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JudithAnn March 16, 2014 at 09:41 am
I would love to know just what us being taught to journalists today. Do they cover things likeRead More "Biased reporting 101" or "Never Insert yourself or your personal views into your reporting" or make sure you verify both sides of an issue with at least 3 credible sources?" Or most important : you are the advocats of The People first and always seek the truth whether or not it's what you the reporter wants to believe or your editor wants you to write. Just curious.
Kate Farrish March 17, 2014 at 08:40 am
I teach journalism at UConn and at these workshops for high school students. I can tell you that myRead More students are taught to leave themselves and their opinions out of stories, to generally verify information with at least two credible sources, to interview people on all sides of an issue and that their aim is to serve the public. Thank you for your interest.
Tom March 18, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Maybe they could tackle the subject of whether it is ethical and legal to have gender-specificRead More programs that exclude one sex for another in publicly funded schools which are geared toward cariculum in the sciences. Nothing like picking and choosing winners and violating civil rights at the same time..
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Linda C March 27, 2014 at 11:16 am
James you have just proved my point. Of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers, just as anyRead More statement doesn't always apply to ALL! However I am stating FACTS and it does apply to more than it should; but just the mentioning of a Fact has you feeling uncomfortable. Ergo that is exactly why the problems will never be addressed; because the mere mention of it makes you feel guilty, uncomfortable and or insecure about discussing it! And the so Called Community Leaders are counting on just that!
James Bond April 10, 2014 at 10:42 am
Linda, Sorry to react to your post so late,I was away( not prison ). I reacted to what you saidRead More earlier about unwed mothers. To which you had no disclaimer because it said unwed mothers only. Now you say," of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers".To me you're the one sounding like you want it both ways and that sounds more like our fumbling politicans,than my post. That said, I do understand where you're coming from and posts are not the easiest way to state it sometimes.Your attack on how I feel is unwarrented just because I pointed out a flaw in your post. Sorry about that hope to hear from you soon.
Linda C April 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm
James glad you found your way home lol. I truly wasn't trying to attack your comment, merely tryingRead More to clear up the confusion on my earlier posting. In a nut shell James, we are (as tax payers) being forced to pay for whatever little program pops in their heads. Unfortunately the ones already in place aren't cancelled, it's just a process of adding more and more programs that have been proven not to work, as well as picking up the pieces of those who aren't doing their jobs. I'm all for helping, but lets find out what works, along with squashing those that don't - not double programs only to find out none work!! Enjoy whatever up and coming holiday you chose to celebrate. Not sure about you, but I'm not finding this new improved Patch as stimulating as when it was more focused on our individual town issues, so haven't been on much either!
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Stephanie Carroll LaPointe March 8, 2014 at 12:07 pm
I am extremely disappointed by this decision. I am a teacher in a district that has full day K. As aRead More teacher I cannot imagine how the first grade teachers in Canton are going to provide appropriate instruction to a group of students who will have had very different amounts of instruction in K. Every child is entitled to a FREE appropriate public education. Tell me ~ is it appropriate that half the kindergarten students get a full day of education while the other half do not? Is it appropriate to have a lottery where parents have to PAY to send their children for education that should be free? I will have a kindergartner starting in 2015. I sincerely hope that by that time Canton will wake up and become competitive with the districts surrounding them. They also have the responsibility to educate all students and prepare them to meet the rigorous standards of the common core. Putting students at a disadvantage from the get-go seems absurd.
Preston Ryzak March 8, 2014 at 12:57 pm
I would like to comment on the post the stated “I don't want my taxes to go up so kids can goRead More to all day kindergarten.” I’ve been a volunteer fire fighter and EMS provider for many years in this town. Volunteering my time to help my fellow people in this community is what you do as being part of a community. In return it helps LOWER your town taxes, instead of having paid full day personnel or commercial services in our town. As a citizen we all pay our dues, for the better of the community, social security, medicaid ect… The standard of education in the United States has increased since you may have attended kindergarten. With common core introduced into our public schools ½ day programs are in the past. Over 90% of the state will be full day kindergarten by next year. IT”S NOT ABOUT DAY CARE it’s about the future of our Canton children. I suggest since you don’t have children you may want to do better research as to what is expected among our little ones and what teachers really do think... I do believe someone paid for your education.
MARK BARCA March 8, 2014 at 04:27 pm
I started my post...with "it will come."...it was not in the budget this yr, I voted yesRead More for the track and new field....I give to just about every team that comes asking for donations.... So its not like I don't want a good kids programs ...I vote yes. Ask many moms and they are glad this yr is no go.....many kids are not ready.....I'm sure we will see it.....and I'll support it when its in the budget
State Rep. Larry Cafero, a Norwalk Republican and Minority Leader in the state House of Representatives, says he wants a public hearing on Common Core education standards. (Photo from Cafero's official statehouse website)
Danielle Bolliger April 1, 2014 at 09:14 am
I also came across this yesterday. There are 3 videos. The third one is a very concerned parentRead More from Arkansas. I hope more parents stand up to get rid of Common Core. http://patriotaction.net/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A6635270&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
How about actually going to the Common Core website to find out what the CC Standards are? ThatRead More parent in Arkansas is an idiot. She's complaining about the Singapore math curriculum--it has nothing to do with the implementation of Common Core. Common Core does not specify the use of any of the techniques, procedures, methods or formulas that people like the Arkansas mother are complaining about.
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
Please read the standards: http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/
Wyatt January 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm
I agree with Rose - it is absurd how this event is exclusive to "gifted" students,Read More particularly since it is such a highly subjective designation. The event should be open to whatever students want to participate. How can Canton Schools justify such an exclusive event?
Amanda Roepcke Mainville January 28, 2014 at 03:31 pm
The Minds In Motion is not an exclusive event, anyone with children aged K thru 8th grade canRead More register their child for the events of the day.
Rose Nick January 29, 2014 at 09:28 am
Good to know.
Karen's Dog Training Blog January 24, 2014 at 11:23 am
I love this school! They have me come once a year to do a talk on how to be safe around dogs. TheRead More kids are so well behaved and ask such great questions! I always get the cutest huge thank you card which I hang up in the training center!
Chris McCahill January 9, 2014 at 04:48 pm
For inspiration, a recent jaw-dropping PSA from New Zealand...Read More http://dc.streetsblog.org/2014/01/07/is-this-anti-speeding-psa-too-real-for-america/
The Reggio Magnet School of the Arts opens in Avon in January. The classrooms include smart boards. Credit: Jessie Sawyer
Wyatt December 23, 2013 at 08:38 am
Impressive. I guess CREC doesn't have the same financial constraints that the Farmington ValleyRead More suburban schools do.
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