Friday, August 24, 2012

School Tech Connect: End the Revolving Door

School Tech Connect: End the Revolving Door:


End the Revolving Door

Go sign.


While I don't like the wording of this petition's title, it's a great petition.

Community Forum at Social Justice High School in Chicago. « Fred Klonsky

Community Forum at Social Justice High School in Chicago. « Fred Klonsky:


Community Forum at Social Justice High School in Chicago.

PopoutParents, students, teachers and community members gathered at Social Justice High School to demand answers from the new interim principal, CPS administrators and Network Office regarding top-down changes to staffing and programming that threaten to destabilize the school.
And the students speak.
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School Tech Connect: Asocial Media

School Tech Connect: Asocial Media:


Asocial Media

I'm trying to check in on Twitter more often to see who's following me. I get a lot of life coaches and public relations people and other sad types, but I also have a lot of people I really admire. I dunno. My relationship to social media is like my relationship to Old Style. There's a long history but it probably could have been replaced by something better.

Every once in a while I see someone on the list and I wonder what their deal is, and I follow the links. Now, I've got no bone to pick with this particular fellow, although I think his day job is kind of dishonest. I just wonder what the social media objective is here.

I mean, there's a guy with literally nothing to say. I'm sure he's just keeping his finger on the pulse, or whatever, 

Big Education Ape Nite Cap 8-24-12 #SOSCHAT #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 CAP




Schools Matter: Letter from NY Administrator, Carol Burris

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 hour ago
Schools Matter: Letter from NY Administrator, Carol Burris: Letter from NY Administrator, Carol Burris by Jim Horn Dear friends, Exciting things are beginning to happen. Parents realize that their children's test scores should not be used for reasons other than guiding learning. They also realize that because of other purposes, like APPR, their sons and daughters are sitting for more tests which are becoming longer and longer. The costs are enormous at a time of shrinking budgets, and student data is being collected at very detailed levels. Tax dollars and learning time are be... more »

California High School Puts End to "Hurtful and Demeaning" Event - Hispanically Speaking News

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California High School Puts End to "Hurtful and Demeaning" Event - Hispanically Speaking News: High School Puts an End to Tradition, Calling it “Hurtful and Demeaning” to Latinos [image: High School Puts an End to Tradition, Calling it “Hurtful and Demeaning” to Latinos]A tradition at an Anaheim high school has been nixed after officials deemed in offensive to the Latino community, calling it “hurtful and demeaning”. For years, Canyon High School senior activity week has included a dress-up day in which seniors (those in their fourth year of high school, not the elderly) dress up ... more »

The Week’s Second Staged Study to Support a Bush Initiative – This Time With an Even More Outrageous Conclusion | Scathing Purple Musings

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The Week’s Second Staged Study to Support a Bush Initiative – This Time With an Even More Outrageous Conclusion | Scathing Purple Musings: The Week’s Second Staged Study to Support a Bush Initiative – This Time With an Even More Outrageous Conclusion by Bob Sikes The *Tampa Bay Times *Cara Fitzpatrick reports on the second conveniently released study to support one of Jeb Bush’s pet projects. Last week, a study from a researcher who works for a center chaired by Jeb Bush released a report favorable to the state’s 3rd grade FCAT-based retention policy. This time it’s vouchers – an... more »

English Learner Parental Waiver Notification Lette - Resources (CA Dept of Education)

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English Learner Parental Waiver Notification Lette - Resources (CA Dept of Education): Querido Condado y los Superintendentes de Distrito: EXENCIONES DE LOS PADRES DE ESTUDIANTES DE INGLÉS El propósito de esta carta es para recordarle de las leyes y reglamentos que rigen la exención de los padres en lo que respecta a la instrucción para estudiantes de inglés (EL). *Código de Educación de* California *(EC)* Sección 305 requiere que, salvo por renuncia de los padres, todos los niños se colocan en las clases de lengua inglesa. ELs deben ser educados a través de la inmersión Inglés p... more »

DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Discovering "Discovery Education! It's Not Just Videos Anymore!"

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DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Discovering "Discovery Education! It's Not Just Videos Anymore!": Discovering "Discovery Education! It's Not Just Videos Anymore!" by Lisa M I remember when I began using Discovery Education. It was years ago, and I was excited because they had great videos per United Streaming, that I could show my students! Well, Discovery Ed has come a long way baby, and it's not just about videos anymore! As a matter of fact, there is so much more to Discovery,that I couldn't possibly cover it in this post! Yeah, they still do videos, tons and tons of video,on... more »

Thanks to Student Activism, Los Angeles Schools Have Banned Styrofoam - Education - GOOD

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 4 hours ago
Thanks to Student Activism, Los Angeles Schools Have Banned Styrofoam - Education - GOOD: Thanks to Student Activism, Los Angeles Schools Have Banned Styrofoam from GOOD by Liz Dwyer [image: styrofoam] Thanks to some vigorous student activism, the era of ubiquitous Styrofoam in the Los Angeles Unified School District is over. The decision makes LAUSD the first school district in the nation to issue such a ban. Two and a half years ago students in the Environmental Studies Magnet program at Thomas Starr King Middle School in the Silver Lake section of Los Angeles were assigned a proj... more »

Daily Kos: A response to Mitt Romney

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 4 hours ago
Daily Kos: A response to Mitt Romney: A response to Mitt Romney by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) who today in Michigan said "No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate." Besides the fact that is beyond despicable as a political tactic, it does require a response. Yes, Mitt, we know you are the son of a honorable man, who when he was running released 13 years of tax returns. Who when questions by a reporter why he had not availed himself of every possible deduction was straight forward in saying he did not think it was proper - which of course disqualifies him by your judgm... more »

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm no "honest broker"

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm no "honest broker": Rahm no "honest broker" by Mike Klonsky Rahm claims he's the guy who can step in at the last minute with his tough guy approach and prevent a strike. The Sun-Times' Fran Spielman is painting Rahm as the *broker*, the one guy who can step in at the last moment, resolve the contentious contract negotiations in a closed door meeting, and by sheer will, prevent a teachers strike. At the same time, Spielman is portraying the mayor as the tough guy (unlike Mayor Daley) who can keep the union in its place. *Early next week, sources s... more »

What’s happening in Santa Fe schools? « Parents Across America

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
What’s happening in Santa Fe schools? « Parents Across America: What’s happening in Santa Fe schools? by leoniehaimson *Cate Moses, a Santa Fe parent, just sent in this comment, after reading the influential post by Sue Peters called “How to tell if your district is infected by the Broad virus.” See also our Parent Guide to the Broad Foundation’s Training Programs. You can also check out the new memo, recently disclosed, revealing plans by the Broadies to further expand their influence across the country. Cate alerts us to a similar program, called the *Harvard Urban Superinte... more »

NYC Public School Parents: Why did the DOE cancel the Healthy Lunch school program?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
NYC Public School Parents: Why did the DOE cancel the Healthy Lunch school program?: Why did the DOE cancel the Healthy Lunch school program? by Leonie Haimson *For several years, the non-profit organization Wellness in the Schools [WITS] program has been bringing professional chefs into schools to teach kids and the DOE’s school cooks how to prepare healthy meals; last year they also provided lunch in thirty public schools. * *Without warning last week, the NYC Department of Education suddenly announced it wouldcancel the WITS healthy school lunch program, claiming that its meal... more »

What You Need to Know about Chester Upland « Diane Ravitch's blog

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What You Need to Know about Chester Upland « Diane Ravitch's blog: What You Need to Know about Chester Upland by dianerav A reader comments on previous posts (see here and here) about Governor Corbett’s appointment of a voucher advocate to be the “chief recovery officer” for financially stressed Chester Upland, Pennsylvania. This is a district that allocates 1/3 of its scarce budget to a for-profit charter school that pays its owner a management fee of $16 million. Oh, and one other thing: First Lady Michelle Obama invited a teacher from Chester Upland to sit with her during the S... more »

Agenda September 4 and 5, 2012 - Administration & Support (CA Dept of Education)

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Agenda September 4 and 5, 2012 - Administration & Support (CA Dept of Education): Agenda September 4 and 5, 2012Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda. ------------------------------ Advisory Commission on Special Education Members Kristin Wright, Chair Diane Fazzi, Vice Chair Feda Almaliti Janice Brown Maureen Burness Kenneth Denman Morena de Grimaldi Betty Karnette Susan Martinez Laurie Newton Tomislav Peraic Naomi Rainey Barbara Schulman Laureen Sills Jaclyn Vincent Student Members Matthew Stacy Timothy Higgins Legislative Members Carol Liu, Senate Joan Buc... more »

FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Friday, August 24, 2012

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: *Sally Ride * *Born May 26, 1951, in Los Angeles, California. Died on July 23, 2012* Education Headlines *Friday, August 24, 2012* Alisal school district board won't reduce services at Family Resource CenterFacing pressure from community members and leaders, administrators at the Alisal Union School District have backpedaled on instructions to redirect services from their family resource center to their school sites. Riverbank district OKs final budget that assumes tax hike failsTrustees have passed a revised $22.3 million budget... more »

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Times Keeps Up It's Desperate Efforts to Look Logical

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Times Keeps Up It's Desperate Efforts to Look Logical: Times Keeps Up It's Desperate Efforts to Look Logical by Melissa Westbrook [image: Charter Schools - Dividing Communities since 1991] More inane arguments from the Times over charter schools. They try to play the civil rights card and they might want to watch that because there are those in minority groups who do NOT follow that argument. *They also say it is "divisive" to talk about loss of funds to schools if we have charters.* That's misleading because (1) the charter system WILL cost more... more »

Battling the Common Core at the State Level | Truth in American Education

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Battling the Common Core at the State Level | Truth in American Education: Battling the Common Core at the State Level by Shane Vander Hart An article in the Indianapolis Star today demonstrates the impact that can be made in battling the Common Core State Standards. Tony Bennett, the Indiana State Superintendent of Education who is an elected official, has found that his challenge for re-election has been on the right, not on the left with teacher’s unions. He wants to talk about his reform efforts and school choice, but people who attend Tea Party groups want to know about th... more »

NYC Educator: Another Day, Another Sliming

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
NYC Educator: Another Day, Another Sliming: Another Day, Another Sliming by NYC Educator It seems like not a day goes by that we who teach the children of this country are not trashed in the media. In my school, free tabloids are all over the place, and I'd open them in teacher rooms to discover what fresh perfidies we'd committed this week, this day, this hour. We are perverts. We are incompetent. Our jobs are protected forever. We make too much, work too little. Today, on the heels of a new evaluation system based on junk science the Daily News bemoans the fact that not enough t... more »

Community College Spotlight | Sorted out: Remedial ed doesn’t prepare students

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Community College Spotlight | Sorted out: Remedial ed doesn’t prepare students: Sorted out: Remedial ed doesn’t prepare students by Joanne Jacobs Remedial courses usually fail to prepare students for college-level work, concludes a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research. “Remediation does not develop students’ skills sufficiently to increase their rates of college success,” concludes Judith Scott-Clayton, an assistant professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College, who wrote the paper with graduate student Olga Rodriguez. Still, the remedial track may hav... more »

Missouri Education Watchdog: Schools to Provide the 3 R's and 3 Squares a Day

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Missouri Education Watchdog: Schools to Provide the 3 R's and 3 Squares a Day: Schools to Provide the 3 R's and 3 Squares a Day by Anngie Missouri's DESE, in partnership with the Midwest Dairy Council, just announced a contest to see which schools could increase the number of children receiving breakfast at school the most. The goal is to increase breakfast participation by 20 percent this year. Schools who make big gains can win awards from $1,000 to $4,000. Sounds good right? Feed kids. Get Money. It's a win-win. But why the big push to have schools be a meal provider? Missouri... more »

UPDATE: I’m getting into this retirement thing. « Fred Klonsky

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
I’m getting into this retirement thing. « Fred Klonsky: I’m getting into this retirement thing. by Fred Klonsky It has only been a couple of months. But I’m getting into this retirement thing. You meet the greatest people. Like last night. My pal Glen Brown and I were invited to speak to a meeting of the North Lake Shore chapter of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association. The IRTA is the largest organization of teacher retirees in the state of Illinois. Irene Jinks is the North Lake Shore chapter President. Back in the day when I first got hired in Park Ridge Irene was on the s... more »

Republicans or Democrats?: No Difference for Educators | Dailycensored.com

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Republicans or Democrats?: No Difference for Educators | Dailycensored.com: Republicans or Democrats?: No Difference for Educators by P.L. Thomas For about thirty years now, public education as well as its teachers and students have been the focus of an accountability era driven by recurring calls for and the implementation of so-called higher standards and incessant testing. At two points during this era, educators could blame Ronald Reagan’s administration for feeding the media frenzy around the misleading A Nation at Risk and George W. Bush’s administration for federalizing the... more »

Did that Democrat say he is for school vouchers? - Wait, What?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Did that Democrat say he is for school vouchers? - Wait, What?: Did that Democrat say he is for school vouchers? by jonpelto One of the more incredible comments at a recent debate among the candidates running in Bridgeport’s September 4th special election to select a democratically elected board of education came from Democrat Kenneth Moales, who is also an incumbent on the Bridgeport’s illegal Board of Education. According to the Connecticut Post, Moales “supports school vouchers, and said they are neither anti-union nor anti-public schools.” Ah…. False on both points Mr. Moales.... more »

Your Summer PD: Whole Child Education and Society — Whole Child Education

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Your Summer PD: Whole Child Education and Society — Whole Child Education: Your Summer PD: Whole Child Education and Society by Klea Scharberg [image: 2012 ASCD Whole Child Virtual Conference] ASCD conducted its second Whole Child Virtual Conference in May 2012. This free conference showcases schools, authors, and research about implementing a whole child approach for a worldwide audience. View and share archived session recordings, presenter handouts, and related resources at www.ascd.org/wcvirtualconference. Gain insight into the role of education in society, the purpose of schools ... more »

Helicopters can improve minority college attendance & other misguided policy implications: Comments on the Brookings “Voucher” Study « School Finance 101

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Helicopters can improve minority college attendance & other misguided policy implications: Comments on the Brookings “Voucher” Study « School Finance 101: Helicopters can improve minority college attendance & other misguided policy implications: Comments on the Brookings “Voucher” Study by schoolfinance101 Here’s my quick response to the Brookings report released yesterday on the long term effects of vouchers on a randomized pool of participants in New York City. Let’s say I conducted a study in which I rented a fleet of helicopters and used those helicopters to, on a daily basis,...more »

Modern School: Court Overturn’s LAUSD’s Seniority Exemption

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Modern School: Court Overturn’s LAUSD’s Seniority Exemption: Court Overturn’s LAUSD’s Seniority Exemption by Michael Dunn United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) has won a small victory in its fight to preserve seniority rights at Los Angeles Unified (LAUSD), according to the 4LAKids Blog. In February, 2010, in Reed vs. California, lawyers argued that low performing, low income schools were unfairly impacted by layoffs since they tend to have higher percentages of younger teachers who lack seniority and that this violated students’ constitutional right to educational equity. Judge... more »

Interview With John Norton From The “New” Middleweb | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Interview With John Norton From The “New” Middleweb | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…: Interview With John Norton From The “New” Middleweb by Larry Ferlazzo John (Croft) Norton is the founder and co-editor of MiddleWeb.com. John also co-founded the national Teacher Leaders Network and works as an education writer, editor and virtual community developer. See his LinkedIn page for more background. There are very few people who rival John’s connections in the education world, his editing ability, and his willingness to help. Middleweb was my first introduction to the education... more »

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The view from right-field on class size

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The view from right-field on class size: The view from right-field on class size by Mike Klonsky Checker Finn (right) and his Fordham Foundation crew are upset at White House report. *“So it should concern everyone that right now – all across America – tens of thousands **of teachers are getting laid off....Think about what that means for our country. When **there are fewer teachers in our schools, class sizes start climbing up. Our students start **falling behind. And our economy takes a hit.” -- *President Obama Finn, Petrilli & Co. (pictured above... more »

Business and Schooling in Arlington (VA)–Part 2 | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Business and Schooling in Arlington (VA)–Part 2 | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Business and Schooling in Arlington (VA)–Part 2 by larrycuban That big, middle-size, and small businesses were heavily involved in the Arlington public schools, an urban district across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. in the mid-1970s, was evident by the end of my first year as superintendent. The extent of business participation in Arlington differed little from that in other districts and mirrored arrangements made years before I was appointed.[i] The Arlington School B... more »

UPDATE: LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-24-12 Diane Ravitch's blog

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
Diane Ravitch's blog: [image: Click on picture to Listen to Diane Ravitch] A Teacher’s Dilemma by dianerav This letter from a veteran teacher should be read and discussed in every TFA institute, during the five weeks of training. Corps members should take a pledge never to take a job away from a well-qualified, experienced teacher who was laid off to save money and to hire TFA: *All I ever wanted from teaching was to do good work, excite children and really teach them. And I have done that. Always trying to do it better, always assessing and reworking what I do. I’ve been proud of ... more »

What to do — and not do — for growing number of English Language Learners - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
What to do — and not do — for growing number of English Language Learners - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post: What to do — and not do — for growing number of English Language Learners By Valerie Strauss This* was written by Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski, who teach at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. They are co-authors of the new book, “The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels.”* ** By Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski It’s hard to find a scho... more »

Children with English language barriers? Send in the French teacher… - Wait, What?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
Children with English language barriers? Send in the French teacher… - Wait, What?: Children with English language barriers? Send in the French teacher… by jonpelto The number of students entering public schools who are not fluent, or even proficient, in English is growing. In some districts, nearly have the students go home to households where English is not the primary language. For the purposes of our education system, the students who need special help developing their English skills are called “English Language Learners.” Many of these students come from Spanish-speaking house... more »

School Tech Connect: Popular Things To Say

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
School Tech Connect: Popular Things To Say: Popular Things To Say by noreply@blogger.com (Tim Furman) This is a pretty good piece in the *Post-Dispatch. * But I just wish someone could spend ten minutes with me pointing at the evidence for this assertion. Common Core Standards are an attempt to provide a framework of knowledge and skills students should have to go to college or to enter the global workforce. To date, 45 states have adopted the Common Core Standards. Illinois adopted the standards in 2010, and they go into effect this school year. In short, they could change the ... more »

Students Last: Breaking News: Teacher Invited to Education Conference

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
Students Last: Breaking News: Teacher Invited to Education Conference: Breaking News: Teacher Invited to Education Conference by Students Last *New York City* - Setting aside a long-held tradition, the New York Times has invited an actual public school teacher to participate in their upcoming "Schools of Tomorrow" conference. Elaine Doctris, who teaches fifth graders at PS 800 in Queens, is the chosen one. "I'm honored and a little confused," she confessed. "I mean they've never asked a public school teacher to speak before. I hope it isn't a mistake." According to Kirstie Hepb... more »

India's Bailing on the Most Influential International Standardized Test - Education - GOOD

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 12 hours ago
India's Bailing on the Most Influential International Standardized Test - Education - GOOD: India's Bailing on the Most Influential International Standardized Test by Liz Dwyer [image: test] The second most populous nation in the world is giving a thumbs down to the standardized test used to measure and compare the academic performance of students from around the globe. India is backing out of this year's administration of the Program for International Student Assessment, a test run by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that's given to 15-year-olds every th... more »

Survey: Teachers report students 'regularly' come to school hungry - The Denver Post

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 12 hours ago
Survey: Teachers report students 'regularly' come to school hungry - The Denver Post: Survey: Teachers report students 'regularly' come to school hungry POSTED: 08/23/2012 06:13:00 PM MDT UPDATED: 08/23/2012 11:56:56 PM MDT *By Kevin Simpson* When a handful of students consistently showed up for school lethargic and unfocused, second-grade teacher Robin Sutherland discreetly posed a question: Did you have breakfast? Soon after, she began stopping off at the grocery store to pick up nutrition-packed drinks, or peanut butter and crackers — anything that might give them a protein ... more »

In Madison standing at the brink of the CTU strike : blue cheddar

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 12 hours ago
In Madison standing at the brink of the CTU strike : blue cheddar: In Madison standing at the brink of the CTU strike by bluecheddar I attended a talk Wednesday night to learn how over 23,000 public school teachers in Chicago have come to the brink of a strike. In the process, I also got a contact high from the intensity of the 200 or so people assembled at the Labor Temple on Park. The talk was delivered by a teacher from Chicago, Becca Kelly. Kelly is a 20-something rank and file member of CTU, perhaps the most mobilized union in the United States at this moment. Of 23,780 Chic... more »

Middle School Charters in Texas: An Examination of Student Characteristics and Achievement Levels of Entrants and Leavers « A "Fuller" Look at Education Issues

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 12 hours ago
Middle School Charters in Texas: An Examination of Student Characteristics and Achievement Levels of Entrants and Leavers « A "Fuller" Look at Education Issues: Middle School Charters in Texas: An Examination of Student Characteristics and Achievement Levels of Entrants and Leavers by Dr. Ed Fuller *Introduction** * Charter schools have proliferated in Texas and across the nation. The expansion of charter schools is now a popular reform effort for many policymakers on both the right and left of the political spectrum. To examine the efficacy of such policies, a number of research... more »

LAUSD'S WITCH HUNT AGAINST VETERAN TEACHERS BY PAULA HURDLE - Perdaily.com

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 12 hours ago
LAUSD'S WITCH HUNT AGAINST VETERAN TEACHERS BY PAULA HURDLE - Perdaily.com: LAUSD'S WITCH HUNT AGAINST VETERAN TEACHERS BY PAULA HURDLE by Leonard Isenberg [image: witch hunt.jpg] (Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) As a 25+ teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), I find the educational environment today extremely hostile and dangerous to veteran teachers. Where there used to be respect and appreciation for working and surviving in a system that provided little support or financial incentiv... more »

Parsing Poverty: Charter Market Segmentation across & Within U.S. Cities « School Finance 101

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 21 hours ago
Parsing Poverty: Charter Market Segmentation across & Within U.S. Cities « School Finance 101: Parsing Poverty: Charter Market Segmentation across & Within U.S. Cities by schoolfinance101 Late Thursday, I posted a follow up on the distribution of children with disabilities by disability classification across charter and district schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This post explores the distribution of children who qualify for free lunch in charter schools and district schools within the city limits of major cities. Note that the unit of analysis – the charter market, per se ... more »

On Rape [Where An Educator Stands] | The Jose Vilson

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 22 hours ago
On Rape [Where An Educator Stands] | The Jose Vilson: On Rape [Where An Educator Stands] by Jose I will confirm first and foremost that I do know women who have been raped, momentarily dispossessed from their bodies by a sexually deviant aggressor. As a listener, I can’t sit there and try to empathize because “I understand” is completely false. I don’t. I’ve never had that happen to me. While the act of rape isn’t limited to women, it overwhelmingly happens to them, and, as such, I’ve never been asked by society to become an expert in how to prevent such a heinous act. That’s part ... more »

Oakland special education teacher shuffle: Memo offers rationale, but no numbers - The Education Report - Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Oakland special education teacher shuffle: Memo offers rationale, but no numbers - The Education Report - Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools: Oakland special education teacher shuffle: Memo offers rationale, but no numbers Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 at 9:56 am in No Comments Here’s the text from the memo the Oakland school district administration circulated yesterday with its rationale for the recent last-minute special education resource teacher reassignments. Deputy Superintendent Maria Santos told the school board that nine of the 26 teachers were reinstated to their origin... more »









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