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Teacher Heartened by PAA

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By Kay McSpadden Charlotte Observer February 26, 2o11 Being a teacher these days feels like being a voice crying in the wilderness – or perhaps just a voice crying. Since I began teaching in 1977, I can’t recall another time when public school teachers were so demoralized. . . Read more here.

Bill Clinton speaks in support of Wake school diversity

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From the Raleigh News & Observer: BY THOMAS GOLDSMITH – Staff Writer Former President Bill Clinton has become the highest-profile figure to wade into the controversy involving the future of Wake County’s public schools. Clinton chose the opening of an exhibit in his presidential library in Little Rock, Ark. on one of the nation’s most dramatic school integration events to criticize Wake County’s change in direction on keeping schools’ populations balanced by students’ socioeconomic backgrounds. Previously, newsmakers including federal Secretary …

David vs. Goliath

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From: Huffington Post By Rita Solnet It wasn’t just the type of slingshot or the shape of rock David used when he defeated Goliath. . . .What helps you win when all the power and the money and legislative rule is stacked against you? Read more.

Parents Unified for Local School Education

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Family participation in students’ education has been shown to positively affect academic, behavioral, and social development. Yet, there has been a systematic marginalization of parental (family) involvement in New Jersey, just like in  places like Chicago, New York and New Orleans.  When the New Jersey legislature adopted the SFRA (School Funding Formula Act) in 2008 (a policy endorsed by then-Governor Corzine and Education Commissioner Lucille Davy) parent participation at a local school level was all but removed from state law. …

Dear Mr. President

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From: Living in Dialogue By Peggy Robertson When I was twelve I read a book that changed my life. Read more.

Shakespeare and Standardized Tests

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From: Seen from the ‘Rock By Pamela Grundy “Can you give us a quote from Shakespeare?” the girl asks. Her classmates crowd around, notebooks and pencils in hand, eyes expectant. Read more.

Why I Am Not A Defender of the Status Quo in Education

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From: Huffington Post By Sue Peters The current crowd of education reformers like to dismiss any of us who disagree with their agenda as “defenders of the status quo.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Read more.

Parents Across America Launches Nationwide

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Parents Across America: National group launches to give parents a voice in the education debate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Contacts: Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leonieh@parentsacrossamerica.org Julie Woestehoff: 773-538-1135; pure@pureparents.org Parent advocates from across the country converged on New York City on Monday, February 7 for the first national forum of Parents Across America, a parent-led movement to make parent voices heard in the national debate over education reform – and to promote positive, common-sense solutions that will improve …

Why I Am Not A Defender Of The 'Status Quo' In Education

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By Sue Peters, co-editor of the Seattle Education 2010 blog & founding member of Parents Across America Huffington Post, February 4, 2011 The current crowd of education reformers like to dismiss any of us who disagree with their agenda as “defenders of the status quo.” Nothing could be further from the truth. I am not a defender of the status quo in public education because the status quo is currently No Child Left Behind and its insidious spin-off Race to …

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