School-related Issues

14 Reasons Parents Should Blog with Their Kids

February 5, 2011
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Kids love to do what they see their parents doing. They also love computers and technology. So why not teach them what you know about blogging? And while you’re at it, you can teach them all about the skills related to blogging. The kids’ software industry has learned to maximize young people’s love of technology […]

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School Closings – How To Find Out if Your Child’s School is Closed

January 13, 2011
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There are numerous events that could cause an unexpected closing of your child’s school. Some Reasons Schools May Close: 1. Dangerous Weather–including hurricanes, flooding, snow, ice, tornadoes, etc. 2. Extended Electricity Outage–especially during very hot or very cold times of year, when it affects air conditioning or heating of the school 3. Water outage 4. […]

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Teacher Donald Woods Goes Crazy In Classroom, Throws Chair Through Window

October 12, 2010

I saw some very disturbing news story on www.newschannel5.com this morning. Donald Woods, an algebra teacher at a Tennessee high school, was escorted from the classroom in handcuffs after having a meltdown when a group of students started laughing during class and wouldn’t stop.  Woods threw two tables, a garbage can, and a chair, breaking […]

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Tell D.C. School Administrators You Don’t Appreciate Child Abuse

September 29, 2010

This is a follow-up to yesterday’s post. If you missed it yesterday, here’s the link to WashingtonPost.com where you can hear Chancellor Rhee joking about how she taped all of her students’ mouths shut with masking tape, and how they all cried when they removed the tape and made their mouths bleed. And, you can […]

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Teacher Puts Masking Tape on Kids Mouths, Makes Them Bleed

September 28, 2010

The Washington Post newspaper website has a recording on their website of an educator (Washintgon, D.C. Schools Chancellor Rhee) making light of her early “teaching misadventures”–laughing, even–about how she had all the students in her class put masking tap on their mouths so they wouldn’t talk in the hallways. The kids mouths were bleeding and […]

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Untimely Death of Elementary School Parent?

September 12, 2010

I was presented with some nerve-wracking news from my son late last week: apparently, a friend had said his father had been killed–and not by natural causes. When my son asked the friend if he was serious, he said “Yeah.” I could help but wonder if what my son’s friend had said was true, or […]

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First Week of Fourth Grade = Playtime for the Family

September 4, 2010

It’s a new school year, and my son reports that his teacher seems a lot more strict than the one he had last year. I reminded him that the teachers frequently seem more harsh for the first couple of weeks of the year because they are trying to set a precedent for the rest of […]

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