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Here’s the Thing About Financial Literacy…

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Business News and Commentary, Daily | 0 comments

Here’s the Thing About Financial Literacy…

Jared Dillian – Some people are better with money than others. Is it nature or nurture? What I mean is: can investing be taught, or does it come naturally? I’m going to make a very controversial statement. Financial acumen is almost entirely nature. You are born with it. You were born with your tolerance for risk. It is in your DNA. I would not be surprised if 23andMe found a gene for it someday. Let me explain. The Mush Everyone has heard of “the mush.” This is a person who is wrong about everything. This person bought the highs in...

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Creating a Dysgraphia-Friendly Classroom

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Daily | 0 comments

Creating a Dysgraphia-Friendly Classroom

Six ways to support students with dysgraphia—a learning difference that affects a person’s ability to produce written work. By Jessica Hamman – Dysgraphia is a language-based learning difference that affects a student’s ability to produce written language. In the early grades, students with dysgraphia may have difficulty with consistent letter formation, word spacing, punctuation, and capitalization. In later grades, they may have difficulty with writing fluency, floating margins, and legible writing. In the classroom, students with...

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Why California Has the Nation’s Worst Poverty Rate

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Daily | 0 comments

Why California Has the Nation’s Worst Poverty Rate

Ryan McMaken – Earlier this week, the LA Times reminded its readers that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. Specifically, when using the Census Bureau’s most recent” Supplemental Poverty Measure” (SPM), California clocks in with a poverty rate of 20 percent, which places it as worst in the nation. To be sure, California is running quite closely with Florida and Louisiana, but we can certainly say that California is a top contender when it comes to poverty: This continues to be something of a black...

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Bush-Obama school reform: Lessons learned

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Daily, Featured | 0 comments

Bush-Obama school reform: Lessons learned

Video Event Materials Testing and accountability: What have we learned and where do we go? The limits of policy for school turnaround Why standards produce weak reform The growth of charter schooling during the Bush and Obama years Federal efforts to improve teacher quality Incentives and inducements: The feds fight federalism Building capacity in state education agencies under Bush and Obama: Big goals, uneven progress, and ongoing challenges Sound and fury: Education and civil rights in the Bush and Obama administrations The Bush-Obama...

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THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 2017 FAKE NEWS AWARDS

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Commentaries, Daily, Fake News | 0 comments

THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 2017 FAKE NEWS AWARDS

“The Highly Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards 1.18.18   TO SEE THE ACTUAL CHARTS, GRAPHS, ARTICLES, PHOTOS, AND TWEETS THAT DOCUMENT THE TRUTH, PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK:   https://gop.com/the-highly-anticipated-2017-fake-news-awards/   2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative. Below are the winners of the 2017 FAKE NEWS AWARDS:   The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic,...

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The Amazing Ways Technology Is Impacting Education for Children with Autism

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blogs, Daily, Medical News | 0 comments

The Amazing Ways Technology Is Impacting Education for Children with Autism

There was a time when parents feared the label ‘autism,’ but in reality, one of every 68 children are on the autism spectrum at varying degrees. This is no longer something to be feared, but rather something to be embraced because many of the world’s leading scholars, scientists, and successful entrepreneurs have been diagnosed with autism! With this ratio and classrooms that often total 30+ children, it leaves teachers with a 50% chance of having at least one student with autism in their classroom each and every year. However, the news is...

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DeVos criticizes Bush-Obama policies, saying it’s time to overhaul conventional schooling

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Daily | 0 comments

DeVos criticizes Bush-Obama policies, saying it’s time to overhaul conventional schooling

By Matt Barnum – One era of federal involvement in education is over, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Tuesday, in some of her most expansive public remarks since taking over the department last year. DeVos used a speech at the American Enterprise Institute to hit on familiar themes: America’s schools haven’t changed in many years, failing to embrace technology while still spending more and more money. But she also offered a pointed skewering of the approach of her recent successors. “Federally mandated assessments. Federal...

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Why do black students quit university more often than their white peers?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Daily, Global, Higher Ed | 0 comments

Why do black students quit university more often than their white peers?

Black students are 1.5 times more likely to drop out than their white and Asian counterparts. Understanding why is vital Kaya is one of a worrying number of black higher-education students who have failed to make it to graduation day. A recent study found that 10.3% of black students quit university early in England, compared with 6.9% for the student population as a whole. “I had so many racially-tinted, miserable experiences at my university,” says Kaya, who has asked the Guardian not to use her real name. “My male housemate used to say the...

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American public education is failing miserably in STEM

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

American public education is failing miserably in STEM

Massachusetts’ K-12 STEM revolution contrasts with the inferior-quality math and science found in the nationalized Common Core and misleadingly named Next Generation Science Standards. By Jamie Gass and Ze’ev Wurman – “If I have seen further,” declared the great 17th-century English scientist Sir Isaac Newton, “it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” This season marks Newton’s 375th birthday, and his humility before renowned thinkers – Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and Descartes...

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TRUMP’S YEARLY PHYSICAL, SUPER REPORT, PERFECT SCORE ON COGNITIVE TEST, TDS BY VICIOUS PRESS

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

TRUMP’S YEARLY PHYSICAL, SUPER REPORT, PERFECT SCORE ON COGNITIVE TEST, TDS BY VICIOUS PRESS

“Trump’s Yearly Physical, Super Report, Perfect Score on Cognitive Test, TDS by Vicious Press” By Donna Garner 1.17.18   Yesterday the media showed that they truly are suffering from TDS – “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who has been the Physician to the President since 2013, had been told by Pres. Trump to “answer every question” regarding Trump’s yearly physical. Dr. Ronny Jackson tried to do just that; and if the public ever had any doubt about the viciousness of the media, it was on full display yesterday.      ...

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