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The 2012 elections have ended and one of the big questions is what the results mean for public education. So now is a good time for us to take charge of what we want public education to look like.... Read More
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 2:01pm
If this is still the land of opportunity (and I surely hope it is), shouldn’t every young person have a chance to go to college?  Even if we accept that not everyone is suited for a college education... Read More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 3:47pm
It’s risky to challenge the role of sports in public schools during football season in WNC.  People get downright passionate about their local high school’s football team in this part of the country... Read More
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:19am
Welcome to the 9th Grade.  Your child has entered this brave new world and you are excited and terrified.  You want the best for your child; an easy transition, friends, success in class.  But your... Read More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 3:05pm
There are national education grants for school systems to improve student success.  There are national neighborhood grants for districts to improve families’ economic success.  There are national... Read More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 9:17am
How does anyone manage to survive middle school years?  Problems loom large. Changes are traumatic.  Perception is EVERYTHING! United Way is running a community project of “Where am I now?”,... Read More
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 11:44am
A children’s garden – such a sweet notion for such a big step for 5 year olds into the world of education!  Checking out kindergarten blogs and chats, the ones I found were by kindergarten teachers... Read More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 9:17am
The attached link to a Frontline program on middle school is worth the few minutes it takes to view it.  Before you watch it, consider this story of one young girl in New York City as translatable to... Read More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 3:26pm
Summer learning loss. It's the new buzz term for kids’ brain hibernation over the summer vacation. It happens a little bit to all students, but most significantly to those who have few opportunities... Read More
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 5:00pm
Can One Passing Comment To a Child Really Make a Difference? In previous blogs I wrote about our community’s role in education for our youth, opportunities to be involved with young people in a... Read More
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 9:15am