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All-women’s school lets students choose between 10 different gender identities

All-women’s school lets students choose between 10 different gender identities

Scripps College, an all-women’s school, now allows students to pick their own gender in an online portal. Students are able to pick from 10 sets of preferred pronouns professors must adhere to, including “none” or “just say my name.” Scripps, located in southern California, recently began allowing men who identify as women to attend the school. Scripps College students will now be able to choose between 10 different gender pronouns in their class portal […]

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“Arrogance, Inability to Listen and Overall Ineptitude”

“Arrogance, Inability to Listen and Overall Ineptitude”

Rate This So tweets Miami-Dade’s chief academic officer according to  Miami Herald reporter Christina Veiga: As many predicted, Florida’s new standardized tests got off to a chaotic start Monday when technical glitches forced school districts across Florida to postpone the critical assessments. Scores of schools reported trouble logging on to the test platform and slow connections, so the Florida Department of Education allowed them to push back the first round of tests. Florida’s largest […]

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“This Could Have Been Avoided”

Rate This From NW Florida Daily News reporters Katie Tammen: Santa Rosa County School District didn’t have any major issues but Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said he was beyond frustrated with the situation playing out across the state. “What aggravates me the most is we’ve predicted this type of calamity for two years,” Wyrosdick said. “I can’t help but feel for my kids.” During a conference call Monday afternoon, Wyrosdick and other superintendents learned some […]

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With Scapegoat On Board, FSA Testing Continues to Collapse Across the State

With Scapegoat On Board, FSA Testing Continues to Collapse Across the State

Rate This As the school day arrived a faceless corporate scapegoat emerged to take the blame for the previous day’s FSA testing collapse. Gradebook ‘s Jeffrey Solochek reports: AIR Assessment, the organization delivering the tests for Florida, accepts full responsibility for the difficulty,” the organization said. “We updated student data, which was not immediately available to the testing servers. When students logged onto the test, the servers were forced to reach out to other databases […]

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To level playing field, SATs spot blacks 230-point ‘bonus,’ penalize Asians 50 points

To level playing field, SATs spot blacks 230-point ‘bonus,’ penalize Asians 50 points

Students taking test So this is how fairness works. An article in the Los Angeles Times , which not only buries the lede but bears the unilluminating title “For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions,” reveals that the SAT — the standardized test used by college admissions offices the nation over — is guilty of racial bias … against students of Asian extraction. And for so-called students of color. According to Ann Lee, “co-founder of HS2 Academy, […]

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“More Students Are Expected to Flunk”

“More Students Are Expected to Flunk”

Rate This These are the first words in this morning’s article by Christina Veiga in the Miami Herald : More students are expected to flunk. School districts warn they might not be ready. And parents are threatening to boycott. Ready or not — and many school boards, parents and teachers have been screaming to lawmakers that they’re not — Florida will roll out its new, much debated standardized tests on Monday. The Florida Department […]

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Hundreds Of NM Students Walk Out Of Common Core Tests

Hundreds Of NM Students Walk Out Of Common Core Tests

Colorado student protest (Getty Images) Hundreds of students in New Mexico are defying the administration of new, Common Core-aligned standardized tests by walking out of class on Monday morning and refusing to take them. Photos have circulated on Twitter of hundreds of students standing outside their schools, with many brandishing signs declaring “We Are Not A Test Score” and “Common Core Fails.” The largest demonstration appears to be at Albuquerque High School, where several […]

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How Come Jeb Bush Isn’t Receiving Scrutiny For Having the Same Corporate Donors As the Clinton Foundation?

How Come Jeb Bush Isn’t Receiving Scrutiny For Having the Same Corporate Donors As the Clinton Foundation?

Rate This The (Clinton)Foundation accepted millions of dollars from foreign governments while Hillary was America’s top diplomat, The Washington Post found . It said that at least one gift, $500,000 from Algeria, violated loose ethics rules drawn up by the Obama administration to separate her duties from the foundation. The Wall Street Journal also found a suspicious pattern of corporate giving. General Electric, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft and Boeing were among 60 companies that lobbied […]

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“Jeb’s Base Is Insiders and Lobbyists”

“Jeb’s Base Is Insiders and Lobbyists”

1 Vote The applause line for Jeb Bush at CPAC last Friday came from folks his handlers organized in an email campaign. Tampa Bay Times reporter Alex Leary obtained a copy: Friends, A group of JEB! ’16 supporters are heading out to National Harbor to support Governor Bush during his speech at CPAC next Friday, 2/27.  We’re working on having a location at CPAC for Governor Bush to visit with supporters after the speech.  […]

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School survey probes for information about home life, family arguments

School survey probes for information about home life, family arguments

Related Stories NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Indiana parents say their local school district crossed the line when they asked certain personal questions in a recent “Youth Survey” given to middle and high school students. Noblesville school district students in grades six through twelve recently took a voluntary survey that began with TYPICAL health-related questions asking about drug and alcohol consumption, but a number of parents argue that the survey went too far when it began […]

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Bobby Jindal speaks against Common Core at CPAC

Bobby Jindal speaks against Common Core at CPAC

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal told a crowd of his constituents at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) what he believes their priorities should be going forward. Repealing Common Core Standards was among his desired goals for America. “We need to remove Common Core from every classroom in America,” Jindal said in his CPAC speech on February 26. The governor also touched on the importance of school choice. “We’re an aspirational […]

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Inside Rick Scott’s Budget Proposals For Education

Inside Rick Scott’s Budget Proposals For Education

Rate This Writing for PolitiFact , the joint Miami Herald-Tampa Bay Times venture, Joshua Gillin and Amy Sherman have a useful overview of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s budgetary initiatives for education. There’s good and bad. Let’s take a look: (Scott) pledged to investigate every standardized test , and he’s taken action on this even before the session.Scott asked the Department of Education to prepare a report about every district’s testing data. After the report was […]

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School evicts voluntary Bible club after anti-Christian group complains

School evicts voluntary Bible club after anti-Christian group complains

Related Stories HUDSONVILLE, Mich. – A Michigan anti-religion group is all cheers after it successfully pressured a local school district into evicting a church-run RV Bible study mobile from an elementary school parking lot. The Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists – a group that strives to eradicate any reference to religion in public life – successfully forced the Hudsonville School District to ban a camper that parked at Hudsonville South Elementary School to […]

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At UCLA, the Power of Negative Emotions

At UCLA, the Power of Negative Emotions

Reprinted from JewishJournal.com . For several years now, a nasty anti-Israel group called Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has bludgeoned Israel’s image on college campuses. They take no prisoners. They have little interest in polite and civil debate. They are lethal at manipulating the college bureaucracy to win Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) votes against Israel. They invite speakers linked to terrorists groups. They don’t even hide the fact that their beef with […]

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