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A Simple but Powerful Class Opening Activity

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Here's a good idea from the George Lucas Educational Foundation's website: Edutopia.org comes an article by Alex Shervrin Venet. The rose and thorn check-in is a quick strategy for building community and developing student voice. "At the st...
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Thanks to the Edmond Sun for sharing Jan's Column

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Jan Barrick's column titled: "Skip the Cram Session: Slow Down and Read in Summer's Last Days" is garnering more praise and attentions. Thanks to The Edmond Sun for sharing our founder Jan Barrick's column about reading with your child in summer's la...
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Free Help for Parents and Kids: Specific, Grade Appropriate Objectives

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  Khan Academy provides free help for parents and kids who want to study specific, grade appropriate objectives. Simply set up an account for your child, and you'll be able to track lessons and progress. Thirty minutes of work each day during th...
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Celebrating Our Intern Sydnee Plant

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We celebrated our intern, Sydnee Plant, on her last day with us. Sydnee is a student at OU majoring in specialeducation and  earlychildhood . We have enjoyed you and we will miss you. Good Luck!  
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Jan Barrick's Column in OKC Friday

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We want to thank the OKC FRIDAY for sharing our founder, Jan Barrick's column this week. How's your snail coming along this summer? Read this article to see what we mean! Click on the image for an enlargement. Scroll down for the column's content.&nb...
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At Alpha Plus, We Use Data to Help Schools Make the Grade!

Our system helps teachers and administrators identify students who need remediation in real time. We even pinpoint the specific OAS objectives that need improvement!

That's why Alpha Plus schools have outperformed the state average every year of the A-F Report Cards.