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The standard history

Is history an unchanging record of the past, or is it a set of clues, subject to reinterpretation with every generation?  The answer can have a great impact on how we teach this core subject in schools.  538 more words

Learning

The Time I Lost a Friend Over Standardized Testing

As a kid, I hated testing. I didn’t test well, either because I got lazy and didn’t study, I knew the material and psyched myself out, or I mismanaged my time on the test and didn’t answer all the questions. 1,135 more words

Parenting

Homeschool and the Curriculum Debacle

This is a 50/50 post for me.  I’m half writing this blog today so that I have a clear record of what I’m researching, and the other half of my just wants to share the information with everyone else. 317 more words

Kids

Texas Fines Testing Vendor $5.7M, Demands $15M In Upgrades

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AUSTIN (AP) — Texas is fining the company that administers statewide standardized tests $5.7 million — and ordering it to invest $15 million in future safeguards — after computer glitches caused problems for students and school districts last academic year. 106 more words

News

New Schools & New Programs For Dallas ISD Students

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s a new school year and there are new schools, programs and changes across the Dallas Independent School District. 470 more words

News

How to Snap out of the Procrastination Plague

Stalling is something numerous individuals experience the ill effects of day by day. Luckily, it’s something that is absolutely easy to overcome when you put your mind to it. 353 more words

Academic

Parent: How to Support Your Teenager Through Standardized Tests

Prior to the Test

Be knowledgeable about the test

What is the test and what will it quantify?

Will the test outcomes influence your kid, school, or both? 411 more words

Academic