Saturday, April 26, 2014

2nd Banana 4-26-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2




BIG EDUCATION APE 2ND BANANA


RECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POST






Labor Day 2013 Quotes, Sayings, Pictures, Images | Labour Day
Labor Day 2013 Quotes, Sayings, Pictures, Images | Labour Day: Labor Day Poems, Poetry For Kids, ChildrenLatest Collection of Labor Day Poems, Poetry For Kids, Children, Labor Day 2013 Short, Long Poems Quotes, Songs Lyrics In Hindi, English, Labor Day Poems For School Kids, Children, StudentsLabor Day Poems, Poetry For Kids, …Labor Day 2013 SMS Messages In EnglishBest Collection of Labor Day 2013


Terrorism of Noble Network of charter schools - Substance News
Terrorism of Noble Network of charter schools - Substance News: Terrorism of Noble Network of charter schools - Substance News'...We’ve seen an alarming number of students being admitted to the hospital with depression, severe anxiety, and increasingly with actual suicide attempts all directly tied to these schools’ discipline, academic, and retention policies...' Teacher exposes Noble's bullying



Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 4-24-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORML.A. teacher wins job back after removal for science projectsA Los Angeles high school science teacher is returning to the classroom two months after being suspended over concerns that two students had assembled "dangerous" science projects under his supervision.1 by By Howard Blume / 58min hide  //  saveL.A. Unified can keep t

4-23-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Another Big Surprise: Reflection Helps LearningHot on the heels of Another Shocker – NOT! Students Respond Better To Support Than Threats, yet another study has been released finding something that has been obvious to teachers for years — reflecting on a learning experience enhances it. Here’s how the Harvard Business Journ

A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter Schools - NYTimes.com
A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter Schools - NYTimes.com: A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter SchoolsWASHINGTON — DC Prep operates four charter schools here with 1,200 students in preschool through eighth grade. The schools, whose students are mostly poor and black, are among the highest performing in Washington. Last year, DC Prep’s flagship middle school earned the best test scores among loca
4-24-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: “The Best Posts On Involving Fathers In Schools”I’ve just published The Best Posts On Involving Fathers In Schools over at my other blog, Engaging Parents In School. You might find it useful….by Larry Ferlazzo / 9h hide  //  save4-23-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLarry Ferlazzo’
LAUSD TARGETS PHENOMENAL TEACHER GREG SCHILLER - Perdaily.com
LAUSD TARGETS PHENOMENAL TEACHER GREG SCHILLER - Perdaily.com: LAUSD TARGETS PHENOMENAL TEACHER GREG SCHILLER(Mensaje se repite en EspaƱol)When I was in high school my science teacher had us do an experiment to illustrate that a molecule of water was in fact made up of: two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. We accomplished this experiment by running a small current of electric through wate

4-25-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: United States Videos For Geography ClassHere are quite a few videos I’m adding to The Best Geography Sites For Learning About The United States & Canada:by Larry Ferlazzo / 1h 4-24-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLarry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL,

Where is Education Secretary Duncan’s Head?
Where is Education Secretary Duncan’s Head? Found it!Today Secretary Duncan canceled Washington State’s No Child Left Behind Waiver. Why? Because Washington State’s ELECTED officials were not able to conform to Duncan demands to DO IT HIS WAY (you know, the corporate way to privatizing Public Education). I can’t decide if he is just Arne the Corporate Autocrat or he doesn’t care. Either way there

Teachers are losing their jobs, but Teach for America’s expanding. What’s wrong with that? | Hechinger Report
Teachers are losing their jobs, but Teach for America’s expanding. What’s wrong with that? | Hechinger Report: Teachers are losing their jobs, but Teach for America’s expanding. What’s wrong with that?By Alexandra HootnickThis story also appeared at:For the second week in a row in his new home, Kenneth Maldonado’s evening ritual began with lumping sweaters and sleeping bags into the shape of a mat


4-25-14 Jersey Jazzman: Corporate Education Reform Buys Public Broadcasting - Again
Jersey Jazzman: Corporate Education Reform Buys Public Broadcasting - Again: Corporate Education Reform Buys Public Broadcasting - AgainA couple of months ago, David Sirota broke the story of how PBS took money from plutocrat John Arnold to push a story touting a non-existent pension crisis. I'll admit that since then my radar has been more finely tuned to corporate-friendly frameworks when watchi


A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter Schools - NYTimes.com
A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter Schools - NYTimes.com: A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter SchoolsWASHINGTON — DC Prep operates four charter schools here with 1,200 students in preschool through eighth grade. The schools, whose students are mostly poor and black, are among the highest performing in Washington. Last year, DC Prep’s flagship middle school earned the best test scores among loca
Nite Cap 4-25-14 #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 CAPEd Roundup for 4-25-14 - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)Ed Roundup for 4-25-14 - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): Education Roundup for Week Ending April 25, 2014SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Education (CDE) today issued this week's E
Ed Roundup for 4-25-14 - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)
Ed Roundup for 4-25-14 - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): Education Roundup for Week Ending April 25, 2014SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Education (CDE) today issued this week's Education Roundup of education-related announcements of public interest.CDE to Convene 3,000 Attendees at STEM SymposiumThe Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in partnership with the CDE and the Cali
4-25-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: United States Videos For Geography ClassHere are quite a few videos I’m adding to The Best Geography Sites For Learning About The United States & Canada:by Larry Ferlazzo / 1h 4-24-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLarry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL,

SPECIAL Mid Day Banana Break 4-25-13 #soschat #edreform
Big Education Ape - Mid Day Banana BreakThoughts on preparing for the testing legislative hearing  What’s behind the epidemic of inappropriate testing? I once shared a very interesting bus ride to the airport with the president of Riverside Publishing, who write the Iowa Tests, back when Paul Vallas was using the test as a grade promotion barrier. Shortly after our visit, Riverside decided to stop


Why Classroom Experience Matters » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
Why Classroom Experience Matters » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names: Teacher SeniorityWhy Classroom Experience Mattersby SETH SANDRONSKYMarcos Breton, a veteran columnist for The Sacramento Bee, one of 30 newspapers The McClatchy Co. publishes, did it. In “Sacramento’s teachers have won this battle,” April 13, 2014, he bashes these union members, and inverts logic:According to him, k

Morning Wink 4-25-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS4-25-14 Ed Notes OnlineEd Notes Online: Rosie Rocks: Explaining Teacher Opposition to High Stakes TestingI'm so glad I leaned in and taped this fantastic interview MORE/NYCORE member Rosie Frascella did with a PIX reporter -- you won't see this on the air. As Rosie spoke I kept saying (to myself) - "wow, wow, wow" as she heated up and her passion

4-25-14 LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Gary Rubinstein: Did Arne Duncan Find a Miracle School in Denver?Gary Rubinstein is quite the sleuth when anyone makes a claim about educational results that seem too good to be true.   A few years ago, he helped me pin down some whoppers when Secretary Arne Duncan, President Obama, and then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg claimed they dis

Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 4-7-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORML.A. teacher wins job back after removal for science projectsA Los Angeles high school science teacher is returning to the classroom two months after being suspended over concerns that two students had assembled "dangerous" science projects under his supervision.1 by By Howard Blume / 58min hide  //  saveL.A. Unified can keep t
Where is Education Secretary Duncan’s Head?
Where is Education Secretary Duncan’s Head? Found it!Today Secretary Duncan canceled Washington State’s No Child Left Behind Waiver. Why? Because Washington State’s ELECTED officials were not able to conform to Duncan demands to DO IT HIS WAY (you know, the corporate way to privatizing Public Education). I can’t decide if he is just Arne the Corporate Autocrat or he doesn’t care. Either way there
Nite Cap 4-24-14 #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 CAPMarie Corfield: Tom Moran crosses the line in latest editorialMarie Corfield: Tom Moran crosses the line in latest editorial: Tom Moran crosses the line in latest editorial(Note: as I was drafting this post this week, Bob Braun wrote several exce
Marie Corfield: Tom Moran crosses the line in latest editorial
Marie Corfield: Tom Moran crosses the line in latest editorial: Tom Moran crosses the line in latest editorial(Note: as I was drafting this post this week, Bob Braun wrote several excellent pieces on One Newark, which I quoted from extensively. Oh to be retired and have time… Well, I can dream, can’t I?)The Star Ledger is my newspaper of choice. I’m sorry to see it suffering so much financial hard
The Common Core Brouhaha | Taking Note
The Common Core Brouhaha | Taking Note: The Common Core Brouhahaby JOHN MERROW on 24. APR, 2014 in 2014 BLOGSThese days one needs a scorecard to keep track of the politics of education: The Common Core, the two national tests now being piloted, bubble test fatigue, the opt-out movement, opposition to top-down technocrats, and the ‘commodification’ of education–all are factors in a serious brouhaha
4-24-14 Schools Matter: MOST BIASED POLL EVER
Schools Matter: MOST BIASED POLL EVER:   MOST BIASED POLL EVERThe AP reported that according to a recent poll, 7 out of 10 Californians support the common core.  Those who took the poll first read a description of the common core:“The Common Core State Standards are a single set of K–12 English language arts and math standards that most states, including California, have voluntarily adopted. The s
SPECIAL Mid Day Banana Break 4-24-13 #soschat #edreform
Big Education Ape - Mid Day Banana BreakSupreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Race matters.Yesterday I posted a criticism of the Supreme Courts decision in Schuette v Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. A number of readers commented or emailed me to express their disagreement with the position I took. This is a moment that I am glad to say that I stand with my union leaders – who not only opp
School Privatization Is A Hoax, Reformers Aim To Destroy Public Schools | PopularResistance.Org
School Privatization Is A Hoax, Reformers Aim To Destroy Public Schools | PopularResistance.Org: School Privatization Is A Hoax, Reformers Aim To Destroy Public SchoolsOur public schools aren’t in decline. And “reformers” with wild promises don’t care about education — just profitsAs long as anyone can remember, critics have been saying that the schools are in decline. They used to be the best in

The “War Report” Radio Show: False Promise of NCLB for Public Education | Cloaking Inequity
The “War Report” Radio Show: False Promise of NCLB for Public Education | Cloaking Inequity: The “War Report” Radio Show: False Promise of NCLB for Public EducationLeave No Child Behind is a moniker appropriated from the military’s “Leave No Man Behind.” Perhaps the moniker belies the mindset of the authors of high-stakes testing and accountability policies, because we are in the middle of a “war”
4-24-14 The Answer Sheet What teachers really want
The Answer Sheet: How, after 60 years, Brown v. Board of Education succeeded — and didn’tThe 60th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling is almost upon us and it’s a good time to take a look at whether it succeeded in its mission: to end segregation in public schools. Here is an important report about what has and has not been accomplished by the case. It […]b
FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Thursday, April 24, 2014
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Charter of Van Nuys’ CHAMPS in jeopardy over staffer’s $27,000 credit-card misuseFCMAT’s new website is coming soon! We will have a new look and better compatibility with mobile devices, making it easier to access information and resources. Look for our new site starting April 25.Education HeadlinesThursday, April 24, 2014FCMAT provides links
Teachers For Social Justice: Jobs, Celebrations, Events, Publications, and a Caravan to Milwaukee!
Teachers For Social Justice: Jobs, Celebrations, Events, Publications, and a Caravan to Milwaukee!: Jobs, Celebrations, Events, Publications, and a Caravan to Milwaukee!APRIL 24, 2014 LEAVE A COMMENT1. LSC Victory Celebration[download pdf here] 2. Northeast Side Regional School Discipline Summit: Project NiaApril 29 - 5:30 p.m.With the release of new data from the Chicago Public Schools in Februar
Morning Wink 4-24-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS4-24-14 LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Teacher to David Coleman: Yes, What Children Think and Feel Does MatterVeteran teacher Eileen Riley Hall has some advice for David Coleman, architect of the Common Core standards. Coleman famous
4-24-14 LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Teacher to David Coleman: Yes, What Children Think and Feel Does MatterVeteran teacher Eileen Riley Hall has some advice for David Coleman, architect of the Common Core standards. Coleman famously said, in taped remarks at the New York State Education Department, that   “As you grow up in this world, you realize people really don’t
4-24-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: “The Best Posts On Involving Fathers In Schools”I’ve just published The Best Posts On Involving Fathers In Schools over at my other blog, Engaging Parents In School. You might find it useful….by Larry Ferlazzo / 9h hide  //  save4-23-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLarry Ferlazzo’

Californians support historic changes in school funding, curriculum - latimes.com
Californians support historic changes in school funding, curriculum - latimes.com: Californians support historic changes in school funding, curriculumComments0EmailShare2Californians support new national learning standards known as Common Core, a new survey found. In Santiago Elementary School in Santa Ana, teachers are already using the new standards to emphasize critical thinking and prepare stu

Nite Cap 4-23-14 #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 CAP4-23-14 The Whole Child Blog — ASCD's Whole Child Symposium Tackles Questions About the Future of Education — Whole Child EducationASCD's Whole Child Symposium Tackles Questions About the Future of Education — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHI
4-23-14 The Whole Child Blog — ASCD's Whole Child Symposium Tackles Questions About the Future of Education — Whole Child Education
ASCD's Whole Child Symposium Tackles Questions About the Future of Education — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGASCD’s Whole Child Symposium Tackles Questions About the Future of EducationApril 23, 2014 by Whole Child SymposiumWhat do we need from education? How are we preparing students for the world they will enter?This spring, ASCD is launching its inaugural Whole Child Symposium, a s
4-23-14 empathyeducates – State Lawmakers Ramp Up Attention to Data Privacy
empathyeducates – State Lawmakers Ramp Up Attention to Data Privacy: State Lawmakers Ramp Up Attention to Data PrivacyBy Andrew Ujifusa | Education Week. April 16, 2014As the appetite for educational data on students has grown across the K-12 sector, so has the stated desire among many state lawmakers to try to protect the privacy and security of sensitive student information.Spurred by concerns t
NYC Public School Parents: Who are they kidding? The excuses of NY State Education Department and Pearson for the prominent trademarks in the ELA exam fall flat
NYC Public School Parents: Who are they kidding? The excuses of NY State Education Department and Pearson for the prominent trademarks in the ELA exam fall flat: Who are they kidding? The excuses of NY State Education Department and Pearson for the prominent trademarks in the ELA exam fall flatAmerican Girl Doll deskAmerican Girl Doll made by MattelDeborah Poppe, of West Hempstead, Long Island, sa
Wisconsin Grassroots Leaders to Elected Officials: You Now Own Common Core | Truth in American Education
Wisconsin Grassroots Leaders to Elected Officials: You Now Own Common Core | Truth in American Education: Wisconsin Grassroots Leaders to Elected Officials: You Now Own Common CoreFiled in Common Core State Standards, Education at State Level by Shane Vander Hart on April 23, 2014 • 0 CommentsAn open letter that was signed by 45 grassroots leaders across the state representing 42 organizations was
Against PARCC: an argument in response to Elaine Gantz Berman | Chalkbeat
Against PARCC: an argument in response to Elaine Gantz Berman | Chalkbeat: Against PARCC: an argument in response to Elaine Gantz Bermanhttp://unitedoptout.com/Proponents of the controversial Common Core aligned PARCC test suggest that it is a“more rigorous” standardized test and will create better students. But a closer look at supporters’ claims raises many questions.First of all, the “rigor” of

4-23-14 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): Five takeaways from Supreme Court affirmative-action rulingVia Politico | By Josh Gerstein The Supreme Court’s decision upholding Michigan’s affirmative-action ban was far from a shock, but it generated considerable strife on the high court, producing five different opinions in which the justices traded c
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm finds $100M for air conditioners. Does Ari have an A/C company client?
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm finds $100M for air conditioners. Does Ari have an A/C company client?: Rahm finds $100M for air conditioners. Does Ari have an A/C company client?A cool $100M for A/C. A hundred million here. A hundred million there. It soon adds up.But that doesn't seem to be a problem for Chicago's mayor, who can always find $100M lying around whenever he needs it for one of
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Autism cases increase by 8% among Calif. public school studentsFCMAT’s new website is coming soon! We will have a new look and better compatibility with mobile devices, making it easier to access information and resources. Look for our new site starting April 25.Education HeadlinesWednesday, April 23, 2014FCMAT provides links to California K-
4-23-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Another Big Surprise: Reflection Helps LearningHot on the heels of Another Shocker – NOT! Students Respond Better To Support Than Threats, yet another study has been released finding something that has been obvious to teachers for years — reflecting on a learning experience enhances it. Here’s how the Harvard Business Journ

Morning Wink 4-23-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS4-23-14 LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: ALEC Model Legislation for the Third Grade Reading GuaranteeALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council) is an organization founded in 1973 to promote free-market ideas throughout society. A
4-23-14 LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: ALEC Model Legislation for the Third Grade Reading GuaranteeALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council) is an organization founded in 1973 to promote free-market ideas throughout society. ALEC has about 2,000 members who belong to state legislatures. It is funded by major corporations. Its purpose is to write model legislation

Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 4-22-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMLAUSD board approves multi-year contracts for senior staffersIn another sign of improving financial fortunes for LA Unified, the school board today approved multi-year contracts for many of the district’s most senior staff. In a break from previous years, when high level administration staffers worked on one-year contracts, several of Su
The NAACP Resolution on Charter Schools: Segregation is Not Innovation | Seattle Education
The NAACP Resolution on Charter Schools: Segregation is Not Innovation | Seattle Education: The NAACP Resolution on Charter Schools: Segregation is Not InnovationThe NAACP resolution on charter schools:In a process established by the NAACP Constitution, this resolution was adopted by the delegates to the 101st Annual Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, during the legislative session in July, 2010
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: From Director to Facilitator:Losing Control of the Classroom!
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: From Director to Facilitator:Losing Control of the Classroom!: From Director to Facilitator:Losing Control of the Classroom!The other day I witnessed an interaction in my classroom that made me realize that my students were where I wanted them to be, independent of me.:)My students were writing blog posts about our trip to Frawley Stadium. They were inserting pic
Nite Cap 4-22-14 #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 CAPCalifornia's National Green Ribbon Schools - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)California's National Green Ribbon Schools - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California's National Green Ribbon Schools
California's National Green Ribbon Schools - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)
California's National Green Ribbon Schools - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California's National Green Ribbon SchoolsSACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today commended three California schools and one school district honored by the U.S. Department of Education with its third annual Green Ribbon Schools award.Calif

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 'The reform movement in US is led by a bunch of Ivy Leaguers, obsessed with data.'
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 'The reform movement in US is led by a bunch of Ivy Leaguers, obsessed with data.': 'The reform movement in US is led by a bunch of Ivy Leaguers, obsessed with data.'Jiang XueqinQuotable Jiang XueqinIn December, China stunned the world when the most widely used international education assessment revealed that Shanghai’s schools now outperform those of any other count
Segregation Now - ProPublica
Segregation Now - ProPublica: Segregation NowIn Tuscaloosa today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.by Nikole Hannah-JonesThis story is not subject to our Creative Commons license.Though James Dent could watch Central High School’s homecoming parade from the porch of his faded white bungalow, it had been years since he’d

4-22-14 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 meetingThis morning, the Los Angeles Unified School Board meets at 9 a.m. with an agenda that includes a discussion about the future of CHAMPS, a charter high school which has recently been under investigation on allegations an employee misused school fund


Morning Wink 4-22-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS4-22-14 LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Time for an Anti-Testing Movement in Upstate New YorkA reader sent this comment: Dear Diane, I was wondering if you could create a post to get the anti-testing movement that seems to be thriving
4-22-14 LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Time for an Anti-Testing Movement in Upstate New YorkA reader sent this comment: Dear Diane, I was wondering if you could create a post to get the anti-testing movement that seems to be thriving downstate to garner some more support upstate. I teach in a suburb of Rochester, NY. My school is on the “west side,” where household inco

The Education Police State Comes to Rye NY southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: The Education Police State Comes to Rye NYRye, NY. A leafy city of about 15,000 hard by the Long Island Sound. The home of Playland, BJ Surhoff, andWellington Mara. A city in which education is taken seriously by the community. Who would have thought that the police state of education would find it's way into Rye?In May of 2013, 4 teachers were accused of "imp
Five Louisiana “Educators” Want Common Core | deutsch29
Five Louisiana “Educators” Want Common Core | deutsch29: Five Louisiana “Educators” Want Common CoreApril 21, 2014On April 21, 2014, the Baton Rouge Advocate ran an article by Will Sentell entitled, Educators Renew Support for Common Core and Its Tests.The first line of the article is comical:Five educators said Monday morning that they will urge state House and Senate members to support the Commo
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 4-21-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: DISTRICT ATTORNEY REVIEWS LAUSD INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT ON iPAD CONTRACT; ELECTS NOT TO PROSECUTEBy Howard Blume, LA Times | http://lat.ms/1lyzF9T Students try out iPads provided by L.A. Unified early in the school year. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times) April 21, 2014, 2:27 p.m.  ::  The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has reviewed an
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Let's do it again in 2015
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Let's do it again in 2015: Let's do it again in 2015WE DID IT...I love this post card that came in the mail today from the Guzzardi campaign. We sure did. Let's do it again.NOBODY'S BUYING Rahm's or McCarthy's claims about dwindling gun violence in Chicago. It all depends on whose neighborhood you're talking about.  Even doctoring the data didn't help the Rahm brand.
Nite Cap 4-21-14 #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 CAPinBloom officially closes | Parents Across AmericainBloom officially closes | Parents Across America: inBloom officially closes | Parents Across America After months of parent pushback on the threat to student data privacy, a campaign spearheaded
Sacramento City Unified's Withdrawal from the CORE Waiver is No Big Loss | The Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education
Sacramento City Unified's Withdrawal from the CORE Waiver is No Big Loss | The Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education: Sacramento City Unified's Withdrawal from the CORE Waiver is No Big Losspublished by Kate_Lenox on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:32pm       Jonathon Raymond left Sacramento last December for personal reasons.  It must gall him that since his departure, Sacramento City Unified School

4-21-14 With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs
With A Brooklyn Accent: Join "Heal for America!" Coming to Your Campus This Spring!It's time to announce the amazing new program " Heal for America" coming from the folks who brought you TFA. Starting this spring, recruiters for HFA are going to be scouring the nation's top colleges for brilliant, idealistic students who are willing to go through a rigorous five week summer pro



4-21-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Will Harry Be Held Back in Kindergarten?Back in December I reported on Harry, a little boy I have come to know who goes to kindergarten in the leafy suburbs of Germantown, TN.  I talked with Harry's dad yesterday and got an update on how school is going, with only 4 weeks left in the year. Harry's dexterity has improved since December, so that now he is not being downgraded for not
4-21-14 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: Counties going easy on spending plansCounty offices to cut districts some slack for now on their LCAPs State and county education officials are seeking to reassure school districts that might be worried that county superintendents will reject the new accountability plans they’ll submit by Ju
TALLAHASSEE: South Miami-based charter school management company under federal scrutiny - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com
TALLAHASSEE: South Miami-based charter school management company under federal scrutiny - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com: South Miami-based charter school management company under federal scrutiny BY KATHLEEN MCGRORYHERALD/TIMES TALLAHASSEE BUREAUTALLAHASSEE -- The state’s largest charter school management company has come under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Education for potential conflicts
Interview with Michelle Gunderson co-founder of the Network for Social Justice Unionism
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Teachers are losing their jobs, but Teach for America’s expanding. What’s wrong with that? | Hechinger Report
Teachers are losing their jobs, but Teach for America’s expanding. What’s wrong with that? | Hechinger Report: Teachers are losing their jobs, but Teach for America’s expanding. What’s wrong with that?By Alexandra HootnickThis story also appeared at:For the second week in a row in his new home, Kenneth Maldonado’s evening ritual began with lumping sweaters and sleeping bags into the shape of a mat
This Common Core Critic Is Still Charged Up | Truth in American Education
This Common Core Critic Is Still Charged Up | Truth in American Education: This Common Core Critic Is Still Charged UpFiled in Common Core State Standards by Sandra Stotsky on April 21, 2014 • 0 CommentsOn April 14, American Enterprise Institute’s Rick Hess and Mike McShane charged me in a blog on National Review Online with not coming up with “next steps” to “repeal and replace” for states that w
Morning Wink 4-21-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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4-21-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Alan Singer: The Dishonorable Governor Cuomo and the Charter School ZombiesAlan Singer gets credit for one of the most creative headlines of the year. He calls his article “The Dishonorable Andrew Cuomo Meets the Hedge Fund / Charter School Zombies.” Governor Cuomo has indeed dishonored his office by selling out the public schools,


4-21-14 The Answer Sheet What teachers really want
The Answer Sheet: What teachers really wantOne of the striking things about modern school reform is that the people who you would think would be a big part of the discussion — teachers — have largely been ignored. So what do teachers want? Francie Alexander, chief academic officer for Scholastic Inc., writes about a nationally representative poll of teachers that answers […]27 by Valerie Strauss /
Community Schools: The Basic and Radical Way to Address Child Poverty | janresseger
Community Schools: The Basic and Radical Way to Address Child Poverty | janresseger: Community Schools: The Basic and Radical Way to Address Child PovertyPosted on April 21, 2014 by janressegerTrip Gabriel’s story in this morning’s NY Times, 50 Years Into the War on Poverty, Hardship Hits Back, describes tiny towns left behind by years of jobs lost in the coal mines, the ravages of meth addition,

Wanted: districts interested in being early adopters of new science standards | EdSource Today
Wanted: districts interested in being early adopters of new science standards | EdSource Today: Wanted: districts interested in being early adopters of new science standardsApril 17th, 2014 | Add a Comment | By John FensterwaldThe California Science Teachers Association and the nonprofit education research and development agency WestEd are seeking a half-dozen school districts to take the lead in
Peg with Pen: The Charade of Prompt Writing
Peg with Pen: The Charade of Prompt Writing: The Charade of Prompt WritingA quick thought I posted on FB:Most writing in today's schools is prompt writing. This is typically worthless writing because the student had no input in the topic, etc. Prompt after prompt after prompt wears on a child's soul.And when students aren't engaged, the student work you are looking at is WORTHLESS. Without engagem
Time, money, learning: The PSSAs strike out every time | Parents United for Public Education
Time, money, learning: The PSSAs strike out every time | Parents United for Public Education: Time, money, learning: The PSSAs strike out every timePosted on April 20, 2014 by ROBROB2013Leave a commentIt was an honor to appear on Radio Times and speak about high-stakes standardized testing. In preparing for the show, I used a lot of information that had helped me to decide to opt out of the PSSA (
Rand Paul, Anti-Immigrant and Tea Party Advocate, to Speak at St. Anthony’s on Wednesday | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!
Rand Paul, Anti-Immigrant and Tea Party Advocate, to Speak at St. Anthony’s on Wednesday | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: Rand Paul, Anti-Immigrant and Tea Party Advocate, to Speak at St. Anthony’s on WednesdayFiled under: Immigration,Vouchers — millerlf @ 8:21 pm Sponsored by Latinos for ChoiceDear friends,The Milwaukee Journal published the following article announcing that Rand Pau
Barnidge: Common Core is coming to public schools, whether your like it or not - ContraCostaTimes.com
Barnidge: Common Core is coming to public schools, whether your like it or not - ContraCostaTimes.com: Barnidge: Common Core is coming to public schools, whether your like it or notBy Tom Barnidge Contra Costa Times ColumnistPOSTED:   04/20/2014 04:06:06 PM PDT0 COMMENTS| UPDATED:   ABOUT 4 HOURS AGOCraig Cheslog can recite a litany of reasons why the Common Core standards will be good for public
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Some N.O. charters begin exploring teachers unions | News | The New Orleans Advocate
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Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents - Yahoo Finance
Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents - Yahoo Finance: Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents'Just Do It'? Brand names within NY standardized tests raise suspicions of product placement By Karen Matthews, Associated Press7 hours ago.View photoFILE- In this June 21, 2013 file photo, Nike Shox running shoes are displayed in Tampa, Fla. Nike Inc.’s copyrighted phrase “Just Do It”
Nite Cap 4-20-14 #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 CAPMy Book on VAMs on Pre-Order, and Available on May 4, 2014 |My Book on VAMs on Pre-Order, and Available on May 4, 2014 |: My Book on VAMs on Pre-Order, and Available on May 4, 2014 The book I spent all last year writing, titled “Rethinking Value-

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Schooling in the Ownership Society: What happened to McGrory's Miami Herald story on Feds' charter investigation? I asked...: What happened to McGrory's Miami Herald story on Feds' charter investigation? I asked...Fernando Zulueta, president of Academica, gets a drink at the bar in Cain at The Cove, an exclusive beach club in the Bahamas' Atlantis resort. Academica held a leadership retreat for pr

Morning Wink 4-20-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSMy Easter Post | deutsch29My Easter Post | deutsch29: My Easter PostApril 20, 2014Today is Easter, the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Who claimed to be the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament.George Friedric Handel wrote about Him in the famous musical composition, Messiah,first performed on Easter Sunday in the Musick Hall


4-20-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Advice from a Charter Teacher in Ohio: Regulate Us!This teacher read the post about Gulen charter schools and wrote the following comment:   This is so eerily similar to my job-it is a shame that there is poor oversight in these types of schools. I work in a Ohio-based charter school. I’m under great stress due to this under perfor
4-20-14 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: A defense of public education against ‘the wolves of Wall Street’Sara Stevenson is the librarian at O. Henry Middle School in Austin, Texas, who is sick and tired of assaults on the very notion of public education. Here are her reflections on the value of public education and what is being done to it in the name of  ”‘reform.”   By Sara Stevenson As a lifelong […]by Valerie Strau
4-20-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Susan's Sunday SpecialSome good reading for a Sunday morning from Susan Ohanian.The fact that the announcement I sent out yesterday never arrived is a sign of the site's current troubles. Sometimes it works fine; other times it is very slow loading. Thanks to Eric's hard work, we are moving to a new server. But this takes time and money so please be patient.I know I could go with
4-20-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Three Good New Resources On Wealth & Income InequalityHere are some new additions to The Best Resources About Wealth & Income Inequality: Get Rich, Live Longer: The Ultimate Consequence of Income Inequality is from The Atlantic. The short guide to Capital in the 21st Century is from Vox. Economist Receives Rock Star
Viewpoints: What Sac City schools lose - Viewpoints - The Sacramento Bee
Viewpoints: What Sac City schools lose - Viewpoints - The Sacramento Bee: Viewpoints: What Sac City schools loseBy Jonathan RaymondSpecial to The BeePublished: Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014 - 12:00 amAfter my first 100 days as superintendent in theSacramento City Unified School District, I remember thinking that if we were going to change a culture of “good is good enough” to one of “greatness” – which al

Nite Cap 4-19-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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Marie Corfield: An open letter to Rowan University President, Dr. Ali A. Houshmand
Marie Corfield: An open letter to Rowan University President, Dr. Ali A. Houshmand: An open letter to Rowan University President, Dr. Ali A. HoushmandDear Dr. Houshmand,I understand that you have invited Gov. Chris Christie to be the keynote speaker at next month’s commencement ceremonies and that you are bestowing an honorary degree on him. Why?As you well know, Rowan University started out as a 
you want to know what's wrong with Common Core?
you want to know what's wrong with Common Core?: you want to know what's wrong with Common Core?byteacherkenFollow    Email  16 Comments / 16 NewHow about you take a look at ten minutes of video.  David Coleman lead the language arts team for Common Core, even though he has never been a teacher.  Due warning -  Coleman is now head of the College Board, and in that capacity responsible for both the
Republicans See Political Wedge in Common Core - NYTimes.com
Republicans See Political Wedge in Common Core - NYTimes.com: Republicans See Political Wedge in Common CoreFormer Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma participated in a discussion with students at KIPP Academy in Oklahoma City in April.CreditJim Beckel/The Oklahoman, via Associated PressWASHINGTON — The health care law may be Republicans’ favorite weapon against Democrats thi
K-12 News Network | #not4sale #notyourmascot: (Repost) American Indian Graduation Rates and Stereotypical Images On and Off the Field
K-12 News Network | #not4sale #notyourmascot: (Repost) American Indian Graduation Rates and Stereotypical Images On and Off the Field: #not4sale #notyourmascot: (Repost) American Indian Graduation Rates and Stereotypical Images On and Off the Fieldadmin April 19, 2014 Athletics, Students 0This wonderful piece is re-posted with permission from Dr. Debbie Reese and her American Indians in Children’s

2nd Banana 4-19-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2
BIG EDUCATION APE 2ND BANANARECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POST I am middle class, my kids test well, and I opt out | Twin Cities Daily PlanetI am middle class, my kids test well, and I opt out | Twin Cities Daily Planet: I am middle class, my kids test well, and I opt outBy Sarah Lahm, Eyes on EducationApril 11, 2014I am a middle class parent, my kids test well, and I opt out.A few days ago, I publish
4-19-14 Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice | Just another WordPress.com weblog
Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice | Just another WordPress.com weblog:  Pay-for-Performance for CEOs and TeachersOracle CEO Larry Ellison earns $37,692 an hour. No, that is not a typo or misplaced comma. Ellison’ annual salary ran $78.4 million, much of it in stock option awards. His salary was based on the annual performance of the company’s stock. Oracle’s Board of Directors se
Morning Wink 4-19-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSNYC Educator: Media Mendacity--NY Post Covers the MTA ContractNYC Educator: Media Mendacity--NY Post Covers the MTA Contract: Media Mendacity--NY Post Covers the MTA ContractI'm always amazed at the audacity with which the truth is twisted in our media. The MTA came to an agreement with Governor Andrew Cuomo over a five year contract, and the Post is upset
NYC Educator: Media Mendacity--NY Post Covers the MTA Contract
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4-19-14 Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All Week
Jersey Jazzman:Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All WeekCharter Schools: The New Battle of TrentonSo you guys have all seen this:On Christmas Day, 1775, George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River, starting at what is known now as Upper Makefield, PA. The general led his forces south along the banks of the river, eventually sneaking up on the Hessians, the German mercenary troops of the Brit
4-19-13 Curmudgucation Week
CURMUDGUCATION:School Accountability Has Changed ForeverRegardless of how the battle for the soul of public education shakes out in the end (or at least in the future-- I don't know that we'll ever see an end), there are things that we have already lost for at least a generation, collateral damage, the china in a shop over-run by a herd of clashing cattle.Perhaps the biggest casualty is the trust
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog 4-19-14
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog:Russia is Still Having Fun with the UkraineSo there are now up to 40,000 Russian troops equipped with all their fighting machines on the border of the Ukraine. Russia has annexed Crimea and clearly shows intent of not stopping there. Ethnically Russian cities inside of the Ukrainian border have exploded in revolt and violence has torn the streets. There are cities in the
4-19-14 Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement":Kellogg Foundation Announces Nearly $4 Million In Grants For Parent Involvement ProgramsI’ve previously posted about the Kellogg Foundation’s initiative to fund parent involvement/engagement programs targeting families with children age eight and below. They just announced a new set of grants and I thought it would be useful
4-19-14 NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education
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4-19-14 THE WHOLE WEEK @ The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education
The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education:THE WHOLE WEEK @ The Whole Child Blog Engaging Curriculum: A Foundation for Positive School CulturePost written by David Hunter As a curriculum designer who advocates for project-based learning, I strongly believe that curriculum plays a major role in the school culture but can often go unconsidered when developing a vision around that culture. At first
4-19-14 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):Tutoring center busted for scamming millions in fed dollarsA tutoring company billing itself as “The trusted name for specialized tutoring” may not be so trustworthy after all. Unless, that specialty is in defrauding the federal government. The Academic Advantage, whose website is endorsed by The Governato
Stephen Krashen Blog 4-19-14
SKrashen:A weapon of mass distractionSent to the New York Times, April 11, 2014Yes, there's a big problem with the tests ("We need to talk about the tests," April 10). but there's a bigger problem: The whole idea of the common core. Accurately described by Susan Ohanian as  “a radical untried curriculum overhaul and ... nonstop national testing," the common core is an outrageous sch
4-19-14 With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs All Week
With A Brooklyn Accent:With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs All WeekAnother Reason Why Public School Teachers are Silenced: They Might Expose the Wounds of PovertyA disinterested observer, coming from another place or time, would find it odd that the voices of American public school teachers are systematically excluded by those making education policy. No better example of this is the "Education Re
4-19-14 Open Congress : Major Bill Actions Education This Week - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress
Education - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress:Bill Introduced: S. 2210: School Food Modernization ActA bill to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to require the Secretary of Agriculture to make loan guarantees and grants to finance certain improvements to school lunch facilities, to train school food service personnel, and for other purposes.7h YESTERDAYBill Introduced: H.R. 4391: P
4-19-14 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:Scathing Purple Musings  Color me purple in Florida ALL WeekMeet the New FCAT, Same as the Old FCATSunshine State News reporter Allison Nielson writes of FCATs last year with a paradox: “Parting is such sweet sorrow — sort of.” And also this: After a dramatic drop in FCAT
All Week @ The Answer Sheet 4-19-14
The Answer Sheet:All Week @ The Answer SheetArne Duncan dismisses critics: ‘Lots of drama, lots of noise’There he goes again. Education Secretary Arne Duncan went to New York recently and introduced state Education Commissioner John King at a function at New York University, calling him “a remarkable leader” and “as smart and as thoughtful as anyone working in this space.” As for the growing numbe
4-19-14 Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Schooling in the Ownership Society All Week
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog:Schooling in the Ownership SocietyMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Schooling in the Ownership SocietySun-Times editors know exactly what's wrong with 'turnaround' strategyThe Sun-Times editorial board has things all figured out. They know exactly why Byrd-Bennett's "radical" plan to turn more schools over to the private turnaround operators at AUSL will be a disaste
4-19-14 Wait What? All Week
Wait What?:  Wait What? All WeekMalloy political operation sidesteps Connecticut law limiting contributions from lobbyists.Limiting the financial influence of lobbyists was one of the most important elements of Connecticut’s post-Rowland campaign finance reforms. In its final form, Connecticut law states that, “…lobbyists and their immediate families may make qualifying contributions of up to $100
4-19-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum:Seattle Schools Community ForumFriday Open ThreadPrinceton University has come to the conclusion that we don't really live in a democracy but that we are basically an oligarchy.  No real surprise there - the rich are getting richer, the poor getting poorer and the people in-between worry about that their children won't even live at the same standard as they do.  Jus
4-19-14 Ed Notes Online Week
Ed Notes Online: Ed Notes OnlineSay Wha?Rhee Hubby Kevin Johnson Leads NBA Union Searchhttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/sports/basketball/nba-players-reset-union-search-with-kevin-johnson-as-point-man.html?hpw&rref=sports&_r=0N.B.A. Players Reset Union Search With Kevin Johnson as Point ManHis tenure has not been free of controversy; in 2012, he was fined $37,000 by the Fair Political Pra
4-19-14 Fred All Week 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.: Fred All Week Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacherKeeping retirement weird. Stopping the Tom Foolery.Joe from New Jersey commented on my blog about Governor Christies diversion of public employee pensions, “ummm, NJ is a blue state you nincompoop. Christie has done more for the p
4-19-14 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: Perdido Street School WeekCuomo To Be Honored In Washington D.C. As "Champion Of Charters"May's going to be a banner month for Andrew Cuomo and the charter entrepreneurs.First he's hosting a ritzy education reform vacation getaway/conference in Lake Placid for charter entrepreneurs and other reformy types and now we learn that he's to be honored by the National All
4-19-14 the becoming radical EMPATHYEDUCATES! | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdD
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4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 4-19-14
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Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Week… 4-19-14 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EF
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLARRY FERLAZZO’S WEBSITES OF THE DAY“The Best Commentaries On The ‘Broken Compass’ Parent Involvement Book”You might, or might not, be aware of the recent controversy around a new book titled The Broken Compass:Parental Involvement With Children’s Education. Its authors recently had an op-ed in The NY Times reviewing their co
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Education Research ReportTHIS WEEK'S EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORTLatest trends show decrease in school-aged bullying and fightingNew research from the American Journal of Public Health finds a decrease in bullying and physical fighting among middle and high school students. However, the prevalence of carrying weapons increased among white students.Using survey data from the Health Behavior in School-
4-19-14 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter:  Schools Matter All WeekCitizen Jack's analysis of Michelle Rhee's recent mendaciousness"In an even more disturbing revelation heard on the tape Rhee laughs about when the tape was removed hurting the children and some even started to bleed." — John Kugler "Jack," a frequent commenter on Professor Ravitch's site, sent me the following analysis in which he compar
All Week 4-19-14 @ THE CHALK FACE
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 4-19-14 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
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