Sunday, November 6, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/6/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/6/16

Featured Post

New Education Film Featuring Matt Damon – Cloaking Inequity




Nebraska: The Online Worm in the Apple
Nebraska: The Online Worm in the Apple : Nebraska: The Online Worm in the Apple Nebraska’s Great Public Schools When you get to feeling bad about awful school reform, it’s nice to reflect on Nebraska. It has been a shiny, organic apple. But now it has a worm in it when it comes to online instruction. The state has been mostly immune to draconian reform. Probably this is largely due to the past le
The Trump Voters In Our Classrooms | The Jose Vilson
The Trump Voters In Our Classrooms | The Jose Vilson : The Trump Voters In Our Classrooms Recently, I was asked to do an emergency coverage for an English class. It wasn’t my classroom, so I had none of my materials, but it was one of my classes, so I naturally wanted to follow what they were doing. Their English teacher had assigned them a lesson on presidential candidates. I assumed they would
Oklahoma and Post-Trump Hope for Education and America | Huffington Post
Oklahoma and Post-Trump Hope for Education and America | Huffington Post : Oklahoma and Post-Trump Hope for Education and America I have to admit that I became horribly sick at my stomach last week when I heard Republican consultants react to a tracking poll which briefly showed Trump leading Hillary Clinton. The consultants issued the obligatory disclaimer about feeling depressed about the 2016
CURMUDGUCATION: Digital Natives Are Lost
CURMUDGUCATION: Digital Natives Are Lost : Digital Natives Are Lost I have had this conversation a thousand thousand times with people of my own generation, people who don't actually work with students. They will be going on about their own computer illiteracy and waxing rhapsodic about the super-duper skills of the young generation, the digital natives. "You don't understand," I'll tell them. "T
ICYMI: Here's Why You Should Care About the Tech and Finance Billionaires Trying to Influence State Judicial Races - Slog - The Stranger
ICYMI: Here's Why You Should Care About the Tech and Finance Billionaires Trying to Influence State Judicial Races - Slog - The Stranger : ICYMI: Here's Why You Should Care About the Tech and Finance Billionaires Trying to Influence State Judicial Races Last week, the Seattle Times published a deep-dive into independent expenditures against sitting state Supreme Court Justice Charlie Wiggins. You
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Almost Election Day (11/6)
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Almost Election Day (11/6) : ICYMI: Almost Election Day (11/6) Good lord, this ugly mess is almost over and we can move on to the ugly aftermath. In the meantime, here are some things to read. Don't forget to share the ones you like-- remember, only good content can drive out bad content. What Google Learned from Its Quest To Build the Perfect Team This is one of the most i
New Education Film Featuring Matt Damon – Cloaking Inequity
New Education Film Featuring Matt Damon – Cloaking Inequity : New Education Film Featuring Matt Damon Recently the film Backpack Full of Ca$h had it’s world premiere at the Philadelphia Film Festival on October 22 and 29. The film explores the real cost of privatizing America’s public schools. The film is narrated by Academy Award Winning Actor Matt Damon and directed by Sarah Mondale. The film w
Boston Parent: Why I’m voting No on 2—and you should too – EduShyster
Boston Parent: Why I’m voting No on 2—and you should too – EduShyster : Boston Parent: Why I’m voting No on 2—and you should too Boston parent Lisa Martin was determined to keep her son from attending the Boston Public Schools, but now she’s urging parents to vote against Question 2. What changed her mind? By Lisa Martin Many people have asked me why I am voting no on Question 2. The answer is bo
Jersey Jazzman: Thoughts On Question 2 and Charter School Expansion
Jersey Jazzman: Thoughts On Question 2 and Charter School Expansion : Thoughts On Question 2 and Charter School Expansion As we enter the final days of the election, the debates have intensified -- and not just over whether we should give the nuclear codes to an unqualified, misogynistic, racist maniac... In Massachusetts, a battle is being waged over Question 2 , a proposal to lift a statewide c
Russ on Reading: Professional Development: Committing to Continuous Improvement
Russ on Reading: Professional Development: Committing to Continuous Improvement : Professional Development: Committing to Continuous Improvement My life outside of my home and my family is animated by three passions: teaching, writing, and acting. I have been pursuing each of these passions for more than 50 years. Despite this long pursuit, I will freely confess that I have never taught the perfe
Metro Nashville School Board to Discuss Possible Charter Moratorium | deutsch29
Metro Nashville School Board to Discuss Possible Charter Moratorium | deutsch29 : Metro Nashville School Board to Discuss Possible Charter Moratorium As the October 25, 2016, Tennessean reports, it seems that the Metro Nashville school board is considering a moratorium on charter schools. In August 2016, five of the nine seats on the board were up for re-election; the result was blow to pro-chart
“History proves that the white man is a devil” | the becoming radical
“History proves that the white man is a devil” | the becoming radical : “History proves that the white man is a devil” The public career and life of Malcolm X are fraught with contradictions and controversy—often complicated by the Nation of Islam and its discredited leader Elijah Muhammad. Malcolm X’s infamy—as it contrasts with the idealizing and misrepresentation of Martin Luther King Jr. as a
Peggy Robertson - Doing What Teachers Do at Standing Rock | BustED Pencils
The Front Line | BustED Pencils : The Front Line The front line camp Today we went to the front line – this is the camp that is closest to the digging of the pipeline – but the front line has been pushed back – and they are trying to inch their way back to the digging. We visited with women and men that have been there a week and they are waiting for reinforcements who should be arriving soon. No
San Diego Schools Awash in Technology Malpractice | tultican
San Diego Schools Awash in Technology Malpractice | tultican : San Diego Schools Awash in Technology Malpractice Every year, school districts in San Diego County are wasting $10’s of millions on technology. This spending binge harms education and is difficult for school boards to oppose. Worst of all children and good pedagogy are being harmed. ESSA Promotes Technology over Good Pedagogy When con
Elementary-School Students Learn Civics Through Role Play - The Atlantic
Elementary-School Students Learn Civics Through Role Play - The Atlantic : A Lesson in Democracy for 9-Year-Olds It’s John Adams vs. Thomas Jefferson on the third-grade campaign trail. Who will win the election of 1800? Jessica Primus, a spunky 8-year-old with apple cheeks and almond-shaped brown eyes, ran into the kitchen as soon as her mom walked through the door. “Mom, we’ve got to talk.” Eve
The frightening effect of ‘Trump Talk’ on America’s schools - The Washington Post
The frightening effect of ‘Trump Talk’ on America’s schools - The Washington Post : The frightening effect of ‘Trump Talk’ on America’s schools A report issued in April titled, “The Trump Effect: The Impact of the Presidential Campaign on Our Nation’s Schools,” said that the primary campaign was so divisive that it was having a “profoundly negative effect on children and classrooms.” The report,
California bilingual education could be a game changer | ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact
California bilingual education could be a game changer | ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact : California bilingual education could be a game changer On Tuesday, California voters will decide on the fate of bilingual education. The passage of Proposition 58 would overturn a 1998 initiative that eliminated most bilingual education in California, providing students with additional learning opportun
Trump-Clinton? Charter Schools Are the Big Issue on Massachusetts’ Ballot - The New York Times #NOon2
Trump-Clinton? Charter Schools Are the Big Issue on Massachusetts’ Ballot - The New York Times : Trump-Clinton? Charter Schools Are the Big Issue on Massachusetts’ Ballot BOSTON — The television ads are relentless, fueled by a historic surge of campaign spending. Fliers are clogging mailboxes. Both sides are knocking on doors across the state. But in deep blue Massachusetts, the contentious campa

YESTERDAY

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/5/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/5/16 Featured Post Teachers union wants no part of charter-backed group's grant competition for LAUSD | 89.3 KPCC CURMUDGUCATION: Did Race To The Top Work? by mike simpson / 1h CURMUDGUCATION: Did Race To The Top Work? : Did Race To The Top 

Top Posts This Week


LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION

LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION
EduBloggers

Latest News and Comment from Education