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Celebrate American Education Week

This is American Education Week celebrated in this country since 1921.  We are proud to be among those who support educators every day.  Enjoy this week. You deserve it. To help you make the most of it here are few … Continue reading

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Gold Medal winner speaks at lunch event during NCTM Richmond

Amy Boyd accepted the 2014 Ascend Math Gold Medal on behalf of Holabird STEM program at a ceremony that took place during the NCTM Regional Conference in Richmond, VA. Thirty two attendees listened as she described the challenges faced and the strategies … Continue reading

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From the Thought Leaders Summit

WHAT ATTENDEES ARE SAYING Lillian H. posted an update Love @LearnZillion 3Hs: Headache, Heartache & Humans. @News_O_Matic’s approach: helping solve engagement! #NatEdWeek 2 Likes | 1 Comment See Activity   Jeff P. posted an update We started off the Thought … Continue reading

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National Education Week Thought Leader Summit

National Education Week begins next week. I will be in attendance at the National Education Week Thought Leader Summit in Washington DC.  The Thought Leader Summit is a gathering of the leaders from education, business and government who define and … Continue reading

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The Math Behind Famous Halloween Facts!

1. The world’s largest pumpkin weighs 2,032 pounds, that’s more than a ton.  The average weight of a pumpkin is about 12 pounds.  How many average pumpkins equal the weight of the world’s record? http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/heaviest-pumpkin/ 2. Punkin Chunkin is an … Continue reading

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Strategies for Math Students with Irlen Syndrome

This is the third video in our series honoring Irlen Syndrome Awareness Week.  At last year’s CAMT conference Marge Harris shared strategies she has successfully used to help math intervention students with Irlen Syndrome.

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Irlen Syndrome and Math Symptoms

This is the second in our series of posts on math intervention students with Irlen Syndrome.  In this video clip Marge Harris, Irlen screener and Math Interventionist, explains how to tell which math students may be affected by Irlen Syndrome.

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Identifying Irlen Syndrome in math students

October 20-24 is Irlen Syndrome Awareness Week.  Many of the students who struggle in math may have Irlen Syndrome. Marge Harris is a math intervention teacher at St. Piux X High School in Houston and an Irlen Syndrome screener.  She … Continue reading

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CBS News features ChalleNGe Academy Schools

You may have seen one of the recent stories on the CBS Evening News showing high school dropouts getting back on track.  The news series follows the Youth ChalleNGe Academy Program run by the National Guard. We are very familiar … Continue reading

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Consider Nominating Someone for CEC Special Ed Awards!

Do you know a special educator who is making a remarkable difference?  Do you teach exceptional students who are overcoming personal challenges to make great progress in math and reading? Why not nominate them for a CEC Award? Please take … Continue reading

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