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#IKnowATeacher Who Made Me Want To Be Better | The Jose Vilson

#IKnowATeacher Who Made Me Want To Be Better | The Jose Vilson

#IKnowATeacher Who Made Me Want To Be Better

Last night, I had the privilege of attending City College of New York’s Education Alumni Annual Awards Dinner. Even though I am an esteemed alum of the College, I was actually attending on behalf of my good friend Zuleika Martinez, social studies teacher, teacher leader, and aspiring superstar at an alternative high school in Queens. Last night, watching her receive an award was probably the highlight of my month. If anyone deserves an award for their tireless efforts, it’s my faux-big-sister and a proud educator.

What most people don’t know about Zuleika is that she’s one of the reasons I survived my first year. She was

Schooling in the Ownership Society: Roberts, former GM exec, now running Detroit Public Schools

Schooling in the Ownership Society: Roberts, former GM exec, now running Detroit Public Schools

Roberts, former GM exec, now running Detroit Public Schools

Snyder (left) and Roberts
Michigan's T-Party governor Rick Synder, has appointed a former General Motors Corp. executive as the new emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools. Roy Roberts will take over for Robert Bobb, who was named the school district's emergency financial manager in 2009. Roberts currently is managing director and co-founding member of the Chicago-based private equity investment firm Reliant Equity Investors.

Roberts made his millions during GM's good years. When he retired in 2000 as

School Tech Connect: A Strange, Foreign Gibberish

School Tech Connect: A Strange, Foreign Gibberish

A Strange, Foreign Gibberish

That's what Terry Mazany's plan must sound like to Rahm Emanuel.

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How can teachers have a laser-like focus on data if they're not formative testing all the time? I mean, I know they

President of the University of Maryland allegedly walked out in a huff after discussion on Daycon with students, officials | Dailycensored.com

President of the University of Maryland allegedly walked out in a huff after discussion on Daycon with students, officials | Dailycensored.com

President of the University of Maryland allegedly walked out in a huff after discussion on Daycon with students, officials

Just when one thought that the situation at the University of Maryland could not get worse, it did. If it is not management abusing public workers at the university, which has been is being reported at Daily Censored and the Diamondback (the University of Maryland’s campus paper), it has now come to light that negotiating with students regarding violations of federal law is simply out of the question.

It is very telling that this University is now becoming more and more transparent as to its operating procedures and contempt for workers and students who pay the Chancellor’s salary along with his managerial pencil pushers.

In the following article Leah Villanueva reports from the frontline of the

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nytimes.com - Fewer than half of American eighth graders knew the purpose of the Bill of Rights on the most recent national civics examination, and only one in 10 demonstrated acceptable knowledge of the checks ...

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texastribune.org - Michael Marder prefers pictures to words. A sentence can be constructed to support any position, but data cannot be so easily dismissed. Lately he's been looking at data about public education in T...

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anurbanteacherseducation.com - In response to Arne Duncan's Open Letter to America's Teachers, Sabrina Stevens Shupe responded with what I would say amounted to a written backhand to the face, saying essentially that the US Secr...

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bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Illinois House GOP leader Tom Cross complains that teachers live too damn long. « Fred Klonsky's blogIllinois House GOP leader Tom Cross complains that teachers live too damn long.by Fred KlonskyTo...

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parentsacrossamerica.org - May 5, 2011 pureparents by Julie Woestehoff Yesterday at a Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates meeting, the membership voted to rescind their leaders’ endorsement of Senate Bill 7 and fight i...

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failingschools.wordpress.com - The wave of teachers who are openly questioning the hypocrisy evident in Education Secretary Duncan’s letter this week keeps growing, enough to generate a story of its own. Several teachers and com...

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gothamgazette.com - The City University has reportedly decided to reverse John Jay College’s decision to give Tony Kushner, the acclaimed author of Angels in America and other lauded plays, an honorary degree. Jeffr...

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progressillinois.com - Wednesday marked a big day for immigration rights in the Prairie State. The Illinois DREAM Act allowing undocumented students access to higher education passed the state Senate with overwhelming bi...

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change.org - Stop Educational Discrimination Against Homeless Families in Norwalk, CT Greetings, I was shocked to read a recent news article describing a criminal case currently being prosecuted by the City of ...

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bigeducationape.blogspot.com - I Felt Bloated on Saturday | Mr. Teachbad's Blog of Teacher DisgruntlementI Felt Bloated on Saturdayby mrteachbadThat’s how it started. And I was tired. It was even more difficult than normal to pe...

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sfgate.com - Stanford scientists announced Wednesday that they have confirmed two key predictions of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, upholding the fundamental assumptions that guide today's physicists ...

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schoolingintheownershipsociety.blogspot.com - Despite the fact that we were falling out, I didn't want to be the critic, the hammer. I wanted to interpret and explain. But by the mid-1990s, Daley's hatchet men had rigged employment tests to ...

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schoolingintheownershipsociety.blogspot.com - Mayor Daley’s daughter Nora Daley Conroy, and son, Patrick, attend his finally City Council meeting. | Brian Jackson~Sun-TimesLook dad, I'm an arts commissar!Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel gav...

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gothamschools.org - New York City’s Department of Education already has contracts with Wireless Generation — a Brooklyn-based education technology company — but the timing of this latest one is bound to cause a stir, ...

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sacbee.com - A fourth-year medical student at UC Davis has received a prestigious Fulbright Award to conduct research overseas.Annahita K. Sarcon will conduct cardiac stem cell research in Pamplona, Spain. The ...

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