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Civics and stuff…really, it’s fun!
posted by: Megan | November 05, 2010, 09:41 am   

What is my first memory of the democratic process in action? 1984 and Reagan's reelection. I knew he won, but that was the extent of my interest. Honestly, the reason I remember that event is because it conflicted with my birthday party. 


PACE Awards Educator with Funds for the Classroom
posted by: Megan | November 04, 2010, 09:11 am   

Englewood, CO – The Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE) is pleased to announce that Ms. Jacque Forchette, teacher at Knowledge Quest Academy, has been awarded a $500 grant to buy graphing calculators for her classroom.


 “Graphing calculators give students an instant look at a graph.  After a student learns how to pencil and paper a graph, the next step is to learn how to use the graphing calculator,” said Forchette.  “Our students relate to this technology with a swift, delighted, and surprised understanding.  They see the ‘problem solving’ happen on the grid.”


Are Longer School Days Coming?
posted by: Megan | November 01, 2010, 04:27 pm   

During Education Nation on NBC last month, President Obama recommended lengthening the school day and year as a potential solution to our children falling behind. The suggestion inspired praise from some reformers and critique from others, citing more expenses and stringent union contracts. Are longer days and shorter summers the wave of the future for students and teachers?


Teachers Shouldn’t Be Threatened by Reform
posted by: Megan | October 19, 2010, 01:09 pm   

Both sides of the education dialogue can agree about one thing when it comes to improving education – having an effective teacher is essential in student learning. This idea is neither liberal nor conservative, rather a simple truth that divides stake holders in its implementation, and shouldn't make American teachers defensive.

Addressing the Bullying Epidemic in Schools
posted by: Alix | October 18, 2010, 03:44 pm   
In the wake of two recent suicides in connection to bullying, school systems across the country are reevaluating their policies relating to school discipline and harassment. Students can be overloaded with academic studies and family pressures; no adolescent needs incessant taunting and harassment by the school bully.
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