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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
ALEC's Annual Conference and OccupySLC's ALEC Welcoming Committee - Days 2 and 3 | MyFDL:
Why You Should Worry About Khan Academy, Not Just Math Geeks [Future of Teaching] | The Jose Vilson:
The trend of gamifying our culture has had some benefits in other areas. Weight Watchers uses a points system to discourage customers from eating fatty foods. Nike+ has developed a specialized program (with shoes!) that help you compete against others through exercise. Klout uses equations to help rank people and brands through social media. Games often find themselves in the tools we as teachers use to encourage kids to learn skills.
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Right-to-know ruling in favor of the Notebook is now a precedent | Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Right-to-know ruling in favor of the Notebook is now a precedent | Philadelphia Public School Notebook:
by Paul Socolar
Last spring’s Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruling in favor of the Notebook in a right-to-know case involving public access to School Reform Commission resolutions is now a legal precedent.
Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pelligrini ruled last week in support of a motion filed by the Notebook to “report” the decision, meaning that it will now be treated as a precedent in similar cases in Pennsylvania.
In an April decision, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer upheld a lower court ruling that once the District introduces a resolution before a public meeting of the SRC, it becomes a public record and is accessible under the Right to Know Law.
The case stemmed from an event In September 2009, when the District withdrew -
SPRINGFIELD PROTEST « Teachers Fight Back:
This is it, Illinois teachers. You have one more day to get yourself down to Springfield and show your legislators how angry you are about the upcoming pension reforms that are going to cost you plenty. Get down there and tell them you want our stolen pension money back. You want them to come up with ways that the state can pay back the lost pension money. Show your outrage. Block the doors to the Capitol building. Chain yourself to the fences. Present the legislators with a bill for the stolen billions of dollars. Give media interviews that explain to the public how our money was stolen and that we do not have lucrative pensions. I hope to see thousands of you down there. Let’s make an unforgetable statement.