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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Efe Agbamu – Minnesota’s Secondary Principal Of The Year

Efe Agbamu, principal of Park High School in Cottage Grove, resident of Oakdale and a fellow church member of Spirit of Life Bible Church in Woodbury, has been awarded the 2011 “Minnesota’s Secondary Principal of the Year,”  an honor given by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals. Agbamu will now compete to become the national secondary principal of the year.…
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Middle School Challenge

Lake Middle School had open house at 4-6 pm. I went with my kids after work. Andy didn’t want to go at all. He said he had already been to Back to School kick off last Thursday, “Why do I have to go again? It’s a waste of time.” I had to talk him into going,…
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More School Days

Lately several people have asked me casually: “Are your kids ready for going back to school?”  My response is: “I am more than ready for them to go back to school.”  We spent seven weeks in China this summer. When we came back in mid July, we still have almost eight weeks to go before school starts…
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French Fries Caused Controversy

Judy Spooner’s article in this week’s Woodbury Bulletin – What does future hold for French fries in school cafeteria? – has brought quite a few comments from readers on the Bulletin’s website. The comments fall in two groups. One group favors healthy choices. The other group favors freedom of choice. They think people should mind…
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