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May 24, 2016

Here’s Why Students Need Algebra
A college professor argues for algebra education and details exactly how much it is used in daily life.

On March 29th we published information on a NY professor who said that Algebra was too difficult for many students and that it should be dropped for those who would never need it. Now comes the reply as to why Algebra is needed by all students. Read the article and see who you believe is correct. You can view the previous article at: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/28/ny-professor-says-algebra-is-too-hard-schools-should-drop-it/

14 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask Themselves About That Lesson Plan

The school year will soon end. It is a good time to take a look back and assess how things went. This article proposes 14 questions that you should ask yourself about every lesson plan you create. How often over the 2015-16 school year did you consider these when preparing lessons?

Better Ways to Measure School Success Are Worth a Try
The new national education law leaves much to the states, a risky proposition that could pay off if it inspires new ideas.

When ESSA goes into effect, states will have the authority to decide for themselves how to measure school success. Those in political office will walk a thin line on this issue. Setting firm, challenging guidelines for teaching and learning is always politically perilous, as any resulting low scores make the state and its leaders look bad. Take a look at the article and discover some methods that states may want to consider in evaluating the effectiveness of school districts.

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