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Time to reject notion that schools are failing

...the elected haters of public education talk about our failed education system here in Alaska, they are talking about the schools your children attend, your friends and neighbors who teach your children, and they are talking about your children...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-16/time-to-reject-notion-tha
Letters
Words and Pictures

Opens Friday, May 23, 2014 Synopsis: An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (It Runs in the Family, The Eye of the Storm). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Valerie Tian Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

School Briefs

...to attend next fall. Please call the school office at 260-1300 for more information...applications are brought back to the school. For information please call 283-8600...input and guidance into decisions in the school. Please call the office at 776-2600...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2014-04-13/school-briefs
Schools
Small Nebraska library takes innovative approach

...computers with web cams, desks and chairs," Danielle said. "The kids can do their homework online here and send it to the school."With a child at each computer in the computer center one recent afternoon after school, Danielle said the library...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2014-04-13/small-nebraska-library-
Schools
Around Campus: KPC, KPBSD partner to expand JumpStart program

...adjustments for Nikiski students' longer travel times. The shuttle service will provide continuous service between the schools throughout this period meaning a student could take one or two classes at KRC and return to their school to continue...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2014-04-13/around-campus-kpc-kpbsd
Schools
Health care offerings need to evolve with market

...District administration, employee representatives and the school board have started the discussion on changes to the district's...But it's a discussion worth pursuing, not just for the school district, but for everyone who is trying to get a handle...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-04-12/health-care-offerings-need-to-evo
Opinion
Peninsula soccer teams gearing up for season

...season kicks off for the soccer teams at Skyview, before the school closes its doors for good, and what better time to take...the sport," said Ben. "(Jake) really relates to the school and the kids a lot."Jake is a 2005 Skyview graduate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-04-12/peninsula-soccer-teams-gearing-up-
Sports
Clarion editorial: Job Shadow Day a winning collaboration

...milestone for the program as it was the 20th year that the school and business community have come together to give future...enhancing the relationship between the community and the school. As much as we hope for a positive experience for students...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-04-10/clarion-editorial-job-shadow-day-
Opinion

...School officials posted a notice Saturday saying the school would resume classes Wednesday, a week after the attacks...the cleanup work is critical."It's important that the school looks the way it did Tuesday," the day before the attacks...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2014-04-12
Former Soldotna coach Devenney dies at 69

...to a meeting of Alaska track coaches and asked why the state did not have the pole vault. When the reply came that the schools did not have coaches to teach the event correctly, Devenney said, "You don't have the coaches to teach other events...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-04-12/former-soldotna-coach-devenney-die
Sports

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