Friday, July 19, 2013

(OOps) Nite Cap 7-19-13 #BATsACT #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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The Effects of Early Learning — Whole Child Education
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SCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE: Why NCTQ Wants to Get Rid of Schools of EducationA social studies lesson on the business of education from  Alan Singer, Hofstra Uniersity: They think they found the solution to fix American schools and it is really very simple: get rid of schools of education because they fail to adequately train teachers. The NCTQ posted a list of the advisory committee for its s
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CDC offers schools new tool for assessing health education instruction SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
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Cali Education Headlines Friday, July 19, 2013
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Florida’s change to school rating system called ‘scam’
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Why Blogs and Who Needs Them Anyway? | My Island View
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Morning Wink 7-19-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
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An ALEC/Common Core Refresher Course | educationalchemy
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Missouri Education Watchdog: Will the Common Core Lobby Bully the Left as it Has Bullied the Right?
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 7-19-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
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