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EducationPop Quiz

Pop Quiz: Student Privacy In Public Schools

A high school finds a teens diary.  The principal reads it.  In it she discusses marijuana and possible use.  No drug is found on the student or in her locker yet they suspend her.  This is not a joke this happened in a Missouri school toward the end of the …

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Required Readings

Information evaluation, competency-based ed, E-rate, school to prison, and textbook troubles: Required Readings, 7.15.14

As part of my role as a librarian, I teach varying levels of humanity how to evaluate the reliability of information with which they are presented, whether on the web or in print. Harriet Hall’s Science-Based Medicine article may not be related to education or teaching, strictly speaking, but the guidance she …

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Required Readings

Preschool sweathogs, girls’ schools, lady Bible teachers, “grit” , student data mining via Common Core- Required Readings 3/23/2014

Well, here’s some new links: Suspended from Preschool? What is the impact of same-sex educational settings?  The data is not clear.  Of course, if you’re a fundamentalist Christian woman who would like to lead  youth or adults in Bible study , you may not have a choice. Ah, “Grit”: the …

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Primary EducationRequired ReadingsSecondary Education

Charter school admissions, parents and homework, zero tolerance and using videos in the classroom: Required Reading 3/20

Okey dokey-here’s what we’ve got: Some of the ins and outs of how Charter schools  can select their students. The issue of Backfill. Are parents  helping kids with their homework really helping? Really? So called “zero tolerance” has a lot of ridiculous aspects, like this kid who got suspended for …

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