Friday, October 2, 2015

California Gold Ribbon Schools Program - California School Recognition Program (CA Dept of Education)

California Gold Ribbon Schools Program - California School Recognition Program (CA Dept of Education):
California Gold Ribbon Schools Program
A program for 2015-2016 which honors some of California's outstanding public schools. Schools that are selected demonstrate exemplary achievements in implementing state standards in priority areas.




The California Department of Education (CDE) seeks to recognize outstanding educational programs and practices. The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools while the California Distinguished Schools Program is on hiatus as California transitions to new assessment and accountability systems. Last year, we recognized 193 middle schools and 180 high schools as Gold Ribbon School Award recipients. We will honor elementary schools in 2016.
Traditionally, the Distinguished Schools Program honored public schools that showed improved student outcomes as measured through Standardized Testing and Reporting scores and additional measures. As programs and policies evolve, the CDE looks toward the same recognition of educational quality with the implementation of academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education for all pupils, including English learners.
California elementary schools that have made tremendous gains in implementing State Board policies and their Local Control Accountability Plan are invited to apply for the Gold Ribbon Schools Award. Model programs and practices should include standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that schools have adopted during this transitional period, which can be replicated by other local educational agencies.

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Do Democrats Give a Crap About Public Schools? John King as Next US Secretary of Education | gadflyonthewallblog

Do Democrats Give a Crap About Public Schools? John King as Next US Secretary of Education | gadflyonthewallblog:

Do Democrats Give a Crap About Public Schools? John King as Next US Secretary of Education

John King, Arne Duncan



Meet the New Boss.
Same as the Old Boss.
Arne Duncan is out. John King is in.
It’s the kind of tone deaf decision we’ve come to expect from President Barack Obama on education matters.
We’ve put up with 7 years of Duncan’s buffoonery as U.S. Secretary of Education: A man with no practical knowledge of the field. A corporate functionary. A drone. A mouthpiece for all the worst ideas of the 1% to sabotage public schools and replace them with charters.
And who does Obama replace him with!? Former New York State Chancellor King!? A man who was almost run out of his state on a rail!? A man with – admittedly – more experience than Duncan but all of the worst kind.
King resigned his NY position in the throes of terrible publicity for his and NY Board of Regents’ foolish approval of an obviously fraudulent charter school run by anDo Democrats Give a Crap About Public Schools? John King as Next US Secretary of Education | gadflyonthewallblog:

Arne Duncan’s Exit: Not Unexpected. | deutsch29

Arne Duncan’s Exit: Not Unexpected. | deutsch29:

Arne Duncan’s Exit: Not Unexpected.






It’s true: US Secretary Arne Duncan has resigned. He will be out of the White House in December. His story is that he is headed back to Chicago to be with his family.
What is noteworthy is that Obama has another year in the White House. The Duncans could have stayed in Virginia where they were residing (and where Duncan’s kids were attending Common-Core-free public school) for another entire school year. Instead, Duncan’s wife, Karen, and their children headed back to Chicago in July– more than a full school year before Obama would finish his time as a two-term president.
So, for Duncan to say that he is resigning to be with the fam seems more like he knew he would be resigning at the end of 2015– right in the middle of a school year. So, it became realistic for the Duncans to move back to Chicago summer 2015.
Then there is the issue of someone to fill in as secretary for the remainder of Obama’s term. Not any officially recognized secretary, just a sub. Enter former New York State Chancellor John King– the perfect guy to “fail upward.” King resigned his position as NYS chancellor in the throes of terrible publicity for his and NY Board of Regents’ foolish approval for established fraud— Ted J. Morris, Jr.— the responsibility for which neither the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Arne Duncan’s Exit: Not Unexpected. | deutsch29:

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