What's the point of speech contests?

Speak Schmeak

I also hate board games, for the same reason, although I have a much better track record at those than sports. We speak at conferences where an audience member is torn between three different breakout sessions, and might leave in the middle to catch parts of each.

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What's the point of speech contests?

Speak Schmeak

I also hate board games, for the same reason, although I have a much better track record at those than sports. We speak at conferences where an audience member is torn between three different breakout sessions, and might leave in the middle to catch parts of each.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013: If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers).

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link] Unsealed records show PA Charter Cyber School investigation began with inside sources By Rich Lord / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 19, 2013 10:18 am The federal investigation that led to the indictment last month of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School founder Nick Trombetta started with two inside sources and spread to include inquiries into transactions involving about 20 businesses and nonprofits with which he had dealings, according to records unsealed this morning.

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Speaking for Dollars by Vickie Sullivan

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And each year you see highly paid keynoters on the program and think, “I could do that.” Now there are far more speakers than audiences, and veteran professional speakers must contend with athletes and celebrities for the most coveted (and highest-paying) spot on the program: the keynote address. Therefore, to get the big fees – or any fee at all – you must compete in the keynote or general-session market.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 16, 2013: Since 1991-92 there has been no set formula for providing funds for PA schools. 65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year.

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While records show that Trombetta, an Aliquippa native and East Liverpool , Ohio , resident, made donations totaling more than $27,000 to state and congressional candidates as far back as 2002, the bulk of the contributions made by the four people associated with the Koppel-based Avanti Management Group, an educational management firm, came between 2009 and 2012. Featuring Keynote Speakers: Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Will Richardson & David Andrews, Esq.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 14, 2013: It’s not just the Basic Education Subsidy. There was almost $227 million in the PA budget’s Charter Reimbursement line before it was zeroed out. Zero, zip, zilch….

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By ANGIE MASON Daily Record/Sunday News Updated: 09/13/2013 10:07:54 PM EDT York County ''s Republican state representatives have asked a state office to look at whether merging school district administrations would save money for taxpayers. There are now more than 6,000 in the United States , up from 2,500 a decade ago, educating a record 2.3 Featuring Keynote Speakers: Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Todd Whitaker, Will Richardson & David Andrews, Esq.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 24, 2013: Education advocates demand equitable school funding formula

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We went together to call on our state legislators to put public school funding at the top of their priority list for this year''s legislative session. link] Just in case you thought that proven best practices had anything to do with federal education policy…… “I won’t mention the irony in the fact that department spends millions on school reform that has no proven record of success but ran out of cash for its Doing What Works website.”

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