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guardian: US colleges are paying their presidents like CEOs and…

October 12th, 2014 No comments


US colleges are paying their presidents like CEOs and treating students like customers, using their tuition to foot the bill.

It’s a broken system.

gifs via Jeremy Johnstone/Ivory Tower

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Does anyone have a download link for Hiddleston’s "Coriolanus"?

October 12th, 2014 No comments


I have a coworker with a student who can’t watch the Fiennes version due to rating.

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elloellenoh: medievalpoc: Theme Chosen by Medievalpoc…

October 12th, 2014 No comments




Theme Chosen by Medievalpoc Patrons: Fiction Week!

Starting this Monday 10/6/14, Medievalpoc will be posting awesome fiction featuring diverse characters and stories, including Historical Fiction and Fantasy, Dystopian Lit, Steampunk and Sci Fi, from graphic novels to classic literature!

Submit your favorites here.

Previous Fiction Week posts.

Nice! :o )

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micdotcom: Hundreds of Colorado students are fighting back…

September 29th, 2014 No comments


Hundreds of Colorado students are fighting back against dangerous text book changes

A Colorado school district has come under fire for trying to change its history curriculum — and its own students have schooled it on what real American history is.

Earlier this month, the school district of Jefferson County, Colo. — the second-largest district in the state — announced it was considering a change to the Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum to “promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights” and not “encourage or condone civil disorder, social strike or disregard of the law.”

If the proposal passes, the district’s conservative-majority school board would establish a committee to review textbooks and other classroom materials to see if they meet this new criteria. In other words, any textbook that didn’t seem “patriotic enough” (an aggressively arbitrary and potentially very dangerous label) would be cut. 

So teachers and students walked out | Follow micdotcom 

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gjmueller: The Mis-Education Of African-American Girls For…

September 28th, 2014 No comments


The Mis-Education Of African-American Girls

For young women of color, progress has been painfully slow, says a new report from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the National Women’s Law Center. The report argues that gender and racial stereotypes — combined with unequal distribution of school resources and overly punitive disciplinary practices, among other factors — have created a climate where African-American girls are more likely than any other group of girls to be suspended, expelled or held back entirely.

The report shows that African-American girls are doing worse than the national average for girls on almost every measure of academic achievement. Globally, the United Nations has warned that gender inequality in education wastes vital human capital and stifles economic growth. As one of its Millennium Development Goals, the U.N. set an ambitious objective of eliminating the gender gap in education at all levels by 2015.

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September 21st, 2014 No comments



Congratulations to all the authors and books longlisted for the National Book Award, including the following diverse titles:

  • Gail Giles, Girls Like Us (Candlewick Press)
  • Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights (Roaring Brook Press/ Macmillan Publishers)
  • Eliot Schrefer, Threatened (Scholastic Press)
  • Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster)
  • Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two (Scholastic Press)
  • Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming (Nancy Paulsen Books/ Penguin Group (USA))   
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Any student teachers/teachers have experience with edTPA?

September 15th, 2014 No comments


What was it like?


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All buddies have been assigned. Please check your e-mails.

September 9th, 2014 No comments

If you signed up and did not receive a buddy or an e-mail saying you do not qualify to participate, please e-mail me ASAP.  These takes me several hours to do, so there’s always a chance I made a mistake or two!


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September 9th, 2014 No comments

Tumblr User slbaybo tried to participate in buddies last school year.  As with all people new to buddies, I check their tumblrs to make sure they a) are on tumblr, b) working in a school or in a degree program and c) have been on Tumblr for a significant amount of time.   You all trust me with your information, and I am not going to give it to someone I think is questionable.

That being said, Slbaybo didn’t meet the criteria last year.  He attempted to sign up this year.  Last year, he sent me angry e-mails and messages and then tried to contact members of #education to be his buddy AND THEN tried to contact #education members to meet him.  Due to this sketchy behavior, he is not allowed to participate.   

I highly suggest ignoring/blocking him if he contacts you.

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When will we find out who our buddy is?

September 7th, 2014 No comments

Seeing as we get 50-100 sign ups, it takes a while to do the assignments.  Also, it is only one person working on it (and I have a full time teaching gig). Since the sign ups just ended, your patience is appreciated.

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