Category Archives: Education

STREAM Learning

Joy Loss It seems that everybody  else has pushed out their  opinion about schools, learning loss, and the (post-pandemic) way forward. Thus, I’ll provide mine: the best thing that governments, schools, parents, communities…can do for children is to quit fixating  about … Continue reading

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No Congress Left Behind

My fellow Americans, we  are a nation at risk. The current  US government shutdown is but the latest symptom of a protracted malady. Drastic, immediate,  measures are required if we are to  begin healing. We, the people, must fix this … Continue reading

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Feeling Their Pain: Addressing Heavy-Backpack Syndrome

My son’s school held an event last week where parents were invited for coffee and conversation with the school principal.  Some of the discussions were specific to the school, though many were more-universal topics: dress codes, athletics, standardized tests… for all of … Continue reading

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The Sun Never Sets On The British Empire (nor on Grand Rapids)

In principle, I have no problem with year-round schooling. However, I live in an area (west Michigan) where daylight doesn’t surrender easily. Grand Rapids, Michigan is near the western edge of the Eastern Time zone. This is what 9:15 looks … Continue reading

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