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Teachers Discuss Local Impacts of Block Scheduling � The Quick and the Ed

Teachers Discuss Local Impacts of Block Scheduling � The Quick and the Ed

Teachers Discuss Local Impacts of Block Scheduling



Last week I posted my concerns about schools that are using block scheduling to allow students to take more classes in a year with less instructional time in each class. Several teachers discuss their local take on block scheduling on Joanne Jacobs blog. The most disconcerting post was from David:

” When I worked in NYC, we did this deliberately. In fact we offered 9 periods per day so the

Blog U.: They’re Baaack... - Confessions of a Community College Dean - Inside Higher Ed

Blog U.: They’re Baaack... - Confessions of a Community College Dean - Inside Higher Ed

Good, Simple Lesson Plans on Religion | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

Good, Simple Lesson Plans on Religion | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

Good, Simple Lesson Plans on Religion

Teaching Tolerance has some nice, simple lesson plans on religion:

Proposed slogan: 'Low pants, no chance' - Boston.com

Proposed slogan: 'Low pants, no chance' - Boston.com

Proposed slogan: 'Low pants, no chance'

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BATON ROUGE, La.—A Baton Rouge Metro Council member wants the parish to support a public awareness campaign against men who wear their pants so low that their boxer shorts show. Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle has a slogan for the campaign: "Low pants, no chance."

"I hate to see it and I see so much of it in my district," Marcelle said. "It's disrespectful to the elderly, to young kids and to women."

Her resolution, on the agenda for discussion Wednesday, says wearing saggy pants creates negative stereotypes and that "those who wear saggy pants are hurting their chances of becoming employable, educated and productive

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The Educated Reporter: The strong union-strong schools suggestion.

The Educated Reporter: The strong union-strong schools suggestion.

The strong union-strong schools suggestion.

PolitiFact takes on the strong union state/strong student performance claim, repeated by Randi Weingarten in her ABC’s This Week appearance. They declare it half-true: Yes, strongly unionized states tend to rank above

Schools Matter: What Makes Mike Petrilli An Expert on Anything, Particularly Anything about Teachers?

Schools Matter: What Makes Mike Petrilli An Expert on Anything, Particularly Anything about Teachers?

What Makes Mike Petrilli An Expert on Anything, Particularly Anything about Teachers?

The NYTimes has an interesting piece on schools run by teachers, and who is the first neolib sludge tanker to condemn it. That's right:

. . . . They say that most teachers have neither the time nor the expertise to deal with the inner workings of a school, like paying bills, conducting fire drills and refereeing faculty disputes.

“Ever try to plan a vacation with a large extended family? That’s what it’s going to be like,” said Michael J.

Congratulations to Margaret Dano, the Top March on Alzheimer's Fundraiser for August!

Congratulations to Margaret Dano, the Top March on Alzheimer's Fundraiser for August!


Congratulations to Margaret Dano, the Top March on Alzheimer's Fundraiser for August!

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    Trish Eileen Marg and Jackie Dano
    Trish, Eileen, Marg and Jackie Dano

    Margaret is marching in honor of her father, Thomas Dano. Her three sisters will be flying in from all over the U.S. to march with her: Patricia Dano from Maine, Eileen Dano-Tkacik from Pennsylvania and Dr. Jaculeen Dano from Texas.

    When Margaret and her sisters were young, their father encouraged them to believe in themselves and to dream big. He was always there to coach, inspire, teach and nurture them to fulfill their potential.

    When Margaret’s successful and otherwise healthy father turned 50, he started showing signs of Alzheimer’s: forgetting where he was, forgetting where things were, forgetting who people

    Economists oppose Oklahoma education ballot measure | NewsOK.com

    Economists oppose Oklahoma education ballot measure | NewsOK.com

    Economists oppose Oklahoma education ballot measure

    A proposed Oklahoma ballot measure to increase education funding would tie lawmakers' hands during fiscal emergencies and decimate funding for other state services, economists from the state's top two public universities said Tuesday.

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    A proposed Oklahoma ballot measure to increase education funding would tie lawmakers' hands during fiscal emergencies and decimate funding for other state services, economists from the state's top two public universities said Tuesday.

    The two professors joined fiscal analysts from a pair of Oklahoma think tanks during a press conference at the Capitol to oppose State Question 744, one of 11 questions on the November ballot. If approved, it would amend the state's constitution to require



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    Padres y maestros involucrados en la educaci�n - Doctora Isabel

    Padres y maestros involucrados en la educaci�n - Doctora Isabel
    Padres y maestros por la educación
    Para que tus hijos alcancen sus sueños


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    El papel de lospadres y los maestros en la educación es sumamente importante para que los estudiantes logren sus metas académicas.

    Este martes, la doctora Isabel contó con la presencia de la educadora Ingrid Robledo que habló sobre la necesidad de comunicación entre unos y otros.

    Una relación muy estrecha

    "Como padres tenemos el compromiso de buscar que nuestros hijos tengan el entusiasmo de llegar más lejos de lo

    Susan Ohanian's Testing Outrages (Susan Ohanian Speaks Out)

    Susan Ohanian's Testing Outrages (Susan Ohanian Speaks Out)

    Oprah Screening Waiting for Superman


    What do you think the chances are that Oprah will reveal any of the material we reveal in Fewer than Six Degrees of Separation Between Barack Obama and Waiting for Superman?

    Will she reveal the Gates connection? Probably. Oprah would see it as a positive plug for the film.


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    One school’s solution to the one-day first week problem | GothamSchools

    One school’s solution to the one-day first week problem | GothamSchools

    One school’s solution to the one-day first week problem

    What does a school do when the first day back is a Wednesday, but students have the rest of the week off?

    While some parents and students are threatening to boycott the first day of school, one school has found a different way to use the day, though not for instruction.

    The Beacon School, a selective high school on the Upper West Side, is using tomorrow as a purely

    Election 2010 - California Teachers Association

    Election 2010 - California Teachers Association

    Writing: Are we Teaching it Wrong? �Ideas and Thoughts from an EdTech

    Writing: Are we Teaching it Wrong? �Ideas and Thoughts from an EdTech

    Writing: Are we Teaching it Wrong?

    For this school year, I've been asked to support teachers in the writing portion of the English Language Arts Curriculum. I'm not a writing teacher by speciality but I'm a writer and a teacher so that's start.

    As I scan the list of concepts and issues I've been asked to support, I continue to wonder about the relevance of these ideas for today's students:

    · Writing benchmarks

    Menlo College deemed among region's best - Inside Bay Area

    Menlo College deemed among region's best - Inside Bay Area
    Menlo College deemed among region's best
    Menlo College in Atherton is among the region's top higher-education schools, according to this year's list by the Princeton Review.Menlo made the education-services company's "Best of the West" list of the top 120 institutions.

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