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B.C. Teachers Not Alone in Opposition to Standardized Testing

by: EJ on 01/31/2009
Posted in: Education

The British Columbia Ministry of Education has been administering Foundation Skills Assessment tests to students in grades 4 and 7 since 2000. Since that time, classroom teachers have become increasingly concerned about the negative effects of these tests on student learning, the waste of time and resources and the controversial use of the results …

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Learning Without Limits

by: Heather on 08/27/2008
Posted in: Education

Scotland's national home education support organization, Schoolhouse, is hosting Learning Without Limits, an international conference to celebrate choice, diversity and freedom in education. John Taylor Gatto, author of the upcoming Weapons of Mass Instruction and the bestselling classic Dumbing us Down will deliver the keynote address. The …

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As If the Earth Matters - Earth Day Activities

by: Heather on 04/23/2008
Posted in: Education

For an Earth Day follow up, check out these free environmental activities from Thom Henley and Kenny Peavy, authors of As If the Earth Matters. You can Save the Earth or participate in Water Wasters / Water Savers to raise awareness, promote conservation and have fun, all at the same time!

Do you have any Earth Day or environmental education …

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