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JudithAnn March 16, 2014 at 09:41 am
I would love to know just what us being taught to journalists today. Do they cover things likeRead More "Biased reporting 101" or "Never Insert yourself or your personal views into your reporting" or make sure you verify both sides of an issue with at least 3 credible sources?" Or most important : you are the advocats of The People first and always seek the truth whether or not it's what you the reporter wants to believe or your editor wants you to write. Just curious.
Kate Farrish March 17, 2014 at 08:40 am
I teach journalism at UConn and at these workshops for high school students. I can tell you that myRead More students are taught to leave themselves and their opinions out of stories, to generally verify information with at least two credible sources, to interview people on all sides of an issue and that their aim is to serve the public. Thank you for your interest.
Tom March 18, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Maybe they could tackle the subject of whether it is ethical and legal to have gender-specificRead More programs that exclude one sex for another in publicly funded schools which are geared toward cariculum in the sciences. Nothing like picking and choosing winners and violating civil rights at the same time..
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Linda C March 27, 2014 at 11:16 am
James you have just proved my point. Of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers, just as anyRead More statement doesn't always apply to ALL! However I am stating FACTS and it does apply to more than it should; but just the mentioning of a Fact has you feeling uncomfortable. Ergo that is exactly why the problems will never be addressed; because the mere mention of it makes you feel guilty, uncomfortable and or insecure about discussing it! And the so Called Community Leaders are counting on just that!
James Bond April 10, 2014 at 10:42 am
Linda, Sorry to react to your post so late,I was away( not prison ). I reacted to what you saidRead More earlier about unwed mothers. To which you had no disclaimer because it said unwed mothers only. Now you say," of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers".To me you're the one sounding like you want it both ways and that sounds more like our fumbling politicans,than my post. That said, I do understand where you're coming from and posts are not the easiest way to state it sometimes.Your attack on how I feel is unwarrented just because I pointed out a flaw in your post. Sorry about that hope to hear from you soon.
Linda C April 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm
James glad you found your way home lol. I truly wasn't trying to attack your comment, merely tryingRead More to clear up the confusion on my earlier posting. In a nut shell James, we are (as tax payers) being forced to pay for whatever little program pops in their heads. Unfortunately the ones already in place aren't cancelled, it's just a process of adding more and more programs that have been proven not to work, as well as picking up the pieces of those who aren't doing their jobs. I'm all for helping, but lets find out what works, along with squashing those that don't - not double programs only to find out none work!! Enjoy whatever up and coming holiday you chose to celebrate. Not sure about you, but I'm not finding this new improved Patch as stimulating as when it was more focused on our individual town issues, so haven't been on much either!
State Rep. Larry Cafero, a Norwalk Republican and Minority Leader in the state House of Representatives, says he wants a public hearing on Common Core education standards. (Photo from Cafero's official statehouse website)
Danielle Bolliger April 1, 2014 at 09:14 am
I also came across this yesterday. There are 3 videos. The third one is a very concerned parentRead More from Arkansas. I hope more parents stand up to get rid of Common Core. http://patriotaction.net/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A6635270&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
How about actually going to the Common Core website to find out what the CC Standards are? ThatRead More parent in Arkansas is an idiot. She's complaining about the Singapore math curriculum--it has nothing to do with the implementation of Common Core. Common Core does not specify the use of any of the techniques, procedures, methods or formulas that people like the Arkansas mother are complaining about.
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
Please read the standards: http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/
Trumbull Supt. Gary Cialfi
Robert Pattinson January 10, 2014 at 10:41 am
Can someone please explain to me why EVERY SINGLE YEAR there is an increase in the BOE budget. IRead More mean I have yet to see a single year that keeps funding the same as the year previous.
Cindy Katske January 10, 2014 at 05:02 pm
80% of the BOE budget is devoted to salaries and benefits. When salaries go up per negotiatedRead More contracts, it becomes very difficult to see a resulting budget that is flat. An additional 3% pays for utilities and energy, and 5% goes towards bus transportation, resulting in very little wiggle room in the budget. And we are talking about a budget that does little to move the district forward. The THS PTSA is hosting a presentation of the PTSA Council's ABC's of the Education Budget on Monday night, January 13, at 7pm in the Senior Lounge at THS. Please consider coming to listen to this informative presentation that talks about the Trumbull education budget and the budget process.
MAC January 2, 2014 at 05:35 pm
Why did the schools close early, since the snow was not predicted to start until the evening? SeemsRead More like a waste of valuable, needed education time. And do half days cancelled not have to be made up at the end of the regular school year?
Cindy Katske January 2, 2014 at 06:27 pm
Some forecasts were calling for the snow to begin as early as 3pm, although not picking up inRead More intensity until evening. In order to help planning by parents, the decision was made very early this morning, before 6am, using the forecasts available at that time. I'm okay with conservative decisions when the safety of the students is at stake. And no, early dismissal days do not need to be made up.
Cathy December 26, 2013 at 11:04 am
I have been driving a school bus since 1988 and this has always been a problem. im in totalRead More agreement with this new law. Its not to gain money as stated it is to save lives. Yes I have seen kids get hit due to others running the reds. Back in Waterbury there was an incident where two girls were crossing in front of the bus and a car ran the reds. Hitting the girls and thank goodness they were not seriously hurt but with this camera it would have gotten the drivers info (he drove off from the accident) I feel all school busses should have this. If you feel it will make you late to get stuck behind a bus during the pickup and drop off times then give yourself the extra few min. leave your house a bit early. it will save lives.
Cathy December 27, 2013 at 07:31 pm
Photoradarscam: you quoted " Finally, my theory is that most of the violations are from peopleRead More who are confused about the law or aren't aware of it. If this is the case, as I suspect it is, then a PR campaign would be far more useful at FIXING the problem, rather than CASHING IN on it. " anyone that has a legit drivers Lic. should know all the school bus laws., ITS IN THE CT Drivers license Manual and there are questions on the drivers test just geared towards school busses.. so if they have a drivers License they had to pass the test.. Look it up all drivers manual books have this in it.
D V December 28, 2013 at 08:38 am
PRS, I see only unlikely what-if scenarios and suppositions unsupported by argument or evidence,Read More couched in loaded language by someone obviously carrying an axe to grind, either personal or ideological. The only statement of yours having any factual basis alludes to the bribery scandal that this company's Chicago unit was involved in, where graft rivals sports spectatorship and beer-drinking as the local favorite pastime. Also, the company's board of directors has done a major housecleaning with top management since that incident. As far as their profit motive is involved, I'm indifferent - in fact, so much the better, since pecuniary gain is a far better motivator of vigorous enforcement than union work ethic (sorry if that offends some people, but that's a fact of economics, not a criticism of police diligence). Having viewed the matter quite clearly, thank you, and without bias, I still have no problem with it - quite the contrary, in fact - I welcome it, as do, I suspect, most of my fellow law-abiding drivers - not to mention parents and occasional pedestrians, all of which I happen to be.
THS Principal Marc Guarino
dave wilsoon December 21, 2013 at 10:41 am
remember you trashed him before you loved him- fake phony fraud u both are
dave wilsoon December 21, 2013 at 04:16 pm
FAKE PHONY FRAUD, U DESERVE EACH OTHER Matthew Chase December 04, 2013 at 07:43 PM Quite theRead More cowardly move. Hiding behind "mission statement" gobbledygook talk and he will forever be labeled a vanilla empty suit. He probably would have said no to the "Wiz" because the the show is too "urban." Gee, I wonder if the school will do "Little House on the Prairie" the musical. Shame on Trumbull Recommend
Matthew Chase December 22, 2013 at 07:21 am
Cindy Katske December 23, 2013 at 12:45 pm
Richard, it is too bad that you feel you have to resort to personal attacks rather than engage in aRead More dialog about the issue. It's also too bad that you don't care how long citizens can speak at public meetings. Everyone should care about that.
Jim Flynn December 23, 2013 at 02:13 pm
Richard Läufer, that's a new one. According to Google you were born in 1911 which would makeRead More you 103. "Steve" are you at it under a new pseudonym. You do cave the same writing technique as Steve C.
Richard Laufer December 26, 2013 at 08:12 am
In this the the time of our lord, I apologize if I offended anyone. I don't live in your town but IRead More used too.
Vito Moscato December 18, 2013 at 10:01 am
OK, "Steve".
Tony December 18, 2013 at 11:27 am
This is a well-written letter that addresses the facts.
saddem December 18, 2013 at 08:18 pm
Does anyone else find this to be completely insane. The people of Trumbull voted for Deborah HerbstRead More and she was nominated by two of your party members. The democratic party in this town is such a joke. So continue your hit pieces every week filled with b.s compliments in between the nonsense. You guys even had Joanne crawl out of the woodwork for one. I have a few more "facts" for tony she left out.She states that this was a position Deborah aspired for. This was a position Joann aspired for but never could get. When she ran, she lost unless of course it was an uncontested race. The next sentence states that Mrs.Herbst should decline the position for "children of Trumbull." Seems interesting that when her kids left the school system she left her position. Seems like the only children of Trumbull she cared about was her own. But after reading this letter the most obvious thing I got out of it is someone sounds a little jealous.
Matthew Chase December 17, 2013 at 08:31 am
I would drop the coward calls now that the issue is settled. The principal heard the issues, feltRead More the heat and made a good decision. It takes courage to change and change he did. Welcome to Trumbull Marc Guarino. An especially huge congratulations to Larissa Mark for her campaign. We'll keep our eye on you in what will certainly be a promising future.
Thomas Tesoro December 17, 2013 at 03:00 pm
I think Marc did the right thing allowing Rent to go forward. I think that much good can come fromRead More this. First, I think internal communications within THS will be improved for the future. The students ppresented their case thoughtfully and without any rancor. These skills will serve them well in the future. Mr. Guarino showed himself to be a cautious individual (a good trait) and ultimately one who will listen (also a very good trait. On the negative side the Board of Education fled the scene at the first sign of trouble and allowed our Community to take a coast to coast trashing. The administration, never one to be shy about criticizing the BOE remained silent and its attempts to intervene were at best futile (at least they tried). In the end, it was the Principal, the students and the Community that worked toward an excelelnt solution. Congratulations to all of them!
dave wilsoon December 17, 2013 at 05:26 pm
Coward. Matt/Marc . The coast to coast trashing was Marc's fault. Since he never has spoken orRead More attended a meeting to explain himself, one is hard pressed to believe he is anything but an empty suit. The BOE is actually equally guilty Shame on all- the kids were exemplary. There is hope for us yet. Marc has some fence mending to perform- lets see if he stops hiding and mans up.
Trumbull Supt. Gary Cialfi
MAC December 14, 2013 at 02:27 pm
From Mrs. Parker, mother of Emilie: "'Evil only wins if we allow it to,' Alissa said. 'TheRead More world around us wants to remember the violence and horrific details of that day, but instead, we choose to turn off those distractions and allow ourselves to draw as close to her as we can and feel [Emily’s] spirit, joy and light she brought into our family.'"..................................................................... This article is touchingly beautiful and hopeful. It reveals why Emilie Parker was such a beautiful child INSIDE as well as outwardly, and in her joyful and unselfish actions. The Parkers also express gratitude for the small and great acts of 'paying it forward,' such as described here:.............................................. "Last month, a playground in New London, Conn., was named 'Emilie’s Shady Spot' in honor of the first-grader who preferred to play in the shade. Pink roofs adorn jungle gyms and pink monkey bars line the park. Everywhere there are flowers and pieces of Emilie’s artwork...................................................................... "Every so often, the Parkers receive a photograph of the play area from someone in New London who wants to make sure the Parkers don’t miss the sights of children enjoying their daughter’s special place more than 90 minutes away from their home........... "It’s one of 26 playgrounds that will be built across the Constitution State in honor of the Sandy Hook victims."........... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57255288-78/emilie-parker-alissa-family.html.csp?............................................................ Well worth the read.