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  • Curriculum Mapping Sample
    Curriculum mapping in the cloud with BYOC
    Most experts will agree that a quality education within any school is rooted in its curriculum. Most schools continue to create, analyze, update and store their curriculum map in binders that are kept in various places... and each year they pull...
  • When we couldn't drink the water! Toledo's water crisis
    When we couldn't drink the water: A shared learning experience
    Shortly before the beginning of this school years, everyone in Toledo shared the experience of a city-wide water crisis. The city's water supply was tainted by HABS (harmful algal blooms) or FHABS (freshwater harmful algal blooms), resulting...
  • Choosing a Homeschool Curriculum
    Homeschool curriculum
    You have probably seen the Back-to-School ads popping up, a barrage of deals offered to save you money on your school supplies. As a homeschooling family, though, pencils and crayons aren’t the only items on your shopping list. You are also...
  • Monument to Education
    A Model for Inquiry-Based Experiential Learning
    The need for a well-educated, informed, and progressive society has become a critical issue when comparing the international community with the rather low academic results reported for K-12 students in the United States. National and international...
  • Learning at Home
    ‘Learning at Home’ by Rhonda Cratty a new resource for parents
    In the fast pass world we live in it can sometimes be a challenge to have activities for children to learn and explore in everyday life. “Learning at home by Rhonda Cratty is a new parent resource, filled with ideas to help children become...
  • MasteryConnect
    Common Core app denotes standards on the go
    K-12 teachers or anyone with a vested interest in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) can benefit from a handy little app produced by MasteryConnect.com. While the program is a marketing piece for its flagship Website providing CCSS tools for...
  • Khan Academy
    Khan Academy
    We started using Khan Academy a few years back but truly only off and on. While the concept was good it was only somewhat user friendly when we first started. With time they have made some changes and now we are hooked. My kids can follow along in...
  • Homeschooling 101: getting started
    Homeschooling 101: getting started
    Palm Springs offers some great public and private school options, but another alternative is also on the rise. Homeschooling is becoming more and more common these days as stories of violence in schools pepper the nightly news. If you are a parent...
  • Common Core
    North Carolina Home School Families and Common Core Curriculum
    As many of you know, Common Core Curriculum is being fully implemented in North Carolina by the school year of 2014. This is a time for many of you to sit up and take notice of public education and where it is headed. Of course, some might feel...
  • EIP
    Local school system incorporate more grade levels in their EIP program
    The Dougherty County School System (DCSS) is seeking to expand their Early Intervention Program, which will require the district to hire 25 new teachers. The DCSS Early Intervention Program, EIP, is a program targeted for at-risk youth in an...
  • Education needs to be accountable for all students
    Testing, testing 1-2-3 isn't just for rocket launches
    The sound that can be heard from any teaching orlaunching pad is from teachers in classrooms and the number of tests that are taken in one year. In thePittsburgh City Schools, there will be hundreds of different tests and that includes PSSA and...
  • Common Core
    Common Core, Pitfalls and Benefits
    The common core curriculum is the new standard base curriculum that is to be implemented in most states beginning in 2014. The state of Georgia is one of them; however, none the less, controversy is in the mist on the eve of the implementation of...
  • CSCOPE
    CSCOPE Controversy Rages On in Texas
    A committee of the State Board of Education met in Austin recently to hear testimony on the CSCOPE curriculum-management system that has been the subject of so much controversy and criticism this year. Judging by the testimony, the controversy has...
  • Learning Through Play
    Learning Through Play: Teaching the Child, Not the Test
    There is little argument among early childhood educators that play-based learning is developmentally appropriate for young children. Despite wide acceptance of play as a staple in early childhood classrooms, Bodrova & Leong (2003) state that...
  • School Board is busy in May also with issues other than the school budget and elections
    Catching Up with the School District After the Budget and Elections
    Now that the 2013-14 school budget and school board trustee elections are over, here is a look at some of the other news from the Belleville School District in May:School board member Joseph Longo congratulated school administrators for revising...
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