Monthly Archives: February 2015

February 28, 2015 – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE DAY – NATIONAL PUBLIC SLEEPING DAY – NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY – NATIONAL FLORAL DESIGN DAY – RARE DISEASE DAY USA

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9 Months On, Koch Fears Realized After Town Raised Minimum Wage To $15

A very interesting read. It speaks loudly about what should be going on across this country. In Texas if they just gave educators a large raise, like $25K a year and watch all that money be returned right back to … Continue reading

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This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage — Now, His State’s Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

The so-called leadership of Texas should read this and follow this model. The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing workers’ wages kills … Continue reading

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Ramnath Subramanian: Strong student discipline at heart of successful schools

The following is one of the most accurate piece that has been written in a long time.  Successful schools have strong student discipline. Teachers who teach at these campuses know that students who disrupt instruction will be removed from their … Continue reading

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Charters (Buicks) are Good Because They are Charters (Cars): DUH!

Originally posted on Cloaking Inequity:
Does this sentence make sense? Just because I call it an car (charter school), it has high reliability and quality in build. Are all cars (charter schools) awesome because I call them automobiles (charters)!? Or is…

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Paul McKimmy: Why Did Noah Fail?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul McKimmy, a professor at the University of Hawaii, tells the story of his two children, one of whom was a very successful student, the other–Noah– fared poorly. What to do? According to…

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February 27, 2015 – NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY – NATIONAL KAHLUA DAY – NATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY

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February 26, 2015 – NATIONAL CHILI DAY – NATIONAL TELL A FAIRY TALE DAY – NATIONAL PISTACHIO DAY

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David Knuffke: How Do Other Nations, States Evaluate Their Teachers?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader sent this excellent commentary on teacher evaluation, written by science teacher David Knuffke. It reviews the way that top-performing nations evaluate their teachers, as well as examples of how teacher evaluation…

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The Student Heroes Of Newark

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Sometimes, in the midst of powerful interests steamrolling communities, we are reminded that silence is a choice.  One example was last November in the small city of Richmond, California where oil and gas…

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