The Best Way to Protest Common Core is to Keep Your Child at Home?

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I have been regularly attending the New York State’s Network Team Institute’s on the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). What I have been regularly witnessing are teachers and Content Area Coaches grumbling about the “death of literacy” because of the increased emphasis on “informational texts.” This always made me chuckle, as I… Read more »

Talk to Your Teens!

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Research tells us that high school teens do better in school when they have positive relationships with the staff in their schools (Whannell & Allen, 2011). New Dawn created an Advisory program as part of the instructional composition of the school in order to help teens make connections with the community, with themselves, and with… Read more »