LHS DECA Award Winners

A Proposition for Expanded Entrepreneurial Experience

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. ~ Mark Twain As I scroll through my Twitter and RSS feeds, a single day does not go by where I

LHS DECA Award Winners

A Proposition for Expanded Entrepreneurial Experience

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. ~ Mark Twain As I scroll through my Twitter and RSS feeds, a single day does not go by where I

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Next Generation Literacy Assessments – Are You Ready Middle Grades?

Over the past year, educators in Colorado have been fine tuning their curriculum and instruction to the new literacy standards published by the Common Core State Standards initiative (CCSS) which were adopted by our Colorado Department of Education. Academic specialists have identified

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Next Generation Literacy Assessments – Are You Ready Middle Grades?

Over the past year, educators in Colorado have been fine tuning their curriculum and instruction to the new literacy standards published by the Common Core State Standards initiative (CCSS) which were adopted by our Colorado Department of Education. Academic specialists have identified

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eTextiles Project Increases STEM Access for Girls

Computer science in the United States is an overwhelmingly male discipline. Many of the the crucial factors in this gender imbalance are cultural; that is, the culture that has grown up around computer science has a variety of attributes that

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eTextiles Project Increases STEM Access for Girls

Computer science in the United States is an overwhelmingly male discipline. Many of the the crucial factors in this gender imbalance are cultural; that is, the culture that has grown up around computer science has a variety of attributes that

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6,000 Students Participate in ‘Hour of Code’

Monday, December 9, more than 30,000 schools around the globe will dedicate at least one hour during this week to teach students computer programming coding skills during Computer Science Education Week.  Over 6,000 students in the Thompson school district will

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6,000 Students Participate in ‘Hour of Code’

Monday, December 9, more than 30,000 schools around the globe will dedicate at least one hour during this week to teach students computer programming coding skills during Computer Science Education Week.  Over 6,000 students in the Thompson school district will

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New Colorado Science Standards Earn a “D”

D is for Disappointing. This January, the Thomas Fordham Institute reviewed science standards in all 50 state.  The majority of states earned Ds or Fs with only 6 states and jurisdictions receiving A’s. Colorado was rated right there in the

science

New Colorado Science Standards Earn a “D”

D is for Disappointing. This January, the Thomas Fordham Institute reviewed science standards in all 50 state.  The majority of states earned Ds or Fs with only 6 states and jurisdictions receiving A’s. Colorado was rated right there in the

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Obama Seeks to Cut NAEP – Change Benchmark to PISA

Is the latest move to cut  NAEP, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a key measure of U.S. student achievement just a little bit of out with the old and in with the new?  I don’t think so. This move is

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Obama Seeks to Cut NAEP – Change Benchmark to PISA

Is the latest move to cut  NAEP, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a key measure of U.S. student achievement just a little bit of out with the old and in with the new?  I don’t think so. This move is

book

Because we didn’t buy textbooks

This time we did something different. We entered our social studies curriculum adoption cycle and we made a departure from our past practice.  We decided to spend a year focusing on instructional pedagogy before we started looking at all the

book

Because we didn’t buy textbooks

This time we did something different. We entered our social studies curriculum adoption cycle and we made a departure from our past practice.  We decided to spend a year focusing on instructional pedagogy before we started looking at all the