Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Nite Cap 5-14-14 #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 CAP




Suckerberg: Facebook’s $100 Million Education Donation Chiseled By Consultants | FDL News Desk
Suckerberg: Facebook’s $100 Million Education Donation Chiseled By ConsultantsBy: DSWright Wednesday May 14, 2014 9:35 amLast night Ras Baraka won Newark’s mayoral election all but formally ending the Cory Booker era. With the power of grass roots and union support Baraka overcame Booker’s chosen establishment backed successor Shavar Jeffries. Though Booker has already gone on to continue hyping h
5-14-14 Jersey Jazzman Jammin': Where In The World Is Cami Sandiego?
Jersey Jazzman: Where In The World Is Cami Sandiego?: Where In The World Is Cami Sandiego?Ras Baraka, an employee of the Newark Public schools, has just won election as mayor. Throughout the campaign, Baraka has been a harsh critic of State Superintendent Cami Anderson -- his boss -- and her plan for restructuring the school system, One Newark.You would think, then, that Anderson would have someth
Cooper or Schenirer--Voters Will Decide Sacramento's Future | The Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education
Cooper or Schenirer--Voters Will Decide Sacramento's Future | The Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education: Cooper or Schenirer--Voters Will Decide Sacramento's Futurepublished by Kate_Lenox on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:42amIn his column today, Sac Bee attack dog Marcos Breton goes after Sac City teachers and City Council candidate Ali Cooper. Evidently Breton sees them as ganging up on children a
5-14-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Oversight Work Session on Coordinated Health, Safety & SecurityThere will be a Work Session today from 4-5:30 pm that could be of some interest as it covers a variety of topics.  It's the Oversight Work Session on Coordinated Health, Safety & Security  (Coordinated Health and Safety & Security are two different presentations).  This is Pegi McEvoy's are
Lawyers Run the Legal Profession. Doctors Run the Medical Profession. Why Don’t Teachers Run Education? | Gatsby In L.A.
Lawyers Run the Legal Profession. Doctors Run the Medical Profession. Why Don’t Teachers Run Education? | Gatsby In L.A.: Lawyers Run the Legal Profession. Doctors Run the Medical Profession. Why Don’t Teachers Run Education? I’m fed up with the inefficiency of the judicial system! I’m going to become a judge. I may not be a lawyer, but I’ve been a law-abiding citizen all my life, I mean, how hard
“Barbarians at the Gate” Press On in Arizona | Truth in American Education
“Barbarians at the Gate” Press On in Arizona | Truth in American Education: “Barbarians at the Gate” Press On in ArizonaFiled in Common Core State Standards, Education at State Level by Shane Vander Hart on May 14, 2014 • 0 Comments101John HuppenthalArizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthalyesterday compared opponents of the Common Core State Standards to “barbarians at the gate
Call the War Report on Sunday 5/18 4 CST to discuss @TeachForAmerica #edreform | Cloaking Inequity
Call the War Report on Sunday 5/18 4 CST to discuss @TeachForAmerica #edreform | Cloaking Inequity: Call the War Report on Sunday 5/18 4 CST to discuss @TeachForAmerica #edreform“The War Report”  is Dr. James Avington Miller, Jr, (a public education advocate, activist, professor, teacher and independent scholar) online show about the corporate war on public education and the rising public resistan
Spring Cleaning | EduShyster
Spring Cleaning | EduShyster: Spring Cleaning A social justice movement is bringing sweeping change to teachers unionsWhen we last paid a call upon those nemeses of all things excellent, the teachers unions, we found them in a sad and sorry state. Exuding anodeur of mildew and mothballs,even their ability to stifle innovation and lower expectations seemed in doubt. But it turns out that whilst we
U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance on Obligations of Charter Schools to Comply with Federal Civil Rights Laws | U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance on Obligations of Charter Schools to Comply with Federal Civil Rights Laws | U.S. Department of Education: U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance on Obligations of Charter Schools to Comply with Federal Civil Rights LawsMAY 14, 2014Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR
5-14-14 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: Brown urges 30-year fix for CA teacher pensionsIn revised budget, Governor details 30-year plan to fix teacher pensions Gov. Jerry Brown is predicting that the state will take in $2.4 billion more in revenue in 2014-15 than initially estimated, but highly expectant education leaders won’t ge
Q&A with Randi Weingarten: Is Australia’s conservative government doing more about school equity than the Obama administration? | Hechinger Report
Q&A with Randi Weingarten: Is Australia’s conservative government doing more about school equity than the Obama administration? | Hechinger Report: Q&A with Randi Weingarten: Is Australia’s conservative government doing more about school equity than the Obama administration?By Sarah ButrymowiczPresident of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten has traveled the globe, to plac
My Interview with Counterpunch | deutsch29
My Interview with Counterpunch | deutsch29: My Interview with CounterpunchMay 14, 2014Sacramento jounralist Seth Sandronsky learned of the release of my book, A Chronicle of Echoes, and requested an interview on the book and other issues, including questions about my personal history and varied education reform topics.His interview is posted in the online publication, CounterpunchMay 14, 2014 An I
5-14-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: My Interview with CounterpunchSacramento jounralist Seth Sandronsky learned of the release of my book, A Chronicle of Echoes, and requested an interview on the book and other issues, including questions about my personal history and varied education reform topics. His interview is posted in the online publication, Counterpunch May 14, 2014  An Interview With Mercedes K. Schneider
LEAs face a big tab for teacher pensions under Brown’s plan :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet
LEAs face a big tab for teacher pensions under Brown’s plan :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet: MAY 14, 2014LEAs face a big tab for teacher pensions under Brown’s planby Kimberly Beltran(Calif.) The financial contribution school districts will make to help close an unfunded liability of $74 billion in teacher pensions will jump nearly 11 percen
End of School Privatization in Las Vegas » Resist the Privatization of America
End of School Privatization in Las Vegas » Resist the Privatization of America: End of School Privatization in Las Vegas Saturday, 15 March 2014Did School District get its $100 million worth from for-profit company?When Edison came to town in 2001, the for-profit education management company promised to deliver dramatic improvements in test scores among Las Vegas’ lowest-performing students.Thirte
The Broad Foundation's Bruce Reed on education reform, teachers and charters - Los Angeles Times
The Broad Foundation's Bruce Reed on education reform, teachers and charters - Los Angeles Times: The Broad Foundation's Bruce Reed on education reform, teachers and chartersThe Broad Foundation's education initiatives began 15 years ago, but the organization is just now getting its first president, and his surname isn't Broad. Bruce Reed is tasked with minding the foundation's investments and its
5-14-14 The Whole Child Blog — Today on the Whole Child Symposium Virtual: Education Policy and Schools — Whole Child Education
Today on the Whole Child Symposium Virtual: Education Policy and Schools — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGToday on the Whole Child Symposium Virtual: Education Policy and SchoolsMay 14, 2014 by Whole Child SymposiumASCD's inaugural Whole Child Symposium concludes this week with a series of virtual panels featuring school leaders, policy experts, teachers, and students. You can register
5-14-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Study Should Spark New Lawsuits Against Teacher Eval Based on VAMFrom the summary at Brookings:The federal government has spurred the creation of a new generation of teacher evaluation systems at the state level through more than $4 billion in Race to the Top funding to 19 states and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) accountability waivers to 43 states. A majority of states have passed l
Morning Wink 5-14-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS5-14-14 LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH Diane Ravitch's blog #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Our Brilliant Students: Stop Bashing Our KidsI used to be one of those people who complained that the younger generation was not as smart as my generation. I met adolescents who had never heard of “The Rime of th
5-14-14 LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH Diane Ravitch's blog #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Our Brilliant Students: Stop Bashing Our KidsI used to be one of those people who complained that the younger generation was not as smart as my generation. I met adolescents who had never heard of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” or some other piece of literature that I thought was central to our literary tradition. Or, I noticed
5-14-14 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: Holder, Duncan asked to investigate ‘racially discriminatory’ school closings in New OrleansThis week marks the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court ruling that was intended to strike down the “separate but equal” doctrine that codified racism in America’s public schools. You can read a report here about what it has and has not accomplished. Fol
5-14-14 Ed Notes Online: Tonight: Laurel Sturt's "Dante's Inferno" - Reading and Discussion
Ed Notes Online: Tonight: Laurel Sturt's "Dante's Inferno" - Reading and Discussion: Tonight: Laurel Sturt's "Dante's Inferno" - Reading and DiscussionReads like a Steven King horror story.I started reading Laurel Sturt's "Dante's Inferno," her story of 10 years in hell in the NYC school system under  the Bloomberg years, on a beach in Florida in February.  There were
Ras Baraka Wins in Newark: Victory for Baraka, Democracy, and Public Education | janresseger
Ras Baraka Wins in Newark: Victory for Baraka, Democracy, and Public Education | janresseger: Ras Baraka Wins in Newark: Victory for Baraka, Democracy, and Public EducationPosted on May 14, 2014 by janressegerWhat happened in Newark, NJ yesterday should matter to you no matter where you live in America.  It is the story of the triumph of participatory democracy over a system flooded with money.  A
5-14-14 Wait What? Pelto Could Upend Gubernatorial Race As 3rd-Party Candidate - Wait What?
Pelto Could Upend Gubernatorial Race As 3rd-Party Candidate - Wait What?: Pelto Could Upend Gubernatorial Race As 3rd-Party CandidateThe Hartford Courant has a major story on my potential run for governor. The story, written by Jon Lender and Daniela Altimari, reports; Former Rep. Jonathan Pelto, once a Democratic insider but now a vocal critic of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, said Tuesday he plans to fo
5-14-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida
Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida, red in Washington, dark sky-blue in Israel and public school in Education: Testing Screw-Ups, Fines and We’re Working on ItWTSP reporter Grayson Kamm went looking for more answers about last months FCAT snafu and spoke with education commissioner Pam Stewart. He writes: “Where is the state in figuring out how much money this screw-up cost us?”
5-14-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Video: “Around the World in 360° Degrees”In his own version of “Where The Hell is Matt?”, here’s a guy who took panoramic videos of himself in different places around the world. I don’t think it’s anyway near as interesting as the two “Matt” videos (which are also embedded below), since Matt shows much more interaction with
5-14-14 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.: The power of Ras Baraka’s win in Newark yesterday.The new Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Ras Baraka and daughters. To get a feeling for the importance of Ras Baraka’s victory in the Newark Mayor’s race yesterday, don’t read my words. Read from the front page story of the election in this morning’s NY Ti
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 5-14-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: First impressions: THE GOVERNOR’S MAY REVISE BUDGET + May Revision Budget Documentvia email/in order received from ESEA Cabinet Report May 13, 2014 No major improvements for schools in May Revise by Tom Chorneau (Calif.) Focusing his attention and much of the $2.4 billion in unanticipated state revenue in other directions, Gov. Jerry Brown offered a rev
empathyeducates – New Orleans Teachers and Students Wrestle With Racial Tension
empathyeducates – New Orleans Teachers and Students Wrestle With Racial Tension: New Orleans Teachers and Students Wrestle With Racial TensionStudents at a fundraiser for Liberation Academy in New Orleans March 14, 2014. Some of the students who led protests over the district’s Collegiate Academy charter schools withdrew from those schools and enrolled in Liberation Academy, founded by parents and
5-14-13 Curmudgucation
CURMUDGUCATION: Why Isn't the 21st Century Here Yet?Technology is awesome and transformative, and will completely change the way we do business in schools and in the classroom. So why hasn't that really happened yet? Why aren't we all working in high-tech, super-duper computer driven schools yet? I think I know, and it has nothing to do with philosophies of education or resistance to change.I'm st
5-14-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Get Ready For Another Common Core/Civil Rights Speech From NYSED Commissioner John KingNYSED Commissioner King has already compared himself to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and said the education reform/Common Core fight is much like the fight for civil rights:Paraphrasing Martin Luther King, Jr., the commissioner said: “In a real sense, this afternoon, we can say that our feet
Barbara Kanninen for Arlington County School Board
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RAS BARAKA WINS NEWARK MAYORALTY, DEFEAT FOR ED SABOTEURS Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública:
Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública: RAS BARAKA WINS NEWARK MAYORALTY, DEFEAT FOR ED SABOTEURS: RAS BARAKA WINS NEWARK MAYORALTY, DEFEAT FOR ED SABOTEURS The New Mayor Will Struggle to Take Back Newark Public Schools for the PeopleMayor Ras Baraka with his daughters.Ras Baraka, a high school principal and the son of a poet, yesterday easily defeated a Wall Street-back
NYC Educator: Would You Buy a Yugo from this Man?
NYC Educator: Would You Buy a Yugo from this Man?: Would You Buy a Yugo from this Man?My jaw drops at some of the nonsense I'm hearing in defense of the new contract. The first line of defense, of course, is Mulgrew's threat to the DA. If you vote no, you have to wait for 150 unions. Let's be clear. First, there is history here. In 1995, Sandra Feldman told us anyone who thought we'd do better mus
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Independent movement carries Ras Baraka to victory in Newark
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Independent movement carries Ras Baraka to victory in Newark: Independent movement carries Ras Baraka to victory in NewarkSpeaking to the crowd, Baraka wished his mother a happy Mother's Day and said he knew his father, who died in January, was "in the room tonight." He urged the crowd to "be the mayor" and work for positive change, a reference to
We Gave the Common Core Elites the Power. It is Time to Take it Away. | Missouri Education Watchdog
We Gave the Common Core Elites the Power. It is Time to Take it Away. | Missouri Education Watchdog: We Gave the Common Core Elites the Power. It is Time to Take it Away.inShareYour children owe nothing to education reformers, federal agencies, third party researchers or the Chamber of Commerce. Not their data, not their allegiance, not the power to determine if they will be a good worker by kinde
Weingarten Wants Common Core; Lewis Says We're Done | Mercedes Schneider
Weingarten Wants Common Core; Lewis Says We're Done | Mercedes Schneider: Weingarten Wants Common Core; Lewis Says We're DoneIn the spring of 1991, I completed my student teaching at Ascension High School in Gonzales, Louisiana. I taught Lord of the Flies, a creepy novel about the dangers of groupthink.So often when I think of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Unity Caucusmindset of unquesti
Doing Classroom Research | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Doing Classroom Research | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Doing Classroom ResearchAt a time when Big Data rules, I look for small answers to big questions about how policies get translated into classroom practices. Big Data can be seen in massive surveys when thousands of teachers respond to questions that pollsters ask. And yes, there are huge data sets derived from major pr
How young is too young to be suspended from school? | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
How young is too young to be suspended from school? | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: How young is too young to be suspended from school?Deepa Fernandes | May 14th, 2014, 5:00amDeepa Fernandes / KPCCNorwalk preschool teacher, Stefanie Servin, reads to her class as her LAUP coach, Astrid Feist, observes and takes notes from the back of the classroom.Last September, Ronan started at his forth school in two

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Ras Baraka wins | Bob Braun's Ledger
Ras Baraka wins | Bob Braun's Ledger: Ras Baraka winsMayor-elect Ras Baraka                Ras Baraka, a high school principal and the son of a poet, yesterday easily defeated a Wall Street-backed promoter of school privatization to become the next mayor of Newark. Baraka’s victory repudiated the policies not just of his rival, Shavar Jeffries, but  those of Gov. Chris Christie,   former Mayor Cor
Mother Crusader: Baraka Triumphs Over Wall Street Ed Reform Juggernaut
Mother Crusader: Baraka Triumphs Over Wall Street Ed Reform Juggernaut: Baraka Triumphs Over Wall Street Ed Reform JuggernautRas Baraka has won the election! The DFER/Education Reform Now money was all for naught!And they kept pouring it in until the very last minute.Since I last wrote about the DFER money filling the coffers of the Jeffries campaign, more reports have been filed with the Election
In revised budget, Gov. Brown details costly 30-year plan to fix teacher pensions | EdSource Today
In revised budget, Gov. Brown details costly 30-year plan to fix teacher pensions | EdSource Today: In revised budget, Gov. Brown details costly 30-year plan to fix teacher pensionsMay 13th, 2014 | Add a Comment | By John Fensterwald3Gov. Brown points to a chart showing the possible insolvency of the CalSTRS pension fund for teachers and administrators in 30 years unless the state, teachers and sc
College Dropout Bill Gates, Who Spends Millions on Harvard, Gets Honorary Doctorate | deutsch29
College Dropout Bill Gates, Who Spends Millions on Harvard, Gets Honorary Doctorate | deutsch29: College Dropout Bill Gates, Who Spends Millions on Harvard, Gets Honorary DoctorateMay 13, 2014In 2007, Bill Gates spoke at Harvard University’s graduation.Gates dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft.In 2007, Harvard awarded Gates an honorary doctorate.Gates has never had to follow a predetermined
Mulgrew Confesses The Truth southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: Mulgrew Confesses The TruthYes, we here at SBSB have not been to kind to UFT President Mike Mulgrew in the past. We don'tthink it has ever been personal, just business. Yes, an argument can be made to tone down the snarkiness and sarcasm, but that is what makes this blog so neat.But as was told an SBSB groupie yesterday, we will defend Mulgrew when he needs defendi
Ras Baraka Wins Newark Mayoral Race - Hit & Run : Reason.com
Ras Baraka Wins Newark Mayoral Race - Hit & Run : Reason.com: Ras Baraka Wins Newark Mayoral RaceEd Krayewski|May. 13, 2014 9:37 pmEmailrasjbaraka.comSouth Ward Councilman Ras Baraka, son of the beat-era poet Amiri Baraka, won today’s mayoral election in Newark, N.J. today. Baraka ran against Shavar Jeffries, a former school board president who campaigned as an education reform advocate. Educa
Nite Cap 5-13-14 #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 CAPTeaching and Leading While Black - The Jose VilsonTeaching and Leading While Black - The Jose Vilson: Teaching and Leading While Black (On My Visit To The White House)by JOSE VILSON on MAY 13, 2014in JOSEArne DuncanNancy Flanagan’s recent post on





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