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  • 00:02

    It's About The Child Conference Speakers States WhyNeed for Conference Jan 29-31

    in News

    Alice Linahan on the Transformation in Education.  Parents need to know what is going on around their child inside their mind and in their schools.  The latest passage of ESEA re-write puts a noose around children and parents must know.  The Department of Education is giddy--imagine that.  What is touted as getting us out of Common Core is actually worse because of the plans to teach from academics to attitudes, values and beliefs.  If our leaders and DOE were angels maybe we would not be concerned but....read this:

    “Clueless Congressmen: NCLB Passes -- More Fed Control Over Education on the Way”

    by Donna Garner




  • 00:15

    What NCLB Waivers Mean for K-12 Sales

    in Marketing

    The landmark federal program which has come to be called “No Child Left Behind” has pushed billions of dollars into the K-12 market, and fueled sales of K-12 products and services for years. But what can you expect next?  Recent changes in the No Child Left Behind federal program — waivers -- will impact your K-12 school sales and education marketing program in states that have been awarded waiver status.  Yes, the rules are changing again. As you develop your education market sales plan, you will need to account for the states that have been awarded waivers and the key elements of each state’s waiver plan. Get the inside scoop! Listen to this 15 minute interview with K-12 industry funding expert Dr. Jenny House of RedRock Reports.  Jenny will discuss the new rules and answer questions from host Glen McCandless of SellingToSchools.com about information in Jenny's companion article posted on STS. 

  • 00:30

    Teaching Social Studies in the NCLB Era

    in Education

    How much leeway does NCLB allow social studies teachers? We'll be talking with Robin Wax, former social studies teacher at Pioneer High School and MAC field instructor, about her experiences as a teacher before and after NCLB.

  • 00:59

    Total Education Hour 01-9-15 More People Are Failing The GED

    in Entertainment

    Neil Haley, Jason The Publci School Guy, and Jarrett will discuss NCLB, RACE to The Top, Charter Schools, York, and GED TEST.

    For more information go to www.totaltutor.net

  • 00:59

    Total Education Hour 01-09-15

    in Education

    Neil Haley, Jason The Public School Guy, and Jarrett will discuss NCLB, RACE to The Top, Charter Schools, York, and the more difficult GED TEST.

  • 01:00

    Total Education News Show 05-3-15

    in Education

    The Total Tutor Neil Haley and Daniel Blanchard will discuss the latest education news:  


    Boarding Schools

    'Head Lice


  • 01:00

    Total Education News Show 04-20-15

    in Education

    The Total Tutor Neil Haley, and Dr. Spike Cook will discuss the following education topics:

    Charter Schools


    Sandy Hook

    Finland Teacher Pay

    Mona Davids


  • 03:34

    Educational System is not Teaching Kids so Why are we Handcuffing the Teachers?

    in Social Networking

    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.

  • 01:15

    Is Barway Collins Dead? No Amber Alert, 10-year-old still missing

    in News

    Join the team of Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen as they bring you up to speed on local, national and international event via BlogTalkRadio, Wednesday, March 1 at 8:30 p.m. – to listen live, click here.

    A commenter on a local television station news website wrote, “All I keep thinking about is how excited he was to see his dad. "Oh cool, there's my dad!" when he was getting off the bus; Fifteen-to-thirty minutes later Dad is seen down by the river. Waits two more hours to call the police to report him missing. Now he keeps changing his story. At the very worse, he did something horrible to this child. The very best he is hindering the investigation to find him. This is just a tragic situation.”

  • 00:59

    Total Education News Show 03-2-15

    in Education

    NEIL HALEY, Total tutor, will discuss current topics in education news with Dede Rittman, speaker and award-winning author of STUDENT TEACHING: THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM A MASTER TEACHER.  Dede also writes a weekly blog for teachers, LESSON LEARNED FROM THE BUNNY TEACHER, at www;bunnyteacher.blogspot.com, and guest blogs for Teachers.net. 

  • 00:56

    Total Education News Show 03-17-15

    in Education

    Neil Haley The Total Tutor discusses homework vs. no homework policies, Jeb bush and the Common Core and NCLB, and other important topics in Education.