Thursday, January 2, 2014

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South Korea's take on online gaming
South Korea is considering on passing a law that categorizes gaming as an antisocial addiction like gambling, drugs, and alcohol. In 2011, an annual study showed that 2% of South Koreans aged 10-19 were either at risk of addiction, or needed treatment for excessive gaming. The government is aiming for a society where everyone is clean from the four addictions. Their solutions are to limit advertis


12-31-13 Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Too High On MethRecently, Andrew Frey, a man from Oregon was high on meth and decided to have an adventure outside. He apparently went to a store named Brook's Market and refused to leave for his unusual behavior. Eventually an employee finally kicked him out of the store, but he happened to stumble into a bar. The most strangest thing was he began to masturbate in the

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The handwritten note…going old school in 2014! | Connected Principals
The handwritten note…going old school in 2014! | Connected Principals: The handwritten note…going old school in 2014!by Amber Teamann • January 2, 2014 • 0 CommentsIn the fast paced day to day-ness of our world, it is easy to take the easy route of telling some one that they did a great job, or that you appreciate what they’ve done for your campus.The words are always welcome.  However, there is n
2012-13 California performance data at the school,district, and state level.
Pages - Home: How did students at your school perform on the California standards tests?What is the demographic makeup of your school?How does your school compare?The Ed-Data site will help you find answers to these and other frequently asked questions about the finances, demographics and performance of California's K-12 schools.​Learn more about the site and how to answer the questions above. ART
Some California charter schools are opening for the wrong reasons, experts say | Hechinger Report
Some California charter schools are opening for the wrong reasons, experts say | Hechinger Report: Some California charter schools are opening for the wrong reasons, experts sayBy Sarah ButrymowiczSAN CARLOS, Calif. – In cities across the country, charter schools have become known for anxiety-fueled lotteries, bitter disputes over sharing buildings with traditional schools, and teaching methods th
1-2-14 With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs:
With A Brooklyn Accent: otorious Phd’s Quick Tips for College Teaching in the Liberal Arts.Notorious Phd’s Quick Tips for College Teaching in the Liberal Arts.1. Make sure that the reading materials you assign are inspiring as well as informative. Don't be afraid to include literature as well as non-fiction. Students need to use their imagination as well as intellect.2. When you are lecturing, alw
The Network For Public Education | Five New Years Resolutions for Public EducationSupporters | John Kuhn
The Network For Public Education | Five New Years Resolutions for Public EducationSupporters | John Kuhn: Five New Years Resolutions for Public EducationSupporters | John Kuhnadmin January 2, 2014 NPE NewsThe following post (originally published on the website Connected Superintendent) was written by John Kuhn, the Superintendent of the Perrin-Whitt Independent School District in Texas. He will be
NYC Educator: The Exacting Standards at Gotham Schools
NYC Educator: The Exacting Standards at Gotham Schools: The Exacting Standards at Gotham SchoolsI used to write for Gotham Schools. They called me at home, and asked if I would do it. I said fine. The first post I wrote was about a Harlem public school experiencing an invasion by Eva Moskowitz. I quoted a person who spoke at the rally who said Eva was taking kids rated 3 and 4, but not those who s
Education Policy Conference: A Force for the Future | Truth in American Education
Education Policy Conference: A Force for the Future | Truth in American Education: Education Policy Conference: A Force for the FutureFiled in Common Core State Standards, Privacy/SLDS by chascherrie on January 2, 2014 • 0 CommentsYou can download the flyer by clicking here.You may also like:January 2012COMMON CORE STANDARDS AREN'T CHEAPCommon Core Standards Aren't CheapSTOTSKY: COMMON CORE WRITIN
1-2-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Washington State Charter School Applicant ForumsCharter School Applicant Forums (via the very helpful Charter Commission staff) ApplicantDateTimeLocationPioneer SchoolJanuary 65:15-6:15pmSpokane Public School Administration Building, 200 N Bernard Spokane, WA 99201Yakima AcademyJanuary 85:30-6:30pmPerry Technical Institute, 2011 W. Washington Ave. Yakima, WA 98903S
1-2-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Social Studies National Curriculum: Pearson and Gates Ready for Next PushEven as 22 states are rethinking, restricting, or dropping prior commitments to national Common Core corporate standards for schools, this has not stopped the CorpEd machine from quietly pushing forward with another prong of its overreaching and lucrative exercise to increase testing, standardize thinking, and
1-2-14 THE WHOLE CHILD BLOG Fitting the Environment in Education: A Bipartisan Approach? — Whole Child Education
Fitting the Environment in Education: A Bipartisan Approach? — Whole Child Education: Fitting the Environment in Education: A Bipartisan Approach?Once rare, it has now become commonplace to hear news reports and conversations about global climate change, loss of habitat and endangered species, dwindling regional supplies of clean fresh water, and local sewage or hazardous waste spills. This growin
Teach For Canada can only make things worse | voicEd.ca
Teach For Canada can only make things worse | voicEd.ca: Teach For Canada can only make things worseby Ben Sichel on JANUARY 2, 2014 in DEBATING ABOUT, FEATURED, GENERAL DISCUSSION, THE NEXT TWO YEARSAboriginal-led educational partnerships such as Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey (MK) in Nova Scotia have had success in raising graduation rates. (photo: kinu.ca)Have you heard of Teach For Canada? It’s a new p
The Road In Front Of The Schoolbus – redqueeninla
The Road In Front Of The Schoolbus – redqueeninla: The Road In Front Of The SchoolbusWritten by redqueeninla in LAUSD What’s ahead through the windshield of the 2014 LAUSD school bus?Certainly one must wonder front and center about the tenure of superintendent John Deasy.  He’s threatened to quit at least twice now, first if/when now-board president Vladovic were to be chosen for that role from am
1-2-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Katie Lapham's Speech at John King's Common Core Brooklyn ForumKatie was first on line ahead of the Student First/E4E astroturf crew that dominated the meeting after her, praising the CCSS to the sky. You know I find it funny. From the day I began to teach in 1967 the NY State standards seemed fine. In fact, the problem we had in high poverty area schools was getting anywhere near
1-2-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: ‘Flipped Learning Makes Teachers More Valuable’‘Flipped Learning Makes Teachers More Valuable’ is the second part of my Education Week Teacher series on the flipped classroom. It includes responses from educators Jonathan Bergmann and Troy Cockrum, along with comments from readers. Here’s an excerpt:by Larry Ferlazzo / 16mi
1-2-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida
Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida, red in Washington, dark sky-blue in Israel and public school in Education: New Common Core Talking Point: Obama Derangement Syndrome is Driving Conservative OppositionScathing Purple Musings was critical of Charlie Crist’s unwavering support for common core standards (CCSS). Part of Crist’s justification included this little jab at conservative
Deadlines Matter: Debunking the Myth That Competency-Based Grading Means No Deadlines | Connected Principals
Deadlines Matter: Debunking the Myth That Competency-Based Grading Means No Deadlines | Connected Principals: Deadlines Matter: Debunking the Myth That Competency-Based Grading Means No Deadlinesby Brian Stack • January 2, 2014 • 0 CommentsI have a very compassionate boss. I spent several weeks working on my school’s budget for the upcoming year and I had been sending her updates on my progress th
Morning Wink 1-2-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-2-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Timothy Pratt: The Walmarts of Higher Education?Over the past decade or more, we have seen and heard a lot of duplicitous rhetoric about rhetoric: we have heard politicians speak about the import
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-2-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Timothy Pratt: The Walmarts of Higher Education?Over the past decade or more, we have seen and heard a lot of duplicitous rhetoric about rhetoric: we have heard politicians speak about the importance of education as they cut the budget and increase class size and slash the jobs of teachers, librarians, social workers, and others. W
1-2-14 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.: Creeps.First a disclaimer. In order to pay for college for my two kids, like most but the 1%, we had to borrow money. Educational Credit Management Services had a monopoly on the repayment of the debt. It’s not like a home loan where you can change who handles the mortgage. ECMS was awful. Incompetent
1-2-14 Wait What?
Wait What?: Bridgeport pro-public education uprising makes top 10 list of 2013AlterNet is “an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources.” Alternet reporter Owen Davis produced a list of the “10 Big Wins For Public Education in 2013.” The pro-public education uprising in Bridgeport that inc
1-2-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: @johnkuhntx Teaching: The Card GameBy John Kuhn In the spirit of “War” and “Old Maid,” I present a card game called “Teaching.” (Note: there is something inherently icky about symbolizing students with numbers or, in this case, playing cards. I didn’t create this game to imply that students are merely numbers or that some students are “worth more” than […]8 by Timothy D. Slekar /
1-2-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdD
the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): remnant 47: “I’m not sure all these people understand”remnant 47: “I’m not sure all these people understand”.1 by plthomasedd / 2h  1-1-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdDthe becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindn
1-2-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Lee Goldberg's Snow ForecastBrunt is overnight. All travel shud be suspended. Sunrise Fri: Blowing snow.14 feels like -5. Snow tapers during AM. pic.twitter.com/rlU65ycMWh— Lee Goldberg (@LeeGoldbergABC7) January 2, 2014by reality-based edu... / 37min Update On Incoming SnowstormReading through the weather forum and looking at the National Weather Service updates, the models
Billionaires worth $3.7 trillion surge as Gates tops Adelson - NorthJersey.com
Billionaires worth $3.7 trillion surge as Gates tops Adelson - NorthJersey.com: Billionaires worth $3.7 trillion surge as Gates tops AdelsonTHURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY JANUARY 2, 2014, 10:01 AMBLOOMBERG NEWSTHE RECORDPAGES: 1 2 3 4 5 6 > DISPLAY ON ONE PAGE | PRINT | E-MAILThe richest people on the planet got even richer in 2013, adding $524 billion to their collective net
The Math “Wars” and Struggles over Content and Pedagogy | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
The Math “Wars” and Struggles over Content and Pedagogy | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: The Math “Wars” and Struggles over Content and PedagogyRead this university professor’s appeal to his academic math colleagues that elementary and secondary school teachers have their students learn arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus through teachers organizing students to work c
1-2-14 Education Research Report Estimating the Effect of Zero Tolerance Discipline Polices on Racial Disparities in School Discipline
Education Research Report: Estimating the Effect of Zero Tolerance Discipline Polices on Racial Disparities in School DisciplineThis study estimates the effect of zero tolerance disciplinary policies on racial disparities in school discipline in an urban district. Capitalizing on a natural experiment, the abrupt expansion of zero tolerance discipline policies in a mid-sized urban school district,
William Lager and Ohio’s ECOT: Parasite Feeding on Tax Dollars | janresseger
William Lager and Ohio’s ECOT: Parasite Feeding on Tax Dollars | janresseger: William Lager and Ohio’s ECOT: Parasite Feeding on Tax DollarsPosted on January 2, 2014 by janressegerIn Ohio’s First Public School Hundred-Millionaire: ECOT Founder William Lager, Plunderbund,the Columbus Ohio blog, continues to track the riches in tax dollars being siphoned by William Lager, owner of the Electronic Cla
empathyeducates – Education, Exigency and Empathy; A Lesson For the New Year
empathyeducates – Education, Exigency and Empathy; A Lesson For the New Year:Education, Exigency and Empathy; A Lesson For the New YearThere are teachers, who never were. And lessons yet to be. There are those we refuse to see and perhaps, the memory of these lingers. In 2013, there was one – the person, the personification, and her position. Antoinette Tuff was the mentor who never was and could
The Common Core Is Tough on Kids Who Are Still Learning English - Pat Wingert - The Atlantic
The Common Core Is Tough on Kids Who Are Still Learning English - Pat Wingert - The Atlantic: The Common Core Is Tough on Kids Who Are Still Learning EnglishHow one school is adapting to the new standardsCOMPTON, CALIFORNIA—Remarkable things are happening at Laurel Street Elementary School in Los Angeles. Ninety percent of its 580 students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. More than 60 perce
Sacramento News & Review - When it comes to transgender students, it's time to prioritize safety over comfort - Editorial - Opinions - January 2, 2014
Sacramento News & Review - When it comes to transgender students, it's time to prioritize safety over comfort - Editorial - Opinions - January 2, 2014: When it comes to transgender students, it's time to prioritize safety over comfortRead 1 reader submitted commentThis article was published on 01.02.14.It’s good to see that the Sacramento City Unified School District is moving forward with a n
California Board of Education to vote on new spending template | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
California Board of Education to vote on new spending template | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: California Board of Education to vote on new spending templateAdolfo Guzman-Lopez | January 2nd, 2014, 6:00amRich Pedroncelli/APGov. Jerry Brown deliver his State of the State address before a joint session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Brown urged lawmaker
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Why Duncan had it in for Starr
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Why Duncan had it in for Starr: Why Duncan had it in for StarrStarr opposed Duncan testing madnessHere's more on Arne Duncan's direct interference in de Blasio's selection of a schools chancellor. Duncan and his assistant, Jim Shelton (the man from Gates), pressured BdB against the selection of Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr. WaPo education wri
Louisiana Educator: School Vouchers Are a Hoax!
Louisiana Educator: School Vouchers Are a Hoax!: School Vouchers Are a Hoax!Happy New Year!We need to work very hard to insure that 2014 will be a better year for our public schools.I just came across this article about the Walton Family Foundation beefing up their efforts to promote vouchers. It made me wonder: "What business do the Walton heirs have in trying to dictate that we should spend

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An Ironic, Delusional, and Libelous attack against me by New Orleans Reform advocate, and latest fanclub inductee, Dawn Ruth | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
An Ironic, Delusional, and Libelous attack against me by New Orleans Reform advocate, and latest fanclub inductee, Dawn Ruth | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Crazy Crawfish's BlogZesty Louisiana Education PoliticsAn Ironic, Delusional, and Libelous attack against me by New Orleans Reform advocate, and latest fanclub inductee, Dawn RuthPosted on January 2, 20140Recently a New Orleans publication called New
Text of Bill de Blasio’s Inauguration Speech - NYTimes.com
Text of Bill de Blasio’s Inauguration Speech - NYTimes.com: Chang W. Lee/The New York TimesMayor de Blasio’s Inaugural Address: Bill de Blasio delivered his inauguration speech on New Year’s Day in front of City Hall.Published: January 1, 2014FACEBOOKTWITTERGOOGLE+SAVEEMAILSHAREPRINTSINGLE PAGEREPRINTSRelated‘Will Not Wait’ on Inequality, de Blasio Tells New York (January 2, 2014)City Room: Highli
Largest school districts vary widely in use of ‘willful defiance’ to suspend students | EdSource Today
Largest school districts vary widely in use of ‘willful defiance’ to suspend students | EdSource Today: Largest school districts vary widely in use of ‘willful defiance’ to suspend studentsDecember 31st, 2013 | 1 Comment | By Susan FreyIn a review of 2011-12 data of in-school and out-of-school suspensions for the 30 largest districts in the state, EdSource found that four districts used the catego
Allowing Dunwoody to form its own school district is mistake,... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
Allowing Dunwoody to form its own school district is mistake,... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: Allowing Dunwoody to form its own school district is mistake, return to 'bright dividing lines'  0 0 0 NewView Larger Should we allow new cities to create their own school districts?Previous PostsLetter to Georgia Legislature: Help teachers help students and everyone winsJanuary 1, 2014Inspiring moments
The Educated Reporter: Happy New Year From EWA: Seminars, New Website on Deck For 2014
The Educated Reporter: Happy New Year From EWA: Seminars, New Website on Deck For 2014: THE EDUCATED REPORTERCOMMENTARY ON EDUCATION COVERAGE, WRITING AND A FEW OTHER THINGSTHURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014Happy New Year From EWA: Seminars, New Website on Deck For 2014Happy New Year! I’m delighted to tell you that 2014 is shaping up to be a busy one for EWA. We’ve got some terrific seminars for journalist
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http://www.southbronxschool.com: Westchester and Hudson Valley Statewide Protest in Yonkers and Across the StateThis Monday, January 14, 2014 from 4 PM-6 PM EST there is a statewide protest, better known as the "Blitz on Governor Cuomo" against at all the failure of Governor Andy to address the failure of education reform.Sara Wottoawa, of Long Island has taken the time out of her busy s
1-1-14 Jersey Jazzman
Jersey Jazzman: High Times For Charters in NewarkIt's a good time to be a charter school in Newark:As part of a comprehensive plan to overhaul the state’s largest school district, Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson wants to increase access to charter schools by expanding them into district-owned buildings.The district also plans to convert three elementary schools into early childhood cen
1-1-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Schools Matter 2013 AwardsMost Unconvincing Ideologue In the Role as ScholarChester FinnMost Flagrant Political Organization Posing as a Legitimate Research AssociationAERALifetime Achievement AwardDeborah MeierSelf-Aggrandizement Award 2013 (tie)David ColemanMichelle RheeEducation Book of the YearThe Signal and the Noise by Nate SilverBiggest Corporate Losers of the YearWalmartFed
NYC Educator: Inspiration
NYC Educator: Inspiration: InspirationI haven't offered a whole lot of good news lately, but today I went to Bill de Blasio's inauguration. While it's true it was freezing out there, and I completely overlooked the necessity of 7 pairs of socks, there was something very special about the people I saw today.Bill Clinton did not particularly thrill me, praising Emperor Bloomberg, but he was introduc
A Window Into the Classroom | Connected Principals
A Window Into the Classroom | Connected Principals: A Window Into the Classroomby sblankenship • January 1, 2014 • 0 CommentsMany times, grading papers and student projects is something a teacher does in isolation.  In other words, no one other than the teacher sees the student’s work.  What if analyzing student work became a collaborative process in your school?  How would looking at student work
1-1-14 4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Letter: WHY TENURE MAKES GOOD TEACHERSLetter to the Editor of the L.A. Times | http://lat.ms/KjPyQD January 1, 2014 Re  George Skelton's column: "New Year's resolutions for Sacramento politicos / Dec 30 |  http://lat.ms/18Yw4Mj When George Skelton recommended that one of the governor's New Year's resolutions should be to stand up to labor and make
Just click your heels together three times and say..
Just click your heels together three times and say..Mayor de BlasioIt's MAGIC!!!
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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 CAPParents' Coalition of Montgomery County, Maryland: "Pearson is developing performance-based assessments for all grades..."Parents' Coalition of Montgomery County, Maryland: "Pearson is developing performance-based assessments for a


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