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Hearing on Abstinence-Only - Knox's Testimony. Hope to Haiti 2012. It will take anywhere from 3 seconds to 1 minute for your pic to upload, depending on how big it is.

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You're going to see this message every time you post a new pic. So, we're making the text really long so that it'll take you at least five picture uploads to read it all. Valuable Girl Project: Empower 1000 Girls in Egypt. Summary This educational mentoring program empowers 1,000 at-risk girls in Egypt by creating and providing role models, increasing self-esteem, leadership skills, creativity, and educational attainment.

Valuable Girl Project: Empower 1000 Girls in Egypt

What is the issue, problem, or challenge? Because of poverty, many girls and young women throughout Egypt must neglect their education in order to marry early, help in the fields, gain immediate employment or carry out domestic labor to meet family needs. When in school, they face gender bias in the classroom and lack positive, educated, female role models to support and inspire them. GEMS: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services. We Don’t Need No Education (That Doesn’t Recognize Queer Identities) Anyone who’s had any recent experience with the American education system knows that most of the time, it’s not an inherently queer-friendly place.

We Don’t Need No Education (That Doesn’t Recognize Queer Identities)

From the locker room at gym to the video about where babies come from in health class, it’s a straight straight world out there. Despite our best efforts to make the educational sphere a more inclusive place for young queers — from anti-bullying initiatives to the FAIR Act in California — it remains an aggressively heteronormative space for kids who are very sensitive to the idea that there might be something bad, wrong, or unnatural about them.

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Jeff Biggers: Day After in Tucson: As School Board Padlocks Program, Mexican American Studies Will Rise Again in Courts and 2012 Election. With their district already under an embarrassing desegregation order, the Governing Board of the Tucson Unified School District acquiesced to the demands of notorious Tea Party state officials last night and voted 4-1 to terminate the city's nationally acclaimed Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies program.

Jeff Biggers: Day After in Tucson: As School Board Padlocks Program, Mexican American Studies Will Rise Again in Courts and 2012 Election

While Kansas school board members made national headlines in 1999 for their brief ban on the teaching of Darwinian evolution theory, Tucson school board member and Tea Party activist Michael Hicks propelled Tucson onto the forefront of national disgrace when he stumblingly read the motion to kill what educational experts have called "the nation's most innovative and successful academic and instructional program in Ethnic Studies at the secondary school level. " Who's afraid of "The Tempest"? - Books.

As part of the state-mandated termination of its ethnic studies program, the Tucson Unified School District released an initial list of books to be banned from its schools today.

Who's afraid of "The Tempest"? - Books

According to district spokeperson Cara Rene, the books “will be cleared from all classrooms, boxed up and sent to the Textbook Depository for storage.” Facing a multimillion-dollar penalty in state funds, the governing board of Tucson’s largest school district officially ended the 13-year-old program on Tuesday in an attempt to come into compliance with the controversial state ban on the teaching of ethnic studies. The list of removed books includes the 20-year-old textbook “Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years,” which features an essay by Tucson author Leslie Silko. Recipient of a Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas Lifetime Achievement Award and a MacArthur Foundation genius grant, Silko has been an outspoken supporter of the ethnic studies program. Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking. The Ingenious Business Model Behind Coursekit, A Tumblr For Higher Education. At universities, educational software largely means enterprise-scale, expensive, feature-stuffed "learning management systems.

The Ingenious Business Model Behind Coursekit, A Tumblr For Higher Education

" Blackboard has the majority of the market, but professors and students are about as enthusiastic about its various updates, crashes, and bugs as people are with the latest version of Windows (Blackboard scores a whopping 93% "hated" rating on website Amplicate). Last week, a new alternative was launched--built by students--that looks and works a lot more like the social platforms people actually choose to use in their spare time.

The core of the site is a constantly updated social Stream where instructors and students can conduct discussions or easily post rich media. George carlin Bankers. Rhett Felix, Illinois Teacher, Suspended For Showing Jon Stewart 'Daily Show' Clips In Class. An Illinois teacher at Eureka High School is on paid suspension for showing clips of "The Daily Show" in school.

Rhett Felix, Illinois Teacher, Suspended For Showing Jon Stewart 'Daily Show' Clips In Class

Rhett Felix, a first-year government and law teacher, showed three segments from Jon Stewart's show to his sophomore-level class, The Pantagraph reports. Parents of the students complained that the clips had obscenities, sexual content and the perception that the teacher carries liberal bias. Mario Savio & Occupy Berkley. Cloud Education. Education Reform. TechTools for Teaching. Why I'm raising my son to be a nerd. Granderson: Nerd or jock, why pick?

Why I'm raising my son to be a nerd

LZ Granderson: People tend to applaud athletics more than academicsHe says his son is talented at sports but he wants him to excel at academic subjectsHe says the economic rewards for being a nerd are greater than for being a jockGranderson: If parents want children to embrace education, they have to set an example Editor's note: LZ Granderson writes a weekly column for CNN.com. A senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, he has contributed to ESPN's "Sports Center," "Outside the Lines" and "First Take. " He is a 2010 nominee and the 2009 winner of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation award for online journalism and a 2010 and 2008 honoree of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for column writing. NYU Exiting National Merit Scholarship. New York University pulled out of the National Merit scholarships, becoming at least the ninth school to stop funding one of the largest U.S. merit-based aid programs, because it doesn’t want to reward students based on a standardized test.

NYU Exiting National Merit Scholarship

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. distributed more than $50 million to students in the 2009-2010 year based on the PSAT college entry practice exam. Most of the money comes from almost 200 colleges, including Northwestern University and University of Chicago, to fund awards of as much as $8,000 over four years. By Mobify. By Will Creeley on April 11, 2014 FIRE President Greg Lukianoff will be a guest on FOX News’ ‘Fox & Friends’ this Saturday morning to discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding Brandeis University’s reversal of its decision to grant women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree.

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Greg is scheduled to join the program around 7:45 a.m. tomorrow morning, so be sure to tune in! » Read More. The Story of Stuff. RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms. Milk + Bookies - Read, Give, Grow!!! Transcendental Meditation : Education : David Lynch Foundation. Amanda Palmer Discusses the Launch of David Lynch Foundation Music. When we make music we don't do it to reach a certain point, to get to the end of the song or composition.

The journey or the playing itself is the point. During which we come to feel our basic inseparability from the whole universe, wipe out identification with thoughts and escape the interminable chatter that goes on in our heads. Matt Damon’s clear-headed speech to teachers rally - The Answer Sheet. Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 07/30/2011 Jul 30, 2011 11:57 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost UPDATE Aug. 2: Here is a link to the video, posted on YouTube.