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The New First “R”

In the era of ed reform, redefining the Three R’s is a political pastime. “Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships” seems to be a common favorite. This reframing is well-intended, and sometimes enlighten... Read More...

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The Impact of Technology

My first day as a high school English teacher introduced me to 174 sophomores. I was only a few years’ older than they. I had an imposing desk waiting for me in each of the rooms I shuttled through. ... Read More...

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Developing A Personal Brand: The Younger, The Better Challenge

Let’s start with a challenge: I challenge each of you as school administrators to walk into a small classroom of students and ask how many of them have a personal brand.Take count as to how many stud... Read More...

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Failure Is Not an Option: Making the Case for High Reliability Education Systems

What should schools have in common with hospitals, commercial airlines and even nuclear power plants? In this article I will assert that all should strive toward higher reliability, or toward beco... Read More...

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Historic Camden

At Historic Camden, the Colonial world and the American Revolution come to life for students during school tours offered all year round.  Read More...

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STEM Education at a Living History Museum Henricus Historical Park

Henricus Historical Park has offered education programs to grades Pre-K – 12 for nearly 20 years.  Each program covers not only history and social studies, but also includes math, technology and scie... Read More...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach is an ideal coastal city destination for student group travelers thanks to its three distinct beaches, well-known and off-the-beaten-path attractions and opportunities to explore its 1... Read More...

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STAGES FOR LEARNING: TEACHING THAT PERFORMS

American poet, writer and scholar Mark Van Doren says, “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” Read More...

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Welcome to Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is one of Florida’s most unique non-profit cultural destinations focused on ocean and sea turtle conservation. Read More...

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Fredericksburg, Virginia

History, Entertainment and Adventure abound in the Fredericksburg, Virginia Region, located just fifty miles south of Washington, D. C.  Combine a dose of drama with a dash of curiosity and inspire y... Read More...

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SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS THE VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER IN HAMPTON, VIRGINIA

Discover a world of imagination and fun at the Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton, located in the heart of Coastal Virginia! The world-class science and learning facility, and official visitor ce... Read More...

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PRO-TEENS WHAT IS BEST FOR TEENS WHEN IT COMES TO SPORTS, NUTRITION, SUPPLEMENTS AND TRAINING?

Active teenagers are increasingly focused on their weight, physique, athletic ability and body image. While this could be considered a step in the right direction for cultivating a healthier generati... Read More...

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Norfolk the heart of the Virginia Waterfront!

Norfolk is the ideal destination for action-packed and affordable, educational tours. With an abundance of outdoor activities, historical and cultural attractions, Norfolk offers exciting choices for... Read More...

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The Link Between Nutrition & Substance Abuse In Teens

Substance abuse and relapse into substance abuse and addiction has become more prevalent in the younger teen, school aged children.  Read More...

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HEROIN USE PREVENTION MORE THAN JUST SAYING NO

Heroin use in our society today has reached considerable numbers.  In 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released figures indicating a 63 percent increase in heroin use w... Read More...

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