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What Drives High Achievement At Harmony Charters?

http://www.texastribune.org/2010/09/27/what-drives-high-achievement-at-harmony-charters-/

Rebecca Hall moves frenetically around the classroom, kneeling here and there in front of desks, literally getting in students’ faces to help them. On the board she’s drawn “Vonnegut’s cross,” a diagram to teach her AP English students the underpinning of narrative, and she’s written a sentence meant to inspire a discussion of how dramatic structures are ripped from reality: “Does your life have a plot?” 2,082 more words

Education

Group Ranks 1,700 North Texas Public Schools

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DALLAS(CBSDFW.COM) – A non-profit group has gone through and graded public schools throughout North Texas.

“Children At Risk”, based in Houston, unveiled its list of the best area schools Monday. 148 more words

News

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held For New Middle School in Gloucester, NJ

By Mike DeNardo

GLOUCESTER, N.J. (CBS) — They’ve been waiting a while for this one — about 15 years, in fact. But now, construction is underway on a new middle school in Gloucester City. 196 more words

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Would You Like Some Melted Plastic on That Burned Burrito?

Public education–hot diggity-dog! When they’re not busy teaching your kids that “You can be a boy one day and a girl the next, depending on how you feel,” they’re either trying to poison the kiddies or put them off eating altogether–at the behest of our all-wise, all-knowing federal government, of course. 126 more words

Culture Rot

Standardized Testing is a Sick Racket to Fuck Our Children for Profits (Be afraid and get angry)

John Oliver does a great summary of all the key points (with irony):

Standardized testing CAN be a useful tool as part of a broad educational program but the “reforms” over the past decade+ are NOT RIGOR but a RACKET! 41 more words

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"Why I Wanted to Become a Teacher"

(Originally appeared on His Old Familiar Pillow – 13 Aug 2013)

I didn’t. It just happened that way.

It was a very odd occurrence though, sort of like a movie. 1,699 more words

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