Saturday, May 24, 2014

2nd Banana 5-24-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2



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RECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POST






My End At LAUSD: Now On To A Neutral Forum (Mi Terminar en el LAUSD: Ahora en un foro neutral) - Perdaily.com


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(en español después) On Friday, October 8, 2010 LAUSD Chief Academic Officer Judy Elliott sent me a letter saying that she was going to submit my name to the LAUSD Board for dismissal as a teacher. In retrospect and in culmination of more then a year long campaign of harassment against me, the following facts are surprisingly undisputed:






Education Buzz / AFT urges use of social media to protest kidnapping of Nigerian school girls #BringBackOurGirls,
Education Buzz / AFT urges use of social media to protest kidnapping of Nigerian school girls: AFT urges use of social media to protest kidnapping of Nigerian school girlsPublished: May 7, 2014, 2:01 pm, by Carol McGrawThe American Federation of Teachers is asking people to protest the kidnapping of Nigerian school girls.The AFT and Education International are urging people to take Instagram photo


Welcome to Paris ISD - Our students are much more than a once-a-year pencil and bubble sheet test
Paris ISD - Welcome to Paris ISD:  Welcome to Paris ISDDear Parents and Friends of PISD,Next week, you will be receiving your child's STAAR/TAKS results for the 2013-2014 school year. I'm writing this letter on behalf of PISD administrators, teachers, staff, and board members. These results should be considered as one of many instruments used to measure your child's growth, not the end-all of your
Here’s what the superintendent of Paris ISD is telling parents about this year’s STAAR results –Yikes! | Dallas Morning News
Here’s what the superintendent of Paris ISD is telling parents about this year’s STAAR results –Yikes! | Dallas Morning News: Here’s what the superintendent of Paris ISD is telling parents about this year’s STAAR results –Yikes!By Jeffrey WeissJWeiss@dallasnews.com4:23 pm on May 17, 2014 | Permalink1601http://unitedoptout.com/This is posted on the Paris ISD website:Next week, you will be receiving
5-18-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: TED-Ed Video: “What Is The World Wide Web?”TED-ED has a new video (and accompanying lesson) on “What Is The World Wide Web?” I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About The Internet.by Larry Ferlazzo / 11min hide  //  saveYESTERDAY“Quill” Could Be A Very Useful Tool For Reinforcing Grammar ConceptsThanks to Richard Byrne

The dramatic inequality of public-school spending in America
The dramatic inequality of public-school spending in America: The dramatic inequality of public-school spending in AmericaBY EMILY BADGERMay 23 at 9:00 amAn Apple Inc. iPad sits on a desk used in a second-grade classroom at Park Lane Elementary school, in the Canyons School District, in Sandy, Utah, U.S. on Monday, May 20, 2013 (George Frey/Bloomberg)During fiscal 2012, New York City's school dist



5-22-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Resources On Ending The Year StrongI’ve got a nice collection of resources called The Best Ideas On How To Finish The School Year Strong…. Readers might find it useful.by Larry Ferlazzo / 1h hide  //  saveInfographic: “Many Languages One America”I’m adding this infographic to The Best “Language Maps”: Please include attribu


Children, schools, teachers, pensions, hotels, basketball, real estate, stocks, hedge funds and everything else where money can be made corruptly. | Reclaim Reform
Children, schools, teachers, pensions, hotels, basketball, real estate, stocks, hedge funds and everything else where money can be made corruptly. | Reclaim Reform: Children, schools, teachers, pensions, hotels, basketball, real estate, stocks, hedge funds and everything else where money can be made corruptly.Posted on May 22, 2014by Ken PrevitiThis is NOT about political parties and ideological d


The Truth About Online Learning
Online Learning: The Truth About Online LearningBy Ana Beatriz Cholo#157423666 / gettyimages.comFor those with Internet access, free online classes from Ivy League universities, taught by some of the world’s top professors, are just a click away. But to a grassroots coalition of organizations representing hundreds of thousands of college and university educators, there’s a reason this promise seem
Nite Cap 5-23-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPThe Fordham Institute’s Misinformation About Missouri Standards & Common Core | Missouri Education WatchdogThe Fordham Institute’s Misinformation About Missouri Standards & Common Core | Missouri Education Watchdog: The Fordham Institute’

LAUSD Wants Rigor? Well, Maybe…LAUSD Retaliates
LAUSD Retaliates: LAUSD Wants Rigor? Well, Maybe…By Karen WolfeShare on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services0Stuart MagruderThe LAUSD school board on Tuesday rejected the reappointment of one of its most rigorous overseers in what many see as retaliation for questioning the use of bond funds to purchase iPads.Stuart Magruder, AIA, LEED, is the appoint



What’s Testing Season? | My Island View
What’s Testing Season? | My Island View: What’s Testing Season?May 23, 2014 by tomwhitbyRecently, the editors of Edutopia were considering a theme for their bloggers to blog about concerning testing. In order to keep things timely, they needed to find out when most schools were being affected by standardized tests. It was a reasonable consideration, worthy of a responsible examination of the subje
5-23-14 The Whole Child Blog — Transforming Schools to Become Innovation Ready — Whole Child Education
Transforming Schools to Become Innovation Ready — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGTransforming Schools to Become Innovation ReadyMay 23, 2014 by Whole Child SymposiumPost written by Laura VarlasBecause tests don't require connection and collaboration, classroom education is being driven in one direction, while technology enables creation, curation, and connection.Educators are up agains

With A Brooklyn Accent: We Are All Craig Charvat: Defend the Free Speech Rights of a Great Long Island Teacher!
With A Brooklyn Accent: We Are All Craig Charvat: Defend the Free Speech Rights of a Great Long Island Teacher!: We Are All Craig Charvat: Defend the Free Speech Rights of a Great Long Island Teacher! Craig Charvat, the Social Studies Teacher from Center Moriches High School who made headlines all over New York State for denouncing the Common Core Standards, and refusing to accept evaluations base

The dramatic inequality of public-school spending in America
The dramatic inequality of public-school spending in America: The dramatic inequality of public-school spending in AmericaBY EMILY BADGERMay 23 at 9:00 amAn Apple Inc. iPad sits on a desk used in a second-grade classroom at Park Lane Elementary school, in the Canyons School District, in Sandy, Utah, U.S. on Monday, May 20, 2013 (George Frey/Bloomberg)During fiscal 2012, New York City's school dist
Ravitch: Common Core Is Bankrupting the Country « Bill's Eye
Ravitch: Common Core Is Bankrupting the Country « Bill's Eye: Ravitch: Common Core Is Bankrupting the CountryThursday, May 22nd, 2014Diane Ravitch is not a fan of the new school standards known as Common Core, and she’ll tell you why on this Sunday’s One to One show.Ravitch, a distinguished education historian and research professor at New York University, was in Kentucky recently to receive the U
Morning Wink 5-23-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 5-23-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Gary Rubinstein: Who Is the Real Michael Johnston?Gary Rubinstein writes in this post about Michael Johnston and his long association with him. Today Johnston is known in Colorado as the state s

5-23-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Infographic: “What Are The Hardest Languages to Learn?”Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.by Larry Ferlazzo / 1h hide  //  saveYESTERDAYThis Is One Of The Best Pieces I’ve Read On Teacher Evaluation: “The Problem with Outcome-Oriented Evaluations”Thanks to Jack Sc


The Cami cover-up | Bob Braun's Ledger
The Cami cover-up | Bob Braun's Ledger: The Cami cover-upChris Christie and Cami Anderson–covering up?The chairman of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Schools has asked the state education commissioner, the state attorney general, and the state comptroller to coordinate an investigation into the state’s operation of the Newark school district. He asked many of these questions before–and
Labor Groups Petition Arne Duncan To Dump Sallie Mae
Labor Groups Petition Arne Duncan To Dump Sallie Mae: Labor Groups Petition Arne Duncan To Dump Sallie MaeA prominent student group and the nation’s largest labor federation are among organizations with close ties to the White House demanding that the Department of Education terminate its contract with the student loan company formerly known as Sallie Mae.The AFL-CIO, United States Student Associa

4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: “If you don’t like the criticism, fire the critic 2!”: OUSTED OPPONENT OF LA SCHOOLS iPAD FIGHTS TO REGAIN SEAT ON OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: “If you don’t like the criticism, fire the critic 2!”: OUSTED OPPONENT OF LA SCHOOLS iPAD FIGHTS TO REGAIN SEAT ON OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE: “If you don’t like the criticism, fire the critic 2!”: OUSTED OPPONENT OF LA SCHOOLS iPAD FIGHTS TO REGAIN SEAT ON OVERSIGHT COMMITTEEALSO SEE: “If you don’t like the criticism, fire the critic!”: SCHOOL BOARD BLOCKS AP
SKrashen: In education, satire is obsolete (Alfie Kohn)
SKrashen: In education, satire is obsolete (Alfie Kohn): In education, satire is obsolete (Alfie Kohn)Quite a few people who reacted to my post (see below) thought it was real. It wasn't. It was an attempt at satire. Part of its failure was my fault, for not making it clear that it was satire. And part was the situation we are now living in, a situation so bizarre that this kind of announcement is
Children, schools, teachers, pensions, hotels, basketball, real estate, stocks, hedge funds and everything else where money can be made corruptly. | Reclaim Reform
Children, schools, teachers, pensions, hotels, basketball, real estate, stocks, hedge funds and everything else where money can be made corruptly. | Reclaim Reform: Children, schools, teachers, pensions, hotels, basketball, real estate, stocks, hedge funds and everything else where money can be made corruptly.Posted on May 22, 2014by Ken PrevitiThis is NOT about political parties and ideological d
Nite Cap 5-22-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPNewark Students Occupy School Board Meeting | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and OpportunityNewark Students Occupy School Board Meeting | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity a

Tennessee Commissioner Huffman’s Accountability Immunity |
Tennessee Commissioner Huffman’s Accountability Immunity |:Tennessee Commissioner Huffman’s Accountability Immunity Following up on my most recent post, about the video capturing Tennessee’s Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman’s “Inspiring” TEDxNashville Talk, a VAMboozled! follower sent me a follow-up article linked here, “about the nightmare schools here in Tennessee have had with big testing/d



Test Score Gate – for John White, Failure was not an option | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
Test Score Gate – for John White, Failure was not an option | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Crazy Crawfish's BlogZesty Louisiana Education PoliticsTest Score Gate – for John White, Failure was not an optionPosted on May 22, 20140I first learned about the Test Score Gate Friday May 16th while I was investigating some LODE payroll fraud, textbook kickback, using grants to reward allies and as bribes, and a
5-22-14 The Answer Sheet
Answer Sheet: Guess how many memos USDA sent to schools about healthy school lunches?Federally funded school lunches have been in the news because Republicans in the U.S. House just voted to allow some schools to get a waiver from a law that requires lunches served to students to meet new health standards. Why? Apparently some schools can’t make enough money serving healthy foods because kids don’

Teacher Tenure / Continuing Contract database
Teacher Tenure / Continuing Contract database: Related Analysis50-State Reports on Teacher Tenure / Continuing Contract Policies1. Requirements for earning nonprobationary status2. Notification of nonrenewal and hearing3. Appeal forum4. Other continuing contract provisions forum5. Reasons for dismissal6. Reduction in force7. Last known revisionRelated ReportsTrends in State Teacher Tenure LawsTeac
Morning Wink 5-22-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSBeware the Robo-Grader | Truth in American EducationBeware the Robo-Grader | Truth in American Education: Beware the Robo-GraderFiled in Common Core Assessments by Shane Vander Hart on May 22, 2014 • 0 Comments1A friend drew my attention to an op/ed in theBoston Globe about something Pearson was developing in order to grade the essay section of the PARCC e

5-22-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Resources On Ending The Year StrongI’ve got a nice collection of resources called The Best Ideas On How To Finish The School Year Strong…. Readers might find it useful.by Larry Ferlazzo / 1h hide  //  saveInfographic: “Many Languages One America”I’m adding this infographic to The Best “Language Maps”: Please include attribu


Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 5-21-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMwww.tomtorlakson.com/Ronald McDonald: Explain this to the children whose classrooms you visit.Outside McDonalds Headquarters in Oak Brook, IL – an affluent suburb of Chicago – fast-food workers and their supporters are arrested and treated like enemy combatants in a foreign country by warrior uniformed police. Insane over-reaction to a r
Is Cami leaving? | Bob Braun's Ledger
Is Cami leaving? | Bob Braun's Ledger: Is Cami leaving?NTU President Joe Del GrossoThe president of the Newark Teachers Union  has sent an e-mail to its membership predicting state-appointed schools superintendent Cami Anderson will soon leave ker position.Joseph Del Grosso said he and other union officials met earlier this week both  with Acting Education Commissioner David Hespe and legislative
One Valuable History Lesson: an open letter | Reclaim Reform
One Valuable History Lesson: an open letter | Reclaim Reform: One Valuable History Lesson: an open letterPosted on May 21, 2014by Ken PrevitiTo All of the Teachers of History in Illinois:Please make time in your harried schedules of mandated arbitrary test preparation to teach one truly valuable lesson of Illinois and American history. This is also linked to current events at the culmination of th
Nite Cap 5-21-14 #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 CAPBREAKING NEWS!!!! FARINA WANTED ATR's DONE AWAY WITH!! southbronxschool.comhttp://www.southbronxschool.com: BREAKING NEWS!!!! FARINA WANTED ATR's DONE AWAY WITH!!Sources in Tweed shared starling news today with The Crack Team about how the negoti
BREAKING NEWS!!!! FARINA WANTED ATR's DONE AWAY WITH!! southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: BREAKING NEWS!!!! FARINA WANTED ATR's DONE AWAY WITH!!Sources in Tweed shared starling news today with The Crack Team about how the negotiations wentdown in regards to the ATR's.Chancellor Carmen Farina, who in the past caved to principal's demands in taking in ATR's and who at the press conference announcing the new contract said that ATR's can be removed from a s
NYC Public School Parents: Diane Ravitch's speech at the May 17 Take Back our Schools Rally
NYC Public School Parents: Diane Ravitch's speech at the May 17 Take Back our Schools Rally: Diane Ravitch's speech at the May 17 Take Back our Schools RallyDiane wearing her BAT tee-shirt in rehabThere was a great rally at City Hall Park on May 17, organized by SOS Our Schools, with numerous wonderful speakers from the Tri-state area.  But the biggest thrill for me was getting to read Diane Ravit

Schools Matter: Marshall Tuck's Legacy of Bigotry and Failure
Schools Matter: Marshall Tuck's Legacy of Bigotry and Failure: Marshall Tuck's Legacy of Bigotry and FailureFirst submitted May 21, 2014 to LA ProgressivePortions of this article were contributed by Cheryl Ortega and Dr. John Fernandez."Tuck will most likely have a huge pot of money in his war chest coming from the likes billionaire boys clubbers like Broad, DFER and other corporate reformers

Dallas attorney Mark Melton’s group releases proposed home-rule charter for Dallas ISD | Dallas Morning News
Dallas attorney Mark Melton’s group releases proposed home-rule charter for Dallas ISD | Dallas Morning News: Dallas attorney Mark Melton’s group releases proposed home-rule charter for Dallas ISDBy Matthew Haagmhaag@dallasnews.com12:59 pm on May 21, 2014 | PermalinkDallas attorney Mark Melton’s quest to repair the divisive home-rule initiative in Dallas ISD advanced Wednesday as he released a pro
Virtual Panels Discuss Choice, Equity, and Change — Whole Child Education
Virtual Panels Discuss Choice, Equity, and Change — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGVirtual Panels Discuss Choice, Equity, and ChangeMay 21, 2014 by Whole Child SymposiumBuilding on the conversation started at the earlier Whole Child Symposium Town Hall and Live events, last week's Virtual panel discussions went even further to identify what currently works in education, what we need in

5-21-14 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): Teacher at Kennedy High School is back after district removed herA librarian and teacher at John F. Kennedy High School, Leslie Garcia, is back at school shortly after being removed over allegations that she mishandled and manipulated the record-keeping of an after school provider, ARC. Garcia said she ha
StudentsFirst: Six of our eight endorsed Georgia candidates won | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
StudentsFirst: Six of our eight endorsed Georgia candidates won | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: StudentsFirst: Six of our eight endorsed Georgia candidates wonBy Maureen DowneyMichelle Rhee has been to Georgia to advise Gov. Nathan Deal and the Legislature so it's not unexpected the Georgia branch of her StudentsFirst advocacy organization took an interest in Tuesday's primary.Here is the scorecard

Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districts - Los Angeles Times
Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districts - Los Angeles Times: Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districtsHOWARD BLUME, CHRIS MEGERIANcontact the reporters Under a proposal released last week by Gov. Jerry Brown, more money will flow into the teachers' retirement fund to begin closing an estimated $74-billion shortfall. (Randy Pench / MCT)California'
NYC Public School Parents: Protest Cuomo's Failed Education Agenda at the Democratic Convention this Thursday!
NYC Public School Parents: Protest Cuomo's Failed Education Agenda at the Democratic Convention this Thursday!: Protest Cuomo's Failed Education Agenda at the Democratic Convention this Thursday!There will be a protest this Thursday, May 22nd, beginning at 10:00 a.m., outside the Huntington Hilton in Melville, Long Island, where Cuomo is going to be nominated. President Obama is expected to make a
SBAC Field Test Question is NOT from The Onion. Neither is the Teacher’s Response. | Missouri Education Watchdog
SBAC Field Test Question is NOT from The Onion. Neither is the Teacher’s Response. | Missouri Education Watchdog: SBAC Field Test Question is NOT from The Onion. Neither is the Teacher’s Response.All I can tell you is the post below is from a parent in an SBAC state.  Readers can either believe it or not.  I was taken to task on another thread for not identifying a parent or school district in a p
5-21-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: What's going on at Highland Park?Highland Park is an elementary school at the south end of West Seattle. The attendance area, between Roxhill's and Concord's, is bordered by Highway 509 on the east, by White Center on the south, and by Delridge on the west. The school report says that the school population is 78% FRL, 27% ELL, and 14% SpEd. Only 33% of the third gr
Morning Wink 5-21-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 5-21-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Paul Jones: A Hero Superintendent in TexasEvery once in a while a superintendent tells the parents in his district what is in his heart, not the bureaucratic blather that usually comes out autom
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 5-21-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Paul Jones: A Hero Superintendent in TexasEvery once in a while a superintendent tells the parents in his district what is in his heart, not the bureaucratic blather that usually comes out automatically. Paul Jones is the superintendent of the Paris Independent School District in Texas. He posted a letter to the parents in his dist
5-21-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL — Gold Mine Included!I’ve started a somewhat regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention: I’m starting off with a goldmine. Check out this tweet and go the link — you won’t regret it: Stan

MULGREW DROPS THE ATR BALL AGAIN!! VOTE NO ON THE CONTRACT!! southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: MULGREW DROPS THE ATR BALL AGAIN!! VOTE NO ON THE CONTRACT!!I did what I was supposed to do yesterday. I got home about 4:30 ignored my wife and son and went into the office to watch UFT & Friends on the computer.I made sure that all three modes, Twitter, email, and the phone, were working so that I might share what was on my mind.Yes, I truly thought of making
Nite Cap 5-20-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAP5-20-14 Perdido Street SchoolPerdido Street School: De Blasio Looks To Create Job Training Programs That WorkDe Blasio says many of the jobs programs from the past (i.e., Bloomberg's) didn't work:The city is spending half a billion a year to plac
5-20-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: De Blasio Looks To Create Job Training Programs That WorkDe Blasio says many of the jobs programs from the past (i.e., Bloomberg's) didn't work:The city is spending half a billion a year to place out-of-work New Yorkers in low-wage jobs - and it's time to stop, Mayor de Blasio said on Tuesday. De Blasio, speaking at a thriving manufacturing hub in Brooklyn, announced plans t
Smarter Balanced Contractor Suffers Data Breach | Truth in American Education
Smarter Balanced Contractor Suffers Data Breach | Truth in American Education: Smarter Balanced Contractor Suffers Data BreachFiled in Privacy/SLDS by Shane Vander Hart on May 20, 2014 • 0 Comments2861Education Week reports that the American Institute for Research suffered a data breach earlier this month:After one of the organization’s servers was hacked, the sensitive personal information of as

Re-segregation & the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed. (Part 1) | Parents Across America
Re-segregation & the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed. (Part 1) | Parents Across America: Re-segregation & the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed. (Part 1)Politicians are ignoring research, allowing re-segregation, and supporting charter schools over public. As I posted here, economist, Milton Friedman developed the concept of school choice in 1955, a year after desegregation


Paris ISD superintendent explains his startling STAAR letter | Dallas Morning News
Paris ISD superintendent explains his startling STAAR letter | Dallas Morning News: Paris ISD superintendent explains his startling STAAR letterBy Jeffrey WeissJWeiss@dallasnews.com1:31 pm on May 20, 2014 | Permalink240A couple of days ago, I posted about Paul Jones, the superintendent of Paris ISD and the remarkably blunt letter he sent to parents about the upcoming release of STAAR data. It’s fa


Schooling in the Ownership Society: A handful of Common Core text/testing publishers buying up everything in sight
Schooling in the Ownership Society: A handful of Common Core text/testing publishers buying up everything in sight: A handful of Common Core text/testing publishers buying up everything in sightCaptive audience marketing to kids on Channel 1 Boston-based Houghton Mifflin Harcourt just acquired Channel One and Curiosityville. HMH is one of the biggest text/testing publishers cashing in on the boomi


5-20-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Spectrum is DeadA reader sent in this letter - from View Ridge's principal, Terri Skjei - and frankly, it's all I need to believe that Spectrum is dead. But the letter also makes me wonder about this slow death. What is the point? A few thoughts on the contents:1) quite calm and thoughtful, almost the epitome of "we want your input" except that there real
La. Superintendent John White Requires Districts to Embargo LEAP Summary Public Reports | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
La. Superintendent John White Requires Districts to Embargo LEAP Summary Public Reports | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: La. Superintendent John White Requires Districts to Embargo LEAP Summary Public Reportscrazycrawfish:There is more to these stories than I first suspected. I have confirmed some information through my sources and have a few new interesting tidbits to reveal. Originally posted on deutsch
Pearson’s Behavioral Assessments for Students. Welcome to School Hell. | Missouri Education Watchdog
Pearson’s Behavioral Assessments for Students. Welcome to School Hell. | Missouri Education Watchdog: Pearson’s Behavioral Assessments for Students. Welcome to School Hell.inShareThe role of public schools today. Behavioral observation and tracking.Anne previously wrote about permission requested from parents for their children to be subjects of a Pearson Research Project for Behavior Assessments.

La. Superintendent John White Requires Districts to Embargo LEAP Summary Public Reports | deutsch29
La. Superintendent John White Requires Districts to Embargo LEAP Summary Public Reports | deutsch29: La. Superintendent John White Requires Districts to Embargo LEAP Summary Public ReportsMay 20, 2014When it comes to the 2014 Louisiana Education Assessment Program (LEAP) scores he was supposed to release on Friday, May 16, 2014, Louisiana State Superintendent John White has apparently found himsel

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James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPCalifornia should delay Common Core tests for at least 2 years | EdSource TodayCalifornia should delay Common Core tests for at least 2 years | EdSource Today: California should delay Common Core tests for at least 2 yearsMay 19th, 2014 | Add a C
California should delay Common Core tests for at least 2 years | EdSource Today
California should delay Common Core tests for at least 2 years | EdSource Today: California should delay Common Core tests for at least 2 yearsMay 19th, 2014 | Add a Comment | By Doug McRae / commentaryDoug McRaeSince June 2011 when California joined the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, the target date for implementation of computer-adaptive Common Core tests has been spring 2015. With that

Big money pours into California schools chief race as challenger gains steam | State News | FresnoBee.com
Big money pours into California schools chief race as challenger gains steam | State News | FresnoBee.com: Big money pours into California schools chief race as challenger gains steamBY ALEXEI KOSEFFakoseff@sacbee.comMay 19, 2014 Updated 6 hours agoRead more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/05/19/3932475/big-money-pours-into-california.html?sp=/99/406/552/#storylink=cpy Among California’s eight


5-19-14 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): Another week, another LA Unified school board meetingIt’s hard to believe after last week’s marathon 10-hour session, but LA Unified school board members will be meet again tomorrow with a full agenda. Most of the issues before the board are much less contentious than those addressed a week ago. They incl


Douglas County principal on leave amid investigation into teacher evaluations - 7NEWS Denver TheDenverChannel.com
Douglas County principal on leave amid investigation into teacher evaluations - 7NEWS Denver TheDenverChannel.com: Douglas County principal on leave amid investigation into teacher evaluationsCastle Rock, Colo. - 7NEWS has confirmed the principal of Douglas County's Rock Ridge Elementary School has been put on administrative leave.Multiple sources confirmed Amber Sorg was put on leave Friday after
5-19-14 The Whole Child Blog — A Matter of Choice — Whole Child Education
A Matter of Choice — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGA Matter of ChoiceMay 19, 2014 by Whole Child SymposiumPost written by Walter McKenzieWhat if I told you the answer to all that ails public education is choice? Not dollars. Not standardization. Not test scores. Choice. Surprisingly effective in its simplicity.The current education equation is not simple by any stretch of the imaginat
Morning Wink 5-19-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 5-19-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Bob Braun: Cami Will Lay Off 500, including 200 TeachersThe election for Mayor of Newark is over, but state-appointed superintendent Cam Anderson reminds everyone she is still in charge of the s

5-19-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Learn About Synonyms & The World Cup In My Latest NY Times Post For ELLsLearn about synonyms and the World Cup in my latest New York Times post for English Language Learners. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The 2014 World Cup In Brazil. You can see all my previous 40 NY Times posts here.by Larry Ferla


Nite Cap 5-18-14 #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 CAP5-18-14 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacherFred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: Sunday reads.Pension theft is now called “pension smoothing.” You never would


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5-18-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: School Road Safety Public Input WorkshopsFrom the City of Seattle:Simply THE most important road safety meetings you can attend this year @SeattleDOT School Road Safety. Why? Starting in 2015, the School Road Safety Plan will prioritize millions in safety improvements every year around our schools. **Tuesday, May 20 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM SW Southwest Branch Seattle Pu



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5-18-14 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: The famous Steve Jobs commencement speech: ‘Stay hungry. Stay foolish.’During commencement season, it’s fun to look back at some of the great speeches. If you are interested in reading what I have declared to be the greatest commencement speech ever, click here. And below is one of the most famous, the address delivered by Steve Jobs at Stanford University on June 12, 2005. The v
Morning Wink 5-18-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 5-18-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: The Nation Investigates: Teacher Jail in Los AngelesAre classrooms overflowing with sexual predators? Some school leaders in Los Angeles think they are. The Nation reports on a special investiga
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 5-18-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: The Nation Investigates: Teacher Jail in Los AngelesAre classrooms overflowing with sexual predators? Some school leaders in Los Angeles think they are. The Nation reports on a special investigation where teachers are challenged to clear their names. It starts here with the question of how teachers can prove their innocence. “Iris
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"
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5-18-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdD
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5-18-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: TED-Ed Video: “What Is The World Wide Web?”TED-ED has a new video (and accompanying lesson) on “What Is The World Wide Web?” I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About The Internet.by Larry Ferlazzo / 11min hide  //  saveYESTERDAY“Quill” Could Be A Very Useful Tool For Reinforcing Grammar ConceptsThanks to Richard Byrne


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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 CAPWelcome to Paris ISD - Our students are much more than a once-a-year pencil and bubble sheet testParis ISD - Welcome to Paris ISD:  Welcome to Paris ISDDear Parents and Friends of PISD,Next week, you will be receiving your child's STAAR/TAKS resu
Welcome to Paris ISD - Our students are much more than a once-a-year pencil and bubble sheet test
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Are we abandoning public education 60 years after historic Brown ruling? | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: Are we abandoning public education 60 years after historic Brown ruling?Filed under: Civil Rights Movement Today,New Jim Crow,Vouchers — millerlf @ 4:02 pm From Valerie Strauss’ Blog at Washington Post Updated: May 16By Barbara MinerIn Milwaukee, one of the country’s most segregat
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A Review of My Book by Someone Who Had Never Heard of Me | deutsch29: A Review of My Book by Someone Who Had Never Heard of MeMay 17, 2014D.  Forman had never heard of me. She had never read my blog, and she did not know that I had recently published my first book, A Chronicle of Echoes, a well-researched whistle blower on numerous major players exploiting American public education in the name of


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5-17-13 Curmudgucation Week
CURMUDGUCATION:PA Charters Don't Want To Die By SwordIn Philadelphia, Irony has collided with Karma, casing an explosion of hilariously tragic tears.First, some history. Philadelphia schools have suffered from financial and political issues (PA's school funding system is messed up, but we'll save that for another day), as well as questions about how well it was actually teaching children. In the l
5-17-14 NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education
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5-17-14 With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs All Week
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All Week @ The Answer Sheet 5-17-14
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5-10-14 Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Schooling in the Ownership Society All Week
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5-17-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
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5-17-14 Ed Notes Online Week
Ed Notes Online: Ed Notes OnlineLayoffs in Newark and Jaisal Noor: Video on Ras Baraka Election in NewarkA mayoral election in Newark becomes a battle for the soul of the city... Jaisal Noor, The Real News, delivers - as usual.Newark may be a future model for the NYC school system despite the Baraka win, who in the New Yorker article admitted he was for a bunch of ed deform - like ending tenure. W
5-17-14 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 teacherGresham sit-in ends with a sense of purpose. The unfinished work of Brown versus Board of Education.Gresham Principal Diedrus Brown. Following a meeting with CPS officials, parents and community folks ended their sit-in at Gresham
5-17-14 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: Perdido Street School WeekWhat Comes After?There's a lot of talk in schools and around the Internet about voting the UFT contract agreement down and forcing de Blasio to give teachers a better deal in a second agreement.People say this will show the public that teachers are starting to stand up for themselves, they're not going to take getting humiliated or beaten up by the
5-17-14 the becoming radical EMPATHYEDUCATES! | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdD
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Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Week… 5-17-14 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EF
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This Week's Education Research Report 5-17-14 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2
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