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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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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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Michelle Obama assures Qatar that slow progress is being made on women’s rights… in the US

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First Lady Michelle Obama was in the women’s rights utopia of Qatar to speak on that topic, and it was as predictable as ever : Michelle Obama went to Qatar to give a speech on girls education. There, the first lady of the United States complained about growing up as a girl in America. “[B]ack when I was a girl, even though I was bright and curious and I had plenty of opinions of [...]

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MO State Board Hearing on HB1490 This Monday

HB1490 required the State Board of Education to hold three public hearings on the standards development process. Monday October 26, from 1-3:00 p.m. will be the last of these hearings. The Board is in receipt of the standards documents submitted by all eight work groups. They have also been sent two minority reports, one from ELA 6-12 and one from Science 6-12. From here on the review process takes place according to the language [...]

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Gates’ “High Impact” Teacher Evaluation Process The Most Detrimental

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As school districts contemplate implementing the state recommended teacher evaluation system (aka, Marzano or Hazelwood plan) and the State Board of Education considers a “Report on District Alignment to the Essential Principles of Effective Evaluation” on October 27th, it would behoove them to read Anthony Cody’s piece on this process. He says that embedding teacher growth into an evaluative framework can actually produce the opposite of the desired effect. The Gates Foundation has been [...]

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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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Expect More Federal Control of Education with Obama’s New Education Chief

Expect More Federal Control of Education with Obama's New Education Chief

Expect More Federal Control of Education with Obama's New Education Chief President Obama’s naming of John B. King, Jr. (shown) to lead the federal Department of Education, replacing Arne Duncan, vividly illustrates not only his philosophy about “education,” but also his lack of respect for Congress. The president will not submit King’s name to the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate for confirmation. Instead, King will serve as acting or interim secretary of education. This will avoid [...]

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Prof: GOP candidates talk out of their asses

Prof: GOP candidates talk out of their asses

Texas State professor accuses Paul, Fiorina, Cruz of 'talking out of [their] ass[es].' Henderson went on to attack 'judgmental' Fox News contributors for 'dissing' Pope Francis, saying he wants to 'vomit on' them. Rick Henderson, a political science professor at Texas State University, recently treated students in his introductory American government course to a colorful exposition of his views on the 2016 presidential campaign. A student in Henderson’s required Political Science 2320 course , [...]

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