Sunday, September 11, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/11/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/11/16



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Community Schools: Why Do We Need Them? - LA Progressive




The Upcoming, Troubling, PBS “School of the Future”
The Upcoming, Troubling, PBS “School of the Future” : The Upcoming, Troubling, PBS “School of the Future” On Wednesday, Sept. 14, 9 pm ET, PBS and NOVA will air a two hour special called “School of the Future.” The advertisement tells us much. They are warning that the future for children demands that students need better preparation to succeed due to globalization. What they probably won’t tell
CURMUDGUCATION: OR: Oh Noooos!! SBA Results Are In!
CURMUDGUCATION: OR: Oh Noooos!! SBA Results Are In! : OR: Oh Noooos!! SBA Results Are In! Out in Oregon, the Smarter Balanced Assessment results were in this week, and various outlets raised the cry of dismay over the results. But Betsy Hammond at the Oregonian did an outstanding job of capturing everything wrong with SBA fever in her "8 Sobering Takeaways... " piece. First, she reminds
This District May Close All Of Its High Schools, But It's About Much More Than Money : NPR Ed : NPR
This District May Close All Of Its High Schools, But It's About Much More Than Money : NPR Ed : NPR : This District May Close All Of Its High Schools, But It's About Much More Than Money Superintendent Jay Badams leads a coalition of students, parents, educators, and community members at the state capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., urging state lawmakers to alter policies that have left Erie's public sc
Community Schools: Why Do We Need Them? - LA Progressive
Community Schools: Why Do We Need Them? - LA Progressive : Community Schools: Why Do We Need Them? L ast week there was a wonderful forum at LA Trade Tech to discuss the contrast between charter and community schools (any confusion over terminology was quickly clarified). The presentations were translated from English to Spanish and Spanish to English, depending on the speaker. A coalition of edu
With A Brooklyn Accent: September 11 Memories: Thoughts on a Day of Mourning, And Unity
With A Brooklyn Accent: September 11 Memories: Thoughts on a Day of Mourning, And Unity : September 11 Memories: Thoughts on a Day of Mourning, And Unity September 11 is etched in my mind as a time of horror, fear and mourning, but also a time when New Yorkers came together in a way I rarely have seen before or since. I was in my office that day when one of my favorite students walked in, telling
JOHN THOMPSON: ‘It Is About Our Kids’ | The Oklahoma Observer
‘It Is About Our Kids’ | The Oklahoma Observer : ‘It Is About Our Kids’ Editor’s Note: This is the first of two essays by veteran Oklahoma educators analyzing State Question 779, the proposed one percent sales tax increase for public education that will appear on the Nov. 8 statewide ballot. The second essay will be posted tomorrow. Both first appeared in the September edition of The Oklahoma Obs
“The Teacher Held My Hand” – Medium
“The Teacher Held My Hand” – Medium : “The Teacher Held My Hand” My letter to members of the United Federation of Teachers in September of 2001, reposted today in memory of their heroism, and the of those we lost. It was Primary Day. I was leafleting near Brooklyn Borough Hall with Alan Hevesi. Rush hour was nearly over. Suddenly, we heard an explosion. Smoke rose on the eastern horizon. We stopp
Justice for opt-out movement | Bradenton Herald
Courts sides with opt-out parents, ruling third graders who refuse to take the reading test can still advance by proving their reading skills. | Bradenton Herald : Justice for opt-out movement Bradenton Herald Editorial LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST REDDIT PRINT ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY Parent advocates of the opt-out movement — instructing their third-grade children to avoid taking the state’s s
Fifteen Years Later: Have We Learned Anything about Unity and Community? - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher
Fifteen Years Later: Have We Learned Anything about Unity and Community? - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher : Fifteen Years Later: Have We Learned Anything about Unity and Community? I'm avoiding the fifteen-year remembrance pieces on television this morning. There was a time--a relatively long period of time--when I believed that our national response to overwhelming tragedy mi
Stages of Technology Integration in Classrooms (Part 3) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Stages of Technology Integration in Classrooms (Part 3) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Stages of Technology Integration in Classrooms (Part 3) Technology integration is not a binary choice: you either do it or you don’t. Anyone who has taught, observed classrooms and thought about what it means to include electronic devices and software into daily lessons knows that techn
Arkansas Residents Jim and Alice Walton Pony Up $1,835,000 to Raise Charter Cap in Massachusetts | deutsch29
Arkansas Residents Jim and Alice Walton Pony Up $1,835,000 to Raise Charter Cap in Massachusetts | deutsch29 : Arkansas Residents Jim and Alice Walton Pony Up $1,835,000 to Raise Charter Cap in Massachusetts According to the September 09, 2016, filing of the Massachusetts ballot committee, Yes on 2, billionaire Arkansas resident Alice Walton is one of two individuals providing the $710,100 in fun
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Catch up on your reading (9/11)
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Catch up on your reading (9/11) : ICYMI: Catch up on your reading (9/11) Here's some education reading for a quiet week in September. As always, please share and pass on the pieces you like. To the Gentlemen Talking about Lazy Teachers This blog is operated by two former teachers, but clearly the woman still remembers how the gig works. I Don't Want My Son To Read in Kinder
Problems with the CCJEF Decision - Will equity without adequacy be enough to help Connecticut’s neediest children? (By Wendy Lecker) - Wait What?
Problems with the CCJEF Decision - Will equity without adequacy be enough to help Connecticut’s neediest children? (By Wendy Lecker) - Wait What? : Problems with the CCJEF Decision – Will equity without adequacy be enough to help Connecticut’s neediest children? (By Wendy Lecker) Wendy Lecker, an education advocate, legal expert and Stamford Advocate columnist produces a MUST READ analysis about
Demand the Impossible! (excerpt # 2) | Bill Ayers
Demand the Impossible! (excerpt # 2) | Bill Ayers : Demand the Impossible! (excerpt # 2) Bill Ayers -- Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto | Haymarket Books - http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Demand-the-Impossible My latest book, Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto, will be released this month from Haymarket Books in Chicago ( www.haymarketbooks.org ), and I will post a paragraph (
SKrashen: Bilingual programs do not prevent the acquisition of English – they facilitate it. (Letter in LA Times, 9/10/16)
SKrashen: Bilingual programs do not prevent the acquisition of English – they facilitate it. (Letter in LA Times, 9/10/16) : Bilingual programs do not prevent the acquisition of English – they facilitate it. (Letter in LA Times, 9/10/16) Published in the Los Angeles Times, Sept 10, 2016 To the editor: I strongly agree with your editorial. In fact, bilingual education is even more effective than t
Teachers share what they would love to tell their students but can’t - Business Insider
Teachers share what they would love to tell their students but can’t - Business Insider : Teachers share 19 things they'd love to tell their students but can't Joe Raedle/Getty Images To maintain order in the classroom — and to keep their jobs — there are some things teachers just can't tell their students, even if they want to. But some of these things, while perhaps controversial, could end up
How Clinton and Trump plan to tackle education as president | U.S. ELECTIONS
How Clinton and Trump plan to tackle education as president | U.S. ELECTIONS : How Clinton and Trump plan to tackle education as president WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton has spent decades talking about the needs of children and touting the benefits of early education. It's a new subject for Donald Trump. The Republican presidential nominee added plans for education to his still relatively thin
8 Things the U.S. Must Do Now to Save Public Education | Huffington Post
8 Things the U.S. Must Do Now to Save Public Education | Huffington Post : 8 Things the U.S. Must Do Now to Save Public Education “I hate reading.” Ouch. I’d rather walk across burning coal than to hear these words from the mouth of a 

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