The Number 1 Oklahoma Education Policy Issue: FAIR Taxation of Oil and Gas

Tonight is the eve of another rally on the steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol to support public education. (@OKEDRally) While the talking points and agenda for the rally look good, they do not appear to directly address the number one Oklahoma education policy issue which we all SHOULD be talking about constantly with our elected state representatives: FAIR taxation of oil and gas revenues in our state…

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | douse

This word has appeared in 96 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Foreign students coming to Britain to learn how to make WMDs

MPs call for the system preventing foreign students coming to the UK to learn the secrets of chemical and nuclear weapons to be extended to home grown jihadists

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UKIP’s Farage Suggests Immigrants Pay for Schools for 5 Years

UKIP’s Farage Suggests Immigrants Pay for Schools for 5 Years
United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage has said that children of new immigrants should not be allowed access to state education until five years of living in the country has passed. This would force migrants to pay for private education until their children qualified, The Independent reports…

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The war against humanities at Britain's universities

Higher education is stuffed with overpaid administrators squeezing every ounce of efficiency out of lecturers and focusing on the ‘profitable’ areas of science, technology, engineering and maths. Are the humanities at risk of being wiped out? Continue reading…

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My life as a sysop

My life as a sysop

– internettime.com

I love the internet.
 
I detest the amount of maintenance that’s required just to keep things running.
I didn’t sign up for wasting several hours a week dealing with nuisance requests. It’s beginning to feel like the old days, when you had to kow-tow to IT to get anything done…

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Google Says It Won’t Abandon Glass, Classroom Use Continues

Google Says It Won’t Abandon Glass, Classroom Use Continues
Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt has announced that the company is not giving up on its Google Glass eyewear that comes with the capability to connect to the Internet – an invention with education implications – arguing that the technology is too important.
Google had recently stopped selling the first version of its Glass and even shut down its Explorer program earlier this year…

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New York Parents Find Murky Common Core Testing Opt-Out Policies

New York Parents Find Murky Common Core Testing Opt-Out Policies
As states across the country roll out new standardized tests this spring aligned with the federal Common Core standards, more parents are looking for a way out. A roundup of opt-out policies found that while some states offer clear cut wording pertaining to whether or not parents have the right to opt their children out of the testing, many states do not…

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FaceTime Connection During a Tornado Warning

FaceTime Connection During a Tornado WarningThis past Wednesday night when I was in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, at least two tornados and “lots of straightline winds” hit Oklahoma City not too far from the neighborhood where our family lives.
No new details on OKC-Moore damage survey. Confirm at least 2 brief tornadoes. Max rating EF1. Lots of straight line wind damage…

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Secret Teacher: when does a relaxing glass of wine become a problem?

What began as a few glasses has become a bottle a night. I worry that if I don’t find another way to cope with stress, someone might call last orders on my careerMore from the Secret Teacher Continue reading…

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