Archive for June, 2010

Tuesday’s Test Taking Question

In 1859, Black pioneer Clara Brown turned the unpromising conditions that had _____many other settlers of the mining camp into a source of ______ by starting her own business. A) discourage…reconciliation B) defeated…prosperity C) elevated…happiness D) aided …opportunity E) delayed…unity …

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Teacher Pay Based on Student Performance

States Push Teacher Pay Based on Student Performance: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36278615/#storyContinued *What is YOUR response to the emergence of performance-based teacher pay?

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More Employers to Require Some College

More Employers to Require Some College, Report Says By Jacques Steinberg Published: June 14, 2010 The number of jobs requiring at least a two-year associate’s degree will outpace the number of people qualified to fill those positions by at least …

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Sunday’s SAT Question

Medieval kingdoms did not become constitutional republics overnight; on the contrary, the change was ____________. A) unpopular B) unexpected C) advantageous D) sufficient E) gradual To locate the answer, click on Answers to Daily Questions under the Categories listed on …

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Thursday’s Fascinating Fact

The Origins of Some Very Familiar Symbols ! – To most of us this is a regular exclamation point. To the Roman Empire the symbol was meant to resemble a pen over a dot denoting the surprise or joy at …

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Wednesday’s Writing: Inspirational Quotations

We’ve all seen them before: inspirational quotations. They frequent prominent areas on people’s Facebook and Myspace profiles. They appear on daily quickwrite questions and are used by friends and families to give an uplifting word to one another. So how …

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Academic Success

“We are creating a one size fits all system that needlessly brands many young people as failures, when they might thrive if offered a different education whose progress was measured differently. Paradoxically we’re embracing standardized tests just when the economy …

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The Truth About Homework

The Truth About Homework Needless Assignments Persist Because of Widespread Misconceptions About Learning By Alfie Kohn Para leer este artículo en Español, haga clic aquí. There’s something perversely fascinating about educational policies that are clearly at odds with the available …

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Schools Need to Screen for Cheating

Experts Say Schools Need to Screen for Cheating By SHAILA DEWAN ATLANTA — This week, Georgia officials said they had found evidence that cheating might have occurred on standardized tests at one in five public elementary and middle schools around …

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Listening to what we hear.

Yes, I was eavesdropping; it was temptation talking. Sometimes my curiosity is so strong it just takes over, and I eavesdrop into other people’s conversations. While others may crave gossip, have a need to enliven their dull existence, a hope …

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