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Biden names former public school teacher Miguel Cardona for secretary of education

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How the Nazis co-opted Christmas

In 1921, in a Munich beer hall, newly appointed Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler gave a Christmas speech to an excited crowd. According to undercover police observers, 4,000 supporters cheered when Hitler condemned “the cowardly Jews for breaking the world-liberator on the cross” and swore “not to rest until the Jews…lay shattered on the ground.” Later, the crowd sang holiday carols and nationalist hymns around a Christmas tree. Working-class attendees received charitable gifts. For Germans in the 1920s and 1930s, this combination of familiar holiday observance, nationalist propaganda and anti-Semitism was hardly unusual.

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NC teacher dumped special-ed students in trash can, lawsuit says

Robin Johnson had a favorite technique for disciplining some of her special-education students: According to a new federal lawsuit, she would drop the first- and second-graders into a trash can or recycling bin, then forcibly keep them there when they struggled to escape.

The Statesville teacher singled out one boy in particular, Gage Andrews, based on the complaint filed by the child’s mother:

“If he acted ‘like trash,’” Johnson would say, she “would treat him like trash.”

The verbal and physical abuse of Gage and other special-needs students under Johnson’s care at Cloverleaf Elementary School lasted for at least two

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Education Matters: Why Catherine Cooper is teacher of the year

FRESNO, California (KSEE) – Teachers have faced many challenges this year. with distance learning, they’ve had to learn a new way to teach.

This years’ Fresno County teacher of the year embraced technology to bring music to her students. Catherine Cooper says she is a performer and she brings that love of performing to her position as district elementary music teacher for the Sanger Unified School District. Before the pandemic, she would visit three different school sites.

“I would have started my day outside my door playing recorder as my students came dancing into the room,” said Cooper. “It would

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Special Education Teacher for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (2020-21) job with Alexandria City Public Schools

Job Description:

Purpose Statement

The special education teacher of learners with ASD provides an optimal learning environment for learners who require the specialized teaching and supports designed for autism spectrum disorders in order to increase the academic, behavioral, communication and social skills of the learners on their caseload. Special education teachers in this position develop and implement district approved curriculum, document student progress through daily and weekly data collection in order to make data-based decisions about the effectiveness of teaching and behavioral strategies. Special education teachers in this position address students’ specific needs through multiple and diverse academic and behavioral

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Biden education secretary frontrunners have been critical of charter schools, back teacher unions

President-elect Joe Biden has his eyes on two frontrunners for Education Secretary as he lines up his cabinet choices, but his pick is likely to frustrate Republicans in favor of charter schools.

Biden, who ran with the endorsement and campaigning support of former President Barak Obama, is separating himself from his last presidential administration by throwing his weight behind teachers unions — making him one of the first pro-teachers union presidents in decades.

The National Education Association (NEA), one of the U.S.’s largest teacher unions, endorsed Biden who has remained mum on his inclusion of charter schools in his education

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