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n the previous column, I discussed the way schools used to operate: Teachers entered their classrooms at the beginning of the day, and except for lunch, didn’t surface until the end. There was minimal contact among colleagues. We’ve come a long way since then! more
With so much happening in education for me to report about, I haven’t run a writing quiz for quite some time. Well, that time is now! As I always say, this is one of the most popular features for the “Principal’s Office.” There are errors in all the sentences below, except one, which is perfectly correct. And, to complicate matters, I have put two errors in one of the other sentences. See how many of the ten errors you can find. more
We’re in the middle of a series near and dear to my heart: curriculum reform. As I’ve stated several times, I’m frustrated with the haggling over the Common Core — and am offering my own version, subject by subject. So far we‘ve covered English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Math. In this column, we’ll complete the core subjects by focusing on Science and World Language. more
Merokean David Stonehill served as a Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer during the primary season, and continues work as a Democratic political activist. more
As explained in previous columns, out of frustration with the wrangling over the Common Core curriculum after all these month (years?), I am offering my own suggestions as to what the ideal secondary course of study should look like. And as I’ve noted, many of these proposals are applicable on the elementary level as well. more
That’s right. In the series to follow, I am going to offer my own proposals for what students need to succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy. more
By now, the presidential election is past tense. Donald Trump is at the helm; just as significant, at least for us, is that Betsy DeVos is expected to be Secretary of Education. Now we have to discuss how certain educational issues will be affected with the changing of the guard. Let’s look back at the campaign itself. more
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