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Why My Daughter Won't Be a Teacher When She Grows Up

My daughter, who is 11, has a pretty standard response prepared for people who ask her what she wants to be when she grows up. 454 more words


How are you celebrating National Poetry Month?

Carrie Gaffney is the managing editor of The Educational Forum. She spent 12 years as a secondary English teacher and is still active in The National Writing Project and Second Story, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit devoted to bringing creativity to underserved schools.  570 more words


Homework on a Summer Evening

“I have never, ever, went to summer school because of grades, but everything changed when the K-12 program attacked.”

The K-12 program by the DepEd forced us to speed up our learning by accelerating us to grade 10(3rd year), even though we were supposed to go to grade 9(2nd year).

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Sylvan Learning Center: one of our partner centers in Abu Dhabi

K12 provides a variety of education options for our students: online, blended classroom, and small group instruction. Sylvan Learning is known around the world for it’s personalized learning in a 3:1 student/teacher configuration. 122 more words


Ravens and Science: Now or Nevermore?

What makes a science field trip a Do Now for your students? When two ravens are hatching eggs in a few days at Wellesley College. 328 more words

Department of Education Releases New Parent and Community Engagement Framework

Department of Education Releases New Parent and Community Engagement Framework
Source: U.S. Department of Education

The fourth quarter of the school year is generally a time of preparation for schools and districts as they finalize next year’s budget, student and teacher schedules, and professional development for the upcoming school year.

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Children of the Core by Kris Nielsen

Children of the Core
by Kris Nielsen

If you’re a parent of school-aged children in the U.S., you’ve probably heard of Common Core by now.  What is Common Core, and why is it so controversial? 320 more words