Controversial Common Core: Costs, Implementation, Assessments, and Opt-Outs

Since the heady reform days of 2010 and 2011 when 46 states and the District of Columbia adopted the Common Core Standards, the landscape has changed considerably. In fact, at least twelve states have already withdrawn and problems mount with implementation and assessments along with the growing opt-out movement.

What to Do When Lice Come Calling

When it comes to lice, the creepy crawlers invade unsuspecting head more than ever when it’s warm like now and for the next several months. In other word, ’tis the season and it will play out even more when camps reopen for the summer, be they day or overnight. It’s all about close contact.

Graduation Ceremonies Should Return to High Schools

The trend for the past few decades have been for high schools to hold graduation ceremonies at venues far off of campus. Unfortunately, this trend should be reconsidered by most schools for reasons of finance, safety, and convenience. Every high school in my county in southwest Ohio holds its commencement exercise at a site at least 45 minutes from the campus.

Remember People’s Names!

What do you think you could gain from better remembering people’s names? Could it possibly make you a better president? Read this article to find out more.

Fun Spring Michigan Events for Children

With spring fast approaching, you can expect there to be many family-friendly Michigan events. Find out about some of the best activities to do with your children.

The Story of a Children’s Book

When the author flew to Ghana in February 1971, to take up a teaching post at the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, his three sons were 9 years, 6 years and 3 months old. As the years passed, one by one the boys left to attend boarding school in England and the father took to writing each a letter every Sunday morning. As often as possible, he tried to send a story with the letter and these proved popular not only with his sons but with their school mates. When the stories were sent recorded on tape, the tapes were misappropriated. Other parents urged the publication of the stories but the effort was postponed because suitable illustrations were not available. Now that grandchildren have read the stories, they are to be published in the hope that their children and many others will also enjoy them.

Stick Horses, A Child’s Favorite

All children have great imaginations. Too many times, they’re not using it being glued to electronics and tv. A stick horse will bring that creativity to a child that will turn the child in to a cowboy or cowgirl!

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