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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work. What is the unfinished work? Was Lincoln talking to us in Gettysburg on that November afternoon in 1863? Is he still talking to us in his statement of nearly 154 years ago
Kaylee Moats didn’t know she was born without a vagina until she turned 18-years-old. She went to the doctors to...VIEW GALLERY Kaylee Moats didn’t know she was born without a vagina until she turned 18-years-old. She went to the
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent a letter to agency staff Thursday decrying racist, anti-Semitic demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., in the wake of last weekend's violent protests.U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent a letter t
Rider University announced Thursday that it has a potential buyer for Westminster Choir College that would keep the college on its campus in Princeton, New Jersey, NJ.com reported. The college merged into Rider in 1992, and Rider's plans to s
New York State Commissioner MaryEllen Elia kicked billionaire Carl Paladino off the Buffalo school board. http://buffalonews.com/2017/08/17/state-education-commissioner-removes-paladino-from-school-board/ Paladino has enriched himself by expanding ch
  Survey after survey has revealed over decades that most Americans don’t know a great deal about how their government works or about its foundational document, the Constitution. One recent survey found that some three-quarters of
And the Best Son award goes to...Facebook Makeup artistTim Quinn glams Hollywood’s elite likeGlenn Close, Hilary Swank, Camilla Belle and others. Out of everyone he’s done makeup for, his 78-year-old mother is his best client. Qui
Episode 129 with Angela Stockman on the 10-minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman gives our writing workshop a makeover. The author of Make Writing
Many educators and organizations did not mince words in criticizing President Donald Trump's contention that "both sides" including those protesting a racist rally were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Va.Many educators and organizations
Several Learning First Alliance member organizations have resources to help teachers and other educators deal with students questions on the race-based violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend. The American Federation of Teachers (
Blog: Confessions of a Community College DeanIf you haven’t seen Tim Burke’s characteristically thoughtful reflections on where we are now, take a look. It’s a contemplative piece about being caught between the
When I was a student in the Houston public schools in the 1950s, our US history textbooks reflected the Southern view of the Civil War. We learned about the brilliance of Robert E. Lee, the perfidy of the North in forcing a brutal Reconstruction on t
Today's new Earthlearningidea is 'Geo-literature: poems and stories inspired by all things geo. Create your own geo-poem or story'Much of our great literature was and is inspired by the natural world. This activity encourages pupils to write imaginat
  How did Education Secretary Betsy DeVos react to the weekend violence when white supremacists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members staged a march and fought with counterprotesters, leaving one woman dead and many injured? She tweeted. These
After Charlottesville Learn More and Share More As part of a year-long consideration of people coming to America, I teach a unit focused on the Transatlantic Slave Trade to my 4th graders. My colleagues (who, over the years, have been … Con
"It's the best day ever."Twitter Twitter is at it again with the hilarity. Twitter user have been using the hashtag #WorstMusicForAFuneral and the tweets are so funny. A lot of the songs are punny and about being alive, dead or living it up, but that
Episode 128 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Josh Stumpenhorst @stumpteacher is directing a library revolution and evolution to Learning Commons at his school. And
Three leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 student-led pro-democracy protests have been sentenced to prison after an appeals court overturned previous sentences for being too lax, The New York Times reported. Joshua Wong, the most visible of the stu
Project Runway is finally back and it’s about to be an iconic season. Season 16 Project Runway is finally introducing...VIEW GALLERY Project Runway is finally back and it’s about to be an iconic season. Season 16 Project Runway is
The states become the fifth and sixth to be approved by the U.S. Department of Education.The states become the fifth and sixth to be approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Los Angeles blogger Red Queen in LA writes here about the negative consequences of avoidance. She writes: “Im not the angry racist they see in that photo . “But if not you then who? “Because someone is. Someone has b
Educators, as University of Virginia psychology professor Daniel Willingham writes, “might be particularly dejected” by the deadly weekend violence in Charlottesville that was sparked when white supremacists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux
Episode 127 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book, shows how we can add simple augmented reality to o
The Learning First Alliance recently released its 2017 Back-to-School toolkit, titled "The Secret Life of Public Schools." This document helps educators share their success stories and engage parents, students, key lawmakers and community members, an
This Earthlearningidea is fun for young children especially if it can be played outside, 'Sensory treasure hunt; using senses to match objects with similar properties'.This activity has endless potential and can be used in many ways.Lots more ideas w
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is starting an initiative called Global Projects for All, which will provide every full-time, degree-seeking student a $5,000 credit to offset the cost of an off-campus project. WPI has a Global Projects Program in whi
The solo acts are here.VIEW GALLERY Get ready, folks. The end is coming fast, and I don’t think even our contestants are ready for it. Last week’s theme was “Girl Power” and I have to admit, I was worried that
An annual survey by an education policy journal found that President Donald Trump polarized the public's views on education issues such as school choice and the Common Core State Standards.An annual survey by an education policy journal found that Pr
Back in the days when I was on the Dark side, ensconced in the well-funded right side of the political spectrum, I was very close to Checker Finn. Checker and I were like brother and sister. We wrote a book together. We wrote essays and manifestos to
By now you’ve been inundated with stories, analyses, maps, illustrations, tweets and other messages about the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21. You have likely learned that on that day, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, and all
From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Amber Teaman @8amber8 , principal, shares something that happened at her school this year relating to wards day and what she and her team are doing about it. Her tr
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking a proposed settlement against Aequitas Capital Management for assisting Corinthian Colleges with providing private loans to its students. The federal agency alleges that Aequitas, which was a privat
Spoiler alert: Yes.VIEW GALLERY It’s been three years since “Jelena” officially broke up, yet we here we still are, talking about/listening to songs about their dramatic breakup. Justin Bieber has been the king of great
Every single one of the seventeen plans for ESSA have been turned have gotten feedback from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' team.Every single one of the seventeen plans for ESSA have been turned have gotten feedback from U.S. Secretary of Ed
Laura Chapman explains the nature of “Education Cities,” the latest plaything of the Billionaire Boys Club! Here is the latest reformy initiative: Education Cities! Our dear friend Laura Chapman has deciphered what this latest dis
  However difficult getting into college may have been, it turns out, college admissions officials say, that that may have been the easiest part of the transition to college life. Inadequate preparation, unrealistic expectations and other is
Edtech Apps that work. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Owl Eyes is a new, simple-but-powerful, and FREEweb-app for reading classic books with your students. Literature teachers are sure to be excited! T
The U.S. Education Department announced this week that it has delayed the implementation of another element of the regulation that holds vocational programs accountable for their graduates' outcomes, and has eliminated some of the requirement
We're heartbroken all over again.VIEW GALLERY Well, just as we were all recovering over that ridiculousBachelorette finale, life sucks again. A tweet fromBachelor franchise creator Mike Fleiss all but confirmed that Peter will not be the next Bachelo
The Obama administration's political appointees may have cleaned out their desks six months ago or more. But that doesn't mean that they have stopped working on K-12 policy.The Obama administration's political appointees may have cleaned out their de
Bill Phillis, founder of the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy and former deputy commissioner of education in Ohio, laments the commercializations that charter schools have introduced into K-12 schooling, while claiming to be “public s
#CharlottesvilleCurriculum That’s the new Twitter hashtag for educators, parents and anyone else looking for resources to lead discussions with young people about the violence that just erupted in Charlottesville, when white supremacists, n
Episode 125 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Sarah Reed @KYTOY15 had her students going on a pirate voyage before Teaching Like a Pirate became the fad. From dress
Today on the Academic Minute: Teresa Gonzales, assistant professor of sociology at Knox College, explores how play isn’t just for kids and how it can be used to make better communities. Learn more about the Academic Minute here. Is this div
"Hey Alexa..."VIEW GALLERY The lucky engineering students at Arizona State University are getting a special opportunity that will for sure make you jealous. Amazon donated 1,600 Echo Dots to the first-year engineering residence hall at ASU. The Echo
There are concerns that DeVos' investment in the company signals that the secretary isn't firmly committed to high standards of scientific research.There are concerns that DeVos' investment in the company signals that the secretary isn't firmly commi
The governor of Texas called a special session of the legislature, with two goals: 1. To enact a voucher program, despite recent studies agreeing that state voucher programs have negative results. 2. To pass a bill requiring transgender people to use
Quoting from the late British Prime Minister Margaret Iron Lady Thatcher, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently said that there is no such thing as society, trashed the federal government and hailed the spread of school choice. She was speaking at
Episode 124 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Jennifer Casa-Todd @JCasaTodd opens our minds to social media leadership with students. She argues that we’r
A statue of Robert E. Lee was vandalized at Duke University sometime in the night between Wednesday and Thursday. The statue of Lee is one of 10 statues that adorn the Duke chapel, which are drawn from figures in Protestant and Methodist traditions,