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New education foundation formed in Saco to provide resources for public schools

From left, Michael Burman, Stephen Shiman, Tracey Collins and Tony Palleschi, members of Saco STEAM, an education foundation that recently formed to support public schools in Saco stand in front of C.K. Burns School. LIZ GOTTHELF/Journal Tribune SACO — A new educational foundation has formed in Saco, its mission is to advocate for educational resources […]

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ERIC HALL: An invitation to engage in transforming public education

EDITOR’S NOTE: Eric Hall is superintendent of the North Carolina Innovation School District. The North Carolina Public School Forum shared a list of 10 issues they suggest may improve our public schools. In reviewing this list, there are several recommendations we also embrace at the North Carolina Innovative School District (ISD). Our first alignment is […]

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8 Good TED Talks to Help You With Public Speaking Anxiety (Infographic)

January 22, 2017Glossophobia, or fear of public speaking, is a common thing among a large number of adults. There are several reasons that factor in this phobia from social/psychological anxieties to speech pathologies. But regardless of what it is that makes some people shun away from facing an audience, glossophobia can be overcome through self-help […]

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The Evolution of Deficit Thinking: Educational Thought and Practice (Stanford Series on Education and Public Policy)

Deficit thinking refers to the notion that students, particularly low income minority students, fail in school because they and their families experience deficiencies that obstruct the leaning process (e.g. limited intelligence, lack of motivation, inadequate home socialization). Tracing the evolution of deficit thinking, the authors debunk the pseudo-science and offer more plausible explanations of why […]

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LU basketball suspensions should serve as 'educational tool' for public

Five players who were suspended from Laurentian University men’s basketball team said in a statement last Friday that they will continue to learn from their actions, but it is unclear if that lesson will ever be made public. Few details have been released about what led to the school’s decision to discipline the athletes.  The […]

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HRD Ministry to consider Public Opinion in Educational Institutes Rankings

On April 4, 2016, the Ministry of Human Resource and Development led by Smriti Irani released India’s first ever domestic educational ranking list. The ranking evaluates higher educational institutions in Engineering, Management, Universities and Pharmacy categories. However, from this year onwards the general public will have a say in the government rankings awarded to educational […]

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Task force on public education in Maine holds first meeting in secret

AUGUSTA – In blatant disregard of Maine’s open meetings laws, Gov. Paul LePage and a handful of state lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat, convened a secret meeting of a legislative blue ribbon task force on education Monday morning. Despite protests from other lawmakers, the Maine Education Association and the state’s press corps, LePage’s staff denied […]

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Educational Wastelands: The Retreat from Learning in Our Public Schools

2016 Reprint of 1953 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In the mid-1950s, Bestor became well-known in educational circles as a critic of then-common educational doctrines; “Educational Wastelands” was his manifesto about declining educational standards. “Bestor charged that professional educationists had “lowered the aims of the American public […]

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Educational survey of Decatur, Georgia: public school system

This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries. It was produced from digital images created through the libraries’ mass digitization efforts. The digital images were cleaned and prepared for printing through automated processes. Despite the cleaning process, occasional flaws may still be present that were part of the […]

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New Mexico Educational Retirement Board Has $12320000 Position in Public Storage (PSA)

New Mexico Educational Retirement Board raised its stake in Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) by 1.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 49,736 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 800 shares during the period. New Mexico Educational […]

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Over 14 Million Public Domain Images to Use with Students in Class

July 24, 2015After posting about the voluminous amounts of historical footages uploaded and provided for free on YouTube, we are sharing with you another excellent resource but this time for historical images. Internet Archive Book Images Flickr page provides over 14 millions of historical images extracted from 2 million Internet Archive public domaine ebooks. This […]

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LibriVox Offers Tons of Free Public Domain Audiobooks to Use with Students

July 14, 2015LibriVox offers tons of free audiobooks that you can integrate in your curriculum or use with students in class. Audiobooks range from fiction/non-fiction books to stories and poems all of which are in the public domain. Students can even register in the site and start recording their own texts and share it with […]

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Tobacco and Fluoride: Two Essays on Domestic and International Public Health Policy (Educational Series) (Volume 2)

Consider two substances, each with a body of research confirming its toxicity to human beings. People consume one of the substances for pleasure, and the other for its supposed health benefits. The World Health Organization actively bands nations together to reduce the marketability and consumption of the former, yet promotes the latter as an effective […]

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Enhancing public health practice through a capacity-building educational programme: an evaluation

Enhancing public health practice through a capacity-building educational programme: an evaluation The Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management, launched by the Govt. of India under the aegis of the National Rural Health Mission in 2008, aims to enhance the managerial capabilities of public health professionals to improve the public health system. The Govt. of India […]

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