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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/10/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/10/16

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Turkey’s Thirty-Year Coup - The New Yorker
Turkey’s Thirty-Year Coup - The New Yorker : TURKEY’S THIRTY-YEAR COUP Did an exiled cleric try to overthrow Erdoğan’s government? At nine o’clock on the night of July 15th, General Hulusi Akar, the chief of the Turkish Army’s general staff, heard a knock on his office door in Ankara, the nation’s capital. It was one of his subordinates, General Mehmet Dişli, and he was there to report that a mil
Sharp Differences Between Clinton and Trump on Education - ABC News
Sharp Differences Between Clinton and Trump on Education - ABC News : Sharp Differences Between Clinton and Trump on Education A quality education for all students, especially young children, is something Hillary Clinton has been talking about for decades. It's mostly new territory for Donald Trump , who more recently has been touting his education ideas beyond his oft-repeated criticism of Commo
What If Clinton and Trump Debated Education Policy? | gadflyonthewallblog
What If Clinton and Trump Debated Education Policy? | gadflyonthewallblog : What If Clinton and Trump Debated Education Policy? The second Presidential debate was a bust for the millions of Americans who care about public schools. Instead, we got Donald Trump mansplaining away his vagina-grabbing days. We got Hillary Clinton blaming Machiavellian duplicity on a movie about Abraham Lincoln. But no
Hillary Clinton: Common Core is a Political Failure | Truth in American Education
Hillary Clinton: Common Core is a Political Failure | Truth in American Education : Hillary Clinton: Common Core is a Political Failure Hillary Clinton at the DNC Women’s Leadership Forum in 2014 Photo credit: Karen Murphy ( CC-By-ND 2.0 ) On Friday Wikileaks leaked part of the over 2,060 emails that were hacked from John Podesta’s email account . Podesta is Clinton’s campaign chairman. The email
U.S. Department of Education: Value-Added Not Good for Evaluating Schools and Principals | VAMboozled!
U.S. Department of Education: Value-Added Not Good for Evaluating Schools and Principals | VAMboozled! : U.S. Department of Education: Value-Added Not Good for Evaluating Schools and Principals Just this month, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) wing of the U.S. Department of Education released a report about using value-added models (VAMs) for measuring school principals’ performance. The
Schools Matter: Eyes on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission - October 13th, 2016
Schools Matter: Eyes on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission - October 13th, 2016 : Eyes on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission - October 13th, 2016 Each month the Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools does an analysis of resolutions before the Philadelphia School Reform Commission monthly meeting. While this is a local issue, the behind the scenes stealth assault on the Philadelphi
Torlakson Kicks Off 2016 STEM Symposium - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education)
Torlakson Kicks Off 2016 STEM Symposium - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education) : California Schools Chief Tom Torlakson to Kick Off State's Biggest Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Symposium State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today kicked off California's largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education symposium. Torlakson, who started his pub
Nation’s First Charter School Strike Looms | The Chicago Defender
Nation’s First Charter School Strike Looms | The Chicago Defender : Nation’s First Charter School Strike Looms The nation's first charter school strike could happen here in Chicago as early as Oct. 19 in the UNO Charter School Network. The nation’s first charter school strike could happen here in Chicago as early as Oct. 19. The United Educators of UNO (UEU), which represents teachers and support
Do You Want To Save Public Education in America? | BustED Pencils
Do You Want To Save Public Education in America? | BustED Pencils : Do You Want To Save Public Education in America? Here at BustED Pencils the answer to that question is a BIG HELL YEAH! And for us that means continuing to host interviews with the makers, shakers, punkers, visionaries, and ass kicking individuals taking the fight to corporate education reform . And for the last 3 years we have d
Randi Weingarten: Donald Trump’s latest comments about assaulting women aren’t new, they’re a pattern – Medium
Donald Trump’s latest comments about assaulting women aren’t new, they’re a pattern – Medium : Donald Trump’s latest comments about assaulting women aren’t new, they’re a pattern On Friday, tapes were released of Donald Trump making lewd and inappropriate comments, where he boasts about sexually assaulting women, sending his campaign and the Republican Party into crisis mode, and prompting some G
CURMUDGUCATION: Don't Wait for the Authorities
CURMUDGUCATION: Don't Wait for the Authorities : Don't Wait for the Authorities This morning we had some professional development from our local police department, The training centered around the ALICE method of dealing with an active shooter. What are we supposed to do when there's an active killer in the building? ALICE focuses on three choices-- run, hide or fight. There were some specifics m
12 Reasons Why Digital Personalized Learning is Not Special Education
12 Reasons Why Digital Personalized Learning is Not Special Education : 12 Reasons Why Digital Personalized Learning is Not Special Education A recent article in Business Insider describes how Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg got their idea for digital personalized learning from special education. A light bulb lit, and they realized that students placed according to their academic level online is n
California poll shows strong support for Common Core | EdSource
California poll shows strong support for Common Core | EdSource : California poll shows strong support for Common Core Think you know a lot about Common Core? A new poll finds you’re probably wrong - The Hechinger Report - http://hechingerreport.org/?p=23369 The Common Core State Standards have faced strong opposition in many states, but in California, more than three out of five registered voter
Teaching teens about police contact before confrontation :: SI Cabinet Report
Teaching teens about police contact before confrontation :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : Teaching teens about police contact before confrontation (Texas) The growing unrest over citizens being killed by police officers has frustrated policy makers looking for solutions. But one Texas lawmaker has proposed a practical first step–teaching ninth
Race, School Ratings And Real Estate: A 'Legal Gray Area' : NPR Ed : NPR
Race, School Ratings And Real Estate: A 'Legal Gray Area' : NPR Ed : NPR : Race, School Ratings And Real Estate: A 'Legal Gray Area' With her infant son in a sling, Monique Black strolls through a weekend open house in the gentrified Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. There are lots of factors to consider when looking for a home — in this one, Monique notices, the tiny window in the second bed
Poverty link remains constant in Ohio students’ poor test scores | The Columbus Dispatch
Poverty link remains constant in Ohio students’ poor test scores | The Columbus Dispatch : Poverty link remains constant in Ohio students’ poor test scores Changes to state testing and district report cards gave schools plenty of new data to absorb this summer, but one constant remained. Regardless of which tests students are taking or if more districts are seeing D’s or F’s on their report cards
L.A. Unified backs down and agrees to provide lifetime benefits to charter school teachers - LA Times
L.A. Unified backs down and agrees to provide lifetime benefits to charter school teachers - LA Times : L.A. Unified backs down and agrees to provide lifetime benefits to charter school teachers The Los Angeles school district and a well-known charter school have quietly resolved a conflict in a way that will help a group of employees but deepen the district ’s long-term budget deficit. L.A. Unif
FairTest Proposes One Possible Path Away from Test-and-Punish | janresseger
FairTest Proposes One Possible Path Away from Test-and-Punish | janresseger : FairTest Proposes One Possible Path Away from Test-and-Punish FairTest, the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, has released an important brief, Assessment Matters: Constructing Model State Systems to Replace Testing Overkill . The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced No Child Left Behind last De
With A Brooklyn Accent: Notorious Phd Debate Post Mortem: Hide Your Children-It's Going to be a Wild Ride
With A Brooklyn Accent: Notorious Phd Debate Post Mortem: Hide Your Children-It's Going to be a Wild Ride : Notorious Phd Debate Post Mortem: Hide Your Children-It's Going to be a Wild Ride Donald Trump at his best in a public forum- which we saw last night- was not enough to turn the tide of the building momentum for Hillary Clinton. First, his image as a bully was confirmed by his propensity to
SKrashen: Sustained Silent Reading: The effects are substantial, it works, and it leads to more reading. A response to Shanahan (2016).
SKrashen: Sustained Silent Reading: The effects are substantial, it works, and it leads to more reading. A response to Shanahan (2016). : Sustained Silent Reading: The effects are substantial, it works, and it leads to more reading. A response to Shanahan (2016). Stephen Krashen Shanahan (2016) makes three unsubstantiated claims about sustained silent reading (SSR). A "tiny" effect? Shanahan stat
School-Disturbance Laws Have Outlawed Being a Teenager in America - The Atlantic
School-Disturbance Laws Have Outlawed Being a Teenager in America - The Atlantic : How America Outlawed Adolescence At least 22 states make it a crime to disturb school in ways that teenagers are wired to do. Why did this happen? ONe monday morning last fall , at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, a 16-year-old girl refused to hand over her cellphone to her algebra teacher. Af
Donald Trump’s Campaign for the Presidency Introduces a New Challenge for Teachers - The Atlantic
Donald Trump’s Campaign for the Presidency Introduces a New Challenge for Teachers - The Atlantic : Is This What Our Children Will Learn? Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency introduces a new challenge for teachers. At first, education looked like it might actually play a role in the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as they faced off Sunday evening at Wash
Why Don't the Common-Core Standards Include Cursive Writing? - Curriculum Matters - Education Week
Why Don't the Common-Core Standards Include Cursive Writing? - Curriculum Matters - Education Week : Why Don't the Common-Core Standards Include Cursive Writing? Should schools teach cursive handwriting? The question is an impressively polarizing one in the K-12 education world. One of the most widely cited criticisms of the Common Core State Standards is that they don't require teaching students
Proposition 55: How taxing the wealthy could support public education
Proposition 55: How taxing the wealthy could support public education : Proposition 55: How taxing the wealthy could support public education California is a state that both mints millionaires and relies heavily on taxing them to fund its education and provide basic state government services. Both of those Californias feature in Proposition 55, which asks voters to extend higher income tax rates

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Massachusetts Court: School Choice Is Not a “Civil Right” | deutsch29
Massachusetts Court: School Choice Is Not a “Civil Right” | deutsch29 : Massachusetts Court: School Choice Is Not a “Civil Right” Judge Heidi Brieger sun/lisa redmond On October 06, 2016, Massachusetts education blogger, Jennifer Berkshire, posted that the Massachusetts Superior Court had tossed a lawsuit arguing that raising the charter school cap was an issue of student civil rights. The argume
Protect Our Schools—CTU Voices - Tell the Mayor You’re With Us
Chicago Teachers Union | Protect Our Schools—CTU Voices : Protect Our Schools—CTU Voices Teachers, next to parents, are the strongest advocates for students and against the cuts to classroom supports that disrupt teaching and learning. Public school educators love the work we do and never want to go on strike. However, we believe that we must take a stand to fight for the schools our students des


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/9/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/9/16 Featured Post School Choice Barbecued Cajun Style | Crazy Normal - the Classroom Exposé Group continues push for charter accountability after Brown veto - The San Diego Union-Tribune 

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