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Every Student Succeeds…What Does That Mean For Teachers?

It has been nearly two months since the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law. The bill, passed by the Senate on December 9th and signed by President Obama December 10th, gives state and local governments more power over educational policies, including standards, assessments, and teacher evaluation systems. Replacing the No Child Left Behind […]

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Rapping Through Math Class

Thematically, rap and hip hop fall into the category of things I want my to daughter to discover later in life. I would rather she be vaguely aware of reproductive mechanisms and the (bad) side effects of using illicit substances before she encounters Jay-Z and co. However, like most things on my parenting wishlist, this […]

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Rock Stars Need Math

Does your child dream of stage lights and squealing guitars? Would they rather listen to the Top 100 than do their homework? They can keep dreaming big, but they had better solve those equations because even rock stars need math. Being a rock star is more than having talent and looking good on stage, to […]