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HEROIN USE PREVENTION

MORE THAN JUST SAYING NO Charles Mendez, III Heroin use in our society today has reached considerable numbers.  In 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease

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PRO-TEENS

WHAT IS BEST FOR TEENS WHEN IT COMES TO SPORTS, NUTRITION, SUPPLEMENTS AND TRAINING? Peter Rusin and Kym Zylke Active teenagers are increasingly focused on

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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.” In addition to

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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.  Our two-hour long

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THE OLD MAN AND THE KID

By R. B. Knight The Old Man is me. The Kid is my eight–year-old granddaughter Kyndall Faith Knight. The story was written from an experience

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FROM THE EDITOR

By Charles Sosnik The 2015/2016 school year is all but done. So how’d you do? If you are reading this, you are most likely a

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MARCHING TOWARDS COMPETENCY

Competency Based Learning: Instruction that Matches the Needs of Each Student By Bob Sornson In theory, the choice is simple. Continue to implement a time-bound;

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COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION

THE WORKING DEFINITION By Ben Jones The advocacy for competency-based education (CBE) has grown considerably in mainstream education over the last few years. Out from

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MOVING TO COMPETENCY

HOW WE DID IT By Virgel Hammonds Neighboring towns Dresden, Farmingdale, Hallowell, Monmouth and Richmond were just that: neighbors. Each had an independent school system

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MARS MISSIONS NOT REQUIRED

Pragmatic Approaches to Competency-Based Education By Joel Hernandez As a participant vendor in the Competency-Based Education Network’s TIP (Technology Interoperability Project) last year, I had

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READING RECONSIDERED

THE IMPORTANCE OF READING NON-FICTION By Doug Lemov, Erica Woolway, Colleen Riggs Much of what many students must read in college is nonfiction — often

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