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Background Checks

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What is a good resource for getting criminal background checks on staff/teachers?

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State History

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What curriculum do you use for State History (in my case, Mississippi History)?

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Capital Campaigns

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Capital Campaign, We’ve just run, what I desire to be, our very last all school “rinky-dink” fundraiser. Chocolate bars, cards, gift wrap, cookie dough, I want no more of you. Does your school run a regular capital campaign? What has proven most useful, beneficial? How much did you raise? How long did it take? Has anyone tried the philanthropic fundraising?

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Questions about honors classes

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Friends, a few questions about honors classes. Are they supposed to be from a 5-point GPA scale? Can an honors class be the same class as a regular one just with extra work? Any information will be helpful – thanks in advance.

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ACT PLAN Alternatives?

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ACT is dropping the PLAN and Explore tests after this year.  What alternatives for the PLAN are available.  If your school is using a PLAN alternative, what does your school have to do to qualify as an administration site?

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Finding new teachers

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How do you post job openings? What is your best resource for finding quality teachers?

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Starting an Extended Care Program

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With before & after school care, do you offer any sort of program or is it just free time? What do parents pay? Who staffs your program?

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Honors classes

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What are the standards for having a class designated as an “honors class”?  Are the standards set by the public domain?

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Integrating Print Along Side Cursive

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We teach cursive writing exclusively, starting in K5, and have no desire to change. But I see more of a need to teach print since it will be used frequently in the workplace. Any ideas as to how & when to incorporate teaching print in elementary grades (especially integrating it with cursive)?

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Pictures taken at school

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We currently have parents sign a photo release form that enables us to use student’s pictures on our website, publications, etc. But what do we do about personal pictures? Such as, teachers posting pictures of their students on Facebook, or emailing parents pictures?

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