By JAMES JOYCE III YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC
Amid recognition of American Education Week — which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of education — the Yakima school board adopted a revised roadmap Tuesday that details the district's plans through 2007.
Cast in a format similar to the district's roadmap toward literacy that was created in 2001, Yakima labels its new plan a roadmap toward success. With a more succinct vision statement, "bui...
The Marshall Democrat-News
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
By Matt Heger/Staff Writer
t's 3 p.m. on Monday and the final bell just rang in Marshall schools. The busses are loading. Parents are lined up outside schools with their cars running. Kids are energized and, with more than a dozen hyperactive children set loose on him in the Benton Elementary School cafeteria, computer tech Fernando Dibartolo starts his first day at his new position in the Marshall School District.
"Parental involvement" is a valid, if somewhat elusive, measure of a child's success in school. A new survey - mirroring an earlier one this year - suggests Michigan parents, in particular, are detached from their child's education.
It's easy to conclude too much from such surveys, but they do indicate a real disconnect between parents and the schools their kids attend. And there's no pat answer in sight.