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Immaculate: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

By Kevin & Sean McCoy

Staggeringly enough, Immaculate High School first opened over half a century ago in 1962; this was before a man ever went to the moon, before the Civil Rights Movement, and before many of our parents were ever born. 1,006 more words


Teacher Seniority Headlines GOP's Education Plans

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A retired English teacher will help set Republicans’ agenda for making changes to the state’s schools.

Rep. Sondra Erickson, a Princeton Republican who retired from teaching in 2000, said school districts have been dizzied by new rules and policies after three elections that shifted control of state government. 598 more words


#TeachersOnBreak: 5 Things Teachers Do on Winter Break

It’s the first day of winter break, teachers! We all know that these precious couple of weeks have been long-awaited and much deserved. It’s the end of the first semester and it’s time to recharge for the last one (which is, I’m warning you now, going to be very,  331 more words

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List of worst Texas schools increases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of campuses on the annual list of the worst public schools in Texas is up more than a third from last year. 249 more words


About the Teachers

The teachers all come directly from the public relations and advertising industries and most are still currently involved in it. This is great as everything they teach us is from experience as well as it being completely relevant and current. 171 more words


People, Read Your Children Inappropriate Books: A Rant.

This is an irregular Saturday post, because I have something Christmassy planned for Tuesday.

When I was a little kid, my mom and I had this great tradition: before bed, we would gather up all my books and dump them in a pile on her (impossibly-huge-to-a-six-year-old) bed, curl up with a snack, and read together.   920 more words

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