Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

— Special Guest Editorial to the CUE Blog — Over the past several years, there has been an ever-increasing uproar about the over-testing of our children, especially the big standardized tests imposed by the No Child Left Behind Law. These Continue Reading

PORTS: Making California State Parks Just a Click Away

Picture this. A kayak bobs on the gentle waves in the midst of a giant kelp forest. Nearby a raft of sea otters groom themselves as they float placidly anchored in the kelp. “Why do they have such dense fur?” Continue Reading

What a Time to Teach Languages!

What a time to be alive! The whole world is inside our classrooms every day. I like to pretend it’s me bringing it to my Spanish I and II students, but really, they’ve had it in their pocket the whole Continue Reading

Qué Momento Para Enseñar Idiomas

[Ed. Note- Since this is about second language learning and a Spanish teacher wrote it, she’s graciously translated it into Spanish for us. For English, click here.] ¡Qué días para los maestros de idiomas! El mundo entero está dentro de Continue Reading

Bring Parents Into Class Virtually With Video

I am the opposite of the helicopter parent. I am an Artillery Parent. I get my kids up in the morning, and pack them lunch. I load them in the cannon, shoot them at school, wave at them as they Continue Reading