Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Morning Wink 4-22-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2


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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
4-22-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Gloom and Doom to InBloomFred Smith: Leonie brings Gloom and Doom to InBloom, Dragon Slayer Kills the Demon SeedThe accolades are rolling in for Leonie Haimson on the inBloom closing announcement. Leonie's campaign should written up in textbooks. She won a major war against the leading ed deformers.Just look at this list from Diane Ravitch:The company was started with a grant of $
More Cartoons on Common Core Standards | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
More Cartoons on Common Core Standards | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: More Cartoons on Common Core StandardsOne of the most viewed monthly installments of cartoons that I have posted over the past three years has been on the Common Core. Here is another batch that I have gathered. Enjoy!More More Cartoons on Common Core Standards | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom
4-22-14 Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement": inBloom Officially Folds, Blaming Everybody But Itself & Its Funders For FailureI’ve chronicled the ongoing fiasco of the Gates Foundation-founded-and-financed inBloom student data-vacuuming service called inBloom (see The Best Posts On The inBloom Data Fiasco). As usual, these guys never bothered asking parents and tea
4-22-14 Wait What?
Wait What?: Taxpayer funds continue to flow to out-of-state companies for Malloy’s “education reform” initiativeThanks to Governor Malloy and Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor you can hear the wild cheering from the corporate education reform industry as millions of dollars in taxpayer funds continue to flow to out-of-state companies so that they can come here to tell Connecticut’s  teachers,
4-22-14 The Answer Sheet What teachers really want
The Answer Sheet: 11 problems created by the standardized testing obsessionRon Maggiano is a veteran teacher who won the Disney Teacher Award for innovation and creativity in 2005 and the American Historical Association’s Beveridge Family Teaching Prize for outstanding K-12 teaching in 2006. After a 33-year teaching career, he resigned last year from West Springfield High School in Fairfax County,
4-22-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida
Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida, red in Washington, dark sky-blue in Israel and public school in Education: CAIR Arrives on the Scene to Debate Florida Education PolicyIn 2007, federal prosecutors named the Council on Islamic American Relations (CAIR) an unindicted co-conspirator in an alleged criminal conspiracy to support a Palestinian Arab terrorist group, Hamas. Undeterred
4-22-14 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 Shocker – NOT! Students Respond Better To Support Than ThreatsYet another study has found that threats of punishment is not a very effective motivating tactic. You can read a summary of this new study at Science Daily, Teachers’ scare tactics may lead to lower exam scores. And if you want to read about a zillion oth
4-22-14 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.: John Dillon. Poor Representative Mike Bost.. - John Dillon blogs at Pension Vocabulary. Let’s not forget just a year ago, Madigan was the chief architect of an unconstitutional pension bill that was later given after initial failure to a group of ten willing to forgo their oaths of office to patch and
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 4-22-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Updated coverage: DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS NO CHARGES WARRANTED OVER L.A. SCHOOL’S iPAD CONTRACT + smfs’s 2¢ …x2!  The district attorney's office acts after reviewing an internal L.A. school district report on the iPad contract that is said to raise issues on the handling of the bidding process. By Howard Blume, L.A. Times | http://lat.ms/1recIrz 10:00 PM
4-22-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: REVIEW: Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems, James BaldwinREVIEW: Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems, James Baldwin. via REVIEW: Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems, James Baldwin.Filed under: PAUL THOMAS: Becoming Radical1 by plthomasedd / 42min hide  //  saveYESTERDAYVergara v. California Part One: Thoughts on Hannah Arendt, a New Totalitarianism and Completing The Circle of DominationOriginall
4-22-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University)
the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): Is There an Alternative to Accountability-Based, Corporate Education Reform? | AlternetIs There an Alternative to Accountability-Based, Corporate Education Reform? | Alternet1 by plthomasedd / 21min hide  //  saveREVIEW: Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems, James BaldwinFor ma
4-22-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Siena Poll: Third Party Candidate Cuts 15Poijts Out From Cuomo's TotalsJust like we've been saying all along, a decent third party candidate from the left could throw serioius frights Sheriff Andy Cuomo's way:While the latest poll from the Siena Research Institute shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo maintaining his 2-to-1 lead (58-28 percent) lead over Republican Westchester County Exec
“What the He**’s Going On Out Here?!?” ~Vince Lombardi | Connected Principals
“What the He**’s Going On Out Here?!?” ~Vince Lombardi | Connected Principals: http://connectedprincipals.com/Working in a Competency Education School: Hiring Tips for Potential Teacher CandidatesWelcome to May, the month when most school administrators begin the process of filling open positions in their schools for the upcoming school year. Maybe my administrative team and I are getting picky as
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Ownership Society gathering at the Phoenician
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Ownership Society gathering at the Phoenician: Ownership Society gathering at the PhoenicianConference attendees at the PhoenicianThanks to Gary Stager for the heads-up on the upcoming GSV Education Innovation summit, which he describes as a corporate takeover of public education being plotted in the open, is held at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale.Stager wr
Another “oops” in Newark school plan | Bob Braun's Ledger
Another “oops” in Newark school plan | Bob Braun's Ledger: Another “oops” in Newark school planCami–Ooops. Parents, you’ll just have to wait another month.The “One Newark” plan is a disaster for the city’s families.  Now, even the district leadership all but admits it by again postponing crucial deadlines. Parents who were promised a “match” with a new school this week  won’t be getting it until n
Beauchman’s agenda: Usurpation | BCS in Context
Beauchman’s agenda: Usurpation | BCS in Context: Beauchman’s agenda: Usurpation I’ve written before about SCCBOE’s October 2013 Charter Schools Study Workshop. I don’t remember seeing a meeting agenda. The discussion focused mostly on each of the SCCBOE members’ personal view of the role of SCCOE/SCCBOE vis-a-vis charters.It’s not news to a frequent reader that I believe charter schools have alway
Are teachers leaving classroom in droves? | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
Are teachers leaving classroom in droves? | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: Are teachers leaving classroom in droves?  COMMENT(5) 0 7 10 19Are teachers leaving in record numbers?Previous PostsNot everyone can or will get a college degreeApril 21, 2014So where did your high school score? Two Early College programs, DeKalb and Atlanta, shine.April 21, 2014Never mind two Georgias. State school grades tel
NYC Educator: Here's What Tenure Really Does
NYC Educator: Here's What Tenure Really Does: Here's What Tenure Really DoesThere's a lawsuit claiming tenure discriminates against children. They say the worst teachers teach the most needy kids in the most needy areas.I teach the most needy kids, so I must be a terrible teacher too. For goodness sake, my kids can't even speak English. What could be worse than that? The answer is fairly simple. W
Shanker Blog » Will the SAT Overhaul Help Achieve Equity?
Shanker Blog » Will the SAT Overhaul Help Achieve Equity?: Will The SAT Overhaul Help Achieve Equity?Posted by Burnie Bond on April 22, 2014The College Board, the organization behind the SAT, acknowledges that historically its tests have been biased in favor of the children of wealthy, well educated elites – those who live in the best zip codes, are surrounded by books, go to the best regarded sch
It Is Spring and Big-Money Conferences on School “Reform” Bloom | janresseger
It Is Spring and Big-Money Conferences on School “Reform” Bloom | janresseger: It Is Spring and Big-Money Conferences on School “Reform” BloomPosted on April 22, 2014 by janressegerI  was educated in the public schools of small town Havre, Montana, and my children were educated in the public schools of inner-ring suburban Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  I am a strong believer in public education—publicl

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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
inBloom officially closes | Parents Across America
inBloom 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 by PAA co-founder Leonie Haimson of NYC’s Class Size Matters, inBloom today announced that they are closing their offices. We congratulate Leonie and all of the parents, teachers, students and others aro
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 The Whole Child Blog — Getting Back to the Real Policy Basics — Whole Child Education
Getting Back to the Real Policy Basics — Whole Child Education: Getting Back to the Real Policy BasicsPost written by Howard Adelman, PhD, and Linda Taylor, PhD, codirectors of whole child partner Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model provides another opportunity to get back to policy basics. A fundamental societal need is to end the marg
2014-15 Approved Indirect Cost Rates - Correspondence (CA Dept of Education)
2014-15 Approved Indirect Cost Rates - Correspondence (CA Dept of Education): 2014–15 APPROVED INDIRECT COST RATESAs the agency authorized by the United States Department of Education to approve California kindergarten through grade twelve (K–12) local educational agency (LEA) indirect cost rates, the California Department of Education (CDE) has reviewed the 2012–13 standardized account code struc
NYC Public School Parents: Statement on inBloom's demise
NYC Public School Parents: Statement on inBloom's demise: Statement on inBloom's demiseToday's announcement that inBloom is closing its doors  will hopefully make government officials, corporations and foundations more aware that parental concerns cannot be ignored, and that they must stop foisting their “solutions” on our schools and classrooms with no attention given to the legitimate concerns o
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
Why Gym Class Isn't the Cure for Childhood Obesity - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher
Why Gym Class Isn't the Cure for Childhood Obesity - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher: Why Gym Class Isn't the Cure for Childhood ObesityBy Nancy Flanagan on April 21, 2014 1:46 PMLet me be clear here, right from the beginning: I know, I know. It's physical education, not "gym class." And physical education is essential for all children, across the K-12 spectrum. Some o
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
Network for Social Justice Unionism: Network for Social Justice UnionismBy Roshan BlissShare on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services0Michelle GundersonInterview with Michelle Gunderson co-founder of the Network for Social Justice UnionismEarlier this month at the Labor Notes Conference, rank and file labor leaders announced for the first time the crea
Oklahoma lawmakers, parents rethinking past education reforms | News OK
Oklahoma lawmakers, parents rethinking past education reforms | News OK: Oklahoma lawmakers, parents rethinking past education reformsEfforts result in rolling back of educational reforms from previous years.By Nate Robson, Oklahoma Watch • Published: April 19, 2014One by one, K-12 education reforms passed in previous years by Oklahoma lawmakers are being targeted for weakening or repeal.Among the
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
FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Monday, April 21, 2014
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Fensterwald: County offices to cut districts some slack for now on their LCAPsEducation HeadlinesMonday, April 21, 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.High-paid Centinela Valley school chief can cash in l
Morning Wink 4-21-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSRefresher Article on Hispanics for School Choice | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!Refresher Article on Hispanics for School Choice | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: Refresher Article on Hispanics for School ChoiceFiled under: Vouchers — millerlf @ 9:32 am Republican Party, Hispanics for School Choice and Scott JensenBeware of AstroTu





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