Hobbes and Public Education

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Thomas Hobbes contends, both explicitly and implicitly, in his Leviathan that political philosophy is an impossible project because the greatest of the political philosophers (Plato and Aristotle) had failed to convert political wisdom into an attainable goal. In other words, … Continue reading

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IFTTT – Tantalizing Tweets and Resources

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IFTTT – Tantalizing Tweets and Resources

Congratulations to @AnthonyCody via @DianeRavitch http://t.co/QM5C5W8iv6 very well deserved. Everyone should follow his blog & Diane's — Robert (@DocbobLA) April 8, 2014 from http://ift.tt/1fqStm7 via IFTTT

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Space-Jellyfish & Your Students

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I was reading this article about Jellyfish born in space. Apparently, being born in a gravitation free environment messes with calcium crystals that evolved in jellyfish (most animals, really) to help them orient themselves & navigate the seas. As squishy … Continue reading

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Born in Texas: South By Southwest 2014 Is Here!

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sxsw Another SXSW is upon us, which means a whole bunch of WordPress team members will be heading to Austin later this week. Since the official schedule is packed full of events, we want to make sure that you have the inside scoop on what we’ll be up to and where you can find us. If you’re in town, we hope you’ll stop by and say hello!

Speaking of WordPress…

Keep your schedules open for a couple of exciting panels taking place over the SXSW Interactive weekend.

Starting things off on Saturday, March 8, our founder, Matt Mullenweg, will be looking at The Open Source Revolution: From Blogs to Homes. The panelists will discuss how open source is affecting the tech industry and what the future of technology looks like for those shaping the open source revolution (Saturday, March 8, 3:30pm at the Radisson).

Then, on Sunday, March 9, Automattic…

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New Graduation Plan with Endorsements

Thrasymachus:

Nice post!

Originally posted on THE WRIGHT STUFF:

Graduation Options

When House Bill 5 was being debated in the Texas Legislature, at first the main focus was the reduction of required number of STAAR End-of-Course exams from 15 to 5.   Students are now required to take EOCs in US History, Biology, Algebra 1, English 1, and English 2.

Now the main focus is on the new graduation requirements, which will affect all current 8th graders as the begin high school next year.

What we have now is called The Foundation Plan.   In addition, each student will have the option of graduating with an endorsement (possibly more than one).  The five endorsement areas are …

  1. STEM
  2. Arts and Humanities
  3. Business and Industry
  4. Public Service
  5. Multidisciplinary

Foundation Plan with Endorsements

We have had numerous meetings with administrators in our school district as well as with administrators for other school districts.  HB5 is very detailed and somewhat confusing because of all the options it allows.   However, I…

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