Posts tagged with: public schools

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Charter Schools: Are They Different?

Charter schools made their way onto the public education scene in the early 1990s. Their popularity increased gradually, but we’ve heard more in the last decade or so for a variety of reasons. Many traditional public schools struggled under the...
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Needed: More Critical Readers & Thinkers

If there’s anything that my engagement on social media has shown me, it’s the vastness of adult Americans who lack critical reading and thinking abilities. Initially, I wanted to believe that these individuals represented a small number of the population but after a...
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Designing Your Student’s Curriculum

You’re responsible for teaching your student or child a particular concept, but you’re finding that the curriculum (workbooks, internet resources, district-provided tools, etc.) isn’t meeting the needs completely. What do you do? Creating curriculum can be very stressful, especially if you...
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3 Costs of Considering Student Voice

The world, in general, has very antiquated views of childhood and student capabilities. Despite the research supporting children’s ability to understand complex ideas with proper scaffolding and support from adults, many parents, educators, and leaders choose to withhold a multitude of...
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3 Reasons Why Public School Students are Internet Deprived

Today I watched an interview in which Susan Patrick, President and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, cited a startling statistic. She said the average amount of time students spend online in public school per week is...
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