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School shootings, standardized tests, library of congress for teachers, art for students with autism and cuddly literacy- Required Reading 2/13/2014

Maybe it’s just because I have the flu and am feeling very dark , but I’ve somehow collected  some really depressing  links.  I’ve discarded some of them but I have to put something in this column. I’ll wrap it up with a little cheer.

First the yucky: Via the Answer Sheet here’s recap and analysis of all the past year’s school shootings.Also at the Answer Sheet, some questions on the function of standardized tests for severely disabled students.

Professional development can help you cope :Library of Congress Summer Institute offers a 5 day intensive on use of primary sources in K-12 classrooms. And here’s a way to make progress with some students who have more extreme needs: Art for students with autism

Finally, on a rough day I spend a lot of time at Cute Overload. This is what I’d like to study: pedagogical effectiveness of making core subjects very very cuddly.

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