Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/28/16

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/28/16



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New Empirical Evidence: Students’ “Persistent Economic Disadvantage” More Likely to Bias Value-Added Estimates | VAMboozled!





CA 2016 National Blue Ribbon Public Schools - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education)
CA 2016 National Blue Ribbon Public Schools - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Schools Recognized as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today congratulated 29 California public schools that have been chosen as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools. This coveted award honors
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: SmallTalk Salutes Sen. Warren for standing up to charter lobby
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: SmallTalk Salutes Sen. Warren for standing up to charter lobby : SmallTalk Salutes Sen. Warren for standing up to charter lobby “Education is about creating opportunity for all our children, not about leaving many behind.” -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren. A SmallTalk Salute goes out to Sen. Elizabeth Warren who's taken some time out from kicking Donald Trump's behind to st
An education reform civil war in the Black community? – Cloaking Inequity
An education reform civil war in the Black community? – Cloaking Inequity : An education reform civil war in the Black community? I have begun thinking about the education reform dispute as a civil war in the Black community. Incidentally, at my uncle funeral in Saginaw Michigan this past weekend, I met a fourth cousin who told me that our great great great grandfather fought in the US Civil War
How a school garden can transform a school community - Lily's Blackboard
How a school garden can transform a school community - Lily's Blackboard : How a school garden can transform a school community Nancy Burke wanted to expose her students at Haverhill High School to the simple pleasures of gardening—the texture of dirt between your fingers, the pure fun of digging holes, the hope that builds when seeds are newly planted and the excitement that comes when seedlings
CURMUDGUCATION: Outsourcing College
CURMUDGUCATION: Outsourcing College : Outsourcing College The Education Management Corporation is based right up the road from me in Pittsburgh, PA. They're a for-profit education provider whose best-known outlet is the Art Institute chain. (They should not be confused with the Education Credit Management Corporation, an outfit that is also in the for-profit college biz, having bought up the piec
Top Utah Republicans join corporate education reform groups to attack anti-Common Core school board candidates - Wait What?
Top Utah Republicans join corporate education reform groups to attack anti-Common Core school board candidates - Wait What? : Top Utah Republicans join corporate education reform groups to attack anti-Common Core school board candidates In May 2016 Utah’s Republican Governor, Gary Herbert, called on the Utah Board of Education to, “move past Common Core standards and get rid of mandatory SAGE tes
Black and White – EduShyster
Black and White – EduShyster : Black and White I talk to Yawu Miller of Boston’s Bay State Banner about the red-hot debate over charter school expansion in Massachusetts—and what *thought leaders* are getting wrong… EduShyster : In a few weeks, Massachusetts voters will give a thumbs up or a thumbs down to raising the *cap* on charter schools. The issue has attracted a frenzy of *reporting* from
Seattle Schools Community Forum: ESSA: NCLB Lite (Plus Lots for Charters)
Seattle Schools Community Forum: ESSA: NCLB Lite (Plus Lots for Charters) : ESSA: NCLB Lite (Plus Lots for Charters) I've been saving up articles on ESSA (Every Child Succeeds Act, the next No Child Left Behind). Congress may have given more power back to the states but there appear to be some truly troubling issues around increased data collection, opting out, and what "indicators" they will be
[Letter from Detroit] | Held Back, by Alexandria Neason | Harper's Magazine
[Letter from Detroit] | Held Back, by Alexandria Neason | Harper's Magazine : Held Back Battling for the fate of a school district T hree days had passed before I saw a police officer in Detroit. I’d covered miles of the city, by foot and by car. Twice I was advised not to bother calling the police in an emergency; they wouldn’t come. I only ever found them in one place: armed officers from the c
John Thompson: Let's Hope NOVA's Hopeful View of The School of the Future Is Right | Huffington Post
Let's Hope NOVA's Hopeful View of The School of the Future Is Right | Huffington Post - Linkis.com : Let’s Hope NOVA’s Hopeful View of The School of the Future Is Right NOVA’s The School of the Future is an excellent and intriguing contribution to the Public Broadcast System’s back-to-school special reports. The first third of the report hit the right balance between state of the art cognitive sc
Why California’s charter school sector is called ‘the Wild West’ - The Washington Post
Why California’s charter school sector is called ‘the Wild West’ - The Washington Post : Why California’s charter school sector is called ‘the Wild West’ This is the second of four posts on the state of the charter school sector in California. The charter school sector has grown over the last few decades amid a debate about their virtues and drawbacks — and even whether the publicly funded school
Schools Matter: Give a Thousand Dollars: Help Immortalize Diane
Schools Matter: Give a Thousand Dollars: Help Immortalize Diane : Give a Thousand Dollars: Help Immortalize Diane For a thousand tax-deductible dollars, you can 1) buy a journal page to help NPE continue its semi-commitment to sometimes challenge corporate education reforms that it, otherwise, supports, and 2) create an archival testament to honor Diane Ravitch's desire to remain historically not
Satanic Temple brings after-school club to Portland elementary school | OregonLive com
Satanic Temple brings after-school club to Portland elementary school | OregonLive.com : Satanic Temple brings after-school club to Portland elementary school After School Satan Club logo (The Satanic Temple) In August, the provisional Portland chapter of the national organization of the Satanic Temple began their efforts to bring their After School Satan Club to Nehalem Elementary School. Around
New Empirical Evidence: Students’ “Persistent Economic Disadvantage” More Likely to Bias Value-Added Estimates | VAMboozled!
New Empirical Evidence: Students’ “Persistent Economic Disadvantage” More Likely to Bias Value-Added Estimates | VAMboozled! : New Empirical Evidence: Students’ “Persistent Economic Disadvantage” More Likely to Bias Value-Added Estimates The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) recently released a circulated but not-yet internally or externally reviewed study titled “ The Gap within the Ga
Q: Anne Holton, Wife of Democratic VP Nominee, on Education Issues - Ed Week
Q&A: Anne Holton, Wife of Democratic VP Nominee, on Education Issues - Politics K-12 - Education Week : Q&A: Anne Holton, Wife of Democratic VP Nominee, on Education Issues She also talked about her position on charter schools. "There may be some confusion on my views on charters. And I have had limited experiences with charters here in Virginia for a variety of reasons. But I very much agree wit
CURMUDGUCATION: TX: Denying Special Education
CURMUDGUCATION: TX: Denying Special Education : TX: Denying Special Education You must read this piece of investigative reporting from the Houston Chronicle. In " Denied:How Texas keeps tens of thousands of children out of special education ," reporter Brian M. Rosenthal lays out the secret of yet another Texas miracle-- getting special education numbers down by systematically denying support and
A bold new approach to English proficency for kids: Lean on their first language. | 89.3 KPCC
A bold new approach to English proficency for kids: Lean on their first language. | 89.3 KPCC : A bold new approach to English proficency for kids: Lean on their first language. California public schools have a woeful record of moving non-English speaking children to grade level proficiency in English. The state has been sued (and it settled ), the Department of Justice has investigated , and ten
Digital Vocabulary Hijacked from Special Education
Digital Vocabulary Hijacked from Special Education : Digital Vocabulary Hijacked from Special Education Isn’t it interesting how those who idolize digital instruction have hijacked vocabulary from special education? Unfortunately, self-directed learning is significant to them because the more you can get students working on their own the less they will need real teachers. Individualized learning
Massachusetts Question 2 to Multiply Charter Schools: Driven by Dark Money Astroturf Campaign | janresseger
Massachusetts Question 2 to Multiply Charter Schools: Driven by Dark Money Astroturf Campaign | janresseger : Massachusetts Question 2 to Multiply Charter Schools: Driven by Dark Money Astroturf Campaign Beware of AstroTurf Ed Reformers Astroturf lobbying refers to political organizations or campaigns that appear to be made up of grassroots activists but are actually organized and run by corporat
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–The six big holes in Wildstein’s testimony |
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–The six big holes in Wildstein’s testimony | : BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–The six big holes in Wildstein’s testimony David Wildstein, as expected, testified in federal court Tuesday that Gov. Chris Christie knew about and, at least, condoned the disruption of traffic across the George Washington Bridge for four days in September, 2013, to punish the mayor of Fort Lee who refused to endorse
Round 2 in Washington State over charter schools | Seattle Education
Round 2 in Washington State over charter schools | Seattle Education : To Kill a Vampire: The Continued Resurrection of Charter Schools in Washington State W ashington state residents have voted charter schools down three times. Twice, initiatives were placed on a statewide ballot—once in 1996 and then in 2000—and both were defeated. The same happened with a referendum in 2004. In 2012, charter s
Just 'A Teacher': What I Learned About Perception And The Power Of Words On LinkedIn | Huffington Post
Just 'A Teacher': What I Learned About Perception And The Power Of Words On LinkedIn | Huffington Post : Just ‘A Teacher’: What I Learned About Perception And The Power Of Words On LinkedIn The sad truth is that teaching is not as respected as other professions. Like millions of people exploring career opportunities, I have spent an inordinate amount of time on LinkedIn in recent years. I have a
Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem : NPR Ed : NPR
Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem : NPR Ed : NPR : Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem A new study out of Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble. LA Johnson/NPR First, a story: Late one night, a man searches for something in a parking lot. On his hands and knees, he crawls around
State education commissioner talks opt-outs, revised Common Core standards | poststar.
State education commissioner talks opt-outs, revised Common Core standards | Local | poststar.com : State education commissioner talks opt-outs, revised Common Core standards SARATOGA SPRINGS — State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia told superintendents Tuesday that everyone needs to do a better job communicating the changes to the state tests to decrease the number of student opt-outs and m
Segregation driving ‘school choice’ charade - WacoTrib
Charles Luke, guest columnist: Segregation driving ‘school choice’ charade - WacoTrib.com: Guest Columns : Charles Luke, guest columnist: Segregation driving ‘school choice’ charade We all know that many politicians are prone to exaggeration. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s recent statement that private school vouchers, or “school choice” as he puts it, is a civil rights issue is just such an exagge
Sociologists examine shift from 'No Child Left Behind' to 'children left behind': IU Bloomington Newsroom
Sociologists examine shift from 'No Child Left Behind' to 'children left behind': IU Bloomington Newsroom: Indiana University Bloomington : Sociologists examine shift from 'No Child Left Behind' to 'children left behind' BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- When students across the country returned to school this fall, they did so under the Every Student Succeeds Act, which rolls back the style of accountability
Teachers' union leader praises KC early education program | The Kansas City Star
Teachers' union leader praises KC early education program | The Kansas City Star : Teachers union leader visits KC, praises early childhood learning program Randi Weingarten, the national president of the American Federation of Teachers, spent Monday night listening to presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debate what’s best for the country. She was disappointed that early chil
ESSA: Education Department Releases Guidance on Teachers - Politics K-12 - Education Week
ESSA: Education Department Releases Guidance on Teachers - Politics K-12 - Education Week : ESSA: Education Department Releases Guidance on Teachers The U.S. Department of Education Tuesday released a blueprint to help states and districts make the most of out of more than $2 billion in federal money for teacher support, preparation, training, and more. The new federal guidance also walks states
California Comeback: For Teachers, Invisible Scars and Wary Hopes - LA Progressive
California Comeback: For Teachers, Invisible Scars and Wary Hopes - LA Progressive : California Comeback: For Teachers, Invisible Scars and Wary Hopes Long Beach teacher Sherri Gonser “I had known it was coming,” remembers Alan Underwood. In the spring of 2008, Underwood was an eager and popular young assistant band director at a high school in Moreno Valley, a suburban enclave in Riverside Count

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