Viewing: April, 2015

Teacher Selection

By on April 18, 2015

It’s the time of year when we all need to get organized and plan ahead for the next school year. One of the big issues is teacher selection. Giving parents a voice in teacher selection is a great way for

Good Citizenship Starts at Home

By on April 12, 2015

What do you think about when I say “Spring Cleaning”? I think about airing out, freshening up, and opening our homes and hearts to the joy and relaxation we find when the world is soft and warm. We all love

High-Stakes Testing

By on April 3, 2015

High-stakes testing is currently one of the biggest issues in public education – for both parents and teachers. Let’s take a look at the purpose of these tests, their intent, and their unintended consequences. A high-stakes test is any test

School Therapies

By on April 3, 2015

Many children need speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, or physical therapy as they grow up. Sometimes these therapies are medical services ordered by a doctor. Often, though, therapies are offered at school to children with disabilities. IDEA, the law that governs