Last month I had the pleasure of hearing school children singing “School Days,” the old song about “ reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic, taught to the tune of the hickory stick.” The Leeds and Thousand Islands Historical Society organized the event to unveil a plaque honouring schools of the past in the Landsdowne area, their teachers and students. 119 more words
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State Superintendent Tony Evers today (Nov. 15) submitted his 2017-19 budget request to Governor Walker which delineates the Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) top fiscal priorities for schools: fund schools, meet mental health needs, support rural schools, and expand summer learning. 438 more words
President-elect Donald Trump promised rural and Rust Belt communities he would bring back jobs by reviving declining industries. “Let me tell you: the miners in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, which was so great to me last week and Ohio and all over, they’re going to start to work again, believe me. 567 more words
Seaway District in Iroquois.
Char-Lan in Williamstown.
Longue Sault Public School.
S.J. MacLeod near North Lancaster.
These schools are in danger of closing, if a plan put forward by the Upper Canada District School Board goes ahead. 479 more words
Years ago, I suggested the state try to replicate small-school Weiner’s formula for success in every district. By every performance measure—average ACT, graduation rate, benchmark scores, AP participation—Weiner posted high marks, at a per pupil cost thousands of dollars below larger districts. 807 more words