Monthly Archives: October 2013

Things Parents Can Do At Home To Support Common Core

What Parents Came Do At Home Mary Johnson, Parent-U-Turn 1)Talk about books, especially the great ones. The Common Core says that children need to read “books worth reading.” We all know that reading anythings is great for kids, but they … Continue reading

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What Every Parents Need To Know About New Common Core :

Here’s why: Mary Johnson, Parent-U-Turn 1) The standards are the same wherever you go. Common standards mean that students in USA are learning the same thing as students across the country. Students moving into or out of their state will … Continue reading

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2013 November College Readiness Tips for Teachers and Other College Advocates

1. Help students with their state university applications. In California, the Cal State and UC applications came online October 1. Both must be submitted by November 30. The Cal States can be submitted October 1-November 30, while the UCs can … Continue reading

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LCFF In California Kill Majority Of Parents Voices In Decision-Making Roles:

Mary Johnson, President Parent-U-turn I am a very concerned parent. By one stroke of a pen, a new state law, the ‘Local Control Funding Formula,’ single handedly expels thousands of key stakeholders from the educational planning and decision-making table. As … Continue reading

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