Monday, April 28, 2014

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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 4-28-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Jeff Bryant in Salon: Why Common Core Is in Deep TroubleJeff Bryant is a marketing and communications expert, and he understands why Common Core is in deep trouble.   The “education reform movement” is not really a movement. It has no mass base. It is a public relations campaign created by a very small number of people with deep po
4-28-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Using Dance To Teach English Is Topic Of My Latest NY Times PostMy latest New York Times post for English Language Learners is focused on dance as a language-learning activity. It includes a new type of student interactive, as well as teaching ideas. You can access all my many NY Times posts here.by Larry Ferlazzo / 2h 4-27
Open Space Offices and Open Space Schools–Borrowing Across Organizations? | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Open Space Offices and Open Space Schools–Borrowing Across Organizations? | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Open Space Offices and Open Space Schools–Borrowing Across Organizations?Some viewers and friends ask me from time to time where do I get my ideas for writing twice-weekly posts about school reform and classroom practice. I tell them that I read lots of blogs, magazine a
Report on School Privatization in Milwaukee | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!
Report on School Privatization in Milwaukee | Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!: Report on School Privatization in MilwaukeeFiled under: Charter Schools,Privatization,Vouchers — millerlf @ 8:53 am Do Poor Kids Deserve Lower-Quality Education Than Rich Kids? Evaluating School Privatization Proposals in Milwaukee, WisconsinBy Gordon Lafer | April 24, 2014During the past year, Wisconsin stat
4-28-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida ALL Week
Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida, red in Washington, dark sky-blue in Israel and public school in Education: Influential National Hispanic Civil Rights Organization Opposed to Voucher ExpansionThe League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) are emphasizing their opposition to school vouchers in their education platform: LULAC strongly opposes vouchers and any other funding
All Week 4-28-14 @ THE CHALK FACE
@ THE CHALK FACE: Humanities and LSAT reflect Critical Thinking versus Core Knowledge debate“In short, the real literacy crisis occurs whenever we deploy a pedagogy that asks our students only to consume texts and not to produce them as well.” — Richard E. Miller The ABA Journal recently posted a piece entitled “Students with these college majors had the highest LSAT scores” that discusses the fin
4-28-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Daily News Says New UFT Contract Will Add Time To Teachers Schedule For "Professional Development"Here is what the News says may happen: The city is closing in on a multiyear contract with the teachers union that could include significant retroactive raises, sources said. One deal being discussed with the United Federation of Teachers would give them retroactive ra
Oh No! Now Arne Duncan’s Going to Rate Teacher Training Programs | janresseger
Oh No! Now Arne Duncan’s Going to Rate Teacher Training Programs | janresseger: Oh No! Now Arne Duncan’s Going to Rate Teacher Training ProgramsPosted on April 28, 2014 by janressegerSecretary of Education Arne Duncan announced last Friday that the Obama administration plans to develop ratings of colleges of education to make them more accountable for their graduates’ performance. Motoko Rich in t
"Is that your final answer?": What's allowed during standardized testing in Oregon, and what's not | OregonLive.com
"Is that your final answer?": What's allowed during standardized testing in Oregon, and what's not | OregonLive.com: "Is that your final answer?": What's allowed during standardized testing in Oregon, and what's notEducation Northwest analyzed test scores and procedures at King School after the Northeast Portland building saw huge swings in test scores from year to year. (Faith
Common Core testing goes smoothly but expenses mount :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet
Common Core testing goes smoothly but expenses mount :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet: APRIL 28, 2014Common Core testing goes smoothly but expenses mountby Kimberly Beltran(Calif.) Despite a near-flawless rollout of a new, computerized student testing system aligned with the Common Core, school officials are still hoping a revenue boost for t
NYC Educator: Sell Your Tenure And You Sell Your Soul
NYC Educator: Sell Your Tenure And You Sell Your Soul: Sell Your Tenure And You Sell Your SoulAs public education is increasingly pushed into the arms of private business, market-minded individuals seek to end tenure.  They argue tenure protects the incompetent and strips students of their civil rights.  The war against tenure is presently being waged in Los Angeles in the Vergara Case. Some argue
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES: WEEKEND QUOTABLESJustice Sonia Sotomayor's brilliant dissent   “In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination. This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable...The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of r

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Strapped for cash, Alaska politicians aim to open door for school vouchers | Al Jazeera America
Strapped for cash, Alaska politicians aim to open door for school vouchers | Al Jazeera America: EDUCATIONSTRAPPED FOR CASH, ALASKA POLITICIANS AIM TO OPEN DOOR FOR SCHOOL VOUCHERSALAN WU/FLICKRAfter slashing oil taxes, lawmakers propose amending state constitution to address school funding shortageApril 28, 2014 5:00AM ETby Lauren Rosenthal @laurenthalIn its early days, public education in Alaska
Why We Chose to Opt Out | EduSanity
Why We Chose to Opt Out | EduSanity: WHY WE CHOSE TO OPT OUTAPRIL 8, 2014 JASON ENDACOTT  COMMENTSThousands of children in our state are headed into schools today to take standardized tests mandated by the federal government under No Child Left Behind.  Our fourth grade son won’t be one of them.Opting your children out of standardized tests is a very personal decision, and one that has been far mo
Governor’s proposed rainy day reserve for education would rarely be filled | EdSource Today
Governor’s proposed rainy day reserve for education would rarely be filled | EdSource Today: Governor’s proposed rainy day reserve for education would rarely be filledApril 27th, 2014 | Add a Comment | By John FensterwaldTo even out the boom-and-bust revenue cycles that can particularly destabilize education funding, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a separate reserve for K-12 schools and community c
4-27-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools This WeekTuesday, April 29thWork Session: Board Self-Evaluation/Superintendent Evaluation, 4:30-6:00 pm; Executive Session, 6:00-6:30 pm.Wednesday, April 30Work Session: Special Education, 4:00-5:30 pm.  AgendaWork Session: Capital Projects, 5:30-7:00 pm.  Agenda not yet available.Friday, May 2ndKimball Elementary Art Walk from 3 pm to 6 pm.Saturday
My Book Is Published! | deutsch29
My Book Is Published! | deutsch29: My Book Is Published!April 27, 2014To all who have been asking and waiting:I am pleased to report that my book, A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who in the Implosion of American Public Education, is now available on Amazon.com!At the moment, Amazon.com has the paperback version, listed at $23.35.I hear that the e-book takes about 30 days until it is available.Here is
California School Boards Association’s President takes on Netflix CEO’s call for privatization for school boards « School Board News
California School Boards Association’s President takes on Netflix CEO’s call for privatization for school boards « School Board News: California School Boards Association’s President takes on Netflix CEO’s call for privatization for school boardsJosephine Lucey, President of the California School Boards Association and a Cupertino Union School District board member, took on Netflix CEO Reed Hastin
empathyeducates – A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter Schools
empathyeducates – A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter Schools: A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter SchoolsMary Ann Carlson with pupils at a charter school in Washington run by KIPP, an organization aided by the Walton foundation. | Credit Gabriella Demczuk/The New York TimesBy Motoko Rich | Originally Published at The New York Times. April 25, 2014WASHINGTON — DC Prep operates four charter schoo
4-27-14 Schools Matter : Who's Getting Walmart School Privatization Cash?
Schools Matter: Who's Getting Walmart School Privatization Cash?: Who's Getting Walmart School Privatization Cash?From the NYTimes:Last year, the Walton Family Foundation gave $478,380 to a fund affiliated with the Chicago public schools to help officials conduct community meetings to discuss their plan to close more than 50 schools at a time when charters were expanding in the city. . . . .In 201
Nite Cap 4-27-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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 CAPWhy We Chose to Opt Out | Jason EndacottWhy We Chose to Opt Out | Jason Endacott: Why We Chose to Opt OutPosted: 04/16/2014 5:01 pm EDT Updated: 04/16/2014 5:59 pm EDTunitedoptout.com/OPT OUT GUIDES BY STATE Thousands of children in our state are
Why We Chose to Opt Out | Jason Endacott
Why We Chose to Opt Out | Jason Endacott: Why We Chose to Opt OutPosted: 04/16/2014 5:01 pm EDT Updated: 04/16/2014 5:59 pm EDTunitedoptout.com/OPT OUT GUIDES BY STATE Thousands of children in our state are headed into schools today to take standardized tests mandated by the federal government under No Child Left Behind. Our fourth grade son won't be one of them.Opting your children out of standar
Wage theft is wage theft regardless of the ages of the teachers. | Reclaim Reform
Wage theft is wage theft regardless of the ages of the teachers. | Reclaim Reform: Wage theft is wage theft regardless of the ages of the teachers.Posted on April 27, 2014by Ken PrevitiThe legislative mandate of taking money as deferred compensation to keep it safe as a future pension while promising that it will not be there when it is needed is wage theft. Active teachers across America have thi
Deeper Than Deep Learning | InterACT
Deeper Than Deep Learning | InterACT: Deeper Than Deep LearningAPRIL 27, 2014by David B. CohenA more philosophical post than usual – for what it’s worth.This morning I had the opportunity to listen to a talk by Elane Geller, a Holocaust survivor originally from Poland, and now a resident of Southern California. I’ve heard Holocaust survivors speak a number of times in my life, and it’s always a pr
About the Book | A Fighting Chance By Elizabeth Warren
About the Book | A Fighting Chance By Elizabeth Warren: About the BookClick here to read the prologue for free (PDF)Listen to an excerpt or download:An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesn’tAs a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary sch
Left-Right Alliance for Education: Multi-Partisan Opposition
Left-Right Alliance for Education: Multi-Partisan Opposition: Multi-Partisan OppositionThe Left-Right Alliance was formed as a spontaneous gathering of education advocates. Each of the participants volunteered their time to work toward our purpose and process, the effort received no funding. Our hope is that the work we have completed here will be a message that Stop Common Core efforts nationwide
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 4-27-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Photo: OBAMA & THE MARSHMALLOW GUNphoto from Getty Images by Sal Loeb I wonder we could get a grant from the National Rifle Association …or the Stay Puft Marshmallow Foundation – to mount one of these puppies in the balcony of the Beaudry Boardroom?by smf / 7min 4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 4-26-144LAKids - some of the news that doesn
4-28-14 Jersey Jazzman Jammin'
Jersey Jazzman: Two Questions For Arne DuncanSecretary of Education Arne Duncan gave an interview to Andrea Mitchell this past week that once again attempts to shift the blame for America's inequitable education outcomes on to everything and anything except the most obvious thing:Yeah, sure, that's the problem: the schools of education. I mean, what else could possibly explain this:Obviously, the
The Great Big Lovin’ Walheart | EduShyster
The Great Big Lovin’ Walheart | EduShyster: The Great Big Lovin’ Walheart The Walton family hearts America’s poor kids. Their parents? Not so much.When we last paid a call on our good friends the Waltons, we found them in a fine, beneficent fettle indeed. Armed with Walmart profits equivalent to the wealth of the bottom 42% of American families combined, the Waltons felt moved to wrap their arms a
States on the VAMwagon Most Likely to Receive Race to the Top Funds |
States on the VAMwagon Most Likely to Receive Race to the Top Funds |: States on the VAMwagon Most Likely to Receive Race to the Top Funds Since 2009, the US Department of Education via its Race to the Top initiative has given literally billions in federal, taxpayer funds to incentivize states to adopt its various educational policies, as based on many non-research-based or research-informed refor
Better Prepared Teachers? Coffee Chat with Arne and Andrea
Better Prepared Teachers? Coffee Chat with Arne and Andrea: Better Prepared Teachers? Coffee Chat with Arne and AndreaAPRIL 27, 2014 BY NANCY BAILEY LEAVE A COMMENTThe other day I watched  Andrea Mitchell interview Arne Duncan. It’s always difficult for me to listen to authorities on teaching who have never been teachers, or who have never even studied what it takes to be a teacher. When they blov
Sacrificing Our Children | educarenow
Sacrificing Our Children | educarenow: Sacrificing Our ChildrenPosted on April 27, 2014 | Leave a commentCan we finally move beyond the illusion that the privatization of public schools is for the benefit of kids?All of the empirical evidence says we should.Can we finally be honest about that fact that for profit charters simply move money from that which is set aside for the common good to corpor
Storified Charters and Traditional Schools Debate: Michelle Rhee vs. Julian Vasquez Heilig et al. | Cloaking Inequity
Storified Charters and Traditional Schools Debate: Michelle Rhee vs. Julian Vasquez Heilig et al. | Cloaking Inequity: Storified Charters and Traditional Schools Debate: Michelle Rhee vs. Julian Vasquez Heilig et al.A debate/conversation started Friday evening with my response to a @MichelleRhee tweet about her tiredness with the traditional school versus charter school debate. I tweeted that I wa
Henry A. Giroux: Neoliberalism, Democracy and the University as a Public Sphere
Henry A. Giroux: Neoliberalism, Democracy and the University as a Public Sphere: Henry A. Giroux: Neoliberalism, Democracy and the University as a Public SphereTuesday, 22 April 2014 09:44By Victoria Harper, Truthout | Interview79font size   Print EmailHenry A. Giroux. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)This story wasn't funded by corporate advertising, but by readers like you. Can you help sustai
4-27-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: NY Post: Mulgrew, Farina Say Teachers "Should Embrace" New Evaluation SystemThis is buried at the bottom of a pierce about the city paying three leases for Eva Moskowitz and Success Academies:Meanwhile de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Carmen FariƱa and teachers union boss Michael Mulgrew spoke of “unity” at the United Federation of Teachers spring conference Saturday
4-27-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELLI’ve started a somewhat regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention: Lizzie Pinard recounts a question/answer session with Sugatra Mitra at a recent language conference in this post. I’m ad
4-27-14 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: Sunday reads.  The Clipper’s Donald Sterling joins with Supreme Court majority. He’s caught on TMZ audio tape saying, “Don’t let Black students into state universities. No more of that f—– affirmative action.” Gordon Lafer on Miwaukee’s Rocketship Charter scam. Koch brothers and others influence judge
Scathing Report Finds School Privatization Hurt Poor Kids | Common Dreams
Scathing Report Finds School Privatization Hurt Poor Kids | Common Dreams: Scathing Report Finds School Privatization Hurt Poor Kidsby Ruth Conniff(Credit: UCLA / public domain)Gordon Lafer, a political economist and University of Oregon professor who has advised Congress, state legislatures, and the New York City mayor's office, landed at the airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this week bringing wi
Morning Wink 4-27-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 4-27-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Does Anyone Still Believe in VAM? The “Center for American Progress” Does.Despite the fact that major scholarly organizations have debunked value-added measurement as a way of identifying and qu




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