Writing in the Age of Devices

Writing in the Age of Devices

The Internet and texting are here to stay, and this means that people are writing in a variety of formats and for a variety of different websites and apps. Each mode of Internet writing has its own standards and conventions that fall in different places on the casual/formal scale. Is instruction in formal writing even […]

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Weekly news recap – Friday, September 15

Weekly news recap – Friday, September 15

This week, we continue to focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and now of Irma, too.  According to a story from the Wall Street Journal, Florida schools are still struggling.   We also continue to monitor DACA, with many new headlines this week, including a potential extension to the deadline, and this poll showing […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic America

Hispanic Heritage Month began as a mere week in 1968. It was created by Rep. Edward R. Roybal of Los Angeles, California, who was the first Hispanic from California to be elected to Congress since 1879!  President Lyndon Johnson celebrated the first Hispanic Heritage Week on September 17, 1968. Monthlong Celebration The celebratory week was […]

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Uncharted Territories

Uncharted Territories

Anyone can look back on their early education and offer an opinion on how it went. When my husband Alan and I became parents, this look backward changed from casual reminiscence into a long, hard look at what went right and what went wrong for each of us. Interestingly, when Alan and I tallied up […]

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Educating Through Stories

Educating Through Stories

Stories stick with us, and they spread from person to person through the Internet, the news, and conversations in grocery store lines. I started reading books on my own in elementary school, and today I try to read a book a week. Stories fascinate me—this may be why I became an English major. Beyond their […]

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Teaching Resources About Hurricanes

Teaching Resources About Hurricanes

Recently, we wrote about Hurricane Harvey, and as Florida and other parts of the country brace for Irma, some of our educators and students have begun working on resources to teach about hurricanes.   Jacki Schenk, who leads our science efforts, worked with our Learning Success Associate Lita Benson to create this video to discuss […]

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