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Warning Signs of Teen Suicide and Shakespeare | Reclaim Reform
Warning Signs of Teen Suicide and Shakespeare | Reclaim Reform : Warning Signs of Teen Suicide and Shakespeare On Shakespeare’s birthday, April 23, 1564, we need to examine just how brilliant his insights are to today’s education. As a fairly new teacher with a few years of experience in the early 1970s, I was struck by a list of “Ten Warning Signs of Teen Suicidal Behavior” that were put on view
NEA’s charter position is okay but a little like closing the doors on an empty barn. No mention of vouchers? | Fred Klonsky
NEA’s charter position is okay but a little like closing the doors on an empty barn. No mention of vouchers? | Fred Klonsky : NEA’s charter position is okay but a little like closing the doors on an empty barn. No mention of vouchers? NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia convened an organizational national task force on charter schools to reconsider the union’s statement adopted by the Representati
The Case of the Art Thief. Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation and Blackness - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom
The Case of the Art Thief. Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation and Blackness - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom : The Case of the Art Thief. Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation and Blackness Repost of Forever Queen by @thick_east_african_girl . Original photo by Collier Scheier This artwork by artist, Gelila Metiti Mesfin, was plagiarized by Chicago artist, Chris Devins, who set up a GoFund
California: The Fight for Charter Accountability Is Not Over! | Diane Ravitch's blog
California: The Fight for Charter Accountability Is Not Over! | Diane Ravitch's blog : California: The Fight for Charter Accountability Is Not Over! Broad Coalition of Lawmakers, Parents, Educators to Speak Out Monday in Capitol About 3 Bills Needed to Halt Waste, Fraud and Secrecy in Charter Schools Media Teleconference on SB 808, AB 1478, AB 1360 Set for Same Time as News Conference: 10 a.m. Mo
Turtle Learning: CANCER IS BACK AND THIS TIME IT HURTS RIGHT OFF THE BAT!
Turtle Learning: CANCER IS BACK AND THIS TIME IT HURTS RIGHT OFF THE BAT! : CANCER IS BACK AND THIS TIME IT HURTS RIGHT OFF THE BAT! APRIL IS STILL POETRY MONTH AND LIBRARY MONTH. MANY WONDERFUL THINGS TO CELEBRATE. But in the middle of the month I received some bad news about my cancer which has returned to the lining (epithelium) of my stomach. This time the chemo won't be as bad, they say. But
What should we do for children in an abusive situation? - Lily's Blackboard
What should we do for children in an abusive situation? - Lily's Blackboard : What should we do for children in an abusive situation? We do all we can to protect our students; it’s part of our commitment to connecting with and nurturing every child. Too many of our students bear the scars of abuse and trauma, unfortunately, and they need us not only to provide environments conducive to learning,
Ed Notes Online: Randi and Betsy - Giving Cover to a Monster -
Ed Notes Online: Randi and Betsy - Giving Cover to a Monster - : Randi and Betsy - Giving Cover to a Monster Randi is a committed corporate liberal who has faith in the good intentions of corporate power brokers and profiteers and her ability to get them to do the right thing if only they give her a seat at the table. Here, I'm thinking back to the union's brief flirtation with Bill Gates or Rand
Critics deride Schools of Hope, say privateers are plotting public education's demise
Activists see conspiracy in plan to help charter schools : Critics deride Schools of Hope, say privateers are plotting public education's demise Beth Overholt is gearing up for a showdown on high-stakes testing and charter schools. But first, she has to get across town in mid-day traffic. Pick up her high school senior – class valedictorian - and head to Atlanta to check out Georgia Tech. Her dau
Wisconsin prepares education plan under lawsuit threat | Local Education | host.madison.com
Wisconsin prepares education plan under lawsuit threat | Local Education | host.madison.com : Wisconsin prepares education plan under lawsuit threat The Wisconsin education department is about to release a far-reaching school performance plan under increasing scrutiny from the Republican-controlled Legislature and threat of a lawsuit over how the plan is being created. The first draft of the plan
Will The First Amendment Save The Kevin Johnson Pie Bandit?
Will The First Amendment Save The Kevin Johnson Pie Bandit? : Will The First Amendment Save The Kevin Johnson Pie Bandit? Can pie throwing be considered a protected form of speech? Will Kevin Johnson be asked, for the first time ever, to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about his seamy side, so help him God? Will Michelle Rhee get cross-examined—or even examined? Getting
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Day After Earth Edition (4/23)
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Day After Earth Edition (4/23) : ICYMI: Day After Earth Edition (4/23) Your list of worthwhile reads from the week. Enjoy, and pass them on. Looking for the Living Among the Dead A beautiful Easter meditation from Jose Luis Vilson The Privateer Legislators A family friend passed this along from Florida. An articulate argument for not privatizing education in Florida, or any
Sunday School Lessons Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Sunday School Lessons Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Mercedes Schneider on Tenure at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute by dianeravitch / 15min If you were irked by Checker Finn’s article calling for an end to teacher tenure, you will enjoy Mercedes Schneider’s biting commentary on “tenure” at the Th
Ed Notes Online: CPE1 and Global Tech - East Harlem Dist. 4 Supt Alexandra Estrella: Evil Death Star School Destroyer
Ed Notes Online: CPE1 and Global Tech - East Harlem Dist. 4 Supt Alexandra Estrella: Evil Death Star School Destroyer : CPE1 and Global Tech - East Harl em Dist. 4 Supt Alexandra Estrella: Evil Death Star School Destroyer Alexandra Estrella Sans Disguise Alexandra Estrella, the District 4 superintendent, has shown Baiz the door in what is expected, by most educators who know both Global Tech and
Henry Giroux: "Trump is the Endpoint" -- On Cruelty and Isolation in American Politics | NewBlackMan (in Exile)
Henry Giroux: "Trump is the Endpoint" -- On Cruelty and Isolation in American Politics | NewBlackMan (in Exile) : Henry Giroux: "Trump is the Endpoint" -- On Cruelty and Isolation in American Politics 'Cultural critic Henry Giroux examines the slow, steady rise of cruelty in American culture -- as the logic of neoliberalism strips our politics of anything besides self-regard, and the right capita
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: PARCC Refusals and Doing the Right Thing
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: PARCC Refusals and Doing the Right Thing : PARCC Refusals and Doing the Right Thing Last month, I wrote about some ridiculously punitive actions being taken against students whose parents had refused PARCC and the PARCC practice exercises. You can read about 3rd graders in detention here . As it was last year, as soon as the PARCC testing window began, s
CURMUDGUCATION: HYH: Edvertising
CURMUDGUCATION: HYH: Edvertising : HYH: Edvertising If I've said it once, I've said it a gazillion times: The free market does not foster superior quality; the free market fosters superior marketing. Annnnd here it comes. The marketing. The latest episode of Have You Heard with Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schneider takes a look at educational marketing (it also posits the heretofore unknown produ
Earth Sunday. | Fred Klonsky
Earth Sunday. | Fred Klonsky : Earth Sunday 40,000 take part in Science March, Chicago Just a few years ago, the police in Chicago almost never locked anyone up for violating probation or parole. Now, they do it several times a day, on average. From 2001 through 2012, the police made a total of 96 arrests for parole violations, city data show. The number then rose to 338 in a single year, 2013. T
Writing and Teaching Writing: By Topics | radical eyes for equity
Writing and Teaching Writing: By Topics | radical eyes for equity : Writing and Teaching Writing: By Topics One aspect of blogging that is a recurring pleasant surprise is when an older posts pops up in the daily stats; someone has discovered and shared, and then, it resonates, often in a way it did not when I originally posted it. Since my primary focus as an educator has been writing, I have ac
Russ on Reading: What Kind of Knowledge Does a Teacher Need?
Russ on Reading: What Kind of Knowledge Does a Teacher Need? : What Kind of Knowledge Does a Teacher Need? I have one of those minds that is a treasure trove of useless information. My friends tell me I should go on Jeopardy!. I had a long unbeaten run in Trivial Pursuit broken (by my wife) just a few years ago. I can tell you that Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Robin Roberts of the Phillies, won
The School to Prison Pipeline - New York Style
The School to Prison Pipeline - New York Style : The School to Prison Pipeline - New York Style Pleas e join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for a special report on the School to Prison Pipeline in New York City. Just what is it? Why does it exist? What are its enormous costs? And finally, what is the answer? How can we stop sending our young people to jail and how can we tear d

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/22/17 Featured Post Russ on Reading: School Choice: The Faustian Bargain NYC Public School Parents: More grounds for removal of Paladino: violating student privacy by mike simpson / 15min NYC Public School Parents: More grounds for removal of Paladino: violating student privacy : More grounds for removal of Paladino: violating student privacy Austin Ha

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