Sunday, May 18, 2014

Nite Cap 5-18-14 #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 CAP




5-18-14 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: Sunday reads.Pension theft is now called “pension smoothing.” You never would have thought I would have good words to say about principals. But I’m never too old to change. The gathering resistance to standardized tests. Danny Glover on Freedom Summer. Rahm’s fundraising loop-hole is very lucrative. I
empathyeducates – When Racism Slips Into Everyday Speech
empathyeducates – When Racism Slips Into Everyday Speech: When Racism Slips Into Everyday SpeechGeneric image | THINKSTOCKBy The Root Staff | Originally Published at ,/em>The Root. May 15 2014 3:00 AMUsing these common words and phrases with questionable histories just might make you sound like an accidental racist.A recent NPR story revealed the disturbing and shockingly racist origins of the cat
Rally atThe Gates foundationJune 26, 2014Meet at Westlake Center at 5:00 PMSponsored by the Washington BATS - Home
Rally atThe Gates foundationJune 26, 2014Meet at Westlake Center at 5:00 PMSponsored by the Washington BATS - Home: Our vision:Is to include the voices of students, parents, teachers and  our communities in the process of ensuring public schools are centered on this vision:Students deserve the universal right to learn in a manner that allows them to find and develop their highest potential as func
5-18-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: School Road Safety Public Input WorkshopsFrom the City of Seattle:Simply THE most important road safety meetings you can attend this year @SeattleDOT School Road Safety. Why? Starting in 2015, the School Road Safety Plan will prioritize millions in safety improvements every year around our schools. **Tuesday, May 20 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM SW Southwest Branch Seattle Pu
5-18-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida ALL Week
Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida, red in Washington, dark sky-blue in Israel and public school in Education: The End to Step Up for Students Lobbying and Political Activity With Taxpayer Money: Not ExactlyJournalist turned Step Up for Students  (SUFS) executive Ron Matus is touting that they already have “started” applications for over 100,000 students for Florida’s tax credit
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 5-18-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Op-Ed: HOW AN ECONOMICS PROFESSOR TAUGHT ME A LIFE-CHANGING LESSON – IN LITERATUREby MILES CORWIN, Op-Ed in the LA Times | http://lat.ms/1gWAdis Sean Kelly / For The Times May 18, 2014  ::  Every spring, during college graduation season, I think about a former professor who uttered two astonishing sentences that changed the course of my life. I was a di
EVAAS’s SAS Inc.: “The Frackers of the Educational World” |
EVAAS’s SAS Inc.: “The Frackers of the Educational World” |: EVAAS’s SAS Inc.: “The Frackers of the Educational World” David Patten, a former history teacher, college instructor, and author, recently wrote an exceelent article for the History News Network about VAMs in his state of Ohio (another state that uses the Education Value-Added Assessment System [EVAAS] statewide). He writes about what th
5-18-14 Jersey Jazzman
Jersey Jazzman: Chris Christie: Lying Liar, or Completely Clueless?Give The Auditor, the Star-Ledger's weekly political insider column, credit for catching Chris Christie's latest lie - although, in my opinion, this merits much stronger language:Gov. Chris Christie joined an exclusive club last week — governors who get shellacked with six downgrades of their state’s credit rating. The only other m
5-18-14 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: The famous Steve Jobs commencement speech: ‘Stay hungry. Stay foolish.’During commencement season, it’s fun to look back at some of the great speeches. If you are interested in reading what I have declared to be the greatest commencement speech ever, click here. And below is one of the most famous, the address delivered by Steve Jobs at Stanford University on June 12, 2005. The v
Morning Wink 5-18-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 5-18-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: The Nation Investigates: Teacher Jail in Los AngelesAre classrooms overflowing with sexual predators? Some school leaders in Los Angeles think they are. The Nation reports on a special investiga
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 5-18-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: The Nation Investigates: Teacher Jail in Los AngelesAre classrooms overflowing with sexual predators? Some school leaders in Los Angeles think they are. The Nation reports on a special investigation where teachers are challenged to clear their names. It starts here with the question of how teachers can prove their innocence. “Iris
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement": “Does Family Engagement Matter?”Does Family Engagement Matter? is a response to the now infamous “Broken Compass” book questioning the usefulness of parent involvement. It’s written by three of the top experts in the field – Karen L. Mapp, Anne T. Henderson, and Nancy E. Hill. I’m adding it to The Best Commentaries On The “
5-18-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: UFT Contract: An Attack on WomenThe contract proposal is an attack on feminism. 75% of UFT members are woman. The leadership expects the contract to pass because they anticipate that woman are willing and deserve to accept much lower pay in creases than they deserve.... Comment on Ed Notes After the UFT Brooklyn borough contract meeting, a pregnant teacher came up to ask [Borough
5-18-14 With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs
With A Brooklyn Accent: Charter Schools: The Education Equivalent of Subprime MortgagesCharter Schools are looking more and more like the educational equivalent of subprime mortgages---a short cut to greater equity and opportunity that becomes the basis of a huge unregulated industry, which gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to make quick profits, and the very wealthy tax breaks and opportunities
5-18-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Grand Jury Investigating Bridgegate Continues Its WorkThis is bad news if you're Chris Christie - and maybe if you're Andrew Cuomo too: The top Port Authority executive who ended the George Washington Bridge lane closings testified before a Jersey grand jury probing the punitive shutdowns. Pat Foye appeared earlier in May before the federal panel in Newark as its Bridgegate
How History is Erased with Digital Media. Revisionism Reigns. | Missouri Education Watchdog
How History is Erased with Digital Media. Revisionism Reigns. | Missouri Education Watchdog: How History is Erased with Digital Media. Revisionism Reigns.inShareI saw the above meme about Michelle Obama and was curious where she made this remark and to whom.  And that’s the beginning of an interesting journey.I searched for “Michelle Obama and a piece of the pie”.  It led me to a Charlotte Observe
Hey, Ras–you’re not going to rock the boat, are you? | Bob Braun's Ledger
Hey, Ras–you’re not going to rock the boat, are you? | Bob Braun's Ledger: Hey, Ras–you’re not going to rock the boat, are you?Mayor-elect Ras BarakaThe hedge-fund managers, the mainstream media, Cami Anderson’s friends in Montclair and Glen Ridge–during the election, they all tried to depict Ras Baraka as a revolutionary, as a radical, as a dangerous man with “fiery” and “incendiary” ideas and cl
5-18-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: Autonomy Must Precede AccountabiltyAutonomy Must Precede Accountabilty. via Autonomy Must Precede Accountabilty.1 by plthomasedd / 51min  All Week 5-17-14 @ THE CHALK FACE@ THE CHALK FACE : All Week @ THE CHALK FACE The Conversation: Racial segregation returns to US schools, 60 years after the Supreme Court banned itThe Conversation: Racial segregation returns to US schools, 60 y
5-18-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness by P. L. Thomas, EdD
the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): Autonomy Must Precede AccountabiltyNearly 2.5 years ago, I wrote directly about the essential flaw with the thirty-plus-years accountability movement in K-12 U.S. public education. That essential flaw is that accountability built on standards and high-stakes testing is a
5-18-13 Curmudgucation Week
CURMUDGUCATION: Serious PeopleWhy is it that I'm so hard on some people I disagree with here and so gentle with others? Because I have a hard time taking people seriously when they aren't serious people.Certain positions in the current debates indicate clearly how serious a person is. I don't support the idea of national education standards; I think it's a bad idea, doomed to failure, that will no
5-18-14 Wait What?
Wait What?:   Wait What? Wendy Lecker and Diane Ravitch on the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of EducationDiane Ravitch, the nation’s leading voice for public education explains, As segregation grows worse than it has been for decades, the problems are worsened by current “reforms.” School privatization intensifies segregation, high-stakes testing creates cause for closing struggling schools i
5-18-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: TED-Ed Video: “What Is The World Wide Web?”TED-ED has a new video (and accompanying lesson) on “What Is The World Wide Web?” I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About The Internet.by Larry Ferlazzo / 11min hide  //  saveYESTERDAY“Quill” Could Be A Very Useful Tool For Reinforcing Grammar ConceptsThanks to Richard Byrne
Happy 60th Birthday, Brown v. Board of Educaton! | Bill Ayers
Happy 60th Birthday, Brown v. Board of Educaton! | Bill Ayers: Happy 60th Birthday, Brown v. Board of Educaton!All children need to develop a sense of the unique capacity of human beings to shape and create reality in concert with conscious purposes and plans. This means that our schools—both within and way beyond the existing institutional spaces called “school”—need to be transformed to provide
We All Play a Part | Connected Principals
We All Play a Part | Connected Principals: We All Play a Partby dkerr • May 18, 2014 • 0 CommentsSo I received an email this past week from a former student of mine who wanted to check in and catch up. He’s just now finishing his degree in sports medicine, and at the end of the message he thanked me for playing a part in his success, and for helping him grow into the man that he has become. It was
Cursive Writing and Coding: Conflicts over School Goals (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Cursive Writing and Coding: Conflicts over School Goals (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Cursive Writing and Coding: Conflicts over School Goals (Part 1)Schools as “museums of virtue”* and schools as engines of change have been dominant and conflicting metaphors in the history of school reform. In the mid-19th century, tax-supported public schools pursued Reading, ‘R
Why We Are Here: Evette Jones at the PCAPS Rallly Yesterday | WeArePCAPS
Why We Are Here: Evette Jones at the PCAPS Rallly Yesterday | WeArePCAPS: Why We Are Here: Evette Jones at the PCAPS Rallly YesterdayPosted on May 18, 2014by wearepcapsEvette Jones, PFT staffer and PCAPS leader, at yesterday’s rally.   Also pictured here from right to left are Rev. Larry Patrick, PA-AFT President Ted Kirsch, PFT President Jerry Jordan and State Rep. James RoebuckPFT’s Evette Jones
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » Week in Class: Week 33 Primary Documents
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » Week in Class: Week 33 Primary Documents: Week in Class: Week 33 Primary DocumentsSince we’ve finished with our Language Arts text for the year, I’ve been trying to implement a “replacement” unit for Common Core featuring closed readings. The examples modeled centered on short stories or poetry, but I’ve opted to use primary documents. One of the best resou

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Jersey Jazzman: Another Day, Another "Miracle" Charter School Debunked
Jersey Jazzman: Another Day, Another "Miracle" Charter School Debunked: Big Education Ape: 5-10-14 Jersey Jazzman NJ Ed News Round-up Jammin' All WeekJersey Jazzman:Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All WeekWould Linda Brown's Parents Have Wanted a "Choice" District?This weekend is this 60th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education, the landmark case that ended separate but equal public
Lawyer For Teachers; Bryan Glass Attorney-at-Law southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: Lawyer For Teachers; Bryan Glass Attorney-at-LawI should be writing about the contract and upcoming vote, but everyone else is, I'm in a contrarianmood, and I have something to share.Back in December I raised $665, less the 10% fee, through GoFundMe so I can put down a deposit on hiring an outside attorney. That turned out not to be quite enough for the lawyer, and
National union leader leads rally for funding, against Brownback | CJOnline.com
National union leader leads rally for funding, against Brownback | CJOnline.com: National union leader leads rally for funding, against BrownbackVisit from AFT's Weingarten takes political tone as unions blast Brownback, laud DavisPosted: May 17, 2014 - 10:01amTHAD ALLTON/THE CAPITAL-JOURNALEducators with the American Federation of Teachers and the Kansas National Education Association listened Sa
Nite Cap 5-17-14 #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 CAPWelcome to Paris ISD - Our students are much more than a once-a-year pencil and bubble sheet testParis ISD - Welcome to Paris ISD:  Welcome to Paris ISDDear Parents and Friends of PISD,Next week, you will be receiving your child's STAAR/TAKS resu




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