Monday, November 4, 2013

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The WOW! factor of CCSS
One of my students this year has a propensity to use the sarcastic “WOW,” when they get news they don’t like (like, “You need to re-do this work”). This is not meant as a complaint about a student, after all they are twelve years old, and I did volunteer to teach this sarcasm-rich age cohort. I’m noticing that I’ve picked up this verbal tic lately, and it struck me that there are many things abou


Get Schooled: What is at stake in APS school board election? Just about everything.
Several friends who live in Atlanta have called for advice on the unwieldy APS school board election tomorrow.   For whom should they vote? (You can find your ballot and candidate information in the online AJC Voter's Guide.) That’s a hard call. While it’s important to choose the right ...






Late, Late Night FDL: Down On Me
Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company – Down On Me Today, Janis Joplin was posthumously awarded with the 2,510th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Recording…! What’s on your mind tonite…?  



Outcry Over Lack of Latino Inclusion on PBS
There is an outcry over the lack of Latinos on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) network led by the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) prompted by the departure of Ray Suarez. Suarez, 56, unexpectedly departed PBS after serving the network over a decade as a senior correspondent noting that he “didn’t have much of a future with the broadcast” and his contributions were “heavily minimize



Video: Chris Christie's Problem With Women
Ever wonder why Chris Christie has such a problem with teachers, but not other public employees? First, consider that about three out of four teachers are women. Then, watch this video a reader sent me: Some think this misogyny is part of Christie's "Jersey-style" charm. Let me tell you something: I was born in New Jersey. And I, like millions of other men from this state, was raised



Preliminary UC plan calls for no tuition hike next year
For the third straight year, UC students would see no tuition increase for the 2014-15 school year if state funding to the 10-campus system increases enough, according to a preliminary University of California budget released Monday.




Best and brightest try to bridge education gap
Eli Grossman, a recent Cornell University graduate from Teaneck, wants his Paterson sixth-graders to know he presumes they can make it to college.



Tally of Teacher Tenure Cases Shows New Law Has Had Impact
Lawyer who represents school boards says firm schedule for hearings and rulings has increased efficiency





Beaverton parents wait to see new school district report cards
One of the most significant marks on the report card is Trimester Progress, which indicates the level of growth in the learning target. A student making significant progress will receive a +, steady progress, an = or minimal progress, a – .




Special Late Nite Cap UPDATE 11-4-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
Nite Cap UPDATEUPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATECORPORATE ED REFORMPortland Public Schools parents file complaint, push for more high school instructional hoursA coalition of parents wants the state to force Portland Public Schools to increase high school instructional time and has filed a complaint alleging the district fails to meet minimum requirements for class hours.by Nicole Dungca | n... / 29min 





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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 CAPTODAYShifting The Mission Of Public Education – redqueeninlaShifting The Mission Of Public Education – redqueeninla: Shifting The Mission Of Public EducationWritten by redqueeninla in LAUSD I love performance art.  Long ago I had the kick-ass opp

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Portland Public Schools parents file complaint, push for more high school instructional hours
A coalition of parents wants the state to force Portland Public Schools to increase high school instructional time and has filed a complaint alleging the district fails to meet minimum requirements for class hours.


New Jersey teacher describes rally run-in with ‘schoolyard bully’ Chris Christie
A New Jersey schoolteacher who confronted Gov. Chris Christie (R) on his education record over the weekend told MSNBC host Ed Schultz that the crowd around her encouraged Christie as he behaved dimissively toward her, including a remark referring to teachers as “you people.” “I...


Retired teachers receive half of what they need to live? HALF.
What do we do with retired teachers? Senicide or geronticide seems to be the approved official solution today. This is no joke. This is no exaggeration. As children in school many of us learned that some primitive, barbaric or ancient tribes simply killed their senior tribal members by socially acceptable methods such as starvation or abandonment and exposure to the elements. Some of these seniors


Multicultural Education Conference


Here is a link to a video, just posted, of Rev. William Barber’s prophetic keynote address delivered at an  early October collaborative conference of the American Federation of Teachers, the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign, the National Education Association, Communities for Education Reform and many of their allies. The Rev. Dr. William Barber, a Disciples of Christ pastor and president of


Parents and Teachers Rally to Save North Carolina Schools | The Nation
Allison Kilkenny on November 4, 2013 – 2:35 PM ET Parents and education supporters participated in a “walk-in” at North Carolina schools today to voice dissatisfaction with state legislators’ votes to cut teacher assistant positions, freeze pay, eliminate tenure and increase the number of students per class. The Republican-led legislature simultaneously increased incentives for parents ...read mor
Michelle Rhee revolution faces massive threat — and new accusations | Salon.com
In Bridgeport, a quiet bipartisan scheme to protect ed reformers’ favorite school chief is suspected by critics BY JOSH EIDELSON Education reform lightning rod Paul Vallas – who courted controversy helming school districts in Philadelphia, New Orleans and Chicago — isn’t on the ballot tomorrow. But a school board election in Bridgeport, Conn. – the ...read moreThe post Michelle Rhee revolution fac
Chris Christie’s demented “you people” movement: The right’s school-for-cash obsession | Salon.com
New data proves conservatives and moguls are spending huge sums to turn schools into Wall Street profit centers BY DAVID SIROTA It is easy to think of the concept of oligarchy as something distant and fantastical – something that involves exotic destinations like Manhattan, Monaco, Macau and Moscow but not the Middle America locales that ...read moreThe post Chris Christie’s demented “you people”
Promoted by Rosi. Cross-posted with Bob Braun's Ledger. Let's make tomorrow different.  Let's not allow the Big Boy and his poodles to own it. Sure, I want to see Barbara Buono win,  but, if she doesn't,  if she is sold out by too many people,  at least kick a little sand in the Pufferfish's face:  Vote for the minimum wage he vetoed. I know. It's as predictable as the sunrise:  If something helps

Get up early tomorrow. Vote before breakfast, and as many more times as they let you. I hear people talking about all the things De Blasio might not do. Sure. And it’s worth saying so… No illusions. But tomorrow, you know that most important thing De Blasio won’t do?  He won’t be Bloomberg. Vote as many times as they let you. Also, Letitia James. Vote for her, too. Public Advocate. Sometimes they
Battle to end anti-LGBT job discrimination gets a boost in Senate
Procedural vote to move to a debate on the ENDA bill, viewed as a key test of support for the bill, passed the Senate by 61 votes to 30 A landmark bill that would ban workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people passed a key vote in the US Senate on Monday, relying on...

Vallejo educator named one of California's 'Teachers of the Year' - Vallejo Times-Herald
Vallejo educator named one of California's 'Teachers of the Year'Vallejo Times-Herald"I'm so proud to be a Vallejo City Unified School District teacher. Our teachers here in this district ... other districts pay so much more ... but these teachers that remain with us and are dedicated teachers ... I just feel that I've been so ...Cathedral City Teacher Named a California Teacher of the YearJe


A Plea for Catholic Schools to Ignore New Guidelines
A group of Roman Catholic scholars wrote to the nation’s bishops, saying that the new educational standards called Common Core would lower standards.    



Nite Cap 11-4-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #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 CAPTODAYShifting The Mission Of Public Education – redqueeninlaShifting The Mission Of Public Education – redqueeninla: Shifting The Mission Of Public EducationWritten by redqueeninla in LAUSD I love performance art.  Long ago I had the kick-ass opp

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