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Kathy Scott: Focus from both state and federal government should shift to producing great teachers

The contrasting editorials on whether states or the federal government should control public education published last month fail to address the real causes of student underachievement: a growing dissatisfaction within the teaching profession that is impacting who goes into this career and ho…

March 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Bilingual approach doesn’t work well, but Nogales’ schools found what does

An opinion column (“Dual-language learning for all students is visionary,” Dec. 2) from Tucsoncitizen.com is absolutely correct when it stated that the “persistent underachievement of Latino students has nothing to do with a lack of ability or talent. Latino students are just as smart.”

December 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Core curriculum standards have consequences

Some kids don’t like to color. Despite the kits to create one’s own crayons or view products in 3-D, some kids are not interested. Even assigning exotic names and adding scents are not enough to hook every child into becoming a coloring aficionado.

November 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Nogales High School is role model for minority academic achievement

Nogales High School is role model for minority academic achievement

There is something to be said about a school district such as Nogales Unified, where 99 percent of the students are Hispanic or another minority.

September 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Mental-health care is the true insanity

The debate over what triggered the horrific events in Tucson ranges from vitriolic rhetoric to excessive violence in video games.

January 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Nogales High School, despite successes, gets short end of funding stick

Nogales High School, despite successes, gets short end of funding stick

After reading the Star's lead editorial "State must stop shortchanging schools, students," I came to the conclusion that perhaps the only lesson we might have to impart to students, parents and community members is how to spell hypocrisy.

December 08, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Don't say you love me; sing to me (like a mouse)

Don't say you love me; sing to me (like a mouse)

Mice sing for love. They croon very specific warbles to attract females, and the sounds are highly seductive, especially if the female mouse has dipped into a glass of wine.

April 16, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

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