Post Tagged with: "Back To School"

A Back-to-School Conversation with Teachers and School Leaders

Originally appeared on Homeroom.  As teachers gear up for a new school year, I want to offer two thoughts. One is a message of celebration and thanks. The other is a response to a concern that has come up often in many conversations with teachers and families, and which deserves an answer. First, the thanks. America’s students have posted some unprecedented […]

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Breaking Down Common Core: What Do the Standards Mean for Our Education System?

Breaking Down Common Core: What Do the Standards Mean for Our Education System?

This year as students, teachers and administrators head back to school, many will face the first official year of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). With the standards already adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.), CCSS has become a topic of dispute for educators, parents and politicians, with some state legislatures across the country already proposing opt-out bills.

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Preparing for Back to School: How Parents Communicating with Their Child’s Educators Makes all the Difference

It’s getting close to that time of year where our nation gears up once again for the start of the school year. As students head back to the classroom, some facing new and unfamiliar schools or classrooms, The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) wants you to remember the important and valuable role you play in opening the lines of communication with educators. While educators dedicate their summers to creating lesson plans for their incoming students, these plans become most successful when they have a source for better understanding the idiosyncrasies and needs of each child from those who know their students best—you.

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Back To School Safety

Safety is an important issue for our students as we are unfortunately reminded of with the recent shooting at Perry Hall High School in Maryland. Here are some tips on promoting a safe environment for your school and your students.

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Tools and Tips For Back To School

Despite any challenges that we may be facing as administrators and union members, it’s that time of year again where we all head back to school to provide the best possible learning environments for our students. Here is a great resource for back-to-school tips with suggestions and information for getting the school year started off right.

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Preparing For Back To School

In the coming weeks, we will open school buildings sorely in need of repair, some lacking supplies and equipment and many in unsafe areas. Yet, we will cast a spell to ignore most of this as we watch teachers transform classrooms into oases of tactile learning centers. We will preserve the sanity of a good, well-rounded education for every child in spite of the world’s outcry for increased test scores.

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