Category Archives: Students First

Child Matters: Test Scores, Community, Growth

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Child Matters

It’s Thursday night. It’s been a great second week of school.  The kids have been on campus for eight days now. Eight important, formative, instructional days. The campus is abuzz and it sounds something like this: “I feel like I … Continue reading

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A Saturday Afternoon, A Prom & The Common Core

Sunday afternoon I sat around a large table with five adults while our high school seniors snapped photos while waiting for the super bus that would whisk them off to senior prom. The six of us began getting acquainted while … Continue reading

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Woke up Late, Ma’am.

I worked at a local middle school today where West Point Academy was sponsoring an all-day STEM workshop and competition. Cadets and officers were in attendance along with about 200 students ranging from fourth to eleventh grade. I stood at the … Continue reading

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