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  • 01:56

    Residential/Boarding Schools

    in News

    Host Russ Letica will discuss the painful and horrible legacy of the Residential Boarding Schools. 
    The Reservation Boarding School System was a war in disguise. It was a war between the United States government and the children of the First People of this land. Its intention was that of any war, elimination of the enemy. The reason this war is difficult to recognize is because it was covered by the attractive patina of a concept called "Manifest Destiny." Manifest Destiny was a philosophy by which the white european invader imagined themselves as having a divine right to take possession of all land and its fruits.
    In any encounter with mainstream historical accounts, it is obvious that Native People were very little more than a "problem" to be solved by the colonizers. To white society, they were heathens and behaved like savages. They had no written language, their children were unschooled, and for the most part they didn't know how to stay in one place, many moved their villages according to the seasons. If these people, these Natives, were ever going to amount to anything in this United States of America, they had to be taught the proper and acceptable way to live. All aspects of Native culture or way of life were unacceptable to the white european mind.
    http://www.twofrog.com/rezsch.html

  • 00:41

    THE GLOBAL REACH OF BOARDING SCHOOLS

    in Education

    THE GLOBAL REACH OF BOARDING SCHOOLS


    Our returning guest is Pete Upham, Executive Director of The Association of Boarding Schools. I love this subject as my son went to boarding school...and he's a world traveler today.


    www.boardingschools.org  @boardingschools


    Presented by SMARTBRIEF


    www.smartbrief.com  @sbeducation


     

  • 00:46

    CHARTER SCHOOLS: What they are and what they are not...

    in Education

    CHARTER SCHOOLS:  What they are and what they are not..


    As more school boards, districts and states establish Charter Schools, you need to know what they are,  your rights and what you want to know.  Separating Fact from Fiction when it comes to Charter Schools …Next on Classroom DNA with Phyllis Austin... Saturday March 21, 2015 @ 11 AM on www.blogtalkradio.com/phyllisaustin


    Listen to the show by phone:  Call in 347.855.8603


    Chicago Public School Sites:


    CPS Elementary School Charter School Page


    CPS Charter School Process              


     


    Listen, Talk, Learn and Act.


    Invite young people to listen.  Listen weekly.  Call in 347.855.8603 or post a question/comment in our chat room.


    Phyllis Austin:   www.phyllisaustin.com 
    The National Parent Education Center:   www.tnpec.org
    Household DNA:   www.householddna.com
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  • 00:44

    Charlie Thompson Residential Schools

    in News

    It is a great honor that Native Elder Charlie Thompson From BC Canada speak to his experience in residential schools in Canada.

    Elder Thompson passion is to raise the awareness of the truth about these schools in his experience and to represent his experience.

    Elder Thompson has worked very hard for years in communities as a social worker and trying to help others recover and heal from the First Nations Residential School Experience.

    His voice means a lot to me personally and I know it will mean a lot to many others when you hear him speak. It is a great honor to debut our radio show with Elder Thompson.

    I have included photos of Elder Thompson in which he gave me permission to use the photos. Not to be copied by others without his prior consent and permission personally.

    You don't want to miss it folks.

    Update:

    For the first 8 mins at the beginning of the show, Canada's Government apology will play.


    Once Elder Charlie Thompson finishes speaking, he will take calls from listeners.

    Added at the end of this audio a beautiful Native American Indian song.

  • 01:02

    Education Topic: Standardized Testing In Our Schools

    in Education

    Standardized testing is a reality in the school system. Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton takes a close look at the process on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST with leading educator Dr. Sharla Benson-Brown. We will highlight the social impact of testing on students, parents, and educators. Our exclusive featured guest will share resourceful methods to improve academic performance. Psychologist and educator Dr. Gerald L. Durley joins Shana to discuss the recent convictions of teachers in the Atlanta Public Schools for inflating scores on standardized tests. This entire show is timely! Every parent and potential parent will want to tune in for one ground-breaking conversation. We offer real news talk for real people! Join us!  


     


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  • 00:18

    Mobile Technology in K-12 Schools: What You Need to Know!

    in Marketing

    Rapid expansion in adoptions and use of mobile devices in schools has the potential to impact almost every aspect of education. A new report, "Mobile Technology for K-12 Education," sponsored by mobile learning company, Amplify, and conducted by education market research experts at IESD, reveals details about the current status of mobile technology in our schools. The question is, what are publishers and developers who serve the school market doing in terms of their product marketing plans and their sales approaches as we move away from the a textbook centric K-12 sales environment to an environment where smartphones, tablets, and other mobile computing devices are the primary delivery envelope? Host Glen McCandless asks K-12 market researcher, Jay Sivin-Kachala, of IESD, to provide his perspective.

  • 01:01

    school choice the Answer To failing Schools

    in Moms and Family

     Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings and a host of other gangs plague our inner cities but is this the result of a society that has failed the children of this generation? When we look at the failure of the present school system that is validated by the number of failing schools especially in the inner city there is without question a "State of Emergency" in the public school system where ever you reside. Lets explore some answers to the problem and our responsibility to employ them.

  • 00:29

    Lutheran Schools Week

    in Christianity

    Cross Lutheran Church and School Student Body President Mr. Andrew Quinn joins us to talk about Lutheran Schools Week, History Fair, PSIA and the road to graduation. 

  • 00:43

    NSBA: STAND UP FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    in Education

    NSBA: STAND UP FOR  PUBLIC SCHOOLS


    NSBA President Elect John Tuttle with current President Ann Byrne on school choice, charter schools, and the "Stand Up " program


    www.nsba.org   @NSBAcomm


    Presented by KnowledgeWorks


    www.Knowledgeworks.org  @knowledgeworks @worldoflearning

  • 01:02

    Religious Schools, Religious Rules

    in Education

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    There are few experiences like attending a religious elementary school, high school or university.  Some religious institutions of "learning" are mild, moderate and relatively benign.  Others operate like puritan prisons.  And the strict (and often bizarre) rules imposed by these schools can be interesting, entertaining, and often alarming.


    This show features the experiences and stories of those raised in religious school environments.  Have something you want to share?  Email podcast@thethinkingatheist.com


     

  • 00:43

    Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools and Parents

    in Education

    Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents - Dr. Richard Selnick


    Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents presents an overview of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of what goes into a dyslexia screening program for schools. Helpful for parents too this guide presents material in clear, ‘down-to-earth’ terms.


    "Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents is a perfect compendium that enables educators to take a proactive stance in the early identification and remediation of dyslexia."
    - Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP – 2009 National School Psychologist of the Year


    "Dyslexia Screening:  Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents really helped our district get a handle on dyslexia – what it is, how to detect it and what to do about it, especially as we needed to implement the new state law.”
    - Patricia Moulton, M.S.W. Special Education Coordinator, Brooklawn School District


    "I wanted to let you how much I enjoyed your book. I especially appreciated that you point out the qualitative observations that should take place during assessment that can be so incredibly crucial. For example, using marks to show that a student took a long time to decode a word, even if they decoded it correctly. Your book will be a great resource for teachers/districts who are so reluctant or so nervous to identify struggling students."
    - Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D.  Dyslexia Training Institute