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2nd Banana 8-23-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform



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Nationwide Hands Up Walkout, Mon. Aug 25 |
Nationwide Hands Up Walkout, Mon. Aug 25 |: California Student Union - CASUNationwide Hands Up Walkout, Mon. Aug 25Posted on August 22, 2014 by CASTUDENTUNIONLeave a commentNationwide #HandsUp Walkout happening this Monday, August 25 in solidarity with Mike Brownand the Our Lives Matter Campaign. More info on how to join the walkout below –Hands Up Walk Out Conference CallFriday, August 22 @ 5 pm


NYC teachers, police unions in all-out war | New York Post
NYC teachers, police unions in all-out war | New York Post: NYC teachers, police unions in all-out warBy Michael GartlandAugust 17, 2014 | 4:33amModal TriggerMichael Mulgrew, the head of the teachers union, made the call to march against the police, which PBA head Pat Lynch (right) called a 'disgrace.'Photo: David McGlynn, Spencer BurnettIn an open letter to The Post, the spitting-mad boss of the



Nite Cap 8-17-14 #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 CAPBlue Jersey:: Newark Parents to Chris Christie: We demand a town hall in NewarkBlue Jersey:: Newark Parents to Chris Christie: We demand a town hall in Newark: Newark Parents to Chris Christie: We demand a town hall in Newarkby: Rosi EfthimSun Au



Girl Scout national proficiency badges| Connections to Common Core Standards
Program | Connections to Curriculum Standards: Program Connections to State(and National) Curriculum StandardsThe content of all Girl Scout national proficiency badges and journeys have been correlated by grade level to national Common Core Standards, 21st Century Skillsstandards, Financial Literacy education standards, and curriculum such as Health and PE, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social


Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover - CityLimits.org
Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover - CityLimits.org: Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher TurnoverWhile some statistics are disputed, the high rates of teacher attrition at charter schools raise questions about whether even the most successful ones can maintain quality amid the churn.By Helen Zelon  | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014High-quality teachers are integral to academic achievement, e


Internal emails show LA school officials started iPad talks with software supplier a year before bids | 89.3 KPCC
Internal emails show LA school officials started iPad talks with software supplier a year before bids | 89.3 KPCC: Internal emails show LA school officials started iPad talks with software supplier a year before bidsEmails obtained by KPCC show Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy personally began meeting with Pearson and Apple to discuss the eventual purchase of their pro


Steve Barr Tries to Bridge Union-Reformer Divide in Reboot of California's 'Democrats for Education Reform' - On California - Education Week
Steve Barr Tries to Bridge Union-Reformer Divide in Reboot of California's 'Democrats for Education Reform' - On California - Education Week: Steve Barr Tries to Bridge Union-Reformer Divide in Reboot of California's 'Democrats for Education Reform'By Charles Taylor Kerchner on August 12, 2014 11:15 AM | 1 CommentBy David Menefee-Libey and Charles Taylor KerchnerSteve Barr has organizing in his DN

8-17-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Carlos Slim, “The World’s Richest Man,” Spends Some Of His $ For New Online Spanish-Language Ed Resources© 2014 itupictures, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio Carlos Slim, the Mexican billionaire, has just unveiled Acceso Latino, an online tool designed to be a “one-stop” site for Spanish-language “employment, education, health ca


The strategic campaign needed to save public education — in nine steps - The Washington Post
The strategic campaign needed to save public education — in nine steps - The Washington Post: The strategic campaign needed to save public education — in nine steps Leaders of the school standardized test-based reform’ movement have been very smart about using public relations and intentional messaging to their benefit, something their critics have failed to do. Arthur H. Camins, director of the C

8-19-14 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 Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown[View the story "Monday's Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown" on Storify]by Larry Ferlazzo / 10h8-18-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLarry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: “Thinking Like A

Nite Cap 8-16-14 #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 CAPFormer D.C. charter board CFO promoted private companies that allegedly paid him - The Washington PostFormer D.C. charter board CFO promoted private companies that allegedly paid him - The Washington Post: Former D.C. charter board CFO promoted p



Marshall Tuck run schools SAT scores remained flat, some even declined
Marshall Tuck run schools SAT scores remained flat, some even declined: Marshall Tuck run schools SAT scores remained flat, some even declinedAUGUST 22, 2014 BY ROBERT D. SKEELS * RDSATHENE LEAVE A COMMENT“The lowest-performing, based on test scores, is the large Green Dot chain.” — Los Angeles TimesMarshall Tuck’s campaign literature claims “Marshall has run two of California’s most innovative sc
SBE Agenda for September 2014 - State Board of Education (CA Dept of Education)
SBE Agenda for September 2014 - State Board of Education (CA Dept of Education): SBE Agenda for September 2014Agenda for the California State Board of Education (SBE) meeting on September 3-4, 2014.State Board MembersMichael W. Kirst, PresidentIlene W. Straus, Vice PresidentSue BurrCarl CohnBruce HoladayAida MolinaPatricia A. RuckerNiki SandovalTrish WilliamsKenton Shimozaki, Student MemberVacancy
Nite Cap 8-22-14 #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 CAP8-22-14 With A Brooklyn Accent: Creating Safety Without Guns-An Inner City Love StoryWith A Brooklyn Accent: Creating Safety Without Guns-An Inner City Love StoryOne of the reasons I am haunted by the death of Michael Brown is that I have worked

Internal emails show LA school officials started iPad talks with software supplier a year before bids | 89.3 KPCC
Internal emails show LA school officials started iPad talks with software supplier a year before bids | 89.3 KPCC: Internal emails show LA school officials started iPad talks with software supplier a year before bidsEmails obtained by KPCC show Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy personally began meeting with Pearson and Apple to discuss the eventual purchase of their pro
Parents and Citizens Are Key to Eradicating Federal Overreach Into Education | Truth in American Education
Parents and Citizens Are Key to Eradicating Federal Overreach Into Education | Truth in American Education: Parents and Citizens Are Key to Eradicating Federal Overreach Into EducationFiled in Common Core State Standards by Karen Schroeder on August 22, 2014 • 0 Comments246The Lyndon B. Johnson Building, HQ of the U.S. Dept. of Education, 2006Photo credit: Cool Ceasar (Wikimedia Commons)(CC-By-SA

Nationwide Hands Up Walkout, Mon. Aug 25 |
Nationwide Hands Up Walkout, Mon. Aug 25 |: California Student Union - CASUNationwide Hands Up Walkout, Mon. Aug 25Posted on August 22, 2014 by CASTUDENTUNIONLeave a commentNationwide #HandsUp Walkout happening this Monday, August 25 in solidarity with Mike Brownand the Our Lives Matter Campaign. More info on how to join the walkout below –Hands Up Walk Out Conference CallFriday, August 22 @ 5 pm
Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s real legacy: Here’s what’s most shameful about her reign - Salon.com
Michelle Rhee’s real legacy: Here’s what’s most shameful about her reign - Salon.com: Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s real legacy: Here’s what’s most shameful about her reignThe "education reform" leader who just stepped down gets plenty of criticism. But people overlook thisMATT BRUENIGRhee-lated $tory: Michelle Rhee answers Ravitch in New Bookal$o $ee Rhee-lated $tory: Excerpts fr
Morning Wink 8-22-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-22-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: As of 1 P.M. Today, More Than 14 Million Page Views on This Blog! | Diane Ravitch's blog http://bit.ly/1BukgwpAndrea Gabor On Elizabeth Green’s New Book on TeachingElizabeth Green, one of our le
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-22-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: As of 1 P.M. Today, More Than 14 Million Page Views on This Blog! | Diane Ravitch's blog http://bit.ly/1BukgwpAndrea Gabor On Elizabeth Green’s New Book on TeachingElizabeth Green, one of our leading education journalists, has just published a book titled “Building a Better Teacher.” In this thoughtful post, Andrea Gabor points out
8-22-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: The Indypendent: What's A Cop To Do?Good cops, dedicated and skilled ones, learn how to look for signs of criminal behavior instead of profiling by race ...good policing requires judgment, being able to tell the difference between a black teenager in sneakers who’s running because he just snatched a purse and one who’s running because his mother said he had to be home for dinner b
8-22-14 Answer Sheet
Answer Sheet: And now, final exams for kindergartners. Really.Just when you think things can’t get any worse for kindergartners, they do. It used to be that kindergartners could play  — which is how early childhood development experts say young children learn and are socialized best.  Today 5- and 6-year-olds are forced to sit for hours at a time doing academics, often with little […]84 by Valerie
8-22-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Americans again rate local schools higher than schools of the nationGroundhog Day: Americans Again Rate Local Schools Higher than Schools of the NationStephen KrashenAs is the case every year, the PDK/Gallup poll (September 2014) found that people rate their local schools much more positively than they do schools in the US in general.  The differences, as usual, were striking: Fift
8-22-14 Hemlock on the Rocks
Hemlock on the Rocks: Ruth Perez Resigns to become LAUSD Dep. Supt., Memos sent, Media Covered But the BOE will noyt Approve until Tuesday? ANNOTATED PRESS RELEASEby Rene Diedrich / 4h hide  //  saveYESTERDAYLAUSD's $1-billion iPad effort beset by problems, report finds - LA Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ipad-bidding-20140821-story.htmlwww.hemlockontherocks.comby Rene Diedrich /

Why LA sends failing students on to the next grade | EdSource
Why LA sends failing students on to the next grade | EdSource: Why LA sends failing students on to the next gradeAugust 21, 2014 | By Molly Callister/Hechinger Report | No Comments When Alberto Cortes was held back in fourth grade because of low math skills, he thought his world had come to an end.“The first day of going back to fourth grade, I see all my friends with new teachers there in fifth g

Nite Cap 8-21-14 #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 CAPNo Teacher Is An Island |No Teacher Is An Island |:No Teacher Is An Island This week in The Shanker Blog, authors lan Daly (Professor, University of California San Diego) and Kara Finnigan (Associate Professor, the University of Rochester) publis
No Teacher Is An Island |
No Teacher Is An Island |:No Teacher Is An Island This week in The Shanker Blog, authors lan Daly (Professor, University of California San Diego) and Kara Finnigan (Associate Professor, the University of Rochester) published a piece titled: No Teacher Is An Island: The Role Of Social Relations In Teacher Evaluation.They discuss, as largely based on their research and expertise in social network an
The Trouble With “The Trouble With Tenure” | InterACT
The Trouble With “The Trouble With Tenure” | InterACT: The Trouble With “The Trouble With Tenure”AUGUST 21, 2014tags: Bruni, due process, Johnston, ny times, teaching quality,tenureby David B. CohenFrank Bruni, writing in the New York Times on Aug. 18, 2014, cobbles together a series of assumptions and quotations to join the trendy but under-informed chorus speaking out regarding “The Trouble With
8-21-14 Living in Dialogue - Starve the Testing Beast:
Home | Living in Dialogue: Starve the Testing Beast: Chicago Teachers Show Us How to Organize a Test BoycottBy Michelle Gunderson. We have a saying in the testing resistance movement – don’t feed the beast, starve the data monster. When parents opt their children out of testing they are taking a strong stance against having their children’s data used as a mechanism to sort students, punish teacher

Duncan Listens to Gates, Offers One Year Delay on New Test Consequences | Living in Dialogue
Duncan Listens to Gates, Offers One Year Delay on New Test Consequences | Living in Dialogue: Duncan Listens to Gates, Offers One Year Delay on New Test Consequences After five years at his post, Secretary Duncan indicates he is now “listening to teachers on testing.” His statement, released this morning, offers a thorough repudiation of teaching to the test, but little substance regarding federal
8-21-14 Wait What? - Jonathan Pelto: Gubernatorial Candidate and A Really Nice Guy
Wait What?:  Wait What? Pelto/Murphy 2014Malloy misleads teachers, parents, public school advocates and taxpayers – again!Pelto Media Statement in Response to Governor Malloy’s Press Release:  GOV. MALLOY: MILLIONS IN ADDITIONAL FUNDING WILL ASSIST STRUGGLING SCHOOL DISTRICTS Malloy misleads teachers, parents, public school advocates and taxpayers – again! Governor Dannel “Dan” Malloy and his Comm

ACT Report for 2014 - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)
ACT Report for 2014 - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on 2014 ACT® ReportSACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today issued the following statement upon the release by ACT of its annual report, The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2014."It is heartening to see that today's ACT report shows California
8-21-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Gaps in the Garfield CaseThis is a lengthy post and has new information so I urge you to read to the end. Gaps abound in the Garfield case.  You can see this just from the Times' story this morning on last night's School Board election.  (And welcome Times to this story - very late to it, no?)Some have suggested that the Times article is slanted?  I would say it is

FBI Tracks Charter Schools | PR Watch
FBI Tracks Charter Schools | PR Watch:FBI Tracks Charter SchoolsBy Ruth ConniffThere’s been a flood of local news stories in recent months about FBI raids on charter schools all over the country.From Pittsburgh to Baton Rouge, from Hartford toCincinnati to Albuquerque, FBI agents have been busting into schools, carting off documents, and making arrests leading to high-profile indictments."The
Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover - CityLimits.org
Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover - CityLimits.org: Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher TurnoverWhile some statistics are disputed, the high rates of teacher attrition at charter schools raise questions about whether even the most successful ones can maintain quality amid the churn.By Helen Zelon  | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014High-quality teachers are integral to academic achievement, e

8-21-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: This Week In Web 2.0In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I’ve recently begin a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” (you might also be interested in The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2013). I also sometimes include tech tools that might not exactly


8-21-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: New PDK/Gallup Poll Shows 60 Percent of Public Opposed to Common CoreWe'll be posting from the new 2014 PDK/Gallup poll of public attitudes toward the public schools.  Here's the one that caught my eye first:by Jim Horn / 2min hide  //  saveNew York's High Stakes Test Data of "Diminished Usefulness" Due to Opt Out NumbersNew York parents and students who opted out of the



Morning Wink 8-21-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSThe Theft Of Education: FBI Raiding Charter Schools Across Country | PopularResistance.OrgThe Theft Of Education: FBI Raiding Charter Schools Across Country | PopularResistance.Org: The Theft Of Education: FBI Raiding Charter Schools Across CountryEDUCATE! CHARTER SCHOOLS, CORRUPTION, EDUCATION, FBI By Ruth Conniff, www.truth-out.orgAugust 21st, 2014  Powe



LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-21-14 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: When Are Common Core Polls AstroTurf?Mercedes Schneider analyzes the recent polls on Common Core and spies an effort to rescue the CCSS from the wreckage. The bottom-line, she says, is that the development of Common Core was top-down, not state-led. “Here’s the reality: CCSS was conceived, organized, produced, monitored,


8-21-14 Answer Sheet
Answer Sheet: A shocking statistic about the quality of education researchIn 1968, an article in Kappan magazine titled “The Need for Replication in Education Research” by education Professor Robert H. Bauernfeind said: The principle of replication is the cornerstone of scientific inquiry. This principle holds that under similar conditions, one should obtain similar results. Replication has long b


4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 8-21-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: L.A. Unified Teachers Decry New Student Tracking SystemSome L.A. Unified schools face packed classes, roaming students as new $20-million student database falters By Stephen Ceasar, LA Times | LA Times http://lat.ms/1ljiKbJ "We don't have anything to gain from exaggerating -- we want the problem fixed," says teachers union President Alex Caput


Back To Schools White People Cannot See
Back To Schools White People Cannot See: Back To Schools White People Cannot SeeAs we face a new Back-to-School season under the pall of the recent tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, there new considerations that can’t be ignored.Of the many heartfelt, well thought-out, and clearly written responses to the ongoing travesty happening in that town, one of the most insightful was “Dear White People: The


How the Common Core Lost Teacher Support | Peter Greene
How the Common Core Lost Teacher Support | Peter Greene: How the Common Core Lost Teacher SupportToday's big headline from the new Education Next poll is "Teachers No Longer Love CCSS."Support for the Core among teachers dropped like a stone, from 76% in 2013 to 46% in 2014. That's a lot of love lost. Now, as we move from the "Holy schneikies!" phase into the "Got some spl
It's Not Just About the Test: A Teacher Talks About the Classroom - WNYC
It's Not Just About the Test: A Teacher Talks About the Classroom - WNYC: It's Not Just About the Test: A Teacher Talks About the ClassroomMonday, August 25, 2014 - 04:00 AMBy Beth FertigSharePrintEmailEnlargeMath teacher Jose Vilson, who is Dominican and Haitian, believes teachers should pay more attention to their students' cultural backgrounds(Tafari Stevenson-Howard)Jose Luis Vilson has been b
NEA President-elect, Supt. Torlakson and CA’s Educators Kick Off Degrees Not Debt Campaign - California Teachers Association
NEA President-elect, Supt. Torlakson and CA’s Educators Kick Off Degrees Not Debt Campaign - California Teachers Association: NEA President-elect, Supt. Torlakson and CA’s Educators Kick Off Degrees Not Debt CampaignContacts: Staci Maiers, NEA Communications 202-270-5333 cell, smaiers@nea.org; Claudia Briggs, CTA Communications 916-296-4087 cell, cbriggs@cta.org; Becky Zoglman, CTA Communications

Common Core gets AWFUL review in new study | The Daily Caller
Common Core gets AWFUL review in new study | The Daily Caller: Common Core gets AWFUL review in new studyBad news for supporters of national education curriculum: States with education standards most closely aligned to Common Core fared worse on math tests than states with their own standards, according to a new study.The study, conducted by the Brookings Institution, compared standardized test sc
Nite Cap 8-20-14 #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 CAPThe Gem on the Hill: How to Create a Community-Based In-District Charter | Cloaking InequityThe Gem on the Hill: How to Create a Community-Based In-District Charter | Cloaking Inequity: The Gem on the Hill: How to Create a Community-Based In-Dist

NEA’s new president denounces testing | EdSource
NEA’s new president denounces testing | EdSource: NEA’s new president denounces testingCREDIT: NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONNewly elected National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García addresses delegates at the union's national convention in Denver in July.In the midst of her first swing through California, the incoming president of the National Education Association praised the
8-20-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Common Core; Slip Slidin' AwayPoll results on public education including Common Core from two sources.Education Next - No Common Opinion on Common CoreFor example, the share of the public that say it favors the Common Core State Standards slipped noticeably between 2013 and 2014. Establishing a common set of standards across states is a new policy proposal that eme

8-20-14 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: Deasy urges respect for 1st AmendmentMorning Read: Deasy urges respect for 1st Amendment L.A. Unified principals given guidance on student free speech rights As unrest continues in Ferguson, Mo. and, to a degree in Los Angeles, after the fatal police shootings of unarmed black men in those c

The strategic campaign needed to save public education — in nine steps - The Washington Post
The strategic campaign needed to save public education — in nine steps - The Washington Post: The strategic campaign needed to save public education — in nine steps Leaders of the school standardized test-based reform’ movement have been very smart about using public relations and intentional messaging to their benefit, something their critics have failed to do. Arthur H. Camins, director of the C
Morning Wink 8-20-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-20-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Bruce Baker: How to Get Rid of Accountability, Transparency, and Student RightsThis may be the most important article you read this week, this month, or this year. It was published last year, an
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-20-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Bruce Baker: How to Get Rid of Accountability, Transparency, and Student RightsThis may be the most important article you read this week, this month, or this year. It was published last year, and I missed it. But, wow, Bruce Baker nails what is wrong with “education reform.” Basically, the public has been sold a bill of goods. We h

8-20-14 Hemlock on the Rocks
Hemlock on the Rocks: In NYC the Scandals have Sex in classrooms , alien lesson plans and threats of violence thanks to Mulgrew'Sex coverup' with counselor should force UFT President Mulgrew out: foesBy Reuven FentonMay 21, 2012 | 4:00amModal TriggerWOE! Then-guidance counselor Emelina Camacho-Mendez allegedly had sex with UFT chief Michael Mulgrew (above) at Grady HS in 2005.Photo: Daniel Shapiro



Why the Jindal Loss Was Expected Regarding La.’s PARCC Injunction | deutsch29
Why the Jindal Loss Was Expected Regarding La.’s PARCC Injunction | deutsch29: Why the Jindal Loss Was Expected Regarding La.’s PARCC InjunctionAugust 19, 2014On August 19, 2014, District Judge Todd Hernandez ruled that the Jindal administration’s suspension of the Louisiana state testing contract was to be temporarily lifted until the pro-Common Core (CCSS) full case against Jindal and his admini
Part Two: Why is the Obama Administration Waging War on Teachers? | Living in Dialogue
Part Two: Why is the Obama Administration Waging War on Teachers? | Living in Dialogue:   Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:43 pm   Civil Rights, Electoral Politics, Politics, Teachers Unions, Uncategorized   Anthony Cody   0   2 By Paul Horton. Part two of three.In the twenty-five years after the Civil Rights Act of 1868, most whites abandoned the Democrats in the South as white flight and the Southern
Nite Cap 8-19-14 #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 CAPTesting Kindergartners and a Rise in Childhood Disabilities: Is There A Connection?Testing Kindergartners and a Rise in Childhood Disabilities: Is There A Connection?: Testing Kindergartners and a Rise in Childhood Disabilities: Is There A Connec

National union chief pledges $1M if Karen Lewis runs for mayor | Early & Often
National union chief pledges $1M if Karen Lewis runs for mayor | Early & Often: National union chief pledges $1M if Karen Lewis runs for mayorThe head of the American Federation of Teachers says the national union is ready to spend $1 million to help Karen Lewis unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel if the Chicago Teachers Union president decides to run.“I did say privately to Karen and at our executive c


Democrats For Public Education
Democrats For Public Education: Stand up for Public Education!Every child deserves access to a high-quality public education. We're fighting to make that a reality. Read more..Democrats for Public Education Officially LaunchesDemocrats Remain United Around Core Set of Principles To Ensure Public Education Thrives For Generations To Come (WASHINGTON, D.C.)– Today, national Democratic Party leaders


4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 8-19-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: The MiSiS CriSiS: WHEN IS ACCOUNTABILITY GOOD FOR THE GANDER?  Written by red queen in la in LAUSD, from her blog | http://bit.ly/1pXYPOk Monday Aug 18, 2014  ::  …and isn’t that Buck supposed to have been stopping somewhere? Somewhere other than at the kids’ feet? This past week, the first back in school for LAUSD kids, has seen an absolutely ridiculou


Morning Wink 8-19-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLatino Education Groups' Agenda: More Money, Better TeachersLatino Education Groups' Agenda: More Money, Better Teachers: A New Agenda for Texas’ Hispanic-Majority SchoolsThe Latino Coalition for Educational Equity's press conference outside the Texas Senate in February 2013. Patricia Lopez, who led research on the new education survey, is third from left.
Latino Education Groups' Agenda: More Money, Better Teachers
Latino Education Groups' Agenda: More Money, Better Teachers: A New Agenda for Texas’ Hispanic-Majority SchoolsThe Latino Coalition for Educational Equity's press conference outside the Texas Senate in February 2013. Patricia Lopez, who led research on the new education survey, is third from left.In February 2013, while Texas lawmakers kicked around major changes to public eduction, a handful of L
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-19-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Texas: Latino Activists Declare Their Education AgendaNext year, students of Hispanic descent will be a majority in the public schools of Texas. Yet the voices of Latino parents, educators, and advocates are seldom heard in legislative hearings. Instead, it is usually business leaders calling the shots. A new organization called th

8-19-14 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.: Karen Lewis. Rahm’s CPS hiring stunt.- Karen Lewis is President of the Chicago Teachers Union. (Sun-Times) The City of Chicago is gearing up to enforce its Chicago Public Schools preference policy, which would give CPS graduates preferential standing among other firefighter applicants, providing an un
8-19-14 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 Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown[View the story "Monday's Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown" on Storify]by Larry Ferlazzo / 10h8-18-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLarry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: “Thinking Like A

Spring ’14 Conference Recap | CA STUDENT UNION
Spring ’14 Conference Recap |: Spring ’14 Conference RecapPosted on August 18, 2014 by CASTUDENTUNIONLeave a commentFor all of you beautiful people unable to attend the Spring ’14 CA Student Union Conference, below is a quick recap about what went down. A big thanks goes out to everyone who made the conference possible — from attendees, to volunteers, to presenters, to donors, it took all of us to
8-17-14 Living in Dialogue - Part One: Past as Prelude in the Still Troubled South
Home | Living in Dialogue: Part One: Past as Prelude in the Still Troubled Southby Paul Horton. Part one of three.  My son and I took our annual road trip last week. We listen to books on tape and blues as we travel. He is learning to drive so, for the first time, he was able to take the wheel for hours at a time while I bit my fingernails and chewed my gum. On the morning of our arrival to the De

Steve Barr Tries to Bridge Union-Reformer Divide in Reboot of California's 'Democrats for Education Reform' - On California - Education Week
Steve Barr Tries to Bridge Union-Reformer Divide in Reboot of California's 'Democrats for Education Reform' - On California - Education Week: Steve Barr Tries to Bridge Union-Reformer Divide in Reboot of California's 'Democrats for Education Reform'By Charles Taylor Kerchner on August 12, 2014 11:15 AM | 1 CommentBy David Menefee-Libey and Charles Taylor KerchnerSteve Barr has organizing in his DN

Nearly $1 million from charters went to firms named in FBI probe | Early & Often
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Nite Cap 8-18-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT
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8-18-14 Answer Sheet
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8-18-14 With A Brooklyn Accent: What A Difference A Year Makes: The Evolution of BATS
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Morning Wink 8-18-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
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8-17-14 @ The Chalk Face
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NYC Public School Parents: The evidence accumulates not to trust data from NY State Education Department
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Nite Cap 8-17-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT
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8-17-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
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Morning Wink 8-17-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
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8-17-14 Answer Sheet
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-17-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
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8-16-14 teacherken at Daily Kos - Trust me - there is a must read piece in the New Yorker
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Nite Cap 8-16-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT
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8-16-14 Saturday Matinée Double Feature "CA Sharknado and Queen Vilification Investiture" News Breakout
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Stephen Krashen Blog 8-16-14
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