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Education

  • Dear Teacher - March 20

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I want to tell your readers why I began homeschooling. At my children’s school, teachers and the teaching were bad for a number of reasons.

  • Classmates write song for Taysha

    By Mary Divine
    St. Paul Pioneer Press

    LAKELAND SHORES, Minn.  — Wearing headphones and standing at a microphone in a recording studio in West Lakeland Township, Gracie Bancroft channeled her inner Katy Perry.

    The 10-year-old Afton girl said she felt like the pop singer as she and other students from Afton-Lakeland Elementary School in Lakeland Shores recorded a song she helped write. The song, “Dear Taysha,” is a musical get-well message to classmate Taysha Hein, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

  • Celebrating Pi day
  • Science lessons through programs

    By James Chilton
    Wyoming Tribune Eagle

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.  — Did you know that, with a strong enough magnet, you can actually separate the iron from your breakfast cereal?

    That’s just one of the things 60 Cheyenne children learned firsthand recently, courtesy of Starbase and the University of Wyoming’s Science Posse.

  • Dear Teacher - March 13

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My daughter’s fifth-grade teacher never lets the children bring home graded papers until after a grading period is over. The teacher says that she does this because there are always parents who come in screaming after report cards are handed out that there is NO WAY their child earned these grades. If they do, the teacher can show them all the papers.

  • Students of the month - March 9
  • Students of the month - March 6
  • Celebrating Dr. Seuss
  • Dear Teacher - March 6

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My daughter recently told me that two of her four children have been diagnosed with learning disabilities.

    Does this mean that they will never do well in school? Exactly what are learning disabilities? — No Knowledge

  • Van donated to tardy boy’s family

    The Associated Press

    GRANTS PASS, Ore.  — Southern Oregon businesses have donated a minivan to a family whose 6-year-old son was publicly punished for being late to school when his mother said her health issues and car trouble were to blame.

    A photo posted on Facebook of young Hunter Cmelo sitting isolated behind a cardboard screen in a school lunchroom generated outrage and heated phone calls and commentary.