Thursday, November 3, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/3/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/3/16

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Bernie Sanders calls for defeat of charter school measure - The Boston Globe




Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Baseball and schooling still both the players' game
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Baseball and schooling still both the players' game : Baseball and schooling still both the players' game Cubs Jason Heyward went 0-5 but may have been the MVP The amazing Cubs could never have won 103 regular season games or even gotten to the playoffs and World Series without a manager like Joe Maddon , who encouraged his players to do what they do best. He kept h
Families for Excellent Trains – EduShyster #NOon2
Families for Excellent Trains – EduShyster : Families for Excellent Trains The campaign to lift the charter school cap in Massachusetts goes off the tracks… Around the 20 minute mark of Arne Duncan’s talk, I began to choke. I’d made it through Duncan’s endorsement of Question Two, the ballot initiative to lift the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts, and the occasion for last week’s *Educatio
50 Years Later, It's Still Tough Being Young, Gifted and Black - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom
50 Years Later, It's Still Tough Being Young, Gifted and Black - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom : 50 Years Later, It’s Still Tough Being Young, Gifted and Black The discussion about structural racism in our schools often centers around Black student achievement and school discipline. Whether we call it the “achievement gap” or the “opportunity gap”, we often focus on Black students who
Transición del CELDT al ELPAC - English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) (CA Dept of Education)
Transición del CELDT al ELPAC - English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) (CA Dept of Education) : Transición del CELDT al ELPAC Línea de Tiempo Propuesta Para la Transición del Examen California English Language Development Test a los Exámenes English Language Proficiency Assessments for California. Tipo de evaluación 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 ELPAC Prueba piloto dici
Lawyer targets Portland schools Parent activist with massive records request | OregonLive.com
Lawyer targets Portland schools activist with massive records request | OregonLive.com : Lawyer targets Portland schools activist with massive records request Parent Kim Sordyl shown at a Portland Public School meeting about lead in the drinking water on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Sordyl, known for requesting public records, is herself the target of a massive request. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian) he
Why Teaching to the Test is Educational Malpractice | gadflyonthewallblog
Why Teaching to the Test is Educational Malpractice | gadflyonthewallblog : Why Teaching to the Test is Educational Malpractice Malpractice is defined as “careless, wrong, or illegal actions by someone (such as a doctor) who is performing a professional duty.” In some fields it can get you arrested. In most it’s at least frowned upon. In education, however, it’s encouraged. In fact, as a teacher,
Randi Weingarten: Which candidate will stand in your corner, not put you there? / LGBTQ Nation
Randi Weingarten: Which candidate will stand in your corner, not put you there? / LGBTQ Nation : Randi Weingarten: Which candidate will stand in your corner, not put you there? I’m voting for Hillary Clinton enthusiastically because I want a president who will be in my corner, not put me in a corner. As a lesbian and as a woman, I know what it’s like to be put in a corner. I came of age when bein
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Should Billionaire Ed Reformers Buy State Superintendent Race?
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Should Billionaire Ed Reformers Buy State Superintendent Race? : Should Billionaire Ed Reformers Buy State Superintendent Race? KUOW has a story on the spending in the state superintendent race and spending for Erin Jones' campaign is ahead of Chris Reykdal. One of the largest independent expenditures in Washington state elections this year has come in the race fo
Who will be the next U.S. education secretary? - The Washington Post
Who will be the next U.S. education secretary? - The Washington Post : Who will be the next U.S. education secretary? Will retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson become education secretary if Donald Trump is elected president? Who will Hillary Clinton offer the job to if she wins the 2016 presidential election next week? Denise Juneau, Montana’s superintendent of public instruction who is running for Co
U.S. Senators Tell Obama ESSA Regulations Are Overreach, Report Says - Politics K-12 - Education Week
U.S. Senators Tell Obama ESSA Regulations Are Overreach, Report Says - Politics K-12 - Education Week : U.S. Senators Tell Obama ESSA Regulations Are Overreach, Report Says A bipartisan group of senators wrote to President Barack Obama back in September criticizing proposed U.S. Department of Education regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Washington Post reports . According to a le
Why this Renowned Educator is Voting "No" on Question 2 | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Why this Renowned Educator is Voting "No" on Question 2 | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Why this Renowned Educator is Voting "No" on Question 2 In this Boston Globe op-ed , award-winning educator and author Jonathan Kozol makes a comprehensive case for why Question 2 is the wrong direction for our commonwealth's schools. We need a fairer, more equitable, and better-funded public educat
Torlakson Announces Approval of Science Framework - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education)
Torlakson Announces Approval of Science Framework - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Approval of Science Framework SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that the State Board of Education (SBE) voted to approve a new Science Framework for California’s public schools that will dramatically upgrade and modern
The reason so many black teachers leave the job early - The Hechinger Report
The reason so many black teachers leave the job early - The Hechinger Report : The reason so many black teachers leave the job early New report probes why African-American teachers become frustrated with a profession that desperately needs them What will it take to get more black teachers to stay in the classroom? School administrators will have to explicitly address the racial biases and stereot
Campbell Brown’s PEJ Files Another Lawsuit– Now in New Jersey | deutsch29
Campbell Brown’s PEJ Files Another Lawsuit– Now in New Jersey | deutsch29 : Campbell Brown’s PEJ Files Another Lawsuit– Now in New Jersey On November 01, 2016, Campbell Brown’s Partnership for Educational Justice (PEJ) filed its third lawsuit in pursuit of teacher tenure laws, this time in New Jersey. PEJ’s first suit continues to sit in the New York courts, and its second lawsuit was just dismis
The Loss of Special Education Services: An Update
The Loss of Special Education Services: An Update : The Loss of Special Education Services: An Update Every day I check the education news and am appalled to see more stories about children being denied special education services. Where is the federal government? Where’s the state? And how does the local school district get away with this without being sued? It is as if students with differences
Telephone town hall pulls no punches about election stakes | American Federation of Teachers
Telephone town hall pulls no punches about election stakes | American Federation of Teachers : Telephone town hall pulls no punches about election stakes We can gather our strength for one last push to turn out our vote for a supremely prepared and qualified candidate who listens to voices on all sides and will work tirelessly to make life better for all Americans. Or we can ease up and allow a g
State board praises, then adopts clearer, friendlier accountability plan | EdSource
State board praises, then adopts clearer, friendlier accountability plan | EdSource : State board praises, then adopts clearer, friendlier accountability plan The State Board of Education on Wednesday approved a new version of the school improvement plan that districts must create or update annually. Board members praised the revision of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (see draft templa
Blame Reformers If Massachusetts Charter School Ballot Question Fails | Knowledge Bank | US News
Blame Reformers If Massachusetts Charter School Ballot Question Fails | Knowledge Bank | US News : Blame Education Reformers for Their Defeat Ignoring middle-class families could cost Massachusetts charter advocates this election. While the rest of the nation is riveted by the final days of the presidential campaign, the education world is paying equally close attention to Massachusetts, where vo
Wall Street Journal: Educators are key voters in battleground states - Lily's Blackboard
Wall Street Journal: Educators are key voters in battleground states - Lily's Blackboard : Wall Street Journal: Educators are key voters in battleground states The Wall Street Journal profiled Lily and her efforts to motivate NEA members to vote. “Her union can also deliver key voters. Among NEA’s three million members, roughly three-quarters are women, many of them with college degrees, who live
Bernie Sanders calls for defeat of charter school measure - The Boston Globe
Bernie Sanders calls for defeat of charter school measure - The Boston Globe : Bernie Sanders calls for defeat of charter school measure BOSTON (AP) — Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is criticizing Question two as the ballot campaign heats up before Election Day. On Tuesday, opponents of the question, about expanding the number of charter schools in the state, released a statement from the Vermont
This Election Is About School Funding, Democratic Control of Education
11/3/2016 – This Election Is About School Funding, Democratic Control of Education : This Election Is About School Funding, Democratic Control of Education THIS WEEK: No To Question 2 … School Climate Matters … College Costs Rise … Georgia Amendment 1 … Privatization Hurts Kids TOP STORY This Election Is About School Funding, Democratic Control of Education By Jeff Bryant “In the upcoming electio
Robert Cotto Jr. on why Relay Graduate School of Education should have been rejected - Wait What?
Robert Cotto Jr. on why Relay Graduate School of Education should have been rejected - Wait What? : Robert Cotto Jr. on why Relay Graduate School of Education should have been rejected The following is the testimony provided to the State Board of Education by Robert Cotto Jr. on November 2, 2016. The State Board of Education went on to approve the poorly designed Relay Graduate School of Educatio
Kandice Sumnet on How America's Schools Keep Kids in Poverty - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Kandice Sumnet on How America's Schools Keep Kids in Poverty Kandice Sumner, a public school teacher, breaks down racial and socio-economic inequality in our public schools in this straightforward and experiential-based Ted Talk. The webpage offers this introductory summary: Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids? Schools in low-income neighborhoods across
Are We Becoming More Tolerant? Watch the Fate of California Prop. 58 in Next Week’s Election | janresseger
Are We Becoming More Tolerant? Watch the Fate of California Prop. 58 in Next Week’s Election | janresseger : Are We Becoming More Tolerant? Watch the Fate of California Prop. 58 in Next Week’s Election Anthropological linguistics fascinates me. How is it that the Uralic languages of northern Siberia are related to Finnish and Hungarian? And what about these Altaic language cousins—Turkish, Korean
Alabama governor: 'our education system in this state sucks' - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.
Alabama governor: 'our education system in this state sucks' - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news. : Alabama governor: 'our education system in this state sucks' WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news. MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama State Department of Education is reacting to Gov. Robert Bentley's critical statements in which he laid bare his thoughts on the state's education system in a single sen
Teaching Literature to 7th Graders: Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Teaching Literature to 7th Graders: Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Teaching Literature to 7th Graders: Technology Integration Teaching 13 year-olds takes special talents and skills. Energetic, constantly moving around, jabbing, joshing, and dozens of other behaviors are natural for these boys and girls. Teaching a 45-minute lesson on John Steinbeck’
Rejecting Education by Division
Rejecting Education by Division : Rejecting Education by Division If we accept the notion that education is the great equalizer , then we must demand that all children have equal access to education. This does not mean that we should expect that every student will have the same results. However, we should expect as a society that all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potentia
James Walton Paid a Consultant to Create a Colorado Charter School | deutsch29
James Walton Paid a Consultant to Create a Colorado Charter School | deutsch29 : James Walton Paid a Consultant to Create a Colorado Charter School Walmart grandson, James Walton, wants to start a charter school in Jefferson County (Denver), Colorado, except he doesn’t want anyone to know that he is behind the school. In August 2015, Amy Malik submitted this 738-page application to the Jefferson
Audio: California attorney general warns tech companies to follow new student data privacy laws | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: California attorney general warns tech companies to follow new student data privacy laws | 89.3 KPCC : California attorney general warns tech companies to follow new student data privacy laws A new report released on Wednesday by California’s Attorney General aims to send a warning to private educational technology companies hired by public schools to abide by new student data privacy laws
Proof You Shouldn't Blame Teachers For The Achievement Gap | Huffington Post
Proof You Shouldn't Blame Teachers For The Achievement Gap | Huffington Post : Proof You Shouldn’t Blame Teachers For The Achievement Gap New research finds that there are effective educators teaching students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Teachers shouldn’t be held responsible for the big gap in the achievement levels of rich and poor students, new data suggests. By looking at the effectiven
Calif. CORE Districts Plot Privatization Measures - On California - Education Week
Calif. CORE Districts Pilot Accountability Measures - On California - Education Week : Calif. CORE Districts Pilot Accountability Measures Listen to the presentation from the research partnership between CORE and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) about the efforts to use fine-grained data about student achievement. Heather Hough, the research project director, and Rick Miller, the C
"Wall Street must not be allowed to hijack public education in Massachusetts," said Sen. Bernie Sanders | Common Dreams
Public Education at Stake With Mass. Voters to Decide on Pro-Charter School Measure | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community : Public Education at Stake With Mass. Voters to Decide on Pro-Charter School Measure "Wall Street must not be allowed to hijack public education in Massachusetts," said Sen. Sanders Massachusetts voters will decide the fate of Question 2, which
5 Reasons to Fight for School Food Reform! | FoodTank.com
5 Reasons to Fight for School Food Reform! | FoodTank.com : 5 Reasons to Fight for School Food Reform! Whether it be for our health, our environment, for social justice or education reform, changing school food can have a far-reaching impact. Why do I think we should care about school food reform? Here’s what my 20 years in the natural foods industry and a decade in school food tell me: For our H

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Who is advertising student data and who OWNS children’s data? – Missouri Education Watchdog : Who is advertising student data and who OWNS children’s data? We live in a world where millions of bits of data about a person are collected and shared invisibly and your data footprint is saying things about you, predicting things about you, that you never dreamed of. It’s no wonder that so many people
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/2/16
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