The Sorry State Of Gifted Education

Today I went to a parent meeting on gifted education at my son’s school. We learned about what school is doing for the gifted and talented students. Then the parents were asked to participate in a survey. The main question is: “Do you think your kids are challenged and their needs are met and supported at school?” Many parents think our…
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Dumbing Us Down – John Taylor Gatto On Public Education

Friday evening I went to a presentation by John Taylor Gatto at Macalester College. Gatto’s presentation, sponsored by the Institute of Theological & Interdisciplinary Studies, was thought provoking. So are his books. John Taylor Gatto was named New York City Teacher of the year in 1989, 1990, and 1991, and New York State Teacher of the Year…
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Teacher Conference

I went to Lake Middle School right after work for my son’s teacher conference. For the last two conferences in fall and spring, I had to spend more than two hours each time to go around the rooms, wait in lines and talk to a few core subject teachers. Today, there were hardly any lines.…
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Education Opportunities In Woodbury

Education was the topic of today’s session, the session six of Woodbury Citizen’s Academy, held at Woodbury High School. The following school principals and administrators from local schools gave presentations about birth to adult education, school choices (public, charter, private) and brief introduction about individual schools. Linda Plante, Principal, Woodbury High School Nicole Robbins, founder,…
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