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CHOIS Recipes

Pumpkin Muffins with Apple Butter Submitted by Linda Patchin We like to serve these warm with Apple Butter 3 eggs 3 ½ C granulated sugar 1 30 ounce can pumpkin 1 C. oil 5 C flour 1 t. cinnamon 1 t. allspice 1 t. cloves ½ t.

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 11

Common Core FAQ's Part 11

Common Core FAQ’s Part 11 Question #11: Who supports the Common Core and why? Answer: The support of liberals such as Joel Stein (former chancellor of the New York City Schools) and Michelle Rhee (former chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools) for the Common Core

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 10

Common Core FAQ's Part 10

Common Core FAQ’s Part 10 Question 10: Does the Common Core include a national database? Answer: All 50 states have had statewide longitudinal databases in place to track their students’ scores on assessments for the past decade. Yet the authors of the Common Core are clear: The

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Gentle Shepherding

Gentle Shepherding

Gentle Shepherding By Ken Sande www.rw360.org Tom called me for advice on how to deal with a church elder’s daughter who was pregnant out of wedlock. Half of his elder board was insisting that she appear before them to confess her sin. The other half, including her

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 9

Common Core FAQ's Part 9

Common Core FAQ’s Part 9 Question #9: Does it matter that testing is being aligned with the Common Core? Answer: Proponents of the Common Core, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, emphasize the need to imitate some countries with high-ranking education systems by creating consistent assessments

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 8

Common Core FAQ's Part 8

Common Core FAQ’s Part 8 Question 8: Does the Common Core lead to a national curriculum? Answer: The consortia receiving millions from the federal government to write standardized assessments for the Common Core are also being paid to produce curriculum guides for their combined 42 member states.

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Free two month trial on ALEKS math

Free two month trial on ALEKS math

CHOIS received an email from ALEKS Math offering a free two-month trial for homeschoolers. This provides a great opportunity to try their math for free, with nothing to lose. Don’t forget to cancel the course before the two month expires though, or you will begin getting charged.

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 7

Common Core FAQ's Part 7

Common Core FAQ’s Part 7 Question 7: Will the Common Core impact homeschools and private schools? Answer: The Common Core will impact homeschools and private schools in at least three ways. First, designers of the expanded statewide longitudinal databases fully intend to collect data about homeschool and

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CHOIS Recipes!

CHOIS Recipes!

Winter Squash Soup with Gruyere Croutons Bon Appetit, December 1996 — Soup– 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter large onion, finely chopped 4 large cloves garlic, chopped Three 14-1/2-oz. cans low-fat chicken broth 4 cups peeled butternut squash (1-inch pieces), about 1-1/2 lbs. 4 cups peeled acorn squash

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 6

Common Core FAQ's Part 6

Common Core FAQ’s Part 6 Question #6: Is there any evidence that centralized education works better than decentralized education? Answer: In the United States, experimenting with centralized reform has done almost nothing to improve the performance of students. From 1971 to 2008, American students’ scores on the

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