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First, let me say that I m not specifically picking on the teachers and kids at Emerson Elementary in Pennsylvania, who put together this 12-plus minute video of their Pennsylvania System of School Assessment PSSA pep rally for the state standardized tests, and posted it to TeacherTube a couple of weeks ago. Do a search on YouTube and you can find dozens of similar efforts. I am, however, picking on a culture of schooling that feels the need to pump up students for test-taking with chanting and dancing that, on some level, makes me actually shudder as a parent. Take a look. Skip to 3:07 if you want to get the gist of event. You have to wonder, is this really what we ve come to in schools? That we have to remind kids that they are bigger than the test and show pictures of kids with captions like 6th Grade: Not Afraid in an effort to steel their nerves? That showing what they ve learned in schools is something they have to mentally prepare themselves for instead of just naturally exhibit? Really? As I said, Emerson is not alone in this pep rally effort. But I wonder what the parents of those kids at Emerson daily news bg jobs of this. Sad to say, most of them probably are just going along with the flow, missing the whole point of what their kids are really learning by going through this exercise that the test is what we do school for, and that it s something to be conquered. It s not the test that parents and kids should fear. It s the loss of real learning that these kinds of assessments cost them. To summarize my ranting TEDxNYEd talk from last month: If all we want for our kids is to pass the test, we really don t need schools any longer. Continue reading

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KUTs Emily Donahue greenville leader news archives ky with Gardner Selby of PolitiFact Texas at the Austin American-Statesman about two statements in particular: That Perrys hometown was so small it didnt even have a ZIP code and that Social Security is essentially a big ponzi The ongoing drought has been hurting Central Texas endangered species. Threatened salamanders, beetles, fish and other animals may be evacuated from the San Marcos River and Comal Springs. But that wouldnt happen until at least next year, if it happens at all. Bill Seawell is a biologist with Fish and Wildlife Service in Austin. He says the evacuations have happened before, in 1989 and again in 1996, and theyre hoping they dont have to do it again. At San Marcos National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center they are maintaining, continuously, smaller stocks of all the listed species. So this would be more of a last ditch salvage operation, Seawell told KUT News. If the endangered species did need to be evacuated, it probably wouldnt happen till next year. And Texas A M University has officially withdrawn from the Big 12 college athletic conference. The university says it will apply to join another athletic conference, according to a statement on its website. by Emily Ramshaw, Texas Tribune: In the spring of 1999, state Sen. Judith Zaffirini approached then-Lt. Rick Perry on the chamber floor, wielding a green vote tally card. Continue reading

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Error: Our log shows that you have already voted once. XtheTxt campaign encourages drivers not to text while behind the wheel. All content Y Copyright 2000 2011 LIN Television of Texas, LP. All Rights Reserved. Fremont-Calif. -based Solyndra, which in 2009 received a 535 million federal loan guarantee, announced Wednesday that it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and immediately lay off 1, 100 full-time and temporary employees. Full Story Efficiencythe rate that solar cells or modules convert sunlight into electricityhas always been an important metric for manufacturers. But improving it has become a greater emphasis these days, and factory equipment manufacturers have responded with R Balancing power supply and demand is always a complex process. When large volumes of renewables such as solar PV, wind and tidal energy, which can change abruptly with weather conditions, are integrated into the grid, this balancing process becomes even more difficult. Full Story Two years ago, solar was little more than a romantic notion in Italy. There was a total of about 1 gigawatt of capacity that had been installed over the previous four years. Everyone loved the idea of solar, but it gained relatively little traction compared to other parts of Full Story The bright future for renewable energy that has long been predicted is already under way. Analysis of the global power plant market shows that since the late 1990s, capacities of wind and solar installations have grown faster than any other power plant technology across the Full Story Rural populations in developing regions such as Africa enjoy some of the worlds sunniest days but they also experience the darkest nights. Lacking electricity, over a billion people in these regions are forced to rely on kerosene lamps that emit no more light than a Full Story In the Big Question feature for the annual review edition, we asked readers to give us their hopes and fears for the year ahead, and to share their thoughts on what the industry might look like 12 months from now given the best possible scenario and, conversely, perhaps present Full Story India, possessing great potential and more than enough suitable land with sufficient solar resources, is well-placed to allow CSP to make a very major contribution to its national energy supply. A new IT Power report looks into the encouraging factors and the barriers for Full Story Although still only a tiny fraction of the worlds installed wind capacity, offshore wind is about to explode. Continue reading

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Video consumption is driving up demand for wireless data, forcing carriers to implement usage caps and do away with unlimited data plans. Some news blogs politics are addressing the problem by shifting more of the work to Wi-Fi. I got time on my hands, cause I speak with my thumbs. Dont you know that texting a message just becomes the all-new talking drums? Learn how WebEx can help with your social fundraising programs. Cisco has announced that it has acquired privately-held Versly. Versly integrates collaboration capabilities via a plug-in into Microsoft Office applications, simplifying the way people work by enabling more effective collaboration around content in documents, spreadsheets presentations and email. LAS VEGAS, Nev. , Aug. 30, 2011 Today at VMworld 2011, VMware and Cisco announced new technology innovation and enhancements to their combined virtualization solutions that help customers accelerate their journey to the cloud. Expanding on a strategic relationship and engineering Continue Reading VMware, Cisco and EMC Enable Large-Scale VDI Implementation at KPIT Cummins with Vblock Infrastructure Platform Delhi, India: August 29, 2011 VMware, Cisco and EMC today announced that KPIT Cummins has deployed the Vblock Platform for a Virtual Desktop Interface VDI implementation to serve 1, 200 users across India. Continue reading

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Not only will this help us consider better teaching content, pedagogy, etc responses, it will also help us be more realistic about what we are actually dealing with. I suspect that being more realistic will be a great support for faculty/information literacy/teaching/liaison librarians who can sometimes feel demoralised by this situation with which they work each every day. This is also a good opportunity to say THANK-YOU to all of those academics who do work with their librarians to provide information literacy learning opportunities: Yes, many of us are struggling to have the impact that we feel is required in this modern world but we have the courage and persistence to keep trying news articles with statistical data Without that persistence dedication to learning learners, there is no chance that we will get anywhere. Andrew from Wayne State describes an exercise he does with his students with Wikipedia, in which he alters an entry and has them discover the errors. I had two students who ventured a similar demonstration. The class was in the midst of evaluating a variety of sources. They altered a Wikipedia article on a historical topic. Within 2 minutes their alterations were reversed. They tried again. The net result was after 15 minutes, one was banned as an editor and one was suspended. As a class, we discussed this what were its implications for the correctness of Wikipedia. Does anything go? I pointed out that not all areas of Wikipedia are as well-policed evidently not chemistry!. What about all the errors in traditional print reference sources that dont get corrected until the next edition? But the in/correctness of Wikipedia is well discussed. The real heart of the matter is that Wikipedia is a reference source and students need to learn that in the rhetorical context of a college paper, reference sources are a good starting point, but typically just that. I think students need to learn the markers of credibility in grayscale, as they really are, rather than trying to reduce them into black and white. Continue reading

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NBC Sports Mike Florio talks about Drew Brees and his contract with the Saints that expires next year. NBC Sports On PFT Live, NBCs Mike Mayock breaks down Notre Dames defensive strengths and discusses Michael Floyds draft potential. NBC Sports The zip code entered did not match a location. Please check the zip code and try again. Now casting! Fashion, trivia, bargain hunting show off your skills for a chance to star in one of NBC s new shows! Download the all-new computer-to-computer voice-calling application that keeps you in touch with premium content. Shop the NBC Store for DVDs, collectibles, and more from your favorite NBC shows! Great prices, exclusive items. Watch an exclusive extended preview of NBCs exciting lineup for the new season, hosted by Whitney Cummings! HTTP/ 1 200 OK Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 08:32:46 GMT Server: Apache/ 16 Debian Last-Modified: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 20:21:47 GMT ETag: ec4024-4bd7-4ab1dd40f0cc0 Accept-Ranges: bytes Content-Length: 19415 Content-Type: text/plain; charsetutf-8 ——- GNU Image Manipulation Program Development Branch ——- This is the unstable development branch of GIMP. Here we are working towards the next stable release, which will be GIMP Changes in GIMP 3 UI: Use GimpSpinScales instead of scale entries in all dockable widgets Allow the spin scale to control a range larger than its scales range Implement RTL mode in GimpSpinScale Add lots of tooltips to tool options Allow to drop more things to the empty image window, and simply create new images from them Cage tool: allow to add handle to the cage when clicking on an edge Cage tool: allow to remove selected handles from the cage by hitting delete Remember column widths in multi-column dock windows Support starting GIMP in single-window mode When the brush is shared among paint tools, also share all brush-modifying paint options Use ALTnumber and ALTTab shortcuts to navigate between images in both single and multi-window mode Make Export to always activatable and fall back to if no export target has been set yet In single-window mode, add new dockable dialogs to the image window instead of in a new window When switching on single-window mode, put docks in the image window depending on what side of the window they originally had When switching off single-window mode, distribute dock windows better Add a canvas item for the transform grid, fixing a major speed regression, and add the same guides options as in the rectangle tools Dont unmaximize the single-window mode image window when closing images Resurrect the You can drop dockable dialogs here help string below the toolbox Make pick-and-move with the Move Tool work for layers in a layer group Core: Add GimpMotionBuffer which abstracts away stroke smoothing behind a simple API and takes it out of GimpDisplayShell Add a GimpIdTable utility class Add a GimpDockContainer interface Add a GimpSessionManaged interface Add GimpCanvasRectangleGuides which makes the rectangle tools guides draw properly Libgimp: Make libgimp depend on GdkPixbuf Add API to create layers from cairo surfaces Make it impossible to include individual files from any GIMP library. This was always forbidden and designed so it most probably breaks, but now it reliably breaks using error Deprecate the setsensitive logic and use gobjectbindproperty Plug-ins: Use popplers cairo API to load PDFs, the pixbuf API is removed Port screenshot from GdkPixbuf to cairo Fix the annoying parser build warnings in imagemap Add a check-for-deprecated-procedures-in-script-fu make target Update libpng code to not use deprecated API file-mng and file-png Add an Item class to pygimp Correct/update some labels and defaults in the JPEG plug-ins save dialog UI Fix Bug 596410 gimp-image-get-filename returns NULL for imported files Developer documentation: Many updates Source and build system: Make cairo a global dependency, starting at libgimpcolor Require poppler 4 Remove gimp-remote for good, it has been disabled for years General: Some more undeprecations now that we use GTK 24 Fix lots of warnings that are new in Wall in GCC 6 Lots of bug fixes and cleanup Lots of translation updates Changes in GIMP 2 UI: A lot of undeprecations due to GTK 22 and 24 Lots and lots of cairo porting, calls to gdkdraw are gone Merge the cage transform tool from GSoC Remove the old bitmap cursors completely and always use RGBA cursors also for compat cursors for old X servers Add new GimpCanvasItem infrastructure with subclasses for everything that needs to be drawn on the canvas and port all tools to canvas items, this is a huge change that touches all tools and almost all display code, and which finally gets rid of XOR drawing altogether Switch from purely idle-rendering the display to something that ensures a minimum framerate, so we dont fail to update under heavy load Make the text tool handle RTL mode better Change GimpColorMapEditor to use the newly added proxy GimpPalette Replace the brush scale control in tool options by a brush size one that works in pixels, and does the right thing when the brush changes Add new widget GimpSpinScale which is a scale with number entry, and use it in all tool options Make the brush, pattern etc. Continue reading

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01:48 pm CASTEL GANDOLFO, ITALY, Aug 31, 2011 CNA/EWTN News. Artistic beauty can lead the human heart to God, said Pope Benedict XVI at his Aug. 31 general audience. Art is capable of making visible our need to go beyond what we see and it reveals our thirst for infinite beauty, for God, the Pope said to over 5, 000 pilgrims at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, 15 news bulletin valencia co to the south of Rome. Dear friends, I invite you to be open to beauty and to allow it to move you to prayer and praise of the Lord. 05:51 am WASHINGTON, Aug 31, 2011 CNA/EWTN News. As Catholic schools gear up for a new academic year, some have seen a spike in enrollment due to more states offering school voucher programs. The school choice movement has picked up during this last year and its gained a lot of momentum, Sr. Dale McDonald, director of Public Policy and Educational Research at the National Catholic Educational Association, told CNA in an Aug. 30 interview. As of August 2011, 18 states as well as the District of Columbia have enacted policies that support school vouchers. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA, Sep 1, 2011 CNA. Continue reading

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Theres no incentive for MCOs to invest in long-term prevention, Bishai says. Real progress in injury prevention may require a sea change, says Bishai. A single-payer universal health care system or portable lifelong private insurance contracts would solve the problem. With the new presidential administration, these options are on the table this year, he says. In most developing countries, the lack of data collection on the size of injury problem has augmented this historical neglect, as a result of avoidable events. In order to develop effective prevention strategies, we need better information on the burden of injuries and violence around the world. This symposium is aimed at those interested in international injury prevention, trauma care, research and data collection to learn from injury surveillance experience around the world. Adnan Hyder Releases Child injuries and violence: responding to a global challenge with WHO Injuries and violence are a significant cause of child death and physical and psychological disability. Every year injuries and violence kill approximately 950 000 children aged less than 18 years and injure or disable tens of millions more as discussed in the recent World report on child injury prevention. To undertake sustainable injury control work, there must be sufficient individual and institutional capacity. Hyder et al. 345-352 emphasize this point in their efforts to improve local ability to gather and handle injury data in a multicountry study. Moto X 338 Like much of New England, the Moto X 338 track in Southwick, Mass. is rich in history. Continue reading

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Our Bobby Cuza has that story. Copyright 2002-2011 TWEAN News Channel of Albany, YNN. All Rights Reserved. Exclusive: The Orwellianhypocrisy of NATOs mission to protect civilians in Libya has now been encapsulated in a vow from a NATO-backed Libyan rebel who announced plans to crush the few towns still loyal to Muammar Gaddafi with the words, sometimes to avoid bloodshed you must shed blood, as Robert Parry reports. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is fittingly pakistan news bbc urdu between the monuments to Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. But historian William Loren Katz asks which version of the martyred civil rights leader will be remembered, the gentle advocate for racial tolerance or the fierce activist for peace and justice. Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern discusses former Vice President Dick Cheneys memoir and the larger question of how information is twisted in modern America. Watchthe Video. Exclusive: President George W. Continue reading

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The event was organized in parallel to the grand Vap Magula ceremony in Maha season. Ariyalai East in the Nallur Divisional Secretariat remained a restricted area for civilians until Army Engineers cleared the area of mines laid by the LTTE. HRW New York Tunisia has taken the lead in the region by ratifying this crucial humanitarian agreement, said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. This should inspire Iraq and Lebanon, the only other two countries in the region to have signed the treaty, to complete ratification. It is a signal to other governments across the region that now is the time to join the ban. Commondreams Tunisia ratified the international treaty banning cluster munitions on September 28, 2010, becoming the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to do so. The move should encourage others from the region to ratify or accede to the treaty, Human Rights Watch said. A group of Afghan children found an unexploded ordnance and took it to an International Security Assistance Force operating base in western Afghanistan Tuesday. The children turned the ordnance, a 107mm rocket, over to troops at Forward Operating Base Leimbach in Farah province for disposal. An ISAF explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed the rocket with a controlled detonation in a secure area. While we are happy to have safely destroyed this weapon, we encourage people who find any device like this to notify an ISAF service member and not attempt to pick it up. As Afghans learn bomb disposal methods, rakes and rifles fill the gap Stars Stripes Since most of them cant read, Afghan soldiers and police rarely go by the book when attempting to dispose of roadside bombs. They might drag a long rake behind a motorcycle in the hopes of hooking buried wires. They might stand back and blast away at greensboro news and record body found bomb with their AK-47s. Continue reading

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