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My newest favorite word

My newest favorite word
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 7:06 p.m.

I have a new word in my personal lexicon: Gruverize. It is defined thus: 1. to go out of one’s way to be helpful 2. to unselfishly offer one’s expertise to those who have less understanding of said...
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Changed by a FrOG

Changed by a FrOG
Tue, 9 Dec 2014 7:06 p.m.

In Grimm’s fairy tale, The Frog Prince, being changed by a frog is a central theme. The same might be said for the Madison Experience of JMU senior Hannah Collins. In today’s blog, Hannah, a public...
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GIVING thanks

GIVING thanks
Tue, 2 Dec 2014 4:25 p.m.

As most of us revel in post-Thanksgiving stupor, here’s a story to make you smile. This year JMU alum Alissa McLaughlin (’01) and friends raised money, collected turkeys and ingredients and provided...
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Can education contribute to a more ideal human condition the world over? Read More >

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Are there ways to narrow the achievement gap in our nation's classrooms? Read More >

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Can we do a better job of providing students with what they need to be successful? Read More >

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Is there an ideal learning environment? Read More >