Monday, June 23, 2014

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 CAP




Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
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Unions unite for Connecticut elections » peoplesworld
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Public School Shakedown - The Progressive Magazine is revving up the movement to save our public schools.
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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
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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
The real path to quality, equitable and adequate schooling (hint – It’s not Vergara!) | School Finance 101
The real path to quality, equitable and adequate schooling (hint – It’s not Vergara!) | School Finance 101: The real path to quality, equitable and adequate schooling (hint – It’s not Vergara!)Posted on June 23, 20140      Rate ThisThe blogging has been sparse lately because my head is buried in really cool and important projects these days. My apologies to those anxiously awaiting glib, sarcastic
6-23-14 With A Brooklyn Accent: Love Letters to the BATS
With A Brooklyn Accent: 3 Reasons Why the Deal Between Gov Cuomo, the Legislature and NYSUT is Unacceptable1. There is entirely too much testing in New York State. The fact that 3rd graders have to sit through six days of testing in ELA and Math is unconscionable. That is more testing than people endure to get into Law School, Medical School, Business School and even to pass the Bar. You don't cha
6-23-14 Schools Matter
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Gene Glass v. Chetty and Kane |
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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 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.: UNO fraud hasn’t slowed Wall Street charter investors.Crain’s graphic. The charges against UNO of fraud by the Security Exchange Commission has had little impact on charter school investments by Wall Street. Crain’s is reporting today that “the charter school bond market is back.” Finance Authority Ch
6-23-14 Wait What? - Jonathan Pelto: Gubernatorial Candidate and A Really Nice Guy
Wait What?: Wait What? Charter School champion, “OxyContin producer” gives Malloy operation over $200,000This month Governor Dannel “Dan” Malloy will be getting a check for $6.2 million in public funds through the Connecticut Public Financing Program to pay for part of his campaign for governor. But Malloy’s fundraising operation goes far beyond that money.  Malloy and his political operatives are
6-23-14 Answer Sheet
Answer Sheet: In surprise move, key legislator allows state testing moratorium to passThis actually happened: A key legislator listened to his constituents and changed his mind about an important piece of legislation, which changed the fate of the bill. It just happened in Rhode Island, where House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello first opposed a three-year moratorium on using a standardized test as a r
6-23-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
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6-23-14 Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All Week
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6-23-14 @ The Chalk Face
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6-23-14 Perdido Street School
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Nite Cap 6-22-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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