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9-12-13 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.: I say that the NY results are making Rahm nervous and people say I’m crazy.. It’s not the first time I’ve been told I don’t know what I’m talking about. Yesterday I posted a report about the New York mayoral primary in which a progressive Democrat soundly beat the Bloomberg mini-me, Council Speaker Ch
The Educated Reporter: EWA Webinar: The Power of Principals - Stories on School Leaders
The Educated Reporter: EWA Webinar: The Power of Principals - Stories on School Leaders: EWA Webinar: The Power of Principals - Stories on School LeadersLooking for a school full of effective teachers? Chances are you'll find an effective principal, as well. For education reporters, identifying what makes a strong school leader can be a challenge. That's why EWA is hosting a webinar today to tackl
Missouri Education Watchdog: Local School Boards Not Needed. Will the US Dept of Education be Running Your School District?
Missouri Education Watchdog: Local School Boards Not Needed. Will the US Dept of Education be Running Your School District?: Local School Boards Not Needed. Will the US Dept of Education be Running Your School District?Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookIMPORTANT! Some info about the new round of race to the top - district grants that are due on October 3rd.  School districts who
Let's Reverse the Damage From Race to the Top, EPI Report Says - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Let's Reverse the Damage From Race to the Top, EPI Report Says - Politics K-12 - Education Week: Let's Reverse the Damage From Race to the Top, EPI Report SaysBy Michele McNeil on September 12, 2013 9:05 AMA new report by the Economic Policy Institute finds big flaws in the Race to the Top program and questions how much the $4 billion spent to spur education improvements in the states will actuall
NEA Poll: Majority of Educators Support the Common Core State Standards | NEA Today
NEA Poll: Majority of Educators Support the Common Core State Standards | NEA Today: NEA Poll: Majority of Educators Support the Common Core State StandardsBy Tim Walker According to a new poll by the National Education Association, the Common Core State Standards are strongly supported by its members. Roughly two-thirds of educators are either wholeheartedly in favor of the standards (26 percent)
4LAKids - L.A. SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES NEW PARENT TRIGGER RULES
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: L.A. SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES NEW PARENT TRIGGER RULES: L.A. SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES NEW PARENT TRIGGER RULESBY TERESA WATANABE, L.A. TIMES | HTTP://LAT.MS/1ATLEKUSeptember 10, 2013, 9:59 p.m.  ::  Pioneering guidelines to help Los Angeles Unified school staff and parents navigate the complex and controversial process to overhaul failing schools under the st
Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee's plan for education reform takes the wrong path (opinion from Richard Franklin and Vi Parramore) | al.com
Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee's plan for education reform takes the wrong path (opinion from Richard Franklin and Vi Parramore) | al.com: Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee's plan for education reform takes the wrong path (opinion from Richard Franklin and Vi Parramore)By Richard Franklin and Vi ParramoreNothing is more important for the future of our children and, frankly, our democracy, tha
Grab A Share Of Education's $6 Trillion Marketplace - Forbes
Grab A Share Of Education's $6 Trillion Marketplace - Forbes: Comment Now Follow CommentsJim Shelton is the acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. “Education, worldwide, is a $5-6 trillion marketplace,” he said, explaining that there are many countries that won’t be able to make the switch to connected learning by themselves. “Some country will need to lead on this; hopefully
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 9-12-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Barbara Miner: The Voucher Boondoggle in MilwaukeeBarbara Miner is a veteran journalist and photographer who has been writing about education and Milwaukee for many years. Her most recent book tells the history of public education in Milwaukee: Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic Am
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: New York election victory points the way in Chicago
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: New York election victory points the way in Chicago: New York election victory points the way in Chicago De Blasio's overwhelming win in yesterday's NY primary gives hope and new confidence to teachers and others who would like to see a similar outcome in the next Chicago mayoral election. De Blasio's stand on school issues seems closest to that  of some members of t
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Two Important Quotes From Massive NY Times Articles On Tablets In ClassroomToday, The New York Times published a very lengthy piece on the use of tablets in the classroom, focusing on Rupert Murdoch’s Amplify system (which I’ve written about in the past). The Times piece is headlined No Child Left Untableted. I think it’s a
9-12-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Everything you ever wanted to know about the 9/11 conspiracy theory in under 5 minutesThis is almost funny. Almost. Or very scary.Posted at http://www.corbettreport.com/911-a-conspiracy-theory/11 Sep 2011 9/11: A Conspiracy Theory Posted by Corbett Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEverything you ever wanted to know about the 9/11 conspiracy theory in under 5 minutes.(Watch Fr
9-12-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Al Sharpton Urges Bill Thompson Out Of The RaceIt's only a matter of time before Thompson is gone.The Daily News reports that not only have three of the Quinn unions quickly endorsed de Blasio post-primary, but Al Sharpton is also urging Thompson out for the sake of the Democratic Party:A day after the primaries, the mayoral campaign hit the pause button Wednesday for the an
What does ‘quality teacher’ mean anyway?
What does ‘quality teacher’ mean anyway?: What does ‘quality teacher’ mean anyway?By Valerie Strauss, Published: September 12 at 4:00 amE-mail the writer0CommentsMoreIn the big push for “quality teachers,” the question about what that means gets short shrift. Here’s a piece on the subject byMike Rose, a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and author of severa
Two Sides Find Common Ground in Airing Concerns About Common Core - NJ Spotlight
Two Sides Find Common Ground in Airing Concerns About Common Core - NJ Spotlight: TWO SIDES FIND COMMON GROUND IN AIRING CONCERNS ABOUT COMMON COREJOHN MOONEY | SEPTEMBER 12, 2013Republican, Democrat both urge NJ to go slowly on tougher standards and testing, but Christie administration proceeds with implementation.Protesters at event for U.S Senate candidate Steve Lonegan.New Jersey's decision to

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Modern-day Mary Poppins’: College graduates embrace nannying as career | toteachornototeach
Modern-day Mary Poppins’: College graduates embrace nannying as career | toteachornototeach: Modern-day Mary Poppins’: College graduates embrace nannying as careerBy Elizabeth ChuckWhen American University graduate Elyse Barletta, 27, was looking for a full-time nannying position recently in Charlotte, N.C., three families wanted to hire her — all were impressed by her college education. “They wan
Why Did DR Alison Coviello; PhD. and Principal at PS 154 in the Bronx Ignore Anniversary of 9/11? southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: Why Did DR Alison Coviello; PhD. and Principal at PS 154 in the Bronx Ignore Anniversary of 9/11?Twelve years ago today I was sitting in my car on Concourse Village West and putting stuff in order to head into the old PS 156 (now PS 385 or 365) in District 7. I had the car radio on WFAN and Imus was on the air. He had just announced that a plan had flown into the N
Bill already tinkers with school funding formula SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: Bill already tinkers with school funding formulaBy Tom ChorneauThursday, September 12, 2013Legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown struck a landmark agreement in June over restructuring state funding of K-12 schools – but lawmakers are already at work on changes.AB 344 by state Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, would enhance accountability requireme
Mayor seeking donations for school supplies | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Mayor seeking donations for school supplies | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Mayor seeking donations for school suppliesby Dale Mezzacappa on Sep 11 2013Mayor Nutter wants people in the city and region to donate money so that schools in Philadelphia have adequate supplies.At a press conference Wednesday, Nutter announced the formation of the Philadelphia Education Supplies Fund, with a goal
Democrats for Education Reform throws support behind mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio | GothamSchools In brief
Democrats for Education Reform throws support behind mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio | GothamSchools In brief: Democrats for Education Reform throws support behind mayoral candidate Bill de BlasioNow that Bill de Blasio looks likely to clinch the Democratic nomination for mayor, DFER has swallowed its pride and thrown decided to support the anti-charter candidate. (Remember that DFER memo that sa
Does the middle class -- and their kids -- deserve HOPE? Or... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
Does the middle class -- and their kids -- deserve HOPE? Or... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: Does the middle class -- and their kids -- deserve HOPE? Or should scholarship target poor?  COMMENT(1) 0 0 2 2View Larger JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COMGSU freshman Alysia Thomas holds a sign shaped like a peach reading, "Hope for our future," during a rally at the Georgia State Capitol in protest a
Tell Gov. Corbett and the School Reform Commission that all Philadelphia children deserve more. Fund Philly Schools
Fund Philly Schools: Children are going back to schools that have been stripped of nurses, art, music, librarians, extracurricular activities and counselors. They are being forced into overcrowded classrooms without enough books or paper. They are being put in danger as they cross through unfamiliar and unsafe neighborhoods to get to new schools.Philadelphia’s children deserve better. But Gov. Cor
Education advocates pivot and spin after de Blasio’s ascent | GothamSchools
Education advocates pivot and spin after de Blasio’s ascent | GothamSchools: Education advocates pivot and spin after de Blasio’s ascentby Geoff Decker, at 6:51 pmAs Public Advocate Bill de Blasio held firmly to a commanding lead in the Democratic primary race for mayor on Wednesday, education advocates and opponents began making adjustments to a reality that seemed implausible just a couple of mo
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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 CAPTODAYGates Money and Common Core– Part III | deutsch29Gates Money and Common Core– Part III | deutsch29: Gates Money and Common Core– Part IIISeptember 11, 2013My first post on Gates and his Common Core State Standards (CCSS) spending includes in
Gates Money and Common Core– Part III | deutsch29
Gates Money and Common Core– Part III | deutsch29: Gates Money and Common Core– Part IIISeptember 11, 2013My first post on Gates and his Common Core State Standards (CCSS) spending includes information on his paying millions to the four key organizations involved in composing CCSS as well as to key education organizations and think tanks for their endorsement. My second post of this series examine
Supporting College and Career Readiness — Whole Child Education
Supporting College and Career Readiness — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGSupporting College and Career ReadinessSeptember 11, 2013 by Steven WeberAs we begin a new school year, it is an exciting time for educators. We understand that our influence will have a positive or negative impact on students. The main goal of education is student achievement. However, some educators place such a
Questions DOE educators are afraid to ask? Saving Students From A Shattered System
Saving Students From A Shattered System: Questions DOE educators are afraid to ask?Those who have opinions on education are divided into several groups:          1.  Those who intentionally want to maintain the same students in the subclass          2.  Those who need to maintain the same students in the subclass in order to have someone to save          3.  Those who don't have the courage to sta
Are you OWNING IT? | InterACT
Are you OWNING IT? | InterACT: Are you OWNING IT?SEPTEMBER 11, 2013tags: Alex Kajitaniby ACT Guest Blog PostsAlex Kajitani (photo courtesy of Tom Torlakson’s office)Today’s InterACT guest blog post comes from Alex Kajitani, California Teacher of the Year (2009) and ACT member. Alex is known to many as The Rappin’ Mathematician, and he has also written books for teachers. His first book was theThe
Diane in the Evening 9-11-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Breaking News: EduShyster Unmasks Herself!EduShyster is one of the most brilliant, clever, and downright funny bloggers in the pedagogic blogosphere. She is one of the very few bloggers who is consistently able to make me laugh out loud. For reasons she will explain here, she has decided to reveal her name. When I met her a year ag
State Senate Approves AB 484 - Year 2013
State Senate Approves AB 484 - Year 2013 (CA Dept of Education): State Senate Approves Statewide Testing Overhaul LegislationSchools and Teachers to Focus on Higher Standards, Deeper LearningSACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson applauded Senate approval Tuesday of Assembly Bill 484 that would let most students "test drive" new computer-based assessments thi
NYT: Ravitch is anti-free-market? Nonsense. | Reclaim Reform
NYT: Ravitch is anti-free-market? Nonsense. | Reclaim Reform: NYT: Ravitch is anti-free-market? Nonsense.Posted on September 11, 2013by Ken PrevitiDiane Ravitch’s new book, Reign of Error, has even the New York Times alluding to her crusade against the corporate education reform powers as “anti-free-market-based.” The writer, Motoko Rich, is superb in her guilt-by-association and repetition-of-cor
Choosing Democracy: California must change its history books before adopting Common Core.
Choosing Democracy: California must change its history books before adopting Common Core.: California must change its history books before adopting Common Core.    California  is  at an important tipping point.  I and my graduate students  participated in the 2009  efforts to revise the History/Social Science  curriculum frameworks and frankly the issue of Mexican American history was marginalized
“Groundbreaking” Work in Kentucky Student Voice
Student Voice: “Groundbreaking” Work in Kentucky Rachel Belin represents the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a non-profit organization that has played a key-role in the improvement of education in Kentucky. —–The Student Voice Team is fast becoming the institutionalized pride of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, an independent nonprofit that mobilizes citizens to push f
Gubernatorial Candidates on Education | PWC Education Reform Blog
Gubernatorial Candidates on Education | PWC Education Reform Blog: Gubernatorial Candidates on EducationSeptember 11, 2013 — pwceducationreform The biggest issue facing education in the United States right now is the Common Core State Standards initiative.  Public schools in participating states must agree to implement the common core standards, evaluate students with one of the two common core a
NYC Educator: First Week Is Stressful
NYC Educator: First Week Is Stressful: First Week Is StressfulIt is for me, at least. My classroom is kind of a mysterious place for me right now. I haven't quite gotten to know all the kids' names yet, and even when I do, I don't know who they are. I'm seeing flutterings of kids opening up. I'm noticing smiles here and there, and I really like seeing that some of my students are starting to feel
Van Roekel Talks Class Size, Teacher Voice, and Putting Students First | NEA Today
Van Roekel Talks Class Size, Teacher Voice, and Putting Students First | NEA Today: Van Roekel Talks Class Size, Teacher Voice, and Putting Students FirstSeptember 11, 2013 by twalker  Filed under Featured News, Top StoriesLeave a CommentBy Cindy LongA new school year offers the promise of a fresh start, but in Portland, Oregon — the first stop on NEA President Dennis Van Roekel’s 2013 Back to Sch
Strong core curriculum – not test scores – top priority for parents SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources:  Strong core curriculum – not test scores – top priority for parentsOMG Wait 'til they Read Diane's New Book!Will 2014 Be The Year Of "Full On Revolt" Against Standardized Testing? Strong core curriculum – not test scores – top priority for parentsA new study on the schooling preferences of K-12 parents has concluded that many families appear far les
10 Back-To-School Tips From State Schools Chief - Back to School - Roseville, CA Patch
10 Back-To-School Tips From State Schools Chief - Back to School - Roseville, CA Patch: 10 Back-To-School Tips From State Schools ChiefTen timely back-to-school tips for the start of the traditional school year from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.Posted by Lauren Gibbs (Editor) , September 11, 2013 at 09:55 AM  Comment   Recommend  State Superintendent of Public Instructi
EduShyster Unmasked | EduShyster
EduShyster Unmasked | EduShyster: EduShyster UnmaskedWhy I’ve decided to come clean…Reader: I have a problem. As you may recall, I have long nursed shy hopes of attending the education reform event of the year, theEdReformies. But I’ve been vexed by a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. I can’t figure out how to purchase a ticket without using my real name. So I’ve decided to come clean. One gala t
solidaridad: LA Schools Matter: Group to protest Deasy's corporate reform regime
solidaridad: LA Schools Matter: Group to protest Deasy's corporate reform regime: LA Schools Matter: Group to protest Deasy's corporate reform regimeAn anonymous group has announced a protest and press conference at LAUSD Headquarters on September 11, 2013. The rally is planned for Noon and the press conference is slated for 5:00 PM.Among their list of complaints is the iPad boondoggle and the sin
A Commitment to Educating the Whole Child: Inservice Roundup — Whole Child Education
A Commitment to Educating the Whole Child: Inservice Roundup — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGA Commitment to Educating the Whole Child: Inservice RoundupSeptember 11, 2013 by Tina BylandHere at ASCD, the Whole Child Initiative drives our daily work—regardless of what our job descriptions entail. As a former teacher, I am particularly devoted to supporting the whole child and ensuring
Tucker’s Lens: Education Markets Are a Myth, Not a Solution
NCEE » Tucker’s Lens: Education Markets Are a Myth, Not a Solution: Tucker’s Lens: Education Markets Are a Myth, Not a SolutionSeptember 06, 2013by CIEBAustralia, charter schools, parental involvement, school choice, Tucker's LensBy: Marc TuckerBen Jensen, education director of the Grattan Institute in Australia, recently produced the best analysis of the way markets do or don’t work to produce im
Parents, teachers push for new Pa. schools funding formula | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Parents, teachers push for new Pa. schools funding formula | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Parents, teachers push for new Pa. schools funding formulaby thenotebook on Sep 11 2013 Posted in Latest news="" style="color: rgb(76, 153, 72); cursor: pointer; float: left; padding: 0px 2px;">Share on emailCOMMENTS (1)PRINTby Holly Otterbein for NewsWorksMark Gleason, executive director of the Phila
Cali Education Headlines Wednesday, September 11, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: State Senate approves student testing plan over federal objectionsEducation HeadlinesWednesday, September 11, 2013Freedburg: Arne Duncan unsuccessful in 11th-hour effort to block state legislationVeteran education watchers in California could not recall a presidential cabinet officer ever attempting to block state legislation and certainly no
Sequester hits special education like 'a ton of bricks'
Sequester hits special education like 'a ton of bricks': Sequester hits special education like 'a ton of bricks'Adrienne Lu, Pew/Stateline Staff WriterSince the first day of class for most schools in Michigan last week, Marcie Lipsitt's phone has been ringing nonstop with parents distraught about cuts to their children's special education services.A new round of special education cuts were taking
Morning Wink 9-11-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYUnlike ‘Superman,’ Guggenheim’s new film champions teachers | HechingerEd BlogUnlike ‘Superman,’ Guggenheim’s new film champions teachers | HechingerEd Blog: Unlike ‘Superman,’ Guggenheim’s new film champions teachersIn Davis Guggenheim’s “Waiting for Superman,” teachers and their unions were the antagonists. They looked out for their own interests, r




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