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3 Strategies for Close Reading

One of the distinguishing features of the Common Core and new Language Arts Florida Standards is the emphasis that the new standards place on a skill that we refer to as “close reading.” Close reading is essentially analyzing a complex text in fine detail, as though examining it with a magnifying glass. 139 more words

Making Sense of the Common Core -- Part 2 of 2

Just to briefly recap from my last post: The Common Core is a set of standards meant to raise students’ level of college-readiness and to help students stay on track when moving between schools in-state and out-of-state. 1,288 more words

Public Education

Patriots Booth at the Auglaize Co. Fair, July 27-Aug. 2

The Auglaize County Fair opened on Sunday, July 27th to stormy weather with heavy rainfall, which caused many booths in the commercial building to be in need of buckets and mops!!  151 more words

Local Events

Let us arise and go home

An education that does not order the soul towards truth and beauty, that does not instill the intellectual virtue of seeking the truth, and the practical virtue of putting moral truths in action, is no education at all.

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Special Education In America: Where is it going? Spread this link all over! Reblog! #netde #eduDE #delaware @usedgov

I firmly believe our federal government wants to eventually usurp IDEA and IEPs for special needs children. They want the “common” goal to be increased standardized test scores for these students. 490 more words

Special Education

Common Core's A-Team

Blogger Mercedes Schneider has well researched and documented here and here that the initial working group tasked to develop and draft the Common Core State Standards was an exclusive and elite team of mostly inexperienced (classroom teaching) education “experts”. 676 more words

Pardon? Common Core cheerleader Melinda Gates didn't think this one through

Earlier today, President Obama spoke to the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Summit, where he said something that really struck a chord with Melinda Gates: 177 more words

US Politics