Monthly Archives: November 2013

Why teaching music matters…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-chuong/drumming-to-success-why-t_b_4312191.html

The arts are usually so quickly forgotten in the fast-paced world of high school athletics. However, the arts have a poignant effect on students and their success. This story is not only inspirational but it also reminds us of the importance of arts education.

Link taken from HuffPost Education: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/education/

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Dress Code Creates Racial Boundaries

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/27/1258714/-African-American-girl-faces-expulsion-over-natural-hair#

Socialized concepts of what is “tamed” and “natural” hair seem to favor those of the white population. All thoughts and opinions are appreciated…

Link from Daily Kos: http://www.dailykos.com/

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Happy Belated Birthday!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/27/bill-nye-birthday-58th_n_4347451.html?ir=Education

Bill Nye the Science guy just celebrated his 58th birthday yesterday!

I LOVED watching Bill Nye the Science guy as a young kid. Thanks for making science fun, dude!

Link from HuffPost Education: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/education/

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Creative Lesson on Internet Safety

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/26/teacher-internet-safety-photo_n_4346211.html?ir=Education

This teacher’s idea is absolutely genius! In a world that is growing more and more towards technology and media, it important to educate our students about the importance of Internet safety. Last year, we had a police officer come to our school to share information with our students about the Internet. The police officer shared horror stories about children who had posted their location or their photos and were kidnapped and murdered. My students left the assembly sobbing their eyes out. I bet this method would have gotten the point across in a more direct and less terrifying manner.

Link from HuffPost Education: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/education/

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1, 2, 3! Boom Bam!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-crouch/community-activists-can-improve-education_b_4330817.html

Chris Crouch shares three ways in which “community activists” can improve education… sold! let’s here ’em, Chris!

Link from HuffPost Education: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/education/

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You said it, Albert!

You said it, Albert!

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November 26, 2013 · 9:39 pm

Special Education Crisis

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/24/public-schools-special-education_n_4261145.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000037&ir=Politics

This story is just one example of the crucial need for better special education in our schools. The research and development of special education programs guarantee ALL children proper access to education.

Link from HuffPost Education: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/education/

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Filed under Accessibility Issues, Parent Involvement, Special Education