Monday, April 6, 2015

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Special Nite Cap - Catch Up on Today's Post 4/6/15


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Press conference in Seattle on SBAC testing | Seattle Education
Press conference in Seattle on SBAC testing | Seattle Education: Press conference in Seattle on SBAC testingPress conference on SBAC testing:Opt Out Movement Biggest in Seattle’s HistoryA gathering of community groups, parents, teachers and students from across Seattle question the equity and validity of SBAC testingGarfield High School teachers and parents to announce their opposition to high sta
Join the Obamas and "Opt-Out" of High-Stakes Testing | Alan Singer
Join the Obamas and "Opt-Out" of High-Stakes Testing | Alan Singer: Join the Obamas and "Opt-Out" of High-Stakes Testing It was easy for Barack and Michelle Obama to opt-out. They send Sasha and Malia to the prestigious Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC where tuition is about $35,000 a year and students do not take high-stakes Common Core aligned tests. Michelle and Barac
Twitter Storm of the Century #Chuy2015
Twitter Storm of the Century #Chuy2015Toward Fiscal Sustainability: A New Approach in Prudent Fiscal Management of ChicagoClick here to go to Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago Website‪#‎Chuy2015‬ ‪#‎imwithchuy‬Toward Fiscal Sustainability: A New Approach in Prudent Fiscal Management of ChicagoClick here to go to Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago Website‪#‎Chuy2015
empathyeducates – Chomsky: The Corporate Assault on Public Education
empathyeducates – Chomsky: The Corporate Assault on Public Education: Chomsky: The Corporate Assault on Public EducationOur kids are being prepared for passive obedience, not creative, independent lives.By Noam Chomsky / Originally Published at AlterNet. March 8, 2013 | Pouring water into a vessel kills interest, deadens the mind, but makes students more passive and obedient and less trouble. (Pho
Blaming Teachers While Students Self-Destruct
Blaming Teachers While Students Self-Destruct: Blaming Teachers While Students Self-DestructAPRIL 6, 2015 BY NANCY BAILEY LEAVE A COMMENTTwo recent articles, and published comments, unfairly incriminate teachers as those who fail students. One comes from The Independent today, “‘Exam Factories’ Conditions at School Causing Children to Self-Harm, Says New Research”and is about the serious issue of
Thompson: Atlanta Is Still Just the Tip of the Testing Icebergs
This Week In Education: Thompson: Atlanta Is Still Just the Tip of the Testing Icebergs: Thompson: Atlanta Is Still Just the Tip of the Testing IcebergsThe criminal trial of a dozen Atlanta Public Schools employees accused of conspiring to alter and boost students’ standardized test scores opened on Monday. Credit Pool photo by Kent D. Johnson Once again, the convictions of the eleven surviving ed
NYC families to boycott state math, reading exams: activists - NY Daily News
NYC families to boycott state math, reading exams: activists - NY Daily News: Thousands of NYC families will boycott state math, reading exams: activistsSUSAN WATTS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWSThousands of city families will boycott the state’s math and reading exams, according to activists who oppose testing. Thousands of city families will boycott the state’s math and reading exams, which begin April 14,
Atlanta Is Burning | A Day In the Life
Atlanta Is Burning | A Day In the Life: Atlanta Is BurningSo I've had my blog off line for a long time.No one actually asked me why, or seemed to notice, one person told me I had poor editing I should work on, but I noticed how often-at first-I wanted to write to something, and then as months passed eventually I noticed that the world went on without me.I would like to comment NOW as a teacher, co
School closings inevitable if Emanuel wins second term ‪#‎Chuy2015‬ ‪#‎DumpRahm
Chicago Teachers Union | School closings inevitable if Emanuel wins second term: School closings inevitable if Emanuel wins second termBY CTU COMMUNICATIONS  |  04/06/2015CHICAGO—Rahm Emanuel’s refusal to seriously pursue any meaningful, progressive revenue solutions for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) funding needs will without question lead to further mass school closings in the city’s most disadva
The gap between rich and poor schools grew 44 percent over a decade. - The Hechinger Report
The gap between rich and poor schools grew 44 percent over a decade. - The Hechinger Report: The gap between rich and poor schools grew 44 percent over a decade.Growing money gap across 30 statesThe growing gap between rich and poor is affecting many aspects of life in the United States, from health to work to home life. Now the one place that’s supposed to give Americans an equal chance at life —
Chicago needs a mayor for the people! The people need to Tweet & VOTE #Chuy2015! Twitter Storm tonight 7-9 CT!
Chicago needs a mayor for the people! The people need to Tweet & VOTE #Chuy2015! Twitter Storm tonight 7-9 CT!Toward Fiscal Sustainability: A New Approach in Prudent Fiscal Management of ChicagoClick here to go to Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago Website‪#‎Chuy2015‬ ‪#‎imwithchuy‬
NEA - Educators to spring into Wave of Action on eve of 50th anniversary of ESEA
NEA - Educators to spring into Wave of Action on eve of 50th anniversary of ESEA: Educators to spring into Wave of Action on eve of 50th anniversary of ESEANationwide actions to reaffirm LBJ’s ‘fierce commitment to the ideal of education for everyone’ WASHINGTON - April 06, 2015 -Families, students, educators, and communities across the nation will spring into an April Wave of Action to inject the
Jersey Jazzman: Camden State Superintendent Confirms: There's ALWAYS Money for Charter Schools
Jersey Jazzman: Camden State Superintendent Confirms: There's ALWAYS Money for Charter Schools: Camden State Superintendent Confirms: There's ALWAYS Money for Charter Schools - Earlier this week, Stephen Danley posted a remarkable piece of video. Camden's State Superintendent, Paymon Rouhanifard, met with parents to discuss the fate of McGraw Elementary School, one of five schools scheduled to be
‘Opting Haven out of the state-mandated tests is our family’s act of civil disobedience’ - The Washington Post
‘Opting Haven out of the state-mandated tests is our family’s act of civil disobedience’ - The Washington Post: ‘Opting Haven out of the state-mandated tests is our family’s act of civil disobedience’Parents Can Opt Out - United Opt Out NationalClick Here to go to United Opt Out National: Click Here to go to the Website- United Opt Out TeamClick Here to go to the Website FairTest New York has been
A case for cutting foreign languages from US schools - Quartz
A case for cutting foreign languages from US schools - Quartz: A case for cutting foreign languages from US schools Eva Moskowitz is the CEO and founder of Success Academy Charter Schools, responsible for about 9,000 students in 32 charter schools around New York City. Moskowitz sat down for an interview with the American Enterprise Institute this week, and talked about how to fit everything she d
At Success Academy Charter Schools, Polarizing Methods and Superior Results - NYTimes.com
At Success Academy Charter Schools, Polarizing Methods and Superior Results - NYTimes.com: At Success Academy Charter Schools, Polarizing Methods and Superior ResultsAt most schools, if a child is flailing academically, it is treated as a private matter.But at Success Academy Harlem 4, one boy’s struggles were there for all to see: On two colored charts in the hallway, where the students’ performa
School Superintendents' Association Pushes Congress on NCLB Rewrite - Politics K-12 - Education Week
School Superintendents' Association Pushes Congress on NCLB Rewrite - Politics K-12 - Education Week: School Superintendents' Association Pushes Congress on NCLB RewriteBy Lauren Camera on April 6, 2015 10:17 AMIn an unprecedented move by the nation's public school superintendents' groups at both the state and national level, AASA, the School Superintendents Association, and 49 state affiliates se
Low bidder says California will overpay testing contractor | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
Low bidder says California will overpay testing contractor | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee: Low bidder says California will overpay testing contractorCalifornia education officials relied on three paper slips and a box to help determine who would win a nearly quarter-billion-dollar contract to overhaul the state’s system of testing students.At a state Board of Education meeting last month,
Could Rahm Emanuel Lose Chicago Race to 'Hanukkah Harry' Challenger? #‎Chuy2015‬ ‪#‎imwithchuy‬
Could Rahm Emanuel Lose Chicago Race to 'Hanukkah Harry' Challenger? – Forward.com: Could Rahm Emanuel Lose Chicago Race to 'Hanukkah Harry' Challenger?Election Pits Liberals Against Jewish Establishment Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in a race to retain his job against Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, a career politician with strong ties to Chicago’s progressive community. And, the upcoming Chicago mayoral el
John McDonogh Flunkie “Manager” Steve Barr Is Doing Just Fine in Los Angeles | deutsch29
John McDonogh Flunkie “Manager” Steve Barr Is Doing Just Fine in Los Angeles | deutsch29: John McDonogh Flunkie “Manager” Steve Barr Is Doing Just Fine in Los AngelesThe Los Angeles (LA) Times has a column entitled, “Chat and Selfie.” On April 4, 2015, the column featured “education rabble rouser Steve Barr.”The column featured Barr taking a “selfie” “in front of his Silver Lake (Los Angeles) home
Did Atlanta Educators Get Equal Justice Before the Law? | Diane Ravitch's blog
Did Atlanta Educators Get Equal Justice Before the Law? | Diane Ravitch's blog: Did Atlanta Educators Get Equal Justice Before the Law?Michael Klonsky posted on his blog these photographs of some of the Atlanta educators who were investigated for cheating; 11 were convicted and sent directly to jail to await sentencing (excepting a pregnant woman.) Superintendent Beverly Hall died weeks before the
Atlanta Teacher RICO Conviction is Blood Sacrifice to the Testocracy | EduBloggers
Atlanta Teacher RICO Conviction is Blood Sacrifice to the Testocracy | EduBloggers: Atlanta Teacher RICO Conviction is Blood Sacrifice to the TestocracyMake no mistake.The conviction of 11 former Atlanta public school teachers for cheating on students standardized tests has little to do with what these people actually did or didn’t do.It is meant as a message for the entire education profession: i
With A Brooklyn Accent: The Tragedies that Have Befallen Public Education in the Last 20 Years
With A Brooklyn Accent: The Tragedies that Have Befallen Public Education in the Last 20 Years: The Tragedies that Have Befallen Public Education in the Last 20 Years1. The closing of thousands of public schools in US urban areas, destabilizing communities and make them rife for gentrification and real estate speculation2. The ethnic and racial cleansing of US teaching force through school closing

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Testing Games : Fire is Catching – If We Burn, You Burn With Us
Testing Games : Fire is Catching – If We Burn, You Burn With Us – Comparing Ed Reform to the Hunger Games | Welcome to the Testing Games: Testing Games : Fire is Catching – If We Burn, You Burn With Us – Comparing Ed Reform to the Hunger GamesWelcome back to the Testing Games. This week, in our comparison of current education reform policies to the popular, Hunger Games series, we will dive deep i
Good News, Transparency: Louisiana CREDO Data No Longer Exclusive to CREDO | deutsch29
Good News, Transparency: Louisiana CREDO Data No Longer Exclusive to CREDO | deutsch29: Good News, Transparency: Louisiana CREDO Data No Longer Exclusive to CREDO According to Louisiana-based Research on Reforms (ROR), between 2010 and March 2015, the Stanford-University-based, Hoover-Institute-run Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) was the only research body allowed access to decod
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Privacy Meets " Not Cooperative" Sped Parents in Massachusetts
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Privacy Meets " Not Cooperative" Sped Parents in Massachusetts: Student Data Privacy Meets " Not Cooperative" Sped Parents in MassachusettsIn what can only be termed "disgraceful," Tewksbury Public Schools accidentally released private student info about the out-of-district placements for 83 Special Ed students and rated p
Online Test-Takers Feel Anti-Cheating Software’s Uneasy Glare - NYTimes.com
Online Test-Takers Feel Anti-Cheating Software’s Uneasy Glare - NYTimes.com: Online Test-Takers Feel Anti-Cheating Software’s Uneasy GlareNEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Before Betsy Chao, a senior here at Rutgers University, could take midterm exams in her online courses this semester, her instructors sent emails directing students to download Proctortrack, a new anti-cheating technology.“You have to put y
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/5/15 #‎Chuy2015‬ #rahmssecretemails
Special Nite Cap - Catch Up on Today's Post 4/5/15Special Nite Cap CORPORATE ED REFORMClick here to go to Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago Website#‎Chuy2015‬ ‪#‎imwithchuy‬19 Million Hits on This Blog! | Diane Ravitch's blog19 Million Hits on This Blog! | Diane Ravitch's blog: 19 Million Hits on This Blog! Thank you to the many readers who have turned this blog into a go-to place
19 Million Hits on This Blog! | Diane Ravitch's blog
19 Million Hits on This Blog! | Diane Ravitch's blog: 19 Million Hits on This Blog! Thank you to the many readers who have turned this blog into a go-to place for all interested in the battle to save and improve public education!Many reporters have told me that they check the blog to find out what is happening in education, since most of the mainstream media either doesn’t report on education or w





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