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December 2015 Blog Posts (9)

AZ Charter Scores are Real and They’re Spectacular!

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner) 12-8-15…

AZ charter vs. district

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Added by Harry Mathews on December 26, 2015 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Fired for Refusing to Call a Biological Girl a Boy, This Teacher Is Claiming Religious Discrimination

The Daily Signal

Andrew Kloster /  / Micah Wallen / December 09, 2015

This fall a, teacher was fired in Texas for not referring to a 6-year-old girl as a boy.

Madeline Kirksey was, …

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Added by Harry Mathews on December 21, 2015 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Senate overwhelmingly passes new national education legislation

 December 9, 2015 The Washington Post

The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved sweeping legislation that resets Washington’s relationship with the nation’s 100,000 public schools, ending the landmark No Child Left Behind Act and…

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Added by Harry Mathews on December 15, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Tempe Union Land Lease Deal Email Update

Thanks to a reader who noted I wrote Moses Sanchez's email address incorrectly.

It is msanchez@tempeunion.org

Also if you're available, please attend the TUHSD Board meeting Wednesday night at 7PM, 500 W. Guadalupe, Tempe. 85283. You may fill out a card for public comment if you'd like. The district office is at the northwest corner of Guadalupe and Kyrene, right next to $1/ year Benedict Park.

Added by Peggy McClain on December 14, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Tempe Union High School District is Financially Supporting the City of Tempe

For those of you who live in or know somebody in the Tempe Union High School District, please contact the school board by 12-16-15 regarding the following issue.  (Tempe Union includes Tempe High, McClintock, Marcos de Niza, Corona del Sol, Mt. Pointe, Desert Vista, and Compadre High Schools).

Those of you who are in Tempe Union but live in Ahwatukee or Chandler, this may be of special interest to you. 

It appears Tempe Union, owners of  Benedict Park at the…

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Added by Peggy McClain on December 14, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

Silicon Valley Tech Execs Sending Kids to Tech-free Schools

10-25-2011

The New York Times article has revealed that some Silicon Valley parents are sending their kids to the area’s decidedly low-tech Waldorf school. Nothing wrong with that  – but these are the children of the chief technology officer of eBay and execs from Google and Apple.

You’d have thought executives at top tech firms would be…

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Added by Harry Mathews on December 8, 2015 at 7:37am — No Comments

I gave my students iPads — then wished I could take them back

 December 2 at 12:23 PM
Launa Hall lives in Northern Virginia and is working on a book of essays about teaching.



I placed an iPad into the outstretched hands of each of my third-grade…

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Added by Harry Mathews on December 2, 2015 at 11:08pm — No Comments

I gave my students iPads — then wished I could take them back

 December 2 at 12:23 PM
Launa Hall lives in Northern Virginia and is working on a book of essays about teaching.



I placed an iPad into the outstretched hands of each of my third-grade…

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Added by Harry Mathews on December 2, 2015 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Fed Up University President “This is Not a Daycare”

The PC Graveyard


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It’s finally happened.  A college president, faced with whining students who are offended by….well…….everything, has written a letter to the entire student body.  (Some of which I presume will offend some students) He reminds them they are in college and…

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Added by Harry Mathews on December 1, 2015 at 4:20am — No Comments

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