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We discuss all Educational Topics! Tonight, we discuss calendars, CRCT (state tests), RTI, ISS, OSS and any other acronym schools use. Have a question about these or other school related topics? Need to vent? You have come to the right place! Perhaps yopu are a 1st year teacher or a principal in need of "better" Leadership training (I know a few)....? Tune in and call or email with your questions/comments.
I have worked within the Educational School System for over 18 years. From teaching Middle School, Principal at the Elementary level and Professor at 2 major Universities in Ga......I will have answers for you.
Louisiana public school system is failing. In central Louisiana where I reside;there is a policy now to rate schools and assign grades- there are more than a dozen "failing" F-schools where students have a poor record for passing standarized tests called "iLEAP" and "LEAP' - acronym for "Louisiana Educational Assessment Program" given to students in grades 4 and 8 testing math, english language arts, science and social studies.The Lousiana LEAP exam is based on Louisiana state standards which define what students should be learning each year.
May 20, 2013, I attended a middle school ceremony where 78 eighth grade students were being recognized for "achievements" during the academic year. I learned that only seven (7) students had passed the LEAP test and that 71 students would have to attend summer school and retest to determine IF they would move on to the 9th grade. I listened and watched students coming forward to receive medallions and awards for most "improved" and GPA above 3.5 and I was baffled.
How could a student maintain a grade point average in the B+ range and not be able to pass a state standarized test designed for that grade level? No one has been able to explain that to me. I was further confused about why 71 students who had not met the criteria for "graduating" from the 8th grade were being "recognized".
Has America slumped so low that we reward students for just showing up? There seemed to be no requirement for students to walk across a stage and receive a piece of paper and hear parents and loved ones yell out approval.
I asked openly, "how many times can a Non-graduating 8th grader participate in a recognition ceremony at the end of an academic year. No one knew the answer, but one person volunteered a response saying, "You have to leave public school when you turn 21".
It's about that time! School time! *All parents are doing a happy dance!* Year round schools are well underway and traditional schools will begin soon, but what should parents do to get prepared? What should first time parents do to get their child (and themselves) ready for Kindergarten? How do you search for and choose quality early education? Want some parenting tips and tools? Is your child starting in an Exceptional or Special Needs classroom and you need help navigating that process? If you said yes to even one of these questions then join us for the month of August for the answers. And call in to get some of your questions answered. We will have educators and parents join us to discuss these topics and more! Talk to you then
June 2014, governor Rick Perry (and potential GOP 2016 presidential candidate), linked homosexuality with alcoholism. In August 2014, Perry was indicted by a grand jury for abuse of power.
We welcome back Rob Watson, to share insights on a letter he wrote to Perry titled: A Gay Dad Offers Gov. Rick Perry a 12-Step Recovery Program for His Homophobia Problem. As you may guess, this letter went viral.
In the final few minutes of the show, you'll hear Rob read his letter to Perry. Share this letter with anyone who you believe suffers from homophobia.
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Friday Night Lights show highlighting players and coaches from high schools all over the country.
BEYOND FINDING THE RIGHT SCHOOL
Student athletes not only want to get into a college or university, they also are looking for scholarship opportunities. Identifying student athletes that are capable of garnering scholarship opportunities isn't simple. In an arena of just over 7 million High School students athletes only 2% of those students will receive some level of scholarship.
In this competitive arena MYP2P is the first and only social network that brings coaches, players and pros together to help kids reach their goals and realize their dreams. We will work tirelessly to help make the connections and foster the athletic excellence that's required to get recognized by Colleges, Universities, Scouts and Coaches.
There are dates that indicate new beginnings: first day of January, the first day of a newborn and the first day of school. Well there is also "new beginnings" in our thinking. I have begun a new way of thinking and I am happy to report that it is working. I have always been interested in the power of the mind and the creativity of thoughts, but I had not before now embraced the potential of getting what you want by focusing on the attainment of your desires.
I have talked to you about the "Law of Attraction" and I have been listening to "life coaches" for ten months or more. Now I can report that I am starting to get it. Recommedations of "pay attention to what you are paying attention to" does not make much sense when everything is going well. However, when things start to go bad and worry creeps in and you do not understand the Law of Attraction, the problems can be bigger and more complicated.
I was fortunate to read a short story that had a phrase in it that said: " an angel stepped between me and fear and I could breathe again." I was encumbered by the consequences of being a victim of identity theft. I had I felt anger with nowhere to vent it.
I pondered how I would feel if I did not have adverse circumstances due to identity theft. I began to think about what I always enjoyed doing and began investigating what I would have to do to get back to teaching. I looked up information on teachers in secondary schools, trade schools, colleges and universities. I read the requirements for on-line teaching. Armed with fresh data, I set out to get a teaching position for the new school year. My new beginning began earlier this month with my teaching at a university again.
Colleges everywhere are coping with shifting demographics, rising expectations, an unstable economy, and the challenges of the digital revolution.
Nowhere is this clearer than with small Christian colleges and universities, yet these schools continue to train leaders and impact lives.
In this program we will talk with three Christian college administrators about the challenges and opportunities they see for the future.
D. Clay Perkins is president of Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Michael Sweeney has resigned as president of Emmanuel Christian Seminary in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he remains as a professor.
Jon Weatherly is dean of the School of Bible and Theology at Johnson University, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Read what they've written about Christian colleges by purchasing the August issue of Christian Standard, via our new app on the App Store, Google Play, or Amazon Apps.
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION WITH ACTE
A spotlight on Agricultural Education with ACTE Teacher of the Year Tara Berescik of Grahamsville NY & Sean Lynch of ACTE
Presented by PITSCO
I'll be chatting with Alisa Boykin, another co-host of The Christian View about what she'll contribute to that talk show.
Here is Alisa's bio:
Savvy trendsetter and innovative business leader Alisa Boykin has impacted thousands of children and adults through her creative work in the arts and education. Alisa created, wrote, and co-produced one of South Carolina Educational Television's highly recognized and effective workbooks and video series, Pygg E. Bank Economics, airing in South Carolina public schools since 2007 to teach financial literacy through the arts.
Her careery began as a 17-year-old New York City model fresh out of high school. At 19 she opened a modeling agency and acting school and established the non-profit Educational Arts Programs of America. Alisa and her husband Lonnie facilitated performing arts programs in Georgia's afterschool and summer camps, and they currently own T21 Entertainment Group, an artist development, public relationships and consulting firm. Since 1984 Alisa has worked in the entertainment industry as an author, playwrite, songwriter, and consultant and has received over 100 awards for developing talent.
Alisa earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies from Jacksonville's Truth Bible College and is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science in Economics Degree at Strayer University. She serves as Vice Chair of The Snellville Arts Commission to preserve and advance the arts. Her advocacy as a public servant for famliies and youth gives her a right perspective for community growth through the empowerment of God's Word.
Alisa and Lonnie Boykin are the proud parents of seven wonderful, talented children. The Boykins are active members of World Changers Church International.