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English Idioms and Their Meanings

It’s Phun Phriday – and tomorrow is July 4th!  As we celebrate Independence Day, we should remember the rich history of our country and its diverse inhabitants.   53 more words


10 Valedictorians? REALLY?

I live in your typical midwestern small town and like all small towns we have a local newspaper that NEVER carries national or state news.  In fact, you’re more likely to find recipes, Rotary club activities, kids participating in some afterschool event sponsored by the public library, church news, athletic events, and your neighborhood garden club photo.   879 more words


California School Districts Lead Early Learning Initiatives Across the B-8 Continuum

Understanding the importance of the birth-to-third-grade continuum, school districts are leading efforts to strengthen programming and create better alignment between preschool and grade school programs. 1,204 more words


Teachers Transform Lockers into Book Spines by Sonia Weiser

I came across this light hearted article on another blog.  It’s an interesting approach to re-purposing unused lockers with the benefit of putting classic literature front and center in front of the students. 9 more words


Understanding the Underserved Learner: The Condition of STEM 2014

Understanding the Underserved Learner: The Condition of STEM 2014 (PDF)
Source: ACT
From email:

Understanding the Underserved Learner: The Condition of STEM 2014 is an ACT report that determines underserved students’ interest and their college and career readiness in math- and science-related areas.

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Social And Cultural Issues

Lawmakers drop free ACT exams, cut other statewide school testing

The number of required tests that Minnesota students take in elementary and high schools will go down significantly in coming years after the Legislature made some sweeping changes to the testing program. 352 more words


Hola Llamigo

Today’s Phun Phriday post is an adorable video that I found on Kuriositas.  Hola Llamigo is a creative and fun animated short about a young boy who lives on a pinata farm.   31 more words