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It is the most horrible story I have ever had to tell, I think. Until now, I have tried to forget it ever happened. Don’t even know why I’m even trying to get it out now, except maybe it will … more
So 2,000 miles, 28 hours of driving time, more than 200 songs, a couple of bags of Big League Chew bubble gum, a bag of sunflower seeds, several waters, a few milkshakes and fast food burgers, and at least 12 cups of coffee later, we arrived back in … more
What a mean, ignorant, awful man! How can he suggest that students have to repeat things that they can’t pass a test on?” C’mon—you know a few of you were thinking that a couple weeks ago when I suggested that we try to put a few … more
My son loves the Xbox—I may have mentioned that before. He plays a game called “Minecraft,” which requires him to design and build his own little world. It’s fascinating — and very complicated. That complexity creates its own set of … more
I feel compelled to write to commend Vic Vela on his article "Judge upholds state's gun laws" in last week's paper. His point-counterpoint-ruling format provided great clarity on the issue and … more
In the current combative, partisan environment in Washington, compromise and cooperation are rare occurrences. That is even more evident following House Speaker John Boehner's recent announcement … more
This is the second of the new monthly column where you can send your mental-health-related questions, and — space permitting – Community Reach Center therapists will answer them. Please email your questions to … more
I am haunted by the ghosts of a town. At the first of the year, I stood on the hill, looking down through valley and thinking how familiar this all was... But now also, how surreal. It had been … more
In the current combative, partisan environment in Washington, compromise and cooperation are rare occurrences. That is even more evident following House Speaker John Boehner’s recent announcement that the House of Representatives will not act on … more
It occurs to me that, since the first major education reforms I talked about was to make four non-tested areas of the curriculum more important, some might conclude that I am an opponent of testing. I’m not. I’ve been tested my whole life, … more
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