Saturday, July 27, 2013

Nite Cap 7-27-13 #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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7-27-13 Saturday Special Corporate Reform Girls News Breakout
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Moral Monday Protest Walk – Take A Stand With Us!
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State news roundup for July 27, 2013
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This Week's NPE News Briefs 7-27-13 ← from The Network for Public Education
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2nd Banana 7-27-13 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #soschat #p2 #1u
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Morning Wink 7-27-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
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