Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."


A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAP


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“What Kind of Fool Am I?” Tony Bennett | Taking Note #cheats4change
“What Kind of Fool Am I?” Tony Bennett | Taking Note: “What Kind of Fool Am I?” Tony Bennettby JOHN MERROW on 07. AUG, 2013 in 2013 BLOGSHum a Few Bars and I'll Fake it!http://cheats4change.tumblr.com/It was the other Tony Bennett who sang that song, of course. But former Indiana and Florida state superintendent Tony Bennett probably ought to be asking himself that question.  As Tom LoBianco of th
What the Bee Didn't Tell Readers About the NCLB Waiver for Sac City | The Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education
What the Bee Didn't Tell Readers About the NCLB Waiver for Sac City | The Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education: What the Bee Didn't Tell Readers About the NCLB Waiver for Sac Citypublished by Kate_Lenox on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 12:16pmSacramento City Unified and eight other large districts across the state have been granted a waiver by  the US Dept. of Education from No Child Left Behind. The
NYC Public School Parents: Shock Doctrine: five reasons not to trust the results of the new state tests
NYC Public School Parents: Shock Doctrine: five reasons not to trust the results of the new state tests: Shock Doctrine: five reasons not to trust the results of the new state testsDear parents: As you may have probably heard, the new state test scores were released to the press and they are disastrous.Only 31% of students in New York State passed the new Common Core exams in reading and math. Mor
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Get out of town, ALEC!
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Get out of town, ALEC!: Get out of town, ALEC!The NationIf ALEC thought they could slink in and out of this city under cover of darkness, they don't know Chicago very well. We don't play here.According to ALEC, up to 2,000 state legislators and lobbyists are expected to be meeting behind closed doors inside the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago. Although ALEC’s
Recess and Movement Breaks Are Needs… NOT Rewards | Connected Principals
Recess and Movement Breaks Are Needs… NOT Rewards | Connected Principals: Recess and Movement Breaks Are Needs… NOT RewardsAugust 7, 2013By Chris Wejrcc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo by Camdiluv ♥: http://flickr.com/photos/camdiluv/4441155157/Kids need movement. We all need movement.  Recess is a need.  PE is a need.  Energy breaks are necessary.If I am in a longer session and I need to move, I
SES IS A MESS So why only 8 Waivers? Supplemental Educational Services
Supplemental Educational Services: Supplemental Educational Services Statement on NCLB Waiver Approval - Year 2013"All California schools deserve relief from the unworkable mandates of No Child Left Behind"Description: What are supplemental educational services?Legislation: What does No Child Left Behind, section 1116(e), require for implementing supplemental educational services?Regulations: What
Letter to a Young No Excuses Student | EduShyster
Letter to a Young No Excuses Student | EduShyster: Letter to a Young No Excuses StudentPosted on August 7, 2013This fall, Boston’s largest public elementary school, with an all-minority student body, will reopen as a no-excuses charter.Dear [insert name here]:Another school year is about to start and I’ve got some exciting changes to share with you. Your old school, John J. Marshall, with its low
You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat! — Whole Child Education
You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat! — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGYou’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat!August 7, 2013 by Walter McKenzie"You're gonna need a bigger boat!" —Police Chief Brody, JawsThree able men are shoveling chum out into the water to attract the menace terrorizing their beaches. Suddenly an image begins to take form beneath the water, circling the small fishing vessel. The
PS 154 Community Look To Principal Carol Burris on Long Island as an Example of a True Education Leader southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: PS 154 Community Look To Principal Carol Burris on Long Island as an Example of a True Education LeaderThe following is from the Washington Post's education blogger Valerie Strauss. Again, rarely do I copy and paste other blogs other writers writings, but Carol Burris hit a home run here.The community of PS 154 please, please take heed to what Ms Burris has written
CORE districts win ground-breaking waiver from NCLBSI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: CORE districts win ground-breaking waiver from NCLBBy Tom ChorneauWednesday, August 07, 2013Statement on NCLB Waiver Approval - Year 2013"All California schools deserve relief from the unworkable mandates of No Child Left Behind"In a move rife with policy implications nationwide, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan granted Tuesday eight California s
Missouri Education Watchdog: Data Quality Campaign and AT&T Want Your Personal Information. Why?
Missouri Education Watchdog: Data Quality Campaign and AT&T Want Your Personal Information. Why?: Data Quality Campaign and AT&T Want Your Personal Information. Why?Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook Do you know where or how your data is being shared via AT&T or Data Quality Campaign?This post is a follow-up to yesterday's article on the Data Quality Campaign announci
10 things I want all new teachers to know | Connected Principals
10 things I want all new teachers to know | Connected Principals: 10 things I want all new teachers to knowAugust 7, 2013By Justin TarteThis year I am working closely with our BTAP (beginning teacher assistance program) to help plan and develop some beginning of the year trainings. For the record, our BTAP committee has been doing a wonderful job over the years, however like anything, we are alway
Growth of K-12 online education
Growth of K-12 online education [Infographic]: Growth of K-12 online education [Infographic]Aug. 7, 2013EMAIL PRINT (0) COMMENTSWhat was once reserved for higher education is now a growing trend among K-12 students nationwide - online learning. More than 275,000 students in grades K-12 in the U.S. are getting a high-quality education - often through a full-time online public school - without board
Interview of the President by Jay Leno, The Tonight Show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno | NBC
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno | NBC: Interview of the President by Jay Leno, The Tonight ShowPresident Obama On ObamacarePresident Obama explains some of the changes coming on October 1st.Interview of the President by Jay Leno, The Tonight ShowNBC StudiosBurbank, California4:34 P.M. PDTQ    Welcome the President of the United States -- Barack Obama.  (Applause.) Welcome back, sir.THE PRESIDENT: 
NASBE Bought and Paid For | Truth in American Education
NASBE Bought and Paid For | Truth in American Education: NASBE Bought and Paid ForFiled in CCSS Implementation by Shane Vander Hart on August 7, 2013 • 0 Comments8Well you have to appreciate that the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is open and honest about being bought off.  From a presser they just sent out yesterday:ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 6 – Even as most states work hard
Morning Wink 8-7-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #edreform #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYMade in America: Segregation by Design | the becoming radicalMade in America: Segregation by Design | the becoming radical: Made in America: Segregation by DesignPosted on August 7, 2013 by plthomasedd“The woman in the gold bracelets tells her friend:,” begins a poem by Barbara Kingsolver from her collection Another America/Otra America. A careful rea
Made in America: Segregation by Design | the becoming radical
Made in America: Segregation by Design | the becoming radical: Made in America: Segregation by DesignPosted on August 7, 2013 by plthomasedd“The woman in the gold bracelets tells her friend:,” begins a poem by Barbara Kingsolver from her collection Another America/Otra America. A careful reading notices “gold bracelets,” suggesting more than affluence, opulence. The poem continues:I had to fire an
NYC Educator: Required Reading on Common Core
NYC Educator: Required Reading on Common Core: Required Reading on Common CoreOne of the very best pieces I've seen on Common Core is in today's Washington Post. Read it quickly because once reformy Jeff Bezos takes over things like that may disappear completely.Principal Carol Burris wonders how it will benefit kids to give tests that will ensure massive failure. She wonders how parents will feel
8-7-13 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: Illinois will pay an extra $130 million in interest on a bond issue this week. Thank the Civic Committee.. By his own admission, Civic Committee head Ty Fahner met with the bond rating agencies and told them to lower Illinois’ ratings. They did what he asked. As the question and the answer in the vide
8-7-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Joel Klein, The Man Who Hawked Inflated Test Scores As Chancellor, Lectures People About Inflated Test ScoresYou can't make this stuff up.Here's the former NYCDOE chancellor and current head of Rupert Murdoch's for profit education technology division, Joel Klein, lecturing people about how inflated New York's test scores were in the past:For years, states around the country
8-7-13 Schools Matter @ The Chalk Face
SCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE: Governor Corbett Handpicked Government Careerist and Education Reform Lobbyist to Head State’s 14 Public Universities? Vote Tomorrow. by Sean Kitchenhttp://www.ragingchickenpress.org/2013/08/06/governor-corbett-handpicked-government-careerist-and-education-reform-lobbyist-to-head-states-14-public-universities-vote-tomorrow/ Governor Corbett has allowed a corporate
Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, August 7, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Statement on NCLB Waiver Approval - Year 2013"All California schools deserve relief from the unworkable mandates of No Child Left Behind"Education HeadlinesWednesday, August 7, 2013Ex-schools chief appeals ruling in favor of Capistrano UnifiedJames Fleming – the former Capistrano Unified School District chief who created a database of parent
Jeff Bezos's Other Endeavor: Charter Schools, Neoliberal Education Reforms | The Nation
Jeff Bezos's Other Endeavor: Charter Schools, Neoliberal Education Reforms | The Nation: Jeff Bezos's Other Endeavor: Charter Schools, Neoliberal Education ReformsLee Fang on August 6, 2013 - 4:29 PM ETJeff Bezos. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)As news broke yesterday that Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has dipped into his personal fortune to buy The Washington Post and several Post
Virtual Schools Are Spending Millions of Taxpayer Dollars On Advertising | Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
Virtual Schools Are Spending Millions of Taxpayer Dollars On Advertising | Florida Center for Investigative Reporting: Virtual Schools Are Spending Millions of Taxpayer Dollars On AdvertisingPublished on August 7, 2013. Tags: Ashley Lopez, Florida Department of Education’s Inspector General,K12, USA TodayK12, and other virtual school operators, are spending public funds on advertising, like in thi
Zuckerberg’s Undocumented High School Students Sparked His Immigration Reform Passion | TechCrunch
Zuckerberg’s Undocumented High School Students Sparked His Immigration Reform Passion | TechCrunch: Zuckerberg’s Undocumented High School Students Sparked His Immigration Reform PassionGREGORY FERENSTEINposted yesterdayComment14inShare1514 CommentsIn addition to leading one of the most ambitious businesses of the 21st century, billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is also an occasional high
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-7-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Hugh Bailey: Is the School Reform Movement Falling Apart?Hugh Bailey, columnist for the Connecticut Post, takes a clear-eyed look at what is called “school reform” and finds that it is full of holes. The essential element of “reform” is that schools should be run by a non-educator. Paul Vallas is a poster boy for that theory. He di
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: People get ready. There's a boycott coming.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: People get ready. There's a boycott coming.: People get ready. There's a boycott coming.I think Dr. Suess would be turning in his grave if he knew this sign was hanging over his books at Barnes & NobleLast night, I broke my vow not to go to any more meetings so as to enjoy what's left of our beautiful summer evenings in Logan Square. But with the opening day of s
Dale Estey, Blanford ahead in Seattle School Board races | Education | The Seattle Times
Dale Estey, Blanford ahead in Seattle School Board races | Education | The Seattle Times: Dale Estey, Blanford ahead in Seattle School Board racesIn Seattle School Board races, Suzanne Dale Estey and Sue Peters will advance in the District 4 race, and Stephan Blanford and LaCrese Green are ahead in District 5.By Linda ShawSeattle Times education reporterIn this year’s closest race for Seattle Scho
The Educated Reporter: Guest Post: Ten Tips From Gordon Commission on the Future of Testing
The Educated Reporter: Guest Post: Ten Tips From Gordon Commission on the Future of Testing: Guest Post: Ten Tips From Gordon Commission on the Future of TestingThe American Educational Research Association (AERA) held its annual meeting in San Francisco in May, and we asked some of the journalists in attendance to cover a few of the sessions for us. Given that the testing pushback is making headl
8-7-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum:  SPS May Lose Federal Special Ed FundingOh for Pete's sake.  No good news here. From the Seattle Times:The school district submitted a proposal to state officials by the June 30 deadline, but they have rejected it, saying it falls far short of what is required.The school district submitted a proposal to state officials by the June 30 deadline, but they have rejecte
Paula Dockery Blasts Florida’s Twisted Education Leadership Structure | Scathing Purple Musings
Paula Dockery Blasts Florida’s Twisted Education Leadership Structure | Scathing Purple Musings: Paula Dockery Blasts Florida’s Twisted Education Leadership StructurePosted on August 7, 2013by Bob Sikes      Rate ThisFormer republican state senator Paula Dockery is now an influential syndicated columnist. In this morning’s Lakeland Ledger, she weighs in on the Bennett Scandal and points out  that
Common Core Standards Already Being Taught Despite Political Controversy, Survey Shows
Common Core Standards Already Being Taught Despite Political Controversy, Survey Shows: Common Core Standards Already Being Taught Despite Political Controversy, Survey ShowsPosted: 08/07/2013 12:01 am EDTAs politicians bicker over the controversial Common Core education standards, some states are already well into the process of teaching them, according to a report released Wednesday.The latest s
What big drop in new standardized test scores really means
What big drop in new standardized test scores really means: What big drop in new standardized test scores really meansBy Valerie Strauss, Published: August 7 at 5:00 amE-mail the writer3CommentsMoreNew standardized test scores are  out today in New York, and here’s a post that tells you what to make of the results. This was written by award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School
A compelling or distracting NCLB waiver? | EdSource Today
A compelling or distracting NCLB waiver? | EdSource Today: A compelling or distracting NCLB waiver?August 6th, 2013 | Add a Comment | By John Fensterwaldore Sharing ServicesEducation Secretary Arne Duncan’s approval of the CORE districts’ waiver from unattainable provisions of the No Child Left Behind law, exposed some old and some new internecine disputes in California education.Duncan called it
Kira Orange-Jones’ TFA Promotion and LDOE-TFA Contracts | deutsch29
Kira Orange-Jones’ TFA Promotion and LDOE-TFA Contracts | deutsch29: Kira Orange-Jones’ TFA Promotion and LDOE-TFA ContractsAugust 7, 2013Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) member Kira Orange-Jones is once again in the news, this time for her promotion as state ”liaison” for Teach for America (TFA). In August 2012, the ethics board declared no conflict of interest for Jon
UGA researcher: Our choices are not only retention or social... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
UGA researcher: Our choices are not only retention or social... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: UGA researcher: Our choices are not only retention or social promotion By Maureen DowneyAmy Reschly is an associate professor of educational psychology and director of the School Psychology Program at the University of Georgia.I asked her to write a piece based on her recent academic paper with Sandra Chr
New ESEA Must Curb Federal Overreach | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights
New ESEA Must Curb Federal Overreach | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights: New ESEA Must Curb Federal OverreachBy National School Boards Association on August 7, 2013By Michael A. Resnick, Associate Executive Director for Federal Advocacy and Public Policy,National School Boards Association (NSBA)In the 12 years since the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was enacted, we’ve seen fir

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Community Profile: Elizabeth Davis, WTU President | Washington Informer | African American newspaper, Washington D.C.
Community Profile: Elizabeth Davis, WTU President | Washington Informer | African American newspaper, Washington D.C.: Community Profile: Elizabeth Davis, WTU PresidentDorothy Rowley | 8/6/2013, 6:07 p.m.Elizabeth DavisElizabeth Davis is the newly-elected president of the Northwest-based Washington Teachers Union. She won the vote by 55 percent, having defeated Nathan Saunders in a run-off electio
Beware the Testpocolypse in New York State on August 7, 2013.southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: Beware the Testpocolypse in New York State on August 7, 2013As the clock is ticking down to when all mayhem is about to take place across the State of New York, we here in the suburbs seems rather calm, as I am sure the rest of the state is.Of course the rest of the state are not the 5 boroughs of New York City in which we have been told that the sky is about to fa
Jersey Jazzman: Save Valerie Strauss from Jeff Bezos
Jersey Jazzman: Save Valerie Strauss from Jeff Bezos: Save Valerie Strauss from Jeff BezosJeff Bezos, please remeber: it doesn't get any better than Valerie Strauss.So Mr. Amazon is buying the Washington Post - gosh, I haven't been this excited since Kate named the baby...Honestly, who cares? Newspapers are dying, and everyone knows it. Why should we give a flying fig?Oh, yeah - that:There's one a
The Network For Public Education | Network for Public Education strongly endorses Sue Peters for the Seattle School Board
The Network For Public Education | Network for Public Education strongly endorses Sue Peters for the Seattle School Board: Network for Public Education strongly endorses Sue Peters for the Seattle School BoardAUG32013Network for Public Education strongly endorses Sue Peters for the Seattle School Board. Seattle is an important battleground between the forces of privatization and corporate reform a
On Selling Your Lesson Plans [Making Money As A Teacher] - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson
On Selling Your Lesson Plans [Making Money As A Teacher] - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson: On Selling Your Lesson Plans [Making Money As A Teacher]by JOSE VILSON on AUGUST 6, 2013Pay TeachersDo you want to make money as a teacher? Of course you do.You know how hard it is to make money as a teacher? We already work enough unpaid hours grading papers, calling parents, and writing lesson plans. Wh
I ATTEMPT TO RAP | Teachers Fight Back
I ATTEMPT TO RAP | Teachers Fight Back: I ATTEMPT TO RAPleave a comment »It’s very important that older teachers find ways to relate to their younger students.  The same should be said about older and retired teachers when it comes to interacting with much younger teachers.  Younger teachers don’t seem to be too concerned about the teacher pension crisis in Illinois. Older teachers need to bring y
Diane in the Evening 8-6-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all #Cheats4Change
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Jeff Bezos: Worse Than We ThoughtLee Fang, brilliant investigative journalist for The Nation, has looked closely at Jeff Bezos’ interest in education, and the news is bad. (Fang wrote this classic article about influence-peddling and corruption in the reform movement.) Bezos is throughly smitten with the idea that the way to improv
3 Conversation Starters for the School Year | Connected Principals
3 Conversation Starters for the School Year | Connected Principals: 3 Conversation Starters for the School YearAugust 6, 2013By George CourosLast year, as I documented some of the crucial things that we needed to discuss to further innovative practices in our school, I feel more prepared to have some crucial conversations in my role this year.  I wrote a few blog posts to help guide my own learnin
Statement on NCLB Waiver Approval - Year 2013
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Day 7: Mass arrest of singers in WI capitol, legislator and photographers threatened with arrest : blue cheddar
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Web Learning 2.0: A Defense of Public Education
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Parents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » Take Action!
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Fighting Budget Cuts, North Carolina Educators Dig In For the Long Haul | NEA Today
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Nite Cap 8-6-13 #BATsACT #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPTODAYArne Duncan to NY: Don't be alarmed if scores drop - NorthJersey.comArne Duncan to NY: Don't be alarmed if scores drop - NorthJersey.com: Arne Duncan to NY: Don't be alarmed if scores dropTUESDAY AUGUST 6, 2013, 5:04 PMKAREN MATTHEWSASSOCIATED PRESSPA