ITunes University

ITunes is not only about music and videos. ITunes U offers audio and video from colleges and high schools on various subjects. Mr. Ross and I will be visiting high schools that use ITunes U .
Check it out at if you have an ITunes account under ITunes U.

 iTunes U features free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more. 

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Change the Grading System ?


ED LAVANDERA, CNN REPORTER: Dallas school officials announced a new controversial policy this year outlining how teachers will award grades on tests and homework. Some of the changes, and two in particular, have left many parents and teachers baffled as to how the new policy will help students succeed. First, Dallas students who fail a test can now re-take it and get the higher grade. Secondly, homework scores can only be used to raise the grades of elementary and middle school students; bad scores are essentially thrown out. However, for high school students, the homework scores are left to the teacher’s discretion.

Reference -http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/studentnews/09/18/transcript.fri/index.html#cnnSTCText –  CNN News – News Transcript

Changing the grading system starts at the 6 minute 20 second mark.

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Raisin in the Sun – Blog 3

What happens to a dream deferred?
      Does it dry up
      like a raisin in the sun?
      Or fester like a sore—
      And then run?
      Does it stink like rotten meat?
      Or crust and sugar over—
      like a syrupy sweet?
      Maybe it just sags
      like a heavy load.
      Or does it explode?
Langston Hughes
You are to write a minimum eight line poem on Dreams.