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COVID-19, 2020. When Districts Remain Open.

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, Social Issues

In the light of COVID-19 concerns, the familiar juxtaposition of professional athletes’ salaries to teacher pay takes on a new context. Why is every public event I can think of cancelled in every community I know, while many districts will

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Students take a brain break during testing.

Let’s Play! Maybe Older Students Need Recess, Too!

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Education, Education Policy, Games, Life in the Classroom, Literacy, Love, Social Issues, Sports, Uncategorized

Today was the first day of AZELLA testing for my 7th grade introduction level English Language Development class. They were very nervous during the first subtest (Listening), and then we had quite a bit of time to relax. It wasn’t

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Automation Assumptions

Jen Hudson Education Policy

Like many, our family received one of those newfangled wifi camera doorbells this holiday season. Now, I can ask my listening device to start my robot vacuum while grasping a minicomputer that holds access to all of my personal information

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All I Want for Christmas: A Teacher’s Legislative Wishlist

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

Even though I’m listening to Wham’s “Last Christmas” for the third time today, I know the Ghost of Christmas Future looms right around the corner – for January brings the beginning of the Arizona legislative session.  I’ve written before about

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