Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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California superintendent race shows Democrats split on school reform - Yahoo News
California superintendent race shows Democrats split on school reform - Yahoo News: California superintendent race shows Democrats split on school reform By Sharon Bernstein16 hours ago.View photoSuperintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson speaks at the 2014 California Democrats State Convention …(This version of the story corrects April 25 story to political consultant Hefner is Torlakson'
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 4-29-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Who Wrote the Common Core Standards. part 2Mercedes Schneider continues in her task to determine who wrote the Common Core State Standards. The first work group had 24 members; the second had 51. Very few in either group were teachers. The standards were produced in remarkably short order. Typically, it takes years to write state s
4-29-14 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.: Good luck students. Your professors are heading for the exits.Under provisions of the State University Retirement System’s money purchase option, 10,000 state university employees are eligible to retire by July 1. As a result of the Senate Bill 1 pension theft passed last December 3rd and signed immed
4-29-14 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): Where Is Outrage for Systemic Racism?Where is the outrage for this? The New Jim Crow Where is the outrage for this? Incarceration is not an equal opportunity punishment Incarceration Rates by Race and Ethnicity, 2010 Where is the outrage for this? Revealing New Truths Ab
4-29-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: App Puts You In The Shoes Of A Person Suffering From DementiaA British non-profit has created a Facebook app that puts you in the shoes of a person suffering from dementia. Here’s how the BBC describes it: The FaceDementia app, by Alzheimer’s Research UK, “takes over” personal Facebook pages, and temporarily erases importan
4-29-14 Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All Week
Jersey Jazzman: Derrell Bradford Takes Manhattan!Hey, New York! Yeah, I'm talking to you! You and me, we got a beef:See, you guys are always shipping your reformy types across the Hudson to us here in New Jersey and, frankly, we're all sick of it. We're up to our necks in these corporate education reformers, with their "no excuses" and "think-tanky research" and Joel Klein-enha
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 4-29-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: SUPREME COURT MAY BOOST FREE-SPEECH PROTECTIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKERS …but be Very Careful!Justices seem likely to rule that a government employee who testifies about corruption cannot be fired. First they'd have to revisit a 2006 ruling limiting those rights. The operative words in the above headline are “MAY” and “SEEM LIKELY” - ‘May’ has a meaning in th
4-29-14 Wait What?
Wait What?: Malloy administration considered “restraining order” to stop FOI requests?In what may be the single most bizarre development yet in the Malloy administration’s war on teachers and public education and their ongoing commitment to secrecy, a recent Freedom of Information request has produced an email between Governor Malloy’s Director of Communications and a senior official from ConnCAN,
4-29-14 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: The scary way Common Core test ‘cut scores’ are selectedYou may have given no thought to the “cut scores” that are set for various tests, but they make all the difference in who passes and who fails. What exactly are cut scores?  The Educational Testing Service describes them this way: Cut scores are selected points on the score scale of a test. The points […]7 by Valerie Strauss
4-29-14 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: Bush Ally Condemns High-Stakes Testing to Justify Different Tests for Florida VouchersThe James Madison Institute, long a reliable parrot for any Jeb Bush education initiative, has trotted out one of its scholars to defend Florida’s voucher program. And resident fellow,
Walmart Has Ruined our Towns: Will We Let the Walton Foundation Destroy our Schools? | janresseger
Walmart Has Ruined our Towns: Will We Let the Walton Foundation Destroy our Schools? | janresseger: Walmart Has Ruined our Towns: Will We Let the Walton Foundation Destroy our Schools?Posted on April 29, 2014 by janressegerMotoko Rich’s recent blockbuster article in the NY Times explores the vast reach of the Walton Foundation to promote and support the privatization of public education.  What has
An Assault on Public Schools - Bridging Differences - Education Week
An Assault on Public Schools - Bridging Differences - Education Week: An Assault on Public SchoolsBy Guest Blogger on April 29, 2014 9:06 AMAuthor and advocate Mike Klonsky again writes to Deborah Meier today. The two are currently co-blogging on Bridging Differences.Deb,What a week it's been!I'm feeling a little shocked-and-awed by the Supreme Court's Schuette decision. It's another nail in the c
All Week 4-29-14 @ THE CHALK FACE
@ THE CHALK FACE: Joanne Barkan’s Three Types of Criticism of Edu-PhilanthropyDiane Ravitch recently praised Joanne Barkan’s “How to Criticize ‘Big Philanthropy’ Effectively.” Barkan’s excellent analysis was first presented at the March 2014 Network for Public Education (NEP) Conference in Austin, Texas. It is now published in Dissent Magazine. Barkan began with the oft-repeated question, “You’re
4-29-14 With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs All Week
With A Brooklyn Accent: Ras Baraka, Newark and the Future of Public EducationFriends of public education. The most important election in the nation regarding the future of public education is happening right now in Newark New Jersey. On one side is Shevar Jeffries, a lawyer and a huge charter school supporter getting millions of dollars in contributions from Hedge Fund advocates of school privatiz
Why Education Reform is Probably Not The Best Way to Fight Poverty | Paul Bruno
Why Education Reform is Probably Not The Best Way to Fight Poverty | Paul Bruno: Why Education Reform is Probably Not The Best Way to Fight PovertyBy PAUL BRUNO | Published: APRIL 29, 2014Doug Lemov is skeptical that I’m right about education being a (relatively) ineffective way of fighting poverty. His response is thoughtful and deserves a response of its own.First, it’s worth being clear that th
Attention School Board Members. Have you Budgeted in Legal Expenses for Data Privacy Protections? | Missouri Education Watchdog
Attention School Board Members. Have you Budgeted in Legal Expenses for Data Privacy Protections? | Missouri Education Watchdog: Attention School Board Members. Have you Budgeted in Legal Expenses for Data Privacy Protections?inShareWill lawyers be the most expensive line item on school district budgets because of Common Core data gathering and privacy concerns?The National School Board Associatio
empathyeducates – Separate and Unequal: The Charter School Pedestal the Public Can’t Reach
empathyeducates – Separate and Unequal: The Charter School Pedestal the Public Can’t Reach: Separate and Unequal: The Charter School Pedestal the Public Can’t ReachBy Trymaine Lee | Originally Published at MSNBC News. April 25, 2014 06:53 AM—UPDATED April 25, 2014 12:07 PMThere are two pathways for children at one of the largest school buildings in Harlem. One route, reserved for a select few, com
4-29-13 Curmudgucation Week
CURMUDGUCATION: The New Enemies ListThe Tea Party threat is over. Well, over-ish.I've been writing about this in the context of other topics, but I believe it deserves its own attention. Over the past ten days, the narrative about the Enemies of the Core has shifted.On April 21, The Daily Beast attributed attacks on the Core to "an unholy alliance between the Tea Party and the teachers' union
4-29-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Clueless Elwood District Officials Double Down On Decision To Cancel Kindergarten ShowMore educrats who ought to be forcibly removed from office and hit with a restraining order to stay away from anyone under the age of 18:Elwood school officials Monday night stood behind the principal's decision to cancel a traditional Harley Avenue Primary School kindergarten event due to
On “Dropout Factories” & (Fraudulant) Graduation Rates in NJ | School Finance 101
On “Dropout Factories” & (Fraudulant) Graduation Rates in NJ | School Finance 101: On “Dropout Factories” & (Fraudulant) Graduation Rates in NJPosted on April 29, 20140      Rate ThisThis NJ Star Ledger piece the other day reminded me of an issue I’ve been wanting to check out for some time now. I’m skeptical of graduation rates as a measure of student outcomes to begin with, because, of c
Shanker Blog » "Show Me What Democracy Looks Like"
Shanker Blog » "Show Me What Democracy Looks Like": “Show Me What Democracy Looks Like”Posted by John McCrann on April 29, 2014Our guest author today is John McCrann, a Math teacher and experiential educator at Harvest Collegiate High School in New York City. John is a member of the America Achieves Fellowship, Youth Opportunities Program, and Teacher Leader Study Group. He tweets at @Jo
PARCC Offers "Three Answers to Rick Hess's Questions" :: Frederick M. Hess
PARCC Offers "Three Answers to Rick Hess's Questions" :: Frederick M. Hess: PARCC Offers "Three Answers to Rick Hess's Questions"by Frederick M. Hess  •  Apr 29, 2014 at 9:00 amCross-posted from Education WeekA few weeks ago, I asked three questions about how confident we should be that the results of the new, quasi-national, computer-assisted Common Core tests will be valid an
NYC Educator: Teachers' Message to Cuomo--Leave Moskowitz, the Tax Cap, and the GEA, Take the Cannoli
NYC Educator: Teachers' Message to Cuomo--Leave Moskowitz, the Tax Cap, and the GEA, Take the Cannoli: Teachers' Message to Cuomo--Leave Moskowitz, the Tax Cap, and the GEA, Take the CannoliYesterday I went to Holbrook, NY, to join hundreds of Long Island teachers. We decided to greet Governor Cuomo at Villa Lombardi's, where he was joining a bunch of his BFFs for some manicotti, or whatever it is
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: YESTERDAY'S CLASS -- Malcolm London, Schuette, Rocketship...
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: YESTERDAY'S CLASS -- Malcolm London, Schuette, Rocketship...: YESTERDAY'S CLASS -- Malcolm London, Schuette, Rocketship...THANKS MALCOLM...Thanks to brilliant, young Chicago poet/activist/educator Malcolm X London from Young Chicago Authors for his guest lecture in my class yesterday. My students, all aspiring teachers, were bowled over as Malcolm recounted his exper

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Choosing Democracy: Sacramento : end of the imposed Core Waiver
Choosing Democracy: Sacramento : end of the imposed Core Waiver: Sacramento : end of the imposed Core WaiverDon't believe what the Sacramento Bee Editorial Board says, SCTA, along with many community groups, has been consistently opposed to the NCLB waiver as submitted by our former Superintendent and the California Office to Reform Education with no true input from stakeholders.  While the waiver
Elect Respect Community Brunch and Fundraiser: Join Jesse Hagopian and the Seattle Education Association Respect Slate members this Sunday | Seattle Education
Elect Respect Community Brunch and Fundraiser: Join Jesse Hagopian and the Seattle Education Association Respect Slate members this Sunday | Seattle Education: Elect Respect Community Brunch and Fundraiser: Join Jesse Hagopian and the Seattle Education Association Respect Slate members this SundayElect Respect Community Brunch and FundraiserJoin Jesse Hagopian and the Seattle Education Association
NYC Public School Parents: Resolution opposed to the provisions in the NYS budget giving preferences to charter schools for free public space
NYC Public School Parents: Resolution opposed to the provisions in the NYS budget giving preferences to charter schools for free public space: Resolution opposed to the provisions in the NYS budget giving preferences to charter schools for free public spaceThis resolution has been approved by  Community Education Councils in District 1 in Manhattan, District 20 in Brooklyn and District 30 in Queen
Bush and Rhee Endorse a Book– Fortunately, Not Mine | deutsch29
Bush and Rhee Endorse a Book– Fortunately, Not Mine | deutsch29: Bush and Rhee Endorse a Book– Fortunately, Not MineApril 28, 2014Rhee-lated $tory: Michelle Rhee answers Ravitch in New Bookal$o $ee Rhee-lated $tory: Excerpts from "Rhee The Art of the Deal" a new $tory about Corporate Education Reform and the Woman that make$ it Happen!As I announced on April 27, 2014, my book on key indi
The Maiming of a Teacher's Career in Queens.southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: The Maiming of a Teacher's Career in QueensThis is from the files of you can't make this sh** up.The following anectodals are from a teacher at MS 72, District 28 in Queens. The principal isOmotayo Cineus, late of the (Yep! You guessed it! the Leadership Academy).The Crack Team received these anectodals this afternoon and immediately were repulsed at what this teac
Geaux Teacher!: Real Teacher Challenges Incumbent for BESE
Geaux Teacher!: Real Teacher Challenges Incumbent for BESE: Real Teacher Challenges Incumbent for BESE Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member Holly Boffy, who was the state teacher of the year in 2010, could have another distinguished former educator challenging her next year.So far it’s the most substantive BESE face-off threatened for next year’s fall ballot, but the board’s presiden
Louisiana Educator: Attempts by Big Business to Ban Payroll Dues Deduction
Louisiana Educator: Attempts by Big Business to Ban Payroll Dues Deduction: Attempts by Big Business to Ban Payroll Dues DeductionLABI (The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry) was not satisfied with promoting the raiding of our public MFP funds by charter schools and voucher schools; big business was not satisfied with stripping most teachers of due process rights and rating teachers u
Nite Cap 4-28-14 #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 CAPCollege-Ready? - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week TeacherCollege-Ready? - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher: College-Ready?By Nancy Flanagan on April 28, 2014 4:39 PMWhat does it mean to be "ready" for college
College-Ready? - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher
College-Ready? - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher: College-Ready?By Nancy Flanagan on April 28, 2014 4:39 PMWhat does it mean to be "ready" for college? What is the package of skills and core knowledge that makes your average 18-year old equipped to handle higher education? How many of those are talents, abilities and information that teenagers typically acquire--via pr
solidaridad: A helpful meme for supporting bilingualism and SB 1174
solidaridad: A helpful meme for supporting bilingualism and SB 1174: Schools Matter: I met reactionary Fernando Espuelas' challenge, now will he demand the same of Gates, Zuckerberg, and Dell?First published April 26, 2014 on Schools Matter "Another issue involves concerns that charter schools may be screening students by requiring parents to provide information related to special education e
Teachers: Who, today, is buying the power to starve you? | Reclaim Reform
Teachers: Who, today, is buying the power to starve you? | Reclaim Reform: Teachers: Who, today, is buying the power to starve you?Posted on April 28, 2014by Ken PrevitiAs you read this, money and power are meeting with judges in Charleston, SC to shape written judicial decisions to cut constitutionally and contractually protected teacher pensions. Active and retired public employees across Americ
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: LIFE IN THE 'POST-RACIAL' ERA
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: LIFE IN THE 'POST-RACIAL' ERA: LIFE IN THE 'POST-RACIAL' ERAA SMALLTALK SALUTE goes out to NBA Players Assoc. Pres. Chris Paul and the rest of the L.A. Clippers players who hung together in protest against the racism spewed by club ownerDonald Sterling. Even though they were beaten by Golden State last night, they acted with dignity and grace. Though their protest wa
National Week of Action May 13-17 | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity
National Week of Action May 13-17 | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity: National Week of Action May 13-17Posted on: Monday April 28th, 2014Fulfilling the Promise of Brown v. Board:Organizing for Educational Justice for All – May 13-17, 2014To mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, parents, students, educators, and community membe
Arne Duncan has labeled my school—and every school in Washington State—a failure. Cue the revolt. | I AM AN EDUCATOR
Arne Duncan has labeled my school—and every school in Washington State—a failure. Cue the revolt. | I AM AN EDUCATOR: Arne Duncan has labeled my school—and every school in Washington State—a failure. Cue the revolt.By I AM AN EDUCATOR on April 28, 2014The ultimate absurdity of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has been visited upon my home state of Washington.One of the many outlandish propositi
4-28-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Kindergarteners - Get with the SystemI come to this issue because of two recent stories about kindergarteners.One was from Oregon where - guess what?  Bad news about testing kindergarteners for "school readiness."  Two state official up the food chain in public education in Oregon called the kindergartener readiness results "sobering."It is impo
Gated communities for already advantaged students Parents United for Responsible Education
Parents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » Gated communities for already advantaged students: Gated communities for already advantaged studentsToday’s story by Chicago Sun-Times Watchdog reporters Tim Novak and Chris Fusco exposes the imbalance of white students in Chicago’s four north side selective enrollment high schools, and the fact that the disproportionate number of white stu
Parents facing a charter takeover vow to stay “Steel Strong” | Parents United for Public Education
Parents facing a charter takeover vow to stay “Steel Strong” | Parents United for Public Education: Parents facing a charter takeover vow to stay “Steel Strong”Posted on April 28, 2014 by PARENTSUNITEDPHILAOn April 1, the School District of Philadelphia announced that its Renaissance-chosen charter operators Mastery Charter Network and ASPIRA, Inc. would be matched with Steel and Munoz-Marin Eleme
Educators Will Never Be 100% Connected. | My Island View
Educators Will Never Be 100% Connected. | My Island View: Educators Will Never Be 100% Connected.April 28, 2014 by tomwhitbyEducators like all learners have a preferred way of learning. Some think of it as different “styles of learning”, but even that theory of  “learning styles” has been questioned by some. In a profession, which resides in a world where content and information constantly change
Stephen Krashen Blog 4-28-14
SKrashen: Poll of the uninformedPublished in the San Francisco Chronicle, April 28, 2014 "Most in state approve of policy shifts in education," April 24: Yes, 69 percent of Californians polled said they liked the Common Core standards after hearing a brief statement about them. The statement said only that they "are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school have t
4-28-14 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: Louis C.K.: Common Core makes my kids cryI don’t think Louis C.K. means this tweet as a joke. My kids used to love math. Now it makes them cry. Thanks standardized testing and common core! — Louis C.K. (@louisck) April 28, 2014 (If you don’t know who Louis C.K. is, I can’t help you. Google him.)1 by Valerie Strauss / 4minAll Week @ The Answer Sheet 4-26-14The Answer Sheet:All Wee
4-28-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Poll of the uninformedPublished in the San Francisco Chronicle, April 28, 2014"Most in state approve of policy shifts in education," April 24: Yes, 69 percent of Californians polled said they liked the Common Core standards after hearing a brief statement about them. The statement said only that they "are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school h
Grad Rate Tops 80% - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)
Grad Rate Tops 80% - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces High School Graduation Rate Tops 80 PercentLOS ANGELES—For the fourth year in a row, California's graduation rate climbed as the dropout rate fell, particularly for students of color, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today.More than eight out of 10 students statewide
4-28-14 Wait What?
Wait What?: Budget Gimmicks and Declining Revenue catch up to MalloyAs the CT Mirror is reporting, Governor Malloy’s extraordinary budget gimmicks and Connecticut’s lagging economy has caught up with the politician’s wild re-election promises. The CT Mirror’s Keith Phaneuf reports, “Citing declining state revenue projections, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gave up Monday on two of his biggest re-election y
ALEC, AJEC and other Mutations that get Judges to Legalize Theft | Reclaim Reform
ALEC, AJEC and other Mutations that get Judges to Legalize Theft | Reclaim Reform: ALEC, AJEC and other Mutations that get Judges to Legalize TheftPosted on April 28, 2014by Ken PrevitiWhat the Koch Brothers and other corporate and billionaire members of ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) did with lawmakers (legislators), they are now doing with judges (the judiciary) for personal profit
4-28-14 LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District)
LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District): SEIU 99 president ‘still thinking’ about LAUSD board seatBarbara Torres, president of SEIU Local 99, is “still thinking about running” for a seat on the LA Unified School Board against incumbent Bennett Kayser despite concerns raised by the union’s executive director, says her campaign manager Lewis Myers
4-28-14 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): Teacher Quality: On Hyperbole and AnecdotesIn 2011, 3,764,698,318 retail prescriptions were filled in the U.S. If 0.01% of those prescriptions were filled incorrectly (and thus jeopardizing the health or even lives of patients, including children), 376,469 events could h
Honest Practicum – ID spreading teacher hate to women, the lower class, and African-Americans
Honest Practicum – ID spreading teacher hate to women, the lower class, and African-Americans: ID spreading teacher hate to women, the lower class, and African-AmericansID spreading teacher hate to women, the lower class, and African-AmericansLate last night a Facebook friend alerted me to this show, “Bad Teachers.” Here’s a promo:Titillating. To be completely honest, I laughed at the premise and
4-28-14 The Whole Child Blog — Improving Schools: Back to Basics—Struggling with Semantics — Whole Child Education
Improving Schools: Back to Basics—Struggling with Semantics — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGImproving Schools: Back to Basics—Struggling with SemanticsApril 28, 2014 by Sean Slade"Back to the basics." It's a phrase that's tossed around much but has varying definitions depending on the speaker and audience. For some, "back to the basics" means focusing on
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 4-28-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit:  PPIC Survey: CALIFORNIANS SUPPORT HISTORIC CHANGES IN SCHOOL FUNDING, CURRICULUMBy Teresa Watanabe, LA Times | http://lat.ms/PLgzhU Californians 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 pre
Duncan's Trip Down the Waiver Rabbit Hole :: Frederick M. Hess
Duncan's Trip Down the Waiver Rabbit Hole :: Frederick M. Hess: Duncan's Trip Down the Waiver Rabbit Holeby Frederick M. Hess  •  Apr 28, 2014 at 11:09 amCross-posted from Education WeekOn Thursday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan yanked Washington State's NCLB waiver, forcing the state to again operate under provisions of a law that Duncan has declared "broken." I criticized the move
NYC Public School Parents: Sign our petition to Commissioner King and the Board of Regents on the need to protect student privacy!
NYC Public School Parents: Sign our petition to Commissioner King and the Board of Regents on the need to protect student privacy!: Sign our petition to Commissioner King and the Board of Regents on the need to protect student privacy!Read the petition below and sign it here.---------To Commissioner King and the Board of Regents:For more than two years, since the state entered into a data-sharing
4-28-13 Curmudgucation Week
CURMUDGUCATION: The Gates Wants Us To Take a StandOver at Inside Higher Ed, Dan Greenstein and Vicki Phillips are making yet another pitch for the Core on behalf of the Gates Foundation (Greenstein is director of postsecondary success and Pillips is director of education).  I would love to tell you that they have shiny new talking points to offer, but no-- it's the same old fluffernuttery. Here's
Taking an assembly-line management technique to the classroom: root cause data analysis | Education By The Numbers
Taking an assembly-line management technique to the classroom: root cause data analysis | Education By The Numbers: Taking an assembly-line management technique to the classroom: root cause data analysisBack in the late 1950s the Japanese auto maker Toyota developed a novel approach for fixing problems on its production line. Rather than making a bandaid repair on a visible symptom, the idea was t
Standards Development Work Group Not as Advertised | Missouri Education Watchdog
Standards Development Work Group Not as Advertised | Missouri Education Watchdog: Standards Development Work Group Not as AdvertisedMembers of the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core have been going around the state educating the public on Common Core because it is hard to fight against that which you don’t understand. In each presentation, we make a point of talking about the individuals who c
4-28-14 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.: Journalism.I admit that I am flexible about this journalism thing. I’m not a journalist. I’m a retired K-5 art teacher who writes a blog. And I am an activist around a bunch of issues. That doesn’t mean I don’t try to be honest and accurate. But unlike most of who make questionable claims to being jou
Morning Wink 4-28-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 4-28-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Jeff Bryant in Salon: Why Common Core Is in Deep TroubleJeff Bryant is a marketing and communications expert, and he understands why Common Core is in deep trouble.   The “education reform movem




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