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Great story about the AHS Class S Championship and the legacy of A -Town Football. #Charger4Life

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NEW BRITAIN – The legend is bathed in history but it does not rest with yesterday. It continually breathes today and you just shake your head and maybe offer a wry smile and a salute not just for what was but what continually is.
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 http://litchfieldcountysports.com/stories/ansonias-legend-just-keeps-growing

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s leadership, accomplishments, and commitment to education show us that being smart is the new cool.

Read, learn, explore and form your own opinion because … Knowledge IS Power!    Click on the Site/Source below and read the full story. Terri D. Goldson Sr.

Source: Dear Mr. And Mrs. Obama, Thank You For Making Smart Sexy!

Mercedes Schneider reports that Jerry Falwell Jr. was offered the job as Secretary of Education before Betsy DeVos. Trump, never known in the past to be a man of religious faith, shows how little importance he attaches to education. First, the unqualified Falwell, then the unqualified DeVos.

via Mercedes Schneider: Jerry Falwell Jr. Was Offered the Job Before Betsy DeVos — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz. Read, learn, explore and form your own opinion because. . . . Knowledge IS Power! Terri Goldson, Sr.

Source: www.edutopia.org

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School shootings are an issue that goes way beyond the walls of school. It is an issue of mental health, parental involvement, home intervention and teaching children appropriate social interaction skills. Children are bombarded by so many inappropriate multimedia images and unrealistic ways to interact or react to situations. They seldom play outside gaining the social skills to navigate through life, but play inside and interact with violent electronic games and view unrealistic television shows that often lack any moral theme. School shootings are a manifestation of many underlying issue that must be addressed or the carnage will continue. The question must be answered; Are we ready to commit, make the change and invest in our children? The answer to that seems bleak as we continue to spend less on education and cut social programs that address the needs of the American people. Knowledge IS Power!

Change in the realm of education is constant but the current reform movement is different. It is another phase that will come, be revised, refined and eventually replaced by the next big theoretical idea. Time will tell! ….Knowledge IS Power!

Diane Ravitch's blog

In this post, a veteran teacher with 30 years of experience explains why she had to retire. She didn’t want to. But the obsession with data-based decision-making finally broke her spirit.

She recounts incidents where she was able to help students, where students gave her their trust, where classes learned to love literature as she did. She remembers staff meetings devoted to lessons and students, not to data analysis. As all the rewarding parts of her work were eliminated, she realized that the reforms made it I possible to do what she loved est: to teach.

She writes:

“I remember a time when department meetings, faculty meetings, and in-service days revolved around reading, sharing ideas, learning about our subjects—and not around the only topics that seem to matter today: lesson plan format, testing, rubrics, teacher evaluations and technological gimmicks. Watch your back! If you don’t conform it will be…

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The potential the evaluation process holds has been diminished by the rush to implement. It takes time to reflect on practice and have discussions about changing behaviors.

Terri Goldson‘s insight:

The controversy over the new teacher evaluation process is heating up. Was it designed to improve instructional practices or is it just another top down process that will need further refinement. Regardless of the overall intent, we must implement it with the hopes that instruction improves and courageous conversations take place to improve student outcomes. Knowledge IS POWER!

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