Saturday, July 19, 2014

Nite Cap 7-19-14 #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



DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Kids on the Way to the Park: Is Joy Stifled in School??
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Kids on the Way to the Park: Is Joy Stifled in School??: Kids on the Way to the Park: Is Joy Stifled in School??There is a playground in my development.During the summer, I have the pleasure of listening to children as they travel to the playground.The excitement can't be contained, talking, laughing, running!"Come back!" "Don't go too far!" &
All Things Education: Schooled by Schooled (& Silicon Valley)
All Things Education: Schooled by Schooled (& Silicon Valley): Schooled by Schooled (& Silicon Valley)I finally read The New Yorker article ("Schooled") about education reform in Newark, New Jersey. I think it was a fair piece but before I continue, a disclaimer: I assume that anything I say here could be legitimately challenged or discounted given what people who are on the grou
7-19-14 WagTheDog - Data-Driven Common Core Does Not Compute
Data-Driven Common Core Does Not Compute | WagTheDog: Data-Driven Common Core Does Not ComputeMore and more it feels like the education leaders who are tasked with overseeing the data-driven Common Core implementation and assessment policies are “Lost in Space” and their data “does not compute”.  During the school year 100% of teachers are expected to “unpack” the standards, differentiate instruct
Superintendent Jose Banda Welcome to Sacramento, Don't Mind the Bee Bashing (they were hoping for another Broadie)
Superintendent Jose Banda Welcome to Sacramento, Don't Mind the Bee Bashing (they were hoping for another Broadie)What others say about Superintendent Jose Banda:Next Seattle schools chief Banda: Building trust at top of to-do listThe Seattle School Board's unanimous selection of José Banda as the next district superintendent came after 3-1/2 hours of closed-door deliberations Sunday night, offici
Editorial: New superintendent contract gives a reward for Being Bashed by The Sacramento Bee
Editorial: New superintendent contract gives a reward for incompetence - Editorials - The Sacramento Bee: Editorial: New superintendent contract gives a reward for incompetenceBy the Editorial BoardPublished: Saturday, Jul. 19, 2014 - 12:00 amWhen José L. Banda takes over as superintendent for the Sacramento City Unified School District on Aug. 1, he will earn an annual salary of $290,000 – a $20,
The Choices Parents Really Want for Their Students with Special Needs
The Choices Parents Really Want for Their Students with Special Needs: The Choices Parents Really Want for Their Students with Special NeedsJULY 19, 2014 BY NANCY BAILEY LEAVE A COMMENTToday I want to talk about the choices, I believe, parents want for their students with exceptionalities or students in general.“Choice,” today, in the eyes of the ed. reformers means having a lot of charter schools
2nd Banana 7-19-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #NN14
BIG EDUCATION APE 2ND BANANARECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POSTDonna Brazile, Democrats for Public EducationDonna Brazile, Democrats for Public EducationDonna Brazile as one of the founding members of "Democrats for Public Education" talks about how privatization and market-based education reform has made education less equitable in many communities.by mike simpson / 5h OMG!!!!! Look who’s co
Morning Wink 7-19-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSThe Seven A’s of Successful High Schools | Connected PrincipalsThe Seven A’s of Successful High Schools | Connected Principals: The Seven A’s of Successful High Schoolshttp://nicholasferguson.org/wp-content/uploads/Success.jpg Defining what it means to have a “successful” high school is quite the challenge, with stakeholders often disagreeing on the approa
The Seven A’s of Successful High Schools | Connected Principals
The Seven A’s of Successful High Schools | Connected Principals: The Seven A’s of Successful High Schoolshttp://nicholasferguson.org/wp-content/uploads/Success.jpg Defining what it means to have a “successful” high school is quite the challenge, with stakeholders often disagreeing on the approach to take. Some primarily focus on what’s easily quantifiable, such as standardized test schools, nation
NYC Educator: UFT Unity Introduces New and Improved Election Procedures
NYC Educator: UFT Unity Introduces New and Improved Election Procedures: UFT Unity Introduces New and Improved Election ProceduresOne of the biggest reasons we lowly teachers have no voice in the UFT is because many, many delegates are "at large." In fact, most of the million names on the UFT ballot are AFT and NYSUT delegates. These delegates are chapter leaders, delegates from the DA,
Wakefield NH Has Woken Up. Will Your School Board? | Missouri Education Watchdog
Wakefield NH Has Woken Up. Will Your School Board? | Missouri Education Watchdog: Wakefield NH Has Woken Up. Will Your School Board?Dr. Sandra Stotsky speaking to the Wakefield School Board July 16, 2014Dr. Sandra Stotsky, most noted on this blog for her participation in the Common Core State Standards Initiative Validation Committee and her refusal to sign off on the ELA standards, has written an
Stephen Krashen Blog 7-19-14
SKrashen:Compelling EvidenceSent to the Wall Street Journal, July 13, 2014In "Test scores may move, learning doesn't" (July 12), Jo Craven McGinty says that there is "compelling evidence" that the US education system is inadequate, because American students "score below average in math and average in reading and science" when compared to other countries on internation
7-19-14 With A Brooklyn Accent: Love Letters to the BATS
7-12-14 With A Brooklyn Accent: Love Letters to the BATSWith A Brooklyn Accent:Teacher Temps and Computer Tenders Can't Move Children Out of PovertyOne of the things I am most worried about in the rush to on line learning and disposable teacher temps is the elimination of relationship building and mentoring, which in my experience, is key in having education move people out of poverty and promote
7-19-14 Jersey Jazzman NJ Ed News Round-up Jammin' All Week
Jersey Jazzman:Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All Week@GovChristie's Executive Order Lays Bare the Fundamental Problems with AchieveNJYesterday, Chris Christie tried to play the "reasonable" reformer with his executive order on testing:First, he announced an executive order creating a new state task force -- entirely appointed by Christie – to study the effectiveness of state testing as a whole,
7-19-14 Curmudgucation Week
CURMUDGUCATION:Curmudgucation WeekAFT Spanks Duncan (Sort Of)I know this is old news, but I've been out of town. On Sunday, July 13, I was in the air flying toward the very city where the AFT was kind of taking a stand.The NEA had taken similar steps earlier by calling for the ouster of Arne Duncan, though outbound president Dennis Van Roekel immediately chalked it up to members just being, you kn
7-19-14 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 EducationEduShyster: The Inside Scoop on Why Massachusetts Did Not Lift the Charter Cap | Diane Ravitch’s blogAs we all know, the State Senate in Massachusetts voted against lifting the cap on charter schools. This was a shocker. Here is the inside story, told by Edushyster. You won’t see this anywhe
7-19-14 THE WHOLE WEEK @ The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education
The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education:THE WHOLE WEEK @ The Whole Child Blog How Do We Build Systems for All Learners?All the talk of closing the achievement gap in schools obscures a more fundamental issue: do the grades we assign to students truly reflect the extent of their learning? In a new ASCD book, Grading Smarter, Not Harder, Myron Dueck reveals how many of the assessment policies t
7-19-14 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):PAC spending for Johnson gives him $200,000 advantagePAC spending for Johnson gives him $200,000 advantage As the week comes to a close, Alex Johnson has expanded his overall lead in financial support over George McKenna in their quest to win election as the new District 1 board member in LA Unified, accor
All Week @ The Answer Sheet 7-19-14
The Answer Sheet:All Week @ The Answer SheetMom’s letter to college-bound daughter: Why ‘I have reason to fear’Vicki Abeles is a filmmaker, attorney and mother of three. She is also the co-director and producer of the education documentary “Race to Nowhere,” which revealed the damage to young people being done by the pressures of school, homework, tutoring and extracurricular activities. In the fo
7-19-14 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 SocietyIt's Gates' company Microsoft that needs a good "turnaround"Bill Gates is fond of blaming the schools for failing to produce enough highly-skilled workers to grow the economy or enough properly-trained workers for his company. As if that is truly the purpose of PUBLI
7-19-14 Wait What? - Jonathan Pelto: Gubernatorial Candidate and A Really Nice Guy
Wait What?:  Wait What? All Week“Dr.” Terrence Carter – Lexington University:  Order Now, Graduate TodayThe individual known as “Dr.” Terrence Carter – who, thanks for Malloy’s Commissioner of Education, Stefan Pryor and Special Master Steven Adamowski is scheduled to be hired by the New London Board of Education on Monday told the Hartford Courant that he received his doctorate from “Lexington Un
7-19-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum:Seattle Schools Community ForumSeattle School Board Appoints Larry Nyland as Interim SuperThe Board seems in agreement of the appointment of Dr. Larry Nyland, former superintendent in Marysville (and a former Superintendent of the Year) to be the interim superintendent. More to come.  Board seems enthused.Updates:- Carr and Martin-Morris were out-of-town but were on
7-19-14 Ed Notes Online Week
Ed Notes Online: Ed Notes OnlineI Defend Tenure in the IndypendentThanks to John Tarleton for a great editing job. Making me look literate ain't easy.Teacher Bashing Knows No Summer Vacation By Norm ScottJuly 16, 2014Issue # 198  In a closely watched case, a California judge ruled on June 10 that the state’s teacher tenure laws infringed on the civil rights of students in schools in poor communiti
7-19-14 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 teacherSaturday morning. The 2 million hits squares are filling up.Wow. The squares are fling up quickly. What date wil this blog hit 2 million site visits. Pick the correct date and win this beautiful customized t-shirt in the color of
7-19-14 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: Perdido Street School WeekIndependent Democrat Jeff Klein Is Mobbed UpOld timey corruption, Carlo Gambino-style!Development–formerly known as Hutch Realty Partners–kicked in the five figures in June. The donation brings the real estate group’s total contribution to Mr. Klein’s operation to a whopping $93,850 since 2006.Two principals of the company, Michael Contillo and Jose
7-19-14 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 It’s Not Race, It’s Class…And Other Stories Folks Now TellBy Black&Smart, AKAdemic | Originally Published at Black&Smart July 10, 2014 I have been studying race, racism and its damaging effects for most of my adult life. And I have witnessed the “racial fatigue” of people who don’t have to consc
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 7-19-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit:4LAKIDS - SOME OF THE NEWS THAT DOESN'T FIT  Because right-wing talk-radio hosts have all the answers: MAKE THE BORDER KIDS AMERICANS + smf’s 2¢By HUGH HEWITT, from Politico Magazine | http://politi.co/1mYCd0a July 17, 2014  ::  Approximately 90,000 minors have entered the country in the two years since President Obama, whether out of the best of intenti
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Week… 7-19-14 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EF
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLARRY FERLAZZO’S WEBSITES OF THE DAYIs Summer Learning The Silver Bullet For Narrowing The Achievement Gap?This summer, I’ve been in the process of writing my seventh book — the third volume in my series on student motivation (I’m over halfway there — Yay!). As part of that writing, I’ve been going over a number of articles I
This Week's Education Research Report 7-19-14 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2
Education Research ReportTHIS WEEK'S EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORTTeacher Attrition Costs United States Up to $2.2 Billion Annually, Says New Alliance ReportReport Includes State-by-State Teacher Attrition Costs, Says Comprehensive Induction Programs Can Improve Teaching Effectiveness and Retain High-Quality TeachersRoughly half a million U.S. teachers either move or leave the profession each year—att
7-19-14 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter:  Schools Matter All WeekBeware of Youth Entrepreneurs (YE) Right Wing Indoctrination SystemIf the Education Writers Association ever gives an award for REAL education reporting, this piece at Huffington Post by Christie Wilkie and Joy Resmovits has to be the winner!Wilkie and Resmovits do a terrific job exposing the Bircher-inspired and Koch funded Youth Entrepreneurs (YE) indoctri
All Week 7-19-14 @ THE CHALK FACE
@ THE CHALK FACE : All Week @ THE CHALK FACE An Update on the Continued Constriction of Roemer’s and White’s 2014-15 Assessment CornerSo much has transpired in the situation regarding the state of Louisiana education for 2014-15. For those attempting to keep up with the situation, let me briefly summarize: On June 18, 2014, Governor Bobby Jindal declared that he wanted Louisiana out of both the Pa
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 7-19-14 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
Diane Ravitch's blogLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONGDIANE RAVITCH'S BLOGCuomo’s Democratic Challenger Opposes Common CoreZephyr Teachout, who is opposing Governor Cuomo in the New York Democratic primary, explained her strong opposition to the Common Core standards, which Cuomo supports. She writes: “Common Core forces teachers to adhere to a narrow set of standards, rather than address the p

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Geaux Teacher!: Louisiana State's Moral and Legal Obligations to Children!
Geaux Teacher!: Louisiana State's Moral and Legal Obligations to Children!: Louisiana State's Moral and Legal Obligations to Children!Statement by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers which I totally agree with.Tragic and unnecessaryPOLITICS AND POLICY: IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES?(Baton Rouge - July 18, 2014) The political feud between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Superintendent of Education John White m
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 7-18-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Before Buying Technology, Asking ‘Why?’By Ross Brenneman, Education Week Teacher |  http://bit.ly/1mZsR3D —Ross Brenneman Published Online: June 18, 2014 /Includes correction(s): July 15, 2014  ::  District leaders and other advocates of personalized learning frequently say that the approach isn't about technology. But that’s easy for an administrator t
Nite Cap 7-18-14 #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 CAP7-18-14 The Whole Child Blog — How Do We Build Systems for All Learners?The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education: How Do We Build Systems for All Learners?All the talk of closing the achievement gap in schools obscures a more fundamental issu






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