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Wednesday’s Writing Tip

Is that a real word? Have you ever had a conversation where the person you are speaking with throws in a word that you have never heard before? The English language has morphed over the years, slang terms used as …

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Wednesday’s Writing Query

The Lost Art of Letter Writing When’s the last time you sat down to compose a letter?Not a Hallmark card, an actual handwritten letter. In this day and age of text and email, letter writing ( or snail mail as …

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Do Schools Kill Creativity? A Must Watch Video.

Our Childrens’ Future: We Won’t Be Around For it , But They Will Please take a moment ( a long moment for the video is 20 minutes) to watch this incredible video of Sir Ken Robinson speaking to a TED …

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Tough Love for Schools

March 6, 2010 School’s Shake-Up Is Embraced by the President By STEVEN GREENHOUSE and SAM DILLON A Rhode Island school board’s decision to fire the entire faculty of a poorly performing school, and President Obama’s endorsement of the action, has …

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SAT Essay Quotes – Practice #9

Take a look at the following quotes. Think about what questions about life each quote suggests, and then, concur up two or three examples from your knowledge to support two different perspectives. We have supplied a few questions under each …

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Replacing No Child Left Behind

February 22, 2010 Obama to Propose New Reading and Math Standards By SAM DILLON WASHINGTON — In a proposed change to the No Child Left Behind law, the Obama administration would require states to adopt new academic standards to qualify …

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Promoting 10th Graders Early

February 18, 2010 High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early By SAM DILLON Dozens of public high schools in eight states will introduce a program next year allowing 10th graders who pass a battery of tests to …

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How School Bus Rides Have Changed Behaviors

February 12, 2010Wi-Fi Turns Rowdy Bus Into Rolling Study Hall By SAM DILLON VAIL, Ariz. — Students endure hundreds of hours on yellow buses each year getting to and from school in this desert exurb of Tucson, and stir-crazy teenagers …

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Good News About Connecticut Education

CEAOrg reflects on: 10 Good News Facts About Connecticut Public Education 2010 February 9 tags: positive ed news by Laurel Killough The media often concentrates on what’s wrong with Connecticut’s public schools – but there is also plenty of positive …

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Wednesday’s Writing Topics

Tackling The SAT Writing Section Essay When many students hear that they only have 25 minutes to develop, write, and edit an essay, they PANIC!!!!! RELAX! You can do this. Read the question carefully. Form a mental answer. Jot down …

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