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Timeline of Nelson Mandela's life
History of South Africa's iconic first black president, who successfully fought against apartheid despite long jail term

Language Parents for Second Language Acquisition
Language Parents for Second Language Acquisition Stephen Krashen International Journal of Foreign Language Education, 7(3): 2 Lonsdale (2006) presents an interesting discussion of an aspect of second language acquisition many of us are familiar with but has never, to my knowledge, been discussed in print, the concept of “language parents.” A “language parent,” like an actual parent, is somebod


Hunger, Health, and Access to Books: Just an excuse
Three days ago I was interviewed on our local news channel.  I was contacted by a journalist because he wanted some comment on a report that claimed the Common Core would save American 15 year olds by increasing their scores on the PISA exams.  According to the report, • Students in the United States have […]


Marguerite Poindexter Lamotte 1933 - 2013
Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, veteran L.A. school trustee, dies By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times | http://lat.ms/18mtT2L Veteran L.A. Unified school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte has died. She was 80. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Time / July 1, 2011) December 5, 2013, 12:48 p.m.  ::  Marguerite

Nelson Mandela Lives!!!
Nelson Mandela was referred to as a “civil rights leader” on NPR, and the NY Times called him an “emblem of peaceful resistance.” At the passing today of this good and great man, the “Revise-All-History-to-Your-Liking-Festivities” is set into high gear. Nelson Mandela was a fierce freedom fighter and a loving revolutionary who led the wide popular movement that toppled apartheid and inspired the e


Making judgments about technologies we haven’t used and don’t understand
George Couros says: “Kids don’t have enough balance.” “We are dumber because of technology.” “People are disconnected from one another because of how we use technology.” “Technology kills our face-to-face interactions.” In my travels, I have heard all of these arguments. … You will hear people say things like “Twitter is stupid.” Just to clarify, Twitter is a thing and can’t be stupid. It is the

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s First Black President and Anti-Apartheid Leader, DIes
JOHANNESBURG—Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness. South Africa’s first black president spent nearly one-third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, the system of white racist rule that he described as evil, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world. As head of state, the ex-boxer, lawyer and inmate lunched with th
Report: California Black College Student Achievement Caught in Persistent Opportunity Gap
  A group of UCLA students, led by Sy Stokes (center), recently posted a YouTube video voicing their concerns about the low number of Black students on campus. Black admission rates in the University of California system have declined since the mid-1990s. The baccalaureate degree attainment rates comparing African-American and White students in California fell by just one percentage point from an

Bob Zellner. Moral Mondays in North Carolina.
  Julian Bond and Bob Zellner. Bob Zellner is a long-time social justice organizer and veteran of SNCC and the Southern Civil Rights Movement. From North Carolina: Report on the trial of the dirty dozen. The practice of law, like organizing, consists of large swaths of boredom punctuated by periods of exhilaration. Our trial yesterday in Raleigh, NC for the crime of witnessing at the state legisl


R.I.P Nelson Mandela! Watch His Top Mini Bio Video - Share For A Legend
R.I.P Nelson Mandela President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, Activist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
NEWS: Remainders: Mandela inspired a NY student to pursue her dream
A Bronx student decided to become a teacher after meeting Nelson Mandela. (GothamSchools) Mandela, who died Thursday, spoke of the world-changing power of education. (Answer Sheet) A list of teacher resources focused on Mandela, South Africa and apartheid.  (Teachers Net) A roundup of the year’s top ed stories, featuring de Blasio, the opt-out movement and “grit.” (Atlantic) Diane Ravitch has won


Remembering the Legacy of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela, crusader against racism and South Africa’s first freely elected president, died Thursday of complications from a recurring lung infection. He was 95. “Our nation has lost its greatest son,” President Jacob Zuma told South Africans in a nationally broadcast address. Mandela, who spent three months in the hospital earlier this year, passed away at his home in the Johannesburg suburb



Black college students face persistent gaps, report says
More black students in California are earning bachelor’s degrees than a decade ago, but enrollment in the state’s public universities is stagnant and many are turning to costly for-profit schools, according to a report released Thursday.


The Best Resources Honoring Nelson Mandela At His Passing….
The world loss a great man . I have an exhaustive The Best Sites For Learning About Nelson Mandela list. I thought it would be useful to create a second one highlighting resources coming out now to celebrate his life and mourn his death. I certainly be adding to it in the coming days: English Lesson Plan on Nelson Mandela is from Famous People Lessons. RIP, Nelson Mandela. http://t.co/RwjZ6tlCwn

Nelson Mandela passes away....
Sadly, former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize Winner died at the age of 95 from a recurring lung infection. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa  on July 18, 1918.Mandela was an iconic man who led  the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and also he was the nation's first black leader. Mandela fought for the African people and from white domination an



NEA Celebrates Life, Mourns Death of Education Champion Mandela
The three million members of the National Education Association stand with the people of South Africa and the world to mourn the passing of Nelson Mandela as a champion of human rights worldwide. Mandela began as a freedom fighter within a national movement and became an international icon for human rights and peace everywhere. He will be remembered as a leader who dared, built understanding, and

De Blasio Picks Bratton to Head NYPD
The return of William Bratton as New York's top cop raises questions about how far reform of stop-and-frisk laws will go. Mayer-elect Bill De Blasio has extolled the incoming chief for implementing "constitutional" stop-and-frisk policies during his Los Angeles tenure.   Stop right there and frisk Bratton's LA record. It's not what you might think.

Should Pa.'s colleges get the keys to drive the state's charter school strategy?
by Kevin McCorry for NewsWorks There's a game-changer on the horizon, a piece of legislation rumbling through the halls of Harrisburg that, if passed, promises to alter forever the landscape of public education in Pennsylvania. It's called Senate Bill 1085, referred to by many as, "The Charter Reform Bill." Proponents say it will raise the standards by which charters are opened and evalu

Researchers point to brain ‘roadblock’ as a cause for dyslexia
A roadblock in the brain makes reading difficult for people with dyslexia, a new study suggested Thursday, contradicting long-held opinion. The findings in the US journal Science add to an ongoing debate over whether the inherited neurological disorder is caused by faulty brain wiring or the...


Sac State names Frederika Harmsen as provost
A dean at Chico State University, Frederika Harmsen will be second in command as new provost at Sacramento State. Frederika Harmsen, provost at Sacramento State



NYC Public School Parents: King and Tisch finally coming to hear from NYC parents next week!
Commissioner King and Merryl Tisch, head of the board of Regents, are finally coming to hear from NYC parents on their controversial education agenda, after already appearing at 14 forums in the rest of the state. Unfortunately, they have given us only one week of warning and will hold only three forums over two nights: ...read moreThe post NYC Public School Parents: King and Tisch finally coming


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Nelson Mandela - Social Justice Hero. Beloved Rabble Rouser - Education Remembers
Nelson Mandela: Social Justice Hero. Beloved Rabble RouserA tribute to Nelson Mandelaby Lily / 41min State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Death of South African LeaderSACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson issued the following statement today after the death of anti-apartheid leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela:"With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost one of its greatest teachers—a model of compassion, strength, and peace. He truly accomplished what so many of us hope for: to leave the world an indisputably better p
NYC Public School Parents: King and Tisch finally coming to hear from NYC parents next week!
NYC Public School Parents: King and Tisch finally coming to hear from NYC parents next week!: King and Tisch finally coming to hear from NYC parents next week!Commissioner King and Merryl Tisch, head of the board of Regents, are finally coming to hear from NYC parents on their controversial education agenda, after already appearing at 14 forums in the rest of the state.  Unfortunately, they have given us only one week of warning and will hold only three forums over two nights: Tuesday Dec. 10 in The Bronx and Brooklyn; and Wednesday Dec. 11 in Manhattan.  Here and below are the locations and t
PISA, Christmas, and Truth | Reclaim Reform
PISA, Christmas, and Truth | Reclaim Reform: PISA, Christmas, and TruthPosted on December 5, 2013by Ken PrevitiPISA scores have again caused an avalanche of media talking heads screaming their propaganda about whatever they have been paid to scream by the Corporate Education Industrial Complex.Don’t believe results that omit the main factor in the numbers – poverty. Poverty with all its related deprivations.Christmas in 1848 and the Truth will be connected, but first read what real experts are saying about the PISA scores, our children, our schools and our teachers.Read Diane Ravitch HERE.Read

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Nite Cap 12-5-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAP mark as readIs ASCD Embracing Market-Driven Education Reform? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week TeacherIs ASCD Embracing Market-Driven Education Reform? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Is ASCD Embracing Market-Driven Education

Nelson Mandela - Social Justice Hero. Beloved Rabble Rouser - Education Remembers





Nelson Mandela: Social Justice Hero. Beloved Rabble Rouser
A tribute to Nelson Mandela

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Death of South African Leader

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson issued the following statement today after the death of anti-apartheid leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela:
"With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost one of its greatest teachers—a model of compassion, strength, and peace. He truly accomplished what so many of us hope for: to leave the world an indisputably better place than he found it. He will be missed for many years to come, but his memory will never be diminished."

As a teenager growing up in Cape Town in the 1960s, a favorite weekend activity was climbing to the top of Table Mountain, the glorious promontory at the end of the African continent. From there it was impossible to avoid seeing Robben Island, the flat mile-long smudge in Table Bay where ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the Edsource Today website for full links, other content, and mor


Nelson Mandela’s death touches off tributes worldwide
The death Thursday of South Africa’s liberation leader and first democratic president Nelson Mandela triggered an unprecedented worldwide chorus of awed respect. Statesmen, resistance leaders, Nobel laureates and prisoners of conscience have died before, but never had one man united such...


I had thought for a long while that it was futile to wish for Mandela to live for much longer.  He was very old and had been through so much.  And so he has passed. But he gave so much to this world and if it was only one thing (and I come back to this again and again as a topic) - it is not hope or fighting the good fight.  It is resiliency.  The ability to believe that you can and will overcome

Today, we have lost one of history’s great leaders. I extend my deepest condolences to the Mandela family and to the government and people of South Africa, the Republic that President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela helped free from the cruelty and hatred of apartheid and forged anew into a rainbow nation of hope and healing. I will always cherish the honor and memory of knowing him. Even as we mourn, w

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 5:25 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  At his trial in 1964, Nelson Mandela closed his statement from the dock saying, “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.  I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.  It is an ideal which I hope to l
Nelson Mandela's Life Story - YouTube
▶ Nelson Mandela's Life Story - YouTube:  13:43Nelson Mandela's Life Storyby UN BELARUS2 years ago203,235 viewsThe 13-minute video documentary of Mandela's life has been provided by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which has given the ... 3:13BREAKING NEWS: Nelson Mandela Dead Aged 95 | OFFICIAL News Announcement President Jacob Zumaby InstantNews CoverageTV58 minutes ago259 viewsNelson Mandela, the












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