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Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy Training Coming to Corpus Christi, TX

Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program with Pat Howey, is being sponsored by Autism Spectrum Resource Center. This  January 24, 2015 training will take place at the Bayview Behavioral Hospital, located at 6629 Woolridge Road, in Corpus Christi, TX. You will learn: how to assess your child’s strengths and needs how […]

Books Suck: Why I Love My Kindle More Than Dead Trees

Harry Guinness states his case in this post on Make Use Of. "As someone who’s dropped a Wheel of Time novel on my face, I can tell you the debate on reading experience is well over. Modern e-readers hold thousands of novels, weigh next to nothing, have built in lights, high resolution screens and don’t give you a concussion when they hit your nose. Show More Summary

Indiana State Teachers Association’s Finances

More than five years after the collapse of its insurance trust, the Indiana State Teachers Association is still far from crawling out from under. Still, despite losing members and revenue, owing NEA $16.1 million, and subsidizing the remaining liabilities of the trust in an amount of more than $5 million, the union still managed to […]

Teacher: What I don’t have time to do anymore — and what I’d do if I had it

Teachers need a lot of things: more respect, higher salaries, etc. But  one teacher says there’s something they need more than anything. Time. This was written by Jake Miller, who teaches seventh-grade U.S. history in Pennsylvania and who has taught several subjects in all grades from sixth through twelfth. He is also a music lover, […]

Teacher: What I don’t have time to do anymore — and what I’d do if I had it

Teachers need a lot of things: more respect, higher salaries, etc. But  one teacher says there’s something they need more than anything. Time. This was written by Jake Miller, who teaches seventh-grade U.S. history in Pennsylvania and who has taught several subjects in all grades from sixth through twelfth. He is also a music lover, […]

United Opt Out Declares "The #PublicEdRevolution will not be on FB"

From United Opt Out: We, at UOO, have been saying for over a year now that the 2014-2015 school year is the tipping point. With PARCC, SBAC and other common core tests rearing their ugly heads this year we know that the time is prime for corp. Show More Summary

Holiday Season 2014: Follow The News Here, On Facebook, Or Twitter

Greetings from Boston. I'll be sharing education news and views intermittently over the next three days, then shutting down for the rest of the week. You can read it all right here, or on Facebook (Alexander Russo), or directly on Twitter (@alexanderrusso). Tweets about "@alexanderrusso" Thanks to everyone who reads this blog, gets the email, and follows Twitter.

Who's Clueless Now?

It's remarkable to watch UFT and NYSUT finally appear to come to the same conclusions about Cuomo we bloggers arrived at years ago.Perdido Street School: The Arrogance Of Cuomo's Power Play Over Education... http://t.co/rCey0YDxDT— UFT (@UFT) December 19, 2014 It's fabulous to see the UFT citing Reality Based Educator as a source. Show More Summary

Today's Lesson

"Stink" is a verb, Mr. Chancellor. @JoelIKlein @garyrubinstein— Arthur Goldstein (@TeacherArthurG) December 21, 2014

Here’s who got the biggest Gates Foundation education grants for 2014

Bill Gates is famous for many things, including spending hundreds of millions of dollars to develop, promote and defend the Common Core State Standards. In 2014, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded millions more for the Core, plus other issues in the education world. Along with the Common Core, the big winners in terms […]

Here’s who got the biggest Gates Foundation education grants for 2014

Bill Gates is famous for many things, including spending hundreds of millions of dollars to develop, promote and defend the Common Core State Standards. In 2014, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded millions more for the Core, plus other issues in the education world. Along with the Common Core, the big winners in terms […]

Innovative Segregation at Menlo Park Charter School

Story from Menlo Park, where white folks insist in their own cut of that charter cash:Split vote gives Cleveland school levy dollars to charter school for gifted - and mostly white - kidsThe Menlo Park Academy charter school for gifted...Show More Summary

Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

How Amalia Ulman Became an Instagram Celebrity — Vulture “How did the actress’s very public mental breakdown, and the national schadenfreude it inspired, factor into your project?” tags: writingprompt english selfies weekly art socialmedia...Show More Summary

Dick Cheney's Nina Rees and the US Chamber of Charters wish you a White Christmas

"Public-sector employment, where there is less discrimination in hiring and pay, has traditionally been an important venue for creating a black middle class." — Professor Carol Anderson Arch-reactionary Nina Rees was a long-time deputy assistant to Dick "rectal feeding" Cheney. Show More Summary

Another Planet Five Miles Down the Road

Nikole Hannah-Jones has another terrific piece for ProPublica, and this one takes a look at segregated schools in and around Ferguson, MO. One chart below shows Michael Brown's school district compared to five miles down the road where the grand jury was convened.

Everything You Need to Know: December Solstice 2014

See a diagram of the tilt of the earth on the winter solstice and watch the earth rotate showing sunlight on the earth on that day.

Adult Learners: Facilitating Social Learning Experiences

Aside: This blog entry started out as a blend of old and new ideas for facilitating online learning--building on an article I wrote in 2009, but has been fun to write as an exploration of neat tools (mostly, Google) that have emerged since then. Show More Summary

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