Friday, October 14, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/14/16

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/14/16

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The Most Important WikiLeaks Revelation Isn’t About Hillary Clinton | New Republic






Huntington Park: Tiny city becomes battleground in larger war over LA charter school expansion | 89.3 KPCC
Huntington Park: Tiny city becomes battleground in larger war over LA charter school expansion | 89.3 KPCC : Huntington Park: Tiny city becomes battleground in larger war over LA charter school expansion The turf war over the expansion of charter schools in the sprawling Los Angeles Unified School District has found an unlikely new battleground that measures exactly 3.1 miles square: the tiny cit
Schools Matter: Moral Necessity and the NAACP Charter Moratorium, Part 1
Schools Matter: Moral Necessity and the NAACP Charter Moratorium, Part 1 : Moral Necessity and the NAACP Charter Moratorium, Part 1 Get 20% Off w/code: RLEGEN16 Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys Through "No Excuses" Teaching, By Jim Horn, 9781475825794 | Rowman & Littlefield - https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781475825794/Work-Hard-Be-Hard-Journeys-Through-%22No-Excuses%22-Teaching Principal Jondré Pryor of K
CURMUDGUCATION: Student$Fir$tNY Bankrolls GOP
CURMUDGUCATION: Student$Fir$tNY Bankrolls GOP : Student$Fir$tNY Bankrolls GOP StudentsFirstNY launched back in 2012, an Empire State spin-off of the StudentsFirst orgnization launched by former DC chancellor, She Who Will Not Be Named. She was always nominally a Democrat (check out this awesomely non-prescient article from 2012 that says she's taking over the Democratic Party), but the NY branch
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–On Monday, Bill Baroni will have a lot of explaining to do |
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–On Monday, Bill Baroni will have a lot of explaining to do | : BRIDGEGATE TRIAL–On Monday, Bill Baroni will have a lot of explaining to do Bill Baroni–WSJ Photo Bill Baroni, a defendant in the Bridgegate trial, will testify Monday and, boy, he’d better be good because, so far, his case is depending on people like Marilyn Graber who wanted the jury to know she has three “fabulous”
Demand the Impossible! (excerpt # 7) | Bill Ayers
Demand the Impossible! (excerpt # 7) | Bill Ayers : Demand the Impossible! (excerpt # 7) Bill Ayers -- Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto | Haymarket Books - http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Demand-the-Impossible The history of US military actions is a history of conquest and genocide from the start and chaos and catastrophe ever since: invading and occupying Vietnam and then intentional
In California’s charter world, a tangled web of for-profit companies and nonprofit schools - The Washington Post
In California’s charter world, a tangled web of for-profit companies and nonprofit schools - The Washington Post : In California’s charter world, a tangled web of for-profit companies and nonprofit schools Charter schools are in the education news these days in a bigger way than usual. The national board of the NAACP, which has long expressed concern about charter schools, is scheduled this weeke
The Most Important WikiLeaks Revelation Isn’t About Hillary Clinton | New Republic
The Most Important WikiLeaks Revelation Isn’t About Hillary Clinton | New Republic : The Most Important WikiLeaks Revelation Isn’t About Hillary Clinton What John Podesta’s emails from 2008 reveal about the way power works in the Democratic Party. Arne Duncan was hand picked by finance industry to be Edu Sec even before the election by DFER (read here) The most important revelation in the WikiLea
Harper Academy highlights charter challenges in OKC - NonDoc
Harper Academy highlights charter challenges in OKC - NonDoc : Harper Academy highlights charter challenges in OKC Harper Academy is seen Thursday in northeast Oklahoma City. (William W. Savage III) B en Felder of The Oklahoman reports, “Two Oklahoma City charter schools are likely to be bottom 5 percent performers when the ratings are released this month — Justice Alma Wilson SeeWorth Academy an
Teachers are expected to remain politically neutral. These Teachers of the Year say they can’t. - The Washington Post
Teachers are expected to remain politically neutral. These Teachers of the Year say they can’t. - The Washington Post : Teachers are expected to remain politically neutral. These Teachers of the Year say they can’t. Teachers are often expected to remain politically neutral in class, not letting their students know which candidate they support or where they stand on controversial issues. Part of t
State will take charter schools away from 21 sponsors slapped with "poor" ratings | cleveland.com
State will take charter schools away from 21 sponsors slapped with "poor" ratings | cleveland.com : State will take charter schools away from 21 sponsors slapped with "poor" ratings These key officers of charter school oversight organizations had their groups groups rated by the state today. Clockwise from the upper left are Apryl Morin of the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, Peggy Y
Communities of Co-Creators - Bridging Differences - Education Week
Communities of Co-Creators - Bridging Differences - Education Week : Communities of Co-Creators Deborah Meier continues her conversation with Harry Boyte. To read their full exchange, please visit here . Dear Harry and friends, Well, the one good thing about being out of service for so long—with my peculiar eye condition—is that I think a lot about what to say. Democracy is one of those topics th
Policy-to-Practice Metaphors: Chain of Command, Pasta, or Medley Relay Races? | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Policy-to-Practice Metaphors: Chain of Command, Pasta, or Medley Relay Races? | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Policy-to-Practice Metaphors: Chain of Command, Pasta, or Medley Relay Races? Metaphors can get people to think about the essence of organizations and how they work. Take the U.S. Army’s command-and-control structures, generals believe that their decisions can stee
Killing Teacher Prep During a Teacher Shortage: A Mystery? (Maybe Not)
Killing Teacher Prep During a Teacher Shortage: A Mystery? (Maybe Not) : Killing Teacher Prep During a Teacher Shortage: A Mystery? (Maybe Not) Are you in the mood for a mystery? Education Secretary John King recently came out with the intent to kill university teacher prep programs. His predecessor Arne Duncan, who never taught a day in his life, cheered him on . They will do this by denying fut
Pruning Teacher Education | The Merrow Report
Pruning Teacher Education | The Merrow Report : Pruning Teacher Education “If half of the 1400 places that train teachers went out of business tomorrow, we’d be better off.” The Harvard professor paused. “And, with very few exceptions, it wouldn’t matter which half.” His is a widely held view of teacher education: too many institutions doing a lousy job. Most teachers I’ve met over the years were
Relay Graduate School Indoctrination | Seattle Education
Relay Graduate School Indoctrination | Seattle Education : Relay Graduate School Indoctrination Editor’s note: Recently, Seattle Schools Community Forum published a guest post about the Summit Atlas Public Forum that was held on September 29th. The Summit charter school chain set up in Seattle last year and there is one to open in West Seattle in 2017 even though there is a second charter school
A Quick Note About This 40 Under 40 List Thing | The Jose Vilson
A Quick Note About This 40 Under 40 List Thing | The Jose Vilson : A Quick Note About This 40 Under 40 List Thing You’re right: I don’t look under 40. I’m an old soul and I’ve stopped trying to correct folks en masse. Audrey and Chris decided to congratulate me for still being under 40. I have enough mileage in teaching years that I might disqualify myself. But alas, I’m here. And with that, I’d
Rich Reformers Reject Research - Living in Dialogue
Rich Reformers Reject Research - Living in Dialogue : Rich Reformers Reject Research By John Thompson. As test-driven, competition-driven school reform gets closer to scrap heap of history (at least in terms of improving schools), we will see more great journalists, such as Dana Goldstein, Dale Russakoff, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Paul Tough document its failures. We can expect more analyses where
State report cards reveal test opt-out effects; With fewer Bend-La Pine juniors taking standardized test, scores go down
State report cards reveal test opt-out effects; With fewer Bend-La Pine juniors taking standardized test, scores go down : State report cards reveal test opt-out effects With fewer Bend-La Pine juniors taking standardized test, scores go down State report cards for schools and school districts released Thursday point to the impact of Bend-La Pine high school juniors opting out of standardized tes
NEA Wants States to Go For Bold Changes Under ESSA, Listen to Teachers - Politics K-12 - Education Week
NEA Wants States to Go For Bold Changes Under ESSA, Listen to Teachers - Politics K-12 - Education Week : NEA Wants States to Go For Bold Changes Under ESSA, Listen to Teachers The National Education Association wants to see states and school districts make serious changes under the Every Student Succeeds Act, not just put in a few tweaks to the accountability plans that were already on the books
Here's What Chicago Teachers Won & Lost In Contract Deal - Gladstone Park - DNAinfo Chicago
Here's What Chicago Teachers Won & Lost In Contract Deal - Gladstone Park - DNAinfo Chicago : Here's What Chicago Teachers Won & Lost In Contract Deal Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (c.) and Vice President Jesse Shakey (r.) are advising teachers to start saving for a possible strike. CHICAGO — Eight months ago, the leadership of the Chicago Teachers Union was prepared to accept a ne
Charter school teachers remain in contract battle, could strike next week - Chicago Tribune
Charter school teachers remain in contract battle, could strike next week - Chicago Tribune : Charter school teachers remain in contract battle, could strike next week Adrian Segura, staff member at the Noble Network of Charter Schools, chants with a group of supporters during a protest held outside of the Chicago Public Schools headquarters on Oct. 6, 2016. Chicago charter schools advocates gath
California's preschools are deeply segregated, new report finds | 89.3 KPCC
California's preschools are deeply segregated, new report finds | 89.3 KPCC : California's preschools are deeply segregated, new report finds Preschools around the United States and in California are deeply segregated, a new report from Penn State finds. Around the country, white children are overwhelmingly going to preschool with only other white children, and more than half of all black and Lat
Duel between California and Obama administration over education continues | EdSource
Duel between California and Obama administration over education continues | EdSource : Duel between California and Obama administration over education continues The long-running battle between California and the federal government over the direction of state education policy continues, despite passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act , the new federal education law that delegates far more decisi
KAREN WOLFE: Public Ed Supporters Shocked and Gratified … LAUSD to Consider Rejection of Charter Schools
Public Ed Supporters Shocked and Gratified … LAUSD to Consider Rejection of Charter Schools : Public Ed Supporters Shocked and Gratified … LAUSD to Consider Rejection of Charter Schools EDUCATION POLITICS--Public education supporters in Los Angeles are shocked and gratified to learn that the staff of the Los Angeles school district has recommended rejection of several charter school petitions to
Seattle teachers organize Black Lives Matter day
Seattle teachers organize Black Lives Matter day : Seattle teachers organize Black Lives Matter day Seattle teachers are organizing a Black Lives Matter demonstration next week. The demonstration will simply be teachers wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts on Oct. 19. The teachers are planning their demonstration during the kick-off event for Seattle Public Schools’ effort to close the achievement

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