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Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

ATLANTA (AP) – Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. 1,048 more words


Good shortcuts and Bad shortcuts.

There are good shortcuts and bad shortcuts.  Good shortcuts are well-thought out and well-planned. Good shortcuts are a labor of love. A good shortcut is the result of time spent in creating, developing and building something that will dramatically improve the quality of a product or a performance. 206 more words

Elegance in Software: better, faster & simpler...

Hi. I’m Rhys Bridges and I have a passion for building software that’s better, faster and simpler to use than anything that came before it. Well, almost anything. 45 more words

Programming Languages

Contour Roam 3 Action Camera

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By Dale Mears

Now when people say action camera everybody always jumps to the conclusion that its a GoPro. 831 more words

The Paddler Ezine

A cautionary tale on reviews: Model Power No. 1024 Train Set

Talk about a bite on the bum!  I find this gem of a train set in World of Model Railways at Mevagissey, think “Hmm…  This’ll make a fine review item!”, considering it was £35 (half the price of Hornby’s cheapest sets!) for a full set.   106 more words


Teach students to care about others instead of measuring how they compare to each other

This post.  Not my work, but it’s what I would have said, though maybe not as eloquently. Read and share if you would-if you know/are a teacher, parent, or student, you know how vital it is to return to the REAL priorities in education…and in life. 15 more words

Peace Through Civility