5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Endorse, Oppose, Or Stay Out Of The Race?

Unions vary political strategies in places where they are at odds with Dem governors, notes @eia's Antonucci ow.ly/A7Xex

Fordham's @MichaelPetrilli interviews @elizwgreenabout her book-length followup to her 2010 NYT article ow.ly/A7bVn

Chicago releases improved test …

Quotes: In Violent Neighborhoods, Kids Become "Immune" To Death

I remember being so immune to death, so immune to shootings, killings. I just remember wanting them to rush, like get the body out the way so we can get back to playing hopscotch or dodgeball. – Monica Jaundoo Of Parkville, …

Utah Board Votes to Seek No Child Left Behind Act Waiver Extension

If the Beehive State had voluntarily ditched its waiver, it would have been the first state in the nation to do so.

Campaigns: Parent Revolution & The AFT Walk Into The Same Organizing Event

What happens when Democratic education advocates on opposite sides of many policy issues attend the same campaign training events?  Things get awkward.  That's apparently what happend at a recent New Organizing Institute event when members of the AFT and Parent …

Morning Video: Another Day, Another Campbell Brown Segment

 

"Campbell Brown, founder of the Partnership for Educational Justice, and Keoni Wright, a NY Parent who is a plaintiff in the Wright v NY lawsuit against the state, joined Inside City Hall with Errol Louis to discuss their call …

AM News: Everybody’s Looking At NY’s Common Core Questions

Take a peek at some of the newly released NY state reading questions Chalkbeat: Below are two reading sections, one from grade 3 and another from grade 8, along with handwritten student responses to questions. We took all of the …

On booby prizes and new horizons

booby prize noun : a prize that is given as a joke to the person who finishes last in a competition M-W.com

Don’t mistake the edge of a rut for the horizon.
~ James Patterson

25 years ago I was returning …

And Bam! We’re back!

Yeah, yeah, yeah…I’ve neglected you.

Sorry.

But last year, well, it just sucked.  Between dealing some more with my Dad’s estate (finally, finally, finally finished that up a week ago), and the absolute amazing amount of stupid crap that is…

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: "Half-Day" Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

Lets retire the full day and half day#ECE labels. bit.ly/1vg4q7U @NewAmerica

Six Myths in the NYT Math Article | Brookings Institution http://ow.ly/A45td 

Common Core Is Boring - @conorpwilliams in TPM http://ow.ly/A4vsu 

Tests That Look Like Video Games : …

Throwback Thursday: What Was Going On Five Years Ago Today (August 7, 2009)?

Throwback Thursday #tbt is a big thing on Facebook but why should they have all the fun?  

So I took a look at what was happening five years ago in education by checking out the blog archives.  

Right …