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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Let's Talk SBAC Scores - Part Two
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Let's Talk SBAC Scores - Part Two: Let's Talk SBAC Scores - Part TwoLet's Talk SBAC Scores - Part TwoI watched Superintendent Randy Dorn's press conference last Monday where he reviewed the state's SBAC scores.I found his remarks somewhat scattered as if he were trying to remember all his talking points.  (The contrast with his unflappable Deputy Superintendent of
Poll: Americans Want Less Standardized Testing and More School Funding - NEA Today
Poll: Americans Want Less Standardized Testing and More School Funding - NEA Today: Poll: Americans Want Less Standardized Testing and More School FundingWhether it’s used as a tool to measure student progress or evaluate teachers, standardized testing continues to fall out of favor with the majority of the American public. According to the 2015 PDK/Gallup Survey of the Public’s Attitudes Toward t
Poll: Most Americans oppose key tenets of modern school reform - The Washington Post
Poll: Most Americans oppose key tenets of modern school reform - The Washington Post: Poll: Most Americans oppose key tenets of modern school reformWhat do Americans think of key aspects of modern school reform? Not much, according to the findings of a respected annual poll.Not only do most Americans think kids are subjected to too many standardized tests, but a majority reject holding teachers, s
Quote Of The Day: Sacramento Bee Realizes “Teaching Bashing” Affects Shortage | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…
Quote Of The Day: Sacramento Bee Realizes “Teaching Bashing” Affects Shortage | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…: Quote Of The Day: Sacramento Bee Realizes “Teaching Bashing” Affects Shortage The Sacramento Bee, which has editorially supported the teacher-bashing efforts of Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee in the past, appears to have had a change of heart.A teacher pipeline in need of repair 
The Blackout (Why #BlackLivesMatter Owes Nothing To You) | The Jose Vilson
The Blackout (Why #BlackLivesMatter Owes Nothing To You) | The Jose Vilson: The Blackout (Why #BlackLivesMatter Owes Nothing To You)“If I woulda known what I knew in the past, I woulda been blacked out on your a …” – Kanye West, “Black Skinhead“At any given moment, any given rally, for any presidential candidate, a set of protestors under the Black Lives Matter umbrella could bumrush the stage and
Talented urban teacher says new national education laws won’t work - The Washington Post
Talented urban teacher says new national education laws won’t work - The Washington Post: Talented urban teacher says new national education laws won’t workJohn Thompson’s teaching methods wouldn’t work for everyone.One day in a hallway at Marshall High School in Oklahoma City, he grabbed a student with a criminal record whom he had taught at a summer camp, pushed him against a wall and told him t
Privatizing student teaching and Pearson making student teachers jump through hoops. | Fred Klonsky
Privatizing student teaching and Pearson making student teachers jump through hoops. | Fred Klonsky: Privatizing student teaching and Pearson making student teachers jump through hoops.When I heard from my retired colleague Sandy Deines about how Illinois and other states were mandating Pearson’s edTPA as the official teacher certification process I immediately posted her article.I had not heard a
How struggling families try to help Newark–only to be punished by state school “reform.” | Bob Braun's Ledger
How struggling families try to help Newark–only to be punished by state school “reform.” | Bob Braun's Ledger: How struggling families try to help Newark–only to be punished by state school “reform.”Lela Barrow, 6, kisses her little brother Richard, 3, and helps him with his backpack. Because of “One Newark,” they can’t walk to school together with their grandmotherRichard Barrow is only three, bu
Ongoing student churn staggers charter schools and the Kansas City district | The Kansas City Star
Ongoing student churn staggers charter schools and the Kansas City district | The Kansas City Star: Ongoing student churn staggers charter schools and the Kansas City districtSixteen years ago, the first charter schools opened in Kansas City with the promise of ending a student exodus from the city’s public schools.But state data recently obtained by The Star show that mission has failed, leaving
State High School Graduation Rates By Race, Ethnicity
State High School Graduation Rates By Race, Ethnicity: State High School Graduation Rates By Race, EthnicityU.S. public high schools recorded a four-year graduation rate of 80 percent for the 2011-12 school year, an all-time high.Graduation rates vary greatly by state and race. Nationwide, black students graduated at a rate of 69 percent; Hispanics graduated at 73 percent; whites graduated at a ra
You can’t swing a dead cat these days without hitting a Bill Gates non-profit | Lady Liberty 1885
You can’t swing a dead cat these days without hitting a Bill Gates non-profit | Lady Liberty 1885: You can’t swing a dead cat these days without hitting a Bill Gates non-profit…Or a former NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) employee working for a Bill Gates  backed non-profit.Case in point, Tabitha Grossman of Hope Street Group.Who is Hope Street Group?In case you missed my previous article
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Let's Talk SBAC Scores - Part One
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Let's Talk SBAC Scores - Part One: Let's Talk SBAC Scores - Part OneMy apologies for taking so long to get to this.  Our discussion on SBAC will take three threads.  One, an overview.  Two, what was said at Superintendent Dorn's press conference last week on the results.  Three, some topline impressions from looking at the scores.  (If anyone has been looking at th
The Unionville Times » Op/Ed: The cost disease in K-12 public education
The Unionville Times » Op/Ed: The cost disease in K-12 public education: Op/Ed: The cost disease in K-12 public educationWhat every school board director, school administrator, teacher, staff member, parent, and taxpayer needs to knowBy Michael T. Rock[1], Samuel and Etta Wexler Professor of Economic History, Bryn Mawr CollegeMichael T. RockEvery year school Boards in Pennsylvania like mine, the U
‘Most Likely to Succeed,’ by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith - The New York Times
‘Most Likely to Succeed,’ by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith - The New York Times: ‘Most Likely to Succeed,’ by Tony Wagner and Ted DintersmithHere, then, is yet another book about success. This time it’s not grit that helps children succeed. Nor is it having a Tiger Mom or letting children walk home alone or allowing them to skin their knees or teaching them Arabic or Mandarin. It’s not about sup
From the Web: The Right to Public Ed in NOLA - Living in Dialogue
From the Web: The Right to Public Ed in NOLA - Living in Dialogue: From the Web: The Right to Public Ed in NOLAKaren Royal (3:00 in) on the rights of New Orleans parents to send their children to neighborhood public schools, ten years after Hurricane Katrina.From the Web: The Right to Public Ed in NOLA - Living in Dialogue:
CURMUDGUCATION: Dyett High Hunger Strike: Things To Know
CURMUDGUCATION: Dyett High Hunger Strike: Things To Know: Dyett High Hunger Strike: Things To KnowToday, the twelve parents engaged in a hunger strike in support of Dyett High School in the Chicago southside neighborhood of Bronzeville are marking their first full week of their action. Here are some things to know.What Is This About?In 2012, Chicago Public Schools decided to close Dyett, allowing
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: How Can We #Rethink Discipline?
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: How Can We #Rethink Discipline?: How Can We #Rethink Discipline?On July 22, 2015 educators gathered at the White House to Rethink School Discipline."The conference sought to advance the national conversation about reducing the overuse of unnecessary out of school suspensions and expulsions and replacing these practices with positive alternatives that keep st
Why so many teachers quit, and how to fix that - LA Times
Why so many teachers quit, and how to fix that - LA Times: Why so many teachers quit, and how to fix thatEvery year, thousands of young and enthusiastic teachers all over the country start their first day of work. Within the following five years, at least 17% of them will leave the profession. Teacherattrition is especially high in poor, urban schools, where on average about a fifth of the entire
Esther J. Cepeda: Ending the school-to-prison pipeline - San Jose Mercury News
Esther J. Cepeda: Ending the school-to-prison pipeline - San Jose Mercury News: Esther J. Cepeda: Ending the school-to-prison pipelineCHICAGO -- A recent poll seems to imply that the general public does not understand, and maybe has never heard of, the school-to-prison pipeline.It is a national trend in which children -- more often than not, minorities -- are caught up by "zero-tolerance"
Adorable GoPro Video Shows The First Day Of School From A Kindergartner's Perspective
Adorable GoPro Video Shows The First Day Of School From A Kindergartner's Perspective: Adorable GoPro Video Shows The First Day Of School From A Kindergartner's PerspectiveHappy New Year! #backtoparkwayRemember what it was like to go to school for the very first time? We strapped a GoPro camera on a kindergartner to see it from her perspective! Take a look! #backtoparkway #parkway360Posted by Park
Quotes from the governor, or when will Statehouse tolerance for failed charter schools finally run out? - Editorials - Ohio
Quotes from the governor, or when will Statehouse tolerance for failed charter schools finally run out? - Editorials - Ohio: Quotes from the governor, or when will Statehouse tolerance for failed charter schools finally run out?John Kasich wasn’t as harsh as he has been in the past. While participating in an “education summit” last week, the governor told Campbell Brown of “The 74” advocacy group,

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 8/22/15 #SaveDyett
SPECIAL NITE CAP CORPORATE ED REFORMCommon Core PR Offensive Rewrites History to Ignore Failures - Living in DialogueCommon Core PR Offensive Rewrites History to Ignore Failures - Living in Dialogue: Common Core PR Offensive Rewrites History to Ignore Failures By Anthony Cody.This week we have seen a renewed attempt to rehabilitate the beleaguered Common Core standards, just as the scores arrive i







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