Test Scores, Gambling, Pay-Offs and More Testing: The NME for Week of 10.19/10.23.15

Over the years, Burque Babble has had a little Friday tradition called the “Friday Diversion.”  It has never caught on like “Throwback Thursday” and I guess “Follow Friday (FF)” on Twitter probably gets more usage than any single “Diversion” has times approximately the grains of sand at Ipanema Beach. So let’s try something new.  Given the… Read More Test Scores, Gambling, Pay-Offs and More Testing: The NME for Week of 10.19/10.23.15

Albuquerque Public Schools: ¿Quién es Más Desordenado?

If you’ve been on the planet long enough, say more than five to ten minutes, you’ve probably figured out that humans are flawed beings.  Knowledge of this, over time, accumulates and by the time you’re, say, 53 years-old (just to pick a completely hypothetical number), you’ve got quite the mountain of evidence.  Humans are messed… Read More Albuquerque Public Schools: ¿Quién es Más Desordenado?

Will the PED/APS Thaw Lead to Bona Fide Teacher/PED Communication?

Now that the Cold War between NM Public Education Department and Albuquerque Public Schools has begun to thaw in what should be a loverly detente, here’s a question from an APS official, me, regarding the Kremlin PED. Does “Joslyn Overby” exist? Like most Cold War matters, the question above is one filled with intrigue and… Read More Will the PED/APS Thaw Lead to Bona Fide Teacher/PED Communication?

A Very Short Primer: How to Find Out What PED is Doing

We live in very interesting news-gathering times.  The Internet has made us a deal:  each of us gets to be a reporter/publisher, but the established sources of information (newspaper, TV/Radio) don’t do nearly as much reporting as they used to.  For instance, there just aren’t as many newspaper as there used to be.  Most folks… Read More A Very Short Primer: How to Find Out What PED is Doing