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On the PARCC Test

Alongside the balance that I have encouraged in thinking about the Common Core, it is only fair to add my concern regarding the PARCC Test. Thanks especially to Jennifer Hierbaum Pastore for prompting me to think a bit more about PARCC this … Continue reading

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On Allowances

Allowances. I’m not sure we’ve ever approached this aspect of parenting well or consistently. We got better at it when our kids hit the teenage years. With our older two, we manage things electronically with checking accounts and debit cards. … Continue reading

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On the Misperceptions surrounding the Common Core

This article is a fascinating look at the misperceptions surrounding the Common Core. Seems like a PR disaster. I wonder if the political dramas playing out in so many states might have been avoided with a different sort of roll-out … Continue reading

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On the Common Core and Its Impact on the Achievement Gap

Another article on the Common Core, this one on its potential impact on the achievement gap. “In other words, while the Common Core may provide the “map,” it’s up to the school districts to undertake the journey to make sure … Continue reading

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On Weeping

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” (Kahlil Gibran)

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On Things Being Alright

“Everything will be alright in the end, and if it’s not alright, then trust me, it’s not the end.” — from “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (for the Elderly & Beautiful)”

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Day 19: A How-To

Final Day. Headed home. Overnight at the Hampton Inn in La Vista, Nebraska (just outside Omaha). We love Hamptons. This was the largest we’ve been at, almost a small apartment. In case anyone is interested, I thought you might want … Continue reading

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