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New department heads get their heads in the game

New department heads get their heads in the game

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

September 7, 2014

Lauren Francese, former history teacher at Bedford and at Staples, is the new Social Studies department head. She’s also a very busy lady. Her phone rings non-stop, and the office secretary Joyce Evans sits patiently at her desk, letting you know that Francese is hard at work or on a conference call, and t...

Standards-Based Grading Piloted in Math and Science Classes

Standards-Based Grading Piloted in Math and Science Classes

Ben Goldschlager and Justine Seligson

October 4, 2013

Usually, average is the key word with grading. Quarterly homework is averaged. Semester exams are averaged. Final grades are averaged. A student’s mean among all studied units is the ultimate score. However, this scenario is no longer universal. According to Mathematics Department Chair Frank Corbo,...

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