Saturday, December 19, 2015

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/19/15



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By our apathy, we’ve killed our kids - The Crucial VoiceThe Crucial Voice
By our apathy, we’ve killed our kids - The Crucial VoiceThe Crucial Voice: By our apathy, we’ve killed our kids Guest Opinion By Timothy Coman (originally published in December of 1999)Tonight my heart hangs extremely heavy. I know the holidays are upon us, but this year has brought so much pain and agony for so many, I think we must sit and reflect. As I watched over and over the video clippings
Dear Justice Scalia, black students do very well at top colleges | Brookings Institution
Dear Justice Scalia, black students do very well at top colleges | Brookings Institution: Dear Justice Scalia, black students do very well at top collegesAffirmative action policies in college admissions are currently occupying the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court. These policies typically treat black (or other less advantaged) applicants differently, perhaps by granting admission with a lower
Big Education Ape's Year in Review from Facebook
 Year in Review: Big Education Ape's Year in Review from Facebook Mike's Year in ReviewBig Education Ape's Year in Review from Facebook 
Berliner in Australia: The Testing Fiasco | Live Long and Prosper
Berliner in Australia: The Testing Fiasco | Live Long and Prosper: Berliner in Australia: The Testing FiascoMISUSE OF ISTEPOn December 15 I wrote that, instead of “pausing accountability” and waiting a year to use ISTEP to label teachers and schools, we ought to stop using it altogether because, there is noproof that the ISTEP has been developed to include measuring the effectiveness of schools an
For school lunches, buy American
For school lunches, buy American: For school lunches, buy AmericanThe undersigned organizations write in strong support of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act’s Buy American provision and encourage strengthening enforcement of this important requirement. This provision greatly benefits the American agricultural economy and ensures the quality of the food our nation’s children are rece
CURMUDGUCATION: Avoid the SAT
CURMUDGUCATION: Avoid the SAT:Avoid the SAT This story has been circulating pretty steadily, but if you teach juniors (or have one in your home) you need to be paying attention, because all indications are that when the new SAT rolls out in a few months, high school juniors should avoid itThe most recent sign that the College Board doesn't really know what the heck they're doing is the announcemen
Transgender Oregon student wages lonely battle to use boys' locker room | OregonLive.com
Transgender Oregon student wages lonely battle to use boys' locker room | OregonLive.com: Transgender Oregon student wages lonely battle to use boys' locker roomElliot Yoder told his mother four months ago that he identified as a boy, not the daughter she had raised. They went back-to-school shopping at Goodwill. He wanted to buy mens' clothes, namely a silver tie and a white and blue plaid button
Community-Based Solutions Represent Our Best Chance To Beat Poverty | PopularResistance.Org
Community-Based Solutions Represent Our Best Chance To Beat Poverty | PopularResistance.Org: Community-Based Solutions Represent Our Best Chance To Beat PovertyPoverty reduction has no silver bullet. Nor should we expect one. The exhausting and overwhelming work of reducing poverty must take a comprehensive, long-term approach that is led by the communities in need.  These communities, who struggl
National Union Leader Gets First-Hand Look At How Community Schools Concept May Play Out In Philadelphia « CBS Philly
National Union Leader Gets First-Hand Look At How Community Schools Concept May Play Out In Philadelphia « CBS Philly: National Union Leader Gets First-Hand Look At How Community Schools Concept May Play Out In PhiladelphiaAFT president Randi Weingarten visits the early childhood education program at South Philadelphia High School Thursday. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A national
Russ on Reading: Meaningful Work in the Literacy Classroom
Russ on Reading: Meaningful Work in the Literacy Classroom: Meaningful Work in the Literacy ClassroomIn my last post I discussed the concept of meaningful work and how it is essential to the recruitment,development and retention of teachers. In this post I would like to address how meaningful work is essential to student learning. As teachers we have every right to demand the autonomy, complexity
No More Rayne Martin at Stand for Children Louisiana | deutsch29
No More Rayne Martin at Stand for Children Louisiana | deutsch29: No More Rayne Martin at Stand for Children LouisianaOn December 18, 2015, fellow blogger Jason France wrote a post about a malicious commercial that corporate reform organization Stand for Children created in order to falsely discredit former Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) member Carolyn Hill, who was running for
Math, History, and Science: Political Battlegrounds in Schools | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Math, History, and Science: Political Battlegrounds in Schools | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Math, History, and Science: Political Battlegrounds in SchoolsThe previous post offers a re-framing of the math wars that have marked the past century of teaching math. Historians and critics have pointed to the culprits of “curriculum wars” as Progressives fighting Traditionalists
One Palestinian And One White Teacher Showed The Same Movie. Here's What Happened Next. | ThinkProgress
One Palestinian And One White Teacher Showed The Same Movie. Here's What Happened Next. | ThinkProgress: One Palestinian And One White Teacher Showed The Same Movie. Here’s What Happened Next.Malala Yousafzai poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film 'He Named Me Malala' in London, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2015.Two Hunterdon County, New Jersey high school teachers showed a movie
What 'No Child Left Behind' Left Behind | Alfie Kohn
What 'No Child Left Behind' Left Behind | Alfie Kohn: What 'No Child Left Behind' Left BehindThe metamorphosis of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) into the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is being hailed as a historic triumph of bipartisan compromise (HTBC). Why, we haven't seen such lopsided approval votes in Congress since... well, since Democr
Commentary: ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ drills OK, but focus on prevention palmbeachpost
Commentary: ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ drills OK, but focus on prevention | www.palmbeachpost.com: Commentary: ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ drills OK, but focus on preventionThe day of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., my son’s high school was placed on a short lockdown. He was remarkably nonchalant when I picked him up. “It was just a Level One,” he said, brushing off my concerns. “Everything’s fine now

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Stand For Children Louisiana is an Evil and Malicious Corporate Front Group Crazy Crawfish
“Stand For Children Louisiana” is an Evil and Malicious Corporate Front Group for Evil People and Organizations | Crazy Crawfish: “Stand For Children Louisiana” is an Evil and Malicious Corporate Front Group for Evil People and OrganizationsI did not realize just how corrupt and connected the organization known as “Stand For Children Louisiana” was until I looked into some of their finances and th
Schneider’s ESSA Digest, Part I (Pages 1 – 47) | deutsch29
Schneider’s ESSA Digest, Part I (Pages 1 – 47) | deutsch29: Schneider’s ESSA Digest, Part I (Pages 1 – 47)I am in the process of carefully reading the 1,061-page Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the December 10, 2015, reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), and writing a series of posts that will form a digest of those 1,061 pages.It will take me some time.
Randi Weingarten: Career and Technical Education Programs Provide Path to Middle-Class Jobs
Career and Technical Education Programs Provide Path to Middle-Class Jobs - US News: On the Path to the Middle ClassThis is how career and technical education programs prepare young people for middle-class jobs.By Randi Weingarten and Stanley LitowIn an era of skyrocketing college costs, ballooning student debt, and rampant youth unemployment rates (higher than at any time since World War II), two
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/18/15
CORPORATE ED REFORMSeattle Schools Community Forum: Common Core UpdatesSeattle Schools Community Forum: Common Core Updates:Common Core Updates(Editor's note: I seem to recall that some were saying that "Common Core was here to stay." Read on.)This reads like it's from The Onion but nope, it's from the NY Times regarding a taskforce that Governor Cuomo of New York created around Common C






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