Saturday, August 9, 2014

Nite Cap 8-9-14 #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




Flipping Schools: The Hidden Forces Behind Education Reform | Seattle Education
Flipping Schools: The Hidden Forces Behind Education Reform | Seattle Education: Flipping Schools: The Hidden Forces Behind Education ReformI am posting an excerpt of a report originally posted on truthout. What is happening in New Jersey is similar to what occurred in Chicago when the now Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was then the CEO of Chicago Public Schools, see Arne Duncan and the Chicag
Never Again! Now The Evidence Is Irrefutable…
NEVER AGAIN! NOW THE EVIDENCE IS IRREFUTABLE…: NEVER AGAIN! NOW THE EVIDENCE IS IRREFUTABLE…by EDWARDBERGER on AUGUST 9, 2014NOW THE EVIDENCE IS IRREFUTABLE…While America was asleep at least three groups have moved to control American Education:Group one, the most damaging, is motivated by gaining access to the tax dollars citizens pay for public education. They hide behind a pretense of serving c
Common Core Fork in the Road: Apathy or Civil Disobedience. Which Road Do You Choose? | Missouri Education Watchdog
Common Core Fork in the Road: Apathy or Civil Disobedience. Which Road Do You Choose? | Missouri Education Watchdog: Common Core Fork in the Road: Apathy or Civil Disobedience. Which Road Do You Choose?inShareAre you apathetic about The Common Core State Standards Initiative and its oligarchic structure?Pop Quiz:Which group has the constitutional authority to set standards, curriculum and assessme
8-9-14 Saturday Matinée Special "What IS that Brown Stuff?" News Breakout
Saturday Matinée Special What IS that Brown Stuff?News BreakoutTHE REAL CAMPBELL BROWN HAS A CREDIBILITY PROBLEM2nd Banana 8-9-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreformBIG EDUCATION APE 2ND BANANARECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POSTKevin Johnson's Grifter Wife Returns To The Scene Of A ScandalKevin Johnson's Grifter Wife Returns To The Scene Of A Scandal: Kevin Johnson's Grifter Wife Returns T
2nd Banana 8-9-14 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform
BIG EDUCATION APE 2ND BANANARECAP OF LAST WEEK'S BEST POSTKevin Johnson's Grifter Wife Returns To The Scene Of A ScandalKevin Johnson's Grifter Wife Returns To The Scene Of A Scandal: Kevin Johnson's Grifter Wife Returns To The Scene Of A ScandalThey're getting the band back together at St. HOPE. The Sac Bee reported the other day that Michelle Rhee has been named chairwoman of the board at St. HO
8-9-14 Living in Dialogue
Home | Living in Dialogue: The iPad Fiasco: “What do the Terms of Service Say About My Rights?”A high school teacher asks us to consider the techrights and human rights of the underage human subjects of business-imposed edtech experiments and “innovations”, and to reflect on Audrey Watters’ column, Ed-Tech and the Templated Self: Thoughts from the “Reclaim Your Domain” Hackathon. by Mary Porter. 
Reflections on Teaching » All news is local
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » All news is local:  All news is local When you have Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee as local politicians/influence peddlers, national news, like Rhee going back to run St. Hope schools (the non-profit that runs Johnson’s local charter schools) is not just national news but a local story, and vice versa. So let’s run down a series of local pieces (and some f
Morning Wink 8-9-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSsolidaridad: Join Congresswoman Karen Bass at a fundraiser for Dr. George McKenna for LAUSDsolidaridad: Join Congresswoman Karen Bass at a fundraiser for Dr. George McKenna for LAUSD: Join Congresswoman Karen Bass at a fundraiser for Dr. George McKenna for LAUSDAugust 10, 2014 Dr. George McKenna Fundraiser (with Guest Congresswoman Karen Bass)by mike simps
solidaridad: Join Congresswoman Karen Bass at a fundraiser for Dr. George McKenna for LAUSD
solidaridad: Join Congresswoman Karen Bass at a fundraiser for Dr. George McKenna for LAUSD: Join Congresswoman Karen Bass at a fundraiser for Dr. George McKenna for LAUSDAugust 10, 2014 Dr. George McKenna Fundraiser (with Guest Congresswoman Karen Bass)
Whoopi Goldberg Tenure Controversy
Whoopi Goldberg Tenure Controversy: Making Whoopi: Missing the Point in the Tenure DebateBY YOHURU WILLIAMSShare on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services87Whoopi GoldbergTalk show host Whoopi Goldberg’s impromptu rant this week regarding teacher tenure reveals a great deal about the public misunderstanding of tenure in America. Faced with a significant
8-9-14 teacherken at Daily Kos
teacherken at Daily Kos: Animals can love humansThought this was worth sharing. Peaceby rss@dailykos.com ... / 12h What is important and how it has changedDue warning - this is personal.  And yet it is appropriate for me to offer here for several reasons. First and foremost we are a community whose members share many things besides our activism and commitment to electoral politics and social and m
6 Basketball Tips For School Leadership | Connected Principals
6 Basketball Tips For School Leadership | Connected Principals: 6 Basketball Tips For School Leadershipby William Parker • August 9, 2014 • 0 CommentsI am not a basketball coach, and I don’t pretend to be one on TV either.Over the years, however, I have watched a lot of games, and sometimes I’ll still shoot baskets with my kids until my legs give out, and they’re asking me if they should call EMSA
NYC Educator: A Craig's List Ad for Union Leadership?
NYC Educator: A Craig's List Ad for Union Leadership?: A Craig's List Ad for Union Leadership?Posted: 4 days agoYou've read about NYC teachers recruited through Craig's List-- while experienced ATRs from closed schools search in vain for full-time schools.   Are you inspired by Michael Mulgrew threatening to punch faces?  You may be considering training to become a UFT Unity leader.  Finally, we a
Stephen Krashen Blog 8-9-14
SKrashen:Rating Schools: Use Library QualityResponse to LA Times editoral: Grading California's Schools, August 7 More relevant than using outcomes (test scores, graduation rates) in rating schools is an "input" factor: the quality of the library.Study after study shows that that students living in states with better school libraries do better on tests of reading achievement.  California
8-9-14 Hemlock on the Rocks
Hemlock on the Rocks: Simpsons Full Episodes - The Ned-Liest Catch - The Simpsons Long Episodes - Video DailymotionSimpsons Full Episodes - The Ned-Liest Catch - The Simpsons Long Episodes - Video Dailymotionby Rene Diedrich / 10h Fwd: Common Core is the Most Dangerous Domestic Spying Program : Freedom OutpostEven the Department of Education, though, admits that privacy is a concern, and that some
8-9-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida
Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in FloridaScathing Purple MusingsColor me purple in Florida, red in Washington, dark sky-blue in Israel and public school in EducationIt’s Called Backdoor Legislation, Senator Gardiner, and the Florida Constitution Says You Can’t Do ItVice President of the Florida Education Association Joanne McCall provides an effective response to Andy Gardiner’s shrill
8-9-14 Wag The Dog Week
WagTheDog | Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. ~ Rumi: Wag The Dog WeekA National Common Core Curriculum…An Idea Whose Time Has ComeIn 2011 the editors of AFT’s publication, “American Educator” devoted their Winter edition to a discussion of the Common Core State Standards. The pro-Common Core publication included commentary f
8-9-14 With A Brooklyn Accent: Love Letters to the BATS
With A Brooklyn Accent:What We Want and Need- A Friday Afternoon Message to Arne Duncan:We Need to show appreciation and respect for public school teachers and make them an integral part of every education policy making body.We need to develop strategies to attract and retain great teachers- teachers for life.We need to ramp up efforts to recruit and retain teachers of color.We need to transform s
8-9-14 Jersey Jazzman NJ Ed News Round-up Jammin' All Week
Jersey Jazzman:Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All WeekEXCLUSIVE: Newark Teachers Union's Joe Del Grosso, In His Own WordsI really didn't think I'd be interviewing Joe Del Grosso yesterday.When I reached out to my contacts in the Newark Teachers Union, I was looking for a response from them regarding the news, first reported by the estimable Bob Braun, that a Newark parent group, PULSE, was pushing a feder
8-9-14 Curmudgucation Week
CURMUDGUCATION:Curmudgucation WeekZip Codes and SchoolsIn the Washington Post, Neerav Kingsland writes about The Cost of Neighborhood Schools. Kingsland is specifically addressing the pushback on a DC plan to move away from the neighborhood school model toward something more New Orleans-y (Kingsland is the former chief executive for the New Schools in New Orleans).Advocates, therefore, worry that
8-9-14 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 EducationK12 Defies… Well, Everything | CURMUDGUCATIONK12 remains the top dog in the junkyard of cyberschooling. It provides an instructive lesson in how a good pile of cash and friends in the right places can keep a business afloat even after people have poked holes in the hull. There was never anyt
8-9-14 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 Did You Reflect and Recharge This Summer?Summer for educators is often a time to look back on the past year—and look forward to the coming one. What worked, what didn't, and what will you change? Educating the whole child and planning for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement requires us to be "whol
8-9-14 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):LA Unified, teachers union reach agreement on a mentor programLA Unified, teachers union reach agreement on a mentor program In a deal with UTLA, the teachers union, LA Unified said late today it will provide $10,000 stipends that pay for mentor teachers to help instructors at 37 highly-challenged schools.
All Week @ The Answer Sheet 8-9-14
The Answer Sheet:All Week @ The Answer SheetThe difference between ‘complex’ and ‘complicated’ — and why it matters in school reform“Complex” isn’t the same thing as “complicated” — and the difference matters.  In this post, Stanford University’s Larry Cuban explains why in the context of school reform. Cuban was a high school social studies teacher for 14 years, a district superintendent (seven y
8-9-14 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 SocietyRahm's Walgreen cronies now say they're not moving HQ to SwitzerlandWesson oils RahmINVERSION -- Rahm's union-hating pals and campaign funders at Walgreen's now say they won't re-incorporate in Switzerland as planned. The re-incorporation — in which a company’s headquarters re
8-9-14 Wait What? - Jonathan Pelto: Gubernatorial Candidate and A Really Nice Guy
Wait What?:  Wait What? All Week Pelto/Murphy 2014 Malloy Tells Voters To Judge Him On His Record – Welcomes DebatesWell, we can now all agree on something! This year’s gubernatorial campaign is about judging Dannel “Dan” Malloy on his record and choosing a leadership team that will help set the course for the next four years. To successfully perform that duty, the voters of Connecticut need the t
8-9-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum:Seattle Schools Community ForumUpdates and Pondering the Issues of Capital Building in Seattle SchoolsWent to the BEX Oversight Committee meeting this morning. In terms of notable people at the meeting, Director Sharon Peaslee was there, Lead Counsel Ron English was not.Issues mentioned/discussed- Seems to be some kind of portable placement issue for Blaine and Laur
8-9-14 Ed Notes Online Week
Ed Notes Online: Ed Notes OnlineVergara Update: Chetty, Chetty Gets Banged, Banged in Teachers College RefuteOver the last decade, teacher evaluation based on value-added models (VAMs) has become central to the public debate over education policy. In this commentary, we critique and deconstruct the arguments proposed by the authors of a highly publicized study that linked teacher value-added model
8-9-14 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 teacherKeeping retirement weird. Michael Mulgrew and Eric Zorn.A month after the AFT convention, Michael Mulgrew is getting a lot of attention these past few days. His threats to punch anyone in the face – and he was talking directly to
8-9-14 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: Perdido Street School WeekAnother Bloomberg NYCDOE Contractor Fraud StoryMayor Bloomberg was a self-described financial genius who saved the city from financial ruin numerous times - and yet, the contractors his administration hired robbed the city blind.Here's the latest: A contractor for the city Department of Education was busted for allegedly scamming the city for more t
8-9-14 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 “Education as Great Equalizer” Deforming Myth, Not RealityIn the Seinfeld episode “The Hamptons,” viewers watch yet another clash between the essentially soulless main characters as they interact with the very white and privileged “real world” surrounding them in the sitcom. The crux of this episode rev
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 8-9-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit:4LAKIDS - SOME OF THE NEWS THAT DOESN'T FIT  Musical training offsets some academic achievement gapsLearning to play a musical instrument or to sing can help disadvantaged children strengthen their reading and language skills, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention.The findings, which involved
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Week… 8-9-14 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EF
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the WeekResources On The Iraq Crisis© 2014 Gwydion M. Williams, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio Here are new additions to The Best Web Resources On The Iraq War: Maps: Crisis in Iraq is from CNN. The Iraq-ISIS Conflict in Maps, Photos and Video is from The New York Times.by Larry Ferlazzo / 7h Importa
This Week's Education Research Report 8-9-14 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2
Education Research ReportTHIS WEEK'S EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORTMusical training offsets some academic achievement gapsLearning to play a musical instrument or to sing can help disadvantaged children strengthen their reading and language skills, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention.The findings, which involved hundreds of kids participat
8-9-14 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter:  Schools Matter All WeekIndy Corporate School Complex Gearing Up for IPS School Board Buyoutby Doug MartinEven though the filing deadline is not until the end of the month, the Indy Chamber has already handpicked candidates to elect to the IPS school board to completely turn the city’s schools over to the greedy. Readers who have read Hoosier School Heist know exactly what this mea
All Week 8-9-14 @ THE CHALK FACE
@ THE CHALK FACE : All Week @ THE CHALK FACE About the radio showJoin Drs. Shaun Johnson and Tim Slekar LIVE Sundays at 6PM EST and Wednesdays at 7PM EST on Blog Talk Radio for progressive, pro-public education talk radio. Call in to speak live with Tim and Shaun during the show, (805) 727-7111. You can also listen to our Monday "Sunday-Replay" at 7PM EST, and re-broadcasts of the archiv
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONG Diane Ravitch's blog 8-9-14 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
Diane Ravitch's blogLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH ALL WEEK LONGDIANE RAVITCH'S BLOGLloyd Lofthouse on the Vergara RulingLloyd Lofthouse is an experienced educator and commentator on the blog: “In the Vergara trial—I think the verdict was bought and paid for in some way—the judge’s verdict was based on unproven theories that a few incompetent teachers would ruin a child’s ability to earn an education. Th

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What is important and how it has changed
What is important and how it has changed: What is important and how it has changedbyteacherkenFollow    7 Comments / 7 NewDue warning - this is personal.  And yet it is appropriate for me to offer here for several reasons.First and foremost we are a community whose members share many things besides our activism and commitment to electoral politics and social and moral issues.Second, I have been a
8-8-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: George Schmidt on HISTORY AND HISTORY'S DISTORTIONSChicago's George Schmidt is one of the founders of CORE, involved in the CTU for decades and an activist against high stakes testing long before that issue came on anyone's radar -- he was fired as a teacher for publishing the horrible CASE tests - which were discontinued after his expose. His newspaper, Substance, has been a forc
Nite Cap 8-8-14 #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 CAPempathyeducates – 3 Facts that Poverty-Deniers Don’t Want to Hearempathyeducates – 3 Facts that Poverty-Deniers Don’t Want to Hear: 3 Facts that Poverty-Deniers Don’t Want to HearBy Paul Buchheit | AlterNet. August 3, 2014Any thinking person shou




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