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What does it mean to educate the whole child? Ulster BOCES’ writing workshop shows the way

On Board Online • July 21 2014

By Dorothy Slattery
Area 9 Director

To the doctor, the child is a typhoid patient; to the playground supervisor, a first baseman; to the teacher, a learner of arithmetic. At times, he may be different things to each of these specialists, but too rarely is he a whole child to any of them.

The above quotation comes from a report from a White House Conference on Children and Youth. Can you guess what year? It was 1930.

The idea that we ought to be educating the “whole child” is still with us today. While the phrase means different things to different people, one of the core ideas is that every student should be supported by qualified, caring adults who address the student as an individual learner with unique circumstances and challenges.

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Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on Graduation Rates

FOR RELEASE:  June 23, 2014

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

The good news is today’s graduation rates show slight progress in the percentage of students graduating statewide, and that rate has been trending upward.

The bad news is that we continue to see persistent achievement gaps based on race and ethnicity, as well as school district wealth.

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