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The Biggest Public School Problem Might Be the Brand - Yahoo News
The Biggest Public School Problem Might Be the Brand - Yahoo News: The Biggest Public School Problem Might Be the BrandThis article was created as part of the social action campaign for the documentary TEACH, produced by TakePart's parent company, Participant Media, in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates. Most people believe that charter and private schools are preferable alternatives to tradi


“Unprecedented” numbers opt out of state tests–what’s next? | Digital
“Unprecedented” numbers opt out of state tests–what’s next? | Digital: “Unprecedented” numbers opt out of state tests–what’s next?Today students in New York State begin three days of state-mandated tests in English language arts.  But thousands of families across the state, from Syracuse and Buffalo to the Hudson Valley, Long Island to New York City, will sit out the tests, citing concerns with th


California Mom “Suspended” From Son’s School Over Testing Opt-Out Forms | Caffeinated Thoughts
California Mom “Suspended” From Son’s School Over Testing Opt-Out Forms | Caffeinated Thoughts: California Mom “Suspended” From Son’s School Over Testing Opt-Out FormsMARCH 29, 2014 BY SHANE VANDER HART LEAVE A COMMENT5517Katherine Duran is a concerned mom whose 12-year-old son attends Mark Twain Elementary School in the Sacramento City Unified School District in California.   She is concerned abo


Standing Up to Testing - NYTimes.com
Standing Up to Testing - NYTimes.com: Standing Up to TestingDavid Rapheal, Brooklyn borough assessment implementation director for New York schools, at a meeting on the opt-out movement on Tuesday. CreditAnthony Lanzilote for The New York TimesIn the coming weeks, children in New York City and across the state will begin taking annual standardized tests in math and language that will run over the



4-1-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Lingua.ly Launches App ELLs Might LikeI’ve previously posted about Lingua.ly, a very useful Chrome extension for people learning another language, including English (see Lingua.ly Is A Useful Tool For Second-Language Learners). In fact, it’s on The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2013 list. They just


White Anti-Racist Activism
White Anti-Racist Activism: A Long Path to Anti-Racist Scholarship and ActivismBy Mark NaisonThe subject of this essay is my evolution as an anti-racist activist, which led from cautious participation in the Northern Civil Rights movement, to involvement in the Columbia Strike and New York and National SDS as a theoretician on race and Black nationalism, to the founder of an anti-racist and anti-w


Alexander Russo Rejected by TFA - Will Promote Monsanto GMO Instead! @alexanderrusso
Alexander Russo Rejected by TFA - Will Promote Monsanto GMO Corn Instead!After early morning announcement that he had been accepted by TFA (see story below), Alexander Russo said that his application was rejected. After reviewing Russo's blogs, TFA stated that Mr. Russo would take a whole lot longer than 5 weeks to become a TFA er.Russo in a surprise move said that "TFA Sucks" and  said
Barfing on high-stakes exams? Literally. - K-12 Zone
Barfing on high-stakes exams? Literally. - K-12 Zone: Barfing on high-stakes exams? Literally.Posted on April 4, 2014 | By Ericka Mellon0We’ve all heard stories that students get nervous, even sick, before high-stakes exams. It turns out the Texas Education Agency tracks this, in a way.The agency reports that 102 exams, out of 13.2 million last year, were returned to the testing company Pearson de

An Open Letter To The President And First Lady
An Open Letter To The President And First Lady: An Open Letter To The President And First Ladyby EDWARDBERGER on MARCH 31, 2014Dear President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama,I am writing due to extreme concerns about the American Public Education System being altered and changed on your watch. I am in my 53rd year as an educator. I entered my first classroom,  as a teacher, in 1961 and



4-3-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Free Resources From All My BooksI have many free resources, including excerpts and student hand-outs, available from all my books. Clicking on the covers will lead you to them (and look for two new books being published over the next eighteen months — one will be the third volume in my student motivation “trilogy” , and the


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: Don’t Help Your Kids With Their Homework (Dana Goldstein)Dana Goldstein is a Brooklyn-based journalist, a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, and a Puffin Fellow at the Nation Institute. This article appeared March 19, 2014 in Atlantic Online One of the central tenets of raising kids in America is t
Deal announced on teacher dismissal bill that governor would support | EdSource Today
Deal announced on teacher dismissal bill that governor would support | EdSource Today: Deal announced on teacher dismissal bill that governor would supportApril 4th, 2014 | Add a Comment | By John Fensterwald4Signaling the resolution of an acrimonious issue, Assembly Education Committee Chairwoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, introduced a bill Friday to make dismissing teachers charged with severe misc
Nite Cap 4-4-14 #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 CAP4-4-14 The Whole Child Blog — Insights on Writing: A Core Skill — Whole Child EducationInsights on Writing: A Core Skill — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGInsights on Writing: A Core SkillApril 4, 2014 by Klea ScharbergWriting powerful

Politicians Pushing Common Core Heed the Warning: Education Votes!
Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOP : NPR: Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOPby CLAUDIO SANCHEZApril 04, 2014 5:49 PM ET Mike Neal gets annoyed when he talks about politicians in his state. Just three years ago, when the Common Core State Standards were implemented, no one had a problem with it, says Neal, president of the Tulsa, Okla., Regional Chamber of

Barfing on high-stakes exams? Literally. - K-12 Zone
Barfing on high-stakes exams? Literally. - K-12 Zone: Barfing on high-stakes exams? Literally.Posted on April 4, 2014 | By Ericka Mellon0We’ve all heard stories that students get nervous, even sick, before high-stakes exams. It turns out the Texas Education Agency tracks this, in a way.The agency reports that 102 exams, out of 13.2 million last year, were returned to the testing company Pearson de
A Practical Guide To Common Core | Oklahoma Observer
A Practical Guide To Common Core | Oklahoma Observer: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO COMMON CORE0 COMMENT 04 APR 2014   POSTED BY AHAMILTONBY JOHN THOMPSONCommon Core standards are a sideshow. The real issue is the “unfunded nightmare” of high-stakes Common Core or “Common Core-type” testing.Improved standards of learning can contribute somewhat to school improvement. During the 1980s, Massachusetts schools
FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Friday, April 4, 2014
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: San Ysidro teachers vote to authorize strikeEducation HeadlinesFriday, April 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.Diamond Bar High closed during spring break because of earthquake damageDiamond Bar High
Lawsuit: Private school scholarships serve no public good and... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
Lawsuit: Private school scholarships serve no public good and... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: Lawsuit: Private school scholarships serve no public good and violate constitution Previous PostsState approves education evaluations that weigh student performanceApril 3, 2014Regents policy on undocumented students forces a DeKalb valedictorian out of state for collegeApril 2, 2014DeKalb imposes penali
Morning Wink 4-4-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 4-4-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: David Berliner on Early Childhood EducationAs the debate about universal pre-kindergarten heats up, it bears listening to one of our nation’s pre-eminent researchers, David Berliner. He writes:  

Education Hackers: They’re Heeere | educationalchemy
Education Hackers: They’re Heeere | educationalchemy: Education Hackers: They’re HeeerePosted: April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized 0Here’s the basic rule of practice for reformers. When the truth is no longer is their favor, they resort to silencing and fear tactics to win their battle. After all, if you knew the truth, you might do something about it. Case in point: sometime over the weekend of March
4-3-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Common Core Testing: How's that Going?For some, not well.There's a new site, Testing Talk, that allows teachers and principals to talk about how it went and what they observed. (No, they don't give away any deep, dark test questions or secrets.)From the NYC Public School Parents blog:Liz Phillips, principal of PS 321 in Brooklyn, who was scathing about the 2012 exa
Nite Cap 4-3-14 #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 CAPPlease share this testing survey with 5th-6th grade parents/students Parents United for Responsible EducationParents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » Please share this testing survey with 5th-6th grade parents/students: Please sh
Why the Education Reformers Worry about Special Education | Nancy Bailey's Education Website
Why the Education Reformers Worry about Special Education | Nancy Bailey's Education Website: Posted on March 30, 2014 by Nancy BaileyPosted on November 12, 2013 with updated changes by Nancy BaileyI heard someone, a parent or teacher, blurt out at an informal education meeting that education reformers are afraid of special education. I think that person is right. Many of those currently in charge
NYC Public School Parents: Liz Phillips, Brooklyn principal: I have never seen a worse ELA exam. Other principals agree.
NYC Public School Parents: Liz Phillips, Brooklyn principal: I have never seen a worse ELA exam. Other principals agree.: Liz Phillips, Brooklyn principal: I have never seen a worse ELA exam. Other principals agree.See below comment from Liz Phillips, principal of PS 321 in Brooklyn, who was scathing about the 2012 exam as well, last year's exam but says this one was as bad or worse.  One would th

Sacramento BEE MIA? Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s election as president of NCBM affirmed by judge.. - LA Sentinel
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s election as president of NCBM affirmed by judge.. - LA Sentinel: Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s election as president of NCBM affirmed by judge..Published on Thursday, 03 April 2014 02:39Written by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief 0 0 0 AFFIRMED: Kevin Johnson’s term as president of the National Conference of Black Mayors since last May, his first month in of

Morning Wink 4-3-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 4-3-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: UCLA Report: New York Has the Nation’s Most Segregated SchoolsAccording to the UCLA Civil Rights Project, New York State has the most segregated public schools in the nation. Nearly three-quarter
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 4-3-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: UCLA Report: New York Has the Nation’s Most Segregated SchoolsAccording to the UCLA Civil Rights Project, New York State has the most segregated public schools in the nation. Nearly three-quarters of the charter schools in New York City are considered “apartheid schools” because less than 1% of their enrollment is white. Charters a

4-3-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Free Resources From All My BooksI have many free resources, including excerpts and student hand-outs, available from all my books. Clicking on the covers will lead you to them (and look for two new books being published over the next eighteen months — one will be the third volume in my student motivation “trilogy” , and the

Common Core debate leads to mom's suspension from son's school
Common Core debate leads to mom's suspension from son's school: Common Core debate leads to mom's suspension from son's schoolSACRAMENTO - As California prepares to adopt the new state educational standards known as Common Core this fall, more parents are speaking out against them. Now one local mom says she was suspended from her son's school for doing so."I was outraged," 12-year-old C

Charles Koch responds to Harry Reid - sort of -
Charles Koch responds to Harry Reid - sort of -: Charles Koch responds to Harry Reid - sort of -byteacherkenFollow    Email  8 Comments / 8 Newin a very self-serving way, in this Wall Street Journal op ed.I said it was self-serving.  It is also self-justifying.It begins like thisI have devoted most of my life to understanding the principles that enable people to improve their lives. It is those pr
Jersey Jazzman: Dear Bill Maher: Here's Why You're Wrong About Tenure
Jersey Jazzman: Dear Bill Maher: Here's Why You're Wrong About Tenure: Dear Bill Maher: Here's Why You're Wrong About TenureJersey Jazzman Jammin' All WeekDear Bill Maher,Let's dispense with the fanboy stuff first: I think you're great, I really liked Religulous, I think ABC screwed you over, and you come closer than anyone around today to keeping the spirit of America's greatest political philoso

My Review of The First Review of My Book This Is Not A Test - The Jose Vilson
My Review of The First Review of My Book This Is Not A Test - The Jose Vilson: My Review of The First Review of My Book This Is Not A Testby JOSE VILSON on APRIL 2, 2014in JOSELet me say, for the record, that I haven’t been excited yet. Not with the endorsements, the hundreds of folk who’ve pre-ordered it, the publisher’s ridiculously good execution with the basics (and then some), meeting Arundha
Sacramento News & Review - A strong move - Bites - Opinions - April 3, 2014
Sacramento News & Review - A strong move - Bites - Opinions - April 3, 2014: A strong moveBites was the only reporter inside last week's strong-mayor debateBy Cosmo Garvin cosmog@newsreview.comWhen the AstroTurf group Sacramento Tomorrow rebooted the strong-mayor effort last year, it said it had nothing to do with Kevin Johnson.And yet there was Boss Johnson on Wednesday night, March 26, at a
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Door cracks open to stripping Rahm of mayoral control of the schools. Travis' near win reverberates.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Door cracks open to stripping Rahm of mayoral control of the schools. Travis' near win reverberates.: Door cracks open to stripping Rahm of mayoral control of the schools. Travis' near win reverberates.DID YOU HEAR THAT... The House opened the door ever so slightly Tuesday to strippingMayor Rahm Emanuel and any of his successors of the sole authority to appoint the C
Nite Cap 4-2-14 #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#IsraelMunoz,19 yr old founder of Chicago Student's Union, on saving public schools on VimeoIsrael Munoz on Vimeo: #IsraelMunoz,19 yr old founder of Chicago Student's Union, on saving public schools Israel Munoz from Schoolhouse Live on Vimeo.by

#IsraelMunoz,19 yr old founder of Chicago Student's Union, on saving public schools on Vimeo
Israel Munoz on Vimeo: #IsraelMunoz,19 yr old founder of Chicago Student's Union, on saving public schools Israel Munoz from Schoolhouse Live on Vimeo.
Education Reform Should Be Geared Towards Parents, Not Business | Truth in American Education
Education Reform Should Be Geared Towards Parents, Not Business | Truth in American Education: Education Reform Should Be Geared Towards Parents, Not BusinessFiled in Common Core State Standards by truthed on April 2, 2014 • 0 Comments675Rex TillersonCEO of Exxon MobilUses bully tactics to advance Common Core.By Emmett McGroarty & Jane RobbinsSometimes a combatant in an ideological struggle sa
PSAT for 4-2-14: Speak out, sign up, pencil in Parents United for Responsible Education
Parents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » PSAT for 4-2-14: Speak out, sign up, pencil in: PSAT for 4-2-14: Speak out, sign up, pencil inI know it’s Wednesday – springing ahead can do crazy things to the schedule, especially when it’s barely spring, right?1) Speak out about the AUSL turnaround proposals at three schools. Please share this quick fact sheet about AUSL’s lackluster con
Top 5 Myths and Lies About Teachers and Their Profession | NEA Today
Top 5 Myths and Lies About Teachers and Their Profession | NEA Today: Top 5 Myths and Lies About Teachers and Their ProfessionApril 2, 2014 by twalker  Filed under Featured News, Top StoriesLeave a CommentBy Tim WalkerWell-funded misinformation campaigns succeed in part by leaving no rock unturned in the quest to discredit whatever person or institution they are targeting. In these cases, is there
4-2-14 The Whole Child Blog — High-Morale Schools: Readying Students to Take on the World — Whole Child Education
High-Morale Schools: Readying Students to Take on the World — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGHigh-Morale Schools: Readying Students to Take on the WorldApril 2, 2014 by Lora M. HodgesPost written by Lora M. Hodges for Northeast Foundation for Children/Responsive Classroom, a whole child partner organization.Morale can be hard to define, but you know it when you see it. When you walk in
For-profit charter school bill clears House committee
For-profit charter school bill clears House committee: For-profit charter school bill clears House committeeFor-profit companies moved closer to being able to operate charter schools in Tennessee after a much-debated bill eked out a key legislative victory Tuesday.The House Education Committee voted 8-7 to advance to the House floor House Bill 1693, which would let nonprofit charter schools hire c
Charter-mania, high-stakes testing and teacher-bashing: Can Rhee’s approach be stopped? - Salon.com
Charter-mania, high-stakes testing and teacher-bashing: Can Rhee’s approach be stopped? - Salon.com: Charter-mania, high-stakes testing and teacher-bashing: Can Rhee’s approach be stopped?As a new lawsuit seeks to radically transform teaching conditions, an expert warns of our nation's education shiftFinal briefs are due next week in Vergara v. California, an under-the-radar billionaire-backed law

FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, April 2, 2014
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: EdSource: How budget cuts and PTA fundraising undermined equity in San Francisco public schoolsEducation HeadlinesWednesday, April 2, 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.EdSource: How budget cuts and PTA
Zombie Ideas and Conventional Wisdom: Why NYC’s School “Reform” Matters to the Rest of Us | janresseger
Zombie Ideas and Conventional Wisdom: Why NYC’s School “Reform” Matters to the Rest of Us | janresseger: Zombie Ideas and Conventional Wisdom: Why NYC’s School “Reform” Matters to the Rest of UsPosted on April 2, 2014 by janressegerPaul Krugman, the Princeton University economist and NY Times columnist, wrote a columnearlier this week about myths in economics.  He calls them “zombie ideas.”  Here
Morning Wink 4-2-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 4-2-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: How to Locate United Opt OutAs you may know, the website for United Opt Out was hacked yesterday, and many of its internal files were destroyed. What you will find if you go there is a “ghost sit
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 4-2-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: How to Locate United Opt OutAs you may know, the website for United Opt Out was hacked yesterday, and many of its internal files were destroyed. What you will find if you go there is a “ghost site,” not the real thing. In the meanwhile, here is an alternative site to visit as efforts to reatore the original continue: “Diane – do yo
4-2-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Bus Boycott “Choose Your Own Adventure” GameThe National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis is reopening this weekend after a $28 million renovation (see the NY Times article, From Slave Ship Shackles to the Mountaintop). That’s great news for people who live nearby or who can travel there for a visit. Unfortunately, it doesn’t

Nite Cap 4-1-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: From Stacey Gates at the CTU: We must protect our pensionsMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: From Stacey Gates at the CTU: We must protect our pensions: From Stacey Gates at the CTU: We must protect our pensionsDear Mik
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: From Stacey Gates at the CTU: We must protect our pensions
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: From Stacey Gates at the CTU: We must protect our pensions: From Stacey Gates at the CTU: We must protect our pensionsDear Mike,In carefully examining the pension "deal" put forth recently by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we have found that the plan does not, in any way, solve Chicago's pension problem. As we have said many times before, over and over and over again:
4-1-14 The Whole Child Blog — Building Bridges to El Salvador: A Model Global Curriculum — Whole Child Education
Building Bridges to El Salvador: A Model Global Curriculum — Whole Child Education: Building Bridges to El Salvador: A Model Global CurriculumPost written by Kerry Dunne and AnitaCristina Calcaterra We are so proud of the Arlington, Massachusetts, global education unit of study on our sister city of Teosinte, El Salvador! But before you read about it from us, please let three of our 4th graders te
4-1-13 Curmudgucation
CURMUDGUCATION: Open Ended and Close MindedWe build cages for students to protect ourselves.Too many teachers (and others) are way too afraid of open-ended exploration for any number of reasons. Perhaps most commonly, the problem is not knowing the territory.If I want to allow my students true open-ended exploration of a novel, ten I have to know the territory. It's a big sprawling place, like a g
Russ on Reading: The Education Reformer Field Test: New from BARCC
Russ on Reading: The Education Reformer Field Test: New from BARCC: The Education Reformer Field Test: New from BARCCAcross the nation this past week students took a field test of the new PARCC standardized tests designed to provide a “checkup for our schools and allow educators to identify kids who are falling behind and need extra help.” In the spirit of testing kids to see if your test is a pro
NYC Public School Parents: The state tests started today; how did it go? Any pineapples on the exams?
NYC Public School Parents: The state tests started today; how did it go? Any pineapples on the exams?: The state tests started today; how did it go? Any pineapples on the exams?Today is the first day of the state ELA exams for grades 3-8.  We have heard that many thousands of students are refusing the tests, especially on Long Island, where there are more than 11,000 reported as opting out so far.
4-1-14 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): Deasy at USC: Vergara is the next big civil rights caseJohn Deasy, with fellow panelist, Susan Estrich More than two months ago LA Unified Superintendent John Deasy took the stand as the first witness for the plaintiffs in Vergara v California, a lawsuit challenging teacher protections. He testified for t

Morning Wink 4-1-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSBill Gates and Arne Duncan Agree to Debate Me! | Diane Ravitch's blogBill Gates and Arne Duncan Agree to Debate Me! | Diane Ravitch's blog: Bill Gates Agrees to Debate Anthony Cody!April Fool’s Day!by dianeravitch / 7:36 AM UTC-7 hide  //  saveBill Gates and Arne Duncan Agree to Debate Me!April’s Fool’s Day!by dianeravitch / 0min by mike simpson / 0min Akr

Bill Gates and Arne Duncan Agree to Debate Me! | Diane Ravitch's blog
Bill Gates and Arne Duncan Agree to Debate Me! | Diane Ravitch's blog: Bill Gates Agrees to Debate Anthony Cody!April Fool’s Day!by dianeravitch / 7:36 AM UTC-7 hide  //  saveBill Gates and Arne Duncan Agree to Debate Me!April’s Fool’s Day!by dianeravitch / 0min 
Akron Beacon Journal Launches Investigation of Ohio’s Charter Schools | janresseger
Akron Beacon Journal Launches Investigation of Ohio’s Charter Schools | janresseger: Akron Beacon Journal Launches Investigation of Ohio’s Charter SchoolsPosted on April 1, 2014 by janressegerOn Sunday, a long article appeared in the print edition of Cleveland Plain Dealer, the launch of an investigation of Ohio’s 393 charter schools.  The reporters phoned or faxed each of the state’s charter scho
4-1-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools Odds and Ends - MeetingsI went to the Board meeting two weeks ago and a couple of Work Sessions/Committee meetings.   This thread is the Board meeting and Operations Ctm. meeting. Here are the highlights:Board MeetingThis was the one where the high school basketball teams were honored.  Very fun to be there (although the Garfield boys wanted to look
4-1-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Lingua.ly Launches App ELLs Might LikeI’ve previously posted about Lingua.ly, a very useful Chrome extension for people learning another language, including English (see Lingua.ly Is A Useful Tool For Second-Language Learners). In fact, it’s on The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2013 list. They just
“Unprecedented” numbers opt out of state tests–what’s next? | Digital
“Unprecedented” numbers opt out of state tests–what’s next? | Digital: “Unprecedented” numbers opt out of state tests–what’s next?Today students in New York State begin three days of state-mandated tests in English language arts.  But thousands of families across the state, from Syracuse and Buffalo to the Hudson Valley, Long Island to New York City, will sit out the tests, citing concerns with th

Nite Cap 3-31-14 #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 CAPAn Open Letter To The President And First LadyAn Open Letter To The President And First Lady: An Open Letter To The President And First Ladyby EDWARDBERGER on MARCH 31, 2014Dear President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama,I am writing d
An Open Letter To The President And First Lady
An Open Letter To The President And First Lady: An Open Letter To The President And First Ladyby EDWARDBERGER on MARCH 31, 2014Dear President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama,I am writing due to extreme concerns about the American Public Education System being altered and changed on your watch. I am in my 53rd year as an educator. I entered my first classroom,  as a teacher, in 1961 and
Alexander Russo Rejected by TFA - Will Promote Monsanto GMO Instead! @alexanderrusso
Alexander Russo Rejected by TFA - Will Promote Monsanto GMO Corn Instead!After early morning announcement that he had been accepted by TFA (see story below), Alexander Russo said that his application was rejected. After reviewing Russo's blogs, TFA stated that Mr. Russo would take a whole lot longer than 5 weeks to become a TFA er.Russo in a surprise move said that "TFA Sucks" and  said

White Anti-Racist Activism
White Anti-Racist Activism: A Long Path to Anti-Racist Scholarship and ActivismBy Mark NaisonThe subject of this essay is my evolution as an anti-racist activist, which led from cautious participation in the Northern Civil Rights movement, to involvement in the Columbia Strike and New York and National SDS as a theoretician on race and Black nationalism, to the founder of an anti-racist and anti-w
Diane Ravitch on Charters in New York City | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!
Diane Ravitch on Charters in New York City | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: Diane Ravitch on Charters in New York CityFiled under: Charter Schools,Ravitch — millerlf @ 10:45 am New York Schools: The Roar of the ChartersDiane Ravitch March 27, 2014In his speech at Riverside Church last Sunday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to end weeks of attacks on his schools policies by striki

Morning Wink 3-31-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSUT Gov. Herbert Reveals IN Gov. Pence’s Knowledge of Common Core Rebranding | Truth in American EducationUT Gov. Herbert Reveals IN Gov. Pence’s Knowledge of Common Core Rebranding | Truth in American Education: UT Gov. Herbert Reveals IN Gov. Pence’s Knowledge of Common Core RebrandingFiled in Common Core State Standards by Shane Vander Hart on March 31,


This Week In Education: Events: So Long -- I'm Quitting Blogging & Joining TFA
This Week In Education: Events: So Long -- I'm Quitting Blogging & Joining TFA: 4-1-14Events: So Long -- I'm Quitting Blogging & Joining TFAIt is with *extremely* mixed emotions that I'm announcing that, as of midnight tonight I'm shutting down this site, the related Facebook and Twitter pages, and also my Chicago blog and Tumblr. [Some auto-scheduled tweets from over the weekend may appea

State Protections for Charter Schools Threaten de Blasio’s Education Goals - NYTimes.com
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Nite Cap 3-30-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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3-30-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
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Stephen Krashen Blog 3-30-14
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The Answer Sheet 3-30-14
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Morning Wink 3-30-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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Nite Cap 3-29-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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Morning Wink 3-29-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog 3-29-14
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3-29-14 Open Congress : Major Bill Actions Education This Week - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress
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teacherken at Daily Kos This Week 3-29-14
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All Week @ The Answer Sheet 3-29-14
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3-29-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
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3-29-14 Ed Notes Online Week
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