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Federal preschool bill highlights need to improve state program, advocates say | EdSource Today

Federal preschool bill highlights need to improve state program, advocates say | EdSource Today:

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A proposed federal bill calls for expanded public preschool. Credit: Lillian Mongeau, EdSource Today
Legislation introduced in Congress last week that would expand public preschool could serve as a wake-up call in California to beef up early education programs, advocates here say.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday introduced the Strong Start for America’s Children Act. The bill follows President Barack Obama’s call earlier this year for a new federal grant program for states wishing to create or expand their public preschool programs.
The new legislation, which closely mirrors the president’s proposal, lays out a dozen qualifications state preschool programs must meet or be working toward to be eligible for funding. California’s state-funded preschool program falls short on most of them.
“In our state, we’re lagging behind,” said Mark Friedman, the executive director of First 5 Alameda County, a taxpayer-funded commission working to improve child care and education services for children under age 5. “We have to work with the Legislature and with the governor to make the changes required to make funds a possibility if (the law) is passed in Washington.”
It’s “wildly optimistic” to hope that the preschool proposal will pass in the 113th Congress, Friedman said. And if it did pass, California wouldn’t be compelled to change anything. Participation in the proposed program would be optional and states would be given significant leeway in how they structure their preschool programs.
But that shouldn’t stop California from bringing its state-funded preschool program up to the quality 

A teacher facing death asks former students: Did it matter? | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com

A teacher facing death asks former students: Did it matter? | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com:

A teacher facing death asks former students: Did it matter? 

A reader suggested I write about Florida high school teacher David Menasche. Her sons graduated from the Miami school where Menasche used to teach.
After brain cancer stole most of his sight, memory and mobility, Menasche had to give up teaching at Coral Reef Senior High.
Before he died, he wanted to write about his years in the classroom but found that brain surgery, while buying him time, erased many of his recollections. He decided to travel the country to check in with former students and ask whether his teaching had made a difference in their lives. Menasche hoped those conversations would help him remember.  
He funded his trip in part from donations, explaining,"I am going to travel to as many places as I can to meet with the people who knew me in hopes of reclaiming my past through their recollections and establishing a future through the new relationships being made and experience to be had. The fact that I am traveling alone on a train through the winter to meet with unfamiliar people in strange and new cities while diseased, blind and crippled will not deter me. The need to know what I’ve forgotten and learn who I really was and am is too all consuming to be shelved by fear or logic. I am compelled by my curiosity. I do not know what destinations and realizations I will ultimately 

The Educated Reporter: EWA Higher Ed Seminar: Moving Beyond Moocs

The Educated Reporter: EWA Higher Ed Seminar: Moving Beyond Moocs:

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013

EWA Higher Ed Seminar: Moving Beyond Moocs



EWA held its annual Higher Education Seminar recently at Boston's Northeastern University. We invited some of the education journalists in attendance to contribute posts from the sessions. Today's guest blogger is Carl Straumsheim of Inside Higher Ed. For more content from the seminar, including stories, podcasts, video, check out EdMedia Commons. Additional background and helpful resources on online learning in higher education, including MOOCs, can be found at Story Starters

Is it possible that two education company executives, a researcher and a reporter could spend an hour discussing technology in higher education without mentioning massive open online courses?

The answer, of course, is no, but during the hour-long panel titled “Making the Most of Online Education” at EWA's conference, MOOCs were all but an afterthought. Less than a year after The New York Times declared 2012 the “Year of the MOOC,” who would have thought?

As Blackboard’s Jay Bhatt, Kaplan’s Bror Saxberg and the Community College 

Students Last: White Suburban Moms Not Very Bright

Students Last: White Suburban Moms Not Very Bright:

White Suburban Moms Not Very Bright

Anti-Common Core terrorism will not be tolerated
Washington D.C. - Citing national security concerns, "white suburban moms" have been classified as a terrorist group.

The announcement was made by Secretary of State John Kerry at a press conference held late Sunday evening. In an unusual move, Kerry stood alongside Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who was a key player in the decision. "It has been well-established that the poor state of public education is a grave national security risk. Given that the Common Core Standards (CCS) are the only acceptable solution to this security crisis and given that a good deal of the opposition to the CCS comes from these mothers, it has become obvious that the White Suburban Moms (WSM) are a threat to our national security."

Although President Obama has not yet asked Congress for a declaration of war on the WSM, Secretary Kerry wouldn't rule it out. "We are looking to end this peaceably but at the same time, we are keeping all our options open.  In many ways, it reminds me of of Syria."

Asked if the moms who voiced complaints about the Common Core would be considered enemy combatants, Kerry looked at Duncan who responded, "Perhaps."

One such potential enemy combatant is Mary

Daily Kos: A parent's response to Arne Duncan

Daily Kos: A parent's response to Arne Duncan:




who in continuing to attack those who oppose Common Core
told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”
(the above quoted from this post at Valerie Strauss's Answer Sheet Blog)
The following appeared on the Facebook page of Gretchen Moran Laskas, whose son attends school in Fairfax County VA, and is crossposted here with her permission:
I want to share a little bit why I'm so angry at Secretary of Education's Arne Duncan's 



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Baloney! – The New Game for PD & Staff Meetings
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Lessons from the 1963 Boycott
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Campaign for Artful Resistance at St. Thomas Aquinas College
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At Forums, New York State Education Commissioner Faces a Barrage of Complaints - NYTimes.com

At Forums, New York State Education Commissioner Faces a Barrage of Complaints - NYTimes.com:

At Forums, New York State Education Commissioner Faces a Barrage of Complaints




 He has been shushed, booed, called imperious and mocked as the incomprehensible teacher who bleated on and on in Charlie Brown’s classroom.

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John B. King Jr., the state education commissioner, at a forum last week at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, N.Y.
In a series of public forums across the state, John B. King Jr., the state education commissioner, has become the sounding board for crowds of parents, educators and others who equate his name with all they consider to be broken in schooling today. Some blame him for too quickly imposing more rigorous academic standards tied to what is known as the Common Core. Parents call him deaf to the misery of pupils taking standardized tests and too open to commercial involvement in the system; teachers blame him for sapping what joy they had left in their craft.
“There is now a ‘Common Core Syndrome,’ ” Beth Dimino, an eighth-grade science teacher, said on Tuesday, speaking to Dr. King in a packed high school auditorium in Suffolk County.
“Do you understand what that means?” she continued. “We have children that are being diagnosed by psychologists with a syndrome directly related to work that they do in the classroom. If that is not child abuse, I don’t know what is.”
While no such condition is listed in the official manual of psychiatric disorders — Ms. 

DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Creating a Caring Community in the Classroom: Morning Meeting!

DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Creating a Caring Community in the Classroom: Morning Meeting!:

Creating a Caring Community in the Classroom: Morning Meeting!


If I could only use one aspect fromResponsive Classroom, I would choose Morning Meeting. Morning Meeting has created an environment in my classroom that I love not only witnessing, but being a part of. We use responsive Classroom in our district, however, this is not an infomercial for Responsive Classroom. :) I just love what it has done for my classroom community.

There are four components to Responsive Classroom's Morning Meeting. The greeting, sharing, activity, and the message. With the time constraints placed on us, it is difficult to get to all sections every day. The sections I make sure I get to are the greeting and sharing.

Most days my students treat their peers with respect and kindness. The majority of them are very mindful of the way they treat each other. I believe a lot of that comes from the way we start our day. Every morning the students greet each other in a variety of ways and share something from their lives. Morning Meeting helps us start each day on a positive note.

The other day I decided to try the "Compliment" greeting. Students greeted each other, and offered a compliment. I told my students I didn't want them to use bland terms such as, "I like your dress", but to really think about something they liked about the person they were complimenting. I was blown away by the sincerity in their statements. It allowed me to see that Morning Meeting wasn't just something to get through, that it actually affected the way my 

Arne Doofus Dingus Dunce Duncan of DC - southbronxschool.com

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Arne Doofus Dingus Dunce Duncan of DC

I'm a schmuck. I voted for Obama in 2008 and felt good about it. I had had it of 8 years of George W. Bush incompetency and lies. I wasn't voting for change, I was voting for accountability and for having a voice in my government. I truly believed that under Obama, the voices of the people if not
100% heard, will be at the very least be taken into consideration.

Gone will be the dreams of kowtowing to big money. Gone will be wasting money in two wasteful wars. Gitmo would be closed. A sensible and straightforward manner in insuring those without healthcare would finally be solved. NCLB? It will be a thing of the past, in fact there would be less federal involvement in local education matters. Guess I, along with others, have been incorrect.

What steams me is that I have defended Obama from Right Wing nut jobs who claim he is a socialist. How can a socialist turn over education to private and corporate entities? Same with Obamacare. Who is making out? The insurance companies. The corporatists are benefiting from the extension of Gitmo 

Reflections on My 200th InterACT Blog Post | InterACT

Reflections on My 200th InterACT Blog Post | InterACT:

Reflections on My 200th InterACT Blog Post

NOVEMBER 17, 2013
The original InterACT banner - a view from the Santa Monica Pier ferris wheel, looking north. I liked the "interaction" of sky, mountains, surf and sand. (photo by the author)
The original InterACT banner – a view from the Santa Monica Pier ferris wheel, looking north. I liked the “interaction” of sky, mountains, surf and sand. (photo by the author)
When I started blogging as part of my work at Accomplished California Teachers, I was just figuring out what I wanted to write about, how to use WordPress, and I don’t think reaching any milestones even crossed my mind. Publishing my 200th blog post today has me in a reflective mood, and rather than take on any particular issue today, I’m going to offer up some thoughts about what I’ve posted at this site over the years, and why I’d recommend blogging to more teachers.
post 200I’ve gradually realized something that I don’t like to admit, which is that the balance of my posts have veered from the original purpose of the blog. The idea behind InterACT was to offer a classroom-based perspective on education policy, with the hope that readers would better understand how decisions that occur far from our schools have a noticeable impact on teaching and learning. With that understanding, all stakeholders would be in a better position to advocate for or create better policies that truly support students. And while I’ve frequently noted in my work that I am a teacher, I haven’t really helped readers see into my school or classroom all that frequently. There are two posts that come to mind right away where I think I used that school perspective well – a post on improvisation in teaching, and a reflection on

11-17-13 With A Brooklyn Accent: 10 Things BATS Know About Common Core- Official Statement

With A Brooklyn Accent: 10 Things BATS Know About Common Core- Official Statement:

10 Things BATS Know About Common Core- Official Statement




10 Things BATs Know about Common Core

INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT
BATs continue their fight against the CCSS.  We do not believe in a “one-size” fits all standard for education and we do not believe in a top down federal approach to control education for profit.  BATs fight the CCSS for a variety of reasons but specifically we know that the CCSS doesn’t make up good education and will not fix, nor lower, our child poverty rate.  This document hopes to clear up a few things:  1. Dispel some of the myths about the CCSS as superior set of educational standards.  2. Give readers a clear vision of what these standards look like from the lens of the practitioners who teach our most vulnerable children – those in poverty.  3.  Finally it hopes to set a course for BATs  to advocate strongly for our children who live in poverty, who must be forced to overcome it without the supports and resources they need in our schools.  BATs are committed to raise their voice to advocate for an educational system that helps to provide some relief to children who suffer from the trauma of poverty.  WE use the word “some relief” in this missive because schools and teachers cannot eradicate poverty and we feel  the government must begin to acknowledge that children in poverty don’t succeed in school because of poverty.   Poverty will follow  children no matter where you want to send them to school via a charter or a voucher.  Poverty will follow a child no matter who teaches them – TFA or a highly qualified teacher.  BATs are firmly committed to  expose that CC, charters, vouchers, or TFA will not eradicate poverty and corporate reformers attempts to divert the conversation away from child poverty is nothing short of abuse.

BATS DEBUNK THE CCSS

1. THE GOAL IS COLLEGE AND CAREER READY FOR ALL STUDENTS
A. The CCSS have never been subjected to any research studies linking them to readiness of any kind.
B. Standard #1 reads “entry-level college” which could mean a 2 year community college or vocational school.
C. All children are not or will not be “College and Career Ready” for many different reasons.
D. The expense of implementing and assessing of the CCSS causes electives such as art, music, and sports to be cut from schools which prevents students from discovering future interests and talents.
E. Review the types of Common Core work children are doing--how does it reflect what they need to know for the workplace?  The CCSS does not even live up to its stated goals to teach real world 


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