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Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
JustMe November 16, 2013 at 03:59 pm
Yes it should still be taught. Thanks to texting and computers kids can't spell or much less put aRead More sentence together.
Edgewood Elementary School students and staff planted a school garden and Monarch waystation. Photos courtesy of Stacy Tornio.
Robin Bruhn October 11, 2013 at 08:25 am
This is great news, but as a school parent, it would be nice to hear it from the school first. WhyRead More not put it in the weekly newsletter or send out an e-mail about it? My family is new to the school this year and so far I'm not impressed with the communication there.
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lolo peeg October 4, 2013 at 09:08 am
The problem with homework is not too much, it is too little. We should expect kids to do 3-4 hoursRead More of homework a day. When my kids went to Greenfield HS, they would come home with their homework already completed and waste their evenings watching TV or playing video games (this dates me, I suppose, today they would waste their time with inane social chatter and networking). I'd ask, where's the homework, and they would tell me that they finished it at school. Do you mean to tell me that you've learned everything there is to know about the history and language of this country, that you can write a sensible essay and solve a math or science problem? I've long held that there was something amiss here. And then, we hear that Grennfield HS is at best average in academic performance and even best students cannot get into the really prestigious universities. Like it or not, our schools are measured by the performance of their students. Our students will succeed on the basis of what they know and how well they can express themselves. Its time that we pushed them harder, and made them excel, not just get by. MORE HOMEWORK, not less!
HairMetalFan October 4, 2013 at 11:12 am
Aren't most schools going to tablets/ipads instead of books? That might solve the heavy backpackRead More issue.
JustMe October 4, 2013 at 02:28 pm
Parents have their kids in all these activities so they can be "well rounded". That's whyRead More they have no time for homework.
GreenfieldParent September 26, 2013 at 07:11 am
I think our Administration and School Board finally have their act together. We've noticed a hugeRead More change already since the last Administrator left.
Lee July 3, 2012 at 09:31 pm
I do not have children in the Greenfield school system any longer. However, when I did, I don'tRead More ever remember having such an upheaval with teacher positions. I would think the Supt. would be concerned instead of pooh-poohing this as the "norm." I hope the school board takes another long hard look at this as the education of our community children is at stake. Some thing else is going on here.
The Big Cat July 6, 2012 at 03:33 am
Yeah, right. Spend money on lawyers. That's real smart. Forget the children, let's spend our moneyRead More on legal wrangling. You need a job outside of government to see the real world. People get transferred. Deal with it.
John Seymour July 6, 2012 at 01:16 pm
Tony, first of all he said WITHOUT a lawyer, and second of all, when there are potential illegal,Read More and unethical things going on behind the mass transfers and "improvement plans"...the potential lawsuits will cost the districts a lot of money. These are not just your simple transfers and changes. A private, closed session with just the school board will cost the district nothing and may even help prevent thousands of dollars from being spent to defend illegal practices.
mr.chris a engel September 20, 2013 at 01:55 pm
common core is going to fix this how?The WDPI setting standards and approving 69% tells me somethingRead More is wrong.
Rufus Jackson September 23, 2013 at 03:21 pm
I think we actually need common core because the socialist Obama's are going to try to unionize allRead More schools. This way all the schools can band together and fight Obamacare
mr.chris a engel October 9, 2013 at 11:05 am
I went to he senate hearing in Madison.I heard over and over how we now have in COMMON CORE aRead More direction for education.WHAT HAVE WE BEEN DOING ALL THIS TIME WITH NO DIRECTION?????who is fooling who here.I'm 57 years young,and now we finally have direction?Are there any smart people out there?
Residents can meet new Greenfield Superintendent Lisa Elliott at a reception Sept. 24, 2013.
Laura Rose September 18, 2013 at 03:07 pm
We look forward to the opportunity to meet the new Superintendent, get more information about herRead More legislative agenda, and ask her how much money she took from the school budget to sponsor a pro-union anti-choice event this weekend!
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GreenfieldParent August 19, 2013 at 08:30 am
I think we have a good board and administration now. I think we need to focus on the kids that areRead More there to learn and pitch the ones that are there to disrupt and be absent.
robert heule August 19, 2013 at 01:51 pm
Just Me and Ann, why don't you find out about the positive things that the district offers to theRead More community? Every comment you have ever made was negative.
Ann August 20, 2013 at 09:31 pm
Maybe when the school district stops pussy footing around parents that call to complain that theRead More teachers are being mean to their students (who are the ones disrupting the classes, causing fights coming to school late) and reward the ones that have their butts in their seats willing to learn - then I will be happy. In addition, when they start putting money into the academics/arts (band, music, art) vs. paying for coaches/assistant coaches for sports teams - then maybe we will get some where. Go to a sporting event - count the number of coaches on the side lines - then go to a play, concert, etc. and see how many teachers/coaches are there.
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