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2nd Banana 6-28-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2



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RECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POST


 




I graded the AP World History exam and all I got was this lousy racist t-shirt
I graded the AP World History exam and all I got was this lousy racist t-shirt: I GRADED THE AP WORLD HISTORY EXAM AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY RACIST T-SHIRT"Rampant cultural appropriation, cultural insensitivity, and straight up racism" at annual exam readingEvery year, the Education Testing Service (ETS) -- yes, the folks behind the SAT -- invites over a thousand high school and colle
Men Explain Things to Teachers - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher
Men Explain Things to Teachers - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher: Men Explain Things to TeachersBy Nancy Flanagan on June 23, 2014 1:31 PMJust finished Rebecca Solnit's excellent collection of essays, which begins with the title piece, Men Explain Things to Me, her well-known article on being patronized by men who don't have a clue that they consistently underestimate female acc

Pedro Noguera: In Defense of Teacher Tenure - WSJ
Pedro Noguera: In Defense of Teacher Tenure - WSJ: Email Print 108 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedInsmaller  LargerBy PEDRO A. NOGUERAJune 18, 2014 7:42 p.m. ETLast week, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu struck down California's teacher-tenure law in Vergara v. State of California. Nine public school students brought the suit, arguing that their teachers were "grossly inade



PARCC Security Breaches Revealed; Microsoft, InBloom, News Corp. Implicated
PARCC Security Breaches Revealed; Microsoft, InBloom, News Corp. Implicated: PARCC Security Breaches Revealed; Microsoft, InBloom, News Corp. ImplicatedWritten by  Guest OpED // Friday, 20 June 2014 08:27 //Written by Tom Aswell, publisher of Louisiana Voice.When LouisianaVoice broke the story about the stealth agreement between the Louisiana Department of Education (DOE) and Rupert Murdoch’s News


Rush-hour protest by teachers to target the Gates Foundation | Local News | The Seattle Times @EducatingGatesF
Rush-hour protest by teachers to target the Gates Foundation | Local News | The Seattle Times: Rush-hour protest by teachers to target the Gates FoundationTeachers who oppose the influence of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in education policy will hold a march and rally in Seattle starting at 5 p.m. Thursday at Westlake Park and proceeding to the foundation’s offices near Seattle Center. 

Poll finds Common Core opposition rising | EdSource
Poll finds Common Core opposition rising | EdSource: Poll finds Common Core opposition risingJune 26, 2014 | By John Fensterwald | No Comments SHARE THIS ARTICLEHere are some key results of the poll of Californians’ views on education conducted by the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education and Policy Analysis for California Education. For more details of the survey, see bel



Arne Meets A BAT
Arne Meets A BATMark Naison speaks to Veteran Teacher Lucianna Sanson after her visit to the White House to meet with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Little did he know,...



Public School Shakedown - The Progressive Magazine is revving up the movement to save our public schools.
Public School Shakedown:  The Progressive Magazine is revving up the movement to save our public schools. On this site, we are pulling together education experts, activists, bloggers, and concerned citizens around the country. Read more »Have Elevator, Will Elevate (the Teaching Profession)By Jennifer BerkshireJune 16, 2014 - 9:55 pm CDTHow making teaching a career no one wants will finally make o


Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 6-26-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORM18 Things White People Should Know/Do Before Discussing RacismAmericans, for decades now, have aspired to be colorblind, just not completely. Oh we long to see pretty pink crocuses and yellow daffodils flowers bloom in the spring. We want to walk through tall green grasses and bathe in the bright sun. We want to wear colorful […]by empat


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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 6-21-14 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
Diane Ravitch's blogLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONGDIANE RAVITCH'S BLOGThe Millions Wasted on Testing Could Be Spent on…..Valerie Strauss ran this great article by Jim Arnold and Peter Smagorinsky. Jim Arnold recently retired from the superintendent’s position of the Pelham City Schools in Georgia. Peter Smagorinsky is Distinguished Research Professor of English Education at the University o



Dear Teacher: Shut Up or I'll Starve Your Children | Clemsy's Corner
Dear Teacher: Shut Up or I'll Starve Your Children | Clemsy's Corner: Dear Teacher: Shut Up or I'll Starve Your ChildrenYesterday a teacher friend in Indiana, let's call her Cassandra, became a victim of one of the unintended consequences of education reform in America. (Or maybe it's an intended consequence. As Lily Tomlin said, "No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up

Nite Cap 6-27-14 #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 MUST Support Teachers Running For Elected Office | Opt Out OrlandoWhy We MUST Support Teachers Running For Elected Office | Opt Out Orlando: Why We MUST Support Teachers Running For Elected OfficeBy Opt Out OrlandoIn Florida, only seven of
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson to Unveil Blueprint for STEM Education
Events, June 30, 2014 - Events (CA Dept of Education): Events, June 30, 2014Ed Ahead and calendar listings of anticipated news releases, media advisories, upcoming visits by Superintendent Torlakson, and other newsworthy announcements.State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson to Unveil Blueprint for STEM EducationState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson will hold a news conference Monday i
ETS and College Board "deeply apologetic" for racist t-shirt
ETS and College Board "deeply apologetic" for racist t-shirt: ETS AND COLLEGE BOARD "DEEPLY APOLOGETIC" FOR RACIST T-SHIRTJoint statement addresses "culturally offensive actions" at AP World History ReadingSo you may have heard about some of that racist bullsh*t that went down at the Educational Testing Service's annual AP World History Reading earlier this month in S

An open letter from the NEA and the educators of America These “test, label, and punish” policies have failed
NEA - Open Letter: An open letter from the NEA and the educators of AmericaA generation ago, our nation enacted the No Child Left Behind law (NCLB) which measured the quality of our schools by the state standardized reading and math test scores of students. Schools that did not make the required progress were labeled as failing and punished by being closed, turned into charters and/or having schoo
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » Why Tenure?
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » Why Tenure?: Why Tenure? In the aftermath of the initial Vergara decision, there are lots of questions about effects. Having taught in a public school under a turn-around model, where hiring and being retained, was based solely on the discretion of the site administrator, I think I already have a pretty good idea of what that will look like, and it’s not go

Vermont and its Educators Lead the Way on Single Payer | NEA Today
Vermont and its Educators Lead the Way on Single Payer | NEA Today: Vermont and its Educators Lead the Way on Single PayerJune 27, 2014 by twalker  Filed under Featured News, Health Care Reform, Top StoriesLeave a CommentBy Mary Ellen FlanneryThe same state that led the nation on same-sex marriage is now tackling another social justice issue: health care coverage for all of its residents.Led by Go
6-27-14 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: Former Obama aides let fly at teacher tenureObama alums join anti teachers union case Teachers unions are girding for a tough fight to defend tenure laws against a coming blitz of lawsuits — and an all-out public relations campaign led by former aides to President Barack Obama. The Incite Ag
Educating Gates Rally: Morna McDermott and Susan DuFresne on Vimeo
Educating Gates Rally: Morna McDermott and Susan DuFresne on Vimeo: Educating Gates Rally: Morna McDermott and Susan DuFresnefrom Schoolhouse Live PRO 4 hours ago NOT YET RATEDMorna McDermott and Susan DuFresne Educating Gates Rally: Morna McDermott and Susan DuFresne from Schoolhouse Live on Vimeo.

Teachers love their job but feel undervalued, unsupported and unrecognised, says OECD
Newsroom - OECD: Teachers love their job but feel undervalued, unsupported and unrecognised, says OECD25/06/14 - Most teachers enjoy their job, despite feeling unsupported and unrecognised in schools and undervalued by society at large, according to a new OECD survey.The OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) finds that more than nine out of ten teachers are satisfied with their

Morning Wink 6-27-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 6-27-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Tom Scarice: The Greatest Crime Against Education, Educators, and Students Is….Tom Scarice, superintendent of schools in Madison, Connecticut, here speaks out and names the criminal corruption o
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 6-27-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Tom Scarice: The Greatest Crime Against Education, Educators, and Students Is….Tom Scarice, superintendent of schools in Madison, Connecticut, here speaks out and names the criminal corruption of education into a test-taking industry that has no goal other than test scores. He knows that as the stakes go higher, people succumb to t
6-27-14 Wait What? - Jonathan Pelto: Gubernatorial Candidate and A Really Nice Guy
Wait What?: Wait What? Squelching dissent in Bridgeport City Hall (by Carmen Lopez)This commentary piece first appeared in the CT Post on June 25, 2014  The 1949 movie “All the King’s Men,” based on the novel of the same name by Robert Penn Warren, opens with the main character, Willie Stark, confronting political corruption in a small southern town. Stark, played by Broderick Crawford, claims tha

Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 6-26-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORM18 Things White People Should Know/Do Before Discussing RacismAmericans, for decades now, have aspired to be colorblind, just not completely. Oh we long to see pretty pink crocuses and yellow daffodils flowers bloom in the spring. We want to walk through tall green grasses and bathe in the bright sun. We want to wear colorful […]by empat
6-26-14 Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All Week
Jersey Jazzman: Why Do We Need Tenure? Ask Elizabeth's TeachersMy post about Mike Mignone, the brave teacher and union leader in Belleville, NJ who is up on tenure charges, went viral this week. Mignone has been on unpaid leave pending his hearing; he alleges it's because he asked dared to question his school board about an outrageous surveillance system that includes a camera and microphone in ev
Karen Lewis "Seriously" Considering Mayoral Run | NBC Chicago
Karen Lewis "Seriously" Considering Mayoral Run | NBC Chicago: Karen Lewis "Seriously" Considering Mayoral RunChicago Teachers Union president met with election attorneys, source says
Poverty & Race- What Education Can’t Do | educarenow
Poverty & Race- What Education Can’t Do | educarenow: Poverty & Race- What Education Can’t DoPosted on June 26, 2014 | Leave a commentIn staying with the theme of poverty and education that I addressed in myprevious post, I want to make readers aware of two different writings that have come out that explode the myth that education by itself is the tool of leverage that can alleviate povert
More Evidence of the Trouble with ‘Student-Centered’ Teaching | Paul Bruno
More Evidence of the Trouble with ‘Student-Centered’ Teaching | Paul Bruno: More Evidence of the Trouble with ‘Student-Centered’ TeachingBy PAUL BRUNO | Published: JUNE 26, 2014I’ve long had many related-but-separate complaints about ‘student-centered’ teaching practices. A new study in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis lends new evidence to several of them. (You can also check out good w

Malloy offers ‘Connecticut Core’ as Common Core fix | The CT Mirror
Malloy offers ‘Connecticut Core’ as Common Core fix | The CT Mirror: Malloy offers ‘Connecticut Core’ as Common Core fixBy: MARK PAZNIOKAS | June 26, 2014With cover from the state’s two largest teachers unions, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday kicked off “Connecticut Core,” the administration’s latest effort to quell the political and policy clamor over how Common Core curriculum standards should
Nite Cap 6-26-14 #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 CAPWill Philly delegation 'play ball' on budget to win dollars for city schools? | Philadelphia Public School NotebookWill Philly delegation 'play ball' on budget to win dollars for city schools? | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Will Philly de

Robert Gibbs To Lead National Campaign Against Teachers Unions | FDL News Desk
Robert Gibbs To Lead National Campaign Against Teachers Unions | FDL News Desk: Robert Gibbs To Lead National Campaign Against Teachers UnionsBy: DSWright Thursday June 26, 2014 10:02 amShare on facebookhare on emailRobert Gibbs and President ObamaWhile it is not surprising that those who worked for a corporate Democrat like President Barack Obama have moved on to shilling for Big Business after t

Poll finds Common Core opposition rising | EdSource
Poll finds Common Core opposition rising | EdSource: Poll finds Common Core opposition risingJune 26, 2014 | By John Fensterwald | No Comments SHARE THIS ARTICLEHere are some key results of the poll of Californians’ views on education conducted by the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education and Policy Analysis for California Education. For more details of the survey, see bel

Common Core National Canine Standards - to funny not to re-post :)
Common Core National Canine Standards - to funny not to re-post :): Attention dog owners: Common Core National Canine StandardsAcknowledging that recent implementation of the Common Core State Standards is reshaping the landscape of public education in the United States, I, along with a secret group of politicians and “philanthropists,” a panel of experts, have designed and not tested The Common C

6-26-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Corporate Education Reform: the "civil rights issue" up until it actually addresses civil rights issues like segregation"Children have a right and a need to have quality schools in their neighborhood." — Francis Howell School District White school district sends black kids back to failed schools The one upside to the article is that it clearly puts to lie the co
Morning Wink 6-26-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 6-26-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: John Thompson and Peter Greene Debate the Gates MoratoriumWhen the Gates Foundation proclaimed the need for a two-year moratorium on the stakes associated with Common Core testing, it created a
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 6-26-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: John Thompson and Peter Greene Debate the Gates MoratoriumWhen the Gates Foundation proclaimed the need for a two-year moratorium on the stakes associated with Common Core testing, it created a lot of buzz. Was it a retreat? Was it a trick? We’re they trying to lull critics with a two-year delay? We’re they bowing to the outrage of

Rush-hour protest by teachers to target the Gates Foundation | Local News | The Seattle Times @EducatingGatesF
Rush-hour protest by teachers to target the Gates Foundation | Local News | The Seattle Times: Rush-hour protest by teachers to target the Gates FoundationTeachers who oppose the influence of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in education policy will hold a march and rally in Seattle starting at 5 p.m. Thursday at Westlake Park and proceeding to the foundation’s offices near Seattle Center. 


LAUSD allots funds to schools with highest student need | EdSource
Highlighting Strategies for Student Success | EdSource: San Diego Unified board members OK accountability planThe San Diego Unified School District unanimously approved its spending and accountability plan Tuesday despite renewed calls from some community and parent advocates for more details about how the school system will spend state funds. California’s new funding formula requires each distric
Pando Daily fires David Sirota after hard-hitting stories on national pension thievery. | Reclaim Reform
Pando Daily fires David Sirota after hard-hitting stories on national pension thievery. | Reclaim Reform: Pando Daily fires David Sirota after hard-hitting stories on national pension thievery.Posted on June 25, 2014by Ken PrevitiKen Previti:David Sirota may be best known for his expose of Gov. Chris Christie, but active and retired teachers know him best for revealing the obscene profits made fro
Nite Cap 6-25-14 #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 CAP6-25-14 Wait What? - Jonathan Pelto: Gubernatorial Candidate and A Really Nice GuyWait What?: Wait What? Pelto to Malloy – Dump Pryor and Comer now before they do even more damage to public education in ConnecticutPelto to Malloy: Dump Pryor and

LCFF Funding Snapshot Available - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)
LCFF Funding Snapshot Available - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson UnveilsFirst Local Control Funding Formula CalculationsAlso unveils new LCFF Funding SnapshotSACRAMENTO—Local educational agencies can now see the highly anticipated first official calculations of $42 billion in school funding they will receive under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), State


Vergara vs. California: Are the top 0.1% buying their version of education reform? - The Washington Post
Vergara vs. California: Are the top 0.1% buying their version of education reform? - The Washington Post: Vergara vs. California: Are the top 0.1% buying their version of education reform?On Tuesday, a California superior-court judge ruled that the state’s teacher tenure system discriminates against kids from low-income families. Based on testimony that one to three percent of California teachers

Reformers lose one to a veteran teacher - The Washington Post
Reformers lose one to a veteran teacher - The Washington Post: Reformers lose one to a veteran teacher There’s a new piece on The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog with this headline: “Vergara vs. California: Are the top 0.1% buying their version of education reform?” Anybody paying attention to school “reform” knows that the answer to that question is that some folks in that group are trying the

NYC To Invest $52 Million in Community Schools | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity
NYC To Invest $52 Million in Community Schools | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity: NYC To Invest $52 Million in Community SchoolsPosted on: Wednesday June 25th, 2014One of best ways to turnaround a struggling school is to transform it into a "community school," a hub for all types of wraparound supports from medical services and tutorin
AFT - A Union of Professionals - Weingarten Announces $10 Billion Investment in Infrastructure and Workforce
AFT - A Union of Professionals - Weingarten Announces $10 Billion Investment in Infrastructure and Workforce: Weingarten Announces $10 Billion Investment in Infrastructure and WorkforcePartnership Fulfills Promise Two Years EarlyDENVER—Statement of American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the announcement that the $10 billion Investment and Training for American Infrastructure
Morning Wink 6-25-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 6-25-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Peter Greene: Is This the “Stupidest Thing Ever to Come Out of the U.S. DOE?”Peter Greene writes that Arne Duncan has figured out why children with disabilities get lower test scores: Low expect
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 6-25-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Peter Greene: Is This the “Stupidest Thing Ever to Come Out of the U.S. DOE?”Peter Greene writes that Arne Duncan has figured out why children with disabilities get lower test scores: Low expectations. Greene writes: “In announcing a new emphasis and “major shift,” the US Department of Education will now demand that states show edu

6-23-14 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.: Glen Brown. Discover perspicacity.Good afternoon, Glen. I was just reading through your blog and really liked how diverse it is, you seem to be a man of many hats. As a result, I thought I’d reach out to you and ask for a bit of advice regarding a children’s summer education project we’re working on.

All Things Education: A DCPS Teacher Resigns
All Things Education: A DCPS Teacher Resigns: A DCPS Teacher ResignsA few summers ago at the SOS March & National Call to Action, I met a young and enthusiastic, but independent-minded and healthily-skeptical DC Public School elementary teacher, named Olivia Chapman (on twitter: formerly @sedcteacher, now @NGCoachLiv). Olivia has done two guest posts for this blog thus far, one about lessons l
Nite Cap 6-24-14 #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 CAP6-24-14 With A Brooklyn Accent: Love Letters to the BATSWith A Brooklyn Accent: Getting Rid of The Bad Teachers: Discrimination in Berkeley, CA A Guest Post by Masha Albrecht and Brian Crowell Getting Rid of The Bad Teachers: Discrimination in Be
6-24-14 With A Brooklyn Accent: Love Letters to the BATS
With A Brooklyn Accent: Getting Rid of The Bad Teachers: Discrimination in Berkeley, CA A Guest Post by Masha Albrecht and Brian Crowell Getting Rid of The Bad Teachers: Discrimination in Berkeley, CAby Masha Albrecht and Brian CrowellThroughout the country school districts have instituted different methods of weakening teacher tenure. In California, as in some other states this policy is called P

President of the California School Board Association: Its time to revisit charter school legislation | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!
President of the California School Board Association: Its time to revisit charter school legislation | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: President of the California School Board Association: Its time to revisit charter school legislationFiled under: Charter Schools — millerlf @ 10:24 am President of the California School Board Association (CSBA) Josephine LuceyJune 1, 2014I’ve been extre
Further Investigations of LDOE and John White are Warranted and Long Overdue | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
Further Investigations of LDOE and John White are Warranted and Long Overdue | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Crazy Crawfish's BlogZesty Louisiana Education PoliticsFurther Investigations of LDOE and John White are Warranted and Long OverduePosted on June 24, 20140Now that some investigations are underway by the Jindal Administration into John White and his Department of Education and how they allocated a
6-24-14 The Whole Child Blog — ED Pulse Poll Results: How Do You Use Digital Games in Your Classroom?
The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education: ED Pulse Poll Results: How Do You Use Digital Games in Your Classroom?ASCD continually seeks to provide solutions to the challenges that face educators of all levels. A recent ASCD SmartBrief ED Pulse poll asked readers what the primary use of digital games is in their classrooms. Several recent articles about the use of gaming in the classroom indicat
6-24-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University)
Will Free-Pass Mainstream Media Clean Up Their Chetty Mess? | the becoming radical: Will Free-Pass Mainstream Media Clean Up Their Chetty Mess?The New York Times couldn’t hold back: Big Study Links Good Teachers to Lasting Gain. And for two years now, the so-called Chetty study that claims teacher quality directly causes higher lifetime earnings for their students has been re-released by Chetty an

Allowing the Market, Failing Kids | educarenow
Allowing the Market, Failing Kids | educarenow: Allowing the Market, Failing KidsPosted on June 24, 2014 | Leave a commentThe Detroit Free Press has come out with a scathing indictment of charter school operations in the state of Michigan.  The series reveals the greed and almost total lack of oversight that has allowed charters to churn over $1 billion in public money spent into private profit.  


6-24-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Chelsea Clinton Is As Full Of Shit As Her ParentsFrom The Daily News:Hillary Clinton insists she isn’t “well-off” and now daughter Chelsea, according to a recent interview, claims she couldn't care less about money.“I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,” she told Fast Company in an interview that ran in the magazine's May edit



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The United Way Now Promotes the Common Core | deutsch29
The United Way Now Promotes the Common Core | deutsch29: The United Way Now Promotes the Common CoreJune 23, 2014United Way Worldwide offers the following as its mission statement:United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.Our mission: To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communit
The Good Old Days: Vintage Education Videos
The Good Old Days: Vintage Education Videos
NYC Educator: Statement of Purpose
NYC Educator: Statement of Purpose: Statement of PurposeThere's something about the picture on the left that really touches me. When you think of all the kids who've driven you crazy over the years, especially the ones who were really good at it, it's hard to understand why. I always say it's their job.For me, it's easy to forgive kids. The one who caused me the most trouble this year ended up wit
Nite Cap 6-23-14 #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 CAPMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLESMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES: WEEKEND QUOTABLESZephyr Teachout“The failure of the Dream Act and the failure of Fair Elections are all traceable to the fact that we don't have a D

Public School Shakedown - The Progressive Magazine is revving up the movement to save our public schools.
Public School Shakedown:  The Progressive Magazine is revving up the movement to save our public schools. On this site, we are pulling together education experts, activists, bloggers, and concerned citizens around the country. Read more »Have Elevator, Will Elevate (the Teaching Profession)By Jennifer BerkshireJune 16, 2014 - 9:55 pm CDTHow making teaching a career no one wants will finally make o
6-23-14 The Whole Child Blog — It’s the End of the Year as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)
The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGIt’s the End of the Year as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)June 23, 2014 by Kevin ScottMy oldest son is ending his elementary school career this week and I've been taking some time to reflect on his life and on my experiences as a teacher and educator. The end of year celebrations are a huge time drain and struggle as a teacher, but as
UPDATED: As Detroit Free Press does week-long exposé of charter schools, National Heritage Academies buys up all its ad space | Eclectablog
UPDATED: As Detroit Free Press does week-long exposé of charter schools, National Heritage Academies buys up all its ad space | Eclectablog: UPDATED: As Detroit Free Press does week-long exposé of charter schools, National Heritage Academies buys up all its ad spaceby Eclectablog on JUNE 23, 2014 in DETROIT, EDUCATION17NOTE: This post has been updated HERE.The Detroit Free Press is running a spect
6-23-14 Ed Notes Online Week
Ed Notes Online: Neo-Liberal Wayne Barrett, Pseudo-Progressive Anti-Union Charter School LoverIt's remarkable that someone as "progressive" as Barrett fails to comprehend the corporate influence on the modern Democratic party... NYC EducatorYou sound like a shill for privatizers. I too am critical of the UFT for not advocating class size reduction and addressing poverty. .. but tenure is
Mobile Dental Clinics - Health Services & School Nursing (CA Dept of Education)
Mobile Dental Clinics - Health Services & School Nursing (CA Dept of Education): Mobile Dental ClinicsInformation and guidance on mobile dental facilities for school administrators when entering into contracts with private dental vendors.Oral health has a significant impact on a student's ability to achieve in school. Poor oral health results in absence from school, significant pain that makes
Men Explain Things to Teachers - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher
Men Explain Things to Teachers - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher: Men Explain Things to TeachersBy Nancy Flanagan on June 23, 2014 1:31 PMJust finished Rebecca Solnit's excellent collection of essays, which begins with the title piece, Men Explain Things to Me, her well-known article on being patronized by men who don't have a clue that they consistently underestimate female acc
6-23-14 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): LAUSD board may wait for new member before electing presidentIncumbent Board President Dr. Richard Vladovic In its final meeting of the 2013-14 fiscal year, the LA Unified school board may decide to break tradition by delaying the annual vote for board president. Normally, board members elect a new leader

State of charter schools: How Michigan spends $1 billion but fails to hold schools accountable | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
State of charter schools: How Michigan spends $1 billion but fails to hold schools accountable | Detroit Free Press | freep.com: State of charter schools: How Michigan spends $1 billion but fails to hold schools accountableWhat the Free Press foundA yearlong Free Press investigation of Michigan’s charter schools found wasteful spending, conflicts of interest, poor performing schools and a failure
Morning Wink 6-23-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 6-23-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: BATS Vote “No Confidence” in Arne DuncanOn the eve of the national conventions of the two major teachers’ unions, the BATS–a voluntary association of 48,000 teachers–voted “no confidence” in Arn
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 6-23-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: BATS Vote “No Confidence” in Arne DuncanOn the eve of the national conventions of the two major teachers’ unions, the BATS–a voluntary association of 48,000 teachers–voted “no confidence” in Arne Duncan and called for his replacement. This is their statement: “Badass Teachers Association Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22

6-23-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Monday’s New World Cup ResourcesHere are new additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The 2014 World Cup In Brazil: The Curious History Of The World Cup Soccer Ball is a slideshow from Fast Company. 22 maps that explain the World Cup is from Vox. World Cup 2014 resources and activities is from TES Connect.by Larry Fer


Our Own Effort Is The Common Thread In Democracy – redqueeninla
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I graded the AP World History exam and all I got was this lousy racist t-shirt
I graded the AP World History exam and all I got was this lousy racist t-shirt: I GRADED THE AP WORLD HISTORY EXAM AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY RACIST T-SHIRT"Rampant cultural appropriation, cultural insensitivity, and straight up racism" at annual exam readingEvery year, the Education Testing Service (ETS) -- yes, the folks behind the SAT -- invites over a thousand high school and colle
Refusing to Educate Other People’s Children: Woes Continue in Philadelphia | janresseger
Refusing to Educate Other People’s Children: Woes Continue in Philadelphia | janresseger: Refusing to Educate Other People’s Children: Woes Continue in PhiladelphiaPosted on June 23, 2014 by janressegerWhat does it mean when, in June, the leaders of a school district that serves over 131,000 students are working with city and state governments to locate enough money to open school in August?  In t

Arne Meets A BAT
Arne Meets A BATMark Naison speaks to Veteran Teacher Lucianna Sanson after her visit to the White House to meet with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Little did he know,...
PARCC Security Breaches Revealed; Microsoft, InBloom, News Corp. Implicated
PARCC Security Breaches Revealed; Microsoft, InBloom, News Corp. Implicated: PARCC Security Breaches Revealed; Microsoft, InBloom, News Corp. ImplicatedWritten by  Guest OpED // Friday, 20 June 2014 08:27 //Written by Tom Aswell, publisher of Louisiana Voice.When LouisianaVoice broke the story about the stealth agreement between the Louisiana Department of Education (DOE) and Rupert Murdoch’s News
Universal Pre-K in Seattle: Reasons to be cautious | Seattle Education
Universal Pre-K in Seattle: Reasons to be cautious | Seattle Education: Universal Pre-K in Seattle: Reasons to be cautiousI was looking through a memory book that I had put together when my daughter was a small child and came across her pre-school schedule. It goes like this:8:30-9:00 AM: Free time: Blocks, books and coloring9:00-9:30 AM: Circle: French, Spanish, German and sign. (The children and
Nite Cap 6-22-14 #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 CAP4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 6-22-144LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Op-Ed: WORLD WAR I, A WAR TOO EASY TO FORGETIn the rush to prepare kids 'to compete in the global economy',' current events and a lot of history get l
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 6-22-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Op-Ed: WORLD WAR I, A WAR TOO EASY TO FORGETIn the rush to prepare kids 'to compete in the global economy',' current events and a lot of history get lost by Christopher L. Doyle, Op-Ed in the L.A. Times | http://lat.ms/1uUeYEi United States Army troops stand in the trenches in France during World War I. (Associated Press) 22 June 2014  :: Commenting rec
6-22-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Learning About Liberty in a Charter Chain GangThis KIPP knock-off, Nashville Prep, has had numerous complaints about the severity of its penal pedagogy and abuse.  Here it is cleaned up for the cameras, i. e., minus the screaming and humiliation and silence.  If you find this disturbing, you have to remember that this is what they are most proud of--this is as good as it gets.by Ji
Common Core Memorandum of Understanding Not Just for “Development” | deutsch29
Common Core Memorandum of Understanding Not Just for “Development” | deutsch29: Common Core Memorandum of Understanding Not Just for “Development”June 22, 2014On June 18, 2014, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced that he had contacted the National Governors Association (NGA) and Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to tell them that he was terminating Louisiana’s Common Core State
Dirty Secret in the Education Wars: Money Matters | NationofChange
Dirty Secret in the Education Wars: Money Matters | NationofChange: Dirty Secret in the Education Wars: Money MattersAn interesting twist in the ever-fascinating narrative of Republican politics unfolded in Mississippi this month when political operatives in the campaign to re-elect U.S. Senator Thad Cochran to another term attacked their primary challenger for wanting to “deeply cut federal educa
Video: Seattle schools superintendent expects to leave post this summer; parents worry about revolving door | Q13 FOX News
Seattle schools superintendent expects to leave post this summer; parents worry about revolving door | Q13 FOX News: Seattle schools superintendent expects to leave post this summer; parents worry about revolving doorSEATTLE — He’s only been the Seattle schools superintendent for about two years but now Jose Banda is announcing he may be leaving the district to take a superintendent job in Califor
Seattle Schools Community Forum: From Friday's Mad Dash News over Banda's Pending Departure
Seattle Schools Community Forum: From Friday's Mad Dash News over Banda's Pending Departure: From Friday's Mad Dash News over Banda's Pending DepartureUpdates:I spoke with several people connected with this issue on Friday.Gabe Ross is the communications person for Sacramento Schools.  He verified that some Sacramento School Board members will visit SPS this week.  He said that their Board has to
6-22-14 Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All Week
Jersey Jazzman: Charter School Reality: Hoboken, NJ EditionLet's return, once again, to the Northeast's home of charter school segregation denial: Hoboken, NJ.As I've stated before, the local charter school cheerleaders may try to deny the obvious, but the evidence is quite clear: the three charter schools in Hoboken do not serve nearly as many students in economic disadvantage as the public schoo
Viewpoints: Eliminating teacher tenure will not improve public education - Viewpoints - The Sacramento Bee
Viewpoints: Eliminating teacher tenure will not improve public education - Viewpoints - The Sacramento Bee: Viewpoints: Eliminating teacher tenure will not improve public educationBy Erwin Chemerinsky and Catherine FiskSpecial to The BeePublished: Sunday, Jun. 22, 2014 - 12:00 amEliminating job security for teachers is not going to attract better teachers or do much to improve the quality of publi
MOOCs and Online Instruction: Cartoons | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
MOOCs and Online Instruction: Cartoons | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: MOOCs and Online Instruction: CartoonsRecently, I posted an update on MOOCs after three years in the hype cycle. Afterwards, I scoured the web for cartoons on MOOCs and its kissing cousin, online learning (aka elearning, distance education). Here are some that might make you smile, giggle, or even prompt
Morning Wink 6-22-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS6-22-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLarry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Five Useful Ed Tech Articles & PostsHere are some recent useful pieces on ed tech-related issues: From Apple II to Touchcast, the evolution of computers in the classroom is from The Washington Post.
6-22-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Five Useful Ed Tech Articles & PostsHere are some recent useful pieces on ed tech-related issues: From Apple II to Touchcast, the evolution of computers in the classroom is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology. Via Tablet or Smartphone, Learning With MOOC
6-22-14 Curmudgucation
CURMUDGUCATION: Whole Brain TeachingI had put this out of my whole brain until Diane Ravitch posted a clip this morning from Nashville Prep. Here's the clip:This looks to be an application of Whole Brain Teaching, sometimes called Power Teaching, a techniques that seems to be the brain child of Chris Biffle Biffle is no slacker; he's published an assortment of books with legit publishers, and his
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 6-22-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: EduShyster Interviews Jose Luis Vilson about His New BookEduShyster interviewed Jose Luis Vilson, New York City teacher and blogger, about his new book, “This Is Not a Test.” Vilson has woven together the story of his own life with narratives about his students and classroom experiences. My impression, when I read his book, is that
6-22-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Regents GradingBleary-eyed teachers in different places around the city are grading Regents exams this weekend - including this bleary-eyed teacher at Perdido Street School.That so much is riding for students, teachers and schools on a grading process that has exhausted teachers working through the day, then grading at night and on weekends, really ought to trouble any fair
6-22-14 Ed Notes Online Week
Ed Notes Online: Johannah Chase, Farina Choice for Special Ed: Kipper and TFAPeople are saying "same old, same old" -- keeping the old BloomKlein crowd around - people who defended some of the most horrific policies we've seen. Do they mean to say there is not one NYC current or former special ed teacher or supervisor qualified for this job? It really is a slap in the face of every speci

Nite Cap 6-21-14 #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 CAPWho Should Go, the Public Education Privatizers or the Teachers? You be the Judge - Perdaily.comWho Should Go, the Public Education Privatizers or the Teachers? You be the Judge Big money, Edvoice, Privatization scams, AB215 and Vergara invoking
Who Should Go, the Public Education Privatizers or the Teachers? You be the Judge - Perdaily.com
Who Should Go, the Public Education Privatizers or the Teachers? You be the Judge Big money, Edvoice, Privatization scams, AB215 and Vergara invoking misassignment problems supposedly addressed in the Williams settlement. By Kathleen Carroll - Perdaily.com: Who Should Go, the Public Education Privatizers or the Teachers? You be the Judge Big money, Edvoice, Privatization scams, AB215 and Vergara i
New York Badass Teachers Association Press Release - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association: New York Badass Teachers AssociationPress ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 21, 2014More Information Contact:Mark Naison, Co-founder  BATsMarla Kilfoyle, General Manager, BATscontact.batmanager@gmail.comBadass Teachers Association -  http://www.badassteacher.org/The New York Badass Teachers Association (BATs), an activist organization of over 2000 educators, are rele

D.C. halting key Michelle Rhee reform - Salon.com
D.C. halting key Michelle Rhee reform - Salon.com: D.C. halting key Michelle Rhee reformOne of the first U.S. cities to judge teachers off of student test scores is now putting the practice on holdWashington, D.C., chancellor Kaya Henderson announced on Thursday that the city’s public schools would at least temporarily stop evaluating teachers based off of student test scores, a move Henderson des
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy: "3 LAUSD teachers should have been fired without a hassle" - Perdaily.com
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy: "3 LAUSD teachers should have been fired without a hassle" - Perdaily.com: LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy: "3 LAUSD teachers should have been fired without a hassle"(Mensaje se repite en Español)I would agree with Superintendent Deasy that it shouldn't take years to get rid of the few dangerous and incompetent teachers. However, it is LAUSD tha

2nd Banana 6-21-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2
BIG EDUCATION APE 2ND BANANARECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POST Pedro Noguera: In Defense of Teacher Tenure - WSJPedro Noguera: In Defense of Teacher Tenure - WSJ: Email Print 108 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedInsmaller  LargerBy PEDRO A. NOGUERAJune 18, 2014 7:42 p.m. ETLast week, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu struck down California's teacher-tenure law in Vergara v. State of Ca



Morning Wink 6-21-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSNYC Educator: Alert: $1,000 Signing Bonuses and Delays in Teacher Taste-Testing of Rotten Common-Core PieNYC Educator: Alert: $1,000 Signing Bonuses and Delays in Teacher Taste-Testing of Rotten Common-Core Pie: Alert: $1,000 Signing Bonuses and Delays in Teacher Taste-Testing of Rotten Common-Core PieI received two e-mails from UFT President Mulgrew yeste
NYC Educator: Alert: $1,000 Signing Bonuses and Delays in Teacher Taste-Testing of Rotten Common-Core Pie
NYC Educator: Alert: $1,000 Signing Bonuses and Delays in Teacher Taste-Testing of Rotten Common-Core Pie: Alert: $1,000 Signing Bonuses and Delays in Teacher Taste-Testing of Rotten Common-Core PieI received two e-mails from UFT President Mulgrew yesterday.  I'm sure he's pretty much trying to allay our fears that we're "totally screwed" before we leave for summer break.  First, in an e
Banda beckoned: Another schools chief leaving Seattle? | Local News | The Seattle Times
Banda beckoned: Another schools chief leaving Seattle? | Local News | The Seattle Times: Banda beckoned: Another schools chief leaving Seattle?After two years of leading Seattle Public Schools, José Banda appears headed home to California to be superintendent in SacramentoBy John HigginsMADDIE MEYER / THE SEATTLE TIMESJosé Banda, Seattle Public Schools superintendent, addresses the media Friday wi
Clock is ticking for launch of New Bonnheim charter in Sacramento - Our Region - The Sacramento Bee
Clock is ticking for launch of New Bonnheim charter in Sacramento - Our Region - The Sacramento Bee: Clock is ticking for launch of New Bonnheim charter in SacramentoBy Loretta Kalblkalb@sacbee.comPublished: Friday, Jun. 20, 2014 - 10:44 pmThe clock is ticking for organizers of the New Joseph Bonnheim Community Charter School,who must scramble over the next two months to get Sacramento City Unifie
Stephen Krashen Blog 6-21-14
SKrashen:Support benefits for vets. Don’t support the common core.Sent to the Santa Monica Daily PressJune 20, 2014There is concern about a US Senate bill (S. 2450) that would expand medical coverage for veterans.  The cost will be high, about $50 billion per year.I propose we pay for this important bill by dumping the common core state education standards.  The standards will probably cost taxpay
Geaux Teacher!: Louisiana Teachers Believe It Is Their Professional Responsibility To Expose "Common Chaos"
Geaux Teacher!: Louisiana Teachers Believe It Is Their Professional Responsibility To Expose "Common Chaos": Louisiana Teachers Believe It Is Their Professional Responsibility To Expose "Common Chaos"I forwarded the teachers' letter to the editor submission to all district superintendents because THEY have ultimate responsibility for the educators and children in their schools!
6-21-14 With A Brooklyn Accent: Love Letters to the BATS
With A Brooklyn Accent:Public School Failure- “The Big Lie” on Which Current Education Policy RestsAs someone who has worked in the Bronx for the last 45 years, it drives me crazy to hear business leaders and politicians denounce public schools as the one failed institution in an otherwise thriving society. Hello! During the 1970′s, when factories in the Bronx closed, business districts shuttered,
6-21-14 Jersey Jazzman NJ Ed News Round-up Jammin' All Week
6-14-14 Jersey Jazzman NJ Ed News Round-up Jammin' All WeekJersey Jazzman:Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All WeekUPDATED: Charter School Reality: TN EditionUPDATE BELOWOK, look...I am not "anti-charter school." I started my career in a charter. I think there is a good case to be made for some -- some -- level of charter proliferation in many communities. I certainly don't think I ought to be tel
6-21-14 Curmudgucation Week
CURMUDGUCATION:Curmudgucation WeekUPenn Offers Degree in Soulless ProfiteeringThe University of Pennsylvania has decided that the only thing the world needs more than educational profiteers looking to make a buck in the ed biz is educational profiteers with a Masters degree.At EdTech Times, Michelle Harven reports, "Education and entrepreneurship is the modern match, and the evidence of a new
6-21-14 NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education
NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education:NPE News Briefsfrom The Network for Public EducationThe big money and profits behind the push for charter schools | PandoDailyAt this point, it should be fairly obvious why the technology industry is so high on so-called education “reform.” More computer-based standardized tests and online learning means more opportunity for the industry to s
6-21-14 THE WHOLE WEEK @ The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education
The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education:THE WHOLE WEEK @ The Whole Child Blog Why Did You Become a Teacher?Ask educators why they went into teaching, and the majority will respond that they wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people. In this video, ASCD authors and leaders Robyn Jackson, Baruti Kafele, Doug Fisher, Jeffrey Benson, Michael Ford, Myron Dueck, and Eric Sheninger ex
6-21-14 This Week in LA - School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD
LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District):LAUSD may create the nation’s largest saxophone ensemble everLAUSD just might create the largest saxophone ensemble ever tomorrow at the Make Music Los Angeles celebration to commemorate the 200th birthday of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone. Make Music LA, a city-based nonprofit, along with the dist
6-21-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida ALL Week
Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida, red in Washington, dark sky-blue in Israel and public school in Education:Scathing Purple Musings  Color me purple in Florida ALL WeekCurious Spin From Jeb Bush Camp on Scott’s Signature of Voucher ExpansionWriting in the Foundation for Excellence in Education web site, CEO Patricia Levesque completely ignored the expansion of Florida’s school
All Week @ The Answer Sheet 6-21-14
The Answer Sheet:All Week @ The Answer SheetGetting kids involved in summer learning — city by city, town by town, student by studentSarah Pitcock is the CEO of the National Summer Association, which is dedicated to creating quality summer learning opportunities for young people, particularly low-income students who suffer more learning loss over the summer than other students. In this post Pitcoc
6-21-14 Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Schooling in the Ownership Society All Week
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog:Schooling in the Ownership SocietyMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Schooling in the Ownership SocietyLaw-and-order man Rahm was behind Clinton's mass deportation policies.Previously restricted memos from Emanuel to Clinton are among thousands of White House documents kept secret until 12 years after Pres. Clinton’s second term ended in 2001. A review of the memos makes it cle
6-21-14 Wait What? - Jonathan Pelto: Gubernatorial Candidate and A Really Nice Guy
Wait What?:  Wait What? All WeekThe downfall of another Charter School Management CompanyMichael Sharpe is the CEO of Jumoke Academy and the FUSE charter school management company. Over the past twenty months, thanks to Stefan Pryor, Governor Malloy’s Commissioner of Education and Malloy’s political appointees to the State Board of Education, Sharpe and his charter management company has gone from
6-21-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum:Seattle Schools Community ForumNew Game: If I Were Superintendent of Seattle Public SchoolsOkay, boys and girls! We're going to play a new game. The new game is called "If I Were Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools", and here are the rules. Here in the Comments of this thread tell us what actions you would take if you were the next Superintendent of S
6-21-14 Ed Notes Online Week
Ed Notes Online: Ed Notes OnlineSusan's Saturday SpecialOk, so Ohanian sent this out on Thursday. Why quibble? Lotsalinks for weekend perusal. And isn't today the longest day of the year? And I'm registered for a hot yoga class in Times Square with a few thousand people. I just me skip that one and stay home and read Susan's stuff.A startling thing happened in the grocery store yesterday. I had th
6-21-14 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 teacherJonathan Pelto. Beware of the “don’t let us become Wisconsin” phony pro-labor candidates.- Jonathan Pelto is running for Governor of Connecticut. To the unions, public employees, and the voters of Connecticut – Let’s take a moment
6-21-14 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: Perdido Street School WeekHow Would The Education Reformers Solve This Mess?From the NY Post, in full:A Bronx principal hid in shame on Friday rather than explain why she ignored pleas from a bullied teen’s dad to have the kid removed from the school before the torment drove him to kill.Delise Jones darted out of IS 117 at dismissal and shielded her face with her car’s sun v
6-21-14 the becoming radical EMPATHYEDUCATES! | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdD
THE BECOMING RADICALEMPATHYEDUCATES!the becoming radical  A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by U.S. and Education Reform Need a Critical Free PressBy Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D. | Originally Published at The Becoming Radical. June 19, 2014 Few things are worse than mainstream media coverage of education. Except for that sentence above, which stretches hyperbole beyond credibility. But that is exactly w
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 6-21-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit:4LAKIDS - SOME OF THE NEWS THAT DOESN'T FIT  Teacher in L.A. to Diane Ravitch: JOHN DEASY IS THE EDUCATIONAL EQUIVALENT OF DICK CHENEY + Karin Klein’s 2¢ …+ smf’s too!  By dianeravitch from her blog |  http://bit.ly/1gya6D5 October 20, 2013   ::  This teacher, who requests anonymity for obvious reasons, has noticed a peculiar tendency on the part of edit
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Week… 6-21-14 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EF
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLARRY FERLAZZO’S WEBSITES OF THE DAYResearch Studies Of The WeekI often write about research studies from various fields and how they can be applied to the classroom. I write individual posts about ones that I think are especially significant, and will continue to do so. However, so many studies are published that it’s hard t
This Week's Education Research Report 6-21-14 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2
Education Research ReportTHIS WEEK'S EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORTImproving academic performance with physical fitnessPhysical fitness in childhood and adolescence is beneficial for both physical and mental health throughout life. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that it may also play a key role in brain health and academic performance. In a new study scheduled for publication in the Journ
6-21-14 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter:  Schools Matter All WeekSupport benefits for vets. Don’t support the common coreSent to the Santa Monica Daily PressJune 20, 2014There is concern about a US Senate bill (S. 2450) that would expand medical coverage for veterans.  The cost will be high, about $50 billion per year.I propose we pay for this important bill by dumping the common core state education standards.  The stand
All Week 6-21-14 @ THE CHALK FACE
@ THE CHALK FACE : All Week @ THE CHALK FACE “Both Sides Of The Gun”“Both Sides Of The Gun”.Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face2 by David Greene / 21h JUN 19John White’s PARCC Contract ProblemsIn January 2005, I bought a house in Muncie, Indiana, to remodel. It was quite the adventure for a number of reasons, one of which was the creative ways that the previous owner manag
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 6-21-14 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
Diane Ravitch's blogLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONGDIANE RAVITCH'S BLOGRobert Reich: The Three Biggest Right-Wing Lies About PovertyA coalition of billionaires, millionaires, corporations, and hedge fund managers have decided that the best way to cure poverty is to fire teachers whose students don’t get higher test scores. This coalition–whose leaders include Arne Duncan, Michelle Rhee, ALEC

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