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[ - ] OK, retired librarian in Times - how do you propose we test children to see who is ABOVE GRADE LEVEL if you don't include passages that are above grade level? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:53 PM Flag
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If a dc aces a test with material at grade level, dc is performing above grade level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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Define ace [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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Our teachers do same so basically they only pull up one level at a time during school year. It doesn't really matter and the whole level business becomes irrelevant by around 4th grade [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:56 PM Flag
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This is in reference to NY State tests [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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Why is this in reference to tests? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:59 PM Flag
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Article in the Times [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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Ok. Didn't read the article. State tests do include above grade level passages [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 01:01 PM Flag
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Np: why does the level business become irrelevant in 4th? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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I don't know. I think most kids just read whatever they like at that point. Maybe it's just my kid's experience [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 01:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Do u think parents teaching extra math etc at home is the same as tutoring? I find people are judgey about tutors but not parents doing the same. Why? Not every parent can teach their own child or may not even gave the necessary skills or time 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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I think parents helping you g children is normal. So in these conversations, I need to know age and subject. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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Op: this is a theoretical question. But I have always taught math to my DDs from age 4 onwards bc teachers are of uneven quality and I want to make sure my DC have a thorough understanding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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I teach every subject to my children. I know more, we have more time, it's fun. But, that is different than paying another professional to come to your home for an hour every week. Not better, not worse, just different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 01:01 PM Flag
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I do teach my kids and it does feel different than tutor to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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Op: but do u judge others for using tutors? On UB and in real life I find this to be the case [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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No, I don't care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 01:03 PM Flag
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NP I don't care what others do. Honest. Every parent I know is doing the best they can [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 01:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Private school moms: If u tutor your kid (excluding SAT type tutoring) please tell us the reasons. Is it bc DC is smart but not hard working, not good teaching, DC is out of his league in school...??? I am curious bc no one will admit to this in real life. Thx 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:38 PM Flag
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The only time I got tutoring for dd was when she took one particular class that was above her level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:40 PM Flag
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Op: what age do people get tutors (not HW helpers/supervisors for 2 working parent households) when grades drop? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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To be top of class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:40 PM Flag
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Op: But American schools don't rank in elem or MS so how would u know? If DD gets 4s I assume she is doing well but there is no rank other than teacher telling me that she is one of the top kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:45 PM Flag
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Are you a public school parent? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:47 PM Flag
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Op: No. DC are at a TT coed in ny. But we are new to the U.S. School system in general. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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^^ our school gives 1-4 in individual subjects for elem. MS has ABC grades [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:50 PM Flag
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Only when my kids were in need of extra help to grasp the material. A few math topics here and there in MS and HS and one worked with a foreign language tutor on conversation as a senior in HS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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Op: thank you. Did u just call up a tutoring co to find the tutors? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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NP I have a tutor, word of mouth [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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Op: how do u get word of mouth when no one admits to tutoring :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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I'm public school mom and we are apparently more open. What subject, grade are you looking for? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 01:02 PM Flag
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I had no trouble. I know a math teacher who lives around the corner. We did go online to tutor universe (I think it was called) for the Italian tutor. She was great! A native Italian, she'd been certified in the UK as a teacher of Italian to English speakers. A friend who uses a lot of tutors for her child with learning difficulties recommended the site. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 01:05 PM Flag
[ - ] Kate had the baby! Diana Elizabeth. 7.5 pounds and 20 inches long. Mom and baby are resting comfortably 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:27 PM Flag
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Link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:32 PM Flag
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NOT TRUE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:37 PM Flag
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Not true. Ugly name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:47 PM Flag
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General Topics 04.21.15, 12:15 PM Flag
[ - ] help! Dh birthday on Friday- we usually do a giant day of experience, gifts, etc. Any suggestions? Really unusual things- experiences? People to hire( no hookers- tempted but too fraught with issues), gifts, etc? (repost am) 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:10 PM Flag
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For an adult's birthday? Every year? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:13 PM Flag
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+1 - really? Just go for a really nice dinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:35 PM Flag
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I think celebrating birthdays should be over the top. It is YOUR special day as opposed to a major holiday like Christmas etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:42 PM Flag
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Seems OTT, but tickets to a sporting event? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:38 PM Flag
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OP no, this is the one fun thing we do all year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:40 PM Flag
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For an adult???? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:41 PM Flag
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I can't think of any unusual experiences. Pedicures? Then private massages at home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:43 PM Flag
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Hot air balloon? Parasailing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:43 PM Flag
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yes- it says DH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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Clown and a pony [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:50 PM Flag
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You have issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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No she doesn't. It's nice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:57 PM Flag
[ - ] What is up with John travolta and Tom cruises daughters? What are they feeding them in the Sea Org cafeterias??!? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:07 PM Flag
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They get special treatment [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:14 PM Flag
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I think Travolta looks the other way with his kid because he knows she's got his genes, plus she seemed to put on a lot of weight after her brother's death, but I can't help but picture cruise as a guy who is not happy about his daughter. I could be wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:30 PM Flag
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After seeing the Scientology documentary on HBO, I have a new thought process towards Tom Cruise's involvement with the "religion". I think Scientology is nothing but a pyramid scheme and TC is the face of the entire operation. And he's making more money than anyone could ever imagine. As Scientology's spokesperson, he brings in the kind of people who would be attracted to a pyramid scheme as a quick way to make money..."if it worked for Tom Cruise" and all that. Once you're in, they've got you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Any recommendations for a good overnight tennis camp for a 14 yo boy that is looking to up his game before the start of high school. Looking from NY up the east coast. Thanks. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:06 PM Flag
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I'm sure there are some in the Northeast but as a teen I did overnight tennis camps in the South: Hilton Head and Florida. To this day, I'm still wary of tennis pros who teach in cold climates, if they're any good I think they would be working states that offer year round tennis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 01:02 PM Flag
[ - ] So D2 CEC is proposing that ms no longer see how a student ranks their school on their admissions app. It will be more like hs admissions. But how would that work? Would a school like Lab have to test every dc who ranks them anywhere? That's a lot of dcs. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.21.15, 12:06 PM Flag
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Maybe they will institute minimum cutoff score to be able to apply but it's still more kids to test [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:09 PM Flag
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They said they want a tiered system, so if a child ranks Lab say anywhere in the first 3, they would test them, but they wouldn't test them if they ranked them 5th. Also, if they institute this, students may be pre-screened (like they do at Clinton now) where they would do an initial screen for attendance, grades and/or test scores and only test say 500 of the best applicants. That way they can manage the amount of grading. I don't see this happening because the CEC doesn't have the power to make this decision and the current administration is not open to make anything more complex than it already is. Good for them for trying, I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:11 PM Flag
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Lab claimed two years ago it couldn't even test the number of dcs who ranked them one or two, which led to their policy of testing only those who rank them first. They don't believe in state test scores or grades as good indicators, so those won't be used as a screen, and I doubt attendance will weed out 1,000 dcs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:25 PM Flag
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They better start looking at state tests then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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Which is one of the main reasons for skepticism. It all sounds good, but there is nothing about the proposal that makes it beneficial for the DOE or the schools. The accepted populations wouldn't change, and it would just be more work all just to make the parents feel better. The real problem is the lack of middle school seats which has made the admissions process more competitive than it used to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:45 PM Flag
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If there are more seats, then kids would have a chance at their 2nd and 3rd choices like it used to be when my eldest applied. Now, it is 1st or zoned for the most part. The district is too crowded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:47 PM Flag
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THIS. Great knee jerk - but doesn't help [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:48 PM Flag
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Agree, but every year parents descend with pitchforks on the CEC and I guess this year they felt like they had to propose something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 01:03 PM Flag
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Sometimes, they just don't think it thru [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 01:03 PM Flag
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I agree with you (NP) and I truly don't see why this would help a child. If you put SALK first and they don't pick you - then surely ESMS won't either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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Not necessarily true. Salk is a much smaller school so may not have a seat for a qualified dc that ESMS would. I do agree the proposal really solves nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:56 PM Flag
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I would add, there is something to be said for filling your school with students who want to be there. I like that schools know they are your number one. One of the things I don't like about high school. It's nice to say if you offer, I'm here! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 01:06 PM Flag
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Yes, which sucks unless they develop some sort of rubric to qualify for the test (like Anderson) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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Anderson put do much weight on teacher's opinion it's silly. It's the most subjective criteria you can use. I hope other schools don't do same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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I agree. Don't like teacher rec at all. But, as you can see - school choice gets complicated! I see nothing wrong with having a choice between your first choice and your zoned as fallback. But poster above does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:59 PM Flag
[ - ] What is so bad about eating cereal for dinner? If you eat a very healthy breakfast and very healthy lunch, afternoon snack, why can't you just have cereal for dinner? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 11:16 AM Flag
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niothng. do what u want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 11:20 AM Flag
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Agree. Nothing wrong. What kind did you have? I'm usually starving after I eat cereal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 11:24 AM Flag
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its processed, empty carbs with sugar. no vegetables or fruit, limited protein [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 11:25 AM Flag
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its not balanced [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 11:25 AM Flag
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Oh horrors! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 11:30 AM Flag
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Milk is protein. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:09 PM Flag
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This depends on the cereal. Total Raisin Bran is high in fiber, iron, and protein, has fruit, has vitamins & minerals added, and of course the milk is calcium, vitamin D, and protein. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:11 PM Flag
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Make sure it doesn't contain palm oil. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 11:44 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 11:53 AM Flag
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Make sure it doesn't contain palm oil. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 11:44 AM Flag
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or MEAT! *runs away shrieking "planet killer! planet killer!* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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I do this sometimes but generally we try to not eat cereal for any meal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 11:45 AM Flag
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You can in a pinch. It just isn't really food. It's one step up from subsisting on some sort of dystopian nutrition capsule. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 11:56 AM Flag
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Nothing - on occasion- but the implication is if you can't manage to cook dinner you most likely are not eating a healthy breakfast either - and the food for the children's dinner sucked too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:05 PM Flag
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Nothing. But why waste a meal on something bereft of flavors I like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:09 PM Flag
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Eating protein in the evening can interfere with sleep. We eat most of our protein in the morning & at lunch, and most of our carbs in the second half of the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:09 PM Flag
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Nothing. The time of day is irrelevant. If you're eating a nutritious cereal as one part of an overall healthy diet, it doesn't matter if you eat it in the morning or evening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:12 PM Flag
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I make my own granola. Easiest thing in the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:24 PM Flag
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Nothing is wrong with it, but why would you want cereal for dinner? Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 12:37 PM Flag
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