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What Mayor Bloomberg Kisses When He isn't Kissing Lady Gaga #edreform #ows

What Mayor Bloomberg Kisses When He isn't Kissing Lady Gaga

SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: Whitney Tilson Thinks He's In The Army

SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: Whitney Tilson Thinks He's In The Army:

Whitney Tilson Thinks He's In The Army

Imagine much to my surprise as I am eating breakfast this morning at Denny's on Wolf Rd in Albany this morning as I open up my email and come across the depraved and confused mind of Whitney Tilson's ramblings. What a way to start off a new year. Hopefully, 2012 we'll hear less and less of Whitney as he becomes more and more exposed for what he is, racist, condescending, patronizing, self-absorbed, and not intelligent. Oh, and I have forgotten, Happy New Year!

Whitney really came up with a humdinger of an idea his email today;
One important analogy is the U.S. military,

You Have No Idea What To Count, So Shut Up | The Jose Vilson

You Have No Idea What To Count, So Shut Up | The Jose Vilson:

You Have No Idea What To Count, So Shut Up


Ira Socol, the unabashed scholar he is, dropped my first favorite quote of 2012 in his meme on December 30th:

Things I don’t want to hear in 2012: (3) “Accountability” – you have no idea what to count, so shut up.

Gospel. I almost fell on my face laughing. How did he jump in my skull and pull that thought out? After the recent news that the UFT (yes, my union) and the NYC Department of Education (yes, my employer) came to an impasse about how teachers ought to be evaluated, I could only think of the tense conversations that happened

A Second New Year | Connected Principals

A Second New Year | Connected Principals:

A Second New Year



“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

-Abraham Lincoln

January 1st brings about a unique opportunity for school leaders that often goes unnoticed. School leaders actually have the benefit of celebrating two “New Years”. The initial New Year arrives on the first day that the staff assembles in the summer before students start back. Everyone is excited about the possibilities that the new school year can bring. Time is spent analyzing data, discussing new initiatives, and spending time in professional development opportunities. The second New Year begins today (or whenever you return to school in January). Each day this week I will write about how school leaders can make the most of their second “New Year”

I am quite certain that the beginning part of your year has not been perfect. I believe that failure is a great teacher and the lessons learned in failure are invaluable. Failure has been a big part of the beginning of the

A New Year, A New List of Trends « Chalkdust101

A New Year, A New List of Trends « Chalkdust101:

A New Year, A New List of Trends

As has been said elsewhere, it’s list season, and being that I am working through some serious writing muscle atrophy, I’ll use this opportunity to join the fray.

Each year, we dig up what we’ve thought a lot about over the course of the past year, what we noticed, and what we feel will make the most impact on our lives, and our schools in the new year. In looking through so many of the posts that have been written on this subject, I can find none better, in both honesty and clarity, than Larry Cuban’s, which you can read here. Larry’s honesty about what is coming

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In Washington, Large Rewards in Teacher Pay

nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — During her first six years of teaching in this city’s struggling schools, Tiffany Johnson got a series of small raises that brought her annual salary to $63,000, from about $50,000. Th...
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Jack Kimble Lands Game Changing Endorsement in Iowa

kimbleforcongress.blogspot.com - In this day and age, it's hard to call any endorsement a game changer, but the Kimble Campaign picked up about the biggest possible endorsement this week in Iowa when God the Almighty appeared to J...
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Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops

abcnews.go.com - A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of App...
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Feel Free to Ignore Iowa

nytimes.com - Only days until the Iowa caucuses! Can you believe it? Less than 8,000 minutes to go! Perhaps this would be a good time to point out that the Iowa caucuses are really ridiculous. ...
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Utah lawmaker plans bill to lower class sizes

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Bachmann seeks miracle in presidential race

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Those disrupting Rose Parade face fines, jail time

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HuffPo CEO Tim Armstrong: Romney Supporter

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A New Year’s Resolution for the 99%

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Obama signs defense bill 'with reservations'

cnn.com - By the CNN Wire Staff updated 4:32 PM EST, Sat December 31, 2011WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Saturday reluctantly signed a defense authorization bill, saying he was concerned about...
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Still Running Against Corzine

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World rings in 2012, bids adieu to a tough 2011

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68 Occupiers arrested in NYC on New Year's Eve

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68 Occupiers arrested in NYC on New Year's Eve

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Those disrupting Rose Parade face fines, jail time

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