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Child Matters: Test Scores, Community, Growth

What happens with a staff full of teachers meet to view their Smarter Balanced test data for the first time? Continue reading

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Not Just Any First Day of School

Today is my last official day of summer. However, this whole summer has pretty much been spent getting ready for what will begin tomorrow at 7:30 am. The feeling at my house this evening is one of eager anticipation, mixed … Continue reading

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Fireworks, Fun & Freedom

Fourth of July weekend just passed. The gusto with which this holiday is celebrated in this little seaside town is quite astonishing. Fireworks begin to be heard throughout the town at all hours weeks before the fourth. Houses are adorned … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Truth in Song

A life long friend shared this song along with her heartfelt words, “This reminds me of us”. The sentiment spoke to years of caring and connection mixed with growth and on occasion, hurt feelings … of┬ámistakes and missteps. How do … Continue reading

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