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Pat Summitt remembered for achievements on, off court

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt was remembered as a loving mother, a loyal friend and a tireless fighter as well as a champion coach Thursday in a public ceremony honoring the person who built the Tennessee women’s basketball dynasty. 2,279 more words

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Pat Summitt remembered for achievements on, off court

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt was remembered as a loving mother, a loyal friend and a tireless fighter as well as a champion coach Thursday in a public ceremony honoring the person who built the Tennessee women’s basketball dynasty. 2,279 more words

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NEA's Friend of Education. Lamar Alexander: privatization, cronyism, and the big bucks.

NEA’s Republican “friend of education”  Lamar Alexander and Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell.

Republican Senator Lamar Alexander will be awarded the National Education Association’s highest honor at this week’s Representative Assembly. 1,652 more words

Just a Smidge on the June 29th ESSA Hearing

Today, I watched some of the June 29, 2016, hearing regarding US Secretary of Education John King’s proposed “guidance” for the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which the narrator refreshingly calls, “the successor of No Child Left Behind” (NCLB). 1,099 more words

High-stakes Testing

In 2013 , my brother wrote some more about "our friend," Lamar.

The National Education Association is presenting its 2016 Friend of Education award to Democratic Senator Patty Murray and Republican Senator Lamar Alexander.

In a previous post I looked back on the role of Alexander in the first Bush administration as Secretary of Education and his work with Chris Whittle and the Edison Project. 343 more words

Education Secretary Defends ESSA Implementation Before Senate Committee

McClatchyDC reports on Secretary John King’s Wednesday appearance before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, at which Republicans “strongly criticized” him for having “failed to follow the intent” of ESSA. 309 more words

State Issue

Lamar Alexander. With friends like him teachers need no enemies.

President George H. W. Bush and Lamar Alexander.

I get it that Tennessee’s Republican Senator Lamar Alexander was a chief sponsor of ESSA, the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act. 387 more words