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How Can I Get My Son’s IEP Updated for College?

My son’s IEP was last updated in 3rd grade. He is now a senior at a private christian school. How can I get his IEP updated for college? There are several issues in your question. Private Schools and IEPs Does a private school have to provide an IEP for a child with a disability? Answer: […]

AM News: Minneapolis School Board Showdown Attracts $500K In Campaign Donations

The sea of cash in the Minneapolis school-board race just became a tsunami MinnPost: Along with six-figure spending by state and local unions, the eye-popping donations bring the total amount of cash going to influence the race to easily twice what many candidates for state office spend on competitive races. Show More Summary

UMBRELLA.net

Technologies: Bluetooth modules, DAWN Mobile Ad-Hoc Networking Stack, iPac Pocket PCs with 802.11b and Bluetooth, microcontrollers, sensors, Umbrellas, UMBRELLA.net softwareCurrent URL: n/a (no response for http://www.spectropolis.info/umbrella.php)Wikibook...Show More Summary

As Education Commenter, Frank Bruni Is a Great Food Critic

by special guest blogger Harris Lirtzman Time Magazine’s most recent issue offers for its readers the picture of a perfectly round, deep red apple about to be squashed to a pulp by a judge’s gavel with the warning: “Rotten Apples: It’s nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher. Show More Summary

The rise of the anti-standardized testing movement

Anybody who has been paying attention to K-12 public education knows that there is a growing movement against high-stakes testing and corporate education reform. How did it start? Here’s an account, by Monty Neill, executive director of FairTest, formally known as the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating […]

The rise of the anti-standardized testing movement

Anybody who has been paying attention to K-12 public education knows that there is a growing movement against high-stakes testing and corporate education reform. How did it start? Here’s an account, by Monty Neill, executive director of FairTest, formally known as the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating […]

Traveling Back in Web Time with Memento

Memento (nods to the Christopher Nolan’s genius) wants “establish a web that has a memory”. It’s part protocol / part browser tool that aims to make it easier to see a web resource at a past time of your choosing. In the video aboveShow More Summary

Comprehensive Math App Engages Kids With Space Games

Cheerful worksheets cover a range of skills and give constructive feedback.

Infinity of Nations

It will take an entire month to explore all the information in this incredible site from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Redefining What Discovery Means | Peer to Peer Review

A recent Ithaka report by Roger Schonfeld asks “Does Discovery Still Happen in the Library?” My immediate thought was “did it ever?” quickly followed by “why do we assume it should?” http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/10/opinion/peer-to-peer-review/redefining-what-discovery-m...

A Library Battle in the Cornhusker State

There’s a fight brewing in Omaha, Nebraska of all places. I say “of all places” because from a distance Omaha seems like a calm place. Maybe it’s all those Mutual of Omaha commercials I saw as a child. Omaha is reassuring. Nevertheless, the mayor is fighting against the library of all places. Show More Summary

How Did Cordova Middle School Avoid the ASD Hit List?

Is Cordova Middle too white to be handed over to a corporate reform charter chain gang operator? With just 51 percent African-American, is ASD avoiding the more politically perilous territory of putting a more white poor school on the hit list? Look at South Side scores, American Way, or Wooddale. Show More Summary

dontlookatmy.photos

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC ) flickr photo shared by xeophin Please, no not look. Thanks to some fun sponsored by Reclaim Hosting, I ended up with a new spiffy domain to play with. @ReclaimHosting http://t.co/l093YvjZ6c — AlanShow More Summary

TFA Memo Details Positivized Propaganda Strategy

The Nation has acquired a lengthy memo (see below) detailing how TFA's Tier 1 temps are prepared to deal with the growing resistance to their fascist agenda. The article is a must read. Case Study: TFA Responding to Bad PR

SAT scores in some Asian countries delayed for ‘quality control’ checks

Earlier this month students who took the SAT on Oct. 11, 2014, received their scores — at least many of them. Students from several Asian countries — including China and South Korea and, possibly, Singapore — did not receive their scores, and when they asked why, this is the e-mail they got from the Educational […]

SAT scores in some Asian countries delayed for ‘quality control’ checks

Earlier this month students who took the SAT on Oct. 11, 2014, received their scores — at least many of them. Students from several Asian countries — including China and South Korea and, possibly, Singapore — did not receive their scores, and when they asked why, this is the e-mail they got from the Educational […]

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: New Reform Groups Pop Up In Boston & NY

TIME reports allegations of mass cheating on SAT http://ow.ly/DxjNF Students demand apology [no, not really] Boston failing thousands of students, says reform group - CommonWealth Magazine http://ow.ly/DwXKm - FFES lands in Boston Pro-Common...Show More Summary

Philanthropy: No More "Give Money To Someone Really Smart" For Foundations

Here's a new piece on Medium from the Robin Hood Foundation (Philanthropy’s Most Innovative Players Talk Metrics and Impact), based off a recent event in New York City. If you want a sense of just how data-fied some grantmaking has become...Show More Summary

A Halloween decapitation in Long Island

Neighbors in a Long Island town found a body in the street, but considered it a Halloween thing. [One] said she had been in her room Tuesday night when she heard a helicopter overhead, went outside and saw the body...

Presentations from University of Ottawa Government Information Day Available Online

The University of Ottawa Library, with sponsorship from the Carleton University Library, organized a Government Information Day on October 16th, 2014 at the University of Ottawa's downtown campus. The presentations from the sessionsShow More Summary

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