Friday, October 25, 2013

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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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PCSGP-13 RFA Training Webinar October 15, 2013
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Education Faculty at Eastern Michigan University Stand Up to Governor Snyder | janresseger
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16 States Plus DC Race to the Trough for Early Childhood Cash | Truth in American Education
16 States Plus DC Race to the Trough for Early Childhood Cash | Truth in American Education: 16 States Plus DC Race to the Trough for Early Childhood CashFiled in Race to the Top by Shane Vander Hart on October 25, 2013 • 0 Comments2Sixteen states plus the District of Columbia are racing for the trough once again.  This time it’s for early childhood cash.  The applicants are: Arizona, Arkansas, Co
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Textbooks at Houston charter schools use existence of Loch Ness Monster to disprove evolutionary theory | The Raw Story
Textbooks at Houston charter schools use existence of Loch Ness Monster to disprove evolutionary theory | The Raw Story: Textbooks at Houston charter schools use existence of Loch Ness Monster to disprove evolutionary theory A charter school in Houston that accepts taxpayer funding is using anti-science textbooks in its classrooms. According to a parent of one of its former students, iSchool High
Cook-Wissahickon parents, students protest looming 'leveling' changes | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Cook-Wissahickon parents, students protest looming 'leveling' changes | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Cook-Wissahickon parents, students protest looming 'leveling' changesby thenotebook on Oct 25 2013 Posted in Latest news="" style="color: rgb(76, 153, 72); cursor: pointer; float: left; padding: 0px 2px;">Share on emailMore Sharing ServicesCOMMENTS (0)PRINTPhoto: Aaron M
DEASY'S RESIGNATION IS JUST ANOTHER TACTIC TO AVOID REAL SCRUTINY - Perdaily.com
DEASY'S RESIGNATION IS JUST ANOTHER TACTIC TO AVOID REAL SCRUTINY - Perdaily.com: DEASY'S RESIGNATION IS JUST ANOTHER TACTIC TO AVOID REAL SCRUTINY(Mensaje se repite en Español)Timing is everything ...Board President Vladovic - who recently apologized for his intemperate comments that apparently were too close to the truth for the Board's comfort - is "shocked" and "saddened" t
When a “Visit” Trumps Expertise and Experience: A New Deal | the becoming radical
When a “Visit” Trumps Expertise and Experience: A New Deal | the becoming radical: WHEN A “VISIT” TRUMPS EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE: A NEW DEALI have already addressed the distortions and outright misinformation in a new piece on Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) charter schools. But a few issues raised in this claim of a “softer” side to “no excuses” practices need to be addressed more fully.I have
Rumors reach fever pitch but LA Schools superintendent Deasy denies he's resigned | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC
Rumors reach fever pitch but LA Schools superintendent Deasy denies he's resigned | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC: Rumors reach fever pitch but LA Schools superintendent Deasy denies he's resignedAnnie Gilbertson and Mary Plummer | October 25th, 2013, 11:42amJed KimSupt. John Deasy addresses school leaders during the annual LAUSD Administrators' Meeting.Rumors of the impending resignation of Los Angeles
LA Superintendent rumored to resign | HechingerEd Blog
LA Superintendent rumored to resign | HechingerEd Blog: LA Superintendent rumored to resignThe superintendent of the country’s second largest school system may step down from his post within months. Officials in Los Angeles Unified School District told the Los Angeles Times that Superintendent John Deasy will resign, but Deasy has yet to submit a formal letter of resignation or confirm that he is
Cali Education Headlines Friday, October 25, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: L.A. Supt. John Deasy says he'll talk more after his job evaluationEducation HeadlinesFriday, October 25, 2013Under tight deadline, Oxnard Union looks to hire school contractorWith the Oxnard Union High School District trying to build a Camarillo school in time for the fall 2015 semester, the school board is selecting a contractor without goi
Pork for America | EduShyster
Pork for America | EduShyster: Pork for America A Teach for America alum says it’s time for alumni to speak out against the organization’s political maneuveringWhen Teach for America scored alast-minute language change in the recent debt deal—and a huge windfall—not everyone was surprised. TFA alum Kristoffer Kohl has been keeping a close eye on the organization’s extensive lobbying effort and its
Did Mike Miles retaliate against the executive director of DISD’s investigative unit? | Dallas Morning News
Did Mike Miles retaliate against the executive director of DISD’s investigative unit? | Dallas Morning News: Did Mike Miles retaliate against the executive director of DISD’s investigative unit?By Matthew Haagmhaag@dallasnews.com12:42 pm on October 25, 2013 | Permalink160Superintendent Mike Miles, left, and Don Smith, who oversees the Office of Professional ResponsibilityDon Smith, the Dallas ISD
EDUCATING OUR YOUNG TEACHERS ABOUT SAFETY | Teachers Fight Back
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“Rebirth” on Netflix | Taking Note
“Rebirth” on Netflix | Taking Note: “Rebirth” on Netflixby JOHN MERROW on 25. OCT, 2013 in 2013 BLOGSI have just returned from Tokyo, where I had the honor of being the American judge for The Japan Prize. While I was away, “Rebirth: New Orleans” began live-streaming on Netflix, and I hope it’s in your queue–or that you have already watched the 1-hour film. It’s based on 6 ½ years of filming, and s
Half of state authorized charters failed to meet performance targets SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: Half of state authorized charters failed to meet performance targetsBy Tom ChorneauFriday, October 25, 2013Oh Yes, Just as good a neighborhood Public Schools? Check CHARTER SCHOOL SCANDALS Web Site for more Details Of the 23 charter schools operating under an authorization issued by the California State Board of Education, slightly more than half met
10-25-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Friday Open ThreadFriday, foggy Friday - be careful.  There has already been a major accident on I-5 South.October enrollment numbers released.We now have the adjusted October 1 enrollment data.Enrollment grew by 1,146 students over last year, for a total enrollment of 51,010(181 lower than projected).Changes since last year:- 913 more K-5 students than last year,
PSP responds to Helen Gym's commentary on universal enrollment | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
PSP responds to Helen Gym's commentary on universal enrollment | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: PSP responds to Helen Gym's commentary on universal enrollmentby thenotebook on Oct 25 2013 Posted in Commentary="" style="color: rgb(76, 153, 72); cursor: pointer; float: left; padding: 0px 2px;">Share on emailMore Sharing ServicesCOMMENTS (13)PRINTby Kristen ForbrigerIf the N
As Student Homelessness Worsens, Educators Work to Keep Them in School | NEA Today
As Student Homelessness Worsens, Educators Work to Keep Them in School | NEA Today: As Student Homelessness Worsens, Educators Work to Keep Them in SchoolOctober 25, 2013 by twalker   Last year, the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), funded by the Department of Education,  issued a report showing that the number of homeless students who attended public schools during the 2010-2011 scho
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Faculty fight university’s link to controversial school turnaround district
Faculty fight university’s link to controversial school turnaround district: Faculty fight university’s link to controversial school turnaround districtBY VALERIE STRAUSSOctober 25 at 10:32 amMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Professors at Eastern Michigan University are fighting to end the school’s connection to a highly controversial state school takeover district created by Repu
Morning Wink 10-25-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity
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10-23-13 Wait What?
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Cook-Wissahickon School Community Speaks Out Against Split Grade Classes, Demands Full Funding! | WeArePCAPS
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Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: I Repeat: Vermont Is the Best Education State in the NationYesterday, it was my pleasure to visit Vermont and New Hampshire, and to experience that wonderful bracing feeling of New England in the fall. It brought back long ago memories, when I was a naive young Texan, freshly arrived from the Houston public schools, and got my firs
10-25-13 Jersey Jazzman
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10-25-13 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.: The in box. Illinois retirees. Don’t make rash moves.Fred, A REMINDER that all professional insurance brokers have cautioned about making any change away from the State Healthcare Insurance Program until the terms of the new plan are known – you cannot go back to TRIP once you leave it. Early impressi
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10-25-13 @ The Chalk Face
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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Darling-Hammond on Common Core
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The Educated Reporter: Guest Post: Seeking Common Ground on Teacher Evaluations
The Educated Reporter: Guest Post: Seeking Common Ground on Teacher Evaluations: Guest Post: Seeking Common Ground on Teacher EvaluationsEWA asked some of the education reporters who joined us at our 66th National Seminar (held at Stanford University in May) to contribute blog posts from the sessions. Today's guest blogger is Debbie Cafazzo of the Tacoma News-Tribune. Stream sessions from National
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Nite Cap 10-24-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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