Date: September2016

Taking the Common Core standards outside.

A Writer Talks About Reading

A Writer Talks About Reading

The other day I was looking in my closet for something and came across something else stashed back in there: my notes from a writing conference I attended this past spring. Specifically notes from a talk New York Times best-selling author Tim Myers gave at a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference. He was […]

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Fun Ag Conference for Educators This Weekend

Fun Ag Conference for Educators This Weekend

One of the funnest education conferences ever comes to Sacramento this week. The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom’s state conference starts Thursday at the Holiday Inn in downtown Sacramento. Sacramento is the home of the Fork to Farm movement, and this conference runs concurrently with the area’s “Farm Tank Summit.” Conference participants will […]

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Free Park Admission for Fourth Graders

Free Park Admission for Fourth Graders

This school year fourth graders can treat their families and friends to a national park visit for free, all year long. Through the federal initiative, Every Kid in a Park, any fourth grader can download a pass, good through Aug. 31, 2017, for free admission to federal lands and waterways. The pass will also allow […]

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