Category: School

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Patrick White

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. In the movie White Squall, Captain Christopher “Skipper” Sheldon is referring to a special kind of character when he says “(it’s) the kind you only find on mountaintops, and deserts, and battlefields, and across oceans.” Some would argue you could add classrooms to that list. Mr. Patrick White, Lead Teacher…

Kiwanis members read to students on Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, Mar. 2, Tim Sanders, Jo Willis, Phyllis Williams, and Mike Moore, with the Kiwanis Club of Madison, stopped by Pinetta Elementary School (PES) and read to students, celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday. On Thursday, March 2, the National Education Association sponsors the national Read Across America event: A nationwide…

Erin Clark: Florida Watchdog As Florida legislators consider ways to get more high-achieving charter schools into the state, school districts have another concern:  getting more teachers into the state. The national teacher shortage is hitting Florida hard. Hillsborough County alone could use another 500 teachers. Advocacy group Teachers of Tomorrow identifies Florida as one of…