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Our Lady of Mercy School was named the winner of the Connecticut State Mock Trial Championship on March 12. Credit: OLM
rocklandwife March 20, 2014 at 07:23 am
GREAT JOB!! I know that was a lot of hard work :)
Patti Atwater March 20, 2014 at 09:09 am
Great job OLM! Proud to be a graduate! Patti Capaldo Atwater
Observor March 20, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Good luck with your race and congratulations to OLM.
C-HIT campers work on their stories in the UConn journalism lab.
JudithAnn March 16, 2014 at 09:41 am
I would love to know just what us being taught to journalists today. Do they cover things likeRead More "Biased reporting 101" or "Never Insert yourself or your personal views into your reporting" or make sure you verify both sides of an issue with at least 3 credible sources?" Or most important : you are the advocats of The People first and always seek the truth whether or not it's what you the reporter wants to believe or your editor wants you to write. Just curious.
Kate Farrish March 17, 2014 at 08:40 am
I teach journalism at UConn and at these workshops for high school students. I can tell you that myRead More students are taught to leave themselves and their opinions out of stories, to generally verify information with at least two credible sources, to interview people on all sides of an issue and that their aim is to serve the public. Thank you for your interest.
Tom March 18, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Maybe they could tackle the subject of whether it is ethical and legal to have gender-specificRead More programs that exclude one sex for another in publicly funded schools which are geared toward cariculum in the sciences. Nothing like picking and choosing winners and violating civil rights at the same time..
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Linda C March 27, 2014 at 11:16 am
James you have just proved my point. Of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers, just as anyRead More statement doesn't always apply to ALL! However I am stating FACTS and it does apply to more than it should; but just the mentioning of a Fact has you feeling uncomfortable. Ergo that is exactly why the problems will never be addressed; because the mere mention of it makes you feel guilty, uncomfortable and or insecure about discussing it! And the so Called Community Leaders are counting on just that!
James Bond April 10, 2014 at 10:42 am
Linda, Sorry to react to your post so late,I was away( not prison ). I reacted to what you saidRead More earlier about unwed mothers. To which you had no disclaimer because it said unwed mothers only. Now you say," of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers".To me you're the one sounding like you want it both ways and that sounds more like our fumbling politicans,than my post. That said, I do understand where you're coming from and posts are not the easiest way to state it sometimes.Your attack on how I feel is unwarrented just because I pointed out a flaw in your post. Sorry about that hope to hear from you soon.
Linda C April 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm
James glad you found your way home lol. I truly wasn't trying to attack your comment, merely tryingRead More to clear up the confusion on my earlier posting. In a nut shell James, we are (as tax payers) being forced to pay for whatever little program pops in their heads. Unfortunately the ones already in place aren't cancelled, it's just a process of adding more and more programs that have been proven not to work, as well as picking up the pieces of those who aren't doing their jobs. I'm all for helping, but lets find out what works, along with squashing those that don't - not double programs only to find out none work!! Enjoy whatever up and coming holiday you chose to celebrate. Not sure about you, but I'm not finding this new improved Patch as stimulating as when it was more focused on our individual town issues, so haven't been on much either!
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Concerned March 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Nice to see out tax $$ are hard at work (sarcastic), why is it only 1 district school ratesRead More excelling, and the rest are progressing or transitioning. I'm vey disappointed in this ranking. Based on the $$ we pour into the district, anything less than excelling is not acceptable. Where is the accountability of the school board, administration & staff?
Ab Lew. March 4, 2014 at 03:55 pm
I expect your comment will receive up to three types of response from the culpable parties : (1)Read More orchestrated defensive outrage at your impertinence for pointing out the obvious, (2) don't you know that other things are more important than test results, or, (3) silence .
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Lucy Petrella February 24, 2014 at 11:24 am
Along with this data, are you also going to include the test score standings of these districts?Read More This would give a better idea about the relationship between per pupil spending and test score results. I would also like to add that I don't believe that test scores tell the whole education picture. Just because a student does well on tests does not mean that student will be successful in life.
edmund dantes February 26, 2014 at 11:12 am
I like Lucy's idea, but I expect that there is no relationship between spending results, or possiblyRead More an inverse relationship. The schools with highest per pupil spending--Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport--are likely to have the lowest scores. For years we've been throwing more money at education with no meaningful accountability. In addition to the slides, could you also include a simple list? That would be easier to scan quickly. Also, please highlight where Durham ranks, and also include what is the national average for per student spending. I suspect that your four lowest spenders in CT are still well above the national average.
Donia Viola February 28, 2014 at 08:43 am
More monies have never solved the real problems or inefficiencies in instruction, and the continuingRead More pattern of a new test for students every couple years mandated by the state/federal side of government only allows for failure to adequately assess the performance of both teachers and pupils alike.
State Rep. Larry Cafero, a Norwalk Republican and Minority Leader in the state House of Representatives, says he wants a public hearing on Common Core education standards. (Photo from Cafero's official statehouse website)
Danielle Bolliger April 1, 2014 at 09:14 am
I also came across this yesterday. There are 3 videos. The third one is a very concerned parentRead More from Arkansas. I hope more parents stand up to get rid of Common Core. http://patriotaction.net/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A6635270&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
How about actually going to the Common Core website to find out what the CC Standards are? ThatRead More parent in Arkansas is an idiot. She's complaining about the Singapore math curriculum--it has nothing to do with the implementation of Common Core. Common Core does not specify the use of any of the techniques, procedures, methods or formulas that people like the Arkansas mother are complaining about.
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
Please read the standards: http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/
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john bozzi January 17, 2014 at 05:20 pm
Congratulations to former Coginchaug football players Jeremy Newell, Ethan Doneker, Tyler Davis andRead More Sean Harper for their continued commitment to excellence in education.
Superintendent Kathryn Veronesi during the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Credit: Ronald DeRosa
Scott Wheeler January 9, 2014 at 09:57 pm
Goodbye Ernest, perhaps now you have enough money to retire properly? Loved your 12 word reply toRead More my 2 page request earlier this year!
Ab Lew. January 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm
They never have enough money.....
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