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Arne Duncan and His Distance Learning Missive

Arne Duncan and His Distance Learning Missive

By on August 12, 2009

I read this article on August 8th with no real plans to write a post about it, but sometimes the content just sticks with a gal, you know? In The LA Times, “Swine Flue Won’t Mean School’s Out,” Education Secretary

Dear Parents: What happens in the testing room?

Dear Parents: What happens in the testing room?

By on July 24, 2009

Dear Parents,  I’m going to walk you through what happens in a testing room to help demystify your child’s test taking experience.   First off, I’m told to take down anything from my walls that might help kids out.  That

Advice for a Future Department Head

Advice for a Future Department Head

By on July 22, 2009

So generally I write a post giving advice to all you new educators out there, but this time I need the advice.    I’m the new English Department Chair for my middle school, and I’ve been set to lead a group

Help!  Save schools from Massive Ed Tech Budget Cuts!

Help! Save schools from Massive Ed Tech Budget Cuts!

By on July 15, 2009

As a teacher concerned about the future of education, and as a blogger who has jumped whole-heartedly into an online collaborative existence as a means to help teach her students, I am astonished at the oxymoronic message coming for our