Saturday, June 14, 2014

Nite Cap 6-14-14 #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 CAP




Geaux Teacher!: Go Fix Your Own Broken House LABI!
Geaux Teacher!: Go Fix Your Own Broken House LABI!: Go Fix Your Own Broken House LABI!My response to the desperate pleas of  the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and their partners in crime who have been given a taste of what true Democracy is about dished up by growing numbers in a grassroots movement of individual of parents and real educators opposed to the Common Core Initiative
Lewis Lapham delivers in-depth examination of what corporate driven education reform is | Reclaim Reform
Lewis Lapham delivers in-depth examination of what corporate driven education reform is | Reclaim Reform: Lewis Lapham delivers in-depth examination of what corporate driven education reform isPosted on June 14, 2014by Ken PrevitiLewis Lapham, editor emeritus and national correspondent for Harper’s Magazine, contributes his unique in-depth perspective to what our schools have become, the actual st
Vergara Decision Feeds Testing and Teacher Turnover - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
Vergara Decision Feeds Testing and Teacher Turnover - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Vergara Decision Feeds Testing and Teacher TurnoverBy Anthony Cody on June 14, 2014 1:04 PMThe Vergara decision feeds into our societal obsession with test scores, and propels us towards schools with even less stability, and higher turnover.Unfortunately, some who have been critical of test-mania are
Marie Corfield: More ways to create 100 excellent schools in Newark
Marie Corfield: More ways to create 100 excellent schools in Newark: More ways to create 100 excellent schools in NewarkA couple of weeks ago I wrote about how to really create 100 excellent schools in Newark as opposed to Superintendent Cami Anderson's One Newark plan which involves closing schools, expanding charters, firing staff and disrupting neighborhoods. I listed 20, and asked readers to s
2nd Banana 6-14-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #RealEdTalk #p2
BIG EDUCATION APE 2ND BANANARECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POST How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution - The Washington PostHow Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution - The Washington Post: How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolutionThe pair of education advocates had a big idea, a new approach to transform every public-school classroom in America. By
Tenure vs. Poverty | My Island View
Tenure vs. Poverty | My Island View: Tenure vs. PovertyJune 14, 2014 by Tom Whitby @tomwhitbyI have written about why I feel Tenure is important and how it is used as a scapegoat for inadequate follow through on the part of many administrators inTenure’s Tenure. I guess it comes as no surprise that I am appalled at the recent decision in California against Tenure.Of course the statement that upset
LATE Morning Wink 6-14-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS6-14-14 This Week Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement": The Best Posts On The Migration Policy Institute Report On Engaging Immigrant ParentsI’ve shared a number of reports on a recent Migration Policy Institute report on engaging immigrant parents
6-14-14 This Week Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement": The Best Posts On The Migration Policy Institute Report On Engaging Immigrant ParentsI’ve shared a number of reports on a recent Migration Policy Institute report on engaging immigrant parents. I don’t think it shares anything that is particularly new to educators who work with immigrant students and their families, but it
Efficiency-Minded Reformers Today Draw from Efficiency-Minded Reformers of a Century Ago | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Efficiency-Minded Reformers Today Draw from Efficiency-Minded Reformers of a Century Ago | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Efficiency-Minded Reformers Today Draw from Efficiency-Minded Reformers of a Century AgoThe crusade among reformers for data-driven decision-making in schools and evangelizing new technologies didn’t just begin in the past decade. Its roots go back to Fred
The False Equivalence between Common Core Detractors and Defenders | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
The False Equivalence between Common Core Detractors and Defenders | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Crazy Crawfish's BlogZesty Louisiana Education PoliticsThe False Equivalence between Common Core Detractors and DefendersPosted on June 14, 20142Something has been bothering me lately about the way defenders and detractors are afforded equal time in an attempt to artificially provide some sort of “balance”
Big Data – Big Mess | Missouri Education Watchdog
Big Data – Big Mess | Missouri Education Watchdog: Big Data – Big MessinShareFolks, the dollar is collapsing. Fort Knox is empty (maybe).  The American dollar is on its way out as the reserve currency for the world. The IMF is considering a basket of currencies as a replacement. Google has other plans. They appear to be betting that data will be the new currency and they are mining it like the dic
Badass Teachers Assn
Badass Teachers Assn: Badass Teachers AssnBy Mark NaisonShare on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services4Ihave been enraged by what has been happening to teachers and public education for at least 7 years. My involvement began in 2007 with school grading and school closings in the Bronx, which drove the history projects I was doing out of the public scho
6-14-14 With A Brooklyn Accent: Love Letter to the BATS- On the First Anniversary of the Badass Teachers Association
With A Brooklyn Accent:Are Teachers and Teachers Unions Really to Blame for the Shrinking of the Middle Class?If the American Dream of upward mobility seems to be fading away, if in fact more people are falling out of the middle class than moving into it- is the explanation for this really "a failing public school system, filled  with incompetent teachers" which is what Billionaires and
6-14-14 Jersey Jazzman NJ Ed News Round-up Jammin' All Week
Jersey Jazzman:Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All WeekMore Reformy Billionaires Wasting Money: Jersey City EditionLast week, I told the story of how New Jersey's reformiest billionaires, David Tepper and Alan Fournier, are planning on wasting at least $3 million on a "principals training" program in Jersey City run by SUPES, an unaccredited, for-profit group with a tainted past and questionable
6-14-14 Curmudgucation Week
CURMUDGUCATION:Curmudgucation WeekVan Roekel Gets Feisty-ishIt has been a noisy week for NEA president Dennis van Roekel. In the face of a great deal of anti-teacher rhetoric (some if it coming from a sitting judge in a major court case), DVR has decided that it's time to finally speak up on behalf of teachers.First, he opened up in HuffPo, declaring that our accountability system is flunking. He
6-14-14 NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education
NPE News Briefs ← from The Network for Public Education:NPE News Briefsfrom The Network for Public EducationOn Florida’s School Grade Pause and It’s Politicized Board of Education | Scathing Purple MusingsThe editors of the Tampa Bay Times preface their support for a pause in applying school grades in Florida by reminded readers that the existing scheme is already discredited. And while it’s extre
6-14-14 THE WHOLE WEEK @ The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education
The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education:THE WHOLE WEEK @ The Whole Child Blog Gaming in the Classroom Can Be an Epic WinPost written by Mikaela Dwyer, a journalism student at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. She considers herself a human rights activist and spends her time volunteering on campus and with various local nonprofits. After graduation, Dwyer hopes to join the Peace
6-14-14 This Week in 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):Teachers union planning a salary rally at LAUSD board meetingThe LA Unified board meeting on June 17 might be more crowded than usual. UTLA, the teachers union, is planning a noon press conference outside the district’s downtown headquarters and handing out leaflets to call attention to the board’s demand
6-14-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida ALL Week
Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida, red in Washington, dark sky-blue in Israel and public school in Education:Scathing Purple Musings  Color me purple in Florida ALL WeekStart the Clock: Controversial Voucher Bill Arrives On Rick Scott’s DeskReports Leslie Postal in the Orlando Sentinel: The Florida Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Scott the controversial bill that expands the stat
All Week @ The Answer Sheet 6-14-14
The Answer Sheet:All Week @ The Answer Sheet‘ I have very real concerns about the sustainability of public education’ — Virginia teacher’s ‘painful’ decision to quitJosh Waldron is an award-winning teacher in Waynesboro, Virginia — or rather, was an award-winning teacher in Waynesboro, Virginia. In the following sobering post, Waldron explains why he made the “tough decision” to leave the classroo
6-14-14 Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Schooling in the Ownership Society All Week
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog:Schooling in the Ownership SocietyMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Schooling in the Ownership SocietyBridging DifferencesVergara Ruling, CalifornicationBest Tweet this morning comes from Pedro Noguera ‏@PedroANogueraCalifornia court ruling is a setback for public education. When teachers lose so do kids. Don't blame tenure for the flaws of the system.Judge Rolf M. Treu's ruli
6-14-14 Wait What? - Jonathan Pelto: Gubernatorial Candidate and A Really Nice Guy
Wait What?:  Wait What? All Week“I don’t need to respond to what Jonathan says,” Malloy told reporters.Governor Dannel “Dan” Malloy is absolutely correct.  He doesn’t need to respond to what I say. In fact, as is his style, Malloy doesn’t need to respond to what anyone says…at least not until the voters have had their say in November. But that said, when it comes Malloy’s anti-teacher, anti-public
6-14-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum:Seattle Schools Community ForumLatest on Advanced Learning in Seattle Public SchoolsFrom the SPS webpage:- Summer Testing: For students who moved to Seattle after October 2013 and were not able to test for Advanced Learning eligibility, a summer testing opportunity is available. Information and Application Form. Applications are due by August 1, 2014.- For students
6-14-14 Ed Notes Online Week
Ed Notes Online: Ed Notes OnlineUFT Contract Toxic PD Spillover: Parents Unhappy - at DOE and UFTThe calls have been coming in from parents and their reps who are beginning to realize how the new contract will change their lives as the school day gets readjusted in many schools. "WTF," is the basic message.Can Mulgrew clean up the toxic spillover?They tell me there is growing outrage as
6-14-14 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 teacherA message to retiring teachers at the end of the school year.Some members of our Skokie Organization of Retired Educators (SORE) IEA Retired making a call on our local state representative. This is the last day of school in Park R
6-14-14 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: Perdido Street School WeekTax Deadbeat Andrew Cuomo Offers Lame Excuse For Barring Tax Assessor From His HomeKeep an eye on this story - it's something opponents of Andrew Cuomo will hit again and again during his re-election campaign:Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed the controversy over whether he and his live-in girlfriend, Food Network star Sandra Lee, dodged property tax incr
6-14-14 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 Oscar Wilde on the Poor and SocialismWhile I highly recommend a careful reading of Oscar Wilde’s The Soul of Man under Socialism, I also urge you to consider that this examination of the consequences of private property and how that perpetuates poverty is stunningly similar to the current education refo
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 6-14-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit:4LAKIDS - SOME OF THE NEWS THAT DOESN'T FIT  Lausd To Pay $5 Million In Telfair Child Abuse CaseLAUSD to pay $5 million in Telfair Elementary teacher molestation case By Thomas Himes, Los Angeles Daily News | http://bit.ly/1l8tdpi 6/11/14, 12:25 PM PDT  ::  Los Angeles Unified School District officials agreed to a $5 million payout to settle a lawsuit br
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Week… 6-14-14 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EF
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLARRY FERLAZZO’S WEBSITES OF THE DAYTwo Good Resources To Help Understand Education ResearchHere are some new additions to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research: How qualitative research contributes is by Daniel Willingham. Why Statistically Significant Studies Aren’t Necessarily Significant
This Week's Education Research Report 6-14-14 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2
Education Research ReportTHIS WEEK'S EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORTCigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at lowest level in 22 yearsLatest CDC teen behavior survey also finds fewer fights, too much texting and drivingCigarette smoking rates among high school students have dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in 1991, according to the 2013 r
6-14-14 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter:  Schools Matter All WeekToxic Culture of EducationOrlando SentinelFrustrated Orange teacher decries 'toxic culture of education'By Leslie Postal, Orlando Sentinel6:26 PM EDT, June 12, 2014Fed up and fired up, algebra teacher Josh Katz this spring took to the stage for a 17-minute denouncement of what he called the "toxic culture of education" in Florida's public schools.S
All Week 6-14-14 @ THE CHALK FACE
@ THE CHALK FACE : All Week @ THE CHALK FACE Why Tenure is EssentialI usually find it easier to communicate with conservative reformers like Mike Petrilli or Rick Hess. Unlike their liberal counterparts, they don’t have to contort themselves into crusaders for equity and justice. They don’t have to pretend that attacks on teachers and other workers is some sort of civil rights crusade. These defen
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 6-14-14 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
Diane Ravitch's blogLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONGDIANE RAVITCH'S BLOGSuperintendents: Slow Down CCSS ImplementationAmerican Association of School Administrators say the Common Core must be slowed down. “Dear Colleagues: As we move forward in advocating on behalf of school superintendents, one of the hottest topics right now is the Common Core State Standards. I am pleased to share with you

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6-13-14 Jersey Jazzman: More Reformy Billionaires Wasting Money: Jersey City Edition
Jersey Jazzman: More Reformy Billionaires Wasting Money: Jersey City EditionLast week, I told the story of how New Jersey's reformiest billionaires, David Tepper and Alan Fournier, are planning on wasting at least $3 million on a "principals training" program in Jersey City run by SUPES, an unaccredited, for-profit group with a tainted past and questionable qualifications.Obviously, Tepp
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Principals Revolt? Or not...
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Principals Revolt? Or not...: Principals Revolt? Or not...Bob MosesI'm taking part in a great event, "Youth Organizing For Social Justice -- Then and Now", at DePaul Student Center this evening. Bob Moses, 60s Civil Rights leader and founder of the Algebra Project, will interact with participants and discuss the significance of the 50th anniversary of Freed
Common Core Humorous Hypocrisy | Missouri Education Watchdog
Common Core Humorous Hypocrisy | Missouri Education Watchdog: Common Core Humorous Hypocrisy Do you want a laugh to get your weekend started?  Take a look at this tweet:I was holding my sides laughing as I replied:@NOLAnews Hilarious! Irony at its finest! CCSS adoption/implementation worst overreach ever! Bypassed voters/legislatures. ‪#‎stopcommoncore‬Can you believe these groups actually believe
Nite Cap 6-13-14 #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 CAPDistricts protesting closed-door deal restricting control over their budgets | EdSource TodayDistricts protesting closed-door deal restricting control over their budgets | EdSource Today: Districts protesting closed-door deal restricting control





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