Because John Young Requested It, And It’s The Extended Version… @ed_in_de @RCEAPrez @Apl_Jax @ecpaige

The Exceptional Delaware Top 25 Christmas Songs Of All Time @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @RCEAPrez @Apl_Jax @ecpaige @nannyfat @Roof_O @TNJ_malbright @DelawareBats @BadassTeachersA #netde #eduDE #Delaware #edchat

I’ve always been a big fan of lists, so I’ve updated my top 25 favorite Christmas songs.  It’s pretty much the same as what I posted on Facebook last year, but the Pogues moved up, and Band Aid took the #1 spot again.  So without further ado, here’s the list.  Let me know if you agree (none of you will), and what you feel should be there and what shouldn’t.  And stay tuned for a post I can only call “Christmas Presents For The Enemies Of Public Education In Delaware”.  Feel free to leave input on that one as well!

Top Christmas Songs

1. Do They Know It’s Christmas: Band Aid

2. Christmas Lights: Coldplay

3. Christmastime: Smashing Pumpkins

4. Fairytale Of New York: Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

5. Christmas Time: Bryan Adams

6. Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home): U2

7. The Little Drummer Boy: Harry Simeone Chorale

8. Boots: The Killers

9. Merry Christmas Eve: Better Than Ezra

10. Aspenglow: John Denver

11. I Believe In Father Christmas: Emerson, Lake and Palmer

12. Please Come Home For Christmas: The Eagles

13. Some Children See Him: Andy Williams

14. All I Want For Christmas Is You: Olivia Olson

15. Gabriel’s Message: Sting

16. 2000 Miles: Mighty, Mighty Bosstones

17. Feliz Navidad: Jose Feliciano

18. River: Sarah McLachlan

19. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas: The Pretenders

20. I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas: Bon Jovi

21. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer: Elmo and Patsy

22. Carol Of The Bells: The Calling

23. A Christmas To Remember: Amy Grant

24. Happy X-Mas (War Is Over): John Lennon

25. Christmas Day: Dido

 

Delaware DOE Contract RFP For DPAS II Evaluation…What Will They Do To Educators Next? @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @RCEAPrez @Apl_Jax @nannyfat @ecpaige @Roof_O @DelawareBats #netde #eduDE #edchat #Delaware

The Delaware Department of Education put out a bid contract for a vendor to come in and evaluate the DPAS II system.  This measures the effectiveness of teachers in Delaware.  The DOE and Secretary of Education Mark Murphy were not happy when 99% of educators in Delaware were rated “effective” or “highly effective”.  I do believe this vendor will look to change that.  Very interesting parts of this RFP show ahead of time this vendor is only to look at districts that have been known to be innovative in implementing certain practices.  The deadline had been January 6th, but has been extended until January 20th as per the addendum on the contract bid website: http://www.bids.delaware.gov/bids_detail.asp?i=2807&DOT=N

Delaware educators: read and beware!