Monday, February 3, 2014

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Whatever happened to NCLB ?
NCLB reaches 12 years.  Is it still an operative law? Under  the No Child Left Behind  law (Public Law 107-110, 2001) 100 % of  students were to achieve proficiency in math and reading by 2014.  The law was due for re-authorization in 2009.  It has not been re-authorized.   Education Secretary Arne Duncan responded to criticism by  granting  waivers. At the time, he said, "America's most swee


Get Schooled: Cobb school chief resigns tonight
Big news out of Cobb where Superintendent Michael Hinojosa resigned at tonight's board meeting.  He came to Cobb in 2011 from Dallas. He told the school board he plans to return to Texas. Stay tuned.


School board transparency bill jumps first hurdle
The full House will get a chance to debate a bill that seeks to put guardrails around school boards’ use of executive sessions, an issue that’s become controversial in some districts. The House Education Committee voted 7-6 to pass House Bill 14-1110, with majority Democrats providing the votes necessary for passage and all committee Republicans voting no. Part of the bill’s backstory is use of ex
Cindy Stevenson lands a new job
Retiring Jeffco Superintendent Cindy Stevenson has a place to go after she leaves the district at the end of the school year – the Colorado Association of School Executives. She will become director of the group’s Leadership Initiative, which seeks to help school leaders and districts in improving teaching and learning. Stevenson announced her retirement last Nov. 7, two days after the 2013 electi

New ‘trauma-informed’ approach to behavioral disorders in special education - by Jane Meredith Adams
They are the lowest achieving students in a field plagued by low achievement. Students diagnosed as emotionally disturbed perform the poorest of all students in special education, although they have no cognitive deficits. More than two out of five students with emotional or behavioral disorders, such as severe depression or aggressive behavior, ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the Eds


Former Post owner hoping to send ‘dreamers’ to college
A former owner of The Washington Post has joined a prominent Democratic fundraiser and former Republican Cabinet secretary to launch the nation’s largest college scholarship fund for students who entered the United States illegally when they were children. Read full article >>    



South Carolina Business Leaders Push Immigration Reform to Shore up Scarce Labor
South Carolina business leaders and businessmen on Monday denounced the scarcity of labor in the state and expressed hope that the open debate in the Republican Party will urgently push immigration reform. Representatives of the hotel and tourism industry, construction and agriculture emphasized at a press conference in Columbia, the state capital, that although each sector has its opinion and in


Three New Bloom’s Taxonomy Resources
Here are three new additions to what continues to be my all-time most popular post, The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom: 44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom’s Taxonomy is by Peter Pappas. Incorporating Bloom’s Taxonomy into your lesson objectives is by Adam Simpson. iPadagogy Wheel
Valentine’s Day Infographic
I’m adding this infographic from Cherished Memories to The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day: Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.


Portland School Board votes against declaring a school 'peanut-free' after vigorous debate
The Portland School Board on Monday voted 5-2 to strike down a request by board member Steve Buel to stop serving peanut butter at the Beverly Cleary campus in Northeast Portland.


Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 2-3-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMActive/Retired Teacher Attacks: Connecticut, Illinois and (Your State HERE)Stealing money from old people has become common by legislatures nationwide. Now, it’s also fine to steal from those who hope to someday have the possibility of growing old. The plundering of money that people honestly earned by paying into private pension plans h
2-3-14 EmpathyEducates!– What Could Be Wrong With ‘School Choice’?
empathyeducates – What Could Be Wrong With ‘School Choice’?: What Could Be Wrong With ‘School Choice’?By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Education Opportunity Network. January 28, 2014 at 7:00 pmEveryone loves “choice,” right?In a country where in a single year there are more than 100 new choices for what to use to brush your teeth, it stands to reason that maximizing “choice” might be a goa
solidaridad: Help Student Organizers Travel to LA for EmpowerED 2014 Conference!
solidaridad: Help Student Organizers Travel to LA for EmpowerED 2014 Conference!: Help Student Organizers Travel to LA for EmpowerED 2014 Conference!On March 29th, student organizers from all over the country will converge upon Los Angeles to share their stories with the LA student community at a youth-led conference called EmpowerED: Los Angeles Student Power 2014. Pitch in to help get them here!
The Charter School Gravy Train | Seattle Education
The Charter School Gravy Train | Seattle Education: The Charter School Gravy TrainAn education advocate in New York brought this article to my attention today. It was published last year in Forbes magazine and is relevant today in Seattle, Washington.Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat CityOn Thursday, July 25, dozens of bankers, hedge fund types and private equity investors gathered in
LAUSD'S TREACHEROUS ROAD FROM REED TO VERGARA- IT'S NEVER BEEN ABOUT STUDENTS, JUST MONEY - Perdaily.com
LAUSD'S TREACHEROUS ROAD FROM REED TO VERGARA- IT'S NEVER BEEN ABOUT STUDENTS, JUST MONEY - Perdaily.com: LAUSD'S TREACHEROUS ROAD FROM REED TO VERGARA- IT'S NEVER BEEN ABOUT STUDENTS, JUST MONEY(Mensaje se repite en Español)Contrary to what was asserted in 2010 with theReed vs. State of Californiacase, and now with theVergara vs. State of California case, cutting the budget by attacking teachers
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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 CAPToni Morrison Gives a Lesson in Unpacking Assumptions and the White Gaze | educarenowToni Morrison Gives a Lesson in Unpacking Assumptions and the White Gaze | educarenow: Toni Morrison Gives a Lesson in Unpacking Assumptions and the White GazePo

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Active/Retired Teacher Attacks: Connecticut, Illinois and (Your State HERE)
Stealing money from old people has become common by legislatures nationwide. Now, it’s also fine to steal from those who hope to someday have the possibility of growing old. The plundering of money that people honestly earned by paying into private pension plans has become so common that “pension raiders” run for public office and call themselves “job creators.” Now that active and retired teacher

Written by D.A. Wolf for DivorcedMoms.comWhen my divorce was final at last, I would have given anything to have had more freedom. I would have loved to pack up my two kids, in elementary school at the time, and followed my heart – all the way to France.That isn’t as far-fetched (or selfish) as it may sound. I’ve lived in France, I’ve studied in France, I’ve traveled back and forth to France and ot

Vergara trial: finally, evidence of a student hurt by state laws
Jonathan Raymond, a former superintendent and Joey’s dad. It took six days of testimony to finally put a human face on the legal issues in Vergara vs. California, and it wasn’t Beatriz Vergara or any of the other eight plaintiffs challenging the state and its biggest teacher unions. Rather it was Joey Raymond, the son of the former Sacramento City Unified superintendent, Jonathan Raymond, who took

House Bill 2697 would require state education agencies to devise a method to give additional weight to AP and higher-level International Baccalaureate courses.

Governor Bill Haslam is desperate to appear as if he is doing something to improve educational opportunity in a state that has a long history of underfunding education and masking inequality with programs intended for political gain rather than substantive results.  The Governor's most recent plan to for free tuition for students going to community college sounds great until you notice that the pr

Acting Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton to Address New York State School Boards Association at Congressional Breakfast

Acting Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton will give remarks and participate in a question and answer session at the New York State School Boards Association’s Congressional Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 8 a.m. ET, in Washington, D.C.


Common Core, By Any Other Name: Can Rebranding Standards End Opposition? | StateImpact Indiana
BY ELLE MOXLEY If legislation voiding the state’s current academic standards passes, Indiana will be the first state to exit the Common Core initiative and write its own expectations for what students should know and learn at each grade level. As U.S. News & World Report notes, lawmakers in South Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Kentucky are considering ...read more
State looking into PACE’s involvement with basketball program | ChapelHillNews.com
BY JONATHAN M. ALEXANDER CARRBORO — The N.C. Office of Charter Schools is looking into a struggling charter school’s involvement with a for-profit club basketball team whose coach says is just trying to help student-athletes “get to the next level.” Director of the Office of Charter Schools Joel Medley sent a letter to PACE Academy’s ...read more
Criticizing KIPP Critics | the becoming radical
An early and consistent proponent of Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) charter schools, Jay Mathews has joined a rising group of KIPP advocates directly criticizing KIPP critics, offering two arguments: KIPP charter schools are not abusive or excessively authoritarian, and KIPP critics are prone to misleading hyperbole because they fail to visit the KIPP schools ...read more

The Wealth of 85 Billionaires Equals That of the 3.5 Billion Poorest People in the World
When 85 Equals 3.5 Billion,  You Have a Horrendous Inequality Good Reads Submitted by Frank Murphy It is a strongly held belief in our country that people should be appropriately rewarded for their contributions to building and advancing the economic strength of our society.  “In doing so, some economic inequality is essential to drive growth and progress, rewarding those with talent, hard earned

What an awesome time to be a corporation. The spirits of Carnegie, Ford, Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan must all be wishing they could have lived during this time. In an effort to take away a campaign issue from his Republican rivals, Illinois Speaker of the House, Mike Madigan has called for cutting the corporate tax in half.  That’s correct, the virtually bankrupt state of Illinois is going to coll


Boys of Color, Richard Sherman, and Addressing Inequity [Exclusive]
I had the privilege of discussing educating boys of color with the awesome Baruti Kafele and Jason Flom, courtesy of the BAM Radio Network. Listen while we go through a range of topics, including Richard Sherman and how race / color can affect classroom and school culture. One more thing I didn’t get to mention was how the Seattle Seahawks corner was immediately compared to quarterback Russell Wi


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3. Multiple Intelligence Based Teaching in Reading
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2-3-14 EmpathyEducates!– What Could Be Wrong With ‘School Choice’?
empathyeducates – What Could Be Wrong With ‘School Choice’?: What Could Be Wrong With ‘School Choice’?By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Education Opportunity Network. January 28, 2014 at 7:00 pmEveryone loves “choice,” right?In a country where in a single year there are more than 100 new choices for what to use to brush your teeth, it stands to reason that maximizing “choice” might be a goa
solidaridad: Help Student Organizers Travel to LA for EmpowerED 2014 Conference!
solidaridad: Help Student Organizers Travel to LA for EmpowerED 2014 Conference!: Help Student Organizers Travel to LA for EmpowerED 2014 Conference!On March 29th, student organizers from all over the country will converge upon Los Angeles to share their stories with the LA student community at a youth-led conference called EmpowerED: Los Angeles Student Power 2014. Pitch in to help get them here!
The Charter School Gravy Train | Seattle Education
The Charter School Gravy Train | Seattle Education: The Charter School Gravy TrainAn education advocate in New York brought this article to my attention today. It was published last year in Forbes magazine and is relevant today in Seattle, Washington.Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat CityOn Thursday, July 25, dozens of bankers, hedge fund types and private equity investors gathered in
LAUSD'S TREACHEROUS ROAD FROM REED TO VERGARA- IT'S NEVER BEEN ABOUT STUDENTS, JUST MONEY - Perdaily.com
LAUSD'S TREACHEROUS ROAD FROM REED TO VERGARA- IT'S NEVER BEEN ABOUT STUDENTS, JUST MONEY - Perdaily.com: LAUSD'S TREACHEROUS ROAD FROM REED TO VERGARA- IT'S NEVER BEEN ABOUT STUDENTS, JUST MONEY(Mensaje se repite en Español)Contrary to what was asserted in 2010 with theReed vs. State of Californiacase, and now with theVergara vs. State of California case, cutting the budget by attacking teachers
Nite Cap 2-3-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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 CAPToni Morrison Gives a Lesson in Unpacking Assumptions and the White Gaze | educarenowToni Morrison Gives a Lesson in Unpacking Assumptions and the White Gaze | educarenow: Toni Morrison Gives a Lesson in Unpacking Assumptions and the White GazePo

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