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It’s been eight years since the Common Core State Standards were unveiled and states began adopting them for use in their evaluation programs.  The firestorm of controversy which initially greeted their introduction into American education from both sides of the political aisle seems to have died down somewhat and presently the Common Core appears to...
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The Common Core has made the learning of frequently used academic vocabulary words a top priority in their focus on creating standards in the public schools.   It follows then that finding just the right instructional strategies to teach these words is an important task for K-12 teachers.  Here is an 8-step strategic plan that you...
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Today, I presented a keynote talk and two breakout sessions at the Special Education Pre-Conference, which forms part of the annual conference of the Oregon Confederation of School Administrators (COSA).  The talks took place in Seaside, Oregon, which is a beautiful coastal setting perfect for a conference like this one. The focus of all three presentations...
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