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Why the Big Push for Charter Schools Now?

Recently New Yorkers were subjected to a media blitz of deceptive TV ads touting the “excellence” of charter schools. These costly commercials, along with the support of some state government officials, resulted in the passage of the 2014-2015 New York State budget which: 1,686 more words

Aesthetic Realism

Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus).

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. 617 more words

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Brad Miller's Feb Invoice from SJK: What Are WNW Hiding?

The February invoice for Attorney Brad Miller is up in a post by Support Jeffco Kids.   http://www.supportjeffcokids.org/

Once again, everything but the date and cost of service is redacted. 71 more words

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Thad Cochran a Progressive on Education

In an article this week in the Clarion Ledger, AP writer Emily Wagster Pettus noted the contrasting views of Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel when it came to the issue of public education and specifically the federal government’s role in it.

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Diane Ravitch Responds to Common Core in NYT

Almost as soon as I posted the last article from David Brooks, I found an article by Diane Ravitch. Read her criticism of the folks at the New York Times who don’t understand the problem with the Common Core Standards here.


David Brooks' Commentary on Common Core

Those who have followed my blog over on TeachersinTransition.com know that I haven’t developed a firm opinion about Common Core. I have listened to the debate from a somewhat elevated perch, frankly, because I don’t have to teach them, and I don’t have a dog in the hunt, as some might say. 60 more words


Consumer Engagement Needed to Keep Changing Hospital Landscape in Focus

The landscape of Connecticut’s hospitals is shifting rapidly. This change is happening on a number of fronts, but we are seeing three main trends:

  • Mergers, through which multiple hospitals consolidate (one example is Hartford Hospital bringing four hospitals – Windham, Midstate Medical Center, The Hospital of Central CT and Backus; and, three mental health facilities – Institute of Living, Natchaug Hospital and Rushford under the Hartford Healthcare banner).
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