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Vermont Moves Toward Single-Payer Healthcare - E.D. Kain - American Times - Forbes

Vermont Moves Toward Single-Payer Healthcare - E.D. Kain - American Times - Forbes

Vermont Moves Toward Single-Payer Healthcare

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One more reason to move to Vermont:

In a move that will no doubt cheer conservative states-rights advocates (OK, I’m kidding), the Vermont Senate passed a billyesterday that will move the state toward a single-payer health system. Since it had already been passed by the state House, the two bills just need to be reconciled, and then Vermont will be on

Sticking it to the little guy, literally « Failing Schools

Sticking it to the little guy, literally « Failing Schools

Sticking it to the little guy, literally

APRIL 26, 2011
by mariasallee

Tuesday is my usual day to post, as per our Failing Schools’ general agreement, so today I found myself without a clear topic in mind and surfing the web during my lunch break for current news on education. When what to my wondering eyes should appear…It seems that the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers just released its State Preschool Yearbook 2010 report, which indicates overall cuts in state funding of preschool programs across the country. Here’s a portion of today’s blog from NIEER’s Preschool Matters…Today!

For the first time since we began tracking state pre-K, total spending for the country

The Future - Professional Teacher Version

Save Seattle Schools Community Blog: The Future - Professional Teacher Version

The Future - Professional Teacher Version

Let's just get this straight from the start. All students are capable of learning. Except for the few with cognitive disabilities, all of them are capable of working at grade level, which is regarded as developmentally appropriate. In fact, they are capable of far more.

Some students have been well-prepared for school and some have not. Those who have been well-prepared need to be challenged to meet all of the minimum grade level expectations and then go beyond them. Those who have not been well-prepared need some additional support to allow them to also meet all of the minimum grade level expectations and then go beyond them.

Every student is well-prepared in some ways and to some degree and poorly prepared in other ways to some degree. In short, they are each unique individuals.

Identifying individual student needs and providing those students with the lessons and support they need is the professional work of teachers. Teachers employ their training, their expertise, their talent, their effort, and their

School Tech Connect: Rev. Calvin Morris--- A Good Teacher

School Tech Connect: Rev. Calvin Morris--- A Good Teacher

Rev. Calvin Morris--- A Good Teacher

"We have scapegoating, scapegoating, and scapegoating." There was a long discussion about what makes a good teacher, and of course the TFA guy had a very data-driven answer-- TFA invented formative assessment, apparently--- and then the rest of the panelists described their own vision of "a good teacher."

Bay Area teachers bus to the Capitol « State of Emergency

Bay Area teachers bus to the Capitol « State of Emergency

Bay Area teachers bus to the Capitol

Eighth-grade teacher Stephanie Anderson joined about 15 Bay Area teachers who rode a bus together to Sacramento today to lobby to protect public schools. They all urged their local legislators to extend temporary taxes, reinforcing the messages in the CTA State of Emergency campaign.

“I took the time to go because it’s all about making our students a priority again,” said Anderson, who is co-president of the Dublin Teachers Association. “The time we spent in Sacramento was all about making our kids and our communities the priority. We really can’t survive an all-cuts budget.”

The teachers were all from school districts covered by the Alcosta Service Center Council, which represents CTA members in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Educators taking part in the Alcosta Lobby Day were from districts in Dublin, San Ramon, San Leandro and Mt. Diablo Unified, among other districts.

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