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Alliance-AFT teachers association endorses Kristi Lara for Dallas ISD’s District 8 seat
  Kristi Lara The Alliance-AFT United Teachers Political Action Committee has endorsed Kristi Lara for the Dallas ISD District 8 seat. Lara is … [visit site to read more]


Nice Citizenship Video
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has released this video of new citizens taking the rather obscure “Oath of Allegiance” at ceremonies across the United States. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship.


Raising the G.E.D. Bar Stirs Concern for Students
Educators worry that new standards in January will make it harder for young adults to pass the high school equivalency exam.    
Your Money: Finance Class on the Web, for Students of All Ages
The 10 video lectures, which will be offered free, bring the graduate-level class of a Stanford finance professor to the general public.    
Pakistani Girl, a Global Heroine After an Attack, Has Critics at Home
There were mixed feelings in Pakistan as speculation grew that the teenager, who was shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls, might win a Nobel.    
Shutdown may force DCPS teachers to work without pay
D.C. Public Schools teachers may have to work without pay if the federal government shutdown continues past the end of the month. A spokesman for Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) said that nearly 4,000 teachers and other city workers will be paid on time on Tuesday. But that may be the last on-time payday for a while for the men and women who educate city kids. Read full article >>    

Judge dismisses much of lawsuit over D.C. school closures, but allows civil-rights claims to move forward
A federal judge has dismissed most of a lawsuit that sought to stop the closure of 15 D.C public schools, but is allowing several of the plaintiffs’ civil-rights claims to move forward. “In the end, Plaintiffs have failed to allege facts that would sustain the majority of their counts,” Judge James E. Boasberg wrote in an opinion Thursday. “Some issues at the heart of this case, however, remain op


Portland Public Schools and Portland Association of Teachers to enter state mediation on Monday
Although the two sides enter state mediation on Monday -- a move that starts the clock ticking on the option for the union to consider a strike -- a teacher walkout is likely far from imminent. In fact, the intense negotiating may just be beginning.

Doesn’T Every Teacher Glue Unruly Students ?
I’m usually very angry when a teacher does something incredibly stupid and then it becomes national news. I’m sorry, but this latest news report is one of the funniest stories I’ve heard in a long time. Apparently, an elementary teacher in Louisiana put Elmer’s glue on the seat of a student’s desk. The glue was placed on the seat of the desk to help control the unruly student. The teacher has been


MORE Reflections on the Delegate Assembly
Wednesday was an interesting day in UFT-land, a lot of it related to MORE and its growing reputation at the school level and at the DA. And I should point out that the parent dominated Change the Stakes which co-sponsored the rally is also growing in reputation amongst parents.There is no question that the Unity resolution on high stakes testing they rushed through the Oct. 7 Ex Bd meeting was des
Reflections on the Common Core and High Stakes Testing from Change the Stakes Member
Fred, you've got an oped here that needs to get wide circulation right now. One of the worst things Bloomberg has done is successfully portray the UFT as his opponent. Talk about convenient; you can score points by trashing the union while its leadership essentially does your bidding. The general public is oblivious to the fact that the union leadership not support teachers or parents or students

NBC News Wants to be the Education Network the Way George W. Bush Wanted to be the Education President - Forbes
NBC News Wants to be the Education Network the Way George W. Bush Wanted to be the Education President - Forbes:  2 comments, 1 called-outComment NowFollow CommentsJeb Bush (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was one of NBC's "Education Nation" experts. The NBC News series “Education Nation” sold itself as a a serious national dialog on the state of education in Ame
A Sociological Eye on Education | Ratings madness: Are there really no highly effective elementary or middle-school teachers in Syracuse?
A Sociological Eye on Education | Ratings madness: Are there really no highly effective elementary or middle-school teachers in Syracuse?: Ratings madness: Are there really no highly effective elementary or middle-school teachers in Syracuse?What the heck happened in Syracuse?Ten days ago, Superintendent Sharon Contreras briefed the city’s Board of Education on the results of the first year of imp
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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 CAPTODAYDelaware Event: Forum on Student Data Mining | Truth in American EducationDelaware Event: Forum on Student Data Mining | Truth in American Education: Delaware Event: Forum on Student Data MiningFiled in Privacy/SLDS by Shane Vander Hart on O


School Nurses Need to Be Back on the Job
"The school only has a nurse on staff two days a week. Like many schools around the country, the city’s dire funding situation has hit school nurses especially hard."At Alternet:This story is getting some attention it deserves. School nurses need to be back on the job.Sixth Grader’s Father Says She Wouldn’t Have Died If A School Nurse Had Been On DutyBudget cuts have left Philadelphia's

Needed: School Nurses
Earlier today, I posted Daniel Denvir’s article about the death of a 12-year-old who was having an asthma attack. The school in Philadelphia has a nurse only two days a week, and that day there was none. This reader comments: “I knew that this would happen. I taught in Phila for years and am now retired. Poor children seem to have high incidences of chronic ailments. Asthma is one. These children

NBC News Wants to be the Education Network the Way George W. Bush Wanted to be the Education President - Forbes

NBC News Wants to be the Education Network the Way George W. Bush Wanted to be the Education President - Forbes:

NBC News Wants to be the Education Network the Way George W. Bush Wanted to be the Education President


Jeb Bush (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was one of NBC's "Education Nation" experts. 

The NBC News series “Education Nation” sold itself as a a serious national dialog on the state of education in America that would include grass roots voices as well as those making and implementing policy. In reality, “Education Nation” which just wrapped up its fourth annual edition, may be more marketing ploy than a true forum for reform.
Marquee “experts” read like a “Who’s Who” of politicians, policy makers and establishment educators, ranging from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to former Florida governor Jeb Bush to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Yes, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten was among the headliners, but besides the union chief, there were few of the many prominent voices critical of the privatization of education.
Tyndall observes that’s it’s little surprise that the University of Phoenix is an “Education Nation” sponsor — the for-profit, open admissions institution has come under fire for tuition rates that are 200-300 percent more than community colleges and its extremely high attrition rates.
Other “Education Nation” sponsors include Pearson PSO -0.63%, the Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation, the W.K Kellogg K +0.16% Foundation and ExxonMobil.
With “Education Nation” NBC News wants to be the education network the way George W. Bush wanted to be the education president. It’s a crowd pleasing palliative to the audience and advertisers, but the result is as much window-dressing as anything. It’s true that NBC News gives more time to education than its competition at the broadcast and cable news networks. Still it’s a crucial area that gets scant coverage. Last year, “ABC World News,” “CBS Evening News” and “NBC Nightly News” combined, spent barely 2 percent of

A Sociological Eye on Education | Ratings madness: Are there really no highly effective elementary or middle-school teachers in Syracuse?

A Sociological Eye on Education | Ratings madness: Are there really no highly effective elementary or middle-school teachers in Syracuse?:

Ratings madness: Are there really no highly effective elementary or middle-school teachers in Syracuse?



What the heck happened in Syracuse?
Ten days ago, Superintendent Sharon Contreras briefed the city’s Board of Education on the results of the first year of implementation of the “Annual Professional Performance Review” (APPR) plan, a fancy phrase for the new statewide teacher and principal evaluation system in New York. The APPR process sorts teachers into the categories of “highly effective,” “effective,” “developing” and “ineffective” based on state-approved measures of student learning “growth,” locally determined measures of student achievement, and principal and peer observations of teachers’ classroom practices.
The summary evaluations reported by Superintendent Contreras were striking: Just two percent of Syracuse teachers were rated highly effective, and an additional 58 percent were deemed effective. Seven percent were classified as ineffective, and 33 percent as developing, categories that suggest low levels of teaching performance, the need for teacher improvement plans, and the threat of eventual dismissal. Not a single elementary or middle-school teacher in the entire district was rated 

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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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Delaware Event: Forum on Student Data Mining | Truth in American Education
Delaware Event: Forum on Student Data Mining | Truth in American Education: Delaware Event: Forum on Student Data MiningFiled in Privacy/SLDS by Shane Vander Hart on October 11, 2013 • 0 Comments73The Delaware Education Reform Coalition asked us to let our readers know about an upcoming public event they are holding next week.They are holding their second public event, this one is focused on the d
Taking Charge of Your Education Student Voice
Student Voice: Taking Charge of Your Education About the Author: My name is Gabe Diamond. I’m a 19-year-old college student at The University of Georgia. I am Pre-Law with a Major in Criminal Justice. I love to argue and debate my political and social opinions against others. I am always open to conversations about most issues current and past. I hope my page provides interesting information and
Mother Crusader: Fix Em, Don't Close Em
Mother Crusader: Fix Em, Don't Close Em: Fix Em, Don't Close EmThis comes straight out of the "I couldn't make this &%$# up if I tried" file.A charter school in Philadelphia announced Friday, via its website, that it is closing its doors effective immediately due to “safety concerns and financial instability.”Solomon Charter School, located in the 1200 block of Vine Street in Center
Caveat Emptor--Charter School Poster Kids and Private/Public Education | Michele Somerville
Caveat Emptor--Charter School Poster Kids and Private/Public Education | Michele Somerville: Caveat Emptor--Charter School Poster Kids and Private/Public EducationEva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, closed her schools in New York, on Tuesday October 8th so as to allow students parents and teachers to join a demonstration to defend public school privatization. 20,000
Tele-Town Hall with Diane Ravitch | Seattle Education
Tele-Town Hall with Diane Ravitch | Seattle Education: Tele-Town Hall with Diane RavitchOur Schools Alliance presents:Tele-Town Hall with Diane RavitchWednesday, October 16th8:00 PM EDT“[Diane] is America’s foremost historian in the areas of education policy, she’s a champion of public education, she’s a courageous speaker and she’s a truth-teller.” –Actor, Matt DamonYou are invited to join Diane
Second overseer named for companies involved in Options charter school case - The Washington Post
Second overseer named for companies involved in Options charter school case - The Washington Post: Second receiver named for companies involved in Options charter school caseBy Emma Brown, Updated: Friday, October 11, 2:26 PM E-mail the writerA D.C. Superior Court judge appointed a receiver Friday to oversee two for-profit companies that are led by the former managers of Options Public Charter Sch
Philly High School Seniors Feel the Pinch of Budget Cuts
Philly High School Seniors Feel the Pinch of Budget Cuts: Philly High School Seniors Feel the Pinch of Budget CutsPHILLYACTIVE™ (NEWS THAT GETS PHILLY ACTIVE) Discussing the lack of resources and counselors, HYPE J™ students interview seniors and staff at Philadelphia’s Central High School. www.techbookonline.com(Photo Credit: C. Norris – ©2013)By Arthur L. Griffin Jr. 10.11.13 — Philadelphia- (Po
Key Elements of School Closure Lawsuit Move Forward Empower DC - Home
Empower DC - Home: Key Elements of School Closure Lawsuit Move Forward Key Elements of School Closure Lawsuit Move ForwardCase Brought by Empower DC Alleges Discriminatory Impact of School Closures, Group Granted Discovery as Litigation ContinuesYesterday, Federal Court Judge James Boasberg found that plaintiffs have established sufficient facts to allow the bulk of their case alleging discriminat
10-11-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: Two Hours and Two Days: I Chat With Bill McCallum and Reflect  Some followers of my writing may recall that one of my first contributions to @the Chalk Face in early September was a piece in response to a blog entry by Bill McCallum, one of the lead writers for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, in which he was harshly critical of many of those […]54 by Michael Paul
Oregon's least diverse elementary schools all are charters: Chalk It Up | OregonLive.com
Oregon's least diverse elementary schools all are charters: Chalk It Up | OregonLive.com: Oregon's least diverse elementary schools all are charters: Chalk It UpThe six least diverse Oregon elementary schools all are charter schools, according to a new Oregon Department of Education analysis. That is, they have the fewest low-income students, students who speak English as a second language and stu
Annenberg Institute study: Struggling schools are set up to fail | Edwize
Annenberg Institute study: Struggling schools are set up to fail | Edwize: Annenberg Institute study: Struggling schools are set up to failAre high-needs students disproportionately assigned to struggling schools? A study released Thursday by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform reveals that low-performing high schools are unfairly overburdened by late-enrolling students (also known as “over
All Education Matters: Debt Ceiling And Student Loans
All Education Matters: Debt Ceiling And Student Loans: Debt Ceiling And Student LoansThe Center for American Progress wrote a recent piece on why the debt ceiling debacle matters to Millennials, or at least those who might soon be student loan borrowers. If we do not raise the debt ceiling, it will be catastrophic, something that doesn't need to be rehashed here, because there is an abundance of a
LA Unified’s iPads pilot phase continues on bumpy road: schools back out, suffer technical glitches | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
LA Unified’s iPads pilot phase continues on bumpy road: schools back out, suffer technical glitches | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: LA Unified’s iPads pilot phase continues on bumpy road: schools back out, suffer technical glitchesAnnie Gilbertson | October 11th, 2013, 11:42amGrant Slater/KPCCA student uses an iPad during class in Huntington Park.The Los Angeles Unified School District is continuing to
The Folly of the SAT Writing Section - James S. Murphy - The Atlantic
The Folly of the SAT Writing Section - James S. Murphy - The Atlantic: The Folly of the SAT Writing SectionWho can write a decent essay in 25 minutes? The SAT is changing.  Again.  For the second time in just over a decade, the College Board, which administers the exam, is planning to redesign the exam.  The details of the redesign aren’t public yet, but it looks like the result will be similar to
Superintendent Mike Miles: Dallas ISD’s investigative unit is abusive, intimidating | Dallas Morning News
Superintendent Mike Miles: Dallas ISD’s investigative unit is abusive, intimidating | Dallas Morning News: Superintendent Mike Miles: Dallas ISD’s investigative unit is abusive, intimidatingBy Matthew Haagmhaag@dallasnews.com1:03 pm on October 11, 2013 | Permalink010Superintendent Mike Miles, left, and Don Smith, who oversees the Office of Professional ResponsibilityA few months before Dallas ISD
10-11-13 The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education
The Whole Child Blog — Whole Child Education: Insights on Leveraging Teacher LeadershipTeachers lead learning in their classrooms every day, but teacher leadership often extends beyond the classroom. Teachers lead their colleagues in professional learning and growth. They lead their communities in bringing change to schools. They might focus on leading within their schools and localities, or they
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Common Core: N.Y. DISTRICTS WITH MORE SPANISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS STRUGGLE WITH NEW TESTS
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Common Core: N.Y. DISTRICTS WITH MORE SPANISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS STRUGGLE WITH NEW TESTS: Common Core: N.Y. DISTRICTS WITH MORE SPANISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS STRUGGLE WITH NEW TESTSWRITTEN BY GARY STERN, THE JOURNAL NEWS/WHITE PLAINS, NY |  HTTP://LOHUD.US/16VT5DUOct. 10, 2013   |  Most school districts are trying to come to terms with disappointing results
10-11-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Friday Open ThreadStill no resolution in the government shutdown.   And they are talking about "temporary" measures. What a great example of dialog and discussion for our children. A violent sex offender from Canada cut off his GPS tracking device and has entered the U.S. at Blaine on Monday.  He has assaulted both children and the elderly.   Check the ph
6th-grader's death adds to fears over Philly layoffs of school nurses | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
6th-grader's death adds to fears over Philly layoffs of school nurses | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: 6th-grader's death adds to fears over Philly layoffs of school nursesby thenotebook on Oct 11 2013 Posted in Latest newsBy Sarah-Whites Koditschek for NewsWorksIn late September, a Bryant Elementary School sixth-grader died from asthma complications. Her parents and Philadelphia school admi
10-11-13 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: IEA says it is monitoring the situation with CMS.The Illinois Education Association issued a statement today saying that they are monitoring the dependent auditing of Central Management Services (CMS), and have met with CMS abut Medicare Advantage. I’m also monitoring the situation.   Representatives
State school board passes student privacy policy in response to common core standards | The Montgomery Advertiser | montgomeryadvertiser.com
State school board passes student privacy policy in response to common core standards | The Montgomery Advertiser | montgomeryadvertiser.com: State school board passes student privacy policy in response to common core standardsThe Alabama Board of Education has adopted a policy that board members said is intended to assure parents and others that protecting students’ privacy is a top priority.The
Michigan's Top-to-Bottom Ranking: A Measure of School Quality or Student Poverty?
Michigan's Top-to-Bottom Ranking: A Measure of School Quality or Student Poverty? [Mackinac Center]: Michigan's Top-to-Bottom Ranking: A Measure of School Quality or Student Poverty?By Audrey Spalding, published on Oct. 10, 2013Download the full study here.Executive SummaryTo comply with state and federal requirements, the Michigan Department of Education developed a ranking list for schools that
Dying to Get a Good Education
Dying to Get a Good Education: Dying to Get a Good EducationPHILLYACTIVE™ (NEWS THAT GETS PHILLY ACTIVE) Our political mis-leaders have waged war on Education, and innocent boys and girls have become necessary casualties.www.techbookonline.com ”The agenda set by our political mis-leaders is obvious. They have waged war on Education and the innocent boys and girls in the Philadelphia School Distric
Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Sleepy school board elections get a wake-up callEducation HeadlinesFriday, October 11, 2013Greenfield takes community approach to literacyGreenfield represents a microcosm of many small and rural agricultural communities scattered throughout California. Most of the community's parents are first-generation immigrants, and they share the hopes,
The GED Test is about to Get Much Harder, and Much More Expensive | Dissident Voice
The GED Test is about to Get Much Harder, and Much More Expensive | Dissident Voice: The GED Test is about to Get Much Harder, and Much More ExpensiveThe new version of the exam has tougher questions and a higher registration fee--plus it requires computer proficiencyby Kavitha Cardoza / October 11th, 2013Kiana Rucker dropped out of school when she was 15 years old to look after her younger brothe
Parents & Educators Executive Order Against Common Core | Truth in American Education
Parents & Educators Executive Order Against Common Core | Truth in American Education: Parents & Educators Executive Order Against Common CoreFiled in Common Core State Standards by Shane Vander Hart on October 11, 2013 • 0 CommentsA group of Florida parents who are supported by parents and educators nationwide released an executive order demanding an end to the Common Core State Standards
10-11-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: NYC Labels Neediest HS Students "OTC" and Dumps Them into Schools Targeted for Closure We have known for a long time that Bloomberg's team of thin-lipped Brits running the NYCity Schools have been using various unethical manipulations to increase graduation rates and test score performance.  The McKinsey drones have been very effective in making sure the schools they want
The Education Revolution Will Not Be Standardized | Cloaking Inequity
The Education Revolution Will Not Be Standardized | Cloaking Inequity: The Education Revolution Will Not Be StandardizedEducation films/documentaries have come fast and furious in recent years, but none of them have recieved as much attention and publicity as Waiting for Superman. I don’t know about you, but I was disappointed with the film.  What I liked about Waiting for Superman was the opening
Education Nation IV | Taking Note
Education Nation IV | Taking Note: Education Nation IVby JOHN MERROW on 11. OCT, 2013 in 2013 BLOGSWhat to make of “Education Nation,” which took over the magnificent New York Public Library for two days earlier this week and focused a great deal of national attention on a topic most of us care about?   In all, Education Nation consisted of 29 separate segments[1], generally organized around the t
This Week In Education: Update: Only A Third Of Co-Located Charters Pay District Rent
This Week In Education: Update: Only A Third Of Co-Located Charters Pay District Rent: Update: Only A Third Of Co-Located Charters Pay District RentFor charter schools operating in buildings owned by school districts only about a third are paying some sort of facility costs nationally, says NAPCS. (Forty-two percent pay nothing.)  Here's the breakdown:This is from NAPCS, a breakout of data from it
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BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYCalifornia accuses owner of Everest College and Heald College of 'predatory' ads | OregonLive.comCalifornia accuses owner of Everest College and Heald College of 'predatory' ads | OregonLive.com: California accuses owner of Everest College and Heald College of 'predatory' adsCalifornia Atorney General Kamala Harris gestures while standing by a display
California accuses owner of Everest College and Heald College of 'predatory' ads | OregonLive.com
California accuses owner of Everest College and Heald College of 'predatory' ads | OregonLive.com: California accuses owner of Everest College and Heald College of 'predatory' adsCalifornia Atorney General Kamala Harris gestures while standing by a display showing the target demographic of Corinthian Colleges during a news conference. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) SAN FRANCISCO — California's attorney g
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Taking back Chicago
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Taking back Chicago: Taking back ChicagoI'm looking forward to next Tuesday, October 15th when a coalition of union and community groups will come together to "Take Back Chicago." Several thousand people are expected to take part in this community meeting at the UIC Forum. Things will start with a 5 p.m. march and rally and continue on with a forum.With loc
Teachers, Parents Rally at Eight Schools For Full Funding | WeArePCAPS
Teachers, Parents Rally at Eight Schools For Full Funding | WeArePCAPS: Teachers, Parents Rally at Eight Schools For Full FundingPosted on October 11, 2013by wearepcapsWillard Students: “I am a Reason to fund our schools”Parent speaks out at WillardAt Sayre High School“We can make a difference”On the march at KellyAt John B. Kelly in GermantownRain can ‘t stop Girard staffAt Stephen Girard in Sout
5 tips for building trust as a supervisor | Ronswithscissors's Blog
5 tips for building trust as a supervisor | Ronswithscissors's Blog: 5 ways to build trust as a supervisorOctober 11, 2013By Ron ShermanOne of the very robust conversations we’ve been having in our district has to do with the principal’s role as a supervisor of instruction, and the part this plays in framing relationships in our building. (View original post here)In British Columbia, we are lucky
PA Gov. Corbett's Schools Strategy Leads to Death of 12 Y.O. Girl | Crooks and Liars
PA Gov. Corbett's Schools Strategy Leads to Death of 12 Y.O. Girl | Crooks and Liars: PA Gov. Corbett's Schools Strategy Leads to Death of 12 Y.O. GirlBy karoliAsthma doesn't have to be fatal. It can be fatal, but it doesn't need to be. One of the reasons school nurses are so important is because they are trained to understand the effects of an acute asthma attack. This is a tragedy that didn't ne
Teach Plus :: Opportunities for Teachers, Results for Urban Students
Teach Plus :: Opportunities for Teachers, Results for Urban Students: Teach Plus and the National Education Association select 53 top teachers for new national fellowshipTeachers from across the country will advise the NEA on strategies for engaging early career teachers and advancing the professionBOSTON – The nation’s largest teachers’ union is partnering with Teach Plus to launch a selective fe
Gonzalez: Parents, educators fed up with special treatment of charter schools - NY Daily News
Gonzalez: Parents, educators fed up with special treatment of charter schools - NY Daily News: Gonzalez: Parents, educators fed up with special treatment of charter schoolsThe endless number of co-locations has exceeded the capacity of public school buildings and straining quality of life for city students. Some feel it will only end if Bill de Blasio becomes mayor.Comments (11)NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
10-11-13 Wait What?
Wait What?:   Steve Perry: “No Excuses” – Except for himself…In response to yesterday’s Wait, What? post about his latest twitter diatribe and the fact that his claims about Capital Prep’s success don’t match up the actual facts, Dr. Steve Perry, the self-proclaimed “Most Trusted Educator” in America, returned to tweeter to complain that, “One [critic] spent his morning counting my tweets not real
New standardized tests boast less risk of cheating - by students and teachers | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
New standardized tests boast less risk of cheating - by students and teachers | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: New standardized tests boast less risk of cheating - by students and teachersAdolfo Guzman-Lopez | October 11th, 2013, 6:00amknittymarie/Flickr (cc by-nc-nd)Students taking a test.Despite a long list of rules and security measures, every year California officials investigate dozens of complaint
Governor Brown, DPH on Verge of Side-Stepping Law and Jeopardizing Health of CA Children | California Progress Report
Governor Brown, DPH on Verge of Side-Stepping Law and Jeopardizing Health of CA Children | California Progress Report: Governor Brown, DPH on Verge of Side-Stepping Law and Jeopardizing Health of CA ChildrenPosted on 11 October 2013By Bruce PomerHealth Officers Association of CaliforniaVaccines are one of the greatest and most successful tools ever developed for preventing disease and protecting p
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-11-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Gary Rubinstein Analyzes Rhee’s Teacher Town Hall MeetingFew of us attended one of Michelle Rhee’s “teacher town hall” meetings in Los Angeles, Birmingham, and Philadelphia. Fortunately, the meeting in Los Angeles was videotaped and released. Gary Rubinstein, ex-TFA and current math teacher at Stuyvesant High School, watched the vi
10-11-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: A Collection Of Good Earthquake VideosOur ninth-grade English classes are studying a unit on Natural Disasters, and this week we’ve been focusing on earthquakes. Here are new videos I’m adding to The Best Sites For Learning About Earthquakes (some may be viewable in an RSS Readers, others not): Deadliest Earthquakes is a vi
10-11-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Eva Moskowitz - A Cancer In The School SystemEva Moskowitz's charter schools - uncontrolled cancerous growth: Like many public school parents and veteran educators, Lynn Manuell is fed up with the special treatment granted charter schools during the Bloomberg era. She’s tired of the endless co-locations of charters in regular public schools decreed by the bureaucrats at Twee
Competing Traditions of Teaching: An Old Story Written Anew | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Competing Traditions of Teaching: An Old Story Written Anew | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Competing Traditions of Teaching: An Old Story Written AnewEverything has been said before but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and begin all over again. Andre GideYes, I know that starting a post with the Gide quote makes me sound arrogant. Not my intention. I begin wi
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The refusal of a group of Tea Party Republicans to compromise forced a government shutdown that put hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work, forced children out of Head Start classes, and is harming ordinary families every day. Now, the same Tea Party faction is threatening a national default on America's bills, which could cause widespread economic disaster.Speaker Boehner has the power to

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Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 10-10-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMSocially scared parents? No problem!One of the first things I hear from educators as a reason why they shouldn’t jump into the social media stream is because they don’t have families/staff on Twitter. Social media can be very dividing. Justin Tarte and I were just discussing how there is still such a  mentality of “block it & lock” i
iFiasco in LA's Schools: Why Technology Alone Is Never the Answer | DMLcentral
iFiasco in LA's Schools: Why Technology Alone Is Never the Answer | DMLcentral: iFiasco in LA's Schools: Why Technology Alone Is Never the AnswerBy THOMAS M. PHILIP AND ANTERO GARCIA October 10, 2013 - 3:00pmTags Digital Media & Learning, Education, EquityThe opening sentence to a recent Los Angeles Times article says it all: It took exactly one week for nearly 300 students at Roosevelt High S
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Schools are broke but Rahm rolling in election campaign dough
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Schools are broke but Rahm rolling in election campaign dough: Schools are broke but Rahm rolling in election campaign doughWhile he was busy closing public schools, shuttering public health clinics, and reaming the teachers pension fun, Rahm still found time to raise another $1.1 million last month for his election war chest. He hopes to be able to exceed the $
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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 CAPTODAYHer name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are breaking | Parents United for Public EducationHer name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are breaking | Parents United for Public Education: Her name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are bre





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