Saturday, December 10, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/10/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/10/16

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Is Mónica García Using LAUSD Students as Stepping Stones?



Guest Blog: Who Speaks for the Children? - Lily's Blackboard
Guest Blog: Who Speaks for the Children? - Lily's Blackboard : Guest Blog: Who Speaks for the Children? By Kim Irvine I believe the biggest problem we face in education is this: Our society does not understand the heart and mind of an educator. Educators are constantly running behind schedule because, for instance, we spend hours helping a frustrated kid understand multiplying fractions, and then
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 15: Neural Remapping of Children
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 15: Neural Remapping of Children : Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 15: Neural Remapping of Children Earlier this week the Wharton Schoool of Business and the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management, both of which are at UPenn, hosted a two-day conference on transforming teacher education for the poor, specifically
Teacher to Trump’s education pick: Let’s ‘address the elephant in the room.’ It’s you. - The Washington Post
Teacher to Trump’s education pick: Let’s ‘address the elephant in the room.’ It’s you. - The Washington Post : Teacher to Trump’s education pick: Let’s ‘address the elephant in the room.’ It’s you. The selection of Betsy DeVos by President-elect Donald Trump as his education secretary nominee has been attacked by public school advocates who see her longtime support for school “choice” and private
California School Districts Sue County for Approving a Charter Under Criminal Investigation - NPE Action
California School Districts Sue County for Approving a Charter Under Criminal Investigation - NPE Action : California School Districts Sue County for Approving a Charter Under Criminal Investigation A Press release from:Two Anaheim School Districts Sue Orange County Board of Education Over Approval of ‘Educationally Unsound’ Charter Being Investigated for Fraud ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA — Anaheim Union
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Budget Deficit Revealed (Kinda)
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Budget Deficit Revealed (Kinda) : Budget Deficit Revealed (Kinda) I spoke at the School Board meeting on Wednesday. One of my topics was the fact that in order to understand the raging budget deficit facing SPS, I was told to file a public disclosure request. I pointed out to the Superintendent and Board that this was not transparency at its best and if they want
Teacher Shortages Are Looming, but It Doesn't Need to Be This Way
Teacher Shortages Are Looming, but It Doesn't Need to Be This Way : Teacher Shortages Are Looming, but It Doesn't Need to Be This Way Teacher Libby Garland vividly recalls the excitement she felt when she was accepted into the New York City Teaching Fellows Program in 2005. The program's mission, "preparing a group of exceptional teachers committed to a better future for the NYC students who need
Stop ignoring early education findings from the 1970s - NonDoc
Stop ignoring early education findings from the 1970s - NonDoc : Stop ignoring early education findings from the 1970s A cross the nation , the post-election transition period has proven to be just as angry as our bitter election, which is likely to be followed by possibly the most divisive presidency in modern America. Today’s anxiety recalls that of the 1970s, when Watergate, the collapse of th
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: Bystanding Educators + Disrupting the Moral Center
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: Bystanding Educators + Disrupting the Moral Center Bystanding Educators 48 by Peter Greene / 3h Over at EdWeek, Peter DeWitt asks the question " Have educators been bystanders too long ?" I like the question because it doesn't even waste time asking if educators are bystanders, because, yes, that's what we do. This is probably one of the reasons we d
Culture Warrior Princess – EduShyster
Culture Warrior Princess – EduShyster : Culture Warrior Princess Betsy DeVos’ support for anti-gay groups goes much deeper than the media has reported… Is there anything left to say about the awfulness of Betsy DeVos, President-Elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education? Alas, there is… Not nearly enough has been made of DeVos’ extreme closeness to the extreme fringes of the Christian right
Oregon Department of Education risked breach of private student data, audits find | OregonLive.com
Oregon Department of Education risked breach of private student data, audits find | OregonLive.com : Oregon Department of Education risked breach of private student data, audits find Parent Coalition for Student Privacy - http://www.studentprivacymatters.org/ Two separate audits found the Oregon Department of Education didn't do enough to ensure that its huge cache of data on more than 600,000 st
Keeping retirement weird. My mother never asked permission to protest. | Fred Klonsky
Keeping retirement weird. My mother never asked permission to protest. | Fred Klonsky : Keeping retirement weird. My mother never asked permission to protest. The March on Washington, 1963. Women Strike for Peace at the White House, 1961. I can hear my mother’s voice across decades, sitting across the table from her good friend Millie. “I don’t ask permission to march,” mom would probably say to
Measuring Proficient Teachers Codifies Bad Teaching | the becoming radical
Measuring Proficient Teachers Codifies Bad Teaching | the becoming radical : Measuring Proficient Teachers Codifies Bad Teaching Maja Wilson and Alfie Kohn have found themselves in a problematic minority during the accountability era dedicated to standards, high-stakes testing, and the ever-present rubric. Rubrics, they argue, ultimately fail complex human behaviors such as writing. While rubrics
30 years later, Roosevelt High's controversial clinic sees protests turn to praise | OregonLive.com
30 years later, Roosevelt High's controversial clinic sees protests turn to praise | OregonLive.com : 30 years later, Roosevelt High's controversial clinic sees protests turn to praise In the beginning, in an old bookroom in the basement of the North Portland's Roosevelt High School, it was hard imagine that someday the protests would turn into praise. It was 1986, and teen pregnancies were on th
Saturday Morning with Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Saturday Morning with Diane Ravitch John Merrow: Revisiting the Brutal Trail of the Freedom Riders of the 1960s by dianeravitch / 55min John Merrow and his wife joined a group to tour historic sites of the civil rights movement in Mississippi. His post contains the stories and photographs of those frightening times when people pu
Trump’s choice for education secretary vows to ‘end’ Common Core - The Washington Post
Trump’s choice for education secretary vows to ‘end’ Common Core - The Washington Post : Trump’s choice for education secretary vows to ‘end’ Common Core When Donald Trump was running for president, he said that should he win, he would “get rid” of the Common Core State Standards — as if the initiative had been mandated by the federal government. It actually was approved by individual state legis
What DC Schools Won’t Report: Many NAEP Subgroup Gains Slowed under Rhee/Henderson | deutsch29
What DC Schools Won’t Report: Many NAEP Subgroup Gains Slowed under Rhee/Henderson | deutsch29 : What DC Schools Won’t Report: Many NAEP Subgroup Gains Slowed under Rhee/Henderson On December 05, 2016, retired DC teacher Erich Martel sent an investigation request to DC’s Attorney General Karl Racine. In short, Martel is asking Racine to investigate two issues: 1) the failure of DC Mayor Muriel Bo
Is Mónica García Using LAUSD Students as Stepping Stones?
Is Mónica García Using LAUSD Students as Stepping Stones? : Is Mónica García Using LAUSD Students as Stepping Stones? I’m not sure I can be a productive member of this group at this point. ” – Mónica García, 12/6/16 In the months leading up to the March 7, 2017, LAUSD election, incumbent Mónica García has made some questionable comments about the children that she is supposed to represent. For ex
Trump and "higher national standards" | BustED Pencils
Trump and "higher national standards" | BustED Pencils : Trump and “higher national standards” “The President-elect and Vice President-elect then met with Ms. Michelle Rhee and enjoyed an in-depth discussion about the future of public education in our country. This included the possibility for increasing competition through charter and choice schools. They also brought the idea of merit pay for t
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Yay for Girl Scouts of Western Washington
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Yay for Girl Scouts of Western Washington : Yay for Girl Scouts of Western Washington If you have ever wondered about the difference between the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts. I am very proud to have been a Brownie, Girl Scout and Cadette. Dear Girl Scouts, For the past month, I've struggled with what to say and do in the wake of the contentious election and all

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/9/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/9/16 Featured Post Trump school voucher plan would face huge obstacles in California | EdSource Cory Booker Whiffs It. | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. by mike simpson / 6min Cory Booker Whiffs It. | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : Cory Booker Whiffs It. Let’s not mince words: Betsy DeVos, the designated nominee for Secretary of Education, is a potential wrecking ball aimed

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