Daily Archives: May 23, 2011

Grammar Pet Peeves: Who, Whom, None Is Or Are?

“Language isn’t just rules and words, but communication.” (Robert Lane Greene, “You Are What You Speak”, p. xx) Source: Huffingtonpost http://huff.to/maVcbq Many people think of language as a set of rules; break them, and you’re Wrong. But that’s not how … Continue reading

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Weekly Address: Replacing “No Child Left Behind” This Year

Having just given the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, which has made inspiring progress in recent years, the President says Congress must replace No Child Left Behind to help all our schools thrive. May 21, … Continue reading

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President Obama at 2011 AIPAC Policy Conference

http://1.usa.gov/kDJHKa THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Thank you very much. (Applause.) Good morning. Thank you. Thank you so much. Please, have a seat. Thank you. What a remarkable, remarkable crowd. Thank you, Rosy, for your very kind introduction. I did not … Continue reading

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Impact of Educational Research: P David Pearson, PhD

In this talk, Dr. David Pearson discusses the history of education research within the context of reading education. Learning Sciences Institute… P. David Pearson received his Ph.D. in reading education from the University of Minnesota in 1969. Today, he serves … Continue reading

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Australian Education Minister Discusses School Reform

Australian Deputy Minister for the Department of Education Michele Bruniges addresses the Building Blocks for Education conference in Ontario. http://www.deewr.gov.au/Pages/Ministers.aspx http://bit.ly/kJPjTE http://www.deewr.gov.au/Pages/Default.aspx

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US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Discusses Schools in America

Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arne_Duncan Arne Duncan (born November 6, 1964) is an American education administrator and currently United States Secretary of Education. Duncan previously served as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools. Secretary of Education Duncan was appointed U.S. Secretary of … Continue reading

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Learning From The Best: Education in Singapore

In 2008, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the Pearson Foundation welcomed more than 40 international education leaders to the first annual Pearson Foundation/CCSSO International Conference on Education. The gathering focused specifically on teacher quality and international … Continue reading

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Learning From The Best: Pearson International Education Conference – Helsinki

This September, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the Pearson Foundation welcomed more than 40 international education leaders to the second annual Pearson Foundation/CCSSO International Conference on Education. The gathering focused specifically on teacher quality and international … Continue reading

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A Promise Kept, A School Renewed: Locke High School’s Turnaround

In 2006, Locke Senior High School was among the lowest performing schools in Los Angeles. Plagued by gang activities and low expectations for students, Locke was sending just 5% of its graduating students to 4-year colleges and universities. That’s where … Continue reading

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The Takeover of Locke High School: Steve Barr and Green Dot Charter School

In this film, Steve Barr describes how Green Dot, a charter school network in Los Angeles, is using the takeover of Locke High School to show how small schools with high expectations can fundamentally change how public education is delivered. … Continue reading

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