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Eli Poppers December 11, 2013 at 08:01 am
Sounds like laura Poppers does the most for her school, running all activities. She would have beenRead More the best candidate to move forward in this distinguished award
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Dan Schmitt December 9, 2013 at 04:20 pm
Catherine, Thanks very much for this excellent information. I'm confident that when parentsRead More and the community at large understand the new Common Core Standards, most will see them as as positive step forward in our childrens' education.
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Dan Schmitt November 15, 2013 at 07:31 am
Catherine, You are correct that cursive handwriting is generally no longer stressed in everyRead More elementary school. Neither is riding a horse to school, diagramming sentences, making kids wear dunce hats for punishment and a whole host of other activities that occurred in the past. I guess we can call that "change.", and, for some, change is very difficult to accept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fact is, by the time kids get to middle school, most of their writing is done by computer keyboard. When kids get to college, most professors will not accept assignments that are not typed. So, from my perspective, spending lots of time on cursive writing is not getting the best bang for the time spent in school. And, what's wrong with printing? My cursive has always been shaky at best, so when I need to write by hand, I print. That's served me well for over 60 years. . . . . . . . . . . . A defocus on cursive writing occurred long before the Common Core Standards came on the scene. The title of your blog suggests that it's simply another anti-common core hit piece.
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Laura November 11, 2013 at 08:39 pm
There will be a Common Core Community Forum in Elk Grove on Thursday, November 14th at the HolidayRead More Inn near Laguna Blvd. & 99 Pro/Con Expert Panel discussing Common Core. Come listen and decide for yourself! Holiday Inn Express 9175 West Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA November 14th, 7-9pm
Dan Schmitt November 12, 2013 at 03:05 pm
Laura, I'm curious as to who the "Pro" people will be on the Common Core Expert PanelRead More discussion.
Laura November 12, 2013 at 03:20 pm
Dan Schmitt: Superintendent Steven Ladd, Assistant Superintendent Mark Cerutti, and Maggie EllisRead More (teacher & Pres. of EGEA) are the pro panelists. More information can be found on this facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ConcernedParentsofEG
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M.Legison September 25, 2013 at 03:41 pm
This may take the prize for the most frivolous lawsuit filed in recent history. To some people,Read More everything is race based if there are some deep pockets in the background. It is preposterous that any school district would use race as a criterion for closing or opening schools.
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Bob B September 23, 2013 at 07:08 am
'Beauty' pageants are a means by wich (mostly) moms vicariously live through their daughters and inRead More the process they sexualize their little girls. The outfits are ridiculous and the 'acting' is coerced. I have no idea where the dads are in these girls' lives - if there are any - but I would not stand for any version of child abuse of my daughter(s), which I believe these pageants are a form of.
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EGUSD watcher August 30, 2013 at 06:32 am
Unfortunately you left out the whole other side of the story that talks about the state shifting toRead More common core standards. Teachers state wide were told not to teach to the CST because the upcoming test will have more emphasis on explaining your answer. Not just a bubble in test, folks! Students have to type in their thought process. We can't teach that in a year, so why waste time on test prep for a dead test?
Abbi August 14, 2013 at 12:24 am
I am glad someone is starting to take food allergies seriously. Having a child in EGUSD I have hadRead More good luck with cautious teachers, dietitians, etc. But when cafeteria workers tell a child with an anaphylactic reaction to a food "to not be so picky and just eat it" on more than one occasion, there needs to be more education of the school cafeteria workers on the importance and labeling of main allergies on school foods. Or they can do what I have had to unfortunately do, not allow my child to eat school provided lunches. So sad this keeps happening to our young children over something sooo simple.
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