Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/20/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/20/16


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Teachers in Wealthy Districts Get Bulk of Indiana's Performance Payouts - Teacher Beat - Education Week




CURMUDGUCATION: A Terrifying Look at the Future
CURMUDGUCATION: A Terrifying Look at the Future : A Terrifying Look at the Future Do you want to see just how bad data mining + gamification + creating a data-based profile for every citizen, just how terrifying this idea is? Meet Sesame Credit -- and realize that Big Brother was an absolute pliant wimp by comparison. Just watch this. I don't even know where to begin, but you need to watch this.
CURMUDGUCATION: Trump-Fueled Cyber Boom
CURMUDGUCATION: Trump-Fueled Cyber Boom : Trump-Fueled Cyber Boom Pundits and the commentariat may not be able to say what exactly will happen to education under Herr Trump, but at least one group thinks they have a pretty good idea-- investors. Molly Hensley-Clancy covers business for Buzzfeed (yes, that's apparently a real job) and she reports that since election day, investors have been expres
John Thompson: In #oklaed Twittersphere, 'fight fire with facts' - NonDoc
In #oklaed Twittersphere, 'fight fire with facts' - NonDoc : In #oklaed Twittersphere, ‘fight fire with facts’ John Thompson wishes @JusTheFaks — some anonymous person with 267 Twitter followers — would choose facts over rhetoric. (MorgueFile.com) W hen I first came across The Whistle ( @JusTheFaks ) in the #oklaed Twittersphere, I was intrigued by his or her knowledge of school reform. So I beca
Ex-Emergency Managers, City Executives Charged In Flint Water Crisis « CBS Detroit
Ex-Emergency Managers, City Executives Charged In Flint Water Crisis « CBS Detroit : Ex-Emergency Managers, City Executives Charged In Flint Water Crisis FLINT (WWJ) – Four more people are facing criminal charges in the Flint water investigation. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday charged two former State of Michigan Emergency Managers, Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose, with mult
Betsy DeVos, Steve Ingersoll, and Michigan as a “cautionary tale” for American education | Eclectablog
Betsy DeVos, Steve Ingersoll, and Michigan as a “cautionary tale” for American education | Eclectablog : Betsy DeVos, Steve Ingersoll, and Michigan as a “cautionary tale” for American education The news yesterday that Bay City, MI charter school operator Dr. Steve Ingersoll had been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison after being convicted on three counts of tax evasion and conspiracy should
Teaching Civics in the Time of Trump - BillMoyers.com
Teaching Civics in the Time of Trump - BillMoyers.com : Teaching Civics in the Time of Trump Do we need a new Schoolhouse Rock! to remind us how to run a democracy? Many Americans are still going through a whirlwind of emotions as they process November’s election results and the dawning of Donald Trump’s presidency. Although, by the time the official tally is finished, Trump will likely have lost
Detroit education cases may reverberate across U.S.
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2016/12/19/detroit-city-schools-education/95638806/ Detroit education cases may reverberate across U.S. Two legal rulings on whether education is a fundamental right for school children are expected to come from Detroit’s federal bench in coming months and could have a profound legal impact on public education if appealed to the U.S. Suprem
It’s time to stop with the false choices on school choice - The Washington Post
It’s time to stop with the false choices on school choice - The Washington Post : It’s time to stop with the false choices on school choice Rahm Emanuel, a Democrat, is mayor of Chicago. He served as White House chief of staff from 2009 to 2010. By nominating voucher and charter school advocate Betsy DeVos to be his education secretary, President-elect Donald Trump has ignited another round of de
From crib to classroom: District invites babies to meet future teacher
From crib to classroom: District invites babies to meet future teacher : From crib to classroom: District invites babies to meet future teacher The Heard County School System has developed a new program to introduce parents and babies to their future schools and teachers in an effort to improve school readiness. A rural Georgia district is meeting its future students where they are, whether the c
On Lies, Bullying, and America’s Greatness: “the true horror of lost status” | the becoming radical
On Lies, Bullying, and America’s Greatness: “the true horror of lost status” | the becoming radical : On Lies, Bullying, and America’s Greatness: “the true horror of lost status” When Nora experiences her existential epiphany and decides to be no longer a doll in Torvald Helmer’s house , it is Torvald’s response that has always fascinated me. “Oh, you think and talk like a heedless child,” Torval
SF district to provide pathway to teaching credentials - SFGate
SF district to provide pathway to teaching credentials - SFGate : SF district to provide pathway to teaching credentials The San Francisco school district is going into the teacher credentialing business, offering courses and training typically administered on a college campus. Click through this slideshow to see the best and ... more Hoping to make it easier, faster and cheaper to become a teach
White House Looks to Cement Its School-Discipline Legacy - The Atlantic
White House Looks to Cement Its School-Discipline Legacy - The Atlantic : School Discipline in a Post-Obama World It’s unclear whether the Trump administration will also see the issue as a matter of civil rights. Education Secretary John King is a generally soft-spoken, thoughtful guy. It’s hard to imagine him as a kid giving his teachers any trouble. But the topmost education official in the Uni
Shanker Blog: Three Important Details When Discussing School Segregation | National Education Policy Center
Shanker Blog: Three Important Details When Discussing School Segregation | National Education Policy Center : Shanker Blog: Three Important Details When Discussing School Segregation Big Education Ape: This Mostly White City Wants To Leave Its Mostly Black School District : NPR Ed : NPR - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2016/12/this-mostly-white-city-wants-to-leave.html It sometimes seems as
Teachers in Wealthy Districts Get Bulk of Indiana's Performance Payouts - Teacher Beat - Education Week
Teachers in Wealthy Districts Get Bulk of Indiana's Performance Payouts - Teacher Beat - Education Week : Teachers in Wealthy Districts Get Bulk of Indiana's Performance Payouts The Indiana Department of Education has announced how it will divvy up $40 million that state lawmakers set aside in 2015 to reward teachers who are rated effective and highly effective. Those bonuses will disproportional
I know you are upset about privatizing public schools, but please keep your voice down. | Fred Klonsky
I know you are upset about privatizing public schools, but please keep your voice down. | Fred Klonsky : I know you are upset about privatizing public schools, but please keep your voice down. Betsy DeVos. It is odd the way corporate school reformers obsess about the tone of conversations. I know that I have been known to raise my voice now and then. But that has more to do with the fact that I f
Success Academy’s First State Audit: Let the Pouting Begin | deutsch29
Success Academy’s First State Audit: Let the Pouting Begin | deutsch29 : Success Academy’s First State Audit: Let the Pouting Begin On December 19, 2016, New York Deputy Comptroller Marjorie Landa released this financial audit of Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy charter schools. In March 2014, Moskowitz sued to prevent then-Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli from auditing her schools, and a Manhattan jud
CURMUDGUCATION: Teaching in the Machine Age (Or Not)
CURMUDGUCATION: Teaching in the Machine Age (Or Not) : Teaching in the Machine Age (Or Not) The Christensen Institute is devoted to "disruptive innovation," or as a five-year-old might put it, new and creative ways to kick over the big stack of blocks. For the big stack of blocks that is public education, Christensen has the big boot of personalized computer-driven education-favored product. And
Patchogue-Medford School District (NY) Board of Education Passes Resolution to Oppose the Nomination of Devos - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : Patchogue-Medford School District (NY) Board of Education Passes Resolution to Oppose the Nomination of Devos Whereas, the Board of Education of the Patchogue-Medford School District has been elected by the residents of the Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District to determine policy and approve programming for the students of the district, within the confines of
What did you read, talk about in 2016? Here's the list - Lily's Blackboard
What did you read, talk about in 2016? Here's the list - Lily's Blackboard : What did you read, talk about in 2016? Here’s the list Are you wondering what articles from this blog were the most read, shared, talked about in 2016? Here they are! (Yes, you can still comment and share your favorites). Instead of “going back to school” let’s do this! “Going back” marks a return, a gearshift into rever
Network for Public Education DeVos/Trump toolkit – Cloaking Inequity
Network for Public Education DeVos/Trump toolkit – Cloaking Inequity : Network for Public Education DeVos/Trump toolkit I received an email from Carol Burris, Executive Director of the Network for Public Education. She asked if I would share this important toolkit for the upcoming confirmation of Betsy DeVos at the Secretary of Education. You are someone who understands the vital role that public

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/19/16 Featured Post School choice gutted Detroit’s public schools. The rest of the country is next. – VICE News Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/18/16 by mike simpson / 

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