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2nd Banana 5-3-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2



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Another View: Withdrawing from federal waiver best for students - California Forum - The Sacramento Bee
Another View: Withdrawing from federal waiver best for students - California Forum - The Sacramento Bee: Another View: Withdrawing from federal waiver best for studentsBy Patrick KennedySpecial to The BeePublished: Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014 - 12:00 amIt’s disappointing that former Superintendent Jonathan Raymond, who resigned in December, has chosen to characterize the Sacramento City Unified School D


Labor Day 2013 Quotes, Sayings, Pictures, Images | Labour Day
Labor Day 2013 Quotes, Sayings, Pictures, Images | Labour Day: Labor Day Poems, Poetry For Kids, ChildrenLatest Collection of Labor Day Poems, Poetry For Kids, Children, Labor Day 2013 Short, Long Poems Quotes, Songs Lyrics In Hindi, English, Labor Day Poems For School Kids, Children, StudentsLabor Day Poems, Poetry For Kids, …Labor Day 2013 SMS Messages In EnglishBest Collection of Labor Day 2013


SACRAMENTO Education rally to protest Common Core State Standards | Local News - KCRA Home
Education rally to protest Common Core State Standards | Local News - KCRA Home: Education rally to protest Common Core State StandardsProtesters back bill allowing districts to opt out SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —As school districts across California prepare for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, a concerned group of citizens is holding a rally at the state Capitol to protest t


How the Creation of Social Justice Caucuses in Unions Is Revitalizing an Aging Labor Movement | Alternet
How the Creation of Social Justice Caucuses in Unions Is Revitalizing an Aging Labor Movement | Alternet: How the Creation of Social Justice Caucuses in Unions Is Revitalizing an Aging Labor Movement"We are the antithesis of the union thug. We are the people who aren’t out for ourselves, who aren’t only about our jobs. "Photo Credit: Atomazul / Shutterstock.comApril 26, 2014  |   Earlier


California School Boards Association’s President takes on Netflix CEO’s call for privatization for school boards « School Board News
California School Boards Association’s President takes on Netflix CEO’s call for privatization for school boards « School Board News: California School Boards Association’s President takes on Netflix CEO’s call for privatization for school boardsJosephine Lucey, President of the California School Boards Association and a Cupertino Union School District board member, took on Netflix CEO Reed Hastin

The Myths of Technology Series – “Technology equals engagement” | Connected Principals
The Myths of Technology Series – “Technology equals engagement” | Connected Principals: The Myths of Technology Series – “Technology equals engagement”by George Couros • April 30, 2014 • 0 CommentsFor ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, I will be presenting on the “Myths of Technology and Learning”. As I am really thinking about what I will be sharing at the conference, I wanted to write a series of blog posts


4-27-14 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/ELLI’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: Lizzie Pinard recounts a question/answer session with Sugatra Mitra at a recent language conference in this post. I’m ad
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Week… 4-26-14 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EF
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLARRY FERLAZZO’S WEBSITES OF THE DAYExcellent New TED-Ed Video & Lesson: “How Tsunamis Work”I’m adding this new excellent TED-Ed video and lesson to The Best Sites To Learn About Tsunamis:by Larry Ferlazzo / 48min Video: “Canada & The United States: Bizarre Borders”I’m adding this video to The Best Geography Sites For
Teachers For Social Justice: UIC Social Justice Initiative Events
Teachers For Social Justice: UIC Social Justice Initiative Events: UIC Social Justice Initiative EventsMAY 1, 2014 LEAVE A COMMENTFollow us on TwitterFriend us on FacebookUniversity of Illinois-ChicagoUpcoming SJI             Events @UICGreetings,Join us at our Teaching and Learning Freedom event on May 7th at the WBEZ Little Village Bureau. Next week's Eyes on the Prize community dialogue facilit
Retroactively Paying It Forward (On The City - UFT Contract) - The Jose Vilson
Retroactively Paying It Forward (On The City - UFT Contract) - The Jose Vilson: Retroactively Paying It Forward (On The City – UFT Contract)by JOSE VILSON on MAY 1, 2014in MR. VILSONMichael Mulgrew, Carmen Farina, and Bill de BlasioIn case it hasn’t already flooded your airwaves already, the De Blasio administration and the United Federation of Teachers reached a tentative agreement to finally get

Gerald Bracey: The Hatchet Job On Linda Darling-Hammond
Gerald Bracey: The Hatchet Job On Linda Darling-Hammond: The Hatchet Job On Linda Darling-HammondWhen Senator Clinton was still a candidate for president, both she and Senator Obama sought counsel from an educator friend of mine. He told them both not to say anything about education. No matter what you say, he told me that he told them, you're going to make a lot of people mad (he made his point i


LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 5-3-14 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
Diane Ravitch's blogLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONGDIANE RAVITCH'S BLOGBias in Reporting at Chalkbeat?Chalkbeat is a news organization that covers New York City and recently expanded to Memphis. It was previously called Gotham Schools. Daniel Katz of Seton Hall University recently complained that Chalkbeat is biased in favor of charter schools. He notes that it is funded by the Gates Foundat

Incompetent Pearson “Wins” PARCC Contract. Big Surprise. | deutsch29
Incompetent Pearson “Wins” PARCC Contract. Big Surprise. | deutsch29: Incompetent Pearson “Wins” PARCC Contract. Big Surprise.May 2, 2014In his six-minute videoed speech on the necessity of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), billionaire Bill Gates patiently explains that it is not enough for individual states to implement their own standards because “scale is good for free market competition.
Nite Cap 5-2-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPHow the Creation of Social Justice Caucuses in Unions Is Revitalizing an Aging Labor Movement | AlternetHow the Creation of Social Justice Caucuses in Unions Is Revitalizing an Aging Labor Movement | Alternet: How the Creation of Social Justice C
How the Creation of Social Justice Caucuses in Unions Is Revitalizing an Aging Labor Movement | Alternet
How the Creation of Social Justice Caucuses in Unions Is Revitalizing an Aging Labor Movement | Alternet: How the Creation of Social Justice Caucuses in Unions Is Revitalizing an Aging Labor Movement"We are the antithesis of the union thug. We are the people who aren’t out for ourselves, who aren’t only about our jobs. "Photo Credit: Atomazul / Shutterstock.comApril 26, 2014  |   Earlier
ACT – The Ultimate Gatekeeper | Missouri Education Watchdog
ACT – The Ultimate Gatekeeper | Missouri Education Watchdog: ACT – The Ultimate GatekeeperinShareAny good business person knows the importance of risk management. A lot of risk management involves shifting liability, for high risk things that must be done, to someone else. A simplistic example is skyscraper window cleaning. The windows must be cleaned, but as building management you don’t want to

Naison EduNews 5/3/14 - Camp Philos - YouTube
Naison EduNews 5/3/14 - Camp Philos - YouTube: Naison EduNews 5/3/14 - Camp Philos May 4th weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sponsoring a "Philosophers Camp on Education Reform". Mark Naison, Professor of African American Studies and History at Fordham and co-founder of Badass Teachers Association comments on THE NEWS!


Morning Wink 5-2-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 5-2-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Thank You, Louis C.K.!!! Just Posted on Huffington PostPlease read my commentary on what Louis C.K. has done to expand the debate about Common Core.   It was just posted on Huffington Post at the
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 5-2-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Thank You, Louis C.K.!!! Just Posted on Huffington PostPlease read my commentary on what Louis C.K. has done to expand the debate about Common Core.   It was just posted on Huffington Post at the top of the page.   In my view, he has just smashed the carefully crafted narrative that the only critics of Common Core standards and tes
5-2-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: May’s Best Tweets — Part OneEvery month I make a few short lists highlighting my choices of the best resources I through (and learned from) Twitter, but didn’t necessarily include them in posts here on my blog. I’ve already shared in earlier posts several new resources I found on Twitter — and where I gave credit to those f

Teachers For Social Justice: UIC Social Justice Initiative Events
Teachers For Social Justice: UIC Social Justice Initiative Events: UIC Social Justice Initiative EventsMAY 1, 2014 LEAVE A COMMENTFollow us on TwitterFriend us on FacebookUniversity of Illinois-ChicagoUpcoming SJI             Events @UICGreetings,Join us at our Teaching and Learning Freedom event on May 7th at the WBEZ Little Village Bureau. Next week's Eyes on the Prize community dialogue facilit

Retroactively Paying It Forward (On The City - UFT Contract) - The Jose Vilson
Retroactively Paying It Forward (On The City - UFT Contract) - The Jose Vilson: Retroactively Paying It Forward (On The City – UFT Contract)by JOSE VILSON on MAY 1, 2014in MR. VILSONMichael Mulgrew, Carmen Farina, and Bill de BlasioIn case it hasn’t already flooded your airwaves already, the De Blasio administration and the United Federation of Teachers reached a tentative agreement to finally get

Teachers may begin a “Quinn for #5″ Prison Fan Club | Reclaim Reform
Teachers may begin a “Quinn for #5″ Prison Fan Club | Reclaim Reform: Teachers may begin a “Quinn for #5″ Prison Fan ClubPosted on May 1, 2014by Ken PrevitiPat Quinn could be Illinois Governor #5 to be jailed. Teachers may even start a “Quinn for #5″ Fan Club. They would jail him for one set of reasons; federal prosecutors are considering a separate set of reasons.Why? According to federal prosecu


Nite Cap 5-1-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPNYC Educator: Mr. Mulgrew Writes Me a Letter About the ContractNYC Educator: Mr. Mulgrew Writes Me a Letter About the Contract: Mr. Mulgrew Writes Me a Letter About the ContractThere is an agreement on a new teacher contract between the city and
NYC Educator: Mr. Mulgrew Writes Me a Letter About the Contract
NYC Educator: Mr. Mulgrew Writes Me a Letter About the Contract: Mr. Mulgrew Writes Me a Letter About the ContractThere is an agreement on a new teacher contract between the city and the UFT, one that gets us the 8% that's eluded us all these years, and establishes some crap pattern for the following years. Having gone so very long without a raise, it's hard to imagine UFT voting against it. There

The New Conscientious Test Objectors at International High School in NYC! | I AM AN EDUCATOR
The New Conscientious Test Objectors at International High School in NYC! | I AM AN EDUCATOR: The New Conscientious Test Objectors at International High School in NYC!By I AM AN EDUCATOR on May 1, 2014A couple of days ago a New York area code popped up on my cell phone. I didn’t recognize the number—but when a teacher on the other end of line said that she was organizing a testing boycott at her h


NSBA issues guide for schools on data privacy :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet
NSBA issues guide for schools on data privacy :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet: MAY 01, 2014NSBA issues guide for schools on data privacyby Alisha Kirby(Va.) Making consistent strides toward bringing modern technology to the classroom isn’t a simple task, and neither is adjusting to obstacles that come with it, such as protecting students’ on

Teachers Union President Paid Less than Most Charter School Bosses
Teachers Union Boss Randi Weingarten: My Salary's Only $360K: American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten, who was paid $543,150 last year, defended her compensation by claiming her pay is $360,000 and other reported expenses simply prove the union’s “transparency.”As part of a series of April 28 Twitter posts demanding Congress hike the federal minimum wage to $10.10, Service
5-1-14 LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD
LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District): Morning Read: LAUSD budget aims at helping foster childrenLAUSD foster kids to get more help from school social workers Los Angeles Unified’s plan to help some of its most troubled students — foster kids — calls for creating a corps of social workers and manning 17 centers in poverty-stricken neighborhood
California Distinguished Schools for 2014 - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)
California Distinguished Schools for 2014 - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Distinguished Schools for 2014SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today named 424 public elementary schools California Distinguished Schools for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievemen

Morning Wink 5-1-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 5-1-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: FairTest: Protests Against Testing Madness Continues to GrowThe following report comes from FairTest, which keeps track of news about testing a Ross the nation and advocates for sensible testing
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 5-1-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: FairTest: Protests Against Testing Madness Continues to GrowThe following report comes from FairTest, which keeps track of news about testing a Ross the nation and advocates for sensible testing policies: This week’s stories about test protest and reform activities — as well as a few victories — come from more than a third of the s

I have a teaching job for next year
I have a teaching job for next year: I have a teaching job for next yearbyteacherkenFollow    Email  8 Comments / 8 NewToday I received an email which began as follows:On behalf of the Board of Education, the Department of Human Resources with the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) is pleased to offer you an Advance Contract for the 2014-2015 school year.  You are receiving this advance contra
Alfie Kohn: Why giving every kid a trophy is better than... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
Alfie Kohn: Why giving every kid a trophy is better than... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: Alfie Kohn: Why giving every kid a trophy is better than giving a few an award COMMENT(1) 0 0 0 NewIs failure road to success or is success road to success?Previous PostsKelly Marlow resigns Cherokee school board seat. Faces sentencing Thursday.April 30, 2014Children have unique learning styles: Is this wide

Nite Cap 4-30-14 #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 CAPSACRAMENTO Education rally to protest Common Core State Standards | Local News - KCRA HomeEducation rally to protest Common Core State Standards | Local News - KCRA Home: Education rally to protest Common Core State StandardsProtesters back bill
SACRAMENTO Education rally to protest Common Core State Standards | Local News - KCRA Home
Education rally to protest Common Core State Standards | Local News - KCRA Home: Education rally to protest Common Core State StandardsProtesters back bill allowing districts to opt out SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —As school districts across California prepare for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, a concerned group of citizens is holding a rally at the state Capitol to protest t
Cowen report: Sharp academic growth defies New Orleans’ widespread poverty | The Lens
Cowen report: Sharp academic growth defies New Orleans’ widespread poverty | The Lens: Cowen report: Sharp academic growth defies New Orleans’ widespread povertyBy Jessica Williams, Staff writer    18 MINS AGO      PRINTEighty-four percent of New Orleans students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, an indicator of poverty. That’s up 9 percent from the 2004-2005 school year.And yet the av
The Myths of Technology Series – “Technology equals engagement” | Connected Principals
The Myths of Technology Series – “Technology equals engagement” | Connected Principals: The Myths of Technology Series – “Technology equals engagement”by George Couros • April 30, 2014 • 0 CommentsFor ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, I will be presenting on the “Myths of Technology and Learning”. As I am really thinking about what I will be sharing at the conference, I wanted to write a series of blog posts

Video: What Does RESPECT Mean?–Vote today for a new union leadership to defend public education | I AM AN EDUCATOR
Video: What Does RESPECT Mean?–Vote today for a new union leadership to defend public education | I AM AN EDUCATOR: Video: What Does RESPECT Mean?–Vote today for a new union leadership to defend public educationBy I AM AN EDUCATOR on April 30, 2014Voting has begun!I am running for president of the Seattle Education Association (SEA) with a dozen other educators on the RESPECT ticket.  We want to t
empathyeducates – Girls Do Better Than Boys in School at All Ages and Subjects, Study Finds
empathyeducates – Girls Do Better Than Boys in School at All Ages and Subjects, Study Finds: Girls Do Better Than Boys in School at All Ages and Subjects, Study FindsBy Maggie Fox | Originally Published at NBCNews April 29, 2014 11:50 amIt may come as no surprise to teachers, but girls do better than boys in school, a new study finds.What may be a surprise is that this holds true at all ages, in a

4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 4-30-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: 3 stories: ALEX CAPUTO-PEARL ELECTED UTLA PRESIDENTAlex Caputo-Pearl won elected president of the United Teachers Los Angeles, defeating incumbent Warren Fletcher in a runoff vote. (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times / March 4, 2014) Alex Caputo-Pearl wins runoff election to head L.A. teachers union Howard Blume , LA Times | http://lat.ms/1u4Q3jS  Apr
4-30-14 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): Decathlon title in hand, El Camino Real gets ready to celebrateThe winning teamPhoto: LA Daily News And now for the celebration. In honor of its seventh national Academic Decathlon championship, El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills is holding a rally tomorrow morning for a team that won th
4-30-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: More on Two AmericasMore on Two Americas. via More on Two Americas.1 by plthomasedd / 23min  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 Pu

How Common Core Damages Poetry Instruction | Truth in American Education
How Common Core Damages Poetry Instruction | Truth in American Education: How Common Core Damages Poetry InstructionFiled in Common Core State Standards by truthed on April 30, 2014 • 0 CommentsApril is National Poetry Month, but poetry is not well addressed in Common Core’s English language arts standards.  It’s unclear whether the genre will survive a Common Core-based English classroom given th
Morning Wink 4-30-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 4-30-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Jersey Jazzman: Did NPR Sell Out to the Walton Family Foundation?Jersey Jazzman heard NPR describe the reason that Washington State refused to bow to Arne Duncan’s demand that the sate use test
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 4-30-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Jersey Jazzman: Did NPR Sell Out to the Walton Family Foundation?Jersey Jazzman heard NPR describe the reason that Washington State refused to bow to Arne Duncan’s demand that the sate use test scores to evaluate teacher quality. It wasn’t because the methodology has no evidence behind it. It wasn’t because the method has been ques

4-30-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: San Francisco Symphony Unveils Must-See Redesigned WebsiteThe San Francisco Symphony has just unveiled a newly redesigned website that’s pretty extraordinary. There’s so much there, and it’s so accessible — music, instruments, and you can even compose your own, play it, and share your creation with the world. The text is pr

Gerald Bracey: The Hatchet Job On Linda Darling-Hammond
Gerald Bracey: The Hatchet Job On Linda Darling-Hammond: The Hatchet Job On Linda Darling-HammondWhen Senator Clinton was still a candidate for president, both she and Senator Obama sought counsel from an educator friend of mine. He told them both not to say anything about education. No matter what you say, he told me that he told them, you're going to make a lot of people mad (he made his point i
Nite Cap 4-29-14 #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 CAP4-29-13 Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement": “Parental Advice To Education Policy Makers”Parental Advice To Education Policy Makers is
John Kline Takes Arne Duncan To Task Over Special Education Funding
John Kline Takes Arne Duncan To Task Over Special Education Funding: John Kline Takes Arne Duncan To Task Over Special Education FundingPosted: 04/29/2014 4:10 pm EDT Updated: 04/29/2014 4:59 pm EDT Educational funding for students with disabilities became the subject of yet another heated partisan argument with no resolution at a budget hearing Tuesday, after Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) attacked Se

4-29-14 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: News on graduation rates and fidgety boysCalifornia graduation rate rises, but achievement gap remains Commentary: Let’s assume, at least for discussion, that maximizing high school graduation rates is – or should be – the primary goal of any public school system. A corollary assumption, of
4-29-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Defending the Indefensible in the Late Days of the Testing OrgyThe testing madness is underway this week in Tennessee, where a week of TCAP counts 15-25 percent of a student's grade and 35-50 percent of a teacher's evaluation for the other 195 days of the school year.  Is that reason enough for 3rd graders to be vomiting and having nosebleeds on their test booklets this week? But t
“The Common Core may actually fail”: Union chief sounds off on Christie, Rhee, and for-profit testing “gag order” - Salon.com
“The Common Core may actually fail”: Union chief sounds off on Christie, Rhee, and for-profit testing “gag order” - Salon.com: “The Common Core may actually fail”: Union chief sounds off on Christie, Rhee, and for-profit testing “gag order”Randi Weingarten warns of "huge backlash," and tells Salon why she still believes in Common Core's potentialJOSH EIDELSON   Follow Share 44   58    0 
BBC News - The rise and rise of global school rankings
BBC News - The rise and rise of global school rankings: The rise and rise of global school rankingsInternational tests have become an important driving force in setting education policy and their influence seems to be growing.For the first time, England's exams are going to be linked to an international benchmark, with the new grading system for GCSEs being pegged to the Pisa tests run every three
Morning Wink 4-29-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 4-29-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane 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
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 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


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

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
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

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

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
Stephen Krashen Blog 4-28-14
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4-28-14 The Answer Sheet
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Morning Wink 4-28-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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4-28-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
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Nite Cap 4-27-14 #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 CAPWhy We Chose to Opt Out | Jason EndacottWhy We Chose to Opt Out | Jason Endacott: Why We Chose to Opt OutPosted: 04/16/2014 5:01 pm EDT Updated: 04/16/2014 5:59 pm EDTunitedoptout.com/OPT OUT GUIDES BY STATE Thousands of children in our state are
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Morning Wink 4-27-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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All Week 4-27-14 @ THE CHALK FACE
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Nite Cap 4-26-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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2nd Banana 4-26-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2
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Morning Wink 4-26-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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4-26-14 Daily Kos: Charles M. Blow responds to Cliven Bundy
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The Fallacies of Quick Fixes in School Reform . . . and Life | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
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Watch Michael Petrilli Spinning Common Core facts on C-Span | Missouri Education Watchdog
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4-26-14 Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All Week
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4-26-13 Curmudgucation Week
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Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog 4-26-14
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4-26-14 NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education
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4-26-14 This Week in LA - School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD
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Stephen Krashen Blog 4-26-14
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4-26-14 With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs All Week
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4-26-14 Open Congress : Major Bill Actions Education This Week - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress
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All Week @ The Answer Sheet 4-26-14
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