Mt. Lebanon, PA., residents have formed their camps

The community in which I live has formed camps. As you might guess, the argument involves whether our K-12 school buildings should open at the end of this month, which would allow for face-to-face or hybrid instruction, and whether school teams ought to be allowed to play. So that you know where I stand, which … Continue reading Mt. Lebanon, PA., residents have formed their camps

Make up YOUR OWN mind about how your child(ren) will be educated this year

Parents, the calendar has turned to August; and that means if you have a choice as to how your child(ren) will be educated this year, it’s time for YOU to make it. Of course, health conditions around the country have taken this decision out of millions of parents’ hands. In areas where coronavirus cases remain … Continue reading Make up YOUR OWN mind about how your child(ren) will be educated this year

The missing piece of the coronavirus conversation on too many of our college campuses

"This fall, we plan to..." "Our intention is to begin the fall semester by..." "While paying attention to health conditions, we have decided that the fall term will..." Statements such as these have now been made public by America's colleges and universities. Let's set aside whether you agree with the decision to go on ground … Continue reading The missing piece of the coronavirus conversation on too many of our college campuses

Easing faculty members’ minds as fears of lengthy closed campuses fester

The question is being asked all across the country: Will coronavirus again require all of us to teach off-campus in the fall? Or, in an even more unsettling option, will coronavirus close my college or university for the fall? The answer: No one knows. America’s 50 states’ governors and the president of the United States … Continue reading Easing faculty members’ minds as fears of lengthy closed campuses fester