Teacher, Vol. 06, Issue 04
Education Teacher, Tutor, High-tech Tycoon
On the wall of Jan Davidson's surprisingly unassuming office is a photograph taken by her husband, Bob, on Christmas morning 1979. In it, Jan Davidson watches as her three children gaze in wonder at the newfangled present they have just received from their parents: an Apple II computer.
Education Breaking Barriers
For nearly 150 years, Lee Academy has educated the children of northern interior Maine. Located in the village of Lee, population 800, the school draws its students from more than 1,000 square miles of tiny townships, unorganized territories, villages, homesteads, and Indian reservations.
Education Designs For Change
Strickland first tried his hand at designing schools at the request of several New York City parent groups that were looking for alternatives to school-building proposals the school board was considering. While much of that effort is now in limbo, Strickland says his work was well-received.
Education An ABC Menagerie
Over the years, scholars have visited the Hughes collection, paying their respects as they glean insights into the poet’s life and work. But one segment of Hughes’ oeuvre—children’s poems and stories—has long been neglected. Many of these manuscripts were never published, seemingly forgotten.
Education Fighting Back
Shortly after celebrating her 18th birthday, Cheryl Mullen went to the county courthouse primed to do her civic duty and register to vote. But when the clerk asked the young woman her party affiliation, Mullen hesitated. Democrat or Republican? She may as well have flipped a coin for all she knew.
Education Opinion Getting High With Huck Finn
During the week in October that schools devote to drug and alcohol awareness many schoolteachers pin the “Just Say No to Drugs” ribbons on. The bright ribbons assert that they are drug-free, but they aren’t. I, too, have felt like a hypocrite as I warned my students about the ill effects.