Sean McComb, recently named 2014 National Teacher of the Year, has given one of the best speeches I’ve ever read about what teachers can and often do accomplish. As he told thousands of other educators gathered at the National Education Association conference: “When those children come through the school doors, teachers are the decisive element. [...]
By Gregg Galer “You can’t outrun the long arm of the law.” That was a popular refrain from a Kenny Rogers song from many years ago. Fugitives from justice can understand the idea of the long arm of the law through a legal process known as extradition. Extradition deals with one state returning someone to [...]
If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so. Although no magic wand exists, finally society is getting a grip [...]
Our view: Gathering raises questions about open meeting law; What is its purpose and what constitutes a violation?
On June 24 three Stillwater city council members attended an informational meeting hosted by the Downtown Revitalization Committee about potential plans for downtown Stillwater once the lift bridge closes. With a five-member council, three members is considered a quorum, which means it’s enough to conduct official business. The meeting, at which Stillwater’s community development director [...]
“Breaking Bad” TV show actor Steven Quezada had several strong messages for about 4,000 educators recently gathered to discuss charter public schools. At a conference sponsored by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, (http://www.publiccharters.org) Quezada began, “Thank you, thank you, thank you for recognizing that children learn in different ways.” Then he talked about [...]