Saturday, August 22, 2015

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Common Core PR Offensive Rewrites History to Ignore Failures - Living in Dialogue
Common 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 in many states, largely meeting projections that they would yield increased failure rates and a wider “achievement gap
NEWSLETTER: Teacher Shortage: NY Times Got it Wrong – The Network For Public Education
NEWSLETTER: Teacher Shortage: NY Times Got it Wrong – The Network For Public Education: When it Comes to the Teacher Shortage, The New York Times Got it WrongNew Mexico’s Rio Rancho School District lies just north of Albuquerque. When school opened, the district was still in desperate need of teachers. Students in 33 classrooms were met by a permanent substitute who in some cases had a bachelor’s
One of Scott Walker's educational role models doesn't agree with him on everything : Wsj
One of Scott Walker's educational role models doesn't agree with him on everything : Wsj: One of Scott Walker's educational role models doesn't agree with him on everythingWhen asked on Wednesday who is influential and to whom he listens when it comes to education policy, Gov. Scott Walker named a well-known advocate for improving schools for disadvantaged students in Milwaukee.Former Milwaukee Sc
Ta-Nehisi Coates Opens a Conversation Between Generations - Living in Dialogue
Ta-Nehisi Coates Opens a Conversation Between Generations - Living in Dialogue: Ta-Nehisi Coates Opens a Conversation Between GenerationsBy John Thompson.The famed novelist, Toni Morrison, writes:I’ve been wondering who might fill in the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates. The language of Between the World and Me, like Coates’s journey is vis
Some charter schools get millions in donations; others, almost nothing - The Washington Post
Some charter schools get millions in donations; others, almost nothing - The Washington Post: Some charter schools get millions in donations; others, almost nothingEight of the District’s 60 public charter schools raised nearly 75 percent of all charitable funds that went to such schools in the city between 2012 and 2014, highlighting a serious inequity between schools that raised millions of doll
Noteworthy: No Federal Sanctions for New York Opt-out. | deutsch29
Noteworthy: No Federal Sanctions for New York Opt-out. | deutsch29: Noteworthy: No Federal Sanctions for New York Opt-out.In July 2015, both House and Senate passed versions of the proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The current version of ESEA– eight years overdue for reauthorization– is the defunct No Child Left Behind of 2001 (NCLB). The propos
The Myth of the New Orleans School Makeover - The New York Times
The Myth of the New Orleans School Makeover - The New York Times: The Myth of the New Orleans School MakeoverWAS Hurricane Katrina “the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans,” as Education Secretary Arne Duncan once said? Nearly 10 years after the disaster, this has become a dominant narrative among a number of school reformers and education scholars.Before the storm, the
Hunger Strike: The Fight for Dyett High School in Chicago - Living in Dialogue
Hunger Strike: The Fight for Dyett High School in Chicago - Living in Dialogue: Hunger Strike: The Fight for Dyett High School in Chicago By Michelle Gunderson.Twelve people sit in a circle under the trees outside Dyett High School in Chicago on a hunger strike. They share stories of their experience with Chicago schools – teachers they have loved, principals they have battled, the times they have
Do We Need 95% of Students to Take Tests? - The Crucial VoiceThe Crucial Voice
Do We Need 95% of Students to Take Tests? - The Crucial VoiceThe Crucial Voice: Do We Need 95% of Students to Take Tests?Is the 95 percent participation in yearly testing, of all students, in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) justified? We need to know.Currently a conference committee is putting together a replacement for NCLB ( ESEA reauthorization) but, as it stands, it will continue to mandat
Editorial: Charter schools may fail, and they need a better warning system | The Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: Charter schools may fail, and they need a better warning system | The Salt Lake Tribune: Editorial: Charter schools may fail, and they need a better warning systemCharter schools are where the public school system meets startup culture. While regular public schools go on forever, charter schools sometimes do not.Like startups, the charters challenge the existing paradigms, and they ofte
Teach Your Children | Johnathan Chase | LinkedIn
Teach Your Children | Johnathan Chase | LinkedIn: Teach Your ChildrenThe opening of Graham Nash's 1970 song, "Teach Your Children" reminds the listener of the critical role of character development in K-12 education programs and the importance of acquiring a moral compass that will support and guide every learner during their self-directed academic, social, and emotional journey to adult
American Federation of Teachers takes on racial justice : News
American Federation of Teachers takes on racial justice : News: American Federation of Teachers takes on racial justiceST. LOUIS • The American Federation of Teachers — one of the nation’s largest unions — has broadened its agenda beyond teacher pay and standardized testing, to racial justice issues affecting students and communities across the country.About 40 members of AFT’s Racial Equity Task
N.Y. schools commissioner: It’s ‘unethical’ for educators to support testing opt-out movement - The Washington Post
N.Y. schools commissioner: It’s ‘unethical’ for educators to support testing opt-out movement - The Washington Post: N.Y. schools commissioner: It’s ‘unethical’ for educators to support testing opt-out movementIn New York state this past spring, some 20 percent of students refused to take the 2015 state-mandated Common Core standardized tests in math and English language arts, highlighting the gro
CURMUDGUCATION: CAP--*^Y(FLJVKICukvkctjy!!
CURMUDGUCATION: CAP--*^Y(FLJVKICukvkctjy!!: CAP--*^Y(FLJVKICukvkctjy!!It was just last week that I warned that I was running out of headline variations on "CAP tries to promote a stupid Common Core idea that nobody has seriously tried to sell for years." But the Center for American Progress just keeps driving that baloney truck around the block again and again.And last Thursday, there th
‪#‎fightfordyett‬ ‪#‎wearedyett‬- The Dyett Hunger Strikers Stand On The Shoulders Of These Forgotten Heroes
The Beachwood Reporter - The Dyett Hunger Strikers Stand On The Shoulders Of These Forgotten Heroes: The Dyett Hunger Strikers Stand On The Shoulders Of These Forgotten Heroes‪#‎fightfordyett‬ ‪#‎wearedyett‬ HUNGER STRIKE DAY 6! We are at Rainbow Push to appear on the broadcast. Then we head over to the youth organized Karl Jackson Back to School Jam to show support and hold a 1pm teach in; the At
Why edTPA is a really bad idea. Stop the Pearson takeover of Illinois student teacher certification. | Fred Klonsky
Why edTPA is a really bad idea. Stop the Pearson takeover of Illinois student teacher certification. | Fred Klonsky: Why edTPA is a really bad idea. Stop the Pearson takeover of Illinois student teacher certification.Share and repost.edTPA is an onerous and un-tested teacher performance assessment, marketed by Pearson (of PARCC test fame). The ISBE has voted to use it as the sole instrument for de
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Nyland on SEA Talks
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Nyland on SEA Talks: Nyland on SEA Talks Parents and Community, The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and Seattle Education Association (SEA) began negotiations May 20 to achieve a new collective bargaining contract. SEA represents educators, substitutes, paraprofessionals, instructional assistants and office professionals. The current contract with SEA expires August 3
Schools Matter: Nashville Mayor Comes Out Swinging for More Segregated KIPPs
Schools Matter: Nashville Mayor Comes Out Swinging for More Segregated KIPPs: Nashville Mayor Comes Out Swinging for More Segregated KIPPs Mayor Karl Dean, who has been a private and public patron of KIPP, Inc. over the years.  In 2012, Dean committed almost 25 percent of Metro's 4-year school improvement budget to one KIPP school.  Today Dean has an op-ed in the Tennessean decrying the courageous
School Choice v. Local Control—Oil and Water!
School Choice v. Local Control—Oil and Water!: School Choice v. Local Control—Oil and Water!Republican Presidential candidates claim to be for choice, including vouchers, charters and opportunity scholarships, and they also claim to be for local control of schools.But school choice and local control are like oil and water. You must choose one or the other.For example, Brandon Wright, in “Donald Tr
Schools Matter: A book on our side?
Schools Matter: A book on our side?: A book on our side?This morning I stared at the NY Times Book Review section, as I do most weekends and asked myself, “Should I or shouldn’t I browse through it.” Most of the time I don't find anything of interest but today I decided, “What the hell, I might as well.”I am glad I did. My eyes did a “what the?” when I hit page 9 and saw this headline: Getting Sch
The Intention of Unintended Consequences | Live Long and Prosper
The Intention of Unintended Consequences | Live Long and Prosper: The Intention of Unintended ConsequencesUNINTENDED?Are the unintended consequences of the overuse and misuse of standardized tests really unintended? The misuse of standardized tests seems designed specifically to “prove” that public schools are “failing” so that “reformers,” both corporate and religious, can continue with the busin
Standardized Testing vs. Opt-Outs: A Lesson on School Reform and the Future of No Child Left Behind - The Atlantic
Standardized Testing vs. Opt-Outs: A Lesson on School Reform and the Future of No Child Left Behind - The Atlantic: Timeout for Opt-Outs?A new poll suggests that a majority of adults think annual standardized testing is a good thing. They’re not as fond of the opt-out movement.Americans aren’t as pissed off about standardized testing as headlines often make it seem. In fact, it looks like most of
What Students Post Online Can Get Them Suspended - Bloomberg View
What Students Post Online Can Get Them Suspended - Bloomberg View: What Students Post Online Can Get Them SuspendedFREE-SPEECH STATUS: IT'S COMPLICATED. PHOTOGRAPHER: TED ALJIBE/AFP/GETTY IMAGESWhen I was a student in a private religious school, I looked with envy on the First Amendment rights of public school children, who couldn’t, I imagined, be disciplined for what they said off campus. Now a
A teacher pipeline in need of repair | The Sacramento Bee
A teacher pipeline in need of repair | The Sacramento Bee: A teacher pipeline in need of repairBY THE EDITORIAL BOARDWe should have seen it coming. The numbers warned us. But like a bright and promising kid who forgot the summer reading assignment, California is scrambling as the school year opens, scurrying in this case to get qualified teachers to helm its classrooms.Thanks to a perfect storm of
Parents and Children Occupy Puerto Rican School Refusing to Let Corporate Vultures Raid Its Contents | gadflyonthewallblog
Parents and Children Occupy Puerto Rican School Refusing to Let Corporate Vultures Raid Its Contents | gadflyonthewallblog: Parents and Children Occupy Puerto Rican School Refusing to Let Corporate Vultures Raid Its ContentsFor more than 80 days, about 35 parents and children have been camping out in front of their neighborhood school in the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico.The Commonwealth governmen
The Washington Teacher: Rockin' IMPACT: How to Improve Your Teacher Evaluation Score
The Washington Teacher: Rockin' IMPACT: How to Improve Your Teacher Evaluation Score: Rockin' IMPACT: How to Improve Your Teacher Evaluation ScoreBy Candi Peterson, WTU General Vice PresidentGreat teachers are not born, they're made. It takes time to become a great teacher.We are more than just the sum of our teacher evaluation (IMPACT) scores. But let's face it, IMPACT scores determine whether te

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Dyett Hunger Strikers Weakened and Emotional, But Still Fighting 5 Days In - #SaveDyett
Dyett Hunger Strikers Weakened and Emotional, But Still Fighting 5 Days In - Douglas - DNAinfo.com Chicago: Dyett Hunger Strikers Weakened and Emotional, But Still Fighting 5 Days InActivists said they were becoming more emotional but thinking clearer now that they hadn't eaten for five days in a campaign to force a decision on Dyett High School by CPS.DOUGLAS — The 12 Dyett activists looked weake
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 8/21/15
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