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The everyday learning fun camp! Host: The Cambridge School www.cambridgechicago.com Type: Education - Class Network: Global Start Time: Monday, April 20, 2009 at 9:30am End Time: Friday, June 5, 2009 at 4:30pm Location: The Cambridge School of Chicago Street: 4611 South Ellis Avenue City/Town: Chicago, IL Phone: 7739241200 Email: info@cambridgechicago.com Description Are ...

IPS stuck in culture of apathy, inefficiency

Waste, bureaucracy, confusion get in the way of teaching By Andy Gammill When the superintendent brought in auditors to look at the Indianapolis Public Schools bus operation in December, the department couldn't say how many routes it runs each day. Auditors had to guess. When the school district tried to dismiss 14 administrators this year, it missed a deadline to notify the employees and now must pay their full salaries for ...

How do you see the world?

from Glengarry Glenn Ross from Boiler Room from Two For The Money from Any Given Sunday from The Ultimate Motivational Speech from Lean on Me

New Vision for Schools Proposes Broad Role

By SAM DILLON Randi Weingarten, the New Yorker who is rising to become president of the American Federation of Teachers, says she wants to replace President Bush’s focus on standardized testing with a vision of public schools as community centers that help poor students succeed by offering not only solid classroom lessons but also medical and other services. Ms. Weingarten, 50, was elected Monday to the presidency of the national ...

Woman dies of Leptospirosis

Just received the following email from a friend: This is Serious! This incident happened recently in North Texas. A woman went boating one Sunday taking with her some cans of coke which she put into the refrigerator of the boat. On Monday she was taken to the hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit. She died on Wednesday. The autopsy concluded she died of Leptospirosis. This was traced to the can ...

Teacher instills a love of words, but the lesson is about life

Phil Holmes has taught English for decades, first to the privileged but lately to the disadvantaged. His method and his intensity make a solid connection with both extremes. By Mitchell Landsberg Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Phil Holmes, one of the great English teachers of his generation, is standing before a class of high school seniors, trampling all over their self-esteem. It is a Thursday in October, not long into the school ...

CNN presents: Black in America

Black in America. "CNN Presents: Black in America" a six-hour television event, examines the complex issues, successes and struggles of black men, women and families.

National Teacher of the Year Michael Geisen honored at White House

The Prineville science teacher takes the opportunity to push -- gently and politely -- for creativity over testing by CHARLES POPE WASHINGTON -- Moments after getting a slap on the back from President Bush, Oregon teacher Michael Geisen tactfully suggested that the president rethink his landmark No Child Left Behind Act. With a disarming mix of confidence and humor that comes from facing a roomful of seventh graders every weekday, the ...

Reading First Doesn’t Help Pupils ‘Get it’

Other factors skewing results of study, federal officials posit By Kathleen Kennedy Manzo The $1 billion-a-year Reading First program has had no measurable effect on students’ reading comprehension, on average, although participating schools are spending significantly more time teaching the basic skills that researchers say children need to become proficient readers, a major federal report finds. The long-awaited interim report from the Reading First Impact Study Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, released last ...

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