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Comma Crazy: everything you didn't need to know

My head is abuzz with phrases and clauses and (in)dependency. And other stuff I barely know the names of. (Is it okay to end a sentence with a preposition? 631 more words


ICYMI: The path to a gifted education in Palm Beach County schools

It’s Friday once again, and this is our In Case You Missed It post for two stories on Palm Beach County’s gifted program.

Why gifted kindergarten is 70 percent white… 195 more words


Power out at this PBGardens school is out, parents encouraged to fetch kids

The power is out at Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary, which means the air conditioning isn’t working and the phone service is intermittent. The school is alerting parents that they can pick up their children and take them home early, but it’s optional. 203 more words


Ready, Set, Go!

Today was the first day of my 16th year of teaching middle school English Language Arts. Even as I type this,  I am in awe (and mostly horrified) at how fast the first fifteen years have flown by. 599 more words

In The Classroom

Of Akka and Alan Turing

Did you understand the question? – Akka?

Have you finished copying this down? – Akka?

Have you written all 25 words of dictation? – Akka? 903 more words


Senator Ron Johnson: Too Many History Teachers, Not Enough "Destructive Technology"

It’s reassuring to know that there are enlightened people like Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson who are in positions of power and have the ability to set education policy in this country. 734 more words