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If the Lights Go Out

Every now and then I get some free time and can write and record some music. My latest song is called "If the Lights Go Out," and it is dedicated to my son Jude, who has an undiagnosed neurological condition. As a parent it is tough to see your … [Read more]

What Makes Teachers Special?

The Ohio House Education Committee recently voted to remove the minimum pay scale for teachers in Ohio.  With the committee vote completed, this measure now moves to the full house.  If this becomes law, House Bill 343 will make Ohio's system of … [Read more]

Any Way You Want It, That’s The Way You Need It?

It's been quite a run recently for Ohio's schools.  We made national news a few weeks ago with a politically motivated education bill in the Ohio House that would destroy our science and social studies curriculum. Not to be outdone, The Ohio State … [Read more]

What’s the Big Deal?

The Ohio State Board of Education has been at the center of controversy and conversation in recent days due to changes it has proposed to Ohio's 5 of 8 requirement.   Some people are asking, "What's the big deal?" "Why the outrage and uproar about … [Read more]

Lowering the Bar

The Ohio State Board of Education is considering a policy that would remove and redefine baseline requirements for the number of school counselors, library media specialists, school nurses, social workers, and potentially art, gym, and music … [Read more]

Double Standardized

Last year charter schools cost the taxpayers of Springboro $605,000 - money that could have gone to support our own schools, funded gifted and special needs programs, hired additional teachers, or helped pay for arts, sports, and other … [Read more]

Science Is Not Trivial

The Ohio House of Representatives is considering changing the way that science is taught in school, as is evidenced in the pending legislation H.B. 597.  As currently written, instead of focusing on providing the children of The Buckeye State with a … [Read more]

Better Education

Springboro, Ohio is fortunate to have an excellent school system.  We are consistently ranked among the best school districts in the Dayton region and in the State of Ohio.  We have outstanding teachers, high-performing students, excellent … [Read more]

The Family That Codes Together, Grows Together

Do you know how to write code?  Do your kids? Just a few days into 2014, and thought I'd take a moment and share one of the things I'm working on for 2014 - coding.  Over the years, I've accumulated  a very basic, patch-work knowledge of things … [Read more]

Enough is Enough

11 months ago I wrote my first post about Springboro Schools.  It was a fairly benign message that expressed my gratitude to the teachers of Springboro for their hard work.  Shortly after publishing it, I was surprised when I received an email from a … [Read more]