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I’m Tired Of Defending My Choice To Home School – Daily Dilemma

Here is Today's Daily Dilemma:

Two years ago, I decided to home school my two children when I discovered they were falling behind at school and the school didn’t even seem to notice or care. They had “sat

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New Way To Teach Math – Using Rap Music. Meet Jake Scott-2 Pi [VIDEO]

I think this is fantastic, but maybe you don't. Maybe you are a traditionalist when it comes to education.  Perhaps you feel that the only way to get kids' attention is to entertain them.  Sorry, folks, but I love this guy.

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A Daughter Has Problems Learning And The School And The Mom Are Blaming Each Other – Daily Dilemma

Here is Today's Daily Dilemma:

My daughter is having some trouble at school. She’s in third grade and while she is very intelligent, she struggles socially and is not getting very good grades on her school work. She has trouble remembering

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NY Schools Going to Longer Days?

In December, five states announced that about 40 schools in 2013 would add 300 hours of learning time to their school calendar:  New York, Colorado, Tennessee, Massachusetts and Connecticut.  The goal is to make schools in the United States more competitive globally.  Nearly 20,000 students will participate in the three-year pilot program.

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Reading, Writing and Rhyming Signup Sheet – For Teachers Only

Teachers!  Sign up right now for the Reading, Writing and Rhyming school program.  I have a signup sheet below to make it easy. 

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What Is The Longest Word In The English Language? Hint – It Has Over 18,000 Letters

This is for real, folks. I'm speechless over this.   so is the guy who attempts to say the word, because it took him over 3 hours.  

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It’s Time to Take Cursive Writing Out of Schools

We had a lot of different discussions on the show today that seemed to get people all in a tizzy to give their two cents. Man I love when that happens. One of them was the subject of taking the teaching of cursive writing out of schools.

I must admit I found it interesting how many people just couldn't fathom the idea. Yet when asked, when is the last time you needed to use cursive handwriting most were at a loss.

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School Year Will Get Longer For Some New York Students

America has been slipping in education and getting jumped by many other other countries that we used to clobber in testing and plain old "smarts" as my mom used to call it. I guess we're getting sick of it, which is a good thing.

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Who Needs A Feel Good Anti- Bullying Story Today? I Know I do.

There are a few things in life I really , really hate. Not many, but a few. One of those things is bullying. I know that there is a new campaign through out the country to fight bullying and make kids understand the need to respect each other and our differences. You don't always get to see that that message is getting through though, so I wanted to share this story.

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What Do I Make With Leftover Chicken Liver? I Need The Taste Of Home Cooking School

I go into the fridge tonite, and that's what's in there - remnants of a chicken. What the heck do I do with THAT? I'm totally clueless - but help is on the way!

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Duanesburg Elementary School Is One Big Family [AUDIO]

I had the unique opportunity to visit a great school and a great grade school teacher, and it was all done by basically closing my eyes and picking a teacher's name off of their website, all because her first and last name rhymed.   Must have been karma.

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Should We Allow Spanking In Schools? 19 States Allow It, Would You? [POLL}

I just got this week's Time Magazine, and I couldn't believe what I was reading.  19 states allow spanking and paddling to this day for misbehavior.  (New York doesn't).  But would you support it?  Take our poll

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