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CONSORTIUM ON SCHOOL NETWORKING: C.O.S.N.
ReThinking Educational Equity in a Digital Age
COSN's Keith Krueger with special guests: Idaho's Marcia Beckman & Meliisa Tebbenkamp, Director of Instructional Technology at Raytown (MO)School District
Presented by LIGHTSPEED SYSTEMS www.lightspeedsystems.com @ lightspeedsys
Schools are no longer a path to cultivation and a life of the mind; they are on a path of a job. Along the way, as schools became a training ground for corps of workers, they also became a means of furthering national interests. The debate about schools had become part of the debate about national power. Which brings us to the twenty-first century.
When George W. Bush announced No Child Left Behind (NCLB), his purported intention was to encourage a set of practices and institute a set of assessments that would ensure every child got the same good start at school. Implicit in that formulation was the now familiar premise that it was up to schools to close the income gap between the rich and the poor. In its most beneficent form, it could have made a powerful difference in the lives of many children. If NCLB had ensured that all kids would learn how to read and that no child would become disenchanted enough to drop out, it might have been wonderful. But that’s not how NCLB played out.
Within just a few years, teachers were rushing to make sure that each child got a higher score on the standardized tests than he or she had gotten the year before. School superintendents also felt compelled to see to it that their schools got higher scores every year. What had been promoted as a means of ensuring that all children received the fruits of our educational system became a relentless push toward improved test scores. With each year, more and more focus was on the scores themselves and less on the education the scores were intended to measure. At the national level, politicians threatened that if we didn’t educate everyone, once again our country might fall behind. The conversation was less about giving everyone access to reading, thoughtful engagement in civic life, or the pleasures of ideas, and much more about seeing to it that everyone could earn a decent wage.
Bonni Lile Titgemeyer CEBS SPHR CHRL CMS SHRM-SCP @BonniToronto , Managing Director, The Employers' Choice Inc drops by @DriveThruHR to talk about Pay Equity
DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth of topics, including HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR, every day at 12:00 pm Central Time. The radio program is hosted by @williamtincup, @Thehrbuddy @TheOneCrystal & @MikeVanDervort.. The #1 HR show, with amazing HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at @drivethruhr and #dthr.
Countermeasures to EMF and Other Biohazards
Special Guest Dr. Elizabeth Plourde
Dr. Elizabeth Plourde (www.emffreedom.com and www.sunscreensbiohazard.com) is a licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist, a North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner, who has spent 30 years as a medical researcher providing her knowledge to the world as a health educator, and Internationally known author whose books EMF Freedom: Solutions for the 21st Century Pollution and Sunscreens Biohazard: Treat as Hazardous Waste reveal how to reduce the health impact of wireless devices and alternatives to the sunscreens that can lead to the skin cancers they were intended to prevent.
The cell phones and Wi-Fi we are now surrounded by create a variety of symptoms including headaches, insomnia, itchy skin rashes, dizziness, nausea, and heart palpitations. Essential for everyone to learn, Dr. Plourde offers simple solutions for cell phone and Wi-Fi radiation survival in today’s electrified world, as well as commonly available inexpensive items that provide safer sun exposure.
This Saturday, Lost Arts Radio listeners can tune-in to an unscripted conversation between women’s health and EMF expert Dr. Elizabeth Plourde and Lost Arts Radio host Richard Sacks on Dr. Plourde’s experience researching answers to the EMF health threat and her suggestions to all of us who live with it daily.
Lost Arts Radio invites you to join us for our free health-related educational broadcasts every week. We want to acknowledge and understand the threats we face, while keeping our energy strong, and then come together with positive solutions that can work for you.
Kylla Lanier, Deputy Director of Truckers Against Trafficking will join us as our special guest to discuss the continual efforts of the organization in their drive throughout the trucking industry to combat domestic sex trafficking.
Discussion will include their first-of-its-kind mobile exhibit, known as The Freedom Drivers Project which provides an insight look into human trafficking as well as offering educational information for trucking professionals and the general public as well.
We will also cover the recent story of a young lady kidnapped out of Iowa and was rescued after Conway Truckload driver, Kevin Kimmel "made the call" which also led to the arrest of her traffickers. The action taken by Mr. Kimmel was recognized on April 3, 2015 when Truckers Against Trafficking presented the driver with their 2015 Harriet Tubman Award.
Truckers Against Trafficking also received the Suzanne McDaniel Memorial Award for Public Awareness as part of the annual Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus Awards on April 22 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Representatives from ATA, TCA, NATSO and OOIDA were in attendance.
Mrs. Lanier will share the organization's plan for an upcoming new training DVD, more in-depth educational and training portals and much more offered by the 501(c)3 organization.
Call-in number: 347-826-9170. To join the conversation, press "1" on your keypad at any time.
RAPE KITS BACKLOGGED ON SHELVES, RAPISTS FREE AS BIRDS. WHO’S DOING SOMETHING?
We've all heard about the backlog of rape kits at crime facilities and police labs all across the country, and all the information locked in those kits that could be used to prosecute rapists and prevent them from raping again. The good news is that some states are actually tackling that backlog and making headway in those DNA tests - AND finding a lot of criminals. The bad news – huge backlogs still exist; it takes money to process this evidence; and some states are actually charging victims for processing and investigating via rape kits.
Erika Teschke, Founder of RapeKitWA.org, started out as your everyday citizen until she read about the nationwide issue with untested rape kits. Since then she has talked with leaders at all levels of the rape kit chain of custody in Wa State and with national organizations such as the Joyful Heart’s End The Backlog in order to help bring victim centered rape kit reform to her home state. RapeKitWA. org began as an educational tool and has morphed into a community based grassroots lobbying effort that helped to both educate the public about rape kits and steer legislation through the WA State Legislature.
Join us as we talk with Erika to find out what's going on with rape kits around the country with rape kits and the victims they represent.
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Serafin M. Coronel-Molina, Ph.D., Indiana University
Mercedes Niño-Murcia, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Miryam Yataco, M.A. Ed., Educational Linguistics, Language Rights Advocacy
Discussing the Law for the Preservation and Use of Original Languages of Peru and Martha Hildebrand, Peruvian linguist and politician, comments on the issue.
An analysis of Martha Hildebrand, Peruvian linguist and politician, controversial statements that were posted on YouTube. Link to the interview with Martha Hildebrand in Peru (in Spanish) on YouTube:
Dr. Peg Luksik is a Pennsylvania teacher with over 35 years of experience in both special education and elementary education.
She has taught at every level from pre-school to college in regular classrooms, resource centers, self-contained special education classes, and in alternative educational settings.
She has trained teachers in curriculum and classroom management, written and evaluated curricula, authored several books on education issues, and hosted a nationally syndicated television program dealing with education in America.
Topic: "Can Parents opt their Children out of Common Core Testing"
"Charlotte will share truths, and dispel myths about Common Core. So families can come together in knowledge, action, and voices for education." This episode will focus on reasons more and more parents have or are considering opting their children out of the Common Core Tests.
The New Heights Educational Group Inc. supports literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services. Such services include assisting families in their selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials. We promote a healthy learning environment and offer enrichment programs for families of preschool and school age children, including children with special needs.
Financial elder abuse is on the rise in California. People are living longer due to advances in science, medicine, health, fitness and nutrition. At the same time, "seniors" (those over 65 years of age - which is still relatively "young" if you think about it) are some of the sole survivors of the "mortgage meltdown" and they are oftens the victims of financial fraud and "elder abuse." This husband and wife podcast discusses what elder abuse is, how to spot it, and the types of legal claims we handle as a California financial elder abuse law firm.
Common perpetrators of financial elder abuse
1. Attorneys (these professionals are in a position of "trust" and "confidence" and can unduly influence, coerce, misinform and cause seniors to make very bad financial decisions that can affect real estate, and stock portfolios). Attorney malpractice is another common claim in this area. We have seen "counseling" that has resulted in the loss of substantial equity in residential and commercial real estate estate.
2. Car dealerships (Car dealerships can try to "steal your trade" or engage in "bait and swtich advertising" or sock you away in a car loan that
5. Family (kids who see their parents as easy targets).
6. Mortgage brokers (lenders and loan officers can sock a senior away - and take exorbitant loan fees - to steer an elder into an unconscionable predatory loan (ex. a negative amrotization or "option arm loan") or fail to advise as to the advisability (or non-advisablity) of a reverse mortgage. These fees can be "taken" in bad faith resulting in serious daamges to an elder.
Hour one: MHOX. Filippo Nassetti, Partner and Lead Desiger
MHOX is a generative design studio. It develops body extensions, objects or systems that integrate the human body to mutate its aesthetic and functional potential. Beyond the boundaries of product design, the studio engages the exploration of processes and conditions of body alteration, mutation and metamorphosis, creating communication actions and educational programs.
Hour two: Appkettle. Richard Hill, Director
XYZE is a new technology for fashion e-commerce that connects your body measurements with the clothes you’d like to buy. XYZE solves the problem of ordering the right size when shopping on-line. XYZE improves the on-line shopping experience, as shopping becomes safe and targeted. It also boosts sales and minimizes returns. All this is possible thanks to the combination of three products: on, the first wearable digital measuring tape, that automatically measures your body; their Tutorial Application, that helps users take their body measurements and create their personal digital profile; their Algorithm, that calculates users’ right size. XYZE matches users’ body measurements with different brands’ sizing specifications, providing their right size in real time.
What is Matejuana? When drinking yerba mate tea and smoking marijuana, you may achieve synergistic effects of calm and peace. We call this combination matejuana.
Openly discussing the effects of yerba mate tea and cannabis. For educational purposes only. Not approved by the FDA.
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