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Back-to-school privacy training

In Jeff Parker’s political cartoon published in the “Camera” last week, the “Back to School” banner hung above the chalkboard as an elementary student stood in from of her class. The little girl began reading her essay on the topic on the chalkboard, “What I did over the summer break.”

The teacher’s eyes bugged out and her chin dropped as the girl read her essay about the family’s misadventures in the bad economy. Despite the obvious topic, the whole scene has student and family privacy implications.

Art Linkletter showed for decades, “Kids say the darndest things.” Nevertheless, a little parental training can go a long way. Parents would be wise to talk with their children about what is appropriate to share and what isn’t. Often children offer details of their lives without a thought as to the implications of sharing them.
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Authentic Teachers

Superintendent Chris King took time out of his busy life to underscore the value he places on Boulder Valley School District teachers. He spoke as a special guest as the Boulder Colorado Stake, a local geographical subdivision of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, honored 11 as “Most Inspirational Teachers” on Feb. 24 at 701 W. South Boulder Road, Louisville. Continue reading

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BVSD disputes after Obama’s speech

When President Obama wanted to talk directly to our nation’s children in September, I had no problem with that. He’d been on T.V. nearly every night with one press conference or the other. A speech directed to children sounded fine. Though it turned out children were in school rather than with their parents, I didn’t even mind that much. However, his initial writing assignment to accompany his speech left me shocked at his narcissistic political move. Continue reading

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Student and family privacy unprotected

Today where electronic and legal privacy protections abound, it’s surprising how unprotected children are from invasions of privacy by assignments and activities in public school classrooms. Continue reading

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Protect student and family privacy

What do you consider private and should students in the public schools and their families be able to maintain their privacy? While having had children in the Boulder Valley School District receive what I consider invasive questioning through school assignments, I came up with some answers. Continue reading

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Difficult times for BVSD under Dean Damon

You can expect every time the Boulder Valley Education Association negotiates with the Boulder Valley School District sparks of some sort are going to fly. The teachers’ sick-out protest this year, however, should never have been a part of it. Nevertheless, worse yet would be to look back with rose-colored glasses at BVSD’s history and past negotiations. Continue reading

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