It is extremely common to walk into a Catholic church and see the letters IHS etched on a crucifix or prominently featured in a stained glass window. What do they mean? Contrary to popular belief, …
How field trips boost students’ lifelong learning
My second-grader recently went on a school field trip to the zoo to learn about bats His teacher prepped his class leading up to the visit, asking the students to read books and magazine articles about bats. My son peppered me with bat facts. When the day of the field trip arrived, my son was super excited. He reported back that while at the zoo, they watched a video about bats, studied the tiny bones of a bat’s skeleton and compared the wings of a bat to that of a bird. “Did you see any live bats?” I asked. “Mom, bats are nocturnal. They were all sleeping.” Oh. Of course. Some of my most memorable school experiences stem from field trips in which I had immersive, hands-on experiences, seeing and experiencing things we…
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You have decided to enroll in Summit College’s Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program. Learn about the steps to complete your training at Summit College.
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Charter school facts vs. myths: What NAACP needs to learn
Two Fridays ago, a national debate in education came to Florida: Are charter schools a good thing, and specifically, are they good for children of color? The second part of the question is particularly interesting to the civil-rights organization that hosted a hearing in Orlando to explore it: the NAACP . It’s also a vital question to me as an African-American educator. So, I made the trip from Polk County to speak.
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IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2017-04: Tips on How to Handle an IRS Letter or Notice
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent this bulletin at 07/10/2017 11:37 AM EDT Inside This Issue Tips on How to Handle an IRS Letter or Notice The IRS mails millions of letters every year to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Keep the following suggestions in mind on how to best handle a letter or notice from the IRS Do not panic. Simply responding will take care of most IRS letters and notices. Do not ignore the letter. Most IRS notices are about federal tax returns or tax accounts. Each notice deals with a specific issue and includes specific instructions on what to do. Read the letter carefully; some notices or letters require a response by a specific date. Respond timely. A notice may likely be about changes to a taxpayer’s account, taxes owed…
How Open Educational Resources Give Faculty and Students What They Want
Undergraduate costs are on the rise and student loan debt is a huge issue impacting today’s society. How can we, as higher education professionals, help limit the costs for students while als…
Why Schools Need to Bring Back Shop Class
Viewing vocational programs as second-rate is education's most corrosive problem
In Their Own Words: White Students on Why Schools Need More Teachers of Color
A diverse teaching force can have as much of an impact on white students as it does on their black and Latino peers.