Education News 12.31.13

Dec 31, 2013 by

Ron Isaac – Will the current “networks” be retained, will we revert to the old district office system where people in charge of key areas

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December 31, 2013


Dr. Martin Haberman 1932 – 2012

Daily News

Testing companies see cash cow in revamped GED
…brand new exam system that will demand more skills from them — and yield more profits for testing companies.

Ed Dept. pours $43 million into reform program with questionable results
Schools that got grants for the 2011-12 school year did by and large worse in terms of test score gains than the first group.

Planned Parenthood’s cell phone app to 12-year-olds: “Having Sex Feels Good”
Planned Parenthood believes that children under age 5 should be taught to “seek privacy when they want to touch their sex organs for pleasure.”

UPTON SINCLAIR AWARD WINNERS FOR 2013
Each year, since 2005,we have continued our search and review of the contributions from individuals in the field of education.


UPTON SINCLAIR AWARD WINNERS FOR 2013

Commentaries and Reports

My Son With Special Needs Taught Me More About Education Than I Learned in 7 Years as a Teacher
I am the product of a classical education. My mother, an English teacher, and my father, an attorney, instilled in me a respect for education

GOOD NEWS: I WAS WRONG
Donna Garner –
I cannot believe the USDOE has actually done our Texas students a favor, but inadvertently the Department did.


Blogs

DeBlasio’s selection of Carmen Farina is a promising sign
Ron Isaac – Will the current “networks” be retained, will we revert to the old district office system where people in charge of key areas


Higher Education

Professors launch boycott of Israel, yet remain silent on Arab human rights violations
American Studies Association continued silence regarding the actions of barbaric Middle Eastern governments.

CMU responds to ‘stress culture’ on campus
…at Carnegie Mellon that no matter how many all-nighters they pull, everyone around them seems just as smart or smarter.


Global
Ten children a day are kicked out of school for having weapons
AThe greatest number of violent incidents at schools during the 2012/13 academic year – by both adults and children – was in London


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