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Supporting African American Youth

Yolanda Wheelington Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Professional Development, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

My initial purpose for this writing piece was to highlight the current academic status of African American youth in Arizona. Unfortunately, I was not able to locate current information about our academic demographics. I have requested this information from the

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Applying the Principles of “Good to Great” in the Classroom

Yolanda Wheelington Assessment, Current Affairs, Education, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Professional Development, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

  National Board score releases have come and gone and I was relieved to see the “Congratulations!” banner come across my screen. That was a sweet, sweet moment and I am thankful to all of those who helped and supported

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MOWR…Is 2nd Grade the New 3rd Grade?

Yolanda Wheelington Assessment, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Professional Development

Move On When Reading (MOWR) is a policy currently in effect with the intention of preparing students to be proficient readers by 3rd grade so they are properly prepared to enter 4th. This leads to the questions: What is so

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