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Many suburban families don't see how school choice benefits them. After all, they've chosen the school they like with their mortgage. Check out these common assumptions suburban parents make and how to communicate the benefits of choice better. http://edchoice.org/Blog/October-2013/School-Choice-Assumptions--Things-Heard-on-a-Subur.aspx

The AP Music Theory exam exists to gauge high school student’s knowledge of music theory to allow them the opportunity of earning college credit and/or advanced placement. The exam, administered in May, lasts for 2 hours and 40 minutes and consists of 2 sections. The first section lasts for 80 minutes, is composed of 75 multiple-choice questions, and constitutes 45% of the exam score. The second section lasts for 80 minutes, is composed of 9 free-response questions...

Child Care Provider- Education is mainly high school diploma, associates degree, and bachelor's degree; Hourly wages 9.34/hr but $19,430 annually; This job is very promising with a 20-28% rise between 2010 and 2020; Requirements: Monitoring Speaking, Critical Thinking, Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, Coordination Judgment and Decision Making, Reading Comprehension, Time Management- Best college choice Ashford University; Clinton, IA.

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Bay City Academy, Steve Ingersoll's charter school, centered on unique educational model

Bay City Academy. 1st pillar: integrated visual learning which helps identify, assess & correct students’ vision. Each of Ingersoll’s schools are equipped w/ an optometry lab. The 2nd pillar: choice theory which was developed by psychiatrist William Glasser- behavior is central to existence & is driven by 5 basic needs: survival, belonging, power, freedom & fun/learning. The 3rd pillar: whole-to-part instruction, meaning students are taught concepts in a sequential & comprehensive manner.

Are you interested in meeting student needs? You have to probe deeper than surface actions to determine what is driving the student to take those actions. Do you want to solve a discipline problem? You have to deal with the cause, not the effect. Read touching stories about why it's so important not to jump to conclusions about students. Very useful for teachers of ELLs!