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NEA Conditionally Recommends Obama EIA
The National Education Association PAC Council approved a conditional recommendation of Senator Barack Obama for the 2008 Democratic Party presidential nomination.
Wendy Kopp Responds Core Knowledge
The Teach for America founder emailed a thoughtful reply over the weekend.
Subsidizing School Construction in Massachusetts Ed Policy Watch
Reports that some affluent Massachusetts school districts spending exorbitant amounts of money to build top-of-the-line school facilities have drawn media criticism and seized the attention of state officials.
Who's right about Education Trust? SDorn
There's a clash of views over at the multi-author blog I participate in, Education Policy Blog, after a post by Jim Horn on how Education Trust staffer Amy Wilkins responded to fellow blogger Dan Brown at the Ed in '08 blogger summit
No dough for the GPS truancy project? DISD Blog
The district isn't saying so officially, but it looks like administrators aren't yet behind a truancy intervention project at Bryan Adams High School.
Students in S. Bronx Refuse to Take Test ASCD Bloggers
Almost all of the eighth-graders at South Bronx's Intermediate School 318 chose to hand in blank exams at the end of a three-hour social studies practice test.
“A wet dream is kind of like a fart.”—Sex Ed Teacher Gets Shaft I Thought A Think
As the last male staff member in my K-6 elementary school, it fell to me this year to teach the human growth and development lesson to the fourth grade boys.
Teacher lets students vote out classmate Detention Slip
About the only thing positive from this story, is the math lesson students learned about fractions.