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Drill Down

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Today was our second of four days testing kids. Keep in mind that this is only the ninth day of the new school year. I know that teachers must have an idea of the abilities and skills of their students in order to proceed with appropriate instruction during the year. But, with the number of […]

Bye for Now

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Over the weekend, I had to make one of the hardest decisions of my life. I had to take the step and euthanize my dog, Lola. Lola was a rescue from Puerto Rico, being 1 of 13. When we were researching adoption options, we saw this and traveled about 2 hours to pick her up. […]

High Stakes Testing and Children with Special Needs

March madness is entering its final days, and I am not referring to basketball. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) high stakes standardized tests that align with Common Core are wrapping up round one in Illinois. But unlike the NCAA college basketball tournament, there will be a second round of […]

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