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Standardized Testing

Who needs Standardized Testing

The History of Standardized Testing What is standardized testing?  According to Wikipedia: Standardized tests are tests that that are administered and scored in a consistent, or “standard”, manner. Standardized tests are designed in such a way that the questions, conditions for administering, scoring procedures, and interpretations are consistent and are administered and scored in Read more…

Elementary School

Elementary Summer Vacation 2017

Summer Vacation – Elementary my Dear Watson Last but not least Summer Vacation is here for my little guy.  After wrapping up Third Grade with a bang my youngest is starting vacation quite nicely.  Though he isn’t attending any music camps or festivals he is staying busy with other activities.  Read more…

Middle School

Middle School Summer Vacation 2017

Summer Vacation – So little time My daughter wonders, how is it that you wait ALL year for Middle School Summer vacation and when it arrives your counting down the days until it’s over?  Not because you want it over.  No, it’s because it starts feeling like time is going Read more…

Tiger Parent Credit Cards

How Credit Cards Paid for my trip to Paris

Credit Cards – Heaven Sent or The Devil’s Handiwork   There’s probably the full spectrum of people that are reading this.  From the savviest accountant to the don’t know how to balance a checkbook dad.  However, if you are reading this story and this blog you have a real interest in Read more…

Extracurricular Activities

High School Summer 2017

It’s Summertime!   It’s Summer and it’s time to Party?! Summer is here and it’s time to sleep late and get up later, right?  So many things to do and so little time.  Hang out with friends.  Play hours upon hours of online video games.  Watch even more pointless videos Read more…