Monday, September 22, 2014

Nite Cap 9-22-14 #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 CAP




Triumph Of The Computer Nerd – redqueeninla
Triumph Of The Computer Nerd – redqueeninla: Triumph Of The Computer NerdWritten by redqueeninla in Education Once upon a time computer nerds were stored in the basement, sometimes in the garage or in a forgotten meeting room at school; nowadays we store them in boardrooms and cabinet offices and among venture philanthropy concerns.The last laugh of the intellectual ought to be occasion for celebr
9-22-14 All NEW Living in Dialogue - Chicago Teacher: Privatized Janitorial Services Mean Dirty Bathrooms and Classrooms
Home - Living in Dialogue: Chicago Teacher: Privatized Janitorial Services Mean Dirty Bathrooms and ClassroomsBy Michelle Gunderson. My friend who is a janitor in the Chicago Public Schools told me that he warned his daughters to only use the bathrooms at school if they have to. He said, “I know how impossible it is to get our schools clean right now. It just can’t be done with the cutbacks.” Can
9-22-14 Curmudgucation - CCSS: Set in Stone?
CURMUDGUCATION: CCSS: Set in Stone?One of the ongoing side arguments in the education debates is the question of just how set in concrete the Common Core standards are.The pro-Core talking point has become some variation of, "Pshaw! States can totally do as they wish. The Core are just like, you know, mild suggestions, and states can just rewrite them or modify them or whatever." This is
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 9-22-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Student Put In Detention For Sharing School LunchBy Katherine Harwood KRCR News  (Chico/Redding) http://bit.ly/1v03rph video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player POSTED: 6:45 PM Sep 17 2014 UPDATED: 11:53 PM Sep 17 2014 WEAVERVILLE, Calif.   ::  An eighth grade student from Weaverville Elementary School got a detention slip for sharing hi
9-22-14 Cali Education Headlines
Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team | CSIS – California School Information Services: www.StopThePowerGrab.orgEducation HeadlinesDebate rages over how to evaluate teachersShould student test scores affect teacher evaluations? That issue continues to be a stumbling block between Stockton Teachers Association and Stockton Unified negotiators as they pursue a new contract. September 22, 201
Is Education Reform Punk Rock? | EduShyster
Is Education Reform Punk Rock? | EduShyster: Is Education Reform Punk Rock? Do real punk rockers prefer school choice? Not when it’s the major label or the big rock manager offering *choice.*By Hugo BurnhamEducation is the new punk rock. So says the t-shirt sold by my friend, an old punk rock drummer named Martin Atkins who has found, forced and finagled his way into higher education in the USA. A
SXSWedu and Student Voice Join in Collaboration to Celebrate Students at SXSWedu 2015
SXSWedu and Student Voice Join in Collaboration to Celebrate Students at SXSWedu 2015:  Partnership announced at annual Student Voice Live! SummitSept. 22, 2014, AUSTIN, Texas – SXSWedu and Student Voice are excited to partner on an initiative to celebrate student engagement and participation at the 2015 SXSWedu Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas.The announcement was made Saturday at the c
Democracy and the Donor Class by Gara LaMarche | OccupyWallSt.org
Democracy and the Donor Class by Gara LaMarche | OccupyWallSt.org: Democracy and the Donor Class by Gara LaMarchePosted 5 hours ago on Sept. 22, 2014, 10:38 a.m. EST by OccupyWallStTags: PhilanthropyThis article was originally published at The Democracy JournalFoundations and philanthropists do much good, but these unelected actors have acquired enormous power to shape policy. Should they be reine
Choosing Democracy: Providing teachers that reflect the students
Choosing Democracy: Providing teachers that reflect the students: Providing teachers that reflect the studentsThe Sacramento Bee published a good story on Saturday  by Lorett Kalb and Phillip Reese  on a group of teachers at McClatchy High working together in a colectivo to recruit students to get a college education and return to McClatchy as teachers.  Here.http://www.sacbee.com/2014/09/20/67126
Auditor releases nonpartisan brief on Common Core - SFGate
Auditor releases nonpartisan brief on Common Core - SFGate: Auditor releases nonpartisan brief on Common CoreBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Questions about the dispute over the Common Core education standards, or still wondering what the standards even are?Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office on Monday released a nonpartisan overview about the English and math standards used in Louisiana's public s
Looking Back (Part 6) | Taking Note
Looking Back (Part 6) | Taking Note: Looking Back (Part 6)by JOHN MERROW on 22. SEP, 2014 in 2014 BLOGS, LOOKING BACKThe news that ‘only’ 14,700,000 American children are now living in poverty [1] prompted this look back at my reporting for NPR about the emotional development of children, an important but often unrecognized aspect of life for some children growing up in poverty.  Food, healthcare,
9-22-14 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: Teacher dismissal bill may further muddy processMorning Read: Teacher dismissal bill may further muddy process Teacher dismissal bill may add complexity not simplify Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in late June with the goal of expediting the process of dismissing teachers for egregious
9-22-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness
the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): Banned in the U.S.A.When students come to my university office for the first time, they typically utter, “You have a lot of books,” followed by noting the clutter. For those students, they cannot see the lineage I can now recognize: Go, Dog. Go!, Green Eggs and Ham, Stua
Teacher dismissal bill may add complexity not simplify :: SI&A Cabinet Report
Teacher dismissal bill may add complexity not simplify :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet: SEPTEMBER 22, 2014Teacher dismissal bill may add complexity not simplifyby Alisha Kirby(Calif.) Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in late June with the goal of expediting the process of dismissing teachers for egregious misconduct, but some experts say
The Long History of Blaming Teachers First | NEA Today
The Long History of Blaming Teachers First | NEA Today: The Long History of Blaming Teachers FirstA high-ranking school official in a major U.S. city feverishly argues that schools should be operated like businesses. Unapologetic about identifying and firing ineffective teachers, the official  pushes for an evaluation system that is rooted in student test scores.You’re right if you think this soun
Gene V Glass: Education in Two Worlds: STEM Shortage? Baloney
Gene V Glass: Education in Two Worlds: STEM Shortage? Baloney: STEM Shortage? BaloneyWe said so in 50 Myths & Lies that Threaten America's Public Schools.Now Hal Salzman joins the chorus of skeptics questioning the myth that the U.S. has a shortage of graduates trained in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. In his article in U.S. News, Salzman says:"All credible research finds th
Morning Wink 9-22-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 9-22-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Joanne Yatvin: Let More Teachers Re-Invent the Wheel, Or Why We Don’t Need StandardizationJoanne Yatvin, now retired, wrote the following commentary in 1990, almost 25 years ago. It was publishe
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 9-22-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Joanne Yatvin: Let More Teachers Re-Invent the Wheel, Or Why We Don’t Need StandardizationJoanne Yatvin, now retired, wrote the following commentary in 1990, almost 25 years ago. It was published in Education Week. It remains as pertinent today as it was then. In fact, with the Common Core adopted by most states, it is even more pe
9-22-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: I Didn't March Anymore on Climate But Did Pick up and Plant a Fig TreeI really was going to go to the climate march even though I wrote- Another March and Why I Ain't Marchin' Anymore - U...I did include the caveat that I would march if I could get a beer at a bar afterwards. And lo and behold I received an offer from 2 lovely young ladies that if I marched they would buy me a bee
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: My old friend UNO’s Juan Rangel.1 by Fred Klonsky / 7min hide  //  saveThe solution to the problem of the CTU bargaining with the Mayor is the Mayor getting out of the the school-running business.DFER Illinois’ Rebecca Nieves-Huffman. Photo: Substance. What is the deal with telling Karen Lewis that sh
9-21-14 Wait What? - Malloy to Teachers – Just for the record, I’m lying to get your vote
Wait What?: Malloy to Teachers – Just for the record, I’m lying to get your vote“In a recent interview published in this past weekend’s Waterbury Republican-American newspaper, Governor Dannel “Dan” Malloy admitted that when it comes to his corporate education reform industry agenda, he intends to continue along the same track. Malloy said, “What we’ve done needs to continue to be implemented and
9-22-14 Answer Sheet
Answer Sheet: Common Core calls for kids to read books that ‘frustrate’ them. Is that a good idea?This post is connected to two recent pieces I published about the Common Core State Standards. This post is a transcript of a debate on the Core that was recently held in New York; arguing for the Core were Carmel Martin and Mike Petrilli and arguing against were Carol Burris and Rick Hess. And this [
9-22-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools This WeekI'm going to add in some events about public education as well this week.This week is, once again, Banned Books Week.  How many have you read?Tuesday, September 23rdMayor Murray will be releasing his budget for the our city.  It might be interesting to see how much money he is allocating for the new department of Early Learning and Educatio
9-22-14 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter: Responding to "Why Poor Students Struggle"My response to this at the NYTimes:James Horn Cambridge, MA Pending ApprovalI think you might trust many of the souls to come along when you put some weight on their end of the economic tug of war that most poor college students are losing. The Ivy League's Raymond and Caitlin will always be who they are, as tangible examples of a
9-22-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Research Studies Of The WeekI often write about research studies from various fields and how they can be applied to the classroom. I write individual posts about ones that I think are especially significant, and will continue to do so. However, so many studies are published that it’s hard to keep up. So I’ve started writing
9-22-14 Jersey Jazzman - The Hidden Voices of New Jersey's Teachers of Color
Jersey Jazzman: The Hidden Voices of New Jersey's Teachers of ColorI was going to write about the meeting I and other New Jersey teacher-bloggers had with Lily Eskelsen Garcia, the new president of the National Education Association, last weekend. But Marie Corfield -- see here and here -- and Ani McHugh have done such a good job documenting the event that I really don't think I can add much of va
9-22-14 @ 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
9-22-14 Hemlock on the Rocks
Hemlock on the Rocks: AIR and Fordham Institute Grade Standards; Common Core Wins!deutsch29 posted: "This is the story of two organizations that took diverging roads to grading state standards: American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Fordham Institute. Let's start with AIR. In a report released September 2014, AIR has "internationally benchmarke" Respond to this post by replying
9-22-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Cuomo Reneges On Deal To Working Families PartyGee, here's a surprise:ALBANY—Late last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo sat next to Senate co-leaders Jeff Klein and Dean Skelos at a press conference and announced they had reached a "handshake agreement" on an multi-million dollar item in next year's budget to fund anti-terror efforts. Left unsaid was the fact that such
Los Angeles Schools’ iPad Purchase Costs Millions and Runs Into Major Snags | janresseger
Los Angeles Schools’ iPad Purchase Costs Millions and Runs Into Major Snags | janresseger: Los Angeles Schools’ iPad Purchase Costs Millions and Runs Into Major SnagsPosted on September 22, 2014 by janressegerEducational technology is often imagined as the answer—how we’re going to launch our children into the future.  If all our kids just had computers—or iPads— we would be sure to have moved int
Teach For America’s soft-power education reform strategy | The Hechinger Report
Teach For America’s soft-power education reform strategy | The Hechinger Report: Teach For America’s soft-power education reform strategyIs Mississippi’s next big movement taking shape in the classrooms of the Delta?By Jackie MaderCLEVELAND, Miss. — Babak Mostaghimi never expected to settle down in the rural Mississippi Delta. A native of Virginia, he graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 200
solidaridad: The Adult Education Committee of UTLA meet and support Bennett Kayser
solidaridad: The Adult Education Committee of UTLA meet and support Bennett Kayser: The Adult Education Committee of UTLA meet and support Bennett KayserI'll be there!The Adult Education Committee of UTLA meet and support Bennett Kayser  Who wants to play Reformey Buzzword Bingo?Who wants to play Reformey Buzzword Bingo? pic.twitter.com/RjV2yeRvbb— Badass Teachers Asso (@BadassTeachersA) September
Week 2: The Best Laid Lesson Plans | The Jose Vilson
Week 2: The Best Laid Lesson Plans | The Jose Vilson: Week 2: The Best Laid Lesson PlansLast week, I found myself as restless as the first day of school.In fact, I got to school at 7:10am every day, when school usually starts at 8am. I racked my brain around what the next logical step is in my curriculum. Negative exponents are especially difficult if students don’t get a lot of practice with the
NYC Educator: Big Fun Interviewing in Charter Schools
NYC Educator: Big Fun Interviewing in Charter Schools: Big Fun Interviewing in Charter Schoolsby special guest blogger Job Seeking Teacher I interviewed at about three different charter schools this summer. All of the interviews took place in late late August or (in the last case) mid September. Lots of vacancies on their websites. It appears that teachers peace out of charter schools quickly.The
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES: WEEKEND QUOTABLESLots of teachers among 400,000 who marched in N.Y. yesterday. Linda Darling-Hammond“The poverty rates of countries in PISA are associated with how kids do overall on the tests. The United States poverty rate far outstrips the other countries with one out of four children here living in poverty.” --AZED NewsLaura Washington If Chica
Students lose at expense of taxpayer-funded vouchers - Lily's Blackboard
Students lose at expense of taxpayer-funded vouchers - Lily's Blackboard: Students lose at expense of taxpayer-funded vouchersSeptember 22, 2014 by Lily's BlackboardCategories: Education, General, I just had to say this, PolicyTags: Milwaukee, taxpayers, vouchers, WisconsinLike millions of our colleagues, we became teachers so we could make a difference in the lives of our students. Whether it was
AIR and Fordham Institute Grade Standards; Common Core Wins! | deutsch29
AIR and Fordham Institute Grade Standards; Common Core Wins! | deutsch29: AIR and Fordham Institute Grade Standards; Common Core Wins!September 21, 2014This is the story of two organizations that took diverging roads to grading state standards: American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Fordham Institute.Let’s start with AIR.In a report released September 2014, AIR has “internationally benchmarked
Charter Schools = Apartheid Education + Vanishing Black & Latino Educators Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública:
Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública: Charter Schools = Apartheid Education + Vanishing Black & Latino Educators: Charter Schools = Apartheid Education + Vanishing Black & Latino EducatorsStop the Expansion of Apartheid Schooling in New York City!The information below was obtained by the Teachers Diversity Committee (TDC) of NYC from Success Academy charter sch
An Urban Teacher's Education: Don't We Need Standards?
An Urban Teacher's Education: Don't We Need Standards?: Don't We Need Standards?A recent developer of professionalism says to my staff, "We all know we need to be teaching standards. If we're not, the kids just aren't going to learn."Holy cow. What a comment! Without standards, children can't learn.Woe to those miserable educators since time immemorial who tried teaching anyone anything
empathyeducates – Appeals Court Rules that Louisiana Department of Education Violates Louisiana Records Act
empathyeducates – Appeals Court Rules that Louisiana Department of Education Violates Louisiana Records Act: Appeals Court Rules that Louisiana Department of Education Violates Louisiana Records ActPhotograph Source The AdvocateBy Raynard Sanders, Ed.D. | Originally Published at EmpathyEducates. September 20, 2014On Friday September 19, 2014 Louisiana’s First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled “in fav
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » Week in Class: Week Three 2014
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Patrick Walsh reviews “A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who in the Implosion of American Public Education” by Mercedes K. Schneider | Reclaim Reform
Patrick Walsh reviews “A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who in the Implosion of American Public Education” by Mercedes K. Schneider | Reclaim Reform: Patrick Walsh reviews “A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who in the Implosion of American Public Education” by Mercedes K. SchneiderPosted on September 21, 2014by Ken PrevitiWhen the superb news source, truthdig.com, posts a superb review by a superb reviewer
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Action in the Carolinas | Parents Across America: Action in the CarolinasPAA affiliates in North and South Carolina have had a busy year, and are looking forward to new rounds of action and advocacy at local and state levels.Website: publicschoolsfirstnc.orgPublic Schools First NC is a statewide, nonpartisan organization focused solely on public education. Our mission is to educate and mobilize ci
DPS board seeks to remove emergency manager immediately
DPS board seeks to remove emergency manager immediately: DPS board seeks to remove emergency manager immediately(Photo: Jarrad Henderson/Detroit Free Press) The Detroit Public Schools board is going to court in its quest to remove the district's emergency manager.Some board members believe Jack Martin's tenure should end in late September, a year-and-a-half after the current emergency manager law

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Nite Cap 9-21-14 #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 CAPJesse Rothstein on Teacher Evaluation and Teacher Tenure |Jesse Rothstein on Teacher Evaluation and Teacher Tenure |: Jesse Rothstein on Teacher Evaluation and Teacher Tenure Last week, released via the Washington Post’s Wonkblog, Max Ehrenfreund




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