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8 Problems With the Common Core State Standards? I Don't Think So

8 Problems With the Common Core State Standards?  I Don't Think So | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Marc Tucker is president of the National Center on Education and the Economy. For two decades, his research has focused on the policies and practices of the countries with the best education systems.
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Principal retiring after more than 30 years at Lockwood

Principal retiring after more than 30 years at Lockwood | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Retirement is a tough concept for a kindergartner to grasp, but one Lockwood elementary student thought he had it figured out.
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No way to communicate how much I've appreciated working with and learning from this rockstar for five years.
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School vouchers don't just undermine public schools, they undermine our democracy

School vouchers don't just undermine public schools, they undermine our democracy | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The Trump administration plan to siphon public funds to private and religious schools is bad for kids, public education and our democracy.
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Montana special education co-ops 'losing ground every year' as funding flatlines

Montana special education co-ops 'losing ground every year' as funding flatlines | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Montana's share of special education funding has dropped from 81.5 percent in 1990 to around 30 percent today. Federal contributions have also ticked lower, with local district general funds and
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As preschool funding outlook dims, Lockwood program soldiers on

As preschool funding outlook dims, Lockwood program soldiers on | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
At Lockwood Elementary on a recent Friday, the youngest students at school practiced “m” sounds as if they had just raided a pan of fresh cookies.
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MultiBrief: What’s the best reading program for my struggling child?

MultiBrief: What’s the best reading program for my struggling child? | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
​Parents often ask me,
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Bullock renews preschool pitch as districts launch their own programs

Bullock renews preschool pitch as districts launch their own programs | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Hartford Back Bone drives a hard bargain for Lucky Charms. The preschooler set the cereal’s price at $8 at Hardin’s Kindergarten Readiness Center before students started fictional shopping.
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What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew

What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
A teacher’s insights from asking students to finish the sentence, “I wish my teacher knew…”
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Lockwood school bond refinancing saves almost $1 million

Lockwood school bond refinancing saves almost $1 million | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Lockwood taxpayers will get a break after school trustees refinanced 2007 bonds that paid for Eileen Johnson Middle School and renovations to existing schools, saving about $950,000 over the life
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Montana school district expansion debate coming back in 2017

Montana school district expansion debate coming back in 2017 | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The bill died in 2015, but the debate around allowing Montana K-8 school districts to expand to K-12 is still alive – although it could look different in 2017.
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East Helena and Helena school boards put some creative solutions on the table

East Helena and Helena school boards put some creative solutions on the table | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Some familiar and some out-of-the-box solutions were on the table Monday night, when the East Helena and Helena Public Schools board of trustees met in a joint work session at
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Refreshing to see that both districts are working together to benefit the students.
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Since 1980, spending on prisons has grown three times as much as spending on public education

Since 1980, spending on prisons has grown three times as much as spending on public education | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
State and local budgets reflect misplaced priorities, Obama administration says.
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It costs twice as much to house an inmate in Deer Lodge for a year as it does to send a student to MSU for that same year - including books, meals and lodging.
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The best school violence prevention program may start with raising test scores, study shows - The Hechinger Report

The best school violence prevention program may start with raising test scores, study shows - The Hechinger Report | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
No doubt, it’s hard for students to learn in a school where classmates are constantly getting into fights and where bullying or disruptive, threatening behavior is common. Teachers who have to spend classroom time breaking up altercations can’t do as much teaching.  Academic researchers back that up. A 2013 study in Chicago found that violent crime on …
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We don't have behavior issues, we don't have attendance issues, we don't have drop out issues; we have an ENGAGEMENT issue!
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Six-man football a success in Wyoming

Six-man football a success in Wyoming | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
For years the Wyoming High School Activities Association and the state of Wyoming struggled to determine what the best option was for smaller schools that wanted to play football.
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Proud to have helped bring 6-Man Football to WY during my time on the WHAA.  Awesome for the kids in these smaller communities!
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Trump budget would abandon public education for private choice

Trump budget would abandon public education for private choice | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The Trump administration's new education budget cuts money from traditional schools and funnels it toward school choice. Is it a nail in the coffin for public education?
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Colorado schools soon will be judged by a new measure: How many students are chronically absent

Colorado schools soon will be judged by a new measure: How many students are chronically absent | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Colorado’s decision to make chronic absenteeism one of the factors it uses in gauging school success could push more districts to adopt or expand programs to address it.
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Lockwood again targets high school options, this time without asset split

Lockwood again targets high school options, this time without asset split | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Two years after Lockwood’s bid to have the option of creating a high school district narrowly failed, the district is gearing up for a new legislative proposal that discards the
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The case for abolishing class rank

The case for abolishing class rank | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
'The vicious rivalry and inevitable resentment on display as a handful of overachievers battle it out over tiny differences in GPA has led some schools to stop ranking, or at least to identify a batch of high-scoring kids as co-valedictorians -- a tiny step in the right direction.'
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The Blueberry Story: The teacher gives the businessman a lesson.

The Blueberry Story:  The teacher gives the businessman a lesson. | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The story of a teacher exercising her power: Shows a businessman the light!
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New Research Shows Nearly Half of American Parents Underestimate the Harm of School Absences | U.S. Department of Education

New Research Shows Nearly Half of American Parents Underestimate the Harm of School Absences | U.S. Department of Education | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
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Gazette opinion: What worries Montana school bus drivers most?

Gazette opinion: What worries Montana school bus drivers most? | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Those bright yellow-gold buses and the drivers entrusted with transporting students usually do a great job of getting the kids to school and back home again safely.
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Report: 6 million students miss too much school

Report: 6 million students miss too much school | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
More than 6 million students—representing 13 percent of the K12 population—missed at least 15 days of school in 2013-14. These chronically absent students were more likely to struggle academically and less likely to graduate.
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The Politics of the Common Core Assessments: Why states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia

The Politics of the Common Core Assessments: Why states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Why states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia
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20 Things All Teachers Should Know About Principals

20 Things All Teachers Should Know About Principals | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Many teachers have a limited idea of what their principal does or wants. These 20 facts about principals will help you understand what they want.
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