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Elementary Schools

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  • The Magical, Wonderful, Totally Exhausting 'Class Book'

    The Magical, Wonderful, Totally Exhausting 'Class Book'
    I love photography and have a gorgeous camera.  One year, when my oldest son was finishing 1st grade, I think, I made a photo book as an "end of the year gift" for his teacher.  It came out great.  Everyone loved it...parents ended-up ordering soft-...
  • CT Teacher Doubles as Children's Book Author

    CT Teacher Doubles as Children's Book Author
    Her students made her dreams of becoming an author come true! Sheila Murphy Adams is a 5th grade teacher at Pawcatuck Middle School.  "I have always loved to write," she says "when I became a teacher, I used a lot of my rhyming skills to teach...
  • Standardized tests didn't help me learn

    Standardized tests didn't help me learn
    I am a senior at Dulaney High School and write with a special note of concern toward the average testing of 8th grade children ("Debate rages over how many hours Maryland students should be tested each year," Nov. 15). Personally, I have never had a...
  • Around Town: Learning a language isn't the same as speaking it

    Applying to college? Now that we've discussed the advantages of being multilingual, it's time to take another look at the issue. Stanford recommends four years of a foreign language, but will consider a student with only three years. “For example,...
  • Errors in math materials frustrate teachers

    Errors in math materials frustrate teachers
    To an outsider, this looks like an unusual lesson. Fifth-graders at Harbor View Elementary School in Newport Beach are sketching rectangles to parse a story problem involving mangoes and fruit cups. It's a visual lesson meant to teach a deeper...
  • P.E. classes required by court settlement

    Irvine Unified and Ocean View School District, which has campuses in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, are among 37 districts up and down the state that must show that students are getting required exercise during school time under a tentative court...
  • Quakertown redistricting to impact 300 students

    Quakertown redistricting to impact 300 students
    More than 300 students in the Quakertown Community School District will be moved to a different elementary school in the fall. At its meeting Thursday night, the school board voted unanimously to approve a redistricting plan that permanently redraws...
  • Trade Tech gives culinary students the ingredients for fulfilling careers

    Trade Tech gives culinary students the ingredients for fulfilling careers
    College professor Robert Wemischner surely knew the way to my heart when he invited me to join him at work this week. A professional pastry chef, he teaches baking in the culinary arts program at Los Angeles Trade Tech, the oldest school in the state's...
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 seeks longer school day

    The school day might get a little longer for elementary students in Glen Ellyn School District 41 beginning in August. Earlier this week, district officials announced the possibility of tacking 35 minutes on to the school day. It would allow more time...
  • For Hartford's Clark School Parents, Tough Choices, Tight Deadline

     For Hartford's Clark School Parents, Tough Choices, Tight Deadline
    HARTFORD — Faced with a maze of possibilities but running out of time, Soliris Sanchez and Confesor Flores pored over school profiles Thursday as if cramming for a test. Stacked on a table at CRT Generations on Clark Street were booklets from...
  • Fifth grader places 2nd in contest; alumni honored

    Fifth grader places 2nd in contest; alumni honored
    It takes years to build up the financial savvy to navigate the markets. Naperville fifth-grader Aayush Desai is decades ahead of the game, by becoming the second place national winner in the SIFMA Foundation's InvestWrite essay competition with McGraw...