Sunday, October 16, 2011

Study: Student scores, teacher's college linked | Seattle Times Newspaper

Local News | Study: Student scores, teacher's college linked | Seattle Times Newspaper:


Study: Student scores, teacher's college linked

How well public-school students perform can be traced, in part, to where their teachers went to college, according to a new study by the University of Washington. But the study's director cautions that the findings are but one measure of effective teacher-teaching.
The Associated Press
Top comments Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >
The academic progress of public-school students can be traced, in part, to where their teachers went to college, according to new research by the University of Washington Center for Education Data & Research.
But the center's director, Dan Goldhaber, cautioned that the study is just a first step toward determining what kind of training — not where the training occurred — best prepares teachers for excellence in the classroom.
Even so, it's the kind of information U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan would like every school to have access to, and that's why he recently announced a new program to use federal dollars

Jersey Jazzman: Cerf and Murdoch: BFFs!

Jersey Jazzman: Cerf and Murdoch: BFFs!:

Cerf and Murdoch: BFFs!

These poor, unloved reformy types! I mean, they're just trying to have a nice, quiet conference where they come up with new ways to screw unions, screw teachers, and enrich education profiteers. But the rabble just won't leave them alone, what with their uncivil calls for "transparency" and such:
About 50-75 protesters picketed a conference hosted by Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education Thursday in San Francisco. Those protests came in part because of its inclusion of News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch, who last year launched an education division within the global media conglomerate that also includes the conservative leaning—and some say teacher unfriendly—Fox News Network, as well as a British newspaper recently indicted in aphone-hacking scandal.
Apparently, these plebes actually have the temerity to want to ask questions!
During the Q&A session, Steve Begley, a blogger from the K-12 News Network, asked

The Barack Obamas [2011, Meet 2008] | The Jose Vilson

The Barack Obamas [2011, Meet 2008] | The Jose Vilson:

The Barack Obamas [2011, Meet 2008]

For months, possibly years, I’ve been waiting for this Barack Obama to make an appearance to the general public:

Popout

Hot-damn. The Barack Obama of 2008 made an appearance again at the MLK Memorial today to thousands of people watching in DC and on CSPAN. (For full text, here’s more.) I was not aware that any version of the President would show up to this memorial today, but if I did, I would have asked this one to come. This is the one I swung open the curtains for, the one I pulled the lever with. This is the one I cast my post-destructive-George-Bush-the-2nd upon, and whom I believed that, despite his positions on education, would improve the bottom line for those who needed this help the most. This is the same Barack Obama who I thought would walk

Grumpy Educators: Ed Week follows up on S.C. parent

Grumpy Educators: Ed Week follows up on S.C. parent:

Ed Week follows up on S.C. parent

Ed Week followed up on parent Gretchen Herrera. What I found interesting was this comment at the end of the article:

This is a classic instance of retaliation under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA. I hope the parent pursues an OCR complaint and other remedies. She and others needing help with lawless school districts might want to join the Council of Parents, Advocates, and Attorneys (COPAA) at www.copaa.org and

Jersey Jazzman: Pension Delusions

Jersey Jazzman: Pension Delusions:

Pension Delusions

Earlier this month, Chris Christie, the Christiecrats, and a large faction of the the commentariat decided to pat each other on the rump over the "savings" that are allegedly coming from screwing public workers out of their justly earned compensation pension "reform."

Give great credit to the Asbury Park Press for seeing through this nonsense:
Ordinarily, an annual savings of $267 million to state government is nothing to sneeze at. But when you’re talking about New Jersey’s unfunded liability of $54 billion to public workers’ pension funds, there really isn’t much to say except “gesundheit.”
Because that savings, which the Christie administration was crowing about last week, is a drop in

Cheap Thrills - #edreform


Big Brother and the Holding Company (and Janis Joplin)

Oh, come on, come on, come on, come on!

Didnt I make you feel like you were the only man —yeah!
Didnt I give you nearly everything that a woman possibly can ?
Honey, you know I did!
And each time I tell myself that I, well I think Ive had enough,
But Im gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough.

I want you to come on, come on, come on, come on and take it,
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby!
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Oh, oh, have a!
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby,
You know you got it if it makes you feel good,
Oh, yes indeed.

Youre out on the streets looking good,
And baby deep down in your heart I guess you know that it aint right,
Never, never, never, never, never, never hear me when I cry at night,
Babe, I cry all the time!
And each time I tell myself that I, well I cant stand the pain,
But when you hold me in your arms, Ill sing it once again.

Ill say come on, come on, come on, come on and take it!
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby.
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah,
Oh, oh, have a!
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby,
You know you got it, child, if it makes you feel good.

I need you to come on, come on, come on, come on and take it,
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby!
oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart, now darling, yeah, cmon now.
oh, oh, have a
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby.
You know you got it —whoahhhhh!!

Take it!
Take it! Take another little piece of my heart now, baby,
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart, now darling, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Oh, oh, have a
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby, hey,
You know you got it, child, if it makes you feel good.

Modern School: Occupy DOE—Opt Out of High Stakes Testing

Modern School: Occupy DOE—Opt Out of High Stakes Testing:

Occupy DOE—Opt Out of High Stakes Testing


United Opt Out National is calling for the occupation of the federal Department of Education next year, from March 30 to April 2, to bring an end to high stakes testing and corporate profiteering from public education. The movement encourages parents to use “opt out” rules(available in many school districts) to keep their children home when standardized tests are given.

Unlike the Occupy Wall Street movement, United Opt Out has a concrete list of demands. Furthermore, unlike the occupiers’ nebulous desire to “make the rich pay,” United Opt Out’s demands are relatively modest and could actually be achieved quickly with the right pressure

Big Education Ape: 10-16-11 PM Page 2 #edreform


Big Education Ape: Ed News Now

Published by Coopmike48 – 6 news spotters today

Education

Lessons From New Orleans

nytimes.com - Before Hurricane Katrina, more than 60 percent of children in New Orleans attended a failing school. Now, only about 18 percent do. Five years ago, less than a quarter of the children i...
leoniehaimson

What Made Michelle Obama Anxious and Nervous

politicsdaily.com - First Lady Michelle Obama revisited a stressful period of her youth on Monday, opening up to teen girls at a Denver mentoring event when asked about her views of standardized testing.Mrs. Obama use...
DianeRavitch

Frank is trending again. « Fred Klonsky's blog

preaprez.wordpress.com - In November, 2008 Frank Cieciorka died. Frank was a 60s activist, member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and a people’s graphic artist. His drawing of the clenched fist became ico...
fklonsky

Starving America’s Public Schools | OurFuture.org

ourfuture.org - Read full report » VIDEOS School Cuts Hurt Kids. . .  . . . By Increasing Class Size . . . By Eliminating Critical Classes . . . By Eliminating Great Teachers RESOURCESCOMMENTARYCritics of America’...
K12NN

A cautionary charter school tale - The Answer Sheet

washingtonpost.com - Some public charter schools do wonderful work. Some don’t. This is what can happen when officials who allow charter schools to open don’t pay enough attention to what happens after the doors open t...
mikeklonsky

News Corp. and the Business of Education

care2.com - Not only did Rupert Murdoch give the keynote speech at the education summit held under the aegis of Jeb Bush the past two days in San Francisco. His News Corporation is seeking to make its way into...
K12NN

Board, KIPP to talk performance in Jacksonville school

jacksonville.com - KIPP wants to open more charter schools in Jacksonville, but Duval County School Board is going to do something state law does not: consider KIPP's current performance before giving the OK. School ...
mikeklonsky

Es el momento - Educacion, Becas, Universidades, Aprendizaje

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Es el momento - Educacion, Becas, Universidades, AprendizajeEducación Preescolar Educación Elemental y Media Educación Secundaria College y Universidad Doctora Isabel Foro Becas Universidades A-Z...
coopmike48

Boomerang kids moving back home with parents

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Boomerang kids moving back home with parents:Boomerang kids moving back home with parentsKevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff WriterSunday, October 16, 2011(page 1 of 2) SINGLE PAGEPrintE-mailShareComments...
coopmike48

Occupy Wall Street: The T-Shirt

dailycensored.com - “It’s time, the anger is boiling over and we’re sick of being taken advantage of and taken for granted! Occupy Wall Street! It is time to stop the greed and bring about real social change,” so stat...
coopmike48

All Education Matters: WE OCCUPY #ows

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - All Education Matters: WE OCCUPY:WE OCCUPYby Cryn JohannsenAnd unlike some cheating journalists and writers, I believe in giving credit to those who CREATE such content.John De Guzman shared this o...
coopmike48

News Corp. and the Business of Education | Care2 Causes

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - News Corp. and the Business of Education | Care2 Causes:News Corp. and the Business of Education (video)by Kristina C.October 15, 201111:00 pm19 comments FacebookRedditStumbleUponDiggE-MailText Si...
coopmike48

Occupy Davis in Central Park 24/7 (PHOTO GALLERY)

davis.patch.com - Round-the-clock occupation of Central Park in Davis has begun. Help tell the story by uploading photos to this gallery.  After several gatherings in which the attendees worked to shape the movement...
coopmike48

Test Today, Privatize Tomorrow

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Test Today, Privatize Tomorrow:Test Today, Privatize TomorrowUsing Accountability to "Reform" Public Schools to DeathBy Alfie KohnI just about fell off my desk chair the other day when I came acros...
coopmike48

Privatizing Public Schools:

louisville.edu -   Privatizing Public Schools: Education in the Marketplace  Ellen Boesenberg Every relationship of “hegemony” is necessarily an educational relationship.-- A. Gramsci  1.1 The privatization of publ...
coopmike48

Podcast: A new way to scale and sustain reforms?

ednewscolorado.org - Sajan George has seen many of the nation’s recent and most high-profile public education reform efforts from an insider’s perspective. George played a leading role in reinventing the New Orleans sc...
coopmike48

OWS Forms a Public | Firedoglake

firedoglake.com - John Dewey Media reporting about OccupyWallStreet is bound up in its traditional mindset. The important things are clothes, demands, impact on the political horserace, police actions, and spectacle...
coopmike48

Fun in Mathematics” « Wild About Math!

wildaboutmath.com - A while back I received this email from Jeff Zilahy.Dear Mr. Lederman, I came across your blog, Wild about Math, and I too share your enthusiasm for the world of mathematics. In fact, I wrote a pop...
coopmike48

Seattle Schools and Capacity Management

saveseattleschools.blogspot.com - The headline story from the Seattle Times this morning - Surging Enrollment Blindsides Schools.  (I wish it had been "blindsides district" which would have been more the case.)  The photo of the Ha...
coopmike48

Tweets from the No-Fault Line: PSC @ COCHRAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

4lakidsnews.blogspot.com - 14 Oct   UTLAnow UTLA Warren Fletcher & AFT’s Randi Weingarten met with teachers to see why Cochran MS is on the right track but still on LAUSD’s giveaway list.   UTLAnow UTLA Teachers ...
coopmike48

"You Say You Want a Revolution"

bluejersey.com - "You say you want a revolution. Well, you know. We all want to change the world. You say you got a real solution. Well, you know. We'd all love to see the plan."                         - Beatles: ...
coopmike48

Much Ado About Pearson (Foundation)

chicagonow.com - By Alexander Russo, today at 9:18 am Concerns about private sector influence over public policy keep coming up -- not just in education, and not just from the political fringe. There's Jane Meyer's...
coopmike48

The Baltimore Angle on the National Opt Out Movement

editbarry.wordpress.com - Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post blog “The Answer Sheet” noticed something I missed: that two of the movement’s leaders teach in Towson, Md., just up the road. Among the leaders of the Opt Ou...
coopmike48

Meeting Sal Khan « Cooperative Catalyst

coopcatalyst.wordpress.com - I attended an independent schools conference outside Seattle yesterday (Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools Educators’ Conference: Innovation and Change in the Classroom).  I was e...
coopmike48

Occupy Comes to Appleton, Wisconsin |

bluecheddar.net - Appleton, Wisconsin was occupied by between 200 and 300 people yesterday. It’s part of a world wide movement that started with people occupying a park near Wall Street. I’m thankful for the positiv...
coopmike48

Along the Color Line Video Contest « Outside the Cave

stephenlazar.com - By Stephen Lazar, on October 16th, 2011 Please share this with any teachers you know.  Dr. Marable was very important to me, and I can think of no greater tribute to him then to share his work so t...
coopmike48

Video

nypost.com - Mayor Bloomberg likes to boast of the “gains” made in city schools during his tenure, but the test scores and graduation rates he cites have long been suspect. Want to know why?As Susan Edelman rep...
coopmike48

AFT - A Union of Professionals

aft.org - by Randi WeingartenPresident, American Federation of Teachers  Here’s what you’ll find in too many public schools in America today: “Classrooms” fashioned out of storage rooms, school cafeterias an...
coopmike48

White House Tweetup: American Jobs Act Bus Tour

whitehouse.gov - Posted by Kori Schulman on October 15, 2011 at 12:19 PM EDT Ed. Note: The deadline to apply for the White House Tweetup is 9:00 a.m. EDT on Sunday, October 16th. Sign up now at WhiteHouse.gov/tweet...
coopmike48

State of the Occupation (Sat, Global Day of Action Roundup)

dissenter.firedoglake.com - A whole lot happened today on the occupation front. Anywhere between 60,000 and half a million people gathered in Madrid:According to the Guardian, around three thousand protesters assembled in Lon...
coopmike48

Latest News and Comment from Education

LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION

LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION
EduBloggers