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Grit Pie

In a few past posts, I have mentioned that I am making a determined effort to incorporate a growth mindset into our classroom environment.  One of the attributes that is key to a growth mindset is to have “grit.”  While reading… 100 more words

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Coalition led by Rybak offers plan to attack achievement gap in schools

A coalition led by former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is taking aim at the achievement gap and released some of its first recommendations Monday.

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State Exemplars of School Accountability “Report Cards”

State Exemplars of School Accountability “Report Cards” (PDF)
Source: Education Commission of the States

The profiles provided below link to exemplars of school accountability “report cards” from nine states and the District of Columbia.

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Change Warroad 'Warrior' mascot or be sued, coalition warns

A Minneapolis-based coalition is threatening to take the Warroad school district to court if it doesn’t stop using the “Warrior” name as its school mascot. 346 more words

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You Don't Have to Be a Genius

Since many people are returning to school during the next couple of weeks, I thought I would re-visit and share some of last year’s more successful projects in case you want to try one.   470 more words

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The Pulse of Digital Language Learning

Even though they are just as critical to a student’s success in the global economy, language-learning commitment and resources have been shrinking in public schools. That said, interactive online software and blended learning have revolutionized language learning in the school setting. 363 more words

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Global Cardboard Challenge 2014

Since many people are returning to school during the next couple of weeks, I thought I would re-visit and share some of last year’s more successful projects in case you want to try one.   429 more words

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