Help needed for Connetquot School District

What the regular news will tell you is that, at Connequot High School on Long Island, New York,  a 17-year-old former student, and a 16-year-old current student were involved in a plot to do shootings at the school. Then, the AP story and the regular news will go on and on with details of their […]

High School rankings

KW: The big education news is a list of top high schools by US News & World Reports. It is interesting to look at what kind of schools won (many are specific and/or mission-oriented.) Also, to see the US News & World Reports rankings of all states in regards to high school education. And, if […]

Patchogue-Medford seniors win battle with school board

KW: One victory for providing fair and useful public education. BOCES is a cooperative system of local school districts which is supposed to help them pool resources to offer programs that individual schools might not be able to provide themselves. (There are good and bad points to the BOCES system. But, it has many important […]

Alert: Need healing, conflict resolution and community reflection at North Babylon High School

KW: There are many angles to look at the recent news at North Babylon High School: A teenager who attends North Babylon High School was injured when a pipe bomb he was creating at his home blew up. The teenager is reported to have material related to the Columbine incident at his home. And, now, […]

Local Theater: “Theater Games”, a play set in high school

This play was recommended to me by Charlotte Koons, The Peace Crone. She has very good taste! Theater Games is being performed at the Islip Pavilion on Thursday- Saturday, September 18, 19, 20.  At $15, $20, $25 a ticket it is well worth seeing. Especially anyone who has ever set foot in a classroom!  I’m […]

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