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School district sets goals for 2013-14

October 13, 2013

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville school board unanimously adopted a number of goals this week, aiming to improve student performance and the district as a whole....

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Oct-15-13 2:19 PM

Tightlines, no one needs a Masters to encourage, motivate and make reading fun. Parents can do that.

When my kids were in Kindergarten, the librarian had a rule, where Kindergartners couldnt take books out for 6 weeks, until they "learned how to respect them". 6 weeks, far too long, and that attitude of the "certified professional" did nothing to foster anyone's love of reading. The state has lots of unnecessary mandates, that Masters degree is one of them.

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Oct-15-13 2:15 PM

I find this disturbing...

"The district's third goal is to increase focus on literacy with the target goals of having writing be part of the daily curriculum for all students"

That should be happening every day, it shouldn't be a goal to try and make it happen.....

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Oct-14-13 12:11 PM

did they inform the "students" as to what is expected???? Even though there has been child labor laws for a long time, the kiddies still have a job - and that is to learn things like math, language arts (reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation), history, and the sciences. It has been the job of students since Aristotle.

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Oct-14-13 8:13 AM

Lofty goals for a district without librarians in any of the elementary schools. G'ville is not alone, most of the area districts have eliminated elementary librarians quietly and unbeknownst to the parents of the students. While the position requires full teacher certification no different than any other teaching position, including a Master's degree, elementary librarians are not mandated by the State and therefore easy cuts to make for BOEs. Sure there are TAs available to check out books, but the certified professional that was once there to encourage, motivate, and make reading fun is no longer in the library. The very teachers responsible for getting children to love to read, are gone. Good luck with your goals.

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