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COLUMNS, Opinion

Forced Participation in Discussions Hinders—Not Helps—Student Growth

In many classes—particularly history and English classes—teachers decide to have graded discussions or debates, where students’ scores generally reflect the number of times they speak throughout the conversation. Although these discourses can be an effective way to talk about prevalent issues, the manner in which they are run needs to […]

Middle School News, News

Johnson Middle School Changes Environmental Education Week Location

  Photos Courtesy of Dan Colchamiro By Jessica Ferguson and Molly O’Connell Staff Writers Every year, sixth grade students from both Johnson and Bird Middle School participate in Environmental Education Week. Throughout the week, students learn more about ecology, geology, and evolution, while also bonding with other classmates. In past […]