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EbooksChoice.com, the leading eBook retailer, today announced its annual Black Friday Weekend deals that customers won’t want to miss. The deals will be available online beginning on Black Friday, November 24, through Sunday, November 26. Use this promotional code at checkout: EBOOKSCHOICE-TQZD50 to save 50%. Using Promotional Codes: 1. Write down the promotional code. 2.…

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How To Get Started Improving Your Efforts To Support And Assess Novice Teachers

Many professions offer orientation and support experiences for professionals starting out in a field. Medical residents and law associates—even rookie baseball players—receive extended training, development, and mentoring (working alongside a seasoned expert) before taking on the responsibilities of a full professional. In contrast, novice teachers often are left to fend for themselves, with little or…

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Obstacles for Special Education Teachers

With the word “accountability” on every teacher’s and parent’s lips these days, one controversial tool that’s emerging is state mandated proficiency exams. Statewide assessments become truly ‘high stakes’ when school quality, teacher competence, and individual student capability are judged by their results. The stakes hit the ceiling when these test scores are used by states…

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Improving Education In School And Pursuing The New Educational Standards

There are many current stimulators of educational improvement and represent multi-year efforts to define new standards, not just for subject matter content but also for teaching, assessment, and programs. Using a large-scale consensus process, new documents are reviewed extensively by constituent groups and acquired substantial “ownership” as a result.   These documents and influential predecessors…

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Challenging Standards And Student Assessments In Every State

As the nation rightly focuses on issues and events affecting our foreign policy and defense, one major element of domestic policy remains to be resolved. And it deserves our attention. Our states and their leaders have successfully pioneered many of the policies now considered essential for the rest of the nation. Our No. 1 priority,…

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New Developments For Special Educators And Students With Disabilities

An increasing number of students require specialized health care procedures during school hours. Procedures such as tube feedings, clean intermittent catheterization, suctioning, and ventilator management are becoming more commonplace in the school setting. Who performs the procedures and is responsible for them being correctly implemented varies across school districts and states. Although consensus can be…

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Identifying District Policy Aimed At Upgrading Math And Science Curriculum

The following discussion is based on a study of curriculum upgrading by states, districts, and schools in response to these calls for reform. We have studied a relatively specific school output: the nature and quality of the mathematics and science curriculum as offered by teachers and experienced by students. We recognize that much education policymaking…

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Adoption of National Science and Mathematics Standards

In 1991, Jonathan Kozol published Savage Inequalities, a book that dramatically made public what most people who visit schools have always known – that American children experience shockingly different conditions of schooling. These differences are even more likely to be exacerbated in science education, the most resource-dependent of the academic subjects. Children cannot learn what…

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Creating Optimal Conditions For Teaching Students With Exceptionalities

The findings from a new survey indicate that teacher perspectives are similar for both general and special educators and that administrators’ views are also parallel. The similarities across special and general education groups combined with the significant differences between all teacher and all administrator points of view was interesting. The viewpoint taken by teachers regarding…

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