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Stephanie Paulmeno, MS, RN, NHA April 24, 2014 at 07:38 am
Congratulations to Greenwich High School administration, teachers, staff and students for their 15thRead More place finish among the 20 top high schools in Connecticut; and this distinction earned even with our student to teacher ratio below the state average. Just imagine how much better GHS would have been able to do if our student to teacher ratio had been at or above the state average! Can't we do better in Greenwich than below average (which is what near average means) in providing our students with an optimum student teacher ratio? I think in these highly competitive times we owe our children and our students the absolute best we can give them. Maybe with an optimum ratio our students could have topped the charts...but they did outstandingly well anyway! Kudos to GHS! Stephanie R. Paulmeno
C-HIT campers work on their stories in the UConn journalism lab.
JudithAnn March 16, 2014 at 09:41 am
I would love to know just what us being taught to journalists today. Do they cover things likeRead More "Biased reporting 101" or "Never Insert yourself or your personal views into your reporting" or make sure you verify both sides of an issue with at least 3 credible sources?" Or most important : you are the advocats of The People first and always seek the truth whether or not it's what you the reporter wants to believe or your editor wants you to write. Just curious.
Kate Farrish March 17, 2014 at 08:40 am
I teach journalism at UConn and at these workshops for high school students. I can tell you that myRead More students are taught to leave themselves and their opinions out of stories, to generally verify information with at least two credible sources, to interview people on all sides of an issue and that their aim is to serve the public. Thank you for your interest.
Tom March 18, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Maybe they could tackle the subject of whether it is ethical and legal to have gender-specificRead More programs that exclude one sex for another in publicly funded schools which are geared toward cariculum in the sciences. Nothing like picking and choosing winners and violating civil rights at the same time..
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Linda C March 27, 2014 at 11:16 am
James you have just proved my point. Of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers, just as anyRead More statement doesn't always apply to ALL! However I am stating FACTS and it does apply to more than it should; but just the mentioning of a Fact has you feeling uncomfortable. Ergo that is exactly why the problems will never be addressed; because the mere mention of it makes you feel guilty, uncomfortable and or insecure about discussing it! And the so Called Community Leaders are counting on just that!
James Bond April 10, 2014 at 10:42 am
Linda, Sorry to react to your post so late,I was away( not prison ). I reacted to what you saidRead More earlier about unwed mothers. To which you had no disclaimer because it said unwed mothers only. Now you say," of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers".To me you're the one sounding like you want it both ways and that sounds more like our fumbling politicans,than my post. That said, I do understand where you're coming from and posts are not the easiest way to state it sometimes.Your attack on how I feel is unwarrented just because I pointed out a flaw in your post. Sorry about that hope to hear from you soon.
Linda C April 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm
James glad you found your way home lol. I truly wasn't trying to attack your comment, merely tryingRead More to clear up the confusion on my earlier posting. In a nut shell James, we are (as tax payers) being forced to pay for whatever little program pops in their heads. Unfortunately the ones already in place aren't cancelled, it's just a process of adding more and more programs that have been proven not to work, as well as picking up the pieces of those who aren't doing their jobs. I'm all for helping, but lets find out what works, along with squashing those that don't - not double programs only to find out none work!! Enjoy whatever up and coming holiday you chose to celebrate. Not sure about you, but I'm not finding this new improved Patch as stimulating as when it was more focused on our individual town issues, so haven't been on much either!
Riverside School media specialist Fionnuala Browning	works with students to set up their iPad Air digital learning devices during the distribution and initial training all students received in their classrooms.
Richard May February 26, 2014 at 06:37 am
Is there any credible evidence (blind testing and comps) that digital devices improves learning?Read More On the same tangent, does the Kindle produce better literacy scores? Surely, there must be some evidence to evaluate trends. I do not know the answers to these questions, but clearly a digital devices is a different learning experience for students. My question as a parent would be: "Is digital learning more effective and what - if any - negative social and educational side-effects can these devices trigger?" Frankly, I haven't seen much credible evidence to support the benefits.
CowDung February 26, 2014 at 03:00 pm
Like it or not, digital devices are here to stay. I see no reason for schools to avoid embracing theRead More technology. From my own personal experiences, my older son is better with his reading when he has a traditional book. The Kindle offers too many distractions and often takes away from his reading.
Graphic by Aaron Boyd.
CowDung February 24, 2014 at 12:38 pm
What does this really tell us? Is low spending supposed to be a good thing, or a bad thing? ItRead More would be nice if Patch could include some context to go along with the numbers. How does the spending compare with schools in other states or nationwide? How do these schools rank academically?
State Rep. Larry Cafero, a Norwalk Republican and Minority Leader in the state House of Representatives, says he wants a public hearing on Common Core education standards. (Photo from Cafero's official statehouse website)
Danielle Bolliger April 1, 2014 at 09:14 am
I also came across this yesterday. There are 3 videos. The third one is a very concerned parentRead More from Arkansas. I hope more parents stand up to get rid of Common Core. http://patriotaction.net/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A6635270&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
How about actually going to the Common Core website to find out what the CC Standards are? ThatRead More parent in Arkansas is an idiot. She's complaining about the Singapore math curriculum--it has nothing to do with the implementation of Common Core. Common Core does not specify the use of any of the techniques, procedures, methods or formulas that people like the Arkansas mother are complaining about.
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
Please read the standards: http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/