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Hawaii School Year Shortened to Save Jobs
posted by: Colin | October 22, 2009, 08:57 am   

The Hawaii Department of Education and the Hawaii teachers union and government employees union have reached a deal that keeps the state from laying off teachers for two years during an unprecedented budget crisis. The cost? Hawaii, which already ranks 47th in 8th grade math and reading, is cutting their school year by 17 days. Teachers are taking a corresponding 8% pay cut, but there are no other cuts in benefits, vacation, holidays, or teacher planning days. Did anyone ask the students and parents if this is the right solution? Continue Reading...

 
Video: Social Networking Revolution
posted by: Colin | October 21, 2009, 11:01 am   

Is social media just a fad? A passing craze soon to be overtaken by another distraction? Or is this truly a new revolution in communication.


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Gary Beckner op-ed on ACORN
posted by: Colin | October 06, 2009, 02:38 pm   

AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner op-ed on the ACORN scandal’s implications for the NEA and teachers across America in the Buffalo News:
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