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September 2014
Vol 11 No 9
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A Message to Share with Parents about Summer Learning

By Dorothy Rich • May 1st, 2014

It’s important that parents know how important summer is as a time for learning …they need to know that it’s vital for children’s continuing success in school. Here are ways to get that message across to parents, and specific activities you can suggest they do with their kids this summer.



The Old “Basics” Aren’t Enough

By Dorothy Rich • May 1st, 2013

I like high student test scores, but what I don’t like is what many school districts across the country are doing to try to get them.



High Test Scores Are Nice… But There’s More

By Dorothy Rich • Oct 1st, 2009

I like high student test scores, but what I don’t like is what many school districts across the country are doing to try to get them.



School Is Not a “Cool” Place

By Dorothy Rich • Sep 1st, 2009

I know I should not be bothered by it (or should get over it), but every time my grandchildren say the words, “That’s cool,” my teeth grind a little. They are not yet at the age when they say “That’s hot.” When they say something about school is “cool,” I get hot under the collar.



What Can Teachers Really Be Accountable For?

By Dorothy Rich • Aug 4th, 2009

With so much current pressure about teacher accountability, it’s vital for teachers to ask ourselves: What can we really be accountable for?



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