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SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Pay-for-Play" Academic Programs?

This looked interesting. "A program with extras for students" http://www.contracostatimes.com/education/ci_14335427 I...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Feb 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm | 4 comments | 990 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Know the Law, Right?

The law regarding public notification of public school contract negotiations. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=03001-04000&file=3547-3547.5 " 3...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Feb 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm | 19 comments | 1365 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Automatic Salary Increase Puzzle

Student achievement is greatly affected by the quality of teacher. Therefore, how do automatic salary increases equate to...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 24, 2010
Last comment by cna training, on Feb 28, 2010 at 10:58 am | 24 comments | 1168 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Your Tax Dollars at Work...

Paying for your own enslavement! http://www.dailytech.com/Few+Nations+Support+US+Decision+to+Keep+Piracy+Pact+Secret/article17785.htm "Championed...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Wayne, on Feb 28, 2010 at 9:48 am | 5 comments | 1034 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why Some Middle Schools Do Better

Here's the article: "Report: middle school success tied to high expectations" http://www.ocregister.com/news/schools-236351-middle-report.html "Middle...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm | 1 comment | 1034 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LAO 2010-11 Budget Analysis: Proposition 98 and K-12 Education

Here's the California Legislative Analyst's Office report on Schwarzenegger's budget proposals as affects K-12 Education...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 27, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Feb 28, 2010 at 4:13 pm | 3 comments | 1109 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California Out of First Race To The Top

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14513439 "Today's announcement that California has missed out on Race to the...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by Game's over !, on Mar 6, 2010 at 3:25 pm | 6 comments | 931 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Seniority-only Based Layoffs Hurt Students

At the end of this PDF link is a suggestion for an alternative system that can be implemented based upon the results of the...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 8, 2010
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 15, 2010 at 6:50 am | 16 comments | 5500 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Exploring New Pay Plans for Teachers, Principals

"Exploring new pay plans for teachers, principals" http://educatedguess.org/blog/2010/03/08/exploring-new-pay-plans-for-teachers-principals/ This...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 8, 2010
Last comment by a reader, on Mar 11, 2010 at 9:28 pm | 26 comments | 1501 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The Coffee Party - The Tea Party Alternative

From http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/ Coffee Party USA aims to reinvigorate the public sphere, drawing from diverse backgrounds...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 14, 2010
Last comment by The Liberals are Coming!, on Mar 16, 2010 at 11:06 pm | 10 comments | 869 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Next Steps for Race to the Top

Different viewpoints from California on California's failed Race to the Top application. http://educatedguess.org/blog/2010/03/14/run-harder-or-quit-race-to-the-top/ "Until...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 15, 2010
Last comment by NO sympathy, on Mar 16, 2010 at 10:46 am | 5 comments | 1026 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LAUSD panel recommends changes in teacher evaluations

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lausd-teacher16-2010mar16,0,2124834.story Without detail, I'm not going to comment...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 16, 2010
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Mar 19, 2010 at 11:21 pm | 8 comments | 1196 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No Child Left Behind

http://educatedguess.org/blog/2010/03/15/obamas-blueprint-for-california/ I've never been comfortable with No Child Left...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 16, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1033 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

How Does Health Care Reform Affect Me?

Tired of getting sound bytes on the subject? ProPublica, a non-profit investigative journalism organization, has a nice...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by Keeps getting worse, on Mar 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm | 4 comments | 955 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

How You Can Destroy Your Country with Democracy!

I was looking forward to the latest from American Thinker, but there's been a lull so I thought I'd offer my own copy/paste...

Original post made by Stacey on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Tom, on Jul 16, 2010 at 4:34 pm | 53 comments | 1741 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More on the Fight over Seniority-based Layoffs

http://educatedguess.org/blog/2010/05/07/governor-state-board-to-aclu-were-on-your-side/ Both the Governor and the State...

Original post made by Stacey on May. 7, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1389 Views

AROUND TOWN

Here come the Picnic Police!

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_15450911 "Break the rules, bring in food or drink without a receipt...

Original post made by Stacey on Jul. 7, 2010
Last comment by Karen, on Jul 9, 2010 at 9:10 am | 15 comments | 1310 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anyone Seen Harmer in Pleasanton?

I remember when McNerney was running against incumbent Pombo, he personally walked my neighborhood. Just wondering if anyone...

Original post made by Stacey on Oct. 15, 2010
Last comment by Arroyo, on Oct 15, 2010 at 6:54 pm | 6 comments | 814 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Congressional Voting Records

Here's an interesting site to view data about House Representatives and Senators, bills, and votes. It's called OpenCongress:...

Original post made by Stacey on Oct. 15, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Oct 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm | 5 comments | 881 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The Swinging Pendulum

Another example of a point I made earlier this week. http://www.insidebayarea.com/california/ci_16352215 In CD-11, neither...

Original post made by Stacey on Oct. 16, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm | 6 comments | 1099 Views
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