Reading Between The Lines

“There are 14 different studies now that show that people that work outdoors have far fewer melanomas than people who work indoors. All of the melanoma increases have been among indoor workers.” This is from a report by Dr. Marc Sorenson, founder of the National Institute of Health and Fitness. Why is this information important? […]

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You Get Out What You Put In

Superintendent Vargas recently announced the rehiring of three administrators to the district. These three positions will cost the district approximately $400,000 in salary and benefits. These three positions could have supported ten teaching positions used to lower class size at the early childhood and/or elementary level. The RSCD currently has one administrator for every ten […]

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Words And Meaning

Integrity: Firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values. The quality or state of being complete or undivided. A house divided against itself cannot stand. Currently we are sending our children some very mixed messages. We tell them bullying is wrong when they see adults bullying other adults regularly. We tell them […]

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The Seven Headed Dragon

There is a petition circulating calling for the dismissal of John B. King, New York State Commissioner of Education. <a href="http://www.change.org/petitions/new-york-state-board-of-regents-terminate-the-employment-of-state-education-commissioner-john-king&#8221; title=”Commissioner John King petition”> And, while this is a noble beginning, we must realize that Commissioner King was hired by the Governor to be and do exactly who he is and what he is […]

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Reading is Comprehension

Ignorance: Lack of knowledge, education, or awareness. Stupidity: Given to unintelligent decisions or acts : acting in an unintelligent or careless manner. Evil: Morally reprehensible, causing discomfort or repulsion, causing harm, marked by misfortune. The ignorance of our elected leaders concerning education has led to the stupidity that has caused an evil system of education […]

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Won By Won

Victories are being won throughout the realm of education. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is allowing States to try out their own student evaluation systems and parents in New York are suing Education Commissioner John King. Though we are seeing areas of capitulation, the fact remains that our current system of education does not concentrate […]

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Expectations and Realizations

As another school year comes to an end the community will see more and more children playing in the neighborhood even though school does not officially end until June 25. Though Superintendent Vargas sent a letter to all staff saying that he expects teaching and learning to continue until the last day of school, the […]

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