Monday, March 30, 2015

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/30/15



Special Nite Cap - Catch Up on Today's Post 3/30/15


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Study: New Orleans Principals Admit to Manipulating Student Selection | deutsch29
Study: New Orleans Principals Admit to Manipulating Student Selection | deutsch29: Study: New Orleans Principals Admit to Manipulating Student SelectionI have written several posts to date on the Educational Research Alliance of New Orleans (ERA) and its founder, Doug Harris.ERA is conducting a number of studies on the privatization of most of New Orleans’ schools following Hurricane Katrina in 20
The Myth of Chinese Super Schools by Diane Ravitch | The New York Review of Books
The Myth of Chinese Super Schools by Diane Ravitch | The New York Review of Books: The Myth of Chinese Super SchoolsDiane Ravitch A boy watching pro-democracy demonstrators from a school bus near a protest site in Hong Kong, October 2014Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the Worldby Yong ZhaoJossey-Bass, 254 pp., $26.95On December 3, 2013, Se
John Thompson: A Teacher Proposes a Different Framework for Accountability - Education Post
John Thompson: A Teacher Proposes a Different Framework for Accountability - Education Post: John Thompson: A Teacher Proposes a Different Framework for Accountability Since Education Post publicly launched last September, we have had the privilege of getting to know people across the policy spectrum who are passionate about public education. Two in particular, Oklahoma teacher John Thompson and N
An Activist Handbook for the Education Revolution BUY ONLINE HERE
IAP || Book || An Activist Handbook for the Education Revolution: An Activist Handbook for the Education RevolutionUnited Opt Out's Test of CourageEdited by:Morna M. McDermott, United Opt Out NationalPeggy Robertson, United Opt Out NationalRosemarie Jensen, United Opt Out NationalCeresta Smith, United Opt Out NationalPublished 2014Contributions by: Rosemarie Jensen, Shaun Johnson, Morna McDermott,
Teaching About Policing and Race in America | Alan Singer
Teaching About Policing and Race in America | Alan Singer: Teaching About Policing and Race in America Oceanside High School is located in a suburban, overwhelming White and middle class community on Long Island in New York. The school sponsors an annual Human Relations Day that brings in speakers and sponsor panels on a range of topics including HIV/AIDS awareness, drunk driving, military familie
How did Anti-Public School Corporate Reformers become the Dominant Force in Education Reform? | The War Report on Public Education
How did Anti-Public School Corporate Reformers become the Dominant Force in Education Reform? | The War Report on Public Education: How did Anti-Public School Corporate Reformers become the Dominant Force in Education Reform?The following is a point by point summary by Dr. Deborah Owens, whose book, The Origins of the Common Core: How the Free Market Became Public Education Policy is the main focu
Content standards collide with P.E. alternatives :: SI&A Cabinet Report
Content standards collide with P.E. alternatives :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet: Content standards collide with P.E. alternatives (Calif.) Marching band. Reserve Officers Training Corps. Dance and cheer. Rodeo.California high school students who participate in these and other extra-curricular athletic activities may be excused by their loca
Wall Street’s new student loan scheme: Subprime loans are coming to financial aid - Salon.com
Wall Street’s new student loan scheme: Subprime loans are coming to financial aid - Salon.com: Wall Street’s new student loan scheme: Subprime loans are coming to financial aidSlimy new loan options proliferate, as Wall Street looks to do for education what it did to the economy(Credit: Sean Pavone, Krivosheev Vitaly via Shutterstock/Salon) Wall Street wants to own your education destiny.To the ol
Florida's Charter Schools: Unsupervised — SunSentinel.com
Florida's Charter Schools: Unsupervised — SunSentinel.com: FLORIDA'S CHARTER SCHOOLSUNSUPERVISEDTaxpayers, students lose when school operators exploit weak lawsGo to the Website to read Florida's Charter Schools: Unsupervised — SunSentinel.com:Go to the Website to read Florida's Charter Schools: Unsupervised — SunSentinel.com:FOLLOW THE MONEYSchool districts often lose track of charter school spen
Charter School Operator With Four Fs Gets Cash to Open More | NBC 6 South Florida
Charter School Operator With Four Fs Gets Cash to Open More | NBC 6 South Florida: Charter School Operator With Four Fs Gets Cash to Open More A charter school management company with a history of operating failing or shuttered schools has been approved for two more schools in Panama City, leaving some South Florida parents wondering why millions in public money continue flowing to the company and
» 6 triumphs to remember in the embattled struggle to end high-stakes testing and Common Core.
» 6 triumphs to remember in the embattled struggle to end high-stakes testing and Common Core.: 6 triumphs to remember in the embattled struggle to end high-stakes testing and Common Core.Sometimes after a week or so of extreme education activism – keeping up with all the questions, disseminating information to everyone who needs it, writing legislators, listening to inept policy makers decide the
Martin O`Malley and Hillary Clinton on Education
Martin O`Malley on Education: Martin O`Malley on Education - Democrat Complete College Maryland: incentives to finish on timeWe must continue to make college more affordable for more families. Today, the University of Maryland is a top-5 national value. Access to college is important, but completing college is essential in this knowledge-based economy. That's the goal of Complete College Maryland,
Wolf has a vision for ending SRC, not a blueprint | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Wolf has a vision for ending SRC, not a blueprint | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Wolf has a vision for ending SRC, not a blueprintPhoto: Harvey FinkleThe five members of the School Reform Commission, with Superintendent William Hite (second from right), at a meeting in September 2014.The Philadelphia School Reform Commission is here to stay, at least for a little while longer.Gov. Tom Wolf
Save the plane fare to Finland. Go to Montana! - Lily's Blackboard
Save the plane fare to Finland. Go to Montana! - Lily's Blackboard:Save the plane fare to Finland. Go to Montana!March 30, 2015 by LilyCategories: Education, General, School Reform, TestingTags: great public schools, Helena, montana, whole childYes, I am a fanatic for Finland, the Land of Common Sense and Good Schools that rejects Toxic Testing, privatization and de-professionalism. But it’s expen
Report: Big education firms spend millions lobbying for pro-testing policies - The Washington Post
Report: Big education firms spend millions lobbying for pro-testing policies - The Washington Post: Report: Big education firms spend millions lobbying for pro-testing policies The four corporations that dominate the U.S. standardized testing market spend millions of dollars lobbying state and federal officials — as well as sometimes hiring them — to persuade them to favor policies that include ma
NYC Educator: When You are Forbidden from Knowing the Full Extent of the Charges Against You
NYC Educator: When You are Forbidden from Knowing the Full Extent of the Charges Against You: When You are Forbidden from Knowing the Full Extent of the Charges Against YouThere is a strange paradox to high-stakes standardized testing.  Proctors of the exam are under a gag order (legally challenged) not to discuss the contents.  The social media of students is monitored to make sure they do not di
Dear Educators: Your Voice Matters | M. Shannon Hernandez
Dear Educators: Your Voice Matters | M. Shannon Hernandez: Dear Educators: Your Voice MattersBadass Teacher Association Web Site Teachers have had enough. The evidence can be seen across the nation, as teachers stand up to the unrealistic demands that are being handed down to them from education policy makers and corporate reformers.We've had enough of the testing, the fake scripted curriculum, an
Supreme Court rejects free speech appeal over Cinco de Mayo school dispute - Yahoo News
Supreme Court rejects free speech appeal over Cinco de Mayo school dispute - Yahoo News:Supreme Court rejects free speech appeal over Cinco de Mayo school disputeWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact an appeals court ruling that school officials in California did not violate the free speech rights of students by demanding they remove T-shirts bearing images of the U.S
NEA - Rankings of States and Estimates of School Statistics
NEA - Rankings of States and Estimates of School Statistics: Rankings of States and Estimates of School Statistics2014-2015 Rankings & EstimatesRankings & Estimates: Rankings of the States 2014 and Estimates of School Statistics 2015The data presented in this combined report provide facts about the extent to which local, state, and national governments commit resources to public education.

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Crowd at NAACP forum cheers Garcia, jeers Emanuel | Chicago: Crowd at NAACP forum cheers Garcia, jeers Emanuel Chicago’s mayoral runoff race moved on Sunday to the West Side, where a crowd at an NAACP forum turned on Mayor Rahm Emanuel before warmly embracing his challenger, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.The Chicago Westside NAACP Branch gave Emanuel and Garcia an opportunity to make their cases to voters a
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/29/15
Special Nite Cap - Catch Up on Today's Post 3/29/15Special Nite Cap CORPORATE ED REFORMClick here to go to Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago Website#‎Chuy2015‬ ‪#‎imwithchuy‬#DUMPRAHMAre Educators Also Police Officers? It's Up to the Supreme Court - NEA TodayAre Educators Also Police Officers? It’s Up to the Supreme CourtBY TIM WALKERIn March 2010, Ramona Whitely, a preschool teac





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