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Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… - “Teacher Home Visits Are Important, But The Post’s Jay Mathews Misses The Point”

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… - “Teacher Home Visits Are Important, But The Post’s Jay Mathews Misses The Point”

Arne Duncan’s Got Some ‘Splainin’ to do for His Attack on Rick Perry | Scathing Purple Musings

Arne Duncan’s Got Some ‘Splainin’ to do for His Attack on Rick Perry | Scathing Purple Musings

Arne Duncan’s Got Some ‘Splainin’ to Do for His Attack on Rick Perry

This week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan blasted the performance of Texas schools while Rick Perry has been governor. Hot Air’s Tina Korbe provided this link to Duncan’s interview with Bloomberg News’ Al Hunt:

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Texas’s school system “has really struggled” under Governor Rick Perry, a Republican candidate for president, and the state’s substandard schools do a disservice to children.

“Far too few of their high school graduates are actually prepared to go on to college,” Duncan said on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt” airing tonight and tomorrow. “I feel very,

Local News | Education portal helps decipher school info | Seattle Times Newspaper

Local News | Education portal helps decipher school info | Seattle Times Newspaper

Education portal helps decipher school info

Most of the tools available to learn how kids are doing in school require people to be computer savvy and to understand the language of education statistics. Researchers from the University of Washington are working to change that with a new online program that is dynamic and simple.

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Thanks to new federal rules, more and more information is available to the public about how kids are doing in school. Unfortunately, getting the information is a lot easier than understanding what it says.

Most of the tools available require people to be computer savvy and to understand the language of education statistics. Researchers from the University of Washington are working to change that with a new online program that is dynamic and simple.

The new education portal — the Washington Achievement Data Explorer or WADE — was launched this past week by the UW's Center for Education Data and Research. It looks across time at whether school districts

Missouri Education Watchdog: What Do Tiger Mothers and Tiger Educators Have in Common?

Missouri Education Watchdog: What Do Tiger Mothers and Tiger Educators Have in Common?

What Do Tiger Mothers and Tiger Educators Have in Common?

This is from Ann Althouse about children coming of age between the 1950's through the 1970's.

"I am a child of the 1970s. What that means, in short, is that my childhood summer vacations were spent..."

"... languishing in front of the TV watching Phil Donahue and eating Boo Berry until my skin turned purple. Nobody cared if I read. Nobody cared if I wore sunscreen, or pants. I was like a house cat; my parents barely even knew if I was still living with them or whether I had moved in with the old lady down the street who would put out a bowl of food for me. In the '70s, parenting was like a combination of intense crate-training and rumspringa, so I would typically spend June through

On the Back Burner: I've Been Conned!!

On the Back Burner: I've Been Conned!!

I've Been Conned!!

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I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around me
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no!

—The Who

I suppose that I had it coming. In the virtual world of Gmail, Facebook and Twitter, there is no shrieking siren or a flashing red light to alert folks that they’re about to fall into a pit of vipers. Lulled into a false sense of security, I’ve settled into a daily routine of skimming quickly through my e-mail for worthy petitions, calls to action, and clicks to support worthy and benignly apolitical causes (think “kittens and puppies”). I’m a regular atChange.org, and at the GreaterGood Network. Looking over these two sites, I think you’ll

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Class Warfare: Fact checking pages 1 through 100

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Flatlined high school scores for CPS

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After Words with Steven Brill - C

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I've Been Conned!!

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Obama in the Valley

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Mass. unions ramping up lobbying spending in 2011

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TEACHERS AND FACEBOOK « Teachers Fight Back

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Ackerman dares bosses to fire her - Philly.com

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Two tales from a passionate L.A. storyteller

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Creating an Online Course Using Google Apps?

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