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Refuse the Juice - 9 hours 37 min ago
So your state senator said what most Latinos in El Paso are thinking and now everybody is shot full of faux outrage all of a sudden... Really? Why? Because he told the truth? Give me a break. If you don't... Brad Kanus
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US Immigration Reform Forum - 11 hours 46 min ago
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EPISD–active learning

ElPasoSpeak - 12 hours 53 min ago

Dan Wever sent in a link to a published study of active learning.

You can read the report at https://publications.iadb.org/bitstream/handle/11319/6825/Challenges%20in%20Educational%20Reform%3a%20An%20Experiment%20on%20Active%20Learning%20in%20%20Mathematics.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

The study divided schools into “treatment” (those that applied active learning interventions) and “control” (non active learning) groups.

The study’s results

Surprisingly, we find that the control group learned significantly more than any of the
intervention groups. The students using only the active learning approach learned about 17
percent less than the status quo. The loss in the group that also received technology was 25
percent of a standard deviation. We also find that the best students were harmed the most by this
intervention.

We deserve better

Brutus

 


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US Immigration Reform Forum - 17 hours 51 min ago
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Border Security Gets Blown Out of the Water Again

El Paso News Organization - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 10:00pm
The Washington Post published an article on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 that blows the notion of The Wall being about border security out of the water. The article, by William Booth, will likely be...
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US Immigration Reform Forum - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 6:02pm
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US Immigration Reform Forum - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:02pm
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Kathryn Hairston - False Advertising

Max Powers - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 8:14am
Jaime Abeytia's fiancé, Kathryn "Lucero", is running for Justice of Peace - Precinct 5. I know. More about that later. But first thing first. Kathryn wants you to think she looks likes this - "Lucero" my asss But the ugly truth is that she looks like THIS: County Commissioner Vince... Max Powers
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US Immigration Reform Forum - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 5:27am
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Whither Mr. Moore

ElPasoSpeak - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 5:00am

An astute reader sent us an email and asked if our soon to be gone newspaper editor plans to go to work for the county judge’s congressional campaign.

Then again she wondered if he might go work for our current congressman–the one who is running for senate.

We deserve better

Brutus


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RumpToons No: 47

El Paso News Organization - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:00pm
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 47!
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Eric Cantor: How to End the Immigration Wars

US Immigration Reform Forum - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 6:05pm
Eric Cantor: How to End the Immigration Wars

Congress should use this crisis to improve DACA, but it shouldn?t stop there.
Source: Eric Cantor:...
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US Immigration Reform Forum - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 6:05pm
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US Immigration Reform Forum - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 6:03am
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Council agenda manipulation?

ElPasoSpeak - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 5:00am

This came in from Jud Burgess:

Mayor Margo was busy making sure no Duranguito supporters went beyond their 3 minutes, including a priest for Sacred Heart Church speaking on behalf of Bishop Mark Seitz.

  I watched him give a signal and nasty look to the city clerk EVERY time a speaker hit the 3 minute mark.   Click on this link to watch video of his obvious and reprehensible attempts to control time to the second, even towards a priest representing Bishop Seitz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiwHpOmLqoE

He wanted to make sure and limit to the absolute minimum every speaker advocating on behalf of Duranguito.

Remember new Mayor Margo wanted to limit speakers to one minute?

Today’s city council meeting ended up a FUSTERCLUCK when Mayor Margo refused to let anyone else talk after some city staffer purposefully removed an agenda item which had several Duranguito supporters scheduled to speak, depriving people of their free speech rights.  Nice little trick but no cigar.

And the other little trick was visually censoring Duranguito speakers images as they talked from the video screen, and then showing video of pro-arena anti-El Paso history advocates when they spoke.

Stranger than fiction.


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Nancy Pelosi: A Legislator Whose Comments Make Her Unworthy for Office

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 6:07pm
Nancy Pelosi: A Legislator Whose Comments Make Her Unworthy for Office

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So Nancy Pelosi has said at a press briefing that the parents of so...

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US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 6:07pm
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Leaked Refugee Report Suffers Significant Flaws

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:00pm
Leaked Refugee Report Suffers Significant Flaws


Source: Leaked Refugee Report Suffers Significant Flaws

--Center for Immigration Studies feed.
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US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:00pm
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EPISD–improving employee relations

ElPasoSpeak - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 5:00am

We heard from two different sources that EPISD is sending expensive cupcakes to employees on their birthdays.

From a reader:

Now employees are receiving a double cupcake package in the MAIL from Nothing Bundt Cakes for their birthdays from their sweet loving district?  I wonder who they know at Nothing Bundt Cakes. First of all, do we know how much those cup cakes cost x the number of district employees x the delivery fee…. Second of all…was there an RFP to decide who would be the vendor awarded for the bday cakes? Third of all…do we know how many employees there are in this district with birthdays….do the math… Fourth…where did they get the funds for this stupid idea and couldn’t this money be allocated better when we all know there was a reduction in departments in order to get our stupid raise. On a teacher salary…yet we cannot get printer ink because our campus budgets were cut drastically…. We deserve better Brutus
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