Monthly Archives: June 2012

Does any town have a city limits sign that Says “Home of 7 National Merit Scholars?”

I find it strange that the Des Moines Iowa Schools would organize and hold an awards banquet and award prizes and give accolades at that banquet in every activity area but academics. Certainly there was a Scholar-Athlete Award listed as … Continue reading

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An Honor Truancy

Truancy and Honor? Last week it made big news that an honor student was jailed in Texas for missing 18 days of school while working two jobs to support her fractured family. Teachers in high poverty schools know that many … Continue reading

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