- Chinese food wasnt enough to get NYC Educator to campaign for Bill Thompson.
- Inside a charter schools first-year teacher training, by the author of this GS post.
- Gallup poll: The longer teachers stay in the classroom, the less engaged they become.
- Inside one of the lesson plans of the IS 318 chess teacher Paul Tough profiled.
- One of those made-for-viral you know you are an X when lists — for education reform.
- In a survey, early childhood educators said students dont have enough time to explore.
- A common standards booster says about 10 percent of schools dont need them.
It just takes a handshake, a signature on a form, or slamming of the breaks. A split second, that’s all the time necessary to change our lives.
Sometimes, the change is positive: a new job, the birth of a child, or beginning college.
Maybe it was the “ah-hah!” moment when you discovered your life calling.
At other times, our life takes a drastic turn at a devastating event: illness, injury, unemployment, or the loss of a loved one.
These moments shape our lives.
At CollegePlus, we want to hear about your life changing experience, and offer you the opportunity to embark on another life changing journey.
All as a part of the second annual CollegePlus summer scholarship essay contest!
Our theme for the 2013 scholarship contest is “One Thing.” The one thing that made a huge impact in your life.
Whether it was a mission trip, a conversation with your mom, an internship, or an injury or illness, we want to hear about the one experience that made a profound difference in your life!
And then we want to help you take the next life-changing step by giving you a full-ride scholarship.
The grand prize is a full-ride college scholarship. But that’s
Have you ever been totally fixated on someone? What I mean is that he or she is all you think about. You check your phone every 5 minutes to see if the mother fuckers have texted? A fixation so strong that … well you make plans with others but the minute this object of your fixation decides that YES he can see you Saturday night… you instantly break all other plans and go out and buy new underwear?
This is me. This is my summer of fixation. It would be all good and fun and amazing if it weren’t for one thing. It’s with an ex. The type of ex who hasn’t been an ex for long enough for this to be all fun and games. I wasn’t completely over this ex when I decided what a good idea for me to make him my summer lover. STUPID STFix, Fix Kfc
Summer. We all want to make the most of it, but, sometimes, it seems like the amazing summers are left to the friend with family homes in three different continents…
As kids, most of us were required to write a “What I did on my Summer Vacation” essay at the beginning of each school year.
With the exception of that kid who went to Australia and spent the summer helping orphaned baby kangaroos, most of us came back with the same report: “I slept, played a lot of video games, and fought with my brother.”
Maybe saving baby kangaroos isn’t up your alley, but if you’d like to get more out of your summer than a chance to catch up on an entire TV series on Netflix. If Ryan Yamane’s post inspired you to have an outstanding summer, here are a few ideas for making the most of your summer break.
1) Be intentional
Make a list of things you would like to accomplish over your break, and work on those projects. They can rangSummer
“Disney World? It’s so expensive! I’m not taking my kids there until the youngest is seven. Why pay for something they won’t remember?” 25-year-old me
“Disney World? It’s so expensive! Should we only go every third year?” present day, actual mom me
While looking through my June photos (below), I realize there are three arguments that I could have made against any of the activities we did:
1) Too expensive to pay for it.
2) Too little to enjoy it.
3) Too young to remember it.
Too expensive is relative. In terms of Disney, everything is pricey. $6 for a two minute dragon ride at the carnival is also not cost effective. But listening to the giddy squeals was worth every penny.
Too little to take to the Blackhawks parade. Yes,Disney World, Remember, Why Pay
UPDATE: PARCC has posted online the materials on accommodations for special education students and common-core testing that it made available to its governing board. Please see memo to the board that outlines the contents of the policy; a PowerPoint presentation on the manual, and a draft of the final policy. An edited version is planned for release in late July.
Students with disabilities will be able to use read-aloud accommodations on the English/language arts portion of the common core tests, with no requirement that they be virtually unable to read printed text or be at the beginning stages of learning to decode, according an accommodations manual approved today by the governing board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers.
In addition to read-aloud accommodations, the manual will also allow students who use American Sign Language to have the English/language arts portion of the test interpreted for them.Common Core, Core
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Given posts on Texas Senator Dan Patricks Facebook page this weekend, its safe to say that the Houston Republican really does not like CSCOPE, the state-sanctioned set of lesson plans that a majority of school districts use that was quashed in a deal he brokered during the recent Legislative session.
On Sunday, Patrick wrote:
Regarding CSCOPE lesson plans. Several of you commented that your district or your school has made a statement that they are continuing with the lesson plans. There are 877 CSCOPE client districts. We cannot know what each is doing every day, but if you have children in the district you can alert us.