Monthly Archives: August 2013

Oakland Schools

Common Core: Beyond the Noise

“There is a lot of NOISE right now about the Common Core Standards…” Four Minutes of Clarity: click image below to VIEW a timely YouTube PODCAST with Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools: CLICK on image above to VIEW PODCAST  TEXT of PODCAST from Dr. Markavitch: There is a lot of noise right […]

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My middle daughter is leaving home. Middle (smartphone and laptop attached to her body) is beginning her freshman year at MSU.  This collegiate move coincides with her big sister’s move to a 4th grade teaching position in Colorado (smartphone and my old car attached to her body).  With Big and Middle happily off finding their […]