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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/5/17


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Stuck in the Muck: Trapped in Outcome-Based Reforms - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People
Stuck in the Muck: Trapped in Outcome-Based Reforms - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People : Stuck in the Muck: Trapped in Outcome-Based Reforms If President Trump drained the swamp , we would still be stuck in the muck. Still waiting on leaders to fix health care? And how many decades have we listened to talk about fixing the education system? But, did you know that bot
Happy Humpday (and enjoy today’s testing errata)! | okeducationtruths
Happy Humpday (and enjoy today’s testing errata)! | okeducationtruths : Happy Humpday (and enjoy today’s testing errata)! It’s April, so let’s all stop what we’re doing and test some kids! That’s why we’re here five days a week, right? Well, five-ish. I know I should be less flippant about standardize testing, but if I were, how would you recognize me? As a state, we spend millions on tests that
CURMUDGUCATION: Rahm's Insane Plan
CURMUDGUCATION: Rahm's Insane Plan : Rahm's Insane Plan Just a reminder that it's not just Republicans who have insane ideas about education. Rahm Emanuel, for Obamabro and current mayor of at least some parts of Chicago has unleashed this genius idea, as covered by CBS today: “We live in a period of time where you earn what you learn,” Emanuel said. “The school system of K through 12 is not appl
N.Y. education chief under fire over comment on assignment asking students to argue for Nazi extermination of Jews - The Washington Post
N.Y. education chief under fire over comment on assignment asking students to argue for Nazi extermination of Jews - The Washington Post : N.Y. education chief under fire over comment on assignment asking students to argue for Nazi extermination of Jews The education commissioner of New York State, MaryEllen Elia, is in hot water over a controversy about an assignment given to high school student
Enrollment Preferences Bill Released From Committee But Newark Charter School Exclusion Remains Controversial – Exceptional Delaware 2017
Enrollment Preferences Bill Released From Committee But Newark Charter School Exclusion Remains Controversial – Exceptional Delaware 2017 : Enrollment Preferences Bill Released From Committee But Newark Charter School Exclusion Remains Controversial House Substitute 1 for House Bill 85 was released from the Delaware House Education Committee today. There are very serious concerns due to a “compro
Episode 31: The "Choice" is Clear: It's A Backpack Full of Cash! | BustED Pencils
Episode 31: The "Choice" is Clear: It's A Backpack Full of Cash! | BustED Pencils : Episode 31: The “Choice” is Clear: It’s A Backpack Full of Cash! Feature Interview : Sarah Mondale and Vera Aronow. Film makers for A Backpack Full of Cash. Blogger/Activist of the Week : Rebel Teacher on the “Business of Choice.” The Schools Our Children Deserve : Jesse “The Walking Man” Turner Matt Damon’s Mom o
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: What I told reporter about CPS' falling suspension rate
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: What I told reporter about CPS' falling suspension rate : What I told reporter about CPS' falling suspension rate "Chicago Public Schools has one of the highest suspension and expulsion rates and the disproportionate use of suspensions." -- Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Feb 7, 2014 This morning, I'm being asked by a reporter to respond to CPS's recently-reported remarkable
In Re: LAUSD’s Solvency ~ “Who Can Even Read That?” – redqueeninla
In Re: LAUSD’s Solvency ~ “Who Can Even Read That?” – redqueeninla : In Re: LAUSD’s Solvency ~ “Who Can Even Read That?” W ell…. the previous post is not actually all that long or complicated. It’s just boring. Reading about finances is boring. So, it seems the story about LAUSD’s finances and how they’ve been competently managed and LAUSD is NOT going bankrupt will just be bleeped over. Again. Y
Fighting Hate In Schools : NPR Ed : NPR
Fighting Hate In Schools : NPR Ed : NPR : Fighting Hate In Schools Editor's note: This story contains language that may be offensive to some readers. Hate incidents can happen anywhere: the mall, the church, the office. But, in the wake of the 2016 election, hate's been showing up a lot in school. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, in the months following the election more hate inciden
What protections do student journalists really have? Check your state on this map. - The Washington Post
What protections do student journalists really have? Check your state on this map. - The Washington Post : What protections do student journalists really have? Check your state on this map Student journalists at a high school in southeast Kansas investigating the credentials of their new principal found that they had been falsified — and the principal resigned. Those teenagers were able to do tha
Schott Grantees Convene to Change the Conversation | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Schott Grantees Convene to Change the Conversation | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Schott Grantees Convene to Change the Conversation One of the pleasures of working at the Schott Foundation for Public Education is that we have the opportunity to work with and learn from our grantee partners who do incredible grassroots organizing work all across the country. These public education adv
SMMUSD'S NEW SUPERINTENDENT- FINALLY RACIAL JUSTICE? - Perdaily.com
SMMUSD'S NEW SUPERINTENDENT- FINALLY RACIAL JUSTICE? - Perdaily.com : SMMUSD'S NEW SUPERINTENDENT- FINALLY RACIAL JUSTICE? On Sunday April 2nd the Committee for Racial Justice in Santa Monica had as their guest speaker Dr. Ben Drati, the relatively new African American superintendent of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD). What Dr. Drati discussed in his presentation was SMMU
Torlakson Honors Sac City USD as Safe Haven - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Torlakson Honors Sac City USD as Safe Haven - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Honors Sacramento City Unified for Safe Haven Efforts SACRAMENTO —State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today commended the Sacramento City Unified School District for its leadership in the movement for school districts to declare themselves
Safe Havens - Initiatives & Programs (CA Dept of Education)
Safe Havens - Initiatives & Programs (CA Dept of Education) : Safe Havens Safe Havens are local educational agencies (LEAs), which include school districts, county offices of education, and direct-funded charter schools that have committed themselves to reassuring students, parents and educators that everyone is welcome on school sites, regardless of immigration status. Safe Havens also provide h
Private Practice – Have You Heard + Like a Laundromat for Tax Dollars
Private Practice – Have You Heard : Private Practice I talk to Professor Ken Zeichner about how the push to deregulate teacher preparation fits into our privatized, for-profit times… JenniferBerkshire : You’ve been leading a one-man crusade to expose what you say are false claims being made by the Relay Graduate School of Education and other startup teacher training programs. How’s it going? Ken
Bribing children to take our tests | @mcleod | Dangerously Irrelevant
Bribing children to take our tests | @mcleod | Dangerously Irrelevant : Bribing children to take our tests It’s standardized testing season again in American schools. And that means it’s also time for many schools to bribe and punish their children into submission because those tests are ones they don’t want to take. Over the past couple of decades, the political stakes attached to standardized t
Trump’s War on Journalism - Los Angeles Times
Trump’s War on Journalism - Los Angeles Times : Trump’s War on Journalism PART I Our Dishonest President PART II Why Trump Lies PART III Trump's Authoritarian Vision PART IV Trump’s War on Journalism In Donald Trump’s America, the mere act of reporting news unflattering to the president is held up as evidence of bias. Journalists are slandered as “enemies of the people.” Facts that contradict Tru
Long Beach Unified accused of underfunding ‘high-needs’ students | EdSource
Long Beach Unified accused of underfunding ‘high-needs’ students | EdSource : Long Beach Unified accused of underfunding 'high-needs' students Long Beach Unified failed to account for or misspent $41 million that should have been used to expand and improve services for students receiving extra money under the state’s funding formula, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by the nonprofit law fir
Wondering Wednesday Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Wondering Wednesday Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Georg Lind: Our Stupid Standardized Tests by dianeravitch / 31min Georg Lind is a retired psychologist. “As a psychologist I recommend to abandon all tests based on Classical and Modern “test theories.” But I am not sure whether my colleagues at A
2 Education Dept. Picks Raise Fears on Civil Rights Enforcement - The New York Times
2 Education Dept. Picks Raise Fears on Civil Rights Enforcement - The New York Times : 2 Education Dept. Picks Raise Fears on Civil Rights Enforcement WASHINGTON — A lawyer who represented Florida State University in an explosive sexual assault case and another lawyer who during the 2016 presidential campaign accused Hillary Clinton of enabling sexual predators have been chosen for key roles in t
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Option Schools and Larger Class Sizes
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Option Schools and Larger Class Sizes : Option Schools and Larger Class Sizes Class Size Matters | A clearinghouse for information on class size & the proven benefits of smaller classes - https://www.classsizematters.org/ I hadn't intended to write about this yet as I am still waiting for some answers from the district but here's what is being said at the Soup for
New State Accountability Systems Reveal the Federal Role in Education Has Faded - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : New State Accountability Systems Reveal the Federal Role in Education Has Faded Last year, I wrote that the Every Student Succeeds Act “ESSA reverses the federal role in education and returns nearly full discretion to the states.” I predicted that the flexibility afforded to states in devising their new ESSA accountable schemes would make “educational opportunity a rando
False Claims and Fraud Keep on Surfacing in the Charter School Sector | janresseger
False Claims and Fraud Keep on Surfacing in the Charter School Sector | janresseger : False Claims and Fraud Keep on Surfacing in the Charter School Sector The Trump administration and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are fans of the marketplace. Privatizing education is their thing. That is why it is so useful to consult some experts—in this case Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, political scientist
Friday on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. | Fred Klonsky
Friday on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. | Fred Klonsky : Friday on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Friday, April 7th, Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers will host in-studio guests, Jose Rico, former director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Matt Blizek, Executive Field Director for MoveOn.Org , & Rudy Garrett, Interim Executive Director
Veteran teacher: The fear that is finally driving me from the classroom - The Washington Post
Veteran teacher: The fear that is finally driving me from the classroom - The Washington Post : Veteran teacher: The fear that is finally driving me from the classroom Elizabeth Janeczko is a history educator who has been teaching for 10 years in Washington D.C. (except for one year that she spent in Rwanda). Starting in the same year that school reformer Michelle Rhee became chancellor of D.C. s
The Innovation Infatuation (Chester Finn) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
The Innovation Infatuation (Chester Finn) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : The Innovation Infatuation (Chester Finn) Over the past three decades I have admired the clarity of Checker Finn’s writing, the wry sense of humor he injects into his prose, and the willingness to challenge whatever is the mainstream wisdom of the moment. Although I have differed with Finn on key edu
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Work Session on the 2017-2018 Budget
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Work Session on the 2017-2018 Budget : Work Session on the 2017-2018 Budget For this Work Session, all of the directors were present in person except for Director Blanford who was there via phone. The Superintendent was there as were several senior staff members. President Peters did seem to set a good tone for action when she stated, " We are going to have to mak
“Failing Schools” as Far Back as 1735? | deutsch29
“Failing Schools” as Far Back as 1735? | deutsch29 : “Failing Schools” as Far Back as 1735? I have temporary access to the newspaper search engine, Newspaperarchive.com . So, I decided to search the term, “failing schools.” The earliest usage of this term dates back to March 02, 1735, in the Dublin Evening Post . The context of the term is financial. The 1735 news excerpt concerns “a Voluntary so
Decolonizing Through Dialogue: Authentic Teaching in the Age of Testing and Common Core Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association: Decolonizing Through Dialogue: Authentic Teaching in the Age of Testing and Common Core by Steven Singer : Decolonizing Through Dialogue: Authentic Teaching in the Age of Testing and Common Core by Steven Singer Originally posted at: https://gadflyonthewallblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/decolonizing-through-dialogue-authentic-teaching-in-the-age-of-testing-and-common-c

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