Saturday, October 22, 2011

SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: Eva Moskowitz Whines About Others Lack Of Ethics

SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: Eva Moskowitz Whines About Others Lack Of Ethics:

Eva Moskowitz Whines About Others Lack Of Ethics

Oh poor little Eva Moskowitz. I feel so sorry for her. I am sure right now she is pouting, whining, wondering why no one, except her emasculated husband Eric Grannis loves or cares for her.

Anna Phillips, since she is now in the employ of the New York Times and actually doing reporting and not aggregating, reported this past Wednesday, October 19, that Harlem Success Academy 3 has lost more than a third of its staff to resignation in the last several months. In fact, the attrition rates as reported by Anna at HSA 1 and 2 is about 19 percent since this past June.

Poor Eva, with those pouty lips, the forlorn expression on her face fired off an email informing all her minions

ESEA "Did You Ever Have to Make up Your Mind?" #EDreform

Today's Big Education Ape - PostRank Top Late Nite Posts

Today's Big Education Ape - PostRank Top Late Nite Posts



Save Seattle Schools Community Blog: Times Picks Up on Pledge Stance at JSIS

Save Seattle Schools Community Blog: Times Picks Up on Pledge Stance at JSIS:Times Picks Up on Pledge Stance at JSISby Melissa Westbrook(Update: It is with great sorrow that I pass on the news of the sudden death of Senator Scott White who was found dead in a hotel room while attending a leadership conference. There was no evidence of foul play and an autopsy will be performed to find the cause of death. Senator White, who had two small children, ... more »

An Urban Teacher's Education: Responding to the PARCC and Common Core (Modified)

An Urban Teacher's Education: Responding to the PARCC and Common Core (Modified):Responding to the PARCC and Common Core (Modified)by James BoutinLast spring, when I was teaching at a small school in the Bronx, I caused an unnecessary ruckus by posting my thoughts about a presentation my staff received on the looming impacts of PARCC and Common Core implementation. The post was shared by Gotham Schools, in the Digest for Grassroots Education, and was disseminated to many UFT chapter leaders. I ... more »

All Education Matters: #OWS: The Mayors List

All Education Matters: #OWS: The Mayors List:#OWS: The Mayors Listby Cryn JohannsenBefore I headed up to Tulsa, Oklahoma last weekend to meet occupiers there, I had a long conversation with author and activist Barbara Ehrenreich about ways in which we could help out. Barbara had a splendid idea, after I mentioned the arrests in various cities the night before. "Let's put together a mayors list, a list of all their contact numbers," she said.So we got to work. Barbara forwarded ... more »

#Edcamp Santiago | Edcamp Santiago: Teachers sharing knowledge with teachers! #OWS #EDreform

Edcamp Santiago | Edcamp Santiago: Teachers sharing knowledge with teachers!:Edcamp SantiagoEdcamp Santiago: Teachers sharing knowledge with teachers!Skip to contentHome#Edcamp Santiago: Sponsors BrochureAboutSponsor: Universidad Mayor#Edcamp Santiago: Creación de entornos eficaces de enseñanza y aprendizajePosted on October 22, 2011 by profesorbakerEdcamp Santiago¿Que tiene Edcamp Santiago que ver con TALIS (siglas del inglés Teaching and Learning International Survey) de la OCDE?La investigación sobre eficacia escolar muestra de manera consistente que la calidad del entorno de apr... more »

Pete Seeger & Friends: This Little Light of Mine #ows

Pete Seeger singing "This Little Light of Mine" at the 2009 Newport Folk Festival, accompanied by most of the day's other performers: Tao Rodriguez Seeger, Billy Bragg, Gillian Welch David Rawlings, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ben Kweller, The Fleet Foxes, The Low Anthem, The Decemberists, and others.Pete Seeger And Arlo Guthrie Jam Out At Occupy Columbus Circle With ‘This Little Light’VIDEOby James Crugnale | 12:35 pm, October 22nd, 2011» 3 commentsFolk legends Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and other musicians marched 30 ... more »

School Tech Connect: Class Size DOESN'T Matter...

School Tech Connect: Class Size DOESN'T Matter...:Class Size DOESN'T Matter...by noreply@blogger.com (Tim)...unless you're affluent and you want your kids to get an education fit for humans...For everyone else, class size doesn't

The Dialogue Heats Up over Teach For America - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher

The Dialogue Heats Up over Teach For America - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher:The Dialogue Heats Up over Teach For Americaby Anthony CodyA few days ago I posted this: Civil Rights Groups Press for Truly Qualified Teachers. I have hit a nerve, because the piece has gotten a number of comments. Last night some sharp questions arrived from a reader named Mike Hailey. I am interested in highlighting this dialogue, so I am going to post his questions ... more »

Schooling in the Ownership Society: Gates: We know more about teaching than educators do

Schooling in the Ownership Society: Gates: We know more about teaching than educators do:Gates: We know more about teaching than educators doby Mike KlonskyBill Melinda Gates tell schools to operate like a business. They claim that they know more about how to teach than do teachers themselves.It may surprise you—it was certainly surprising to us—but the field of education doesn't know very much at all about effective teaching. We have all known terrific teachers. You watch them at work

voiceofsandiego.org: Education

voiceofsandiego.org: Education:Morning Report: The Risk of the School Board PrezComments | 7:28 am San Diego Unified school board President Richard Barrera says the decisions he's faced have boiled down to this: either risk the education of children or risk the district's financial health."[T]hat's the situation we've been in, over and over and over again," he says in an in anin-depth, back-and-forth conversation with our Will Carless over the district's money mess.Barrera blames the state for pushing the district to the ... more »

Occupy Wall Street #OWS protest is growing Yummy Math | We provide teachers and students with mathematics relevant to our world today …

Yummy Math | We provide teachers and students with mathematics relevant to our world today …:Occupy Wall Street protest is growingThe Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has grown since it began on September 17th. Students can look at charts that show percent mentions of the demonstrations and calculate the percentage of media mentions, percentage of comment growth, and the percentages of American wealth. Again Twitter was the prime discussion vehicle.OWS-protest-growing.doc OWS-protest-growing.pdfFor members we have solutions below.

Thoughts on Improving the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) in NJ « School Finance 101

Thoughts on Improving the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) in NJ « School Finance 101:Thoughts on Improving the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) in NJby schoolfinance101I’ve seen a number of tweets and vague media references of late about the fact that NJ Education Commissioner Cerf will at some point in the near future be providing recommendations for how to change the School Funding Reform Act of 2008.I also have it on good authority that NJDOE has convened a working group ... more »

Cablevision Launches "Semillitas" Channel for Latino Toddlers - Hispanically Speaking News

Cablevision Launches "Semillitas" Channel for Latino Toddlers - Hispanically Speaking News:Cablevision’s iO TV Launches “Semillitas” Channel for Latino Toddlers and PreschoolersSOMOSTV today announced the launch of “Semillitas,” a TV channel targeting Latino toddlers and preschoolers from 0-5 years of age with the goal of helping parents preserve their language and cultural roots, on Cablevision’s iO en espanol package. Semillitas offers 24 hour, state-of-the-art animation from Latin America, Spain, the United States and other countries, dubbed in neutral Spanish in a ... more »

Why do we trust superintendents more than teachers? The Case of Houston ISD « A "Fuller" Look at Education Issues

Why do we trust superintendents more than teachers? The Case of Houston ISD « A "Fuller" Look at Education Issues:Why do we trust superintendents more than teachers? The Case of Houston ISDby Dr. Ed FullerIn an article in the Texas Watchdog at:http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2011/10/houston-isd-school-trustees-begin-terry-grier-evaluation/1319204896.columnThe article states:But Grier’s performance review is just beginning, said Trustee Julie Stipeche, who represents HISD District VIII.“Today was the first day we, as a board, had the opportunity to review the data the administration pro... more »

Missouri Education Watchdog: Common Core Standards: The Crocodile Sickness Our Students will Suffer

Missouri Education Watchdog: Common Core Standards: The Crocodile Sickness Our Students will Suffer:

Common Core Standards: The Crocodile Sickness Our Students will Suffer


Send the following blog by Susan Ohanian to your school district superintendent and school board members. Then:
  • Ask them their opinion.
  • Ask them to read the texts (Appendix A and B) listed on the Common Core Standards.
  • Ask them why they, as the superintendent and Board members, cannot determine their own district curriculum for the students.
  • Ask them if they feel comfortable with standards and

STOP & FRISK HAS GOT TO GO! Solidarity with #occupyharlem. | OccupyWallSt.org #ows

STOP & FRISK HAS GOT TO GO! Solidarity with #occupyharlem. | OccupyWallSt.org:

STOP & FRISK HAS GOT TO GO! Solidarity with #occupyharlem.

Posted Oct. 22, 2011, 6:35 p.m. EST by

A new uncompromising movement against NYPD's notorious Stop & Frisk program began yesterday as hundreds of demonstrators marched from the Harlem State Office Building to Harlem’s 28th precinct. At the station, Cornel West, author and Princeton professor, Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Rev. Stephen Phelps, interim senior minister of Riverside Church, and dozens of others were arrested in an act of non-violent civil disobedience. Among those

NYC Public School Parents: Video: Yong Zhao on how high-stakes testing is damaging our schools

NYC Public School Parents: Video: Yong Zhao on how high-stakes testing is damaging our schools:

Video: Yong Zhao on how high-stakes testing is damaging our schools

Check out Yong Zhao's terrific (and funny!) presentation on October 12, along with the question and answer session, co-sponsored by Class Size Matters, GEM, Time out From Testing, and Parents Across America.

Prof. Zhao is the nation's most eloquent critic of high-stakes testing and discusses how the current education reform agenda is taking our nation's schools in entirely wrong direction.

What is a Democratic-Free School? | Lefty Parent

What is a Democratic-Free School? | Lefty Parent:

What is a Democratic-Free School?

When most people think of a “school”, particularly a school for young people, the image of kids sitting behind desks with a teacher at the front leading the class (as the “sage on the stage” as they say) generally comes to mind. Somewhere down the hall from this and other classrooms is an “office” including administrative staff and particularly the school principal who runs the school, including giving marching orders to and evaluating the teachers, and dealing with student disciplinary issues that are referred to them by the teachers.

The “governance model” is presumed to be completely hierarchical. Students at the bottom of the hierarchy get

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Wisconsin Public Radio - Kathleen Dunn

wpr.org - Kathleen Dunn can be heard on WPR's Ideas Network stations Monday through Thursday mornings from 9-11am, leading balanced discussions about the issues of the day and the issues of our time. To join...

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NYC DOE: Careers in NYC Schools

hostedjobs.openhire.com - Note: This grant funded assignment is for one (1) year with the possibility of renewal for up to three (3) years. Position Summary: The New York City school system is the largest in the country, c...

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Virtual charter school plan prompts review of laws

northjersey.com - A proposal for a virtual charter school based in Teaneck that would end its first year with $4.7 million of taxpayer money left in the bank has sparked concern and calls Friday for deeper scrutiny....

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Testing "Experts"

jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com - Leonie Haimson points us to this report on the New York Regents Exam:The state is finally cracking down on the practice of teachers grading their own students’ standardized tests. The state Board o...

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Gates: We know more about teaching than educators do

schoolingintheownershipsociety.blogspot.com - Bill & Melinda Gates tell schools to operate like a business. They claim that they know more about how to teach than do teachers themselves. It may surprise you—it was certainly surprising to us—bu...

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Jeb Bush's Cyber Attack on Public Schools

motherjones.com - In June 2010, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to give the commencement speech for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, the state's largest virtual charter school. ECOT, wh...

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Occupy the Classroom

nytimes.com - Occupy Wall Street is shining a useful spotlight on one of America’s central challenges, the inequality that leaves the richest 1 percent of Americans with a greater net worth than the entire botto...

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Senate Panel Approves Bill That Rewrites Education Law

nytimes.com - Legislation rewriting the No Child Left Behind education law finally gained traction this week, and the Senate Democrat whose committee passed the bill said on Friday that progress became possible ...

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Larry Strauss: My Class Size Matters

huffingtonpost.com - My very first day as a full-time teacher, I arrived at what was then a chaotic and dysfunctional high school to discover that my first period class had 34 students, my second period had seven, and ...

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Bill and Melinda Gates on Teacher Evaluation

online.wsj.com - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation English teacher Angela Haskell, above, in Tampa, Fla., has agreed to have her classroom performance evaluated. Most teachers say they would do the same. America's sc...

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Following State Law and School Board Policy

saveseattleschools.blogspot.com - From the Seattle Times of 21 October 2011: School Board President Steve Sundquist said he plans to talk with interim Superintendent Susan Enfield about enforcement of the pledge policy."The School ...

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Students can attend Obama speech in Denver at Tivoli

denverpost.com - For the second time this month, President Barack Obama will visit Denver this Tuesday and Wednesday pushing his American Jobs Act. The President's only public appearance will be a Wednesday morning...

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Pete Seeger & Friends: This Little Light of Mine #ows

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Pete Seeger singing "This Little Light of Mine" at the 2009 Newport Folk Festival, accompanied by most of the day's other performers: Tao Rodriguez Seeger, Billy Bragg, Gillian Welch & David Rawlin...

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Women making slow, sure strides in science, math

boston.com - For many of the women, the chemistry lab was a home away from home -- a sorority for nerds, of sorts, that hints at the slow but steady shift in technical fields that have been traditionally filled...

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voiceofsandiego.org: Education

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - voiceofsandiego.org: Education:Morning Report: The Risk of the School Board PrezComments | 7:28 am San Diego Unified school board President Richard Barrera says the decisions he's faced have boiled...

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On Occupy Wall Street goals, tactics, operations

my.firedoglake.com - This is an extended response to wbgonne’s comment on the Occupy Wall Street liveblog. It is just some observations prompted by the comment. There are some good insights in this comment. Let me tel...

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Drinks Are on the House (and Senate)

dissidentvoice.org - “Got any idea how to make a frozen daiquiri?” Saturday. 6 a.m. A question no one else would have asked at that hour. I knew it had to be Marshbaum, my faux-friend foil. “Too early to be drinking,” ...

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More of Today's Big Education Ape - PostRank Top AM Posts

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - More of Today's Big Education Ape - PostRank Top AM Posts Thoughts on Improving the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) in NJ « School Finance 101 Big Education Ape - PostRank (PostRank: All) - ...

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Schools Matter: NCLB 2.0 and the New Feuderalism

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Schools Matter: NCLB 2.0 and the New Feuderalism:NCLB 2.0 and the New Feuderalismby Jim HornEverybody connected to Washington's corporate legislative process badly needs some good PR. With approva...

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Video

nypost.com - Mayor Bloomberg yesterday blasted teachers- union complaints over a new evaluation system that’s not even operational yet -- saying the UFT is just trying to subvert a real measure of teacher quali...

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Geaux Teacher!: Why NOT School Performance Scores?

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Geaux Teacher!: Why NOT School Performance Scores?:Why NOT School Performance Scores?by noreply@blogger.com (Lee Barrios, M.Ed., NBCT)This blog by Gary Rubinstein at "TEACHFORUS" is a great example...

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16 steps forward, 2 backward – Editorial Blog

community.statesmanjournal.com - Here is an updated draft of our Sunday editorial: It’s disappointing that the Oregon City School District has quit one of the nation’s leading school-reform efforts. But that decision shouldn’t dis...

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'Clarity' sought on charter schools | Richmond Times

timesdispatch.com - The Richmond School Board will ask Virginia to change the law on charter schools so the people who work in the schools aren't required to be employed by the public school district. The proposed cha...

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