Sunday, October 16, 2016

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


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

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John Thompson: Let's All Unite Behind the NAACP's Call for a Charter School Moratorium | Huffington Post





Jersey Jazzman: Charter Schools and the Talented Tenth
Jersey Jazzman: Charter Schools and the Talented Tenth : Charter Schools and the Talented Tenth Every once in a while -- if you listen carefully -- you can hear charter school supporters give away their game... Take, for example, Shaver Jeffries, president of Democrats for Education Reform, one of the most influential pro-charter lobbying outfits in the country. Jeffries was put out by yesterday'
Foreign Influence & America's Choice - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People
Foreign Influence & America's Choice - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People : Foreign Influence & America’s Choice Wow! It took this crap-fest of a presidential election to get the issue of foreign influence to the national stage. But seriously, we actually do need to talk about foreign influence in the inner workings of our government —in the making of our laws. Sure, w
Use edtech to maximize student knowlege, skills and performance, not measure it | Johnathan Chase
Use edtech to maximize student knowlege, skills and performance, not measure it | Johnathan Chase | LinkedIn : Use edtech to maximize student knowlege, skills and performance, not measure it With the Common Core’s emphasis on data-driven instruction there is a misguided focus on using technology to deliver content and collect data rather than cultivate learning and stimulate cognitive development
Teacher: I like to engage my fifth-graders in presidential elections. ‘But not this year. I just can’t!’ - The Washington Post
Teacher: I like to engage my fifth-graders in presidential elections. ‘But not this year. I just can’t!’ - The Washington Post : Teacher: I like to engage my fifth-graders in presidential elections. ‘But not this year. I just can’t! ’ Election years offer teachers rich opportunities to bring students into the electoral process in real time. But “not this year,” according to Ralph Ratto, an elemen
#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool FAQ: Answering why hundreds of Seattle educators are wearing “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school | I AM AN EDUCATOR
#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool FAQ: Answering why hundreds of Seattle educators are wearing “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school | I AM AN EDUCATOR : #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool FAQ: Answering why hundreds of Seattle educators are wearing “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool press conference. Teachers pictured (from left to right) Rogelio Rigor, Donte Felder, Sarah Arvey, and
Parents Working With School Districts To Make Public Schools Work
Parents Working With School Districts To Make Public Schools Work : Parents Working With School Districts To Make Public Schools Work For our team and the members of our group, gifted education is not about speeding through school or having Ivy League kids. It is about our children receiving an education that causes them to work hard, overcome obstacles, and fail and recover. It is about finding
Randi Weingarten: The silver lining of Trump's corrosive campaign | Huffington Post
The silver lining of Trump's corrosive campaign | Huffington Post : The silver lining of Trump’s corrosive campaign What could possibly be the silver lining of the presidential bid of a candidate whose comments and actions are degrading, undemocratic, bigoted and just plain cruel? How could there be an upside to a campaign that makes one wonder whether it’s safe for children to watch the evening
John Thompson: Let's All Unite Behind the NAACP's Call for a Charter School Moratorium | Huffington Post
Let's All Unite Behind the NAACP's Call for a Charter School Moratorium | Huffington Post : Let’s All Unite Behind the NAACP’s Call for a Charter School Moratorium The good news is that the NAACP is calling for a moratorium on the expansion of charter schools . The bad news is that the call is not universally seen for what it is - a balanced effort to deescalate the education civil war which is d
Teaching Advanced Placement U.S. History at Los Altos High School: Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Teaching Advanced Placement U.S. History at Los Altos High School: Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Teaching Advanced Placement U.S. History at Los Altos High School: Technology Integration I observed Gabriel Stewart’s 90-minute class on September 15, 2016. Stewart, wearing a maroon polo shirt over a muscled upper body with dark slacks, is a 19 year v
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Goodies for the week (10/16)
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Goodies for the week (10/16) : ICYMI: Goodies for the week (10/16) Here's some reading for the day. remember to share the stuff you like; only you can prevent good writing from vanishing into the white noise of the interwebs. Before We Create Opportunity School Districts.. A Georgia teacher talks about what Opportunity District threats look like on the ground, and what woul
Russ on Reading: Independent Reading: A Research Based Defense
Russ on Reading: Independent Reading: A Research Based Defense : Independent Reading: A Research Based Defense Independent Reading, sometimes called SSR, DEAR or SQUIRT, is an instructional strategy where students are given time in class to read self-selected books. An instructional strategy which has been around since the 1970s, it has two goals: Provide students with time to practice the readin
NAACP Ratifies Charter School Moratorium Resolution. Will USDOE Rise to the Occasion? | deutsch29
NAACP Ratifies Charter School Moratorium Resolution. Will USDOE Rise to the Occasion? | deutsch29 : NAACP Ratifies Charter School Moratorium Resolution. Will USDOE Rise to the Occasion? On July 29, 2016, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) voted on a resolution calling for a charter school moratorium at its 2016 national convention. On October 15, 2016, the char
What Should Be the First Educational Initiative of the HRC Administration? | Ed In The Apple
What Should Be the First Educational Initiative of the HRC Administration? | Ed In The Apple : What Should Be the First Educational Initiative of the HRC Administration? Woke up this morning and checked out my phone: emails, tweets (a different world!), and, scanned the NY Times online. Every day the Times have a graphic, the percentages predicting the presidential election outcome. In July Hilla
Assuming First-Generation Students Are Low-Income is False - The Atlantic
Assuming First-Generation Students Are Low-Income is False - The Atlantic : The Cost of Being First Conflating “first-generation” and “low-income” students is inaccurate and isolating. Students at Georgetown University created the Alliance for Low-Income First-Generation Narrative.Jonathan Ernst / Reuters When Chris was accepted into the Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, he didn’t think of
School takeover plan draws fire Deal didn’t seem to didn’t... | www.myajc.com
School takeover plan draws fire Deal didn’t seem to didn’t... | www.myajc.com : School takeover plan draws fire Deal didn’t seem to didn’t foresee Is the governor running scared on his Opportunity School District? An infusion of outside cash, withering TV ads and a rising revolt among schools boards has given Nathan Deal something he didn’t expect in his campaign to amend the constitution to enab
Tennessee pro-charter school PACs' spending up
Tennessee pro-charter school PACs' spending up : Tennessee pro-charter school PACs' spending up NASHVILLE – Three political action committees advocating expansion of charter schools and school vouchers have pushed their spending in Tennessee political campaigns to near the $2 million mark and are poised to pass it, according to new financial disclosures filed last week. PACs representing Stand Fo

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/15/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/15/16 Featured Post Breaking News: Charter Resolution Ratified by @NAACP National Board – Cloaking Inequity NAACP ratifies controversial resolution for a moratorium on charter 

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