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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: With Common Core, teaching styles must change

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: With Common Core, teaching styles must change

If you follow the recent trends in school education, you should be aware of our latest national initiative, Common Core State Standards. These standards were recommended and designed to support a consistent and rigorous national curriculum that would relate to practical issues and support st…

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Students would fare better with mentors' help

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Students would fare better with mentors' help

Schools are some of the most complex organizations to lead and support. A multifaceted corps of individuals (administrators, teachers, nonteaching personnel, maintenance staff, others) organize around schools goals in order to support the needs of their students.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Good schools are more than just test scores

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Good schools are more than just test scores

Recently, I was driving around with my daughter and we came across a high school. She asked me if that school was a “bad” school.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Let's try to assume less about our students

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Let's try to assume less about our students

At the beginning of each year, we search for personal resolutions and opportunities to improve on ourselves based on what we did or did not do the previous year.

February 03, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: The public good of public education

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: The public good of public education

It is important for all of us to understand the public good of public education.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Show appreciation for what you've been given

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Show appreciation for what you've been given

I started writing this column a few weeks ago, and I was thrown back a little bit because I lost a really good friend, Anthony.

July 01, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Parents are key education reform component

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Parents are key education reform component

Education has long been the whipping child for society's ills. As we recently celebrated the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, we were reminded of how social inequality has affected our nation. As a nation, we continue to strive for educational equality for all students. In the quest f…

January 29, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Amid education debate, remember teachers' impact

Depending on your interest, you might have been keeping up with the latest legislative proposals regarding the educational system. These proposals are not just being offered at the federal level, but there are also a number of state and local proposals that could affect us, especially here i…

April 10, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Keep your eyes on student success

For educators, parents and students, this time of year marks a new beginning, a beginning full of excitement, anticipation and expectation.

August 08, 2010 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Funding inequities hurt schools, communities

The current economic crisis has impacted the global community, the United States, and our local communities in a number of different ways. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost their businesses, jobs, and pensions.

May 16, 2010 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: NCLB and the adverse effect of school labeling

No Child Left Behind has done more than just give rise to the discussion that all students, regardless of their academic or socioeconomic background, can and should be able to achieve. Indeed the consequences of not meeting NCLB expectations are real and felt, as principals have lost their j…

February 21, 2010 12:00 am
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