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Special Nite Cap - Catch Up on Today's Post 4/10/15


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Latest Test Security Issue Creates Anxiety for Teachers
Latest Test Security Issue Creates Anxiety for Teachers: LATEST TEST SECURITY ISSUE CREATES ANXIETY FOR TEACHERSPlease do not miss this as The War Report on Public Education discusses the criminalization of black teachers and the new "school-to-prison pipeline."Click on the website below to listen live and join the discussion:http://bbsradio.com/thewarreport The Atlanta test cheating sca
NPR wants their name taken off program on Chuy that was critical of Rahm. | Fred Klonsky
NPR wants their name taken off program on Chuy that was critical of Rahm. | Fred Klonsky: NPR wants their name taken off program on Chuy that was critical of Rahm. NPR has a sliding scale when it comes to their journalistic standards.For example, it was only after investigative reporter David Sirota exposed the fact that the Laura and John Arnold Foundation was funding a series critical of public
District take steps to outsource substitute teacher services | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
District take steps to outsource substitute teacher services | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: District take steps to outsource substitute teacher servicesOfficials say too many classrooms are without adequate staffing. The move may bring nonunion teachers into schools next fall.The School District of Philadelphia wants to hire a private company to provide substitute teachers, a move that it
How can we improve schools? It’s simple. Leave it to teachers | Education | The Guardian
How can we improve schools? It’s simple. Leave it to teachers | Education | The Guardian: How can we improve schools? It’s simple. Leave it to teachersFor the past five years ideology has trumped children’s needs, says Sir Alan Steer, leaving poorer pupils behind. The priority of the next government must be to treasure the teachersThe next government ‘should prioritise policies to raise the qualit
A LETTER FROM THE DEAD - Dead 50
Dead 50: A LETTER FROM THE DEADMore InfoSanta ClaraChicagoDear Heads,Although none of us knew it when we walked off the stage at Soldier Field on July 9, 1995, the Grateful Dead's long strange trip ended in Chicago that night. As you are aware, twenty years later, we’re returning to Chicago to properly say Fare Thee Well.But every good ending must start with a beginning. For us, it all began fifty
Pinpointing Reading Disabilities to Help Students Succeed
Pinpointing Reading Disabilities to Help Students Succeed: Pinpointing Reading Disabilities to Help Students SucceedAPRIL 10, 2015 BY NANCY BAILEY LEAVE A COMMENTReading disabilities exist. Research in neuroscience is showing this to be true, and public schools and special education should be on the front lines working to remediate these deficits and helping children to adapt so they can be succes
Boot Camp or School? Critics Worry Charters for Minority Kids Are Too Militant - Yahoo News
Boot Camp or School? Critics Worry Charters for Minority Kids Are Too Militant - Yahoo News: Boot Camp or School? Critics Worry Charters for Minority Kids Are Too MilitantTheir controversial methods sound like a cross between Harvard and a Marine Corps boot camp: strict dress and posture code, high (and rigid) expectations, public shaming of underachievers, zero tolerance for shenanigans.In the no
Florida puts limits on standardized testing
Florida puts limits on standardized testing: Florida puts limits on standardized testingTALLAHASSEE – Responding to a backlash about the continued use of high-stakes standardized tests, the Florida Legislature on Thursday passed significant changes to the system that was primarily put in place by former Gov. Jeb Bush.The changes, though not as wide as critics wanted, still represent a departure fo
Why the Senate’s proposed No Child Left Behind rewrite doesn’t go far enough - The Washington Post
Why the Senate’s proposed No Child Left Behind rewrite doesn’t go far enough - The Washington Post: Why the Senate’s proposed No Child Left Behind rewrite doesn’t go far enough Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who is chairman of the Senate education committee, and ranking Democrat Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state recently reached an agreement on a rewrite of No Child Left Behind
A Bipartisan Proposal to Fix No Child Left Behind: A Good First Step; Further to Go | ED.gov Blog
A Bipartisan Proposal to Fix No Child Left Behind: A Good First Step; Further to Go | ED.gov Blog: A Bipartisan Proposal to Fix No Child Left Behind: A Good First Step; Further to Go Earlier this week, Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA), the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate education committee, announced an agreement to begin a bipartisan process of fixing the Elementary
LAUSD must change how it allocates space at charter schools - MyNewsLA.com
LAUSD must change how it allocates space at charter schools - MyNewsLA.com: LAUSD must change how it allocates space at charter schools The California Supreme Court has unanimously decided that the Los Angeles school district’s method for allocating space to charter schools may shortchange them out of classrooms.In a decision written by Justice Goodwin Liu, the state’s highest court said the distr
Delaware charter school audits under scrutiny
Delaware charter school audits under scrutiny: Delaware charter school audits under scrutinyIn the wake of bombshell allegations that the co-leaders of a charter school made thousands of dollars in personal purchases on school credit cards, some lawmakers want the state auditor's office to run charter audits to make sure taxpayer money isn't being misused.Charters are required to have audits done,
CHANCELLOR TISCH: DO YOU EXPECT ANYONE TO TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY ANY MORE? | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing
CHANCELLOR TISCH: DO YOU EXPECT ANYONE TO TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY ANY MORE? | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing: CHANCELLOR TISCH: DO YOU EXPECT ANYONE TO TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY ANY MORE?Please ” Stop This Madness!”This morning I read two different points of view about teachers. One was Diane Ravitch’s look at a Pasi Sahlberg, the great Finnish educator’s, piece about how Finnish universities select futur
Race to the Top: A Metaphor Reconsidered | Arnold Dodge
Race to the Top: A Metaphor Reconsidered | Arnold Dodge: Race to the Top: A Metaphor Reconsidered There's always gonna be another mountain. I'm always gonna wanna make it move. Always gonna be an uphill battle. Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose. Ain't about how fast I get there. Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side. It's the climb.-- Miley CyrusNote to presidential candidates: Come up with
Tisch: Exempt top districts from teacher evaluations
Tisch: Exempt top districts from teacher evaluations: Teacher eval proposal could divide districts A proposal by Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch to exempt some schools from teacher evaluations would create a class-based system, favoring wealthy districts over those with scarcer resources, some educators say."The chancellor seems to be floating a 'yacht' evaluation plan for some communities an
Educating children or training circus animals? | Totally Random
Educating children or training circus animals? | Totally Random: EDUCATING CHILDREN OR TRAINING CIRCUS ANIMALS?here’s a wonderful line in Michel Foucault’s 1975 masterwork, Discipline and Punish, in which the author asks, “Is it surprising that prisons resemble factories, schools, barracks, hospitals, which all resemble prisons?”The question replayed again and again in my mind yesterday as I read 
CURMUDGUCATION: Charter Laboratory Is Failing
CURMUDGUCATION: Charter Laboratory Is Failing: Charter Laboratory Is Failing President Obama has called charter schools "incubators of innovation" and "laboratories of innovation," and he has done so for several years, despite the fact that, so far, the laboratories have yielded nothing. One of the standard justifications for the modern charter movement is that these laboratori

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Edutopia | Jacobin
Edutopia | Jacobin: EdutopiaEducation is not a design problem with a technical solution. It’s a social and political project neoliberals want to innovate away.by Megan Erickson1.7k629The new edition of Jacobin, focusing on technology and politics, is out now. Four-issue subscriptions start at only $19.At a recent professional development training, I was told to imagine what kind of school I would
As testing begins, parental opposition to Common Core ramps up - The Hechinger Report
As testing begins, parental opposition to Common Core ramps up - The Hechinger Report: As testing begins, parental opposition to Common Core ramps upIn some districts up to 80% of families opt-out Dear Jayne,I am glad to hear that you were able to avoid the problems with Common Core testing experienced by other Florida schools. Testing is stressful enough without technology glitches.New York will
My Observations on the Alexander-Murray ESEA Reauthorization Draft, Part II | deutsch29
My Observations on the Alexander-Murray ESEA Reauthorization Draft, Part II | deutsch29: My Observations on the Alexander-Murray ESEA Reauthorization Draft, Part II I have been reading the Alexander-Murray, Senate reauthorization draft of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), which they have entitled, Every Child Achieves Act of 2015.The Alexander-Murray draft is scheduled to
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/9/15
Special Nite Cap - Catch Up on Today's Post 4/9/15Special Nite Cap CORPORATE ED REFORM#WhyTeach: Our Chance to Push Back | Young Teachers Collective#WhyTeach: Our Chance to Push Back | Young Teachers Collective: #WhyTeach: Our Chance to Push Backstephrrivera / 21 hours agoOver the past several years the narrative around public education has grown increasingly negative, and young people are often d





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