Archive for the ‘ Government ’ Category

KONY 2012

  Have you seen this video? over 21,000,000 have! Why can’t something like this dominate our conversation? So much is small in comparison. The voice of the People is going to change the world…not politicians! Check out this video on YouTube: …

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Using the Election for Teaching Anything

  Here is another great set of tips and ideas on the NY Times Learning Network: how to link the   election to any lesson, be it math, English, History, or more. If you have ideas to share, comment here, …

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Do Good Handwriting & Good Grades Relate?

Education Nation: http://www.educationnation.com/index.cfm?objectid=8DCFEB26-46A4-11E1-B607000C296BA163

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Tenth Anniversary of No Child Left Behind

The No Child Left Behind initiative is now 10 years old. Although the NCLB made people take notice of the deficiencies in our nation’s education and identified schools that were failing their students, research has shown that  not much success …

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Children Say “I Can” and Infect a Country

Empowering students to make changes in their environment, then in their cities, then in their country. The Power of “I CAN”.   http://www.ted.com/talks/kiran_bir_sethi_teaches_kids_to_take_charge.html

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A Fine Line Between Punitive and Progress

Michelle Rhe,Chancellor of the Washington Public Schools, has been under fire for her strict policies and strong command. Now she is stepping down. Below is an article from the New York times detailing her career. The New York Times thinks …

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545 vs 300,000,000 People

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if …

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Graduation Promise Act of 2011

Forty years ago, the United States was ranked number one in the world in high school graduation rates. According to the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), students in the United States rank 17th in graduation, 12th in reading, …

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Bringing Education Back to the Forum: Education Nation

With all the political firestorms recently over healthcare and America’s budget, the great task of improving education seems to have been lost (again) in the shuffle. This is a shame, since no nation can expect to produce a vibrant economy …

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Start the 28th Amendment

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified!  Why?  Simple!  The people demanded it.  That was in 1971… before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc. Of …

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