This is the third and final post of a three part series on Standard (or Academic) English and its effect on student confidence. In the first post, we discussed what Standard English is. 837 more words
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What fun was had! This past Thursday was our Family Night! This month we kicked off story and craft time before the movie! The story and craft each month will be as close to the movie theme as possible…this month it was Pirates!!!!! 103 more words
PARCC and Smarter Balanced are hitting a rough patch these days. States are dropping the lengthy, expensive assessments for reasons political, ethical, financial, and personal. In Illinois, where I am an administrator, we learned just last week that only juniors will be tested beginning in March of 2015. 764 more words
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As I’ve mentioned a time or two, our family LOVES books. We gravitate toward books with great story lines and bright, colorful illustrations–as well as simple concept books that my toddler can read independently. 270 more words