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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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John Doe February 23, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Berlin is not in the top 16. Does anyone know what the spending per pupil is in Berlin schools?
Lucy February 23, 2014 at 05:29 pm
I believe it is $14,033 per pupil.
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/
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Ed Froem January 22, 2014 at 06:11 pm
From an earlier patch article "Posted by Robert Mayer (Editor) , June 11, 2013 at 10:19 PM 2Read More Comments Recommend Superintendent of Schools David B. Erwin "We're going to hold off on implementing the 8:40 a.m. start time until the 2014-2015 school year," Erwin said. "We listened to the concerns of the parents. They said three months was not long enough for them to make plans. I think that is debatable but we want to sensitive to the parents' concerns." Erwin said the petition had nothing to do with the decision. "We don't rule or govern by a petition," he said. "To be honest, I didn't even look at the petition." Public employees should never have that kind of arrogance.
Southington Road in Berlin. (Credit: Jason Vallee)
Scott Cowden December 17, 2013 at 11:19 am
You've got to be kidding! A whole 1/4 dusting and they're closing the schools? Any furtherRead More accumulation, if any, won't happen until well after they'd be closed for the day anyways. And this is the the Northeast, one would think they'd be used to winter weather by now. Ridiculous.
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Redcoat December 9, 2013 at 02:16 pm
Here is some actual Research by a College Professor, compare his qualifications and work history toRead More any of the CC writers, our Fed. Education Secretary, and our own Stefan Pryor here in CT: http://christienken.com/bio/ http://christienken.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/CCSS_Emperor_No_clothes.pdf
Redcoat December 9, 2013 at 02:25 pm
Also, no mention that the CC Standards are privately owned by the National GovernorsRead More Association(NGA) or the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) No way to change the Standards, in fact the Race to the Top Program allows for a 15% addition to the Standards, but who would do that? Our 15% would never be on any national test. You would need 45 other States to agree to the changes we would want to make. NGA and CCSSO are not subject to Freedom of information laws either http://www.corestandards.org/public-license
Redcoat December 9, 2013 at 03:26 pm
Coming to a classroom near you. I hope we are smarter than this...Read More http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/School-apology-Think-like-a-Nazi-task-vs-Jews-4 428669.php#photo-4366034