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Thursday, 05 May 2011
By Michele Yokell   The 300 year-old clock is ticking as it regulates the minutes in the old Wesley Chapel on John’s Street. A chorus of Patriots and Loyalists are...
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Monday, 02 May 2011
It would be great if everyone understood and respected the teaching profession; if all politicians, policy wonks and opinion makers saw public education as the smart investment it is and, instead of...
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Friday, 29 April 2011
Andrea Figueroa has taught for 10 years in the Jamestown schools and is vice president of the Jamestown Teachers Association. She is a proud graduate of Buffalo public schools and has inspired her students...
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Friday, 29 April 2011
Margaret King is a second-grade teacher at Medford Elementary School and a member of the Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers. She has taught for 28 years and was honored last year with the Alfred Williams...
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Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Jennifer Goodwin is a young fourth-grade school teacher at Apalachin Elementary School. Every Tuesday after the end of the school day, Miss Goodwin begins something very special. She designed and implemented an after-school program called...
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Thursday, 10 March 2011
Willie Worsley has lived life large. "I am living history, live in living color," he says with a smile and quiet laugh. "Hearing my story will open doors for you." Most of us watch the...
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Thursday, 10 March 2011
When his middle school students tossed away barely used pencils, Wonah A. Odaji gathered them up after class, sharpened them and mailed them from New York to the children in his village in Nigeria. Now,...
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Friday, 04 March 2011
When Julie Holbrook interviewed for the position of food service director at the Keene Central School, she confesses that she left before the interview was over but not before imparting her philosophy of fresh...
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Friday, 04 March 2011
Hundreds of Van Corlaer Elementary school children, sitting on the gymnasium floor, leaned forward. Girls were wearing their best dresses with polka dots, sashes and velvet. Some boys wore vests and tiny ties. Minutes...
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Thursday, 03 March 2011
We hear a lot about what’s wrong with our public schools. As a parent, I want to talk about what’s right. What’s right are educators like Colleen Flower, a member...
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