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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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Common Core FAQ’s Part 5

Common Core FAQ's Part 5

Common Core FAQ’s Part 5 Question #5: Does the Common Core provide for individualized education? Answer: The Department of Education has praised the Common Core for its focus on “computer adaptive testing” to supply teachers with data so that they can adjust their teaching styles and provide

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 4

Common Core FAQ's Part 4

Common Core FAQ’s Part 4 Question 4: Does the Common Core have a philosophical bias? Answer: Three philosophical threads weave through the Common Core—statism, moral relativism, and progressivism. The statist goals of the Common Core are implicit in the lockstep uniformity that is the central thesis of

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3-Step Plan to a Whine-Free Life!

3-Step Plan to a Whine-Free Life!

The CHOIS Connection Fall 2013 Issue printed a great article entitled, “WHINING: An American Epidemic.” The article discusses  “Wrong ways to handle whining,” “What’s a Parent to Do?, “”3 Powerful Steps,” and “Avoiding Struggles.” This is a great article for these whiny days. See the full article

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