Outrageous School Policies: What You Can Do

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Outrageous School Policies: What You Can DoThere was a lesson to be learned in the case of Zachary Christie, a 6-year-old first grader in Delaware who brought a camping utensil along with his lunch. The tool included a folding fork. Unfortunately for Zachary, it also included a folding knife. That automatically made it a “dangerous instrument” under his school district's rule, which had zero tolerance for any dangerous Continue reading

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The Reading Wars: Rudolph Flesch vs. Frank Smith

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The Reading Wars: Rudolph Flesch vs. Frank SmithHere’s a weird thing about the reading wars Even people who are sincere advocates of phonics don’t always know why look-say is a mistake…More surprising, even people who are passionately for look-say (or whole word) don’t always know what they are pushing.

I read Frank Smith’s famous (or infamous) book “Reading Without Nonsense” and realized that even he may not know what he says he is for! Continue reading

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Expert Advice for Emerging Readers

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Expert Advice for Emerging ReadersAs a seasoned reader (and a parent), your first inclination might be to jump in and help when your child struggles to figure out a sentence. Bausch recommends instead that you try asking the child three important questions:

Does that sound right? Does that look right? Does that make sense?

“These key questions enable the child to begin to construct meaning and to eventually Continue reading

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The Electron… E-Space

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The Electron... E-SpaceSpace is broken up into geometrical patterns formed by the intersection of particles. These pieces of space contain their own individual and unique pressure, which exists within a spectrum.

Every particle which exists in “natural space,” the space that existed before the creation of the universe (altered space) and, which exists as infinite space outside of the universe, Continue reading

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Educational Radio in Somalia

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Educational Radio in SomaliaIt’s not easy to be a student in Somalia. Alongside more commonplace issues of quality and access shared by neighboring nations, Somalia has problems unique to its restless history. In this fractured nation wracked by persistent violence, there are few educational certainties.

Students, parents and teachers can, however, rely on one sure thing. EDC’s Somali Continue reading

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Why Johhny Can’t Write

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Why Johhny Can't Write“Johnny is a creative story-writer, but he can’t write an essay to save his life.” Does this ring true for you, your child, or your student?

Johnny has had some good writing instruction. He can recite the steps of The Writing Process from the posters he has seen in every classroom throughout his elementary school years. He knows all about Writers Workshop. He would know what Continue reading

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Is There a “Qualified Teacher” Shortage?

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Is There a WASHINGTON—As American schools reopen, a 15-year effort to “professionalize” the job of teacher is running up against a strong counterforce—the urgent need to fill classroom vacancies. — Christian Science Monitor, August 26, 2002

The headlines in those early years of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) were consistently alarming. “As Standards Rise, Continue reading

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Sat Testing Rochester Ny

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Specific high IQ societies, like Mensa, the Prometheus Modern society and the Triple Nine Society, use scores from certain several years as one particular of their admission tests. For instance, the Triple 9 Society accepts scores of 1450 on exams taken just before April 1995, and scores of at minimum 1520 on checks taken between April 1995 and February 2005.[73] Continue reading

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Definitions of History?

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The term ‘history’ is derived from the Greek word ‘historia’ which means ‘information’ or ‘an enquiry designed to elicit truth’. It is just “man — his story” — the story of efforts to satisfy his craving for an orderly social life. Related Articles History of state and law Second part Design History File (DHF), Device Master Record (DMR), Continue reading

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In the Shadow of Terror

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In the Shadow of TerrorIt’s a bitter-cold morning in New York City as I cross the Stuyvesant Bridge-known to the rest of the world as the TriBeCa Bridge-and hurry toward the school doors, eager to escape the knife-sharp wind. On the threshold, though, I’m stopped mid-step.

“ID card on!” bellows a security guard I’ve known since I was a freshman. I fumble in my bag, acutely conscious of how late Continue reading

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