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I’m the fourth child in a family of six, and as my family grew and changed, we found ourselves making several moves across the state of Maryland. I was blessed to attend some very high quality private schools, but I also had my experience with...

Jeff Ibsen, West Hartford, Connecticut, is a retired middle school teacher, corporate labor relations and human resources manager, and former head of investigations for the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. In Connecticut, the recent rollout of the Common Core State Standards has engendered much...

Katherine Bassett, Executive Director, National Network of State Teachers of the Year In the last five years, there has been a great deal of interest in what constitutes effective teaching. States and school districts across the country are implementing new teacher evaluation systems with the goal...

We see or read about it every day: the new trends, the healthiest foods, the exercise regimes, the vitamins, and other various aspects to empower individuals in making better choices and engaging in better behavior to advance their health. With so many options available, why...

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