Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 11, 2013: Teaching? Piece of cake. Everybody knows you can pick that up in just five weeks….

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Click here to add your name: [link] Renaissance Underway at Chester Upland School District NBC Philadelphia By Sarah Glover Sep 9, 2013 Chester-Upland School District is experiencing change that could be monumental this school year. The Delaware County communities served by the district -- Chester , Upland and Chester Township -- for years have been under-served due to the history of poor management and severe financial problems. By Steve Esack , Call Harrisburg Bureau 8:02 p.m.

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Rhetoric & imagery in Obama's victory speech

Max Atkinson

It hasn't been posted on their website, probably because the layout with red circles around lines from the speech linked to the notes caused problems in creating a readable web page. The newspaper’s introduction to the piece is reprinted below, followed by the full text of the speech with my notes in italics between paragraphs (which are slightly fuller than those in the published version). High turnout depicted by images of voters in queues, etc.

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Rhetoric and imagery in President Obama’s inauguration speech

Max Atkinson

If the number of hits and emails are anything to go by, my earlier line-by-line analysis of rhetoric and imagery in Barack Obama’s victory speech in Chicago (originally published in the British weekly newspaper, the Independent on Sunday ) attracted a good deal of interest. If you’re not familiar with them what follows might make more sense by looking here before reading on.