Monday, July 1, 2013

Big Education Ape Nite Cap 7-1-13 #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2


James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."


A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAP



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Refresh Your Personal Learning with Educational Leadership — Whole Child Education
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Bush Foundation Spins While Virginia is Skeptical of School Grade Formula | Scathing Purple Musings
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Cali Education Headlines Monday, July 1, 2013
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Saving American Education from Itself | Dissident Voice
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Big Education Ape - Morning Wink 7-1-13 AM Posts #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
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Randi and I to Arne: Please Intervene to Save Public Schools in Philadelphia | Diane Ravitch's blog
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 7-1-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
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