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Elementary Schools

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  • Malloy Says He Wants To Cut Time That Connecticut Students Spend Taking Tests

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that he wants to reduce the time Connecticut students spend taking standardized tests, and he released a letter in which he asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to consider ways to relieve the burden on 11th...
  • Analysis finds California students attend school more than U.S. peers

    California students attend school more consistently than most of their U.S. peers, and such attendance directly relates to better performance on national math and reading tests, a new analysis has found. The analysis by Attendance Works, a San Francisco...
  • Dean of discipline post concerns board

    Dean of discipline post concerns board
    The new $70,000-a-year dean of discipline position for middle school students is again raising hackles in Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C. Budget-weary board members, who last spring temporarily blocked the job from being created,...
  • What a difference these teachers made: Letters

    Citizen of the world I graduated from West Orange High School in 1989. In my three years there, I learned from many wonderful teachers, but Dr. Irene Earls was the one who had the greatest impact on my development as a citizen of the world. Dr....
  • Physical education is more than just a recess activity [Letter]

    Physical education is more than just a recess activity [Letter]
    Thank you for bringing to light the efforts of Donte Samuel at the Belmont Elementary School ("Recess: the fourth 'R'?" Aug. 25). Student, parents and teachers should welcome the dedication of the many individuals who provide daily exercise...
  • Florida schools make play for scholastic chess curriculum

    FORT LAUDERDALE Fla. (Reuters) - Leaning over chess boards in the middle of classes, seven- and eight-year-olds in one of Florida's largest school districts furrow their brows as they plot moves toward a checkmate. It isn't just play. The chess games...
  • Dulcimer musician was 'smitten' by the instrument

    Dulcimer musician was 'smitten' by the instrument
    A classically trained pianist who attended the renowned Juilliard School in New York, Rosamond Campbell admittedly once had a dismissive attitude toward folk and rock music. But in 1977, when reluctantly taking her high school-age son, Rick, to a folk...
  • A quiet start expected for city schools as mayoral election draws near

    A quiet start expected for city schools as mayoral election draws near
    When school begins Tuesday, it will be a much quieter start to the school year than what Chicago has come to expect. For one, there are no mass school closings, with thousands of students walking unfamiliar routes to new schools. There's no teachers...
  • Long overdue middle school in Windsor opens its doors

    Long overdue middle school in Windsor opens its doors
    WINDSOR — Students and parents roamed the blue-and-grey halls of the brand-new Georgie D. Tyler Middle School in Windsor Friday during the school's open house, eager to get a look at the much-ballyhooed building. Seventh graders scrambled from...
  • How do I know if my child is ready for kindergarten?

    How do I know if my child is ready for kindergarten?
    Q: My child is beginning kindergarten this year, but I am having second thoughts about his readiness. I want him to be successful in school and I am not sure what to do. How can I tell if he is ready? A: Kindergarten readiness is not just about...
  • DP Buzz: Public education

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...