Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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CURMUDGUCATION: Campbell Brown's Friends
CURMUDGUCATION: Campbell Brown's Friends: Campbell Brown's Friends Weekly Standard writer Mark Hemingway is in the December issue sticking up for Campbell Brown with the kind of PR fluff that usually costs big bucks. It's clear that Campbell Brown doesn't need friends. But it appears she's looking for something else.In "Who's Afraid of Campbell Brown? (Teachers' unions, and for good reason)&q
Jersey Jazzman: Return To Teachers Village: Part I
Jersey Jazzman: Return To Teachers Village: Part I: Return To Teachers Village: Part IEarlier this month, Rachel Cohen of The American Prospect wrote an article about Teachers Village, a development project in Newark, NJ that houses three charter schools in addition to retail stores. Teachers Village is unusual in that it also has dozens of housing units that are specifically marketed to teachers.
ALERT:  Malloy’s Budget Cuts lead to another 23% Tuition Increase at UConn - Wait What?
ALERT:  Malloy’s Budget Cuts lead to another 23% Tuition Increase at UConn - Wait What?: ALERT:  Malloy’s Budget Cuts lead to another 23% Tuition Increase at UConnAs a result of Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s unrelenting attack on Connecticut’s public institutions of higher education, the University of Connecticut Board Of Trustees will be voting at their next meeting to raise tuition by as m
*Guinea Pigs in an Urban Laboratory* | EduShyster
*Guinea Pigs in an Urban Laboratory* | EduShyster: *Guinea Pigs in an Urban Laboratory*In her new book, Unequal City, Carla Shedd looks at race, schools and perceptions of injustice through the eyes of young people…EduShyster: I want to start by giving everyone a moment to order your amazing new book, Unequal City. Waiting…Waiting… OK. Here we go. You did something highly unusual in your book: you
With vote planned on No Child Left Behind replacement bill, revolt brewing on right and left - The Washington Post
With vote planned on No Child Left Behind replacement bill, revolt brewing on right and left - The Washington Post: With vote planned on No Child Left Behind replacement bill, revolt brewing on right and leftSpeaker of the House Paul Ryan answers questions during a news conference at the Capitol on Dec. 1 on a bill to replace No Child Left Behind. (Win Mcnamee/Getty Images)With Congress poised to
ESEA Reauthorization – Ramming Through a Bad Deal for America’s Children | Truth in American Education
ESEA Reauthorization – Ramming Through a Bad Deal for America’s Children | Truth in American Education: ESEA Reauthorization – Ramming Through a Bad Deal for America’s ChildrenThe following is an open letter to members of Congress:Dear Member:A secretive, “smoke-filled room” process that excluded parents of millions of public schoolchildren and the vast majority of their elected representatives ha
Where’s Recess in the ESEA Reauthorization?
Where’s Recess in the ESEA Reauthorization?: Where’s Recess in the ESEA Reauthorization?We are losing a lot in terms of kids’ innovativeness and creativity. Frankly, I am worried about the next generation. Olga Jarrett, professor and recess advocate, Georgia State UniversityWhile there has been some good news on the recess front, every single public school needs to offer several recess breaks each
Bill Gates and the erosion of student privacy | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy
Bill Gates and the erosion of student privacy | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy:BILL GATES AND THE EROSION OF STUDENT PRIVACYBill Gates has had an enduring fixation on the need to expand the collection and sharing of personal student data. In 2005, the Gates Foundation organized a “data summit” among its grantees, at which launched the Data Quality Campaign, “to Improve the collection, availa
Schools follow transgender law with few bumps
Schools follow transgender law with few bumps: Schools follow transgender law with few bumpsKAREN QUINCY LOBERG/THE STAR Julian Foley, 18, poses for his portrait last week at Century Academy in Thousand Oaks where he completes his high school studies. Foley attends the independent study school where he says it is not as hard for him to be a transgender student as it was in a traditional public hig
Uncomfortable convos for OKCPS: race, class, parenting - NonDoc - Linkis.com
Uncomfortable convos for OKCPS: race, class, parenting - NonDoc - Linkis.com: Uncomfortable convos for OKCPS: race, class, parentingThe most difficult and most emotional dispute in education is over the assessment of disciplinary consequences for student misconduct. The issue requires conversations about topics that our mothers used to tell us to avoid: race, class and other people’s parenting. Di
Notorious Ohio Online Charters Try to Evade Oversight, Tarnish Reputation of Charter Sector | janresseger
Notorious Ohio Online Charters Try to Evade Oversight, Tarnish Reputation of Charter Sector | janresseger:Notorious Ohio Online Charters Try to Evade Oversight, Tarnish Reputation of Charter SectorPatrick O’Donnell, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports that, “Poor test results at online schools are creating divisions in the charter school community in Ohio and nationally, leading some national l
Brookings’ Critique of AERA Statement on VAMs, and Henry Braun’s Rebuttal | VAMboozled!
Brookings’ Critique of AERA Statement on VAMs, and Henry Braun’s Rebuttal | VAMboozled!: Brookings’ Critique of AERA Statement on VAMs, and Henry Braun’s RebuttalTwo weeks ago I published a post about the newly released “American Educational Research Association (AERA) Statement on Use of Value-Added Models (VAM) for the Evaluation of Educators and Educator Preparation Programs.”In this post I als
ESEA Federal Education Alert by a NGO and a Parent’s Organization. Whose Primary Concern is for the Students? » Missouri Education Watchdog
ESEA Federal Education Alert by a NGO and a Parent’s Organization. Whose Primary Concern is for the Students? » Missouri Education Watchdog: ESEA Federal Education Alert by a NGO and a Parent’s Organization. Whose Primary Concern is for the Students?The privately funded NGO Whiteboard Advisors sent out an email alert regarding the pending ESEA reauthorization.  It is a group that describes itself
Revamp of No Child Left Behind | Al Jazeera America
Revamp of No Child Left Behind | Al Jazeera America: Revamp of No Child Left Behind fails to satisfy some criticsCongress may soon pass major overhaul of controversial federal education law, but some say changes don't go far enoughCongress is expected within weeks to approve a rewrite of No Child Left Behind, the federal education law that has roiled public school districts across the country sinc
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: A Sinking ship
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: A Sinking ship: A Sinking shipI watched an old film, "The Shipping News" the other night. I liked it, mainly because it's set on the wild, stormym Newfoundland coast and starsKevin Spacey, one of my favorites. One scene that grabbed me, had newsman Quoyle, played by Spacey, an inexperienced sailor out in an unworthy boat in rough waters, bailing furiously w
Where teachers earn the most - Business Insider
Where teachers earn the most - Business Insider: Here's what teachers earn around the worldIf you're a teacher in Luxembourg, you're in luck.Using data from a recent OECD report, the World Economic Forum put together a chartshowing in which 10 countries teachers with 10 years of experience who work in public institutions at the lower secondary level earn the most.Luxembourg was No. 1 on the list.
Why many high-stakes testing foes see ‘modest’ progress in No Child Left Behind rewrite - The Washington Post
Why many high-stakes testing foes see ‘modest’ progress in No Child Left Behind rewrite - The Washington Post: Why many high-stakes testing foes see ‘modest’ progress in No Child Left Behind rewriteNow that U.S. lawmakers have unveiled final draft legislation rewriting the No Child Left Behind education law and are expected to vote on it soon, the question is how much will really change for public
5 Things To Know About the Revised No Child Left Behind
5 Things To Know About the Revised No Child Left Behind: 5 Things To Know About the Revised No Child Left BehindIn the com­ing weeks, the House and Sen­ate will vote on a ma­jor over­haul of the fed­er­al edu­ca­tion law.The fi­nal text of the Every Stu­dent Suc­ceeds Act, de­signed to re­place No Child Left Be­hind, was re­leased Monday. If a bi­par­tis­an co­ali­tion of law­makers has its way, i
State treasurer asks charter schools to put finances online mydaytondailynews
State treasurer asks charter schools to put finances online | www.mydaytondailynews.com: State treasurer asks charter schools to put finances onlineCOLUMBUS —State Treasurer Josh Mandel is cajoling thousands of local governments, public universities, the Ohio pension systems and others to post their expenditures on his government transparency website, OhioCheckbook.com, but until recently he had o
Segregation still increased in Wake County plan | Duke Today
Mixed Results for Income-based K-12 Assignment | Duke Today: Mixed Results for Income-based K-12 AssignmentSegregation still increased in Wake County plan, but not as much as in other countiesDURHAM, NC - When Wake County Public Schools switched from a school assignment policy based on race to one based on socioeconomic status, schools became slightly more segregated, according to new research fro
Nation’s Report Card Doesn’t Discount Optimism | Articles | Noodle
Nation’s Report Card Doesn’t Discount Optimism | Articles | Noodle: Nation’s Report Card Reveals Declining Math Scores, But Is There Room for Optimism?This October, the National Center for Education Statistics released the Nation’s Report Card — and educators, administrators, and parents found the results more troubling than they’d expected.For the first time since 1990, when the National Assessme
Ohio Teacher Plans To Sue Kasich Education Department For Bullying
Ohio Teacher Plans To Sue Kasich Education Department For Bullying:Ohio Teacher Plans To Sue Kasich Education Department For BullyingDuring a recent class training to recognize bullying, one teacher in Ohio realized that she fell into the bullied category. The bully, according to Dawn Neely-Randall, wasn’t from any individual but the State of Ohio.The story, including her plans to sue the state, w
An Interview with Henry Giroux, Professor of Public Education at McMasters University | The Politic
An Interview with Henry Giroux, Professor of Public Education at McMasters University | The Politic: An Interview with Henry Giroux, Professor of Public Education at McMasters UniversityHenry Giroux currently holds the Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in the English and Cultural Studies Department. He has written and lectured extensively on the nature of public and high

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Some Eleventh-Hour Observations | deutsch29
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Some Eleventh-Hour Observations | deutsch29: The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Some Eleventh-Hour ObservationsThe Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization that has flown through conference committee and continues on its speedy trek to the House for an expected vote on December 0
California leads drive to reverse focus on standardized tests | EdSource
California leads drive to reverse focus on standardized tests | EdSource:California leads drive to reverse focus on standardized testsWhen President Barack Obama declared that “unnecessary testing” is “consuming too much instructional time” and creating “undue stress for educators and students,” it was another sign that the dominant strategy over the past 15 years to use standardized tests to hold
THE DEAL: Baraka and Cerf become school “reform” allies | Bob Braun's Ledger
THE DEAL: Baraka and Cerf become school “reform” allies | Bob Braun's Ledger: THE DEAL: Baraka and Cerf become school “reform” alliesThe deal last June was a stunner for many reasons–Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Republican Gov. Chris Christie cut a bargain to bring in former state schools chief Christopher Cerf, a charter school champion, to be the city schools superintendent. It didn’t initially m
Report: Tougher admission to California universities bad for the state | 89.3 KPCC
Report: Tougher admission to California universities bad for the state | 89.3 KPCC: Report: Tougher admission to California universities bad for the stateCalifornia's public universities are becoming increasingly out of reach for all but the most elite students, a new report by the L.A.-based Campaign for College Opportunity argues. The group’s report, "Access Denied: Rising Selectivity at Ca
#STOPESEA | Save Maine Schools
#STOPESEA | Save Maine Schools: #STOPESEAFor several months, I have been blogging like a madman about my suspicions that we are being ushered into a new era of embedded, competency-based assessment that has been planned behind the scenes for years by the testing, ed-tech, and student loan industries.And now here we are.  The final bicameral version of the ESEA rewrite has been released for us to v
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/30/15
CORPORATE ED REFORMHelp NPE STOP Damaging New Provisions in ESEA Reauthorization Bill - Action Network:  Marie Corfield: NJ Legislature looks at full day K this weekMarie Corfield: NJ Legislature looks at full day K this week: NJ Legislature looks at full day K this weekCamden resident and public education activist, Sue Altman, is guest posting today to call attention to an important bill up for a








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