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Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Gloria Nelson November 15, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Absolutely!! Children should be taught cursive....for so many reasons....they will be missing soRead More much in later life...............and additionally, how are they going to handle the issue of their legal signatures???? PRINT them?????....that should cause a lot of concern on legal documents, for just one thought
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Steve November 11, 2013 at 08:51 am
Just one more gimmick. What happened to the much-ballyhooed "Goals 2000," which wereRead More supposed to do the same thing as the Common Core? Millions upon millions of dollars were spend during the Bush I and Clinton year, now out the window.
A comparison of 2013 school grades across St. Petersburg, Pinellas County and Tampa Bay. Credit: Patch
Shore Acres Rick August 5, 2013 at 01:18 pm
Jason... There are some problems with the map. Either the colors don't match or the description isRead More wrong. Lakewood High and St. Pete High are showing red, but the descriptions says they are Pending which according to the key should be gray. Shore Acres Elementary on 62nd Ave is missing from the map completely.
Shore Acres Rick August 5, 2013 at 01:22 pm
Actually Shore Acres is there it's just far north of where it's supposed to be.
Jason Bartolone August 5, 2013 at 01:22 pm
Thank you, we'll check on that.
FILE: The Florida Department of Education on Friday released 2013 grades for elementary and middle schools across Florida. Credit: Patch
Inky's Mom July 26, 2013 at 04:06 pm
Here we go...more property taxes to educate (or not educate) kids who are not encouraged at home toRead More learn, so won't. I say make parents with children pay for their little darlings to go to school and maybe they will have some respect for the process. Leave the rest of out of it! I am tired of paying for poor performance by kids and parents who don't care.
Shore Acres Rick September 4, 2013 at 01:49 pm
It's incorrect to say the grades dropped when the standards changed. That's like saying your car isRead More slower because it took longer to drive to Orlando than Lakeland. Tallahassee messed with the standards and undermined their own system of grading schools. It failed. The kids didn't.
Kayley Anne Fincher June 18, 2013 at 06:20 pm
Its just so messed up that they are the way they are. They say they wanted us to be happy andRead More comfortable in our own skin. But when a child uses makeup, its all downhill. He felt comfortable and happy in his own skin with the eyeshadow and makeup on. He was always picked on because he's "goth", and when he wore that they were happy and didn't mess with him. They were okay with him wearing it, because it was him. But the school has to be so closed minded that they have to punish him, by taking him out of classes to scold him for, pretty much being HIM! Its not like he had bright pink lipstick and pink eyeshadow on, it was black. Nothing flashy. It wasn't distracting. Heck, it was the only time he wore it. He wore it the last day of school. Nothing was done on the last day of school. Just cleaning. I wish the schools and the district wasn't such a homophobic area. Its just screwy how they want us to be us, but when we do, its the end of the damn world.
jim clements September 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm
This is school violence pure and simple. Parents must assume the responsibility of discipline forRead More their child and not some bully teacher or principal I attended Florida schools decades ago and saw and experienced much abuse mainly toward boys. What I learned from these criminals was hate, contempt, fear, feelings of rage and revenge and more violence but not ever respect. If I met one of those abusers today I would spit right into their dirty faces. If I picked up a two foot board and hit someone I would be charged and convicted of felony assault but these people get more brazen with time and get away with their crimes. It is illegal to strike a US prisoner, an animal, a mental health patient, and hazing is illegal as well, but it is ok to physically assault a child? We have perverts (male and female) and I personally know of some that you would never guess, that are employed in our schools and are allowed by law to indulge in their fetish because there is no legislation to protect our children in school. This is disgusting and indicative of a third world country, not the United States of America. It is unbelievable to me that this is still going on.
CJ September 8, 2013 at 01:44 pm
One of these days , Babak, we may meet. I know you don't like me. After we meet you will like meRead More even less. I can tell you don't have a single fan or supporter on any article you comment on. You are disliked by everyone. Your own dog probably hates you. You strike me as a wife, children, and animal abuser. What a pitiful, sorry existence on Earth you represent. You are the kind of person who has a yard I like to let my dog take a dump in and then leave it. Other than that, you are probably not a bad guy.
Brian September 23, 2013 at 08:46 am
Yea put them in time out to think about how not to get caught rhe next time..Yea it works
Keep it straight April 23, 2013 at 08:22 pm
There are some things that need clarifying. St Pete College followed the CCNA process very wellRead More except for one part. Stage one was a written qualifications submission with points being awared to all firms who submitted. The top seven firms were then asked to give a presentation / interview, which was advertised and public (Stage 2) in front of the selection committee. Points start over at stage two. This is part of the Florida Staute CCNA process. After stage two the selection committee, ranked the firms as follows, not what the college's attorney says "we have no record". Score sheets are public information. Peter Brown Construction: 1st 250 points, Gilbane a distant third with 170 points. Here what went wrong. Dr Law conducted his own interviews, not part of the Florida Statute CCNA process, with the top three firms, Skanska being second, and decided to recommend third place Gilbane to the Board of Trustees, never disclosing to them the selection committee's rankings. So why Gilbane ? who was ranked number three ? who knows......look up who built the library and classroom addition at Montgomery College in Houston. look who was president during its construction.
Steve April 8, 2013 at 11:35 pm
I spent 40 years working with disruptive youngsters, mostly high school age, and my observation isRead More that the problem is more likely with the school, as an institution, than with the youngster: moving them to another place--one that was more intimate, had more hands-on activity, and fostered behavior development--very often turned then into "different kids." The ten-year trend to increase curriculum mandates; to emphasize verbal skills, to the exclusion of manual skills or physical activity; the return to factory-model schools in many places--all these work against these youngsters.
Karlisie Diane Wilborn February 20, 2013 at 12:46 am
That is sad but I hear its becasue she has been being bullied by some childern bullying is becomingRead More an issue.
Patriot February 20, 2013 at 02:34 am
Azalea middle is a wreck....i hear it is getting better....but the facts are, anytime you bus in theRead More trouble....guess what you get....TROUBLE!
Bonnie February 20, 2013 at 04:16 pm
Patriot, you are one bitter old man. Am beginning to think YOU need to be Baker Acted!
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