A bullying story makes everyone wince. The minor stories bring up painful memories for most of us, while the most severe stories of bullying horrify us with their cruelty. As a result, there are anti-bullying laws, and mandates, and schoolwide assemblies, and discussions, and presentations. But does anything actually work? That’s what Massachusetts is trying
You join the board to make a difference in education. You wind up fighting over chocolate milk. An article in the Orlando Sentinel describes a scene a lot of school board members would probably be familiar with. The Florida Board of Education tabled a proposal to drastically limit sugary drinks in schools, presumably because of
When my kids were little, I didn’t know a lot about how they learned to read. Their teachers sent home notes saying it was important to read to them and for them to read out loud. Trying to be the perfect parent that I wanted to be, I read to them and they read to me.