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Children tending to the flowers by our Mother Goose Shoe Play Sculpture
It’s never too early to start teaching valuable life lessons about community and responsibility. At Southold Schools we see an opportunity in guiding our children to take care of their school environment,…Continue
Headlines abound decrying and debating what is happening inside of our schools. Today’s schools are complex organizations that in many ways reflect the larger complex society in which children live and learn. We must search beneath and behind the headlines to discover what is taking place. On a broader scale, the issue of public education is at a…Continue
A recent experience in my school district once again reminded me about what’s worth fighting for in the current education reform debate. We hear, read, and see accusations of school failure. I see quite the opposite. One example of this stems from how a 2002 graduate of Southold Schools came back this year to give back—in a big way.
Arriving at school as an 8 year old non-English speaking immigrant from Nicaragua, Pete Castillo now owns a masonry design company. The 31…Continue
When you raise the issue of why, and how, too much testing may be a problem—particularly if there is an argument about using such tests to measure teacher effectiveness- some people ask, “What’s the problem? Life is full of tests.” However, some argue that the current regimen of tests is inappropriate in scope and emphasis relative to other aspects of the learning experience. They may also argue that the one-size fits all approach to evaluating teachers of various subjects as measured in…Continue