Monthly Archives: March 2012

Radioactivity levels found to be dangerous due to uranium mines in northern Arizona on Navajo lands

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An L-shaped mesa in the foreground (Train Rock) and a larger mesa in the background (Oljato Mesa) lie just to the west of Monument Valley. The top of Oljato Mesa is actually the site of a uranium mine. Oddly enough, these areas have deposits of uranium and in some cases Navajo residents have built homes or other structures using rocks with significant radioactivity.

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Feds reach settlement with Arizona Dept of Ed on ELL students

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Departments of Justice and Education Reach Settlement with Arizona Department of Education to Ensure That Potential ELL Students Are Properly Identified

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights today entered into a settlement agreement with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to ensure that Arizona’s English Language Learner (ELL) students receive the educational services that they need. The agreement requires ADE to revoke its one-question Home Language Survey (HLS), which failed to identify and serve all eligible ELL students, and reinstate its three-question HLS so that all potential ELLs are identified for assessment and service.

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TUSD approves books for language arts that MAS teachers are still banned from using

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Professor Debbie Reese decided to look at TUSD’s new language arts curriculum (in TUSD, “arts” means everyone uses the same color and brush to draw the same picture of reality) and she finds some contradictions and raises some interesting questions:

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VIDEO: Mark Stegeman’s opposition to discussion of Cesar Chavez march in TUSD leads to ban

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World War II changed everything in this nation.

Mexican American soldiers fought heroically for the United States:

Proportionately, Mexican Americans surpass all other ethnic groups with respect to the number of Congressional Medals of Honor earned for valor in combat.

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