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2nd Banana 8-16-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform


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Failed D.C. schools chief Michelle (Rhee) Johnson named to Scotts Miracle-Gro board - Columbus - Columbus Business First
Former D.C. schools chief Michelle (Rhee) Johnson named to Scotts Miracle-Gro board - Columbus - Columbus Business First: Former D.C. schools chief joins Scotts boardEnlarge PhotoAndrew Harrer/BloombergMichelle Johnson, former head of Washington D.C. schools, has joined the board of directors at Scotts Miracle-Gro.Tom KnoxReporter-Columbus Business FirstEmail  |  Google+  |  LinkedIn  |  TwitterSc

8-15-14 Answer Sheet
Answer Sheet: Are teachers unions really the scourge of the nation?Are teachers unions really the scourge of the nation? You might think so if you listen to some reformers who link union-negotiated job protections for teachers to poor academic performance of students in high-poverty schools. But does the data actually support that contention? Bruce D. Baker, a professor of education and leadership



Alex Johnson, who ducked my interview and at least six candidate forums, asks why Dr. McKenna won’t respond to the Deasy School Report?
Alex Johnson, who ducked my interview and at least six candidate forums, asks why Dr. McKenna won’t respond to the Deasy School Report?: Alex Johnson, who ducked my interview and at least six candidate forums, asks why Dr. McKenna won’t respond to the Deasy School Report?AUGUST 11, 2014 BY ROBERT D. SKEELS * RDSATHENE LEAVE A COMMENTHe has dodged multiple requests for policy positions, undoubtably

Michelle Rhee Reportedly Prepares To Leave CEO Job At StudentsFirst, Group She Founded
Michelle Rhee Reportedly Prepares To Leave CEO Job At StudentsFirst, Group She Founded: Michelle Rhee Reportedly Prepares To Leave CEO Job At StudentsFirst, Group She FoundedPosted: 08/12/2014 8:52 pm EDT Updated: 23 minutes ago Former Washington, D.C., schools chancellor Michelle Rhee has told people close to her that she is preparing to step down as CEO of StudentsFirst, the advocacy organizatio

Lunch lady rises to teachers union leader and takes on all comers, bluntly - The Washington Post
Lunch lady rises to teachers union leader and takes on all comers, bluntly - The Washington Post: Lunch lady rises to teachers union leader and takes on all comers, bluntly On Sept. 1, Lily Eskelsen García becomes president of the National Education Association, the largest labor union in the country. She was photographed at the NEA building in Washington. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)By Lyn


Bill Gates’ Market-Driven Experiments Are Not Ready for Prime-Time Public Ed | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates
Bill Gates’ Market-Driven Experiments Are Not Ready for Prime-Time Public Ed | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates: Bill Gates’ Market-Driven Experiments Are Not Ready for Prime-Time Public EdPosted on August 14, 2014by Teachers'LettersToBillGatesDear Mr. Gates,Your Foundation contributions always seem to make for interesting prime time news. The real story about what is actually happening on the grou


New York Teachers Union Rips Corporate Ties of Common Core | TheBlaze.com
New York Teachers Union Rips Corporate Ties of Common Core | TheBlaze.com: New York Teachers Union Rips Corporate Ties of Common CoreNew York state teachers frustrated with Common Core began “occupying” the steps of the state Education Department in Albany Monday night, the Albany Times Union reported.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo  (AP)The teachers took on a populist theme similar to what the Occupy


NEA president-elect: Teachers are neither strangers to, nor... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
NEA president-elect: Teachers are neither strangers to, nor... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: NEA president-elect: Teachers are neither strangers to, nor enemies of, tests. COMMENT(13) 1 22 4 30RelatedView Larger NEA president-elect Lily Eskelsen GarcíaPrevious PostsProblem isn't bad teachers or pantless ones. It's the just-OK teachers. August 7, 2014College graduation rates: More to do with stude


empathyeducates – “Black and White Twins” and the Social Construction of Race
empathyeducates – “Black and White Twins” and the Social Construction of Race: “Black and White Twins” and the Social Construction of RaceBy Lisa Wade, PhD | Originally Published at Society Pages. August 1, 2014, at 09:00 AMFlashback Friday.This remarkable newspaper article illustrates how skin color (which is real) gets translated into categorical racial categories (which are not). The children i


8-10-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Manuscript For My Third Book On Student Motivation Is Done!© 2009 studio tdes, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio Though I still have to give it one last “run-through,” the manuscript for the third book in my student motivation “trilogy” is now complete and ready to submit to the publisher, Routledge. It’s titled: Building a Commun


Fight over teacher tenure rages on | MSNBC
Fight over teacher tenure rages on | MSNBC: Fight over teacher tenure rages onThe fight over teacher tenure is now raging coast to coast, and the latest battleground is the courtroom. Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman, Dana Goldstein from The Marshall Project, Randi Weingarten from the American Federation of Teachers and Darrell Bradford from NY Campaign for Achievement Now discuss with Melissa Harris-P



AFT's Weingarten on Philadelphia School Budget Crisis
AFT's Weingarten on Philadelphia School Budget CrisisWASHINGTON— Statement of American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the budget crisis in Philadelphia's public schools, following today's announcement by Superintendent William Hite."Which Philadelphia is this—the thriving metropolis Mayor Michael Nutter just showed the Democratic National Committee or the one where the s



8-15-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: From Two Sides: Ed Reform versus the Most Famous Teacher in the U.S.That teacher would be 5th grade teacher Rafe Esquith from Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles.  He has taught for nearly 30 years and written several books.   But I'll let Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post's Answer Sheet tell you more:*When he goes to China he is so popular he needs securi



Nite Cap 8-15-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT
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 CAPempathyeducates – What White People Can Do About the Killing of Black Men in Americaempathyeducates – What White People Can Do About the Killing of Black Men in America: What White People Can Do About the Killing of Black Men in AmericaBy Paul Br
empathyeducates – What White People Can Do About the Killing of Black Men in America
empathyeducates – What White People Can Do About the Killing of Black Men in America: What White People Can Do About the Killing of Black Men in AmericaBy Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Originally Published at Huffington Post. August 13, 2014 4:18 PM EDT Updated: August 14, 2014 9:59 AM EDT‘Can we switch for just one day?’ my friend Sean jokingly asked me as we were working out at the gym. ‘No, way’
8-15-14 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.: #selfiesforkarebby Fred Klonsky / 9min 8-14-14 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacherFred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: Gaza, MO. Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery’s account of his arrest.-Wesley Lowery is an

Character Change In The ‘Education Reform’ Soap Opera
Character Change In The ‘Education Reform’ Soap Opera: Character Change In The ‘Education Reform’ Soap OperaAUGUST 15, 2014If you’ve ever spent much time watching soap operas, you’re familiar with this scenario: Two characters with furrowed brows, arms akimbo square off: “That’s not true,” says one. “Oh yes it is,” says the other. “If only Brock were here …” as the camera pans right. Music swells,
8-15-14 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: LAUSD puts new MiSiS computer system on holdMorning Read: LAUSD puts new MiSiS computer system on hold LAUSD in crisis over its new MiSiS computer system Los Angeles Unified told teachers to stop using the new district-wide computer system Thursday, after days of dealing with glitches and ot
8-15-14 Answer Sheet
Answer Sheet: Are teachers unions really the scourge of the nation?Are teachers unions really the scourge of the nation? You might think so if you listen to some reformers who link union-negotiated job protections for teachers to poor academic performance of students in high-poverty schools. But does the data actually support that contention? Bruce D. Baker, a professor of education and leadership

Morning Wink 8-15-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-15-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: North Carolina: How Teachers Can Give Themselves a RaiseCivitas is a libertarian, anti-union organization in North Carolina. It is funded by Art Pope, who may be the most powerful powerbroker in
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-15-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: North Carolina: How Teachers Can Give Themselves a RaiseCivitas is a libertarian, anti-union organization in North Carolina. It is funded by Art Pope, who may be the most powerful powerbroker in the state. Civitas recently put up billboards saying “Teachers: Want a $450 Raise?” If teachers go to the Civitas website, they will learn

8-15-14 Hemlock on the Rocks
Hemlock on the Rocks: Wal-Mart, Don't Discount the Power of Teachers | MomsRising's Blog@media print { .original-url { display: none; } } h1.title { font: -apple-system-headline; font-weight: normal; text-align: start; -webkit-hyphens: manual; } blockquote { color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5); margin-left: 20px;by Rene Diedrich / 2h 8-13-14 Hemlock on the RocksHemlock on the Rocks: Eli Broad on Education,



solidaridad: AALA: George McKenna, AALA-Supported Board Candidate, Wins Election!
solidaridad: AALA: George McKenna, AALA-Supported Board Candidate, Wins Election!: AALA: George McKenna, AALA-Supported Board Candidate, Wins Election!Reprinted from AALA Update on August 18, 2014AALA extends congratulations to Dr. George McKenna on his election to become the Board of Education Member representing District 1. Dr. McKenna is filling the seat that has been vacant since the death of

Bill Gates’ Market-Driven Experiments Are Not Ready for Prime-Time Public Ed | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates
Bill Gates’ Market-Driven Experiments Are Not Ready for Prime-Time Public Ed | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates: Bill Gates’ Market-Driven Experiments Are Not Ready for Prime-Time Public EdPosted on August 14, 2014by Teachers'LettersToBillGatesDear Mr. Gates,Your Foundation contributions always seem to make for interesting prime time news. The real story about what is actually happening on the grou
Nite Cap 8-14-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT
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 CAPNYC Public School Parents: Parents and Educators Reject the Tests, the Scores and Corporate Agenda of NYSED & PearsonNYC Public School Parents: Parents and Educators Reject the Tests, the Scores and Corporate Agenda of NYSED & Pearson: Pa

The Ad Hoc Committee for Justice on Behalf of Michael Brown has handed out flyers with four demands - COLORLINES
Ferguson Police Won’t Release Name of Officer that Killed Michael Brown - COLORLINES: Ferguson Police Won’t Release Name of Officer that Killed Michael BrownProtestors in Ferguson, Missouri, denouncing Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a police officer have made requests. A group known as The Ad Hoc Committee for Justice on Behalf of Michael Brown has handed out flyers with four demands:The of
Wal-Mart, Don't Discount the Power of Teachers | MomsRising's Blog
Wal-Mart, Don't Discount the Power of Teachers | MomsRising's Blog: Wal-Mart, Don't Discount the Power of TeachersAugust 14, 2014 At the end of July, I was inundated with Facebook posts telling me about Wal-Mart’s Teacher Appreciation Week. How were teachers like me appreciated exactly? We could get an e-card for 10 percent back on “qualifying” purchases of supplies, basically a glorified gift car

8-14-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: All My Ed Week Posts On Education Policy Issues — In One Place!My latest Education Week piece shares all my posts from the past three years on education policy issues — in one place! Here’s an excerpt:by Larry Ferlazzo / 39min 8-13-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLarry Ferlazzo’s


Michelle Rhee drops out of school group Getting into Politics?- Stephanie Simon - POLITICO.com
Michelle Rhee drops out of school group - Stephanie Simon - POLITICO.com: Michelle Rhee drops out of school group By STEPHANIE SIMON | 8/13/14 8:05 PM EDT Updated: 8/13/14 11:44 PM EDTMichelle Rhee had big ambitions when she went on Oprah four years ago to launch her new advocacy group, StudentsFirst, with a promise to raise $1 billion to transform education policy nationwide.But as she prepares t
8-14-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: About the radio showJoin Drs. Shaun Johnson and Tim Slekar LIVE Sundays at 6PM EST and Wednesdays at 7PM EST on Blog Talk Radio for progressive, pro-public education talk radio. Call in to speak live with Tim and Shaun during the show, (805) 727-7111. You can also listen to our Monday "Sunday-Replay" at 7PM EST, and re-broadcasts of the archives every Tuesday and Thursd

Morning Wink 8-13-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-14-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Missouri: Rex Sinquefeld Wants to Gut Local Control and Impose Unfunded MandatesMultimillionaire equity investor Rex Sinquefeld doesn’t like public education. Apparently he doesn’t like teachers
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-14-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Missouri: Rex Sinquefeld Wants to Gut Local Control and Impose Unfunded MandatesMultimillionaire equity investor Rex Sinquefeld doesn’t like public education. Apparently he doesn’t like teachers either. He doesn’t think teachers should be evaluated by their administrators but by the standardized test scores of their students. Evide

8-14-14 Answer Sheet
Answer Sheet: No, third grade is not the year when kids go from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn’No doubt you’ve heard this: ‘Third grade is the year when students go from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn.’ The truth is not so clear-cut, as explained here by Joanne Yatvin,  a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English who now supervises student teachers for Portlan



8-14-14 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.: Gaza, MO. Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery’s account of his arrest.-Wesley Lowery is an reporter for the Washington Post. An officer with a large weapon came up to me and said, “Stop recording.” I said, “Officer, do I not have the right to record you?” He backed off but told me to hurry up. So I


empathyeducates – “Black and White Twins” and the Social Construction of Race
empathyeducates – “Black and White Twins” and the Social Construction of Race: “Black and White Twins” and the Social Construction of RaceBy Lisa Wade, PhD | Originally Published at Society Pages. August 1, 2014, at 09:00 AMFlashback Friday.This remarkable newspaper article illustrates how skin color (which is real) gets translated into categorical racial categories (which are not). The children i
NYCDOE Consultant Michael Agona Gets Caught in the Honey Jar southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: NYCDOE Consultant Michael Agona Gets Caught in the Honey JarWith all the talk lately of lawsuits to do away with tenure and mean tweets, it appears that no one wishes to get to the bottom of why the schools are so messed up; those that are in charge and that make the decisions. Shouldn't this mess be cleaned up?As many have read in my own story of why tenure is nee

Nite Cap 8-13-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT
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 CAPCheers and Checked Again | Continuing ChangeCheers and Checked Again | Continuing Change: Cheers and Checked Again You know you are a nerd when you are watching a local school board meeting, with your cell phone taping,  as you cheer at the scree



Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Lazy-Ass Reporters (LARs) on top of Karen's vast real estate empire
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Lazy-Ass Reporters (LARs) on top of Karen's vast real estate empire: Lazy-Ass Reporters (LARs) on top of Karen's vast real estate empireKaren Lewis leads Rahm by 12 points in the polls. Desperation time.After reading the "expose" in today's Sun-Times, one couldn't be blamed for thinking that poor Rahm's re-election campaign is really in trouble. Not only is
HISD trustees and Grier spar over school reform - K-12 Zone
HISD trustees and Grier spar over school reform - K-12 Zone: HISD trustees and Grier spar over school reformPosted on August 13, 2014 | By Ericka MellonPRINT0HISD Superintendent Terry Grier launched the Apollo reform program at nine of the district’s lowest-performing middle and high schools in 2010 and expanded it to nine elementary schools the following year. (Photo by Eric Kayne)The ghost of Ap

Cami’s Newark school bus plan: Volunteers needed to keep kids safe. | Bob Braun's Ledger
Cami’s Newark school bus plan: Volunteers needed to keep kids safe. | Bob Braun's Ledger: Cami’s Newark school bus plan: Volunteers needed to keep kids safe.Anderson wants Newark kids protected by “volunteers”–Is she nuts or what?Cami Anderson, the state-imposed administrator of Newark schools, has developed a shuttle bus operation to move children around the city to meet the demands of  her “One
8-13-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: About the radio showJoin Drs. Shaun Johnson and Tim Slekar LIVE Sundays at 6PM EST and Wednesdays at 7PM EST on Blog Talk Radio for progressive, pro-public education talk radio. Call in to speak live with Tim and Shaun during the show, (805) 727-7111. You can also listen to our Monday "Sunday-Replay" at 7PM EST, and re-broadcasts of the archives every Tuesday and Thursd
STOP GRITTING YOUR TEETH WHEN YOU HEAR “GRIT” | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing
STOP GRITTING YOUR TEETH WHEN YOU HEAR “GRIT” | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing: STOP GRITTING YOUR TEETH WHEN YOU HEAR “GRIT” There is nothing wrong with GRIT.Why do we have such a knee jerk reaction to a word when the wrong people usurp it?Isn’t true grit is a characteristic we need to fight back against these interlopers? We need to take back that word just as we need to take back other word

8-13-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: “My Best Posts On ‘Conditional Cash Transfers’”© 2012 Philip Taylor, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio I’ve just published My Best Posts On “Conditional Cash Transfers” over at my other blog, Engaging Parents In School. Conditional Cash Transfers are payments made to families to encourage them to do things like go to doctor appoin
8-13-14 With A Brooklyn Accent: Us VS Them- A Guest Post on the Larger Implications of Ferguson by Dr Lori Martin
With A Brooklyn Accent:  Us VS Them- A Guest Post on the Larger Implications of Ferguson by Dr Lori MartinThe systematic killing of people of color provides the best evidence that many Americans have been wrong about racism all along. For far too long racism has been understood as an illness, a sickness, or a disease, that older and uneducated individuals come down with because they are ignorant,
Morning Wink 8-13-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-13-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Michigan State Board Calls for Sweeping Changes in Charter LawThe Michigan State Board of Education passed a resolution calling for reform of the state’s charter law. The vote was along party li
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-13-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Michigan State Board Calls for Sweeping Changes in Charter LawThe Michigan State Board of Education passed a resolution calling for reform of the state’s charter law. The vote was along party lines; the state board is dominated by Democrats but the legislature is not. The resolution was passed following a series in the Detroit Free
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 8-13-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: IT’S McKENNA BY 7% …with an 8¼% turnout – and 2:1 vote-by-mail by smf / 8min 4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 8-12-144LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: ACCUSE, TWEET, DELETE: Johnson campaign accuses McKenna of buying Jesse Jackson’s endorsementmuck from the Twitterverse   Thomas Himes ‏@LADailyThomas                       @JohnsonC

8-13-14 Perdido Street School
CURMUDGUCATION: Duncan Funnels Millions to College BoardThis is how it works in our current form of government.Suppose you make left-handed widgets. You are a major player in the market, but you do have competitors. You would like to both cement your role in the market while growing your share of the revenue. What do you do? Well, you could work on marketing, product development, basically making


Michelle Rhee Reportedly Prepares To Leave CEO Job At StudentsFirst, Group She Founded
Michelle Rhee Reportedly Prepares To Leave CEO Job At StudentsFirst, Group She Founded: Michelle Rhee Reportedly Prepares To Leave CEO Job At StudentsFirst, Group She FoundedPosted: 08/12/2014 8:52 pm EDT Updated: 23 minutes ago Former Washington, D.C., schools chancellor Michelle Rhee has told people close to her that she is preparing to step down as CEO of StudentsFirst, the advocacy organizatio

Nite Cap 8-12-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT
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 CAPempathyeducates – This Is Why We’re Mad About the Shooting of Mike Brownempathyeducates – This Is Why We’re Mad About the Shooting of Mike Brown: This Is Why We’re Mad About the Shooting of Mike BrownLesley McSpadden, left, is comforted by her hu
empathyeducates – This Is Why We’re Mad About the Shooting of Mike Brown
empathyeducates – This Is Why We’re Mad About the Shooting of Mike Brown: This Is Why We’re Mad About the Shooting of Mike BrownLesley McSpadden, left, is comforted by her husband, Louis Head, after her 18-year-old son, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by police in the middle of the street in Ferguson, Mo., near St. Louis on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. A spokesman with the St. Louis County Police De
New York Teachers Union Rips Corporate Ties of Common Core | TheBlaze.com
New York Teachers Union Rips Corporate Ties of Common Core | TheBlaze.com: New York Teachers Union Rips Corporate Ties of Common CoreNew York state teachers frustrated with Common Core began “occupying” the steps of the state Education Department in Albany Monday night, the Albany Times Union reported.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo  (AP)The teachers took on a populist theme similar to what the Occupy

Failed D.C. schools chief Michelle (Rhee) Johnson named to Scotts Miracle-Gro board - Columbus - Columbus Business First
Former D.C. schools chief Michelle (Rhee) Johnson named to Scotts Miracle-Gro board - Columbus - Columbus Business First: Former D.C. schools chief joins Scotts boardEnlarge PhotoAndrew Harrer/BloombergMichelle Johnson, former head of Washington D.C. schools, has joined the board of directors at Scotts Miracle-Gro.Tom KnoxReporter-Columbus Business FirstEmail  |  Google+  |  LinkedIn  |  TwitterSc

8-12-14 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): George McKenna for LAUSD School Board District 1Home | George McKenna for LAUSD School Board District 1: LA County Democratic Party Endorses George McKenna For LAUSD District 1JULY 09, 2014The campaign of retired superintendent and decorated educator George McKenna for the vacant LAUSD District 1 school b


4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 8-12-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: ACCUSE, TWEET, DELETE: Johnson campaign accuses McKenna of buying Jesse Jackson’s endorsementmuck from the Twitterverse   Thomas Himes ‏@LADailyThomas                       @JohnsonCampaign deletes tweet accusing @RevJJackson of taking money to endorse @ElectMcKenna in race for #LAUSD:by smf / 12min 4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 8-11-144LA
Why Is the FBI Investigating Charter Schools Run by a Secretive Islamic Movement? - The Atlantic
Why Is the FBI Investigating Charter Schools Run by a Secretive Islamic Movement? - The Atlantic: Why Is the FBI Investigating Charter Schools Run by a Secretive Islamic Movement?Across the U.S., followers of a Turkish cleric are operating 120 public schools. Now, several of them are under legal scrutiny—for reasons that have nothing to do with religion and everything to do with the charter school
8-12-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: About the radio showJoin Drs. Shaun Johnson and Tim Slekar LIVE Sundays at 6PM EST and Wednesdays at 7PM EST on Blog Talk Radio for progressive, pro-public education talk radio. Call in to speak live with Tim and Shaun during the show, (805) 727-7111. You can also listen to our Monday "Sunday-Replay" at 7PM EST, and re-broadcasts of the archives every Tuesday and Thursd
8-12-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: The Lesson I Want To Take From Robin Williams' DeathThe nation is in shock over the news that Robin Williams killed himself yesterday.You can see it on the TV, in the newspapers, on social media - the coverage of Williams' death is everywhere this morning and the recurring pattern in that coverage is shock that Williams would take his own life.But I'm not in shock over the n
8-12-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Contribute A Post To The Next “ELT Carnival” – “Back To School Tips”David Deubelbeiss over at ELL Classroom 2.0 will be hosting the next ELT Blog Carnival (formerly known as the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival). The deadline is September 1st and the topic is “Back To School Tips.” Here’s what he wrote: Post any and all entries HE
Morning Wink 8-12-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-12-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Schneider: Are Common Core and Common Core Testing Illegal?Federal law states clearly that no agent of the federal government may seek to influence, direct, or control curriculum or instruction.
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-12-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Schneider: Are Common Core and Common Core Testing Illegal?Federal law states clearly that no agent of the federal government may seek to influence, direct, or control curriculum or instruction. For many decades, both parties agreed that they did not want the party in power to use federal power to control the schools of the nation.
8-12-14 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.: Carpe diem.. My Facebook and Twitter pages are full of comments about the suicide of Robin Williams. It’s not surprising. He was a big star, a celebrity, who has spanned several generations of TV watchers and movie goers. In 1989 I was still a new teacher. It was four years after A Nation at Risk repo
8-12-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Tuesday Open Thread A bit of dark place I find myself in.  Robin Williams, a giant talent who I saw twice live in San Francisco (and once in a little bookstore), killed himself.  Very sad.Then there's the essay by Joe Williams of DFER who says that "Suburbs Hold Key to Resolving Democratic Party's Tensions over School Choice."It's hard to know which is wo

D.C. Dumping Test Scores From Its Teacher Evaluations
D.C. Dumping Test Scores From Its Teacher Evaluations: D.C. Dumping Test Scores From Its Teacher Evaluations WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia public school system, one of the first in the country to evaluate teachers using student test scores, announced Thursday that it would suspend the practice while students adjust to new tests based on Common Core standards.Chancellor Kaya Henderson



THREE YEARS AND GROWING: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY UOO! - UNITED OPT OUT: The Movement to End Corporate Education Reform
THREE YEARS AND GROWING: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY UOO! - UNITED OPT OUT: The Movement to End Corporate Education Reform: THREE YEARS AND GROWING: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY UOO!BY MORNA MCDERMOTT · AUGUST 11, 2014United Opt Out was created by six “pissed off radicals” in August of 2011.Some of the names and faces have changed since then (Laurie Murphy and Shaun Johnson have rolled off the administration team) and

Teaching With Common Core Aligned Books and Ignoring the Questions of Children
Teaching With Common Core Aligned Books and Ignoring the Questions of Children: Teaching With Common Core Aligned Books and Ignoring the Questions of ChildrenAUGUST 11, 2014 BY NANCY BAILEY LEAVE A COMMENTCommon Core aligned books and the drill to teach reading to young children, appears to ignore the real questions children might have about the stories they read. This could be serious, especially
11 charter school authorizers face suspension - SFGate
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Nite Cap 8-11-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT
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Lunch lady rises to teachers union leader and takes on all comers, bluntly - The Washington Post
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George McKenna for LAUSD School Board District 1
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Morning Wink 8-11-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-11-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
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8-11-14 Ed Notes Online Week
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Alex Johnson, who ducked my interview and at least six candidate forums, asks why Dr. McKenna won’t respond to the Deasy School Report?
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NEA president-elect: Teachers are neither strangers to, nor... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
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Nite Cap 8-10-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT
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8-10-14 Answer Sheet
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8-10-14 Ed Notes Online Week
Ed Notes Online: #AFT 14 Video - Leo Casey At the Bat - Don't Let Tea Party Seduce You From Supporting Wonderful Common CoreThis may be worse than Mulgrew's speech. Immediately after his speech, Leo went right to the Mendacino vinyards to pick grapes.by ed notes online / 41min 8-9-14 Ed Notes Online WeekEd Notes Online: Ed Notes OnlineVergara Update: Chetty, Chetty Gets Banged, Banged in Teachers
Fight over teacher tenure rages on | MSNBC
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Morning Wink 8-10-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-10-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
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8-10-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
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8-10-14 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher
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8-10-14 Hemlock on the Rocks
Hemlock on the Rocks: Ben Austin on Parent Triggerhttp://youtu.be/VaR-XrIw7SUby Rene Diedrich / 1h  8-9-14 Hemlock on the RocksHemlock on the Rocks: Simpsons Full Episodes - The Ned-Liest Catch - The Simpsons Long Episodes - Video DailymotionSimpsons Full Episodes - The Ned-Liest Catch - The Simpsons Long Episodes - Video Dailymotionby Rene Diedrich / 10h Fwd: Common Core is the Most Dangerous Dom



Nite Cap 8-9-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT
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 CAPFlipping Schools: The Hidden Forces Behind Education Reform | Seattle EducationFlipping Schools: The Hidden Forces Behind Education Reform | Seattle Education: Flipping Schools: The Hidden Forces Behind Education ReformI am posting an excerpt of
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Common Core Fork in the Road: Apathy or Civil Disobedience. Which Road Do You Choose? | Missouri Education Watchdog
Common Core Fork in the Road: Apathy or Civil Disobedience. Which Road Do You Choose? | Missouri Education Watchdog: Common Core Fork in the Road: Apathy or Civil Disobedience. Which Road Do You Choose?inShareAre you apathetic about The Common Core State Standards Initiative and its oligarchic structure?Pop Quiz:Which group has the constitutional authority to set standards, curriculum and assessme
8-9-14 Saturday Matinée Special "What IS that Brown Stuff?" News Breakout
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2nd Banana 8-9-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform
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8-9-14 Living in Dialogue
Home | Living in Dialogue: The iPad Fiasco: “What do the Terms of Service Say About My Rights?”A high school teacher asks us to consider the techrights and human rights of the underage human subjects of business-imposed edtech experiments and “innovations”, and to reflect on Audrey Watters’ column, Ed-Tech and the Templated Self: Thoughts from the “Reclaim Your Domain” Hackathon. by Mary Porter. 

Reflections on Teaching » All news is local
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Morning Wink 8-9-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
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8-9-14 Hemlock on the Rocks
Hemlock on the Rocks: Simpsons Full Episodes - The Ned-Liest Catch - The Simpsons Long Episodes - Video DailymotionSimpsons Full Episodes - The Ned-Liest Catch - The Simpsons Long Episodes - Video Dailymotionby Rene Diedrich / 10h Fwd: Common Core is the Most Dangerous Domestic Spying Program : Freedom OutpostEven the Department of Education, though, admits that privacy is a concern, and that some
8-9-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida
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8-9-14 Wag The Dog Week
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8-9-14 Jersey Jazzman NJ Ed News Round-up Jammin' All Week
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8-9-14 Curmudgucation Week
CURMUDGUCATION:Curmudgucation WeekZip Codes and SchoolsIn the Washington Post, Neerav Kingsland writes about The Cost of Neighborhood Schools. Kingsland is specifically addressing the pushback on a DC plan to move away from the neighborhood school model toward something more New Orleans-y (Kingsland is the former chief executive for the New Schools in New Orleans).Advocates, therefore, worry that
8-9-14 NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education
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8-9-14 THE WHOLE WEEK @ The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education
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8-9-14 This Week in LA - School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD
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All Week @ The Answer Sheet 8-9-14
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8-9-14 Wait What? - Jonathan Pelto: Gubernatorial Candidate and A Really Nice Guy
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8-9-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
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8-9-14 Ed Notes Online Week
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8-9-14 Fred All Week Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher
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4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 8-9-14
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8-9-14 Schools Matter All Week
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All Week 8-9-14 @ THE CHALK FACE
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 8-9-14 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
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