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Wyoming School Tells Students They Can Only Pray in Private — Here’s How Well That Went Over

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TheBlaze  by Carli Hoilman Do students need permission to pray? The principal of a Wyoming school thought so, until she was confronted with the First Amendment. Back in October, a group of Glendo High School students gathered to pray out loud for their meal during lunch. Afterwards, Stanetta Twiford, ...
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‘Hate crime’ accusations after beer sprays Muslims walking past college party

EAG News by Victor Skinner LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall College are taking undisclosed disciplinary action against a student who allegedly threw an opened beer can at Afghan refugee children passing by an off-campus party. Leigh Lindsay, owner of Fin Salon in Lancaster, called city police after a ...
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The Broken Chain of Student Data Security

2015 was not a good year for student data privacy. Massive exposure on three levels has shown that no one is truly capable of protecting the data they gather on American students. Federal Student Data At Serious Risk At a House hearing on Oversight and Government Reform held on 11-17-15, Inspector General Kathleen Tighe testified that the US Department of Education’s “data security” system is riddled with vulnerabilities . The problems encompass both lax [...]

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#CivilDisobedience and Common Core

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stotsky civil disobedience tweet When you read Education Week’s article on tracking Common Core assessment results, keep Stotsky’s questions in the back of your mind. Check out your state results in Common Core’s Big Test: Tracking 2014-15 Results : screen shot of map Please use caution when interpreting these results. First, state-to-state comparisons can only be made among states that use the same test. In 2014-15, for instance, 18 states used Smarter Balanced and [...]

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Predictive Speaker on Predictive Tracking

Predictive Speaker on Predictive Tracking

Beverly K. Eakman is an American educator and writer who co-founded the National Education Consortium in 1994. For nine years she was a high school teacher of English, literature, and debate. From 1974 until 1979 she was editor-in-chief, science editor and technical writer for the official newspaper of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. She has also been chief speech writer for the National Council for Better Education, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, the [...]

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Will Bill Gates (with the Help of World Governments) Save the World with His Vision of Energy & Education Reform?

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bill gates and climate change Recent headline from independent.co.uk article . We need the government to enact policies based on his plan. What could go wrong? (He’s done so well in education reform.) Gates’ conclusion on how to save the planet from The Atlantic: In his offices overlooking Lake Washington, just east of Seattle, Bill Gates grabbed a legal pad recently and began covering it in his left-handed scrawl. He scribbled arrows by each [...]

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Long Island school administrator receives whopping $625,214 in pay, benefits in single year

Long Island school administrator receives whopping $625,214 in pay, benefits in single year

NEW YORK – More than half of New York State’s top 100 highest paid public school employees work on Long Island, and many rake in well over $300,000 a year. The highest paid public school employee in New York is Joyce Bisso, a 69-year-old superintendent at Hewlett-Woodmore schools, took home a total of $625,214 for the fiscal year ending June 30, which included salary, benefits and payouts for unused sick and vacation days, Newsday [...]

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Memo to David Frum: Weimar German ‘gun control’ enabled Hitler to confiscate Jews’ guns

Memo to David Frum: Weimar German ‘gun control’ enabled Hitler to confiscate Jews’ guns

These nice people made Germany's strict "gun control" laws during the Weimar Republic era, hoping to curb street violence between Nazis and Communists. Reichstag, 1925. (Image: Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-01154. 12 Mar 1925) At Breitbart, John Nolte notices that David Frum is trying to school Ben Carson on “gun control.” (The correct expression for the concept intended is gun restrictions , so I will use that here.) What Nolte calls out is Frum’s remarkable assertion [...]

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