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Posted Oct 28, 2014 at 1:01 AM

In reporting on the good teacher search, I described an amazing project called “mining,” developed by two teachers in a suburban middle school. Children were given a hands-on experience in which chocolate chip cookies and different toothpicks were used to teach math, environmental issues, profit and loss in business ventures and judgment among other things. It was the kind of creative teaching that kept children engaged, interested and learning.In many ways this seems like the kind...

Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Celebration on Saturday

Posted Oct 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Each month, the senior centers across the county hold fundraisers to help to offset their typical monthly expenses.

Posted Oct 21, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Former resident's son scored high on ACT

Posted Oct 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM

One-day event recognized

Posted Oct 21, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Continuing the effort to define what makes a good teacher, I’m following the advice of my most recent informant, which was “ask the kids.” In answer to the teacher question, I was told about a science project developed by two teachers in an...

Posted Oct 14, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Several people recently have used the word “nuance” in discussions with me about issues with which they wanted help. In discussing another way of approaching these issues, they said it was “nuanced.” The word nuance usually means a subtle...

Posted Oct 10, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Son born to Kristi and Ryan Walker

Posted Oct 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Annual event benefits local charities

Posted Sep 30, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Continuing a survey of student opinions of teachers, the report this time is from an eighth-grader in his last year of middle school. Max, (not his real name), is a bright youngster who had clear opinions about what makes good or bad teachers and...

Updated Sep 29, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Alta Mae Jones will be celebrating her 90th birthday.

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