Day: September 19, 2013

GrokTV: Cornerstone Common Core Forum – Jane Robbins

The third speaker of the night was Jane Robbins.  She is a Senior Fellow with American Principles Project. Her works includes education policy, student privacy and parental rights issue and has drafted state legislation on educational transparency and sovereignty. Ms. Robbins began her career as a labor lawyer for an Atlanta firm, after which she …

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GrokTV: Cornerstone Common Core Forum – Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Ed.D

The second speaker of the evening was Dr. Stotsky who was a professor of education reform at the University of Arkansas and held the 21st Century Chair in Teacher Quality.  She retired in December 2012.  She served as Sr. Associate Commissioner at the MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education from 1999-2003 where she was …

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GrokTV: Cornerstone Common Core Forum – Jamie Gass

Jamie Gass (Director of the Center for School Reform at the Pioneer Institute) spoke first.  Provided by Cornerstone: At Pioneer, he as framed and commissioned over 60 research papers on education reform topics.  Jamie has more than two decades of experience in public administration and education reform at the state and municipal levels.  Previously, he …

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GrokTV: Cornerstone Common Core Forum – Intros

This past Tuesday, the ‘Grok was invited to cover Conerstone Policy Research’s Common Core Forum.  Four nationally known educators and education consultants gathered to speak to an overflow crowd at St. Anselm College’s Institute of Politics.  Topics ranged from standards to privacy to its purpose (er, not what you think it is) and data mining …

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I Didn’t Know San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Was in Hanover New Hampshire?

From Doubleyouemyouare In a letter to parents, Hanover High School officials said (High School Football) team members met at a player’s house on Aug. 24 after practice. Freshman players were asked to perform skits meant to roast senior players. The Valley News reports the school said the themes were of a sexual nature that objectified …

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If We Had Ammunition, We Could’ve Cleared that Building…

I keep looking for something else to write about, but life keeps giving me the Navy Yard Shooting.  Tactical team minutes away told to stand down.   Alexis’ a liberal Obama supporter, and now this…  (Note: prior to the quote below they were discussing the Texas Bell Tower shooter.) ‘If We Had the Ammunition, We Could’ve …

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Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis – Prius Driving Liberal Who didn’t like Bush and Supported Obama.

Ruh-roh.  Aaron Alexis was not you typical Tea Party Radical.   In fact, he probably didn’t like the Tea Party at all. “Aaron wasn’t conservative like I am. He was more of a liberal type; he wasn’t happy with the former administration. He was more happy with this administration — as far as presidential administrations,…” Here’s …

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