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If a third party professional development group must be used…

In this topsy-turvy educational world of mass assessment and intense evaluation schools and school districts are turning to third party groups to help pull them from the mire. Schools are desperate and are willing to pay for anyone who can bring a new method, packet, or plan that offers even a glimmer of hope. This, … Continue reading

Teaching to the Test? What is the Point of This? Northeast Social Studies Exam … Guess Which Grade

My question is this: what is the point of all this memorization? I can understand having to learn the geography of the Northeast. But there is no word bank, and when did Social Studies become a big spelling test? Continue reading

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