Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Bad Teacherist [Reading Roxane Gay] | The Jose Vilson
Bad Teacherist [Reading Roxane Gay] | The Jose Vilson: Bad Teacherist [Reading Roxane Gay]I’m not the perfect teacher.At my best, I have a meticulously thought-out lesson plan with activities that access multiple pathways, and I can get an active discussion going even with the least engaged students in class. At my worst, I can barely put my thoughts together, and little that I set out to do trans
NYC’s Jake Jacobs: Get ready for #TeachStrong’s Corporate Ed Raid | deutsch29
NYC’s Jake Jacobs: Get ready for #TeachStrong’s Corporate Ed Raid | deutsch29: NYC’s Jake Jacobs: Get ready for #TeachStrong’s Corporate Ed RaidThe following is a guest post by New York art teacher Jake Jacobs. In it, he discusses TeachStrong, yet another restyling of corporate reform that appears to have been designed to offer Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton a convenient education
An open letter to Patty Murray on the ESEA rewrite: We need funding, NOT charter schools. | Seattle Education
An open letter to Patty Murray on the ESEA rewrite: We need funding, NOT charter schools. | Seattle Education:An open letter to Patty Murray on the ESEA rewrite: We need funding, NOT charter schools.Dear Senator Patty Murray,I saw on Twitter that you got into politics because of school funding cuts.Your tweet explains how after going to Olympia, you were dismissed by a state legislator because you
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Some Sunday Edureads
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Some Sunday Edureads: ICYMI: Some Sunday EdureadsIt will be a quickie this week-- I have both of my children home and a grandson's birthday party to attend!Eva Moskowitz Cannot Help HerselfDaniel Katz provides one of the best overviews of Moskowitz's ongoing meltdown. A study in how privilege, money and power can make you blind to how you're behavior is playing in the real w
The War Path to School Priivatization and the Rising Public Resistance
War Report on the Road - Buffalo New York Part 2 - The War Path to School Priivatization and the Rising Public ResistancePlease join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. as he reports live in the seventh of his reports about “The People’s Story". Joining Dr. Miller this week will be education activists Dr. Barbara A. Nevergold andEve Shippens from Buffalo NY.This week we will con
Julian Vasquez Heilig: Students call for meaningful diversity on campuses - Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC
Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC:Julian Vasquez Heilig: Students call for meaningful diversity on campusesStudents call for meaningful diversity on campusesFor more than a year, many American college campuses have been the sites of student organizing and direct action protest. Julian Vasquez Heilig, Allyson Hobbs, Joshua Guild and Khalil Gibran Muhammad join to discuss.Duration: 13:01  Melissa Harris
Rethinking ‘ultra-safe’ playgrounds: Why it’s time to bring back ‘thrill-provoking’ equipment for kids - The Washington Post
Rethinking ‘ultra-safe’ playgrounds: Why it’s time to bring back ‘thrill-provoking’ equipment for kids - The Washington Post: Rethinking ‘ultra-safe’ playgrounds: Why it’s time to bring back ‘thrill-provoking’ equipment for kidsAngela Hanscom is a pediatric occupational therapist and founder ofTimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoor
Schools Matter: ESEA Will Mean 50 Fronts in the War Against Corporate Education Reform
Schools Matter: ESEA Will Mean 50 Fronts in the War Against Corporate Education Reform: ESEA Will Mean 50 Fronts in the War Against Corporate Education ReformUnder consideration for passage in DC this coming week is the new states rights version of NCLB, which, if passed, will spawn education policies more racist even than the ones developed under Bush II and the same ones promulgated by Obama.  A
Struggling to completely understand the impact of poverty | @ THE CHALKFACE
Struggling to completely understand the impact of poverty | @ THE CHALKFACE: Struggling to completely understand the impact of povertyBefore I returned to the classroom, and when I was a college professor, I was completely convinced by the infallible innocence of those in poverty. They are the victims of an insatiable capitalism and every accommodation should be made to help them succeed, and ever
Momma Bears Blog - Momma Bears
Momma Bears Blog - Momma Bears: Alarming info about TNREADY testing bombTick-tick-tick... is your child READY?  Because they are about to bomb a major high-stakes test called TNREADY.  When we say, "bomb," we mean fail. This year, the state of TN is spending more money than they've ever spent before on a brand new test.  Well, it isn’t actually a newtest, but more like a recycled test si
Russ on Reading: Do We Really Need Gifted Education?
Russ on Reading: Do We Really Need Gifted Education?: Do We Really Need Gifted Education?A new book by Chester Finn and Brandon Wright of the education reform loving Thomas B. Fordham Institute entitled, Failing Our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students, argues that we need to rededicate ourselves to gifted education if our country is to remain economically compet
California schools suspend students at a lower rate, but there's still a racial gap - LA Times
California schools suspend students at a lower rate, but there's still a racial gap - LA Times: California schools suspend students at a lower rate, but there's still a racial gaplifornia's public schools suspended students of all ethnic backgrounds at a lower rate in the 2013-14 school year than the previous school year, and the gap between the rates of suspension for black and white students nar
Provide financial incentives to alleviate teacher shortage | The Sacramento Bee
Provide financial incentives to alleviate teacher shortage | The Sacramento Bee: Provide financial incentives to alleviate teacher shortageKevin McCarty California schools are in the midst of a quiet crisis.An estimated one-third of the state’s teaching work force is nearing retirement age, and school districts increasingly are having a hard time replacing them.1 of 2Fran PavleyEnrollments in teac
Provide financial incentives to alleviate teacher shortage | The Sacramento Bee
Provide financial incentives to alleviate teacher shortage | The Sacramento Bee: Provide financial incentives to alleviate teacher shortageKevin McCarty California schools are in the midst of a quiet crisis.An estimated one-third of the state’s teaching work force is nearing retirement age, and school districts increasingly are having a hard time replacing them.1 of 2Fran PavleyEnrollments in teac
A Wealthy Governor and His Friends Are Mugging Illinois - The New York Times
A Wealthy Governor and His Friends Are Remaking Illinois - The New York Times: A Wealthy Governor and His Friends Are Remaking IllinoisUnprecedented political spending helped elect Bruce Rauner, a fresh-faced financier. But his ideological vision has unsettled many in the state.The richest man in Illinois does not often give speeches. But on a warm spring day two years ago, Kenneth C. Griffin, the
You’re wrong about Common Core math: Sorry, parents, but it makes more sense than you think - Salon.com
You’re wrong about Common Core math: Sorry, parents, but it makes more sense than you think - Salon.com: You’re wrong about Common Core math: Sorry, parents, but it makes more sense than you thinkWhen Common Core problems go viral, the steps seem complicated, unnecessary. But it actually teaches a real skillBy now everyone has seen the outrage-inducing image of a third grader’s paper in which he i
Murdoch: Tribune Papers Likely to be Sold, LA Times Split off
Murdoch: Tribune Papers Likely to be Sold, LA Times Split off: Rupert Murdoch Fuels New Speculation About Eli Broad Acquiring LA TimesIs the Los Angeles Times about to change hands?Days after the LA Times endured another round of staff cuts, rumors are starting anew that newspaper could be acquired by an investor group led by philanthropist Eli Broad. None other than News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/28/15
CORPORATE ED REFORMHelp NPE STOP Damaging New Provisions in ESEA Reauthorization Bill - Action Network:  Concerns about the New ESEA ReauthorizationConcerns about the New ESEA Reauthorization: Concerns about the New ESEA ReauthorizationArne Duncan and others are bragging that both political parties get along when it comes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization. It is




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