Calculator or tablet?

A logical step in implementing a workable BYOD plan in a school is to put a device (or a selection of devices that meet a set of specifications) on the school supply list.  A $150-$200 tablet or Chromebook seems a …

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: "Implementation Matters More Than Design"

4 Things We've Learned Since The Widget Effect | http://ow.ly/CKAR9  @TNTP

TCRecord: article describes USA's "systematically brutal, flagrantly discriminatory system of education." http://ow.ly/CKP4c 

The challenges of a US teaching force that is 81 percent white and overwhelmingly female – TCRecord: …

#EdGIF Of The Day: Watch School Segregation Grow Over 20 Years

Quotes: Philly Reform Critic Accused Of Charter Double-Talk

[Gym] went into attack mode, viewing everything as a privatization conspiracy. At the same time she would frequently call me to solicit money for her charter school. I found this to be odd and hypocritical. — Jeremy Nowak in …

Citing Private Providers, Hawaii Union Opposes Pre-K Expansion

Hawaii’s union opposes a constitutional amendment to allow public funds to support the expansion of pre-K programs in private schools.

Morning Video: Did Republican Gov. Cut $1 Billion From Michigan Schools?

"[Democratic challenger] Schauer also started capitalizing on education concerns in Michigan, mentioning frequently that he’s the son of a teacher….Fueling the biggest controversy of the race, Schauer says Governor Snyder has cut $1 billion from education."…

Journalism: Funding Disclosure Should Apply To Reform Critics, Too

Kudos to In These Times for updating its Harvard/TFA story (Student Activists Demand Harvard Sever Ties with Teach for America) to note that the group behind the effort received nearly $60,000 in AFT funding, as well as other …

Teaching ELLs: Do Qualifications and Effectiveness Overlap?

A study finds that teachers that were effective with all students also helped English-language-learners advance academically, regardless of whether they held bilingual certification.

Living Democracy Every School Day

Meier: I think some of the practices of even the AFT (and the UAW) have been deleterious to the important sense of membership.

AM News: Ailing Chicago Union Leader Decides Against Mayoral Run, May Have Brain Tumor

Karen Lewis has brain tumor, not running for mayor Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, who just pulled out of mayoral contention, is suffering from a cancerous brain tumor that was diagnosed shortly after she experienced a severe headache last week.…