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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.

 
Wisconsin’s Scott Walker Not Backing Down
posted by: Pamela | March 01, 2011, 01:00 pm   

For the past two weeks, Wisconsin union leaders and members have gathered steadily in Madison in hopes of pressuring lawmakers to drop a bill that would end forced unionism and aims to close monumental budget shortfalls. With no legislative progress, the war of words is heating up in Wisconsin as some experts are calling this the "death knell" of big labor --yielding commentary by President Obama.
 
Unions on the Defense as Labor Debate Rages On
posted by: Pamela | February 28, 2011, 04:51 pm   

This weekend in Wisconsin and state capitals all over the country, union leaders and members gathered together to protest the various bills aimed at ending forced unionism and closing budget gaps. Despite the weeks of protests, news polls are shedding light on who the American people really support in this debate.
 
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