- To have a secret calendar under your desk, counting down the days (or even hours) until Winter Break,
- To make a point of leaving work before the sun sets to get some last minute Christmas shopping done,
- To encourage your students to embrace the holiday spirit by giving more than receiving,
- To pay for the person behind you when you make your early morning coffee run,
- To mail your alumni and advisory board members holiday cards.
|My Corner of the World|
|Are you feeling a little upside-down right now? Are you counting down the days until Winter Break? For Frances Wecker, agriculture teacher at Emporia High School in Kansas, the last few days before break are a little intense.|
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-Codi Dennis, agriculture teacher at Hagerman High School, Hagerman, NM
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Power to the States: Education Law Rewrite Passes Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Those federally mandated math and reading tests will continue, but a sweeping rewrite of the nation's education law will now give states - not the U.S. government - authority to decide how to use the results in evaluating teachers and schools. Click here to read more.