The Delaware Standards Based IEP, Revealed For All To See! @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @dwablog @ecpaige @nannyfat @Apl_Jax @DelawareBats @BadassTeachersA #netde #eduDE #edchat

Originally posted on Exceptional Delaware:

The Delaware DOE gave a presentation to the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) on standards-based IEPs in the beginning of this month at GACEC’s fall retreat. I am putting it here so everyone can see exactly what standards based IEPs are, and how they fit into an IEP. You can judge for yourself if they will help or hinder students with disabilities. Or you can comment. I’d like to see what people think!

As for how I feel about these new IEPs, I think anyone who has read any article on this blog would know what I think and why. It’s one thing to have state standards that I don’t agree with, but to push them into an Individualized Education Plan and use the word “Rigor” on the 2nd page is not going to impress me at all.

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@DSEA1 and all DE teachers: Does this document reflect your views?

yes, I am asking for the obvious reasons: “at the table” and “on the table” are not the same: prepositions matter.

22nd District Candidate Steve Newton Demolishes US DOE Secretary Arne Duncan In One Fell Swoop! @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @dwablog @nannyfat @ecpaige @DelawareBats #netde #eduDE #edchat

Originally posted on Exceptional Delaware:

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Steve Newton has ripped apart United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s recent editorial that appeared in the Delaware News Journal.  He ripped it up, put it in a blender, burned it and then stomped on the ashes until there was nothing left of Duncan’s words but empty bluster.

Newton took all of Duncan’s statistics about education and exposed them for the propaganda tools they are.  I could spoil it and put in parts here, but that would be an injustice to Steve’s great article.  All I can say is anyone in the 22nd District of Delaware would be foolish to vote for anyone other than Steve Newton for State Representative in the House.  To read Steve’s awesome article (and if you don’t you will be kicking yourself later when all of this corporate education crap falls apart), please go here: http://newtonfor22ndstaterep.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-reply-to-education-secretary-arne.html

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Fight Corporate Education Reform and Meme It!

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:

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Sometimes words alone aren’t enough.

Has this ever happened to you? You’re arguing with someone and just not able to get your point across. You know if you could just show them the picture in your brain, they’d understand what you meant with the force of a bullet. But lacking psychic abilities, you’re reduced to the efforts of your poor twisted, tangled tongue.

That’s where memes make all the difference.

A meme is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” Though originally coined as a term to describe genes, the expression has expanded to encompass anything that can carry ideas from one mind to another with a mimicked theme.

I know that sounds daunting, but you’ve probably seen hundreds or thousands of memes already. At least half of the images on Facebook and Twitter are memes – Grumpy Cat, Condescending Wonka, One…

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When @Delawareonline gets irresponsible, NHS Students respond!

 

Massive, Humongous, Crazy, Prodigious Riots break out at Vision 2015 school. @RodelDE @VCDelaware @TNJ_editor @DEDeptofED @DEStateBoardED

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/10/20/include-arrest-rowdy-newark-high-onlookers/17635347/

 

And before someone jumps in and claims that Vision Coalition is not the same thing as Vision 2015, it is: