24, 2014
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Fensterwald: One superintendent’s spending priority under local control - social workersEducation HeadlinesMonday, March 24, 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.State, feds investigate Central Unified for
Colonizing the Black Natives: Reflections from a former NOLA Charter School Dean of Students | Cloaking Inequity
Colonizing the Black Natives: Reflections from a former NOLA Charter School Dean of Students | Cloaking Inequity: Colonizing the Black Natives: Reflections from a former NOLA Charter School Dean of StudentsAre some charters’ practices new forms of colonial hegemony? When examining current discipline policies and aligned behavioral norms within charter school spaces, postcolonial theory is useful b
3-24-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: “Grit”: Demanding Superhuman from African Americans, Impoverished“Grit”: Demanding Superhuman from African Americans, Impoverished. via “Grit”: Demanding Superhuman from African Americans, Impoverished.1 by plthomasedd / 27min 3-23-14 @ The Chalk Face@ THE CHALK FACE: Of the thousands of slacktivists, we only have 1,756 signatures?I know what you’re going to say: petitions don’t
NYC Public School Parents: Contact your legislators today! Urge them to require provisions in budget bill to strengthen student privacy!
NYC Public School Parents: Contact your legislators today! Urge them to require provisions in budget bill to strengthen student privacy!: Contact your legislators today! Urge them to require provisions in budget bill to strengthen student privacy!We have heard that there is going to be privacy language in the budget bill due April 1 -- just one week from tomorrow.  Please call your legislators in
3-24-14 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): “Grit”: Demanding Superhuman from African Americans, ImpoverishedWhile writing about Black Pathology and the Closing of the Progressive Mind, Ta-Nehisi Coates concludes his piece with a resounding rejection of the “grit” narrative:by plthomasedd / 0min 3-23-14 the becomi
3-24-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Maryland Has Some of the Best Public School Protection Laws in the NationAP has a piece in WaPo that pretend that two most voracious advocacy groups for corporate welfare charters represent research groups: Center for Education Reform and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.  In pointing out that CER's charter welfare queen, Jeanne Allen, has labeled Maryland among the
Report: $1 billion in taxpayer money went to anti-science private schools last year | The Raw Story
Report: $1 billion in taxpayer money went to anti-science private schools last year | The Raw Story: Report: $1 billion in taxpayer money went to anti-science private schools last yearBy Travis GettysMonday, March 24, 2014 10:38 EDTTaxpayers are helping to pay for courses and textbooks that encourage students to mistrust science, mathematics, and the secular world itself – and those efforts seem l
Morning Wink 3-24-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS3-24-14 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacherFred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: CPS continues its ethnic cleansing of its teaching faculty.  Photo: George Schmidt, Substance. The announcement late Friday that CPS was closing three more schools – calling them turn-aroun
3-24-14 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.: CPS continues its ethnic cleansing of its teaching faculty.  Photo: George Schmidt, Substance. The announcement late Friday that CPS was closing three more schools – calling them turn-arounds – was an attempt to bury the story of the system’s continuing efforts at the ethnic cleansing of the teaching
Oklahoma on the Verge of Stopping Common Core Implementation | Truth in American Education
Oklahoma on the Verge of Stopping Common Core Implementation | Truth in American Education: Oklahoma on the Verge of Stopping Common Core ImplementationFiled in Common Core State Standards by Shane Vander Hart on March 24, 2014 • 0 Comments Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (R) sent out a press release Friday regarding House Bill 3399 thatpassed the Oklahoma House and will be considered by the Oklahom
Obama & Duncan Merely Pretend to Address School Inequity | janresseger
Obama & Duncan Merely Pretend to Address School Inequity | janresseger: Obama & Duncan Merely Pretend to Address School InequityPosted on March 24, 2014 by janressegerPresident Barack Obama’s proposed 2015 federal budget includes a new $300 million Race to the Top Opportunity initiative described as promoting equity in public schools.  While funding is frozen for the Department of Educatio
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 3-24-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: SAT, ACT Sued for Selling Student DataA lawsuit was filed against the SAT and ACT for selling confidential data of students to colleges. Some states mandate that all students must take one of these tests, whether they are college bound or not. Students assume that their names and scores will be shared with colleges to which they ap
3-24-14 Wait What?
Wait What?: Guinea Pigs (aka Connecticut students) – it is time to log into the Common Core Test of a testToday is the day… In nearly every public school in Connecticut students will put aside the learning process during the coming weeks in order to become guinea pigs for the Common Core Smarter Balanced Field Test of a test and the entire corporate education reform industry. In some states only 1
3-24-14 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: Ravitch: The best reason to oppose the Common Core StandardsThe growing opposition to the Common Core State Standards does not all stem from the same criticisms or even from the same political wing. Included in the anti-Core camp are conservatives, moderates and liberals who don’t offer identical critiques of the initiative. Some don’t like it academically; some don’t like it pol
3-24-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida
Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida, red in Washington, dark sky-blue in Israel and public school in Education: Islamic Schools Already Participating in Florida’s Voucher ProgramBob Stover, the executive editor of Florida Today, uncovered something that many Floridians will find troubling. Stover writes this in his piece critical of Rep. Ritch Workman’s (R-Melbourne) position on v
3-24-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Students Learn About Antonyms & Write About Their Perfect School In My Latest NY Times Post For ELLsStudents learn about antonyms, in addition to writing about what they think are the qualities of an excellent school, in my latest New York Times post for English Language Learners. An interactive and teaching ideas are i
3-24-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: As the NYSUT World Turns: Some NYC Unity Caucus Delegates May Bolt and Vote Stronger TogetherLeroy Barr Offer to Unity RA DelegatesReports are surfacing that a small faction of Unity may just vote their conscience and damn the consequences at the April 5 NYSUT Representative Assembly.Unity Caucus held a meeting at 52 Broadway (UFT HQ) after last Wednesday's (March 19) Delegate Ass
3-23-13 Curmudgucation
CURMUDGUCATION: Why CCSS Can't Be DecoupledDon't think of them as standards. Think of them as tags.Think of them as the pedagogical equivalent of people's names on facebook, the tags you attach to each and every photo that you upload.We know from our friends at Knewton what the Grand Design is-- a system in which student progress is mapped down to the atomic level. Atomic level (a term that Knewto
3-24-14 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: Poll Shows Cuomo Would Be Vulnerable To Third Party CandidateNot enough to knock him off, but maybe enough to ruin Sheriff Andy's plans for a big 2014 re-election victory to set him up for a 2016 presidential run: A wealthy Democratic activist commissioned a poll that shows a third-party leftist candidate could eat into what Gov. Cuomo is hoping will be a commanding victory
The School District’s big Trust problem | Parents United for Public Education
The School District’s big Trust problem | Parents United for Public Education: The School District’s big Trust problemPosted on March 24, 2014 by PRIDEVENTURES1Leave a comment“Who will be the first to step up and earn our students’ trust and prove that our children are the most important? Who will start a new era of trust to create a public education model we all can take pride in?”Trust is an imp
Schools serving as enrollment hubs for Obamacare :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet
Schools serving as enrollment hubs for Obamacare :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet: MARCH 24, 2014Schools serving as enrollment hubs for Obamacareby Kimberly Beltran(Calif.) Sacramento high school student Juzely Duran is all in. So is state schools chief Tom Torlakson.Each in their own way is supporting the “All In for Health” campaign, a majo
More Than Half of Asian American Teens are Bullied in School
More Than Half of Asian American Teens are Bullied in School: MORE THAN HALF OF ASIAN AMERICAN TEENS ARE BULLIED IN SCHOOLSaw this infographic posted on the Giant Robot's Twitter last week... We've seen this statistic shared before, but it's worth repeating and reinforcing. And seriously, it hasn't become any less upsetting.According to survey data released in 2011 by the US Justice Department and
NYC Educator: The Sad Tale of UFT-Unity's Robo Voters
NYC Educator: The Sad Tale of UFT-Unity's Robo Voters: The Sad Tale of UFT-Unity's Robo Voters-->   By special guest blogger Arwen E.Welcome to the NYSUT Convention in NYC. Your UFT-Unity representatives were programmed after last Wednesday's Delegate Assembly, and will be arriving at the appointed time.April 4th-6th, 2014, Mid-Town Manhattan-->The Unity Caucus, representing about one third of NYS
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: THE STRANGE ANONYMITY OF CHICAGO GUN VIOLENCE
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: THE STRANGE ANONYMITY OF CHICAGO GUN VIOLENCE: THE STRANGE ANONYMITY OF CHICAGO GUN VIOLENCEStock footage (DNAinfo)Gun violence continues to plague Chicago's communities and with it comes a strange anonymity regarding both the dead and maimed as well as the shooters. Over the weekend, 21 more people were shot, 2 of them fatally. I hate to relate this story simply in

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“TFA Truth Tour” to Expose Dark Side of Corporate Education Reform | United Students Against Sweatshops
“TFA Truth Tour” to Expose Dark Side of Corporate Education Reform | United Students Against Sweatshops: “TFA Truth Tour” to Expose Dark Side of Corporate Education ReformBy Robert Ascherman and Karen LiStarting tomorrow, USAS is launching the next stage in our campaign to fight back against corporate robber barons of education reform on our campuses: the Teach for America Truth Tour. The tour wil
Millions of kids to test new education assessments | Nation & World | The Seattle Times
Millions of kids to test new education assessments | Nation & World | The Seattle Times: Millions of kids to test new education assessmentsWhat's on the new Common Core-based exams? More than 4 million kids in U.S. schools soon will have a clue.WASHINGTON —What's on the new Common Core-based exams? More than 4 million kids in U.S. schools soon will have a clue.Field testing begins this coming
Hey Harrison NY! I'm Opting Out My Son and So Can You! southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: Hey Harrison NY! I'm Opting Out My Son and So Can You!This can be done. This should be done. Parents of Harrison NY, Westchester County, and NYC, please read. This is important. You can take back control of your child's education. I have been wanting to opt out my son of the NYS exams for a number of years. Actually every year since he started testing. He is in 7th
Setting the Record Straight: Lottie Beebe Does Not Support Common Core | deutsch29
Setting the Record Straight: Lottie Beebe Does Not Support Common Core | deutsch29: Setting the Record Straight: Lottie Beebe Does Not Support Common CoreMarch 23, 2014On March 22, 2014, the Monroe News-Star quoted Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) member and St. Martin Parish Superintendent Lottie Beebe in such a manner as to incorrectly portray Beebe as supporting the
TFA on Vimeo
TFA on Vimeo: TFA from Schoolhouse Live on Vimeo.
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: [Nigeria] Water - So Important, So Ignored
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: [Nigeria] Water - So Important, So Ignored: [Nigeria] Water - So Important, So IgnoredIn Nigeria, water is a serious issue. There's not enough drinking water in Nigeria for the people to live off of. Sunday, March 22nd was the United Nation's World Water Day and yet again is passed by without any action from Nigeria. Water is obviously a vital resource to human survival
A Response to “Correcting the Facts about the One Newark Plan: A Strategic Approach To 100 Excellent Schools” | School Finance 101
A Response to “Correcting the Facts about the One Newark Plan: A Strategic Approach To 100 Excellent Schools” | School Finance 101: A Response to “Correcting the Facts about the One Newark Plan: A Strategic Approach To 100 Excellent Schools”Originally posted on New Jersey Education Policy Forum:Full report here: Weber.Baker.OneNewarkResponseFINALREVIEWMark Weber & Bruce BakerOn March 11, 2014,
Chicagoland: Watch the non-military Rambo movie for the Clueless. | Reclaim Reform
Chicagoland: Watch the non-military Rambo movie for the Clueless. | Reclaim Reform: Chicagoland: Watch the non-military Rambo movie for the Clueless.Posted on March 23, 2014by Ken PrevitiChicagoland is the expensive propaganda show disguised as Realty TV News by CNN which is in desperate need of improved ratings and money.Chicagoland is about the need for a tough guy who “does what he has to do” w
Nite Cap 3-23-14 #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 CAPRegister to Vote | Voter Registration Forms | RegistertoVote.org http://bit.ly/1dlx9AkStanford Professor Linda Darling-Hammond at Vergara v. California |Stanford Professor Linda Darling-Hammond at Vergara v. California |: Stanford Professor Linda




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