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Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza’s family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. 806 more words


How to Start Leaders UNITE at Your School

Steps to starting the club:

1. Get a teacher or faculty sponsor to help with the club.

2. Look at the page “2014-2015 Schedule… 311 more words

Leaders UNITE

Home Visits: Ruby, Zoe, Chloe and a little sister.

Today I went on my first round of solo home visits. Since I went by myself (Lemon and Zejun are both out of town for the weekend) I was a little bit nervous. 192 more words


We are going to be friends

I haven`t posted a song for a long time.
So here it is, “We are going to be friends” by The White Stripes.
I am proud that I had the opportunity to see Jack White playing it live at one of the best concerts I`ve been to so far, in Bucharest, earlier this month. 108 more words

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School Library Assessments: Self and Peer Assessments for Book Review Writing

I’ve been attending a 3-day assessment seminar series by Jay McTighe, and Tuesday of this week was Day 2.  Though the information shared isn’t anything different from what I learned 10 years ago in my undergraduate Instructional Design class, a large part of Tuesday’s session was spent in worksessions applying what we were discussing and creating actual assessments.  232 more words


Assessment in the PYP

Brainstorming what comes to mind when thinking about assessment.

My immediate thoughts regarding assessment range from the formal scantron memories of my school experiences to the ongoing formative assessments I tend to use with my students which allows for student creativity and differentiation.   254 more words


Music Appreciation for Kids

The Common Core focuses on language arts and mathematics. Your school probably puts a lot of emphasis on these subjects and maybe history or social studies and science. 298 more words

Common Core Standards