Monthly Archives: May 2015

An Excellent Day

Originally posted on Poetic Justice:
May your day be EXCELLENT – full of the little gifts that make up moments of peace. To awaken to birdsong and puppy kisses, to the scent of brewing coffee and browning toast, to greet…

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May 31, 2015 – NATIONAL MACAROON DAY – NATIONAL SAVE YOUR HEARING DAY – NATIONAL SPEAK IN COMPLETE SENTENCES DAY

Originally posted on National Day Calendar:
National Macaroon Day – May 31 ? NATIONAL MACAROON DAY Each year on May 31, National Macaroon Day is observed.  This day commemorates the “macaroon”, a small meringue-like cookie. Most macaroon recipes call for…

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Carol Burris: A Young Teacher Ruined by Reform

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris posts a letter from a young teacher in DC who graduated from Burris’ school in Long Island. She is not happy with the high-stakes testing, test-based accountability, and Common Core. Want…

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Jeb Bush’s Shrinking “Chiefs for Change” Changes the Rules and Expands

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jeb Bush created an organization called “Chiefs for Change,” comprised of state superintendents who shared his views about vouchers, charters, vouchers, high-stakes testing, accountability, VAM, and digital learning. Then, as members lost their…

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May 30, 2015 – NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY – LOOMIS DAY – NATIONAL HOLE IN MY BUCKET DAY – NATIONAL WATER A FLOWER DAY

Originally posted on National Day Calendar:
NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY National Mint Julep Day is celebrated annually on May 30.  Each year, on this day, people around the country join together for a glass of  mint julep!  This refreshing southern…

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NEW DAY PROCLAMATION – NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY JUNE 2!

Originally posted on National Day Calendar:
National Rotisserie Chicken Day June 2 Every great food deserves its day! That’s why, in partnership with Boston Market, National Day Calendar has declared June 2, 2015,  the first National Rotisserie Chicken Day. This…

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This Comic Will Forever Change the Way You Look at Privilege

Toby Morris describes himself as “an Auckland-based illustrator, art director, comic artist and recently the author of Don’t Puke On Your Dad: A Year in the Life of a New Father.” His recent comic, The Pencilsword‘s “On a Plate” illustrates the … Continue reading

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Arizona: Reformster Revolving Door

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
From a reader in Arizona. Being a reformster means never being accountable when your promises don’t pan out: “What does private/public partnership really mean? “Well, in Arizona it means alliances that enable seamless,…

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Jason Stanford: How Pearson Lost the Big Testing Contract in Texas

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jason Stanford, long-time observer of politics in Texas, explains here how Pearson lost its nearly $500 million contract, retaining only a $60 million sliver. After decades of having a lock on the state…

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Scott Walker’s War on Public Education in Wisconsin

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Scott Walker has a plan. It is called “reform,” but in reality it is destruction. He (acting through the legislature) is holding funding for public schools flat (he wanted to cut it); he…

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