Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Nite Cap 3-4-14 #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




Diane Ravitch Education - Diane Ravitch Schools Us On Public Education - Esquire
Diane Ravitch Education - Diane Ravitch Schools Us On Public Education - Esquire: LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 3-4-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all:  Diane Ravitch at NPE Conference (4th pass) on Vimeo #npeconferenceDiane Ravitch at NPE Conference (4th pass) on Vimeo: Diane Ravitch at NPE Conference (4t
3-4-14 Wait What?
Wait What?: Quinnipiac poll confirms Governor Malloy faces major obstacles should he seek re-electionThe Quinnipiac University Polling Institute released its latest poll today.   While the Malloy political operatives will claim that the poll shows him leading the unknown Republican candidates and is tied with former gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, the data provides a harsh assessment of Malloy’
Content Warnings and College Classes |
Content Warnings and College Classes |: Content Warnings and College ClassesMarch 4, 2014 in StudentsThe New Republic has a story out mocking and condemning what it describes as a trend toward the use of mandatory “trigger warnings” in college classes.I don’t have time for a full post on this subject right now, but as I said on Twitter a few moments ago, while I’ve never given a trigger warning by
3-4-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Here's Some Homework - Common Core Style From a mom in NY State:  My son's KINDERGARTEN homework. I hold a Master's Degree and have won multiple Emmy Awards and my husband is a Lieutenant in the NYPD. We couldn't figure it out. It's a SAD SAD SAD state when two well educated parents can't help their child with their KINDERGARTEN homework. This is what you have to l
Support the teachers and parents at Saucedo and Drummond schools who refuse the useless state mandated tests | Reclaim Reform
Support the teachers and parents at Saucedo and Drummond schools who refuse the useless state mandated tests | Reclaim Reform: Support the teachers and parents at Saucedo and Drummond schools who refuse the useless state mandated testsPosted on March 4, 2014by Ken PrevitiRefusal to give a totally useless state mandated test, refusing to waste weeks of class-time for children who need education, an
NYC Public School Parents: How your child can refuse the state tests, starting April 1! Check out the video now!
NYC Public School Parents: How your child can refuse the state tests, starting April 1! Check out the video now!: How your child can refuse the state tests, starting April 1! Check out the video now!For more information on how to your child can refuse the NY state 3-8th grade exams, including a parent guide and refusal letter, please check out the NY State Allies Public Education website at http:/
What’s In a Selfie? | My Island View
What’s In a Selfie? | My Island View: What’s In a Selfie?March 4, 2014 by tomwhitbyWell, if you watched the Academy Awards last week, you witnessed the global impact that social media has in the world. Ellen DeGeneres was able to take a picture of a group of actors that, in the first half hour of it being posted, was re-tweeted 700,000 times, which temporarily knocked Twitter off the Internet. It
3-4-14 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): Livestream coverage of today’s LAUSD school board meetingLA Unified School Board members meet today with a hefty agenda that includes charter school renewals, approving building repairs and a possible discussion about how to spend the new local control funding (though that will likely be put off for a fut
Financial Literacy Requirements Lag in States
Financial Literacy Requirements Lag in States: States Lag in Educating Students About Personal Finance By Pamela M. Prah, Staff WriterStudents at Calera High School in Alabama surround New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram, center left, and Alabama Treasurer Young Boozer after playing an online game of Financial Football that teaches financial literacy. Alabama recently began requiring that
Microsoft Tech Vouchers Available - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)
Microsoft Tech Vouchers Available - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Millions More in Microsoft Technology Funds Available to California Schools from 2003 SettlementSACRAMENTO—More than 8,000 California public schools and districts are eligible to share $188.4 million in Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program funds, State Superintendent of Public Ins
Bring Yourself to Work Every Day to Build Trust, Morale, and Culture — Whole Child Education
Bring Yourself to Work Every Day to Build Trust, Morale, and Culture — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGBring Yourself to Work Every Day to Build Trust, Morale, and CultureFebruary 27, 2014 by Whole Child PodcastDownload Podcast Now [Right-Click to Save]Educators working in a positive school culture experience collegiality, trust, and tangible support as leaders and peers, creating an en
SPECIAL Mid Day Banana Break 3-4-14 #RealEdTalk #edreform
Big Education Ape - Mid Day Banana BreakThe NCTQ is at it again in SeattleOver the past five years, Sue and I have followed the NCTQ since they first appeared in Seattle during our Broad superintendent’s reign when she had a report “created”, paid for by Bill Gates and Eli Broad, on those lazy, worthless teachers and how they need merit pay waved in front of them to get our students into shape. Th
John Kuhn at the NPE Conference: This is Our Education Spring - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
John Kuhn at the NPE Conference: This is Our Education Spring - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: John Kuhn at the NPE Conference: This is Our Education SpringBy Anthony Cody on March 4, 2014 10:00 AMJohn Kuhn, alongside Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis, gave the keynote speech to the Network for Public Education conference on Saturday, March 1. He kindly gave me permission
Morning Wink 3-4-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSFCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Tuesday, March 4, 2014FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Fensterwald: Loss of supermajority in Senate could doom vote on 55 percent parcel taxEducation HeadlinesTuesday, March 4, 2014FCMAT provides links to California K-12 news stories as a service to the industry. However, some stories may not be acces
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 3-4-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all:  Diane Ravitch at NPE Conference (4th pass) on Vimeo #npeconferenceDiane Ravitch at NPE Conference (4th pass) on Vimeo: Diane Ravitch at NPE Conference (4th pass) from Vincent Precht on Vimeo.NY Teacher Mercedes Schneider shreds Common Core from NPE Conference #npeconferenceNY Teacher Mercedes Schneider shreds Common CoreThe Networ
FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Tuesday, March 4, 2014
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Fensterwald: Loss of supermajority in Senate could doom vote on 55 percent parcel taxEducation HeadlinesTuesday, March 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.School lifts ban on Rainbow Loom braceletsFear
3-4-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Video: “WKRP: Venus Explains the Atom” Shows Great Teaching In ActionNeil deGrasse Tyson shared this great video on Google Plus. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn About (And View Video Clips Of) Teachers In The Movies:by Larry Ferlazzo / 2h hide  //  save“Building ‘Political Will’ To Retain Teachers In High-Need Sch
3-4-14 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.: Today is the first day of early voting. I won’t be voting for Kirk Dillard.Today is the first day of early voting in Illinois. After some coffee and breakfast I will head over to the library on Milwaukee Avenue and vote for Will Guzzardi in the 39th State Representative District. I promised to do that by mike simpson / 9h
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: Pensions at the polls. The story of Travis and Guzzardi.     Jay Travis and Will Guzzardi. Back in May when the Illinois House voted for Senate Bill 1, many of us called on our union and political leadership to mount primary campaigns against those state representatives who voted to cut our constituti
Educators: Don’t Assume A Can Opener | Paul Bruno
Educators: Don’t Assume A Can Opener | Paul Bruno: Educators: Don’t Assume A Can OpenerBy PAUL BRUNO | Published: MARCH 4, 2014There is a famous joke about the way economists often undermine the usefulness of their conclusions by making too many simplifying assumptions. Here’s one of the older formulations:There is a story that has been going around about a physicist, a chemist, and an economist w
States That Spend the Least on Students Are Growing the Fastest - Mikhail Zinshteyn - The Atlantic
States That Spend the Least on Students Are Growing the Fastest - Mikhail Zinshteyn - The Atlantic: States That Spend the Least on Students Are Growing the FastestThe school populations of Nevada and Arizona are expected to increase by 20 percent in the next decade—but these states also are in the bottom 10 on the list of per-pupil spending.Mike Derer/AP PhotoNew projections on student enrollment
CURMUDGUCATION: How Grassy Are Your Roots?
CURMUDGUCATION: How Grassy Are Your Roots?: How Grassy Are Your Roots?The world of reformy stuff has altered my life; specifically, it has changed my daily routine. In the morning before school, I read. At lunch, I read. And sometimes in the evening, I read. And when I need a break from reading, I write.There are soooooo many powerful writers out there covering the world of education, the high sta
3-4-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Brooklyn Rally Friday to Oppose de Blasio School Giveaway to Moskowitz/Success Charter"We want our schools back." Laticia James, at PEP, Oct. 2013.. RALLY, Friday, March 7, 2:30PM at Seth Low, 99 Ave. P.Will James be there? The counterattack begins. I know, how many of these anti-Eva rallies have we seen in school after school? Water off her back as she knows that when s
3-4-14 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: A bizarre letter from Florida’s Education DepartmentWhat is the Florida Education Department thinking? State Education Commissioner Pam Stewart just issued an open letter to teachers (see below) that makes the ridiculous mistake of accusing people who want a change in standardized testing requirements for severely disabled students of launching a political attack on the departmen
3-4-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Tennessee School Board Model for Resistance to CorpEdRESOLUTION OF THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATIONIN OPPOSITION TO  LEGISLATIONTHREATENING A FREE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEMWHEREAS, Rutherford County Schools are not for sale; andWHEREAS, a number of bills are being advanced before the State of Tennessee’s legislature by private lobbyists and for profit companies aimed at priva
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 3-4-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: In Survey, Utla President Vows To File Complaints Over ‘Teacher Jails’By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times | http://lat.ms/1n6UwOs Los Angeles teachers union president Warren Fletcher lashed out at the school district Monday for its handling of teachers accused of misconduct, vowing to file federal and state age-discrimination complaints. (Irfan Khan / Lo
3-4-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: Some Details on the First NPE ConferenceThe first annual Network for Public Education (NPE) Conference was this past weekend, on Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2, 2014. Below is a news brief on the conference: I participated in the NPE conference as a member of three panel discussions, the topics being investigative journalism, philanthropy (as such is undermining the democ
3-4-14 With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs All Week
With A Brooklyn Accent: My "Aha" Moment at the NPE Conference in Austin.There were many great presentations at the Network for Public Education Conference in Austin, but the piece of information that made the biggest impression on me was about something I should have already known about- The New York State ELA and Math tests in grades 3-8. And here it is ( I don't remember who said it) T
3-4-14 the becoming radical EMPATHYEDUCATES! | 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): Ravitch, Lewis, and Kuhn at NPEDiane Ravitch, Why We Will Win Karen Lewis and John Kuhn1 by plthomasedd / 1h hide  //  saveCommon Core Costs Too High, Failure GuaranteedTeaching literacy has been my career and life for over thirty years now. Having grown up in the South
empathyeducates Many L.A. Unified School Libraries, Lacking Staff, are Forced to Shut
empathyeducates: 123PreviousNextMany L.A. Unified School Libraries, Lacking Staff, are Forced to ShutHands raisedRaising their hands, Alexa Martinez, 7, back row, left; Jennifer Hernandez, 6; Helen Hernandez, 7; and Noe Ortiz, 6, are eager to answer a question from library aide Cindy Ramirez after reading the book “Abe Lincoln’s Hat” at San Pedro Elementary School in Los Angeles. (Liz O. Baylen /
3-4-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Andrew Cuomo Uses Felon Who Pleaded Guilty To Federal Tax Evasion To Raise Campaign Donations For HimFrom State of Politics:A former Republican state senator and GOP power broker who pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion in 2012 is co-hosting a high-dollar fund-raiser next month in support of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election effort, Capital Tonight has learned.Addi
Shanker Blog » Revisiting The Widget Effect
Shanker Blog » Revisiting The Widget Effect: Revisiting The Widget EffectPosted by Matthew Di Carlo on March 4, 2014In 2009, The New Teacher Project (TNTP) released a report called “The Widget Effect.” You would be hard-pressed to find too many more recent publications from an advocacy group that had a larger influence on education policy and the debate surrounding it. To this day, the report is m
GO PUBLIC Film Offers Inside View of Schools | InterACT
GO PUBLIC Film Offers Inside View of Schools | InterACT: GO PUBLIC Film Offers Inside View of SchoolsMARCH 4, 2014tags: documentary, GO PUBLIC, Pasadena, PUSDby Lisa Alva WoodGO PUBLIC offers an authentic fly-on-the-wall perspective of a public school district that every voter needs to see. This fresh and recent documentary film gives the viewer a frank, and sometimes painful, look inside the live
What Business Doesn't Know About Education - Bridging Differences - Education Week
What Business Doesn't Know About Education - Bridging Differences - Education Week: What Business Doesn't Know About EducationBy Guest Blogger on March 4, 2014 9:19 AMRobert Pondiscio of CitizenshipFirst writes to Deborah Meier again today.Dear Deborah,In my last post I pointed out some of the ways in which education misunderstands business.  One of the points I made was that schools, more than bu
for the love of learning: 3 Things I learned from Network for Public Education Conference
for the love of learning: 3 Things I learned from Network for Public Education Conference: 3 Things I learned from Network for Public Education ConferenceI am Joe Bower (and that is Deborah Meier) and I teach in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. I wish to challenge 'traditional' schooling while exploring more progressive forms of education. I intend on using this blog to uproot some of the most deeply ro
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Listen to Mike Klonsky and Julian Vasquez Heilig on Rag Radio in Austin, TX
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Listen to Mike Klonsky and Julian Vasquez Heilig on Rag Radio in Austin, TX: Listen to Mike Klonsky and Julian Vasquez Heilig on Rag Radio in Austin, TXRag Radio: Fighting for Public Education with Julian Vasquez Heilig & Mike Klonsky (February 28, 2014)Julian Vasquez Heilig and Mike Klonsky join Thorne Dreyer in discussing our endangered public education system,
School closings: A solution in need of a solution | Hechinger Report
School closings: A solution in need of a solution | Hechinger Report: School closings: A solution in need of a solutionBy Andre PerryClosing schools has become an almost reflexive, corporate solution to a complex fiscal and social problem – a problem to which no one has found a satisfying answer.Districts shutter, sell or destroy physical properties typically for said fiscal reasons. Districts als
The Common Core Debate | Connected Principals
The Common Core Debate | Connected Principals: The Common Core Debateby William Parker • March 4, 2014 • 0 CommentsLately, a lot of controversy has arisen over the implementation of Common Core standards in U.S. public schools.A recent op-ed by George Will, and a resolution by the Oklahoma Republican Party calling for the end of Common Core demonstrate what a thorny political issue it has become i
UTLA ELECTIONS- REAL CHANGE OR THE USUAL SUSPECTS? - Perdaily.com
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NYC Educator: Student Lobbyist Cuomo Ensures Our Kids Get Less
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Union Election in Los Angeles: Meet Candidate Ortega - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
Union Election in Los Angeles: Meet Candidate Ortega - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Union Election in Los Angeles: Meet Candidate OrtegaBy Anthony Cody on March 4, 2014 7:31 AMColeen Bondy, Los Angeles teacher, has prepared special coverage of the upcoming teacher's union election in her city. Here is her report:United Teachers Los Angeles, the teachers' union for Los Angeles Unifi

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Some Details on the First NPE Conference | deutsch29 #npeconference
Some Details on the First NPE Conference | deutsch29: Some Details on the First NPE ConferenceMarch 3, 2014The first annual Network for Public Education (NPE) Conference was this past weekend, on Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2, 2014.Below is a news brief on the conference:I participated in the NPE conference as a member of three panel discussions, the topics being investigative journalism,
Diane Ravitch at NPE Conference (4th pass) on Vimeo #npeconference
Diane Ravitch at NPE Conference (4th pass) on Vimeo: Diane Ravitch at NPE Conference (4th pass) from Vincent Precht on Vimeo.NY Teacher Mercedes Schneider shreds Common Core from NPE Conference #npeconferenceNY Teacher Mercedes Schneider shreds Common CoreThe Network For Public Education | NPE CALLS FOR CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGSThe Network For Public Education | PRESS RELEASE – NPE CALLS FOR CONGRES
Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 3-3-15 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMCyber-Schools Still Suck, Says NEPC ReportThe National Education Policy Center announced the release of its report on virtual schooling with the hefty headline "Responsible Policymaking Still Absent for Virtual Schools, Which Continue To Proliferate Despite Scant Research Support and Lagging Quality" There's going to be plenty
Nite Cap 3-3-14 #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 CAPJust home from #NPEConference & Ready to AWAKE Activate AGITATE in FL Join Me ? @DianeRavitch #LetThemKnow #AwakeFL | Continuing ChangeJust home from #NPEConference & Ready to AWAKE Activate AGITATE in FL Join Me ? @DianeRavitch #LetThemK




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