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Joeseph Vitone

Grandmother, Sandra Vitone; mother, Arathea Booth; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Dunn, with pool and palm tree backdrop. Marshallville, Ohio 2009 Joseph Vitone (b.1954,USA) is a documentary fine art photographer and educator living in Austin, Texas. His work consists of large format portraiture and landscape in the United States as well as panoramic and other views examining […]

Open thread for night owls: How teachers defeated a draconian threat to them in Massachusetts

At Jacobin, Dan Clawson writes No More Backroom Deals. Clawson is a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and is co-chair of the MTA’s education policy committee. An excerpt: To the casual observer, Massachusetts may seem like an unlikely place to open up a new front in the assault on teachers. Show More Summary

U of Memphis President David Rudd Sells Out Education Students and Faculty to Wall Street Hedge Funders

Rudd I'm imagining coming in to work tomorrow morning to find out the president of my university has cut a deal with some Wall Street investors to give space in our department to sell a corporate freak show packaged as a teacher education program. Show More Summary

TCR Reviews The Mismeasure of Education

A clip:...The Mismeasure of Education is a conceptually wide-ranging, empirically detailed, and methodologically innovative approach to addressing persistent challenges of education reform and the current climate of high-stakes testing. Show More Summary

Court: Michigan Not Obligated to Educate Kids

Michigan Citizen: In a blow to schoolchildren statewide, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled on Nov. 7 the State of Michigan has no legal obligation to provide a quality public education to students in the struggling Highland Park School District. Show More Summary

Hilarious SNL Schoolhouse Rock skit takes aim at Obama’s amnesty plan with how a bill -er executive order becomes law

Those familiar with the cute educational series Schoolhouse Rock and the video “I’m just a bill” will die laughing at this new skit from Saturday Night Live. In it,  “Bill” tries to

Get the look: Kate Bosworth’s party season blow wave

Want to perfect the perfect bl0w wave for party season? Below, Schwarzkopf’s National Technical Educator Grant Withnell shows us how: GET THE LOOK: 1....

School Choice Now!: Gym Teacher Drags/Pushes Girl in Pool

9 hours agoNews : Reason

Here's a great argument for school choice from the bankrupt city of Stockton, California. Watch above as physical education teacher drags and pushes a 14-year-old girl into a swimming pool. Some details via California's News 10 ABC: A...Show More Summary

Factory models undermine personalization [SLIDE]

The current factory model of schooling – with its time-based, bell-curved grading system – will undermine all of our efforts to personalize education. – Tom Vander Ark (from The Shift From Cohorts to Competency) Download this file: png pptx key Image credit: battered conveyor belt, sharyn morrow See also my other slides, my Pinterest collection, [...]

SNL's Obama Pushes 'Schoolhouse Rock' Bill Down Capitol Steps in Immigration Reform Spoof: VIDEO

13 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Saturday Night Live's cold open last night brought us all back to the beloved Saturday morning Schoolhouse Rock educational short cartoons that educated us on science, history, grammar, and government. This time it was the familiar "I'm Only a Bill"...

The 1 Thing That Could Save America's Financial Future

Social Security reforms, tax breaks, and better access to affordable loans won't do nearly as much to solve our biggest money problems as educating our kids about money will.

'SNL' Spoofs Obama Immigration With 'Schoolhouse Rock!' Cold Open

"Saturday Night Live" transported everyone back to their childhoods last night when it took on the classic educational program "Schoolhouse Rock!" for its cold open. The show spoofed the favorite "I'm Just A Bill" segment (because who doesn't love that song?) to comment on President Obama's immigration reform. Show More Summary

A Third Wave?

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (via the always-excellent Mind Hacks) argues cogently that as a new torrent of data about the brain looms, we need to ensure that it is balanced by a corresponding development in theory. That must surely be right: but I wonder whether the torrent of new information is […]

Principal: It’s time for more educators to speak up about the cost of ‘reform’

In the last year or two educators have started to publicly speak up about the negative consequences of standardized test-based school reform and the privatization of public education. Troy LaRaviere is one of them. He is the principal of Chicago’s Blaine Elementary School and a leader of the Administrators Alliance for Proven Policy and Legislation […]

PayPal Cofounder Peter Thiel Loves This Job Interview Question

PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel is known for his contrarian streak and controversial opinions on topics like college education (it's a waste) and the 1960s (when hippies caused America's decline). As managing partner of the Founders Fund...Show More Summary

Quote For The Day

“In democracies it is by no means the case that all who cultivate literature have received a literary education, and most of those who have some acquaintance with good writing go into politics or adopt some profession which leaves only short, stolen hours for the pleasures of the mind. They therefore do not make such […]

Texas Social Studies Textbook Adoption Victory Only Skin Deep

On Friday, November 21, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) rendered its final decisions in on the new Social Studies instructional materials up for adoption. Following a contentious multi-month process fraught with attacks from...Show More Summary

Budget-cutter Gov. Brown could do more to restore UC's health

17 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

For all that he's a regent of the University of California, Gov. Jerry Brown is not an expert on academia or modern trends in higher education. What he brings to the deliberations over UC's budget isn't the perspective of a visionary seeking to maintain and build on the university's...

Bildungsroman

Bildungsroman: a coming-of-age story dealing with one person’s formative years or spiritual education “Bildungsroman” is a 2-minute personal project produced and directed by Barcelona-based art director Gerardo del Hierro (with music from Fernando Rodriguez). Show More Summary

What It Takes To Fix American Education

19 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

We’re spending way too much time focusing on who is “winning” and “losing” debates over education, and not enough on implementing proven solutions.

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