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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
My children have been fortunate to be educated in the North Bellmore School District at Martin Avenue for a decade. Our teachers have provided a nurturing environment for my children to thrive in. I am also a public school activist and advocate, working with local, statewide, and national organizations to move past harmful corporate reforms that threaten all of our classrooms, schools, and districts. 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
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