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Running a PTO/PTA is a community effort. Almost everything that you do - from fundraising to organizing donation drives and to managing events - is a group activity and requires the help of families, teachers, and other community members for it to be successful. Unfortunately, organizing group activities and getting ...
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Silhouettes - Use it for pumpkin carving or as cut-outs for decorations Halloween Posters Halloween Cards Fall Posters and Stationary ...
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There are literally hundreds of ways to raise funds for your PTO organization, but as we all know fundraising requires a ton of energy and resources. So, PTOs are always on a lookout for earning easy money for the school. Employee Matching Gifts is one of the easiest money PTOs ...
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I was lucky to be part of a PTA unit where parents were super engaged and ready to help anytime...we had a standing-only room at our monthly PTA meetings,.... and our mailboxes overflowed with generous donations...., that was my dream the night before I started out as the ...
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Back to school is a stressful time for parents. It is especially challenging for transitioning families – families who are transitioning either from one grade-level school to another, from a private to public school, or from one school district to another. There are too many unknowns to fight - new ...
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Each year, parents responding to the Phi Delta Kappan poll report high levels of satisfaction with their kids’ education. Asked to assign letter grades to their children’s schools, the vast majority of parents—generally around 70 percent—issue As and Bs. If those ratings were compiled the way a student’s ...
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Columbia University has settled a lawsuit with former student Paul Nungesser. In 2015, Nungesser filed a lawsuit against Columbia, claiming that the university supported an “outrageous display of harassment and defamation” after fellow student Emma Sulkowicz held protests around campus where people openly called him a ...
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Mitch Resnick has been working on how to give students new avenues of creative expression for over a decade. His Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab develops Scratch, one of the most popular coding programs for kids, which is based ...
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Related Story Sex Ed Without the Sex The night the cable channel Freeform aired an LGBTQ sex-education-themed episode of its teen drama The Fosters earlier this spring, Madison Russell spent the evening in front of her television with tears rolling down ...
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Between 2009 and 2014 the enrollment in teacher education programs dropped from 691,00 to 451,000, a 35% reduction. That’s a pretty shocking number. Fewer young people are interested in becoming teachers, and that’s a problem because school enrollment is projected to increase by roughly three million students in the next ...
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As I’ve written, attacks on academia are bread and butter conservative discourse—even though Republicans at the highest levels are the products of elite institutions. This is a problem—not because professors are snowflakes or conservative families are choosing to deny their kids access to higher education. In fact, ...
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When Betsy DeVos became U.S. education secretary earlier this year, survivors of sexual assault and their advocates at UC Berkeley, Stanford and other Bay Area colleges worried that the progress they felt they’d made under the Obama administration would deteriorate. Related Articles
Ask yourself this. What would you tell a used car salesman who tried to get you to pay top dollar for a clunker that didn’t run? The used car salesmen in this case is #45 Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the clunker is school vouchers. The cost of ...
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SAN DIEGO – The Giants don’t exactly begin the second half at full strength – what team with a 34-56 record can claim that? – but they will have the full complement of 25 players when they open a series against the Padres at Petco Park on Friday. That’s because ...
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As a coda to yesterday’s article on Harvard University, where a committee is trying to ban undergraduates from joining social clubs, readers may be interested in a dissent offered by Steven Pinker, the influential psychology professor, who declared that the recommendation of his colleagues is “at odds with ...
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Girls’ Opportunities to Play the Sports They Love Jane Meredith Adams | EdSource Lacrosse came to Avonna Usher, a 16-year-old junior at Granite Bay High School northeast of Sacramento, the way sports come to many young athletes—at school. The pure pleasure of hurling a 40-yard pass has driven ...
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Healthy communication is vital to thriving workplace communities, and it’s essential for effective collaborative classrooms as well. Knowing when and how to express yourself, recognizing nonverbal cues, and being able to discern what’s important when someone speaks can be key factors in building interpersonal relationships. By practicing communication skills, students ...
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Free choo choo rides The Billy Jones “Wildcat” Railroad celebrates Rider Appreciation Month in July, with free train rides on Fridays for passengers who wear official Billy Jones T-shirts. The tees are available at the railroad store at Oak Meadow Park, 233 Blossom Hill Road. July 23 is Billy Jones ...
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At Harvard University, a faculty panel empowered to study undergraduate social organizations like fraternities, sororities, and “final clubs” has issued a controversial new recommendation: that denying official recognition to these groups is not enough—they should be gradually but totally eliminated from campus life. Their original transgression was discriminating ...
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A new program in India is helping survivors of child sex trafficking get justice for others like them ― by pursuing careers in the legal system. The School for Justice, launched in April by Dutch anti-trafficking group Free a Girl, provides funding and other support to ...
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