Famous Speech Friday: Angelina Grimké's 1838 speech at Pennsylvania Hall

The Eloquent Woman

The next day, the mob ransacked and burned the building, which was named—-no joke here--the Pennsylvania Hall for Free Discussion. (Editor's note: I can't help but wonder whether this is one of the origins of the term barn-burner to describe an exciting or intense event.)

Barbra Streisand: Romney ‘A Good Actor,’ Hopes He Won’t Find Sesame Street Or Pennsylvania Avenue

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Pennsylvania 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools

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Pennsylvania 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools [link] Bart-Colerain Elementary School 1336 Noble Road Christiana , PA 17509-9768 Phone: (717) 529-2181 Principal: Mrs. Sandra Haines School District: Solanco School District Fort Couch Middle School 515 Fort Couch Road Upper St.

Father Accidentally Kills Son Outside Pennsylvania Gun Store

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Media Advisory and Background for September 23rd Pennsylvania School Funding Press Event

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Education Voters of Pennsylvania Education Matters in the Cumberland Valley Keystone State Education Coalition MEDIA ADVISORY Media Contacts: Chris Lilienthal, 717-829-4823 (Pre-Press Conference Contact) Susan Gobreski, 267-972-8066 (On-site Press Conference Contact) Advocates Come to PA Capitol to Make Public Call for ''Thorough and Efficient System of Education'' Press Conference Monday, Sept. Pennsylvania does not. Pennsylvania does not. Pennsylvania does not.

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

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 24, 2013 : Education advocates demand equitable PA school funding formula In the struggle to fund Pa. link] "Forty-six states spend a greater part of their budget on public education than Pennsylvania does," said Miller, who also co-chairs the Keystone State Education Coalition. Why not Pennsylvania ?" It''s no secret that school funding in Pennsylvania is a mess.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 9, 2013: Yinzercation: How to Read the PSSA Report

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link] Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 7, 2013 : Feds want data protected in Trombetta cyber charter fraud case [link] Yinzercation: How to Read the PSSA Report Yinzercation Blog September 8, 2013 The PA Department of Education just distributed the results of last year’s PSSA testing. Those are the high-stakes tests that Pennsylvania students start taking in the 3rd grade.

Romney Staffer On Letting ‘Frostbitten’ Child Leave Pennsylvania Rally: ‘It’s Not Cold Enough’

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Letter from the Education Committee of the Pennsylvania State Conference of NAACP Branches regarding the Keystone Exams

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For this reason, the Pennsylvania State Conference of NAACP Branches strongly opposes regulatory action that links the Keystone Examination to high school graduation. This is a clandestine social movement that strips children of their dignity and self worth while it fails to address or to access any of the characteristics that lead to successful employment, as delineated on the Pennsylvania Labor and Industry web site 2.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 23, 2013: With lawmakers returning, it's time to stand up for public education

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Pennsylvania ’s public school children are paying a heavy price for the failure of Governor Corbett and our state legislature to perform the ONLY service mandated by the Pennsylvania Constitution, which clearly states, “The General Assembly shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education to serve the needs of the Commonwealth.” Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says the problem is not limited to him. “It’s

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 19, 2013: Ravitch and Rhee: Two Near-Opposite Views for Fixing Philadelphia Schools

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There are a host of reasons for this situation, including a more than $1 billion budget cut to Pennsylvania public education orchestrated by Gov. link] Pennsylvania to release schools'' test results Sept. 30 By Eleanor Chute / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 18, 2013 11:59 am Acting Pennsylvania education secretary Carolyn Dumaresq today announced state test results will be released Sept. Performance profiles for Pennsylvania ''s public schools debut online Sept.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 7, 2013: Feds want data protected in Trombetta cyber charter fraud case

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Williams Thursday, 05 September 2013 16:47 While the Philadelphia School District grapples with its mandated funding of charter schools in the city as part of its overall financial strategy, State Auditor General Eugene DePasuale has called on the Pennsylvania Department of Education to recoup nearly $2 million in improper lease reimbursements to seven charter schools throughout the commonwealth.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 17, 2013: “Anyone want to see the “crisis in American education”? Come see how the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is denying a thorough and efficient education to the children of Pittsburgh.”

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 17, 2013 : “Anyone want to see the “crisis in American education”? Come see how the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is denying a thorough and efficient education to the children of Pittsburgh.” Come see how the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is denying a thorough and efficient education to the children of Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 2, 2013: Trombetta & Assocs. $88K to make the world friendlier for cybercharters

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 2, 2013 : Trombetta & Assocs. The indictment of the former CEO of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School spurred some politicians to start tallying Trombetta-related campaign contributions, and to consider what to do with them. Today, Trombetta, 58, is accused of 11 federal charges that he stole $990,000 in public funds from the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School between 2006 and 2012.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 4, 2013: PA One of Only Three States Without an Education Funding Formula – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 4, 2013 : PA One of Only Three States Without an Education Funding Formula – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. The report shows that Pennsylvania is in the minority when it comes to basic budgeting practices used by most states. Pennsylvania does not. Pennsylvania does not. Pennsylvania does not.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 21, 2013: School Funding Formula Press Event on Monday 9/23 at 11:30 am Capitol Rotunda

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Parkland , Southern Lehigh and Northwestern Lehigh school district representatives plan to join advocates from across Pennsylvania during a news conference at the Capitol Rotunda, organizers said. Some of Pennsylvania ''s districts are deeply stressed and lack the resources they should have to help students.

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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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 11, 2013 : Teaching? If you agree please consider signing this petition to Carolyn Dumaresq, Acting Secretary for Education, The Pennsylvania State House, The Pennsylvania State Senate, and Governor Tom Corbett, which says: "The Pennsylvania legislature must adopt a fair education funding formula AND provide the funding investments needed to ensure that every student has an opportunity to learn."

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 5, 2013: School Funding shouldn't depend upon how powerful your legislator is – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 5, 2013 : School Funding shouldn''t depend upon how powerful your legislator is – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. million surprise but cash-strapped Columbia doesn''t get a dime Lancaster Online By JEFF HAWKES Staff Writer Originally Published Jul 21, 2013 06:00 Twenty-one of Pennsylvania ''s 500 school districts got a nice surprise in the state''s new budget: extra cash for these tough times.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 13, 2013: Forbes: Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City (using “other people’s money”)

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These changes in the Academic Standards and Assessments will ensure that Pennsylvania ’s students are graduating prepared to enter postsecondary education, the workforce and the military, acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq said. - Following an at-times fiery discussion, the board on Thursday voted 13-4 to advance the so-called Chapter 4 regulations that spell out the grade-level learning goals called Pennsylvania Core Standards.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 12, 2013: State Board of Education set to vote on revised set of Common Core standards

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If you agree please consider signing this petition to Carolyn Dumaresq, Acting Secretary for Education, The Pennsylvania State House, The Pennsylvania State Senate, and Governor Tom Corbett, which says: "The Pennsylvania legislature must adopt a fair education funding formula AND provide the funding investments needed to ensure that every student has an opportunity to learn."

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 90)

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William Penn (1644 - 1718) English Colonist and Founder of Pennsylvania. “Speak properly, and is as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.&# — William Penn.

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I'm not as eloquent in my second language as I am in my first , and Famous Speech Friday shared Angelina Grimké's 1838 speech at Pennsylvania Hall.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 10, 2013: Supt. Hite: “We cannot allow the city, the state, the School District, or anybody else to think that this is normal”

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 10, 2013 : Supt. Pennsylvania ''s potential interest-rate swap ban is generating testimony conveying both views during a state Senate Local Government Committee hearing Monday. 5 – House Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today the committee will hold a hearing about Pennsylvania’s public education and funding cuts from 2 p.m.

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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Keystone State Education Coalition: 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). Education historian and activist Diane Ravitch told an overflow crowd at the Free Library on Tuesday, "The state of Pennsylvania is ground zero for the destruction and privatization of education."

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 8, 2013: Where’s the accountability for state and local elected officials responsible for providing a constitutionally mandated “thorough and efficient” education for 134,000 Philly students?

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 8, 2013 : Where’s the accountability for state and local elected officials responsible for providing a constitutionally mandated “thorough and efficient” education for 134,000 Philly students? public sector WHYY Newsworks By Mary Wilson, @marywilson September 8, 2013 Interest rate swaps are going under the microscope at an upcoming Pennsylvania Senate hearing.

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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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 14, 2013 : It’s not just the Basic Education Subsidy. The corresponding figure in Pennsylvania ? It is the latest step, several representatives said Thursday, in their ongoing quest to do everything possible to keep school property taxes - the main local funding mechanism for Pennsylvania school districts - in check. "We

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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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 16, 2013 : Since 1991-92 there has been no set formula for providing funds for PA schools. Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 14, 2013: It’s not just the Basic Education Subsidy. The General Assembly must address what they want the system of public education in Pennsylvania to do. Tom Corbett cut almost $900 million from Pennsylvania ''s public schools in 2011.

Suicide - That's How Steve Stephens Ends

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As USA Today reports, Stephens was spotted outside Erie, Pennsylvania at a Mickey D. No surprise, the troubled suspected murderer Steve Stephens took his own life. That's usually how it goes for those whom darkness overtakes.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 18, 2013: Pew Poll: With education cuts Philly is eating its own young. "Gov. Corbett's main focus is to ensure that students in the district have access to the best education possible," said Timothy Eller, a spokesman for the state Education Department.

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 18, 2013 : Pew Poll: With education cuts Philly is eating its own young. She currently serves as chair for the Pennsylvania State Conference of NAACP Branches. Tom Corbett’s appointed state Board of Education, led by acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq and board Chairman Larry Wittig, voted to effectively wipe out the futures of 60 percent of the Pennsylvania’s public school children.

8 things I wish more speakers would post on Twitter

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Show the assembled crowd as they're gathering, like this view from the stage at the Pennsylvania Women's Conference , or when the hands are in the air at Q&A. I'm a big fan of working with, not against, the Twitter backchannel during your speech.

Public Speaking - Stand Up and Be Counted

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There's evidence from a study done by The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania that you should be a stand-up presenter. You've heard of stand-up comics, right?

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Here are the finds I shared in the week just past: Dancing in the street: 100 years ago on March 3, some 5,000 women marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, to protest the lack of votes for women.

New! 2 workshops on creating a TED-quality talk set for January 2016

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I've conducted this type of training for health care executives working for WellSpan Health in Pennsylvania; for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality projects in 16 cities around the U.S.;

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Cornelia June Miller - So, Who Says We All Have to Speak Well of the Dead

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was at a memorial service in a Jewish temple in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cornelia June Miller died. Convention has it that all should speak well of the dead. Right? Well, that tradition have been broken.

The Secret Sauce of Successful Commencement Speakers

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Lin-Manuel Miranda gave a powerful speech at the University of Pennsylvania in which he reminded graduates that “the stories you are about to live are the ones you will be telling your children and grandchildren and therapists.” (But It’s that season again.

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Vanity Fair's T.A. Frank - It's a Bubble, Stupid

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That includes the mansion on Pennsylvania Avenue in D.C. Vanity Fair had gotten lucky when Trumpism bubbled up from the wealth of Manhattan and took over the world. The timing was perfect. Its parent - Conde Nast - is on the short end competing with Facebook and Google for digital advertising.

Public Speaking - Stand Up and Be Counted

Great Public Speaking

There's evidence from a study done by The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania that you should be a stand-up presenter. You've heard of stand-up comics, right?

Public Speaking - Stand Up and Be Counted

Great Public Speaking

There's evidence from a study done by The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania that you should be a stand-up presenter. You've heard of stand-up comics, right? These results came from a controlled study of a situation where the presenters tried to persuade people to invest in a new business venture. For the first group, the presenter sat down and talked across a table.

Useful Career Advice for Would-be Presentation Designers

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She works as a Visualization Consultant for BrightCarbon now, but is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania. Amy Singh has previously written for us outlining 5 Easy Visualization Tips for More Effective Presentations.

Buzzwords - Why They Go Flat So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a Scranton, Pennsylvania speech this loser of the 2016 presidential race sent the message that she has returned from the woods. Pivot.    Breakthrough.    Smackdown. Sustainable. Transparent. Not so long ago those were buzzwords.