Saturday, October 29, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/29/16




Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/29/16

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Campbell Brown’s PEJ Is Having Trouble Connecting Test Scores with Tenure Laws | deutsch29




Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: How (Not) To Grade Schools + GA: Ed Consultant Slams Takeover Amendment
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: How (Not) To Grade Schools + GA: Ed Consultant Slams Takeover Amendment How (Not) To Grade Schools 7 by Peter Greene / 1h Bellwether Education Partners is a right-tilted thinky tank from the same basic neighborhood as the Fordham Institute. Chad Aldeman is one of their big guns, and this month he's out with Grading Schools: How States Should Define “
Teacher Leadership vs. Teacher Professionalism - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher
Teacher Leadership vs. Teacher Professionalism - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher : Teacher Leadership vs. Teacher Professionalism I am currently facilitating an online course in teacher leadership--called Teacher as Change Agent--for the Center for Teacher Leadership (CTL) at Virginia Commonwealth University. Last Tuesday, Mary Tedrow, a bona fide teacher leader from Virginia,
Education Technology, Surveillance, and America’s Authoritarian Democracy | Dissident Voice
Education Technology, Surveillance, and America’s Authoritarian Democracy | Dissident Voice : Education Technology, Surveillance, and America’s Authoritarian Democracy The NSA has nothing on the monitoring tools that education technologists have developed to ‘personalize’ and ‘adapt’ learning for students in public school districts across the United States. – Jesse Irwin, Model View Culture Finan
Herman’s Battle for Justice Continues
Herman’s Battle for Justice Continues When Governor Rick Snyder signed the union busting Right to Work law, Civil Right’s soldier Herman Davis saw the beginning of what he knew would be a fight of hard working people against billionaires. “This has been the most corrupt administration in American history. And Snyder is ambidextrous too. He can smile, pick your pocket and poison you at the same ti
Angie Sullivan: The Nevada Achievement School District is Only for Public Schools, Not for Failing Charter Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog
Angie Sullivan: The Nevada Achievement School District is Only for Public Schools, Not for Failing Charter Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog : Angie Sullivan: The Nevada Achievement School District is Only for Public Schools, Not for Failing Charter Schools Nevada imported a woman named Jana Wilcox Lavin to run its “Achievement School District.” She is not an educator. She has a degree in marketing.
LAUSD Loses More Than Half a Billion Dollars to Charter School Growth
TheCostOfCharterSchools.org : LAUSD Loses More Than Half a Billion Dollars to Charter School Growth New independent report reveals a fiscal crisis that could have deep negative implications for both district schools and existing charter schools. A report by MGT of America, an independent research firm, reveals that LAUSD has lost an astonishing $591 million to unmitigated charter school growth th
Ed Reform 2.0: If You Can Train a Pigeon to Detonate Bombs… – Save Maine Schools
Ed Reform 2.0: If You Can Train a Pigeon to Detonate Bombs… – Save Maine Schools : Ed Reform 2.0: If You Can Train a Pigeon to Detonate Bombs… Back in 1977 , Superintendent James Guines of Washington D.C. explained his district’s competency-based education pilot program like this: “The basic idea is to break down complicated learning into a sequence of clear simple skills that virtually everyone
John Thompson: 'Ridiculous' A-F school grades paint partial picture - NonDoc
'Ridiculous' A-F school grades paint partial picture - NonDoc : ‘Ridiculous’ A-F school grades paint partial picture B ack in the early 1990s , there were some potentially useful purposes for hard copies of data-driven report cards about school performance. For example, they could line the bottom of the birdcage or be used to light a fire. Now that most people read A-to-F school grade cards onlin
Community objects to San Diego schools' new approach for immigrant students - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Community objects to San Diego schools' new approach for immigrant students - The San Diego Union-Tribune : Community objects to San Diego schools' new approach for immigrant students San Diego Unified School District has changed its program for immigrant middle school and high school students who don’t speak English in a way that the district says empowers the students but critics say sets them
Schools Matter: Standing Rock and the Earth vs Big Oil
Schools Matter: Standing Rock and the Earth vs Big Oil : Standing Rock and the Earth vs Big Oil Bill McKibben has an op-ed in the NYTimes on the latest global warming flash point and human rights atrocity in the making in North Dakota. A clip: . . . . Originally, the pipeline was supposed to cross the Missouri just north of Bismarck, until people pointed out that a leak there would threaten the d
Russ on Reading: Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize and Walt Whitman Smiles
Russ on Reading: Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize and Walt Whitman Smiles : Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize and Walt Whitman Smiles While many people expressed surprise and some even outrage over Bob Dylan’s selection as the Nobel Prize winner for literature, I must admit, I was not surprised and I was extraordinarily pleased. I had always thought of Dylan as a poet. Dylan was the first poet I thoug
With A Brooklyn Accent: Why Young Voters Should Mobilize To Keep Donald Trump from the Presidency
With A Brooklyn Accent: Why Young Voters Should Mobilize To Keep Donald Trump from the Presidency : Why Young Voters Should Mobilize To Keep Donald Trump from the Presidency Donald Trump represents a grave threat to the multiracial society that so many young people embody in their daily lives and which so many of their parents and grandparents worked hard to create He launched his drive for the P
Campbell Brown’s PEJ Is Having Trouble Connecting Test Scores with Tenure Laws | deutsch29
Campbell Brown’s PEJ Is Having Trouble Connecting Test Scores with Tenure Laws | deutsch29 : Campbell Brown’s PEJ Is Having Trouble Connecting Test Scores with Tenure Laws On October 26, 2016, the Minnesota teacher tenure lawsuit prodded by Campbell Brown’s Partnership for Educational Justice (PEJ) hit a roadblock when Ramsey County (MN) Judge Margaret Marrinan tossed out the PEJ-supported (insti
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL: Welcome to the brave new world of guilt by email |
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL: Welcome to the brave new world of guilt by email | : BRIDGEGATE TRIAL: Welcome to the brave new world of guilt by email They are so guilty of not fully understanding that, no matter what they were talking about, their promiscuous use of email and text messages–relatively new and poorly appreciated methods of communication, laced with ambiguity–was just, well, dumb. Without email
TBFURMAN: Gulen Awareness Seems To Be Growing
TBFURMAN: Gulen Awareness Seems To Be Growing : Gulen Awareness Seems To Be Growing Damn good reporting from Florida on the operations of the local Gulen node there. The model is the exact same model that they use here in Chicago and across the Gulen range in the US. Here's the whole story. The article doesn't even talk about the charter schools; Florida has a bunch of Gulen charters. I'm not sur
Standardizing Whiteness: the Essential Racism of Standardized Testing - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : Standardizing Whiteness: the Essential Racism of Standardized Testing By Steven Singer, Director of BATs Blogging and Research Originally published on his blog here https://gadflyonthewallblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/standardizing-whiteness-the-essential-racism-of-standardized-testing/ As a method of social production, as well as social reproduction, standardized te
Teacher Pension Fund Profits Help Fund Charter School Fight in Massachusetts
Teacher Pension Fund Profits Help Fund Charter School Fight in Massachusetts : TEACHER PENSION FUND PROFITS HELP FUND CHARTER SCHOOL FIGHT IN MASSACHUSETTS This article originally appeared on the International Business Times. When Massachusetts public school teachers pay into their pension fund each month, they may not realize where the money goes. Wall Street titans are using some of the profits
Robotic tutor detects emotional state of young students to better motivate them
Robotic tutor detects emotional state of young students to better motivate them : Robotic tutor detects emotional state of young students to better motivate them Any teachers out there know that doing your job well is about more than just reeling off facts. With any students, but particularly younger ones, it’s also vitally important to be able to gauge the emotional state of those in your care.
Mexico's new push to improve schools: Get parents involved - CSMonitor.com
Mexico's new push to improve schools: Get parents involved - CSMonitor.com : Mexico's new push to improve schools: Get parents involved Parent involvement hasn't traditionally been part of the culture of education in Mexico. Now, programs are emerging to change that, with encouraging results. Whitney Eulich | Caption OCTOBER 29, 2016 MEXICO CITY — Luis Reynoso, a father of two, says he’s always t

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STATE AUDIT OF LAUSD TEACHER JAIL COSTS- JUST ANOTHER COVERUP - Perdaily.com
STATE AUDIT OF LAUSD TEACHER JAIL COSTS- JUST ANOTHER COVERUP - Perdaily.com : STATE AUDIT OF LAUSD TEACHER JAIL COSTS- JUST ANOTHER COVERUP What kind of a credible and independent audit of the costs related to LAUSD's removal of allegedly bad teachers can the State of California Auditor objectively perform, when it goes into the audit without questioning anything LAUSD tells them? While there is
Seattle Schools Community Forum: First Indigenous Peoples' Day at Chief Sealth
Seattle Schools Community Forum: First Indigenous Peoples' Day at Chief Sealth : First Indigenous Peoples' Day at Chief Sealth Wonderful celebration of cultures at Chief Sealth International High School - these photos make this event look like it was a fantastic one. All photos by Leda Costa for the West Seattle Blog . Neighboring Chief Sealth International High School and Denny International Mid
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/28/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/28/16 Featured Post Bill Gates Targets Judge Who Voted Against Charter Schools - Law Blog - WSJ CURMUDGUCATION: CA: Is the Fox Guarding the Henhouse? by mike simpson / 

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