Archive | November 28, 2014

THE SPHINX—COMMON CORE COURSES IN SCHOOL

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The Editor:  What is ” common core ” in education, Lois ?

Albert Einstein Cat:   Let me start with how we teach at Cumberland.  We teach Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic,  to begin with.  We also teach Social Studies, Government, History, Biology, Personal Finance, and a Miscellaneous Course for stuff we missed.

The Editor:   Is there a set goal/test result/promotion for teachers, etc. ?

What Happened Here Cat:  No, the goal is to give every student the best education that they can learn.  They can’t be put in categories.  There are general rules, but nothing is written in Quikrete.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6ViXU6kp7g

http://www.wimp.com/concretetents/

Every one needs a basic course in social interacting.  You also need a basic understanding of history, unless you want every generation to start from inventing the wheel.  We don’t want this to happen to our graduates.

http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/politics/texas-tech-students-give-jaw-droppingly-shocking-answers-political-questions-video/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-j-leclerc/killing-cursive-is-killin_b_4261572.html

The Editor:  What about these ?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/01/18/everything-you-need-to-know-about-common-core-ravitch/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/science/fewer-topics-covered-more-rigorously.html?_r=1&

https://time.com/3559588/how-to-ditch-the-common-core-and-teach-kids-real-skills/

Smart Cat:   College isn’t for everyone, some children are prepared for vocations, like nursing, electrician, mechanic, etc.  The parents have to help with reading and thinking. Here are the hot jobs for the next ten years.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/09/the-10-most-promising-jobs-for-the-next-10-years/244401/#slide1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhzG9aeOn9w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR5ApYxkU-U

 

10 Things To Know Today

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1. ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, SHOP!

The official start of the holiday shopping season begins and with it, the first sign on whether it’s going to be a happy holiday for retailers.

2. FERGUSON PROTESTS MOVE TO TARGET, WAL-MART STORES

Dozens of people interrupt holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

3. WHAT PONTIFF IS FACING ON VISIT

Pope Francis is visiting Turkey at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group.

4. IMMIGRANTS’ CHANCES TIED TO THEIR STATE’S POLICES

They may be allowed to remain in the U.S., but it doesn’t mean their state will let them drive a car, get an affordable education or obtain a certificate to teach school or practice law.

5. OIL PRICES DECLINE A MIXED BAG

Despite its effect on governments dependent on oil revenues, it’s a boon for consumers as pump prices fall and lowers costs for businesses.

6. GROWERS GRATEFUL FOR HIGHER CHRISTMAS TREE PRICES

The holiday staple likely will cost a little more this year, and growers who survived the downturn say it’s about time.

7. HOW THE LOSING PARTY PLANS TO COME BACK

Sore from a defeat by the GOP, Southern Democrats urge a return to familiar economic policies to re-energize black voters and attract whites as well.

8. CREED FRONTMAN SAYS HE’S BROKE, LIVING IN HOTEL

Rocker Scott Stapp, 41, says in a rambling video posted on his Facebook page he has no money, “not even for gas or food.”

9. LAWYER LIGHTS UP DOWN UNDER

An attorney sets a world record by stringing up over 1 million Christmas lights along the national center mall in Canberra, Australia.

10. SEAHAWKS WIN KEY NFC WEST TILT

Richard Sherman gets two interceptions as Seattle beats the San Francisco 49ers 19-3 to take sole possession of second place in the division.

 

HISTORIES, HOROSCOPES, AND AJC VENTS–REVENTED

                         THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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TODAY IN GEORGIA HISTORY

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 TODAY IN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY
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YOUR HOROSCOPE FOR TODAY

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Your Chinese Horoscope

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AJC VENTS–REVENTED

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Portrait of NGC 281
Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh

Explanation: Look through the cosmic cloud cataloged as NGC 281 and you might miss the stars of open cluster IC 1590. But, formed within the nebula, that cluster’s young, massive stars ultimately power the pervasive nebular glow. The eye-catching shapes looming in this portrait of NGC 281 are sculpted columns and dense dust globules seen in silhouette, eroded by intense, energetic winds and radiation from the hot cluster stars. If they survive long enough, the dusty structures could also be sites of future star formation. Playfully called the Pacman Nebula because of its overall shape, NGC 281 is about 10,000 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. This sharp composite image was made through narrow-band filters, combining emission from the nebula’s hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen atoms in green, red, and blue hues. It spans over 80 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 281.

Tomorrow’s picture: 3D C67/P