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Pets in the Classroom Grant Program
posted by: Pamela | March 15, 2011, 08:57 am   


Pets in the Classroom is a grants program supporting responsible pet care in grammar school classrooms across the country.  Kids benefit from exposure to pets in the classroom in ways that help to shape their lives for years to come. Pets encourage nurturing, help build self esteem, teach responsibility and pets become friends!  Our goal is to establish healthy child-pet relationships at an early age by supporting responsible pet care in grammar and middle school classrooms across the country.

 
Arkansas' Teachers Have a Professional Choice
posted by: Pamela | March 14, 2011, 04:23 pm   


Like the rest of America, teachers in Arkansas have been following the news in Wisconsin and elsewhere as thousands of union teachers are converging at state houses across the country. Some used fake doctor’s notes to protest as school systems across the state were forced to shut their doors. These protests have outraged teachers from coast to coast, leaving many questioning their membership in local unions and have even led some searching for alternatives.

 
Joel Klein Pens op-ed on School Reform and Teachers
posted by: Pamela | March 14, 2011, 11:28 am   


Former Chancellor of New York City public schools Joel Klein as featured in the Washington Post this weekend:

 
State MATHCOUNTS Competition Commences this Weekend, Volunteers Needed!
posted by: Pamela | March 08, 2011, 06:52 pm   


MATHCOUNTS, the rigorous math competition for all 6th through 8th grade students, is this weekend at the UCA campus!

 
Social Skills Improve Standardized-test Scores
posted by: Pamela | March 03, 2011, 02:39 pm   


Students who participated in a social and emotional learning, or SEL, program improved in standardized-test scores by 11 percentile points according to a study published February in Child Development. The difference is comparable to a student moving from the middle of the class academically to the top 40 percent.

 
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