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Kathleen April 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm
Can't understand people on here advocating for their children to be 'friends' with their teachers onRead More FB...They are NOT friends, they are teachers, mentors and there are many other ways that they can mentor a child if they want to help them. How about the good ol' face to face discussion? Probably would do more to help a child that is in need of a little guidance better than FB. Also, many teachers today set up classroom blogs for day-to-day communication with their students, which is a great use of technology. Also, most of these kids shouldn't even be on FB since the rules of FB actually require that you be 18 to sign up. (though this is usually not enforced by FB or parents, me included). Once a student reaches 18 or 21 years of age and they are no longer students of their teacher(s), then fine if they want to be friends with their teacher(s). Just doesn't make sense to me that parents don't understand that their should be boundary lines while they are.
nedlam1968 April 9, 2014 at 06:48 pm
Unfortunately, we've become a society where too many do not understand boundaries. I don't thinkRead More it's appropriate for school staff to "friend" student's - there are "rules" that outline appropriate and inappropriate behaviors with students ... unfortunately, everyone thinks that what matters is being "buddies" with the kids ... too many professionals have forgotten how to be professional ...
Mrs. B April 10, 2014 at 12:09 am
Teachers friending students on Facebook is unprofessional. I would think a teacher would beRead More intelligent enough to know this without being told by authorities.
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Martha Magee March 23, 2014 at 08:32 am
You New Englanders really need to learn how to chill. Except for Prometheus. Prometheus is alreadyRead More cool. I say ban all shoes altogether. Require humans to walk barefoot on the Earth in the sunshine for a minimum of 1 hr a day and reconnect to Mother Nature. The problem is not flipflops. In fact, flipflops are a step in the right direction. The real problem is materialism ~ the disconnect with Nature.
Merry Christmas March 23, 2014 at 04:42 pm
I wear flip flops. Their especially good when you go to court because the judge likes people whoRead More dress well
Dark star March 26, 2014 at 08:49 pm
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commonsense March 16, 2014 at 05:17 pm
Fred, Do you think the changes will make it less biased? If not, what do you recommend as anRead More alternative?
deb of see-attleboro March 16, 2014 at 05:24 pm
According to his Patch profile, he is chairman of the Foxborough Democratic Town Committee. NoRead More mention of teaching. Reading his comments, I hope I am wrong about that.
Kathleen March 17, 2014 at 10:17 am
Obviously Dennis hasn't been reading the local newspapers. Is he even remotely familiar with what isRead More currently going on in neighboring Salem MA with the Bentley school? There's an example for you. The school is a Level 4 under performing school that is in it's second year of a three year turnaround program with not much success. (Next step would be for the state to come in and take over the school). It's to the point where the Mayor now wants to contract with a private company to have them take over the day-to-day management of the school. Despite lengthening the school day, revamping the school schedule, seeking outside help and securing a $500,000 federal grant, MCAS scores have actually gone down (during the 'turnaround') under the current administration. To make matters worse, the school has been without a principal since December due to the current principal being out on an extended family medical leave. Seems to me that this is a perfect example of our public schools failing our children. Does the fact that the school has one of the highest percentages of poor & limited English speaking students make it OK with him to just sit around and let the school fail these kids? You only get ONE chance with a child's education. These kids deserve better!
Concord School District. Credit: Tony Schinella
You'll Never Know February 13, 2014 at 08:15 am
Goes to show you don't vote for a dolt
Tony Schinella (Editor) February 13, 2014 at 09:51 am
Susan was correct and I fixed it. I misread the alert. :-)
jpf2361 February 13, 2014 at 10:00 am
Thanks Tony for the clarification
Gov. Maggie Hassan visited the Pittsfield Middle High School last week. Courtesy
ForThePeople January 26, 2014 at 03:44 pm
We have been hearing about innovative teaching techniques for decades. What it comes down to, aRead More student either seeks out their education and achieves to the best of their ability, or they take a 13 year nap on the way to getting a high school degree (one of the reasons for the decreasing value of a high school degree). If you want to go somewhere, you have to work for it. This article doesn't even mention what the technique involves.
Scenes from "The Re-programming of Jeremy" at the New Stage at St. Paul's School. Credit: Tony Schinella
Snag man January 20, 2014 at 07:06 am
That's right kiddies.... if you don't agree - You are a "bully". You will beRead More indoctrinated, oh yes.... you will.
Gloria R January 20, 2014 at 08:56 am
To try to help combat bullying, songs can teach children about kindness and tolerance. The songRead More “Be a Buddy, not a Bully” can be heard on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or7WPUtUnRo
The new University of New Hampshire logo.
jpf2361 December 10, 2013 at 06:54 pm
This should have been developed through a contest for University on NH students, instead ofRead More spending $65,000.00 on an out of State vendor. What a waste of money. I guess UNH doesn't need my yearly Alumni contribution anymore. I will find another use for my $1,000 annual gift!!!
Ben M December 11, 2013 at 07:26 pm
Great profit margin for Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv of New York City, New York. I bet itRead More was all of 3 hours of brain storming for ideas and maybe 4 hours of CAD drawing to document 5 or 6 different concepts to present to the school for one to be chosen as a winner. Wallah, $55,000 to $60,000 profit for an out of state company. Why does the state, cities and towns of the state keep spending money outside of state? Pretty sad if you ask me, keep the money spent here to keep our economy going. Years ago I worked for a company that the owner would always award contracts to in state companies before awarding them to out of state companies even if not the lowest bidder. He knew it was wiser to keep the money in state. Makes alot of sense to me, but what do I know about economics!
jpf2361 December 11, 2013 at 07:30 pm
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wakeupsheep January 8, 2014 at 11:25 am
common core is a nightmare and it should be taken out of every state. I will never vote for anybodyRead More in NH that doesn't promise to get rid of this government top 1% profit BS. A felon helped create this along with the richest people in the world who will profit from making our children fail in school. Parents should be outraged when they understand what Common Core is all about
Johnny Drama January 8, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Sentence structure and grammar certainly weren't core subjects when wakeupsheep was in school. ThatRead More comment is painful to read.
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