I am not in tune with Maine politics, so far be it from me to inject myself in the never-ending political scrum between the liberal media and a conservative governor. It is, as Mrs. Potts once sang, a tale as old as time.
We are proud to be holding our National Summit in a city that symbolizes the American spirit in overcoming tragedy, staying strong and jumping in to help others, even in the face of grave danger.
She took a chance on me and offered me a job here as an intern at the Foundation where I have learned so much more than I ever expected in my time here
ut hopefully we’ve all had teachers who promised us we weren’t stupid for thinking peanut shells were what made us cough up our lungs. Teachers who made us feel better – even special – about being “The Narrator.” Teachers who cared enough to figure out why we couldn’t do grade-level math. And teachers who made sure we knew that we could be anything, do anything, and go anywhere.
No amount of rice krispy treats, candy-filled coffee mugs, or book store gift cards will ever be enough to thank you for what you do every day. But I hope that you know just how appreciated you are.
Getting ready to go to college I felt that I was missing something. That I hadn’t really been pushed intellectually the way I imagined I would in college (a conclusion made based almost solely on the movie Real Genius).
Middle school was a tough time for me (says pretty much everyone!). Children can be mean and insensitive, and I was definitely going through my “awkward phase” at the time.
If you grew up in my small hometown of Bartow, FL in the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s or 90’s and attended public elementary school, chances are you had Mr. or Mrs. Whitehead somewhere along the way. If you didn’t, you knew someone who did.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week we have asked a few staff members to contribute to our #OnTheFly blog series about a specific teacher who inspired them and made a difference in their life.
My failure to persuade however got me to thinking about the Trial Urban District Assessment NAEP data. I ran the proficiency numbers for free and reduced lunch eligible students in all the districts and found the following for 4th grade reading: