Saturday, August 30, 2014

2nd Banana 8-30-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform


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RECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POST






PARCC CEO ADMITS GOAL OF TEST TO CONTROL CURRICULUM - Governor Bobby Jindal | State of Louisiana
PARCC CEO ADMITS GOAL OF TEST TO CONTROL CURRICULUM - Governor Bobby Jindal | State of Louisiana: PARCC CEO ADMITS GOAL OF TEST TO CONTROL CURRICULUMBATON ROUGE - On Friday, the federally funded Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) issued a press release where the Chief Executive Officer of PARCC Laura Slover revealed the true goals of the federally funded PARCC


WTF? Holyoke Superintendent Dr. Sergio Paez Hands Out Trespassing Notice to President of the Holyoke Teachers Association - CNN iReport
Holyoke Superintendent Dr. Sergio Paez Hands Out Trespassing Notice to President of the Holyoke Teachers Association - CNN iReport: Holyoke Superintendent Dr. Sergio Paez Hands Out Trespassing Notice to President of the Holyoke Teachers AssociationBy busyboypro  |  Posted August 26, 2014  |  District of Columbia207 Share Agustin  Morales III, President of the Holyoke Teachers Association, was issu

JUST IN: Vergara ruling stands, judge rules in final review
JUST IN: Vergara ruling stands, judge rules in final review: JUST IN: Vergara ruling stands, judge rules in final reviewPosted on August 28, 2014 6:41 pm by Michael JanofskyThe judge in Vergara vs. California today released his final review of the case, affirming his preliminary decision in June, that five state statures governing teacher employment rules violate the California constitution by den



8-27-14 Hemlock on the Rocks
Hemlock on the Rocks: Can Supt. Deasy survive LAUSD's iPad fiasco? - Los Angeles Times |http://itcompanyegypt.com/can-supt-deasy-survive-lausds-ipad-fiasco-los-angeles-times-2/ Can Supt. Deasy survive LAUSD's iPad fiasco? – Los Angeles Times So, remember that $1-billion plan to get iPads for each and every Los Angeles Unified student the district has beenby Rene Diedrich / 5min 8-26-14 Hemlock on



Infographic: LA schools iPad project: How it started ... before the bidding began | 89.3 KPCC
Infographic: LA schools iPad project: How it started ... before the bidding began | 89.3 KPCC: LA schools iPad project: How it started ... before the bidding beganTimeline: iPad Talks before the biddingSuperintendent John Deasy was a year into his tenure at the Los Angeles Unified School District when he started talking to the largest publishing company in the world, Pearson PLC, about working tog


Teacher Asks Students To Split Into 2 Groups To Simulate Ideal Class Size | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Teacher Asks Students To Split Into 2 Groups To Simulate Ideal Class Size | The Onion - America's Finest News Source: Teacher Asks Students To Split Into 2 Groups To Simulate Ideal Class SizeGREENSBORO, NC—Hoping that a hands-on demonstration would help students grasp the concept, local teacher Rachel McKenzie reportedly instructed her class of 38 fourth-graders Wednesday to divide into two groups


Are Common Core Standards Actually Data Tags? | Peter Greene
Are Common Core Standards Actually Data Tags? | Peter Greene: Are Common Core Standards Actually Data Tags?Posted: 05/18/2014 6:13 pm EDT Updated: 07/18/2014 5:59 am EDT Don't think of them as standards. Think of them as tags.Think of them as the pedagogical equivalent of people's names on Facebook, the tags you attach to each and every photo that you upload.We know from our friends at Knewton wha


8-29-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: 9/11 Anniversary Is Coming Up – Here Are Related Resources© 2001 The U.S. National Archives, Flickr | PD | via Wylio The anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is coming up soon. You might be interested in The Best Sites To Help Teach About 9/11.by Larry Ferlazzo / 2min 8-28-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching


Teachers Not Overpaid
Teachers Not Overpaid: Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar:Teachers only work half a year.Teachers are overpaid.Local school districts and their taxpayers shouldn’t have to h



Charter Schools to Be Defining Issue of Okla State Superintendent Race | Life at the Intersections
Charter Schools to Be Defining Issue of Okla State Superintendent Race | Life at the Intersections: CHARTER SCHOOLS TO BE DEFINING ISSUE OF OKLA STATE SUPERINTENDENT RACEAUGUST 26, 2014 BRETT DICKERSONDemocrats had two unusually good choices in this runoff race for the State Superintendent nomination between two long-time, dedicated education leaders: Freda Deskin and John Cox, the winner.Now it i


empathyeducates – Here’s the New Meme for White People
empathyeducates – Here’s the New Meme for White People: Here’s the New Meme for White PeopleOne big happy family.ShutterstockBy Christian Lander | Originally Published at Quartz. August 29, 2014A few years ago, I wrote about white people and their love of “awareness” on my blog Stuff White People Like. The post talked about how white people loved awareness because it was an easy way to feel like t



Nite Cap 8-29-14 #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 CAPSSPI Statement on Vergara Lawsuit - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)SSPI Statement on Vergara Lawsuit - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases Statement on Vergara LawsuitSACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Pu
SSPI Statement on Vergara Lawsuit - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)
SSPI Statement on Vergara Lawsuit - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases Statement on Vergara LawsuitSACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today released the following statement regarding the Vergara, et al. vs. State of California, et al. lawsuit:"The people who dedicate their lives to the teaching profession deserve our a
Search the LAUSD iPad emails | scpr.org
Search the LAUSD iPad emails | scpr.org: Search selected LA schools' emails related to the district iPad projectProduced by Annie Gilbertson & Chris Keller | Published Aug. 29, 2014Emails obtained by KPCC through a public records request show Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy directed his staff to figure out how to incorporate Pearson PLC's software into the school
Torlakson asks state to appeal Vergara ruling | EdSource
Torlakson asks state to appeal Vergara ruling | EdSource: Torlakson asks state to appeal Vergara rulingAugust 29, 2014 | By Jane Meredith Adams | No CommentsState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on Friday asked the California attorney general to appeal the landmark court decision in Vergara vs. California, which in June struck down statutes giving California teachers firing pro

8-29-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: 9/11 Anniversary Is Coming Up – Here Are Related Resources© 2001 The U.S. National Archives, Flickr | PD | via Wylio The anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is coming up soon. You might be interested in The Best Sites To Help Teach About 9/11.by Larry Ferlazzo / 2min 8-28-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching


Teachers Not Overpaid
Teachers Not Overpaid: Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar:Teachers only work half a year.Teachers are overpaid.Local school districts and their taxpayers shouldn’t have to h



AstroTurf Queen Gloria Romero, Who pays for all those AstroTurf Seeds?
AstroTurf Queen Gloria Romero, Who pays for all those  AstroTurf Seeds?We Know Where YOU Get the Fertilizer Beware of AstroTurf Ed Reformers Just Like Michelle Rhee's Students first only BETTERAstroturf lobbying refers to political organizations or campaigns that appear to be made up of grassroots activists but are actually organized and run by corporate interests seeking to further their own agen

8-29-14 Living in Dialogue
Home | Living in Dialogue: Lucianna Sanson: Move Past Discomfort to Learn About RacismBy Lucianna Sanson. 1. In terms of a response to the Michael Brown shooting, what is our responsibility as educators and citizens who care about social justice? Our response as educators should be to speak up about these issues and raise awareness about the institution of racism in America. White people, especial

LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-29-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Paul Horton: Why is the Obama Administration Making War on Teachers?Paul Horton here attempts to understand why the Obama administration is waging war on teachers. He reminds us of Central Falls, when the Obama administration supported firing the entire staff of the high school. He remembers when the administration was neutral duri

Morning Wink 8-29-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSHow Duncan’s teacher reprieve aids students, Common Core, tests | The Hechinger ReportHow Duncan’s teacher reprieve aids students, Common Core, tests | The Hechinger Report: How Duncan’s teacher reprieve aids students, Common Core, testsBy Sydney Morris and Evan StoneTest: It’s just a four-letter word for measuring skill, knowledge, intelligence, capacitie

8-29-14 Hemlock on the Rocks
Hemlock on the Rocks: 5 Lessons drawn from the LAUSD iPad fiasco | Opinion | Jewish Journalhttp://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/5_lessons_drawn_from_the_lausd_ipad_fiasco 5 Lessons drawn from the LAUSD iPad fiasco iPad. Fileby Rene Diedrich / 4h JUST IN: Vergara ruling stands, judge rules in final review@media print { .original-url { display: none; } } h1.title { font: -apple-system-headli



Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 8-28-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMKeeping The Heart Of An EducatorI remember a story a good friend told me about her first year as an assistant principal. She worked with a teacher who frequently referred the same boy to the office for misbehavior. Although the boy (I’ll call him Billy) deserved the consequences he received, the teacher was convinced he was impossible to
A School Isn't About Teaching Subjects, It's About Teaching Children | Frank Breslin
A School Isn't About Teaching Subjects, It's About Teaching Children | Frank Breslin: A School Isn't About Teaching Subjects, It's About Teaching Children A school is a sacred place. It reveres every child as a being of infinite worth and dignity, whatever his or her ability.A school is about teaching children the skills they need to prevail in a world that makes it difficult to keep one's bearing
JUST IN: Vergara ruling stands, judge rules in final review
JUST IN: Vergara ruling stands, judge rules in final review: JUST IN: Vergara ruling stands, judge rules in final reviewPosted on August 28, 2014 6:41 pm by Michael JanofskyThe judge in Vergara vs. California today released his final review of the case, affirming his preliminary decision in June, that five state statures governing teacher employment rules violate the California constitution by den

Nite Cap 8-28-14 #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 CAPWhy Are You Silenced When You Oppose Common Core? | Missouri Education WatchdogWhy Are You Silenced When You Oppose Common Core? | Missouri Education Watchdog: Why Are You Silenced When You Oppose Common Core?(click on graphic to enlarge)The abov



Welcome to Lily's (new and improved) Blackboard - Lily's Blackboard
Welcome to Lily's (new and improved) Blackboard - Lily's Blackboard: Welcome to Lily’s (new and improved) BlackboardAugust 27, 2014 by LilyCategories: GeneralIf you have been following Lily’s Blackboard for the past few years, you will be happy to see all the new features. If this is your first time here, Welcome!!!Here are some of the exciting new features you will find on the new site:First and

What Chumps Feel When Tricked, Cheated Or Deceived: iHad – redqueeninla
What Chumps Feel When Tricked, Cheated Or Deceived: iHad – redqueeninla: What Chumps Feel When Tricked, Cheated Or Deceived: iHadNew LAUSD iHAD 1.2B $$$ The Edu Revelations coming from west of downtown over on Beaudry are fast and furious, like the responses from all around. So fast is the news regarding Deasy’s ipads morphing in the media, that no sooner does one settle as a stakeholder on some s

“principally.” Single word at heart of regulatory debate | EdSource
Single word at heart of regulatory debate | EdSource:  CREDIT: JOHN FENSTERWALD/EDSOURCE TODAYSurrounded by other members of the student group Californians For Justice, Karla Rodriguez, a junior at James Lick High in San Jose, asks the East Side Union High School District school board to include students in the LCAP process during a meeting in May. The State Board of Education will consider amendi


8-28-14 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 audit finds computers missing in actionMorning Read: LAUSD audit finds computers missing in action LA schools’ audit finds computers stolen, missing, unaccounted for An audit of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s computer inventory reveals 230 devices worth nearly $200,000 have


The attack on bad teacher tenure laws is actually an attack on black professionals - The Washington Post
The attack on bad teacher tenure laws is actually an attack on black professionals - The Washington Post: The attack on bad teacher tenure laws is actually an attack on black professionalsBy Andre M. Perry August 28 at 6:00 AM Dr. Andre Perry is the founding dean of urban education at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is the author of The Garden Path: The Miseducation of a City.After

WTF? Holyoke Superintendent Dr. Sergio Paez Hands Out Trespassing Notice to President of the Holyoke Teachers Association - CNN iReport
Holyoke Superintendent Dr. Sergio Paez Hands Out Trespassing Notice to President of the Holyoke Teachers Association - CNN iReport: Holyoke Superintendent Dr. Sergio Paez Hands Out Trespassing Notice to President of the Holyoke Teachers AssociationBy busyboypro  |  Posted August 26, 2014  |  District of Columbia207 Share Agustin  Morales III, President of the Holyoke Teachers Association, was issu
Morning Wink 8-28-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-28-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: “The People Who Write These Tests Don’t Know You…”I received news from England that a letter written by Rachel Tomlinson, the head of Barrowford, a primary school in Lancashire, went viral. The
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-28-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: “The People Who Write These Tests Don’t Know You…”I received news from England that a letter written by Rachel Tomlinson, the head of Barrowford, a primary school in Lancashire, went viral. The letter was a clone of one written by American teacher Kimberly Hurd Horst on her blog. No claims of plagiarism here. Maybe every principal

Who Cares? | The Crucial Voice of the People
Who Cares? | The Crucial Voice of the People: Who Cares? A selling point my House representative makes to his throngs of followers is that he is “a protector of the people against the tyranny of their government.” So why hasn’t he lifted a finger, or even lent an ear, to fight against the tyranny of incessantly testing young children?Why do we still have yearly testing mandated by federal law?Did


Major Sacramento labor leader Bill Camp fired over Kevin Johnson's strong mayor initiative - Page Burner - August 27, 2014 - Blogs - Sacramento News & Review
Major Sacramento labor leader Bill Camp fired over Kevin Johnson's strong mayor initiative - Page Burner - August 27, 2014 - Blogs - Sacramento News & Review: Major Sacramento labor leader Bill Camp fired over Kevin Johnson's strong mayor initiativeby Cosmo GarvinBill Camp, the outspoken executive secretary of the Sacramento Central Labor Council, has been fired, apparently because of an inter
CRIMINAL CHARGES SHOULD BE BROUGHT AGAINST LAUSD'S SUPERINTENDENT JOHN DEASY - Perdaily.com
CRIMINAL CHARGES SHOULD BE BROUGHT AGAINST LAUSD'S SUPERINTENDENT JOHN DEASY - Perdaily.com:CRIMINAL CHARGES SHOULD BE BROUGHT AGAINST LAUSD'S SUPERINTENDENT JOHN DEASY(Mensaje se repite en Español)Whether the Los Angeles Unified School District's  (LAUSD) Superintendent John Deasy is criminally culpable for his actions in dealing with Pearson and Apple on behalf of the district concerning his cle

Nite Cap 8-27-14 #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 – Illinois School Bans Discussions of Michael Brown’s Deathempathyeducates – Illinois School Bans Discussions of Michael Brown’s Death: Illinois School Bans Discussions of Michael Brown’s DeathPhotographic Credit: Photo Credit: wa



Emails prompt LA schools' inspector general to reopen iPad probe | 89.3 KPCC
Emails prompt LA schools' inspector general to reopen iPad probe | 89.3 KPCC: Emails prompt LA schools' inspector general to reopen iPad probeThe inspector general of the Los Angeles Unified School Distict is reopening an investigation into the purchase of iPads and Pearson software based findings in a KPCC investigation into communication between district officials and those companies nearly a ye
Secretary Arne Duncan, Oxygen Sucker | Bill Ayers
Secretary Arne Duncan, Oxygen Sucker | Bill Ayers: Secretary Arne Duncan, Oxygen SuckerIf you need an example of hubris, hypocrisy, and arrogance, here it is. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the tester-in-chief who has vehemently opposed sensible approaches to evaluation and assessment in favor of corporate-driven high-stakes tests for almost two decades, is now suspending for one year the tes
Teacher Asks Students To Split Into 2 Groups To Simulate Ideal Class Size | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Teacher Asks Students To Split Into 2 Groups To Simulate Ideal Class Size | The Onion - America's Finest News Source: Teacher Asks Students To Split Into 2 Groups To Simulate Ideal Class SizeGREENSBORO, NC—Hoping that a hands-on demonstration would help students grasp the concept, local teacher Rachel McKenzie reportedly instructed her class of 38 fourth-graders Wednesday to divide into two groups

8-27-14 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): For LAUSD school board a new year, but old problemsFor LAUSD school board a new year, but old problems Alex Caputo-Pearl, President of UTLA It might be the new school year, but it was a series of old problems awaiting the LA Unified school board yesterday as it met long into the night with a full compleme


8-27-14 Hemlock on the Rocks
Hemlock on the Rocks: Can Supt. Deasy survive LAUSD's iPad fiasco? - Los Angeles Times |http://itcompanyegypt.com/can-supt-deasy-survive-lausds-ipad-fiasco-los-angeles-times-2/ Can Supt. Deasy survive LAUSD's iPad fiasco? – Los Angeles Times So, remember that $1-billion plan to get iPads for each and every Los Angeles Unified student the district has beenby Rene Diedrich / 5min 8-26-14 Hemlock on



Morning Wink 8-27-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS8-27-14 Wait What? - Jonathan Pelto: Gubernatorial Candidate and A Really Nice GuyWait What?: Wait What? All Week Pelto/Murphy 2014 Barriers for 3rd party challengers are widespread – Here is a new disturbing case in MassachusettsProving that the notion that supporting the Constitution and “Protecting Freedom and Democracy” is a relative term for some peop
Bobby Jindal Sues Federal Government Over Common Core
Bobby Jindal Sues Federal Government Over Common Core: Bobby Jindal Sues Federal Government Over Common CorePosted: 08/27/2014 10:06 am EDT Updated: 4 minutes agoFirst he sued his own school board. Now he's suing the federal government.Buffeted by a state judge who initially struck down his suspension of Common Core testing and said his actions hurt the state's parents, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-27-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Ohio Teacher Says “No Thanks” to StudentsFirst and $5,000Chris Roberts, a new teacher in Ohio, was attracted to the message of StudentsFirst. He was impressed by what he read and by “Waiting for Superman.” He joined and was invited to apply for their Teachers for Transformation Academy. He was offered a stipend of $5,000 to be Stud
8-27-14 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’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Education Policy© 2010 Dave, Flickr | CC-BY-ND | via Wylio Here are some recent valuable posts and articles on educational policy issues: A Quick Look At The ASA Statement On Value-Added is from The Shanker Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About
The Answer Sheet 8-27-14
Answer Sheet: What new Common Core test scores really showNew York officials recently released the results of the state’s 2014 Common Core State Standards-aligned exams. In this post information award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School  in the Rockville Centre School District, explains what they mean. Burris has been writing about problems with the controversial school reform

4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 8-27-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: REV. JESSE JACKSON SWEARS IN LAUSD BOARD MEMBER GEORGE McKENNABy Thomas Himes, Los Angeles Daily News | http://bit.ly/1qgWq1d George McKenna 8/26/14, 5:25 PM PDT  ::  The Rev. Jesse Jackson swore in Los Angeles Unified’s newest school board member in a ceremony at Tuesday’s meeting. George McKenna, a veteran educator who has held high-ranking positions



Charter Schools to Be Defining Issue of Okla State Superintendent Race | Life at the Intersections
Charter Schools to Be Defining Issue of Okla State Superintendent Race | Life at the Intersections: CHARTER SCHOOLS TO BE DEFINING ISSUE OF OKLA STATE SUPERINTENDENT RACEAUGUST 26, 2014 BRETT DICKERSONDemocrats had two unusually good choices in this runoff race for the State Superintendent nomination between two long-time, dedicated education leaders: Freda Deskin and John Cox, the winner.Now it i
Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 8-26-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMJeff Storobinsky Exposes The Truth in BrooklynThe Crack Team is pleased to welcome once again guest blogger and retired teacher Jeff Storobinsky to share a few words.For those who don't recall these pages shared some of Jeff's story back in June. Jeff is in the process of suing his tormentors with The Crack Team's favorite attorney, Brya

LAUSD'S SLEAZY DEASY STEALS A LINE FROM THE LATE GILDA RADNER: IPADS? "NEVER MIND" - Perdaily.com
LAUSD'S SLEAZY DEASY STEALS A LINE FROM THE LATE GILDA RADNER: IPADS? "NEVER MIND" - Perdaily.com: (Mensaje se repite en Español)With Superintendent John Deasy's morally challenged behavior in dealing with Pearson, Apple, and IPads, we get another glimpse of the real darkness of the privatization agenda, which is too evil for most to believe or process. It comes down to money and the fur
#Truthy and Common Core Data Sets. Just WHY is the US Government Tracking Us? | Missouri Education Watchdog
#Truthy and Common Core Data Sets. Just WHY is the US Government Tracking Us? | Missouri Education Watchdog: #Truthy and Common Core Data Sets. Just WHY is the US Government Tracking Us?inShareBecome a revolutionary and expose the truth about The CCSSI and the new ‘Truthy’ database designed to track your ‘misinformation’.Data mining of student information via The Common Core States Initiative and
Helping Schools With Limited Internet Connections - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)
Helping Schools With Limited Internet Connections - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding Available to Help Schools With Limited Internet ConnectionsSACRAMENTO—Eligible districts and charter schools are encouraged to apply for new funding to help school sites connect to a high-speed network in time for next spring's new online assessments, State Supe
LA schools' superintendent faces school board after days of questions on iPad plan | 89.3 KPCC
LA schools' superintendent faces school board after days of questions on iPad plan | 89.3 KPCC: LA schools' superintendent faces school board after days of questions on iPad planLos Angeles Unified school board members meet Tuesday afternoon in the first public meeting since Friday, when Superintendent John Deasy began facing a rush of questions about his relationships with executives at Pearson.E
Schooling in the Ownership Society: How Greasy Deasy Funneled $1 Billion to Pals at Pearson, Apple
Schooling in the Ownership Society: How Greasy Deasy Funneled $1 Billion to Pals at Pearson, Apple: How Greasy Deasy Funneled $1 Billion to Pals at Pearson, AppleGreasy DeasyHoward Blume at the L.A. Times reports that L.A. Supt. John Deasy (the man from Gates) and his chief deputy "developed a special relationship" with executives from Pearson and Apple, the companies that won a billion-
Nite Cap 8-26-14 #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 CAP8-26-14 Wait What? - Jonathan Pelto: Gubernatorial Candidate and A Really Nice GuyWait What?: Wait What? All Week Pelto/Murphy 2014 Illinois School Bans Discussions of Michael Brown’s Death (by Paul Thomas)This article was written by fellow pro-p

Excellent Sheep Run the World: Part II - Michelle Rhee | Just Visiting @insidehighered
Excellent Sheep Run the World: Part II - Michelle Rhee | Just Visiting @insidehighered:  John WarnerThere are perhaps no better exemplars of the products of our current meritocratic system than three of the most important recent figures in the education reform movement: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, “Common Core architect” David Coleman, and one-time chancellor of the Washington D.C. schools


Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog 8-26-14
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Ferguson, MissouriThe New Yorker's cover for the week we return to school,  Eric Drooker's "Ferguson, Missouri." “An artist friend of mine was killed by a cop in lower Manhattan, back in 1991. He happened to be black, and the police officer was never indicted.” Drooker continues, “As a resident of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, I witnessed the blurring distincti
On Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee’s latest power moves - Sacramento News & Review -
Sacramento News & Review - On Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee’s latest power moves - Bites - Opinions - August 21, 2014: On Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee’s latest power movesSome call the mayor and his wife the next Bill and HillaryWhen we checked in a couple weeks ago, Sacramento’s Michelle Rhee was coming back to help run husband Kevin Johnson’s St. HOPE charter schools. It’s since been co
Accountability LAUSD's iPad Saga Has Just Begun - ChangeTheLAUSD
Accountability - ChangeTheLAUSD:  AccountabilityLAUSD's iPad Saga Has Just Begun“It was controversial?”- John Deasy (1)At the beginning of this month, Superintendent Deasy was mocking opponents of his plan “to provide an iPad to every Los Angeles student, teacher and school administrator.” (2) Yesterday he cancelled the project as the controversy grew over mounting evidence of improprieties in the

8-26-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Tuesday Open Thread In the "grrrr" editon of Open Thread:In Jurupa Valley (a small city near Irvine, California), school officials apologized to parents of high school Sped students because, as part of a "functional skills program," the schools had them dig through trash for items that could be recycled for money.  The Superintendent carefully p
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) HomeThe Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Depa
Morning Wink 8-26-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-26-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Paul Horton on the Chicago Clique and the War on Public EducationPaul Horton is a history instructor in the University High School at the University of Chicago Lab Schools. This post explains th
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-26-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Paul Horton on the Chicago Clique and the War on Public EducationPaul Horton is a history instructor in the University High School at the University of Chicago Lab Schools. This post explains the Obama administration’s love for charters and its disdain for public schools. Martin Nesbitt is the President’s best friend, and close ass

4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 8-26-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: IPadGate Updated: LA SCHOOLS CANCEL iPAD CONTRACTS AFTER KPCC PUBLISHES INTERNAL EMAILSAnnie Gilbertson  | 89.3 KPCC http://bit.ly/XP1S2a   Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy speaks during a press conference at South Region High School #2 in 2012. AFP/AFP/Getty Images 11pm Aug 25 2014  ::  Three days after KPCC published internal emails showing top L.



Updated: LA schools cancel iPad contracts after KPCC publishes internal emails | 89.3 KPCC
Updated: LA schools cancel iPad contracts after KPCC publishes internal emails | 89.3 KPCC: Updated: LA schools cancel iPad contracts after KPCC publishes internal emails Three days after KPCC published internal emails showing top L.A. Unified officials and executives from Pearson and Apple met and discussed bringing tablet-driven education software to the classroom, the school district announced


8-25-14 Wag The Dog - Critical Thinking vs. Creative Thinking
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8-23-14 Ed Notes Online Week
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8-23-14 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.: Fred All Week Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacherWalter Esler. Thousands of Illinois public workers see rollback of health costs because of Kanerva.- Walter Esler is a member of AFSCME Retired and an activist. Thousands of retired Illinois teachers, civil servants, and universit
8-23-14 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: Perdido Street School WeekArne Duncan Says New York Is One Of Two States NOT Eligible For Testing "Flexibility"Yesterday I posted that it seemed ironic Arne Duncan was now giving states flexibility around testing and teacher evaluations since his DOE had just threatened New York State in June that de-linking teacher evaluations from student test scores would result
8-23-14 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 Complicit: On Facing the Mirror Before Casting Stones“Let me begin,” admits George J. Sefa Dei in “‘We Cannot Be Color-Blind': Race, Antiracism, and the Subversion of Dominant Thinking,” “by making clear that I see myself as fully complicit in the discussion that I undertake in this chapter” (p. 25). As
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 8-23-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit:4LAKIDS - SOME OF THE NEWS THAT DOESN'T FIT  Poll Finds Growing Opposition To Obama Education Agenda, Common CoreBrustein & Manasevit - Federal Update email | Author: JCM Friday, August 22, 2014 12:22 PM :: A new PDK/Gallup poll tracking the American public’s attitudes toward public education released this week showed growing opposition to the Common
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Week… 8-23-14 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EF
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL LARRY FERLAZZO’S WEBSITES OF THE WEEKMore Important Resources On Race & Racism© 2012 Michael Fleshman, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio Here are new additions to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism: The black-white gap in life expectancy is narrowing — but it’s still too wide is from Vox
This Week's Education Research Report 8-23-14 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2
Education Research ReportTHIS WEEK'S EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORTTeacher attendance rertThis report breaks down teacher attendance for 40 districts in the nation's largest cities in the 2012-2013 school year. The report identifies districts with the greatest percentage of teachers with excellent attendance as well as those with the biggest percentages of chronically absent teachers. In addition to id
8-23-14 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter:  Schools Matter All WeekMarshall Tuck's staunchest supporters are unabashed Ayn Rand votaries"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable t
All Week 8-23-14 @ THE CHALK FACE
@ THE CHALK FACE : All Week @ 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 archiv
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 8-23-14 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
Diane Ravitch's blogLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONGDIANE RAVITCH'S BLOGAs Testing Frenzy Grows, So Does Opt-Out MovementHere is the latest summary of testing news from FAIRTEST: Across the U.S., students are returning to classrooms where even more time will be devoted to standardized exam preparation and administration. Over the summer, some districts developed hundreds of new tests to compl

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