Romney Hearts English Immersion, Mrs. Gingrich Likes Music Education

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is a huge fan of English immersion programs. Romney's state used a CNN-sponsored debate in Florida to reiterate his love for programs that teach kids only in English. He's said in other debates, and in …

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EduCon Conversation

Tomorrow I’ll be heading to Philadelphia for EduCon 2.4 (can it possibly be the fifth?), the best professional development event I attend each year. It’s a small conference but a fully-packed weekend of great conversations and a chance to connect …


New Google+ Safety Center for Teens, Parents, and Educators

Today, Google+ opened to students 13 years old or older. As ZDNet reported, in conjunction with opening Google+ to teenagers Google opened a new Google+ Safety Center…. The Google+ Safety Center features a couple of guides to Google+

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NEA VP Lily Eskelsen, members join White House officials to discuss SOTU

White House officials join NEA members for an hour-long tele-town hall question and answer session.…

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Lawsuit, candidates imperil health care for millions

As many as 72,000 children with pre-existing conditions received health care coverage in 2011 because of new law…

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Five Best Blogs [Of The Day]

If you're more of a Twitter person, you can also get these recommendations via the hashtag #5bb…

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A few questions Mitt Romney does not want to answer

1.  Did you write off the $45 million you "loaned" to your own campaign as a capital loss, and thereby shelter an equivalent amount of profits?  If you did, does that mean you paid NO capital gains taxes for 2008 …


Five Resources for Visual Fractions Lessons

This is a list that I created in response to a request that I recently received as direct message on Twitter. A couple of these resources I found through a search in the Diigo… community. If you don't have

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Econ Ed Link – Economics Lessons and Games

Produced by the Council for Economic Education, Econ Ed Link… hosts hundreds of lesson plans and interactive games for teaching students about a wide range of topics in economics. Teachers can search the lesson plan index by grade level, concept,

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Scare tactics from the #IDOE on an #optout of #HST

Check out this strongly worded memo sent out by the Indiana DOE on the recent inquiries made by parents on opting out of tests. They got some nerve issuing a threat to charge parents with misdemeanors if their children are…

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