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  • Wear Purple on October 20 for Spirit Day: Help combat bullying

     
    October 20th, Spirit Day, gives all of us a unique chance to make a statement in support of LGBT youth and against bullying & harassment: Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
  • Occupy L.A.: 72 people arrested in downtown protests

     
    Los Angeles police said Thursday night that 72 people had been arrested in protests downtown....
  • Florida (with B grade) leads states in teacher-quality survey

     
    Teacher quality: Seven states that toughened how they deal with teachers earned the top grades this year in an annual survey by the National Council on Teacher Quality....
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you were surfing the Interwebs or listening to the radio or watching the barking heads on cable news yesterday, then you know there's only one story that consumed Pennsylvania's political and chattering classes...
  • New movie re-ignites “parent trigger” debate

     
    As part of the GOP convention in Tampa, some guests are attending a preview of the new movie Won't Back Down, a film that is creating buzz and controversy in education circles.  According to the schedule sent out this morning, in fact, their viewing...
  • Show of hands, please, on support for open teacher talks

     
    WPTV-TV West Palm Beach screen grab, 9/18/12 The periodic eruption of twinkles from the capacity crowd in the Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central High School auditorium Tuesday night seemed to lend support to the argument of my critics: Allowing the public......
  • Michelle Rhee’s agenda: Fix “broken” education system, a “bureaucracy about adults”

     
    Michelle Rhee, now an education adviser to Gov. Rick Scott, today released her new organization's agenda for fixing America's “broken” education system. Rhee, the former chancellor for Washington, D.C. schools, launched the group StudentsFirst...
  • Hillsborough hosting conference on teacher quality/pay next week (all local districts sending representatives)

     
    The Hillsborough school district — which won millions from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to rethink teacher evaluations and pay — has invited superintendents and union leaders to a conference on that topic next week. Rep...
  • Senate Committee Plans All-Day Hearing On Vouchers.

     
    If You're Planning To Attend ... ... tomorrow's Senate Education Committee hearing on emerges.html">SB1, the legislation that would legalize school vouchers in PA, you'd better eat your Wheaties before work. The session in Hearing Room One of the North...
  • New Anti-Vouchers Group Emerges.

     
    Since You Can't Tell The Players ... ... without a scorecard, we're going to try to keep track of the personalities behind the coming fight over school vouchers in Pennsylvania. A new astroturf group calling itself "Pennsylvanians Opposed to School......
  • Among The Conservatives, Part I.

     
    About 800 Movement Conservatives ... ... packed into a hotel ballroom in suburban Harrisburg tonight for the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. Participants from all parts of the state spent the afternoon attending seminars on limited government...