Monthly Archives: April 2009

Do you work in a “high functioning school/district”?

http://www.just4kids.org/en/research_policy/best_practices/framework.cfm

Take a look at this “best practice” framework and see how your school/district is doing.

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Are ‘No-Fail’ Grading Systems Hurting or Helping Students?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,518101,00.html

What do you think?  Are they a way of providing “safety nets” or “dumbing down” the grading system?

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Chris Dormer – Setting Priorities

Mr. Chris Dormer, Principal, Upper Darby High School talks about setting priorities in a large school setting.

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Dr. Steven Subers

As you look back, what are you most proud of?

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Extended School Year? One teacher’s thoughts….

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/place_at_the_table/

What are your thoughts?

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Meet the School Improvement and Planning Team Administrative Goddesses!

dciu-administrative-goddesses

Need help fast?  Call one of the School Improvement and Planning Team’s Administrative Goddesses.  One wave of their magic wands and your wishes are fulfilled!  From left to right:  Rita Murgidi, Eileen McBride, Karen Dreisbach, and Lorraine Martini.  We could not function without them!

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TED.com – Ideas worth Spreading

http://www.ted.com/

If you haven’t checked out this website, you should!  Then send it on to your teachers to utilize in the classroom!

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