We’ve taken a “look”:http://www.lohud.com/education at the state of gifted and talented public school programs. One issue is whether children are gifted because of encouragement from school, family or mentor, or if they’re born that way. If they’re born with different brain makeup, how can schools find gifted kids who don’t… Read More →
The “Back to School” special section today is all about gifted education. Read Rockland’s “here”:http://www.lohud.com/education and read Westchester and Putnam “here.”:http://www.lohud.com/education
The Internet has become a place where millions of minors either buy alcohol with ease or know of an underage friend who does, according to a survey released today. The vast majority of kids also said their parents arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t able to control what they do online. Click “here”:http://www.pointclickdrink.com to learn… Read More →
The Rockland JN is holding one of its regular informal discussions with parents and educators about the main school issues they see facing them in the coming year. It’s a chance for the public to help us focus on what we should keep an eye on September through June. The… Read More →
A state audit uncovers yet another money “scandal”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060808/NEWS02/608080365/1024/NEWS08 involving school administrators. Our Editorial Board today finds the targeted school board’s reaction … “interesting.”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060809/OPINION01/608090408/1015 Among the local districts now undergoing audits by the crusading state “comptroller”:http://www.osc.state.ny.us/reform/school/index.htm are East Ramapo, North Rockland, Lakeland, Mamaroneck and Yonkers. All the others will follow in… Read More →
Parents in Mount Vernon are up in arms about the safety and efficiency track record of Mount Vernon-based TFD Bus Co. Inc. In today’s paper we cover the company’s most recent “troubles,”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060809/NEWS02/608090369/1024/NEWS08 and we wrote about its long “history”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060805/NEWS02/608050337/1018 of problems on Saturday. All of this led Superintendent Brenda Smith… Read More →
Environmentally friendly supplies may be the hot new trend this back-to-school season. There are soy crayons, recycled notebooks and organic t-shirts to help make a great first impression. Ã¢â€ â€™ Are you willing to put up some extra cash to keep it green or do the standard back-to-school supply lists already… Read More →
Parents wondering about the scores on the English and math standardized tests their kids took last year should note that the state is releasing them in September – a month later than usual – because of changes in reporting protocols. Look “here”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060807/NEWS03/608070317/1024/news08 for more details.
Comparing New York state’s graduation rates to the average amount spent per pupil, a business group says we’re getting a bad return on our investment, “reports”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060808/NEWS05/608080358/1024/NEWS08 Jay Gallagher from our Albany Bureau. The “Business Council of New York State”:http://www.bcnys.org/ has long been critical of high taxes. Is their metaphor apt?
There’s a lot going on in education around here, and we plan to give it all the old hairy eyeball. We’ll proudly point out to everybody the many amazing things that go on in our schools. And we’ll chase slackers and malefactors down the corridors of power. Please stay tuned… Read More →