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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 5/21/17


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Hialeah charter schools offer parents incentives for supporting education bill | Miami Herald




David Rosenberg's testimony on what should be included in the state's accountability system NYC Public School Parents
NYC Public School Parents: David Rosenberg's testimony on what should be included in the state's accountability system : David Rosenberg's testimony on what should be included in the state's accountability system I was at the Manhattan ESSA hearing yesterday, to testify on what is wrong with the NYSED’s proposed accountability system and how it could be improved. There were 27 people who spoke, w
Large-Scale Test Scores to Officially Count for 40% V. 50% of Nevada Teachers’ Annual Evaluations | VAMboozled!
Large-Scale Test Scores to Officially Count for 40% V. 50% of Nevada Teachers’ Annual Evaluations | VAMboozled! : Large-Scale Test Scores to Officially Count for 40% V. 50% of Nevada Teachers’ Annual Evaluations Written into my last post here were “The ‘Top Ten’ Research-Based Reasons Why Large-Scale, Standardized Tests Should Not Be Used to Evaluate Teachers…” really anywhere, but specific to th
The problems with 2017 national rankings of America’s high schools - The Washington Post
The problems with 2017 national rankings of America’s high schools - The Washington Post : The problems with 2017 national rankings of America’s high schools t’s that time of year where we get annual high school rankings from well-known sources. U.S. News & World Report does a prominent high school ranking, as does Jay Mathews, my esteemed colleague at The Washington Post. I have published critiq
Jersey Jazzman: Random Thoughts On Using VAM for Teacher Evaluation
Jersey Jazzman: Random Thoughts On Using VAM for Teacher Evaluation : Random Thoughts On Using VAM for Teacher Evaluation You may have read the piece in the New York Times today by Kevin Carey on the passing of William Sanders, the father of idea of using value-added modeling (VAM) to evaluate teachers. Let me first offer my condolences to his family. I'm going to skip a point-by-point critique o
Hialeah charter schools offer parents incentives for supporting education bill | Miami Herald
Hialeah charter schools offer parents incentives for supporting education bill | Miami Herald : Charter schools to parents: Write to Gov. Scott, get volunteer hours TALLAHASSEE Some school choice advocates in South Florida are going so far as to offer incentives to parents in order to amplify the perception of public support for a controversial K-12 public schools bill that many are urging Gov. R
The Teacher as Leader-Warrior
The Teacher as Leader-Warrior : The Teacher as Leader-Warrior Pleas e join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for the third show in our Teacher Appreciation Month series. This week Dr. Miller will be discussing teachers as professional leaders and as warriors for humanity . Can teachers take the vital role of leaders of their profession and as warriors for all children? Dare the te
CURMUDGUCATION: NYT: Value Not Added
CURMUDGUCATION: NYT: Value Not Added : NYT: Value Not Added Our old friend Kevin Carey popped up in the New York Times this week , using the death of William Sanders as a case to soft-pedal VAM. The article has some interesting points to make about VAM, and it also unintentionally reveals some of the reasons that Value-Added Measuring of teacher performance is a fool's game. Carey is the educatio
News Update Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : News Update Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Laura Chapman on Eric Hanushek by dianeravitch / 22min When Laura Chapman read Some DAMPoet’s poem, “Economists are Like Weathermen, ” she responded with an informative comment. I know Eric (Rick) well. We served together for years on the Hoover Instituti
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 5/20/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 5/20/17 Featured Post Florida Charter Scandal: Legislators Vote Millions for Charter Schools Where They Earn a Profit | Diane Ravitch's blog Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION by mike simpson / 6h CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION My 16 Rules 22 by Peter Greene / 5h Today I turn sixty, so it's time form one of those posts. These are the rules. Mind
Why caps and gowns at graduation? Let’s go back 900 years. - The Washington Post
Why caps and gowns at graduation? Let’s go back 900 years. - The Washington Post : Why caps and gowns at graduation? Let’s go back 900 years. Actor Matt Damon, in cap and gown, gestures during his address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s 2016 commencement in Cambridge, Mass. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press) It’s pretty clear why preschoolers and kindergartners wear caps and gowns at
When decency and kindness is a radical concept. My bed is made. | Fred Klonsky
When decency and kindness is a radical concept. My bed is made. | Fred Klonsky : When decency and kindness is a radical concept. My bed is made. Even though this is a dreary, rainy Chicago day I’m in a good mood. Yesterday morning we did a great Hitting Left with our friend Jerry Harris. And then last night we had dinner and good conversation with old friends. In a few weeks this blog will hit th
Why It's So Hard To Know Whether School Choice Is Working : NPR Ed : NPR
Why It's So Hard To Know Whether School Choice Is Working : NPR Ed : NPR : Why It's So Hard To Know Whether School Choice Is Working Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been a passionate proponent of expanding school choice, including private school vouchers and charter schools, and she has the clear backing of President Trump. But does the research justify her enthusiasm? Experts say one single,
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL : Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… I'm Larry Ferlazzo and here you will catch me talking about websites that will help you teach ELL, ESL and EFL! May’s (2017) Best Tweets – Part Two by Larry Ferlazzo / 2h Every month I make a few short lists highlighting my choices of the best resources I through (and learned from) Twitte
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: I'm More Grown Up Edition + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: I'm More Grown Up Edition (5/21) : ICYMI: I'm More Grown Up Edition (5/21) Yesterday was my birthday, but I wouldn't forget to give you your Sunday reading list. Remember-- if you like it, pass it on. A Tour of Stock Photo Academy The British blog Othmar's Trombone takes us on a tour of Stock Photo Academy, and it's just so special. This is your fun and games reading assign
NYC Educator: Screw Thy Neighbor
NYC Educator: Screw Thy Neighbor : Screw Thy Neighbor It's probably true that no matter how bad things look, there's always someone worse-off than you are. In no less than the alleged bastion of liberalism The New York Times , there's a piece by reformy Kevin Carey , extolling the virtues of value added. And while Carey pays lip service to the American Statistical Association, nowhere does he men
The Sunday times. | Fred Klonsky
The Sunday times. | Fred Klonsky : The Sunday times. Robert E. Lee, New Orleans. Stanley Green died on Friday in Paris. He was 68. “He was one of those journalists who went toward the bullet,” Ms. Tucker said, “because that’s where the story was.” Stanley Greene was born in Brooklyn on Feb. 14, 1949, and grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y. His father, also Stanley , was an actor, producer, filmmaker an
Russ on Reading: Finding Time for Productive Vocabulary Play
Russ on Reading: Finding Time for Productive Vocabulary Play : Finding Time for Productive Vocabulary Play Today I am pleased to present this guest post from Lesley Roessing, Director of the Coastal Savannah Writing Project and Senior Lecturer in the College of Education, Armstrong State University. Lesley is the author of No More "Us" and "Them": Classroom Lessons and Activities to Promote Peer
Personalized Learning: What Does the Research Say? (Benjamin Herold) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Personalized Learning: What Does the Research Say? (Benjamin Herold) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Personalized Learning: What Does the Research Say? (Benjamin Herold) Benjamin Herold is a staff writer for Education Week . He covers education technology and writes for the Digital Education blog. This post appeared October 18, 2016 The K-12 sector is investing heavily in
Charter School Teachers Plan to Strike on May 25th | deutsch29
Charter School Teachers Plan to Strike on May 25th | deutsch29 : Charter School Teachers Plan to Strike on May 25th On May 04, 2017, teachers, their assistants, and paraprofessionals at the Edgewater, Il-based Passages Charter School voted 43-0 to strike. On May 19, 2017, they set the prospective strike date as May 25, 2017, as noted in the Chicago Sun-Times : Teachers say they are paid “rock-bot

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Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION My 16 Rules 22 by Peter Greene / 5h Today I turn sixty, so it's time form one of those posts. These are the rules. Mind you, they are not a sign of any particular wisdom or 

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