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Day 186/365: Finding Love

I am grateful for and love day 4 of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. It is on “finding love.”

It has been a profound journey to cultivating self love and self compassion thus far. 151 more words


vox.com: PARCC Tests Are "Working"!

On April 11, 2014, vox.com, a supposedly “data-driven news site started this month (April 2014) by Ezra Klein, ” posted this propagandastic wonder regarding Partnership for Assessment for College and Careers (PARCC) field testing. 1,087 more words

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Devaluing Teachers in the Age of Value-Added

“We teach the children of the middle class, the wealthy and the poor,” explains Anthony Cody, continuing:

We teach the damaged and disabled, the whole and the gifted.

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Statisticians: Value Limited for Value Added

Teacher evaluation has been a frequent topic in this space: Accomplished California Teachers (ACT) first coalesced as a teacher leadership group in large part to produce a… 1,130 more words

Teaching And Learning

K12NN: American Statistical Association has just released a very important document on Value Added Methodologies

First published April 9, 2014 on K-12 News Network

“The President of the United States and his Secretary of Education are violating one of the most fundamental principles concerning test use: Tests should be used only for the purpose for which they were developed. 755 more words


Setting the Record Straight: Lottie Beebe Does Not Support Common Core

On March 22, 2014, the Monroe News-Star quoted Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) member and St. Martin Parish Superintendent Lottie Beebe in such a manner as to incorrectly portray Beebe as supporting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). 2,447 more words

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Bill Gates' Sobering 2009 Speech to Legislators

On March 13, 2014, Bill Gates had dinner with 80 senators and other elected officials. Given his keynote the following day to members of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), make no mistake that Gates used his time with the senators and other officials to push the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). 1,011 more words

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