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The Illusion of Inclusion: How We Are Failing Students with Learning Disabilities

The education world is abuzz trying to make sense of disheartening findings that, since 2013, scores in reading and math have gone down or remained stagnant across fourth and eighth grades. What we aren't talking about, however, is the performance of students with disabilities, who continue to lack …

Some of the greatest teacher comebacks of all times...

The Funniest Ted Talk Ever To Teach You How To Sound Smart

Learn how to sound smart in any given situation without being too scientific and knowledgable in anything or talented at speaking.

TED Talks

10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs

<b>10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs</b>by <b>Google</b>• <b> Collaborate with colleagues</b> <br>Use Docs to collaborate with your colleagues on joint …

Education Technology

The Best Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are my new favorite chocolate chip cookies.<br>That’s a big statement because I haven’t cheated on this recipe in two and a half years.<p>I use it for …

Making sense of those Universal Child Care Benefit payments

Starting Monday, parents will get lump sum Universal Child Care Benefit payments from Ottawa. We asked Jennifer Robson to help us make sense of it …

Child Care

What Schools Could Use Instead Of Standardized Tests

Close your eyes for a minute and daydream about a world without bubble tests.<p>Education Week recently reported that some Republican Senate aides are doing more than dreaming — they're drafting a bill that would eliminate the federal mandate on standardized testing.<p>Annual tests for every child in …

Education

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C-SPAN Gets Pranked with Funny 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Call

Here’s something that will bring a smile to your face this morning – watch a prankster call into C-SPAN and use the <i>Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</i> theme song …

They Called Her the 'World's Ugliest Woman.' It Only Made Her Stronger.

Lizzie Velasquez will never forget the day she came upon a YouTube video with 4 million views and thousands of mean comments naming her the “World’s …

10 Classic PC Games You Can Play Right in Your Browser

Why Blowjobs Are More Intimate Than Sex

What Schools Can Do to Help Boys Succeed

Being a boy can be a serious liability in today’s classroom. As a group, boys are noisy, rowdy and hard to manage. Many are messy, disorganized and …

Kimmel's Twerk Prank Made Him Very Disappointed With The Media. Here's Why.

A few days ago, the Internet was set ablaze by a video passed around as "the worst twerk FAIL ever." The video immediately went viral and in less than a week got millions of views, attracting news coverage from both local and national media.<p>After many outlets ran the video under the impression it …

The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

This century has been a golden age for cover songs. Thanks to YouTube, we're always there whenever a band plays a must-hear version of some recent …

Music

The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Cooking

Can retiring teacher minimize her tax bite?

While there's no denying the only certainties in life are death and taxes, it's the latter that has this school teacher worried.<p>Shelley, 61, has worked in elementary schools for more than two decades and is looking forward to retiring this year. She and her 59-year-old husband Brian have no kids, …

50 Fab Apps for Teachers

Education—there’s an app for that. In fact, there are hundreds of thousands of apps on the market designed for teaching and learning. As more schools …

Teaching

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

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