Friday, May 9, 2014

Nite Cap 5-9-14 #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




Release: House Passes $300M Giveaway to Charter Industry With Few Accountability or Transparency Measures to Prevent Fraud - Integrity in Education
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Charter School Submission Package Information - Resources (CA Dept of Education)
Charter School Submission Package Information - Resources (CA Dept of Education): Charter School Submission Package InformationThe following are guidelines for completing the Notice for Charter School Number request form. This form was revised as of May 2014.Guidance for Completing a Charter Submission PackageFor additional information please contact Charlene Schmid at 916-323-1646 or by e-mail at
5-9-14 The Whole Child Blog — Insights on Professional Learning: Reimagined — Whole Child Education
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solidaridad: LAUSD Candidate Sherlett Hendy Newbill Speaks at the SLASD Rally
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Star-Ledger abandons Newark. Again. | Bob Braun's Ledger
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You Can't Improve a Closed School: Infographic Series on Mass School Closures | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
Resources | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity: You Can't Improve a Closed School: Infographic Series on Mass School ClosuresPublication Date:  Fri, 2014-05-09 Organization:  Opportunity to Learn Campaign Type:  Graph/Visual Category:  Equitable instructional materials and policies School Closures Infographic Series In May 2013, the OTL Campaign la
Mother Crusader: Charter School Growth Fund Creating New Breed Of Super CMOs
Mother Crusader: Charter School Growth Fund Creating New Breed Of Super CMOs: Charter School Growth Fund Creating New Breed Of Super CMOsYou may have noticed, dear reader, a theme running through a few news stories about the NJDOE's recently announced charter closures. Small, independent charters are being given the boot, somewhat unceremoniously and precipitously, to make way for what are essenti
Charter Schools Get Bipartisan Boost From U.S. House
Charter Schools Get Bipartisan Boost From U.S. House: Charter Schools Get Bipartisan Boost From U.S. HousePosted: 05/09/2014 12:25 pm EDT Updated: 22 minutes agoEven as some question the need to increase charter school funding, the U.S. House of Representatives -- in a rare show of bipartisanship -- voted to do just that Friday.The House voted 360-45 to approve the Success and Opportunity through
Once A Walmart Boycotter, Obama Now On Cozier Terms With Retailer
Once A Walmart Boycotter, Obama Now On Cozier Terms With Retailer: Once A Walmart Boycotter, Obama Now On Cozier Terms With RetailerWASHINGTON -- There was a time when President Barack Obama refused to shop at Walmart.Evidently, he's evolved.The president appear at a Northern California Walmart store Friday morning. The gathering is meant to tout energy efficiency, but it seems to have brought mor
LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District)
LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District): Program to create college-bound culture in east Los AngelesVia the Los Angeles Times | By Stephen Ceasar An initiative intended to foster a college-going culture in East Los Angeles will grant guaranteed admission to Cal State L.A. to certain students at Garfield High School and East Los Angeles College,
IRONY: Data Exposes the Data-Mining Investors in Corporate Education Reform [A Chronicle of Echoes] | Reclaim Reform
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I Am in Surgery Today | Diane Ravitch's blog
I Am in Surgery Today | Diane Ravitch's blog: I Am in Surgery TodayBy dianeravitchBut don’t think for a minute you won’t hear from me! I am getting a total knee replacement today. But don’t think for a minute you won’t hear from me! I have written several posts in advance to cover for my absence today and tomorrow. I will have my iPad in the hospital and in the rehab that follows. Several people a
5-9-14 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.: Collective bargaining is the right to know and say no.UFT President Michael Mulgrew. I’ve been at the bargaining table many times. I’ve bargained lots of teacher contracts for my local. I believe in collective bargaining. I believe in being at the table. But collective bargaining is more than an abstr
5-9-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Friday Open ThreadI will be taking a short break for a few days as my family will be happily attending the graduation of my youngest son from his university.  We are very proud that he was accepted to the Evans School of Public Affairs at UW to work on his Master's.I am disappointed to report that teacher Jesse Hagopian narrowly lost to Jonathan Knapp for president
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's kiss of death?
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's kiss of death?: Rahm's kiss of death?Big news today is that Rahm endorses Hillary for president (before she even announces her candidacy) and starts a pro-Clinton super PAC. Could that be the kiss of death? Everything Rahm touches seems to go south. Latest polls show his job performance disapproval ratings now at 40 percent — up from 29 percent a year before.C
Damn It Feels Good 2 Be A Reformer | EduShyster
Damn It Feels Good 2 Be A Reformer | EduShyster: Damn It Feels Good 2 Be A ReformerMy day (and night) of living largeReader: since the moment I first learned of thedeluxe camp for education reformers in the Adirondacks being hosted by my friends at Democrats for Education Reform, I longed to join in the fun. But there was a problem. As a member of the press (technically) and a low net worth indivi
5-9-14 Wait What?
Wait What?: State agency determines Malloy ally Rev. Kenneth Moales overcharged state by at least $75,000 for day care slotsAccording to an internal audit and investigation conducted by the professional staff at the Connecticut Department of Education, Reverend Moales, Jr., along with his mother and sister, illegally or inappropriately billed the taxpayers of Connecticut for at least 75,000 in sta
Morning Wink 5-9-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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Daughter of NH Arrested Dad Confronts the School Bullies: The School Administrators. | Missouri Education Watchdog
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Schooling in the Ownership Society: Duncan ignored his own I.G.'s warnings on charter fraud
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 5-9-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
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Louisiana Educator: Why Louisiana Needs HB 703
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5-9-14 Ed Notes Online
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5-9-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
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Sacramento News & Review - Teaching to the tech: On Sacramento schools, Common Core and the digital divide - Feature Story - Local Stories - May 8, 2014: Teaching to the tech: On Sacramento schools, Common Core and the digital divideWill a contentious test and shiny new computers help bridge the technology gap?It's a rare moment at Leataata Floyd Elementary School: 30 sixth graders are complet
Smart Machines | Deborah Meier on Education
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Chris talks with Randi Weingarten and Sabrina Joy Stevens about the controversy over Common Core. All In with Chris Hayes on msnbc
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Nite Cap 5-8-14 #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 CAPMother Crusader: Education Reform Now Dumps $2.1M Into Newark Super PAC To Defeat Ras BarakaMother Crusader: Education Reform Now Dumps $2.1M Into Newark Super PAC To Defeat Ras Baraka: Education Reform Now Dumps $2.1M Into Newark Super PAC To De



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