Sunday, July 13, 2014

Nite Cap 7-13-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #AFT14



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



empathyeducates – Perspective: Re-envision CPS as a Democratic Community
empathyeducates – Perspective: Re-envision CPS as a Democratic Community: Perspective: Re-envision CPS as a Democratic CommunityStudents do their homework during a public hearing in April on the proposal to close Dumas Technology Academy and consolidate the school with Wadsworth Elementary. The hearing was held at Chicago Public Schools headquarters. (E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune / April 25
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Questioning Education Reformers' Motives: The Big Taboo - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
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Marie Corfield: Camden: Improving the quality of life for 'other people'
Marie Corfield: Camden: Improving the quality of life for 'other people': Camden: Improving the quality of life for 'other people'Taking a break from NJ State BOE testimony to bring you an update on one of the poorest, most dangerous cities in the country: Camden. And borrowing some of the title from a Camden educator's blog post last week (more below).While my little graphic may be snarky, the da
7-13-14 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter: Compelling evidenceSent to the Wall Street Journal, July 13, 2014In "Test scores may move, learning doesn't" (July 12), Jo Craven McGinty says that there is "compelling evidence"  that the US education system is inadequate, because American students "score below average in math and average in reading and science" when compared to other countries on int
7-13-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: #AFT14 Report - Common Core Debate - Epic Battle Between Chicago/CORE and UFT/UnityThe great Sarah Chambers nails them to the wall opposing Common Core ..... Watch it live: bit.ly/1wbeSZGGloria in visitor's section just texted - Unity are positioning themselves now near mikes....  Common Core debate begins [Common Core] will die no matter what the AFT does because, frankly, it doe
AFT L.A. CONVENTION- TRUTH, PLATITUDES...AND NO ACTION - Perdaily.com
AFT L.A. CONVENTION- TRUTH, PLATITUDES...AND NO ACTION - Perdaily.com: AFT L.A. CONVENTION- TRUTH, PLATITUDES...AND NO ACTION(Mensaje se repite en Español)The hardest lies to address are ones embedded in truth. As the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) convention opened in Los Angeles on Friday, July 11th with the keynote speech. President Randi Weingarten clearly laid out the 5 point battle pl
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Want to get your unqualified kid a teaching certificate? You know who to call...
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Want to get your unqualified kid a teaching certificate? You know who to call...: Want to get your unqualified kid a teaching certificate? You know who to call...If you're a powerful suburban billionaire like Bruce Rauner and you want to get your daughter into one of Chicago's elite selective-enrollment high schools like Walter Payton, you give a call to Arne Duncan 
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(Unofficial) DCPS Feeder Patterns & 2013 School Classification (Index Score) | EdCentrist
(Unofficial) DCPS Feeder Patterns & 2013 School Classification (Index Score) | EdCentrist: (Unofficial) DCPS Feeder Patterns & 2013 School Classification (Index Score)Leave a commentUpdated Version:In order to provide clarity, and thanks in large part to feedback, I’ve eliminated the “Focus” classification, which is a special classification, and not necessarily tied to a school’s index sco
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 7-13-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Saturday @ The Aft ConventionThe American Federation of Teachers Convention continues at the L.A. Convention  through Monday.  If you can’t go you can watch at http://aft.org/convention/live.cfm Here’s the schedule: Sunday, July 13 8:30 AM | Nominating session 10 AM | General session  2 PM | General session Monday, July 14 9 AM | General session   on Sa
7-13-14 Wait What? - Jonathan Pelto: Gubernatorial Candidate and A Really Nice Guy
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Photo Gallery from AFT Panel: Social Movement Unionism vs. Corporate “Reform”
Photo Gallery from AFT Panel: Social Movement Unionism vs. Corporate “Reform”: A Teacher's Letter to President Obama: Apartheid Still Exists in Some U.S. SchoolsThis is part of a series of letters written by practicing teaching professionals in classrooms around America. These teachers have daily direct contact with schoolchildren. K12NN is proud to present Letters to President Obama. Letters were
Reclaim the Promise: Leaders Address National Teachers' Convention Chicago Student Activist Asean Johnson #AFT14
Chicago Leaders Address National Teachers' ConventionLOS ANGELES—Several Chicagoans stole the show today at the American Federation of Teachers' national convention that runs through Monday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.From student activist Asean Johnson and Jitu Brown, national director of the Journey for Justice Alliance, to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, the city's tenaci
SACBEE Corporate Editorial Board Tars and Feathers Banda on the Way INTO Town!
Editorial: Little exciting about next Sacramento school chief - Editorials - The Sacramento Bee: Editorial: Little exciting about next Sacramento school chiefBy the Editorial BoardPublished: Sunday, Jul. 13, 2014 - 12:00 amJosé L. Banda, Sacramento’s presumptive next superintendent of schools, appears perfectly capable of the job.He’s been superintendent of schools for a number of urban school dis
Morning Wink 7-13-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
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7-13-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University)
the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): ESPN, Mansplaining, and the U.S. MediaWhat do NPR, conservative talk radio/media, and ESPN radio have in common? Upon first blush, likely nothing. And that proves both what they have in common as well as how that unrecognized is the problem. Let’s start with NPR, as Trac
7-13-14 Curmudgucation
CURMUDGUCATION: TrackingNot a fan of heterogeneous grouping. Never have been. It's a purely personal choice; I experienced it as a high school student and it was miserable.But while I believe that tracking is the way to go, I believe there are a couple of ways we do it wrong.Most commonly we track by the destination. We let students know that Bus A runs to college and Bus B runs to a trade. Each b
7-13-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Bill Gates Plans For Wireless Remote Controlled ContraceptionI'm sure this couldn't have any downsides:First Bill Gates brought us a better condom. Now, the billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder is taking birth control to an even more amazing level.Gates is backing a long-lasting implantable birth control device that can be turned on and off with a remote control.
The Answer Sheet 7-13-14
Answer Sheet: Readers react to what teachers told ObamaThere was a lot of reaction to a post I published a few days ago about what happened when four teachers from high-poverty schools sat down with President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for lunch at the White House to talk about education, teaching and school reform. Here are some of the reactions from […]5 by Valerie Strauss / 21min
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 7-13-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
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7-13-14 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.: Sunday reads.Detroit residents on Thursday launched a direct action to halt the city’s mass shut-off of water to thousands of households, physically blocking a private corporation from turning off the tap. Israel bombs a mosque and a center for the disabled, killing two residents and wounding three, a
7-13-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Latest Resources On Child Refugees At U.S.-Mexico Border© 2007 Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio Here are the latest additions to The Best Resources For Learning About The Children Refugee Crisis At The U.S. Southern Border: Shame on you, Murrieta, for blocking immigrant detainee buses is from Th
Randi Weingarten, Mercedes Schneider, CCSS, the NPE Panel, and the AFT Convention | Reclaim Reform
Randi Weingarten, Mercedes Schneider, CCSS, the NPE Panel, and the AFT Convention | Reclaim Reform: Randi Weingarten, Mercedes Schneider, CCSS, the NPE Panel, and the AFT ConventionPosted on July 12, 2014by Ken PrevitiRandi plays a major role in the Banraku Puppet Theater of the Absurd in Los Angeles during the AFT Convention.AFT President Randi Weingarten did her usual song-and-dance for Common C
Editorial: Little exciting about next Sacramento school chief - Editorials - The Sacramento Bee
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Nite Cap 7-12-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #AFT14
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