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Here at ED, one of our top priorities this year is to support teachers and elevate the teaching profession. To do so, we are working to make sure that the right information reaches teachers all across the country. Here are a few of our most popular resources to help support you in your classroom: http://1.usa.gov/26KuSXK
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Teachers advocate for the removal of barriers and fear for undocumented students → http://1.usa.gov/26tUOGS
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The school system in NY is overwhelmed with students who don't speak English and now, reading and test scores are low because they are part of our population. These people come from non-English speaking backgrounds and now the districts have to scramble to provide the necessary resources and staffing on the taxpayers dollar to educate students who are behind. Their parents offer no support because they don't know the language, but as soon as they don't get their way, we are quick to provide them a lawyer and interpreter, two words they definitely understand, so that they squeeze the money out of the taxpayer. I am not saying they don;t work. they continue plenty to the country in many ways, but they need to get their priorities straight. You want to be in America, learn English first...plain and simple. I don't go to other's people countries and expect/force them to know my language. I would expect that I would have to know their language first as a means of communicating and learning, If the immigrants who went through Ellis island can learn English on their own, then so can these immigrants. There is no excuse why programs like this can't exist in communities, but get all of this extra funding out of school budgets because it is tapping us dry. 
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9 myths about the FSA ID: http://1.usa.gov/1Nz9qZQ
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#DYK ... some physical or mental impairments can qualify you for a total & permanent disability discharge on your federal student loans and/or TEACH Grant service obligation? Details & info → http://1.usa.gov/1SspTqk
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+Taffy Franz I like your sense of humor
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Mark your calendars! On April 26th, join First Lady Michelle Obama & folks across the country to celebrate College Signing Day by showing off your college gear! ‪#‎ReachHigher‬
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Wonderful!!!!! Is exciting to see first family beaming smile
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4 steps to understanding and comparing financial aid offers → http://1.usa.gov/1Nz3dx0
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How much are your federal student loan payments going to be every month? Don't rely on your "best guess." Use our Repayment Estimator to give yourself an idea: http://1.usa.gov/234LODt
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best guess: too much. 
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Want to be an intern at ED? Get tips from one of our current interns about making the most of the experience: http://1.usa.gov/1SMi7I0
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I struggled to understand this.  Please get it translated into grammatically correct English.  I can appreciate the work that you put into it.  Repost again please , later.  God bless  you.
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Analyzing different aid packages can seem difficult, but it’s important! Check out these 4 steps to understanding and comparing financial aid offers: http://1.usa.gov/1Nz3dx0
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Every student deserves a school that believes in them and widens their horizons. ‪#‎WhatSchoolCanBe‬
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You know...I'd like to think we believe in the children, but that doesn't
mean obliterating due dates just so that these kids can hand in work on time. If I
assign work in January, I should not be getting it in March or April. I
don't think these parents should be helping the kids to the extent that
they are doing the work for them. I know I certainly am not doing the work
for them and often, I know that is what they expect probably because so much
is done for them at the home. I realize the Common Core is hard, but at the
same time, the administration needs to band together, stay strong, and
implement consequences for poor academic behavior like keeping them back as many years as possible until the skill sets for each particular grade are mastered. Sometimes many of these kids need
skills in something simple like behavior and how to act socially. Some
parents just accept it and want them classified...well um, no! They need to
cope in life and if they can't cope then they will sink! Their is no 504 or IEP later on in life as an adult!

I think more time definitely needs to be taken away from these tests and
the construction of curriculum and more time needs to be spent on building
upon and constructing a firm yet welcoming environment for children. This
obviously means lots of variety in terms of activities which can help to
expand upon understanding the real world and promote self-guided learners,
problem solving, and self-confidence. Some of these kids have no damn
confidence...what the heck?

Teachers are competent enough to develop curriculum and seek out
technological alternatives independently without schools taking taxpayer
dollars for professional development to then remove teachers from
classrooms for training and mapping. It is just a waste of damn money.
Thanks John B. King for absolutely nothing...a useless waste of time!
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It's #EarthDay! How nature-based curriculum can be a hit with students and staff alike → http://1.usa.gov/1ND7JL3
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"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." ~ Benjamin Franklin
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Yeah...and who collects on that damn interest but the companies and banks that provide the loans. How the hell do immigrants get a free pass on education and Americans are the one's that end up financillay and professionally screwed in their own country. Then once you get a job, some employers don't even have unions for collective bargaining to protect your job position and those employers that do have unions have to obide by the seniority rule leaving the low man on the employment pole unemployed and constantly moving from kob to job.

The whole system is unfair. People just don't have the money and education is not worth the ridiculous price tag and aggrevation.
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