School Report Cards, DeBlasio, Bloomberg, Common Core and more


John King met protests at Mineola HS forum

Parents Protest John King in Mineola

School Report Cards, DeBlasio, Bloomberg, Common Core, and more.

Head into the weekend with all of the news.

Grad School Fair, School Report cards, Common Core Protests, Student Privacy Lawsuit, New Preschool Bill, DeBlasio’s School Reform Challenge, the AFT Conference, Typhoon help, Twitter Chats, and several nerdy asides (physics!) – It’s quite a Thursday!


We’re at the Saint Francis College grad school fair, at the Alfred University table. Stop by and say hi to Tim. He’d love it!

CITE (@CtrTeacherEd)
11/14/13, 9:00 AMGood morning @SFCNY! Grad School Fair today at 11am. We’re showcasing our Counseling programs…


and how Bloomberg measures up.

Yasmeen Khan (@yasmeenkhan)
11/14/13, 9:29 AMNYC’s school progress reports are out, for the last time under Bloomberg. See how your school fared:


NYC Principals debate the legacy of Bloomberg’s A-F letter grades.

SchoolBook (@SchoolBook)
11/14/13, 9:23 AMNYC Principals debate the legacy of Bloomberg’s A-F letter grades…

Here’s how the schools fared.

Yasmeen Khan (@yasmeenkhan)
11/14/13, 9:31 AMAbout 62% of schools received A’s and B’s. @NYCSchools controlled for issues like new state tests & storm Sandy:


Common Core Protests on Long Island —

John King defends the Common Core to hundreds of protestors in Mineola.

Brian Wasson (@bwasson)
11/13/13, 9:39 PMHundreds raise questions, protest at Mineola HS forum… #KIngForum #NYRefuses


NYS Parents sue to block student data in the “In Bloom” case.

leonie haimson (@leoniehaimson)
11/13/13, 8:10 PMNews roundup on lawsuit filed today in NYS Court by parents to block #inBloom & protect their chidren’s privacy

And more here on the lawsuit —

11/14/13, 9:02… @leoniehaimson #edprivacy #edchat #students


Possible expansion to low-middle income kids: (@csmonitor)
11/14/13, 9:17 AMBill introduced Weds would help states expand high-quality preschool options to low-middle income 4-yr-olds:


DeBlasio’s first test: School Reform

StudentsFirstNY (@StudentsFirstNY)
11/13/13, 9:39 PMBill de Blasio faces a test on school reform via @washingtonpost


TYPHOON HELP — Filipino Americans organizing disaster relief say that cash is better than goods.

11/14/13, 9:00 AMFilipino New Yorkers in Queens are calling for action to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.


if you have ten seconds, this winning video from MinutePhysics is worth it (as all of their videos are).

Henry Reich (@minutephysics)
11/13/13, 4:13 PMThe Tides explained in ten seconds…


SECOND NERDY ASIDE (wow, a two-for-one!).
If you’re into twitter chats, this promises to be a great lineup with insightful speakers answering your questions about Education, with an emphasis on African American issues.
-To follow a Twitter chat, simply click on the hashtag. You’ll see everyone who’s writing using that hashtag.

White House Af-Am Ed (@AfAmEducation)
11/14/13, 9:10 AMConfirmed guests on Fri Nov 22 12-1pm EST #AfAmEdchat @andreperryedu , @SandyDarity , & @NakLew more to come. You don’t want to miss this!


The AFT is holding a conference today, and you can follow the twitter hashtag #reclaimit all day to see what the speakers are saying.

AFT (@AFTunion)
11/14/13, 9:07 AMThis morning AFT EVP @FrancineAFT is moderating a panel on Reclaiming The Promise: What It Means For Our Work. #ReclaimIt


NERDY ASIDE #3! (we’re full of ‘em today) –
get your SAT question of the day from The College Board.

The College Board (@CollegeBoard)
11/14/13, 9:08 AMPractice! Follow @SATQuestion on Twitter for daily test questions. #education #highered


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