Saturday, November 5, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/5/16



Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/5/16

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Teachers union wants no part of charter-backed group's grant competition for LAUSD | 89.3 KPCC




CURMUDGUCATION: Did Race To The Top Work?
CURMUDGUCATION: Did Race To The Top Work? : Did Race To The Top Work? Not only is this a real question, but the Department of Education, hand in hand with Mathematica Policy Research and American Institutes for Research , just released a 267-page answer of sorts. Race to the Top: Implementation and Relationship to Student Outcomes is a monstrous creature, and while this is usually the part where
Schools Matter: KIPP Driver Refuses to Release Students
Schools Matter: KIPP Driver Refuses to Release Students : KIPP Driver Refuses to Release Students HOUSTON - There's a fight going on at a school bus stop, but it's not between two students. A Houston family said their children won't be allowed to ride the bus anymore after an incident Friday when a driver allegedly didn't let their kids off. The children attend KIPP Zenith Academy in Sunnyside, t
BREAKING: Pie-guy pretrial ends with claims of K.J. whiplash, judge's Abbott and Costello musings (yeah, it was weird) - Sacramento News & Review
BREAKING: Pie-guy pretrial ends with claims of K.J. whiplash, judge's Abbott and Costello musings (yeah, it was weird) - Page Burner - November 3, 2016 - Blogs - Sacramento News & Review : BREAKING: Pie-guy pretrial ends with claims of K.J. whiplash, judge's Abbott and Costello musings (yeah, it was weird) Judge upholds felony assault charge against mayor’s pie-tosser By Scott Thomas Anderson A S
Link between poverty, test scores continues
Link between poverty, test scores continues : Link between poverty, test scores continues The 2016 update of the Daily Herald's Poverty-Achievement Index continues to demonstrate the strong correlation between income and test results. Our analysis divides all elementary schools in the state into 10 tiers based on the percentage of low-income students a school serves. The zero to 9.9 percent tier
Thompson: Don't forget to vote on OKCPS bond issue - NonDoc
Thompson: Don't forget to vote on OKCPS bond issue - NonDoc : Thompson: Don’t forget to vote on OKCPS bond issue P lease, please don’t forget to vote this Tuesday (or before) for the Oklahoma City Public School System bond issue . The bond issue will not raise taxes. It will allow the OKCPS to raise $189 million dollars for essential capital investments. It is on a separate yellow ballot. Most of
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: Student Suicide + Where the Free Market Fails
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION Student Suicide 100+ by Peter Greene / 15h I knew it was a growing issue. I didn't know it was this bad. Between 2007 and 2014 the suicide rate for children aged 10-14 doubled. Doubled. That's according to the Center for Disease Control . If you want to put that in perspective, the rate of death by auto accident has been dropping steadily since 1999 (
Teacher: ‘I love my students, I love my job, and I feel fulfilled. But I’m broke.’ - The Washington Post
Teacher: ‘I love my students, I love my job, and I feel fulfilled. But I’m broke.’ - The Washington Post : Teacher: ‘I love my students, I love my job, and I feel fulfilled. But I’m broke.’ Teachers have long been underpaid — and just how much was underscored in a recent study which found that the difference between what teachers and comparable public workers earn is larger than ever. Among the k
Teachers at four L.A. campuses want no part of funding from pro-charter school group - LA Times
Teachers at four L.A. campuses want no part of funding from pro-charter school group - LA Times : Teachers at four L.A. campuses want no part of funding from pro-charter school group Teachers at four Los Angeles campuses overwhelmingly voted this week to oppose a program that could provide extra resources because the money would come from a pro-charter school organization. The school district sai
Relay Is A Very Bad Joke-One That Hurts Kids (By Ann Cronin) - Wait What?
Relay Is A Very Bad Joke-One That Hurts Kids (By Ann Cronin) - Wait What? : Relay Is A Very Bad Joke-One That Hurts Kids (By Ann Cronin) Writing on her blog, Real Learning CT , educator, education advocate and education blogger Ann Cronin explains; The Relay Graduate School of Education recently applied to be a graduate school of education in Pennsylvania, California, and Connecticut. That applic
Is School Choice Wisconsin Head, Jim Bender, Accusing MPS SupDr. Driver of Only Caring About Money and Not Children
Is School Choice Wisconsin Head, Jim Bender, Accusing MPS Superintendent Dr. Driver of Only Caring About Money and Not Children in Her Proposed Reform Agenda? | Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog : Is School Choice Wisconsin Head, Jim Bender, Accusing MPS Superintendent Dr. Driver of Only Caring About Money and Not Children in Her Proposed Reform Agenda? Jim Bender states in WUWM interview
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 13: The Reach of the KIPP Model
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 13: The Reach of the KIPP Model : Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 13: The Reach of the KIPP Model With the help of the media and national marketing campaigns paid for by white philanthropists and their hedge fund managers, the "no excuses" KIPP Model has had a huge impact on others charter schools, as well as on public
With A Brooklyn Accent: Hamilton Remix- A Bright Ray of Sunshine Amidst a Cataclysmic Election- Guest Post By Alison Dobrick
With A Brooklyn Accent: Hamilton Remix- A Bright Ray of Sunshine Amidst a Cataclysmic Election- Guest Post By Alison Dobrick : Hamilton Remix- A Bright Ray of Sunshine Amidst a Cataclysmic Election- Guest Post By Alison Dobrick Today’s release of two songs on the Hamilton Mixtape a long-awaited labor of love was a bright ray of sunshine during this cataclysmic storm of an election. My Shot (Rise
Honored to Make This List – Cloaking Inequity
Honored to Make This List – Cloaking Inequity : Honored to Make This List Honored to make the BAT’s list for the next US Secretary of Education! But I am enamored with the other esteemed members of the list and most impressed by Linda Darling-Hammond. Here is their press release: PRESS RELEASE The Badass Teachers Association FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: MARLA KILFOYLE, Executive Director BATs M
Teaching Science at Jordan Middle School: Joint Planning and Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Teaching Science at Jordan Middle School: Joint Planning and Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Teaching Science at Jordan Middle School: Joint Planning and Technology Integration Team planning can be mandated by a principal or can happen naturally between like-minded teachers. At Jordan Middle School*, two science teachers in rooms adjacent to one anot
California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) Sues Huntington Park to Keep Its Traffic Problem | deutsch29
California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) Sues Huntington Park to Keep Its Traffic Problem | deutsch29 : California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) Sues Huntington Park to Keep Its Traffic Problem On October 18, 2016, the Huntington Park (Los Angeles) City Council voted 4 to 1 to enact a moratorium on establishing new charter schools in its 3-square-mile jurisdiction. The tiny area is alre
Patrick, Gates, and the Destruction of Texas Education | BustED Pencils
Patrick, Gates, and the Destruction of Texas Education | BustED Pencils : Patrick, Gates, and the Destruction of Texas Education I had all sorts of amazing an profane things to write, but nothing sticks out more to me about how Texas , and America , is screwing the public school system, especially in communities of color than this line: “It was a “conversation” in which a middle-aged white man ha
Gates Foundation Post Two New Ads for Personalized Learning
Gates Foundation Post Two New Ads for Personalized Learning Forget Big Data—Little Data Is Making Learning Personal | WIRED - https://www.wired.com/2016/11/forget-big-data-little-data-making-learning-personal/ Computers are replacing foreign language teachers in US high schools — Quartz - http://wp.me/p2G6tR-3sPp
Teachers union wants no part of charter-backed group's grant competition for LAUSD | 89.3 KPCC
Teachers union wants no part of charter-backed group's grant competition for LAUSD | 89.3 KPCC : Teachers union wants no part of charter-backed group's grant competition for LAUSD The union representing Los Angeles' public school teachers said Friday its members want no part of a grant competition for L.A. Unified School District campuses funded by some of the city's biggest supporters of charter
What if Diane Ravitch were U.S. education secretary? - The Washington Post
What if Diane Ravitch were U.S. education secretary? - The Washington Post : What if Diane Ravitch were U.S. education secretary? Soon we’ll know. The election is next week, and not too long after we know who who, a new Cabinet will start to be formed. We can speculate on who will ultimately be the next U.S. education secretary, but let’s pursue another thought experiment. Author C.M. Rubin has a

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'This level of workload expected of teachers is not improving schools but it is wrecking lives' | News : 'This level of workload expected of teachers is not improving schools but it is wrecking lives' Teachers are reaching a point when this level of work commitment is becoming corrosive to our system says one leading educationist While talking to a colleague this week, he stated that he thought e
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/4/16
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