Schools should commit to Straight A’s
Lydia Benedict and Andy Dousis
The Lyme Times
Over the past three months East Lyme school district has undergone some sweeping changes. These changes have been generated by parents, teacher and residents joining forces to insure that the best interest of children and family are protected. This is a good thing. Now, with five of ten-member school board up re-election, we want to utilize this opportunity for an on-going, sustained change for the better. We suggest a new commitment to Straight A’s: Affordability, Accessibility and Accountability.
Of Late-Night Meetings, Extended Days and Family Time
The Lyme Times
Next week, the League of Women Voters will host a voter forum for board of education candidates. Neither of us can attend due to prior family commitments. But there are eight other candidates, and this will be an opportunity ti hear what they stand for. We say, let the show go on.
Extending The School Day Won't Improve Learning
School days in East Lyme are about to get longer. According to the new schedules released last week, elementary and middle schools will be in session an extra 25 minutes each day. New London schools also are looking to lengthen the school day.
Gift from the Heart
By Lydia Benedict
The Friend, Pg. 40
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me (Matt. 25:40).
As Tyler climbed out of Grandpa’s truck, the cold January wind off Boston Harbor whipped at his face. With each breath, a tiny cloud of fog appeared in front of him. “This is Boston, Grandpa?”
Not waiting for an answer, he continued eagerly, “Where is Boston Garden? And Fenway Park—where is Fenway Park, Grandpa?”
Smiling, Grandpa answered, “Put your scarf on, and then I’ll show you where everything is.”