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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Governor pledges to spare education

I would hope so! They can't cut much more of education without running afoul of commitments made during acceptance of...

Original post made by Stacey on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Amador Parent, on Jan 12, 2010 at 9:05 am | 7 comments | 1178 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Budget priorities ratified at school board meeting

San Diego is budgeting based upon looking at what needs to be funded instead of what needs to be cut. If a budget is a reflection...

Original post made by Stacey on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jan 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm | 1 comment | 2527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Makes a Great Teacher?

It is an important question to ask because teacher quality has a great influence on student achievement. An educational...

Original post made by Stacey on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by dublinmike, on Jan 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm | 24 comments | 1644 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Recession Lessons from the Private Sector

"Creative recession solutions These Best Companies aren't sticking to the book when it comes to dealing with an economic...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Feb 2, 2010 at 7:43 am | 8 comments | 1005 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Education Mandates: Overhauling a Broken System

New report from the Legislative Analysts Office on California's broken education funding system: http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2010/edu/educ_mandates/ed_mandates_020210.aspx " ...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by June, on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:13 am | 1 comment | 1171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Stepless Salary Schedule

Maybe the Board could form an exploratory committee to look into alternative employee compensation systems. It would be...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Broke, on Mar 13, 2011 at 6:11 pm | 10 comments | 2552 Views

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 | 999 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 | 1379 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 | 1178 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 | 1041 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 | 1043 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 | 1115 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 | 941 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 | 5752 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 | 1520 Views

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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 | 878 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 | 1032 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 | 1204 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. 1043 Views

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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 | 965 Views
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