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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!
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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Nancy Sasso Janis February 12, 2014 at 07:59 pm
Jaimie, Also please note the following from the BOE: All afternoon and evening activities forRead More tomorrow are also canceled. This includes the Board of Education meeting scheduled for 7:00 PM @ Hop Brook Elementary School.
More snow — potentially a lot — is on the way. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
Nancy Sasso Janis February 4, 2014 at 08:21 pm
From Mayor Mezzo's blog: Trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day beginningRead More Wednesday (2/5/2014) as a result of the inclement weather predicted for tomorrow morning (2/5/2014). The schedule for the rest of this week only is as follows: Regular Wednesday (2/5/2014) collection will be Thursday (2/6/2014); Regular Thursday (2/6/2014) collection will be Friday (2/7/2o14); and Regular Friday (2/7/2014) collection will be Saturday (2/8/2014). Regular collection schedules will resume Monday (2/10/2014), weather permitting. As always, please ensure all trash and recycling containers are placed curbside by midnight on the regular day of collection. Trucks will occasionally be dispatched earlier than usual on the day of collection depending on scheduling constraints and/or weather-related disruptions.
Nancy Sasso Janis January 29, 2014 at 07:00 am
Latest e-mail: "School will be dismissing at regular time. All K-6 Parent conferences will beRead More cancelled for today, January 29th and will be rescheduled next week."
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) January 21, 2014 at 07:30 am
Thanks, Alison!
SuperDave January 21, 2014 at 08:34 am
I am curuous: why bother opening at all? Whether its a cancellation or an early dismissal, its aRead More huge PITA for parents.
Carolyn Ragona Capozziello January 21, 2014 at 10:48 am
I think if they get four hours in it counts as a full day. My concern is for everyone who will beRead More out getting their kids or busses trying to get up some of the hills before the plows have had much of a chance to sand.
The Naugatuck BOE offices. Credit: Patch File Photo
ann January 16, 2014 at 09:24 am
I think its pretty sad that the children are not be taught to WRITE or to read writing,
Lynn January 17, 2014 at 06:24 pm
1. Among other things, be able to balance a budget 2. Not sure what the NHS school scores rateRead More lately, (years ago was below standard) but if not at acceptable state level - improve them to above the state level! 3. No pay raises or extended work contract if protocol not met!!!
Rocky Vitale January 10, 2014 at 11:37 pm
Yeah, there's a number of roads like that. Neglected by past administrations for so long, now it'sRead More an expensive fix. I'll bring it forward to the Street Commission.
Jennifer January 11, 2014 at 02:39 pm
When are we going to stop blaming others for today's problems? As a community we can't move forwardRead More in any aspect if we keep wasting each others time blaming others. Balance a checkbook..it really isn't that hard. And that goes for all administrations.
Rocky Vitale January 11, 2014 at 05:24 pm
Actually, the omissions of past administrations is very important and learning from that allows usRead More to move forward. Not wasting time at all. Learning that upkeep and maintenance is less expensive than replacement due to neglect. Then we can stop today's problems from becoming tomorrows problems. No0t quite sure where balancing a checkbook come in.
Rocky Vitale December 11, 2013 at 02:34 pm
Not all of the schools are air conditioned. It would be cost prohibitive and the classrooms get veryRead More uncomfortable on hot days.
brutus December 11, 2013 at 03:42 pm
an even better idea is to have year-round school. something like 8 weeks on, 3 weeks off, allRead More through the year. forget these days with two hour delays that end up being a complete waste. anytime safety is a concern, simply close the schools, and make up those days during the first week of each off period. I've always thought 3 months off every summer deosn't serve us well either because kids are out of school for far too long - and this solves that issue as well. the idea of summers off is antiquated and no longer needed.
carol snyder December 13, 2013 at 10:19 am
My 2 granddaughters went to school in Chandler Az where they had all year classes and it was great
Daniel Zandvliet December 10, 2013 at 04:49 pm
Maybe snows days would be a great way to try a Virtual classroom for the day, that way there is noRead More need to make up the day and or risk the safety of our students .
Fr December 10, 2013 at 08:14 pm
Could be a good idea Dan.
KEJ December 11, 2013 at 05:08 am
Honestly I rather enjoyed my day off!!😊✨