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A refresher on hyphenation

By Maria Murnane, Posted March 12th 2018

Hyphens are used to avoid ambiguity when two descriptive words are next to each other before a noun. (They are also used for compound words such asself-esteem.)

For example, take the following sentence:

The small business owner got a great loan from the bank.

Is the business owner a small person? Or...


Do you know the difference betweene.g.andi.e.?If your answer is no, or that you think you do but you’re not sure, you’re not alone. Here’s a quick refresher on how to use them correctly.

E.g.meansfor example:


  • There are many things to do on this island,e.g.,snorkeling, sailing, and scuba diving....


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Disruptive Excellence

By Hamish Brewer, Posted February 19th 2018

By Natalia Rietveld

Hamish Brewer is not your typical principal and his unruly approach is yielding academic excellence from the most unlikely places.

Born and raised in Auckland, Hamish moved to America in 2003 as part of a teaching cultural exchange programme, after backpacking and rock climbing...


Teachers have to create experiences to show that African ancestral heritage doesn't reflect only poverty and pain.

Recently,Ron Clark Academy (RCA) students went viral celebrating a trip to viewBlack Panther. Our students’ energy reflects culturally relevant teaching and learning about Africa and...


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Enough Tears?

By Todd Nesloney, Posted February 14th 2018

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, to depth of my core, about being in education, it’s how deeply we get connected to our students and how much of what goes in their little lives, affect ours.

When I was deciding what I wanted to do with my life and the career path I wanted to take, I was sure I...


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INTRODUCTION

My name is Dr. Stephen Peters and I am a member of the 1980 Class of Ubiquity at Hampton University (though my official graduation date was May 1981). I played basketball for three-and-a-half years at Hampton (#10 Pete Peters).

After graduating from Hampton, I realized the network of...


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Relentless Leadership

By Hamish Brewer, Posted February 9th 2018

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When the nameHamish Breweris mentioned, a number of words come to mind; relentless, innovative, maverick and loyal. Hamish Brewer is a visionary unfazed by conventional leadership and educational practices and theories, which leads him to push boundaries and challenge archaic processes and...


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The Work/Life Balance Show

By Todd Nesloney, Posted February 8th 2018

Listen to the Episode HERE!

Leadership in Education

Rick was going through his Twitter feed and found the hashtag #leadupchat which lead him to his guest through his hashtag #KidsDeserveIt. Rick contacted Mike Stephens, to hunt down Todd Nesloney, creator of the hashtag and movement for this very...


byScott Stump/Feb.07.2018 / 8:16 AM ET/Source:TODAY

The dream of the Jamaican bobsled team began with a makeshift sled, a sun-baked concrete track and a distant hope of qualifying for the 1988 Olympics.

"I remember saying to myself, 'Nobody could ever get me to go on one of those things,'''...


Tickets to see the highly anticipated film Black Panther are very hard to come by even star Lupita Nyong'o couldn't nab opening night tickets and she's starring in it.

So when students at Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta found out they were going to see the film, they erupted into dancing to an...