Friday, September 5, 2014

Nite Cap 9-5-14 #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



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Student Member App + Advisory Commission on Charter Schools App + CNP Reimbursement Rates - State Board of Education
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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Our neighborhood rally with Karen Lewis
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for the love of learning: Bring Your Own Device: It's awesome except for the inequity
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9-5-14 Wait What? - Governor Malloy: Tell the truth about your position on teacher tenure
Wait What?: Governor Malloy: Tell the truth about your position on teacher tenureAs we know, on-line petitions demanding politicians account for their actions have become all the rage.  It is time for Governor Malloy to come clean and tell the truth about his position on tenure. Therefore we’ve started on an-line petition to do exactly that: Governor Dannel Malloy is the only Democratic governor i
9-5-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools UpdatesFrom last Friday's "Friday Memo" from the Superintendent Here's something interesting from the press conference with the Mayor that included Superintendent Nyland.  The Superintendent referenced a "taskforce" about African-American student outcomes.  I was a bit puzzled but the Friday memo from the Superintendent has the &
Geaux Teacher!: Standardized Testing and Pearson's Dangerous Game!
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9-5-14 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: Lawmakers tightening accountability of LCFFMorning Read: Lawmakers tightening accountability of LCFF Activists win further regulation of LCFF money School administrators are still balking at attempts by lawmakers and other student advocacy groups to further tighten accountability restriction
By All Means, Let’s Talk About Alcohol and Campus Sexual Assault. But Let’s Do It Right. |
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Thank you Mr. President for your Welcome! Join Us! | Cloaking Inequity
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Activists win further regulation of LCFF money :: SI&A Cabinet Report
Activists win further regulation of LCFF money :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet: SEPTEMBER 05, 2014Activists win further regulation of LCFF moneyby Kimberly Beltran(Calif.) School administrators are still balking at attempts by lawmakers and other student advocacy groups to further tighten accountability restrictions under the state’s new sch
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9-5-14 Schools Matter - KIPP: Waiting for the Marshmallow While Getting the Fist
Schools Matter: KIPP: Waiting for the Marshmallow While Getting the FistEducators have jumped on the bandwagon, hoping to teach the skills of delaying gratification to inner-city kids. Dave Levin, co-founder of KIPP (a network of charter schools) employs teaching these cognitive tricks to all his students, who also each wear T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “Don’t eat the marshmallow!” SourceWh
As Schools Open, Resistance Must Continue! | WeArePCAPS
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Morning Wink 9-5-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 9-5-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
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9-5-14 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher
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9-5-14 Answer Sheet
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9-5-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
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Back to School with NEA president Lily Eskelsen Garcia in Florida: Back to School Tour in FloridaSeptember 5, 2014 by LilyCategories: Education, EventsTags: back to school, florida, storifyThere are great things happening in public schools in Florida. So honored to see the great work of dedicated educators:Back to School with NEA president Lily Eskelsen Garcia in Florida:
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Nite Cap 9-4-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT
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