Friday, June 6, 2014

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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 CAP




We Don’t Have Time To Wait For Schools to Improve. But Real Change Happens Slowly. And There Are No Cookie-Cutter Solutions. | Gatsby In L.A.
We Don’t Have Time To Wait For Schools to Improve. But Real Change Happens Slowly. And There Are No Cookie-Cutter Solutions. | Gatsby In L.A.: We Don’t Have Time To Wait For Schools to Improve. But Real Change Happens Slowly. And There Are No Cookie-Cutter Solutions. “There’s no harder thing than being a teacher in South L.A.,” Robert Vidaña says bluntly as we squeeze interviews into his packed sc
Jindal Already Fell Off the Common Core Tightrope | Truth in American Education
Jindal Already Fell Off the Common Core Tightrope | Truth in American Education: Jindal Already Fell Off the Common Core TightropeFiled in Common Core State Standards, Education at State Level by Shane Vander Hart on June 6, 2014 • 0 Comments1051Jeff Sadow has a piece up at The Hayridethat discusses the tightrope that Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) has taken on the Common Core State Standards.  At f
Shanker Blog » A Moral Panic Over Real Accountabilty?
Shanker Blog » A Moral Panic Over Real Accountabilty?: A Moral Panic Over Real Accountability?Posted by Leo Casey on June 6, 2014The late conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was famous for declaring “there is no alternative” as she executed her laissez-faire economic policies of austerity and privatization, redistributing wealth and helping to concentrate power into the hands of
6-6-14 Jersey Jazzman : : So Why Didn't the Police Ever Investigate Michelle Rhee?
Jersey Jazzman: So Why Didn't the Police Ever Investigate Michelle Rhee?: So Why Didn't the Police Ever Investigate Michelle Rhee?Remember the "amusing" story of how Michelle Rhee, in her first year of teaching in Baltimore, taped her students' mouths shut? How she tried to find the "humor" in making her second graders bleed? Remember when Alex Russo told us, when he heard abou
Celebrating parent voice! Parents: We believe in public schools | Parents United for Public Education
Celebrating parent voice! Parents: We believe in public schools | Parents United for Public Education: Celebrating parent voice! Parents: We believe in public schoolsPosted on June 6, 2014 by PARENTSUNITEDPHILALeave a commentYesterday parent at the Luis Muñoz Marìn School voted last night 223-70 to remain a District public school. The vote mirrored a similar blow-out vote by parents at the Edward
New Orleans nearing a ‘privatized’ public school system | New Orleans' Multicultural News Source | The Louisiana Weekly
New Orleans nearing a ‘privatized’ public school system | New Orleans' Multicultural News Source | The Louisiana Weekly: New Orleans nearing a ‘privatized’ public school system2nd June 2014   ·   0 CommentsinShare73By Kari Dequine HardenContributing WriterEditor’s Note: This story has been updated with additional comments and reporting that does not appear in the print edition.As the Recovery Scho
Ed Roundup for 6-6-14 - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)
Ed Roundup for 6-6-14 - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): Education Roundup for the Week Ending June 6, 2014SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Education (CDE) today issued this week's roundup of education-related announcements of public interest.California Schools Awarded Health Science Pathway GrantsTo help California to address the critical shortage of workers in the healthcare industry, th
6-6-14 Curmudgucation
CURMUDGUCATION: Louisiana Showcases Utter Failure of School "Reform"The New Orleans Recovery School District has proven (again) that Reformsters cannot deliver on a single one of their promises.What I'm reporting today has been reported elsewhere-- in particular I recommend Michael Deshotels' report on his blog Louisiana Educator-- but there are some pieces of news that need to be repeat
Russ on Reading: I Blog; therefore, I Am
Russ on Reading: I Blog; therefore, I Am: I Blog; therefore, I Am       Descartes said, “I think; therefore, I am.” I want our students to say, “I read and write; therefore, I can think.”Rene DescartesYesterday I managed to get myself in the middle of a heated discussion with several of my colleagues over how learning takes place. It was a seminar provided by my university for teachers who frequen
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: QUICK REVIEW: “EXIT STRATEGY” LOOKS AT A DOOMED SCHOOL
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: QUICK REVIEW: “EXIT STRATEGY” LOOKS AT A DOOMED SCHOOL: QUICK REVIEW: “EXIT STRATEGY” LOOKS AT A DOOMED SCHOOLGuest blogger Susan Klonsky reviews Exit Strategy If there has been another theater piece about the impact of school closings,  I haven’t heard about it. Ike Holter’s “Exit Strategy” at Jackalope Theater takes place entirely in the teachers’ lounge of a dilap
6-6-14 LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD
LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District): Morning Read: More than 300 CA organizations back Common CoreHundreds of organizations sign statement backing Common Core More than 300 California business, nonprofit and children’s groups have signed a statement supporting the Common Core State Standards and staying the course amid the discord over Commo
CTA Supporting Professional Capital: Part 1 | InterACT
CTA Supporting Professional Capital: Part 1 | InterACT: CTA Supporting Professional Capital: Part 1JUNE 6, 2014tags: CTA, evaluation, Miraglia, professional capitalby ACT Guest Blog PostsChris MiragliaToday’s guest blog post comes from Chris Miraglia. Chris is an intermediate school US history teacher from Santa Ana USD.  A prior contributor and frequent commenter at this blog, Chris also writes a
NYC Public School Parents: Crisis in school overcrowding; likely to be even worse in future if proposed capital plan adopted
NYC Public School Parents: Crisis in school overcrowding; likely to be even worse in future if proposed capital plan adopted: Crisis in school overcrowding; likely to be even worse in future if proposed capital plan adoptedFor immediate release:                                     June 5, 2014 For more information: Leonie Haimson, leonie@classsizematters.org; 917-435-9329Nearly half a million NYC
6-6-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Friday Open ThreadTomorrow is the Board retreat; that should be interesting to attend.  It's from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm at the JSCEE.  Agenda.  It appears the bell time analysis is to be presented in the morning and prioritized.  After the math adoption, I'm sure there are priorities to be shifted.  They have lunch at 12:30 and start work again on priorities at 12:45
6-4-14 Wait What? - Jonathan Pelto: Gubernatorial Candidate and A Really Nice Guy
Wait What?: Wait What? Malloy must take responsibility for many of the these hospital layoffsWhen Governor Malloy proposed his bait and switch “provider tax” strategy he promised hospitals that they would be “held harmless.”  The goal he said was simply to maximize federal reimbursement rates. But two years later, the impact of Malloy’s decision to renege on that promise is leading to massive layo
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 6-6-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: OpEd: LAUSD MUST USE FUNDING TO SUPPORT FOSTER YOUTH + smf’s 2¢Guest Commentary by Andrea Zetlin in the LA Daily News | http://bit.ly/1pLyMvs 6/5/14, 9:05 AM PST  ::  On any given day, there are approximately 55,000 children and youth in foster care in California. Although they comprise about one percent of the total student population served by our pub
6-6-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: I Now Have a Facebook PageI now have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bymercedeskschneider The page features my book, A Chronicle of Echoes, and my blog, . As of this writing, my page has 91 likes. I even have my first hashtag:  #chronicleofechoes I still have no Twitter account. Twitter moves so fast with its little messages, and I haven’t time to keep up […]2 by deutsc
6-6-14 The Whole Child Blog — Free Webinar: Technology Integration to Meet the Needs of the Common Core — Whole Child Education
Free Webinar: Technology Integration to Meet the Needs of the Common Core — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGFree Webinar: Technology Integration to Meet the Needs of the Common CoreJune 6, 2014 by Klea ScharbergJoin ASCD Faculty member Andrew Miller for an exciting, free webinar to learn how to integrate technology in your classroom to support students' needs and the Common Core.Monday,
What Can The GM Experience Teach Us? | Missouri Education Watchdog
What Can The GM Experience Teach Us? | Missouri Education Watchdog: What Can The GM Experience Teach Us?inShareBusiness leaders in Missouri have sounded an alarm. They cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive.So says a Vital Signs report by Change The Equation whose members are the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies who are committed t
6-6-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2014 – So FarIt’s that time of year again when I start posting mid-year “The Best….” lists. There are over 1,300 lists now.  You can see them all here. As usual, in order to make this list, a site had to be: * accessible to English Language Learners and non-tech savvy users. *
6-6-14 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.: Hinsdale board member: Our salary and benefits should be lower than other districts.As I have been reporting, Hinsdale High School District teachers gave their union leadership full backing last week in the union’s bargaining with their board. With nearly every member voting, a strike authorization vo
I Now Have a Facebook Page | deutsch29
I Now Have a Facebook Page | deutsch29: I Now Have a Facebook PageJune 6, 2014I now have a Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/bymercedeskschneiderThe page features my book, A Chronicle of Echoes, and my blog. As of this writing, my page has 91 likes.I even have my first hashtag:  #chronicleofechoesI still have no Twitter account. Twitter moves so fast with its little messages, and I haven’t ti
Morning Wink 6-6-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS6-6-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University)the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): Death to Common Core! Long Live Failed Education Policy!From the beginning of the call for and
6-6-14 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University)
the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): Death to Common Core! Long Live Failed Education Policy!From the beginning of the call for and debate about Common Core, I have taken a clear stand against the promise of standards-based reform; for example, Why Common Standards Won’t Work: A call for national standards
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 6-6-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: New Orleans: “Appalling Academic Performance”One day, perhaps, the nationaledia might admit that they were taken in by the purveyors of the Néw Orleans story. Or maybe they will keep saying the same things again and again, without regard to facts. Mike Deshotels, veteran educator, blows up the carefully manufactured tale of success
6-6-14 Ed Notes Online Week
Ed Notes Online: Fred Smith Calls Farina on Field Test Waste of Learning TimeFrom Schoolbook. Go Fred. No time now but I will add to this later about the Bronx teacher who was fired years ago because 4 of his 8th grade classes refused to take the field tests. Search ed notes for Doug Avella if interested. I've been too busy with the contract stuff so have neglected the great work Fred and CTS peop
Notes to a New Teacher (Dana Dunnan) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Notes to a New Teacher (Dana Dunnan) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Notes to a New Teacher (Dana Dunnan)I met Dana Dunnan 40 years ago when he was a teaching intern at Stanford University and I visited his classes at a nearby high school. He received his Master’s degree there. We reconnected when his recent book was published. Dunnan began as a high school chemistry teacher
6-6-14 Answer Sheet
Answer Sheet: What happened when George failed his state standardized testWhat happens to a young student who fails a mandated standardized test that decides whether he/she can move to the next grade, or to an older student who fails a test that determines if he/she graduates?  Here is a 20-step description of what happened to a boy named George. It was written by educator Kathleen […]37 by Valeri
6-6-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Opt Out Guidance for NY Parents and Pearson Field Testsfrom We Love Montessori at GW:The GW Elementary School was selected to participate in the NYS Field Test program in Math on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11th. GW Elementary School 3rd graders will be given this test that is to be administered over the course of 40 minutes.A field test is an exam that the company PEARSON (READ this article f
6-6-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Pushed For Endorsement Of CuomoThose of you paying close attention to the machinations of the union leadership around the Cuomo re-election campaign will not be surprised by this news:Before a deal was made to ensure New York’s leading progressive party endorsed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reelection bid, negotiators were in touch with one of the top
Public Schools—the Mortar that Holds the Community Together (Garrison Keillor) | janresseger
Public Schools—the Mortar that Holds the Community Together (Garrison Keillor) | janresseger: Public Schools—the Mortar that Holds the Community Together (Garrison Keillor)Posted on June 6, 2014 by janressegerJeff Bryant, who writes a weekly column for the Educational Opportunity Network, recently discussed the difference between conceptualizing education reform around inputs and outcomes.  Today
NYC Educator: Make Someone Happy! Blame a Teacher Today!
NYC Educator: Make Someone Happy! Blame a Teacher Today!: Make Someone Happy! Blame a Teacher Today!Blame the Teachers!  For many years, the thought never crossed my mind that teachers were the single most important factor complicit in the perpetuity of poverty in the United States.  But I guess it makes sense; poverty has been around since the beginning of time and so, too, have poor teachers.  I
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's boat springs more leaks
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's boat springs more leaks: Rahm's boat springs more leaksAs we head into the weekend, Little Emperor's gold-plated political ship continues to spring leaks. Even with his giant City Hall damage-control battalion working overtime, Rahm can't catch a media break.‘I’m not an emperor. I do not look good in a toga.’ -- Rahm EmanuelHis latest proposed boondoggle, to s

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We Played a Part in Getting a Lousy Contract southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: We Played a Part in Getting a Lousy ContractWe need to stop placing all the blame on Unity and the UFT for the contract that we now have to liveunder. The UFT can't foist a contract such as it did upon us in a vacuum. It needs a partner in it's shenanigans.That partner is us, the teachers of NYC. We are the enablers that allow the UFT/Unity to not only give us poor
Is Hespe lying? Afraid of Cami? Disrespectful of parents? All three? | Bob Braun's Ledger
Is Hespe lying? Afraid of Cami? Disrespectful of parents? All three? | Bob Braun's Ledger: Is Hespe lying? Afraid of Cami? Disrespectful of parents? All three?David HespeNearly a month ago, the parents of Newark’s Hawthorne Avenue School petitioned acting Education Commissioner David Hespe to ensure the school would not be closed without compliance with state administrative regulations that have t
6-5-14 Jersey Jazzman : : Reformy Billionaires and the Money They Waste
Jersey Jazzman: Reformy Billionaires and the Money They Waste: Reformy Billionaires and the Money They WastePerhaps my favorite bad reformy argument -- one favored by Tom Moran, among others -- goes something like this:We should listen to billionaires when they opine about education because: 1) Well, they're billionaires, so they must know what they're talking about. 2) They don't have a direct st
What Complicity Looks Like (Why I Support #YesAllWomen) - The Jose Vilson
What Complicity Looks Like (Why I Support #YesAllWomen) - The Jose Vilson: What Complicity Looks Like (Why I Support #YesAllWomen)Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that my boys and I wanted to have fun at an Irish pub, jamming to every rhyme and curse Shawn Carter could muster for three verses. It’s already 11pm and we got a few drinks flowing in our system, flirting with a few women of different sk
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » On Teaching “Other People’s Children”
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » On Teaching “Other People’s Children”: On Teaching “Other People’s Children” A post from Jose Luis Vilson recently popped up on my Facebook feed, featuring this quote from  First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, in a commencement address at Dillard University:So my mother volunteered at my school — helping out every day in the front office, making
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: "Remember That Time When...?" An End of Year Memory Book!
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: "Remember That Time When...?" An End of Year Memory Book!: "Remember That Time When...?" An End of Year Memory Book!I was on #5thchat Tuesday night chatting with my fellow tweechers about activities we do at the end of the school year. @patriciahewitt shared a wonderful idea.I thought this was such a wonderful idea and let Patricia know I woul
UPDATE: Looks Like Oklahoma IS First to Really Dump Common Core | deutsch29
UPDATE: Looks Like Oklahoma IS First to Really Dump Common Core | deutsch29: UPDATE: Looks Like Oklahoma IS First to ReallyDump Common CoreJune 5, 2014UPDATE 06-05-14:Today, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed legislation repealing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Fallin told Politico that the CCSS term had become so tainted that it was time for CCSS to go:“The words ‘Common Core’ in Oklah
Brookings Institute Paper on VAMs and Their More Important Observational Counterparts |
Brookings Institute Paper on VAMs and Their More Important Observational Counterparts |: Brookings Institute Paper on VAMs and Their More Important Observational Counterparts A paper recently released by the Brookings Institute (click here to read the paper in full) has “added” some “value” to our thinking about the use of observations in the teacher evaluation systems of topic here, and most all
John Thompson: Corporate Reformers' "Race to the Moon" Low on Fuel - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
John Thompson: Corporate Reformers' "Race to the Moon" Low on Fuel - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: John Thompson: Corporate Reformers' "Race to the Moon" Low on FuelBy Anthony Cody on June 5, 2014 7:23 PM Guest post by John Thompson. Most states accepted the offer they couldn't refuse and adopted laws based of the Gates Foundation's untested "teacher quality
Nite Cap 6-5-14 #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 CAP6-4-14 Wait What? - A call to arms (I mean pens) – A big day as I announce a running mate and petitions now available - Wait What?A call to arms (I mean pens) – A big day as I announce a running mate and petitions now available - Wait What?: Wait




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