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Biased reporting unacceptable

Liberals received a big shot in the arm when the Supreme Court of the United States made a precedent and ruled the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) law constitutional.

Budgets and recruiting at EISD

Over the course of the summer months, other EISD administrators and I have written about various school activities and projects that take place during the summer. Each summer has its own unique events, such as this summer’s intense preparation related to the initiation of CSCOPE this fall.

Worksheets and Dendrites

A name familiar to many educators is Marcia Tate. Dr. Tate is a nationally known teacher of teachers whose specialty is brain function.

Rites of passage, transitions

“Oh, the places you’ll go!” Anyone who has ever read Dr. Seuss (or had it read to them) knows this story. It is frequently cited as a launching toast for people who are moving into new phases of life.

Imagine what kids can learn

The older I get, the more I find myself comparing today’s generations to “the good old days.”

EISD leaders at summer retreat

This past week, EISD administrative staff met for our summer retreat. That terminology is probably a little fancy for what actually took place, but it really was a very good experience.

The things I know for sure

Oprah Winfrey writes a column in her monthly O magazine titled “What I Know for Sure.” As someone who has been a part of Ennis ISD for many years, I began to reflect this weekend on what I know for sure about our district.

Best wishes, Class of 2012

As the countdown for the end of the school year continues, many of us become nostalgic about the rite of passage that the Class of 2012 is experiencing.

Revisiting this year’s EHS prom

Ennis High School’s 2012 Prom was a huge success. After many months of preparation, the KJT was transformed into the Vegas strip.

Memories for the class of 2012

I recently got some information about a planned reunion for my high school graduating class.

A springtime of evaluation

In education, April and May are the time of the year when we evaluate performance.

Travel — cutting expense, not quality

A few weeks ago, I wrote about state level finance issues and the various legal appeals that are underway to challenge the funding system for Texas schools.

Concussion management is serious business

Sports is a stronghold on most all of us, and with that comes a feeling of what it was like when we played.

Testing season is upon us

The testing season has begun in Texas schools, as the transition from TAKS to STAAR started a couple weeks ago and continues next week.

‘All politics is local’ illustrated

“All politics is local” is a truism attributed to former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill.

Dedicated employees make difference

Approach any business owner or industry CEO and pose this question: “What is the single-most important variable that determines the success of your organization?”

A late spring hodgepodge

Instead of focusing on a single topic, I’d like to take this opportunity to address a hodgepodge of topics related to Ennis ISD.

TeachTown benefits Autistic students

Cartoon learning is fun, entertaining, and effective!

The super’s day at Austin

Well, it’s happened again. I got a grand opportunity to spend a whole day on campus as a teacher-in-disguise. This time, I was chosen to be the substitute for Meggan Clark, first grade teacher at Austin Elementary.

San Jacinto worth preserving

Most of you may have read articles, or have heard from others, about the San Jacinto Auditorium renovation project that we first started discussing in January 2011.

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