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Community engagement is a euphemism for “how to deal with black folk” | Hechinger Report
Community engagement is a euphemism for “how to deal with black folk” | Hechinger Report: Community engagement is a euphemism for “how to deal with black folk”By Andre PerryWhat does community engagement mean? In particular, how does community engagement work for a “takeover district?” It doesn’t really.Community engagement is a euphemism for “how to deal with black folk.”Click to read more column
The Condition of Education 2014
The Condition of Education: Population CharacteristicsParticipation in EducationElementary and Secondary EducationPostsecondary EducationSpotlightsReference TablesReference MaterialsLetter From the CommissionerThis website has the key indicators of the condition of education in the United States. These indicators summarize important developments and trends using the latest statistics and are updat
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 5-29-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Oregon Educator: When Did the Federal Role Change from Equity and Integration to Control?Oregon Educator, a high school principal in that state, poses some hard questions about the federal role in education. The federal government puts up about 12% of the cost of public education but has grown increasingly assertive about exercisin
5-29-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: UFT Contract: The Growing Divide - the Salary Gap Between UFT/Unity Caucus Leaders and Members Grows With New ContractMORE, Love your blog!A pamphlet called "Before You Vote" hit my school Friday and people went nuts. It lists the $32.5 million in salaries of 606 UFT employees starting from Mulgrew ($276K)  on down- some of these people are making $100K and above and are
5-29-14 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.: Dear President Obama. “We are alarmed at the impact of excessive testing,” said Maya AngelouPresident Barack Obama The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, We the undersigned children’s book authors and illustrators write to express our concern for our readers, their parents and teac
5-29-14 Wait What? Pelto 2014 Exploratory Committee is up and running!
Wait What?: Pelto 2014 Exploratory Committee is up and running!And from Bridgeport – Even more serious questions about the Moales daycare centerQuestion:     Did the Malloy administration inappropriately aid and abet Moales’ in his successful effort to get a third daycare facility license on his property? Question:   Did Mayor Finch and his top staff help Moales get around zoning and code requirem
The Answer Sheet 5-29-14
Answer Sheet: Utah high school alters girls’ yearbook photos to cover skin, remove tattooSome female students at a high school in Utah apparently broke the “modesty” standards for their yearbook and discovered that their photos had been changed digitally, with sleeves and necklines added to cover their skin, and a tattoo removed. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that some girls at Wasatch High Schoo
5-29-14 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: Segregation, Conflicts of Interest and Dropping Struggling Students Common in Florida Charter SchoolsDiane Ravitch links to a Florida League of Women Voters study which detailed much of what readers of this blog already know  about the slimy, corrupt world of Florida’s c
'Urban' Schools and Other Euphemisms - Bridging Differences - Education Week
'Urban' Schools and Other Euphemisms - Bridging Differences - Education Week: 'Urban' Schools and Other EuphemismsBy Deborah Meier on May 29, 2014 9:48 AMDeborah Meier continues her conversation with Mike Klonsky today.Dear Mike,Americans (maybe all "high" civilizations) have a special kind of romance with rural life. They look down upon while also "admiring" what are seen as s
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 5-29-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Board District One: SEVEN CANDIDATES VIE FOR LAUSD BOARD SEAT IN WIDE-OPEN CONTESTStaying power of LAUSD Supt. John Deasy's policies could be affected by who wins seat on Board of Education by Howard Blume, LA Times | http://lat.ms/1kNW1Si May 28, 2014 |  9:59 PM  ::  The Los Angeles teachers union and a powerful group of civic leaders are sitting out T
5-29-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: SC, Choose OK, Not FL: Failing Students with Failed PolicySC, Choose OK, Not FL: Failing Students with Failed Policy. via SC, Choose OK, Not FL: Failing Students with Failed Policy.Filed under: PAUL THOMAS: Becoming Radical1 by plthomasedd / 17min Newark’s Failed Experiment Illustrates Reformers’ OverreachDale Russakoff’s New Yorker profile, “Schooled,” starts with a description
5-29-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdD
the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): SC, Choose OK, Not FL: Failing Students with Failed PolicyWhat do third-grade retention policies based on reading tests, charter schools, tracking, and parental choice have in common? First, across the U.S., they all have a great deal of public and political support. Sec
5-29-13 Curmudgucation
CURMUDGUCATION: What Reformy Thing Most Needs To Die?It's a fun thought experiment. If you could erase one aspect of the Reformy test-driven high-stakes privatizing Core-loving status quo, which would it be. If you had the political power to eliminate one head of the public-education-crushing hydra, which decapitation would lead your list?Yes, this is like playing "What would you do if you wo
5-29-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: The Plan To Force Charter Co-LocationsHard to see Cuomo's forcing the city to pick up the tab for charter school rent as aimed at anything other than the eventual return of the charter co-location scheme Bloomberg operated:New York City's move to oust three charter schools from district buildings appears to carry a hefty price tag.The mayor's budget sets aside $5.4 million i
for the love of learning: You can't improve education by disrespecting teachers
for the love of learning: You can't improve education by disrespecting teachers: You can't improve education by disrespecting teachersThis was written by Greg Neiman who is a retired Red Deer Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate.blogspot.ca or email greg.neiman.blog@gmail.com. This post was originally found here.by Greg NeimanThese days, everyone is agog over Finland’s model for pub
An edited/shortened version of this letter appears in the June 2., 2014 New Yorker | Bill Ayers
An edited/shortened version of this letter appears in the June 2., 2014 New Yorker | Bill Ayers: An edited/shortened version of this letter appears in the June 2., 2014 New YorkerDale Russsakoff’s thorough report on the Newark schools rescue (5/19/2014) contains echoes from social reform efforts a century ago. When Cory Booker, Newark’s “rock-star mayor,” calls for top-down reform because an open
NYC Educator: How About a Working Teachers Political Party?
NYC Educator: How About a Working Teachers Political Party?: How About a Working Teachers Political Party?I read yesterday that Diane Ravitch will "have a role at Saturday's (WFP) convention."  The Daily News speculated that the Working Families Party might ask Ravitch to run as its candidate for Governor if they fail to endorse Cuomo.  If Ravitch did run, she would help deflect votes fr
Mother Crusader: Maya Angelou: Be The Possible, Be The True, Be The Miracle
Mother Crusader: Maya Angelou: Be The Possible, Be The True, Be The Miracle: Maya Angelou: Be The Possible, Be The True, Be The MiraclePlease read this. Please.What might yearly failures on forced college and career readiness assessments have done to a young Maya Angelou? What messages would today's increasingly rote education system, and her likely inability to submit to such a system, have impri
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: In the 'Post-Racial Era': The Pre-school-to-Prison Pipeline
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: In the 'Post-Racial Era': The Pre-school-to-Prison Pipeline: In the 'Post-Racial Era': The Pre-school-to-Prison PipelineManual Arts Senior High School student Damien Valentine, 16, worked with community groups to pass a proposal last year that bans suspensions of defiant students in L.A. Unified. (Christina House / For The Times)Black children make up 18% of preschoo

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GUEST: Top Newark student says time to speak is now | Bob Braun's Ledger
GUEST: Top Newark student says time to speak is now | Bob Braun's Ledger: GUEST: Top Newark student says time to speak is nowJordan ThomasToday’s guest blog was written by Jordan Thomas, a senior at Newark’s University High School where he is valedictorian and earned a 4.5 GPA. He was admitted to Princeton, Harvard, Yale, and Rutgers and will attend Princeton in the fall. He plans to go to law sch
The Weekly Update: More on the Common Core, push back and opting out of high stakes testing, the FTC steps in to protect student privacy, a gag order on teachers and more | Seattle Education
The Weekly Update: More on the Common Core, push back and opting out of high stakes testing, the FTC steps in to protect student privacy, a gag order on teachers and more | Seattle Education: The Weekly Update: More on the Common Core, push back and opting out of high stakes testing, the FTC steps in to protect student privacy, a gag order on teachers and moreLet’s start off with this gem:Annual K
5-28-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: “What Are We Losing By Eliminating Arts From the Curriculum?” Is Topic Of My Latest BAM! Radio ProgramWhat Are We Losing By Eliminating Arts From the Curriculum? is the topic of my latest BAM! Radio program. Virginia McEnerney and David Booth are my guests as we have a ten minute conversation. They have also contributed wri
Charles M. Blow offers a tribute to Maya Angelou
Charles M. Blow offers a tribute to Maya Angelou: Charles M. Blow offers a tribute to Maya AngeloubyteacherkenFollow    Email  3 Comments / 3 NewThe news of Maya Angelou’s death arrived with the abruptness of a great twister — violent, without warning, tearing things up and flipping things over.I ached the way the soul aches in the world when a great soul is lost from it.So begins a magnificent co
Will Governor Cuomo Come in and Save the UFT Contract? southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: Will Governor Cuomo Come in and Save the UFT Contract?So today is the day all the votes for the new contract must be in. The ballots have been checked, the envelopes licked and sealed, and the UFT telling us the sky will fall if we don't ratify this contract.Yes, we'll have to get to the back of the line if we fail to ratify this contract. Well, if it means getting
empathyeducates – Do Drivers Discriminate Against Minorities at Crosswalks?
empathyeducates – Do Drivers Discriminate Against Minorities at Crosswalks?: Do Drivers Discriminate Against Minorities at Crosswalks?Perhaps, if we are to truly understand what we see in our schools, we must learn from the streets. We know that societal norms enter the classroom. What is implicit can often be seen. Witness what occurs at crosswalks and ask yourself, is education policy borne out
Nite Cap 5-28-14 #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 CAPSchool Choice Fact Sheet from Statewide StudySchool Choice Fact Sheet from Statewide Study: School Choice Fact Sheet from Statewide StudyLEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA -FACT SHEET-STATEWIDE STUDY ON SCHOOL CHOICEI.  Private School Florida Tax
School Choice Fact Sheet from Statewide Study
School Choice Fact Sheet from Statewide Study: School Choice Fact Sheet from Statewide StudyLEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA -FACT SHEET-STATEWIDE STUDY ON SCHOOL CHOICEI.  Private School Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarships•    In 2012-13, there were 51,075 FTC vouchers awarded state-wide at $4,335 each.  Corporations received tax rebates by contributing to the Step Up for Children Foundation w
empathyeducates – New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory
empathyeducates – New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory: New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures DiscriminatoryBy Julianne Hing | ColorLines. Schools & Youth. 
Tuesday, May 27 2014, 7:20 AM ESTSixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, schools are still both separate and unequal. Community and civil rights groups say they’ve identified a key force that’s aggravated
Working Families Party eyeing Diane Ravitch as possible challenger against Gov. Cuomo - NY Daily News
Working Families Party eyeing Diane Ravitch as possible challenger against Gov. Cuomo - NY Daily News: Working Families Party eyeing Diane Ravitch as possible challenger against Gov. CuomoBY KEN LOVETT  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 11:38 AM Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 12:54 PMA  A  A991SHARE THIS URLHANDOUTDiane RavitchThe Working Families Party is eying education
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: For immediate release from N.C. NAACP
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: For immediate release from N.C. NAACP: For immediate release from N.C. NAACPFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 28, 2014Contact: Sarah Bufkin, NC NAACP - smbufkin@gmail.com or 404.285.3413Workers and Clergy Members Arrested in Speaker Thom Tillis' Office for Petitioning to Repeal a Flood of Unjust, Destructive Laws Hurting North Carolina We Shall Not Be Moved | Tillis 15RALEIGH
LAUSD ENDS TEACHERS JAIL- WHY NOW? - Perdaily.com
LAUSD ENDS TEACHERS JAIL- WHY NOW? - Perdaily.com: LAUSD ENDS TEACHERS JAIL- WHY NOW?(Mensaje se repite en EspaƱol)The recent decision by LAUSD's General Counsel David Holmquist to no longer require the housing of teachers at LAUSD offices during school hours, while teachers were under supposed investigation of the charges against them, seems to pose more questions than it answers. 1. If it's okay
Wayne Au featured at a Think and Drink this evening | Seattle Education
Wayne Au featured at a Think and Drink this evening | Seattle Education: Wayne Au featured at a Think and Drink this eveningOn Different Tracks: Race, Class and Education, a Think & Drink conversation 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118Press Release:SEATTLE – Join Humanities Washington for our next Think & Drink event, On Different Tracks:
5/28/2014 – Education Accountability We Can Believe In
5/28/2014 – Education Accountability We Can Believe In: 5/28/2014 – Education Accountability We Can Believe InMay 28, 2014 SubscribeTHIS WEEK: Boosting School Funding Erases Graduation Gap … Education’s New Jim Crow … Lawmakers Clueless On Charter Schools … Resistance To Standardized Tests … Costs Of Closing EdTech GapTOP STORYEducation Accountability We Can Believe InBy Jeff Bryant“For years, edu
Probems with Brickman & Petrilli’s Analysis of Common Core as an Election Issue | Truth in American Education
Probems with Brickman & Petrilli’s Analysis of Common Core as an Election Issue | Truth in American Education: Probems with Brickman & Petrilli’s Analysis of Common Core as an Election IssueFiled in Common Core State Standards by Shane Vander Hart on May 28, 2014 • 0 Comments323Michael Brickman and Michael Petrilli of the Fordham Institute wrote an article at Townhall.com asserting that th
5-28-14 LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD
LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District): Tokofsky leaves principals union to join lobbying firmDavid Tokofsky David Tokofsky, a former LA Unified school board member and more recently a strategist for the school administrators union, has joined Englander, Knabe & Allen, a lobbying and public relations firm. He is expected to help grow the fi
5-28-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Advanced Learning Taskforce UpdateThere is a joint meeting of the Advanced Learning Taskforces tomorrow, Thursday the 29th from 4-8 pm in the JSCEE auditorium.  They will be discussing their recommendations with an eye to presenting a combined recommendation plan to the Superintendent and Board in the future.  The public is invited to attend but no questions or fee
The Most Secretive Game In Town | Missouri Education Watchdog
The Most Secretive Game In Town | Missouri Education Watchdog: The Most Secretive Game In TowninShareWhen most people think about public schools, the word they focus on is “public.” Things done in public are, by most definitions, visible by everyone. They are exposed for the world to view and judge. Think of Aunt Mable who chastised her husband, who enjoyed his happy hour a bit too much, for makin
Charter Cap ‘n Gown | EduShyster
Charter Cap ‘n Gown | EduShyster: Charter Cap ‘n GownThat path to college turns out to be exceptionally narrow…‘Tis the season to celebrate our boy and girl graduates, reader. And in Massachusetts, aka *the Achievement State,* what better way to do just that than by raising the capon excellence itself with a bold vote to hoist the cap on charter schools? Presto! Like that, the path to college and
School nurses save money: study | Reuters
School nurses save money: study | Reuters: School nurses save money: study(Reuters Health) - A Massachusetts program that put full-time registered nurses in schools more than paid for itself by averting medical costs and lost work for parents and teachers, according to a new study.Many school districts have cut or reduced the hours of school nurses in recent years, and nationwide less than half of
5-28-14 The Whole Child Blog — Honoring Maya Angelou's Call To Be Somebody's Rainbow — Whole Child Education
Honoring Maya Angelou's Call To Be Somebody's Rainbow — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGHonoring Maya Angelou’s Call To Be Somebody’s RainbowMay 28, 2014 by ASCD Whole Child BloggersIn March 2013, Maya Angelou greeted 10,000 ASCD Annual Conference attendees in Chicago, Ill., with a song of hope and gratitude:"When it looked like the sun wouldn’t shine anymore, God put a rainbow in
5-28-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: NYC Teacher David Garcia-Rosen Battles DOE for More Sports Teams fo Small SchoolsThe leadership of the DOE continues to believe offering me a job at the PSAL is the solution. They continue to defend the PSAL which is one of the most “separate and unequal” high school sports systems in the country. I can’t go work for the PSAL, when they continue to defend their current funding mod
The Arts | Deborah Meier on Education
The Arts | Deborah Meier on Education: The ArtsPosted on May 28, 2014 by debmeierDear friends and readers,Too much happening and so I forget to keep up with this! I’m hoping some are also reading Bridging Differences (see inset)—although we’ll be off the air for most of June, July and August.Was struck by commentary about Michelle Obama’s endorsement of art education. Of course, all help is welcom
The Garfield High School Assessment Committee VS the Testocracy: We know how to run the schools better than billionaires | I AM AN EDUCATOR
The Garfield High School Assessment Committee VS the Testocracy: We know how to run the schools better than billionaires | I AM AN EDUCATOR: The Garfield High School Assessment Committee VS the Testocracy: We know how to run the schools better than billionairesBy I AM AN EDUCATOR on May 28, 2014On Thursday of last week I attended a meeting of the Garfield High School Assessment Committee.A report
5-28-14 Schools Matter - Nevada Dad Asked to Pay $10,194 to See Common Core Data on His Children
Schools Matter: Nevada Dad Asked to Pay $10,194 to See Common Core Data on His ChildrenBill Gates is a master at using his calculated generosity to make the world dependent upon the technologies that his drones are engineering and his worker bees are mass producing.  Common Core’s move to online testing and the federal extortion efforts to require massive data collection systems on students and te
John Thompson: What Will Zuckerberg Learn From Newark? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
John Thompson: What Will Zuckerberg Learn From Newark? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: John Thompson: What Will Zuckerberg Learn From Newark?By Anthony Cody on May 28, 2014 9:47 AMGuest post by John Thompson.Dale Russakoff's New Yorker profile "Schooled" is a wonderful account of Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million investment in Newark school reform, and how and why it failed.
Morning Wink 5-28-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSWe will miss you Maya Angelou | Cloaking InequityWe will miss you Maya Angelou | Cloaking Inequity: We will miss you Maya AngelouI don’t know how much longer I’ll be around. I’ll probably be writing when the Lord says, ‘Maya, Maya Angelou, it’s time.’It is with a sad heart that I learn today of the passing of Maya Angelou. Here are a few select Maya Angelo




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