Common Core: Not So Common for Parents

Most districts around the country are in the process of completing the much-anticipated first assessments of the Common Core State Standards by either the Smarter Balanced Assessment System or the PARCC.  Although educators have had the opportunity to prepare for

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Achievement Gap-Academic Problem or Not?

Most educators are quite familiar with the issue of there being groups of children who underperform on standardized assessments when compared to their peers. We commonly refer to this as the achievement gap. Researchers and educators now trace the roots

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Recognizing Parenting and Its Value

For the most part what we agree upon is that parent involvement has value as it relates to the education of children.  What we don’t agree upon is the definition of parent involvement, how to measure its impact, and how

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A Parent Involvement Call to Action

My name is Dr. Tanya Foster-DeMers.  I want to welcome you to our site and share a little about myself.  I’ve recently completed my twentieth year of teaching.  This is a celebrated milestone for me, and the years were very

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