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Testing under Fire: Republicans may consider slashing the number of federally required tests.

Republicans on the Hill are finding unusual common ground with teachers unions about an overthrow of the annual testing mandate embedded in No Child Left Behind. 193 more words

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Nurture vs Nature: Why Talking to Babies Matters!

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/baby-brains/bhattacharjee-text

The First Year

A baby’s brain needs love to develop. What happens in the first year is profound.

By Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

Photographs by Lynn Johnson… 337 more words

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KNOW YOUR CHARTER...KNOW WHERE YOUR TAX $$$ ARE GOING!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC. 16, 2014
Contact: Keary McCarthy, 614-425-9163

NEW STUDY: LOCAL TAXES BEING USED TO SUBSIDIZE CHARTER SCHOOLS WHEN STATE AID IS INSUFFICIENT TO COVER THE COSTS… 454 more words

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NEW POLL DATA BUOYS PUBLIC ED ADVOCATES

NEW POLL DATA BUOYS PUBLIC ED ADVOCATES: With a month to go before midterms, the activists at Democrats for Public Education are urging candidates to speak up — loudly — about their support for neighborhood schools. 244 more words

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Stay connected as kids and teachers go back to school...There's an APP for THAT!

The Teaching App at the Head of the Class

Businessweek                                                                      8/29/2014

As kids head back to school, a relatively unknown mobile app is rocketing toward the top of… 20 more words

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PLAY


  Who wants to play? Young children want to play. Play is a child’s work. It is what they do. Play is what a child needs and desires for a healthy development. 255 more words

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