Showing: 1-50 of 18

Search / Found (18)

Nicholas I. Clement: Heart disease and stroke are old enemies, but they can be beaten

Nicholas I. Clement: Heart disease and stroke are old enemies, but they can be beaten

January 1970. The PA speaker in my third-hour math class crackled and I was summoned to the principal’s office. As I turned the hallway corner, I saw my aunt standing in the office talking with the principal. I immediately got the feeling that something was wrong. I started to perspire and s…

February 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: Here's what your kids want in their perfect teacher, classroom

Guest Column: Here's what your kids want in their perfect teacher, classroom

Back-to-school ads are already hitting the Sunday paper, which means parents are beginning to stress, but not about what clothes or backpacks to buy. The stress is about what teacher their child is going to have for the new school year.

July 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: My advice to the class of 2013: Keep on dancing

Guest Column: My advice to the class of 2013: Keep on dancing

Editor's note: This is the text from Superintendent Nicolas I. Clement's graduation address to the Flowing Wells High School class of 2013 delivered last week.

May 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Evaluation of University of Arizona teacher training finds considerable improvements

Evaluation of University of Arizona teacher training finds considerable improvements

Education reform continues to be a hot button issue from the White House to the State House.

May 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: School/community partnerships create a bright future for students

Guest Column: School/community partnerships create a bright future for students

When recently asked, "What is the biggest challenge facing schools?" without hesitation I replied, "21st-century expectations and 20th-century resources."

March 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Column: Some custom-made apps for Class of 2012 on its graduation

Recently, two seniors visited my office to ask if I would be their guest speaker at Baccalaureate. I shared that I was honored and would accept their invitation if they would help me develop some ideas unique to this class. As I opened my laptop to take some notes, one of the students said, …

May 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Teachers aren't overpaid, don't goof off all summer

Have you ever watched The Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" show? A team tests various myths like "Can a person take to the skies using only a lawn chair and weather balloons?" or "Can a baseball be hit hard enough to remove its covering?" Many of these myths were created by one person shari…

March 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

A stroke is helping me write a new, important chapter in my life

Back to school time and many of us are reminded of our first assignment: Write a short paragraph about what you did during your summer vacation.

August 17, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Watching Flowing Wells kids succeed puts school budget in perspective

There are days that I believe I have the best job in the world and last Friday was definitely one of those days.

April 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

County's obesity grant is a great opportunity for us all to get healthier

Recently, I attended an assembly at Richardson Elementary School sparked by the Pima County grant targeting obesity and improving our health.

November 03, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Schools, parents and Legislature all have work to do, now that Prop. 100 is reality

Schools, parents and Legislature all have work to do, now that Prop. 100 is reality

I have reached that point in my life where I cannot remember where I parked my car at the mall. But ask me to quote a favorite movie line and I have instant recall, even for movies I haven't watched for years. Memory experts explain my condition in simple terms - we remember what is personal…

May 27, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Competitions promote study, sacrifice, problem solving, collaboration

Competitions promote study, sacrifice, problem solving, collaboration

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the 2010 FIRST Robotics Arizona Regional Competition at the Phoenix Coliseum.

March 22, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
What really matters? Just ask a second-grader

What really matters? Just ask a second-grader

No matter what side of the political aisle you sit on, there is no argument that every elected public official in Arizona is struggling with the simple, yet apparently very elusive, question, "What matters most?"

January 10, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Opinion: Bus driver, aide heroic in fatal crash (with videos)

Guest Opinion: Bus driver, aide heroic in fatal crash (with videos)

In a recent article on the tragic head-on accident between a car and an Altar Valley School District bus ("Bus driver in collision that killed 3 may be hero," Sept. 26), law-enforcement officials suggested that the bus driver, Robert Tessler, may be a hero.

October 01, 2009 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…
Guest opinion: Parent, community involvement in public schools at historic levels

Guest opinion: Parent, community involvement in public schools at historic levels

Critics often cite lack of parent and community involvement as a reason schools are failing. Some policy-makers view administrators as a major part of the problem; thinking that schools purposely create barriers to isolate and insulate themselves from those interfering parents and outsiders.

May 25, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Budget woes cannot block long-term vision

Budget woes cannot block long-term vision

As a result of the economic downturn, I found myself ringing in 2009 obsessed with worry about budget issues. Recently, in response to staff's greeting of "Happy New Year," my body language and tone of voice has been more like Old Father Time than the New Year's Baby.

January 05, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
School support staffs invaluable

School support staffs invaluable

As you dropped your child off during the first week of school, your focus was on meeting teachers and for the very young, dealing with their separation anxiety.

August 14, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Graduating students, consider teaching career

Graduating students, consider teaching career

My Sunday morning routine; coffee, a bagel and a quick read of the Arizona Daily Star, was extended to late afternoon on April 20 as I read with great interest the Senior Class Achievers 2008 supplement.

April 29, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Follow the Arizona Daily Star

Featured businesses

View more...
View more...

Deals, offers & events

View more...

Event Calendar

Today's events | Add an event

Most viewed: