Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Educated Reporter: What Parents Want to Know About School Choice: Tips for Reporters

The Educated Reporter: What Parents Want to Know About School Choice: Tips for Reporters:

What Parents Want to Know About School Choice: Tips for Reporters

At EWA's 66th National Seminar, held at Stanford last month, we examined the challenge of how reporters can best evaluate charter school research in a session moderated by the Huffington Post's Joy Resmovits. We asked some of the education reporters attending the seminar to contribute blog posts from the sessions. Today's guest blogger is Kara Newhouse of the Perry County (Penn.) Times . The full podcast of the session can be found hereStream any session from National Seminar in your browser, or subscribe via RSS or iTunes.

“Whether people like or choice or don’t like choice, it’s a reality,” said Gail Robinson of Inside Schools as she opened an EWA session on how reporters can assess schools' efforts to inform parents about public school choice options.

Bill Jackson of Great Schools joined her in the discussion. Both speakers' organizations mine school data and share that information—along with parent and student comments—online. Great Schools does so for schools 

Don’t miss the New Orleans inBloom discussion tomorrow on WBOK at 10:00am | Crazy Crawfish's Blog

Don’t miss the New Orleans inBloom discussion tomorrow on WBOK at 10:00am | Crazy Crawfish's Blog:

Don’t miss the New Orleans inBloom discussion tomorrow on WBOK at 10:00am

This Monday (tomorrow) at 10:00 am (Central) tune into WBOK The New Orleans Imperative.  (July 1st, 2013)
You can listen online or by radio: http://www.wbok1230am.com/
Dr. Sanders, Dr. James Taylor and Lee Barios will discuss the Louisiana connection between John White, inBloom, other data collection entities and why it is an essential part of the Common Core Standards/curriculum/high stakes testing regime.
One of many controversies at the Louisiana Department of Education is Superintendent John White’s decision to give personal student data to for-profit companies (which violate the federal student privacy policy). Over the past few months White has not been clear on what’s going on regarding this issue, on occasion he has denied that there was agreement with these companies and other times he has defended giving companies the personal student data. Last week White once again brought the idea up before at a BESE Board meeting. This decision 

Districts split over charter schools | Local News | The Seattle Times

Districts split over charter schools | Local News | The Seattle Times:

Districts split over charter schools

The three largest school districts in the state are taking different approaches on whether or not to authorize charter schools, approved by state voters in November.
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Washington voters have decided they want to add charter schools to the education mix in the state, and the three largest districts are taking different approaches to the question: What should charter schools mean to our community?
Seattle has decided to basically ignore the question for now; Tacoma is still learning and exploring; and Spokane has jumped in with both feet.
Spokane Superintendent Shelley Redinger said districts that do not embrace the possibility of charter schools may have the issue forced on them.
“We don’t want divisiveness,” said Redinger, who experienced a similar transition in Oregon at a previous job. She moved back to Washington in 2012 and says the approach districts take now matters.
Although school districts are not required to make 

Charter Schools - Dividing Communities since 1991

Perdido Street School: Arne Duncan, Joel Klein To Guest On Next Pitbull CD

Perdido Street School: Arne Duncan, Joel Klein To Guest On Next Pitbull CD:

Arne Duncan, Joel Klein To Guest On Next Pitbull CD

Misogynist rapper/charter school operator Armando Perez, AKA Pitbull, has announced that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and former NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein will guest on his next cd.

Pitbull, who has worked with famed artists like Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, and Enrique Iglesias on his albums, told Education Week that he is very excited to be working with two of his biggest education reform heroes on his next cd.

"Listen, I met these guys at some education reform thing and we were in the club after, you know, just hanging, bottle in each hand, when Arne says 'Hey, man, I love that thing you did with Enrique, that song Come and Go!  What do you think about me and Joel doing a song with you on your next album?'"

Educators Discuss Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBTQ Students - Higher Education

Educators Discuss Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBTQ Students - Higher Education:

Educators Discuss Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBTQ Students

Dr. Molly Merryman fought for an LGBTQ student center at Kent State University.
Molly MerrymanSAN FRANCISCO—While serving on a search committee for a new vice president for diversity and inclusion at Kent State University, Dr. Molly Merryman began inquiring about the absence of campus space set aside for gay and lesbian students. After all, students of color already had designated spaces and centers.
Before long, a university official offered Merryman an unused room for an LGBTQ student center that was established in 2010.
“We agreed that I would find a way to staff the center and allow the new vice president to take credit for it as her first new initiative,” Merryman said. “By gifting the center to this vice president, we utilized the existing transition at Kent State to get something important done.”
Merryman’s remarks came last week during the annual summer institute, “Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies.” Educators from more than 60 

DVR’s speechwriter: “This is a gross misinterpretation.” | Fred Klonsky

DVR’s speechwriter: “This is a gross misinterpretation.” | Fred Klonsky:

DVR’s speechwriter: “This is a gross misinterpretation.”

Melinda D. Anderson 
This is gross misinterpretation of Dennis Van Roekel’s remarks easily avoided if you had simply ASKED him what he meant! 
Were you there?
I was not, yet well aware of pre-conf messaging and your “take” is way off-base. Again, did you ASK meaning when you had chance?
He left the hall Melinda. Announced he was late and had to leave. But you say I and others didn’t hear it. But u not there.
What was the “pre-conference messaging”?
If you’re interested in knowing intended messages, there’s very easy way to obtain that information. We both 

Miami Herald: Tampering With School Grade Formula “Unfair” and Causes “An Inaccurate and Misleading Portrayal” | Scathing Purple Musings

Miami Herald: Tampering With School Grade Formula “Unfair” and Causes “An Inaccurate and Misleading Portrayal” | Scathing Purple Musings:

Miami Herald: Tampering With School Grade Formula “Unfair” and Causes “An Inaccurate and Misleading Portrayal”

From the editors of the Miami Herald:
Too many students are being set up to think they are failures by the very people who say they are pushing students to excel. Their teachers will see their hard work in front of the class undercut. And parents will think, wrongly, that their children are attending substandard schools.
In a state system that rewards high-scoring schools with more money and penalizes lower-performing schools by withholding funds, the new state standards will do damage not just to institutions of learning. The quality of schools is a large factor in home values. An “A” school that plummets to a “C” will ding values throughout a neighborhood.
Florida wants its students to perform ever better on standardized tests such as the FCAT — a 

YO ARNE! Which is it? Secretary of Education or Commerce


YO ARNE! 
Which is it? 
Secretary of Education or Commerce

Ya gotta choose.... only one!

Secretary of Education


Secretary of Commerce

Oh, I See

Big Education Ape Nite Cap 6-30-13 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2


James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."


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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson given millions for his causes - Business - The Sacramento Bee
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Dear Melinda: I resigned because of your edreform. I hope that as a woman and as a mother, you will hear what I am saying and do something about it before it really is too late. | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates
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Florida BOE Wants Changes to School Grade Formula….Again | Scathing Purple Musings
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UPDATE Perdido Street School: I'm Sure More Standardized Testing And Standardized Rubrics Will Solve This Crisis
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RSD’s Watered-down Incremental Miracle and Continued Fiscal Embarrassment | deutsch29
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Education - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress

mike simpson at Big Education Ape - 21 hours ago
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Diane in the Evening 6-29-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all

mike simpson at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
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Mother Crusader: Charter School Hustling 101, Old School Miami Style

mike simpson at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
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mike simpson at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
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Founding Fathers Say WTF to Corporate Education Reform

mike simpson at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
*Founding Fathers Say WTF to Corporate Education Reform* Washington to Franklin, Adams and Jefferson, every one offered his ideas about the state of education and the best ways to build an informed citizenry — from the lowliest mechanic's son to the most exalted Harvard grad. Each called at least implicitly for public education. Jefferson wrote of his Virginia education plan in a letter to his friend George Wythe, *"The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among... more »

Demonstrators target DISD superintendent's home, but ordinance keeps them at a distance | Dallasnews.com - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News

mike simpson at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
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Jersey Jazzman: National Charter Schools Conference Features Sexist Lyricist Pitbull

mike simpson at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
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