Thursday, September 10, 2015

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/10/15 #FightForDyett


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Thanks, Congress, for ESEA changes – but listen to parents! | Parents Across America
Thanks, Congress, for ESEA changes – but listen to parents! | Parents Across America: Thanks, Congress, for ESEA changes – but listen to parents! PAA just sent the following via fax to every member of Congress:Parents call for an ESEA with less focus on testing and charter schools –more focus on poverty and parents’ priorities for our childrenThank you, Congress, for moving on needed ESEA reforms!
Study: Unions Boost Economic Mobility of Children - NEA Today
Study: Unions Boost Economic Mobility of Children - NEA Today: Study: Unions Boost Economic Mobility of ChildrenChildren whose parents belonged to a union as well as those who grew up in geographic areas with high union membership climb higher up the career ladder and earn more money as adults, according to a report by the Center for American Progress (CAP).The report was released Wednesday at CAP
Torlakson Announces Lawsuit Settlement - Year 2015 (CA Dept of Education)
Torlakson Announces Lawsuit Settlement - Year 2015 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Lawsuit Settlement That Will Add to California Department of Education's Extensive Efforts to Help English LearnersSACRAMENTO—As part of the settlement of a lawsuit involving English learners, D.J., et al. v. State of California, et al.,State Superintendent of Public Instruction T
Washington Supreme Court expels charter schools from state public school system - Salon.com
Washington Supreme Court expels charter schools from state public school system - Salon.com: Washington Supreme Court expels charter schools from state public school systemCharter school proponents are reeling in the wake of the court's landmark rulingThis article originally appeared on AlterNet.The charter school movement has been expelled from Washington state’s public education system, with a S
For the record: The Seattle School Board’s vote to provide Superintendent Nyland with authorization of legal action against the teachers | Seattle Education
For the record: The Seattle School Board’s vote to provide Superintendent Nyland with authorization of legal action against the teachers | Seattle Education: For the record: The Seattle School Board’s vote to provide Superintendent Nyland with authorization of legal action against the teachersOn September 8, 2015, with the understanding that a teachers strike was imminent, the Seattle Public Schoo
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Thanks Kenyon... Hey where's J.C. Brizard? ... Day 25 for hunger strike
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Thanks Kenyon... Hey where's J.C. Brizard? ... Day 25 for hunger strike: Thanks Kenyon... Hey where's J.C. Brizard? ... Day 25 for hunger strikeThanks to Kenyon super Prof. Peter Rutkoff for inviting us to come engage with students at Kenyon College yesterday. Undergrads we met, including some from Chicago, were reading Jonathan Kozol's "Savage Inequalities"
A perfect education storm in Washington state - The Washington Post
A perfect education storm in Washington state - The Washington Post: A perfect education storm in Washington stateWashington state is in the center of a perfect storm over education.Seattle public school teachers are on strike over issues including evaluations, pay and the length of the school day. The strike, called by the 5,000-member teachers’ union, started on Wednesday, Sept. 9, the day the 2
'Fighting for Incredible List of Educational Reforms,' Seattle Teachers Go on Historic Strike | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
'Fighting for Incredible List of Educational Reforms,' Seattle Teachers Go on Historic Strike | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community: 'Fighting for Incredible List of Educational Reforms,' Seattle Teachers Go on Historic StrikeFor the first time in 30 years, Seattle teachers are hitting the picket lines on Wednesday after the teachers union and the school board f
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Thursday Strike Updates
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Thursday Strike Updates: Thursday Strike UpdatesThere's a mediator and hopefully, both sides are talking thru this person.  Cross your fingers.There are still many schools that need support from parents and community.  Check out the list at Soup for Teachers.  They now have over 1600 members.  I myself walked over to the Roosevelt teachers and told them they were w
Wayne Au: Washington State Charter ruling. Part II. | Fred Klonsky
Wayne Au: Washington State Charter ruling. Part II. | Fred Klonsky: Wayne Au: Washington State Charter ruling. Part II Following the ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court that found the state charter law unconstitutional I posted an article that Professor Wayne Au wrote on charters in 2013.Wayne was an appellant in the Washington suit.Wayne contacted me and wanted to let me know that he wou
The Education of Jesse Hagopian | The Progressive
The Education of Jesse Hagopian | The Progressive: The Education of Jesse HagopianPepper spray seared Jesse Hagopian’s face and tears streamed from his eyes. He had just given a speech at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, on January 19 in Seattle. In keeping with tradition, the thirty-third annual event began in the gymnasium of Garfield High School, where Hagopian himself attend
Standardized tests don't help us evaluate teachers - LA Times
Standardized tests don't help us evaluate teachers - LA Times: Standardized tests don't help us evaluate teachersWhen I was the general counsel of the Los Angeles Unified School District, it was extraordinarily difficult to dismiss underperforming teachers who had tenure. One major problem was that we lacked objective measures of teacher effectiveness. So when the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act bro
Seattle Education Association’s Day of Service on Friday, September 11th | Seattle Education
Seattle Education Association’s Day of Service on Friday, September 11th | Seattle Education: Seattle Education Association’s Day of Service on Friday, September 11thIf no agreement is reached and the strike continues Friday, instead of walking the picket lines, Seattle Education Association (SEA) teachers and staff will be dedicating their time to community service in honor of 9/11.SEA teachers a
CURMUDGUCATION: Strikes and Democracy
CURMUDGUCATION: Strikes and Democracy: Strikes and DemocracyLast night I was asked on twitter if I'm embarrassed by the striking Seattle teachers.Shouldn't I be? My position on charters has been pretty clear, and recently I've been talking about my support for the Washington court ruling that charters are unconstitutional. I've been exceptionally clear that I believe charters, as currently practic
Seattle Educators on Strike!: Walking the picket line, day one | I AM AN EDUCATOR
Seattle Educators on Strike!: Walking the picket line, day one | I AM AN EDUCATOR: Seattle Educators on Strike!: Walking the picket line, day oneThe first day of the strike by Seattle’s teachers and educational support staff was incredible.  The solidarity for the community was truly inspirational, and the spirits of the educators are high. Teachers at the picket line at Garfield High School were
Q&A With GLSEN Founder: LGBT Teachers Still Face Barriers - Education Week
Q&A With GLSEN Founder: LGBT Teachers Still Face Barriers - Education Week: Q&A With GLSEN Founder: LGBT Teachers Still Face BarriersKevin Jennings, who founded the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (or GLSEN) in 1990, has fought against LGBT discrimination in schools and been active in passing school-based anti-discrimination laws for more than two decades. After leaving GLSEN
9/10/2015 – Charter Schools Aren’t “Public”
9/10/2015 – Charter Schools Aren’t “Public”:  Charter Schools Aren’t “Public”Court’s Ruling Charter Schools Aren’t “Public” Is No SurpriseBy Jeff Bryant“The recent ruling by the supreme court of Washington state that charter schools are unconstitutional because they aren’t really public schools has sent advocates for these schools into a fit. But their often over-the-top criticisms of the decision
America’s Teacher Shortage: Rookie Turnover, Recruitment Problems, Struggling Prep Programs, and Hard-to-Staff Positions - The Atlantic
America’s Teacher Shortage: Rookie Turnover, Recruitment Problems, Struggling Prep Programs, and Hard-to-Staff Positions - The Atlantic:America’s Teaching Force, by the NumbersThe country is struggling to solve its shortage of classroom educators—sort of.Over the summer, major news outlets reported that the nation is facing dire teacher shortages. Pundits speculated that middling salaries and low
Wash. State Supreme Court's Puzzling Rationale for Outlawing Charter Schools :: Frederick M. Hess
Wash. State Supreme Court's Puzzling Rationale for Outlawing Charter Schools :: Frederick M. Hess: Wash. State Supreme Court's Puzzling Rationale for Outlawing Charter SchoolsLast week the Washington state Supreme Court chose the Friday afternoon before Labor Day to declare the state's charter law unconstitutional. The 6-3 opinion turned on the Washington high court's bizarre ruling that charter s
Teacher's 'free speech' is way too free, court rules - LA Times
Teacher's 'free speech' is way too free, court rules - LA Times: Teacher's 'free speech' is way too free, court rulesFor several years schools and courts have been wrestling with the question of whether students may be disciplined for statements posted online. But what if the person who posts the problematic message is a teacher?Last week the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia rejec
Ken Robinson on the US academic "caste system" - Business Insider
Ken Robinson on the US academic "caste system" - Business Insider: A world-leading education expert says the academic 'caste system' is ruining American schoolsBeloved education theorist Sir Ken Robinson thinks our philosophy on education is totally backward — and it's made the way we set up our schools breathtakingly stupid. In his new book "Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolut
Seattle schools canceled for second day as teachers strike over pay, hours - Yahoo News
Seattle schools canceled for second day as teachers strike over pay, hours - Yahoo News: Seattle schools canceled for second day as teachers strike over pay, hours(Reuters) - Seattle's public school teachers were set to strike for a second day on Thursday, delaying the start of the school year for some 53,000 students as talks about wages, hours and performance evaluations collapsed.Seattle educat
KJ CHEAPS OUT! Raise the rage: Supporters disappointed after failure to get $15 an hour - Sacramento News & Review -
Sacramento News & Review - Raise the rage: Supporters disappointed after failure to get $15 an hour - News - Local Stories - September 10, 2015: Raise the rage: Supporters disappointed after failure to get $15 an hourTask force’s ‘total compensation model’ could challenge California’s minimum-wage lawOnce the yelling subsided and the police lockdown was lifted, all that was left inside Sacrame
Chicago Parents Go on Hunger Strike to Fight Dyett High School Closure |#FightforDyett #WeSupportDyett12
Chicago Parents Go on Hunger Strike to Fight Dyett High School Closure | Essence.com: Chicago Parents and Activists Are 24 Days Into a Hunger Strike to Fight School's ClosureChicago parents and community members are in a desperate fight to bar the city from permanently closing the doors of one of its predominately Black high schools.Eleven parents and one clergyman are 23 days into a hunger strike
CURMUDGUCATION: Coleman's New SAT
CURMUDGUCATION: Coleman's New SAT: Coleman's New SATThe unveiling of David Coleman's New, Improved SAT Suite is just around the corner, and that means its time to ramp up the marketing blitz for this great new product.The College Board website is freshly festooned with a festive font that shows that the new SAT Suite is ready to hang with the cool kids. I mean, you can follow the SAT on twitter! A

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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Strike Updates
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Strike Updates: Strike UpdatesKPLU had this tweet at 6:30 pm:@kystokes: Campano: She & @SeattleEA exec dir will meet state mediator at 10a, but full team has no plans yet to return to the table. #SPSstrike #waeduSupport for Teachers:THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle stands in support of SEA contract proposals and also ack
CURMUDGUCATION: Washington Charters and Godwin's Other Law
CURMUDGUCATION: Washington Charters and Godwin's Other Law: Washington Charters and Godwin's Other LawOver at the Flypaper, the bloggy wing of Fordham Institute's reformster website, Robin Lake had a point to make about the recent Washington State ruling that found the state's charter law unconstitutional.I get that she's pissed. Lots of charter-loving folks in Washington are, and on the one hand,
Washington State [Private] Charters Get Their $14 Million | deutsch29
Washington State [Private] Charters Get Their $14 Million | deutsch29: Washington State [Private] Charters Get Their $14 Million Four day after the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Washington State charter schools do not qualify as “common” (i.e. public) schools, King5.comreports that the Washington State Charter Association has raised the $14 million from private donors in order to keep
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Document Based Question for aspiring leaders in the Wisconsin Legislature. | BustED Pencils: Document Based Question for aspiring leaders in the Wisconsin LegislatureName___________________________ Date_________________Directions Part 1:Below are two sets of documents.Describe each document set.Explain the intent of each document set.Compare and contrast the qualifications detailed in each documen
Jersey Jazzman: Teaching Children In Dangerous Classrooms: It's How We Roll
Jersey Jazzman: Teaching Children In Dangerous Classrooms: It's How We Roll: Teaching Children In Dangerous Classrooms: It's How We Roll A press release came to my email box today from the Newark Teachers Union:NEWARK, NJ — Abington Ave is a crime scene. Zero planning, even less consideration.As one parent explained, "My kids came home last week and yesterday in soaking wet shirts from sweati
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/9/15 #FightForDyett
SPECIAL NITE CAP CORPORATE ED REFORMParents risk dying for Dyett and neighborhood public schools #FightforDyett #WeSupportDyett12 | Cloaking InequityParents risk dying for Dyett and neighborhood public schools #FightforDyett #WeSupportDyett12 | Cloaking Inequity: Parents risk dying for Dyett and neighborhood public schools #FightforDyett #WeSupportDyett12Parents and community members are entering






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