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H.R. 610 turns our school system into a voucher system and must be squashed while in committee

H.R. 610, the “Choices in Education Act of 2017” has as its stated purpose, “To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools”. 759 more words


CC School levy poised to dip

CHARLES CITY — The Charles City School District’s property tax rate will drop by 0.35 percent in fiscal year 2017-18 under the budget the School Board will review Monday. 156 more words

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Schools and Prisons

I have a lot to say on this subject, but I’m too agitated to do so now.  Stay tuned, please.

He Said, She Said

Why the title: Teaching in Trump’s America?

Place, time, and history.

After recently asking a colleague to write about a wonderful teaching technique he employs, he told me that Teaching in Trump’s America… 466 more words

Teaching In 2017

A writer-editor-teacher's quote of the week #164

Indeed, many students in the public education system aren’t “catching” what they need to know about writing— the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress writing test found almost 75 percent of eighth- and twelfth-graders in the US wrote below grade level and only 3 percent of US students, across all demographics, wrote an an “advanced” level.

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Baseball: Stone Bridge Uses Early Offense to Run Past Heritage

Photo by Mike Ferrara

Photo by Mike Ferrara

Photo by Mike Ferrara

Photo by Mike Ferrara

Leesburg (March 26, 2017) – Mike Ferrara photographed Stone Bridge High School’s baseball game against Heritage High School in Leesburg on Friday, March 24 and… 20 more words