The school’s role in fighting alcohol abuse
Many parents are rightly concerned about the possibility that their children may one day abuse alcohol. A parent can be proactive by getting involved in alcohol abuse prevention efforts at their child’s school, says guest columnist C. Kevin Synnott, a professor at Eastern Connecticut State University.
To improve writing instruction, help teachers understand it
Literacy is perhaps the most fundamental academic skill there is. But too often, literacy seems to mean reading, and the flip side of the coin, writing, gets limited attention, says guest columnist and former classroom teacher Dea Auray, who is the founder of Empowering Writers.
A win for students—and a PR win for the school board
Unless you are a lottery winner or have unlimited disposable income each month, the start of school calls for most parents to financially prepare for the requested back-to-school supplies. Our district found a way to reduce that burden, says guest columnist Dan Brigman, superintendent for Laurens County Schools in Georgia.