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4-5-13 Curmudgucation Week
CURMUDGUCATION:WaPo Wastes Space on That WomanWhy? Just.... why??When the media need somebody to comment on modern surgical techniques, editors do not bark out, "Find me a surgeon with a super-high mortality rate who left the profession in disgrace!" ESPN bosses do not holler, "Find me a failed t-ball coach to do commentary for pro football!" And yet, time and again, media outl
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog 4-5-14
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog:Afghanistan: A Photographer's LegacyAssociated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed in Afghanistan  on Friday, apparently gunned down by an Afghan policeman.  She and Kathy Gannon, a Canadian journalist, were shot while traveling in a government convey as they covered preparations for the Afghanistan presidential election on Saturday.  Gannon was wounded and i
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog 4-5-14
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog:Afghanistan: A Photographer's LegacyAssociated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed in Afghanistan  on Friday, apparently gunned down by an Afghan policeman.  She and Kathy Gannon, a Canadian journalist, were shot while traveling in a government convey as they covered preparations for the Afghanistan presidential election on Saturday.  Gannon was wounded and i
4-5-14 Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement":A Parent-Teacher Conference Without NumbersTwo recent posts by parents at other blogs both made the point that they are tired of having the focus of their conversations on measuring their children by numbers. In What parents don’t want to hear at parent-teacher conferences, Journo Adviser says: When my wife and I sat down at
4-5-14 NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education
NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education:NPE News Briefsfrom The Network for Public EducationMore protests after thousands opt out of New York Common Core testing | 7online.comNEW YORK (WABC) — A new round of protests are underway Friday one day after elementary school students completed the latest Common Core testing. The biggest complaint from teachers is that they were not given
4-5-14 THE WHOLE WEEK @ The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education
The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE WEEK @ The Whole Child Blog Insights on Writing: A Core SkillWriting powerfully is a skill that teachers know every student needs to develop if he or she is to have the best chances in life. Yet, paradoxically, it's one of the skills that students most often resist practicing. The April 2014 issue of Educational Leadership examines the many w
4-5-14 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):Deasy releases draft of LAUSD’s next budget, with new moneySuperintendent John Deasy LA Unified Superintendent John Deasy made public today the first draft of a $6.8 billion budget for the 2014-15 school year, a presentation that offered the first glimpse of how the new Local Control Funding Formula is goi
Stephen Krashen Blog 4-5-14
SKrashen:Testing Talk: A Weapon of Mass DistractionThe testing discussion: A Weapon of Mass DistractionStephen KrashenWe are invited to give our opinions about the content of common core tests on a website called "testing talk" (http://testingtalk.org). We are not invited to discuss whether we need the tests or for that matter whether we should have the common core. For those who haven't
4-5-14 With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs All Week
With A Brooklyn Accent:With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs All WeekA Tale of Two School Systems:The disparity between the amount of testing taking place in the nation's public schools and between the top private schools where most policy makers and business leaders send their children is simply shocking! Not only do none of these elite schools use Common Core, they never rate their teachers on the basi
4-5-14 Open Congress : Major Bill Actions Education This Week - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress
Education - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress:Bill Sent To President: S. 1557: Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for graduate medical education programs in children's hospitals.April 01, 2014: Presented to President.2d Bill Introduced: S. 2164: Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014A bill
4-5-14 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 WeekGainesville Sun: Lawmakers Need to Be Honest About Voucher ProgramFrom the editors of the Gainesville Sun: Lawmakers still haven’t addressed the fact that voucher recipients aren’t required to take the same stand
teacherken at Daily Kos This Week 4-5-14
teacherken at Daily Kos:teacherken at Daily Kos This WeekA remarkable op ed on gay marriageI slept with a gay man for six months in Afghanistan. No one asked. He did not tell. So begins A Marine silent no longer on gay marriage, a Washington Post op ed by Roger Dean Huffstetler, a former Marine Corps sergeant, who is also a serious Southern Baptist. He talks about TWO men who he thought he knew we
All Week @ The Answer Sheet 4-5-14
The Answer Sheet:All Week @ The Answer SheetTeachers refuse to administer standardized testsThree teachers from P.S. 364 Earth School in New York have informed their administration and Chancellor Carmen Fariña that they will not proctor Common Core state standardized tests this year — or ever — saying in a letter (see below) that they “can no longer implement policies that seek to transform the br
4-5-14 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 SocietyMy memo to Sheldon AdelsonThe wing-nut billionaire is in the market for a few good Republican pols. I guess his stable is running low on horses. He's got a few old nags but no winners in his gold-plated paddock. So when they read his want ads, GOPers sprinted as fast as their
4-5-14 Wait What? All Week
Wait What?:  Wait What? All WeekState Board of Education is tone-deaf to needs of the childrenWendy Lecker, fellow public school advocates and columnist has done it again! In here latest MUST READ column published in this weekend’s Stamford Advocate and other Hearst media outlets, Wendy shines the light of truth on the Malloy administration’s unrelenting effort to undermine and privatize Connectic
4-5-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum:Seattle Schools Community ForumMore Insights from Common Core Testing in NYCThis is truly a fascinating article from the New York Times as they interviewed students about testing.I love the way it opens:William Summitt and Simon Sanders said they were ready. Their fourth-grade class at the Children’s School, near Park Slope in Brooklyn, had prepared for the state re
4-5-14 Ed Notes Online Week
Ed Notes Online: Ed Notes OnlineNYC Parent Urges Farina and King to Cancel Upcoming Math ExamThere was no rigor applied to the development of these tests, nor does the practice of high-stakes testing in general stand up to critical analysis....I was offended by your remarks earlier this week to the effect that while parents' opinions should be respected, children should come to school prepared to
4-5-14 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 teacherThe Illinois Policy Institute. The moral relativism of the corporate class.For some reason having to do with Facebook algorithms, the FB page of the Illiinois Policy Institute – a right-wing stink tank – frequently appears more of
4-5-14 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: Perdido Street School WeekWeingarten And Mulgrew Look To Take Us BackwardIf and when the pro-Andrew Cuomo forces backed by UFT President Michael Mulgrew and AFT President Randi Weingarten take over the NYSUT this weekend, the fight that NYSUT President Richard Iannuzzi and others in the NYSUT leadership have shown against Andrew Cuomo, SED Commissioner King and Regents Chanc
4-5-14 the becoming radical EMPATHYEDUCATES! | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdD
THE BECOMING RADICALRadical ScholarshipEMPATHYEDUCATES!the becoming radical  A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by AlterNet: Why Are Americans So Inclined to Disrespect Children?Why Are Americans So Inclined to Disrespect Children?by plthomasedd / 19h Skepticism or Cynicism for Obama Education Agenda?One response to my Relaxing zero tolerance in schools could be Obama’s boldest civil rights reform
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 4-5-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit:4LAKIDS - SOME OF THE NEWS THAT DOESN'T FIT  Deasy Releases Draft Of Lausd’S Next Budget, With New Moneyby Vanessa Romo, LA School Report | http://bit.ly/1skr4bw [THE SUPERINTENDENT’S PROPOSED BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS 2014-2015 – are posted here: http://t.co/4WX9QQxA0D] April 4, 2014 6:50 pm  ::  LA Unified Superintendent John Deasy made public today the f
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Week… 4-5-14 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EF
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLARRY FERLAZZO’S WEBSITES OF THE DAYThe iTunes Link To My Interview With Carol Tomlinson Wasn’t Working Before, But It Is Now!I had previously posted a link to my ten minute BAM! podcast interview with Carol Tomlinson. You could here it on BAM!’s website, but, because of technical problems, couldn’t download it on iTunes. It’
This Week's Education Research Report 4-5-14 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2
Education Research ReportTHIS WEEK'S EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORTA Research Agenda for the Common Core State Standards: What Information Do Policymakers Need? As part of a broader project to better connect the research on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to policy and practice, Center on Education Policy met with individuals from organizations representing state and local education policymakers to
4-5-14 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter:  Schools Matter All WeekCommon Core Corporate Standards Floating Around in an Evidence Free Zone A compacted version of this op-ed was published by the Memphis Commercial Appeal.Arguments for Common Core Offer No Evidence that Learning Will ImproveJim HornThe implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represents the most grand curriculum experiment in educational history
All Week 4-5-14 @ THE CHALK FACE
@ THE CHALK FACE : All Week @ THE CHALK FACE Remember the musicians who changed their tuneAs organizations jumble and revise their official positions, remember those who tried to stifle you in the past. Forgive, cooperate, but never forget those who told you that, for instance, opting out was a great and radical evil. Remember those who called you crazy, passionate with no sense, and tried to teas
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 4-5-14 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
Diane Ravitch's blogLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONGDIANE RAVITCH'S BLOGA Teacher Offers Sound Advice to Tom FriedmanJohn Ogozalek teaches in upstate Néw York. He read Tom Friedman’s column in the Néw York Times on Sunday and had a strong reaction of cognitive dissonance, as in, why can’t Tom be consistent? Tom Friedman’s describes a thrilling ride on a nuclear submarine, where there is no ro

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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
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog 4-4-14
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Afghanistan: A Photographer's LegacyAssociated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed in Afghanistan  on Friday, apparently gunned down by an Afghan policeman.  She and Kathy Gannon, a Canadian journalist, were shot while traveling in a government convey as they covered preparations for the Afghanistan presidential election on Saturday.  Gannon was wounded and
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
4-4-14 The Whole Child Blog — Insights on Writing: A Core Skill — Whole Child Education
Insights on Writing: A Core Skill — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGInsights on Writing: A Core SkillApril 4, 2014 by Klea ScharbergWriting powerfully is a skill that teachers know every student needs to develop if he or she is to have the best chances in life. Yet, paradoxically, it's one of the skills that students most often resist practicing. The April 2014 issue of Educational Lead
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
David Sirota. Chicago’s pension theft and Rahm’s slush. | Reclaim Reform
David Sirota. Chicago’s pension theft and Rahm’s slush. | Reclaim Reform: David Sirota. Chicago’s pension theft and Rahm’s slush.Posted on April 4, 2014by Ken PrevitiKen Previti:“Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers” by Ellen E. Schultz was published in 20111 – 2012. This superbly written and well researched book mentioned that laws present at t
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
UC Berkeley’s Jesse Rothstein at Vergara v. California |
UC Berkeley’s Jesse Rothstein at Vergara v. California |: UC Berkeley’s Jesse Rothstein at Vergara v. California To read a decent and fair summary of the Vergara v. California trial, please see this piece posted by The Pew Charitable Trust. Also covered on VAMboozled! was a summary, but also the summarized testimonies of Linda Darling-Hammond and David Berliner.It seems Jesse Rothstein, an Associa
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
Rupert Murdoch, Common Core and the dangerous rise of for-profit public education - Salon.com
Keep Fox News out of the classroom! Rupert Murdoch, Common Core and the dangerous rise of for-profit public education - Salon.com:  Rupert Murdoch, Common Core and the dangerous rise of for-profit public educationRupert Murdoch and other moguls smell mega-riches in Common Core Standards. They can't be allowed to wreck schoolsERIN OSBORNE Share 1K   253    131    TOPICS: EDUCATION, COMMON CORE, BIL
Want to See What Data Nevada Collects On Your Kids? Just Pay $10K | Truth in American Education
Want to See What Data Nevada Collects On Your Kids? Just Pay $10K | Truth in American Education: Want to See What Data Nevada Collects On Your Kids? Just Pay $10KFiled in Privacy/SLDS by Shane Vander Hart on April 4, 2014 • 0 Comments11381John Eppolito is a Stop Common Core activist in Nevada.  He asked a couple of months ago to see what data was collected on his four children by the Nevada State
United Opt Out National: Rebuilding Site | Reclaim Reform
United Opt Out National: Rebuilding Site | Reclaim Reform: United Opt Out National: Rebuilding SitePosted on April 4, 2014by Ken PrevitiThe United Opt Out National site has been hacked and destroyed. Why?It is the seminal site for information about how parents can legally refuse/opt-out of the high pressure, high stakes testing that serves no purpose except the corporate profiteering of billionair
Michelle Rhee: Opting out of standardized tests? Wrong answer. - The Washington Post
Michelle Rhee: Opting out of standardized tests? Wrong answer. - The Washington Post: Michelle Rhee: Opting out of standardized tests? Wrong answer.By Michelle Rhee, Friday, April 4, 12:05 PMMichelle Rhee is the founder and chief executive of StudentsFirst. She was the chancellor of D.C. Public Schools from 2007 to 2010.No, tests are not fun — but they’re necessary. Stepping on the bathroom scale
Debate over standardized testing is focusing on the wrong questions - Yahoo News
Debate over standardized testing is focusing on the wrong questions - Yahoo News: Debate over standardized testing is focusing on the wrong questionsThe education debate should not be over whether students spend too must time testing, but on which tests are actually useful to teachers and improving instruction. Then we need to make district, state, and federal policy decisions based on this inform
empathyeducates – Cuomo Played Pivotal Role in Charter School Push
empathyeducates – Cuomo Played Pivotal Role in Charter School Push: Cuomo Played Pivotal Role in Charter School PushGov. Andrew M. Cuomo spoke at a rally in support of charter schools on the steps outside the State Capitol in Albany last month. | Credit Nathaniel Brooks for The New York TimesBy Javier C. Hernández and Susanne Craig | Originally Published at The New York Times. April 3, 2014It was
New Orleans home to nation’s first all-charter school district | Al Jazeera America
New Orleans home to nation’s first all-charter school district | Al Jazeera America: EDUCATIONNEW ORLEANS HOME TO NATION’S FIRST ALL-CHARTER SCHOOL DISTRICT2014 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITORCities nationwide are watching the experiment to see if replicating its model might benefit studentsApril 4, 2014 8:00AM ETby Dexter Mullins @DexterMullinsAs the fight over charter schools continues across the
Dad Chastises Louisiana House Education Committee for Common Core Vote | Truth in American Education
Dad Chastises Louisiana House Education Committee for Common Core Vote | Truth in American Education: Dad Chastises Louisiana House Education Committee for Common Core VoteFiled in Common Core State Standards, Education at State Level by Shane Vander Hart on April 4, 2014 • 0 Comments4091The Louisiana House Education committee on Tuesday scrapped HB 558 introduced by State Representative Cameron H
4-4-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Common Core Corporate Standards Floating Around in an Evidence Free Zone A compacted version of this op-ed was published by the Memphis Commercial Appeal.Arguments for Common Core Offer No Evidence that Learning Will ImproveJim HornThe implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represents the most grand curriculum experiment in educational history with the least amount of
Sam Chaltain: Q & A on School, Community and Choice - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
Sam Chaltain: Q & A on School, Community and Choice - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Sam Chaltain: Q & A on School, Community and ChoiceBy Anthony Cody on April 3, 2014 12:11 PMSam Chaltain is an educator and author who has been writing about challenges and changes in our schools for the past decade. He has released a new book, Our School; Searching for Community in an Era of
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 4-4-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Battle Lines Forming In La Unified For ‘Local Control’ Spendingby Vanessa Romo, L.A. School Report | http://bit.ly/PxO8UT April 3, 2014 4:55 pm  ::  The battle over the new money coming into LA Unified from the state’s new Local Control Funding Formulastarts in earnest tomorrow when Superintendent John Deasy lays out his plan for the 2014-15 budget. Dea
4-4-14 LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD
LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District): Morning Read: Teacher retirement fund faces $74B deficitFunding gap threatens retirement for California teachers The pension fund for public school teachers in California faces a long-term shortfall of $74 billion, threatening its ability to pay for the retirement of nearly 1 million teachers and administ
Anti Common Core Warriors: Congratulations and Thank you | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
Anti Common Core Warriors: Congratulations and Thank you | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Anti Common Core Warriors: Congratulations and Thank youPosted on April 4, 20141I have been monitoring the hearings at the House Education Committee this week; listening to what attendees are saying; what the lobbyists are saying and the ultimate results and impressions from what by all reports I’ve received was an e
Common Core Opponents Accept A Challenge | Missouri Education Watchdog
Common Core Opponents Accept A Challenge | Missouri Education Watchdog: Common Core Opponents Accept A ChallengeGentle reader Becky posted a challenge to opponents of Common Core on a post from Wednesday.A challenge: I challenge those against Common Core to provide an unbiased, objective reason on WHY you are so against CC (here’s the bonus part) WITHOUT using the words “liberty”, “sovereignty”, “
4-4-13 Curmudgucation
CURMUDGUCATION: Social Media & Conservative CCSS SupportHave corporations learned how to make social media work for them yet? Well...... Last week we noted that Jeb Bush's FEE (Foundation for Excellence in Education) and the Higher States Standards Partnership (a group funded by the US Chamber of Commerce and a few others well explained here by Erin Osborne) were launching a shiny new Common C
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
4-4-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Friday Open ThreadThere is just ONE community meeting tomorrow.  Director Carr said at the Board meeting that the district calendar had been in err and she is NOT having hers tomorrow, the 5th. Director McLaren is having a community meeting tomorrow from 10 am to noon at the Common House of Puget Ridge Cohousing Association, 7020 18th Ave. SW.You may have heard abo
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:  






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