Thursday, March 13, 2014

Louisiana Parents: That Nameless Pilot Test is None Other Than PARCC | deutsch29

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Louisiana Parents: That Nameless Pilot Test is None Other Than PARCC

March 13, 2014


Corporate reform loves opaque communications. Never call a thing what it is. Use catchy lingo that disguises (and often contradicts) the reality behind a so-called reform. If this does not work, rebrand. Rename.
Or drop the naming altogether. Anything to obscure the privatizer-benefiting true intent. This way, a disgruntled public might be fooled into believing that the reform in question has simply disappeared.
Such is Louisiana Superintendent John White’s game with both the highly-controversial Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and its exploitative andlucrative sidekick, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).
Since February 17, 2014, White has been emailing a “2014-15 Sample Test Question of the Day.”
Here is the explanation that accompanies each sample test question of the day:

Building Positive School Morale: My Thoughts | Connected Principals

Building Positive School Morale: My Thoughts | Connected Principals:



Building Positive School Morale: My Thoughts



In times of great change and during stressful situations, it is easy for the morale of any organization to “take a dip”. This can be caused by multiple factors and influences, including those internally and externally. My experiences as a school leader have taught me that there are some simple things that any administrator can do to build a positive morale within their school and school community. While not an exhaustive list, here are some things that I feel are “high leverage” items in keeping morale positive:
• Talk less and listen more. Building morale in times of great educational change means listening to those that you lead, including students and parents. Use active listening strategies to engage with staff and students so they know you understand what is important to them, what is challenging for them, and what brings joy to their school experience. Sometimes, just being heard and feeling that someone has listened to you is key. For parents, it means hearing their concerns and providing forums for them to share with you what they hope their children take away from their school experience.
• Communicate frequently and via multiple means. Strong communicators help keep school communities connected. I 

Getting a Pay Raise From the DOE Through Time Travel southbronxschool.com

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Getting a Pay Raise From the DOE Through Time Travel

Francesco Portelos' blog post on how to give yourself a raise was quite thought provoking. In fact it gave The Crack Team quite a bit to think about. The Crack Team wanted to investigate  other methods to give oneself a raise without anyone, especially the DOE, ever knowing about it?

The Crack Team has spent the day locked away with top scientist from across the nation today debating and discussing the best methods to give teachers of New York City a well deserved pay raise without anyone really knowing. At about 6:30 PM EDT on March 13, 2014 a light bulb appeared above the heads of The Crack Team and the scientists. Getting a raise for teachers can be done through time travel. But how?

There are several options The Crack Team discussed for time travel.

The Crack Team thought of the whip around the sun method used in Star Trek, but it is impractical due to needing a star ship, the need for dilithium crystals, and a Vulcan to make the proper calculations. But it seems impractical. Or a rift in the space time continuum can be used. But again, there is that 

K-12 News Network | Is LAUSD Superintendent Deasy the Defendant or the Plaintiff in Vergara v. California?

K-12 News Network | Is LAUSD Superintendent Deasy the Defendant or the Plaintiff in Vergara v. California?:



Is LAUSD Superintendent Deasy the Defendant or the Plaintiff in Vergara v. California?



Do laws protecting teachers from politically motivated or personal vendetta firings by principals or disgruntled parents hurt students somehow? Edsource has been following the lawsuit against California and its teacher workplace laws closely and has a good summary of what’s at stake in Vergara v. California:
In the lawsuit, nine students from Los Angeles Unified, Oakland Unified and three other districts are challenging longstanding legal protections that their attorneys say lead to hiring and keeping “grossly ineffective teachers.” The suit aims at five laws that the plaintiffs say interfere with districts’ ability to make effective decisions: statutes granting tenure or permanent status to probationary teachers after two years, mandating teacher layoffs based on years on the job and setting up a complex dismissal process that turns over appeals to an independent panel. Because disproportionate numbers of bad teachers end up teaching poor and minority children, the lawsuit says, the laws violate the state Constitution’s guarantee to all children of the opportunity for an equal education and should be thrown out.
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy is one of the defendants. But as one astute observer of the Vergera v. California lawsuit on teacher due process 

Oklahoma House Passes Common Core Repeal | Truth in American Education

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Oklahoma House Passes Common Core Repeal

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March 12, 2014 was a BUSY day in the Oklahoma Capitol.
HB3399 – a bill to repeal Common Core standards by Speaker of the House Jeff Hickman PASSED OUT OF THE HOUSE last night; 78 AYE to 12 NAY.  This bill repeals Common Core from law and allows 2 years in which to develop standards and tests.  It does not specify standards or testing for the interim.
This is now the only vehicle in the Oklahoma legislature with the possibility to stop Common Core State Standards and associated testing.
Late Monday evening (2/10), an amendment to SB1764, was filed by two brave Oklahoma Senators, Josh Brecheen and Anthony Sykes via gutting a bill that had already passed out of the Senate Education Committee and inserting new language to stop Common Core.  Before the bill could be heard on the Senate floor, however, another amendment was added late on the evening of the 11th.  This amendment -  eerily similar to that of Indiana – effectively neutered the intent and purpose of that filed on 3/10 by providing 6 months for the State Department of Education to create new college and career ready standards – a veritable impossibility.
As Chamber of Commerce and Stand For Children (ExpectMore.org) lobbyists moved into 

Where’s Bobby Jindal? Mum on Common Core
As an Iowan I’m blessed (or cursed depending on your perspective) with the ability to trip over Presidential candidates when the presidential-year Iowa Caucus rolls around.  Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) has visited my state several times, and he is presumed to be a presidential contender, especially in light of term-limited.He’s going to have much to answer for should he decide to run.  Whi

Wyoming Legislature Prevents Adoption of Next Generation Science Standards
(Cheyenne, WY) Citizens across Wyoming participating in a grassroots education movement celebrated one small victory as the legislative session drew to a close last week. An amendment to the budget was passed, which will prevent the State Board of Education from adopting the Next Generation Science Standards. This will provide an opportunity for the State Board of Education to look at better optio

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Gov. Pence Asks Sandra Stotsky to Assist in Evaluating Indiana’s Academic Standards
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Who Does Governor Mary Fallin Serve?
Exactly who does Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin work for?  Recent events begs the question.  Who does she serve?  Does she serve the children and families of Oklahoma or does she serve the National Governors Association?  It seems like her chairing the NGA has put her in conflict with serving her state.At least in the realm of education anyway.Parents and residents of Oklahoma are crying out for th

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AFT Ends Gates Funding Over Common Core Concerns
Via Politico:The American Federation of Teachers ended a five-year relationship with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation after rank-and-file union members expressed deep distrust of the foundation’s approach to education reform. AFT President Randi Weingarten told Morning Education the union will no longer accept Gates money for its Innovation Fund, which was founded in 2009 and has received u
iREFUSE Opt-Out Rally in New York
Stop Common Core in New York State is helping organize an iREFUSE rally right before the HST takes place in New York (Monday, March 31st).  The rally will take place on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 from 12:00p – 4:00p (EDT) at Comsewogue High School Football Field (565 Bicycle Path, Port Jefferson Station, NY).  Judging from the list of speakers that are coming it should be a great event for New Yor


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empathyeducates – Rahm Backs CPS on Warning to Teachers Over ISATs
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Hypocrisy and the Washington Post | Taking Note
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Oregon schools pack in more students per teacher than any state except California, new report says | OregonLive.com
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FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team
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In Which I Debate Federal Ed Policy with a UFO :: Frederick M. Hess
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3-13-14 Wait What?
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3-13-14 The Answer Sheet
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3-13-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida
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3-13-14 Ed Notes Online
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